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  • Homecoming 2012

  • "Since 1960, the University of Minnesota, Morris, has celebrated Homecominga celebration and gathering dedicated to honoring the spirit of Morris. This celebration brings the campus community together with events such as an awards banquet, networking opportunities for alumni and students, sports competitions, alumni reunions, hall decorating contests, BSU date auction and dance, music concert, and choir performances.
    Make plans to visit campus to see old friends and new for Homecoming 2012September 2123, 2012! A schedule of events is below, check back regularly for updated information. "

    -Thursday, September 20th 2012

    Shannon Fahey speaks on Faith and Disability (9/20/12)

    -Saturday, September 22nd 2012

    Don's Cafe

    Tailgate Party at Big Cat Stadium

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  • Minnesota Morris (2-2) vs. GCFB (1-2)

  • " SCORING SUMMARY Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total
    Minnesota Morris 10 7 0 7 24
    GCFB 14 21 14 0 49
    Date: 9/22/2012
    Site: Morris, Minn.
    Stadium: Big Cat Stadium
    Attendance: 889
    Kickoff Time: 1:00 pm
    End of Game: 3:42pm
    Duration: 2:42
    Temperature: 54
    Wind: NNW 19mp
    Weather: Sunny and Windy

    " 9/22/2012 7:31:00 PM Box Score Morris, Minn. - The University of Minnesota Morris Cougars fell to the Greenville Panthers (1-2, 1-1 UMAC) 49-24, as they drop to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the UMAC. The Panthers racked up 408 rushing yards using a fast action, read option offense. "


  • Homecoming 2011: a weekend of fun activities Posted by Judy Korn on Friday, Sep. 30, 2011

  • "University of Minnesota, Morris to celebrate Homecoming 2011 The campus and community are invited to join Homecoming 2011 activities. Exciting activities, both traditional and inaugural, are planned for the Homecoming, September 28 through October 2.
    Homecoming kicks off for students on Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. with the Black Student Union Homecoming Date Auction in Turtle Mountain Cafe.
    On Thursday, the traditional Powderpuff Football game will be held in Big Cat Stadium with the Residence Halls Tug-o-War to follow. At 9 p.m., a Bonfire will be held on Cougar Hill south of Big Cat Stadium.
    Homecoming kicks off for alumni with an inaugural event sponsored by the University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association (UMMAA). Nearly 30 invited alumni will return to campus on Friday for the first annual Alumni and Students Networking Event. The alumni attendees represent various academic programs and grad years ranging from 19682011. They will discuss careers and life experiences, and network with Morris students in various settings from formal panels to one-to-one conversations throughout the day.
    The UMMAA will host the annual Distinguished Alumni Award and Networking Banquet in Oyate Hall on Friday evening. The event also serves as an opportunity to thank alumni who participated in the Alumni and Students Networking Event. It begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner follows at 6:30 p.m.
    The 2011 award recipients are David Eckmann 78, Gary McGrath 68, the late Thomas McRoberts 68, and John Tavis 85. The Distinguished Alumni Award honors alumni who have made noteworthy contributions in their professional lives, in public service, or in service to the University," says Carla Riley, director of alumni relations and annual giving. "The four who we will honor this year are amazing examples of the impact UMM alumni have in their communities, in our country, and around the world.
    Also on Friday at Pomme de Terre Park, UMM Intramurals will host a disc golf tournament. No need to pre-register. Just arrive shortly before 5:30 at the disc park for the friendly competition. The Cougar Homecoming 5K opens Homecoming activities on Saturday. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Regional Fitness Center with the run getting underway at 9 a.m.
    Campus tours will be available at 10:30 a.m. Meet at the Welcome Center.
    The Tailgating Party, sponsored by the UMMAA, will be held just west of Big Cat Stadium and will provide traditional tailgating fare from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. Enjoy a brat or burger provided by and supporting student organizations while listening to live UMM jazz.

