Vol. 2, No. 6: September 8, 2010
In this issue:
- Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Marisol Reyes speech
- Acclaimed Minnesota men’s a cappella ensemble opens Performing Arts Series
- 2010 Cougar Fest set for September 11
- Free estate and gift planning seminar
- Tournées Film Festival begins on campus
- Flicker featured in nationally touring art exhibit
- Lund receives Outstanding Ally Award
Fulbright Reception for Marisol Reyes
Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 4:30–6 p.m.
Join the campus in welcoming Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Marisol Reyes to Morris at a reception on Wednesday, September 8 from 4:30 until 6 p.m. at LaFave House.
Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Marisol Reyes speech
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 7 p.m.
Reyes will speak on “Party institutionalization in Latin America: A comparative approach between Brazil, Chile, and Mexico” on Thursday, September 9 at 7 p.m. in Imholte 109.
Acclaimed Minnesota men’s a cappella ensemble opens Performing Arts Series
Friday, September 10, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center
Cantus, a Minnesota-based men’s a cappella ensemble, will open the 2010–11 Performing Arts Series on Friday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. The Morris performance will include contemporary works, art songs, early music, world music, and pop. For tickets, contact the Office of Student Activities at 320-589-6080. Read more »
2010 Cougar Fest set for September 11
Saturday, September 11, 2010, 11 a.m.
Big Cat Stadium
Join the fun during the seventh annual Cougar Fest on Saturday, September 11, 2010. The free event features activities for all ages, admission to an exciting afternoon of Cougar football, halftime entertainment, and a halftime drawing for prizes. The Bookstore will be open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Check out the new fall apparel, gifts, and other great items. Read more »
Free estate and gift planning seminar in two Morris locations
Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 3:30 p.m.
122 Welcome Center
Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 9 a.m.
West Central Research and Outreach Center
The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association and the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) have joined together to offer an estate and gift planning seminar for alumni, faculty, staff, and anyone interested in learning more about leaving a legacy. Frank Robertson, University of Minnesota Foundation director of planned giving, will present the seminar twice, first on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, from 3:30 until 5 p.m. in 122 Welcome Center and again on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, from 9 until 10:30 a.m. at the WCROC. There is no charge, and refreshments will be served. RSVP online or call 320-589-6456.
Tournées Film Festival begins on campus
Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 7 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center
The French Discipline and Entre Nous, the French student organization, bring the Tournées Film Festival to Morris. The 2010–11 festival includes five award-winning feature films. Subtitled in English, the free films will be screened at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays for five weeks beginning with Le Chant des mariées/The Wedding Song on September 15, 2010 in Edson Auditorium. Read more »
News and announcements:
Mark your calendars for Founders Weekend, September 25 and 26
Celebrate the University of Minnesota, Morris’ 50th birthday and the West Central School of Agriculture’s 100th anniversary on Founders Weekend, September 25 and 26! On Saturday, enjoy “green tours,” a history panel, a documentary screening, and live music featuring Monroe Crossing, and Johnny Holm. On Sunday, don’t miss the free community meal, Welcome Center dedication, and Founders Day program. Read more »
Flicker and two fellow Morris graduates featured in nationally touring art exhibit
Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay, a nationally touring art exhibit, features the work of noted ceramicist Richard Bresnahan and four former apprentices: Stephen Earp and University of Minnesota, Morris graduates Kevin Flicker ’74, ceramics instructor, Samuel Johnson ’96, and Anne Meyer ’04. The exhibit opened on September 3, 2010, at the Alice R. Rogers and Target Galleries on the Saint John’s campus in Collegeville. Read more »
Morris inaugural GreenCorps members imagine the future
In 2009, The Morris campus, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), and ServeMinnesota launched a new program to protect and preserve Minnesota’s environment while developing the next generation of environmental professionals. Chris Droske ’11, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Katie Laughlin ’10, Faribault, Ellie McCann ’10, St. Joseph, and Sydney Sweep ’11, Bismarck, North Dakota, served as inaugural members through Morris’s Center for Small Towns. Read more »
Performing Arts Series receives two grants
The University of Minnesota, Morris has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and from Arts Midwest. Read more »
Announcement for students interested in entering elementary or secondary education programs
You must complete the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) [formerly known as PPST or Praxis] before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The MTLE will be offered at Morris on several dates each month. Contact Pat Nelson, Division of Education, or Jane Kill, Counseling, for information on registering.
Attention elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2013
There will be an informational/application meeting for all elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2013 on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 5 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. During the meeting, questions will be answered as to the pre-requisites required when you should apply to the program when you should begin the program student teaching graduation, etc. If you have already picked up your application packet, please bring it with you to the meeting. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.
Attention secondary education students planning to graduate in 2012
There will be an informational/application meeting for all secondary education students planning to graduate in 2012 on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 2 p.m. in Science 3610. The meeting will provide information on recommendations, interviews, and deadlines for applying for admission to the program. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.
Attention seniors—don’t miss the Senior Meetings!
Senior Meetings will be held the Cougar Room, Oyate Hall, on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 1 p.m. Please attend the day and time that works best for you. Topics include applying for your degree, commencement, employment opportunities, graduate school applications, and alumni information. Contact the Office of the Registrar with questions at 320-589-6031.
Seung-Ho Joo, professor of political science, recently published a co-edited book, Peace Regime Building on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asian Security Cooperation (Ashgate 2010). He presented a paper, “An Alternative to Sunshine or Cold War: Grit as a Pragmatic, Long-term Strategy to Resolve the Korean Question,” at the 2010 DMZ Peace Congress, August 12–14, 2010, in Seoul, Korea.
Jen Lund, center, lieutenant, campus police, received the Outstanding Ally Award from the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Read more »
The University of Minnesota, Morris was included in examples of universities that have made progress at reducing their environmental impact in News on College Sustainability Efforts written by Matt Dernoga and published on The Energy Collective.