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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, Nov. 26.


Over 30 classes of First Year Seminar students will demonstrate what they have been learning this semester during the annual First Year Seminar Jamboree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Student Center. Unless otherwise noted, presentations will take place in Oyate Hall. From American roots music to the holocaust, from eugenics to the 10 o'clock news, students will showcase their projects through a variety of venues, including theatrical skits, live broadcasts, variety shows, displays, interactive games and more. Read more at

UMM will have a unit, along with other Morris businesses, organizations and community members, in the Third Annual Parade of Lights this Thursday, Nov. 20, in downtown Morris. Parade starts at 6 p.m. and travels down main street Morris (Atlantic Avenue). Prizes will be awarded for best overall entry and best show of lights. Parade theme is "Celebrate the Season." This event is sponsored by the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Parade of Lights Committee.

Renowned for their powerful stage presence and high-energy style, The Koresh Dance Company will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in Edson Auditorium -- a Performing Arts Series event. Area dancers are invited to a master class with the choreographer and dancers on Friday, Nov. 21. On Saturday a post-performance discussion is free and open to the public. Ticket prices for the evening performance are $12 for adults, $7.50 for senior citizens and children under 18, and $4.50 for UMM students. Contact Student Activities, ext. 6080, for ticket information.

The UMM Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, in HFA Recital Hall. Hear selections from Arthur Sullivan, Gustav Holst, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Elliot Del Borgo, and Aaron Copland. Admission is $1 for students and seniors, and $3 for general admission. Refreshments will follow the performance.

Disaster Seminar at 7:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 24, Edson Auditorium. Topic: Emergency Response: World Trade Center Disaster-September 11, 2001. Guest speakers: James O'Connor, vice president Robert Stuck, EMT supervisor, MetroCare Ambulance-NYC. O’Connor’s presentation will focus on the emergency medical services response during the middle of a terrorist attack in NYC: Disaster preparedness, scene coordination, employee safety, communications, injuries, death of a co-worker, equipment that was destroyed, dealing with rumors vs. facts, and critical incident stress debriefings. Stuck will talk about his experience finding himself in the middle of Ground Zero when the second tower fell and he had an ambulance full of patients. EMS, fire, law enforcement, dispatchers, health care workers, emergency managers, public officials and disaster response personnel are all invited. Presentation is free. Continuing Education credits awarded for physicians, nursing, and EMS personnel. POST certification for law enforcement. Funding to support this conference received from Stevens County Domestic Preparedness Grant and support from MetroCare Ambulance Group. For more information contact: Stevens County Ambulance Service, 589-7421.

UMM students and others who are unable to go home for the Thanksgiving holiday are especially welcome to attend the Sixth Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, at Assumption Parish Hall, 209 E. 3rd St., Morris. Serving 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The meal is FREE and open to anyone. No reservations are needed (except for transportation or meal delivery). Call 589-2808 to schedule transportation to the church or time for meal delivery. The Parish Hall is handicapped accessible. Volunteers are also needed for setup, serving and cleanup. Contact Margaret Payne, 589-2808, to volunteer. Sponsored by these area churches: Assumption Catholic, Morris Evangelical Free, First Lutheran, Federated, and Zion Lutheran.

Advanced tickets are now available to hear the beautiful sounds of the UMM Concert Choir, under the direction of Ken Hodgson, during the annual UMM Carol Concerts December 5, 6 and 7. The concerts are presented each year through the combined efforts of the music and the theater disciplines. The theme for this year’s concerts is, "Joyeux Noel!" (Joyful Christmas–a French Christmas). Performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens, students and children. Tickets are for general admission and go quickly, so order early! A "Le Reveillon" (a traditional French meal served on Christmas Eve) Banquet will be available as an option before all of the Carol Concerts at an additional $15 per person. Tickets can be obtained by sending a check (made payable to: UMM Carol Concerts) and a stamped self-addressed envelope, along with your first and second choice of performances to: Carol Concert, UMM Music Office, UMM, Morris, MN 56267. Also, ticket information and forms are available on line at the UMM Concert Choir Web site at as are concert previews. Read more about this event at


Andy Hostetler, psychology, and students in his service learning class project, “Bridging the Gap: Building Intergenerational Community for Healthy Aging,” will be guests on the December 1 “Community Connection” program on KMRS radio, 1230 AM. The topic will focus on the course and upcoming events December 5-6 involving UMM students and area senior citizens. “Community Connection” airs each day from 8:45 to 9 a.m.

Three wrestlers medaled, and three more placed during the St. Olaf Open November 15 in Northfield. Sophomore 133-pounder Jaime Compean placed second senior Dante Lewis placed third at 125 pounds sophomore Jacob Scott had his highest collegiate place finish at third junior Todd Sanchez and sophomore Lucas Scharmer were tied for fifth at 149 pounds when the college roommates decided not to challenge the placement by wrestling the final match freshman Matt Hoerr, wrestling unattached, placed sixth in the heavyweight division.

Matt Senior, French, gave an invited lecture, "Theaters of the Body: Teaching Anatomy at the Jardin du Roi, 1673-1730," at the Humanities Center, Harvard University, November 6.


The next Chancellor’s Open Office hour is at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24. 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.


Minnesota Public Radio invites you to enter the second annual "Happy Merry Lyric" Contest. Write your own words to one of the following holiday classics: Adult "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" or "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" Youth (13 and under) "Jingle Bells." Winning selections (two adults and one youth) will be recorded by members of Dare to Breathe and broadcast on MPR’s Classical Music Services from December 18-25. Each winner will receive an invitation to the recording session, plus 5 CD copies for their collection. Enter your original lyrics online at from Nov. 24-Dec. 10. Limit one song per entry. One entry per person or group. Please enter on line mailed submissions will not be accepted. See for complete contest rules and regulations.

Elementary or secondary education program applicants: You must take the Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST) before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The test will be offered at UMM on January 10. If you are an Elementary Education student planning to graduate in 2006 OR are a Secondary Education student planning to graduate in 2005 you MUST take this test no later than the January 10 test date to meet application deadlines. The registration form should be postmarked before December 1st. Also, all education students MUST complete all three areas of the PPST before entering the program. Contact Counseling for information on registering.

Secondary education applicants planning to graduate in 2005: All of the application material is due to Pat Nelson in the Education Division office no later than Friday, Dec. 19, 2003. When you return in January, remember to sign up for your interview for the secondary education program. Interviews will be Tuesday, January 20 through Friday, January 23. Sign up sheets will be on the Education Division Office door (200).

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