Welcome to FM
Facilities Management's mission is to provide a safe, functional, clean, and welcoming campus. A department of University Services, Facilities Management (FM) is responsible for the physical assets of the University to ensure a quality environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors in support of the University’s mission of teaching, research and outreach. Visit our Success Stories page for more information about how FM is working to advance President Kaler’s ... Read more
Mark Henthorne cracks a big smile when I ask about his secret ingredient. “I can’t tell you that!” He says. What he will say is that eggs and flour make up two parts of the equation for a killer pan-fried fish dinner.
Mark fishes for walleyes and crappies two to three times a week at South Center Lake in Lindstrom, Bald Eagle Lake in White Bear Lake, and Pakegama Lake in Pine City. He says the best fish to eat range in size from 13-16 inches. “The biggest walleye I caught was 27 ½ inches but I threw it back. The bigger fish don’t seem to taste as good,” he says. In the summer, Mark... Read more
Energy Management Receives CenterPoint Innovation Award
On June 3, CenterPoint Energy presented the University of Minnesota’s Energy Management department with the Most Innovative Project of the Year award for the Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP), which is currently under construction on the East Bank campus. Through the CHP, the University will generate electricity for use in University buildings and then use the heat from electricity generation to create steam for heating campus facilities. Typically these processes, electricity and steam generation, are done in separate facilities many miles apart, which results in energy waste.... Read more
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011 the U.S. construction industry was made up of only 9% women. In the future, this will not be the case if Kristia Davern has anything to do with it. Kristia is committed to bringing more women into the construction field and retaining them. As the Minneapolis - St. Paul President of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Kristia leads a group of about 20 women from all areas of the construction industry and oversees professional, educational and business opportunities. “I like getting to know lots of different people... Read more