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Vol. 3, No. 6: September 14, 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, September 20, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

"De-Disneyfying the Fairy-Tale Film" Inaugural Honors Lecture

frog jewel

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 4 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

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 open to everyone. Read more »

"Ten Years after 9/11" Open Forum

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 7 p.m.
109 Imholte, Imholte Hall

Ten years has passed since 9/11. It is time to reflect on 9/11 and assess its implications for the United States and the world. To mark the occasion, the Political Science Discipline is presenting an open forum "Ten Years after 9/11." Faculty panelists will share their expertise and thoughts on this important topic. Everyone is welcomed to attend. This event is co-sponsored by the International Relations Club and Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society.

Tournées Film Festival Presents Un Homme Qui Crie/A Screaming Man

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 7 p.m.
Science Auditorium, Science and Math

Un Homme Qui Crie/A Screaming Man, the third free film in the Tournées Film Festival series, will be shown in the Science Auditorium, room 2950, on Wednesday, September 14, at 7 p.m. The film is subtitled in English and showings are free. Read more »

Constitution Day Panel Discussion

Corner of Constitution

Monday, September 19, 2011, 8 p.m.
McGinnis Room, Briggs Library

Briggs Library and Pi Sigma Alpha are celebrating Constitution Day, commemorating the formation and signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, and recognizing all born in the U.S. or by naturalization as citizens, by inviting faculty members to participate in a panel discussion on Monday, September 19 at 8 p.m. in the Briggs Library McGinnis Room. Panel members are Mary Elizabeth Bezanson, professor of communication, media, and rhetoric, Roland Guyotte, professor of history, and Paula O'Loughlin, professor of political science. Refreshments will be served.

Singer/Songwriter Lizz Wright Performance

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center

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 »

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News and announcements:

Morris named to U.S. News Top 10 Public Colleges list

U.S. News and World Report has released its 2012 college rankings, and the University of Minnesota, Morris was named to the Top 10 Public Colleges list. Overall, Morris placed 144 of 178 in the top tier of the National Liberal Arts Colleges list. Read more »

Winds of Change Names Morris One of Top 200 Institutions in Support of American Indian Students

Winds of Change has named Morris as one of the top 200 institutions in the nation in support of American Indian students. Winds of Change is the leading nationally distributed magazine published with a single-minded focus on career and educational advancement for American Indian and Alaska Native peoples with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Read more »

Twins Game Photos

Alumni at gathering

The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association sponsored a Morris at the Twins game with a pre-game gathering on Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Enjoy the photos.

Stoked Exhibition Reception Photos

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A reception was held in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery on Thursday, September 8, 2011, to celebrate the work of Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay artists—noted ceramicist Richard Bresnahan and four former apprentices: Stephen Earp and UMM graduates Kevin Flicker '74, UMM ceramics instructor, Samuel Johnson '96, and Anne Meyer '04. The exhibition will be available for viewing in the gallery until October 13, 2011. Enjoy the reception photos and read more »

Students interested in Elementary or Secondary Education Program

Students interested in elementary or secondary education program must complete the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) before entering the elementary or secondary education program. 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 2013

There will be an informational/application meeting for all secondary education students planning to graduate in 2013 on Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 2 p.m. in Science 3665. The meeting will provide information on recommendations, interviews, and deadlines for applying for admission to the program. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.

Students Interested in Undergraduate Research Funding

The fall 2011 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) deadline is 4 p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2011, for projects beginning on or after January 1, 2012. Projects should end by May 15, 2012. Proposals, application form and mentor forms need to be submitted electronically on the official UROP site The forms are available at that site as well.

Attention Elementary Education Majors Planning to Graduate in 2014

There will be an informational/application meeting for all elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2014 on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 5 p.m. in Imholte Hall 112. During the meeting, questions will be answered as to the pre-requisites required when you should apply to the program when you should begin the program student teaching graduation, etc. If you have already picked up your application packet, please bring it with you to the meeting. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.

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., through September, in the Aaron Carlson Parking Lot at 801 Atlantic Avenue.

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Cross-country runner and first-year student Martin Zais, Hudson Wisconsin, was recognized as KSAX Athlete of the Week. In his first career meet, he claimed Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Runner of the Week honors after leading the Cougars to a fourth place finish at the St. John's Invitational. His mark set a new Morris freshman record, sixth in program history. Read more »

In the news

Writer John Kubal for The Brookings Register interviewed Kristi Tornquist '80, English and mathematics, Brookings Public Library director, for the story "Books, bits, and bites."

candid headshot

Editor Kim Ukura, Morris Sun Tribune, interviewed Argie Manolis, coordinator of the Office of Community Engagement, and covered the Fall Day of Service in her story "Honoring Laborers Through Service."

The St. Cloud Times prep sports coordinator Tom Elliott opinion piece on Holdingford's 1981 state championship football team reunion mentions starting quarterback Dale Mehr '86, business, economics, computer science. writer Joe Kimball reported in "Kaler to use extra money for U of M students, upgrades" and also posted by MPR's Alex Friedrich in "MPR News on Campus," that University of Minnesota, Morris President Kaler proposed reduced tuition increase that would affect students on the Morris campus and a $350,000 network upgrade investment for the Morris campus.

Sue Dieter, Morris Sun Tribune publisher, shared a reflection in "Sue's Views: Life is pretty good in Morris" that responds to the question why people come to Morris, and the Morris campus was noted.