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The Cougar football team captured their first-ever Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship last Friday during Dome Day at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. In the process, UMM won their seventh straight game, the most since the 1986 team equaled that number. The win was number seven on the year, the most wins since 1986 when UMM Cougar football was 7-1-2. After a bye week, the Cougars will close out the 2006 season at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, against Concordia College in the Fargo Dome. Read details of the game at Dome Day.

The Center for Small Towns at UMM and the City of Morris together have won the Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration. The award was presented by Minnesota Campus Compact during ceremonies held October 30 at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Read more at

The Pride of the Prairie Farmers' Market and Fall Feast will be held Thursday, Nov. 9. Enjoy locally grown food and entertainment. Read more at

The public is invited to meet noted author of books for children and young adults John Coy at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Morris Public Library. Coy will read from selected works, speak about the state of children's literature and on the life of a writer. Refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by Briggs Library Associates and Friends of the Morris Public Library.


Jamey Jones, geology, presented a research poster, titled "Depositional age and provenance of supermature Proterozoic quartzites, Colorado and New Mexico: New insights from detrital zircon geochronology," at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., October 22-25.

[KXRA-AM, Alexandria] Greg Thorson, political science, was a guest on "Open Line" with host Dennis Anhalt, on November 1. Thorson was also interviewed by Forum Communications capitol reporter Scott Wente on the topic of campaign mailings.

[Morris Sun Tribune 11/1/06] A story by UMM students Kim Ukura and Jessica Anderson, "Adams [dispels] rumors, attacks," is included in this issue.


The Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving extends warm congratulations to the UMM Cougars for their October 27 Dome Day victory over Rockford college. Much to the delight of the many Cougar fans who attended the game, this thrilling over-time victory secured the 2006 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Championship title for the Cougars. Prior to the game UMM students, staff, alumni and players families were treated to a pre-game reception sponsored by the UMM Alumni Association. A very large group of fans attended the reception and Coach Crandall shared that "It was great to see alumni, parents and other Cougar fans mingling together at the reception, and then carrying that enthusiasm to the game to cheer on the Cougars." "And cheer them on, we did!" stated Carla Riley, director of alumni relations and annual giving. "This was one of the most exciting football game finishes I have ever had the pleasure of watching. It was very intense but I just knew that the Cougars would be victorious!"

Reminder to seniors: If you plan to complete your degree requirements by the end of Spring, May/SS or Fall 2007, remember to APPLY ONLINE FOR YOUR DEGREE. You can link to the application at registrar . If you have questions, contact the Registrar's Office at 212 Behmler Hall, or you can e-mail them at Deadline to apply for your degree to be determined for eligibility for the commencement list is January 29.

The Office of External Relations has adopted a tree along Morris’ main street and will decorate it for the holidays on behalf of UMM. The tree is located between Old No. 1 and Morris Auto Repair on Third Street and Atlantic Avenue. In addition UMM will have an entry in the November 16 Parade of Lights. Look for the glow-in-the-dark UMM snow plow! Watch the parade, which begins at 6 p.m., on Atlantic Avenue.

The next Chancellor's Open Office Hour is Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 3 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: Chancellor's Office the day you plan to drop in or call ext. 6020.
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