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Vol. I, No. 28: April 14, 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, April 20, 2010, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Farewell for Chris Wing

Thursday, April 15, 2010, 3–4:30 p.m.
Blakely Room 8

Join the Grants Development staff in thanking Chris Wing for his service to Morris and wishing him well as he begins a new position at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University.

Briggs Library Annual Associates Meeting

Thursday, April 15, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Briggs Library lower level

Sponsored by Briggs Library Associates, the event includes 2010 Collection Enhancement Grant winners, student research presentations, and a sneak peek of the 2010 documentary. There will be a brief business meeting. Refreshments provided. For more information, contact Peter Bremer.

Fashion Trashion 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010, 7 p.m.
Black Box Theatre, HFA

Basic Studio students created couture outfits from recycled, pre-purposed, and re-used materials and model them in a runway show in the Black Box Theatre. The evening features a preview of the costumes for the Theatre Discipline’s green production, As You Like It. For more information, contact Jess Larson.

Taste of Asia Dinner

Dinner poster

Thursday and Friday, April 8–9, 2010
McGinnis Room and Black Box Theatre

In celebration of Asian Awareness Week 2010, the Asian Student Association will host a Taste of Asia Dinner. Read more »

UMMy Film Festival

Saturday, April 17, 2010, 9 p.m.
Edson Auditorium

Sponsored by Student Activities and CAC, the 2010 UMMy Student Film Festival features screenings and an award ceremony. For more information, contact Alex McGreavey.

Soup and Substance

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 6 p.m.
Cougar Room, Oyate Hall

Soup and Substance is open to all to share experiences and perspectives. The event provides a space in which all voices are heard. People with direct topic experience facilitate the discussion.

Food for Thought Diversity Discussion Series

Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2010, noon
Cougar Room, Oyate Hall

“Stereotypes and Realities: Multi-Ethnic Student Program Organizations Up Close” is the topic for the next Food for Thought Diversity Discussion. The series encourages greater understanding of multiculturalism and enhance intercultural competence.

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News and announcements:

Media Service’s Echoes of Cry of the Marsh to be aired on TPT for Earth Day

Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) will air Echoes of Cry of the Marsh in April 2010. TPT has a potential viewing audience of 1.7 million households. Read more »

Eco-Friendly Demonstration Neighborhood receives award

The Morris Eco-Friendly Demonstration Neighborhood master plan received an award from the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects awards. Jim Barbour, biomass facility scientist, David Fluegel, Center for Small Towns (CST) community program specialist, and Troy Goodnough, CST and campus sustainability coordinator, served on the planning committee. Rachel Olm ’09, Minneapolis, biology and environmental studies, and Tara Loomis ’09, Hutchinson, communications, media, and rhetoric, supported the project as CST project assistants. Read more »

Community Coffee photos

President with baby

A “meet and greet” Community Coffee was held in honor of President Robert Bruininks on April 10, 2010. Enjoy the photos.

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The paintings of Michael Eble, associate professor of studio art, are on exhibit at Gallery13 in Minneapolis. Terra Absentis: Louisiana’s Disappearing Landscape is a collaborative exhibit with photographer Daniel Kariko. Read more »

Sarah Buchanan, associate professor of French, was interviewed by a student college reporter from Taiwan who read the online story “French students help Haitian girls make new life in Minnesota.” The student is researching college students’ inspirations for becoming involved on campus and in communities.

Joshua Preston ’13, Montevideo, political science and economics, will attend the National Rural Youth Assembly (NRYA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on April 22–25, 2010. Selected from more than 450 applicants, Preston is one of fifty-three participants who will use the assembly to explore issues important to their communities. Read more »

David Aronson, Welcome Center renovation project manager, attended the Upper Midwest Association of Campuses for Sustainability conference. With Welcome Center architects, he presented on renovating a National Historic Registry 1915 building into a 21st century energy efficient office building built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. His presentation with Greg Ackerson of McKinstry was on using an energy service company to conduct a campus energy audit and implementing energy efficient changes and capital improvements.

Noted playwright, director, and actor Leigh Fondakowski visited campus last week. Well known for her work with The Laramie Project, she spoke about the writing process and visited the Fundamentals of Acting class. Enjoy the photos.

Congratulations to students Kelley Swanlund, Jen Miller, Ernest Tucker, Liz Grave, and Audrey Smebakken who won awards at the French Poetry Reading Contest held April 13, 2010. Enjoy the photos.

Geologists at meeting

Morris was well represented at the joint meeting of the Minnesota Chapters of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) and the Association of Women Geologists. Featured speaker Heather Anderson Arends ’96 spoke on “Minnesota aggregate resources and the DNR aggregate mapping program.” Beth Novak ’10 received the 2010 AIPG–Minnesota Section Student Scholarship given to the outstanding geology undergraduate. It was announced that Jim Cotter, professor of geology, would be the AIPG “Spring Social” speaker. From left: Cotter, Jim Eidem ’93, Joy Loughry ’00, Sherry Veglahn Malacha ’97, Novak, Ahrends.