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Weekly Bulletin Archive

Vol. 4, No. 14: November 21, 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 27, 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

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 22
Morris Campus

Campus Floating Holiday

Friday, November 23
Morris Campus
Administrative office closed

Advanced Public Speaking Public Forum Debates

Monday, November 26, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, November 28, 10:30 a.m.
Student Center, Moccasin Flower Room

Soup & Substance: Native American Heritage Month

Tuesday, November 27, 5:30 p.m.
Imholte Hall 111

Carol McBrady: Action for Children Zambia

speaker with child and dog

Tuesday, November 27, 6 p.m.
Science and Math 1020

Cafe Scientifique: Results from Experimental Physics

Tuesday, November 27, 6 p.m.
Common Cup Coffeehouse, Morris

Chamber Concert

Tuesday, November 27, 7 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Mazinaatesijigan gekinoo'amaadiwin Film Series: Independent Indigenous Film and Media Shorts

Wednesday, November 28, 7 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Dance Ensemble Presents "I Wanna Dance With Somebody!"

Dance Ensemble will present "I Wanna Dance With Somebody!" as its 2012 fall recital. Performances will take place on Friday, November 30, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, December 1, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium. Showcasing the work of dedicated student choreographers and dancers, this semester's Dance Ensemble recital will feature 17 distinct dance numbers.

Student Works to Improve Local Public Access Station

Seth Elsen '13, Shelton, Washington, is currently working with the Center for Small Towns and the City of Morris Public Access Television channel to improve the practicality and usability of the station. Elsen, along with City Manager Blaine Hill, began work on the project in October.

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,, or Jane Kill,, 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.

Read more news.


upper body shot

Stephen Burks, associate professor of economics and management, joined physician Dr. Ira Briete on Monday, November 19, as a featured guest on Doctor Radio (SiriusXM81). Burks discussed work he conducted with Jon Anderson, professor of statistics, Manjari Govada '12, Tricia Steffen '11, Chris Thorne '11, and two co-authors from Harvard. Their paper, which came from Morris's long-running Truckers & Turnover Project, recently appeared in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention.

Students Represent the State at NEA-SP Conference

Corey Johnson '14, Redwood Falls, and Claire Goodrich '14, Rochester, attended the National Education Association Student Program Fall Connections Conference in San Diego, California, November 9-11, 2012. Johnson and Goodrich were elected by their peers at the Education Minnesota Student Program fall conference earlier this year and were two of only four Minnesota representatives to attend the national conference.

Turk Testifies on Behalf of Video Remix Artists

On Thursday, October 25, the United States Register of Copyrights released its recommendations to the Library of Congress regarding exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. One of these recommendations is for renewal and expansion of the noncommercial remix exemption requested by the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) in 2009. Tisha Turk, associate professor of English, testified earlier this year on behalf of the OTW, along with Francesca Coppa, professor of English at Muhlenberg College, and Rebecca Tushnet, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Winners of the International Education Week Photo Contest

sun-dappled path through mossy woods

Winners of the International Education Week Photo Contest were announced earlier this week. Sydney Hintz took first-place honors with a photo from Costa Rica. Zheng Zhou garnered second-place honors and Aubrey Thyen placed third.

In the news

Ben Leonard '97, director of the Nicollet County Historical Society, will be featured in an upcoming episode of This American Life on National Public Radio (NPR). The hour-long radio documentary will focus on the Dakota nation, war of 1862, and the consequences that are still felt today. The episode will air on local NPR affiliates over the Thanksgiving weekend and will be available as a free download on Itunes during the week of November 25, 2012.

The Morris Sun Tribune recently profiled Kristina Grundmanis '13, Minneapolis, and Rachel Harder '12, Redwing. The two will be traveling to Ghana to volunteer in local orphanages during the upcoming winter break.