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The Search Committee for the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving reminds the campus community that Allison Friedly's public presentation will be given this Friday, April 28, from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. PLEASE NOTE THE
CHANGE OF LOCATION: Allison's presentation will take place in the ALUMNI ROOM of the Student Center instead of the Prairie Lounge. Allison will talk briefly on the topic "The Keys to a Successful Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Program." This will be followed by a question and answer session. Please plan to attend. The search committee welcomes your feedback. An evaluation form will be provided at the presentation and will be accessible on the Web by Friday.

The Computer Science Seminar II Conference for Spring 2006 will take place this Friday, April 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Science 2185 and 2200. Eight students will be presenting the results of their research on a large variety of topics. All are invited to attend.

UMM students cordially invite everyone to "say goodbye right" to Sam and Nancy Schuman during a farewell picnic from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, on the Campus Mall. Alternate site is Oyate Hall. Blair Jasper, MCSA president, will emcee a short program at 5 p.m., which will include a performance by the “Barbershop Quartet.”

The annual Student Honors and Awards day, which recognizes and honors the achievements and contributions of UMM students in a variety of ways and venues, is set for Friday, May 12. The day's events will include: Native American Honoring Ceremony in Oyate Hall, 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. Honors & Awards Parents' Reception 6 p.m., Student Center Honors and Awards Ceremony 6:45 p.m., Edson Auditorium and Honors Recital, HFA Recital Hall, 8 p.m.

Commencement Day is Saturday, May 13. A schedule for the day includes:
Humanities Division Reception, 11 a.m., Cougar Room Education Division Reception, 11 a.m., Alumni Room Social Science Division Reception, 11 a.m., University Room and Science and Math Division Reception, 11 a.m., Science Atrium Students assemble for the ceremony, 12:30 p.m., HFA. Chancellor Sam Schuman will give the address during the Commencement ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on the Campus Mall. The ceremony will be followed by a reception at 3 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.morris.umn.edu/events/commencement/.

Minnesota's small towns and rural areas will take center stage early this June to show how they are "Working Better Together for the Common Good" - the theme for the combined Symposium on Small Towns and Minnesota Rural Summit, June 6 & 7 at UMM. Partners in the combined event this year include Minnesota Public Radio and the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships. Minnesota Power and the West Central Initiative have signed on as sponsors thus far and organizers are looking for additional sponsors. The registration fee is $60 MPR members receive a 10 percent discount. Registration is up and running and open to anyone. Children's activities are planned and housing is available on or off-campus. For more program information and to register visit www.centerforsmalltowns.org or www.minnesotaruralpartners.org, or call (320) 589-6451. For sponsorship information, call Jane Leonard at 651-645-9403 or e-mail at jleonard@minnesotaruralpartners.org.


Accomplishments

Barbara M. Posadas, visiting professor of history at UMM, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and will serve in this office from 2006-2009. She will then hold office as the president of the Society from 2009-2112. Among its activities, the IEHS publishes the Journal of American Ethnic History.
Announcements

Congratulations to the Science & Math Division Student Representatives for 2006-07: biology: Rebecca Bombyk, Julie Fox, Katie Glasrud chemistry: Lauren Goodrich, Megan Mekoli computer science: Andy Korth, Brian Ohs geology: Donnie Hicks mathematics: Joey Iverson physics: Gus Rustan statistics: Lauren Paulson.

The Division of Education faculty invites the campus community to attend the "Education Exposition 2006," showcasing the work of elementary and secondary teacher education graduates on Wednesday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Oyate Hall.

The final Chancellor's Open Office hour with Chancellor Sam Schuman is Friday, April 28, at 9:30 a.m. Members of the UMM campus community are welcome to drop in to discuss topics which can be addressed in a short visit. Please note: These hours are subject to change. It is recommended that you check out the Web site: http://www.morris. umn.edu/academic/chancellor/OfficeHours.html the day you plan to drop in on the Chancellor or call his office at ext. 6020.

Elementary or Secondary Education Program applicants: You must take PRAXIS I - Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The test is offered at UMM on April 29 and June 10. Also, all education students MUST pass all three areas of the PPST and all required sections of PRAXIS II before a Minnesota teaching license will be granted. Contact Counseling or Pat Nelson in the Education Division Office for information on registering immediately.

Deadlines

Attention Nontraditional Women and Men Students: Applications for the Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship and the University of Minnesota Alumnae Scholarship are now available. You must be 28 years of age or older, returning after a five year or longer break in education, and admitted to or enrolled in a degree-granting program at any U of M campus. Financial need is critical. Six to eight awards, ranging from $1,000 - $4,000 are awarded annually. Letters of recommendation are required. The Macpherson is open only to women the U of M Alumnae Scholarship is open to women and men. Stop by the Office of Continuing Education, 225 Community Services for an application or you may go to the Office for University Women web site at www.umn.edu/women and click on "Macpherson/Alumnae Scholarships" to bring up the application for downloading. Deadline is April 28, 2006.For current and archived news, events, and sports, visit
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Weekly Bulletin is published by the Office of University Relations and sent electronically campus wide each Wednesday afternoon throughout the academic year. Submissions of items for publication are accepted by noon each Wednesday to Judy Riley at rileyjk@morris.umn.edu.