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Vol. 3, No. 5: September 7, 2011

Editor: Judy Korn
Writer: Elaine Simonds-Jaradat
Please send comments, questions, or submissions to the editor. The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin will be Tuesday, September 13, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Tournées Film Festival continues through September 28

Wednesday, September 7, and September 14, 2011, 7 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center

The second of five films in the 2011 festival, Hadewijch, will be screened at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, in Edson Auditorium. Watch the trailer. Un Homme Qui Crie/A Screaming Man, the third film in the series, will be shown in the Science and Math Auditorium, room 2950, on Wednesday, September 14, at 7 p.m. The films are subtitled in English and showings are free. Read more »

HFA Gallery Opening Reception

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 5 p.m.
HFA Gallery

An opening reception for the new exhibit Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay will take place on Thursday, September 8, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the HFA Gallery. This nationally touring art exhibit features the work of noted ceramicist Richard Bresnahan and four former apprentices: Stephen Earp and UMM graduates Kevin Flicker '74, UMM ceramics instructor Samuel Johnson '96, St. Joseph and Anne Meyer '04, St. Joseph. The exhibit may be viewed through October 13. Read more »

Watch an Artist at Work

Wednesday, September 7, and Thursday, September 8, 2011, 1 p.m.
Ceramics studio

Noted ceramicist Richard Bresnahan will be on campus working in the ceramics studio from 1 until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, and Thursday, September 8. He will be working on a Japanese potter's wheel conducting a running conversation with whomever wishes to watch him work—a captivating, physical display of creativity and skill as the wheel is kept in constant motion. Come and go as you have time.

Stoked Exhibition Lecture

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 7 p.m.
HFA Recital Hall

Matthew Welch, deputy director, chief curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and curator of the Stoked exhibition, will lead an informal discussion on museum careers for any interested students, faculty, and staff on Thursday, September 8, from 1 until 1:45 p.m. in HFA 2, sponsored by the art history and studio art disciplines.

Welcome Picnic for students, faculty, and staff

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Thursday, September 8, 5 p.m.
East Side Park

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Welcome Picnic on Thursday, September 8, from 5 until 7 p.m., at East Side Park. The free event includes dinner and a Community Expo. Read more »

Brown bag lunch on volunteer opportunities

Wednesday, September 7, and Friday, September 9, 2011, 11:45 a.m.
Conference Room 122, Welcome Center

The Office of Community Engagement will host a series of brown bag lunches in the Welcome Center downstairs conference room from 11:45 a.m. until 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, and Friday, September 9, 2011. Panelists will discuss volunteer opportunities in the community available to individuals and/or as service-learning projects.

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News and announcements:

Inaugural Honors Lecture

Jack Zipes, University of Minnesota professor emeritus of comparative literature and German, will deliver the inaugural Honors Lecture on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 4 p.m. in Recital Hall. His talk, "De-Disneyfying the Fairy-Tale Film," is free and open to the public. Read more »

Performing Arts Series

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Singer/songwriter Lizz Wright lights up the Edson Auditorium stage on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. Wright is known for her genre-bending music, a rich mingling of gospel, folk, blues, and jazz. Read more »

New sports management major kicks off this fall

The Board of Regents approved a Morris sport management major, an interdisciplinary program housed in the Division of Education. Read more »

Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability Conference

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The University will host the 2011 annual Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) conference on Friday, September 23 through Saturday, September 24. Registration is now open to all who are interested in sustainability issues. Register online. The theme for the conference, Creating Change Together, highlights community engagement. A systemwide sustainability workshop precedes the conference on September 23 from 8:30 a.m. until noon in Oyate Hall. Immediately following the conference at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, the new wind turbine will be dedicated. Read more »

Suicide Awareness Program

Suicide is not an everyday topic of conversation, but it may be a concern on the minds of many… How can you help? What are the warning signs? How do you know when to step in and try to assist? On Wednesday, September 7, at 7 p.m. in Imholte 109, UMM Wellness Center and Student Counseling will present on the prevention of suicide through public awareness and education.

Attention Seniors

Senior meetings will be held in Oyate Hall's Cougar Room on Tuesday, September 13, at 10 a.m., 12 noon, and 2 p.m., and Wednesday, September 14, at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 1 p.m. Pick a time that works for you. Get your graduation packet, find out about commencement, graduate school applications, career services, and pick up your APAS magnet!

Fall Semester U Card Hours

U Cards may be obtained in Behmler Hall 205 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:15 a.m. until 10:15 a.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from noon until 2 p.m.

Morris Area Farmers Market

The Morris Healthy Eating Initiative encourages you to check out the wide selection of fresh produce and homegrown items available Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., June through September, in the Aaron Carlson Parking Lot at 801 Atlantic Avenue.

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In the news

The Brainerd Dispatch reports that Dr. Marcy Christensen Byrns '98, recipient of a bachelor of science in chemistry, has joined Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Brainerd Clinic.

Carol Stender featured Luverne and Mary Jo Forbord, Morris Healthy Eating coordinator, in her Agri News story "Forbords working on answers for grazing questions" in which they describe their part in a research project on using grasses for bio-energy production.

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Reporter Jenna Ross of the Star Tribune interviewed Troy Goodnough, sustainability coordinator, for her story "Students lead move to rid campuses of bottled water."


Ron Davis, Forum Communications reporter, posted an in-depth article in INFORUM "New U of M president in transition phase" noting how President Eric Kaler took a test to find out more about himself, just like new University of Minnesota students did this summer. Kaler gives his version of the story in his message to faculty and staff.