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Vol. 3, No. 17: November 30, 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, December 6, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

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.

Journey to Jamaa

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 6:30 p.m. Science Auditorium, Science and Math

Steve Fredlund from the organization Our Response will be speaking about his service work in Kivuruga, Rwanda, and showing the film Journey to Jamaa.

Sewing workshop

Thursday, December 1, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Imholte 217, Imholte Hall

Join the Economics/Management Club in learning the basics of sewing and how to repair your clothes from thread masters.

Art Club holiday art sale

Thursday, December 1, 59 p.m. Friday, December 2, 9 a.m.9 p.m., Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m.6 p.m.
Gallery, Humanities Fine Arts

The Art Club will hold its annual art sale December 1 3 in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery. A campus tradition, the sale features work by students, faculty, and local artists. Read more

Carol Concert

Friday and Saturday, December 23, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 4, 2 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

The 2011 Carol Concert will feature George Frederic Handel's Messiah oratorio. Selections from the work, will be performed by the Concert Choir and Orchestra with Ann DuHamel on piano in the HFA Recital Hall followed by a reception and caroling. Read more

Dance Ensemble

event poster

Friday and Saturday, December 23, 7 p.m., and Saturday, December 3, 1 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center

The Dance Ensemble student organization presents "Move Your Feet!" The program features 16 dances from ballet to Beyonce! Read more

Saxophone Lecture Recital

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 6:30 p.m. Science Auditorium, Science and Math

Eric Gorecki presents his senior recital in the Recital Hall on Sunday afternoon, December 4, at 5 p.m.

December Soup and Substance

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
Alumni Room, Oyate Hall, Student Center

Join members of the campus and community in the monthly dialogue series, fortified with a simple supper of bread and soup on Tuesday, December 6, at 5:30 p.m.

Chamber Recital

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

Enjoy the Chamber ensemble in concert in Recital Hall on Tuesday evening, December 6, at 7:30 p.m.

CNIA Lecture: Elizabeth Castle and Madonna Thunder Hawk

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Imholte 109, Imholte Hall

The Circle of Nations Indian Association sponsors Dr. Elizabeth Castle and Madonna Thunder Hawk speaking on "Women of the American Indian Movement from Alcatraz Occupation to Wounded Knee." Thunder Hawk is a veteran of both Wounded Knee and Alcatraz.

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Minnesota GreenCorps receives funding and announces new members

group of students

Morris will continue to host the Minnesota GreenCorps, remaining the only location in Minnesota at which undergraduates serve in the program. Five students have been accepted as GreenCorps members for 201112: Naomi Wente '13, Dodge Center, Laura Hunt '13, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Jodie Roy '12, Brooks, Alicia Beattie '14, Hastings, Chelsea Moody '13, St. Paul. Read more

President Kaler and campus chancellors sign national Student Aid Alliance's petition

Johnson headshot

President Kaler and the campus chancellors, including Chancellor Johnson, signed the national Student Aid Alliance's online petition to highlight the importance of preserving student aid in light of recent budget deals that have already cut $30 billion from the student aid programs. Read more

December 15 deadline for first-year competitive academic scholarships

Incoming first-year students for fall 2012 are invited to compete for the Prairie Scholars Award and the Morris Scholars Award. To be eligible, students must submit an application for admission with supplemental materials AND a scholarship essay and application by Thursday, December 15, 2011. Read more

Evening with the Chancellor alumni event in New York City slideshow


Alumni and friends attended a social gathering in New York City hosted by John Driscoll '71, owner of Babcock Galleries, in November 2011. 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.

Read more news.


two students

Luciana Ranelli '13, Duluth, and Ashleigh Thompson '13, Salt Lake City, Utah, were among 13 students honored with 2011 University of Minnesota Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Awards. The award, sponsored by the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED), recognizes University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are doing outstanding equity, social justice, and diversity work through academics and/or service to the community. Read more

Ted Pappenfus, professor of chemistry, presented the work of mentees Jennifer Schmidt '12, Saint Cloud, and Ryan Koehn '11, Willmar, at the E3 (Energy, Economy and Environment) Conference, billed as the Upper Midwest's premier renewable energy conference. Schmidt's work is on Theoretical Analyses of Organic Photovoltaic Materials, and Koehn's work is on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Chemistry Across the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum. View the abstracts (PDF). Lowell Rasmussen, vice chancellor for facilities and finance, spoke on Using Renewable Resources to Manage a Campus Carbon Footprint. Read more

In the news

Derrick Williams writes in the Lakeville Patch that City Council member Matt Little '07, political science, has announced his candidacy for mayor of Lakeville.