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

Vol. I, No. 19: February 4, 2009
Editor: Judy Riley,

In this issue:
  • Jewish Arbor Day
  • Advance Jazz Fest Ticket Orders
  • Concert Choir, Martin Seggelke at MMEA
  • Margaret Kuchenreuther on Prairie Yard and Garden

    Upcoming events:

    Tu B'Shevat (Jewish Arbor Day)
    Monday, Feb. 9, 7-9 p.m., TV lounge (Student Center). Watch the Lorax and eat seasonal foods.

    Beur is Beautiful Film Festival
    Wesh Wesh,” February 10, “Where Fig Trees Grow,” March 11, “Voisins Voisines (Neighbors),” April 21. All films begin at 7 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.

    Community Foods Day
    Pride of the Prairie Community Foods Day, Tuesday, Feb. 17. Farmers' Market, 1 to 4:30 p.m., Oyate Hall. Local Foods Meal, 4:45-7 p.m., Food Service building

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

    News and announcements:

    Clinton Global Initiative University
    Kate Grabosky, Joseph Hartmann, Qinglu (Chris) Shao
    and Rachel Olm, along with Chancellor Jacquie Johnson, have been invited to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University February 13-15 at the University of Texas at Austin. Chancellor Johnson is a panelist during a session on The University as Laboratory: Towards Carbon Neutral Communities to begin at 2:20 p.m. February 14.

    Advance Jazz Fest ticket orders
    All advance Jazz Fest ticket orders will be processed on Friday, Feb. 27. Orders may be submitted through campus or regular mail. Remaining tickets, if available, will go on sale in the Student Activities office on Monday, March 2.

    Symposium on Small Towns
    Communities 2050: Building a Livable, Renewable and Responsible Future! will be the theme of the Seventh Annual Symposium on Small Towns, June 2-3 at Morris.

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    The Concert Choir, under the direction of Ken Hodgson, has been selected to present a featured concert for the Minnesota Music Education Association Midwinter Clinic at the Minneapolis Convention Center February 12-14. Martin Seggelke, director of wind ensembles, will present two sessions at the conference: "Successful Rehearsals and Individual Practice" will talk about the role intrinsic motivation plays in musicians' lives and their daily rehearsal and individual practice routines, and "Chosen Gems of the Middle and High School Wind Ensemble Repertoire," with John Rosner and other Minnesota conductors, will highlight and reintroduce forgotten gems of our repertoire.

    Seung-Ho Joo, political science, has published the following: "Russia and North Korea's Second Nuclear Crisis," The Journal of Peace Studies, vol. 9, no. 4 (2008), 89-114.

    Athena Kildegaard, English, will present “Minnesota Voices: A Cornucopia of Poets” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Morris Senior/Community Center. Hosted by Learning Unlimited.

    UMM in the News:

    Carol Ford, science and mathematics, is featured in “Darkness Doesn’t Daunt Efforts to Extend Growing Season,” a story in the Winter 2008-2009 Edible Twin Cities publication.

    Morris campus student Kathy Julik-Heine was interviewed for a story on the February 2 KMRS (Morris) local news about she and fellow student Mike McBride’s good fortune in finding two tickets to the Home States Ball during President Barack Obama’s inaugural festivities.

    Margaret Kuchenreuther, biology, was the guest on the January 29 segment of "Prairie Yard and Garden" on Pioneer Public Television. Kuchenreuther discussed grass families with series host Larry Zilliox.

    Paula O’Loughlin, political science, was interviewed regarding the Minnesota Senate race by Minnesota Capitol Bureau reporter Scott Wente and the Washington correspondent for the United Arab Emirates paper, The National.


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