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Vol. 3, No. 18: December 7, 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 13, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

CNIA lecture by women of the American Indian Movement

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 the struggles at Wounded Knee and Alcatraz.

Mixed student recital

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

Various students will perform during a mixed student recital in the Recital Hall. Join them for an evening of music.

Jazz Dance

Friday, December 8, 2011, 9 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center

The Jazz Ensembles and Swing Club will host a Jazz Dance on Friday evening at 9 p.m. in Oyate Hall.

Staged reading

Friday, December 9, 2011, at 9 p.m., and Saturday, December 10, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.
Black Box Theatre, Humanities Fine Arts

The Meiningens student theatre group will present a staged reading of the play Gross Indecencies in the Black Box Theatre on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10.

University Choir concert

Friday, December 9, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

Enjoy an evening of music with the University Choir in Recital Hall on Friday, December 9.

CAC movie screening

Friday, December 9, 2011, 9:30 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center

The Campus Activities Council will sponsor the showing of the movie Jumanji in Edson Auditorium on Friday, December 9.

Symphonic Winds concert

cropped tuba

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 3 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

The Symphonic Winds will present a concert under the direction of Conductor Simon Tillier. The event will feature Tubachristmas, exciting wind band works, and a pre-concert talk. The concert will be held in Recital Hall on Saturday, December 10. Read more »

Chamber Orchestra concert

Saturday, December 10, 7 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

The Chamber Orchestra will present a concert under the direction of Conductor Joel Salvo on Saturday, December 10 in Recital Hall.

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Carnicle '12 and Myhal '14 recognized at the 2011 American Indians in Science and Engineering Society National Conference

honored students

Morris students Melissa Carnicle '12, Garretson, South Dakota, and Alexandra Myhal '14, Parma Heights, Ohio, were recognized at the 2011 American Indians in Science and Engineering Society National Conference in November. Carnicle, a chemistry, geology, and environmental science major, received first place honors in the poster presentation category. Myhal, a biology major, received second place honors in the oral presentation category. Read more »

Seth Elsen explores renewable energy options for Upper Sioux Community

featured student

Seth Elsen '12, Shelton, Washington, fulfills his personal and academic goals while promoting Morris's environmental consciousness on campus and in other communities. Last year Elsen, a political science and American Indian Studies major, coordinated publicity for the Regional Fitness Center's solar thermal panels through the Students Using Natural Energy (SUN-E) project. This year he's working as an AmeriCorps Student In Service exploring the possibilities of renewable energy for the Upper Sioux Indian Community. Located just south of Granite Falls, the area's wealth of wind and solar potential combined with the tribe's interest in lessening its environmental footprint makes it an ideal research site. Read more »

Young alumni gathering photos

Morris area young alumni gathered for conversation and a complimentary holiday dinner, sponsored by the University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Enjoy the photos.

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 »

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.



Stephen Burks, associate professor of economics and management, presented preliminary results on the relationship between the disease obstructive sleep apnea and the risk and cost of accidents among tractor trailer drivers, at the American Sleep Apnea Association's Multimodal Transportation Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in November. The results were prepared as part of an extension the long-running Truckers and Turnover Project, which is carried out in collaboration with a major motor carrier and done in cooperation with research partners Harvard Medical School, Virginia Tech Transportation Research Institute, and the medical firm Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics. Jon Anderson, professor of statistics, Derek Ganzhorn '08, Matthew Bombyk '10, and Manjari Govada '12 also contributed to the material presented.


Sarah Buchanan, associate professor of French, recently published the article "Tremblement de femme-terre dans Pluie et vent sur Télumée Miracle de Simone Schwarz-Bart" in L'Afrique noire dans les imaginaires antillais. Obed Nkunzimana, Christine Rochmann, Françoise Naudillon, Eds. Paris, Karthala, 2011. She also provided an encyclopedia entry, "Anne-Laure Folly," to the Dictionary of African Biography. Henry Louis Gates and Emmanuel K. Ayeampong, Eds. Oxford University Press, 2011. Invited.

In the news

The Alexandria Echo Press Sports Scoop reported on the selection Crystal Zastrow '12, Carlos, as an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) sportsmanship award recipient as part of the women's soccer team.

Unsie Zuege profiled Larry Hutchings '94 in a Chaska Herald story on his retirement, "Leaving, after many historical feats," also reprinted in the Jordan Independent.

Editor Kim Ukura of the Morris Sun Tribune continued her dialogue with Michelle Page, associate professor of education, in her story, "Morris Area School District plans to use data to foster change," part two of her three part series about assessments and standardized tests in the Morris Area School District.