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Vol. 2, No. 18: December 8, 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 14, 2010, at 4 p.m. NOTE: The December 15 issue will be the last Weekly Bulletin of fall semester. Weekly Bulletin will resume in spring semester with a January 19, 2011, issue. Deadline will be Tuesday, January 18, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Invitation from Oral Interpretation students to staged readings

Friday, December 10, 2010, 9:30 a.m.
Black Box Theatre, Humanities Fine Arts

The Oral Interpretation class under the direction of Siobhan Bremer, associate professor of theatre arts, will present two staged readings at 9:30 a.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Black Box Theatre on Friday, December 10, the last day of classes. Staged readings will include Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters and Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The event is free of charge, and all are welcome.

Fifth Annual Senior Banquet celebrates soon-to-be alumni

Friday, December 10, 2010, 5:15 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center

The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association invites UMM seniors graduating in December 2010 or May 2011 to the Annual Senior Banquet on Friday, December 10, beginning at 5:15 p.m. The event is complimentary to all seniors. For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at 320-589-6066 or RSVP online.

University Choir Concert

Friday, December 10, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

Join the University Choir in the Recital Hall on Friday, December 10, for an evening of vocal music that begins at 7:30 p.m.

Symphonic Winds presents final 2010 Concert


Saturday, December 11, 2010, 3 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

The Symphonic Winds is proud to present its last concert of 2010 on Saturday, December 11, at 3 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. Read more »

String Ensemble Concert

Saturday, December 11, 2010, 7 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

The String Ensemble will perform a concert on Saturday, December 11, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

Check out all of the campus events »

News and announcements:

Morris receives 10-year reaccreditation

The Higher Learning Commission has awarded the University of Minnesota, Morris full 10-year reaccreditation. Morris was first accredited in 1970 and has been reaccredited on a regular 10-year review cycle since that date. Read more »

Reception for Morris students participating in Art for Our Children service learning project


As a service learning project, Associate Professor of Studio Art Michael Eble’s Beginning Painting, Advanced Painting, and Mural Project and Public Art Intellectual Community students created paintings inspired by children’s literature that will be sold with proceeds donated to Stevens County Human Services Youth Fund and the Morris Public Library. The Mural and Public Art class created a public artwork that will be presented to the Morris Public Library for its permanent collection. An reception will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010, from 5 until 7 p.m. Read more »

“A Prairie Home Companion” Morris show tickets on sale beginning Friday, December 10

Garrison Keillor will host “A Prairie Home Companion” at Morris on Saturday, February 19, 2011. Tickets will be available for the Morris show through the University Northrop ticketing system. To purchase tickets, visit the web page beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 10, 2010. Tickets are $10 for UMM students with an ID (one ticket per student), and $35 for general admission. Email or call 320-589-6080 with questions. Read more »

Welcome Center receives 2011 Minnesota Construction Association Award


The Welcome Center received the 2011 Minnesota Construction Association’s (MCA) Special Recognition Award. The MCA annually recognizes a project that was completed as a result of “resourceful blending of construction techniques and professionals.” Read more »

University of Minnesota winter closing announcement

The Morris campus will close from December 23, 2010, through January 2, 2011. University services and business offices will be closed. Only essential services will be open. Morris Office of Fund Development and the University of Minnesota Foundation will be open for year-end giving. The University-wide closure is a cost-savings measure. Utility savings will be realized, and labor savings will be achieved during a time when activities are already reduced. Closing for one week is a complicated task. It impacts everyone in the system, each in different ways. The Morris winter closure website is an information source for faculty, staff, and guests, and will be updated with the most current information.

Jennifer Miller ’10 helps Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center develop tour


Environmental studies major Jennifer Miller, a senior from Eagan, has been working with the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center (PWELC) in Spicer to create a self-guided tour. PWELC is a regional center for environmental education and outdoor recreation, which operates almost entirely with renewable energy. Read more »

Choir Concert rebroadcast on Pioneer Public Television

Pioneer Public Television will rebroadcast the University of Minnesota, Morris Carol Concert that they taped live in 2007, “Everywhere, Everywhere, Christmas Tonight,” on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 25, 2010, at 7 p.m.

Register for University Legislative Briefing

The 2011 University of Minnesota Legislative Briefing will be held at the McNamara Alumni Center on the Twin Cities campus on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, and videocast live at the Morris campus in Imholte 109 from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. President Robert Bruininks will share the University’s 2011 legislative request. Online registration closes January 11, 2011.

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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train crossing bridge

The Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance Gallery is currently featuring “The Adventures of a Railfan,” a photography exhibit by Mike Vandenberg ’03, senior admissions counselor in the Office of Admissions. An open house reception will be held from 7 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2010. The exhibit runs through December 18, 2010. Read more »

Lowell Rasmussen, vice chancellor for facilities and finances, participated in the ACORE Phase II Renewable Energy in America National Policy Forum in Washington D.C. He is a member of the Higher Education Committee.

In the news

Reporter Brian Collins interviewed Dave Aronson, Plant Services project manager, and Bart Finzel, professor of economics and management and interim director of the Center for Small Towns, about their work with Morris Theatre Cooperative for a story that ran on KSAX.