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2 0 1 3 -2 0 1 4 Advertis ers Bremer Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cenex South . . . . . . . . . . . . . Church Directory . . . . . . . . . . Common Cup Coffeehouse . . Community Organizations . . . Cullens Home Center . . . . . . Dacotah Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . Dental Depot . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don’s Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engebretson & Sons Disposal Ennen Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emma and Evie’s Closet . . . . Executive Express . . . . . . . . . Federated Telephone . . . . . . . Glen's Auto Glass . . . . . . . . . Hair Expressions Salon . . . . . Heartland Motor Company . . . Herman Bar & Grill . . . . . . . . Hoffman Realty . . . . . . . . . . . Image Xperts . . . . . . . . . . . . . John's Total Entertainment . . JobsHQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lariat Bar & Grill . . . . . . . . . . Lutheran Campus Ministry . . . Map of Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . McDonald's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGinnis Appliance . . . . . . . . Meadowland Market . . . . . . . . Mediacom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Met Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midwest Family Eye Care . . . Mohr Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . Morris Area Ad-viser . . . . . . . Morris Area Taxi . . . . . . . . . . Morris Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . Morris Dental Clinic . . . . . . . . Morris Electronics . . . . . . . . .

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Morris Food Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Morris Rental Housing Commission43 Morris Life Care Pregnancy Center 43 Morris Sun Tribune . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Morris Transit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Needham Plumbing, LLC . . . . . . . .36 Old No. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Pizza Hut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Pizza Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Pomme de Terre Food Co-op . . . .43 Prairie Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Prairie Ridge Hospital & Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Rainbow Rider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Reflections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Regional Fitness Center . . . . . . . .18 RiverWood Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 RM Tatoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Sarlettes Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Somplace Safe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Someplace Safe Thrift Store . . . . .52 Sonia's Hair Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Stevens Community Medical Center 2 Stevens County Ambulance . . . . . .10 Subway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Super 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Sweet Lily’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Taco John's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 The Nutrition Spot . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Thrifty White Drug . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Town & Country Supply . . . . . . . . .26 Tripoli Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 UMM Book Store . . . . . . . . . . . .6, 59 West Central Glass . . . . . . . . . . . .23 West Central Screen & Print . . . . . .23 West Central Wiring & Consulting .23 Willie's Super Valu . . . . . . . . . . . . .67




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Table of Contents Orientation Schedule Welcome Weekends Welcome from Chancellor Welcome from Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Welcome from Morris Mayor Residential Life Recycling on Campus Dining on Campus Academic Center for Enrichment Academic Advising Student Counseling Office of Academic Success Cougar Athletics Homecoming Rodney A. Briggs Library Career Services Community Engagement Morris Healthy Eating Technology at Morris Center for Small Towns Student Center Wellness Center Student Organizations Acronym Glossary Campus Map Building Glossary Performing Arts Series

Important Campus Phone Numbers Morris is part of area code 320. Local numbers have the phone number prefix 589, 585, or 208. From on campus phones, dial only the four-digit extension. Campus Police .................................320-589-6000 320-287-1601 (Campus Officer on duty) after 4:30 p.m., weekends, and holidays 320-208-6500 (Stevens County Dispatch) In an emergency, dial 911. Bookstore ................................................. 320-589-6141 Health Services ........................................ 320-589-6070 Info Desk .................................................. 320-589-6123 KUMM Radio ............................................ 320-589-6076 Student Activities ..................................... 320-589-6080


SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013 First-year and transfer students arrive Time



8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Move in and Residence Hall Registration

Individual Halls

10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Office Open

Behmler Hall

11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Bookstore Open*

Science Building

11 a.m.–1 p.m.


Dining Hall

2–3 p.m.

Opening Convocation and Welcome

PE Center

Orientation Group Meeting 1

Scheduled Rooms

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Parents Program

Student Center, Edson Auditorium

4:30–6:30 p.m.

UMM Community Picnic Sponsored by the Office of Residential Life and Dining Services

Tug Lake (Rain/Heat: Dining Hall)

6:30–9:30 p.m.

Floor Activities

Individual Halls or Apartment Commons if Off Campus

9:30–10:30 p.m

Improv Show

Student Center, Edson Auditorium

3:15–4:15 p.m.

*Note: Students will buy textbooks in their orientation groups on Monday or Tuesday.

MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 Time



Dining Hall Open

Dining Hall

Orientation Group Meeting 2

Scheduled Rooms

7–8 a.m. 8:45–9 a.m.

Tour 1, Block Sessions, and Settle In Hours

9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.



8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Buy Parking Permit

Sandy Kopel

Phone 6000

Business Office


8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Buy Books—UMM Bookstore

Wendy Evink


Science 1125

9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Library Services

LeAnn Dean


Circulation Desk

9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Academic Success

Kerri Barnstuble


A—Imholte 111 B—Imholte 101

9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Crossing the Line

Hilda Ladner


Oyate Hall

5:30–8 p.m.

Floor Activities Dinner with Floor

Individual Hall or Apartment Commons if Off Campus

8–9:30 p.m.

The Party Sponsored by the Wellness Center— Attend with Floor

Student Center, Oyate Hall

9:30–11 p.m.

Extravaganza to Attend with Floor

Student Center, Edson Auditorium


TUESDAY, TUESDA AY, AUGUST 27, 2013 2013 Time 7 a.m.–3 p.m. 8:45–9 a.m.



Dining Hall Open

Dining Hall

Orientation Group Meeting 3

Scheduled Rooms

First Meeting of IC Course

Scheduled Classrooms

10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Academic Choices

Student Center, Edson Auditorium

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Adviser/Advisee Meetings

Faculty Offfi fices/ Scheduled Locations

9–10 a.m.

12:30–3:30 p.m.

Tour o 2 and Settle In Hours



8 a.m.–3 p.m. Buy Books—UMM Bookstore 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Buy Parking Permit



Wendy Evink


Science 1125

Sandy Kopel


Business Office

1–3 p.m. Schedule Individual Appointments with Advisers (Optional) 1 p.m Math Placement Exam

Jane Kill


Behmler 231

Clare Dingley


Science 2530

Symphonic Winds and 2–5:30 p.m. String Auditions

Simon Tillier


HF FA 74

Music 1111-2111-1200 2–5:30 p.m. Mandatory Piano Placement and Reg. # Disbursement

Ann DuHamel


HF FA 64

PA AS—Gradua 1-4 p.m. AP AS—Graduate on Time!

Jason Squinobal


HF FA 80

Music Theory (Mus1101) 2–5:30 p.m. Placement Test

Wes Flinn


HF FA 185

2–5:30 p.m. Voice and Choir Placement

Christina Armendarez


HF FA 170

2–5 p.m. Jazz Ensembles Auditions

5:30–7 p.m.

Activities Fairr, Including In Dinner

Campus Mall, Dining Hall if Raining

6–7:30 p.m.

Alumni Association Firstt Year e Ice Cream Social

Campus Mall, Dining Hall if Raining

WEDNESDAY, WEDNESDA DA AY, AUGUST 28, 2013 2013 Classes begin Time 4–5:30 p.m. 5–6:30 p.m.



Multi-Ethnic Student Program Reception

MRC Lounge

GLBTQQIA Reception

Resource Center for Genderr, Women, and Sexuality

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WELCOME WEEKENDS 2013 SCHEDULE Thursday, Thursday y, August 29 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Peer Health Educators Day of Activity Campus Mall 4 p.m. MPIRG Free Trade Soccer To ournament Campus Mall 5:30 p.m. Morris Community Welcome Picnic East Side Park

Friday, Friday y, August 30 5:30 p.m. Capture the Flag Campus Mall hosted by Intramurals and Recreation

6 p.m. Game Night Briggs Library 9:30 p.m. CAC Films—Pitch Perfect Campus Mall

Saturday, Saturday y, August 31 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Local Farms Tour and Lunch Meet at North Lot. Space limited. Purchase tickets for $5 in advance at Info Desk/Higbies.

4 p.m. Iron Chef Morris Dining Hall 10 p.m. Black and White Dance Oyate Hall sponsored by CNIA and AISES

Friday, Friday y, September 6 5 p.m. Someplace Safe Fundraising Dinner Pizza Ranch 7 p.m. Movie Free for UMM Students Morris Movie Theatre 12 East 6th Street

Saturday, Saturday y, September 7 1 p.m. Fitness Frenzy RFC 7:30 p.m. CAC Performing Arts Series—Mike Super: Magic and Illusion Edson Auditorium Purchase tickets online at

Sunday, Sunday y, September Sept 1 1 p.m. o Green Energy Tours Student Center 5 p.m. CAC Concerts: Mason Jennings Campus Mall 8 p.m. Breakfast for Dinner Improv Show Edson Auditorium

Sunday, Sunday y, September Sept 8 9 a.m. Renaissance Festival Bus Trip Meet at North Lot. Tickets must be purchased in advance frrom Info Desk/Higbies. Desk/Higbie $18 per person.

