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Vol. 2, No. 29: March 30, 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, April 5, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

March Soup & Substance discussion on college student parents

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
Alumni Room, Oyate Hall, Student Center

The monthly Soup & Substance discussion will be held on Wednesday, March 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room. The event pairs a delicious free meal with a meaningful discussion. The March gathering will address the unique issues of college students who are also parents. Read more »

Sarah Culberson to give World Touch Cultural Heritage Week keynote address


Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 7 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center

On Wednesday, March 30, keynote speaker Sarah Culberson, stage, film, and television actor, will present “From African American to African Princess: One Woman’s Search for her Roots,” at 7 p.m. in Oyate Hall. Read more »

Mixed Student Recital

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

Enjoy an evening of music on Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Recital Hall.

“Prairie Yard and Garden” tours the historic River Glen Gardens

mass of fall flowers

Thursday, March 30, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Pioneer Public Television

“Prairie Yard and Garden” on Pioneer Public Television will visit the historic River Glen Gardens on Thursday, March 31, to discuss plants in the fall landscape. Read more »

Guest wellness speaker on campus

Friday, April 1, 2011, 10 until 11 a.m. or 2 until 3 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center

Guest wellness speaker Jack Mutnick, M.D. will share “Know Your Numbers” on Friday, April 1, in Oyate Hall at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please attend the presentation that best fits your schedule.

Coal and climate policy expert Barbara Freese to speak at Morris

Monday, April 4, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Room 109, Imholte Hall

Barbara Freese, author, attorney, speaker, and policy advocate, will speak on campus on Monday, April 4, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cow Palace, Imholte Hall room 109. Her address, “Power Struggle: Slowing Global Warming and Building Clean Energy in a Shifting Political Landscape,” is free and open to the public. Read more »

Check out all of the campus events »

News and announcements:

Turnbull ’99 chosen as new men’s soccer coach


Scott Turnbull ’99 has seen University of Minnesota, Morris soccer from virtually every position, and now he will be seeing it from the top as the new head coach of the Cougar men’s soccer team. Read more »

Morris hosts Minnesota’s first intercollegiate Ground Quidditch tournament

keeper blocks hoop

Ground Quidditch is the human version of the game played in Harry Potter novels, differing in that the balls in play are the only things that fly through the air. But, like their fictional counterparts, Chasers (offense) and Beaters (defense) do ride broomsticks, trying to score goals and tag out other players in a sport that has been called a combination of rugby, basketball, soccer, and dodgeball. Now in its second year at Morris, Quidditch has become so popular that this spring the campus will host the Prairie Cup, the first intercollegiate Ground Quidditch tournament in Minnesota, on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Read more »

Read more news »


Julia Dabbs, associate professor of art history, gave a paper on “Vision and Insight: Portraits of the Aged Woman Artist, 1500–1800” at a conference on “Aging, Old Age, Memory, Aesthetics” held March 25–27, 2011, at the University of Toronto, Canada.

The second edition of the Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention in Addiction and Other Problems, edited by W. Miles Cox, faculty member from 1978–85, and Eric Klinger, professor emeritus of psychology, will be be released on April 15, 2011. Cox and Klinger also authored six of the twenty-six chapters. Kevin Stefanek, assistant professor of psychology, and Heather Peters, assistant professor of psychology, authored a chapter on motivational counseling in sports.

In the News


Lise Gumpel, right, professor emeritus of German, shared her childhood story of escaping the Nazis with Star Tribune reporter Jeff Strickler in the story “Survivor pays tribute to her hero” published in the March 27, 2011, issue. Numerous newspapers and online publications have reprinted the story.

Elena Machkasova, associate professor of computer science, is included in the alumni profiles written by Abby Collier for Boston University.

A Minnesota Daily story by Raya Zimmerman, “Like magic, quidditch grows on campus,” notes that the Morris campus will host the Prairie Cup this spring.

Paul Stagg, KWLM, interviewed Paula O’Loughlin, professor of political science, on the topics of Libya, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, and U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann for a Live at Five news story that aired on March 28, 2011.