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

Vol. I, No. 9: October 21, 2009
Editor: Christine Mahoney

In this issue:
  • Local foods showcased in Pride of the Prairie Fall Feast
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship deadline
  • Five Cougars named UMAC Players of the Week
  • University of Minnesota, Morris featured in the National Association of College and University Business Officers publication

    Upcoming events:
    Opening reception—Project Art for Nature exhibition promotes awareness and stewardship
    Thursday, October 22, 2009
    7–9 p.m.
    Humanities Fine Arts (HFA), gallery
    The University of Minnesota, Morris is proud to present the Project Art for Nature (PAN) exhibition at the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery from October 22 until November 27, 2009. The opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, October 22 from 7 until 9 p.m. Several of the artists will attend the opening reception and will also meet with senior studio art majors to discuss career paths within arts and share career advice.

    Local foods showcased in Pride of the Prairie Fall Feast
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009
    Farmers’ Market 1–4:30 p.m, Student Center, Oyate Hall
    Fall Feast 4:45–7 p.m., Food Service building
    The University of Minnesota, Morris will once again host Pride of the Prairie Community Foods Day, an event that aims to connect area farmers, the community, and the campus in a local, sustainable, and delicious way—through food. Read more.

    Haug ’79 to provide 2009-10 Latterell Lecture
    Monday, October 26, 2009
    5:30 p.m.
    Science Auditorium
    Ken Haug ’79, associate professor of chemistry at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, is the University of Minnesota, Morris 2009-10 Latterell Visiting Alumnus. He will meet with students and faculty throughout the day on Monday, October 26, 2009. His presentation, “A Pathway into Chemistry,” is free and open to the public. A question and answer session and a reception follow.

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

    News and announcements:
    Peterson Joins Morris Campus Office of Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs
    Tracy R. Peterson has joined the Morris campus as the associate director in the Multi-Ethnic Student Program in the Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs Office. Peterson was most recently with the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he worked in American Indian Academic Services. He has also worked in the Center for Multicultural Affairs at Dickinson State University and in American Indian Program and Campus Life at Cornell University. Peterson's work will focus on cultural programs and outreach, which includes enhancing relationships with tribal communities, student leadership development, and cultural programming.

    Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Deadline
    Students interested in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering are invited to apply to the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. In spring 2010, the foundation will award scholarships to college juniors or seniors during the 2010–2011 academic year. The scholarship award covers eligible expenses up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Interested sophomores and juniors should contact Nancy Carpenter ( by October 23, 2009.

    Read more news...

    Five Cougars Named UMAC Players of the Week
    Congratulations to the following Cougars selected as Players of the Week in the Upper Midwest Conference this week:

    • Linda Keller, Paynesville, women's cross-country
    • Andrew Rehmann, Roseville, men's cross-country
    • Maddy Gerber, Mahtomedi, women's soccer
    • Patrick O'Connor, Ham Lake, men's soccer
    • Dana Veth, Ham Lake, men's soccer
    Read more.

    In the News
    The University of Minnesota, Morris is featured in the National Association of College and University Business Officers publication “Financing Sustainability on Campus.”


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    Weekly Bulletin is the official campus newsletter for students, staff, faculty and friends of the University of Minnesota, Morris, prepared in cooperation by the Offices of University Relations and Computing Services, 600 East 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267. Each issue features a compendium of news and announcements, accomplishments and media coverage about the University of Minnesota, Morris.

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