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

Vol. I, No. 15: December 3, 2008
Editor: Judy Riley,

In this issue:
  • Jim Keady: Behind the Swoosh
  • Life Center art public reception
  • Tynell Kocer scores 1,000th career point
  • To Boeing and Back story in Echo Press

    Upcoming events:

    After Work Music Event
    Friday, Dec. 5, 3:45 p.m., HFA Recital Hall
    Free Symphonic Winds performance

    Jim Keady: Behind the Swoosh
    A Campus Activities Council Convocation
    Monday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.
    Edson Auditorium

    "9 on the 9th" 10-minute plays
    Tuesday, Dec. 9, 10:15 a.m., HFA Proscenium Theatre
    The Fundamentals of Directing students under the supervision of Siobhan Bremer will present 10-minute plays.

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

    News and announcements:

    Weekly Bulletin hiatus
    Next week’s issue of Weekly Bulletin—Wednesday, Dec. 10—will be the final issue for the Fall Semester. Weekly Bulletin will resume publication on Wednesday, Jan. 21, the first week of Spring Semester classes.

    Next Chat with the Chancellor
    The next opportunity to "Chat with the Chancellor" for faculty and staff is
    Friday, Dec. 5, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room.

    Life Center art public reception
    Seventeen students in Michael Eble’s Beginning and Advance Painting I classes produced several landscape paintings for the Life Center at the Stevens Community Medical Center. There will be a public opening reception to unveil these new paintings from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11.

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    Three members of the UMM Symphonic Winds have been selected as members of the 2009 CBDNA (College Band Directors National Association) National Intercollegiate Honor Band. The students are Jessica Henry (French horn), James Jarvie (trumpet) and Brian Kotila (euphonium). They will represent UMM in this highly competitive and prestigious ensemble featuring only the leading musicians from all the small university music programs in the United States. Hosted in Austin, Texas, by the CBDNA, the Band will rehearse with distinguished guest conductor Virginia Allen March 25-27, 2009, at the University of Texas, Austin, and perform at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009, as one of the capstone events of the CBDNA National Conference.

    Women’s basketball senior Tynell Kocer scored 13 points for her second-straight game, giving her exactly 1,000 points in her Cougar career, to help UMM to a 70-63 win over Mayville State November 29.

    Lowell Rasmussen, finance and facilities, is in Washington D.C., this week to attend the ACORE conference (American Council on Renewable Energy).

    UMM in the News:

    A story based on the UMM production of “To Boeing and Back” is published in the December 3 Echo Press, Alexandria.

    The subject of the story, Marion Johnson, is at right in this photo.

    UMM is mentioned in “Sue’s Views” column in the November 26 Morris Sun Tribune.

    A story by Caitlin Smith ’12, “UMM survey: Area residents would recycle more if curb-side pickup an option,” was published in the December 3 Morris Sun Tribune.

    Paula O’Loughlin, political science, is quoted in a December 2 Minnesota Daily story, “RNC 8 protests Susan Gaertner,” about how RNC protestors are rallying against Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner and her run for governor.


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