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

Vol. I, No. 9: October 22, 2008
Editor: Judy Riley,

In this issue:
  • Soccer action
  • Rocky Mountain Institute plans UMM visit

    Upcoming events:

    Soccer action!

    Women’s soccer vs. Northland College, Saturday, Oct. 25, noon.

    Men’s and women’s soccer matches, Sunday, Oct. 26, vs. St. Scholastica, noon and 2 p.m.

    All matches are played on the Cougar Soccer Field.

    Sigma Delta Tau Halloween Reading
    Tuesday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m., Turtle Mountain Cafe
    Listen to poems, short stories and excerpts of the terrifying variety. Feel free to wear a costume.

    Festival of the Winds
    Area high school bands will attend all-day clinics. Admission charged for performances on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., HFA Recital Hall.

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

    News and announcements:

    Rocky Mountain Institute chooses UMM as visit site
    The Morris campus is one of only twelve campuses selected nationally for a site visit and analysis by the Rocky Mountain Institute, a prestigious center for sustainability and renewable energy thinking. RMI is collaborating with the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to research barriers and solutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions on college and university campuses. A visit to UMM is tentatively planned for February 2009. Visit for more information about RMI and its Accelerating Campus Climate-Change Initiatives.

    Young Alumni attend home buying seminar
    UMM young alumni gathered in Eagan, Minnesota, October 16 for a free educational seminar on home buying. Timely information was shared at the workshop for young UMM alumni who are considering purchasing their first home. The seminar, presented by Education Minnesota representatives, was held at the Eagan Community Center and also included time for young alumni to gather with UMM friends. The next young alumni event held in the Twin Cities area will be a March 2009 service project at Second Harvest Heartland in Maplewood. Local UMM young alumni will have the opportunity to gather for dinner in January at Bello Cucina in Morris.

    Stevens FORWARD!
    Stevens FORWARD!, a collection of people charged with the task of stewarding Morris and Stevens County into our 21st century future, presented the planning and imagining phase of their work during a public reception October 14. The group, including Morris campus representative Chancellor Jacquie Johnson, has included data gathering via surveys and focus groups, presentations by business and educational leaders and multiple meetings to craft a "destiny" for Stevens County. The voices of over 600 county residents were heard in the process. For more information visit Stevens FORWARD!.

    UMM Alumni Relations and Annual Giving “On the Road”…

    …In Dallas, Texas

    Chancellor Jacquie Johnson, Associate Vice Chancellor for External Relations Maddy Maxeiner, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Carla Riley and Development Officer Susan Schmidgall, visited Dallas, Texas, as part of the ongoing UMM Alumni Association (UMMAA) "On the Road" program. They enjoyed the company of UMM alumni and friends for a dinner engagement on October 6 at Jasper’s Restaurant. Happy reminiscing, coupled with good food and great conversation made the evening end all too quickly. Joining the Morris contingency were Lorlee Bartos '69, Janelle Nelson Davis '79, Scott Giddings '80, Susan Bechtol Giddings '78, Mary Ann Frederickson Kilgo '69, Sue Schildt and Tim Schildt '79. View photos.

    …In Houston, Texas
    Carla Riley and Susan Schmidgall enjoyed the company of UMM alumni for a dinner engagement at Grotto Ristorante in Houston, Texas, on October 8, also as part of the ongoing UMMAA "On the Road" program. Joining Riley and Schmidgall were Linda Kinney '84, Dione Morgan '01, 2006, UMM Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Stuart Starner '65 and his wife, Barbara Westberg Starner '65. Dione Morgan's sister, Natasha Morgan '98, could not attend due to a last-minute conflict.

    Exploring Interests and Majors Fair
    Undecided about your major or need to confirm that the one you have is right for you? Need ideas about what you can do with your major? The Exploring Interests and Majors Fair offers students the chance to take a brief interest inventory and talk to career counselors about your results. Faculty experts in all UMM majors will also be on hand to discuss how your interests relate to possible majors. Learn more about academic enhancement options and campus activities that will help you get the most out of your UMM education. Visit the Exploring Majors and Interests Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Oyate Hall, UMM Student Center. Come for great information and free snacks. Register to win an iPod shuffle and other great prizes.

    Policy Statement
    The University of Minnesota provides students with an e-mail account upon the student's matriculation to the institution. This account is free of charge and currently is active as long as the student remains active. A University assigned student e-mail account shall be the University's official means of communication with all students. Students are responsible for all information sent to them via their University assigned e-mail account. If a student chooses to forward their University e-mail account, he or she is responsible for all information, including attachments, sent to any other e-mail account. This is per University policy. Contact Registrar Clare Strand, ext. 6026, for more information or clarification.

    UMMAA at UMAC Dome Day
    The UMM Cougars take on Macalester College at the annual UMAC Dome Day competition at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis on Friday, Oct. 31. The UMM Alumni Association will sponsor a pre-game reception located at sections 228/229 in the upper concourse of the Metrodome. Please join alumni, students, parents and friends from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for a deli style lunch including build your own deli sandwich, pasta salad, chips, cookies and soda before cheering the Cougars on to victory! Game time is 12:30 p.m. Enter the Metrodome at Gate B to purchase game tickets and proceed upstairs for a complimentary lunch. For more information contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at (320) 589-6067 or e-mail Erin Christensen.

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