    " Homecoming athletic competitions are twofold this year. Cougar volleyball takes on Northwestern in the P.E. Center at noon, and Cougar football kicks off at 1 p.m. in Big Cat Stadium.
    Reunion gatherings will be held throughout the day on Saturday. Alumni who served as students worked with the Center for Small Towns are invited to the Welcome Center from 10:30 until 12:30 p.m. Alumni who participated in Lutheran Campus Ministry are invited to an open house at Christus House from 2 until 5 p.m. Computer science alumni are gathering at the home of Professor Nic McPhee from 3 until 5 p.m. And Old No. 1, downtown Morris, will be the scene for an all-alumni reception from 4 until 6 p.m.
    The bookstore will be open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday.

    On Sunday, students and alumni will present the annual Homecoming Concert with performances by the Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, and Symphonic Winds. The concert will be held in Recital Hall in Humanities Fine Arts, and a reception follows.
    Also during Homecoming weekend, the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery will feature the nationally touring art exhibition Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay. The exhibit features the work of noted ceramicist Richard Bresnahan and four former apprentices: Stephen Earp and University of Minnesota, Morris graduates Kevin Flicker 74, Morris, UMM ceramics instructor, Samuel Johnson 96, and Anne Meyer 04. Hours during Homecoming weekend are 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
    For more information or to RSVP and purchase tickets for the Friday evening banquet, please visit the Homecoming web page or call 320-589-6066. "

    -Wednesday, September 28th 2011: Pomme De Terre Park

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    -Thursday, September 29th 2011: Newman Center

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  • Extra special Homecoming 2010 planned for Morris's 50th birthday Posted by Judy Korn on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

  • " The tailgate party begins at 11:30 a.m. west of Big Cat Stadium. Dont miss great traditional tailgate food and live music before the 1 p.m. kickoff of an exciting afternoon of football, the Cougars versus Martin Luther College...

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    "..At 5:30 p.m. an alumni extravaganzaGroupie Reunionsbegins in the Student Center. Alumni and friends will enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with other alumni from student organizations they belonged to as undergraduates. Cynthia Johnson 78, credited with the 80s hit Funkytown, will perform with her trio from 6 until 7 p.m., and a Homecoming 2010 slideshow of images from the past will be running in Edson Auditorium from 5:30 until 7 p.m. ..

  • Football teams from 1970s to be inducted into Cougar Hall of Fame, Published October 09 2010

  • "In Morriss 50-year history, only four football teams succeeded in remaining undefeated in the conference during regular season play. The players and coaches for those teams1975, 1976, 1977, and 1978will be inducted into the Cougar Hall of Fame during 2010 Homecoming.
    "This outstanding football era is one of the highlights of Cougar history, says Mark Fohl, athletic director and member of the Cougar Hall of Fame Committee.
    Al Molde served as head coach for all four teams. He remembers, It was an awesome time at UMM. Cougar pride soared! We achieved widespread acclaim for the success of our teams. Cougar football was the talk of the state. Articles appeared in the Minneapolis Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. All of Minnesota shared in the pride of accomplishment of these outstanding teams. The 1978 team was the #1 ranked football team in the country throughout the entire season.
    Molde, now athletic director at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, continues, I can truly say that the seven years I spent at UMM remain a treasure and the pinnacle of my early coaching career. Congratulations to each and every team member from 197578. You all deserve to be called Hall of Famers.
    During the 1970s, the Cougars played in Division II competition in the Northern Collegiate Conference against teams such as Bemidji State, Moorhead State, Winona State, St. Cloud State, Southwest Minnesota State, Minnesota Duluth, Northern State, and Mankato State. The 1977 and 1978 teams advanced to National Collegiate Athletic Association playoffs. At the end of the 1978 season, the Cougars had won 28 conference games in a rowa record that still stands. The 1978 seniors finished four-year playing careers without losing a conference game.
    The football honorees will be inducted into the Cougar Hall of Fame during Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the Distinguished Alumni Awards and Cougar Hall of Fame Banquet at 7 p.m. in Oyate Hall in the Student Center. All alumni and friends are invited to attend. RSVP online, e-mail, or call ."

