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Vol. 3, No. 19: December 14, 2011

Editor: Judy Korn
Please send comments, questions, or submissions to the editor. This edition of Weekly Bulletin is the final issue for fall 2011. The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin will be Tuesday, January 17, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Faculty and staff: Wake Up To Technology Workshop

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 810 a.m. Imholte 11 24-hour computer lab, Imholte Hall

Instructional and Media Services presents a hands-on workshop on Google Tools for Teaching and Learning for faculty interested in integrating these technologies into their classrooms on Tuesday, December 20, from 8 until 10 a.m. in Imholte 11. Contact Pam Gades for more information.

Faculty and staff: Wake Up To Technology Workshop

Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 810 a.m.
Imholte 11 24-hour computer lab, Imholte Hall

Instructional and Media Services presents Google Tools for Productivity, a hands-on workshop for faculty and staff wishing to increase their productivity through Google technologies on Wednesday, December 21, from 8 until 10 a.m. in Imholte 11. Contact Pam Gades for more information.

Carol Concert on Pioneer Public Television

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Sunday, December 25, 2011, 4 p.m.
Pioneer Public Television

"Everywhere, Everywhere, Christmas Tonight!" will air on Pioneer Public Television on Christmas Day, December 25, 2011, at 4 p.m. The special rebroadcast will include narration, carols, and choral songs inspired by the season, sung by the Morris Concert and University Choirs, under the direction of Kenneth Hodgson, associate professor of music.

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Professor Rothchild awarded Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowship

Jennifer Rothchild, associate professor of sociology and gender, women, and sexuality studies, received a fellowship with the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) for the 2012 spring semester. Rothchild's goal for spring semester is to draft her book, Boys in the Kitchen and Girls in the Yard: Social Constructions of Gender and Family in Nepali Orphanages. Read more »

Invitation to participate in Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, a collaboration among UMM's Office of Equity, Diversity, and Intercultural Programs, the Office of Community Engagement, the Morris Human Rights Commission, and several community organizations, invites everyone from the campus and greater Morris community to participate in volunteer service projects with community partners on Monday, January 16, 2012. Read more »

Dining Services retirees recognition gathering photos

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Dining Services hosted a gathering on campus to honor retirees Lois Kunde, Marge Kleinhans, Al Seifermann, and Anne Hansen. Enjoy the photos.


Division of Humanities recognition gathering photos

The Division of Humanities hosted a gathering on campus in honor of division retirees Bill Hennen, Jenny Nellis, Jean Richards, Jeanne Richards, Tom Turner, and Judy Van Eps. Enjoy the photos.

Winter Break Campus Closings

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The University will be closed on December 23, 26, 27, and January 2. In addition, many administrative offices may be closed December 28, 29, and 30. More specific information on hours and closings may be found online.

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 »

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 information on registering.

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.

In the news

Reporter Don Davis interviewed Paula O'Loughlin, professor of political science, on how Governor Dayton and the new GOP legislative majority have done in their first year in power for his blog Capitol Chatter.

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Joe Hartman '12, Roseville, co-chair of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) chapter at Morris, urged Senator Amy Klobuchar to resist future industry pressure to weaken environment and public health standards in his Morris Sun Tribune letter "Stand firm against pressure to weaken the Clean Air Act."

American Indian media venues Native American Fair Commerce Coalition Blog and Indian Country Today Media Network.com published the article "Seth Elsen '12 explores renewable energy options for Upper Sioux Community."

The Alexandria Echo Press "On the Street" column mentioned that Christopher Huether '04, psychology, became a partner with William Leuthner at Leuthner Law Office in Alexandria effective July 1, 2011.

Troy Goodnough, sustainability coordinator, was listed as a member of Mary Guzowski's team in an article in Archinect, "Architecture Professor Mary Guzowski's Mini Grant Award Aims to Make a Major Difference," on her selection by the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE) for one of 13 awards as part of its mini grant program.

Jill Skwira '06, elementary education, weighed in on the debate over unionizing childcare providers in the story "Union Vote for Child Care Providers Blocked By Judge" on KSAX. /p>

Wind power at Morris was featured as a sidebar in the article "Wind. Energy. Research." by writer Rick Moore for UMNews.