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Advanced Biomass Workshop November 15
UMM will partner with the West Central Research and Outreach Center to host an Advanced Biomass Workshop on November 15 in the Student Center. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. The workshop is geared to educate participants in current and near-term biomass use in energy production. Speakers will provide pertinent information to farmers, business and homeowners, public officials, students and citizens interested in their role in biomass energy. For more information about the workshop contact Joel Tallaksen at 589-1711.

Renewable research, jazz tradition in Heritage Gallery exhibit
A wind turbine model, representing UMM's and the West Central Research and Outreach Center's renewable energy partnership, along with items to represent UMM’s longstanding jazz tradition, will be part of the next exhibit in the Heritage Gallery of the McNamara Alumni Center on the Minneapolis campus. Watch for further details.


Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson presented UMM’s Strategic Plan Update on October 11 before the Educational Planning and Policy Committee during the U of M Board of Regents monthly meeting held on the Morris campus. Chancellor Johnson also gave a Report of the Chancellor during the October 12 meeting of the Board of Regents at UMM.

James Cotter, geology, has received an award from the National Science Foundation that will fund a new project designed to encourage Native American students to graduate from science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) fields.

Eric Klinger, professor emeritus of psychology, was one of five participants in a round table on day- and night-dreaming October 6, organized by the Philoctetes Center in Manhattan ( The Center brings together leading experts on various topics and invites in the public to watch the experts discuss the topic and to ask questions and make statements. The session was recorded and can be viewed at Philoctetes.

Greg Thorson, political science, was interviewed October 11 by WCCO radio personality Dave Lee. Thorson discussed the significant financial advantage that Democratic congressional candidates currently have over their Republican opponents and how this advantage has produced pressure on Minnesota Republican Congressman Jim Ramstadt to reverse his earlier decision to retire following the session.

UMM’s biomass project was mentioned in “Managers eye improvements with biomass pilot project,” in the October 16 issue of the Fergus Falls Daily Journal.

James “Doc” Carlson and the UMM jazz program are mentioned in “Jazz band to practice, perform” in the October 16 St. Cloud Times. Carlson and a UMM jazz combo participated in an All-Conference Jazz Band performance at Sartell High School.

Harold Hinds, history, delivered two lectures, “Capturing and Bringing to Life your U.S. Farm Ancestor” and “A Historian’s Perspective on Transforming Your Genealogy into a Family History,” during an October 20 event hosted by the Olmsted County Genealogical Society at the History Center of Olmsted County. The event was mentioned in the October 12 Rochester Post-Bulletin.

An article by Dennis Anderson ‘73 in the October 11 Mpls Star Tribune mentions that Anderson attended college in Morris.


Chancellor’s Open Office Hours
The next Chancellor's Open Office Hour is Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 3:30 p.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.

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 Thursday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. in Science 2190. If you were at the September 12 meeting, you do not need to attend this one.

Students interested in entering elementary or secondary education program
You must complete the PRAXIS I exams (PPST) 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. This should be done before fall break!

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