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Weekly Bulletin

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

Vol. 6, No. 14: November 26, 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, December 2, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Featured events:

Thanksgiving Break

campus winter scene

Thursday, November 27-Friday, November 28
Morris campus
No classes. Administrative offices closed.


The Power of Place and Poetry

Tuesday, December 2, 7 p.m.
LaFave House

Creating Commedia Workshop

Wednesday, December 3, 4 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Black Box Theatre

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Competitive Scholarship Deadline Is December 15


The University of Minnesota, Morris invites incoming first-year students to compete for its competitive scholarship packages.


Nominations Sought: UMMAA Distinguished Alumni Award

The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association (UMMAA) invites nominations for the 2015 UMMAA Distinguished Alumni Award. The award honors alumni who have distinguished themselves in their personal and/or professional lives. For more information, please contact Erin Christensen.

Upgrade Program Update Available

The latest edition of The Upgrade is available now. In this issue:

-After the Upgrade: Reports
-What's Changing: MyU Previews
-Students Experience Previews

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

This Week in Photos

faculty panelists

Students and faculty took part in the Founders Forum on the Liberal Arts. Native American Heritage Month continued with the AIAC Fall meeting and reception and the Elder in Residence program. Morris student took part in the annual Parade of Lights and International Fashion Show. Enjoy these photos and more!


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This harvest season Morris students gathered more than 654 pounds of produce from the campus vegetable garden at the West Central Research and Outreach Center. Led by Garden to Dining Services Liaison Peter Kvale '16, Duluth, the harvest represents another success in Morris's effort to increase the availability of local foods on campus.


student presenters

Physics students John Hastings '15, Bloomington, Wesley Brand '15, Burnsville, Morton Greenslit '16, Mound, and Zach Klassen '15, Hanska, attended the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics 2014 Conference. The conference is attended by thousands of researchers from around the world. The students submitted work for the conference's first annual Student Poster Competition and had the opportunity to speak with dozens of international experts and conference attendees.


Center for Small Towns student employee Katie Winter '15, Watkins, worked with with Fairmont Market Square as a social media marketing assistant. In this role Winter drove the organization's social media marketing efforts and ran an information booth to promote them.

The Women's Rugby Club became the first Green Dot-certified club on the Morris campus. Morris is a partner in the Green Dot Bystander Education Program, which engages campus community members in raising awareness about and taking steps to prevent personal power-based violence, including sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.


In the news

The Minneapolis Star Tribune published a tribute to the late Chancellor Emeritus Samuel Schuman. Reporter Tim Harlow writes, "Schuman was a professor and college administrator by trade, but most people remember him as the affable chancellor at the University of Minnesota, Morris, a man known for his penchant for quoting Shakespeare and the kindness he showed to students and staff."

Kim Brustuen '98 recently was featured in Finance & Commerce. Brustuen, a regional sales manager for Money Center at U.S. Bank, describes her career as "the traditional accidental banker."

Fox 23 announced the appointment of William R. King '73 as senior consultant at Cincinnatus, Inc., a Minneapolis-based consulting firm serving nonprofit organizations. King previously had served as president of the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) until his retirement in 2013.


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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.