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

Vol. I, No. 5: September 23, 2009
Editor: Christine Mahoney

In this issue:
  • Public invited to attend Community Meal Monday, September 28, 2009
  • POSTPONED: Seasonal flu shot clinic for students
  • Three Cougars named UMAC Player of the Week
  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Sandy Olson-Loy interviewed by the Minnesota News Network

    Upcoming events:
    Public invited to view the autumn sky through the campus observatory's telescope
    September 26, 2009 (first fall viewing)
    7:30–9 p.m.
    Observatory, Science and Mathematics Building
    The autumn night sky will be open for perusal using the University of Minnesota, Morris’s 16-inch telescope. The gibbous moon will be visible. Deep sky objects may be difficult. For more information, contact Kristen Kearns at 589-6311 or

    Community Meal
    Monday, September 28, 2009
    5:30–7 p.m.
    Morris Senior Community Center, 603 Oregon Avenue
    Community Meal, a collaborative effort designed to promote a strong, vibrant community, will continue this fall at a new location, the Morris Senior Community Center. Community Meal serves 250 people each month and a committed group of University of Minnesota, Morris students and Stevens County residents have united to ensure its success and longevity. For more information about Community Meal, contact University of Minnesota, Morris Community Engagement Student Representative Matthew Johnson, 320-589-3349 or

    Banned Books Reading
    September 29, 2009
    7–8 p.m.
    Briggs Library, McGinnis Room
    The public is invited to attend the Banned Books Reading on Tuesday, September 29 from 7 until 8 p.m. in the Briggs Library McGinnis Room at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Individuals will be reading from banned or challenged books. Everyone is invited to participate or simply to listen. If you are interested in being a reader at the event or would like more information about the Banned Books Reading please contact Peter Bremer at 320-589-6173 or

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

    News and announcements:
    POSTPONED: Seasonal flu shot clinic for University of Minnesota, Morris students
    The seasonal flu shots for students have been postponed until a to-be-determined date. For more information, contact Lonna Fulda,

    Ann DuHamel with soprano Catherine Verrilli presents on-campus recital of tour presentations
    "American Mystics, American Treasures," a faculty recital of musical works by American composers, will be given by Ann DuHamel, new head of University of Minnesota, Morris keyboard studies. This program is presented in conjunction with guest soprano Dr. Catherine Verrilli, assistant professor of voice and vocal pedagogy at St. Cloud State University. The performance will feature works by Samuel Barber, Aaron
    Copland, Charles Ives, and John Musto, centered on the theme of reflection and transformative experiences. The recital is Sunday, September 27, 2009, 7:30 p.m., in the HFA Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

    Cougar women's soccer team joins KICKS Against Breast Cancer campaign
    Over the next 10 days, the Cougar women’s soccer team is raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research by hosting a silent auction at the University of Minnesota, Morris Student Center. Read more.

    2009-2010 study abroad informational session
    Wednesday, September 23, 2009
    6:30–7:30 p.m.
    Imholte Hall 111
    All University of Minnesota, Morris students are invited to attend this informational meeting about study abroad programs, including the English Language Teaching Assistance Program (ELTAP) and winter break opportunities. For more information, contact Sharon VanEps at 589-6464 or

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    Three Cougars named UMAC Player of the Week
    Congratulations to the following Cougar soccer players!

    • Mattson Towley, Alexandria, helped the Cougars win three games last week, each in 3-0 fashion. In the three games, Towley scored three goals while also adding three assists for nine total points.
    • Justin O’Connor, Ham Lake, anchored the Cougar’s back line that posted three shutouts last week, all on the road. As a team, the Cougars limited their opponents to just eighteen shots in the three games.
    • Amber O’Connor, Ham Lake, scored six goals on eighteen shots in three wins for the Cougars last week. O’Connor also tallied an assist as the Cougars outscored their opponents 20-4.

    Pamela Solvie appointed University of Minnesota, Morris director of Global Student Teaching (GST) and English Language Teaching Assistant Program (ELTAP)
    Pam Solvie, associate professor of education, had served as interim director of GST and ELTAP for the last 15 months. Solvie has developed placement relationships for Morris students in more than a dozen countries on five continents in her role in with GST and ELTAP. Solvie received a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Penn State University, and joined the Division of Education faculty in the fall of 2003.

    Jean Richards presents at the Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization (MACRO)
    Jean Richards, associate professor of music, presented a paper comparing harmonic structures in two compositions by Maurice Ravel titled “Ravel: Nearly as Many Circle Progressions in a Fugue as in a Forlane” at The Musician’s Workshop, the annual, national meeting of the Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization (MACRO), in Madison, Wisconsin, June 2009.

    In the News
    2008 University of Minnesota, Morris Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Michael Rodriguez ’89 is featured on the University of Minnesota UMNews Web page in the article, “True measure.” Rodriguez is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology in College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
    [Photo credit: Patrick O’Leary]

    University of Minnesota, Morris Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Sandy Olson-Loy was interviewed by the Minnesota News Network Monday, September 15, 2009, on the topic of the campus’s H1N1 flu preparedness.

    The University of Minnesota, Morris is mentioned in the September 29, 2009, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture article, “How Much Corn Stover can a Corn Grower Pick?”


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