1 p.m. Morris Amazing Race Starts at Dining Hall. Teams e of four sign up in advance at Info Desk/Higbies. Prizes for top three finishers.

10 p.m. Maroon and Gold Dance Oyate Hall sponsored by Res Life


Monday, Monday y, September 2 LABOR DA AY 12:30 p.m. Community Engagement Day of Service Meet at Welcome Center. 1 p.m. Showing of Promise of the Prairie, the Morris Campus Documentary Edson Auditorium 7 p.m. CAC Casino Night Oyate Hall



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Welcome from the Chancellor of our time. It is an education in which you will develop and practice speaking and writing skills, analytical and quantitative reasoning, and in which opportunities abound for problem solving and critical thinking. Your experience here will call on you to be engaged—in the classroom and outside it, in traditional academic study, through internships, service learning, and artistic performance.

A warm welcome to all of you as this new school year begins...and a special greeting to those of you who are new students, faculty, and staff members. We welcome to our campus this fall a group of new students who bring outstanding academic credentials and who are already recognized as student leaders in their local high schools and communities. We look forward to that leadership continuing here. Our living and learning community also includes faculty and staff members who are dedicated to providing a rich, challenging, and rewarding experience for all Morris students.

And, the Morris campus continues its leadership as an institution of higher education committed to sustainability and sound environmental practices. Powered by wind and making full use of area natural resources, we anticipate achieving our goal of energy independence.

You will have many opportunities in the coming year to meet new people, explore the surrounding area, and sample from the wide array of in- and out-ofclass experiences that characterize this nationally recognized community of scholars. At Morris, we value academic achievement and engagement, cherish and expect respect for others, and place student achievement at the center of all we do.

Like you, I look forward to this new school year and to meeting each and every one of you!

Here, you will experience a liberal arts education that encourages broad and deep study that provides opportunities to ask and answer the “big questions”

Chancellor Jacqueline R. Johnson

Academic Happy New Year! We welcome the Class of 2017 to the University of Minnesota, Morris and our campus community. And, we look forward to the classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016 reconnecting after summer adventures on and off campus.

participate in an Intellectual Community course, join a student group or two, begin close connections with faculty and staff, and build life-long friendships. Opportunities for learning and community are all around you—seize the day.

As you begin the year, it’s time to chart your course at Morris—where students are very actively engaged in campus and community life. Our student experience surveys show that Morris students: • vote in federal and state elections; • attend live music performances and plays; • participate in University clubs and activities; • visit museums and art galleries; and • attend intercollegiate athletic events.

Whether you’re new to campus or a UMMer through-and-through, think creatively and make your education your own this year. • Check out the abundant campus events. • Spend time with people whose worlds are very different from your own. • Work with a faculty member on a research or artistic project. • Have adventures here and abroad. • Follow your passions. • Explore new possibilities. • Create your Morris experience. • Create your future.

More than three out of four of our recent Morris graduates participated in all of these activities. While you won’t find this breadth of involvement in most student bodies, it’s common at Morris.

We’re very glad you’re part of the Morris community. Expect exciting learning experiences to begin in your first year at Morris. Virtually all first-year students live in on-campus residential communities,

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Sandra K. Olson-Loy



Welcome from the Mayor of Morris Welcome to Morris! We are glad to have you in town; whether it is for a semester or ends up being for life, we hope you enjoy Morris and become part of us during your stay! The entire UMM community is a very important asset to Morris, just as you add value to UMM. Morris would not be Morris without UMM, and I hope Morris is an important part of your life with UMM. Please explore and get to know your new home within the campus and into the surrounding community. I am sure you will feel welcome and like what you see and that you will agree Morris is a great place to get an education, work, play, or start a business. I wish you success and enjoyable experiences in your personal and academic life at UMM and Morris in 2013–14. Sincerely, Mayor Sheldon Giese

Welcome to Morris your home away from home! Living on campus is an integral part of your total education. The University of Minnesota, Morris Office of Residential Life provides safe and well-maintained living environments, academic support, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of academic, cultural, social, and recreational programs. Our staff of live-in community advisers (CAs) and hall directors is carefully selected and trained to help you adjust to being on campus and understand what it means to be a student at Morris. The staff engages students in learning opportunities outside the classroom, and they seek to challenge students to explore new ideas, new ways of thinking, and strive to help them understand and value diversity.

Benefits of living on campus • Learn from a diverse group of peers • Engage in learning opportunities outside the classroom • Expand your interpersonal and leadership skills • Gain an understanding of community responsibility • Meet people from all over Minnesota, the country, and the world • Develop friendships that will last a lifetime Again, welcome home! Office of Residential Life staff 15

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*Price does not include monthly data modem rental charge (currently $5), taxes, governmental charges or other charges. Download and upload speeds are not guaranteed and may vary. Professional installation is $19.95. Standard installations utilize existing wiring and do not include special wiring work, installation or repair of outlets or any other special installation procedures for which additional charges apply. All Offers: Offer may be terminated at any time without notice, may not be available in all areas, cannot be combined with any other offer, is not transferable and is void where prohibited. Available only to residential customers who have not subscribed to Mediacom services within the preceding 90 days and meet Mediacom’s applicable credit and other requirements. Services require customer agreement to all applicable terms and policies. Offers, prices, service features, specifications and terms may vary among areas and customers and may change from time to time. Other charges, conditions, requirements and restrictions may apply. Call your local Mediacom office for complete details. Logos, brand names and other branding are the property of their respective owners. This Offer: Requires subscription to Mediacom’s LAUNCH internet access service; more details about this service can be found at Discounted price is for three months beginning at installation. After three months, Mediacom will charge you its standard rates then in effect, which may change from time to time. If you cancel service during the first ten months, a termination fee may apply. You must obtain at your expense any equipment or items not supplied by Mediacom needed to use offered services. † Includes Mediacom Online® LAUNCH residential service plan with a usage allowance of up to 150 Gigabytes per monthly billing period. Excess usage will result in additional charges of $10 for every increment of up to 50 additional Gigabytes used. For example, if usage exceeded the allowance by 51 Gigabytes, the additional charge would be $20. Usage allowances are subject to change at any time. For more information, see “Additional Terms and Conditions-Monthly Usage Allowance” at


Recycling on Campus Materials Recyclable on Campus In residence halls, please sort and individually bag recycling and bring to your hall’s recycling room. In on-campus buildings, please look for appropriate containers. Plastic containers—all numbers except #7 • rinse, remove, and discard caps Glass (all colors) • rinse, remove and discard caps/lids no ceramics or window glass Aluminum (pop cans) • rinse no aluminum foil Tin (soup cans) • rinse, remove paper labels Cardboard • corrugated boxes • brown paper bags • brown envelopes • bright and dark colored non-glossy paper • coated cardboard no food contaminants (e.g. pizza boxes)

Paper Includes: • office ledger, legal pad paper • letterhead paper • tablet and note paper • all computer paper • Post-It Notes • white and pastel envelopes including plastic windows • factory wrapper from reams of paper • file cards Staples do not have to be removed. Excludes: carbon paper, blue print paper, coated fax paper, food wrappers and containers, tissue paper Hazardous Materials Do not throw these in the trash! Bring to Recycling Center (building near horse barns, north side of campus). • aerosols • fluorescent tubes and CFLs (compact fluorescents) • secure IDs (MKeys) (place in battery buckets located around campus) Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 320-589-6106 with questions regarding disposal of hazardous materials.

Class of 2017 Root Beer Float Party sponsored by the UMM Alumni Association

Tuesday, August 27 • 6–7:30 p.m. Campus Mall (Dining Hall rain site)

The UMM Alumni Association welcomes you to Morris! The alumni network helps current students by promoting connections with alumni and supporting networking and career development, scholarship support, and grants to student organizations. To network with alumni, visit Morris Connect online at or visit us in the Welcome Center. or 320-589-6066.


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Dining On Campus Sodexo Campus Services operates two dining facilities, the Student Center coffee shop, and a convenience store here at UMM. The primary restaurant is located in the Dining Hall. Turtle Mountain Cafe (TMC) is located in the Student Center. Higbies is the Student Center coffee shop and shares a space with the Information Desk. The C-Store is our campus convenience store; it is located in the lower level of the Dining Hall and provides you with a late night opportunity to buy a variety of items.

Dining Hall Hours Mon.–Fri.

7 a.m.–8 p.m.

Sat. and Sun.

10 a.m. –2 p.m., 4–7 p.m.

TMC Hours Mon.–Thurs.

10 a.m.–10 p.m.


10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Sat. and Sun.


Higbies Hours Mon.–Fri.

7 a.m.–11 p.m.


10 a.m.–11 p.m.


noon–11 p.m.

C-Store Hours Daily

7 p.m.–12 a.m.


Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE) enrich your Morris experience!

example, you can hear about other Morris students’ study abroad experiences through study abroad story night or learn tips on how to write an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) grant application to conduct research and get paid for it.

The Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE) is the Morris campus’s one-stop location for students seeking more information on a variety of enrichment opportunities, including: • undergraduate research; • study abroad; • the Honors Program; • National Student Exchange; and • nationally competitive fellowships and awards.

