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Weekly Bulletin

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

Vol. 6, No. 9: October 22, 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, October 28, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:


Featured events:

Second Half Semester Classes Begin

Students enjoying the Mall

Wednesday, October 22
Morris Campus


Elementary Education Application/Information Meeting

Thursday, October 23, 5 p.m.
Imholte Hall 111

Halloween in the Halls

Friday, October 24, 6-8 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

2014 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema: Living is Easy with Eyes Closed

Saturday, October 25, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, October 27, 9:15 p.m
Morris Theatre (12 East 6th Street, Morris, MN 56267)

Zombie Prom

Saturday, October 25, 4:30 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Chamber Orchestra Concert

Sunday, October 26, 3 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Fall into Health and Community Meal

Tuesday, October 28, 5-8 p.m.
Morris Area Elementary School (151 South Columbia Avenue, Morris, MN 56267)

Edgar Allan Poe Reading

Wednesday, October 29, 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Cafe Scientifique Explores Benefits of Ancient Wheat

Abdullah A. Jaradat, USDA Agricultural Research Service, will lead the discussion.

Montovan '05 Named Latterell Visiting Alumna

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Kathryn Sullivan Montovan '05 will return to campus on Monday, November 3.


Fossen Assists Habitat for Humanity

Daniel Fossen '15, Burnsville, is conducting a survey for the organization's homeowners.

This Week in Photos


Frances E. Dolan delivers the 2014 Barber Lecture and Morris students Take Back the Night. Enjoy these photos and more!


Read more news.



Ruth Friederichs Segler '85 has been named Teacher of the Year for the Fairbanks, Alaska, borough. Segler, who teaches at North Pole Elementary School, is now a finalist for the Alaska Teacher of the Year award.

The Control Group, a new film by Peter Hurd '12, was screened at last week's Twin Cities Film Fest. The film, which features music by Anthony Bannach '14, was shot at the abandoned Kirkbride Asylum in Fergus Falls.


In the news

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Chancellor Jacqueline R. Johnson recently discussed Morris's efforts to reach carbon neutrality on National Public Radio's Here and Now. She and host Robin Young also addressed the campus's environmentally sustainable architecture and its onsite energy production initiatives.


The University of Minnesota, Morris is included in a MinnPost story on local food and anchor initiatives. The story cites Morris's use of 30 percent regional foods as "a notable local food success story." Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Sandra Olson-Loy is quoted, saying, "We wanted our purchasing dollars to make a difference in rural economic development...Also we wanted fresher, tastier food. "



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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.