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

Vol. I, No. 7: October 7, 2009
Editor: Christine Mahoney

In this issue:
  • Jill Doerfler ’01 to give 2009 Driggs Lecture
  • Fosgate, Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Advises and Encourages Theatre Majors
  • Six Cougar Softball Team Members Make 2009 All-Academic Team
  • Professor of Economics Cyrus Bina Interviewed by WCCO 830-AM

    Upcoming events:
    Jill Doerfler ’01 to Give 2009 Driggs Lecture
    Monday, Oct. 12, 2009
    7:30 p.m.
    Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Recital Hall
    Jill Doerfler, University of Minnesota, Morris alumnus and assistant professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, will give the 25th annual O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture. Her lecture, “‘You can go dig him out of his grave’: Anishinaabe Resistance to Racialization in the 1910s” derives from Doerfler’s research into the question of tribal identity revealed in her investigation of fraudulent land sales on the White Earth Reservation in the early 20th century.

    Homecoming 2009—Back in Black!
    Wednesday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009
    It’s homecoming week at the University of Minnesota, Morris! Enjoy a variety of Homecoming 2009 activities including the Disc Golf Tournament Black Student Union dance tailgate party and football game and much more! For more information contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at 320-589-6066.

    Second Annual Spanish-Mexican Cinema Festival Continues with Rudo y Cursi/Rough and Corny.
    Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009
    3 and 7 p.m.
    Morris Theatre, 12 East 6th Street
    The 2009 Festival of Spanish-Mexican Cinema brings award-winning films from Spain and Mexico to west central Minnesota for the benefit and enjoyment of students and our community members. The films—Spanish with English subtitles—are shown on Sundays at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Morris Theatre and are free and open to the public.

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

    News and announcements:

    Fosgate, Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Advises and Encourages Theatre Majors
    George Fosgate, actor and professor emeritus of theatre, recently
    spoke to University of Minnesota, Morris students about auditioning for stage, film, and television at a recent theatre majors meeting on campus. Fosgate and wife Pat live near Portland, Oregon, where they perform in theatre, television, movies, and industrial video productions.

    Iverson ’86 Presents Newly Published Book to Sociology Class
    University of Minnesota, Morris alumna Lisa Iversen ’86 provided a presentation on her newly published book, Ancestral Blueprints: Revealing Invisible Truths in America's Soul in Farah Gilanshah’s sociology class on Sept. 25, 2009.

    Students Interested in Entering Elementary or Secondary Education Program
    You must complete the Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST) BEFORE entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The PPST will be offered at the University of Minnesota, Morris on Saturday, November 14, 2009. Contact Pat Nelson, Division of Education or Jane Kill, Counseling, for information on registering. Register by Thursday, October 15, 2009, to avoid a late fee.

    Attention Elementary Education Majors Planning to Graduate in 2012
    An informational/application meeting for all elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2012 will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 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.

    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 Wednesday, October 14, at noon, in Science and Mathematics 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.

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    Six Cougar Softball Team Members Make the 2009 National Fastpitch Coaches Association's All-Academic Team
    Nomination of individual players for the All-Academic team required a minimum grade point average of 3.5. Congratulations to the following Cougars who received the honor:

      • Anne Bergstrom, infield, Twin Valley
      • Diane Blommel, catcher/outfield, Long Prairie
      • Ashley Corbett, infield, Forest Lake
      • Briana Czer, infield, New Ulm
      • Bailey Jelle, infield, Lakeville
      • Emilie Kalvig, pitcher, Blackduck

    As a team, the Cougars ranked 27th among all NCAA Division III softball teams with a cumulative 3.287 grade point average.

    Deering's undergraduate research presented at international conference and at Scholars Showcase
    Ashley Deering’s research journey starts in Morris, proceeds to Kalamazoo, Michigan, and then crosses the Atlantic Ocean to Leeds, United Kingdom. The University of Minnesota, Morris 2009 graduate from Cottage Grove states that her venture began with an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) project. Read more.

    Thomas Named UMAC Player of the Week
    Cougar setter, sophomore Natalie Thomas, Champlin, earned player of the week honors for her outstanding performance in two wins last weekend. Against Bethany Lutheran on Friday, Oct. 2, Thomas made 33 sets en route to helping the Cougars prevail 3-1. On Saturday, Oct. 3, against Martin Luther, Thomas made 35 sets in another 3-1 victory. She also recorded nine kills, two service aces, and six blocks in the two-game span. Congratulations, Natalie!

    In the News
    Professor of Economics Cyrus Bina, right, was interviewed by WCCO 830-AM on the topic of nuclear negotiations with Iran. The piece ran Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009.

    Vice Chancellor of Finance and Facilities Lowell Rasmussen was interviewed by KMRS 1230-AM’s Katie McKenzie regarding the University of Minnesota’s 2010 bonding request. The piece will air Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at 7 a.m., 8 a.m., noon,
    and 5 p.m.


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