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Weekly Bulletin Archive

Vol. 5, No. 5: September 25, 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, October 1, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Featured events:

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 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

Midwest Philosophy Colloquium

Wednesday, September 25, 7 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Homecoming Powder Puff Football Game and Residence Hall Tug-o-war


Thursday, September 26, 7 p.m.
Big Cat Stadium

Third Annual Alumni and Students Networking Day

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Friday, September 27, all day
Morris Campus

Distinguished Alumni Award and Networking Banquet

Friday, September 27, 6:30 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Performing Arts Alumni Reunion/Jam Session

Friday, September 27, 8 p.m.
VFW Room at Old No.1 (412 Atlantic Avenue, Morris, MN 56267)

Homecoming Cougar 5K

Saturday, September 28, 8 a.m.
Regional Fitness Center

UMMAA Tailgate Party

cheering students

Saturday, September 28, 11:45 a.m.
Big Cat Stadium

Cougar Homecoming Game

Saturday, September 28, 1 p.m.
Big Cat Stadium

Green Prairie Community Dedication

Saturday, September 28, 4 p.m.
Green Prairie Community


Saturday, September 28, 4-9 p.m.
East Side Park

HomeKUMMing Concert

Saturday, September 28, 8 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Homecoming Concert

Sunday, September 29, 2 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

2013 Barber Lecture

Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

September Community Meal to Feature Native American Foods

The next Morris Community Meal will be held on Monday, September 30, at 5:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church (108 West Eighth Street, Morris, MN 56267).

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 Wednesday, October 9, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109.

ESUP Town Hall Meeting

The next ESUP Town Hall meeting will be held on Friday, September 27, in Humanities Fine Arts 7. The meeting begins with a project status update at 8:45 a.m. A portal demonstration is scheduled for 9:15-9:45 a.m. There will be time at the end for questions, concerns, and idea sharing.

Open Source Workshop Offered

On Saturday, September 28, OpenHatch and the Computer Science Discipline will host an open source software immersion event. This event is designed to provide students from all backgrounds an opportunity to learn about open source software development and how they can become involved. The event will also offer students the opportunity to work with mentors from the OpenHatch project, CSci alumni and faculty, and a variety of students. For more information or to sign up, visit

Free Flu Shots Offered

The UPlan Wellness Program is pleased to again provide free flu shots for University employees as part of the UPlan health plan benefits. All active employees are eligible, regardless of their benefit status. Shots will be offered at Health Services October 1-2 from 1-3:30 p.m. and at the Employee Health and Benefit Fair on November 11 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Oyate Hall. No appointment necessary.

Marx in Soho Comes to Morris

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Iroragetheatre will present Howard Zinn's Marx in Soho on Wednesday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m in the Humanities Fine Arts Black Box Theater. In Howard Zinn's brilliant, timely play, Karl Marx launches into a passionate, funny, and moving defense of his life and political ideas. This is an excellent introduction to Marx's life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change. The event is sponsored by Anthropology, Honors, Management/Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, and Theatre Arts.

Morris Campus Student Association Will Host Second Mental Health Awareness Week

The Morris Campus Student Association (MCSA) will be hosting its second Mental Health Awareness Week. This week-long event aims to raise awareness of the effects of anxiety, depression, stress, and other mental health conditions relevant to students on campus. The event also strives to make campus counseling services visible to students and offers programs throughout the week aimed at fostering a greater understanding of what affects students today. Mental Health Awareness Week will take place September 30-October 4.

Education News

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJORS-There will be elementary education application/information meetings for students interested in entering the elementary education program on Wednesday, October 9, at 5 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111 and Thursday, October 24, at 5 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111. During the meeting, questions will be answered as to the pre-requisites required, when you should apply to the program, when you should begin the program, student teaching, graduation, etc. If you have already picked up your application packet, please bring it to the meeting. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris catalog.

ATTENTION SECONDARY EDUCATION STUDENTS-There will be secondary education application/information meetings for students interested in entering the secondary education program on Monday, September 30, at 2:15 p.m. in Science 3550 and Thursday, October 31, at 2 p.m. in Science 3610. The meeting will provide information on recommendations, interviews, and deadlines for applying for admission to the program. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris catalog.

This Week in Photos:

Morris's forthcoming Anishinaabe Moon Calendar was unveiled at the American Indian Advisory Committee Fall meeting and the Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Gallery's 2013 exhibition scheduled opened with Primer. Enjoy these photos and more today!

Read more news.


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Michael Ceballos, assistant professor of biology, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps Team Program (I-Corps Teams) grant for his project "Commercialization of enzyme platforms for biofuel production." The aim is to consider the potential of commercializing technology under development in the Ceballos Lab.

In the news

Jill Doerfler '01 is featured in the Duluth News Tribune's latest "20 under 40 Q&A." In the article, Doerfler discusses her interests, careers goals, and affinity for northern Minnesota.