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Weekly Bulletin Archive

Vol. 4, No. 23: February 20, 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 26, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Featured events:

German Conversation Table

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

Anishinaabe Language Table

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

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

Russian Conversation Table

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

Underneath the Lintel

Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre

Concert: Guante

Wednesday, February 20, 9 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Prairie Gate Literary Festival

Thursday, February 21
Friday, February 22
Saturday, February 23
Student Center and Briggs Library

Midwinter 2013

Thursday, February 21, 5 p.m.
Coffman Art Gallery, Coffman Student Union, U of MN Campus

Movie with a Professor

Friday, February 22, 8 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts 6

Jazz Ensemble ConcertóJ. Squinobal

Sunday, February 24, 3 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

ISA International Movie Night

Monday, February 25, 6:30 p.m.
Science and Math 2950

Cafe Scientifique: Sundogs and Halos and Pillarsóoh my!

Tuesday, February 26, 6 p.m.
Common Cup Coffeehouse (501 Atlantic Avenue, Morris, MN 56267)

Spring Festival Dinner

Tuesday, February 26, 6 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Post Racial Comedy Tour

Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

Honors Lecture SeriesóBarry Finzel: Structural Biology and 3-D Modeling

Wednesday, February 27, 5 p.m.
Science and Math 2190

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

The senator eating with students

Senator Al Franken to Serve as 2013 Commencement Speaker

United States Senator Al Franken will serve as the 2013 Commencement speaker at Morris. Senator Franken is a long-time advocate for affordable, accessible health care, an economy that works for the middle class, the protection of a secure retirement, the promise of a twenty-first century education for children, and the creation of a green economy that creates jobs and improves the environment.

New Equipment and Renewed Studio Space for KUMM


Morris's student-run radio station, KUMM, is looking toward the future after receiving a much-needed upgrade. The station recently acquired a number of new audio devices and a live transmitter. This upgrade not only modernizes the station, but also makes it possible for an unused studio, Studio B, to be useful once more.

Prairie Yard and Garden to Discuss Growing Cacti in Minnesota

Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G) travels the state to confer with researchers, gardening and nursery professionals, educators, and backyard gardeners about their expertise in horticulture, landscaping, and a variety of other gardening topics. PY&G airs Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on Pioneer Public Television. This Thursday, February 21, Daiv Freeman will demonstrate growing cacti in Minnesota.

Women's Basketball Team to Host UMAC Tournament

players face off

After completing a 14-0 season in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC), the Cougars women's basketball team will host St. Scholastica on Wednesday, February 20, in the P.E. Center at 7:30 p.m. to start the UMAC Tournament. The Cougars are the number one seed in the four-team tournament and have won 16 straight games since early January.

Tech Fee Proposals Due March 1

The electronic proposal form for this year's allocation of Morris Campus Technology Fee funds is available online. Electronic proposals must be submitted by Friday, March 1, at by 4:30 p.m. Hearings will be held the following Friday and Saturday, March 8-9.

Read more news.


Natalie Hoidal '15, Forest Lake, is teaming up with the State of Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB), Minnesota Youth Environmental Network (MNYEN), Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG), Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEAMN), and the Will Steger Foundation to organize the upcoming MNYEN conference. This conference answers Governor Mark Dayton's call for citizens' support in shaping a future that addresses Minnesota's environment and energy challenges.

Jolee Henkel '15, Clara City, has been working for the past year with the Center for Small Towns (CST) to help create a comprehensive breakdown of Stevens County's carbon footprint. She and CST have undertaken the project in partnership with Stevens FORWARD!, a nonprofit agency focused on creating a brighter future for members of Stevens County. This will be the first study of Stevens County's carbon footprint ever completed.

Oscar Baldelomar, assistant professor of psychology, received a 2013 Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) Multicultural Research Award for a project titled "Children's Understanding of Their Ethnic Categories."

Lee Korby '04 recently received the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Teacher of the Year Award for her work at Prior Lake High School.

In the news

Michael Lackey, associate professor of English, was featured in the Morris Sun Tribune on Saturday, February 16. The paper discussed his upcoming book The Haverford Discussions: A Black Integrationist Manifesto for Racial Justice, which is scheduled to be released in August. Rachel Balzar '14, North Branch, has worked on the project as Lackey's research assistant.