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National Wildlife Federation report mentions UMM
A new publication from the National Wildlife Federation, “Higher Education in a Warming World: The Business Case for Climate Leadership on Campus,” mentions UMM’s biomass gasification facility and the campus’ participation in Campus Energy Wars. The full report can be found by visiting Campus Ecology.

Community of Scholars event Friday, Saturday
UMM will welcome approximately 80 visitors per day February 1-2 (a total of 160 visitors for the weekend) during the Community of Scholars Event, UMM's scholarship competition for incoming high school students.


Michael Lackey (English) had an article, "A.S. Byatt's 'Morpho Eugenia': Prolegomena to Any Future Theory," published in College Literature this week--35.1(Winter 2008): 128-47.

UMM in the News

Post-Bulletin, Rochester (Jan. 25) UMM’s public star viewing schedule is included in “Star watch: February features many skylights.”

KWLM radio, Willmar, Paula O’Loughlin, political science, was interviewed about Super Tuesday and whether or not the U.S. is ready for a woman president.

Mpls. Star Tribune (Jan. 26) Political science major Nate Swanson is quoted in “Will youth reshape ’08 presidential race?”

Morris Sun Tribune (Jan. 26) UMM is mentioned in a story from the Chokio Review, “Chokio-Alberta High School ranks among nation’s best.”

The Minnesota Daily (Jan. 28) UMM’s wind power and biomass initiatives are mentioned in “ ‘Green’ is in – and always has been.”

PRNewswire online (Jan. 29): PZ Myers, biology, is mentioned in “Online Bookseller's Book Ban Stirs Debate, Prompts Attack.”

WCCO Radio (Jan. 29) Greg Thorson, political science, discussed the State of the Union address during “The Morning News with Dave Lee.”

Paula O'Loughlin, political science, has been invited for an on-air interview during Eyewitness News at 4:30 p.m. on KSTP-TV (Mpls. Channel 5) February 5 to talk about Super Tuesday. The segment is also scheduled to be taped to rerun during the 6:30 p.m. news and will be available on the KSTP-TV Web site.

KMRS Morris radio has requested interviews for stories they’re developing: Latterell Lecture, Gordon McIntosh-physics, French Film Festival, Tammy Berberi-French, Dance Program performance, Jennifer Sommers-dance, Community of Scholars event and Black History Month.


”The Autumn Garden” next on Prairie Yard and Garden
Julie Weisenhorn, University of Minnesota extension educator, and PY&G host Sue Gooch stroll through Noeremberg Gardens on Lake Minnetonka highlighting the excellent examples of plants that put their best foot forward in the fall. “The Autumn Garden” will air at 7:30 p.m. January 31 on Pioneer Public Television, Appleton. Each segment of Prairie Yard and Garden, produced by Media Services at UMM, is replayed at 4:30 p.m. on the Saturday following the initial episode.

Chancellor’s Open Office Hours
The following open office hours have been scheduled during the Spring Semester: Friday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 13, at 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, at 9 a.m., Monday, April 7, at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, at 11:30 a.m., Monday, May 5, at 4 p.m. All members of the UMM campus community are welcome to drop in and chat with Chancellor Johnson. Please note: these hours are subject to change. It is recommended that you check the following website: Chancellor’s Open Office Hours the day you plan to drop in or call her office at ext. 6020.

Secondary education program applicants planning to graduate in 2009
All material was to be submitted to Pat in the Education Division office by December 21. Remember to sign up NOW for your interview for the secondary education program. Interviews will be January 28 through 31. Sign-up sheets are posted on the Education Division Office door (200).

Elementary or secondary education program applicants
You must take the PRAXIS I - Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST) before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The next test is offered at UMM on April 26. Also, all education students MUST pass all three areas of the PPST before a Minnesota teaching license will be granted. Contact Pat Nelson, Education Division Office, or Jane Kill, Counseling Office, for information on registering now.


Priority Deadline Date for applying for 2008-2009 Financial Aid at UMM is March 1, 2008
The priority deadline date to complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA to the federal processor is March 1, 2008. If the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA is submitted after March 1 you may not receive institutional grant funds. If you/your parent(s) have not completed a 2007 Federal Tax Form, you may estimate the 2007 tax information or use the 2006 Federal Tax Form. Make corrections to the processed FAFSA online once you/your parent(s) have completed your 2007 Federal Tax Form(s). Complete the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA online at FAFSA. If you are unable to access the FAFSA online, you may obtain a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center toll-free at 1-800-433-3243. If you have questions or need assistance, Financial Aid staff will help you Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. by phone at (320) 589-6035/1-800-992-8863, in person at 105 Behmler Hall, or e-mail Financial Aid.

Reminder to seniors
Deadline to apply for degree for spring/summer/fall 2008 is February 4. Applications must be submitted in order to be considered for Commencement. Web site is Registrar. Contact Registrar's Office with questions.

Elementary education applicants planning to graduate in 2010
All application material is to be submitted to Pat in the Education Division office no later than Friday, Feb. 1. Interviews will be February 11 through 15. Sign up sheets will be posted on the Education Division Office door (211) when you return in January.

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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, UMM in the News and announcements in brief about the University of Minnesota, Morris. The deadline for submissions is noon each Wednesday.

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