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Vol. 4, No. 13: November 14, 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 20, 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

Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments Public Viewings

Wednesday, November 14, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m and 7-9 p.m.
Thursday, November 15, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Auditions for The King Stag

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

American Indian Elder in Residence—Storytelling

Wednesday, November 14, 7 p.m.
LaFave House

CAC Convocation with Jeff Lieberman

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

American Indian Elder in Residence—Cultural Demonstration

Thursday, November 15, 10 a.m.
LaFave House

American Indian Elder in Residence—Closing Reception

Thursday, November 15, 5 p.m.
LaFave House

Soup and Substance

Thursday, November 15, 5:30 p.m.
Student Center, Moccasin Flower Room

Improvised Shakespeare

Friday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

CAC Films Presents—Bridesmaids

Friday, November 16, 9:30 p.m.
Science and Math Auditorium

Chamber Orchestra Concert

Saturday, November 17, 7 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

CAC Concerts Hip Hop Show

Saturday, November 17, 9 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

Free Literature Presentations—Oral Interpretation Class

Monday, November 19, 9:30 a.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Black Box Theatre

November Community Meal

Monday, November 19, 5:30 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church, Morris

Stress Management Series

Tuesday, November 20, 5 p.m.
Student Center, Moccasin Flower Room

USA Fashion Show

Tuesday, November 20, 7 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Student Surveys Four-Township Area Near Ely

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Reid Ronnander '14, Bemidji, is working with the Center for Small Towns and the four-township area outside of Ely—Eagles Nest, Fall Lake, Stony River, and Morse Township—to create a baseline economic study of the region.

International Education Week

This week is International Education Week. Stop by the International Education Week table in the Student Center to vote for your favorite photos and test your Global IQ!

Education News

Students Interested in Entering the Elementary Education or Secondary Education Program

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

Attention Secondary Education Students Planning to Graduate in 2014

All of the application material is due to Pat Nelson in the Division of Education Office no later than Friday, November 30, 2012. When you return in January, remember to sign up for your interview for the secondary education program. Sign-up sheets will be on the Education Division Office (200) door. Interviews will take place Tuesday, January 22, through Friday, January 25, 2013.

Attention Elementary Education Majors Planning to Graduate in 2015

All of the application material is to be submitted to Pat Nelson in the Division of Education Office no later than Friday, December 14, 2012. When you return in January, remember to sign up for your interview for the elementary education program. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the Education Division Office (200) door. Interviews will take place Monday, February 4, through Friday, February 8, 2013.

UMMAA News

Join Alums on Morris Connect

Alumni at Pizza Ranch

More than 250 students and alumni met and mingled at last week's UMMAA Pizza Ranch event! While they await the next event, these students and alums can stay in touch through 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. Join 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.

Accomplishments

Eric Klinger, professor emeritus of psychology, presented A goal theory view of alcohol Abuse: Assessment and Treatment Approaches as part of the symposium Alcohol Intake: Seduction and Self-Regulation on October 27, 2012, at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology in Austin, Texas. The talk presented key parts of a research sequence that Klinger and Miles Cox, former Morris psychologist, as well as Cox and his former students and colleagues at Bangor University, Wales, have conducted over the past few decades. Cox was a faculty member at Morris from 1978-85, when he and Klinger began an ongoing research collaboration.

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Three weeks ago, 60 individuals from across the University system participated in the 2nd Annual Systemwide Student Sustainability Conference, also called SELFsustain, or the Student Engagement Leadership Forum on Sustainability. Participants met at the University of Minnesota, Duluth to share stories of sustainability on their campuses and to identify future actions. Five Morris students—Alicia Beattie, Bryce Blankenfeld, Laura Anne Hunt, Naomi Wente, and Laura Yourd—presented on the work they are doing on campus and in the community to create change. They were joined at the conference by fellow students Stacey Rosana, Aaron Goemann, and Brendan Stermer.

In the news

Work by Jon Anderson, professor of statistics, Stephen Burks, associate professor of economics and management, Manjari Govada '12, Tricia Steffen '11, Chris Thorne '11, and two co-authors from Harvard is noted in two recent stories by the trucking industry trade press. One story is by Heavy Duty Trucking, entitled "Link Discovered Between Driver Obesity and Crash Risk." The second appears in the November 13, 2012, edition of Transport Topics and is titled "Obese Truck Drivers More Likely to Crash in First Two Years, Study Says." Transport Topics is the "journal of record" for the trucking industry and is published by the American Trucking Associations. Both stories discuss findings from a recent paper in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention, which came from Morris's long-running Truckers & Turnover Project.

Work by Jon Anderson, professor of statistics, and Stephen Burks, associate professor of economics and management, that was reported in the Science article "Big Truckers Run Bigger Risks" is noted in Fleet Owner's Trucks at Work blog. This research came from Morris's long-running Truckers & Turnover Project.