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Weekly Bulletin

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

Vol. 6, No. 6: October 1, 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 7, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:


Featured events:

2014 Barber Lecture

Wednesday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar: Julia Dabbs

Thursday, October 2, 5 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts 6

Homecoming Powderpuff Game and Tug of War

Thursday, October 2, 7 p.m.
Big Cat Stadium

Homecoming 2014

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Friday, October 3-Sunday, October 5
Morris Campus


Community Coffee with University of Minnesota Regents

Saturday, October 4, 8:30 a.m.
La Fave House (305 College Avenue, Morris, MN 56267)

Celebration Remembering John Q. Imholte

Saturday, October 4, 3 p.m.
La Fave House (600 East 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267)

2014 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema: Gloria

Saturday, October 4, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, October 6, 9:15 p.m.
Morris Theatre (12 E 6th St, Morris, MN 56267)

2014 Lee Lecture

Tuesday, October 7 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Morris's Sustainability Team Joins Climate Leadership Summit

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The team will accept Morris's 2014 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award.


Humphrey Intern Concludes Service to CST

Tashna Silburn assisted with project development and management.

Award-Winning Pianist Comes to Morris

Charlie Albright will perform on Saturday, October 11.

6th Annual Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference

The 6th Annual Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference will originate from the Morris campus on Friday, October 24. Its purpose is to make available quality continuing education about the particular practice issues involved in working with rural people and communities. For more information, contact Kay Slama or visit mnpsych.org/3786-2.

This Week in Photos

participants visiting vendors

Morris hosted Nobel Laureate Dr. Peter Agre, poet Yahya Frederickson, a Hispanic Heritage Month student panel, and the annual Pride of the Prairie Farmers Market. Enjoy these photos and more today!

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Paul Martin '04, Beth Ann Ploof Cordes '94, Heather Pennie-Roy '94, Jim Tanner, and Pat Tanner will be inducted into the Cougar Hall of Fame on Friday, October 3, at the Cougar Hall of Fame/Distinguished Alumni Award/Networking Banquet. Martin had the rare distinction of being named an All-Conference Player of the Year in both the NSIC and UMAC. Cordes, who played volleyball for the Cougars, was a member of the 1992 squad that set a school record with 28 wins. Pennie-Roy was a two-sport athlete for the Cougars, earning All-Conference honors in both softball and volleyball. The Tanners were long-time volunteers in basketball operations for the athletic department and served on the Cougar Hall of Fame Committee for several years.

Katy Evanson '17, Saint Joseph, Shelby Flanagan '17, Eagan, Rebecca Schrupp '17, Milbank, South Dakota, Hannah Tuomi '17, Saint Paul, Austin Tipper '18, Palatine, Illinois, Karen Budig '17, Saint Louis Park, Autumn Carlson '18, Cottage Grove, Megan Forcia '18, New Brighton, Lauren Lindquist ' 16, Apple Valley, Hannah McDonnell '18, Saint Louis Park, Zoey Cook '18, Duluth, and Mason Dockter '17, Corona, South Dakota attended the People's Climate March in New York last week. Erik Hatlestad, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) organizer, was also in attendance. The students' participation was organized by MPIRG, with additional support from Clean Up the River Environment (CURE). It was the largest march for climate to date.


In the news

Cy Thao '95 recently was profiled by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Thao was not only the first Hmong-American individual elected to the Minnesota Legislature, but also the artist behind a series of paintings based on the history of the Hmong community. He and his wife now own assisted-living facilities in Minnesota and Florida.


Amy Doll-Wohlers '90 will moderate debates between candidates for the Minnesota House of Representatives Districts 16A and 16B. Pioneer Public Television will broadcast the debates live on Thursday, October 2.


The Morris Sun Tribune reports that the University of Minnesota, Morris will take part in the Minnesota Renewable Energy Tour on Saturday, October 4. The tour will be held in conjunction with 150,000 other renewable energy system installers and owners throughout America to showcase more than 5,000 alternative-powered sites in the 19th annual National Solar Tour.


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 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.