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Vol. 2, No. 17: December 1, 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, December 7, 2010, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Jazz Combos share music in informal setting

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 6 until 8 p.m.
Turtle Mountain Cafe, Student Center

Enjoy an evening of jazz performed by Morris’s Jazz Combos in Turtle Mountain Cafe on Wednesday, December 1, from 6 until 8 p.m.

Art Club Holiday Sale showcases work by student, faculty, and area artists

Thursday through Saturday, December 2–4, 2010, various hours
Humanities Fine Arts Gallery, Humanities Fine Arts

The Art Club will host its annual Holiday Sale on Thursday through Saturday, December 2–4, in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery. The sale features a wide variety of items for purchase from paintings to prints, photographs to ceramic pieces, knit items to handmade jewelry. Read more for hours »

Asian Student Association Talent Show

Friday, December 3, 2010, 7 until 9 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center

Enjoy an evening of entertainment at the Asian Student Association’s annual talent show on Friday, December 3, starting at 7 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.

Annual Carol Concert features The Wind in the Willows theme

Concert graphic

Friday through Sunday, December 4–5, 2010, various times
Assumption Church, 207 East Third Street, Morris

The 2010 Carol Concert, “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” will be held at Assumption Church on Friday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 4 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 5 at 2 p.m. A meal is available before each concert. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 320-589-6234. Read more »

Chancellor’s Holiday Reception for faculty and staff

Monday, December 6, 2010, 2 until 4 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center

Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson will host the annual Chancellor’s Holiday Reception for faculty and staff on Monday, December 6, from 2 until 4 p.m.

Unusual Suspects End-o-Semester Show

Monday and Tuesday, December 6–7, 2010, 8 p.m.
Edson Auditorium

The Unusual Suspects will present two evenings of entertainment to celebrate the end of the semester. Join them in Edson Auditorium on Monday and Tuesday, December 6–7, at 8 p.m.

Seven on the Seventh—free 10-minute plays by Fundamentals of Directing students

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 10:15 a.m.
Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre, Humanities Fine Arts

The campus community is invited to enjoy seven 10-minutes plays directed by students in Associate Professor of Theatre Siobhan Bremer’s Fundamentals of Directing course. Everyone is welcome.

December Soup & Substance to focus on the rising cost of college tuition

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Room, Student Center

The monthly Soup & Substance, pairing a free meal with meaningful discussion, will be held on Tuesday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Alumni Room. The December gathering will focus on the rising cost of college tuition.

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News and announcements:

Vangstad receives ACUHO Support Staff Recognition Award for Upper Midwest Region

Holding award

Ann Marie Vangstad, senior building and grounds worker with the Office of Residential Life, received the 2010 Upper Midwest Region–Association of College and University Housing Officers Support Staff Recognition Award. She received the honor at the organization’s annual conference in Minneapolis this fall. Read more »

Rosales ’11 honored at Universitywide OED awards event—Chancellor Johnson serves as speaker


The Universitywide Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) held its annual awards breakfast in November 2010. Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson served as one of the guest speakers. Felixia M. Rosales ’11, psychology, was honored with a Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Award, recognizing diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are doing outstanding equity and diversity work both in and out of the classroom. Read more and watch Chancellor Johnson's speech. »

Morris area young alumni invited to UMMAA event

Morris area young alumni are invited to gather at Bello Cucina for a complimentary holiday dinner sponsored by the University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association. The event is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at 506 Atlantic Avenue in Morris. To RSVP, complete the online form, e-mail, or call 320-589-6067.

National Student Exchange information session for students

ACE will host an informational meeting on National Student Exchange (NSE) on Thursday, December 2, 2010, from 6 until 7 p.m. NSE is an exchange program through which students can spend a year or a term at one of 200 plus public universities throughout the United States and Canada. Email questions to Paula O’Loughlin, ACE coordinator, or Neil Leroux, NSE coordinator.

Announcement for students interested in entering elementary or secondary education program

Students must complete the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE), formerly known as PPST or Praxis, before entering either the elementary or secondary education programs. The MTLE will be offered at Morris on several dates each month. Contact Pat Nelson, Division of Education or Jane Kill, Counseling, for information on registering.

Attention secondary education students planning to graduate in 2012

All application materials are due to Pat Nelson in the Division of Education Office no later than Friday, December 3, 2010. When you return in January, remember to sign up for your interview for the secondary education program. Interviews will be Monday, January 24 through Friday, January 29, 2011. Sign up sheets will be on the Division of Education Office door, room 200, when you return in January.

Elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2013 announcement

All application materials are to be submitted to Pat Nelson in the Division of Education Office no later than Friday, December 17, 2010. Interviews will be February 7 through 11, 2011. Sign up sheets will be posted on the Division of Education Office door, room 200, when you return in January.

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Cougar cross-country runner Linda Keller ’13, Paynesville, wrapped up the 2010 season with a 19th place finish at the NCAA championship meet, earning All-America honors. Read more »

In the news

Lee Egerstrom, Minnesota 2020, interviewed Paul Brutlag ’69, Morris attorney, for the story “New University of Minnesota President, is a new U to follow?” published in the Twin Cities Daily Planet.


Sandy Bosch wrote a story for Chicago Sun-Times Media on the exhibit “Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay” now on display at the Elmhurst Art Museum. The exhibit includes work by Kevin Flicker ’74, Morris teaching specialist, Samuel Johnson ’96, and Anne Meyer ’04.

The StarTribune noted the 19th place finish by Linda Keller ’13 in its coverage of the NCAA cross-country championships.