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Weekly Bulletin

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

Vol. 6, No. 28: April 1, 2015

Editor: Jenna Ray

The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin will be Tuesday, April 7, at 4 p.m. Please send comments, questions, and submissions to theeditor.

In this issue:

Featured Events

The Upgrade Faculty Go-To Sessions

Thursday, April 2, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Humanities Fine Arts 7

State of the University Address

Thursday, April 2, 3:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts, Learning Studio (Studio A)

Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar

Thursday, April 2, 4:30 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

World Touch Cultural Heritage Week Closing Dinner

Thursday, April 2, 5 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Opening Reception: Senior Student Art Exhibit I

Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts, Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Gallery

Baseball vs College of St. Scholastica

Sunday, April 3, 3 p.m.
at Morris

Baseball vs College of St. Scholastica (DH)

Monday, April 4, 12 p.m.
at Morris

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Finzel Appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean

A member of the Morris faculty since 1989, Finzel has served as interim dean since 2011.

Morris Names Next Head Football Coach

Robert J. Cushman has been selected as the 17th head football coach at Morris.

Summer Term Provides Learning Options and Diverse Courses

Degree- and nondegree-seeking students can enroll in a variety of flexible courses.

Upgrade News

Getting Closer to Cutover: Are You Ready?

The Upgrade newsletter will be delivered on a weekly basis until upgrade activities are complete. There you will find the latest news on what is changing as well as resources to help with the transition.

Faculty Learning Labs

The Office of the Registrar has scheduled the following Faculty Learning Labs during the cutover period:

Learn More

To learn more about The Upgrade, contact a member of the UM-Morris Advance Team or visit The Upgrade website.

This Week in Photos:


The following individuals are recipients of the 2014-15 Outstanding Support Staff Awards:

They will be recognized at the Faculty/Staff Recognition Dinner on Thursday, April 30.

Work by Nicole Bailey '15, Chanhassen, Madeline Rauma '16, Golden Valley, and Daniel Tiernan '15, Morris, has been accepted at the Undergraduate Communication Research Conference at the University of St. Thomas. The conference will take place on Friday, April 24.

In the News

The University of Minnesota, Morris is mentioned in the Huffington Post's "Leadership Equity at Public Liberal Arts Colleges." The article discusses the disparity between the percentage of women students at American colleges and universities and the percentage of women in senior leadership roles at these institutions-and how this profile differs at the 29 member institutions of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, including Morris.

Work by Jim Hall, director of computing services, was featured by Emerging Tech Accelerator News. Hall's article discusses focuses on anticipating new technologies.

Karen Wiese-Thompson '86 is featured in a recent story by the Windom News. The life-long actress, who will be inducted into Windom Area High School Fine Arts Wall of Fame, reflects on the role that started it all.


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.