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Vol. 4, No. 20: January 30, 2013

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, February 5, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Featured events:

German Conversation Table

Mondays, 6 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

French Conversation Table

Thursdays, 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

Anishinaabe Language Table

Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Student Center, Louie's Lower Level

Russian Conversation Table

Fridays, 4:00 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

Jazz Combos

Thursday, January 31, 5 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

CAC Concerts Open Mic Night

Thursday, January 31, 9:30 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

Jane Addams Indoor Bonfire

Friday, February 1, 8 p.m.
Imholte Hall 111

All-Night Write

Friday, February 1, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.
Imholte Hall Auditorium

CAC Films Presents-The Breakfast Club

Friday, February 1, 9:30 p.m.
Science and Math Auditorium

Jazz Ensembles Concert

Saturday, February 2, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Symphonic Winds Concert

Sunday, February 3, 3 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Super Bowl Viewing Party

Sunday, February 3, 4 p.m.
Student Center, Louie's Lower Level

Blood Drive

Tuesday, February 5, 12:30-6:30 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Raw and Unedited Open Mic Reading

Tuesday, February 5, 7 p.m.
Briggs Library, McGinnis Room

Faculty Recital-James Flegel

Tuesday, February 5, 8:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Morris Will Welcome Community of Scholars Visitors

Morris will welcome approximately 200 prospective students and their families on Friday, February 1, and Saturday, February 2, at the seventh annual Community of Scholars event. Students from across the country will compete for the University's most prestigious competitive scholarships: the Prairie Scholars Award and the Morris Scholars Award.

Theatre Discipline Presents God of Carnage

cast in action

The Theatre Discipline enters the second half of its season with the critically acclaimed God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, adapted by Christopher Hampton. Siobhan Bremer, associate professor of theatre arts, directs this amusingly outrageous dark comedy. God of Carnage will be performed nightly from Thursday, February 7, through Saturday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre, with an additional matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Portal Project Kickoff: Share Your Ideas

The U of M is in the process of creating an easy-to-use interactive web tool for facilitating access to information and services. The feedback received over the next few months will help define the future of portal at the U of M. Attend the kickoff on Monday, February 4, from 2 until 4 p.m. in Humanities Fine Arts 7, where there will be a World Cafe conversation. Learn more at

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Thirteen Morris professors received all-University 2013 Imagine Fund Awards. Supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation, the Imagine Fund is a unique system-wide program that supports projects in the arts, humanities, and design at the University of Minnesota. A total of 130 grants of $5,000 each were awarded. Morris campus recipients and projects include:

Stacey Aronson, Spanish, Broadsides in Seventeenth-Century Spanish Literature
Viktor Berberi, humanities, Albanian Voices in Italian Literature
Sheri Breen, Political Science, Native American seeds: Understandings of Possession
Sarah Buchanan, French, Quand la magie rencontre l'image: Destin et lutte dans Quand les étoiles rencontrent la mer
Mark Collier, philosophy, Hume's Experimental Philosophy: A Comprehensive Evaluation
Dan Demetriou, philosophy, The Evolutionary Origins of Honor in Play
Julie Eckerle, English, Women's Letters in Trinity College's Archbishop King Collection
Chrissy Kolaya, English, Coal, Steel: A Novel of Immigration
Michael Lackey, English, The American Biographical Novel
Jessica Larson, studio art, Equipment Purchase: Husqvarna Designer Diamond Deluxe Machine
Tracy Otten, studio art, Printmaking Equipment
Elaine Nelson, history, Woman of the Bird Clan: The Life & Writings of Eunice Woodhull Stabler, Omaha Indian Woman
Marynel Ryan Van Zee, history, Virtue and Vice in Amsterdam: from the Golden Age to the Global Age

Stephen Burks, associate professor of economics and management, organized and chaired a session titled "Health, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Accident Risk Among Truckers," on Monday, January 14, at the annual meetings of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, DC. Burks also gave a presentation during the session, "Accident Risks Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Among Truckers," which discussed results that are part of the research from Morris's long-running Truckers & Turnover Project. Contributors to the material presented by Burks include Jon Anderson, professor of statistics, M. Berger (Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics), M. Bombyk '10, D. Ganzhorn '08, T. Ginader '13, M. Govada '12, J. Hickman (Virginia Tech), X. Jiao '12, S. Kales (Harvard Medical School), C. Lewis '15, A. Lexvold '13, H. Liu '15, K. Nelson '13, and J. Ning '14.

sample painting

Honfluer Reflections by Michael Eble, associate professor of studio art, will be on exhibit at K. K. Berge Gallery in downtown Granite Falls February 1-28, 2013. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, February 8, from 7 until 9 p.m. Honfluer Reflections will also be exhibited at the University of Minnesota Coffman Art Gallery from January 31 until March 1. The artist reception will be held on Thursday, February 21, from 6 until 8 p.m.

Jim Hall, director of information technology, has been invited to speak at UBTech 2013 in Orlando, Florida, this June. Hall was invited to discuss campus technology. The UBTech conference is produced by University Business.

students with Kaler

Dillon McBrady '13, MCSA president, and Elizabeth Pappenfus '14, Farmington, helped highlight University of Minnesota advocacy and led the rouser with President Kaler at the 2013 U of M Legislative Briefing on Wednesday, January 23.

In the news

Recently published results from Morris's long-running Truckers & Turnover Project, which show that highly obese commercial tractor-trailer drivers have higher accident risk, are featured in the January edition of Catalyst, the monthly newletter of the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Research (CTS). Coauthors of the paper discussed-published in Accident Analysis and Prevention in late 2012-are Jon Anderson, professor of statistics, M. Govada '12, T. Steffen '10, C. Thorne '10, V. Varvarigou, (Harvard Medical School), S. Kales (Harvard Medical School), and Stephen Burks, associate professor of economics and management. Burks has been an external research associate of CTS for several years.