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

Vol. I, No. 28: April 15, 2009
Editor: Judy Riley,

In this issue:
  • Senior Art Exhibition
  • Chemistry discipline receives ACS certification
  • Thirteen faculty receive Imagine Fund Awards
  • “Jack and the Beanstalk” is children’s theatre show

    Upcoming events:

    Fashion Trashion…
    “…Where Style Meets Sustainability,” runway show showcasing student creations from recycled, found and repurposed materials, 7 p.m., Friday, April 17, HFA Gallery.

    Senior Art Exhibition
    Opening reception at 7 p.m. April 23, HFA Gallery. Show continues through May 16.

    Asian Awareness Week
    Celebrated April 20-27, sponsored by the Asian Student Association

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

    News and announcements:

    Chemistry discipline receives ACS certification
    The chemistry discipline has been certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and is one of 20 schools in Minnesota with a certified program. According to the ACS, “The approval process provides a mechanism for departments to evaluate their program, identify areas of strengths and opportunities for change and leverage support from their institutions and external agencies. ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.”

    Geology to host speaker on Darwin’s geological work
    The geology discipline will host Professor Ed Evenson, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University, on April 23. In the continued celebration of the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth, Evenson will speak on Darwin's geologic work, "Charles Darwin and the Origin of Darwin's Boulders," at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Auditorium. The public is welcome.

    “Jack and the Beanstalk” is children’s show
    Prepare for an adventure of sky-high proportions when Jack and his magical beanstalk sprout up on the stage of the Proscenium Theatre April 23-29. Theatre arts major Kelli Tucker directs this magical quest to entertain children both young and old.

    Deadline dates for 2008-2009 Financial Aid
    1. Student Employment
    The last day to submit your spring time sheets for student employment payroll is Friday, May 15, 2009. If time sheets are turned in after May 15 you will not be paid under the student employment payroll. You will need to deal directly with your employer to be paid from department funds. This may cause a delay in receiving your paycheck.

    2. Student Loans
    The last day to increase or apply for a Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized, SELF, or PLUS loan for spring semester is Friday, May 1, 2009.

    3. Applying for May or Summer Session(s) Financial Aid
    The last day to apply for May or Summer financial aid is June 5, 2009. To be eligible for May or Summer financial aid, you must be enrolled for all summer classes by June 12, 2009.

    4. Graduation
    Graduating students who have borrowed from federal loan programs should complete exit counseling before the end of spring semester.

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    Congratulations to the 2009-2010 Science and Math Division Student Representatives: biology-Mathew Bombyk and Jonna Maas, chemistry-Zach Boser and Alex Weber, computer science-Sarah Lahr and Justin Mullin, geology-Beth Novak, mathematics-William Setzer, physics-Jeffrey Lind and statistics-Andrew Bowe.

    Bridget Joos, Student Counseling, will receive an Individual Award during the 19th annual Someplace Safe Awards Banquet. “A Celebration of Stars” will be held April 30 in Alexandria. Tastefully Simple founder and Morris alumna Jill Blashack Strahan is the keynote speaker.

    Thirteen Morris faculty have received University of Minnesota Imagine Fund Awards. The Imagine Fund is supported by the McKnight Foundation to support research, projects and creative works in the Humanities. Recipients with their projects are: Michael Eble-An Aerial Perspective, Michael Lackey-Modernist God States: A Literary Study of the Theological Origins of Totalitarianism, Jennifer Deane-Monograph on Medieval Heresy and Inquisition, James Schryver-Irish Castles and Islamic Gardens, Jess Larson-Look and Learn, Little Girl, Bradley Deane-Better Men: British Masculinity and Popular Culture in the Age of the New Imperialism, Ray Schultz-Terrence McNally: A Playwright That Happens to be Gay, Christopher Miller-British Literature and the Rise of Psychoanalysis, Mark Collier-Morality and Self-Interest: David Hume and Adam Smith on the Psychological Foundation of Economic Cooperation, Julie Eckerle-Romancing the Self: A Study of Early Modern Englishwomen's Life Writing, Pieranna Garavaso-Frege's Thinking, Martin Seggelke-WASBE Conference Presentation and Tisha Turk-The Rhetoric of Vidding: Arguments and Audiences.

    Harold E Hinds, Jr. and Charles M. Tatum (previously of UMM, currently of the University of Arizona) founded the annual journal, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, in 1980 and edited it for 17 years. They continue as senior founding editors.

    As of 2009, they are pleased to announce that the journal will be published by the University of Texas Press.

    UMM in the News:

    [KMRS Morris radio, 1230 AM, 4/13/2009] A story about the UMM Alumni Association spaghetti feed for alumni who are participating in the April 25 Tinman Triathlon aired. Erin Christensen, program associate, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, was interviewed.


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