Vol. I, No. 27: April 7, 2010
In this issue:
- Former undersecretary of state for political affairs to give Jooinn Lee Lecture tonight
- Noted playwright, director, and actor Leigh Fondakowski to visit campus this week
- Community Coffee for University of Minnesota President Bruininks
- Campus invited to participate in Class of 2010’s BikeShare program
Former undersecretary of state for political affairs Michael Armacost to serve as Jooinn Lee Lecturer
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 7 p.m.
Dr. Michael Armacost will serve as the 2010 Jooinn Lee Lecturer. Armacost, former undersecretary of state for political affairs, ambassador to Japan and the Philippines, and Brookings Institution president, will speak on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. His address, “Shifting Balance in Northeast Asia: Implications for the United States,” is free and open to the public. A reception follows. Read more »
Noted playwright, director, and actor Leigh Fondakowski to visit campus this week
Thursday and Friday, April 8–9, 2010
McGinnis Room and Black Box Theatre
The Theatre and English Disciplines will host Leigh Fondakowski, playwright, director, and actor, on campus this week. Well known for her work with The Laramie Project, Fondakowski’s visit is sponsored by the Twin Cities campus through the Institute for Advanced Study Imagine Fund Guest Speaker series. The writing process will be the topic of Fondakowski’s talk on Thursday, April 8, 2010, from 2 until 3:30 p.m. in the McGinnis Room. She will visit the Fundamentals of Acting class on Friday, April 9, 2010, from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. in the Black Box Theatre. Theatre and English majors and minors are particularly encouraged to attend. Read more »
2010 Jazz Fest
Thursday through Saturday, April 8–10, 2010
Don’t miss the 2010 Jazz Fest this week, April 8–10, 2010. Tickets are available at the Student Center Information Desk or in the Office of Student Activities at 320-589-6080. Read more »
Community Coffee planned in honor of University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks
Saturday, April 10, 2010, 9 a.m.
A Community Coffee will be held in honor of Susan Hagstrum and University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks on Saturday, April 10, 2010, from 9 until 10 a.m. The campus and community are invited to the “meet and greet” event hosted by Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson in the Welcome Center. Read more »
ASA sponsors a silent auction and a craft/garage sale
Monday, April 12, 2010, noon until 6 p.m.
The Asian Student Association (ASA) will auction items and sponsor a craft/garage sale for students, faculty, staff, and student groups to participate and sell items. The event continues in Louie’s Lower Level Tuesday through Thursday, April 13–15.
French Poetry Reading Contest a showcase for students
Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 7 p.m.
The Division of the Humanities French Discipline and the Entre Nous French Club student organization will host the 24th Annual Edith R. Farrell French Poetry Reading Contest on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at 7 p.m. in Oyate Hall. The event provides a showcase for students to share the beauty of the French language. The campus and community are invited to the event. Read more »
Asian Folklore and Storytelling
Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 8 p.m.
Multi-Ethnic Student Resource Center Lounge
In celebration of Asian Awareness Week 2010, the Asian Student Association will host a night of Asian folklore and storytelling. The event is free and open all.
News and announcements:
Campus invited to participate in Class of 2010’s BikeShare program
The Class of 2010 will instate the BikeShare program as its legacy. With this new program, students will have access to two-wheeled transportation. Seniors are gathering bikes that will be available for students to run errands, get to class, or even take a leisurely ride downtown or to local parks. After the student is done with the bike, he or she will return it to a campus bike rack. If you have a bike you are not using, consider donating it to the program. Read more »
Scholarships available for one-week renewable energy course for industry
The Morris campus and its partners will deliver a one-week renewable energy short course for industry. The course runs May 18, 20, 21, and June 2, 3, 2010. Read more »
Nominations and election of discipline student representatives
Nominations for discipline student representatives in the Division of Science and Mathematics are open from Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 9, 2010. Nominations should be turned in to Carol Ford in the Science and Math Division Office. Elections will be held on Wednesday, April 14, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, April 1, 2010 for the new on-campus convenience store. A collaborative effort of the MCSA, Student Activities, Office of Residential Life, and Sodexo, the store provides a late night purchasing opportunity on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Enjoy the photos.
Rodney Fair ’09 will perform in the Minneapolis Musical Theatre production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn opening in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, April 9. Read more »