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A weekly news digest for UMM faculty, staff, and students

Vol. I, No. 4: September 17, 2008
Editor: Judy Riley,

In this issue:
  • Bus from Morris to the Twin Cities
  • Stay connected to UMM
  • Minnesota poets will read from new anthology
  • State Fair panel to air on tpt

    Upcoming events:

    Festival of Spanish Cinema
    Begins Sunday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. at the Morris Theatre

    Gallery exhibit closing reception
    Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., HFA Gallery

    Bus from Morris to the Twin Cities
    UMM has contracted with Ottertail Minn-Dakota Coaches, Fergus Falls, to provide travel to the Twin Cities for students, staff and faculty beginning September 26. Weekend travel has been scheduled thus far for Fridays and Sundays through November 23.

    Check out all of the campus events on the campus-wide events calendar.

    News and announcements:

    More ways to stay connected to UMM
    Check out UMM on Facebook and MySpace—two more convenient ways to stay connected to what’s going on at UMM. The University of Minnesota, Morris alumni group also invites you to join them on LinkedIn. Joining this online network will allow you to find and contact other UMM LinkedIn members. The goal is to help members reach fellow alumni, accelerate careers/business through contacts with members and know more than a name—view professional profiles of fellow UMM alumni members. Any UMM friend can join these sites.

    Briggs Library Associates book sale
    The Briggs Library Associates annual book sale will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Oyate Hall. Donations of videos, CDs, DVDs and all types of books are still welcome and can be left at the front desk of Briggs Library or call 589-6226 to arrange for pick up. Donations will be accepted until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8.

    Attention secondary education students planning to graduate in 2010
    There will be an informational/application meeting for all Secondary Education students planning to graduate in 2010 Tuesday, Sept. 23, at noon in Science 3610. The meeting will provide information on recommendations, interviews, and deadlines for applying for admission to the program. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.

    Fall Semester U-Card office hours
    U-Card office hours for the Fall Semester are Monday 2-4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday and Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. The U-Card Office is located in 220 Behmler Hall.

    Thank you
    Thank you to all of the custodians for the beautiful flowers and cup and saucer. You are all great! Thanks again. – Rosa Kill

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    Stuart Kohl, a chemistry and biochemistry student, was highlighted in the Summer 2008 Research Bulletin of the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. Kohl was a participant in the 2008 Undergraduate Internship Program.

    Four Minnesota poets will read from a new anthology as well as new work and poems from their books on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Fergus Falls Center for the Arts and Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2:30 p.m. in Humanities Fine Arts Gallery at UMM. Argie Manolis, English, Athena Kildegaard, English, LouAnn Muhm, Park Rapids, and Francine Sterle, Gunflint region, are four of the almost 300 poets represented in the anthology Letters to the World. There will be a small charge for the reading in Fergus Falls. The reading in Morris is free.

    Correction from the September 10 issue
    A book co-authored by Nic McPhee, computer science—A Field Guide to Genetic Programming—is being given away or can be downloaded free at, not at

    UMM in the News:

    Lowell Rasmussen, finance and facilities, David Fluegel, Center for Small Towns, and student Kate Grabosky were participants in The Environment and Great Outdoors Panel at the Minnesota State Fair. Twin Cities public television (tpt channel 17) will air the program this week according to the following schedule: “Minnesota at 150: Real and Imagined, Environment,” Wednesday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, 8 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m.

    Sarah Gray of the Violence Prevention Program at UMM will be one of the guests on the KMRS radio interview show, Community Connection, on September 19 to talk about Take Back the Night, scheduled for September 26. Community Connection airs each weekday at 8:45 a.m. on KMRS, 1230 AM.

    Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson is quoted and UMM’s sustainable initiatives are mentioned in “Mission: Sustainable, The U transfers possibility into practice,” in the Fall 2008 issue of Momentum, a new publication of the University’s Institute on the Environment.

    Alumna Jill Blashack Strahan is profiled in "Women at the Top," part of a series about women managers on the Northern Plains, in the current Prairie Business magazine. Strahan owns Tastefully Simple.


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