Vol. I, No. 26: March 31, 2010
In this issue:
- Ribbon-cutting ceremony for new convenience store
- French students help Haitian girls start new life in Minnesota
- Graduating seniors-don't miss Grad Fest 2010
- Morris's Putnam math team ranked nationwide
- New Cougar Web site
World Touch Cultural Heritage Week continues
Wednesday through Thursday, March 31–April 1, 2010
On Wednesday, March 31, Kip Fulbeck will hold a book signing and present a spoken word performance, “What Are You? The Changing Face of America,” in Edson Auditorium at 7 p.m. A dinner will be held on Thursday, April 1, in Oyate Hall. Dinner tickets are complimentary, but an RSVP is requested. Read more »
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for new convenience store
Thursday, April 1, 2010, 4:30 p.m.
C-Store, lower level of Food Service
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held for the new student-operated convenience store on campus at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2010, in the lower level of Food Service. A collaborative effort of the MCSA, Student Activities, Office of Residential Life, and Sodexo, the store provides a late night purchasing opportunity. Read more »
Midwest Philosophy Colloquium explores justice and higher education
Friday, April 2, 2010, 3:30 p.m.
Randall Curren, professor of philosophy and professor of education, University of Rochester, will speak on “Sustainability and Higher Education” on Friday, April 2. Curren will lead a discussion forum on “What is education for?” from 10:30 until noon in Imholte 101. For more information, contact Mark Collier. Read more »
Food for Thought Diversity Discussion Series
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, noon
Cougar Room, Oyate Hall
“More than Bows and Arrows: American Indian Students in Higher Education” will be the topic of the April 7, 2010, Food for Thought Diversity Discussion. The series is an interactive program designed to encourage campus community members to gain greater understanding of multiculturalism and enhance intercultural competence in the context of the campus and global communities.
News and announcements:
French students help Haitian girls start new life in Minnesota
Fourteen Morris French students and instructors are acclimating two Haitian girls, adopted by a Donnelly family, to the American education system and the English language at the Morris Area Public Elementary School. The student volunteers are Shelley Swanlund, Danna Bergantine, Sarah Ranney, Kathy Julik-Heine, Sarah Thiede, Miki Kolb, Libby Moore, Audrey Smebakken, Kacie Ramirez, and Mariah LaQua. The Morris Sun Tribune shared their story on the front page of the Saturday, March 27 edition. Read more »
Graduating seniors—don’t miss Grad Fest 2010
All graduating seniors are invited to Grad Fest 2010, a one-stop destination for all graduation needs. Have your photo taken with Pounce! The event will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in Oyate Hall.
Applications available for awards for political science majors
Applications are being accepted for the Gieske Academic Award for the 2009-10 academic year. The award is offered annually to an outstanding political science major in their senior year. Recipients will have an exceptional record of accomplishment at Morris as well as strong prospects for success after graduation. Applications are also being accepted for the Gieske Internship Award for the 2010-11 academic year. The award is offered annually to an outstanding political science major in his/her junior or sophomore years. Recipients must complete an internship between the end of spring term 2010 and the end of spring term 2011. Applications, due Tuesday, April 6, 2010, by 4:30 p.m., should be picked up and returned to the Social Science Division Office in Camden Hall.
All majors invited to apply for Minge Internship Award
All majors are encouraged to apply for the Minge Internship Award for the 2010-11 academic year. The award provides financial support for travel, lodging, and other expenses for students doing internships that provide learning and insight into public policy at the federal level. Recipients must complete the internship between June 1, 2010 and June 1, 2011. All eligible internships will be considered. Preference is given to internships done for Morris credit that integrate the study of peace, justice, conservation, the environment, rural affairs, or similar issues. Financial need will be considered. Applications, due Tuesday, April 6, 2010, by 4:30 p.m., should be picked up and returned to the Social Science Division Office in Camden Hall.
On Thursday, April 1, 2010, at 2:30 p.m., Michael Eble, associate professor of studio art, will speak about his visual process and his work during a closing reception for his exhibit now on display at the Ridgewater College Gallery.
This year, Morris’s Putnam math team ranked nationwide in the top 25 percent of institutions. Morris’s competitors were Christine Hoffman, Eric Laska, Cong Ma, Mark Meyer, Tyler Sable, Greg Schumacher, and Tim Snyder. Cong Ma was Morris’s highest scoring student, placing him in the top 18 percent of all competitors. The Putnam competition is a challenging annual math competition for undergraduates in the United States and Canada.
Congratulations to the Web team and Cougar athletics on the completed redesign of the Cougar Web site!