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Vol. 2, No. 27: March 9, 2011

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, March 22, at 4 p.m. There will be no Weekly Bulletin during spring break.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Promise of the Prairie: Education in Three Acts screenings

DVD cover art

Monday, March 14, 2011, 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center

The campus community is invited to attend March 14 screenings of the campus documentary produced by Media Service, Promise of the Prairie: Education in Three Acts, during spring break in Edson Auditorium at 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

E-Quality’s Pride Week

Monday, March 21–25, 2011, various times
various locations

Pride Week begins Monday, March 21, and a variety of events will be held throughout the week, including an opening ceremony, speaker, dance, and drag show. Check the calendar for exact times and locations.

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News and announcements:

Venice exhibition includes print by Tracy Otten, associate professor of studio art

Otten print

A print by Tracy Otten, associate professor of studio art and artist, is on exhibit in Venice, Italy, as part of the Tempus Fugit exhibition at the Scuola Internazionale di Graphica. Otten’s piece, For the duration, is a combination lithograph and screenprint, printed in an edition of 25. Read more »

Prairie Gate Literary Festival presents writing workshops, public readings, and performance events

Registration is underway for the inaugural Prairie Gate Literary Festival to 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. Many of the festival events are free, while a minimal registration fee will be required for workshop sessions with guest writers. Read more »

Summer term registration opens on March 23

Bikers on campus

Summer term provides an excellent opportunity for learners to explore a new topic of interest or for degree seeking students to accelerate completion of a degree. Registration for the three sessions included in summer term begins on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Read more »

Call for Distinguished Alumni Award nominations

The UMMAA invites you to submit nominations for the UMMAA 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award. The award honors alumni who make noteworthy contributions in their professional lives, in public service, or in service to the University. Nominees must be alumni and may be nominated by anyone. Contact Carla Riley, director of alumni relations and annual giving, with questions at 320-589-6394.

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student group

The student-run improve troupe, Unusual Suspects, competed in the 14th annual Chicago Improv Festival National Competition. Finals consisted of regional winners, with Morris representing the upper Midwest, as well as one wild card, making the Unusual Suspects one of only eleven troupes nationwide chosen to compete. Read more »

In the News

Tom Larson of the Morris Sun Tribune wrote the story “Friends and foes” about Tim Grove, Cougar head women’s basketball coach, and Randi Peterson, former Cougar women’s basketball coach.

Professor Hinds

Harold E. Hinds, Jr., professor of history and a director of the National Genealogical Society, will teach two genealogy classes at the Minnesota History Society Library in St. Paul.

In April 2011, Idaho Public Television will air Echoes of Cry of the Marsh, a documentary produced by Media Services.