March 13, 2011 - March 19, 2011 Archives

Next Campus Conversation, What's at stake at the legislature - a call to action, on Thursday, March 31, 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM in Room 209 Akerman Hall.


Please join us for the next "Campus Conversation." This month's important conversation will focus on advocating for the University at the legislature in tough budget times. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 31, 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM in Room 209 Akerman Hall (map).

The shape and substance of the State of Minnesota's budget carry important implications for the University and our campus community. The budget plans currently being developed by the legislature lay out a policy and financial road map for Minnesota and the University for the next two years. Some legislators are proposing very deep cuts to the University. President Bruininks testified before the House Higher Education Committee recently and warned of a tipping point in which the U would no longer be able to sustain additional cuts in state funding and how that tipping point is fast approaching. A short video highlighting his testimony can be found here (Youtube).

This campus conversation will provide the unique opportunity to learn how you can be an advocate for the University during the current legislative session. It is important that we come together to urge policy leaders and decision makers to not divest in education and innovation, as the impact will be felt statewide, and the damage will be permanent.

Donna Peterson, associate vice president for government and community relations
Bill Otto, legislative advocacy coordinator

A discussion period will follow the presentation.

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend. Visit Campus Conversation's website on the day of the event, to join by UMConnect.

Feel free to forward this information to others who may be interested in attending.


Campus Conversations provide a monthly forum to discuss issues of interest to the University community. All meetings are open to faculty, staff, and students.

Ann Freeman
Director, Internal Communications
University Relations
University of Minnesota
work: 612-624-1663
cell: 612-710-3437

Change in Planning Document Submission Date

Planning Documents for Units Extended From May 1, 2011 to Oct 15, 2011

The deadline has been extended for the unit plans requested in the FY12 budget and planning memo from May 1, 2011 to October 15, 2011, to accommodate many requests for more time for this process.

CLA Academic Technology Showcase Postponed

The 4th Annual Showcase originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. has been postponed for a year, due to a low number of entries for presenters. The showcase provides the opportunity for our college community to recognize and celebrate innovations in teaching, learning, research, and service that involve technology. We'll see you next year!

CLA NOW Meeting - Thursday, March 24, 2011, New Location

CLA NOW Meeting Location Change; March 24, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM; Dean Parente Attending and Discussing Budgeting and Planning Process

CLA NOW Meeting - Thursday, March 24, 2011, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
New Location: Science Teaching Student Services, Room 220 Map

Dean Parente will attend the meeting to discuss the FY12 Budget and
Planning Process. A full agenda will be sent out next week.

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