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Weekly Bulletin Archive

Vol. 5, No. 9: October 23, 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 29, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Featured events:

Jane Addams Project

Tuesdays, 7:30 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

Elementary Education Application/Information Meeting

Thursday, October 24, 5 p.m.
Imholte Hall 111

Soup and Substance

Thursday, October 24, 6 p.m.
Imholte Hall 111

Holus Bolus Artist Lecture and Opening Reception

Thursday, October 24, 6 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts, Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Gallery

2013 Latterell Lecture

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Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m.
Science Auditorium (2950)

Arpeggione Duo Recital

Friday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

2013 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema: Even the Rain/También la lluvia

Saturday, October 26, 2 p.m.
Monday, October 28, 9 p.m.
Morris Theatre (12 East 6th Street, Morris, MN 56267)

Winds of Change-UMM Symphonic Winds

Sunday, October 27, 3 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Disability Alliance Team Film Screening: Fixed

Monday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Café Scientifique: "Tigers in the Potholes tiger salamanders in your ponds and window wells"

Tuesday, October 29, 6 p.m.
Common Cup Coffeehouse (501 Atlantic Avenue, Morris, MN 56267)

Sigma Tau Delta Halloween Reading

Tuesday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

Public Observing

Tuesday, October 29, 9 p.m.
UMM Observatory

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Zenon Dance Company to Take Stage in Morris

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An internationally renowned dance group and leader in dance education, Zenon promises a captivating experience.

Morris to Host Third Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments

This ongoing event showcases examples of outstanding research and artistic activities undertaken by more than 40 University faculty, staff, and retirees.

Public Invited to Trick or Can

Morris students will collect donations for the Stevens County Food Shelf on October 31.

This Week in Photos:

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Briggs Library Associates hosted the annual Library Book Sale. Enjoy these photos and more today!

Request for EDP Proposals

The Educational Development Program (EDP) is designed to stimulate and support curricular development on the Morris campus by allocating grants for specific projects. The program, together with curricular development dollars administered through the International Program Committee (IPC), is the annual opportunity to receive financial support for summer curriculum development work. Requests for proposals for both the EDP and for IPC grants occur this fall. This year's important funding priorities include: 1) intellectual community (IC) courses, 2) efforts to develop innovative "hybrid" courses, 3) courses within interdisciplinary majors or the Honors Program that will be team-taught by faculty from different academic divisions, and 4) courses in majors with new faculty or in need of significant program renewal. Proposals that address a significant need within the curriculum or that will benefit large numbers of students will also be considered. EDP grants are available to faculty and P&A staff. Applications are available online. Please submit an electronic copy of the completed grant proposal to Darla Peterson by Friday, November 25.

Sneak Peek: Rough Draft of the New U of M Portal

An early version of the new U of M portal is ready for review. This version was created from many of the ideas and suggestions collected at the January Kickoff Meeting and compiled through the Design Thinking Workshops, meetings and presentations, and more. To experience the rough draft, click here and log in with your U of M Internet ID. Check out the organization, use of graphics vs. text, amount of space to accommodate content, etc. This new portal has the potential to streamline your online experience at the U of M. Help make that happen by giving your feedback today.

Upcoming Education Meetings

Secondary Education Students-There will be a secondary education application/information meeting for students interested in entering the secondary education program on 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 Morris catalog.

Read more news.


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Associate Professor of English Michael Lackey's latest book, The Haverford Discussions, was released by the University of Virginia Press on October 17. The book makes available the historic Haverford discussions, which occurred in 1969 when a group of distinguished African American intellectuals met at Haverford College in order to devise strategies to dissuade young blacks from adopting a separatist political agenda. Although these discussions were recorded, transcribed, and edited, they were never published-Lackey's edited and annotated transcript of this exchange "rescu[es] for the modern reader some of the most eloquent voices in the intellectual history of black America." Included in the book is Lackey's history of the Haverford Group and manuscript. He was assisted in the process by Rachel Balzar '14, North Branch. This activity is sponsored, in part, by a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In the news

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Dan Moore '07, development and partnerships manager for GiveMN, was mentioned in a recent story by the Morris Sun Tribune. Moore met with Stevens County nonprofits in September to help them update their pages on the GiveMN website and to help them strategize about how to reach out to donors on Give to the Max Day.