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

Vol. I, No. 11: November 5, 2008
Editor: Judy Riley,

In this issue:
  • “Our Town” theatre production
  • Green Jobs Task Force holds public meeting
  • Paul Grove inducted at Mayville
  • UMM and alumna Lorie Skjerven Gildea in the news

    Upcoming events:

    Fall Theatre production: “Our Town”
    Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 6-8, 7:30 p.m. each evening, 2 p.m. Saturday matinee, Proscenium Theatre

    Cougar Health Fair
    Friday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cougar Room, Oyate Hall. Booths, free yoga (noon-1 p.m.), flu shots (12:30-2 p.m.), local foods, UMM benefits counselor, radon test kits and more

    Veterans Day recognition
    Tuesday, Nov. 11, 12-2 p.m., Alumni Room, Oyate Hall. Come and help us recognize and support our campus veterans.

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

    News and announcements:

    Green Jobs Task Force will hold public meeting on campus
    The Attracting Green Jobs Sub-Committee of the Green Jobs Task Force has scheduled a meeting in HFA Recital Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, to receive input from businesses, organizations and individuals on how Minnesota can attract new green jobs. Discussions will include what programs, initiatives or incentives the state Legislature should consider during its 2009 session to help shape the state green jobs action plan. Attendance, input and participation from all interested parties are welcomed and encouraged.

    Alumna appears in “A Christmas Carol,” UMM's annual Guthrie event
    An added attraction to this year's annual alumni and friends event at the Guthrie will be Ann Michels '93 performing as the Ghost of Christmas Past in “A Christmas Carol.” A limited number of group rate tickets are available to purchase for the 1 p.m. performance in Minneapolis on Saturday, Dec. 6. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10. Deadline for ticket purchase is Wednesday, Nov. 21. A motor coach from UMM to the Guthrie will be available for students who will be attending the matinee performance and a limited number of seats on the bus are also available for faculty and staff. Ticket holders are also invited to a pre-performance dessert and coffee reception, courtesy of the UMM Alumni Association, in the Target Lounge, Level Four, of the Guthrie. E-mail or call (320) 589-6066 for more information or to purchase tickets for the Guthrie and to reserve a seat if you are interested in traveling by bus.

    Enjoy these Dome Day photos
    Alumni, students, parents, and friends gathered Friday Oct. 31, for a pre-game reception before watching the Cougar football team battle against Macalester College in the annual UMAC Dome Day. Although many fans were in attendance to cheer on the Cougars, Macalester College held UMM in a 25-0 win at the HHH Metrodome. The complimentary pre-game reception is an annual tradition before the Dome Day event sponsored by the UMM Alumni Association. Join us next year and enjoy the photos! Pictured are: 1. Jen and Chris Lund (parents) 2. JoJo (Joanna) Jacques (student) and Beth Fragodt (parent) 3. Victor Higdon (friend) and Robert Fragodt (uncle of player) 4. Toddy Hyde '89 and Abby Johnson '05 5. Beth Fragodt (parent), JoJo (Joanna) Jacques (student), Sherry Hubbard, Kendra Huhhl, Chelsea Lieser, Joanne Korannda and Tony Hubbard 6. Ken and Jodi Lorenz (daughter in the middle) (parents). Also attending, but not pictured is Tony Schuster ‘02.

    National Issues Forum
    High school and university students, educators and local employers will share their perspectives followed by audience discussion during A National Issues Forum hosted by Morris Area Student Leaders and Learning Unlimited. “Preparing Today's Kids for Tomorrow's Jobs: What Should Our Community Do?” on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m., Morris Area Elementary School cafeteria.

    UMMers to provide music and art for the PRCA Silent Auction
    The annual Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance Silent Auction, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Old No. 1 Southside, will feature the talents of UMMers. The event celebrates the gifts of our community and serves as an opportunity to "Chair-ish Art," the theme for the 2008 gathering. A highlight of the evening will be the door prize drawing for an original painting by Fred Peterson, professor emeritus of art history. Attendees may bid on Silent Auction items. An evening of music, auction excitement and desserts is just $5 at the door. UMM students and alumni sharing their talents as a gift to the PRCA include the UMM Flute Ensemble under the direction of Jeanne Richards: Clara Costello, Anne Dillon, Sarah Duffy, Megan Haman, Emilie Kalvig, Brittany Ottum, Chris Staebler and Kelsey Young. Also providing entertainment will be vocalists Aaron Booth and Mariah Ralston and guitarist Nick Champeau. Proceeds from the evening will support the PRCA's mission.

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    Head Men’s Basketball Coach Paul Grove and his 1997-98 Mayville (N.D.) State University men’s basketball team were inducted into the Mayville State University Hall of fame on October 11 in Mayville. Named the North Dakota Athletic Collegiate Athletic Conference coach of the year that season, Grove led the Comets to the NAIA Elite Eight national tournament and a 23-7 overall record.

    Lowell Rasmussen, Plant Services, attended and presented during the Society for College and University Planning Conference in Madison, Wis., October 20-22.

    UMM in the News:

    UMM is mentioned, along with alumna Lorie Skjerven Gildea, in the October 29 Minnesota Daily story, “The People’s Court.”

    A story in the November 1 Bemidji Pioneer, “Coleman calls lawsuit sleazy,” quotes Paula O’Loughlin, political science. O’Loughlin also did a post-election returns interview with a reporter from the Japanese newspaper, the Mainichi Daily News, and election return coverage with KWLM radio in Willmar.


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