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UMM is among “best in the Midwest,” says Princeton Review
UMM has again been designated as “Best in the Midwest” in The Princeton Review’s 2008 survey of college students. UMM is one of only 161 colleges and universities named. Outstanding professors, financial assistance and campus atmosphere were among the positive aspects mentioned by students. The Princeton Review has also designated UMM an "American's Best Value College," one of the best overall bargains - based on cost and financial aid - among the most academically outstanding colleges in the United States.

Cougar football games will be simulcast on the Web
UMM in cooperation with Morris radio stations KMRS/KKOK/KLVY, will simulcast Cougar football games on the Internet. The project is a cooperative effort of Media Services, Cougar Athletics, University Relations and the Southwest Higher Education Organization for Telecommunications and Technology (SHOT). Intended audiences are traveling UMM students, alumni, players' parents and families and fans who would like to catch the game live, but cannot receive KKOK radio through the airwaves. The games are simulcast live from the official UMM Cougar Sports Network Web site UMM Cougars. This page also has the Cougar schedule and broadcast times. To connect to the UMM Cougar Sports Network during game time, users must first download the free player from and make sure they have access to the internet. The computer must have a soundcard and speakers. The free RealPlayer can be used on all computers running Windows 95/98/2000/XP and all Macintosh computers. To download the RealPlayer, visit the UMM Cougar Sports Network page at UMM Cougars for the link.


Sarah Buchanan, associate professor of French, presented her paper, “Terre traîtresse, Terre maîtresse dans Pluie et vent sur Télumée miracle de Simone Schwarz-Bart” at the 21st annual conference of the Congrès International d'Études Francophones, which was held July 1-8 in Cayenne, French Guiana. Buchanan was invited by Prof. Obed Nkunzimana to give this paper as part of a panel on the representations of Africa in Caribbean literature.

Stephen Burks, economics and management, gave three talks during the summer on the Truckers and Turnover Project, a multi-year multi-investigator research effort he has organized. Audiences were (1) the faculty of the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx) at the School of Economics, University of Nottingham, England, on June 26 visit economics, (2) the International Meetings of the Economic Science Association (the professional association of experimental economists) in Rome, Italy, on June 30, visit programme, and (3) the standing technical committee on Trucking Industry Research (AT060) of the Transportation Research Board, of which Burks is a member, at the TRB Summer Meetings, in Chicago, Ill., on July 9, visit events.

Michael Lackey, English, recently published essays in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy (“D.H. Lawrence’s Women in Love: A Tale of the Modernist Psyche, the Continental ‘concept,’ and the Aesthetic Experience”) and Studies in the Novel (“Twenty-First Century Conrad Studies”). He has also published book reviews in Nineteenth-Century Prose (George J. Stack’s Nietzsche’s Anthropic Circle: Man, Science, and Myth), Studies in the Novel (George M. Johnson’s Dynamic Psychology in Modernist British Fiction), and Modern Fiction Studies (Stuart Christie’s Worlding Forster: The Passage from Pastoral).

UMM is featured in a story, "UMM builds gasifier for heat, research," in the current issue of Biomass Magazine. UMM Office of University Relations assisted author, Susanne Retka Schill, in developing the story. To read the story online, visit Biomass.


Location of nine defibrillators on campus
There are nine Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) on campus. Locations are: Student Center (near the Information Desk), RFC (in reception area), Gay Hall (near Health Services), HFA (near Alumni Relations across from the elevator), Science (corridor outside the auditorium), Food Service (in entry way), P.E. Center (ground level, court side corridor), Imholte Hall (near double exterior doors, Room 101) and Campus Police vehicle.

Audition for UMM Theater Discipline’s Fall and Winter Productions
“A Lie of the Mind” by Sam Shepard, directed by Siobhan Bremer. Show dates November 1-3, HFA Proscenium Theatre. Please prepare short 30-45 second selection from the script for this audition. Scripts are available on two-hour library reserve in the Rodney Briggs Library. “The Birds” by Aristophanes, directed by Deirdre Onishi. Show dates February 7-9, HFA Black Box Theatre. Auditions for both shows will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m. Those attending the First Year Seminar Convocation: it is still possible to audition on Thursday at 8 p.m. It is possible and encouraged to audition for both shows. Callbacks “A Lie of the Mind,” Friday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m. in Proscenium Theatre. “The Birds,” Monday, Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m. in Black Box Theatre. You must be able to attend the callback to be cast in the show.

Duke U documentarian to give FYS opening convocation
John Biewen of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University will give the opening convocation for the 2007-2008 First Year Seminar. His presentation will be given on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Edson Auditorium. The presentation is open to the public. Overflow seating will be available in Turtle Mountain Café, located on the main level of the Student Center. Read more at FYS.

Session I Intramural Leagues are coming soon!
The team entry deadline is Monday, Sept. 10. If you're interested in flag football, coed softball or ultimate frisbee stop by the Office of Student Activities or go to the Intramural website for an entry form. More information about the leagues is available online at Leagues. Entry forms are available at Intramurals.

Briggs Library Associates Book Sale
The Rodney A. Briggs Library Associates will hold their annual book sale on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and on Friday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Oyate Hall of the Student Center. Donations of videos, DVDs, CDs and all types of books are still welcome and can be left at the front desk of Briggs Library. Or call 589-6226 to arrange for donations to be picked up. Donations will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Students interested in entering elementary or secondary education program
You must pass the Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST) [also known as PRAXIS I] BEFORE entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The PPST will be offered at UMM on November 17. Contact Pat Nelson, Division of Education, OR Jane Kill, Counseling, for information on registering.

Attention elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2010
There will be an informational/application meeting for all Elementary Education majors planning to graduate in 2010 on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. in MRC 205. During the meeting, questions will be answered as to the pre-requisites required when you should apply to the program when you should begin the program student teaching graduation, etc. If you have already picked up your application packet, please bring it with you to the meeting. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.

Attention secondary education students planning to graduate in 2009
There will be an informational/application meeting for all Secondary Education students planning to graduate in 2009 on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 12 p.m. (noon) in Science 4655. The meeting will provide information on recommendations, interviews, and deadlines for applying for admission to the program. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.

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