Vol. 2, No. 16: November 24, 2010
In this issue:
- Personal finance expert Chris Farrell to give free public presentation on campus
- Carbon 101 workshop planned for a public audience
- Abram “Abe” Henry ’11 completing internship with the U.S. Department of State
- Pappenfus and students present at E3 2010 conference
- Carol Ford featured in MPR story
Morris Community Meal
Monday, November 29, 2010, 5:30 until 7 p.m.
Morris Senior Community Center, 603 Oregon Avenue
Morris Community Meal will highlight Hmong cuisine at the Morris Senior Community Center for November’s Community Meal on Monday, November 29, 2010. Read more »
“Marketplace” personal finance expert Chris Farrell to visit campus
Monday, November 29, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center
Chris Farrell, author of The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better and economics editor for “Marketplace,” heard on National Public Radio, will give a free public presentation at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium on Monday, November 29. A book signing and reception follow in Oyate Hall. Read more »
Food For Thought Diversity Discussion Series
Tuesday, November 30, 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. The next gathering is Tuesday, November 30.
News and announcements:
Eric Kaler named University of Minnesota’s 16th president
The Board of Regents voted unanimously to name Eric Kaler as the 16th president of the University, succeeding President Robert Bruininks, who returns to the faculty in June 2011. Read more »
University of Minnesota, Morris partners with AmeriCorps Students in Service
Over the next year, the Center for Small Towns and Office of Community Engagement will offer 15 student positions helping in area communities as part of the AmeriCorps Students in Service program. Read more »
Carbon 101 workshop planned for a public audience
Carbon is at the heart of major conversations taking place in Minnesota, the United States, and around the world. For those who would like to learn more about this elemental building block of life—arguably the most important atom on the planet—the Morris is offering a one-day workshop that will provide a foundation of knowledge for those interested in engaging in this important discussion. Registration is now open for Carbon 101 to be held on Friday, January 14, 2011, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the Morris campus. Read more »
Office of Community Engagement celebrates a year of success
The new Office of Community Engagement was created in 2009 to fulfill the needs of the campus that were formerly addressed by the service learning office in the Faculty Center and by Community Service and Volunteerism in the Office of Student Activities. Its mission is to engage members of the broader community and Morris students, faculty, and staff in meaningful, reciprocal course-based and co-curricular partnerships. Read more »
Abram “Abe” Henry ’11, a Spanish and international studies student from Hastings, is completing an internship with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Read more »
The Cougar football team received five UMAC All-Conference awards. Adam Gertken, Richmond, and Todd Gramenz, St. Paul, received first team honors. Evan Beranek, New Prague, Josh Ledin, Big Lake, and John Russow, New Hope, were named to the second team. Read more »
Ted Pappenfus, associate professor of chemistry, and students Jennifer Schmidt, Ryan Koehn, Matt Lovander, and Caleb Power will present two posters at the E3 2010 conference. Read more »
Lowell Rasmussen, vice chancellor for facilities and finance, has represented Morris at a number of “green” events in the last few weeks. He served as a mediator for the Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable in St. Cloud a speaker on Development of an Entity that Accelerates Growth of Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Technologies and Companies in Chicago a speaker at the Community Wind Across America gathering in St. Paul and a speaker on Increasing Energy Efficiency and Cutting Carbon Emissions in Communities, Colleges, and Hospitals in St. Paul.
In the news
Carol Ford, executive office and administrative specialist in the Division of Science and Mathematics, was featured in the story “Winter Harvest in Milan” written by Molly Bloom for Minnesota Public Radio.
Matt Privratsky ’11, Walker, Morris representative to the Board of Regents, was interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio about his impression of the new University of Minnesota president.
Writer Bob Geiger wrote a Finance and Commerce story about the Board of Regents approving Morris’s next wind turbine project.