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Weekly Bulletin

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

Vol. 6, No. 42: September 30, 2015

Editor: Jenna Ray
The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin will be Tuesday, October 6, at 4 p.m. Please send comments, questions, or submissions to the editor.

In this issue:


Featured events:

Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar

Thursday, October 1, 4:30 p.m.
John Q. Imholte Hall, 109

Reception & Artist Talk

Thursday, October 1, 7 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Building, 150

Homecoming 2015-Networking Day

Friday, October 2, 10 a.m.
Student Center


Football vs MacMurray College

Saturday, October 3, 12 p.m.

2015 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema

Saturday, October 3, 2 p.m.
Morris Theatre

Men's Soccer vs College of St. Scholastica

Saturday, October 3, 2 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs College of St. Scholastica

Saturday, October 3, 4:15 p.m.

HomeKUMMing Concert 2015

Saturday, October 3, 8 p.m.
Edson Auditorium

Men's Soccer vs Alumni

Sunday, October 4, 12 p.m.

Homecoming Concert

Sunday, October 4, 2 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Building, 160

Women's Volleyball vs Crown College

team members

Tuesday, October 6, 4:30 p.m.


Asking the Big Questions

Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m.
Rodney A. Briggs Library, 160

Women's Volleyball vs Presentation College

Tuesday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.

Elementary Education Application/Information Meeting

Wednesday, October 7, 5:00 p.m.
John Q. Imholte Hall, 112

GWSS Works in Progress Series

Wednesday, October 7, 5 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Building, 150

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Fifth Prairie Gate Literary Festival to be Held this Fall

Prairie Gate speaker

The festival offers learning opportunities for aspiring writers and literature enthusiasts.


Latino-Politics Expert to Deliver 2015 Jooinn Lee Lecture

Gary Segura will present "Latino America: How America's Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Change the Politics of the Nation."

Connect with Alumni at Networking Day

Connect with more than 50 alumni on Friday, October 2, at the annual Alumni and Students Networking Day. Alumni will be visiting classrooms, participating in networking discussions, talking with students, and touring campus. They represent a variety of graduation years, career fields, and majors/minors.

This Week in Photos:

Peter Sagal


Read more news.


The University of Minnesota, Morris is one of Business Insider's 610 smartest colleges in America. Jonathan Wai, a Duke University Talent Identification Program research scientist, calculated the ranking based on brainpower as reflected by the school's average standardized test scores.

In the news

Science building

Morris is mentioned in Yahoo! Finance's "23 Ways to Lower College Tuition." Morris is listed as an example of #21, "Go to a flat-tuition school."


According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Matt Privratsky '11 has received a grant from the Knight Foundation to install wayfaring signs to improve Saint Paul's Green Line corridor. "This group of winners represents an exciting group of civic innovators working to make their city more successful," said George Abbott, Knight's interim program director for Saint Paul.


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.