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Vol. 4, No. 28: March 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, April 2, 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

Annual Planning Meetings with Advisers

Monday, March 25-Friday, April 5
Morris campus

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)

Brook Miller Book Reception

Thursday, March 28, 4:30 p.m.
LaFave House LaFave House

HHMI Careers in Biology Alumni Speaker Series: Brandon Burbach '95

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Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Science and Math Auditorium (2950)

CAC Films Presents—Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Friday, March 29, 9:30 p.m.
Science and Math Auditorium (2950)

KUMM March Madness Concert

Saturday, March 30, 8 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

GWSS Discussion Series—"Sex and Tourism: The Legacy of Prostitution in the American West"

Tuesday, April 2, 5:30 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Cafe Scientifique—Challenges Old and New: Issues Facing Prairie Pothole Lakes in West Central Minnesota

Tuesday, April 2, 6 p.m.
Common Cup Coffeehouse (501 Atlantic Avenue, Morris, MN 56267)

Science and Math Visiting Alumni Speaker

Tuesday, April 2, 7 p.m.
Science and Math Auditorium (2950)

27th Annual Edith R. Farrell French Poetry Reading Contest

Tuesday, April 2, 7 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Grad Fest

Wednesday, April 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Dean of the Humphrey School to Deliver 2013 Jooinn Lee Lecture

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Eric Schwartz, dean of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, will deliver the 2013 Jooinn Lee Lecture on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. The title of Schwartz's talk will be "Human Rights and the Responsibility to Protect Civilians at Risk: Promise or Pipe Dream?"

April Community Meal to Feature Traditional Mexican Fare

The next Morris Community Meal will be held on Monday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church (108 West Eighth Street, Morris). This month's menu highlights a traditional Mexican dish, pazole, served with a variety of toppings. The event is free and open to all members of the Stevens County community.

Prairie Yard and Garden Travels to Starbuck

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 Doug and Robin Trott of Prairie Garden Farm discuss the process of growing flowers for the cut-flower industry.

Public Observing

Public observing will be held in the UMM Observatory at 9 p.m. on the follow evenings: March 27, April 10, April 24, and May 7. In the event of poor visibility, observing will be rescheduled for the following Friday. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Jean Cochran at cochr139@morris.umn.edu.

Education News

The Division of Education and Education Minnesota Student Program (EMSP) will welcome Ryan Vernosh, former Minnesota Teacher of the Year, on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. His speech, titled "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Teaching to Keep the Dream Alive," will provide insights into his experience as a teacher as well as a perspective on the societal importance of teachers. As an ambassador for the United States Department of Education, Vernosh hopes to gain a better understanding of current issues in teacher education and local schools—therefore, he will also host a roundtable discussion in MRC 205 at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Ken Emo, assistant professor of education, at kremo@morris.umn.edu.

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.

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 Nominations: Mary Martelle Memorial Award

The Functions and Awards Committee invites the campus community to submit nominations for the Mary Martelle Memorial Award. This award serves as a continuing tribute to those personal qualities and varied contributions made by Mary Martelle, a senior secretary in the Office of Student Activities from 1965 until her death in 1976. Nominations are due by day's end on Monday, April 1. For more information, contact Engin Sungur at sungurea@morris.umn.edu.

2012 Zimride Annual Report

Zimride, a private ridesharing network for the University of Minnesota, Morris, conducts surveys of users to determine how many carpools are formed each year. Last year at Morris we saw a 76 percent increase in new users and doubled new ride postings! For more information on the report, contact Rebecca Webb at webbrl@morris.umn.edu.

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Accomplishments

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Work by Morris students will be on display during the 2013 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery. Only 25 of the 141 submitted pieces were chosen for display, making this student show highly competitive. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 28, from 7 until 9 p.m.


Anika Kildegaard '13, Morris, and Ann DuHamel, head of keyboard studies, reprised Kildegaard's senior recital performance of "Eve-Song" on Sunday, March 17, at The Federated Church in Morris.

In the news

Troy Goodnough, sustainability director, assisted with the MNSCU Sustainability Across the Curriculum Faculty Leadership Workshop at North Hennepin Community College, March 21-23. The conference aim was to familiarize participants with integrating sustainability in curriculum. Goodnough served on a panel discussing the role and work of sustainability coordinators on campus.