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Vol. 2, No. 14: November 10, 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 9, 2010, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Kolaya and Kildegaard present a works-in-progress fiction and poetry reading

Wednesday, November 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
McGinnis Room, Briggs Library

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 McGinnis Room. Kildegaard and Kolaya will read from new work made possible by a 2010 Artist Initiative Grants for literary arts from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Read more »

Employee Health and Benefit Fair and flu shot clinic for faculty and staff

Employee Health and Benefit Fair and flu shot clinic for faculty and staff Thursday, November 11, 2010, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., flu shots from noon until 1 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center

The Employee Health and Benefit Fair will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2010, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Oyate Hall. Representatives from various groups will answer questions, provide demonstrations, and give away door prizes. Free flu shots from noon until 1 p.m. Free Zumba class at noon. Free food.

Chanteur Kevin Soucie to present free concert of French music

Friday, November 12, 2010, 7 p.m.
Common Cup, 501 Atlantic Avenue

Kevin Soucie will perform songs from France at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2010, at Common Cup coffeehouse, a nonprofit located at 501 Atlantic Avenue. Sponsored by Entre Nous and the French Discipline, the event is free. Read more »

One Voice Mixed Chorus

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

Sponsored by E-Quality, One Voice Mixed Choir will perform a concert in Recital Hall on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. The group is known for musical excellence, diverse repertoire, humor, and a strong commitment to community outreach. For more information contact

Buckets and Tap Shoes performance


Saturday, November 13, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center

Buckets and Tap Shoes will perform in Edson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2010. The group features a collection of musicians, percussionists, and dancers that bring great energy to the stage with five-gallon buckets, metal cans, found objects, and of course, tap shoes. For ticket information for the evening performance, contact the Office of Student Activities at 320-589-6080. Read more »

Free Buckets and Tap Shoes master class for all levels of tap

Sunday, November 14, 2010, 11 a.m.
Room 125, Humanities Fine Arts

On Sunday, November 14, 2010, at 11 a.m. in HFA 125, the Humanities Fine Arts theatre and dance rehearsal room, Buckets and Tap Shoes will present a free tap master class. The class is intended for all levels of tap experience. Bring your tap shoes.

Chamber Ensemble Recital

Sunday, November 14, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

A free recital of chamber music will be presented on Sunday, November 14, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. in Recital Hall.

Guest recital with Ann DuHamel on piano

Monday, November 15, 2010, 7 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

Guest tenor Brian Manternach and Ann DuHamel, piano teaching specialist, will perform a recital in Recital Hall on Monday, November 15, 2010, at 7 p.m.

David Relin, co-author of Three Cups of Tea, to speak on campus

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Monday, November 15, 2010, 8 p.m.
Lammers Proscenium Theatre

David Oliver Relin, journalist and co-author of Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time, will serve as the 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 Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre. Read more »

Food for Thought Diversity Discussion Series

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, noon
Alumni Room, Student Center

Through dialogue, the Food for Thought Diversity Discussion Series seeks to challenge and redefine understanding of diverse perspectives and actions, as well as foster personal growth, critical thinking, intellectual engagement, and social responsibility. On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at noon, the topic will be, “Is your home a Safe Zone? Coming out during the holidays.”

Harstad chemistry seminar

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 4 p.m.
Science 1020, Science

Rachel Harstad ’11, Hampton, will present her senior seminar, “Analytical Chemistry Techniques used in Athletic Competition Drug Testing,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, in Science 1020. All are welcome.

November Soup and Substance

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 6 p.m.
Moccasin Flower Room, Student Center

Another gathering of Soup and Substance is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at 6 p.m. in the Moccasin Flower Room. Named for the pairing of a delicious meal with meaningful dialogue, the event is open to all members of the community to share experiences and perspectives. People with direct topic experience facilitate the discussion. The November gathering will discuss large corporations and small communities.

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News and announcements:

Schultz and Larson to speak at Kaddatz Gallery

Professors Ray Schultz, theatre, and Jess Larson, studio art, will serve as guests for the Kaddatz Gallery’s Artist’s Lecture Series on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 111 West Lincoln in Fergus Falls. Schultz and Larson will speak about Morris’s eco-friendly production of the Shakespearean classic As You Like It. The event allows a public conversation with Schultz, who served as director, and Larson, who designed the costumes, which are now on exhibit at the Kaddatz Gallery. Read more »

Tickets now on sale for Concert Choir’s “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols”

Get in the holiday spirit with Ratty and Mole. Follow the adventurous duo from beloved classic Wind in the Willows as they discover “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.” The Concert Choir, under the direction of Ken Hodgson, presents its 2010 Carol Concert on Friday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 4, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 5, at 2 p.m. Tickets for the concert and an optional meal may be purchased online, by calling 320-589-6239, or stopping by the Information Desk in the Student Center. Read more »

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Geology faculty Jim Cotter and Keith Brugger presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America held October 31 through November 3 in Denver. Cotter presented two papers, “The UMM International Programs Course ‘Geomorphology of the Italian Alps:’ An international and Intercultural Experience,” and “The UMM-Universidade Sao Paulo Collaborative R.E.U. Program: Comparative Analysis of Glacial Sediments, Western Minnesota and Parana State, Brazil.” Brugger presented a paper titled “Longitudinal Trends of Late Pleistocene Equilibrium-Line Altitudes Across the Colorado Rocky Mountains: Implications for Climate During the Last Glacial Maximum.” Morris alumni at the meeting included Tammy Rittenour ’96 (faculty at Utah State University), Matt Whitehill ’99 (faculty at Lake Superior College), doctorate students Heidi Anderson ’06 (University of Idaho) and Kurt Refsnider ’04 (University of Colorado), and master of science students Julie Baumeister ’09 (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Donnie Hicks ’09 (University of Tennessee), and Jacob Leader ’09 (Texas Tech). Eric Baker ’09, Kimberly Yauk ’10, and Angela Lexvold ’11 were also in attendance. Combined, 16 papers were presented by Morris faculty and alumni. Brugger also had dinner with Andy Moses ’01 (master of science, University of Oklahoma), now working with a start-up energy company in Denver, and David Loewi (former director of Computing Services) and Lynn Loewi (former music adjunct).

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) named Julie Rohling’10, Howard Lake, Diane Blommel ’11, Grey Eagle, and Kali Cordes ’13, Glenwood, to the national NFCA Scholar Athlete list, which recognizes players from across Division III. Rohling, 3.89 GPA elementary education graduate, now teaches in the Redwood Valley School District. Blommel, 3.97 GPA, majors in finance management and sports management. Cordes, 3.97 GPA, majors in psychology and art. Read more »

In the news

Professor Ingle

Writer Laurie Blake wrote an obituary story on John Stuart Ingle, artist and professor emeritus of studio art, for the Star Tribune. Ingle died at the age of 77 on October 30, 2010. Services will be at 1 p.m. on November 27, 2010, at the Minnesota Cremation Society, 7110 France Avenue South, Edina.