    Shannon Fahey speaks on "Faith and Disability" (Part 1 of 3)


    Half Pintz U of M show

    "We performed at the University of Minnesota- Morris homecoming game.

    Building of the "UMM Welcome Center

    Willies Super Valu Grocery Shopping

    UMM Alumn Shannon Shares on "Faith & Disability" at a Morris Special Touch Chapter Gathering

    Horticulture Gardens Tour

    Science Building

    La Fave House Gathering

    Old #1 KUMM Concert


    2008 Homecoming: "Survivor"

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd of 2008

    Shannon and Joey arrived very early on-campus, like around 3:30pm. We then just hung around my house until evening after getting some food for the weekend at Willies.

    Bos '01 receives University of Minnesota Graduate School Best Dissertation Award Posted by Judy Korn on Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2008
    "Angela Bos �01 received the 2008 University of Minnesota Graduate School Best Dissertation Award in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Education discipline. Bos credits UMM with providing her, through exceptional advising and undergraduate research opportunities, a strong foundation for graduate school and for her position as assistant professor at the College of Wooster in Ohio.She is the first recipient who earned all her degrees within the University system: a UMM bachelor of arts in 2001, a master of arts in 2005, and a doctor of philosophy in 2007, all in political science. Bos credits UMM with providing her, through exceptional advising and undergraduate research opportunities, a strong foundation for graduate school and for her position as assistant professor at the College of Wooster in Ohio.
    Bos� dissertation, �Stereotypes at the Gate? Gender Stereotypes and Candidate Nominations,� was inspired by a 2002 political party convention the Edgerton native attended with parents Herman and Janice Bos. �I observed two excellent female gubernatorial candidates�Becky Lourey and Judi Dutcher� bypassed for their party�s nomination,� remembers Bos. �Intrigued, I interviewed those involved in the nomination, and I noticed that the process (e.g., caucusing rules) seemed to create inequalities for female candidates. My dissertation undertakes a systematic investigation of this through interviews, analysis of election data, and surveys of state political party convention delegates in five states. My parents instilled in me the value of identifying problems in the world and working to solve them. It is fitting that they were with me when my academic quest to seek solutions for women�s under-representation began.�
    Bos� siblings, Willem Bos, Dawn Bos Van Ruler �91, and Melissa Bos Gruys �94, also attended UMM. �Melissa, now an assistant professor of management at Wright State University in Ohio, was a huge inspiration,� shares Bos. �She encouraged me to start doing research as a freshman and has been a major mentor for me throughout UMM, graduate school, and now in my academic job.�
    Completing two UMM Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program studies, Bos identifies adviser Paula O�Loughlin, associate professor of political science, as a key person in her UMM career. �She was the person who first mentored me as a researcher,� states Bos. �And, she continues to be an important source of advice. I hope to someday establish myself as the type of teacher�scholar she exemplifies.�
    At Wooster, Bos teaches courses that include Women, Power and Politics Political Psychology Media and Politics Public Opinion and Voting Behavior Research Methods and an interdisciplinary first year seminar on citizenship and activism. Her research includes how U.S. high school civics education encourages�or discourages�young people to engage in politics, and political science pedagogy.
    Bos notes that Wooster is very similar to UMM. �I knew I wanted to be at a small liberal arts college like UMM. I wanted to be at a place where I could establish strong relationships with students through small classes and one-on-one interaction through academic advising. I love being a part of a faculty like UMM�s that passionately cares about teaching. I am inspired by Wooster and UMM teachers who use imaginative and creative classroom techniques and have a strong commitment to undergraduate research.�
    Photo: Angela Bos�01 with parents Janice and Herman Bos at the 2008 University of Minnesota Graduate School Best Dissertation Award reception"

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4th of 2008

    Related Sites:

