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Weekly Bulletin

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

Vol. 6, No. 38: September 2, 2015

Editor: Jenna Ray
The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin will be Tuesday, September 1, at 4 p.m. Please send comments, questions, or submissions to the editor.

In this issue:

Featured events:

Women's Volleyball vs St. Catherine University

Friday, September 4, 5:30 p.m.
P.E. Center Gymnasium

Women's Volleyball vs Simpson College

Friday, September 4, 7:30 p.m.
P.E. Center Gymnasium

Welcome Weekends 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Community Engagement Day of Service

Monday, September 7, 12:30 p.m.
Various locations

Art Club Poster Sale

Tuesday, September 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, September 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Rojas '16 Assesses Local Trail Usage

The project will promote safer bicycling and walking spaces.

Call for Submissions: Alumni Engagement Opportunities

The Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving and the UMM Alumni Association (UMMAA) Board of Directors have been successful in coordinating alumni volunteers to serve the campus community, and the UMMAA is committed to further engaging alumni while serving campus needs. If you have ideas of how alumni might serve the campus and enjoying fulfilling experiences, please contact Erin Christensen.

This Week in Photos:


Morris has again been recognized by Washington Monthly for both its affordability and social engagement. The magazine, which released its annual college rankings last week, included Morris on its &ldquoBest-Bang-for-the-Buck&rdquo and public good-based lists.

Morris also earned a STARS Gold 2.0 Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in recognition of its sustainability achievements. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

In the news

Kayla Pridmore '12 is featured in a story by Inforum. Pridmore and Christian Schultz, who operate Woodbury Community Farm, argue on behalf of ugly vegetables in hopes of reducing food waste.


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.