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Weekly Bulletin Archive

Vol. 4, No. 21: February 6, 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 12, 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

Blood Drive

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

Séverine Bate's Research Presentation

Wednesday, February 6, 5:30 p.m.
Humanities 111

Germanic Philology: What It Is and Why It Matters

Wednesday, February 6, 7 p.m.
Imholte Hall 112

Support the U Day

Thursday, February 7, 9-6 p.m.
Minnesota State Capitol

Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar: Jennifer Deane—"Thinking with Beguines: Why Medieval Lay Religious Women Matter to History"

Thursday, February 7, 4:30 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

God of Carnage

cast in action

Thursday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 9, 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 9, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre

Fourth Annual Josef A. Mestenhauser Lecture Series

Friday, February 8, 1:45 p.m.
Student Center, Prairie Lounge

Morris on the Move to Mesa, AZ

Monday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.
Annabell's Restaurant at the Arizona Golf Course, Mesa, Arizona

Asking the Big Questions: Gun Violence in the United States

Tuesday, February 12, 7 p.m.
Briggs Library, McGinnis Room

Mixed Student Recital

Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

GWSS Discussion Series: Jennifer Rothchild—"Whose Breasts Are They? Social Constructs in Breastfeeding Advocacy and Breast Cancer Awareness Programs"

Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Jean M. O'Brien to Speak at Inaugural Wilbert H. Ahern Distinguished Lecture

head and shoulders

Morris is pleased to welcome Jean M. O'Brien as the featured speaker in the inaugural Wilbert H. Ahern Distinguished Lecture in American Indian Studies. O'Brien is White Earth Ojibwe and a professor of history at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she is also affiliated with the American Indian Studies and American Studies Departments.

Morris to Welcome Pat O'Brien in Underneath the Lintel


Morris will welcome veteran actor Pat O'Brien in Underneath the Lintel on Wednesday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre. This comedic one-man show follows a reclusive librarian as he sets out on a worldwide quest to track down the borrower of a book 123 years overdue.

Ralph Williams

Ralph Williams of Morris, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the age of 96. Williams was one of the original and founding faculty members at Morris. His wife, Martha, also worked in the post office for many years. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 7, at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m.—with a prayer service at 7 p.m.—at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris.

Read more news.


Jennifer Lund, campus police lieutenant, recently received a Regional Fitness Center (RFC) 1999-2012 Community Difference Maker Award in recognition of her many years of community service. In addition to acting as campus police lieutenant, Lund also serves as a personal trainer and lifestyle role model.

Stephen Burks, associate professor of economics and management, presented "How Big is 'Big'?, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Accident Risk Among Truckers," on Thursday, January 24, at the annual Safety Conference of the Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) in Minneapolis. The presentation discussed results that come 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.

On Thursday, January 31, Brook Miller, associate professor of English, gave a lecture at the Douglas County Library titled "Setting the Pot to Boil: The Life and Art of Dashiell Hammett." This lecture was part of The Community Read! program, which strives to bring the community together to read, discuss, and celebrate books and writers. Community Read is a collaboration of Douglas County Library, Friends of the Library, Cherry Street Books, and Alexandria Community Education.

The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) announced that 41 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota, Morris received UMAC All-Academic honors for the fall semester. Eligible athletes competed in either football, soccer, cross country, volleyball, or men's golf and earned a GPA higher than 3.5 in the fall semester.

In the news

Jim Hall, director of information technology, was featured in a developer interview entitled "DOS is (long) dead, long live FreeDOS."

Michael Eble, associate professor of studio art, was profiled in the Morris Sun Tribune on Saturday, January 26. His Honfleur Reflections is currently on exhibit at KK Berge Gallery in Granite Falls.