  • UMM Homecoming 2008 Morris Sun Tribune Published Saturday, October 04, 2008

  • Photo gallery: UMM Homecoming 2008, from Morris Sun Tribune

    Homecoming Parade (video footage)

    Tailgate Party outside of Big Cat Stadium

    *note: We didn't go see the football game, which the Cougars unfortunately lost
    =>Cougars close out home schedule with 2008 Homecoming Written by Owen Kinsky Friday, 10 October 2008 (University Register)
    "University of Minnesota, Morris Cougars hoped that they could give the fans a win for Homecoming. Alas, the Knights of Martin Luther College had other plans, downing the Cougars 35-7 to drop them to 2-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). The loss dropped the Cougars to third in the UMAC..."

    Tour around Student Center

    The campus get more maroon and gold year by year! They are painting the building with maroon and gold colors, which we wanted to show this by having pictures taken....

    -Special Touch: October-"Hayride & Carnival Games"

    -La Fave House @4:30p-6pm

    -Jose's Burritos @6pm-7:15pm

    -Humanities Fine Arts: UMM Alumni Art Show

    -Old #1: KUMM Concert

    Eddie and the Dirty Pennies

    "Noah Engh (a.k.a. Eddie and the Dirty Pennies) plays in Morris, MN at the 2008 HomeKUMMing concert. This video includes some vulgar stage banter about 3 minutes in. "

    HomeKUMMing at the Old No. 1 Written by Jacob Thebault-Spieker Friday, 10 October 2008 (University Register)
    "I would start this article with a discussion of Eddie and the Dirty Pennies music, and stage presence. However, since I was sitting at the KUMM merchandise table for that section of the concert, I�m only going to talk about the music. Noah Engh, the artist who lists himself as Eddie and the Dirty Pennies featuring Noah Engh, plays both guitar and bass drum, essentially making himself a one man band. He played well, and worked the crowd well. And when I say �worked the crowd� he really was working the crowd, trying to get with almost any female audience member who would spend time with him.
    The second band, Lazer Forever, was not nearly as good as the Eddie and the Dirty Pennies featuring Noah Engh. They sounded like your standard rock band, but were nothing spectacular. You could tell that the audience wasn�t engaged because by the end of their set, there were about twenty people standing in front of the page. The music was mediocre at best, and if they were the only band playing, I probably would�ve just left, and said good riddance to my five dollars. The third and final artist, POS, was amazing. I�m normally in staunch moral opposition to rap or r&b, but POS was intriguing. He�s not your standard rapper who sings about bitches and hos. He considers himself �like Lil� Wayne, but I like to think too.� This was part of what attracted me to POS, because I like music that makes me think. He had a wonderful stage presence, and kept the whole set interactive. He shared his candy that one of the concert-goers gave him, and even risked inviting anyone who wanted to rap up on stage to show what they had. None of them had anything, but it was entertaining to watch nonetheless.
    All in all, the concert went well, and as far as I know, none of the concert-goers were sorry they went. I think everyone enjoyed themselves, and the bands seemed to enjoy performing."

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5th of 2008

    2007 Homecoming: "A Red Carpet Affair"

    Welcome UMM Homecoming Banner

    Friday, September 28th of 2007

    Shannon Fahey (02') and Joey Patterson (04') arrived around 3:30pm this afternoon after a 3+ hour ride on the MSP Airport Shuttle. Shannon took a short nap before visiting the Friday night fellowship I regularly attend weekly....(see Taiwanese family's house).

    We then came back to my housee (see Sal's House) to rest for the night for a long weekend.

    Saturday, September 29th of 2007

    I made some breakfast for them before venturing out for the many planned Homecoming activities...

    -Homecoming Parade (11:30a-12:15p)

    UMM Rouser on Kazoos
    "A crowd plays the University of Minnesota, Morris Rouser on kazoos during Homecoming 2007."

