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Ken Burns’ ”The War” preview screening at UMM September 13
Pioneer Public Television and UMM will host a preview screening of the highly anticipated PBS series from filmmaker Ken Burns, “The War,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. The one-hour screening in Edson Auditorium will include selected highlights from the series. The event is free and open to the public. Read more at UMM News Service.

Activities, athletics and [free] admission during Cougar Fest
Join the fun during the fourth annual University of Minnesota, Morris Cougar Fest on Saturday, Sept. 15. Pre-game activities for the entire family and concessions begin at 10:30 a.m. Free inflatable games, face painting, music and much more will all be part of the fun. Cheer on the UMM Cougars during football action vs. Principia College. Kickoff is at noon in Big Cat Stadium. Pick up a free ticket at the gate for admission to the game and to enter a chance to win prizes during the halftime drawing. It’s also Parents’ Day Weekend for Cougar soccer vs. the College of St. Scholastica. Women begin play at noon men at 2 p.m., both games on the UMM Soccer Field.

Lifelong Learning courses
UMM will partner with District 206 Community Education in Alexandria to offer lifelong learning courses in the Alexandria area in October 2007. For more information about UMM Lifelong Learning, contact Karen Cusey at (320) 589-6461, Karen Cusey or visit Lifelong Learning. The program was mentioned in the September 2007 issue of Senior Perspective.


Michael Lackey, English, has just published "E.M. Forster's Lecture 'Kipling's Poems': Negotiating the Modernist Shift from 'the authoritarian stock-in-trade' to an Aristocratic Democracy" in Journal of Modern Literature. This same issue published Forster's previously unpublished 1909 lecture, which Lackey transcribed, edited and annotated.

In July Siobhan Bremer, theatre, directed a production at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education conference in New Orleans, called "RE: Actions." Starting in January, Bremer selected actors who started a conversation via e-mail about personal reactions to New Orleans post Katrina. They came up with a rough plan of what they wanted to incorporate into the two-hour performance. Once in New Orleans they had five hours to research and rehearse before the performance. Bremer directed a team of 20 actors. The all-conference performance had a total of 100 actors performing on five teams.

PZ Myers, biology, is quoted in a story, “Monkey’s Uncle,” in the September 5 issue of City Pages, Minneapolis.


Chancellor’s Open Office Hours
The following Chancellor's Open Office Hours have been scheduled during the fall semester: Friday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 12 noon, Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. All members of the UMM campus community are welcome to drop in and chat with the Chancellor. Please note: these hours are subject to change. It is recommended that you check the following Web site: Open Office Hours the day you plan to drop in or call the chancellor’s office at 589-6020.

U-Card office hours
U-Card office hours for the Fall Semester are as follows: MWF, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tues. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Thurs. 11:30-1:30 p.m.

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. - 7 p.m. and on Friday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m.-1 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.

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.

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 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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