The Gratitude Issue
With the holiday season soon upon us, we at the University of Minnesota, Morris think gratefully of the extended community that makes our prosperity possible. In this time of thanksgiving, students, staff, and faculty members are appreciative of support from Morris alumni and friends.
The Big Picture
Join Us for Give to the Max Day 2016
Give to the Max Day 2016 will take place on Thursday, November 17. Every year this Minnesota tradition allows us to come together to support our favorite nonprofits in an exciting 24 hours of giving. And every year generous donors give to the University of Minnesota, Morris. Could this be the biggest GTMD for Morris yet? Learn more
Volunteers Needed: Community of Scholars Scholarship Competition
At Morris we are proud of our tradition of excellence and strong reputation. As an alumni admissions volunteer, you can share our story, give back to your alma mater, and encourage future generations of prospective students to attend Morris. Please consider helping the Office of Admissions with its recruitment efforts by volunteering for the Community of Scholars Scholarship Competition:
- Saturday, December 3,
- Friday, February 3, and/or
- Saturday, February 4
Alumni like you that help strengthen the Morris Network! Learn more
Update on the Chancellor Search
The search committee has completed off-site interviews, and candidates have visited campus. The committee hopes to announce a finalist around Thanksgiving. For more information, please contact committee chair Peh Ng.
Dance Ensemble Fall Show
Join us on campus for the fall Dance Ensemble performance, Friday, November 18, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 19, at 1 and 7 p.m. The Dance Ensemble will hold workshops for school-aged children of all levels of experience in ballet, jazz, and hip hop from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. on November 19. Contact Kia Kolbinger '17, co-chair, or Stephanie Ferrian '10, adviser, or sign up online. We hope to see many alumni return to campus and connect with current dancers. And don't forget to mark your calendars for the 25th anniversary celebration of Dance Ensemble: fall 2018.
The Power of Philanthropy
Students Share Their "Attitude of Gratitude"
Earlier this fall students gathered to celebrate their scholarship awards and to share their "Attitude of Gratitude." Thank you, from all of us at the University of Minnesota, Morris, for providing these talented young people extraordinary educational experiences.
New Permanent IRA Option for Giving
The IRA Charitable Rollover has been permanently extended. Individuals who are age 70½ or older can make gifts of up to $100,000 directly from their IRA accounts to Morris without paying federal income tax. For more details, or to find out about other ways to make a gift to campus, please contact Bill Robb, development officer and Certified Gift Planning Associate (CGPA), at 320-589-6387 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries are confidential. Thank you for considering Morris in your planning.