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Vol. I, No. 24: March 3, 2010

Editor: Judy Korn
Please send comments, questions or submissions to the editor. The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin is Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at 4 p.m. There will be no Weekly Bulletin during spring break week.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Conductors’ Gala

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Music students in Assistant Professor of Music Martin Seggelke’s conducting class will be featured in a Conductors’ Gala performance. Featured student conductors are Sheila Beall, Molly Kvam, Alexandra Weber, Michael Gill, Donovan Hanson, Adam Helgeson, and Max Schmidt.

Pay It Forward Tour 2010

Saturday, March 7, 2010
3 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts, Recital Hall

The Students Today Leaders Forever student organization will travel to Washington, D.C., on their annual Pay It Forward Tour. The student-led, service-based spring break trip also stops in Des Moines, Iowa, Springfield, Illinois, Kokomo, Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky, Clarksburg, West Virginia. The organization’s mission is to provide students servant leadership and leadership development opportunities through community service and service learning.

Floating holiday

Friday, March 19, 2010

The traditional floating holiday during spring break is scheduled for Friday, March 19, 2010. All campus administrative offices will be closed. Enjoy the break!

Soup and Substance

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 6 p.m.
Cougar Room, Oyate Hall, Student Center

The Office of Community Engagement hosts the monthly Soup and Substance gathering on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at 6 p.m., in Oyate Hall. The event provides an open forum for members of Stevens County and the campus community to discuss issues of local, regional, national, and international importance. Soup and Substance—named for the pairing of a delicious meal with meaningful dialogue—is an opportunity for you to share your experiences and perspectives.

Asking the Big Questions

woman reading logo

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
McGinnis Room, Briggs Library

Sponsored by Asking the Big Questions and the Midwest Philosophy Colloquium, the March discussion will focus on the ways in which gender and women’s studies promote the goals of liberal arts education. Professor of Philosophy Pieranna Garavaso will facilitate. Refreshments and light snacks are served at 6 p.m. Optional readings are available on the Briggs Library “Electronic Reserves” Web page. Choose “Library” from the discipline drop-down menu. For more information, contact Peter Bremer, librarian.

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit opening and reception

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 7 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Gallery

The opening reception for the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit, featuring work of University of Minnesota, Morris students of art, majors and nonmajors, opens on Thursday, March 25, 2010, with a reception from 7 until 9 p.m. The exhibit continues through Saturday, April 17, 2010.

Midwest Philosophy Colloquium

Friday, March 26, 2010, 3:30 p.m.
Imholte 109

Harry Brighouse, professor of philosophy and affiliate professor of educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will present “Justice in Higher Education is Your Problem: Administrators, Faculty, and Students as Agents of Change.” The address is part of the Frontiers of Philosophy Education series. For more information, contact Mark Collier. Read more »

2010 Powwow during World Touch Cultural Heritage Week

Pow Wow 2010 dancing feet

Saturday, March 27, 2010, noon
P.E. Center

The annual University of Minnesota, Morris Powwow starts off World Touch Cultural Heritage Week (WTCHW). Grand entries are at noon and 7 p.m. This year’s WTCHW theme is “Breaking Barriers Through Laughter.” All WTCHW events are free and open to all. Read more »

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News and announcements:

Campus receives grant for biomass gasification course

Jim Barbour over the shoulder

The Minnesota Renewable Energy Marketplace–Alliance for Talent Development initiative awarded Morris an additional $85,000 grant to deliver and expand curriculum in biomass gasification technology. An intensive three-week course and other opportunities will be offered in May 2010 on the Morris campus. The program is open to college students and working adults seeking training and employment in the new industry. Read more »

Gremmels Celebration of Life date announced

Plan to join the campus and community in celebrating the life of Jim Gremmels, professor of English and basketball coach, on Thursday, April 29, 2010. An 11 a.m. program is planned.

Save the date for Professor Van Gooch retirement gathering

On Saturday, May 22, 2010, an event will be held at Pomme de Terre Park in Morris to celebrate the retirement of Van Gooch, professor of biology. Save the date!

Praxis exams scheduled

Saturday, March 13, 2010 7:30 a.m.
Registration First floor, Science East, near Bookstore

The UMM Test Center will administer Praxis Exams on Saturday, March 13, 2010, for students seeking education licensing. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Jane Kill, coordinator, for more information.

May and summer session 2010 registration begins

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Office of the Registrar

Review course description for May session and summer session to prepare for registration beginning Wednesday, March 24, 2010.

Honors Program application deadline

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

The Honors Program provides motivated, high-achieving students a distinctive, academically challenging intellectual experience. Successful completion of the interdisciplinary curriculum, team-taught by faculty from across the campus, results in a degree ‘with Honors’ in recognition of the achievement. All students are eligible to apply, usually in the spring of the freshman year. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Download an application. Read more »

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Gary Donovan

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) recertified Gary L. Donovan, Career Center director, as a master career counselor (MCC). The MCC credential requires individuals to complete approved continuing education in career development theory, individual and group counseling skills, career and personal assessment, career information and resources, ethical and legal issues, and diversity issues/populations. The NCDA offers the MCC designation only to those members who provide a full range of career services, including assessment services.