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Coach Crandall resigns
Head Football Coach Ken Crandall resigned effective December 20 to assume the head football coaching position at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. Crandall coached the 2006 UMM Cougar football team to its first-ever Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship and its first conference championship since 1986. Read more at: Crandall.

Gallery will feature works by Tracy Otten
The HFA Gallery will present the exhibition, "Lineage," featuring works by Tracy Otten, studio art. The exhibition will feature a selection of Otten's new work as well as prints from artists that have influenced her over time. Opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. Exhibition will continue through March 10. Read more at: Gallery.

Accomplishments


Sandy Olson-Loy appointed to Judicial Selection Commission
Sandy Olson-Loy, vice chancellor for student affairs, is one of 21 members appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to the Commission on Judicial Selection. The Commission solicits judicial candidates, evaluates applicants and recommends three to five finalists to the Governor for district court and Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals vacancies that occur during the term of a judge. Olson-Loy was appointed as a non-attorney member for the Eighth Judicial District.

Flicker exhibits at Landmark Center Gallery
Kevin Flicker, ceramics teaching specialist, has several pots in the group exhibition, "Open/Closed - Art on the Axis: Wood and Clay," located at the AAW Gallery of Wood Art in the Landmark Center in St. Paul. The exhibition, which continues through April 15, highlights the contrasts between wood and clay through practical objects and scriptural pieces created on the woodturner's lathe or the potter's wheel. The exhibit is sponsored by the American Association of Woodturners and the Northern Clay Center.

Maddy Maxeiner quoted in Star Tribune
Maddy Maxeiner, associate vice chancellor for external relations, was quoted in a December 17, 2006 (Mpls.) Star Tribune story about Edward J. LaFave.

Eric Klinger article published
Professor Emeritus of Psychology Eric Klinger has published the following: Cox, W. M., Klinger, E., & Fadardi, J. S. (2006). "Motivational basis of cognitive determinants of addiction." In M. R. Munafo & I. P. Albery (Eds.), Cognition and Addiction (pp. 101-116). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Wyckoff talks about biofuels
Pete Wyckoff, biology, was interviewed December 27 by KSAX-TV, Alexandria, on the topic of biofuels.

Faculty experts garner statewide and national media attention
Jacqueline Greenwood, psychology, was interviewed in December on the topic of depression during the holidays by KSRO radio (No. Calif.), WCCO radio (Mpls.), KTSA radio (San Antonio, Texas) and KWYK radio (Farmington, N.M.).

Pareena Lawrence, economics and management, was interviewed in December on the topic of debt and shopping by KGA radio (Spokane, Wash.), Minnesota News Network and WIOJ radio (Jacksonville, Fla.).

Greg Thorson, political science, was interviewed by WCCO radio (Mpls.) January 10 on The Dave Lee Show. Topic was President Bush's war in Iraq strategy.

Paula O'Loughlin, political science, was an analyst on KSTP radio's Dave Thompson Show regarding President Bush's Iraq war strategy. To listen: DaveThompson. O'Loughlin was also interviewed by KPSI radio, Palm Springs, Calif., on the same topic.

PZ Myers, biology, won the Best Science Blog category in the 2006 Weblog Awards. Myers was one of only two Minnesotans to win an award with more than one-half million votes cast in 45 categories. Myers was also quoted in a December 18 (Mpls) Star Tribune story, "Billboards aim to stoke an evolving debate," and in a January 15 USA Today online story, “For Creation Museum, ‘mocking publicity is free publicity.’”

Announcements


Grant-in-Aid of Research
The following UMM faculty were funded in the all-University Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship Program fall competition: Jennifer Deane, history, Michael Eble, studio art, Pareena Lawrence, economics, Elena Machkasova, computer science, Ted Pappenfus, chemistry, Nancy Carpenter, chemistry and Jennifer Rothchild, sociology. Information about the spring competition (applications due January 30) will be forthcoming.

Faculty funding opportunities
Upcoming faculty funding opportunities: Please contact the UMM Grants Office if you are interested in either of these programs. The office would be happy to help you with proposal and budget preparation:
Applications for the U of M Spring 2007 Grant-in-Aid Program (GIA) are due in the UMM Dean's Office on January 30. The Graduate School gives highest priority to applications from assistant professors in the first four years of their appointment who need assistance in establishing research, scholarly, or artistic programs (Category 1). Funding is also available in eight other categories. Visit Funding for more information.

Two new funding opportunities for faculty
The U of M Office of International Programs (OIP) has announced two new funding opportunities for university faculty interested in interdisciplinary international collaborations. Interdisciplinary International Institutional Partnership Grants will fund partnerships related to teaching and education. Applications are due in the OIP on the Twin Cities campus by noon on January 29. Interdisciplinary International Research Circle Grants will fund collaborative research activities around a common theme. These applications must be submitted to the UMM Dean's Office by January 23. Visit International Grants for more information.

Faculty Research Enhancement Funds
The guidelines and application form(s) for the Faculty Research Enhancement Funds are in the process of being significantly revised. However, viewing this web site will give you some basic information Research Fund. The next round of applications will be due January 22, 2007, please watch your e-mail for the call for proposals.

Secondary education applicants planning to graduate in 2008
Remember to sign up for your interview for the secondary education program. Interviews will be Monday, Jan. 22, through Friday, Jan. 26, 2007. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the Education Division Office door (200).

Chancellor's Open Office Hours
The next Chancellor's Open Office Hour is Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 3:30 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 Chancellor's Office Hours the day you plan to drop in or call ext. 6020.

Secondary education program applicants planning to graduate in 2008
All material was to be submitted to Pat in the Education Division office by December 22. Remember to sign up NOW for your interview for the secondary education program. Interviews will be January 22 through 26. Sign up sheets are posted on the Education Division Office door (200).

Elementary or secondary education program applicants
You must take the PRAXIS I - Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST) before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The next test is offered at UMM on April 28. Also, all education students MUST pass all three areas of the PPST before a Minnesota teaching license will be granted. Contact Pat Nelson, Education Division Office or Jane Kill, Counseling Office for information on registering now!

Elementary education program applicants planning to graduate in 2009
All application material is to be submitted to Pat in the Education Division office no later than Friday, January 26. Interviews will be February 5 through 9. Sign up sheets are posted on the Education Division Office door (211).

Deadlines


Priority Deadline Date for applying for 2007-2008 Financial Aid at UMM is March 1, 2007
The priority deadline date for you/parent(s) to complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA is by March 1. When the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA is submitted after March 1 you may not receive institutional grant funds. If you/parent(s) have not completed a 2006 Federal Tax Form, estimate 2006 tax information or use 2005 Federal Tax Form(s). Once you/parent(s) have completed the 2006 Federal Tax Form then make corrections to the processed FAFSA. Complete the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The paper FAFSA applications can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office at 105 Behmler Hall. Contact the Financial Aid Office for any questions.

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