A weekly news digest for University of Minnesota, Morris faculty, staff, and students
Vol. 6, No. 1: August 27, 2014
In this issue:
- Classes Resume on the Morris Campus
- Morris Receives Great Lakes Continuation Grant
- Morris Rises in Sierra Club Rankings
- Wencl '08 Named in Minneapolis Star Tribune
Wednesday, August 27
Morris Community Welcome Picnic
Thursday, August 28, 5:30 p.m.
East Side Park
CAC Films Presents: Zombieland
Friday, August 29, 9:30 p.m.
CAC Concerts Presents: Avian and Stealing Second
Sunday, August 31, 5 p.m.
Labor Day Holiday
Monday, September 1
No classes. Administrative offices closed.
Monday, September 1, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall
Art Club Poster Sale
Tuesday, September 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, September 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Student Center, Oyate Hall
News and announcements:
Morris Earns Continuation College Success Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation
Continued funding sustains successful programs that boost retention and completion rates.
Sheehan increased climate literacy and clean energy usage in Minnesota.
Shelby Richard '15 and Jieying Jin '15 developed research tools for halo observation.
Kelly Fischer '17, Roseville, is developing a honeybee educational installation with the Prairie Ecology Bus Center.
Jordan Wente '15 and Arne Kildegaard are optimizing a solar energy plan for a local dairy.
Michael Lindgren '14, Crystal, assesses transportation and safety issues along Highway 68.
All are welcome to contribute to this worldwide art collection.
The latest edition of Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program's (ESUP) The Upgrade is available now. In this issue:
-MyU Preview: MyU Homepage
-Nearly 400 Attend ESUP Update at All-HR Meeting
-Staff, Faculty, and Students Evaluate ESUP's Web Presence
View this issue and more at upgrade.umn.edu.
Submissions for the fourth annual Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments are due no later than Thursday, September 4. The event will feature peer-reviewed (or equivalent) scholarly activity that took place between January 1 and December 31, 2013. For more information, contact Jayne Blodgett.
The Office of Community Engagement presented its Community Needs and Assets findings, Morris alumni and friends visited the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum, students, staff, and faculty returned to campus, and Morris took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Enjoy these photos and more!
The University of Minnesota, Morris is one of Sierra magazine's top 40 "Cool Schools" for 2014. The Sierra Club's official publication ranks universities that lead sustainability initiatives and strive to protect and preserve the environment. Morris was ranked #31 in the nation, its highest ranking to date.
This summer Allison Wolf '15, Brooklyn Park, and Virginia Godfrey '15, Saint Paul, conducted public health-related research this summer through the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the Undergraduate Research Program, the Center for Translational Science Institute, and the Center for Healthy Equity.
Samantha Mattson Gulon '91 has been inducted into the Minnewaska Laker Foundation Athletic Hall of Fame. As a Morris student, Gulon was a three-year starter for the women's basketball team and was named both Rookie of the Year and Conference Player of the Week. She now is a language arts instructor at Detroit Lakes Middle School.
After ten years, Badlands Natural History Association (BNHA) Executive Director Katie Johnston '07 has realized her dream of creating a children's book about the Badlands. "Growing up in the Badlands...I started to realize the lack of children's publications we had on the area," Johnston says. "I decided it would be fun to write a book." The book, Badlands: A to Z, will be released in September.
George Fosgate, professor emeritus of theatre arts, stars in a new Image 3D commercial. Fosgate is joined on screen by his wife, Pat.
In the news
Jeffrey Wencl '08 is mentioned in a recent Minneapolis Star Tribune article. Wencl, who worked with the Center for Small Towns as a student, discussed his work with Muriel Krusemark, Hoffman economic development coordinator.
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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.