Vol. 3, No. 9: October 5, 2011
In this issue:
- Driggs Lecture to explore Germans' fascination with American Indians
- Ray Schultz trades professorship for a crown
- 2011 Homecoming week photos
- Essay contest open to all University students
- UMMers in 2011 Horizontal Grandeur exhibition
Blood Drive on campus
Wednesday and Thursday, October 5 and 6, 2011, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center
The Morris campus holds blood drives each semester. Give the gift. Call 320-589-6080 for information on how to donate.
Jazz Ensembles Concert
Friday, October 7, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts
Enjoy an evening of jazz with the Morris Jazz Ensembles in concert on Friday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Festival of Spanish Language Cinema film this week, Sugar
October 9, 2011, 7 p.m.
Morris Theatre, 12 East Sixth Street
Subtitled in English, Sugar, will be shown free at the Morris Theatre at 7 p.m. At 19, Miguel "Sugar" Santos, a serious kid from the Dominican Republic, signs with a major league baseball team. He is sent to the Class A team in the fictional town of Bridgetown, Iowa, where he lives with a farm family. Read more »
Driggs Lecture to explore Germans fascination with American Indians
Monday, October 10, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts
H. Glenn Penny, associate professor of history at the University of Iowa, will give the 27th annual O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 10, in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Penny will discuss "On Passing: A 'Redskin' with Black Skin in Twentieth Century Germany." Penny's scholarship focuses on relationships between Europeans and nonEuropeans during the 19th and 20th centuries. His in-progress book, tentatively titled The German Love Affair with American Indians, investigates how Germans, from the early 19th century until the present, generate and use ideas about Indians, and also explores the reception of this fascination among American Indians. Read more »
News and announcements:
Ray Schultz trades professorship for a crown
It is far from common for someone to trade a professorship for a crown, but University of Minnesota, Morris Associate Professor of Theatre Ray Schultz is doing precisely that during his fall 2011 sabbatical. Schultz is playing King Claudius in Hamlet at the Austin Shakespeare Company in Austin, Texas. Read more »
Jennifer M.K. Rogers '02 to serve as Visiting Latterell Alumna
Jennifer M.K. Rogers '02 has been chosen as the University of Minnesota, Morris 2011–12 Visiting Latterell Alumna. Her talk, "From Physics on the Prairie to the Practice of Patent Law," will be given in the Science Auditorium on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. Read more »
Pam Gades, instructional technology specialist, shows the way to enhanced teaching, research, learning, and collaborating through new and emerging technologies
Pam Gades, instructional technology specialist, is working to provide greater options for how we teach, learn, and communicate. Engaging the University community in new technologies is a gradual process accomplished through a series of workshops planned jointly by Morris's instructional technology partners, including Briggs Library, Computing Services, and Online Learning, and managed by Gades. Read more »
Save the date—Briggs Library Associates Book Sale to fill Oyate Hall
On October 20–21, 2011, Oyate Hall will be filled with books for the annual Briggs Library Associates Book Sale. This year's sale is made special with a donation of a number of books from the late Tom McRoberts '68 and his family. Read more »
2011 Homecoming week photos
Homecoming 2011 was a grand success with many alumni and current students, faculty, and staff attending events. The inaugural Alumni and Students Networking Day was well received by the participating alumni, faculty, and students. David Eckmann '78, Gary McGrath '68, the late Thomas McRoberts '68, and John Tavis '85 were honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual banquet. Enjoy the photos.
Essay contest open to all University students
The University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication will hold an essay contest in which University undergraduate and graduate students are invited to respond to, "How should communities deal with hate speech?" The first place winner will receive $500 and his/her essay will be published in the Star Tribune. The first runner-up will receive $150. Both will be honored at the Liberty Tree Keynote Address on November 14, 2011. Essays are due October 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org. The contest is part of a commemoration of Minnesota's role in the development of First Amendment law.
Math, pre-engineering, and science students—apply for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Students interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering are invited to apply to the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. In spring 2012, the Foundation will award scholarships to juniors or seniors for the 2012–13 academic year. Students must be nominated by their institutions, be a current full-time sophomore or junior, pursuing a baccalaureate degree, have a B average or equivalent, stand in the upper fourth of the class, and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national. Interested sophomores and juniors should contact Professor Nancy Carpenter at 320-589-6337 no later than October 15, 2011.
Students interested in studying law
An open prelaw informational meeting, sponsored by the Political Science Discipline, will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, in room IH 109 at 8 p.m. The meeting is for all students who are interested in applying for law school in the future. Contact Professor Paula O'Loughlin with questions.
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.
Works by art student Phyllis Joos, Della Conroy '72, Van Gooch, professor emeritus of biology, Nic McPhee, professor of computer science, Don Sherman '64, and Eric Franzen '95 were chosen for exhibit in the 2011 Horizontal Grandeur exhibition at the Stevens County Historical Society.
Clayton A. Gay Hall won the Homecoming tug-of-war. David C. Johnson Independence Hall won the hall decorating contest, and Student Activities won the office decorating contest.
Congratulations to the winners of the Wind Turbine Dedication art contest for area elementary and high school artists. The following students used their creativity to illustrate, "When the wind blows…." Posters by Kaedan Fischer, grade two, and Kaia Anderson, kindergarten, were chosen in the kindergarten to grade three category. In the fourth through sixth grade category, art works by Kali Berlinger and Kate Giese, both sixth graders, were chosen. Ryan Dietz, grade seven, and Kelsey Curfman, grade nine, received honors in the seven through ninth grade category. Posters by Roy Reese and Austin Crow, both juniors, were chosen in the 10th through 12th-grade category. More than 250 area students submitted artwork for the contest. Enjoy the photos.
In the news
Thomas Hiatt '99 in a special story for the Morris Sun Tribune, "Pomme de Terre celebrates 40 years," reflects on the history of the Pomme de Terre Food Coop, which began in the basement of Pine Hall. The story also notes the coop's relationship to the Morris Healthy Eating Initiative.