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Vol. 4, No. 15: November 28, 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, December 4, 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

Holiday Art Sale

Thursday, November 29, 5-9 p.m.
Friday, November 30, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, December 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Gallery

CAC Concerts Open Mic Night

Thursday, November 29, 9:30 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

Dance Ensemble Presents—I Wanna Dance With Somebody!

Friday, November 30, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 1, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

Carol Concert—'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 1, 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 2, 2 p.m.
Assumption Church, Morris

CNIA Round Dance

Saturday, December 1, 2 p.m.
Physical Education Center Gym

Microaggressions Presentation

Tuesday, December 4, 12 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Chancellor's Holiday Reception

Tuesday, December 4, 2 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Blanche and Beyond: Letters of Tennessee Williams performed by Ray Schultz

Tuesday, December 4, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Black Box Theatre

Mazinaatesijigan gekinoo'amaadiwin Film Series

Wednesday, December 5, 7 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Symphonic Winds Concert

Wednesday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Morriscapes Will Benefit PRCA

This holiday season art students will once again be donating their art work for a good cause. Students of Michael Eble, associate professor of studio art, have been busy painting Morriscapes—townscape paintings of Morris that will be sold to the highest bidder at the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance (PRCA). Closed bidding begins during an opening reception on Tuesday, December 6, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the PRCA (630 Atlantic Avenue, Morris MN) and ends on Friday, December 14, at 5:30 p.m.

Research by Students and Faculty Featured on ScienceNOW

Work by Jon Anderson, professor of statistics, Stephen Burks, associate professor of economics and management, Manjari Govada '12, Tricia Steffen '11, Chris Thorne '11, Vasileia Varvarigoue, research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Stefanos Kales, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, is currently receiving significant media attention. Their article, "Obesity is associated with the future risk of heavy truck crashes among newly recruited commercial drivers," originally appeared in Accident Analysis & Prevention and was highlighted by ScienceNOW on October 26, 2012. The research came from Morris's long-running Truckers & Turnover Project.

Retirement Reception for Professor Tap Payne

A reception will be held on Saturday, December 1, from 2 until 5 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Black Box Theatre in honor of Tap Payne, professor of theatre arts, and his impending retirement. For more information, please contact Ray Schultz, associate professor of theatre arts, at 320-589-6267 or schultzr@morris.umn.edu.

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.

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Accomplishments

Ann DuHamel, head of keyboard studies, will be the featured piano soloist in the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra's Christmas with the Orchestra concert on Sunday, December 2, at 2 p.m. at Saint Mary's Catholic Church (420 Irving Street, Alexandria, MN 56308). The orchestra will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 as well as holiday-themed music, including movements from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. Additional information is available online.

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Linda Keller '13 was named Athlete of the Month by the Minnesota Chapter of the USA Track and Field Association for the month for October. Keller won the Roy Griak Invitational on September 29, 2012, topping all Division III runners with a time of 21:49.

In the news

red semi on mountain highway

Stephen Burks, associate professor of economics and management, was featured in a story by Minnesota Public Radio health reporter Lorna Benson on Tuesday, November 20. 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.