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The University of Minnesota, Morris Weekly Bulletin is published by the Office of University Relations weekly August through May. Submissions accepted by noon on Wednesday each week. Send items electronically to Judy Riley, at Next Weekly Bulletin is Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Over 50 Morris campus AFSCME clerical employees joined striking AFSCME clerical employees Universitywide on October 21. AFSCME clerical employees seek fair wage compensation, job security and no increase to health care benefit payments. UMM Chancellor Sam Schuman delivered doughnuts to striking workers on Tuesday. Picket lines are set up at all entrances to the Morris campus.

A workshop, titled "Native American Mascot Issues in Sports," TONIGHT (Wednesday, Oct. 22) in the University Room of Oyate Hall. Documentary video, "In Whose Honor," by Jay Rosenstein will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Small group discussions follow the film. All are welcome.

The History of the Rainbow Flag will be on display in the concourse of the UMD Library through October 31. The display includes remnants of vandalized rainbow flags from Morris and Twin Cities campuses. Literature about the Morris flag is available outside of the GLBT services office in UMD Solon Campus Center 66. History of the Rainbow Flag was provided by the Tretter Collection of the Steven J. Schochet Center for GLBT Studies at the U-TC.

Student DFL will sponsor a Wellstone Memorial in Oyate Hall on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. the. This event is free and open to the public. Come celebrate the memory of Paul and Sheila Wellstone and their dedication to the people in the state of Minnesota.

This year's Classic Film Festival lineup is another eclectic mix of classic films, from the raucous wit of Billy Wilder to the psychological complexity of Alfred Hitchcock. For ticket information, contact the Office of Student Activities, ext. 6080. Here are the offerings:
Thursday October 23 7 p.m. - Funny Face (C,1957) Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. A young woman agrees to model a line of ultra-chic fashions for a photographer so she can get to Paris to meet the beatnik founder of "empathicalism" (a rejection of all material things). Paris provides the backdrop for this stylized musical featuring the music of George Gershwin and the fashions of Givenchy.
Friday October 24 7 p.m. - The Maltese Falcon (B&W,1941) Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet. Classic film noir, John Huston's directorial debut cracks along at a lightning pace. Bogart is on peak form as Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade working hard to separate the good gals and guys from the bad. Nominated for three Oscars including Best Picture.
Saturday October 25 2 p.m. - The Wizard of Oz (C and B&W, 1940) Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley. Based on L. Frank Baum's story. Dorothy is transported from her ordinary, B&W life to a colorful world of fantasy in the land of Oz. Many memorable characters like the Munchkins, the Wicked Witch of the West, etc. and the incredible cinematography and art direction make this showing on the big screen an opportunity not to be missed. Nominated for six Oscars, it won for Best Song and Best Original Score.
Saturday October 25 9 p.m. - The Bicycle Thief (B&W,1949) Lamberto Maggiorani, Lianella Carell, Enzo Staiola and Elena Altieri. A week in the life of a working man whose job depends on his bicycle and the problems that arise for him and his son when it is stolen. A beautiful film that won an honorary Oscar before foreign films had a category of their own.
Sunday October 26 7 p.m. - Lifeboat (B&W,1944) Alfred Hitchcock directs Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix and Walter Slezak. Shipwreck survivors adrift in a lifeboat during World War 2. Trouble starts when they pull a man out of the water who turns out to be from the U-boat that sank them. Adapted from an original story by John Steinbeck. Despite the restricted location, Hitchcock still makes a fleeting appearance on screen.

Classic Film Festival Discussion Hour, PRCA Brown Bag Lunch Series Join us after each film in the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Center, 7th and Atlantic, downtown Morris. Discussions will be led by local film buffs. Come for lively conversation and refreshments! Also, PRCA begins a brown-bag lunch series to be held every Thursday. Offerings will vary from live music to panel discussions to readings… On the first Thursday (October 30) Professor of Economics Arne Kildegaard will talk about The Wizard of Oz as an allegory for the United States economy at the turn of the century. Noon at the PRCA. If the scarecrow represents the farmers, what does the tin man represent? and other questions like this will be answered. Who said economics couldn’t be fun?

Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer will visit six counties in western Minnesota on Friday, Oct. 24, to meet with public officials, students, and residents. Her 12:30 p.m. luncheon with student members of the UMM College Republicans will be her only Stevens County visit.

Don’t miss the UMM Dance Ensemble’s Fall Recital at 7 p.m. each evening this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25, in Edson Auditorium. Tickets are $2 for students and seniors, $5 for adults. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets on sale through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Student Center lobby.

