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Eagan Heath is a Truman Scholar
Eagan Heath, UMM junior, is among 65 Truman Scholars named nationally this year. Heath will be awarded a $30,000 scholarship for graduate or professional school tuition to prepare for a career in public service. Read more at Eagan Heath. Heath was profiled in a story in the March 28 MplsStar Tribune.

State of the U is April 5
The public is invited to view a broadcast of the annual State of the University Address in the Science Auditorium, Room 2950 Science, beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 5. The address was rescheduled from March 1 due to weather. University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks will give the address, broadcast from the Twin Cities campus via interactive television to all University campuses. Following the address, there will be time allotted for questions, during which members of the audiences from all University campuses may ask questions of President Bruininks.

Historic Preservation Plan presentation April 11
A presentation to celebrate the completion of the UMM Historic Preservation Plan and to introduce the plan to the entire campus community will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. April 11 in the Science Auditorium. All students, staff, faculty and alumni are encouraged to attend. Slides will be shown along with brief remarks by Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Physical Plant and Planning Lowell Rasmussen, Dennis Gimmestad ’73 of the State Historic Preservation Office, Jim Litsheim of the University Architect's office (TC campus) and Sue Granger ’80 of Gemini Research. The thrust of the plan is how we can successfully ensure thoughtful management of our beautiful historical campus – both buildings and landscapes – while at the same time supporting the vibrant, constantly changing, state-of-the-art campus that is UMM.

Henjum Creative Study Institute
The Henjum Creative Study Institute, a two-week summer enrichment program with day and residential options, offers a unique variety of art, music and technology topics for gifted and talented students age 12 to 17. The Institute will be held at UMM June 11-22. Registration deadline is April 30. Discover more at Creative Study.

Rusty Kath/UMM night at the St. Paul Saints
Mark your calendars for a fun-filled night of baseball, conversation, food and fun! Tuesday, Aug. 7, is Rusty Kath/UMM night at the St. Paul Saints game. This event is sponsored by Admissions and External Relations. All UMM faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends will receive free admission to the game. Free food at tailgating tents and a "UMM/Rusty Kath" giveaway item. Rusty Kath '03, recently a public address announcer for the St. Paul Saints (minor league baseball), Minnesota Swarm (lacrosse) and Minnesota Wild (hockey), has accepted a position as stadium announcer in major league baseball with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Watch for more details on this great event in the coming months.


Photos of Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson and senior Lauren Paulson during today’s Support the U day at the capitol appear on the Morris Sun Tribune Web site at Sun Tribune. Thanks to a tip from University Relations at UMM, Forum Communications media representatives interviewed Chancellor Johnson and took photos of both. Chancellor Johnson was also interviewed by MPR. Sun Tribune general manager Sue Dieter ’86 facilitated the coverage with Forum Communications.

Chancellor Theatre arts major Ashley Satre starred in the Prairie Wind Players' production of "Graceland/Aslee on the Wind” at the Historic Roosevelt Hall in Barrett and at the Minnesota Association of Community Theatres MACTFEST 2007 in Willmar. The production was directed by Tim Ray, Media Services.

Barbara Burke, speech communication, is spending her Sabbatical at the University of Iceland. She is conducting research on Icelandic interpretations of imported media and is teaching courses in Media Literacy and Advance Media Theory for the Department of Sociology and Journalism.


Annual Planning has begun
This is UMM's spring advising event for all students. It is your chance to create a long-range plan for your academic program. You will meet with your adviser to discuss goals, choose classes and explore options that will help you meet your goals. Students who have completed fewer than 60 credits are required to meet with their advisers to develop a plan before registering for fall classes. Schedule an appointment to see your adviser or contact the Advising Office if you need assistance.

Chancellor's Open Office Hours
The next Chancellor's Open Office Hour is Thursday, April 5 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 Chancellor's Office Hours the day you plan to drop in or call ext. 6020.

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


Macpherson and Alumnae Society Scholarship
The Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship is a privately funded scholarship for re-entry graduate or undergraduate women students who are 28 years of age or older by the application deadline. Six to eight scholarships are awarded, ranging from $1,000-$4000. You must be admissible to a University of Minnesota degree-granting program and must also have been away from school for at least five years. Your application will be judged on the basis of financial need, the clarity of your goals, and two letters of support from people who can speak about your ability to achieve your educational objectives. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing their first undergraduate degree.
The Minnesota Alumnae Society Scholarship is a University of Minnesota scholarship, which follows essentially the same criteria as above except that nontraditional male students may also apply.
About six to eight scholarships (total for both scholarships) are awarded annually. In the past, awards have ranged from $1,000-$4,000. [Note: These are one-time awards.] If you’re interested, stop by the Continuing Education Office, 225 Community Services Building and pick up an application (the same form is used for both scholarships). Or you may go to the Office for University Women Web site at Women and click on “Macpherson/Alumnae Scholarships” to bring up the application for downloading. Completed applications are submitted to: Office for University Women, 185 Klaeber Court, 320 16th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Application deadline for both scholarships: April 30, 2007, 4:30 p.m.

Briggs Library Collection Grants
The Briggs Library Associates has allocated $1,000 to provide multiple grants, each up to $500, to at least one UMM student and at least one UMM staff or faculty for the purpose of enhancing and diversifying the Briggs Library collection. Items can be UMM course related, extra-curricular or recreational. Submit a list of books or any other media (please no items with continuing subscription costs) with an annotated bibliography (complete with information on ordering and prices) and a brief paragraph of why the items would benefit the Briggs Library collection. Awards will be selected by the Briggs Library Associates Board on the basis of the quality of the items, potential for wide campus interest and the needs of the library collection. Deadline is Tuesday, April 3, 2007. Please send submissions to Lory Lemke, Humanities Division or e-mail Lory Lemke . Winners will be announced at the April 17, 2007, Annual Meeting of the Briggs Library Board. Also personalized nameplates will be included on each purchased item.

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