    -"Finer than Swiss Chocolates by Joey and Shannon, special UMM Alumn radio show (1p-2pm)

    -Cougar Football vs. Northwestern College at Big Cat Stadium

    -La Fave House (4:30p-5:45p)

    -KUMM Radio Reception

    -Jose's Burritos, new Mexican eatery in town

    Sunday, September 30th of 2007

    We spent most late evenings telling stories at my house

    Homecoming 2007: A Red Carpet Affair Posted by Judy Riley on Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2007
    "Sarah Deutl �11, Anoka � You�ll receive star treatment during Homecoming 2007 � �A Red Carpet Affair� � at the University of Minnesota, Morris. A fun-filled week of activities, reunions, movies and athletic competition is planned. Reminisce with former classmates, UMM faculty and staff and make new friends.
    Some of the activities planned for the week of September 24-30 include:
    A Johnny Holm Concert will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, in the P.E. Center [note location].
    Michael Smart, 2007 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, will provide the keynote during the UMM Teacher Education Alumni Conference in Oyate Hall beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Smart will speak at 12:30 p.m.
    Do you know this person? Help us put a name to the faces! A number of archived photos will be on display in the Prairie Lounge of the Student Center on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Please stop by and see if you can help us identify the faces in these photos.
    The UMM Alumni Association (UMMAA) reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Alumni Room. Immediately following, at 6 p.m., the UMMAA will honor Lorie Skjerven Gildea �83, UMM 2007 Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, during the annual meeting and banquet. The banquet will take place in the University Room of the Student Center. The UMMAA board meeting will follow the banquet at 7:30 p.m.
    Also on Friday, show your Cougar pride during the Pepfest at 8 p.m. in the P.E. Center, followed by a bonfire in Big Cat Stadium. The Black Student Union will sponsor a dance at 10 p.m. Friday in Oyate Hall.
    Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday in the Regional Fitness Center for the Cougar Quad Run. Join the race at 9 a.m. Parade lineup is at 11 a.m. with the parade scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. on the campus mall. Enjoy a great variety of food during the annual tailgate party at 11:45 a.m. west of Big Cat Stadium. Then stay to cheer on the Cougar football team for a 1 p.m. kickoff vs. Northwestern.
    A UMMAA post-game reception will follow the game at 4 p.m. in LaFave House, located at 305 College Ave. At 5:30 p.m. the Lutheran Campus Ministry 100th anniversary celebration will take place.
    On Sunday at 2 p.m. enjoy a Symphonic Winds and Alumni Band performance along with the UMM Concert Choir and Alumni Choir in the HFA Recital Hall.
    To learn more about Homecoming 2007, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (320) 589-6066 or visit Homecoming for a complete schedule of events. "

    UMM students sustain injuries during Homecoming tug-of-war Morris Sun Tribune Published Saturday, September 29, 2007
    "A broken rope during a tug-of-war at the University of Minnesota, Morris sent 13 students to Stevens Community Medical Center with mostly minor injuries.
    UMM said about 300 students were participating in the annual Homecoming Tug-of-War Thursday evening.
    Thirteen students were treated and released at SCMC.
    The tug-of-war tradition dates back to 1974, with students from Clayton A. Gay Hall and David C. Johnson Independence Hall competing for the right to name the campus �pond/lake,� a grassy area located between the two buildings.
    �We will work with students and staff from the Office of Residential Life to assess the event and consider the implications for the future, with student safety as our highest priority,� said UMM Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson.
    The rope was last used during Cougar Fest two weeks ago. It was examined and showed no signs of fraying or stress.
    �This is one of our favorite campus traditions,� said Sandy Olson-Loy, UMM Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. �We have an enthusiastic and highly participatory student body and this is one of the events that they love.�"

    2006 Homecoming


    Friday, September 22nd

    Shannon, Joey, and Herman hanging out

    Herman and Shannon

    Saturday, Sept 23rd

    Shannon and Joey in front of the "new" Big Cat Stadium

    Brett, Shannon, and Joey hanging out at Old #1 for supper and a game of pool prior to the Hip Hop Concert. However, Shannon didn't have the proper ID, so some of us just went home to watch a movie ("End of Spear" w/Tim)

    Sunday, Sept 24th

    Joey waiting for the doors to open up at the Student Center to host "Finer than Swiss Chocolates" at KUMM 89.7 FM @6am!

