Date: 
February 20, 2017
To: 
Facilities Management
From: 
Bill Paulus

Re:

Happy Presidents Day

Dear FM,

Happy Presidents Day! Presidents day is a national holiday recognizing our country’s top leaders over time. Some of you may be able to name all U.S.presidents, or perhaps the four presidents on Mount Rushmore. Since the University does not recognize Presidents Day as a University holiday, and we are all at work, I think it’s fair game to consider the presidents of the University of Minnesota. We all know George Washington was the first president of the United States, but can you name the first president of the U? William Watts Folwell was the first when he took office in 1869 and President Eric Kaler is our 16th president. “Folwell” may sound familiar because there is a building in the East Bank district named for him. In fact, all past presidents have buildings named after them. Below is a list of presidents and their building’s FM district. Do you know at least one department or function housed in each facility? Employees who return the correct answers will receive a shout out in the next Weekly. Send your answers to Janee Meyers.

And, as you go about your work today, I invite you to take a moment to reflect on the rich history of our University and to give a nod to the buildings honoring our past presidents.

Have a great week,

Bill

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President

Building

FM DIstrict

Department/ Use

1

William Watts Folwell

Folwell Hall

East Bank

2

Cyrus Northrop

Northrop Auditorium

East Bank

3

George Edgar Vincent

Vincent Hall

East Bank

4

Marion Burton

Burton Hall

East Bank

5

Lotus D. Coffman

Coffman Memorial Union

Health Sciences

6

Guy Stanton Ford

Ford Hall

East Bank

7

Walter Coffey

Coffey Hall

St. Paul

8

James Lewis Morrill

Morrill Hall

East Bank

9

O. Meredith Wilson

Wilson Library

West Bank

10

Malcolm Moos

Moos Tower

Health Sciences

11

C. Peter Magrath

Magrath Library

St. Paul

12

Kenneth H. Keller

Keller Hall

East Bank

13

Nils Hasselmo

Hasselmo Hall

Health Sciences

14

Mark G. Yudof

Yudof Hall

Health Sciences

15

Robert H. Bruininks

Bruininks Hall

East Bank

Weekly Notes

Bill Paulus the interim AVP for FM
Bill Paulus is the interim Associate Vice President for Facilities Management. He regularly publishes memos to communicate information and issues that affect FM staff.