Vol. 2, No. 15: November 17, 2010
In this issue:
- Photos of Senator Amy Klobuchar’s visit to Morris campus
- Chinese I students excel in Karaoke Contest for language students–watch videos
- Poem by Professor Vicki Graham in Minnesota Conservation Volunteer
- Students attended statewide Blandin Foundation broadband conference
- Treehugger.com features story on Welcome Center
International Country Fair
Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center
The campus is invited to attend the annual International Country Fair on Wednesday, November 17 from 4:30 until 6 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. Learn about countries from those who have lived and studied in various places around the world.
Asking the Big Questions to explore Islam
Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 7 p.m.
McGinnis Room, Briggs Library
The monthly Asking the Big Questions campus/community discussion series will explore Islam on Wednesday, November 17 at 7 p.m. in the McGinnis Room. Student Mohamed Farah will facilitate the conversation. Read more »
Free movie night at Morris Theatre
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 9 p.m.
Morris Theatre, 12 East Sixth Street
The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association is sponsoring a free movie night for students on Thursday, November 18 at 9 p.m.! Watch the 80s hit, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, chosen by the Class of 2013, on the big screen.
Dance Ensemble to present fall 2010 performance
Friday, November 19, 2010, at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 20, 2010, at 1 and 7 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center
Dance ensemble members will incorporate a variety of styles, moves, and beats in more than 20 dances performed during “Fame” in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium in three showings: Friday, November 19 at 7 p.m. and twice on Saturday, November 20 at 1 and 7 p.m. Read more »
Jazz Concerts this weekend
Friday, November 19 and Saturday, November 20, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts
The Jazz Ensembles will perform on Friday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Recital Hall, and the Jazz Combos will perform on Saturday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the HFA Recital Hall. The concerts will feature music by Cannonball Adderley, Charles Mingus, Mike Gill, Adam Helgeson, Craig Sandberg, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joe Carucci, and more. Tickets are $4 for general admission and $1 for students and seniors.
Native American Heritage Month celebrated with Round Dance
Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 7 until 9 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center
The Circle of Nations Indian Association will host a Round Dance in Oyate Hall from 7 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23 in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
Bacon senior chemistry seminar
Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 4 p.m.
Science 1020, Science
Nick Bacon ’11, Forestville, Wisconsin, will present his senior seminar, “Development, Synthesis and Chemistry of Paclitaxel (Taxol) and its Mechanism of Action as an Anti-Cancer Agent,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23 in Science 1020. All are welcome.
News and announcements:
Senator Amy Klobuchar visits Morris campus
United States Senator Amy Klobuchar visited with students on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, 2010, as part of a two-day tour that included west central Minnesota counties. Enjoy the photos.
Chinese I students excel in Karaoke Contest for language students
Modern Chinese students placed in the 2010 Cheng & Tsui SuperStar Karaoke Contest for Chinese Language Students and Teachers. Dia Lee won first place in the solo category singing “All the Things You Never Knew.” The class received second place in the group category singing “Tomorrow Will Be Better.” Read more »
Boren Scholarship meeting student announcement
Boren Scholarships provide financial support to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. To learn more, attend the meeting on Monday, November 22, 2010, at 7 p.m. in the ACE Office.
Udall Scholarship meeting student announcement
Students committed to careers related to the environment, American Indian tribal public policy, or American Indian healthcare are invited to attend a meeting on Monday, November 22, 2010, at 6 p.m. in the ACE Office to learn about the Udall Scholarship.
“Solstice,” a poem by Vicki Graham, professor of English and environmental studies, has been published in the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, Department of Natural Resources, November–December, 2010.
The Cougar volleyball team earned five All-Conference honors. Jordan Olerud ’11, Redwood Falls, and Megan Theis ’11, Shakopee, made the first team. Natalie Thomas ’12, Champlin, Steph Schmiesing ’13, Melrose, and Kaylie Clark ’14, Garden Plain, Kansas, received Honorable Mention. Cougar Coach Chad Braegelmann was named Coach of the Year. Read more »
Five students attended a statewide Blandin Foundation conference, Broadband 2010: Cultivating a Culture of Use: Clara Dux ’11, Stewartville, Josh Preston ’12, Montevideo, Samantha Bruno ’13, Foley, Will Dolezal ’11, St. Paul, and Tara Grieman ’11, Dayton. Read more »
The Cougar men’s soccer team earned six UMAC All-Conference honors. Greg Borchers ’12, Westminister, Colorado, Toby Glaser ’12, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Matt Johnson ’12, Monument, Colorado, and Ryan Cadigan ’14, Phoenix, Arizona, made the first team. Tyler Simpson ’11, Broomfield, Colorado, and Scott DeVries ’13, Maple Grove, received Honorable Mention.
In the news
Matt Little ’07 was featured in the story “One of Lakeville’s two newest city council members has big expectations for the future” written by Aaron Vehling for Thisweek Newspapers.
Marisol Reyes, professor in International Relations and Humanities at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Querétaro, Mexico and Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Morris, was interviewed by KKOK/KMRS radio for a Learning Unlimited program.
The Morris Sun Tribune covered the Senator Amy Klobuchar visit with students.
KKOK/KMRS covered the master tap class presented as part of the Performing Arts Series Buckets and Tap Shoes performance last weekend.
Treehugger.com published the story “University of Minnesota Welcome Center Mixes New Tech with Old Building” written by Lloyd Alter.