Coleen Rowley, best known as an FBI whistle blower and one of Time magazine's Persons of the Year for 2002, will speak at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, in Edson Auditorium. Rowley's lecture, "Doing the Right Thing at all Costs…Ethical Decision Making," a presentation of the CAC Convocations Committee, is free and open to the public.

Sander L. Gilman, distinguished professor of the arts and sciences and of medicine, and director of the Humanities Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Chicago, will present the annual Barber Lecture in Literature at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Oyate Hall. Lecture is free and open to the public. One of the most prominent scholars in academe today, Gilman will address "multicultural" literature, a term that is problematic and contested in literary studies, in his speech, titled "Is Multiculturalism Good for the Jews: A Literary View." His approach is linked to his particular perspective as a Germanist and Jewish studies scholar.

Residence hall students will go door to door during the 10th annual Trick or Can event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. Volunteers will be separated into groups to cover the city of Morris and collect non-perishable food items for the Stevens County food shelf. The volunteers will then drop the food off at designated places to be taken to the food shelf.

Sigma Tau Delta is proud to present the Ghastly Gothic Gala. Come watch students and faculty perform their favorite scary pieces from literature on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Turtle Mountain Cafe. Featuring readings from such frightening works as “The Raven,” Dr. Faustus, Macbeth, and many other goulish delights.Event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for those readings that really send a chill to your bones.

UMM will again host “Super Saturday Science,” a program aimed at encouraging girls' interest in science, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1, in the science building. Super Saturday Science will give girls in grades five, six, seven and eight a chance to explore science with professional women scientists. Girls will participate in a wide variety of hands-on science experiments, meet other girls who like science, and work with female scientists. Read more about it at>.

Circle of Nations Indian Association will sponsor author and activist Wilma Mankiller in a public presentation at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Edson Auditorium. Mankiller, a former principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, will present “Every Day is a Good Day,” a discussion on the resilience and tenacity of Native people, particularly women. This year’s Native American Heritage Month Keynote speaker, she will have books available for sale, as well as a book signing immediately following her lecture. Also part of Native American Heritage Month, Story Time at the Morris Public Library at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, will feature CNIA members reading a selection of Native American children’s stories, followed by an arts and crafts session.

Tickets for the theater and music disciplines' fall musical, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" are now on sale in the Student Center. "Drood” is a musical comedy murder mystery based on Charles Dickens' final, unfinished novel, where the audience votes on key plot developments, including the identity of Edwin Drood's killer. There are statistically over 300 possible combinations of endings, so repeat viewings are encouraged! "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" runs Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 5-8 in the Proscenium Theatre. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. and there is an additional Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $9 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Group rates for parties of 10 or more: $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Buy advance tickets in the student Center or call ext. 6249 for further information.

The next Gallery exhibit, “Perspectives: Rural and Urban,” brings together the work of two artists from opposite ends of the country, who also draw upon different environments for inspiration in their artwork. A public reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, will open the exhibit, which will continue through December 6. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Andrea Hoelscher’s work consists of a series of mural sized panoramic photographs, which she has titled “Inner Architectures.” Diana Jacobs presents a series of small hand colored etchings, titled “Views & Edges.”


One hundred pounds of food and $1,094 in cash was collected for the Stevens County Food Shelf during the October 17 performance by George Winston. All proceeds from CD sales that evening were also donated to the Stevens County food shelf.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Sandy Olson-Loy has been named to the Land Stewardship’s board of directors. Olson-Loy has developed programs that bring together the University and rural communities of west central Minnesota. She has also worked with the Pride of the Prairie regional food program.

Seung-Ho Joo, associate professor of political science, was recently elected president of the Association of Korean Political Studies (AKPS), and in this capacity he represents over 200 academics, specialists, and practitioners in the U.S., Canada, and Korea who are interested in Korean politics and foreign affairs. Joo’s article, “The Six-party Talks on the Korean Question: Significance and Prospects,” (in Korean) appeared in The Unified Korea (September 2003), pp. 76-78. He presented a paper “North Korea’s Nuclear Crisis: A Korean Perspective,” at the conference on North Korea in Crisis, North Dakota State University, Fargo, Sept. 26, 2003. He also participated as a discussant in the 18th Annual Conference of the Council on U.S.-Korea Security Studies, held at The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC., Oct. 8-10, 2003.

Seniors Josh Mattson and Luke Vanasse presented the results of their research recently to the board of the Midwest Assistantship Program in New Prague. The research consisted of standardizing data from 1996-2001, computing summary statistics, and reporting and presenting their data. Mattson is a statistics and management major Vanasse is majoring in management and economics. The Midwest Assistance Program (MAP) is dedicated to helping rural communities improve their environment and quality of life, and is self-sustaining. Mattson and Vanasse gained this opportunity through the Center for Small Towns at UMM.

