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The Homecoming Issue

Thank you, alumni and friends, for making it another great Homecoming! We enjoyed celebrating with you. Whether you honored Distinguished Alumni and Cougar Hall of Fame inductees at the banquet, saw an exciting Cougar football win, watched Indy win the tug, ate your heart out at tailgate, or attended one-time celebrations like the Class of '68 50th Reunion or Women's Soccer 20th Anniversary, thanks for making it great!

Alumni News

Alumni admissions volunteers

Admissions Volunteers Needed: Community of Scholars

Please help the Office of Admissions with its recruitment efforts by volunteering for the Community of Scholars Scholarship Competition: Saturday, 12/1; Friday, 2/1; and/or Saturday, 2/2. As an alumni admissions volunteer, you can share your story, give back to your alma mater, and encourage future generations of prospective students to attend Morris. Alumni like you strengthen the Morris Network!

Save the Date: Jazz Fest 2019

Jazzers, save the date for Jazz Fest 2019: Friday, 4/5, and Saturday, 4/6. Join us on campus to celebrate blues! Take in the shows, play in the alumni jazz band, network with current jazz students, support the program, and connect with fellow alumni. Alumni make Jazz Fest a continued success. See you there!

"Blitz the Bulldogs"

Alumni Trivia: October 2018

Can you tell us when and where this picture was taken? (Hint: the theme of this issue is a pretty big hint...)

The answer to our last question is "MythBusters." (Question: Which popular TV hosts spoke in Edson Auditorium in September 2006). Congratulations to Connie Schuft Simonett '89, winner of the September Alumni Trivia challenge! Be sure to keep those answers and memories coming our way!

The Power of Philanthropy

Campaign committee with Helen Jane Morrison at the Morrison Performing Arts Center Dedication

Nod to the Past, Look to the Future

We unveiled our new Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center and renovated Edson Auditorium at a campaign launch celebration on Sept. 21. There we dedicated the space and paid tribute to longtime friend of the University Helen Jane Morrison, whose generosity made the Morrison Performing Arts Center possible. Enjoy the photos

Puncky Heppner and Mary Soehren Heppner

Watch the Honoring Sculpture from Beginning to End [VIDEO]

We formally dedicated our honoring sculpture, Nokoomis Nibii Equay ("Grandmother Water Woman") on Sept. 22. The sculpture by Duane "Dewey" Goodwin—a gift from Puncky Heppner '73 and Mary Soehren Heppner '76—celebrates the "strength, resilience, compassion, and heart of the indigenous peoples" here. Watch a time-lapse video of the sculpting process.

Upcoming Alumni Events

UMN Morris student center with the sun rising behind it

Praised here for its diversity and value, the campus also earned high marks in the Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education College Ranking 2019.

Students on the mall during field school class

Called "field school" because of its experiential approach, the course asked students to study contextual literature and use that knowledge to craft an understanding of the campus's boarding school history.

Prairie planting outside UMN Morris Science building

UMN Morris was ranked first in the state and 33rd in the nation.

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