We help students explore all options available to expand and enrich their Morris experience. The ACE Office provides the information and connections needed to get involved in the programs listed above and many more, so stop down and visit! ACE is located in the lower level of the Student Center, room 5. You can also catch us on the web at!

The ACE staff also helps Morris Scholars awardees find great ways to use their stipends, which support unique and invaluable experiences! In addition to all of these great opportunities, ACE is a place for students seeking enrichment outside the classroom to meet like-minded students. Students volunteer in our office, located in the lower level of the Student Center, for most business hours of the day and can often be found hanging about the ACE Office. Throughout the term, ACE sponsors events geared toward specific enrichment programs. For

ACE Office 5 Student Center 320-589-7014 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


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201 East 6th Street · Morris 320-589-2161 Monday – Wednesday 7:00am to 5:00pm Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday by appointment

Academic Advising plan for success! The Academic Advising Program provides a host of services and materials that will help you plan to make the most of your education at Morris. The advising staff can assist you with: • changing your major or adviser; • learning about requirements for your major; • answering questions about degree completion; and • general academic related questions. Most of our resources are also available at

Good planning is the key to reaching your goals. We encourage you to meet regularly with your adviser and take full advantage of the services of our office so that your journey through college is successful and fulfilling. It’s your education…make it your own. Please stop in and see us!

Academic Advising 10 Student Center 320-589-6010 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

You will meet your adviser for the first time during orientation. If you have decided on a major, you will be assigned to a faculty expert in that field. If you are still deciding, you will work with an adviser to explore options and examine potential majors. First-year students and sophomores are expected to meet with their advisers at least once every semester, but most students meet with them several times each term. Take advantage of your adviser’s expertise—you can learn a lot about your major and many other exciting opportunities that await you, like study abroad, internships, and research.

Student Counseling

someone who will listen and help Many people are a little intimidated about counseling, because they are unsure of what it entails. That seems to describe most peoples’ experience of their first counseling sessions. A wise college counselor once used this metaphor to describe college counseling: “You come to college to take courses about different subjects. Counseling is kind of like a course you take on yourself where you are the teacher and the student.” The counselor facilitates self discovery in a safe, supportive environment.

Testing Center Student Counseling also serves as the campus Testing Center. Here you can take language and math placement exams, CLEP and DSST exams for college credit. As you get ready to graduate, we offer professional and graduate school admissions tests, i.e., LSAT, GRE Subject, MAT, PCAT, and Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (formerly Praxis). For more information, contact Jane at 320-589-6060.

The Student Counseling staff is here for you if you are experiencing any number of personal or academic challenges. Services are confidential—no one will know we’ve talked to you without your written permission. We’re here for you as consultants, too; sometimes students are worried about a friend and want to talk with us for advice. Just call 320-589-6060 and ask to see one of our mental health counselors. Please do not use email to schedule appointments. We cannot guarantee email confidentiality, because we are on a shared University server. Expect to fill out 10–15 minutes’ worth of paperwork prior to your first session with a counselor.

Student Counseling and Testing Center Behmler Hall, Room 235 Appointments: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–noon, 1–4:30 p.m. 320-589-6060


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Office of Academic Success The Office of Academic Success (OAS) promotes educational equity, access, and excellence. We’re dedicated to helping students identify and achieve their academic goals. The office provides a range of academic assistance programming as well as disability resources, support, and accommodation. All services are provided to enrolled students at no additional fee.

A list of the most common accommodations provided through the office follows. Please note that this list is non-exhaustive and can include other accommodations at the discretion of the OAS director. • Assistive technology and listening devices (text conversion, text to voice, audio recorders) • Student note-takers

Academic Assistance (AA) offers a variety of academic support options available to all UMM students including:

• E-book or audio book access (when available) • Exam accommodations (extended time, limited distraction environment)

• Drop-in study rooms Drop-in study rooms provide collaborative spaces to work with peers on daily work and test preparation. Courses generally supported by drop-in study rooms include chemistry, mathematics, physics, and statistics.

Registering to receive services is easier than you might think. There is one key step: call 320-589-6178 to schedule an appointment. Here is the general registration process.

• Appointment-based tutoring A number of 1000- and 2000- level courses are supported by the tutor program. Peer tutors are available to work with students in one-on-one and small-group sessions. Walk-in visits are welcome during listed hours, but scheduled appointments are recommended. Visit the website to learn more, view the current term’s tutoring schedule, and request an appointment. • Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) study groups Structured, peer-led study sessions are available for select courses. Specially trained peer leaders facilitate regularly scheduled sessions that focus on both course content and effective study strategies. • Academic consultation Academic consultation offers students the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with a professional who specializes in helping students improve their academic performance. Consultation services range from a one-time visit focusing on a specific study skill to ongoing meetings focusing on the creation and maintenance of an academic success plan. Disability Services’ (DS) goal is to ensure that you have access to all the learning opportunities you choose, whether in class or at work, or participating in the wide range of social and cultural experiences the University offers.

1.Contact the director of the Office of Academic Success/Disability Services to set up an appointment to discuss your application for services form, or temporary health condition application form. 2.Provide official documentation of your disability, which is generally provided by a health care provider or testing specialist. Like other documents related to your progress at Morris, these documents are confidential. You may also want to provide any previous documentation from primary education case managers (such as high school, middle/elementary school) to help assist in getting the right accommodations for you. 3.Determine eligibility and accommodation. During the intake meeting, you’ll complete all registration paperwork, discuss and determine eligibility for services, and identify reasonable academic accommodations. If additional documentation is needed, this will be discussed and requested. 4.Students are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and register for services before they are needed. Once a student has registered through the office, s/he will meet with the disability coordinator at least once per semester to review the accommodations, discuss self-advocacy, create a success plan, and identify additional campus and community resources. 5.Follow-up is necessary every semester to register for accommodations.

Office of Academic Assistance Briggs Library, Room 362 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 320-589-6178



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Welcome from Cougar Athletics and the Department of Sport Studies and Athletics Enrich your college experience by attending or participating in Cougar athletics. Cougar Athletics Morris student athletes compete in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) as members of NCAA Division III.

Cougar Athletics men’s sports Cougar men’s sports are baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, indoor and outdoor track and field, soccer, and tennis.

Department of Sport Studies and Athletics The Department of Sport Studies and Athletics offers a major in sport management and a coaching endorsement program in addition to a variety of fitness-related courses. Stop by our offices located at P.E. 225 to discuss your opportunities.

Cougar Athletics women’s sports Cougar women’s sports are basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor and outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball.

UMM students attend Cougar athletic events free of charge. 320-589-6425



HOMECOMING 2013 September 27–29 Join Morris alumni for a great weekend on campus!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 All Day Alumni and Students Networking Event 6:30 p.m. Distinguished Alumni Award and Networking Banquet 8 p.m. Performing Arts Alumni Reunion with Special Guests James “Doc” Carlson ’65 and Ann Michels ’92 10 p.m. BSU Homecoming Dance

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 9 a.m. Cougar Homecoming 5K 11 a.m. Bookstore Open (till 5 p.m.) 11:45 a.m. Tailgate Party (till 1 p.m.) 1 p.m. Cougar Football versus Eureka College 4 p.m. Green Prairie Living and Learning Community Dedication 8 p.m. HomeKUMMing Concert (featuring Ranger Ranger, J. Rush and DJ Ti Guy, Soulcrate)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 1:30 p.m. Cougar Alumni Baseball game 2 p.m. Band and Choir concert with alumni

For a complete schedule of events, visit 29

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Rodney A. Briggs Library

gateway to research help—plus a whole lot more Briggs Library provides resources and assistance you’ll need to complete your papers and projects. • Helpful and knowledgeable staff and friendly student assistants • More than 270,000 books, DVDs, music scores, and CDs, including thousands of e-books • More than 70,000 e-journals as well as hundreds of print journals • More than 150 subscription databases and online reference sources • Camtasia workstation, scanners, photocopiers, and microform equipment • Printers—use PaperCut accounts or cash Personal Librarian Watch for emails from your very own librarian that will let you know about great resources, interesting events, and other library news. Don’t be shy about contacting your personal librarian for help. Just stop and say hi from time to time. We’d love to get to know you! LibGuides Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming, figuring out which resources to use for an assignment. That’s where LibGuides comes in. Located on the library’s home page, it’s an easy way to find out where to start your research. Reference Desk Still need help? Simply stop at the reference desk, and a friendly librarian will be glad to assist you. Reference librarians are available 56 hours per week at the reference/research help desk and also by

appointment. If you have a question away from the library, call the reference desk at 320-589-6176, send an email to “Ask A Librarian,” or contact us via chat from the library home page. Interlibrary Loans It would be great if the library could promise to have everything you need available right on campus. Since that’s impossible, we offer Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. The ILL department has an impressive track record for filling requests for books, articles, DVDs, CDs, and more. Complete the ILL request form available on the library’s website, or use one of the forms embedded in the library’s databases. Study Space If you’re looking for a place to study, Briggs has the answer. There are study carrels, tables, and small-group meeting rooms available. By student tradition, first and fourth floors are quiet areas. The entire library has wireless capability, but there are computers scattered throughout the building as well. Study Breaks Need to take a break from studying? Check out the library’s collections of entertainment DVDs, CDs, and the Best Sellers’ collection. Watch for announcements for library sponsored special events, including monthly game nights, held Friday nights from 6 p.m. until midnight. During crunch time at the end of the semester, consider visiting the stress-free zone on the first floor, and stop down at the main desk for late night coffee or snacks. 35

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Career Services: So you just arrived…what are you planning to do after you graduate? It’s never too early to think about graduation and a career! And Career Services has the tools to help. office hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Entering a job or graduate/professional school doesn’t happen automatically after you graduate. Start considering your options now as you begin your college experience. Developing career opportunities involves educational preparation, occupational exploration, job and/or postbaccalaureate educational search activities, and finally, transitioning to work and/or school.

