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UMM will attempt to break a Guinness Book of World Records record for the largest food drive by a non-charitable organization in a 24-hour period. Bring (heavy) non-perishable food items to the Food Service Building lobby or loading dock between the hours of noon-11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Students will also Trick-or-Can for food throughout Morris from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on October 18. Food collected on and off campus will benefit the local Stevens County Food Shelf. Volunteers are needed to help with this food drive especially from 6 p.m.-11:59 p.m. to record the collected items. Volunteer for an hour or two by contacting Carol McCannon, ext. 6083. Watch for more details at

Greg Cuomo, former head of the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, and Troy Goodnough, sustainability coordinator at UMM, will be Scientists on the Spot during Science Buzz, hosted by the Science Museum of Minnesota. Cuomo will field questions October 20-November 20 about the wind turbine located at the WCROC and Goodnough will field questions November 21-December 21 about the UMM gasification project. For more information, see


Joel Eisinger, art history, is the featured expert for the "Question of the Week" on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Driven to Discover Web page at

Steve Burks, economics and management, presented a paper on his sabbatical project at the Conference on the Analysis of Firms and Employees ("CAFE" for short), held September 29 in Nuremberg, Germany. The conference was sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation and the German Research Foundation (German equivalent of the NSF in the U.S). The paper was titled "The Truckers & Turnover Project: Context, Design and a Selection of Pilot Results" and was co-authored with the academic team Burks organized to work together on the project: Jon Anderson, statistics, UMM Jeffrey Carpenter, Middlebury College Andrew Clark, Paris School of Economics Lorenz Gutte, Univ. of Zurich and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Kristen Monaco, California State Univ. at Long Beach Aldo Rustichini, U of M, Twin Cities and Kay Saager, of the Cooperating Carrier (and former UMM student). Conference agenda and a link to the paper are available at

Vicente Cabrera, Spanish, will participate in The Ninth Annual Chicano & Latino Writers Festival, presented by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. Cabrera will present at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Riverview Branch Library, 1 E. George St., St. Paul.

Troy Goodnough, sustainability coordinator, presented September 27 at the University of Iowa Energy Expo 2006 with Robert Lamppa from Carleton College.
They spoke on renewable energy development at both UMM and Carleton, emphasizing wind power. Goodnough spoke about UMM's efforts to use and develop wind energy and about WCROC's efforts to develop wind power for rural communities. Read more at

Pieranna Garavaso, philosophy, delivered three lectures during her leave in the Spring Semester, two at the University of Genoa on May 4-5 titled “Linguaggio e pensiero razionale” (Language and Rational Thought) and “Identità personale: un dibattito sempre più aperto” (Personal Identity: a more and more open Debate) and one at the Catholic University in Milan on May 9 titled “Razionalità, linguaggio e identità personale” (Rationality, Language, and Personal Identity). Garavaso has edited the 90th volume of the Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, which contains Philip Hugly and Charles Sayward’s Monograph Arithmetic and Ontology: A Non-Realist Philosophy of Mathematics, commentaries and replies to the commentaries, and the Editor’s Introduction. This volume has appeared in print by Rodopi in the summer 2006. This summer, Garavaso completed the chapter “Wittgenstein” for the e-book Linee di Ricerca ( edited by Luciano Floridi, University of Oxford.

[Appalachian State University 10/5/06] Aaron Perrine '02 and former director of bands at UMM, John Stanley Ross, are mentioned in a story from Appalachian State University, “Wind Ensemble performs Oct. 15.”

[Fergus Falls Daily Journal 10/09/06] Betsy Stringer ’01 is featured in a story, “Stringer cares for exotic animals at zoo.”


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 Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. in Science 2190. If you were at the September 13 meeting, you do not need to attend this one.

Students interested in entering elementary or secondary program: You must complete the PRAXIS I exams (PPST) 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. This should be done before fall break!

The next Chancellor's Open Office Hour is Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 1:30 p.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.
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