JOIE

All JOIE articles are collected here.

JOIE wants your opinions, ideas, and essays

If you have an article you’ve written, or would like to write, but haven’t found a place for publication, UMRA’s online Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays may be just the right place for you. 

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Invitation to write about resilience

As retirees, we are all learning to adapt to a world that seems to change on a daily basis. So, the editorial committee of the Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays (JOIE) is inviting UMRA members to share their thoughts on resilience via a short essay.

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You’re invited to share your stories of retirement

The open-access Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays, sponsored by UMRA, invites you to share some of your retirement experiences for an anthology to be published later this year. 

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History of intercollegiate sports at the University

The newest article published by UMRA’s online, open-access Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays is a convoluted story with a dash of drama.

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Northrop Field gates, c. 1906

Call for papers …

UMRA’s Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays is seeking authors to contribute interesting articles on most any subject.

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Revival of JOIE

The past year saw the revival of the online Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays (JOIE), sponsored by UMRA. The open-access journal was established in 2013 as a venue for publishing articles written by members of the University community, both retired and employed.

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JOIE of Writing

The Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays (JOIE), has seen a recent influx of new articles on a wide variety of topics.  With the addition of six articles, the number of papers downloaded for reading during the first seven months of 2021 was nearly 20% higher than during the same period one year previously.  Everyone associated with the University of Minnesota, both active and retired, qualifies as an author -- faculty, P & A employees, civil service/bargaining unit staff, and alumni.

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JOIE is up and running

UMRA's Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays, newly relaunched, has published four articles so far in 2021.

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Plumbago. Photo by Kris Bettin

Re-launching UMRA’s online, open-access journal

JOIE has great potential as a resource for scholars of all types to enjoy reading and/or writing that may be outside their professional spheres.

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JOIE has a new editor

Kristine M. Bettin is the new editor-in-chief of UMRA’s online journal, JOIE. She was appointed by a unanimous vote of the UMRA Board.

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Help wanted: JOIE editor

Did you know the Retirees Association has its own open access, electronic journal? It's called JOIE, and UMRA is looking for a qualified volunteer to become the new editor-in-chief.

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Wanted: orphan articles and essays

Do you have a pet article you’ve written or would like to write but haven’t found a place for publication? The online Journal of Opinions, Ideas, and Essays is soliciting articles for its 2019 issue.

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Looking to publish an idea or opinion? JOIE journal reaches worldwide audience.

UMRA is a co-sponsor with the University of Minnesota Libraries of the Journal of Opinions, Ideas and Essays (JOIE), the online journal that publishes a wide range of topics by authors from the University family of faculty, professional administrators, and retirees. Consider JOIE as an outlet for a pet project you have been thinking of publishing. 

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‘Journal of Opinions, Ideas, and Essays’ welcomes new leader, Bud Clawson

Last month the UMRA Board named Bud Clawson, professor emeritus of pediatrics, to serve as editor-in-chief of the JOIE project. Bud has published in JOIE and has the breadth of interests and experience essential to the continuing development of the JOIE program. 

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Online journal JOIE continues with new leader

The Journal of Opinions, Ideas, and Essays (JOIE) is open to submissions of varied content and format from retired and still-employed faculty, P&A, and civil service staff on the Twin Cities and coordinate campuses and is searchable via Google and other web-based systems.

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