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Vol. 4, No. 12: November 7, 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, November 13, 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

David C. Johnson International Service Scholarship Presentations

Wednesday, November 7, 5 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall—Alumni Room

Auditions for God of Carnage

Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre

Mazinaatesijigan gekinoo'amaadiwin Film Series—Star Dreamers, Part One: The Indian System

Wednesday, November 7, 7 p.m.
Imholte Hall Auditorium

Morris Alumni at the Pizza Ranch Night

Thursday, November 8, 5 p.m.
Pizza Ranch, 7 East Fifth Street, Morris

World Cabaret

promotional poster

Thursday, November 8, 7 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

GWSS Works in Progress Series—Tisha Turk: "Talking Back to TV: Vidding as Feminist Remix"

Thursday, November 8, 7 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts 6

Veterans Appreciation Chili Lunch

t-shirt with saying

Friday, November 9, 11 a.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall—Alumni Room

Midwest Philosophy Colloquium

Friday, November 9, 4:30 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Jazz Combos Concert

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

ASA Talent Show

Saturday, November 10, 6 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

Jazz Ensembles Concert

Sunday, November 11, 3 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Employee Health Fair

Monday, November 12, 11 a.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall—Alumni Room

Campus Compact Community Discussion: "Shaping our Future: How Should Higher Education Help Us Create the Society We Want?"

Monday, November 12, 6:30 p.m.
Science and Math 3610

Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments

awards display

Reception for Staff, Faculty, and Retirees
Tuesday, November 13, 4:30 p.m.

Public Viewings
Wednesday, November 14, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m and 7- 9 p.m.
Thursday, November 15, 8 a.m.-noon

Stress Management Series

Tuesday, November 13, 5 p.m.
Student Center, Moccasin Flower Room

Auditions for The King Stag

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Black Box Theatre

ISA Movie Night—Life in a Day

Tuesday, November 13, 7 p.m.
Science and Math Auditorium

Fantasies & Illusions—Eugenio Zapata, Piano

Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

CAC Convocation with Jeff Lieberman

Wednesday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Improvised Shakespeare Company to Riff on the Bard

trio of actors

The Improvised Shakespeare Company (ISC) will perform on Friday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium. This is the third event in Morris's 2012-13 Performing Arts Series. Hailed as "one of the funniest, most amazing things I've ever seen" by the Charleston City Paper Online, ISC promises an evening of off-the-cuff comedy that should not be missed.

Student Working to Survey Health Service Providers in Rural Minnesota

Rilee Moulton '14 is working with Prime West Health and Center for Small Towns to create and improve survey questions for health service providers.

Fall 2012 American Indian Elder in Residence—Mary Louise Defender Wilson

Mary Louise Defender Wilson—also known by her Dakota name, Wagmuhawin, which means Gourd Woman—was born on the Standing Rock (Sioux) Indian Reservation of North Dakota. She has spent a lifetime telling stories and performing songs and dances about the life, land, and legends of the Dakota and Hidatsa people. The schedule of events for Wilson's visit is as follows: Welcome Reception (Monday, November 12, at 5 p.m.), Drop-in Time (Tuesday, November 13, 3:30 until 5 p.m.), Women's Circle (Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.), Storytelling (Wednesday, November 14, 7 p.m.), Cultural Demonstration (Thursday, November 15,10 a.m.) and Closing Reception (Thursday, November 15, 5 p.m.). All events will be held at the LaFave House. For more information, please call 589-6097.

November Publishing and Copyright Workshops

Briggs Library, the Office of Instructional and Media Technology, and the Grants Development Office will welcome UMTC copyright librarian Nancy Sims on Thursday, November 15. Sims will present workshops on how to protect yourself in scholarly publishing and how to fairly use copyrighted materials in the classroom. Know Your Rights: Copyright Essentials for Authors and Creators will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Prairie Lounge. According to the Office of the Vice President for Research, this event satisfies the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement. Copyright in the Classroom (and Online) will be held from 1:30 until 3 p.m., also in the Prairie Lounge. If you have additional questions, please contact Jayne Blodgett at 589-6174. If you have questions specific to RCR continuing education, please contact Kristin Beck at 589-6469.

