UMM is one of 163 colleges named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review in its 2007 Best 361 Colleges rankings. The publication's goal is to "identify some of the colleges and universities that [they] feel stand out within each region." The book’s ranking lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com
Big Cat Stadium is nearing completion. It is expected that the stadium, a UMM/Morris Area High School shared-use football facility, will be ready for the September 1 MAHS football game and the September 2 Cougar UMM football opening season game versus Lawrence University. Kickoff for the Cougars will be at 7 p.m. Watch for further updates and information about the stadium in the local media.
The Honorable Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, governor of Louisiana, will give the Opening Convocation for students who will participate in the 2006 First Year Seminar at UMM. The governor's address, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in Edson Auditorium, is open to the public. Additional seating will be available in Turtle Mountain Café. Gov. Blanco is the mother-in-law of Michael Eble, assistant professor of studio art and curator of the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery. Read more at www.morris.umn.edu/
Rebecca Webb, computing services, will be the featured interviewee in the September episode of the Snapecast podcast (www.snapecast.com).
Keith Brugger, geology presented at paper, titled "The Non-Synchronous Response of Rabots Glacier and Storglaciren, Swedish Arctic, to Recent Climate Change: a Comparative Study," at the International Glaciological Society's Symposium on Cryospheric Indicators of Global Climate Change held in Cambridge, UK, August 21-25. Brugger also had a paper, "Variation in Glacier Length and Ice Volume of Rabots Glacier, Sweden, in response to climate change, 1910-2003," published in the Annals of Glaciology (Volume 42, 2006, p. 180-188). The paper is co-authored by UMM alumni Kurt Resnider '04 and Matthew Whitehill '99.
Ben Winchester '95, Center for Small Towns, presented "A Way of Integrating Civic Learning into Statistics Courses" on July 6 at the International Conference on Teaching Statistics in Salvador, Brazil. This was an invited paper written by Dr. Engin Sungur, Dr. Jon Anderson, and Winchester. This presentation continues the integration of teaching, research, and outreach in the Statistics discipline. This comes on the heels of a publication, titled Integration of Service Learning into Statistics Education in Mathematics in Service to the Community, a book edited by Charles Hadlock and published by the
Mathematical Association of America.
Gordon McIntosh, physics, has had 1) "Changes in the Velocity Centroid of SiO Maser Emission" accepted for publication in the September 2006 issue of The Astronomical Journal. Anne Hayes '07 and Gus Rustan '07 carried out observations included in the data and 2) "Correlation of Mira's SiO Maser Properties" accepted for publication in the 20 September 2006 issue of The Astrophysical Journal. Anne Hayes '07, Gus Rustan '07, Amanda Hyde '06, Bill Cox '05, Adrienne Schwartz '03, Jason Koester '02 and Shane Kuntz '01 carried out observations included in the data.
The NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences awarded UMM $97,063 for a
Research at Undergraduate Institution grant, titled "SiO Masers Studies."
Gordon McIntosh, physics, is the principal investigator for the grant.
Sarah Buchanan, French, has been invited to be the American representative on the jury for the "Second Annual Salé International Women's Film Festival," which will be held in Salé, Morocco, September 4-10. Buchanan will be on the jury that selects the awards for the festival. For more information about the festival, visit http://www.maghrebarts.ma/cinema/fifs.html
Baseball players: Team meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in P.E. 251.
The offices of Student Counseling, Violence Prevention Program and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs invite faculty and staff to attend one of two workshops: "Recognizing and Helping Students in Emotional Distress," Monday, Sept. 11, Noon to 1:30 p.m., Student Center Alumni Room OR Thursday, Sept. 14, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Student Center Alumni Room. This workshop will help faculty and staff understand different levels of emotional distress from slightly agitated behaviors to suicidal ideation in students, responding to students in crisis and learning the appropriate means of intervention and assistance. RSVP to Lori Koshork, email@example.com or x6060.
Continuing Education, Regional Programs and Summer Session (CERP) has
been awarded an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute grant of $5,000 to
develop a pilot program in UMM Lifelong Learning: Liberal Arts Courses
for Seniors in West Central Minnesota. This grant will support program
research and development for lifelong learning courses in 2007 through
CERP in collaboration with regional community education programs. For
more information, contact Karen Cusey at ext. 6461 or
The UMM Theatre Department will hold auditions at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 30 and 31. Auditions for "Crimes of the Heart," directed by Siobhan Bremer, will be held in the HFA Proscenium Theatre and auditions for "The Servant of Two Masters." Directed by Kimberly Glover will be held in the HFA Black Box Theatre.
The next Chancellor's Open Office Hour is Friday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m. All members of the UMM campus community are welcome to stop by 309 Behmler Hall. Please note: these hours are subject to change. It is recommended that you check the following Web site: http://www.morris.umn.edu/academic/chancellor/OfficeHours.html the day you plan to drop in or call ext. 6020.
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