Vol. I, No. 19: January 27, 2010
In this issue:
- University of Minnesota, Morris celebrates “Piano Month“ throughout February
- May Session and Summer Term 2010 courses announced
- Morris Young DFL chapter named 2009 Campus of the Year at state convention
- Ray Schultz interviewed about “Shakespearean Tidbits: An Evening of Reading and Monologues”
University of Minnesota, Morris celebrates “Piano Month” throughout February with free events
February 2, 14, 18, & 19, 2010
See full story for locations
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) Music Discipline is thrilled to present “Piano Month” during February 2010. Warm up your winter nights with the romance of Robert Schumann, the classics of Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, and Ludwig van Beethoven, and sensational jazz. All events are free and open to the public. Read more »
Meiningens performs romantic comedy on- and off-campus in February
February 4-6, 2010
Black Box Theatre
Old No. 1, downtown Morris
Meiningens, the University of Minnesota, Morris’s student-run theatre organization, will present a choose-your-own adventure comedy, Adventures in Mating. The audience plays the role of fate in this interactive, romantic comedy. Throughout the play when the characters can’t make decisions, the audience votes, and the plot takes off in a new hilarious direction. Red or white wine? Salad or soup? No two shows are ever alike. Read more »
Fourth annual Community of Scholars event to bring 200 prospective students to campus
February 5-6, 2010
University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris will welcome approximately 200 students and their families to campus on February 5–6, 2010, for the Fourth Annual Community of Scholars event. The students invited have already been offered admission and will be competing for the Morris campus’s most prestigious competitive scholarships, the Prairie Scholars Award and the Morris Scholars Award. Read more »
News and announcements:
May session and summer term 2010 courses announced
The University of Minnesota, Morris Office of Continuing Education offers a variety of summer courses that fulfill general education and major requirements. Many students find that summer session is a good time to:
• accelerate degree completion
• make up lost credits
• have a summer job and earn credits
Visit the summer session Web site for a listing of summer term courses for 2010—schedule of course times will be available soon. It’s not too early to start thinking about summer! Registration for summer term begins March 24, 2010.
Secondary education program applicants planning to graduate in 2011
Reminder: All materials were to be submitted to Pat Nelson in the Education Division Office by December 4, 2009. Remember to sign up now for your interview for the secondary education program. Interviews will be held January 25 through 29. Sign up sheets are posted on the Education Division Office door, #210.
Elementary education program applicants planning to graduate in 2012
All application materials are to be submitted to Pat Nelson in the Education Division office no later than Friday, January 29, 2010. Interviews will be held February 8 through 12, 2010. Sign up sheets are posted on the Education Division Office door, #211.
Elementary and secondary education program applicants
You must take the PRAXIS I Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST) before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The next test is offered at the University of Minnesota, Morris on Saturday, March 13, 2010. Also, all education students must pass all three areas of the PPST and required Praxis II exams before a Minnesota teaching license will be granted. Contact Pat Nelson, Education Division Office, or Jane Kill, Counseling Office for information on registering now.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Young DFL chapter was named 2009 Campus of the Year at the Minnesota state convention on January 24, 2010. Mike McBride, Forest Lake, was voted National Committeeman to the national organization—Young Democrats of America, YDA—and Josh Preston, Montevideo, was voted Minnesota College Caucus Chair.
Philip H. Deger, University of Minnesota, Morris management adjunct faculty, recently earned certification as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR). The certification, awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), signifies that Deger possesses the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human resource management necessary to pass a comprehensive, rigorous examination demonstrating a mastery of the field’s body of knowledge and an extensive background of professional human resource accomplishment.
In the News
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Ray Schultz was interviewed by KKOK/KMRS’s Katie McKenzie on the “Shakespearean Tidbits: An Evening of Reading and Monologues” performance. The piece aired Friday, January 22, 2010, at 7 a.m., 8 a.m., noon, and 5 p.m.
Several area energy projects gained CERTS funding. Adding solar thermal panels to the Little Theatre in New London, and building an energy-efficient Habitat for Humanity home in Montevideo are among local projects obtaining funding support from the Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams. The University of Minnesota, Morris will also obtain $3,750 for thermal solar panels being installed to help heat the indoor community swimming pool at the Regional Fitness Center.