Vol. 2, No. 8: September 22, 2010
In this issue:
- Founders Weekend Celebration this Thursday through Sunday
- Fall Community Meal scheduled for next week
- Asking the Big Questions explores faith and spirituality
- Founders Weekend online band contest winners announced
- Kristin Kaster Lamberty ’00 receives 2010 Learning Challenge award
Tournées Film Festival
Wednesday, September 22, 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 film Panique au village/A Town Called Panic will be screened at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Edson Auditorium. Read more »
Briggs Library Associates guest speaker
Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109
Sharon Stewart Reeves ’68 will speak on “Memories to Metadata” as the Briggs Library Associates guest speaker on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte 109. Read more »
2010 Founders Weekend: celebrating campus history
Thursday–Sunday, September 23–26, 2010
various campus locations
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! Read more »
Thursday, September 23
7:30 p.m. Promise of the Prairie: Education in Three Acts screening, Edson Auditorium
Saturday, September 25 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Bookstore open
11 a.m. Retirees Luncheon, Welcome Center
12 p.m. “Blooming Where We’re Planted” campus history panel, Imholte 109
1:30 p.m. Work of Cunning Giants on stage, Campus Mall
2–4 p.m. Green Campus Tours, Welcome Center
2:30 p.m. The Upfuls on stage, Campus Mall
3 p.m. Promise of the Prairie: Education in Three Acts screening, Edson Auditorium
4–6 p.m. Monroe Crossing on stage, Campus Mall
7–10 p.m. Johnny Holm on stage, Campus Mall
Sunday, September 26
11 a.m. Green Campus Tours, Welcome Center
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Free Community Meal on the Mall
Noon American Indian dance exhibition, Campus Mall
1 p.m. Welcome Center and DeWall Courtyard dedication, Welcome Center
2 p.m. Founders Day program, Edson Auditorium, Reception to follow
Fall 2010 Community Meal
Monday, September 27, 2010, 5:30 until 7 p.m.
Morris Senior Center, 603 Oregon Avenue, Morris
A collaborative program of the Morris Office of Community Engagement and community partners, the event is open to all members of the Stevens County community to enjoy a free-of-charge hot meal together to build bridges and strengthen relationships.
Asking the Big Questions
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Briggs Library McGinnis Room
Faith and spirituality will be this year’s theme as Asking the Big Questions, the campus/community discussion group, kicks off another year of thought provoking conversation. Background readings are available through Briggs Library’s e-reserve system. The discussion is part of the Midwest Philosophy Colloquium’s “Learning From Chinese Philosophy” event. Social time begins at 6 p.m.
2010 Midwest Philosophy Colloquium explores Chinese Philosophy
Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
The Midwest Philosophy Colloquium, “Learning from Chinese Philosophy,” will host two prominent names in philosophy. On Wednesday, September 29, 2010, Roger T. Ames, professor of philosophy, University of Hawaii, will present on “Confucian Role Ethics: Does Blind Justice Need Moral Imagination?” at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte 109. In October, David Wong, professor of philosophy, Duke University, will present on “What We Can Learn from Mencius on Human Nature and the Development of Ethical Virtue?” Read more »
News and announcements:
Morris Mayor Giese proclamation
Morris Mayor Sheldon Giese signed a proclamation designating September 23–26 as “The Morris Campus’s 2010 Celebration Days” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the West Central School of Agriculture and the 50th birthday of the University of Minnesota, Morris. Read more »
New campus history documentary reflects on place and purpose
Promise of the Prairie: Education in Three Acts, a new documentary created by Media Services, explores three very different educational institutions that have made their home on the same plot of land—the Morris campus. The campus and community will have several opportunities to view the high definition, 70-minute documentary: Founders Weekend screenings in Edson Auditorium, aired on Pioneer Public Television in January 2011, and at home with a personal copy. Read more »
Founders Weekend panelists to reflect on Morris’s history and mission
The campus community is invited to attend a history panel presentation, “Blooming Where We’re Planted,” on Saturday, September 25, 2010, in Imholte Hall 109 at noon. Participants are Steve Granger (retired assistant to the chancellor and founding faculty member), Gary McGrath ’68 (former vice chancellor for student affairs), Bettina Blake (retired vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean), David Johnson (retired chancellor), and Sam Schuman (retired chancellor). Nancy Carpenter, professor of chemistry, will serve as moderator. Read more »
Theatre season announced for 2010–11
In the 21st century, we are constantly evolving, learning, and discovering. With this in mind, the University of Minnesota, Morris Theatre Discipline announces the 2010–11 season: “A melting pot of controversial, new, innovative theatre.” The season will feature a wide variety of genres, as well as issues, in each production: Yasmina Reza’s ART, Recent Tragic Events by Craig Wright, and this year’s children’s show, Sophie and the Adventures of Ice Island, by Forrest Musselman in collaboration with Siobhan Bremer, associate professor of theatre. Read more »
UROP announcement for students and faculty
UROP supports student research, scholarly, or creative projects undertaken in partnership with a faculty or staff member. Students can receive up to $1400 in a stipend and up to $300 for project-related expenses. The next deadline for UROP applications is Monday, October 4, 2010. E-mail Paula O’Loughlin, ACE director, with questions. Read more »
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.
Spaghetti feed and silent auction benefit for Jim Hauglund’s daughter
A benefit will be held for Miranda Hauglund, daughter of JoAnne and Jim Hauglund, Plant Services, on Saturday, September 25, 2010, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Alberta City Hall in Alberta. Music by Fat Daddy’s Live Band begins at 9 p.m. with a freewill donation, no cover charge. After extensive stays at Meritcare and Mayo Hospitals, Miranda was diagnosed with Anti-NMDA-Receptor Encephalitis.
Chosen through the Founders Weekend online band contest, Work of Cunning Giants and The Upfuls will open for Monroe Crossing and Johnny Holm Band at the street dance on September 25, 2010. Work of Cunning Giants is comprised of Darren Baum ’12, Scottie Hedstrom ’13, and Drew Schield ’12. Nate Sperl ’11 plays in the Upfuls band. Read more »
DigiQuilt software, designed by Kristin Kaster Lamberty ’00, assistant professor of computer science, received the Award for Outstanding Educational Impact in the 2010 Learning Challenge sponsored by Disney Research. Read more »
Karen Mumford, assistant professor of biology and environmental studies, presented “Understanding Park Use for Healthy Cities” at the International Association of China Planning (IACP) conference hosted by Tongji University in Shanghai, and “Greening Urban Development to Accommodate an Aging Population” at the China Planning Network Urbanization Summit in Nanjing. Read more »
P.Z. Myers, associate professor of biology, is included in an “assortment of the country’s most brilliant college professors” in this month’s issue of Playboy.
Mark Dayton, gubernatorial candidate, used the University of Minnesota, Morris as an example of energy efficient building renovations that save taxpayers’ money on Minnesota Public Radio on September 16, 2010.
Tim Post, Minnesota Public Radio, included University of Minnesota, Morris stats in “Minnesota colleges push students to graduate in four years.”