Vol. 3, No. 16: November 23, 2011
In this issue:
- Speaker: perspective on Argentina
- Co-founded by Teresa Luckow Peterson '91, Dakota Wicohan reconciles past and future
- Cougar Nation T-shirts available
- Art Club holiday art sale—mark your calendars!
- Carol Concert tickets now available
Speaker: perspective on Argentina
Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 5:45 p.m.
Imholte 111, Imholte Hall
Jordan Wente will present about his time in Argentina for the Vamos Juntos club and all who care to attend in Imholte Hall 111 on Wednesday, November 30, at 5:45 p.m.
News and announcements:
Dakota Wicohan reconciles past and future through language
Dakota Wicohan, a nonprofit organization co-founded by Teresa Luckow Peterson '91, seeks to renew and sustain the Dakota language. The nonprofit's efforts connect people and families and communities through life ways deep-rooted in relationships. Read more »
Rural Policy Advocacy Sessions organized by Center for Small Towns
The Center for Small Towns (CST) and the Center for Rural Affairs (CFRA) of Lyons, Nebraska, co-hosted events in Morris and Moorhead to help people learn how to get their voices heard. Zac Van Cleve '13 helped organize the events, which were attended by a diverse group of rural affairs advocates, including students, educators, rural organization representatives, congressional office staffers, farmers, and interested area residents. Read more »
Cougar Nation T-shirts available
Conceived by Morris students and designed by Morris's graphic designer, Cougar Nation T-shirts are now on sale for $5. The bright gold shirts are destined to be worn by fans at Cougar home games and other campus events. Read more »
Art Club holiday art sale
The Art Club will hold its annual art sale December 1–3, 2011, in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery. It will be open December 1 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., December 2 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., and December 3 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. A campus tradition, the sale features work by students, faculty, and local artists. Read more »
Carol Concert to usher in holiday season
The 2011 Carol Concert will feature George Frederic Handel's Messiah oratorio. Selections from the work, focusing on those that are familiar to the listening audience, will be performed on December 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m., and December 4 at 2 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall followed by a reception and caroling. Tickets are now available. Read more »
Dance Ensemble performs
The Dance Ensemble student organization presents "Move Your Feet!" on Friday and Saturday, December 2–3, in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium, performing 16 dances from ballet to Beyonce! Read more »
Cougar Football Year End Banquet
Everyone is invited to the annual banquet on December 4 at Old No. 1, starting at 1 p.m. Read more »
Attention students interested in entering the elementary or secondary education program
You must complete the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) basic skills subtests before entering the elementary or secondary education programs. The MTLE will be offered at Morris on several dates each month. Contact Pat Nelson, Division of Education, or Jane Kill, Counseling, for registration information.
Attention secondary education students planning to graduate in 2013
All of the application material is due to Pat Nelson in the Division of Education office no later than Friday, December 2, 2011. When you return in January, remember to sign up for your interview for the secondary education program. Interviews will be Monday, January 23, through Friday, January 27, 2012. Signup sheets will be on the Division of Education office door (200) when you return in January.
Attention elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2014
All application material is to be submitted to Pat Nelson in the Division of Education office no later than Friday, December 16, 2011. Interviews will be February 6 through 10, 2012. Signup sheets will be posted on the Division of Education office door (211) when you return in January.
Linda Keller '13, Hawick, claimed the 2011 Central Region Cross Country Championship and was named Central Region Female Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association. She followed up these accolades by earning her second straight All-America honor at the 2011 NCAA Division III Women's Cross-Country Championship meet.
Seven Cougar football players earned UMAC All-Conference honors. Evan Beranek '13, New Prague, and Josh Hiltner '12, Albany, were named to the first team. Second team honors went to Leandro Dower '14, Minneapolis, Brendon Foss '13, Hancock, Cody Hickman '15, Morris, Shane Johnson '14, Redwood Falls, and Mitch Zimmer '12, Little Falls. Read more »
In the news
Editor Kim Ukura in the Morris Sun Tribune enlisted the expertise of Michelle Page, associate professor of education, in her first of a series of three articles on assessments and standardized tests used in the Morris Area School District and what they say about academic achievement.
Writer Tom Hintgen for the Fergus Falls Journal announces that Ron Raasch '73, executive director of the Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA since 1998, has announced his retirement.