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Vol. 3, No. 12: October 26, 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, November 1, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:


movie poster

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 7 p.m.
Imholte 109, Imholte Hall

While English-speaking audiences were introduced to the iconic performance of Bela Lugosi in the 1931 film version of Dracula, Spanish-speaking audiences were seeing an entirely different version of the film—not dubbed, but actually made simultaneously with the English version, with a Spanish-speaking cast and a different director. Enjoy the movie, with English subtitles, on Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m. in Imholte 109.

Convocation: Mars, Venus, or Planet Earth? Women and Men in a New Millennium

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center

Michael Kimmel, professor of sociology at State University of New York, Stony Brook, and a leading researcher on men and masculinity, will give the second fall convocation at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2011, in Edson Auditorium in the Student Center. Read more »

Festival of Spanish Language Cinema

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Morris Theatre, downtown Morris

The next film—La teta asustada/The Milk of Sorrow— will be shown on Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Morris Theatre. The free film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Read more »

"Trick or Can" for local food shelf

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Throughout Morris

Students will be walking from door-to-door in the Morris community collecting donations for the Stevens County Food Shelf on Sunday, October 30, from 4 until 6 p.m. Read more »

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News and announcements:

group of students

Morris students study and prepare for science and math careers through the National Science Foundation's LSAMP program

Fourteen Morris students are participating in the nationwide National Science Foundation's Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program through North Star STEM Alliance. The program seeks to increase the number of underrepresented students receiving undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math. At Morris, that goal is being reached through mentorships, interdisciplinary studies, and creating a "culture of success." Read more »

University of Minnesota, Morris Celebrates Scholarly Accomplishments

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean, the Office of the Chancellor, Rodney A. Briggs Library, and the Grants Development Office are pleased to present the first Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments to highlight the research and artistic work of faculty and staff. The event will also serve as an introduction to two library projects available to the campus and community: the UMM Scholarship Collection and the new UMM Digital Well. The celebration kicks off on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, with an exclusive showing for faculty and staff of displays of research and creative work of approximately 50 current and retired faculty and staff. On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, the displays, located in the Student Center's Oyate Hall, will be opened for public viewing from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Read more »

Chemistry professors receive the 2012 ACS sustainability award


The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced that three chemistry professors have received the Committee on Environmental Improvement's 2012 Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education. Nancy Carpenter, Ted Pappenfus, and Tim Soderberg were honored for creating new courses and adding new aspects to existing courses on nuclear, solar, wind, fuel cell, and biofuel energy sources. Morris undergraduate students are involved in all phases of their projects. Read more »

Professor Hinds to lead family history workshop at museum

Harold Hinds, Jr., professor of history, will be giving a workshop on researching and writing a family history at the Stevens County Historical Museum on Saturday, October 29, 2011, beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, visit the museum website. Read more »

Trick or Treat invitation

Community children are invited to Trick or Treat in the Residence Halls on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Start at any of the Residence Halls and make your way to all the facilities: Blakely Hall, Clayton A Gay Hall, David C. Johnson Independence Hall, Pine Hall, and Spooner Hall.

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.

Briggs Library Associates book sale slideshow

table of books

Thank you to everyone who supported the Briggs Library Associates by attending the annual book sale. Enjoy the photos.

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Keith Brugger and Jim Cotter, professors of geology, and students Melissa Carnicle '12 and Michelle Williams '12 presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America Meeting held October 9–12 in the Twin Cities. Brugger and coauthors presented "Surface-exposure dating and climatic interpretation of Pleistocene glaciation along the Continental Divide, Montana, USA," and co-presented "Entrainment and uplift of basal sediment to the surface of a polythermal glacier margin, Sorglaciären, Sweden." Cotter presented "The UMM Wind-STEP program: part of a 'pipeline' to encourage Native American participation," and "The UMM STEP program: an initiative to encourage the participation of Native Americans," co-authored with Lea Gilbertson '91. Carnicle, with others, presented "The hydrologic impact of straw mulch on a burned area for different soil moistures, Fourmile Canyon wildfire near Boulder Colorado." Williams, with Brugger and others, presented "Constraining the history of Glacial Lake Grantsburg." Cotter and Wanda Kapsner Hanlon '91 led a field trip titled: "The wines and terroir of southeastern Minnesota." Also attending the meeting were geology alumni Laurie Anderson '85, Heather Anderson Arends '00, Eric Baker '09, Julie Baumeister '09, Hannah Friedrich '00, Donnie Hicks '09, Jacob Leader '09, Angela Lexvold ' 11, Joy Loughry '00, Beth Novak '10, Julie Retrum '02, Tammy Rittenour '96, Megan Carlson '08, Liz Joyce '93, Bruce Galer '93, Terry Boerboom '82, and Kimberly Yauk '10. In total, Morris faculty, students, and alumni presented 19 papers.

Katia Vantries '13, Morris, received the Miss Morris Community Award for her volunteer work with the elderly, an opportunity afforded through the Students In Service program. Read more »

In the news

The Willmar Tribune reported that Abby Fragodt '14, Benson, earned All-Conference honors in Cougar women's golf during her first season of participation in intercollegiate athletics.

Writer James Warden for the Hopkins Patch wrote the story "MSSPA Teacher Named 'Super Scientist,'" which reports on Tracy Headley Johnson '08 receiving the FOX 9 Super Scientist Award. Johnson appeared on a 30-minute FOX 9 special and presented at the Girls and Science event at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Northland Press in the story "Pequot Lakes Author Receives Award" reports that Athena Kildegaard, lecturer, co-edited the Lake Region Review that includes the writing of 27 established and emerging writers with connections to the Lake Region area.

Paula O'Loughlin, professor of political science, was interviewed by Larry Bivins, Times Washington and Gannett correspondent, for the story "Bachmann campaign dealt another blow reports say all 5 of her NH staffers quit," published in the St. Cloud Times.

Echo Press reports that The Good Death, adapted for radio theater, was directed by Andrew Turbiville and starred fellow students Lucas Granholm, Jett Leonard, Jessica Armstrong, and Sam Wiley. Sounds effects were by Kenny Simon with Kevin Teeling providing the music. The archived broadcast is available online.