Not all Morris graduates go directly into the workforce. • Approximately 25 percent of graduates pursue graduate and professional studies immediately after receiving a Morris bachelor of arts degree. • Approximately 50 percent of graduates attend graduate or professional school during their lifetimes. Morris graduates report that a combination of coursework and out-of-class learning experiences were important preparation for their careers. • Fifty-nine percent of Morris graduates say courses in their major were moderately to extremely important preparation. • Fifty-four percent say the same for general education courses. • Fifty-nine percent report that an internship, teaching, or research experience was important preparation for their current employment. • Forty-six percent indicate that extracurricular participation was important preparation for their current jobs.

Career Services offers services to facilitate the developmental process for students and alumni, which include: • providing career/graduate school information and guidance; • providing teacher and liberal arts job and internship lists; • arranging on- and off-campus interviews; • offering assistance with resume and letter writing, job search, and interviewing techniques; • facilitating career activities including the All-University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair, Graduate and Professional School Information Day, a summer job fair, the Minnesota Education Career Fair, and more, and; • collecting educational and occupational information maintained in the Career Resource Center.

Career Services is open to all Morris students and alumni. Stop in our office in 110 Library, or visit the website at

“What can you do with a liberal arts degree?” Here’s what you can tell your relatives when they ask. Graduates from liberal arts colleges, like Morris, can acquire jobs as: • sales marketing representatives; • computer software and web designers; • counselors and human service technicians; • public administrators; • inventory control specialists; • advertising account representatives; • communications workers; • retail management trainees; • scientific workers; • elementary and secondary teachers; • business managers; • youth workers; • and pretty much anything else!

The majority of Morris graduates find jobs in fields related to their college majors or choose to work in a different field. They work in major corporations and small businesses, educational institutions (K–12 and higher education), government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, the major industries in which Morris graduates have obtained positions are: • education; • social and human services; • finance/insurance/real estate; • business service industries; • manufacturing; • retail trade; and • health services.

After earning a liberal arts degree, you’re armed with the ability to learn and understand any number of skills and situations.


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Office of Community Engagement get involved! Do you want to… • tutor elementary school students? • commit to volunteer at one of more than 500 non-profit, school, or government agencies in Stevens County? • write a proposal related to your passion to present at a city council meeting? • provide activities and companionship for elders living in a nursing home? • hold a fundraiser for a community organization? • organize an art, drama, or literary event that brings awareness to a community issue? • lead a community dialogue and action planning session about a social issue of interest to you? • use your research skills to benefit a community agency? • make our community, state, nation, or world a better place? If you want to get involved in the community in these or any other ways, visit us! We will help you use your unique interests and skills in a way that benefits both you and the broader community. A brief overview of the programs in our office—just a taste of all the opportunities available to you! Community Service Program: We will help you, your residence hall floor, athletic team, or student organization get involved in the community, whether you are interested in a one-time, direct service project or a longer-term commitment. Regardless of your interests and desired level of involvement, we can help! Funding is available by proposal for student-initiated projects.

Community Meals: Help plan and cook a community meal open to anyone—or just show up for delicious, healthy food and fellowship! Bread ‘N Bowls: Volunteer at this annual spring event that raises awareness about violence and poverty in our community. Annual Days of Service: Participate with your peers in our annual days of service, including Fall Day of Service, Trick or Can, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Days of Service, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

Service-Learning Program: Several UMM academic courses include research, community building, or direct service projects that benefit the broader community. Check out our course offerings during registration, or talk to us about directed study opportunities!

Soup and Substance: Participate in, or help plan, a monthly dialogue about a community issue.

Tutoring, Reading, and Enabling Children (TREC): TREC seeks to promote literacy in schoolage children and throughout local communities. Assist with literacy activities for preschool through elementary school students at a variety of community sites.

We hope to see you soon!

Community ESL Program: Teach English to community members whose first language is Spanish, or help with literacy activities for children of our ESL students—and get to know community members you might not otherwise meet!

Barb Hesse, principal office and administrative specialist

Argie Manolis, Office of Community Engagement coordinator Ashraf Ashkar, assistant coordinator

Office of Community Engagement 206 Welcome Center 320-589-6276

Jane Addams Program: Participate in weekly UMMstudent and community-member-led discussions and activities to create cross-cultural and universitycommunity bonds. 39


Morris Healthy Eating What if... ...the rates of obesity and nutrition-related diseases were dropping instead of escalating? ...a colorful, delicious array of fruits and vegetables were easily accessible every day? ...nutrient-dense foods were as affordable

Get Involved! • Join the Student Organic Gardening Club to plan, plant, care for, and harvest the campus gardens.

as high-calorie, highly processed foods? ...the healthy choice were the easy choice?

• Join Foodlumms to learn more about our food system and to work toward more local, fair, ecologically sound, and humane food for everyone. • Volunteer to help tend and harvest the Native American Garden.

Morris Healthy Eating is working to make fresh fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods more available and accessible on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus, in Morris, and in Stevens County.

• Sign up for healthy cooking classes in the MORRIS COOKS! series starting September 12.

Established in 2009, the initiative links leaders from our food, healthcare, and educational systems with partnering organizations, agencies, and businesses to make the healthy choice the easy choice in our community.

• Take part in the Local Foods Farmers Market and Feast on campus September 24. • Attend the Native American Traditional Foods Community Meal September 30. • Find Morris Healthy Eating on Facebook, and stay in touch!

Morris Area Farmers Market Mondays and Thursdays 3 p.m.– 6 p.m. through September

Visit or call 320-589-6075 for more information.

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RENTAL HOUSING COMMISSION Has your rental been inspected? Check it out before you rent! Contact: Morris Housing Authority @ 320-589-3142


Technology at Morris Learn more at The Helpdesk (, 320-589-6150) is available weekdays 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. to answer all of your technology questions. Residence Halls computing Your computing experience will start in your residence hall. Before your computer will connect to the Internet with an Ethernet cable, you will need to fill out the ResNet Connection Request Form online ( We can have your computer connection in your dorm room ready by the time you arrive. If you need help getting hooked up, contact the Helpdesk.

There are several things that you can do to prevent damage from malicious software. 1. Make sure that your computer is set to automatically update the operating system (safecomputing.umn. edu/guides/update_software.html). 2. Make sure that you have an antivirus program installed on your computer and keep it updated. Note: You can only have one antivirus program on your computer...more is not better!

At you can: • change your password; • manage email account options like forwarding, auto reply, blocked emails, and storage quota; • sign up for 5 GB of online data storage on NetFiles.

3. If your computer gets a pop-up window saying that you are infected with a virus, do not click on the scan button. Close the pop-up box, and open the antivirus software installed on your machine. Run the scan from there. The first pop up box is more than likely malware trying to install on your computer.

Safe Computing—malicious software prevention and backup The University provides much more information about safe computing online at safecomputing.umn. edu. We encourage you to review this information. Also, please remember that the University of Minnesota will never ask for your login and password information in an email message.

