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Weekly Bulletin

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

Vol. 5, No. 30: April 16, 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, April 22, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Featured events:

Jane Addams Project

Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Imholte Hall 111

Spanish Conversation Table

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

Drag Show

Friday, April 18, 7 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

CAC Films Presents-2014 UMMy Awards

Saturday, April 19, 8 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

Blood Drive

Monday, April 21, 12:30-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Soup and Substance: Cooperatives and Local Sustainable Food

Tuesday, April 22, 6 p.m.
Pomme de Terre Food, Inc. (613 Atlantic Avenue, Morris, MN 56267)

Student Leadership Recognition Banquet

Wednesday, April 23, 5 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:


Morris Premieres New Sustainability Leadership Program

students buying local produce

Sustainability Leaders for the Future will integrate and expand the campus's leadership and sustainability offerings.

Cafe Scientifique to Focus on Behavioral Economics

The discussion will take place on Tuesday, April 29.

Summer Term Gives Diverse Learning Options

summer students

Degree- and nondegree-seeking students can enroll in a variety of summer courses.

Students Rally for the University of Minnesota

Morris students speak with state legislators on undergraduate education funding.

Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program Update

The latest edition of Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program's (ESUP) The Upgrade is available now. In this issue:

Sneak Peek: Finance Approvals Process
-Is UM Reports going away?
-What is "Academic Advisement"?

View this issue and more at upgrade.umn.edu.

This Week in Photos

spectators

Kao Kalia Yang gave the World Touch Cultural Heritage Week keynote address, the Studio Art Discipline opened the first of two senior shows and fired the wood kiln, and Morris held its 14th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Enjoy these photos and more today!



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Accomplishments


head shot

Jordan Wente '15, Dodge Center, has received a 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Wente is one of just 59 students selected from across the United States. He is the fifth Morris student to receive the award. Truman Scholars are chosen on the basis of their academic and leadership accomplishments as well as their likelihood of becoming public service leaders. Wente was selected from among 655 candidates nominated by 293 American colleges and universities.

 

In the news


Barbara Burke, associate professor of communication, media, and rhetoric, was featured in a blog post by Jaunie Lauki 2.0, which is about rural development, agricultural, and environmental issues. The blog encourages young Latvians to consider rural living.

participants

Associate Professor of English and American Indian Studies Becca Gercken, Kelsey Scareshawk '14, Savage, and Dianne Desrosiers '05 are quoted in a recent story by the Morris Sun Tribune. The article provides an in-depth look at the 30th annual Circle of Nations Indigenous Association Powwow that took place earlier this month.


Resources:

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 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.