    Shannon waiting by sitting!

    Monday, Sept 25th

    Shannon and Joey buckling up in the aiport shuttle min-van before leaving at 6:15am for the Twin Cities

    2005 Homecoming


    This year's homecoming will be infamous for the death of a UMM student after the double over-time football victory vs. Crown College (Cougar Football Homepage).

    Friday, October 21st of 2005

    Joey (04')-flew from Florida prior to the landing of Hurricaine Wilma, Cory, and Shannon (02')

    Saturday, October 22nd of 2005
    -Homecoming Parade

    UMM Alumn Kazoo Band, which Joey and Shannon missed!

    Saddle Club riding on their horses

    Ending of the parade
    -Cougar Football Game

    Shannon cheering during the scoreless 1st quarter

    Joey poses during the 1st
    Cougars ended-up winning 34-28 in double overtime!


    Tim, Joey, and Shannon watching "Travel the Road" (CD Deocumentary on missionaries)

    Sunday, October 23rd
    -KUMM Radio Morning Show

    Joey and Shannon starts early @8am!

    "Finer than swiss chocolates"..popular saying in their radio show theyco-hosted during college!
    -Chilling Out at Home

    Shannon, Joey, and Herman (UMM Int'l Student from Ivory Coast) playing indoor basketball!

    Joey, Herman, and Shannon doing their "goofy" pose!

    Related Coverage:
    "Student dies from ripped-down goal post"
    Benton City (Washington) News
    Fox Sports
    Sports Illustrated

    Some lessons we can learn from this unfortunate incident:
    -value life more
    -appreciate family, friends, other love ones, etc..

    Tribute Links

  • UMM community shares Rick Rose memories Judy Korn on Tuesday November 1, 2005

  • ""Shalom chaverim, Shalom chaverim,
    Shalom, shalom
    l�hitraot, l�hitraot
    Shalom, shalom."

    Past Homecomings:

    {2004} {2003} {2002}-Lue Her receives award, Int'l Student Association float, etc..} {2001} {2000}-Sal in a couple photos!

    See our photo gallery !

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    This site is dedicated to: Richard Rose

    Morris mourns UMM student 10/26/2005 Morris Sun Tribune

    " The University of Minnesota, Morris campus is not immune to the tragedies of life. In fall 2004, 21-year-old UMM student Nathaniel Williams disappeared during a fishing trip near Two Harbors. Despite relentless searches, no sign of Williams was uncovered. In Feb-ruary 2005, 27-year-old UMM student Jason Carbonari was found dead in his residence hall room. An existing medical condition was the likely cause of death. Now, the university community is coming to grips with the death of Rick Rose, a 20-year-old student from Benton City, Wash. An autopsy concluded that Rose was killed at UMM�s Cougar Field on Saturday when a goal post being toppled by people celebrating the Cougar�s Homecoming football victory fell on his head. But Rose�s death is different in that it occurred in a public place before hundreds of witnesses, said UMM Chancellor Sam Schuman. It�s an event that can traumatize an entire community, he said. �It affects people profoundly and it has affected people profoundly,� Schuman said. �What separates this event from other student deaths is that, in a community of 1,700 people, every few years people are going to have a medical crisis and die. In a community of 1,700 18-to-22-year-olds, there�s going to be a car accident and someone will die. Statistically, it�s inevitable. �What makes this event so horrible is that so many people saw what happened and stayed there and watched it play out,� Schuman said. �For 15 or 20 minutes, the (Emergency Medical Technicians) were doing what they could and people watched it happen. That�s what made this so much harder for people to deal with.�

