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Biomass public groundbreaking July 27
The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new biomass facility to be constructed at UMM. The brief ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, July 27, at the construction site located next to the campus’ Heating Plant. For more information visit Biomass.

Annual Friends of Football Golf Outing
The UMM Annual Friends of Football Golf Outing will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, at the Geneva Golf Club in Alexandria. For more details visit Alumni Relations Calendar.

UMM Young Alumni at Gameworks July 26
Join UMM Young Alumni (from the last 10 years or so) for food, beverages, games and bowling Thursday, July 26, 5-7 p.m., at Gameworks, 600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis. Complimentary refreshments and free bowling. RSVP by calling Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, ext. 6066, or e-mailing Alumni Relations and Annual Giving.

You can be the smiling face of UMM
Place a friendly face from UMM in the minds of fairgoers as they contemplate where their children should continue their education. Promote the excellence of your campus! There’s still time to volunteer to represent UMM during the two remaining county fairs this summer. The following shifts of only two to three hours each (unless specified otherwise) are still open for volunteers to staff the UMM fair booths: Stevens County Fair, Morris, August 9-12: Thursday 5-8 p.m., 8-10:30 p.m., Friday 6:30-8:30 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday 12:30-2:30 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m., Sunday 12:30-2:30 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m., 6:30-9 p.m. Douglas County Fair, Alexandria, August 16-19: Thursday 3-7 p.m., 7-10 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-4 p.m., 4-7 p.m., 7-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-4 p.m., 4-7 p.m., 7-10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-4 p.m., 4-8 p.m. To volunteer contact Melissa Weber at Melissa Weber or ext. 6414.

Fall Faculty Retreat 2007
The 2007 Fall Faculty Retreat will be held on Monday, August 20, and the afternoon of Tuesday, August 21, at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria (see Arrowwood). Returning faculty members have the opportunity to share their summer experience, greet new additions to the faculty and welcome them into the UMM community. The theme for this fall is “Planning for the Future: Making it Happen.” The main three sessions will be “Planning”, “Learning and Teaching”, and “Making it Happen | Current Issues for Academic Year 2007-08”. See the enclosed schedule for a list of topics. Registration deadline is Friday, July 13. See complete details about the retreat at Fall Faculty Retreat.


A photo of students, Megan Mekoli and Janice (Kyung Mee) Lee, taken during the Minnesota section meeting of the American Chemical Society appears in the April/May 2007 issue of In Chemistry. The story is titled “The Impact of a Centennial Celebration."

Lowell Rasmussen, plant services, will be a speaker during Summer Center Day at the West Central Research and Outreach Center on July 13.

Chancellor Jacquie Johnson, Maddy Maxeiner, external relations, and Carla Riley, alumni relations and annual giving, traveled to Rapid City, S. D., to visit with alumni and friends of UMM over the weekend of June 2. In addition, they hosted UMM donors who attended the University's Heritage Society Annual Recognition Dinner held in the Twin Cities on June 13.

Timna Wyckoff, biology, led a Science Museum Professional Development Team during the Infectious Disease Summer Institute for secondary life science teachers June 25-29 at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Blaine Hill ‘87 has been recommended to the Morris City Council by the search committee as the finalist for Morris city manager. Hill is currently clerk-treasurer for the City of Breckenridge. James Morales, admissions/financial aid, and Judy Riley, university relations, were among the 11-member search committee.

The Morris campus is mentioned in a story in the June 28 edition of the Mpls. Star Tribune regarding the U of M tuition banding change and how it affects the different campuses.

Several statewide media, including the West Central Tribune (Willmar), WCCO-TV, Mpls. Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press and AgriNews, as well as media beyond Minnesota, picked up the story about the Board of Regents approval of a biomass facility for the Morris campus.


A Summer Activities Bulletin Board has been completed that lists many of the area's special events and activities taking place this summer. The board is located directly across from the entrance to TMC in the Student Center.

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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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