A weekly news digest for University of Minnesota, Morris faculty, staff, and students
Vol. 6, No. 32: April 29, 2015
In this issue:
- Faculty and Staff to Be Honored at Recognition Dinner
- Morris Featured in The Princeton Review's Guide to 353 Green Colleges 2015
- Six Students Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research
- Chris Butler Interviewed by Raleigh's ABC 11
Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner
Thursday, April 30, 6 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall
Mixed Student Recital
Thursday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall
Combined Choirs Concert
Friday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall
Saturday, May 2
Saturday, May 2, 5 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center (200 Southeast Oak Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455)
Monday, May 4-Thursday, May 7
Commission on Women Spring Luncheon
Tuesday, May 5, 11:30 a.m.
News and announcements:
More than 365 Morris students will receive their degrees.
The guide profiles colleges with the most exceptional commitments to sustainability.
- CST 20th Anniversary
- Senior Art Exhibit II
- TinMan Triathlon
- Lowell Rasmussen's Retirement Celebration
Ashley Satre '15, Hoffman, Kelsey Butler '15, Bowlus, Natalie Hoidal '15, Forest Lake, Nicole Sandback '15, East Bethel, Amanda Wiener '14, and Nicholas Solberg '15, Cambridge, presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Cheney, Washington, in April. Established in 1987, NCUR is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study.
Morton Greenslit '16, Mound, Saesun Kim '15, Namyang-joo, Korea, Michelle King '16, Maple Grove, Clare Miller '16, Hudson, Wisconsin, Associate Professor of Physics Michael Korth, and Professor of Physics Gordon McIntosh attended the spring 2015 MAAPT meeting at St. Cloud State University on Saturday, April 25. The students presented their research (Greenslit, "Computational Analysis of Wake Field Flow between Multiple Identical Spheres," Kim, "Three-Particle Distribution Functions in the Hard-Sphere Model," King, "A New Method of Image Analysis for Measurement of Cirroform Clouds," and Miller, "A Long-term Analysis from the Velocity Centroid Data of SiO Maser Emissions.") Kim's poster was selected as the best student presentation at the meeting.
Stephen Burks, professor of economics and management, has coauthored "The Value of Hiring through Employee Referrals," an article released online by the Quarterly Journal of Economics and jointly written with Mitch Hoffman, University of Toronto, Bo Cowgill, University of California, Berkeley, and Michael Housman, Cornerstone OnDemand. The paper utilizes data collected about truckers by Morris's Truckers & Turnover Project (T&T) as well as data from the call center and IT industries.
Stephen Burks, professor of economics and management, and Pamela Gades, technology for teaching and learning coordinator, presented Technology Showcase topics at the Academy of Distinguished Teachers Annual Conference held at the McNamara Alumni Center on the Twin Cities campus on Wednesday, April 8. This year's conference theme was "Making Sense of Educational Innovation: Finding What Works for Today's Students." Burks presented "Improving Delivery of Technical Course Content through Incremental Use of Classroom 'Flipping,'" and Gades presented "Innovative Options for Recording Your Own Course Videos."
In the news
Chris Butler, lecturer in sociology, was interviewed by Raleigh's ABC 11. Butler is in the Kathmandu Valley assisting with relief efforts after enduring the weekend's tragic earthquake. He was in Nepal doing work on a Fulbright Scholarship and helping to run Sam's House Orphanage.
Postcards will feature emerging artists Luci Riffel '15, Virginia, Kait Macheledt '15, New Richmond, Wisconsin, Nina Downer O'Leary '15, Buffalo, Isaac Johnson '15, Stillwater, and Lauren Acosta '15, Northfield, in an upcoming broadcast on Pioneer Public Television on Sunday, May 3, at 7 p.m. The episode will be repeated on Monday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m. and on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. The program also will be available for online viewing on May 4 through the station's website.
Kelly Fischer '17, Roseville, is the subject of a recent Minnesota Daily story. Fischer is working with the Center for Small Towns to evaluate uses for solar energy in western Minnesota's public pools.
Michael Eble, associate professor of studio art, will be featured on Pioneer Public Television's Postcards on Sunday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Eble will discuss "his paintings, his gumbo and connection to the Mississippi River watershed."
Alumnae Ashleigh Thompson '14 and Rachel Balzar '14 are featured in a Morris Sun Tribune story on the Minnesota Reading Corps program. Thompson and Balzar are serving as literacy tutors with the Morris Area Pre-K program.
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