4. Ads on the web are very tempting to click, but don’t do it. Spyware is usually bundled in ads, and clicking on an ad leads to an infected computer. Visit for more information. 5. Download software only from trusted sites. 44

Technology, continued 6. Do not use peer-to-peer file sharing programs such as Limewire, BitTorrent, Ares, BearShare, Kazaa, Gnutella and edonkey. They are spyware and virus havens. Not only is file sharing illegal, running peerto-peer file sharing programs is against University policy. If you share on the University network, you will get a copyright infringement notice from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It is tracked on Morris’s network! Stay legal and use iTunes or a similar program. 7. Regularly update all programs on your computer, especially the following software/programs if they are installed on your computer: Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Firefox web browser, Java, and iTunes. Back up your documents, pictures, and music regularly. We suggest that you purchase either a portable hard drive or a larger flash/thumb drive to store this media. You may also use your UMN Google Drive account to backup your documents. If you have any questions or need help making sure your computer is backed up please contact the Help Desk. Problems on your Computer If you do end up having problems with your computer, either because of viruses or hardware failure, the Helpdesk can help you get it running again. Depending on the severity of the problems, it is sometimes necessary to reinstall the operating system on your computer. This means you may need

to provide install media for Windows, Office, or other programs you need. No matter what the problem, your first step should be to contact the Helpdesk and they can help you get everything working again. All of the services provided by the Helpdesk are free of charge to all current students. Other Technology Resources The campus provides a pool of equipment for instructional use that includes Mac and PC laptop computers, data projectors, digital still and video cameras, and portable video production equipment. Students may check out this equipment on a short-term basis—at no cost—for use on class presentations and individual media projects. All general purpose classrooms are available for walk-in use by students and are equipped with computers, data projectors, screens, sound systems, and controlled by integrated touch control panels. Students can receive assistance using the digital media lab in creating video projects and with converting video footage from a variety of video sources: cameras, DVDs, SD cards, and numerous video file formats for use in their academic or personal projects. For assistance with any of these services contact the UMM Helpdesk

COMPUTER LABS ON CAMPUS Imholte 11—24-hour, all PC Science 2530—all PC Briggs Library—PC and two Macs Student Center—24-hour, PC and Mac HFA 26—Digital Media Lab (*no printer) The lab computers are set up with graphic and word processing software along with special instructional packages. Printers are available in most labs. They are set up for two-sided printing to eliminate paper waste.

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LOOKING FOR A GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITY? Look no further than the Center for Small Towns (CST) to gain practical workplace experience in a variety of areas and disciplines. The Center for Small Towns focuses on connecting small communities with the resources of the larger University system and providing students hands-on experience. Students work on a large variety of projects such as assisting with stainability issues for rural communities, analyzing and creating surveys, researching rural issues, working with community leaders, and much more. Past and current students have loved the opportunity to serve the greater community while gathering valuable resumé-building experience and gaining marketable skills. CST is located on the second floor of the Welcome Center— stop in and check us out! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE WORK STUDY ELIGIBLE—APPLY ONLINE AT:




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The Student Center the campus living rroom oom The Student Center is the living room of the campus—the place where the entire campus community gathers and where you can always find a buzz of activity. From tables with student groups advertising their events, to udents, facultyy, and staff waiting to vote, or give blood, or hear a speaker. It serves as a hallways lined with students, place to meet classmates, study for a test, get cash sh at the AT TM, pick up something some to satisfy your sweet tooth, or just hang out. The primary Student Center gathering spaces are orate campus history y. named to commemorate Turtle T u l Mountain urtle M i Cafe C f (TMC) TMC is named for the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in North Dakota, home to many of the first students educated on the campus when it served as an American Indian boarding school in the late 1880s and early 1900s. In addition to serving delicious food, TMC is perfect as an informal meeting place for students, stafff, f and professors. It is a major study zone in the evenings and on weekends. Edson Auditorium Edson Auditorium honors Allen W. Edson, an instructor of agricultural economics and superintendent of the West Central School of Agriculture and Experiment Station. Built in 1959, the auditorium is home to many special events, lectures, and concerts as well as the Performing Arts Series and film screenings. Oyate Hall Oyate Hall is the site for many campus community celebrations and events. Oyate (pronounced oh ya’ tay) means “the people” in Lakota/Dakota. Oyate Hall can be divided into three rooms, identified as the Cougar Room (south section), University Room (center), and Alumni Room (north section). Louie’ss Lower Level Louie’ Louie’’s has been a traditional tra hangout since UMM was founded. Recently renovated, the new Louie’s now contains a 65” flat screen TV V, a 7.1 surround sound, a 40-gallon fish tank/coffee table, chalk board announcement wall, and student organization storage spaces.

Higbies Higbies combines the Information Desk with a coffee u Cofffee. It is the place to find fin shop serving Caribou answers about campus services, organizations, academic life, and community events; or get stamps, snacks, study supplies, and Student Center locker offfee rentals. Higbies is also the place to get quality cof beverages, smoothies, and even bubble tea! Check out the great pastries and inexpensive grab-andgo foods. Higbies is named in recognition of E. C. Higbie, the first superintendent of the West Central School of Agriculture and Experiment Station. Other Student Center spaces: Area ea 24-Hour Study Lounge/Computer Ar A 24-Hour Study Lounge/Computer Area, located on the center’’s main level, is open around the clock, including holidays and semester breaks. The area includes a study area, a computer lab with Macs and PCs, a printer and copier, and vending machines. Water is available from a 200-gallon reverse osmosis water filter system via a water fountain and bottle refilling station. The lower level of the Student Center is home to a number of organizations and programs, including: • Of Office fice of Student Activities, Confer Conferences, ences, and Special Events • Student Or Organization ganization Ar Area ea • Morris Campus Student Association (MCSA) • Campus Activities Council (CAC) • KUMM Radio • Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE) • Of fice of Advising and Retention Office

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Wellness Center

Stay healthy. Stay safe.

Gay Hall, 16-A (across from Health Services) 320-589-6061 The Violence Prevention Program (VPP), in collaboration with Someplace Safe, works to foster healthy relationships and prevent relationship violence and abuse against women and men on campus. It also assists victims of sexual assault, relationship abuse, stalking, and unsafe housing. VPP can assist students who have concerns about friends and family members who may be at risk. All information is confidential, and legal advocacy is provided. The Wellness Center also offers a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Program that aims to help remove negative stigmas associated with suicide, improve recognition of warning signs, and provide help for those at risk.

The Wellness Center offers a variety of services for students to help relieve stress, improve health, and feel safe on campus. Resources include: • Books, pamphlets, and other literature on staying healthy physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually, • Free condoms and contraceptives, • A comfortable area where you can sit and reduce stress, • Student volunteers to whom you can simply talk during office hours. Relationship and sexual health resources are provided in the Wellness Center to ensure that relationships remain healthy. Information promoting proper contraceptive use and positive relationship dynamics are offered in addition to counselors and student volunteers who are happy to talk with you about any life situation. Workshops facilitated by the Wellness Center include stress management, chronic pain and illness support groups, and empowerment workshops for women.

All students are encouraged to make use of the Wellness Center. It is a welcoming space that promotes the best of your well-being.


Activities Fair 2013

Browse and sign up for student organizations!

Tuesday, August 27 • 5:30–7 p.m. Campus Mall (Dining Hall if raining)

FREE FOOD! Student Organizations With more than 85 student organizations, Morris has something for everyone. Check out all the clubs and organizations at

ACM COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB (ACM/CSCI)—Students interested in Computer Science exchange ideas and discuss areas not normally covered in the classroom. Highlights include guest speakers, fieldtrips to prominent businesses, and internship seminars.

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY—As student affiliates of the national American Chemical Society, members promote chemistry-related activities, speakers, and fieldtrips.

AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SOCIETY (AISES)—Nurtures the building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values.

ANIME CLUB—Dedicated to growing and sharing an interest in Japanese animation, including movies, TV series, and more! We meet on a weekly basis and focus on showcasing a variety of work, from the well-known to the obscure. Whether you’re a long-time fan or simply curious, feel free to stop by!

ART CLUB—For anyone who likes art! Activities include hosting gallery openings, sponsoring art sales, guest speakers, and periodic trips to galleries and museums.

ART HISTORY ASSOCIATION—For all students interested in art history, this group organizes informational sessions, fieldtrips, speakers, and fundraisers.

ARTEMIS FLEET—A club dedicated to the cooperative spaceship simulator Artemis. This is the ideal science fiction simulation experience if you are interested in fictional space travel and ship management.

ASIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (ASA)—ASA seeks to increase awareness of Asian cultures between Asian and nonAsian students.

BAD MOVIE CLUB—The place to be for indulging the absolute worst in cinematic travesty. MSTies (you know who you are!) are heavily encouraged to come. There’s no pain like

pain shared, but comedy is the best medicine, so come down to Louie’s Lower Level and get ready to laugh and joke the tears away. BIG FRIEND/LITTLE FRIEND (BFLF)—BFLF is a community outreach program that pairs you up with a student from one of the local elementary schools. You get to spend time hanging out with your little and acting as a mentor to them. We also have monthly events and parties that everyone is encouraged to attend. This is a great way to get involved in the Morris community, and to make a positive impact on a child’s life. BIOLOGY CLUB (TRI-BETA)—Devoted to the furthering of interests in biology, this club incorporates all areas of the science. Activities include scheduled speakers, fieldtrips, and fundraising. BLACK STUDENT UNION (BSU)—BSU seeks to promote unity and diversity among all ethnicities and cultures in the community. The group serves as a representative to share Black culture. All are welcome. BLOOD DRIVE COMMITTEE—Hosts three Red Cross blood drives each year. CAMPUS ACTIVITIES COUNCIL (CAC)—CAC is a student organization charged with providing educational, cultural, social, and recreational programming for the campus. The group encourages the development of leadership skills in its five committees (Concerts, Convocations, Films, Performing Arts, and Homecoming and Traditions). CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY (The Newman Center)— Seeks to build a caring Christian community through weekly fellowship meetings and by sponsoring spiritual, social, educational, and service activities. CHESS CLUB—This club strives to educate and engage the campus in playing the game of chess.


