Vol. 2, No. 9: September 29, 2010
In this issue:
- 2010 Midwest Philosophy Colloquium explores Chinese Philosophy
- Festival of Spanish Language Cinema begins on October 3
- Founders Weekend festivities slideshow
- Morris registers as charter participant in sustainability rating system
- Chrissy Kolaya receives a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant
National Women’s Health and Fitness Program
Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 5 until 7 p.m
Oyate Hall, Student Center
The National Women’s Health and Fitness Program event begins with a 2K walk through campus ending at the Student Center where women can check out information tables, receive give-a-ways, sign up for door prizes, enjoy snacks, and socialize. Participants may attend self-defense and rest and relaxation workshops.
Tournées Film Festival
Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 7 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center
Subtitled in English, the free feature film La Belle Personne/The Beautiful Person will be screened at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 in Edson Auditorium. The French Discipline and Entre Nous bring the Tournées Film Festival to Morris. Read more »
2010 Midwest Philosophy Colloquium explores Chinese Philosophy
Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Imholte 109, Imholte Hall
On Wednesday, September 29, 2010, the Midwest Philosophy Colloquium, “Learning from Chinese Philosophy,” will host Roger T. Ames, professor of philosophy, University of Hawaii, who will present on “Confucian Role Ethics: Does Blind Justice Need Moral Imagination?” at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte 109. Read more »
Beyond the Plate: September Soup & Substance looks into food ethics
Thursday, September 30, 2010, 6 p.m.
Alumni Room, Student Center
The first monthly Soup & Substance of the fall semester will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2010, at 6 p.m. in the Alumni Room. The event provides an open forum to discuss issues of local, national, and international importance. The September edition will focus on the issue of food ethics. Read more »
Banned Books Event celebrates freedom to read
Thursday, September 30, 2010, 7 p.m.
McGinnis Room, Briggs Library
Briggs Library and Sigma Tau Delta will sponsor a Banned Books Event on Thursday, September 30, 2010, at 7 p.m. in the McGinnis Room. The event, scheduled during the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, will include readings of excerpts from banned or challenged books. Read more »
Friday, October 1, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts
Jazz ensembles under the direction of Joe Carucci, assistant professor of music, will perform a jazz concert in Recital Hall on Friday, October 1, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.
Piano and vocal recital
Saturday, October 2, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts
Pianist Ann DuHamel, music teaching specialist, and guest soprano Catherine Verrilli, associate professor of voice and vocal dedagogy at St Cloud State University, will present a free recital in Recital Hall on Saturday, October 2, 2010, performing Italian Renaissance songs, Greek folk songs, and Canciones populares españolas.
Festival of Spanish Language Cinema
Sunday, October 3, 2010, 7 p.m.
Morris Theatre, 12 East Sixth Street
The Festival de Cine de 2010 includes feature films from Argentina, Chile, and Spain. Subtitled in English, the first film, El Secreto de Sus Ojo/The Secret in Their Eyes, will be screened at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 3. The campus community is invited to the free public viewing at the Morris Theatre, 12 East Sixth Street. Read more »
Lindquist chemistry seminar
Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 4 p.m.
Science 1020, Science
Rebecca Lindquist ’11, Plymouth, will present her senior chemistry seminar, “Carbon dioxide adsorption on zinc oxide nanoparticles,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in Science 1020. All are welcome to attend.
News and announcements:
Hundreds enjoy Founders Weekend festivities
Founders Weekend commemorated Morris’s 50th birthday and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the West Central School of Agriculture. Hundreds of alumni, retirees, faculty, staff, and friends attended the festivities: green campus tours, “Blooming Where We’re Planted” history panel, and enjoyed wonderful music in Edson in the afternoon and on the mall in the evening. On Sunday, the festivities included a community meal, a drum circle and dance program, the Welcome Center and DeWall Courtyard dedication and a Founders Day program. One of many highlights, the new Promise of the Prairie: Education in Three Acts documentary, was premiered. Enjoy the Founders Weekend photos.
Morris registers as charter participant in sustainability rating system
Morris is a Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Charter Participant. The STARS program is the only one of its kind that involves publicly reporting comprehensive information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance. Participants report achievements in three overall areas: education and research operations and planning, administration, and engagement. 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 »
Fall flu shot clinics
Flu shots will be available to faculty, staff, and students at Health Services on Tuesday, October 5 and Wednesday, October 6, 2010, from 1 until 3:30 p.m. In addition, faculty and staff may receive shots on Thursday, November 11, 2010, from noon until 1 p.m. at the Student Center during the Employee Health and Benefit Fair.
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to give blood on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in Oyate Hall in the Student Center from 12:30 until 6 p.m.
Attention 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 the elementary or secondary education programs. 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.
Notice for secondary education students planning to graduate in 2012
There will be an informational/application meeting on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at noon in Science 3650 for secondary education students planning to graduate in 2012. 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.
Meeting for elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2013
There will be an informational/application meeting on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 5 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111 for elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2013. Questions will be answered about pre-requisites when you should apply to the program when you should begin the program student teaching graduation, etc. If you have picked up an application packet, bring it with you. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.
Cyrus Bina, professor of economics and management presented at the second International Conference on Political Economy, “Crisis and Development,” organized by Kocaeli University in Turkey, Westminster University in England, and Silesian University in Czech Republic on September 16–18, 2010, in Kocaeli. Bina’s address was titled “Globalization, Value Theory and Crisis.” During the conference, he was appointed to the Scientific Advisory of the Conference.
Roger Boleman, producer, and Michael Cihak, director and editor, were interviewed by 890 AM radio’s “Farm Talk” host Mick Kjar on the topic of the new Media Services documentary, Promise of the Prairie: Education in Three Acts.
Chrissy Kolaya, coordinator in Grants Development, has been awarded a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grants for literature to support research for a novel in progress. Kolaya will travel to Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, to conduct interviews and research. Chapter one of the novel, “The Search for Charmed Particles,” is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review’s special “Land of Lincoln: Writing About and From Illinois” issue.
Lee Egerstrom interviewed Ben Winchester ’95, University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality, for his story “Farmers Beginning to Feel Economic Pinch” published in the September 21, 2010, edition of the Twin Cities Daily Planet. The story notes that the Center for Community Vitality is connected to the University of Minnesota, Morris.