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A weekly news digest for UMM faculty, staff, and students

Vol. I, No. 8: October 15, 2008
Editor: Judy Riley,

In this issue:
  • Doug Lennick lecture: Moral Intelligence
  • Dig Pink volleyball match to benefit breast cancer
  • Dave Swenson to chair ACUI conference
  • Cyrus Bina editorial in Asia Times

    Upcoming events:

    Doug Lennick lecture: Moral Intelligence
    Thursday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., 109 Imholte Hall

    "Beur is Beautiful" Film Festival screening
    Thursday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Edson Auditorium

    Fall Break 2008
    Enjoy Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 20-21! Administrative offices will be open.

    Check out all of the campus events on the campus-wide events calendar.

    News and announcements:

    Civic engagement is hallmark of UMM student experience
    Student activism and civic engagement have been a tradition since the University of Minnesota, Morris began as a campus. UMM students have taken leadership roles to encourage political participation by youth in the Morris community.

    Dig Pink volleyball match
    Cougar volleyball coaches will join with other Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) volleyball coaches to take part in the National Dig Pink Event. The Cougar volleyball team will host Bethany Lutheran College on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the UMM P.E. Center. The match begins at 1 p.m.

    Art Club members exhibit at PRCA
    The current Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance Gallery exhibit features the work of 13 members of the UMM Art Club. The exhibit continues through Friday, Oct. 31.

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    Dave Swenson, Student Activities, will chair the Region 10 (Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Manitoba and Ontario) conference of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) this fall in Fargo, N.D.

    A new book of fiction, Donde mas si no en el Paraiso (Where else if not in Paradise), by Vicente Cabrera, Spanish, has just been published. The book consists of two novellas, "Dalia" and "Suana en el Paraiso." A major theme of the two is the clash of cultures, portrayed by the author who was born in Latin America and has resided in the United States (el Paraiso) for many years.

    Michael Lackey, English, has been invited to deliver the keynote address at Northeastern University's Third Annual Graduate Conference in March 2009. His topic will be origins-of-totalitarianism narratives.

    UMM in the News:

    An op/ed piece by Cyrus Bina, economics and management, appeared in the October 9 Asia Times.

    The biomass gasification facility and its dedication was covered recently in the following media and online blogs:
    Maria Energia
    Agri News, October 14 issue
    Twin Cities campus home page (click the "fire" thumbnail)
    UMNnews site (October 9 issue)
    Associated Press story picked up by KSTP radio (Twin Cities)

    UMM alumna Ann Michels ’93 receives kudos in an October 7 Mpls Star Tribune review, “A revival of the tribute revue "Broadway's Legendary Ladies," “…beautiful performances by such singing actors as…Ann Michels, fresh off her much-praised turn in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at the Jungle Theater.”

    Senate candidate Al Franken mentions UMM during the recent Senate debate.


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