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Weekly Bulletin Archive

Vol. 4, No. 10: October 24, 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 30, 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

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"

upper body shot

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

Movie By E-Quality

Thursday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

Murderball Screening

Thursday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Science and Math Auditorium

Chamber Recital

Thursday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

CAC Concerts Open Mic Night

Thursday, October 25, 9:30 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

Mazin Qumsiyeh:"Sharing the Land of Canaan—Human Rights, the Environment and the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle"

Friday, October 26, 1 p.m.
Student Center, Moccasin Flower Room

Game Night @ Briggs Library

Friday, October 26, 6 p.m.
Briggs Library

Breakfast for Dinner Improv Show

Friday, October 26, 9 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

2012 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema

Saturday October 27, 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 28, 9 p.m.
Morris Theatre

Zombie Prom

couple dancing

Saturday, October 27, 10 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Trick or Can

Tuesday, October 30, 6-9 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall—Alumni Room

Sigma Tau Delta Halloween Reading

Costumed reader

Tuesday, October 30, 7 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

CAC Films—The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Wednesday, October 31, 11:59 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Prairie Gate Literary Festival Welcomes Author Anne Panning

Morris will welcome author Anne Panning on Friday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the McGinnis Room of the Rodney A. Briggs Library. Panning will read from her new novel, Butter. This event will also feature preview readings of works by authors attending February's Prairie Gate Literary Festival. Light refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to attend.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Farewell Carol Concert

promo poster

Tickets are now available for the 2012 Carol Concert, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. The concert will be held on Friday, November 30, Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2, at Assumption Church (209 East 3rd Street, Morris). This will be the thirty-fourth and final Carol Concert directed by Ken Hodgson, associate professor of music. Tickets concert may be purchased by going online or by calling 320-589-6077.

The Political Science Graduate School/Law School & Internship Fair

The Political Science Discipline will discuss graduate/law schools and internship opportunities for political science majors and minors on Tuesday, October 30, from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 112. The event will include two sessions (6:30-7 p.m.—Internship, 7-7:30 p.m.—Graduate/law school). Interested students may attend one or both sessions, and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served! If you have any questions about the event, please contact Seung-Ho Joo or any member of the political science faculty.

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.

Elementary Education Students Planning to Graduate in 2015

There will be an informational/application meeting on Tuesday, October 30, at 5 p.m. in Imholte Hall 112. During the meeting, questions will be answered as to the pre-requisites required, when students should apply to the program, and when they should begin the program as well as student teaching, graduation, etc. If you have already picked up your application packet, please bring it with you to the meeting. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.

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.

UPlan News

Stress Management

You are invited to attend a stress management series designed to help individuals understand what stress is, how it affects one's everyday actions, and how it can be managed. The Stress Management Series is scheduled for Tuesdays, October 30 through November 20, at 5 p.m. in the Moccasin Flower Room. The series will be presented by Bridget Joos, wellness and violence prevention coordinator and counselor/advocate. You can earn 50 points under the "Wellness My Way" category by participating.

Save the Date: Employee Health and Benefit Fair—Monday, November 12!

Mark your calendars to attend the Employee Health and Benefit Fair on Monday, November 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center's Oyate Hall. Stop by and speak with vendors representing Medical Plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Benefits, Retirement Savings, Dental Plans, Employee Wellness, and more! Free flu shots will also be available between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Medication Therapy Management

You and your covered dependents are eligible to enroll in the Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program if you take four or more UPlan-covered prescriptions and covered over-the-counter medications for chronic conditions. When you participate in the MTM program, you meet with a specially trained pharmacist who will discuss your medication goals with you, and the UPlan pays the full cost of the face-to-face consultations with the MTM pharmacist. If you are interested in scheduling an MTM appointment with a pharmacist for Monday, November 12, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., please contact Angela Berlinger.

Bike Commuter Program Update

At this time there are 36 riders participating in the the Bike Commuter program who have recorded the following information: 1,816 miles biked, 65 gallons of gas saved, 1,258 lbs of CO2 reduced, and 56,287 calories burned. If you would like to participate in the Bike Commuter program, please set up a time to stop by Angela Berlinger's office to get a bike tag.

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Samuel Gockel '13 Awarded GlaxoSmithKlein Fellowship

Samuel Gockel '13, Saint Paul, was granted a GlaxoSmithKlein fellowship for conducting summer research with Nancy Carpenter, professor of chemistry. The highly competitive GlaxoSmithKlein Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Award provides funding for undergraduate research in synthetic organic, and/or analytical chemistry. The fund is intended for the students to carry out summer research in the institution that they currently attend under the guidance of their research advisor.

Student Engaged in St. Mary's Archival Project

Jenny Morris '14, Ashland, Wisconsin, worked with the Center for Small Towns and St. Mary's Catholic School in Morris to process, sort, and catalog historical photos and to create a digital image archive for the school.

Windy Roberts, teaching specialist, was featured in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language's The Language Educator for her success in effectively utilizing social networking tools to increase the writing skills of intermediate Spanish students.

In the news

Abigale Bodene '15, Forest Lake, was commended by the Forest Lake Times for her both her community involvement and her achievements in pageantry.

Morris Area High School Principal Craig Peterson thanked University of Minnesota, Morris honors students for volunteering their time to tutor high school students in the Morris Sun Tribune.