Vol. 4, No. 33: May 1, 2013
In this issue:
- Dakota Iapi Teunhindapi : We all Cherish the Dakota Language to Premiere at Morris
- Morris Campus to Celebrate its 50th Commencement
- UMMAA Announces 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
- Morris Featured on MPR's The Daily Circuit
Wednesday, May 1, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1, 6:00 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts 6
Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar: Christopher Cole, "Forest Genomics: Growth, Defense, and the Evolution of a Major Biochemical Pathway"
Thursday, May 2, 4:30 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109
Thursday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Hall
Last Day of Instruction
Friday, May 3
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Friday, May 3, 5-8 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church (108 West 8th Street, Morris, MN 56267)
University Choir Concert
Friday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall
Friday, May 3, 10 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall
Saturday, May 4
Breakfast for Dinner Improv Show
Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium
Monday, May 6, through Thursday, May 9
Commission on Women Spring Celebration
Tuesday, May 7, 11:30 a.m.
News and announcements:
Nearly 350 students will receive their degrees during the 50th Commencement on Saturday, May 11. The ceremony will take place on the campus mall at 1:30 p.m. United States Senator Al Franken will provide the graduation address.
Students in Associate Professor of Studio Art Michael Eble's painting class have worked with Styron Bell of the Morris Wetland Management District to better understand both the Minnesota prairie and the grasses that compose it. These students will collaboratively produce a series of paintings for the Wetlands District as their final project of the semester.
Lynda.com Online Training Now Available
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The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association Board of Directors has selected three individuals to receive the 2013 UMMAA Distinguished Alumni Award. These recipients are: James "Doc" Carlson '65, professor emeritus of music, Mathew J. LeFebvre '87, professor of costume design at the University of Minnesota, and Ann Michels '93, actress/singer with The George Maurer Group.
The Spanish Discipline has been approved for a charter membership in Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Fourteen students were inducted as active members, while four faculty members were inducted as honorary members. Thomas C. Turner, professor emeritus of Spanish, was initiated into the Order of the Discoverers, one of the highest honors of Sigma Delta Pi.
Ray Schultz, associate professor of theatre arts, will perform Steve Lawson's solo performance piece Blanche and Beyond: The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams on Friday, May 10, in the University of Minnesota Rarig Center's Xperimental Theatre. The performance is sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study (AIS) and is made possible through generous funding by the University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship program, the University of Minnesota Imagine Fund Annual Faculty Award program, and the University of Minnesota, Morris Faculty Research Enhancement Funds program. Schultz is an AIS residential faculty fellow this spring.
Laura Thielke '95, right, executive accounts specialist, External Relations and Fund Development, received a scholarship from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management's Labor Education Service to attend their Minnesota Union Women's Retreat, held April 24-26. Guest speakers included Karen Lewis of the Chicago Teachers' Union and Sohely Rua from National Union School, Medellin, Colombia. Thielke networked with leaders in a variety of careers and visited with friends, including Amy Selvius '98, left.
In the news
The University of Minnesota, Morris's energy advances were discussed on Minnesota Public Radio's The Daily Circuit on Monday, April 29. Massoud Amin, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota, commended Morris for its use of on-site wind turbines to generate electricity.