Professor of Geology Peter Whelan was featured in an article, “Hands-on learning in the Badlands,” in the September 26 issue of Minnesota Educator (St. Paul). Whelan’s field trip with eighth graders from Parkers Prairie Middle School was the focus of the article. The trip was financed in part by a grant from the Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning applied for by Marlene Schoeneck, an earth science teacher at the school, along with support from parents and community groups in Parkers Prairie, Perham, Miltona and Alexandria.

Senior Rebecca Witters was credited with both goals in the Cougars' 2-1 double-overtime soccer win over Martin Luther College, a feat that earned her UMAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Witters now has 14 goals, eight assists and 36 points on the year.


I would like to thank everyone who sent cards, called or spoke to me offering condolences for the loss of my brother-in-law, Bruce Erdahl. Barry and I appreciate your kindness at this difficult time. – Nancy Erdahl, plant services

Are you tired of trying to keep the hard copy of your Class Schedule up-to-date with the latest revisions? At Dean Schwaller's request, the Registrar's Office has developed a download-able version of the Spring 2004 Class Schedule that incorporates all the revisions received to date highlighted in color. Red indicates a class cancellation or class change. Blue indicates an added class. Go and click on PDF Class Schedule. As well as the PDF Class Schedule, other registration related information can be found at this site. Registration for Spring 2004 begins October 27. Faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to visit this site prior to and during registration. Faculty should be sure to check for time and/or room changes for the classes they are scheduled to teach.

The first two-day Blood Drive will be Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 27 and 28, from 12:30-6:30 p.m. in Oyate Hall. Sign up to give blood at the table in the Student Center lobby. Before the drive, make sure to take your vitamins (including iron) and drink plenty of water.

The next Chancellor’s Open Office hour is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. All members of the UMM campus community are welcome to drop in to 309 Behmler Hall to discuss topics which can be addressed in a short visit. Please note: These hours are subject to change. It is recommended that you check the web site: the day you plan to drop in on the Chancellor or call his office at ext. 6020.

Free HIV Testing at Morris - Stevens/Traverse County Public Health on the following dates: October 28, November 12 & 25, December 9 & 23, January 6 & 20, February 10 & 24. Call to schedule an appointment 1-800-966-9735 or 1-877-536-7226. Offered by Rural AIDS Action Network.

Intramural Coordinator Randi Peterson announces that registration is due October 29 for racquetball leagues set to begin Nov. 3, 6-9 p.m. Women's volleyball leagues begin October 23. Organize a team and turn in rosters to Randi. Print the roster from the web, e-mail it to Randi, or stop by Student Activities and pick up a roster. For more information contact Randi at ext. 6439 (intramurals), ext. 6420 (b-ball office) or at

Concurrent meetings of the University Senate, the Faculty Senate and the Twin Cities Campus Assembly will be held from 2:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. Meeting will be held at Morris in Behmler Hall Conference Room. The full meeting agenda can be found on the web at the following URL:

Attention elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2006: There will be an informational/application meeting for all elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2006 on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m. in Science 3650. If you were at the September 24 meeting, you do not need to attend this one.

Rolling up 705 yards in total offense, 532 on the ground, and scoring at least one touchdown in every quarter, Cougar football cruised to a 77-6 UMAC conference football win Saturday afternoon in Ellendale, N.D. UMM scored on 10 of their 14 possessions in the ball game and had two interceptions returned for scores. Volleyball team improved their record to 14-11 overall and 3-1 in the UMAC with a couple of road wins over the weekend. Final home match of the year is Friday at 7 p.m. in the P.E. Center. Cougars host defending UMAC conference champ Northwestern College. Both Cougar volleyball and football teams will be playing for a share of their division championships.

With a pair of UMAC conference road wins over the weekend, Cougar soccer finished regular season conference play unbeaten at 12-0 and upped their overall record to 15-1.

Four runners finished in the top 21, three of those with season best performances, as Cougar cross country placed third with 80 points on Saturday at the Crown Invitational at St. Bonifacius. Sophomore Alicia Mendez placed the highest for the Cougars, sixth with a season best time of 21:08. Senior Anne Skoglund was just a few seconds back with a 21:31, a season best that put her in eighth place. Senior Erin Witzmann ran a season best 22:05 to place 18th, followed closely by junior Kelly Bierwerth with a 22:19 to place 21st.

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