Vol. 2, No. 13: November 3, 2010
In this issue:
- Latterell Alumnus Brent Heeringa ’99 to give public presentation on startups, research, and teaching
- Pride of the Prairie Farmers Market and Fall Feast on Tuesday, November 9
- University of Minnesota, Morris ad on startribune.com home page today
- Community donates big for Trick or Can Drive for the Food Shelf
Festival of the Winds
Monday through Friday, November 1–5, 2010
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
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 »
GLBTA Systemwide Summit
Saturday and Sunday, November 6–7, 2010
Morris will host the 2010 GLBTA Systemwide Summit, Saturday and Sunday, November 6–7. All members of the campus and community are invited to attend the free event. Read more »
Technical Talk by 2010–11 Latterell Alumnus Brent Heeringa ’99
Sunday, November 7, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Science 2190, Science
Brent Heeringa ’99, assistant professor of computer science at Williams College, is the University of Minnesota, Morris 2010–11 Latterell Visiting Alumnus. He will give a talk titled “Optimally Organizing your Email: A Data Structure for Dynamic Partial Orders” aimed at computer science students and people interested in computing. It should be accessible to people at the Data Structures level or beyond.
Public presentation on startups, research, and teaching by Latterell Alumnus Heeringa ’99
Monday, November 8, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Science Auditorium, Science
Brent Heeringa ’99, assistant professor of computer science at Williams College, is the University of Minnesota, Morris 2010–11 Latterell Visiting Alumnus. The computer science and math major will meet with students and faculty throughout his November 7–9, 2010 visit to campus. His presentation on Monday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Auditorium, “From Startups to Scholarship: Life in the Liberal Arts after UMM,” is free and open to the public. A reception follows in the Science Atrium. Read more »
Pride of the Prairie Farmers Market and Fall Feast
Tuesday, November 9, 2010, afternoon and evening
Oyate Hall and Dining Hall
On Tuesday, November 9, 2010, Morris will host the 10th Anniversary Pride of the Prairie Farmers Market and Fall Feast, an event that aims to connect area farmers, the community, and the campus in a local, sustainable, and delicious way—through food. The Farmers Market, held in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall from 1 until 5 p.m., provides an opportunity to purchase produce supplied by farmers from the surrounding area. The Fall Feast will be held from 4:45 until 7 p.m. in the Dining Hall. Read more »
News and announcements:
University of Minnesota, Morris ad on startribune.com home page today
Check out startribune.com today to see a University of Minnesota, Morris ad. The Morris ad appears just below the “Most Popular” links on the right-hand side of the page. Five different Morris messages are in rotation for a 24-hour period on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, predicted to be one of the higher traffic days of the year. This online campaign is part of larger visibility initiatives, as called for in the campus strategic plan.
David Relin, co-author of Three Cups of Tea, to speak on campus
David Oliver Relin, journalist and co-author of Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time with Greg Mortenson, will serve as the Campus Activities Council (CAC) Convocations fall speaker. His talk, “Volunteerism and Public Service: How Individuals can Change the World,” will be delivered on Monday, November 15, 2010, at 8 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Read more »
Kolaya and Kildegaard to present a works-in-progress fiction and poetry reading
Fiction writer and poet Chrissy Kolaya and poet Athena Kildegaard will present a works-in-progress reading on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Briggs Library McGinnis Room at the University of Minnesota, Morris. The two writers, both Morris residents, are 2010 recipients of Artist Initiative Grants for literary arts from the Minnesota State Arts Board, a highly competitive award. Kildegaard and Kolaya will read from new work made possible by the award, and audience members will have an opportunity to respond. Read more »
Community donates big for Trick or Can Drive for the Food Shelf
About 40 students and staff hit the streets of Morris to collect food and monetary donations for the Stevens County Food Shelf. In less than three hours, they collected 1,561 pounds of food and $78.23 for the food shelf. Food shelf volunteer Howard Jaeck told the student volunteers that the amount of food gathered was amazing, and said, “UMM students are a real asset to this community!”
Deadline of November 5 for students to submit research papers for publication opportunity
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.
Cougar men’s and women’s cross-country teams finished second at the UMAC Championships. Linda Keller ’13, Hawick, won her second individual conference title, and Luke Toso ’11, Falcon Heights, finished runner up. Read more »
In the news
Writer Lee Egerstrom interviewed Dave Aronson, UMM project manager and treasurer for the Morris Theatre Cooperative, for a story titled “Building on Minnesota Roots: A Cooperative Response to Hard Times” published in Hometown Focus, the Iron Range Edition.
A group of students that included Stacey Rosana, Nick Bergantine, Andrew Showalter, Cormac Strahan, Brittany Schilla, and Josh Preston attended the Obama rally for Mark Dayton at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus and were pictured in the Star Tribune in front row seats. View the photos.
Writer Jim Adams wrote a tribute to the late Tom McRoberts, retired director of the Center for Small Towns, Continuing Education, Summer Session, and International Programs, titled “Tom McRoberts gave ‘his heart’ to UMM” printed in the Star Tribune. Read more »