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Weekly Bulletin Archive

Vol. 4, No. 24: February 27, 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, March 5, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Featured events:

German Conversation Table

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

Anishinaabe Language Table

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

French Conversation Table

Tuesdays, 7 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

AISES Region V Conference

Thursday, February 28
Friday, March 1
Saturday, March 2
Morris Campus

State of the U Address

Thursday, February 28, 3:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts, Studio A

Chamber Concert

Thursday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

CAC Concerts Open Mic Night

Thursday, February 28, 9:30 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

CAC Films Presents—27 Dresses

Friday, March 1, 9:30 p.m.
Science and Math 2950

Choir Concert

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

Vamos Juntos/Spanish Discipline Film Screening

Monday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.
Science and Math 1020

Inaugural Wilbert H. Ahern Distinguished Lecture in American Indian Studies

upper body shot

Monday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Word after Word: Perspectives on Premodern German Phraseology

Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts 6

Maestro Factor II

Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

New Peer Listening Program Begins March 4

On Monday, March 4, a new program will offer students a free after-hours listening service. The program, Peer Listening, will provide supportive listening and decision-making assistance as well as referrals for various campus services in a non-judgmental environment. Kristina Grundmanis '13, Minneapolis, and Andrew Gelbmann '13, White Bear Lake, are the first interns to serve the program.

Nakai, Eaton, Clipman Trio to Perform at Morris

upper body shot of Nakai

The Nakai, Eaton, Clipman Trio will perform on Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium. Led by R. Carlos Nakai, the trio combines the soaring melodies of the flute and the vibrant tones of the lyraharp guitar with world beat percussion to create music that is at once ethereal and earthy. This is the season finale of the 2012-13 Performing Arts Series.

Asking the Big Questions Examines Reality TV

The next Asking the Big Questions discussion will take place on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in the McGinnis Room of Rodney Briggs Library. This discussion will address the topic of reality television and its effects on American culture. Barbara Burke, associate professor of communication, media, and rhetoric, will be the featured speaker.

Prairie Yard and Garden Travels to Watson

Each week 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 28, host Larry Zilliox travels to Watson, where Weldy and Deanna Hodges' property is flanked by country gardens that utilize rustic farm implements, hardscape, and colorful plant varieties.

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.

Summer Session Registration Opens

students reading on mall grass

Registration for May term and summer session courses opens on Wednesday, March 13. If you are considering taking a class to finish a major or minor, to add licensures, or to broaden your horizons, check out the courses offered. For more information, contact Rose Murphy in the Summer Term Office at 320-589-6459 or

Briggs Library Associates Collection Enhancement Grants

The Rodney A. Briggs Library Associates (BLA) is now accepting proposals for the Collection Enhancement Grant Competition. The BLA will award multiple grants, each up to $500, to at least one student/student group and at least one staff/faculty member for the purpose of enhancing and diversifying the Briggs Library collection. Items can be course-related, extra-curricular, or recreational. The deadline for proposals is Friday, March 15. Please send your submission to Jayne Blodgett.

Read more news.


Michael Lackey, associate professor of English, will be giving a public lecture at the St. Clair Drake Center at Roosevelt University on Wednesday, March 6. In the lecture, entitled "The Challenge of Talking Race: St. Clair Drake and the 1969 Haverford Discussions on the Black Revolution," Lackey will provide insight into St. Clair Drake's role in the Haverford group of black intellectuals, which is discussed in his forthcoming book.

sample piece

Work by Susan Gilbert was accepted into the Women's Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM) 40th Anniversary Juried Members Exhibition. The piece, Beyond the Rim, is made from wood and human hair. The piece will remain on display through Thursday, February 28, at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale.

In the news

Progress on Green Prairie Living and Learning Community construction is the focus of a recent Morris Sun Tribune article written by Katie Thomas '13, Hastings.