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Community Ed receives grant to enhance TREC program, among others
Morris Area Community Education has received a more than $200,000 grant, in part to enhance existing after school programs. TREC (Tutoring, Reading, and Enabling Children) is a collaborative effort of UMM, Morris Area Schools, Morris Area Community Education and Stevens County, and, as an existing program, it is where the grant’s first tangible results will be seen. TREC’s goals are to promote literacy in school children and provide tutoring and mentoring with UMM students working in the program.

Carol Concerts will be taped to air on Pioneer Public TV
You can be part of the television audience when the UMM Carol Concert, “Everywhere, Everywhere, Christmas Tonight!,” is captured live during the Friday, Nov. 30, evening and Saturday, Dec. 1, afternoon public performances at the Morris Area Concert Hall. The performance will air on Pioneer Public Television (channel 10, Appleton) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, and Friday, Dec. 7, at noon. Don't miss the special broadcast on Christmas Day at 3 and 7 p.m. The broadcast is a joint production of UMM Media Services department and Pioneer Public Television. Tickets for all Carol Concert performances will be available at the door or in the Student Center lobby through Friday afternoon.

Chancellor’s Holiday Reception for faculty and staff
Chancellor Jacquie Johnson will host the Chancellor’s Holiday Reception for faculty and staff from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in Oyate Hall. Faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend.


Greg Thorson, political science, led a two-hour workshop on best practices in strategic planning for the Leadership Morris program on November 27. The program is sponsored by the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce.

Filosofia delle donne (Philosophy of Women), Bari: Laterza (February) 2007, coauthored by Pieranna Garavaso, philosophy, and Nicla Vassallo (University of Genoa, Italy) has been reprinted in September 2007. Garavaso traveled to Italy October 27-November 10 where she delivered two lectures and participated in two book presentations: “Quando la ragione era donna… “ (When Reason was Woman…), Round Table on “Donna, Scienza, Conoscenza. Enigmi, Paradossi, Rivoluzioni” (Woman, Science, Knowledge. Enigmas, Paradoxes, Revolutions), Festival della Scienza, Genova ”Identità personale e identità di genere” (Personal Identity and Gender Identity), invited lecture with commentaries by Professors Roberta Corvi and Lucia Ulivi, Department of Philosophy, The Catholic University of Milan ”Donne, identità, filosofia” (Women, identity, philosophy), Presentation of Filosofia delle donne, with Professor Andrea Gabbani (University of Bergamo), Drs. Francesca De Vecchi and Maddalena Bonetti (San Raffaele University, Milan), Utopia Bookstore, Milan "Presentation of Filosofia delle donne and Donne in filosofia" with commentaries by Professor Wanda Tommasi and Dr. Diana Sartori (Philosophy Department, University of Verona), Rinascita Bookstore, Verona.

Visit Al Franken to see and hear Franken tout UMM as a green campus during the November 10 DFL debate.

Sarah Buchanan, French, gave a guest lecture on her article, “Untraditional Tradition: Gender and Orality in Quartier Mozart,” in a Francophone Cinema class at Macalester College on November 20.

Bob Smith, who has extensive experience in disability services, has agreed to assume the duties normally performed by Colleen Frey, Disability Services staff, who is out on medical leave for at least the next several weeks. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree from UMM and a master’s degree from Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee. He has most recently worked as an independent living manager and program developer for Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living, a disability service organization, in Fargo, N.D.


Center for Advising and Learning relocates
The Center for Advising and Learning, comprising the Offices of Academic Advising, Academic Assistance and Disability Services, has relocated to its new headquarters on the third floor of Briggs Library.

UMM Alumni Association to host Guthrie Theatre gathering
The UMM Alumni Association will host a Guthrie Theatre gathering from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. A reception will be held in rehearsal room three, main floor, preceding the 1 p.m. performance of “A Christmas Carol.” For information, contact Alumni Relations and Annual Giving or (320) 589-6066.

Chancellor’s Open Office Hours
The next Chancellor's Open Office Hour is 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 ext. 6020.

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