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Public invited to inauguration of Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson
The public is invited to attend the inauguration of Dr. Jacqueline R. Johnson as chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris. The event will be held Friday, April 20. A luncheon in the Student Center Turtle Mountain Café will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The inaugural ceremony and address by Chancellor Johnson, “On the Edge of Tomorrow, In the Middle of Everywhere,” will be held at 1 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium. A performance by the UMM jazz combo, Opposite Day, will follow at 2 p.m.

Undergraduate Research Symposium will cap day of celebration April 20
The research of over 100 UMM students will be showcased during the seventh annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Friday, April 20. The Symposium will begin at 3 p.m. with oral presentations taking place in Imholte Hall and poster presentations in the Science Atrium. Angela Bos ‘01 and 2005-2006 visiting professor of political science, will be the keynote speaker at 3 p.m. in the Cow Palace of Imholte Hall. Bos was a participant in the first year of the Undergraduate Research Symposium. The Symposium is free and open to the public.


Richelle Maciej’s “Touch of the Wild Side: A Fantasy-Theme And Feminist Analysis of the Twins III‚” an article growing from her speech communication senior seminar paper directed by Mary Elizabeth Bezanson, speech communication, with assistance from Julia Dabbs and James Schryver, both art history, won the 2007 Central States Communication Association State Journal Manuscript Award from the CSCA State Advisory Council.

The Spanish-language edition of Harold E. Hinds, Jr., history, and Charles M. Tatum’s Not Just for Children has been published: No sólo para nińos. La historieta mexicana en los ańos sesenta y setenta (Aguascalientes, Mexico: Instituto Cultural de Aguascalientes, 2007). The 2007 edition contains a new Introduction by Hinds.

“America’s Bleeding ‘Cakewalk,’” by Cyrus Bina, economics/management, was published in the March 2007 Economists for Peace & Security (EPS) Quarterly.

Siobhan Bremer, theatre, was mentioned in an April 6 Mpls Star Tribune story, “Theater event was a real Barnburner.”

Paula O’Loughlin, political science, and student Emily Loehr were the guests on KMRS’ “Community Connection” program April 6. Topic was the April 20 Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Greg Thorson, political science, was interviewed by St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Deborah O’Connor on the most effective ways to contact one’s Congressional representative. O’Connor expected the story to run around April 11 and said it is likely to be an extended story.

Alumna Heidi Van Heel '99, who works for KTCA/KTCI Public Television, St. Paul, worked on a PBS show, "FAT What No one is Telling You," which will air from 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, on Pioneer Public TV, Appleton (Morris Channel 10). Van Heel has been working on the program for a year. To comment about the program, e-mail Heidi Van Heel.


Briggs Library Associates annual meeting, Evening of Superlatives
The Briggs Library Associates will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the McGinnis Room of Briggs Library. In addition to the brief annual meeting, attendees will be treated to a fun program, titled "An Evening of Superlatives: Campus Memories." A number of UMM faculty and friends will share their memories of the UMM campus from its inception in the 60s through the 90s. The Briggs Library Associates Collection Grants will also be awarded at this meeting.

Responsible Conduct of Research Part 1 (RCR-1) Tuesday, April 24, 1-4 p.m.
RCR 1 will be presented in Studio A via ITV. Regents Policy requires instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) prior to release of grant or contract funds including some internal funds such as Grant-in-Aid awards and Summer Research Fellowships. This will probably be the only chance this academic year to complete RCR 1 on campus. For more information contact Philip Drown at ext. 6358 or Philip Drown.

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 Friday, April 20, at noon. 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 the Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST) before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The test will be offered at UMM 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.


Deadline Dates for 2006-2007 Financial Aid
Student Employment
The last day to submit your time sheets for student employment payroll is Friday, May 11, 2007. If time sheets are turned in after May 11, you will not be paid under the student employment payroll. You will need to deal directly with your employer to be paid from department funds.
Student Loans
The last day to increase or apply for a Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized, SELF, Perkins or PLUS loan for spring semester is Friday, April 27, 2007.
Applying for May or Summer Session(s) Financial Aid
The last day to apply for May or Summer financial aid is Monday, June 4, 2007. To be eligible for May or Summer financial aid, you must be enrolled for all summer classes by Friday, June 8, 2007.

Sodexho STOP Hunger Award
The Sodexho STOP Hunger Award is a new initiative to recognize and provide scholarships for students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger and its root causes. Student recipients will each receive a $3,000 scholarship award and a $3,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice. Recipients will also receive an all-expense paid trip to the Sodexho Foundation Dinner in Washington, D.C., on June 11 where they will be recognized. Nominations will be accepted through April 30, 2007, and must be submitted online at Help Stop Hunger.

Macpherson and Alumnae Society Scholarship Announcement
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 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.

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