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Troy Goodnough has been appointed as UMM’s first campus sustainability coordinator. The responsibilities of the newly established position include creating a campus sustainability plan assisting faculty and students with research, projects and curricula promoting green building, landscaping and recycling policies and serving as a resource to the community and to the region. Goodnough, along with Greg Cuomo, head of the West Central Research and Outreach Center, will be Scientists on the Spot during “Science Buzz,” a program of the Science Museum of Minnesota during October-December. Watch for more details on the UMM home page and at

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

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 or contact the Office of Alumni Relations, ext. 6066.


Paula O'Loughlin, political science, was the guest on the September 11 "All Things Considered" on MPR. The story, about the Willmar primary Senate race between Dean Johnson and Michael Cruze, also appeared on MPR's Web site.

Jamey Jones, geology, co-authored a paper, titled "Three Proterozoic
orogenic episodes and an intervening exhumation event in the Black Canyon
of the Gunnison region, Colorado," that was recently published in The
Journal of Geology (Volume 114, p. 555-576).


Thanks to all those who volunteered during the Third Annual Cougar Fest held last Saturday. We appreciate your willingness to donate a few hours of your weekend to help with this growing community-wide event. Cougar Fest Committee: Bryan Herrmann, Julie Phelps, Ken Crandall, Sarah Mattson, James Morales, Mary Zosel, Carol McCannon and Judy Riley.

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: the day you plan to drop in or call ext. 6020.

U Card office hours for Fall Semester are: Monday-Wednesday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) and Tuesday–Thursday, 9-11 a.m.

The Writing Room (327 Briggs) is now open afternoons and evenings Sunday -Thursday specific hours are noted at

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, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. 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.

Weather permitting, the UMM telescope on the 4th floor of the Science building will be open for public observing on Friday, Sept. 22, 9 to 10 p.m. (Homecoming Weekend). In case of clouds (or worse), the event will be rescheduled for the next evening (Sat.) at the same time, unless marked "no rain date." This schedule, and information on last-minute cancellations due to weather, can be found at

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, Sept. 26, at 3:45 p.m. 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.

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