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Weekly Bulletin Archive

Vol. 5, No. 19: January 29, 2014

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, January 21, 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

Artist Lecture: Anne Barber/Jess Larson

Thursday, January 30, 12 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts 150

Spring Festival

Year of the Horse graphic

Thursday, January 30, 5:30 p.m.
Student Center

Four on the Floor Tuba-Euphonium Quartet

Friday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

French Film Festival: Couleur de peau: Miel / Approved for Adoption

Monday, February 3, 7 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Zenner '12 Gives Back to the Community

upper body shot

Alumna Keni Zenner '12 works with Morris schools to improve Latino students' literacy.

Berberi Advocates for Disability Awareness

Berberi is working with others to expand and complicate a medical notion of disability.

Call for Nominations: 2014 UMMAA Distinguished Alumni Award

The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association (UMMAA) invites faculty and staff to submit nominations for the 2014 UMMAA Distinguished Alumni Award, which honors alumni who make noteworthy contributions in their professional lives, in public service, or in service to the University of Minnesota. Information regarding eligibility, criteria, and the nomination process is available online.

7th Annual Morris Festival of French and Francophone Films Continues

This year's film festival includes four new, award-winning features. Subtitled in English, the films will be screened at 7 p.m. on Mondays for four weeks. The campus and the public are invited to these free screenings in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium. On February 3, the festival will feature Couleur de peau: Miel / Approved for Adoption. Directed by Laurent Boileau & Jung, 2012, 74 minutes, not rated. An enchanting hybrid of animation and live-action, this adaptation of co-director Jung's autobiographical graphic novel recounts his childhood and adolescence after a Belgian couple adopts him from a South Korean orphanage in the early 1970s. Though raised by loving parents and supported by his four older siblings, he often feels like an outsider and endures many painful episodes, some self-inflicted, in his struggle to understand his identity. Approved for Adoption poignantly traces one man's interrogation of the definitions of ethnicity, culture, and the concept of "home."

This Week in Photos

Mottl with Pete Wyckoff

Larissa M. Mottl '96 returned to campus as a Careers in Biology Alumni Speaker, External Relations visited Presidents Club invitees in Fort Meyers, Florida, and ARTIST, TEACHER, SCHOLAR graced the Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Gallery. Enjoy these photos and more today!

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Climate award graphic

The University of Minnesota, Morris is a finalist in the 2014 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, an annual competition among signatories of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Morris is one of only four baccalaureate colleges recognized.

In the news

Jake Grussing '05 was featured in a story by the Minneapolis StarTribune. As the new director of Scott County's libraries, Grussing is focusing on preschool literacy.

Sample painting

Deb Larson '13 will appear in Pioneer Public Television's Postcards on February 2. The episode will feature Larson's paintings of local residents sitting on couches, surrounded by items of personal importance.

Barbara Burke, associate professor of communication, media, and rhetoric, is featured in a story on the Vidzemes Augstkola University of Applied Sciences (VIA) homepage. Burke will join the VIA teaching staff as a Fulbright visiting scholar next month.