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

Vol. I, No. 23: March 4, 2009
Editor: Judy Riley,

In this issue:
  • Study Abroad Story Night
  • Inaugural Dr. Jooinn Lee Lecture
  • Mock Trial team excels
  • KARE 11 story mentions Morris

    Upcoming events:

    CAC Performing Arts Series: Romanza
    Accompanied by cello, piano and violin, the “three tenors” will perform opera, popular folk songs and well-loved ballads. Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Edson Auditorium

    Symphonic Winds Concert
    Performance conducted by Dr. Martin Seggelke. Sunday, March 8, 3 p.m., HFA Recital Hall

    Study Abroad Story Night
    Monday, March 9, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Room, Oyate Hall. Hear stories, or share your own, from travels abroad.

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

    News and announcements:

    Weekly Bulletin takes Spring Break
    Weekly Bulletin will not publish on Wednesday, March 18, during the week of Spring Break. WB will resume its weekly schedule on Wednesday, March 25.

    Inaugural Dr. Jooinn Lee Lecture
    Dr. John Barry, reader in the School of Politics and International Studies and Philosophy and associate director of the Institute for Sustainable World at Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, will give the inaugural Dr. Jooinn Lee Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.

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    The International Relations Club (political science discipline) traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, for the Midwestern Model United Nations summit February 19-21. The Morris campus delegation to the summit included Patrick Chester, Steven Rice, Natalie Johnson, Michael Beach and Escillia Allen. Every year, the IR Club participates in Model U.N. conferences being held throughout the country. Read more.

    The Mock Trial team advanced to the opening round of the National Championships for the second consecutive year during regional competition last weekend. Morris garnered four individual awards as well, the most individual awards received yet for Morris in a single competition. The A team, composed of eight members, took sixth place. Eva Wood received an individual award for Outstanding Attorney. Colin Tierney received an award for his performance as attorney, his fourth award this season. Jon Bringewatt won an award for his witness portrayal, his first Mock Trial individual award. Adam Kopel, a journalism professor on the plaintiff side, received an Outstanding Witness Award. Read more.

    How Morris has researched and invested in alternative energy sources is the topic of “Eco-Trifecta: University of Minnesota-Morris sets sights on triple bottom line.” Dave Swenson, Student Activities (photo at right), and Troy Goodnough, campus sustainability coordinator, are quoted in the story, which appears on pp. 12-16 in the December 2008 Association of College Unions International (ACUI) publication, Sustainability Smarts: Best Practices for College Unions and Student Activities.

    Seung-Ho Joo, political science, presented a paper, titled "Russia and the Korean Peace Process," during the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New York, February 15-19.

    UMM in the News:

    [Agri News, 2/24/2009] Junior Jenna Sandoe and Sandy Olson-Loy, Student Affairs, are quoted in a story, “Locally grown food makes for something special at Morris.”

    [Grand Forks Herald, 2/25/2009] Morris students Mike McBride and Aaron Booth are quoted in a Support the U Day story, “U of M president discusses budget woes.” The story also appeared in the Red Wing Republican Eagle.

    [The Trail Rider, March 2009] Plant Services custodian Dee Schultz is one of the "six horse-crazy women" referenced in a story, "Ride a Mystical Sculpture," pp. 52-54. Schultz is pictured on the right in the photo, p. 54.

    [KARE 11 television, Mpls., 3/1/2009] The Morris wind turbine is mentioned in “Encore Extra: Wind turbines graduating to college campuses.”

    [Finance and Commerce, 3/3/2009] The Morris campus is mentioned as a possible location for “the development of a Minnesota-based laboratory to test and certify solar thermal products, possibly as part of a larger efficiency technology center that could test everything from wind turbines to ground source heat pumps.”

    [Morris Sun Tribune, 3/3/2009] Morris campus events are mentioned in “Stevens FORWARD! -- Embracing all that people are and can be.”


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