Student Organizations, continued CIRCLE OF NATIONS INDIGENOUS ASSOCIATION (CNIA)— This is an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of American Indian cultures and issues. CLASSICS CLUB—A student-run club open to all students interested in anything classical. Focuses include Latin and Greek studies.

EDUCATION MINNESOTA STUDENT PROGRAM (EMSP)— A group for elementary and secondary education majors. Our goal is to promote interest in and enthusiasm for the field of education, provide information regarding educational issues, encourage professionalism in the field of education, develop a stronger relationship with the surrounding school districts, and provide support for underclassmen who are pursing education majors.

COLLEGE BOWL—This group organizes a game between two teams in which team players must answer questions of academic trivia. UMM College Bowl travels around the state to compete with other teams.

FENCING CLUB—This group is dedicated to Olympic-style fencing. Requires no prior experience, only a willingness to learn and practice.

COLLEGE REPUBLICANS—This group promotes, supports, and participates in conservative and/or Republican ideologies and activities on the UMM campus and in the broader community.

THE FINER THINGS CLUB—This organization intends to refine the classical public liberal arts education through improving social etiquette. Activities include enjoying tea, having good conversation, and easing the transition to adulthood.

CONCERT CHOIR COUNCIL—This group represents the UMM Concert Choir, which rehearses for an hour every Monday through Friday. The choir performs at the annual Homecoming Concert and Annual Carol Concert, among others. The choir also tours annually in the spring.

(FLOATING) WORLD—Not only the sole literary publication on the UMM campus, but also a group dedicated to the connection and flourishing of the literary community on campus—fiction and nonfiction writers, poets, lyricists, and visual artists. Floating World allows for the publication of student work by the students themselves as well as hosts weekly workshops, readings, and creative events throughout the year.

COUGAR KINK—Strives to inform and educate about alternative sexualities as well as to provide a place of community and connection for those who participate in or are interested in the fetish or kink lifestyles. CRAFTING CLUB—Explore all things crafting-related in this club. Some activities include knitting, crocheting, and other handmade crafting projects. Lessons will be offered at meetings. CULTURAL CONNECTIONS CLUB (3C)—3C emphasizes creating bonds and relationships between culturally diverse members of campus. Students involved will be able to learn about other cultures and meet with both domestic and international students. DANCE ENSEMBLE—This group provides an opportunity for students interested in dance to work together, create dance performances, and sponsor activities that further the availability of dance at UMM. They perform twice a year. DISABILITY ALLIANCE TEAM (D.A.T.)—D.A.T. raises awareness, educates the student body, and offers open discussion regarding disabilities. DOCTOR WHO SOCIETY—This organization explores the world and adventures in the popular science fiction series, Doctor Who. All are welcome to learn more about the Doctor’s travels. E-QUALITY—University of Minnesota Morris’s LGBTQ* group, provides not only a safe space for people of all gender and sexual identities to discuss LGBTQ* issues, but also strives to educate the campus and surrounding community about issues impacting queer people. We also organize queer events such as coming out week and pride week as well as social events such as one of the most anticipated campus events, the annual UMM drag show.

FOODLUMS—works for more local, humane, fair, and ecologically sound food on campus; has discussions on food, food production, and food policy; hosts events to raise awareness about food issues. FRENCH CLUB, “Entre Nous”—Entre Nous brings activities and performances to campus, and partners with French clubs of neighboring campuses to enjoy events. Entre Nous hosts a weekly/bi-weekly conversation table where students can meet other French-speaking students and practice French conversational skills. GEOLOGY CLUB—This group is the ideal way for students to meet with people interested in the history of the earth as recorded by rocks. GERMAN CLUB—Auf Deutsch, bitte!, the German Club, is an organization to foster unity among persons interested in German and to promote the German culture. GROUND QUIDDITCH—This group organizes the intense sports event inspired by the Harry Potter series. Teams “fly” around on broomsticks trying to score goals. Are you a wizard? HONORS COUNCIL—The Honors Council aims to provide students with challenging, rewarding educational experiences to complement their liberal arts education. Students completing the Honors Program will be given their degree “with honors” in recognition of their distinction and work. IMPROV—Improv provides a free and informal opportunity for anyone and everyone to practice improvisational theatre. The group meets weekly and hosts auditions at the beginning of each year for the University’s official performing improv troupe, Breakfast for Dinner.


Student Organizations, continued INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB—This club prepares and sends a small group of delegates to represent different countries at various Model United Nations Conferences across the nation.

LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY—This group offers a weekly fellowship and faith sharing event called Unwinders, a quarterly Bible study, a “peer ministry” program that develops student leadership skills, and actively co-sponsors a variety of oncampus events. LCM is headquartered at The Christus House just off campus on Second Street.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION—An association interested in creating opportunities for international students to interact with the campus community. They facilitate activities that raise awareness of issues concerning international students and American students interested in studying abroad.

LUTHERAN STUDENT FELLOWSHIP—This group guides students in their Christian faith according to the practices of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). The group provides a place to discuss thoughts and concerns about current events and issues students encounter in relation to faith.

INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP—An opportunity for students of various denominations to learn together from the Bible, encourage each other in following Jesus Christ, and spread the Good News. Large group meetings include worship, Bible teaching, and drama; close-knit small groups focus on in-depth Bible study and prayer. IVCF also sponsors student-led retreats, mission trips, and campus events.

MAGIC THE GATHERING CLUB—Provides students interested in Magic: the Gathering with a fun place to play with like minded individuals. MANAGEMENT /ECONOMICS CLUB—This club is for students majoring in, minoring in, or interested in management and economics. Lectures and discussions on issues relating to economics and business are presented on campus.

INVENT SCIENCE MAGIC (ISM)—educates students in the magic of science. Student will then share this magic with the Morris community. People will recognize the potential of science through ISM activities. JANE ADDAMS—works to bring different groups in the community together. We work specifically with students and members of the emerging Latino community in Morris with the goal of spreading cultural awareness and appreciation. It’s a great opportunity to learn or practice speaking Spanish, get to know community members, and make new friends. We meet every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte 111.

MARTIAL ARTS AND SPORT SPARRING ORGANIZATION— The purpose of this club is to instruct students in mixed martial arts. Members practice sparring, wrestling, ground fighting, and practice real-life application of the striking arts. The group also delves into use of martial arts weaponry and defense against street weaponry. MATH CLUB—a great way to learn more about the mathematics program including faculty, classes, and course material. We also play fun logic games-many times having tournaments-and watch a movie or two. We accept all students: math majors, physics majors, art majors, undecided majors. Come and join in on the discussions and games!

JAPAN CLUB (NIHON HIROBA)— Nihon Hiroba is dedicated to teaching its members about Japanese culture and language. Each meeting consists of a Japanese culture related activity or presentation, then lessons in basic Japanese. Search “Japan Club - UMM” to visit the club’s Facebook page! JAZZ ENSEMBLE COUNCIL—A group involved in organizing one of the strongest jazz programs in the Midwest. The bands perform at a variety of formal functions, festivals, clinics, performing arts series, and other private events. Each spring, UMM brings in world-famous guest artists who perform with the jazz bands as part of Jazz Fest.

MEININGENS—This is the student theatre group. The group provides an arena for students to be involved in all aspects of the theatre. Meiningens produces an annual show that is completely student-run as well as produces staged readings and other theatre events throughout the year. MEN OF MORRIS—The purpose of this organization is to establish an association of Morris community members who are committed to developing and sustaining a sense of respect and responsibility among the male leaders and role models in both the on- and off-campus communities.

JOURNAL CLUB—Students interested in creating journal articles can meet with Journal Club where they will develop skills to effectively research, collaborate, and critique with each other on articles in the life sciences. KUMM, the U-90 Alternative, 89.7 FM, Student Radio—KUMM is an entirely student-run radio station which broadcasts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Students are involved with the station both as on-air DJs and in departments such as news and publicity.

MINNESOTA PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP (MPIRG)—A grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit, studentdirected organization that empowers and trains students and engages the community to take collective action in the public interest throughout the state of Minnesota. Students work together to plan successful campaigns, alongside MPIRG staff and UMM administrators. Our chapter has recently increased sales of sweatshop-free clothing in our bookstore, as well as played a vital role in the expansion of composting on and off campus.

LACROSSE AT UMM—The Lacrosse club provides the opportunity to those interested in playing lacrosse to learn about and participate in the sport. LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CLUB—This organization is devoted to the popular online video game, League of Legends. Interested students can play and learn from each other in this teamworkoriented environment. Campus tournaments with prizes are routinely held each year.

MOCK TRIAL—This group is a team that prepares arguments for mock court cases. Members play the roles of attorneys and witnesses, and the teams compete against teams from other colleges throughout the state and country.


