Updates from the Summer Conference
Thanks again to hosts at Waukesha County Technical College for hosting the Summer Conference. This was our first UMBUG conference in the Milwaukee area. We welcomed 72 members and guests, including a dozen members who participate remotely. This highlighted again the benefit of rotating our conferences across our member schools. We had 26 people who had never attended an UMBUG conference before attend from Wisconsin member schools. You can see photos and find information on the topics presented on the News page.
Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI
College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac, WI
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
St. John's University, Collegeville, MN
St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI
University of Northwestern-St. Paul, St. Paul, MN
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, WI
Planning for Upcoming events,
Fall Conference &
UMBUG's 10th anniversary year
During the summer, the Executive Committee will meet to plan directions for the upcoming program year. We started this discussion at the steering team meeting on June 6, including consideration of new, shared training options. We will also discuss plans for the Fall Conference at this session.
The Fall Conference will feature Ellucian consultants under the annual plan with Ellucian. The conference will be in Minnesota in the Twin Cities – location to be determined – watch this space for more information.
This fall, UMBUG will be 10 years old. The first organizational meeting was held in August, 2007, at the University of St. Thomas and the first conference in October, 2007, at the College of St. Scholastica. To help celebrate our 10 years, we feature the above photos taken from the June, 2010, conference at Concordia College. This was a pivotal conference for UMBUG, the first use of an expanded conference to a day and half format with workshops to explore selected topics in greater depth.