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Weekly Bulletin

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

Vol. 6, No. 3: September 10, 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 16, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:


Featured events:

Jim Winter '68: "Lessons Learned from a Career in Biology/Science"

Thursday, September 11, 5 p.m.
Science 1020

ACE Mocktail Party

Thursday, September 11, 6:30 p.m.
Student Center, Louie's Lower Level

Sketchbook Project

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Friday, September 12, 1-5 p.m.
Morris Campus

STLF Hero Run

Saturday, September 13, 9 a.m.
Regional Fitness Center (626 East Second Street, Morris, MN 56267)

Open Source Workshop

Saturday, September 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Science 3650

2014 O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture in History

Monday, September 15, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

What Wilford Didn't Know: 100 Years of Research Archaeology in Minnesota

Tuesday, September 16, 6 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Jane Addams Project

Tuesday, September 16, 7:30 p.m.
Imholte Hall 111

Constitution Day Panel

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

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Morris Again Named a Top 10 Public Liberal Arts College

This is the sixteenth consecutive year in which the campus has been recognized.

Peters Receives Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health Grant

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Her research addresses American Indian health disparities in and around Minnesota.


Pratt Receives National Wildlife Federation Fellowship upper body shot

Anna Pratt '15 will lead community climate discussions and more.


This Week in Photos

Students attended an outdoor concert featuring Avian, Casino Night concluded the campus's Welcome Weekend festivities, and Framing the Field graced the Morrison Gallery. Enjoy these photos and more today!

Careers in Biology Lecture Series Continues

The next Careers in Biology lecture will take place on Wednesday, September 17, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. Levi Simonson '10, a PhD candidate at the University of Oregon, is the featured speaker. Simonson's presentation is titled "What a UMM student should know about being a biology grad student (getting in and succeeding)." Careers in Biology is supported in part by a grant to the University of Minnesota, Morris from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program.

Founders Scholar Convocation To Be Held

The next Founders Scholar Convocation will take place on Thursday, September 18, at 5 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. Jennifer Deane, associate professor of history, will present "Freeing Minds, Minding Freedoms: history, liberal arts, and UMM." The Founders Fund was established with gifts from a private donor in honor of the founding faculty of the University of Minnesota, Morris on the occasion of its 40th birthday.

Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program Update

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

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

Stevens County Premieres New CodeRED Alert System

Stevens County Emergency Management has moved to a new alert system, CodeRED. Registration is available online.

Upcoming Education Events

Elementary Education Students

Elementary education application/information meetings for students interested in entering the elementary education program will be held on Wednesday, October 8, at 5 p.m. in Science 3610 and on Thursday, October 23, at 5 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111. During the meetings, questions will be answered as to the prerequisites required, when students should apply to the program, when they should begin the program, student teaching, graduation, etc. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris catalog.

Secondary Education Students

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 Thursday, October 30, at 2 p.m. in Humanities Fine Arts 6. The meetings will provide information on recommendations, interviews, and deadlines for applying for admission to the program. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris catalog.


Read more news.


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Approximately 50 Science and Mathematics students and faculty members presented research findings from their summer projects on Tuesday, September 9. These projects were funded by a variety of internal and external sources, including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Science Foundation, Morris Academic Partners program, Chemistry Undergraduate Research Fund, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program, Faculty Research Enhancement Funds, and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.


In the news

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Kim Johnson Kasl '06 will be featured on the next episode of Tiny House Nation. Kasl and her husband, Ryan '06, will trade in their traditional house for a 207-square-foot mobile prairie cottage. "This isn't a decision of sacrifice," she writes, "but rather a decision to choose freedom [and] to follow and live out our values." The episode premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on FYI.

The Saint Cloud Times profiled three-time Thomson Reuters Rising Star Julie Fisk '99. In the interview, Fisk reflects on her undergraduate career at Morris. "What I liked about Morris was it was one of the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the Midwest," she says. "It was an excellent price. It fit my personality."


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.