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Vol. 2, No. 12: October 27, 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, November 2, 2010, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

October Soup and Substance to focus on arts funding

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 6 p.m.
Prairie Lounge, Student Center

The monthly Soup & Substance, pairing a free meal with meaningful discussion, will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010, at 6 p.m. in the Student Center’s Prairie Lounge. The October gathering will address art funding. Read more »

Briggs Library Associates Annual Book Sale

person with books

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Friday, October 29, 2010, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center

The 2010 Briggs Library Associates annual book sale will be held on Thursday, October 28, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday, October 29, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. A wide selection of nonfiction and fiction will be available at affordable prices. Read more »

Game Night at Briggs Library

Friday, October 29, 2010, 6 p.m. until midnight
Briggs Library

Enjoy a spooky time at Briggs Library for the monthly Game Night: trivia, Magic, Dungeons & Dragons, board games, and video games. Costumes welcome! A Scavenger Hunt of Horrors will begin at 7 p.m.

Festival of the Winds

Monday through Friday, November 1–5, 2010
various locations

The Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Martin H. Seggelke, assistant professor of music, presents its annual Festival of the Winds during the week of November 1, 2010. The festival promises a multitude of exciting events for participants and listeners alike, including a concert, conducting symposium, guest artists, master classes, solo recitals, and a concert with guest conductor Ricky Fleming, associate professor of music and director of bands at Buffalo State College. Read more »

ART: fall theatre production

play cast

Wednesday through Sunday, November 3–7, 2010
Black Box Theatre, Humanities Fine Arts

Yasmina Reza’s ART will be performed Wednesday through Saturday, November 3–6, at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday, November 6–7. Director Ray Schultz, associate professor of theatre, will guide two separate casts performing the same script in rotating repertory. Receive $1 off each repeat viewing by showing your ticket stub from a previous performance. Read more »

Final film in Festival of Spanish Language Cinema

Sunday, October 31, 2010, 7 p.m.
Morris Theatre, 12 East Sixth Street

The final film in the third annual Festival of Spanish Language Cinema is XXY. Subtitled in English, the free film will be screened on October 31, 2010, at the Morris Theatre at 12 East Sixth Street. Read more »

Food For Thought Diversity discussion series

Tuesday, November 02, 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 noon discussion on November 2, 2010, will address “Bias Response Protocol: What is it? How does it work?”

Dissanayake chemistry seminar

Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 4 p.m.
Science 1020, Science

Anu Dissanayake ’11, Germantown, Maryland, will present his senior seminar, “Organic Light Emitting Diodes,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, in Science 1020. All are welcome.

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News and announcements:

Three music majors receive national award

Donovan Hanson ’11, Ada, Matthew Torgerson ’11, Clinton, and Alexandra Weber ’11, Milbank, South Dakota, all music majors, were honored by the Music Educators’ National Organization with its Professional Achievement Award. They have been involved in the leadership of the Morris chapter. Read more »

Register for Stevens County Emergency Alert System

Visit Stevens County Emergency Alert System to register to receive emergency messages by e-mail, home phone, cell phone, work phone, text message, and/or pager.

Students invited to submit research papers for publication

Students are invited to submit research papers for publication in the undergraduate research journal, Metamorphosis, a biannual journal of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The journal publishes papers in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and professional programs. A UMM review committee will select two papers for publication. Students may obtain a style sheet from the ACE Office and are encouraged to seek a faculty mentor. Papers should be submitted electronically as Word attachments to Paula O’Loughlin by Friday, November 5, 2010. Questions should be directed to O’Loughlin, ACE director, or Jim Togeas, Functions and Awards Committee chair.

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Accomplishments

Professor Finzel

Bart Finzel, interim director of the Center for Small Towns, was interviewed by Ronald Wirtz, editor of the fedgazette, for the story “Small Talk: An Interview with Three Small-Town Advocates.”


Lowell Rasmussen, vice chancellor for facilities and finance, was interviewed by Edward Clark of the Sierra Club for a report on alternative energy and energy savings to be delivered to the Minnesota governor, legislature, and media in November 2010.

The 1975–78 Cougar football teams recently inducted into the Cougar Hall of Fame and their coach, Al Molde, were included in the story “These coaches might answer if University of Minnesota calls needing a replacement for football coach Tim Brewster” written by Charley Walters for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.