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

Vol. I, No. 32: June 17, 2009
Editor: Christine Mahoney,

In this issue:
  • Alumni Association on the road to Alexandria
  • Academic All-Conference award winners announced
  • Ray Schultz recognized for theatre work
  • Timna Wyckoff featured in organic dairy research video

    Upcoming events:

    11th Annual Friends of Cougar Football golf event
    Friday, June 26, 11 a.m., Minnewaska Golf Club
    Cost of entry for the four-person scramble is $125 and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, gift, and meal. Contact Todd Hickman to sign up, 589-6431 or

    Alumni Association on the road to Alexandria
    Tuesday, July 21, 5-7 p.m. Join fellow alumni and friends for a summertime social gathering at Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale in Alexandria, Minnesota. Complimentary hors d’ oeuvres, cash bar, guests welcomed. For more information and to RSVP, visit

    Bloodmobile on campus
    Tuesday, July 7, noon-6 p.m., Oyate Hall
    For more information, contact Student Activities, 589-6080.

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

    News and announcements:

    Commencement 2009 photos, video, and DVDs available!
    Visit the commencement page to enjoy photos and video captured at the 2009 University of Minnesota, Morris Commencement festivities! DVDs are also now on sale. Contact the Bookstore at 589-6141 for more information.

    Academic All-Conference award winners announced
    The Cougars boast 43 student athletes on the UMAC's list of Academic All-Conference Athletes. The following athletes achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average, and competed in their respective sport in either the winter or spring. View the entire list of award recipients.

    New Student Registration Thursday, June 18
    We welcome new students to campus as they begin their academic careers at the University of Minnesota, Morris and register for their first semester of classes! For more information, contact Dave Swenson at 589-6080 or

    University of Minnesota, Morris Summer Open House Friday, June 26
    The Office of Admissions will be hosting their summer open house for prospective students and their families. For more information, contact Jessie Hass at 589-6039 or

    2009 Gateway Program begins Monday, July 13
    The Gateway Program is a four-week transition program which includes a four-credit umbrella course that covers the areas of mathematics, English, and computer science. In addition, students in the program participate in workshops, seminars, and recreational/athletic activities. For more information, contact the Multi-Ethnic Student Program at 589-6095 or

    Save the date! University of Minnesota, Morris at the Saint Paul Saints
    The Morris campus community and their families are invited to join the Office of Admissions and the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving for the annual "Morris at the Saints Event" Wednesday, July 29 at Midway Stadium, St. Paul. A complimentary tailgating event will begin at 4 p.m. with prospective students, alumni, and you! The St. Paul Saints will take on the Sioux Falls Canaries at 7:05 p.m. You and your families are invited to attend and may reserve up to four free tickets, join us for an evening of fun! Please watch for an e-mail invitation in July for more RSVP information. View photos from last year’s event.

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    Julia Dabbs, associate professor of art history, presented a paper entitled "Empowering the Nineteenth-Century American Women Artist: May Alcott Nieriker's 'Studying Art Abroad and How to Do It Cheaply'" at a conference on "Artists' Writings, 1850-present"
    that was held at the Courtauld Art Institute, London, June 4-6, 2009.

    Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Ray Schultz participated in the Mid-America Theatre Conference in Chicago in March 2009, presenting the paper “Not Just a Monolith: Notions of Gay ‘Class’ Divisions in Terrence McNally’s Love! Valour! Compassion!” Schultz acted leading roles in staged readings of three new plays: Life 101, The Crucifixion of Ira and Moe, and Memory. His review of the Broadway revival of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone was published in the March 2009 edition of “Theatre Journal”. He was also recently nominated for a 2008 Wilde Award for his direction of The Little Dog Laughed at Performance Network Theatre in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wilde Award honors excellence in Michigan theatre.

    University of Minnesota, Morris in the News:

    Timna Wyckoff, associate professor of biology, and Dennis Johnson, University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center scientist, are featured in a video about their organic dairy research.

    Professor of Political Science Paula O’Loughlin was the featured expert on KWLM 1340-AM Friday, June 5, 2009, 5 p.m. The topic was the Franken/Coleman Senate recount and the upcoming gubernatorial race. O’Loughlin was also a guest expert on Esme Murphy’s WCCO-AM radio show Saturday, May 23, 9 p.m.

    Representatives from the Red Lake Nation Indian Reservation visited the Crookston campus May 22 to participate in a video conference with Lowell Rasmussen, vice chancellor for finance and facilities. Organized by the U of M, Crookston chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), the meeting included Eric Burgess, U of M, Crookston faculty member and SIFE advisor Marshall Johnson, U of M, Crookston graduate and SIFE member Art Nash, Extension educator and Sam Strong, economic development director for the Red Lake Nation, among others. The focus of the conference was to explore the feasibility for a wind energy project with the Red Lake Reservation.


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