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Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser
The annual UMM/city of Morris October Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser helped to raise awareness and over $750 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure effort. This year, over 50 UMM student, staff and faculty volunteers, along with others from off campus, knitted and crocheted scarves and hats to sell in the Student Center. Read more at Fundraiser.

Senate and House Capital Investment Committees to visit
The Senate Capital Investment Committee will tour the Community Services/Gateway project this Thursday (November 8) and the House Capital Investment Committee will tour next Thursday morning, Nov. 15.

Adopt-a-Tree on behalf of UMM
The External Relations (ER) staff has adopted a tree on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Morris on behalf of the Morris campus, as part of the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce Adopt-A-Tree program. The tree is located by Taco John’s restaurant at 108 Atlantic Avenue. ER staff volunteers invite you to join them in decorating the tree, UMM style, for the holidays. Meet in front of Taco John’s beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Decorations will be provided. Once decorated, the Chamber office will place a sign near the tree to name UMM as the sponsor. Lights on decorated trees lining Morris’ main street will be turned on in time to kick off the November 15 Grand Parade of Lights and the Morris holiday season.


Mike Vandenberg and James Morales, both of admissions, are featured, and UMM is mentioned, in the November 7 Mpls. Star Tribune story, “State’s rural campuses cast wide net for students.” The story was also picked up to date by the Worthington Daily Globe and is the lead story in Today’s News Headlines from the University of Minnesota (Today’s News).

Mike Vandenberg ‘03, admissions, also took photographs that are featured in My Train Book by Ellen Kirk.

UMM is mentioned in a story, “How Green Is Your College? Greener Than You May Think,” on the UW-Stout Campus Sustainability Listserve. “There are over 16 MWs of renewable generation capacity installed at Colleges and universities across the U.S., with the two largest facilities located at Carleton College and the University of Minnesota, Morris,” according to the story.

Henry Fulda, residential life/student counseling, and Dave Swenson, student activities, presented a workshop, titled "Something’s up with Bobby Joe: Mental Health Issues in Higher Education," at the Regional Conference of the Association of College Unions International. The conference was held November 2 at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. This region of ACUI includes schools from North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.

Lowell Rasmussen, plant services, attended the Carbon Marking Insights Americas 2007 in New York October 29-31. He was also a presenter at the Power Shift 2007 conference in College Park, Md., November 2-5. His presentation included how UMM is reducing its carbon footprints and also how a university/college campus can set up a wind turbine. Rasmussen also attended the E3-2007 (Midwest's Premiere Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference) in Minneapolis October 24.

Seung-Ho Joo, political science, has a book, North Korea's Second Nuclear Crisis and Northeast Asian Security, published (co-edited with T.H. Kwak) by Ashgate. This book presents in-depth analyses of the inter-Korean and international dynamics of North Korea's second nuclear crisis (2002-2006).

A review of UMM alumna Colleen Hennen's latest work can be read at Park Square Theatre.


Climb Theatre of St. Paul to hold auditions at UMM
Climb Theatre of St. Paul will visit UMM to share information about what the company does and hold auditions for internships or future employment. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend and/or audition from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in HFA Proscenium Theatre. More information is coming soon (see the callboard) but anyone interested in auditioning will need a resume and if possible a head shot. Contact Siobhan Bremer, ext. 6245, bremers, for more information.

Biology discipline visiting speaker
The biology discipline will host visiting speaker, Dr. Marco Restani, associate professor of biological sciences at St. Cloud State University, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Sci 1020. Dr. Restani will present a seminar, titled "Danger Down Under: Emerging Disease and the Decline of Tasmanian Devils." Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Cohousing and Other New Models for Cooperative Living presentation
The Morris COPC Partnership and the Morris Housing Authority are hosting a presentation on “Cohousing and Other New Models for Cooperative Living” November 10, 1-3 p.m., at the Morris Senior and Community Center, 603 Oregon Avenue. Session Presenter: Joelyn Malone, Cohousing Advocates, Minneapolis. This presentation will focus on how the Cohousing Model of community living can address housing needs for seniors and other members of rural communities. For more information contact Melanie Fohl, Morris Housing Authority (320) 589-3142.

Elementary or secondary education program applicants
You must take Praxis I (Pre Professional Skills Test) before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The test will be offered at UMM on November 17, January 12 and April 26. If you are an Elementary Education student planning to graduate in 2010 OR are a Secondary Education student planning to graduate in 2009 you MUST take this test no later than the January 12 test date to meet application deadlines. The January registration form should be submitted before December 1st. Also, all education students MUST complete all three areas of the PPST before entering the program. Contact Pat Nelson in the Education Division Office or Jane Kill in the Counseling for information on registering.

Chancellor’s Open Office Hours
The next Chancellor's Open Office Hour is Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 1 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 ext. 6020.


Secondary education applicants planning to graduate in 2009
All of the application material is due to Pat Nelson in the Education Division office no later than Friday, Dec. 21, 2007. When you return in January, remember to sign up for your interview for the secondary education program. Interviews will be Monday, Jan. 28, through Thursday, Jan. 31. Sign up sheets will be on the Education Division Office door (200).

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