Student Organizations, continued MORRIS CAMPUS STUDENT ASSOCIATION (MCSA)—UMM’s central student governance body. Student representatives work year round serve and advocate for students. Our goal is to provide a student voice on important campus issues and to collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to make UMM an even better place! Forum takes place every Monday at 6 p.m. in the Cow Palace. We hope to see you there!

ORGANIC GARDENING CLUB—A great way to learn about gardening, cooking, and the food world of Morris. Throughout the school year, we plan out the garden for the summer, have cooking/baking parties, and tour greenhouses and nearby farms. Then when summer roles around, you can finally see and taste all the amazing fruits and vegetables that have been planted! Everyone is welcome and no experience is needed, just interest and enthusiasm!

MORRIS COMMUNITY CHURCH CAMPUS MINISTRIES (MCCCM)—Students interested in getting more involved in local churches and fellowships can join MCCCM club to find opportunities, such as mentorship, near campus.

OUTDOOR CLUB—This group promotes outdoor activities through hosting open climbing and camping trips.

MORRIS FEMINISTS—Exists to challenge patriarchy as it is manifested in male domination, sexism, heteronormativity, and homophobia at UMM, in the Morris community, and broader society. MORRIS FREETHINKERS—Strives to A) advance the knowledge of the University community by hosting speakers, discussions, and public screenings of educational films; and B) to produce an open and friendly community for theists and non-theists alike. MORRIS HISTORY ASSOCIATION—The Morris History Association is aimed towards students with an interest in history. All students of all majors are welcome to join and learn more about the past. MORRIS LOCKSPORT—provides an environment where students can learn about the principles of lock picking, how to make lock picks, how various locking mechanisms work, how to defeat and improve locking mechanisms through demonstrations and participation, and can gather to pick locks they own or have permission to pick in a legal setting. THE MORRIS NORTHSTAR—The Morris Northstar is an alternative student-produced newspaper published on a monthly basis.

PAINTBALL CLUB—This club is dedicated to playing and promoting the sport of paintball by regularly meeting to play both on campus and at tournaments around the state. PEER HEALTH EDUCATORS—This club is run through the Wellness Center located in Gay Hall and provides information on health-related issues through different events, floor programs, tabling activities, and an annual speaker. PHILOSOPHY CLUB—Morris’s Philosophy Club holds discussions on various philosophical topics. All students of all majors and experience are welcome to join in on weekly discussions and learn more about philosophy. PI SIGMA ALPHA—Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honors society of political science. To become a member, you must take several upper-division political science classes and retain a high GPA. PSA has hosted a state House/Senate debate. POKEMON CLUB—The Pokemon Club exists to challenge everyone to be the very best like no one ever was. To catch them is our real quest to train them is our cause. We wish to collect a group of like-minded individuals and bind them with our collective love for pokemon. POM SQUAD—Pom, a performance squad with a hip hop background, encourages UMM school spirit and performs for crowds at sports events.

MY LITTLE PONY CLUB—Revels in the awesomeness that is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and spread the message of My Little Pony and friendship to campus. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC EDUCATION (NAME)—NAME is a professional organization that offers a multitude of opportunities for the aspiring music educator, including conferences at the state and national levels, monthly teaching updates and materials, and numerous other resources. This organization is a great opportunity for anyone pursuing a career in music education.

PRAIRIE PAGANS—This student organization provides open discussion and learning on pagan beliefs, writing, and ideas. PRE-HEALTH AND VETERINARY CLUB—All pre-professional students can get involved in this club to network with other students and the pre-professional community within Morris. PSI CHI—This is the UMM chapter of the International Honor Society in Psychology and has the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology.

NORDIC SKI CLUB—This club brings cross-country skiing to UMM students. Students at all experience levels are welcome to join in the fitness and recreational aspects through ski trips, social events, and other fitness activities.

PSYCHOLOGY CLUB—promote members’ general knowledge of psychology and provides extracurricular activities which allow this knowledge to be used. Open to all UMM students interested in psychology, not just majors.

NORML—The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws group is primarily focused on raising awareness of the need to reform our country’s policies on marijuana. NORML supports decrimninalization and legalization of medicinal and personal marijuana use and does so by raising awareness in fundraising, petitioning, and lobbying.

ROLE PLAYING GAMES CLUB—This club offers multiple campaigns for interested players to join, as well as opportunities to be a Dungeon Master. RUGBY TEAM, MEN’S (MUD DAUBERS)—The purpose of the rugby team is to instruct, teach, and promote the sport of union rugby through the student body and community.


SADDLE CLUB—This is an organization for students interested in horses. Through the Saddle Club, students may apply to bring their horse to stay in the Saddle Club Barn, get involved in horse-related activities, and meet others who share their passion for equine companions.

TAEKWONDO CLUB—This club provides a safe and fun learning environment in which UMM students, faculty, staff, and Morris area community members can learn the Korean martial art of Taekwondo. Involvement includes benefits in physical and mental health as well as cultural knowledge.

SIGMA TAU DELTA—This is the International English Honor Society that recognizes students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies who excel in the field of English literature, literacy, and linguistics. UMM’s chapter, Alpha Lamda Xi, includes involvement in Banned Books Week, Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day Readings, and service projects. Internships, conferences, and professional opportunities are available through the national organization.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB—This club is open to anyone interested in the sport who is willing to have fun while playing. Members of all skill level are welcome. UNITED STUDENTS FOR AFRICA—Strives to raise awareness about African issues and to educate the campus and the surrounding communities about African cultures and their ways of living. UNIVERSITY REGISTER—Publishing approximately 12 issues per semester, the UR is the weekly campus newspaper providing a source of news, entertainment, and upcoming campus events.

SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB—A club for students interested in American Sign Language (ASL). SMASH! CLUB—This is a club designed to promote harmony through the common interest of video games.

VAMOS JUNTOS—Vamos Juntos- seeks to promote the usage and practice of the Spanish language. We have biweekly meetings and sponsor activities throughout the year, including a fall “Dia de los Muertos” dance, a yearly field trip to the cities for a cultural activity and other fun activities throughout the year such as board game or movie nights. We also help to sponsor a weekly Spanish conversation table comprised of students, faculty, and community members.

SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY SOCIETY—Our society is designed to promote the wealth of knowledge found in the disciplines of sociology and anthropology. The society’s purpose is to network with other students, practice the skills involved with both disciplines, attend professional conferences, and most important of all, have a good time doing it. SOS BRIGADE—The SOS Brigade is an alternative group for students who find all other orgs boring. Activities include, but aren’t limited to solving mysteries/creating culturally significant film/television programs, participating in the community, raising awareness of the paranormal slice-of-life activities, and several other exciting endeavors.

VOCES UNIDAS (UNITED LATINOS)—This is an organization that aims to raise awareness and encourage understanding of various Latin cultures. Composed of students of many ethnicities, this club is open to anyone interested. Meetings are conducted in English. WOMEN OF COLOR ASSOCIATION (WOCA)—This group’s goal is to create unity, identity, and a sense of belonging for women of all color. It provides a safe haven and a place to learn about one’s own and others’ cultures and to promote equality and a positive self-image.

STUDENT DFL—The purpose of this group is to get Democrats elected. Student DFL strives to make politics fun and interesting to target the demographic of 18–24 year old voters. STUDENTS AGAINST CANCER—Initiates and supports programs of the American Cancer Society in an effort to support those affected by and eliminate cancer. The club holds awareness events, bake sales, and other fundraisers to contribute to the fight against cancer.

WOMEN’S RUGBY—promotes student participation in the fast growing sport of rugby. We have weekly practices, home and away games, as well as at least three overnight trips a year. We love experienced players, but most of the students who join are new to rugby so everyone is welcome to join. Women’s Rugby is a good opportunity to try something new and make some great friends.

STUDENTS TODAY LEADERS FOREVER—This group revolves around leadership and its development through community service here in Morris and around the country. STLF strives toward the mission to follow one’s dreams in a nonjudgmental atmosphere, and to spread idealism and optimism.

WORSHIP AND WORD AS JESUS’ DISCIPLES (WWJD)—The purpose of this organization shall be to provide a means for students to explore Christianity more deeply. This will be done through worship and Bible study.

SWING CLUB—This club meets every week to swing dance. All experience levels are welcome as fall semesters are dedicated to beginner techniques, and spring semesters are dedicated to lifts. SYMPHONIC WINDS COUNCIL—With approximately 70 musicians (majors and non-majors), Symphonic Winds performs eight concerts on campus during each academic year. Membership is open to all Morris students, faculty, and staff as well as interested community members.



