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Vol. 2, No. 7: September 15, 2010

Editor: Judy Korn
Please send comments, questions, or submissions to the editor. The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin will be Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Tournées Film Festival’s first screening

Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 7 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center

The French Discipline and Entre Nous bring the Tournées Film Festival to Morris. Subtitled in English, the free award-winning feature 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 »

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) information session for students

Thursday, September 16, 2010, 6 p.m.
ACE Office, Room Five, Student Center

Learn the goals of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and how to apply. Contact Sharon Van Eps for more information.

Celebrate U! appreciation celebration for faculty and staff

Friday, September 17, 2010, 2–3:30 p.m.
Humanities and Fine Arts Gallery hallway

The Celebrate U! appreciation celebration honors staff and faculty for the work that they do at the U! Please gather for refreshments and socializing in the hallway outside of the HFA Gallery on Friday, September 17, 2010, beginning at 2 p.m. A Celebrate U! gift will be provided to staff and faculty who present their employee U Card. Contact the Office of Human Resources at 320-589-6024 with questions.

Fall Semester Student Day of Service

Saturday, September 18, 2010, noon
Dining Hall

The Fall Semester Day of Service gives students an opportunity to learn about and give back to the community on Saturday, September 18, 2010. Students will choose one of eight projects that address community needs at a variety of agencies. Students should contact the Office of Community Engagement by calling 320-589-6276 to register. Read more »

Bochonko and Loehrke recital

Saturday, September 18, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Guest artists Coca Bochonko, viola, and Shannon Loehrke, piano, will perform works of Darius Milhaud, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Rebecca Clarke in a recital on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Food For Thought Diversity Discussion Series

Tuesday, September 21, 2010, noon
Alumni Room, Oyate Hall, Student Center

All members of the campus community are invited to the Food For Thought diversity discussion sponsored by the Multi-Ethnic Student Program. The series encourages greater understanding of multiculturalism and enhances intercultural competence.

W.J. Rorabaugh to speak on “Hippies in the 1960s” as Driggs Lecturer

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

W.J. Rorabaugh, University of Washington professor of history, will give the annual O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture, “Hippies in the 1960s,” on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. A panel discussion, audience questions, and a reception follow the lecture Read more »

Briggs Library Associates guest speaker

Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 7 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Sharon Stewart Reeves ’68 will speak on “Memories to Metadata” as the Briggs Library Associates 2010 Fall Event guest speaker on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte 109. Her 31-year career as a librarian for The San Diego Union-Tribune demonstrates a passion for researching, collecting, organizing, and preserving history.

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News and announcements:

Celebrate Founders Weekend, September 25 and 26

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You are invited to 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,” the Blooming Where We’re Planted history panel, a screening of Promise of the Prairie: Education in Three Acts, and live music featuring the Upfuls, Work of Cunning Giants, Monroe Crossing, and Johnny Holm. On Sunday, don’t miss the free community meal, Welcome Center and DeWall Garden dedication, and Founders Day program. Read more »

Solid enrollment growth at Morris

Degree-seeking enrollment at Morris increased by more than five percent for fall 2010. Although preliminary numbers until the Board of Regents meets in October, the increase in degree-seeking students plus nondegree-seeking students results in a total enrollment of new and continuing students at 1,812, a six-year high. Read more »

Dedication of Robert DeWall Memorial Courtyard

The University of Minnesota, Morris has received a gift from the family of the late Robert B. DeWall to create a courtyard in his memory. The Robert B. DeWall Memorial Courtyard will be dedicated on Founders Day, Sunday, September 26, 2010, during the Welcome Center dedication at 1 p.m. DeWall was an original member of the West Central Educational Development Association, which was successful in leading a citizens’ effort to persuade the Board of Regents to establish the University of Minnesota, Morris in 1959. 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.

Student volunteering opportunities reflect sustainable, renewable education

The City of Morris will partner with the Office of Community Engagement (OCE) to involve students in a tree inventory project on September 16, 22, and 28. Students should arrive at City Hall at 1 p.m. and will work until 4 p.m. Students who can work for part of the time or who need transportation should contact the OCE. To register, contact Eric North and cc the OCE. Volunteers receive T-shirts. Students may also volunteer for the Prairie Seed Hand Harvest at the Morris Wetland Management District. A bus leaves from the Welcome Center at 9 a.m. on September 25 and returns at 4 p.m. Free lunch provided. To register, contact Styron Bell at 320-589-4971 or the OCE at 320-589-6276.

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director and students

Siobhan Bremer, associate professor of theatre, is directing Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire at The Barn Theater. Brittany Ottum ’12, Eden Prairie, serves as stage manager, and James Aronson, a junior at Morris Area Public High School and a post secondary enrollment option (PSEO) student on campus, plays the role of Jason. Rabbit Hole will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on September 15–18, 22–25, 2010, at The Barn Theatre, 321 Southwest Fourth Street in Willmar. For ticket information, call 320-235-9500. Read more »

Stephen Burks, associate professor of economics and management, presented new results from the ongoing Truckers & Turnover Project at an interdisciplinary Symposium on Happiness at St. John’s University on September 9, 2010. The work, “When Are They Happy Enough to Keep on Truckin’? How Pay Profiles over Time Affect the Quit Decisions of Truckers,” was co-authored with Andrew Clark, Paris School of Economics.

Troy Goodnough, sustainability coordinator, spoke on sustainability at the Wheaton public schools during its opening day of school event that focused on the theme of change.