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Vol. 4, No. 27: March 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, March 26, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Featured events:

Spring Break

Continues through Friday, March 22
Morris Campus

Campus Floating Holiday

Friday, March 22
Morris Campus—Administrative offices closed.

CAC Concerts Presents—Dessa with Special Guest Aby Wolf and Her Claws

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Monday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

The Gentle Killer: Middle High German Love Lyric

Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

GWSS Discussion Series—"Engaging the Bible in the Name of Social Justice: Nora Zeale Hurston and Anita Diamant"

Wednesday, March 27, 5:30 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Morris on the Move to Fargo

Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.
Hotel Donaldson (101 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102)

Creating Social Consequence

Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Wyckoff Conducts Ecology Research at Herman's Neimackl Lake Park

Peter Wyckoff, associate professor of biology, and three of his former students recently published the second academic article including data collected at Niemackl Lake Park in Herman. Wyckoff, whose areas of expertise include community and ecosystem ecology, believes the park to be a valuable educational resource.

Rittenour '96 to Serve as Science and Math Visiting Alumni Speaker

Tammy Rittenour '96, PhD, will serve as the 2013 Science and Math Visiting Alumni Speaker. Rittenour will present a public lecture entitled "Using a Unique Property of Sand to Unravel the History of Archaeological sites in the Southwestern US" on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the Science Auditorium (Science 2950).

Next Café Scientifique to Focus on Prairie Pothole Lakes

The next Café Scientifique will take place on Tuesday, April 2, at 6 p.m. at the Common Cup Coffeehouse (501 Atlantic Avenue, Morris, MN 56267). Tracey Anderson, associate professor of biology, will lead the discussion, entitled "Challenges old and new: issues facing prairie pothole lakes in west central Minnesota."

Community Coffee to be Held in Honor of President Kaler

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A Community Coffee will be held in honor of University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on Saturday, April 6, at 9 a.m. in Welcome Center 122. The public is invited to this casual "meet-and-greet" event hosted by Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson. President Kaler and his wife, Karen, will be visiting Morris to attend the 2013 UMM Jazz Fest.

Circle of Nations Indigenous Association to Host 29th Annual Powwow

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The Circle of Nations Indigenous Association (CNIA) will hold the 29th Annual CNIA Powwow on Saturday, April 6, in the Physical Education (P.E.) Center. This one-day cultural celebration is the commencing event of the annual World Touch Cultural Heritage Week. In 2012, the CNIA Powwow featured more than 250 American Indian dancers and singers—the largest in Morris's history.

Prairie Yard and Garden Travels to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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 host Larry Zilliox visits the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to discuss mums and dahlias.

Call for Nominations: Outstanding Support Staff Awards

It's that time of year again—time to submit nominations for the Outstanding Support Staff Awards. Nomination forms are due Wednesday, March 27, at Behmler Hall 306. For more information, contact Jenny Quam at 320-589-6024 or quamjl@morris.umn.edu.

Call for Applications: Gieske Internship Award

The Political Science Discipline is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Gieske Internship Award. The Gieske Internship Award is offered annually to an outstanding political science major in the junior or sophomore year. Recipients must complete an internship between the end of spring term 2013 and the end of spring term 2014 and should have a strong record of accomplishment at Morris. Applications should be picked up and returned to the Social Science Division Office in Camden Hall. Completed applications are due Monday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. Recipients will be notified by April 8, 2013. For more information or electronic copies of application forms, please contact Seung-Ho Joo at joos@morris.umn.edu or 320-589-6203.

Call for Applications: David Minge Public Affairs Internship Award

The Political Science Discipline is accepting applications for the Minge Internship Award. The purpose of the award is to provide financial support for students doing internships on the federal level. Recipients must complete an internship between the end of spring term 2013 and the end of spring term 2014. All majors are eligible. Preference for the award will be given to internships done for UMM credit that integrate the study of peace, justice, conservation, the environment, rural affairs, or similar issues. Applications should be picked up and returned to the Social Science Division Office in Camden Hall. Completed applications are due by Monday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. Recipients will be notified by April 8, 2013. For more information or electronic copies of application forms, please contact Seung-Ho Joo at joos@morris.umn.edu or 320-589-6203.

Annual Planning for Students: March 25–April 5

This is Morris's spring advising event for all students. It is a time to create a long-range plan for your academic program. You will meet with your adviser to discuss goals, choose classes, and explore options that will help you meet your goals. Students who have completed fewer than 60 credits are required to meet with their advisers to develop a plan before registering for fall classes. Please schedule an appointment to see your adviser early! For assistance, please contact Academic Advising.

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Accomplishments

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Jennifer Deane, associate professor of history, has been named a 2013 recipient of the all-University Horace T. Morse—University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education award. As an award winner, she will also be named a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The award honors faculty who excel in teaching, research, creative activities, advising, academic program development, and educational leadership.

In January 2013 Palgrave Macmillan released Associate Professor of English Brook Miller's latest book, Self-Consciousness in Modern British Fiction. In honor of Miller's achievement, the English Discipline and Briggs Library will host a celebratory reception on Thursday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the LaFave House (305 College Avenue, Morris MN 56267). All are invited to attend.

Morris's Center for Small Towns (CST) was recently awarded a $150,000 operating support grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. CST intends to use the support to promote its current portfolio of community services and projects as well as to expand services in the areas of geographical information systems (GIS) mapping and survey design and analysis.

In the news

The Office of Community Engagement's latest Soup and Substance discussion is the focus of a recent article by the Morris Sun Tribune. Representatives from the University met with members of the local community to discuss the benefits of responsible pet ownership on Thursday, March, 14.