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Acronym Glossary AFRC: The Activities Fee Review Committee allocates the student activity fee to Morris student organizations for activities and events. The student activity fee allows student organizations to do exceptional things and keeps the price of events down-some are free! APAS: The Academic Progress Audit System is a computerized report that provides information about completing degree and licensure requirements. It is accessible under the “Degree Planning” category at CA: Community Advisers are fun and funky upperclassmen who work in the residence halls. They help to build a community in the residence halls, which makes life easier and more fun for the residents. CAC: Members of the Campus Activities Council’s committees (Films, Concerts, Convocations, Homecoming & Traditions, and Performing Arts) plan and coordinate tons of programming and activities each semester. Most events are free. CSN: The Cougar Sports Network is a free, easy-to-use portal for enjoying UMM athletic events on the Internet. The UMM Cougar Sports Network utilizes the latest in web technology to bring UMM Cougar athletics to Cougar fans around the globe. Check out live streams of Cougar sports games at CST: The Center for Small Towns acts as a link between the University and the surrounding region. It helps to address the challenges and opportunities facing rural communities and uses the University’s resources to assist them in facing these issues. EDI: Equity, Diversity and Intercultural programs work with campus and community partners to provide academic, social and cultural support services and programs. EDI promotes inclusive diversity and intercultural competence, engaging students as global citizens. GER: General Education Requirements provide the framework for your liberal arts education at Morris. The GERs are designed to help you build intellectual skills and to look at issues from more than one perspective. LGBTQ: UMM has an incredibly active lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer community. Groups like Equality and the QIC (queer issues committee) work to promote an understanding of and equal rights for queer people. Pride Week happens every spring on campus, including an epic Drag Show.

ISP: The International Student Program works with the International Student Association to assist international students studying at UMM. ISP offers many cultural programs and events throughout the year. LTC: The Language Teaching Center, located in the lower level of the Humanities building, holds a ton of resources to help your foreign language learning. MSP: The Multi-Ethnic Student Program works on racial/ethnic identity development, recruitment and retention of students of color, community development, cultural enrichment, academic outreach, and advocacy. NTS: Non-traditional students have taken some time off between high school and college, and have valuable life experiences to share. Campus also has PSEO (post secondary education opportunity) students on campus. These are high school students who are taking advantage of an awesome opportunity to receive college credit. OGL: Orientation Group Leaders are dedicated upper class students who want you to feel at home here at Morris. Born with a dazzling sense of fashion, they are the ones wearing the super-cool shirts and leading small groups of first-year students through their Orientation experience. Feel free to stop any of them if you have a question! ORL: The Office of Residential Life coordinates on-campus living and can help with anything from roommate assignments to applications to be a community adviser. Located in Gay Hall. RAD: Rape-Aggression Defense courses are offered by UMM Campus Police. Female students can go through a comprehensive course of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. Register for Sports Studies and Athletics 1224: Wellness Skills R.A.D.-Basic Self-Defense System if interested. TA: Teaching assistants are upper class students who assist faculty by leading discussion groups, assisting with labs, etc. URS: The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for UMM students to present their research or creative activity to peers, faculty and family while reaching far beyond the campus community. UMM excels in undergraduate research, with opportunities likes the UROP (undergraduate research opportunity project). Talk to your adviser or visit the ACE Office for more information on research.

IM: More than half of the campus participates in intramural sports. Join in the fun, and if your team wins you will receive the coveted “Morris Intramural Champion” T-shirt. Entry deadline for session I is September 4th, pick up a form in the Office of Student Activities!






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26. Big Cat Stadium

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23. Heating Plant

22. Regional Fitness Center

21. Physical Education Center

20. On-Campus Apartments

19. David C. Johnson Independence Hall

18. Dining Hall

17. Clayton A. Gay Hall

16. Student Center

15. Rodney A. Briggs Library

14. Science

13. Multi-Ethnic Resource Center

12. Education

11. Spooner Hall

10. Blakely Hall

9. Behmler Hall

8. John Q. Imholte Hall

7. Green Prairie Living and Learning Community

6. Saddle Club Barn

5. Camden Hall

4. Humanities

3. Pine Hall

2. Humanities Fine Arts

1. Welcome Center

Building Glossary Numbers below reference campus map on previous page. BEHMLER HALL (9) Basement: Computing Services—see Technology page earlier in booklet. 1st floor: Student One Stop—The Student One Stop helps students manage the business of being a student through friendly, professional, quality service. Our integrated, multifunctional services support the diverse needs of Morris students. We answer questions about financial aid, billing, FAFSA, registration, deadlines, student employment, parent/guest access, and more. 2nd floor: Business Office—the financial heart of UMM. This is where you can make your tuition and fee payments in person. You can also cash a personal check, buy a parking pass, obtain Notary services and get a U-Card here. Office of the Registrar—provides services in support of UMM’s academic community. Is the steward of your permanent academic record and handles transcript requests. Can assist with registration, your process toward a degree, general education requirements and transfer credits. Student Counseling—see page earlier in booklet BRIGGS LIBRARY (15) See Briggs pages earlier in booklet. Third floor: Office of Academic Success—works to ensure that all students have access to academic supports and resources. Coordinates peer tutoring and drop-in study rooms. Offers workshops promoting academic skills throughout the year and also provides one-on-one academic counseling. Disability Services—housed in the Office of Academic Success. For more information on the program visit Can provide accommodations to ensure success in the classroom. 4th floor: Quiet floor—shhh! CAMDEN (5) Lower Level: Campus Police—available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They provide support and escorts and answer questions. After hours they can be reached at 320-287-1601.

GAY HALL (17) Houses students like a regular residence hall but also houses... Ground floor tower 1: Health Services—stop by if you’re ever feeling under the weather. A team of medical professionals can provide free outpatient care and consultation. Call 320-589-6070 for a physician appointment and for a full list of services provided. Wellness Center—promotes student health and wellness in all forms. Home to a wealth of resources and information about health and wellness including office hours with staff and student volunteers. Offers healthy living workshops throughout the year tailored to the college lifestyle. Ground floor tower 2: Office of Residential Life—oversees on-campus living. Coordinates Community Advisers and Hall Directors and a ton of on-campus activities. MULTI-ETHNIC RESOURCE CENTER (MERC) (13) 1st floor: RCGWS—holds information, resources and is a meeting location for organizations related to gender, women and sexuality. This space has interns, office hours and works closely with Commission on Women, Queer Issues Committee and the Violence Prevention Program on campus. Topics such as gender, equality, empowerment, and sexual violence prevention/awareness are often discussed in this space University Register Office—the headquarters of the campus newspaper. Infamous for late Wednesday night writing sessions for printing on Thursday. 2nd Floor: Office of Equity Diversity and Intercultural Programs (EDI)—facilitates UMM’s International Student Program (ISP) and Multi-Ethnic Student Programs (MSP). Puts on World Touch Cultural Heritage Week, featuring the Circle of Nation Indigenous Association’s Powwow, every spring and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Manages use of the MERC Conference Room and MSP Lounge.


REGIONAL FITNESS CENTER (RFC) (22) Lower level Gymnasium—a place to play basketball, badminton or volleyball. Balls and nets can be rented out at the front desk in the lobby. Recreational and Competition Pools—available for lap and recreational swimming. Accessible through the locker rooms. Check the schedule in the lobby for hours. Upper level Fitness Room—2,500 sq. ft. of equipment and stretching/ functional fitness space.

STUDENT CENTER (16) Lower level: Academic Advising—see Academic Advising page

Indoor track—with lanes for walking and jogging.

Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE)—see ACE page

Lobby—location of the front desk. Equipment can be checked out here. Also a great place to find out about the many fitness classes the RFC has to offer.

Career Services—see Career Services page KUMM—the headquarters of the campus radio station. Broadcasts 24/7 at 89.7 FM and Sign up for a show at the Activities Fair and with a little bit of training you can become a certified dj! Louie’s Lower Level—see Student Center page MCSA Office—home of your student government. Representatives frequently hold office hours and students are always welcome to drop in. Office of Student Activities, Conferences and Special Events—organizes a number of large campus programs and events, supports the leaders of Morris student organizations, and coordinates life in the Student Center. Upper level—see Student Center page

SCIENCE AND MATH BUILDING (14) 1st floor— accessible through the Student Center tunnel Bookstore—sells textbooks, school supplies, official UMM gear and much more. Career Services—see Career Services page Duplicating Services—equipped to meet all of your printing and copying needs.

WELCOME CENTER (1) 2nd floor Center for Small Towns—acts as a link between the University and this region. It helps to address the challenges and opportunities facing rural communities and uses the University’s resources to assist them in facing these issues. Community Engagement—this office seeks to engage UMM with the Morris community. If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities this office is a great place to start. They offer programs like English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and Teaching Reading and Engaging Children and events like Soup and Substance, Bread and Bowls and the Fall Day of Service.

Post Office—free on-campus mail service and United States Postal Service incoming and outgoing mail every weekday. Every student is assigned a post office box upon registration. Post office boxes are located in the tunnel connecting the Student Center and Science and Math Building.


Mike Super—September 7

Susan Werner—The Werner—The Hayseed Pr Project—October ojectt— —October 12

Zenon Dance—November 2

o ongues— ngues—January 25 Speaking in T Tongues—January

Aquila Theatre—February e—February 22

The Aquila Theatre presentation iss supported by the Arts Midwest To ouring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board and General Mills Foundation.




UMM 2013 Orientation Guide  

Information about the University of Minnesota, Morris and the community of Morris.

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