Bring an outerwear donation and join the fun during this Saturday's Cougar Fest. Concessions open at 5 p.m. Activities start at 5:30 p.m. On the grounds surrounding Big Cat Stadium. Admission is free for Cougar fans!
Professor Kathleen Neils Conzen, University of Chicago professor of history, will present the 2006 Driggs Lecture, "Why They Fought: Immigrant Colonists and Minnesota's Civil War," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in HFA Recital Hall. Reception follows. Watch for further details at morris.umn.edu
Join the fun in "The Great Outdoors" during this year's Homecoming weekend festivities, scheduled for September 22-24. For a complete list of Homecoming events and other details, visit http://www.morris.umn.edu/alumni/alumniRelations/ARHomecoming.html or contact the Office of Alumni Relations, ext. 6066.
Ray Schultz, theater, received a Wilde Award for Theatre Excellence from the Detroit Area's lgbt newspaper Between the Lines. The award was for Best Actor in a Drama for his performance last summer in "Take Me Out" at Performance Network in Ann Arbor. Look for a possible story in the area's paper at www.pridesource.com
The journal Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice has accepted an article by Eric Klinger, emeritus psychology, "Conceptual Framework and Issues for a Goals-Oriented Treatment Perspective: A Commentary on 'Where do we go from here? The goal-perspective in psychotherapy'."
Argie Manolis, English, received a writer's fellowship funded by a Jerome
Foundation Grant for Minnesota writers who have been published in highly regarded literary journals but have not yet published a book and whose work focuses on social justice. She will work with a mentor and three other writers who also received the fellowship in intensive one-on-one meetings and workshops to further develop her creative work.
James Schryver, art history, had an article, titled "Monuments of Identity: Latin, Greek, Frank and Cypriot?" published in S. Fourrier and G. Grivaud (eds.), "Identites croisees en un milieu mediterraneen: le cas de Chypre (Antiquite – Moyen Age)," 385-405. Publications des Universites de Rouen et du Havre, 2006.
John Husted, psychology, has published two articles in 1) September-October Addictions Professional and 2) this fall in Psychological Reports. These bring to about 30 total that Husted has published or presented at major conventions since his first article in 1966.
Roland Guyotte, history, and Barbara Posadas, former visiting professor of history, have published "Interracial Marriages and Transnational Families: Chicago's Filipinos in the Aftermath of World War II" in a special issue of the Journal of American Ethnic History, Winter-Spring 2006.
UMM and the Center for Small Towns will host the West Central Initiative Board of Directors and the Economic Development Board from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. Guests will include Chancellor Jacquie Johnson Tom McRoberts, director, Center for Small Towns and CERP Roger McCannon, COPC co-director, past CST and CERP director Lowell Rasmussen, associate vice chancellor, plant services David Fluegel, operations manager, Center for Small Towns and COPC Partnership and Bart Finzel, economics/management faculty, all of UMM, among others.
Students interested in entering elementary or secondary education program: You must pass the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) [also known as PRAXIS I] BEFORE entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The PPST will be offered at UMM on November 18. Contact Pat Nelson, Division of Education OR Jane Kill, Counseling for information on registering.
Attention elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2009: There will be an informational/application meeting for all Elementary Education majors planning to graduate in 2009 on Wednesday, September 13 at 5 pm in MRC 205. During the meeting, questions will be answered as to the pre-requisites required when you should apply to the program when you should begin the program student teaching graduation, etc. If you have already picked up your application packet, please bring it with you to the meeting. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.
Attention secondary education students planning to graduate in 2008: There will be an informational/application meeting for all Secondary Education students planning to graduate in 2008 on Tuesday, September 26 at 3:45 pm in Science 4655. The meeting will provide information on recommendations, interviews, and deadlines for applying for admission to the program. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 6060.
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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