Vol. I, No. 24: March 3, 2010
In this issue:
- Black Student Union (BSU) hosts annual Soul Food Dinner
- Young Alumni Service Project at Feed My Starving Children
- Jon Anderson and Stephen Burks, presented papers, lectures in Australia
- The University of Minnesota, Morris featured in Minnesota Conservation Volunteer
Black Student Union (BSU) hosts annual Soul Food Dinner
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Student Center, Oyate Hall
The Black Student Union (BSU) invites the community to celebrate Black History Month and to enjoy its annual Soul Food Dinner. This year's theme is "Building Community by Giving Back." Multi-Ethnic Student Program founder Bill Stewart, left, will provide the keynote address and students will share poetry, which has inspired them. Tickets for the dinner are $5 for staff, $3 for students, and $2 for children and can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact Black Student Union President Todd Gramenz.
Symphonic Winds Collaborative Multi-Media Concert
Saturday, March 7, 2010
Humanities Fine Arts, Recital Hall
The Symphonic Winds presents its most outstanding performance highlight of the semester: the Multi-Media Concert, featuring one world premiere, two Minnesota premieres, collaborations with Associate Professor of Studio Art Michael Eble and Assistant Professor of Music Denise Odello (English horn) as well as a new installation for wind ensemble and electronic sounds. Tickets for the event will be sold at the door. Reserved tickets are available for purchase in advance in the Student Center. Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for children and senior citizens, and $1 for UMM students with ID. Read more »
Concert Choir Tours West Coast during spring break
West Coast Tour March 13–25, 2010
Home concert: Thursday, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Humanities Fine Arts (HFA), Recital Hall
The Concert Choir, under the direction of Kenneth Hodgson, associate professor of music, will perform in cities throughout the West Coast during the 2010 Spring Tour during spring break. The tour culminates with a home concert, which is free and open to the public. A free-will donation will be accepted. Read more »
News and announcements:
Young Alumni Service Project at Feed My Starving Children
Morris young alumni and friends will package meals for the world's hungriest children with a special emphasis on Haiti earthquake survivors. The Young Alumni Service Project is scheduled for Thursday, March 11, 2010, from 6 until 7:30 p.m., in Coon Rapids at Feed My Starving Children. The culture and tradition of leadership and service that we began as University of Minnesota, Morris students continues through the Morris young alumni third annual service project. For more information, visit http://www.morris.umn.edu/alumni/youngalumni/service/.
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship deadline Sunday, March 7, 2010
One of the largest and most competitive scholarship programs in the nation, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship provides awards of up to $50,000 per year for up to six years of study to deserving low-income college seniors and recent college graduates (who graduated within the past five years). For more information, please stop by the Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jon Anderson, professor of statistics, and Stephen Burks, associate professor of economics and management, presented papers and gave lectures in Australia in February 2010. The pair discussed results from the research work of the Truckers & Turnover Project. Their visit began at the Australian School of Business of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, lecturing—under the University’s Industrial Relations Research Center sponsorship—on the factors that predict the turnover and the accident risk of new truckers. Anderson and Burks also visited with colleagues at the College of Business and Economics at the Australian National University in Canberra, where Anderson was a visiting faculty member during 2005–06.
From Canberra, the pair “went bush” for a day visiting the Namadji National Park. The trip wrapped up at the University of Melbourne, where they presented papers on the social preferences and accident risk of truckers at the Economic Science Association’s Asia-Pacific regional conference.
In the News
The University of Minnesota, Morris is featured in the March/April 2010 issue of Minnesota Conservation Volunteer. The article, in the “Trendsetters” section, discusses the campus’s renewable energy initiatives as well as the campus’s history.
An interview with Associate Professor of Biology Pete Wyckoff aired on KWLM AM 1340 on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. The topic of the interview was Wyckoff’s research on the changing relationship between tree growth, drought, and carbon dioxide. The interview is available on the KWLM AM 1340 Web site under the"On Demand" feature and filed in the "Live@Five On Demand" menu.