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Vol. I, No. 15: December 2, 2009

Editor: Christine Mahoney
Please send comments, questions, or submissions to the editor. The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin is Tuesday, December 8, 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

UMMAA sponsors fourth annual Senior Banquet

Mascot on bike

Friday, December 11, 2009
5:30 p.m.
Oyate Hall

The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association (UMMAA) is proud to sponsor the fourth annual Senior Banquet on Friday, December 11, 2009. The event honors graduating seniors and also serves as a special occasion for the Senior Legacy project to be announced as the Class of 2010's gift to the Morris campus. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is complimentary to all UMM seniors. Please RSVP by Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, online, via e-mail, or by calling 320-589-6066. Faculty and staff are also invited to attend. The cost is $15 per person.

Art Club Holiday Sale

Thursday, December 3, 5–9 p.m.
Friday, December 4, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday, December 5, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
HFA Gallery

The Holiday Sale, a campus tradition, features work created by students and area artists, and offers a wide variety of items for purchase including paintings, prints, photographs, ceramic pieces, handmade jewelry, and knit items. For more information, contact Associate Professor of Studio Art Tracy Otten.

32nd Annual Carol Concert

Saturday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m.
Flute Ensemble prelude begins one half-hour prior to performances
Morris Area Schools Concert Hall

“A Carol Concert with Charlie Brown” will carry on the thirty-two year tradition of singing the festive and beautiful music of the holiday season. A meal prepared by Bello Cucina will be available before each of the concerts in the Morris Area Elementary School dining area one and one half hours prior to the performances. For more information, contact the Carol Concert ticket line 320-589-6239.

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News and announcements:

Biomass facility design earns American Institute of Architecture Honor Award for Architecture

crowd observing biomass

HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) has won an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award for Architecture for the design of the Biomass Research and Demonstration Facility at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Read more »

Elementary and secondary education program applicants must take Praxis I (Pre Professional Skills Test) before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The test will be offered at UMM on January 9, March 13, and April 24. If you are an elementary education student planning to graduate in 2012 or are a secondary education student planning to graduate in 2011 you MUST take this test no later than the January 9 test date to meet application deadlines. Also, all education students must complete all three areas of the PPST before entering the program. Contact Pat Nelson in the Education Division Office or Jane Kill in the Counseling Office for information on registering.

Secondary education applicants planning to graduate in 2011 The secondary education application material is due to Pat Nelson in the Education Division Office no later than Friday, December 4, 2009. When you return in January, remember to sign up for your interview for the secondary education program. Interviews will be Monday, January 25 through Friday, January 29. Sign up sheets will be on the Education Division Office door (200), when you return in January.

Elementary Education applicants planning to graduate in 2012 The elementary education application material is to be submitted to Pat Nelson in the Education Division Office no later than Friday, January 29. Interviews will be February 8 through 12. Sign up sheets will be posted on the Education Division Office door (211), when you return in January.

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Computer Science students

The Morris computer science discipline was chosen as a partner in the Upper Midwest Information Assurance Faculty Development Project. Funded by a $349,759 National Science Foundation grant, the project’s goal is to advance knowledge in the fields of information assurance and computer security, support current faculty, enlarge the pool of qualified faculty, and to increase the number of graduates prepared to enter employment in this high demand area. Read more »

University of Minnesota, Morris student Sarah Winikoff ’10, Edina, has received a 2009 Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Award. This is the first year coordinate campus students have been invited to apply for the SEED Award. Read more »

The work of artists Michael Eble, associate professor of studio art, and Carey Netherton are featured in an exhibition titled “Environmental Aesthetics” now showing in the Paul Whitney Larson Art Gallery on the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus. Read more »

Cougar athletes receive all-UMAC honors Senior offensive lineman Theo Powell, Oshkosh, Wis., and sophomore defensive end Mitch Zimmer, Little Falls, led a pack of nine Cougar football players named to all-UMAC teams for the 2009 season. Read more »

Cougar newscomers Megan Theis, Allie Humphrey, and Stephanie Schmiesing each earned spots on the All-UMAC volleyball teams for 2009 as voted by conference coaches. Read more »

In the News

Swedes’ visit to Minnesota is a learning experience for all
 Last month, Minnesota became home to Swedish business partners Erik Sundell and Per Hallnevik as they traveled across the state to learn more about farming and agricultural practices. Jim Barbour, biomass emissions techniciaan, who gave a tour of the Biomass Gasification project at the University of Minnesota, Morris learned, "Like many American farmers, they have off-farm jobs in addition to their farming.”
Read more at EcoFactory.