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The New Beginnings Issue

Judge Amy Doll-Wohlers '90 is the next University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association (UMMAA) Board of Directors president. A proud supporter of her alma mater with an impressive history of campus and community service, Doll-Wohlers is the 37th president to serve the UMMAA board.

The Big Picture

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Do You Know...

How Chancellor Michelle Behr spent her first day on campus? Find out!

Alumni News

Drive with Pride: Get Your University of Minnesota License Plates

Show your maroon and gold pride wherever you go—and help students at the same time—with the official University of Minnesota license plate! With $25 from each plate purchase or renewal supporting student scholarships at the U of M, it's an easy way to show your spirit and make an impact. Learn more

Summer Term Registration Begins

Registration for Summer Term courses opens on Wednesday, March 22. If you're considering taking a class to finish a major or minor, to add licensures, or to broaden your horizons, check out the courses offered. For more information, contact Laura Burks at 320-589-6007 or burksld@morris.umn.edu.

Save the Date: Morris on the Move—St. Paul Saints

Alumni and guests are invited to attend an alumni gathering on opening night of the Saint Paul Saints: Thursday, May 18, at CHS Field (360 Broadway Street Saint Paul, MN 55101). Cheer on the Saints as they take on the Gary South Shore Railcats. Ticket includes game admission and a BBQ pre-game meal in the Craft Beer Corner. Pre-game meal begins at 5:30 p.m., with first pitch at 7:05. Sponsored by the UMM Alumni Association.

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Alumni Trivia: March 2017

Did you know: the one-and-only Steve Martin performed at Morris back in the day. Do you know what year? Let us know!

You Are Invited: Resurrection at DECC Symphony Hall

Join Carrie Hennessey '96 for an evening at the opera! Carrie will be a soloist in Resurrection on Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at DECC Symphony Hall (350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802). Group discounts are available at 218-623-3776. Learn more

The Power of Philanthropy

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Support the Things You Love to Power Our Success

The Johnson-Lisk Family Fund for the EcoStation was established in honor of former Chancellor Jacqueline R. Johnson and supports programming, use, and care of the EcoStation, Morris's outdoor learning venue located near Ashby. With more than 140 acres containing a variety of features—ponds, wetlands, native and reclaimed prairie, and forest areas—the EcoStation offers opportunities for research and creative work to the entire campus community.

Alumni support makes Morris's liberal arts education—rigorous and characterized by a high level of scholarly interaction between students and faculty—accessible. Fifty-seven percent of our students participate in undergraduate research or creative production, one in five is involved in varsity athletics, 46 percent study abroad (the national average is 21), and 95 percent are employed or engaged in advanced education within a year of graduation. When you make a gift in support of deserving and talented students or wide-ranging and innovative scholarly activities, you are part of our success at Morris. Thank you.

Applications Sought for Associate Development Officer

The University of Minnesota, Morris Development Office has an opening for an Associate Development Officer. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with first review of applications on March 17. For a full list of qualifications, job duties, and instructions on how to apply, visit the U of M Online Employment System (Job Opening ID #315660). To learn more contact Morris Human Resources at 320-589-6024. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Upcoming Alumni Events

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Prestigious jazz musicians Russ Johnson (trumpet), Scott Agster (trombone), Bryan Nichols (piano), Chris Bates (bass), and JT Bates (drums) to perform nightly April 7–8.

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A liberal arts education builds creative, analytical, investigative, and intellectual strength that prepares students for whatever their futures hold—including military service.

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