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Weekly Bulletin Archive

Vol. 4, No. 29: April 3, 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 9, 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

Continues until Friday, April 5
Morris campus

Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar: Tisha Turk, "The Ecology of Vidding"

Thursday, April 4, 4:30 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Jazz Fest 2013

Friday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

Peace Run 5K

Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.
RFC Parking Lot

Community Coffee with President Kaler


Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.
Welcome Center 122

29th Annual CNIA Powwow

Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.
Physical Education (P.E.) Center

Café Internacional

Sunday, April 7, 7 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

Community Meal

Monday, April 8, 5:30 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church, Morris

Film Screening—Blacktino

Monday, April 8, 7 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

DiversiTunes Featuring Maria Isa, Sonny Johnson, Minnesota Sunshine, and Ballet Folklorico Primavera

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Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

Speaker: Dr. Perkins

Wednesday, April 10, 5:45 p.m.
Science 2200

World Touch Cultural Heritage Week Keynote Speaker: Favianna Rodriguez

Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

2013 Rural Arts and Culture Summit to be Held in Morris

The 2013 Rural Arts and Culture (RAC) Summit, "Leveraging Arts and Culture to Build Thriving Communities," will be held at Morris on Wednesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 6. The summit, hosted by the Center for Small Towns in partnership with Springboard for the Arts, will celebrate the transformative power of arts-based community development in rural towns.

Theatre Discipline to Close Season with Enchanting Children's Show

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The Theatre Discipline will close its 2012-13 season with the vibrant and enchanting children's show The King Stag, adapted by Sylvia Ashby from Carlo Gozzi's traditional Italian fairytale Il Re Cervo. Directed and designed by visiting artists Kathy Ray and Sara Herman, The King Stag will be performed in the Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre April 10-18, 2013.

Briggs Library and Into the World Host Bookapalooza

Briggs Library and Into the World will be co-sponsoring a book party on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Briggs Library McGinnis Room. Everyone is invited to attend and, if they like, to read a short excerpt (no more than five minutes) from one of their favorite books. Classics from literary fiction, modern masterpieces, genre fiction, children's books, young adult books, poetry, short stories, and non-fiction works are all fair game. Come help celebrate the joy of reading and learn about some titles that may become new favorites! Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Those interested in reading should contact Peter Bremer, reference coordinator, at

Prairie Yard and Garden Travels to University of Minnesota Horticulture Research Center

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 talks with Dave Bedford, apple breeder with the University of Minnesota Horticulture Research Center, about the history of apple development in Minnesota.

Public Observing

Public observing will be held in the UMM Observatory at 9 p.m. on the follow evenings: 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

Call for Nominations: Student Leader Awards

Nominations for Outstanding Student Leaders, Faculty Staff support of Student Leadership, and Outstanding Student Organization are due on Friday, April 5. The nomination form is available online. For more information, please contact Dave Swenson, director of Student Activities, Conferences and Events, at

Call for Nominations: Cesar Chavez Award

Voces Unidas requests nominations for the César E. Chávez Award. This award is presented to one student and one faculty/staff member every year. Recipients are recognized for their contribution to the Latino community, communities of color, and for support of workers rights while personifying the values embodied by the late labor and civil rights leader César E. Chávez, which include service to others, sacrifice, a preference to help the most needy, determination, non-violence, tolerance, respect for life, celebrating community, knowledge, and innovation. The group is accepting nominations until Monday, April 8, at 4:30 p.m. The nomination form is available online.

Read more news.


On behalf of Chancellor Johnson and the campus community, we are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012-13 Outstanding Support Staff Awards:
    Bobbi Charles, executive office and administrative specialist, AFSCME recipient
    Lynn Halbakken, building and grounds worker, teamster recipient
    Cathi Halbe, custodial supervisor, civil service recipient

The Office of University Relations and Admissions have won a Silver Award in the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report, for the 2012-13 Admissions Viewbook.

Political science majors Iris Burniece '13, Maple Grove, Josh Preston '13, Montevideo, Naomi Wente '13, Dodge Center, and Evan Vogel '13, Saint Paul, presented their research at the Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference (MPSURC) held in Mankato March 22-23. Wente's paper, "Food as a Political Tool: An Analysis of the Use of Food Towards Attaining and Sustaining Swaraj (Indian Independence) in the Thought of Gandhi and Shiva," earned second-place honors in the MPSURC Best Paper Award competition. The paper was recognized for its originality in analyzing how these influential political figures in India view food in a political context. Funding support for the students came from the Morris chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for political science.

In the news


The Grant County Herald announced that artist Michael Weatherly '93 will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance (PRCA) in Morris this month. His latest works, Figures and Faces, will be exhibited until April 15, 2013. Additional information is available online.

Brendon Foss '14, Hancock, was featured in a Morris Sun Tribune article on Monday, April 1. Foss was recently visited by a representative from the Dallas Cowboys, who according to Foss said, "'Now you are officially on the list as an NFL prospect.'"