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Weekly Bulletin Archive

Vol. 5, No. 21: February 12, 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, February 18, 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: Michael Eble/Tracy Otten

Lecture series graphic

Thursday, February 13, 12 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts 150

Kathryn Ananda-Owens-Guest Pianist Recital

Sunday, February 16, 1 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Jazz Combo Concert

Monday, February 17, 5:30 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

GWSS Works in Progress Series: Darcy Gabriel, "Kicking Assumptions and Taking Names"

Tuesday, February 18, 6 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109

Asking the Big Questions

Wednesday, February 19, 7 p.m.
Briggs Library, McGinnis Room

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Cafe Scientifique to Explore the Good, the Bad, and the Honey

Carrie Eberle, research agronomist post-doc at the North Central Soil Conservation Research Lab, will lead the discussion.

February Community Meal to Feature Heart-Healthy Foods

Student volunteers The next Morris Community Meal will be held on Monday, February 24, at Faith Lutheran Church.

Aquila Theatre Company Comes to Morris

This year's Performing Arts Series concludes with Aquila Theatre Company in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

7th Annual Morris Festival of French and Francophone Films Continues

On Monday, February 17, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium, the festival will feature De rouille et d'os / Rust and Bone. Directed by Jacques Audiard, 2012, 120 minutes, not rated. This invigorating melodrama centers on the explosive chemistry of two damaged souls: the penniless Ali, who has traveled south to Antibes with his five-year-old son in the hopes of starting a new life, and Stéphanie, a whale trainer who becomes a double amputee after an accident at the marine mammal park where she works. We witness the evolution of their tumultuous relationship that, despite (or because of) their many differences and the obstacles they face, results in nothing less than a great love story.

Careers in Biology Alumni Speaker Series Continues with Listberger '07

The Careers in Biology Alumni Speaker Series includes talks from Morris alumni about the diverse jobs in various fields of biology. Susan Seim Listberger '07 will deliver the next lecture, "Fish, Foams and Fats-One Bio Major's Fateful Journey," on February 20 at 7 p.m. in Science 2950. The talk is free and open to the public. She will give a classroom talk, "The Ester-An Introduction to Vegetable Oil Chemistry," on Friday, February 21, at 8 a.m. in Science 3650. Listberger graduated from Morris with a degree in biology and theatre arts in 2007. She is currently pursuing a masters of business administration at St. Cloud State University. Prior to becoming the business development project manager for Cargill, Listberger served the company as an application development chemist and a laboratory technician. The Careers in Biology Program is supported in part by a grant to the University of Minnesota, Morris from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program.

Briggs Library Associates Collection Enhancement Grants

The Rodney A. Briggs Library Associate (BLA) Board is now accepting proposals for Collection Enhancement Grants. The BLA will award multiple grants, each up to $500, to at least one student or student organization and at least one staff or faculty member for the purpose of enhancing and diversifying the Briggs Library Collection. Items can be course-related, extracurricular, or recreational. Proposals must include a list of the books or other media and accurate pricing information, along with a paragraph explaining how your selections would benefit the Briggs Library collection. Successful proposals will be selected by the Briggs Library Associates Board on the basis of the quality of the items, potential for wide campus interest, and the needs of the library collection. The deadline is March 17, 2014. Please send your submission via email to Alisande Allaben, Briggs Library Associates chair.

Call for Nominations: Community Engagement Awards

Each year, the Office of Community Engagement recognizes Morris students, faculty, staff, and community partners who demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice and/or community service both in and outside the classroom. You are invited to nominate an outstanding student, faculty, staff, student organization, or community partner for this year's awards. Recipients of Community Engagement awards are acknowledged in one of four categories: Student Organization Community Engagement Award, Faculty-Staff Community Engagement Award, Student Community Engagement Award, Community Partner Award. For more information, contact

This Week in Photos

Committee at work

The University of Minnesota, Morris Teacher Education Advisory Committee met to explore opportunities for growth and English alumni discussed career options with current students. Enjoy these photos and more today!

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Upper body shot

Julia Dabbs, associate professor of art history, has had an invited essay on "'Humoring' the Antique: Michel Anguier and the Physiological Interpretation of Ancient Greek Sculpture" published in Critical Perspectives on Roman Baroque Sculpture (Penn State University Press, 2014).

In the news

The University of Minnesota's Next Generation Environmental Leaders were featured in the February issue of Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Announcements. This group of students from the Morris and Twin Cities campuses, led by Natalie Hoidal '15, Forest Lake, received the AASHE Student Sustainability Leadership Award in fall 2013.

Barbara Burke, associate professor of communication, media, and rhetoric, was profiled in a recent article by Latvian newspaper Liesma. Burke was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at Vidzemes Augstskola in Latvia during the 2013-14 academic year.