A weekly news digest for University of Minnesota, Morris faculty, staff, and students
Vol. 6, No. 8: October 15, 2014
In this issue:
- Briggs Library Associates Holds Book Sale
- Morris Welcomed Delegation from Germany
- Graham's Latest Poem Collection Published
- Elijah Mayfield '07 Featured in EdSurge
Asking the Big Questions-"Are We Alone: The Search For Life in the Cosmos"
Wednesday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.
Briggs Library. McGinnis Room
Briggs Library Associates Book Sale
Thursday, October 16, 12-7 p.m.
Friday, October 17, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall.
Thursday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall
First Half Semester Classes End
Friday, October 17
Monday, October 20-Tuesday, October 21
Second Half Semester Classes Begin
Wednesday, October 22
Elementary Education Application/Information Meeting
Thursday, October 23, 5 p.m.
Imholte Hall 111
News and announcements:
The delegation explored research being done on energy and renewable agriculture.
Wheel Within a Wheel and Seeds of Babel open on October 30.
Maria Keeler '16 is researching growers and producers of local foods in the west central region.
Take the Employment Engagement Survey
Make your voice heard by completing the 2014 E2 Employee Engagement Survey by Friday, October 31. The survey will help University leaders understand your perspective on workplace issues and develop action plans to improve your department and the University overall. Responses to the survey are completely confidential.
Mark your calendars: Employee Health and Benefit Fair
Plan to attend the Employee Health and Benefit Fair on Monday, November 10, from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in the Student Center's Oyate Hall. Visit with vendors representing medical plans, flexible spending accounts, employee benefits, retirement savings, dental plans, employee wellness, and more. Free flu shots will be available from 12-1 p.m. Door prizes, give-aways, and a light lunch will be provided.
The latest edition of The Upgrade is available now. In this issue:
-Change in Name from ESUP
-Enhanced Upgrade Education Page
-Upgrade Key Messages
View this issue and more at upgrade.umn.edu.
The Hummingbird's Tongue, a new collection of poems by Professor of English Vicki Graham, was released this month by Red Dragonfly Press. In these finely detailed poems, Graham has transformed her understanding of the complexities of biological processes into love songs for the earth.
Jennifer Rothchild, associate professor of sociology and GWSS, presented "'Whose breasts Are They?': Deconstructing Gender in Breast Feeding Advocacy Programs" at the Powell Center for Women's Health annual conference on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. The poster she presented was co-authored by Karen Mumford, Haley Van Cleve '14, and Matt Johnson '10.
Jess Larson, professor of studio art, will take part in the Women's Art Institute panel discussion "Fiber Arts: Women's Work and/or Feminist Statement" on Wednesday, November 5, at St. Catherine University in Saint Paul. Larson will present and discuss her work.
Roger Rose, associate professor of political science, will moderate a candidate forum for House District 12A candidates on Thursday, October 16, in Morris. The forum is hosted by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
In the news
Elijah Mayfield '07 is the subject of a story by EdSurge. Mayfield's LightSide Labs, which uses machine learning to develop a writing assistant that offers feedback and suggestions as students work through paper drafts, was recently acquired by Turnitin, one of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world.
Ryan '06 and Kim Johnson Kasl '06 were featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The Kasls recently moved their two children into a 207-square-foot Tiny House near Braham and were featured on FYI's Tiny House Nation.
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