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

Vol. II, No. 1: August 26, 2009
Editor: Christine Mahoney

In this issue:
  • Welcome Weekend—“Unusual Suspects” Improv Show
  • Nearly 600 served at Alumni Association Freshman Ice Cream Social
  • The University of Minnesota, Morris mentioned in Solve Climate story

    Upcoming events:
    Welcome Weekend—“Unusual Suspects” Improv Show
    Thursday, August 27, 2009, 8 p.m.
    Student Center, Edson Auditorium
    Be sure to catch the first Improv Show of the year, sponsored by the Campus Activities Council. For more information, contact Dave Swenson,

    Welcome Weekend—Cloud Cult in Concert
    Saturday, August 29, 2009, 5 p.m.
    Campus Mall (rain site: Edson Auditorium)
    Don’t miss this all-ages show as Cloud Cult performs a live concert on the campus mall! With special guest, Morris’s own, Roots Run Deep.

    Men’s and Women’s Soccer Home Opener Action
    Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    Cougar Soccer Field
    Catch the men’s and women’s soccer teams in their home opener for the season as the women take on Gustavus at 2 p.m. and the men take on Augsburg at 4 p.m.

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

    News and announcements:
    The University of Minnesota, Morris receives accolades
    The Morris has campus has recently been recognized by three well-known publications for the exceptional value and experience it provides students: Mother Jones, Forbes, and Fiske.

    Nearly 600 served at Alumni Association Freshman Ice Cream Social
    Nearly 600 root beer floats were served by University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni and members of the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving to the incoming University of Minnesota, Morris freshman class on Monday, August 24. The freshman also received an alumni association gift. View photos from the event.

    New Faculty and Professional & Academic Staff Orientation
    Sixteen faculty and P & A staff participated in the 2009 orientation last week. Visit to see some of the new faces on campus this fall.

    Senior meetings will be held in the Cougar Room/Oyate Hall on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at 10 a.m. noon and 2 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 16, at 9:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Find a time that works for you, and attend a meeting and learn more about applying for your degree, commencement, employment opportunities, graduate school applications, and University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni information. For more information, contact Bonnie Gulbranson,

    Students Interested In Entering Elementary Or Secondary Education Program
    You must pass the Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST) [also known as PRAXIS I] BEFORE entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The PPST will be offered at UMM on November 14. Contact Pat Nelson, Division of Education, or Jane Kill, Counseling, for information on registering.

    ATTENTION Secondary Education Students Planning To Graduate In 2011
    There will be an informational/application meeting for all secondary education students planning to graduate in 2011 on Thursday, September 24, at noon in Science 3610. The meeting will provide information on recommendations, interviews, and deadlines for applying for admission to the program. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.

    ATTENTION Elementary Education Majors Planning To Graduate In 2012
    There will be an informational/application meeting for all elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2012 on Wednesday, September 9, at 5 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111. During the meeting, questions will be answered as to the pre-requisites required when you should apply to the program when you should begin the program student teaching graduation, etc. If you have already picked up your application packet, please bring it with you to the meeting. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.

    University of Minnesota, Morris at the Minnesota State Fair
    The University of Minnesota, Morris will have booths at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul on Saturday, August 29, and Friday, September 4, 2009, 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Stop by the Crossroads Building, a.k.a. the University of Minnesota Building, to say hi to Morris faculty, staff, and alumni.

    Read more news...

    Professor of Communication, Media, and Rhetoric Neil Leroux conducted research on the topic of "'Pastor to the Pope?' Martin Luther’s Modeling of Proper Christian Service in Epistola ad Leonem Decimum summum pontificem. Tractatus de libertate Christiana 1520," at the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 21-26, 2009.

    In the News:
    Associate Professor of Biology P.Z. Myers is referenced in the August 11, 2009, Los Angeles Times opinion page article, “Must science declare a holy war on religion?” the August 12, 2009, USA Today article, “Skeptics, creationists go toe to toe—again” and the August 14, 2009, Star Tribune article, “A firebrand visits Creation Museum.”

    The University of Minnesota, Morris is mentioned in the August 20, 2009 Solve Climate story “U.S. Universities Aim for Carbon Neutral Campuses.”


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