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

Vol. I, No. 21: February 18, 2009
Editor: Judy Riley, rileyjk@morris.umn.edu

In this issue:
  • CAC Films/MPIRG co-sponsor “FLOW”
  • Roger Wareham named grants development director
  • Julie Eckerle publishes
  • KSAX-TV on campus

    Upcoming events:

    CAC Films/MPIRG co-sponsor screening of “FLOW,” Breen lecture on Thursday
    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m., Science Auditorium. Related lecture on privatization of natural resources by Sheri Breen, Thursday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., Imholte Hall 111

    CAC Performing Arts: Continental Ballet Company
    Saturday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., Edson Auditorium

    Pride Week begins February 23
    Pride Week is organized by E-Quality and includes events that celebrate the diversity of the GLBTA community.

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

    News and announcements:

    Roger Wareham is new director of grants development
    Roger Wareham has accepted the position of director of the Grants Development Office. Wareham joins the campus with over eight years of direct experience in the area of grants and contracts -- most currently as the director of Grants and Contracts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He will assume this position on March 16.

    State of the U address
    The State of the U address by President Robert Bruininks will be broadcast at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 5, to the Science Auditorium. Question and answer session will follow. A U Senate meeting, from 2:30 to 2:55 p.m., will precede the address. More details will be forthcoming.

    New police vehicle
    The Campus Police has a new campus vehicle. The recently purchased squad car is a fuel efficient 2009 black Chevy Impala. The new vehicle replaces the 2000 Ford Explorer that was in need of extensive repairs.

    Read more news...

    Accomplishments:

    Julie Eckerle, English, published a review of Early Modern English Lives: Autobiography and Self-Representation 1500-1660 in the January 2009 issue of Journal of British Studies.

    UMM in the News:

    KSAX-TV was on campus this week to develop several stories: Farmers' Market and Local Foods Community Day - Local foods intern Matt Johnson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Sandy Olson-Loy and Farmers' Market producer Mary Jo Forbord (executive director, Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota) were interviewed, Incident reports on other college campuses of hostile behavior and how Morris provides a safe environment for our students - Sandy Olson-Loy was interviewed, Gov. Pawlenty's budget cuts - Chancellor Jacquie Johnson was interviewed.

    The Morris campus is mentioned in a February 13, 2009, column in the Worthington Daily Globe: “Wind farms keep profits here.”

    P.Z. Myers, biology, is quoted in the February 12, 2009, TwinCities.com story, “Happy birthday, Darwin. (Oh, you too, Lincoln.).”

    Resources:

    For student employment and opportunities, visit Student Employment.

    For outside scholarships, visit Outside Scholarships.

    For Career Center information, visit Career Center.

    For faculty/staff employment information, visit Human Resources.

    Please send comments, questions or submissions to the editor. The deadline for submission is 4 p.m. each Tuesday.

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