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Princeton Review applauds UMM
UMM is again named one of the “Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges” by The Princeton Review. UMM, listed among the most academically outstanding colleges in the nation, is designated as one of the best overall bargains based on cost and financial aid. UMM is also among only 163 colleges and universities named a Best Midwestern College in the annual ranking. The publication’s goal is “ to identify some of the colleges and universities that we feel stand out within each region.” Read more at Princeton Review.

”Echoes of the Cry of the Marsh” to air this Sunday
“Echoes of the Cry of the Marsh” is a documentary that takes a deeper look at wetland restoration in Minnesota and chronicles one citizen’s dedication to that issue. The program, produced by Media Services at UMM, will premiere locally at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 29, on Pioneer Public Television, Appleton. The program will rerun at 9 p.m. May 10 and again at noon on May 16.


James Gambrell has received the 2007 Paterson Award in Psychology for Outstanding Senior Undergraduate Student in Minnesota. This award is given to the outstanding college senior planning a career in psychology. The purpose of award is to recognize and encourage high achievement in psychology at the undergraduate level.

Jacquelynn Sullivan is a recipient of a Briggs Library Art Award. Her work,”Deconstruction,” was selected from the 2007 Senior Art Exhibit at UMM. Sullivan, who will graduate from UMM next year, is a studio art and art history major.

Samuel Potter presented his MAP research project with Peh Ng, mathematics, during the April 13-14 North Central Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America in St. Paul. The title of the presentation is "Directed Hypergraphs with Totally Unimodular Matrices." Ng was also invited to be on a faculty panel about "Research and Directed Work at Undergraduate Institutions."

Andy Korth and Tyler Hutchison won one of the two best undergraduate paper awards for their paper "On the impact of geography and local mating in evolutionary computation" with Nic McPhee, computer science, during the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium 2007 held April 20-21 in Grand Forks, N.D. Korth, Hutchison and Scott Lembcke also took first place out of 42 teams during the programming contest, with a second UMM team – Emily Christiansen, Eli Mayfield and Daniel Selifonov – placing eighth. The Symposium was established in 1967, making it one of the nation's oldest conferences focusing on sharing creative thinking about computer-related issues and their opportunities and implementation at smaller institutions of higher education.

Keith Brugger, geology, will present his research, “Late Pleistocene Equilibrium – Line Altitudes on the Blanca Massif, Sangre De Cristo Range, Colorado,” during the Rocky Mountain Section meeting of the Geological Society of America May 7-9 at the Dixie Center in St. George, Utah.

[April 19, 2007 Mpls Star Tribune] UMM student Michael Zajicek is mentioned in a column, “Kara McGuire: The financial facts of life.”

[April 24, 2007 Mpls Star Tribune] Vicki Graham, English, is quoted in a story, “Colleges on alert for silent cries for help.”


Education Exposition 2007
The Division of Education faculty invites the campus community to attend the "Education Exposition 2007," showcasing the work of elementary and secondary teacher education graduates on Wednesday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Oyate Hall.

Volunteer to join UMM at fairs this summer
When you’re planning your summer fun, think about volunteering at the UMM exhibit during a county or state fair. It’s a fun way to remind fairgoers statewide that 1) the U has an awesome campus in Morris and 2) deep-fried spaghetti can be eaten on a stick! This year UMM will exhibit at two new fairs, in addition to the Stevens County and the Minnesota State Fairs, according to the following schedule. Red River Valley Fair, West Fargo, June 15-17, shifts noon-9 p.m., Benton County Fair, Sauk Rapids, August 3-5, schedule tbd, Stevens County Fair, Morris, August 9-12, Thurs., 6-10:30 p.m., Fri-Sat., 12:30-10:30 p.m., Sun., 12:30-8 p.m., Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, September 1 and 2, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. To volunteer, contact Christine Mahoney, mahoneyc or ext. 6398.

Chancellor's Open Office Hours
The next Chancellor's Open Office Hour is Tuesday, May 1, at 12:30 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.


FINAL NOTICE 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.

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Weekly Bulletin is the official campus newsletter for students, staff, faculty and friends of UMM, prepared by the Office of University Relations. Each issue features news, accomplishments and announcements in brief about the University of Minnesota, Morris. The deadline for submissions is noon each Wednesday.

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