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Weekly Bulletin Archive

Vol. 5, No. 31: April 23, 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, April 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

Student Leadership Recognition Banquet

Wednesday, April 23, 5 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner

Thursday, April 24, 6 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall

Dance Ensemble: Let's Get Loud

Friday, April 25, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 27, 1 p.m.
Student Center, Edson Auditorium

30th Annual Tinman Triathlon

runner crossing finish line

Saturday, April 26, 9:30 a.m.
Regional Fitness Center

Morris Alumni at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres-The Little Mermaid

Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (501 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317)

Symphonic Winds Concert

Sunday, April 27, 3 p.m.
Morris Area Elementary School Concert Hall (501 S Columbia Ave, Morris, MN 56267))

7th Annual Bread 'N Bowls

Monday, April 28, 5:30-7 p.m.
Morris Area Elementary School (151 S Columbia Ave, Morris, MN 56267)

Café Scientifique: "Who Is Greedy and Who Is Not? Comparing Morris Residents, UMM Students, and Trainee Truckers in the Behavioral Economics Laboratory"

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

Check out all of the campus events.

News and announcements:

Chancellor Emeritus John Q. Imholte Fondly Remembered

black and white podium shot

Chancellor Emeritus John Q. (Jack) Imholte passed away on Sunday, April 20, with his family at his side. He enjoyed tremendously his work at UMM and was so proud of the campus. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, April 25, at 10 a.m. at Lumen Christi Catholic Church (2055 Bohland Ave, St Paul, MN 55116). Visitation will be held before the funeral service at 9 a.m. A full obituary will be published in the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and the Morris Sun Tribune. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the John Q. Imholte Scholarship at UMM.

Morris Featured in The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges

The guide highlights the campus's deep roots in land stewardship.

Morris Publishes First Issue of Scholarly Horizons

The new journal showcases student research and creative work.

Community Engagement Hosts 7th Annual Bread 'N Bowls

The event raises awareness and support for local organizations.

Center For Small Towns Announces Symposium Keynote Speakers

Four keynote speakers will address topics like rural migration and the rural narrative.

Keeping Minnesota Ready through Severe Weather Awareness Week

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, Stevens County will be participating in tornado drills on Thursday, April 24, at 1:45 p.m. and again at 6:55 p.m. If severe weather occurs on Thursday, Stevens County will cancel and reschedule the drill. The campus will participate in the 1:45 p.m. drill. As part of the test the Tone Alert Radios will be activated, there will be a tone followed by a message regarding the test. At that time, the offices with the Tone Alert Radios will activate the calling tree notification system. They should call offices/areas identified on their calling list and inform them of the test, and if it were an actual emergency, they would need to take precautions. Classes will not be interrupted for this test. Tone Alert Radio locations are responsible for placing notification signs on building entrances at the time of the test and not before. At the time of the test, individuals are asked to be aware of their surroundings and to think about the nearest safe place to go to seek refuge at the time of a potential severe weather or tornado.

This Week in Photos

Hall presenting

The Division of Education hosted Minnesota Teacher of the Year Megan Hall, Morris on the Move headed up to Bemidji, and Briggs Library Associates hosted a poetry reading by Tom Hennen '66. Enjoy these photos and more today!

Read more news.


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Bradley Deane, associate professor of English, is a 2014 recipient of the Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. Deane is one of eight recipients systemwide and the only recipient not from the Twin Cities campus. He is the forty-first Morris faculty member to receive the award.

The Functions and Awards Committee announces the following 2014 award winners:

Tracey M. Anderson, associate professor of biology, was the after-dinner speaker at the annual meeting of the Donnelly Rod and Gun Club on Tuesday, April 1. Anderson talked about lake ecology and her research on Cottonwood Lake.


In the news

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Work by Tom Hennen '66 is quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune column by fellow alumnus Dennis Anderson '73. Anderson draws on Hennen's "In the late season" to describe his drive along a country road during a spring storm.