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Weekly Bulletin

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

Vol. 6, No. 4: September 17, 2014

Editor: Jenna Ray
Please send comments, questions, or submissions to the editor. The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin will be Tuesday, September 23, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:


Featured events:

Constitution Day Panel

Wednesday, September 17, 7 p.m.
Briggs Library, McGinnis Room

Careers in Biology Alumni Lecture Series

Wednesday, September 17, 7 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Founders Scholar Convocation: Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane


Thursday, September 18, 5 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Pride of the Prairie Farmers Market

Tuesday, September 23, , 2-5 p.m.
Campus Mall

Pride of the Prairie Fall Feast

Tuesday, September 23, 5 p.m.
Dining Hall

Brad Deane Book Reception

Tuesday, September 23, 5 p.m.
La Fave House

ensemble: Périphérie Concert

Tuesday, September 23, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

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Campus Welcomes Diverse Incoming Class

The incoming class includes 413 freshmen and 119 transfer students.

Morris Installs New Photovoltaic Array

The installation was made possible by the campus's participation in the Made in Minnesota program.

Barber Lecture Links Literature to Local Food

Frances E. Dolan. professor of English at the University of California-Davis, will deliver the lecture.

Morris Will Celebrate Homecoming 2014

The campus will host activities for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Tickets Available for Bill Nye the Science Guy


The scientist, comedian, and inventor is coming to campus on October 14.


Equity and Diversity Certificate Workshops Offered

Online registration is available for the first two workshops in the Equity and Diversity Certificate Program that will be offered on campus. The program is an extensive series of 10 workshops and is comprised of 18 hours of core curriculum and 12 hours of supporting curriculum. For more information, contact Hilda Ladner.

Upcoming Education Events

There will be secondary education application/information meetings for students interested in entering the secondary education program on Monday, September 29, at 2:15 p.m. in Imholte Hall 11, and on Tuesday, November 4, at 12 p.m. in Imholte Hall 101. The meetings will provide information on recommendations, interviews, and deadlines for applying to the program. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris catalog.

This Week in Photos

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Ruth Mazo Karras delivered the 2014 Driggs Lecture, the Sketchbook Project stopped in Morris, and the campus installed a new solar PV array. Enjoy these photos and more today!


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Last week the University of Minnesota, Morris was recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Winds of Change, and Washington Monthly. Morris received these annual honors for its outstanding academics, diverse student body, educational value, and commitment to increasing public good.

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Three Cougar student athletes earned Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Player of the Week awards. Christina Mollan '15, Menomonie, Wisconsin, was the UMAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, Marissa Ekness '18, Webster, was the UMAC Defensive Player of the Week in volleyball, and Emily Auch '15, Benson, was UMAC Offensive Player of the Week in volleyball.


In the news

The Isanti-Chisago County Star reported on an action-packed Cougar football reunion-former players and current high-school coaches Mike Hennen '96 and Sam Ferraro '95 faced one another on the field last Friday. "I'm looking forward to this game," Ferraro said. "I wish all the best for him, except against us," joked Hennen. The two have kept in touch since their college days, speaking almost monthly for the last 15 years.


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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 Computing Services, 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.