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Vol. I, No. 32: May 12, 2010

Editor: Judy Korn
Please send comments, questions or submissions to the editor. This is the final issue of Weekly Bulletin for the spring semester. Weekly Bulletin will be published monthly throughout the summer. The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin will be Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

American Indian Honoring Ceremony

Friday, May 14, 2010, 3:30 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center

The campus will honor graduating American Indian seniors at the annual American Indian Honoring Ceremony on Friday, May 14, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. in Oyate Hall in the Student Center. Sponsored by the University’s American Indian Advisory Committee, the event celebrates the accomplishments of American Indian graduates within the context of their cultural heritage.

Honors Recital

Friday, May 14, 2010, 5 p.m.
HFA Recital Hall

The Music Discipline presents its Honors Recital on Friday, May 14, 2010, at 5 p.m. in HFA Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

Honors and Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 14, 2010, 7 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center

The campus will gather in Edson Auditorium to honor award recipients on Friday, May 14, 2010, at 7 p.m.


Commencement 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
Campus Mall

More than 300 seniors will receive degrees during the 47th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2010. The celebration begins with division receptions from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and the ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. Read more »

United Staff Association Spring 2010 Picnic

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 4:30 p.m.
Pomme de Terre Park, main shelter, Morris

The USA organization will provide beverages, chicken, plates, and utensils. USA members may bring a dish to share. If you can’t bring food, just bring yourselves! Feel free to bring yard games, too.

Van Gooch Retirement Celebration

Saturday, May. 22, 2010, 3 p.m.
Pomme de Terre Park, Morris

A celebration will be held in honor of Van Gooch, professor of biology, on the occasion of his retirement. Friends, faculty, staff, alumni, and students will gather for a picnic at Pomme de Terre Park, on Saturday, May 22, 2010, from 3 p.m. until dark. Read more »

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News and announcements:

Pappenfus and Alia receive grant for solar cell research

Grant recipients

The University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment awarded chemistry professors Ted Pappenfus and Joe Alia a $59,546 grant through the Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE). The grant will support “Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Conducting Polymers for Solar Cells.” Read more »

Nate Christensen receives Boren Scholarship to study in Turkey

Scholarship recipient

The National Security Education Program has awarded Nathan Christensen ’11, Cottage Grove, a Boren Scholarship to study at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey. Christensen will study the Turkish language and U.S. Turkish Relations and Politics in the Middle East. Read more »

Morris SHRM student chapter receives award

For the second consecutive year, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a worldwide professional organization, awarded the Superior Merit Award to the University of Minnesota, Morris SHRM student chapter for providing exceptional opportunities for growth and development to its members. Read more »

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.

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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A documentary created by Ciana Cullens ’10, communication, media, and rhetoric, St. Paul, Blacklisted on the Outside: The Importance of Supportive Programming for Ex-Offenders, is currently airing on Twin Cities Channel 19. Read more »

Congratulations to Lisa Harris, Plant Services, for earning a degree in management: organizations and human resources, and Rose Murphy, Continuing Education, for earning a degree in sociology and an area of concentration: grief studies, at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

Ginger Nohl, Academic Services, received a surprise gift in the Sun Tribune: a story about a special quilt made for daughter Randee, a law enforcement officer. Timed for Mother’s Day and National Law Enforcement Week, the article shares Ginger’s story of gathering more than 100 police department patches from around the country and her daughter’s response to receiving the quilt from her mother. Read more (requires log in).

Joshua Mark Smith, Apple Valley, art history, studio art, has been awarded an internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., for summer 2010.

The Student Center Art Committee has chosen the artwork of Yang Mee Moua ’10, St. Paul from the Annual Senior Studio Arts Exhibit for permanent display in the Student Center. Read more »

The Student Leader Recognition Banquet was held on Wednesday, April 29, 2010. Outstanding Student Leadership Awards were presented to Adam Olson, Danielle Schatschneider, Ashley Gaschk, Jenna Sandoe, and Sydney Sweep. The Saddle Club and Meiningens received Outstanding Student Organization Awards. Three members of the campus community received Faculty/Staff Awards for Outstanding Support of UMM Student Leadership: Jayne Blodgett, Rodney A. Briggs Library, Bridget Joos, Violence Prevention Program coordinator, and David Swenson, director of Student Activities, Conferences, and Special Events. Read more »