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Vol. 2, No. 10: October 6, 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, October 12, 2010, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Tournées Film Festival

Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 7 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center

Subtitled in English, the free feature film, Le Scaphandre et le papillon/The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, will be screened at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Edson Auditorium. The French Discipline and Entre Nous bring the Tournées Film Festival to Morris Read more »

Meet the IT Director: Big Block of Cheese Day

round cheese

Thursday, October 7, 2010, 10:45 until 11:45 a.m.
Student Center corridor

Meet Jim Hall, the new director of computing services, while checking out his kilt and a really big block of cheese. Crackers will be provided. Read more »

2010 Midwest Philosophy Colloquium explores Chinese Philosophy

Friday, October 8, 2010, 3:30 p.m.
Imholte 109, Imholte Hall

David Wong, professor of philosophy, Duke University, will present “What We Can Learn from Mencius on Human Nature and the Development of Ethical Virtue” at 3:30 p.m. in Imholte 109 on Friday, October 8, 2010. Read more »

2010 Homecoming—a 50th birthday extravaganza!

vintage football crowd

Wednesday, October 6 through Sunday, October 10, 2010
various campus locations

The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving invite you to attend Homecoming 2010—an extra special event for Morris’s 50th birthday! Throughout Homecoming, a 2010 Celebration exhibition that tells the Morris campus story is featured in the HFA Gallery while an exhibit featuring work by UMM’s first art professors is on display at the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance downtown Morris.

Other highlights include:

  • The Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre dedication
  • Performance by Cynthia Johnson ’78, credited with the 80s hit “Funkytown,” from 6 until 7 p.m. for the Groupies Reunion
  • Dennis Anderson ’73 and Susan Jackson ’74 honored as Distinguished Alumni Award recipients
  • Football teams from 1975–78 induction into the Cougar Hall of Fame
  • For the complete Homecoming schedule, visit the Web site.

    Festival of Spanish Language Cinema

    Sunday, October 10, 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, La nana/The Maid, 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 »

    Barber Lecturer to speak on language, photography, and light

    Monday, October 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
    Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

    Kate Flint, professor of English, Rutgers University, will give the 2010–11 Barber Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 11, 2010, in Recital Hall. “Flash! Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination,” will explore the language, the associations, and the poetics of sudden, startling, flashes of light. Read more »

    Food For Thought discussion series

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010, noon
    Alumni Room, Oyate Hall, Student Center

    The Food for Thought series encourages UMM community members to gain greater understanding of multiculturalism and enhance intercultural competence in the context of the campus and global communities. The Tuesday, October 12, 2010 discussion will explore Nuestra Comunidad: Our Community— This is Who We Are.

    Schneiderman chemistry seminar

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 4 p.m.
    Science 1020, Science

    Debbie Schneiderman ’11, Magnolia, will present her senior seminar, “The History, Synthesis, and Function of Ladderanes” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, in Science 1020. All are welcome.

    Mixed student recital

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
    Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

    Enjoy an evening of music in Recital Hall on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.

    Check out all of the campus events »

    News and announcements:

    Eble, associate professor of studio art, completes Artist in Residency

    Eble art

    Michael Eble, associate professor of studio art, completed a three-week Artist at Pine Needles residency, creating a series of eight abstract paintings relating to the St. Croix River. Read more »

    Minnesota Historical Society awards a grant to Gross, associate professor of history

    The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant to Stephen Gross, associate professor of history. The grant will support the “Walden Township Historical Records Survey” project, a collaboration among UMM, the Pope County Historical Society, and Walden Township. Read more »

    Sam Bruno ’13 helps spruce up Wheaton’s mainstreet


    Sam Bruno ’13, Foley, worked with Tom Gausman, lecturer in economics and management, Michael Eble, associate professor of studio art, and the Wheaton Mainstreet Makeover Committee to “spruce up” Wheaton’s mainstreet through a Center for Small Towns program. Read more »

    Attention students interested in short-term study abroad

    On October 12, 2010, faculty leading short-term study abroad for 2011 will hold a come-and-go info session from 7 until 8:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111. Topic and approximate time: 7—Kehrwald, application procedures 7:10—Hodgson, music, Choral Performance and Cultural Studies in Iceland, Baltic States, and Finland 7:25—Ericksen, English, York: Life in a Medieval City 7:40—Boyd, physics, Germany: A Journey to the Roots of Modern Science 7:55—Buchanan, French, Morocco: History, Story, Myth 8:10—Collier, philosophy, and Ryan Van Zee, history, The Scottish Enlightenment: Markets, Minds, and Morals.

    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.

    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.

    Read more news »


    In a recent issue, The Montevideo American-News notes a Montevideo native and two area residents who will be inducted into the Cougar Hall of Fame during Homecoming Festivities: Coach Al Molde and former Cougar players Dick Erickson ’80 and Arly Grages ’78.

    The Loft and MinnPost published “A Crazy New Year’s Resolution,” an essay written by Athena Kildegaard, English teaching specialist.

    Sandy Olson-Loy, vice chancellor for student affairs, is quoted in the September 28 Daily Planet article, “Profits from Perennials.” She spoke about Morris’s local food commitment.


    Sixty-seven Morris students helped with Habitat for Humanity, Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance, Salvation Army, Grandview, Someplace Safe, Farmers Market, and other projects during Fall Semester Service Day. Read more »

    Congratulations to the 2010 women’s golf team on winning the UMAC title: Julie Althoff ’12 of Mora, Olivia Bennett ’14 of Marshall, Caitlin Hanson ’12 of Rosemount, Stephanie Trnka ’14, of Mahnomen, Ashley Watson ’12 of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, and Coach Jana Koehler ’00. Read more »