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UMM represented in tomorrow night’s Grand Parade of Lights
The Morris Area Chamber of Commerce seventh annual Grand Parade of Lights begins at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 15) in downtown Morris. The UMM choir, located between Thrifty White Drug and McGinnis Appliance, will provide pre-parade music. This year the External Relations/UMM unit is number six in line. Walking the route and handing out candy will be Adele Raymond (dean's office), PZ Myers (science/math), Bobbi Charles (admissions), and Erin Schellin (alumni relations). Driving/riding will be Mike Kopel (plant services) and Maggie Larson (special events). The parade starts at South Street and proceeds down Atlantic Avenue to the CENEX corner. We hope to see you there!

Men’s and women’s basketball games to be Webcast
For the second consecutive year, UMM will provide Webcasting of Cougar men’s and women’s basketball home games via the official UMM Cougar Sports Network. Webcasting is a free service intended for UMM alumni, players’ parents and families, and fans of both home and visiting teams who would like to hear the games, but cannot attend in person. Each game will also be archived on the Web site. To listen to Cougar home basketball games visit Read more at UMM News.

Cornell University scholar to give Barber Lecture
Dr. Jonathan Culler, class of 1916 professor of English and comparative literature, Cornell University, will deliver the 2007 Barber Lecture, “Reading the Flowers of Evil Today,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in 109 Imholte Hall. A reception will follow the lecture.


Julie Eckerle, English, presented a paper, titled "The Specter of Romance in Early Modern English Women's Life Writing," at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in Minneapolis on October 25.

Ted Pappenfus, chemistry, and students designed an experiment related to the chemistry of olefin metathesis. The olefin metathesis reaction was the subject of the 2005 Nobel Prize in chemistry. The experiment is published in the December 2007 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education. Undergraduate co-authors include David L. Hermanson, Daniel P. Ekerholm, Stacie L. Lilliquist and Megan L. Mekoli. A link to the publication is Journal.

Michael Lackey, English, has been invited to contribute an essay to a forthcoming collection of essays commemorating the 25th anniversary of Michel Foucault's death, which Cambridge University Press will be publishing in 2009. Lackey's essay is titled "Michel Foucault, Secularization Theory, and the Theological Origins of Totalitarianism."

Lowell Rasmussen, plant services, and Chancellor Jacquie Johnson are presenters during The American Institute of Architects Conference in the Twin Cities November 14. Johnson will provide a welcome and Rasmussen will present during the Advanced Biomass Energy Workshop November 15 at UMM. Rasmussen will also participate in the Advanced Wind Energy Workshop sponsored by WCROC November 16. Rasmussen will attend Phase II of Renewable Energy in America in Washington, D.C., November 27-29.

UMM alum Sal Monteagudo ‘99, Ben Winchester, Center for Small Towns (CST), and former CST and Continuing Education director Roger McCannon are among those who have been chosen as stewards to lead projects that will help Stevens County reach long-term and short-term community development goals.


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 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-Thursday, Jan. 28-31, 2008. Sign-up sheets will be on the Education Division Office door (200).

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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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