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

Vol. I, No. 5: September 24, 2008
Editor: Judy Riley,

In this issue:
  • Survivor - UMM Homecoming 2008
  • Annual Driggs Lecture
  • PZ Myers invited lecture
  • Students as catalysts for sustainability on KVLY

    Upcoming events:

    Survivor—UMM Homecoming 2008
    You won’t get voted off the island! Events September 30 through October 5.

    Capitol Steps
    “The nation’s funniest political comedy troupe” visits UMM Friday, Sept. 26, Edson Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

    Rachel Brand ’95 returns for lecture
    "Viewing the Federal Judiciary from all Angles," Thursday, Oct. 2, Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall, 7 p.m.

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

    News and announcements:

    Driggs Lecture
    An assistant professor of history at New York University, Karl Appuhn will give the 24th annual O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.

    N. Scott Momaday will give annual Ford Lecture
    Author, American Indian scholar and poet N. Scott Momaday will give the University of Minnesota Graduate School’s Guy Stanton Ford lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 21. This event is scheduled during UMM’s fall break. His presentation, "Native American Oral Tradition: The Stories & Storytellers," will begin at 12:15 p.m. in Ted Mann Concert Hall on the West Bank Campus. Ford Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information visit
    Ford Lecture.

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    Paul (PZ) Myers, biology, is one of two invited speakers October 11 at Missouri State University who will discuss how each of their fields of expertise relates to religious faith.

    UMM in the News:

    A feature on UMM's campus sustainability initiatives and how students have been the catalysts for this movement is scheduled to air September 24 on KVLY11/KX4-TV during the 10 p.m. news. The segment, which was taped on campus, will also touch on how UMM is paving the way for other colleges/universities and small communities to become energy self-sufficient. KVLY11-TV/KX4 is received on some Morris cable providers on channel 13. Check your individual listing information. The story will also be posted to the KVLY-TV Web site a day after a story airs. To access the story online visit KVLY, click "on demand" at the top bar, scroll down to September newscasts "click here" then choose 10 p.m. news September 24.

    Arne Kildegaard, economics/management, is quoted in the September 14, 2008, Minnesota Public Radio story, “Proposed power lines divide environmental groups,” about the regional utility transmission expansion plan called CAP-X.

    Sara Haugen, Student Activities, was interviewed on the topic of the upcoming event, Capitol Steps, by KMRS Morris radio and KWLM Willmar radio. KWLM news director JP Cola also inquired whether students are actively involved in the election.

    Mark Collier, philosophy, was interviewed by KMRS Morris radio news director Katie McKenzie on the topic the September 25-26 Midwest Philosophy Colloquium. The segment aired on the September 24 local news.

    Paula O’Loughlin, political science, was interviewed by Star Tribune writer Pat Doyle and is quoted in the story, Franken ad about Social Security privatization debatable, in the September 18 Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    UMM is mentioned in “UMM receives high marks on sustainability report card” in the September 2008 University Institute on the Environment (IonE) monthly update.

    UMM is mentioned in the September 23 Agri News update that lists the University’s regional horse owner education programs, one of which will be held at UMM October 4.


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