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Vol. 2, No. 10: October 13, 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 19, 2010, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Final Tournées Film Festival screening

Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 7 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center

Subtitled in English, the free feature film, La Fille du RER/The Girl on the Train, will be screened at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, in Edson Auditorium. The French Discipline and Entre Nous bring the Tournées Film Festival to Morris . Read more »

Concert Choir’s Popcorn Concert

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center

Enjoy an evening of music with the Concert Choir as talented vocalists present the annual Popcorn Concert in Oyate Hall in the Student Center on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.

Final days to view 2010 Celebration Exhibition

Wednesday through Saturday, October 13–16, 2010
HFA Gallery, Humanities Fine Arts

The 2010 Celebration exhibition closes on Saturday, October 16, 2010. The exhibition tells the story of the Morris campus through artifacts, photographs, and personal memorabilia. Read more »

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News and announcements:

Morris hosts Global Issues Honor Consortium


Morris will host the Global Issues Honors Consortium (GIHC) on October 15–16, 2010. Students from Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Morris will present capstone seminars on research developed during their GIHC experience. The campus and community are invited to attend the presentations that will be held in Imholte 112 beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 16. Read more »

2010 Homecoming—a successful 50th birthday extravaganza!

The UMM Alumni Association (UMMAA) and Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving hosted a very special Homecoming 2010 in celebration of Morris’s 50th birthday. Highlights include the Cougar 5K, the Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre dedication, the tailgate party, a LaFave House gathering, Groupies Reunions, the banquet celebrating the Cougar Hall of Fame inductees and UMMAA Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Promise of the Prairie: Education in Three Acts documentary screenings, and the annual Homecoming Concert. Enjoy the photos.

Morris receives grant from the American Indian Education Foundation

The American Indian Education Foundation (AIEF) has awarded the Morris a grant to develop an Emergency Fund program. Renewable for three years, the grant provides assistance to full-time American Indian students when unexpected expenses threaten their ability to stay in college. Morris is one of fifteen colleges nationwide to partner with the AIEF to provide emergency fund services to students in need. Read more »

Hands-on gasification workshops offered

A United States Department of Agriculture grant awarded to Morris and the West Central Research and Outreach Center will make possible several gasification workshops for energy professionals, architects, engineers, businesses, planners, and citizens. Read more »

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.

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Mick Kjar, Ag News 890 AM radio, interviewed James Barbour, gasification system emissions scientist, on the topic of the biomass facility for “Farm Talk.”

Professor Graham

Vicki Graham, professor of English and environmental studies, was Visiting Poet at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. Northland is a small private liberal arts college noted for its campuswide integrated environmental studies program. Graham met with students and faculty throughout the day and worked with advanced poetry students who had studied her recent book of poetry, The Tenderness of Bees. Graham also gave a public reading of her poetry at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland.

Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson attended an American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Climate Leadership Summit. As a signatory president, she was asked to tell the Morris story about the importance, benefits, and power of the ACUPCC network and to highlight Morris’s efforts and leadership for a new ACUPCC video.

Professor Wojtaszek

James Wojtaszek, associate professor of Spanish, received a 2010 Imagine Fund award for his research “Revisiting the Galician Revival.” Read more »

Minnesota Public Radio, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, WCCO, the Pioneer Press, and the West Central Tribune reported on the University of Minnesota, Morris’s gasifier start up plans.