    Rose�s death also might leave the Morris area reeling since it occurred during a spasm of spontaneous celebration. �The swing of emotions also is part of it,� Schuman said. The UMM athletic department has been hit especially hard by Rose�s death. Ken Crandall, UMM football coach, said he preferred to not talk about the incident so soon after it occurred. �It�s a big healing process right now,� he said. UMM�s head men�s basketball coach Paul Grove said Monday that he would gather with the team for the first time as a group that afternoon, and that the team�s routine might be unsettled for weeks. Rose was a popular person and a promising player who was so much a part of the team, Grove said. Rose was a star athlete at Kiona-Benson High School in Benton City, and he joined the Cougar basketball team as a freshman, Grove said. Rose sat out as a redshirt last season and served the team as a manager and student coach after he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Grove said. Once his condition was managed through medications, Rose was ready to return to the court this season, Grove said. �He wanted desperately to be part of the team, and we desperately wanted him with us,� Grove said of Rose�s redshirt season. �That was a no-brainer.�

    Rose, a 6-foot-5 swing man, was so adept at an all-court game, he was difficult to pigeonhole, Grove said. �His teammates called him �Ghost� because he was quite a guard and he wasn�t quite a post,� Grove said. �He was a versatile player who had skills all over the basketball floor. You couldn�t pencil him in at any one position, and we didn�t want to.�

    Rose lived with a number of juniors, who represented Grove�s first UMM recruiting class, another reason Rose wanted to remain close to the team while he dealt with his medical condition. �Six six guys on the team lived in a house last year,� Grove said, �and that�s why he wanted to be part of the team. He knew they�d come home and they�d all be there talking basketball. He wanted to be part of that.�

    UMM�s practice sessions for the 2005 season had just begun on Oct. 17, but it was clear Rose was going to play a significant role, Grove said. The Cougars are the defending Upper Midwest Athletic Conference men's basketball post-season tournament champion, and they finished the season 19-8 overall and 11-3 in the UMAC regular season. But while the Cougars had introduce five new players -- six if Rose�s return was counted -- Grove liked the foundation his junior class represented. UMM will open the 2005-2006 season at the Presentation College Classic Nov. 18-19. The home opener for the Cougars is Nov. 22 against Bethel College. But none of the Cougars -- no one on the UMM campus -- is looking that far ahead right now. �I have no idea when we�ll practice again,� Grove said Monday. �How it will go from here, we�ll have to see. �We�ll be open to almost every range of emotion possible.�

    From : UMM Alumni Relations
    Sent : Thursday, October 27, 2005 4:30 PM
    To :
    Subject : UMM Student Rick Rose Family Contact Information

    A number of alumni and friends have contacted our office inquiring about where to send condolences to the family of Rick Rose. Expressions of sympathy and condolences may be sent to:

    Patricia Jo and Jerry Dean Rose
    3404 W. Wagonwheel Road
    Benton City, WA 99320-8662

    The UMM Alumni Association is assisting the Office of Student Affairs by contributing funds so that 30 of Rick's teammates and close friends are able to attend his funeral service in Washington on Saturday, October 29th. Several staff members will also represent UMM at the funeral. If you would like to help support this effort, you can send a donation to the UMM Alumni Annual Fund.

    On-line donations can be made at the following web site:

    If you care to donate by check, you can make your check out to UMM, indicate "Rick Rose" in the memo line and mail to the following address:

    Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Office
    University of Minnesota, Morris
    123 HFA
    600 East 4th Street
    Morris, MN 56267

    Friday morning, October 28th, the UMM Cougar football team will be playing in Minneapolis at the Metrodome. They are scheduled to meet Maranatha Baptist at 8:00 a.m. for the annual Dome Day contest. If you are in the area and would like to support the Cougars, you are welcome to attend the game. If you can't stay for the entire game, come cheer them on as they take the field. It would mean a lot to this team.

    Thank you.
    Carla Riley

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