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Vol. I, No. 29: April 21, 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 27, 2010, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Asking the Big Questions

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
McGinnis Room, Briggs Library

The campus/community discussion group, Asking the Big Questions, wraps up a yearlong exploration of women’s issues by pondering the future of feminism. Discussion at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments at 6 p.m. For more info, contact contact Peter Bremer at 320-589-6173.

Senior Art Show opening and reception

Exhibition poster

Opening Thursday, April 22, 2010, 7 p.m.
HFA Gallery

The 2010 Senior Art Show features the work of graduating studio art majors through Commencement. The opening reception at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2010, in the HFA Gallery celebrates the work of Yang Mee Moua, drawing and painting, St. Paul, Sammy Vankrevelen, painting and photo-digital, Coon Rapids, Debbie Covart, drawing and photography, Ramsey, Michelle Leedahl, drawing and painting, Glenwood, Dixon Bordiano, drawing and painting, Minneapolis, Tessa Bordiano, sculpture, Minneapolis. Read more »

As You Like It, an eco-friendly production

Theatre promo

Opening Thursday, April 22, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Black Box Theatre

The Black Box Theatre will echo with the words of the great Bard of Avon as students perform As You Like It—with a “green” twist. Transformed “trash” has become the set, the costumes, and an artistic reflection of a campus committed to waste reduction, recycling, and energy self-sufficiency. As You Like It runs Thursday through Saturday, April 22–24, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Saturday, April 24 at 2 p.m. Slideshows by Kari Adams, University Relations graphic artist, and Nic Mcphee, professor of computer science, respectively. Read more »

Students to present research and creative work at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Opening ceremony, Friday, April 23, 2010, 1 p.m.
HFA Recital Hall

An Undergraduate Research Symposium opening ceremony begins with an Unusual Suspects performance at 1 p.m. in the HFA Recital Hall on Friday, April 23, 2010. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean Cheryl Contant will give welcome remarks at 1:30 p.m., and A Prairie Cantata, composed by Mitch Grussing ’10, begins at 1:50 p.m. Oral presentations begin at 2:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall, and the poster session will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. in the Science Atrium. Read more »

University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association Tinman Spaghetti Feed

Friday, April 23, 2010, 5:30 pm
LaFave House

The UMM Alumni Association will host a complimentary spaghetti dinner from 5:30 until 7 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2010, at LaFave House for students, friends, faculty, and staff participating in the Tinman on Saturday, April 24.

Dance Ensemble performs “Dancing in the Street” this weekend

Opens Friday, April 23, 2010
Edson Auditorium, Student Center

Dance Ensemble will present “Dancing in the Street” as the 2010 spring show on Friday and Saturday, April 23–24, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, April 25, at 1 p.m. Performances will be in Edson Auditorium in the Student Center. Read more »

Final Morris Community Meal of the academic year

Monday, April 26, 2010 5:30 p.m.
Morris Senior Community Center, 603 Oregon Avenue

The final Morris Community Meal of the academic year is scheduled for Monday, April 26, 2010, from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at the Stevens Community Center, 603 Oregon Avenue in Morris. A collaborative program of the Office of Community Engagement and community partners, the event is open to all members of Stevens County. Read more »

Barber Lecturer de Rachewiltz to speak on the last of the German troubadours

Monday, April 26, 2010, 7 p.m.
HFA Recital Hall

Siegfried W. de Rachewiltz, professor at Innsbruck University, Innsbruck, Austria, and director of the Schloß Tirol museum, will deliver the 2009–10 Barber Lecture, “Oswald von Wolkenstein, the last of the German Minnesänger,” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2010, in HFA Recital Hall. A reception follows. Read more »

Campus Clean-up Day

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 8 a.m. until noon
Meet between Imholte Hall and Camden Hall

Campus Clean-Up Day volunteers will meet at the supply trailer between Imholte Hall and Camden Hall at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. The rain date is May 5. All volunteers are invited to the Transportation Garage for lunch.

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News and announcements:

Gillies ’83: Love of soccer inspires career and gift to Morris

Friendships with fellow UMM students from other countries fueled Jeff Gillies’s initial interest in soccer. As director of youth soccer at the YMCA of Middle Tennessee in Brentwood, Tennessee, he now encourages thousands each year to learn and love the sport. A gift to the University of Minnesota, Morris reflects his passion. Read more »

Professors Ahern and Gooch retirement parties—send memories

Save the dates for Bert Ahern’s retirement party at LaFave House on Monday, May 3, 2010, and for Van Gooch’s retirement party at Pomme de Terre Park on Saturday, May 22, 2010. Submit memories of Gooch online or by e-mail. Submit Ahern memories by e-mail or through campus mail to the Division of the Social Sciences Office no later than Monday, April 26, 2010.

Spring semester student employment payroll deadline

The last day to submit spring timesheets for student employment payroll is Friday, May 14, 2010. If timesheets are turned in after May 14, payment will not be processed through the student employment payroll. Students will need to deal directly with their employers to be paid from department funds. This may cause a delay in receiving a paycheck.

Spring semester student loans deadline

The last day to increase or apply for a direct subsidized or unsubsidized, SELF, or PLUS loan for spring semester is Friday, April 30, 2010.

May or summer session(s) financial aid deadline

The last day to apply for May or summer financial aid is Monday, June 7, 2010. To be eligible for May or summer financial aid, students must be enrolled for all summer classes by June 16, 2010.

Exit counseling for graduating seniors deadline

Graduating students who have borrowed from federal loan programs should complete exit counseling before the end of spring semester.

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Siobhan Bremer, associate professor of theatre, plays the role of Gunhild Borkman in Henrik Ibsen’s play, John Gabriel Borkman, at the professional Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro. Read more »

Minnesota Public Radio’s Marianne Combs reviewed the Gallery13 exhibit, “Terra Absentis: Louisiana's Disappearing Landscape”, featuring paintings by Michael Eble, associate professor of studio art, and photographs by Daniel Kariko.

Posing student

Congratulations to the Fashion Trashion studio art and theatre students who modeled outfits created from recycled, re-purposed, and re-used materials in a Black Box Theatre runway show last week. Enjoy the slideshow by Natalie Johnson ’11.

Division of Science and Mathematics student representatives for the 2010–11 academic year have been chosen. Congratulations to Lauren Dennhart and Alicia Johnson, biology Carly Dukart and Debbie Schneiderman, chemistry Brian Goslinga and Matt Lauer, computer science Angela Lexvold, geology Nate Christensen, mathematics Johanna Martin, physics and Vanessa Bratta, statistics.