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Weekly Bulletin

A weekly news digest for University of Minnesota, Morris faculty, staff, and students

Vol. 6, No. 43: October 7, 2015

Editor: Jenna Ray
The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin will be Tuesday, October 13, at 4 p.m. Please send comments, questions, or submissions to the editor.

In this issue:


Featured events:


Thursday, October 8, 7 p.m.
Science Building, 2190

Home Free A Capella Workshop

Friday, October 9, 1 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Building, 160

Sold-Out Performance: Home Free

Friday, October 9, 7:30 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

2015 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema

Saturday, October 10, 2 p.m.
Morris Theatre

Women's Soccer vs University of Wisconsin River Falls

Sunday, October 11, 2:30 p.m.
Morris, Minn.

Campus Assembly

Monday, October 12, 4:30 p.m.
Science Building, 2950

Choir Popcorn Concert

Monday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Men's Soccer vs Bethel University

Tuesday, October 13, 3 p.m.
Morris, Minn.

Guest Artist - The Rose Ensemble

Tuesday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Building, 160

Briggs Library Associates Book Sale

Wednesday, October 14, 12 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Jooinn Lee Lecture

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Wednesday, October 14, 7 p.m.
John Q. Imholte Hall, 109


Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Morris's Green Prairie Community Wins B3 Award

Campus building

The award recognizes eco-friendly initiatives in energy, water, and recycling techniques performed by state buildings in Minnesota.


Internationally Renowned Artist Speaks at Morris

On the eve of her visit, Marylyn Dintenfass reflects on her trip to Morris, its importance to the community, and her advice for emerging artists.

This Week in Photos:

Homecoming group shot


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Morris students, faculty, staff, and alumni attended the The Land Institute's Prairie Festival in Salina, Kansas, September 25-27. They heard from scientists, theologians, artists, and activists about their shared vision to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops. Students traveling included: Alexandra Benjamin '18, Isanti, Rachel Brockamp '17, Bruno, Sam Daniewicz '16, Woodbury, Abbey Dickhudt '19, Mankato, Katherine Duram '18, Cambridge, Megan Jacobson '17, Bloomington, Katie Ledermann '17, Mahtomedi, Marcy Prince '17, Madison, Wisconsin, Austin Tipper '18, Palatine, Illinois, Martin Zais '15, Cumberland, Wisconsin. Faculty and staff included: Margaret Kuchenreuther, associate professor of biology, Sheri Breen, associate professor of political science, Clement Loo, assistant professor of environmental studies, Troy Goodnough, sustainability director, and Adrienne Conley, LGBT programs coordinator and Residential Life. Alumnae Grace Geier '14 and Naomi Wente '13 also attended. The Sustainability Leaders for the Future program provided funds for Fellows Brockamp, Prince, Tipper, Breen, Loo, and Conley to attend the festival. The Sustainability Leaders for the Future program is supported by a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.

Melissa Swenson Baker '05, a Newport High School teacher, was recognized as the 2015 Educator of the Year at the Micro Nano Technology Conference held by Seattle's Hub for Industry-Driven Nanotechnology Education. Baker teaches nanotechnology at Newport.

In the news

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Mike Vandenberg '03 was praised in Trains magazine and the Morris Sun Tribune. According to Trains, Vandenberg "is credited with averting a potential collision between a BNSF Railway oil train and construction equipment fouling the track in a downtown [Morris] area."


Sister Mara Rutten '94 is the focus of a story by Styrk. Rutten recently joined the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic after making the decision to leave her position in federal law enforcement at the height of her career.


All University of Minnesota, Morris events submissions should be submitted through the online events form.

Weekly Bulletin is the official campus newsletter for students, staff, faculty and friends of the University of Minnesota, Morris, prepared in cooperation by the Offices of University Relations and Information Technology, 600 East 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267. Each issue features a compendium of news and announcements, accomplishments and media coverage about the University of Minnesota, Morris.