Google Apps 101 Workshop: A 5-Part Online Event

This semester Instructional & Media Technologies is offering a new kind of faculty and staff technology workshop. Knowing how busy everyone is, they are presenting an online workshop series that goes beyond a traditional webcast. Furthermore, each part of the series will be recorded and available on YouTube for your convenience. Beginning November 7, the series of five workshops will take place online on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Workshop topics are as follows: Google+ Hangouts and OnAir, Google Drive, Google Mail Best Practices, Google Calendar Best Practices, and Google Groups. For more information, please contact Pam Gades, instructional technology specialist, at 589-6376.


Join Alums like Maria Brun '08 on Morris Connect


All alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited and encouraged to sign up for Morris Connect, the networking tool that offers participants the ability to network with Morris alumni 24/7/365! This closed, secure system—sponsored, in part, by gifts from Morris alumni and friends and the student technology fee—provides convenient access to alumni information. Morris Connect provides a connection to many alumni as another means of strengthening the Morris mission while fostering "collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community." Maria Brun '08, writes, "I've enjoyed using it because it keeps me feeling connected with the campus, gives me the ability to get a feel for what the students are doing, and it also continually reinforces the value of my degree (because I have been meeting such talented people!) also makes me feel useful and is one more way I can give back to Morris." Join Brun and others today!

UMMAA to Sponsor Annual Senior Banquet

The UMM Alumni Association will honor the Class of 2013 at the Annual Senior Banquet on Friday, December 7, 2012. The event serves as a celebration of accomplishments, an introduction to the UMMAA, and an opportunity for the Class of 2013 to announce its Legacy Gift. The event is complimentary to all seniors planning to graduate in Fall 2012 or Spring/Summer 2013. Invitations will arrive in campus mailboxes soon. Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP.

Read more news.


Morris Alumni Gain Recognition, Share Wisdom

Joshua Johnson '10 and Eric Wardell '08, recipients of West Virginia University's Rebecca Mason Perry Award, attribute their post-undergraduate success to a Morris education.

UMAC Women's Cross Country Post-Season Awards

At the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Women's Cross Country Championship on Saturday, October 28, the following Morris runners were named 2012 UMAC All-Conference Recipients: Linda Keller '13, Amanda Peters '15, and Madeline Gehrig '14. Keller earned the individual champion title for the fourth consecutive year, completing the six-kilometer course with a time of 21:34. Peters was named to the individual sportsmanship award list.

The Morris American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) chapter was named national college chapter of the year at the AISES National Conference in Anchorage, Alaska last weekend. AISES is a national non-profit organization determined to helping American Indians and others to strive in the science, engineering, and math fields. Held annually since 1978, the AISES National Conference is a one-of-a-kind, three-day event convening high school juniors and seniors, college and graduate students, teachers, workforce professionals, corporate partners, and all members of the "AISES family." Held in a different North American city each fall, the conference includes professional development, networking opportunities, student presentations, the largest career fair in Indian Country, awards, and traditional events.

In the news

Both KSTP TV Online and Co-Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production Online mentioned University of Minnesota Regents Richard Beeson, Thomas Devine, John Frobenius, and David McMillan and their visit to the University of Minnesota, Morris last week. Regents were joined by Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson and her leadership team.

Arne Kildegaard, professor of management and economics, was interviewed for a story that appeared on MPR News Tuesday, November 6. The story, entitled "Wind industries lay off hundreds of workers," focuses on the loss of jobs as wind turbine manufacturers cut production.

Mary Jo Forbord, coordinator of Morris Healthy Eating, and Lisa Gemlo, Farm to School planner and food systems coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Health, discuss the role of network mapping and weaving as they pertain to community food systems initiatives in an article on

Senator Amy Klobuchar recently stopped at the University of Minnesota, Morris in an effort to encourage students to elect pragmatic and thoughtful legislative candidates, according to the Morris Sun Tribune.

Mike Vandenberg, assistant director of admissions, reflects on what unites us as Minnesotans and Americans after the 2012 election at MPR News.