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Weekly Bulletin Archive

Vol. 4, No. 9: October 17, 2012

Editor: Jenna Ray
Please send comments, questions, or submissions to the editor. The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin will be Tuesday, October 23, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Featured events:

German Conversation Table

Mondays, 6 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

Jane Addams Project

Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Imholte Hall 111

Spanish Conversation Table

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

French Conversation Table

Thursdays, 6 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

Briggs Library Associates Book Sale

Thursday, October 18, 12-7 p.m.
Friday, October 19, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Soup and Substance

Thursday, October 18, 5:30 p.m.
Student Center, Moccasin Flower Room

Artist Lectures: Liz Miller and David Hamlow

Thursday, October 18, 6-7 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts 6

HFA Gallery Opening Reception—Liz Miller and David Hamlow: You Complete Me

Thursday, October 18, 7 p.m.
HFA Gallery

Mixed Student Recital

Thursday, October 18, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Latterell Visiting Alumni Lecture—"Molecules, Medicine, and Morris Musings"

Thursday, October 18, 7:30 p.m.
Science and Math Auditorium

GWSS Works in Progress Series—Pieranna Garavaso: "Women, Reason and Science"

Friday, October 19, 12 p.m.
Student Center, Moccasin Flower Room

James Sewell Ballet


Friday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

2012 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema

Saturday, October 20, 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 21, 9 p.m.
Morris Theatre, Sixth Street

KUMM Radio Techno Dance

Saturday, October 20, 10 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Modes of Not Knowing Nietzsche: Fictional Biography

Monday, October 22, 7 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Math Lecture

Tuesday, October 23, 4 p.m.
Science and Math 3610

Kathleen Dean Moore—"Why It's Wrong to Wreck the World: Climate Disruption and the Moral Obligation to the Future"

Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Mazinaatesijigan gekinoo'amaadiwin Film Series—Finding Our Talk

Wednesday, October 24, 7 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Kathleen Dean Moore—"The Work of the Writer in a World of Wounds"

Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

HFA Gallery Requests Proposals for Outdoor Sculpture

graphic of Welcome Center

The HFA Gallery is now accepting entries from professional artists for a site-specific outdoor sculpture to be located in the north courtyard of the newly renovated Welcome Center.

Free October Community Meal to Feature Native American Fare

people in serving line

Community and campus volunteers will prepare and serve the Morris Community Meal on Monday, October 22, at 5:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. This month's meal will feature Native American-themed dishes.

New Registration Tool Available for Morris Students and Advisers

A new registration tool called Schedule Builder is now available. The program helps you create customized class schedules before registering and takes into account desired courses, personal preferences, and a target number of credits. Check it out today!

Biometric Health Screenings

Earn 100 points for your Wellness Points Bank when you attend the upcoming Biometric Health Screening on Thursday, November 29, at the RFC South Gym. At this time all of the available the appointments are full, but walk-ins are welcome. Participants should expect to wait 5 to 10 minutes. Other Biometric Health Screening dates are scheduled for April and August 2013. In lieu of Biometric Health Screening data obtained through an on-campus screening, UPlan members can instruct their health care provider to submit screening results using the Health Care Provider Form.

Education News

Students Interested in Entering the Elementary or Secondary Education Program

You must complete the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) basic skills test before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The MTLE will be offered at Morris on several dates each month. Contact Pat Nelson,, or Jane Kill,, for information on registering.

Secondary Education Students Planning to Graduate in 2014

There will be an informational/application meeting on Wednesday, October 31, at 12:00 p.m. in Science 3655. The meeting will provide information on recommendations, interviews, and deadlines for admission to the program. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris catalog.

Read more news.


"Clean Energy in Our Community: University of Minnesota Morris"—the video recently produced by Morris for the Department of Energy— received one of two awards given annually by the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC). The video was awarded as the "Best Promotional Video." It was produced by Roger Boleman, Director of Instructional and Media Technologies, and Mike Cihak, Assistant Director of Instructional and Media Technologies, and written by David Ericksen, assistant professor of English. The awards were announced during the CCUMC's annual conference.

Morris Student Works with Willmar to Create an E-Co-Op

Looking for a new way to order and distribute groceries through an online ordering system, the Willmar Community-Owned Grocery partnered with the Center for Small Towns and Zachary Johnson '14, Fergus Falls, to launch the pilot program for its new "e-co-op." The project was funded by the University of Minnesota-Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership—formerly the West Central Partnership—a citizen-driven initiative working to create and sustain healthy ecosystems, strong local economies, and vibrant self-reliant communities.

Four Morris athletes were included in the Week Six Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Week awards. They include: Brendon Foss '14 (Football Offensive Player of the Week), Ebrima Badgie '14 (Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week), Jacob Borash '15 (Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week), and Kaylie Clark '14 (Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week).

In the news

On Wednesday, October 10, several young Organic Valley farmers stopped at the University of Minnesota, Morris to hand out samples of milk and string cheese and talk about organic agriculture. Their visit was documented by the Morris Sun Tribune in an article entitled "Organic Valley farmers visit the University of Minnesota, Morris."

The University of Minnesota, Morris was mentioned in the Finance and Commerce article "What to Do With 10,000 Tons of Animal Bedding?" for its role in the Minnesota Corn Growers Association's study of the potential for ag biomass in Minnesota.

Recent Cougar Hall of Fame inductee Kathy Heuer Mackenthun was featured in an article by Sun Patriot Newspapers.