Vol. 2, No. 24: February 16, 2011
In this issue:
- Concert Choir to perform on “A Prairie Home Companion”
- Campus Activities Council presents “Heads vs. Feds”
- Pride of the Prairie Community Foods Dinner
- New virtual tour offers visit to Morris campus from afar
- Prairie Gate Literary Festival announced
- Cougar women are UMAC champs again
February Soup and Substance discussion
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Room, Student Center
The monthly Soup & Substance discussion will be held on Thursday, February 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Alumni Room in Oyate Hall. The February gathering will address sexual health. Read more »
Asking the Big Questions
Thursday, February 17, 7 p.m.
McGinnis Room, Briggs Library
The monthly Asking the Big Questions campus/community discussion group will gather on Thursday, February 17, at 7 p.m. in the McGinnis Room. Paul Myers, associate professor of biology, will facilitate a discussion on atheism, agnosticism, and secular humanism. Read more »
“Prairie Yard and Garden” takes a look at growing gladiolas
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Pioneer Public Television
“Prairie Yard and Garden” (PY&G), on Pioneer Public Television, and host Larry Zilliox will discuss gladiolas and how to grow and maintain them with James Madson of Bertha on Thursday, February 17. Read more »
Concert Choir to perform on “A Prairie Home Companion”
Saturday, February 19, 2011, 5 p.m.
Gymnasium, Physical Education Center
The Concert Choir will perform on “A Prairie Home Companion” when Garrison Keillor hosts a live broadcast at Morris on Saturday, February 19, starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for UMM students with an ID (one ticket per student), and $35 for general admission ($1 off for MPR members). Rates for groups of eight or more are $28 per ticket. Ticket holders are asked to be seated by 4:45 p.m. Read more for ticket and online listening information »
Campus Activities Council presents “Heads vs. Feds”
Monday, February 21, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center
“Heads vs. Feds: The Debate to Legalize Marijuana” rolls onto campus on Monday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. Steve Hager, High Times editor and legalization proponent, and Bob Stutman, retired Drug Enforcement Agency agent, will tackle the complex topic of marijuana legalization. Read more »
Morris students to attend “The Rally to Restore Affordability”
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
State Capitol, St. Paul
On Tuesday, February 22, 2011, Morris students, along with Twin Cities, Rochester, and Duluth campus students, will travel to St. Paul to speak with their legislators and voice opinions during “The Rally to Restore Affordability.” Read more »
Farmers market on campus
Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 1 until 5 p.m.
Morris will host its semiannual Pride of the Prairie Farmers Market on Tuesday, February 22. The farmers market will be held from 1 until 5 p.m. in the Student Center and will showcase area farmers and organizations dedicated to promoting local agriculture. Read more »
Pride of the Prairie Community Foods Dinner
Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 4:45 until 7 p.m.
Morris will host its semiannual Pride of the Prairie Community Foods Dinner on Tuesday, February 22. The dinner featuring foods from the prairie and throughout Minnesota will be served from 4:45 until 7 p.m. in the Dining Hall. Read more »
Mixed Student Recital
Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts
Enjoy an evening of music on Tuesday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Recital Hall as music students present a Mixed Student Recital.
News and announcements:
New virtual tour offers visit to Morris campus from afar
Morris has partnered with YourCampus360, a multimedia company specializing in higher education, to build a complete virtual walking tour of the campus. The tour offers users three trails from which to choose: historic, green, and general. Read more »
Playwright Forrest Musselman to present playwriting workshop
Join the Theatre Discipline as it welcomes playwright Forrest Musselman to campus. Musselman is the author of Sophie and the Adventures of Ice Island, the 2011 spring children’s production. On Friday, February 25, 2011, from 5 until 7 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Art Black Box Theatre, Musselman and the Theatre Discipline will present a workshop on playwriting. Read more »
Prairie Gate Literary Festival announced
The inaugural Prairie Gate Literary Festival will be held on Thursday, March 24 through Saturday, March 26, 2011. The festival will bring together literary enthusiasts, aspiring writers, published authors, editors, and other professionals through public readings, workshops, and panel discussions designed to celebrate the literary arts. Many of the festival events are free of charge to the public, while a minimal registration fee will be required for workshop sessions. Read more »
Congratulations to Cougar women’s basketball on winning the UMAC championship for the second year in a row. Read more »
In the News
Paul Stagg, KWLM-AM, interviewed Jennifer Dean, associate professor of history, about her new book, A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition.
Mary Jo Forbord, Morris Healthy Eating coordinator, was featured in a Morris Sun Tribune “Sunspots” written by Judy Riley, retired communications coordinator at Morris.
Katie McKenzie interviewed Troy Goodnough, sustainability coordinator, for an on-air KMRS story on sustainability.
A story about Tim Grove, head women’s basketball coach, and Paul Grove, head men’s basketball coach, “Brothers on two benches” was written by Michael Rand for the Star Tribune.
Ken Hodgson was interviewed by Tom Larson, Morris Sun Tribune, for the story “Hodgson, Keillor collaborate on UMM Concert Choir performance” and by Katie McKenzie for a KMRS on-air story.
An article about Morris’s green initiatives, “UM-Morris: Green goal, then reality,” by Star Tribune reporter Jenna Ross, was printed in the February 8 issue.
An interview with students Kayla Pridmore, Minneapolis, and Sam Fettig, Excelsior, by Star Tribune reporter Jenna Ross, appeared in a blog entry titled “Being a student on a ‘green’ campus” on CampusConnect.com.
The University of Minnesota, Morris was mentioned in the story “Broadband money starts flowing to create ‘culture of use’” by Dave Peters for Minnesota Public Radio.