Vol. 3, No. 10: October 12, 2011
In this issue:
- Morris launches rideshare social network
- Welcome Center honored with Sustainable Design Award
- Floating World literary journal call for submissions
- UMAC honors for Collin Anderson '14 and Derek Dionne '13
- Dugan Flanders '11, Paynesville, served as a Young Ambassador in Northern Ireland
Thursday, October 13, 2011, 7:30 P.M. Oyate Hall, Student Center
Enjoy a casual evening of popcorn and music on Thursday, October 13, in Oyate Hall at the annual Popcorn Concert.
News and announcements:
University of Minnesota, Morris launches rideshare social network
Morris has partnered with Zimride to provide a social network for ridesharing. Zimride developed a custom rideshare solution to serve the campus population. Through Zimride's web-based interface, users can find others with similar commuting patterns or for one-time rides. Zimride also supports an optional Facebook integration. Zimriders can view profiles for common networks, interests, and friends before deciding to share a ride. This private network empowers individuals to create social, sustainable, and convenient transportation, and provides substantial cost-savings for our community. It also marks a significant step in continuing to improve campus sustainability practices. Read more »
Welcome Center honored with Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's Sustainable Design Award
The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) presented 15 projects and individuals with a Minnesota Preservation Award at a ceremony on Sept. 29, 2011. The Awards recognize significant achievement in historic preservation statewide and celebrate those who have chosen to sustainably reuse and reinvest in existing built resources. The Morris Welcome Center received the Sustainable Design Award. Read more »
Floating World literary journal call for submissions
Floating World—the student run literary journal—is trying to expand the notion of art to include works of poetry and prose. Besides having a publication, the Floating World student organization also hosts free writing workshops at which writers can share and discuss their work. The fiction meetings are on Tuesday nights at 9:30 p.m. in the McGinnis room, located in the Rodney A. Briggs Library. The poetry group meets Thursdays at the same time and place. Anybody with an interest in writing can attend. Submissions for the journal of works of poetry, fiction, and short plays are accepted until January 1, 2012. Read more »
Students interested in elementary or secondary education program
Students who are interested in elementary or secondary education program must complete the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) before entering either 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 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.
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 Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 12:00 noon 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.
Cougar golfers Collin Anderson '14, Rosemount, and Derek Dionne '13, Wahpeton, North Dakota, were recognized with UMAC All-Conference honors. Read more »
Dugan Flanders '11, Paynesville, served as a Young Ambassador in Northern Ireland. The program is designed to promote "a greater understanding of the shared cultural heritage of Northern Ireland in North America among those aged 20–25." Read more »
In the news
Writer Joe Kimball, for Minnpost. Com, notes Cyrus Bina, professor of economics, as the event moderator in the story "Monday forum looks at humanitarian issues in Libya." Minnesota Daily writer Amanda Bankston includes a quote from Bina in her coverage of the event.
Writer Tanner Kent, for the Mankato Free Press, profiled Joan Eisenreich '75 for the story "Community education director earns state award."
Editor Kim Ukura, Morris Sun Tribune, covered the Spanish Chef Cándido Filgueira visit to campus in the story "Spanish chef cooks dinner at the University of Minnesota, Morris."
Kris Janisch, for the Woodbury Patch profiled Jim Gelbmann '80 for the series "Meet The School Board Candidates." Gelbmann serves as Minnesota's Deputy Secretary of State in the Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State.
Lorna Benson, for Minnesota Public Radio, interviewed Bridget Joos , coordinator of wellness and violence prevention, for the story "Free mental health, depression screenings today."
Writer Katie Lentsch for City College News notes the Morris campus promotion of tap water in the story "Controversy: Banning of the bottle?"
Writer Kukil Bora, International Business Times, quoted PZ Myers, associate professor of biology, in the story "Theory on Pre-Historic Kraken-Like Leviathan Eating Shonisaurs Raises Skepticism."
The Echo Press reports that Lakes Area Theatre hosted University of Minnesota, Morris theater performers as they perform The Good Death.