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

Vol. I, No. 10: October 28, 2009
Editor: Christine Mahoney

In this issue:
  • Annual Trick or Can for the Stevens County Food Shelf
  • Enjoy October alumni event photos
  • Professor Len Keeler receives $130,000 National Science Foundation grant
  • Director of Admissions Bryan Herrmann interviewed regarding University of Minnesota, Morris fall 2009 enrollment

    Upcoming events:
    Annual Trick or Can for the Stevens County Food Shelf
    Thursday, October 29, 2009
    6–8 p.m.
    If you hear a knock on your door on October 29, 2009, between 6 and 8 p.m., it’s not early trick-or-treaters—at least, not the traditional kind. University of Minnesota, Morris students will be collecting money, nonperishable food items, and toiletries for the Stevens County Food Shelf. The annual Trick or Can event is co-sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement and the Office of Residential Life. Read more»

    Jigu! Thunder Drums of China
    Friday, October 30, 2009
    7:30 p.m.
    Student Center, Edson Auditorium
    In ancient Chinese tradition, there’s a story to almost everything. Jigu! creates these stories with music, choreography and beautiful costumes, from sweeping battle calls to rolling walnuts. Read more»

    CAC film screening—Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Saturday, October 31, 2009
    Student Center, Edson Auditorium
    The film is free and open to the University of Minnesota, Morris community.

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

    News and announcements:
    October alumni event photos
    Young alumni gathered at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul in October 2009 to learn about the famous voyage of the Titanic in the company of friends old and new. Enjoy the photos. Alumni also gathered in the Metrodome in October 2009 to witness an exciting Twins win over the Kansas City Royals, sponsored by the UMMAA. Enjoy the photos.

    Student organizations collaborate to bring Camp Wellstone to campus
    Campus Camp Wellstone will be held at the University of Minnesota, Morris on Friday and Saturday, November 6–7, 2009. The event is open to anyone interested in learning leadership and organizational skills. Camp Wellstone will be brought to Morris through a collaboration of student organizations. Read more»

    Guest Artist Jikyung Kam to provide piano master class and lecture recital
    Saturday, October 31, 2009, 2 p.m.—master class open to UMM piano students
    Sunday, November 1, 2009, 3 p.m.—lecture-recital open to all UMM students
    Humanities Fine Arts, Recital Hall
    Jikyung Kam will provide a piano master-class to University of Minnesota, Morris piano students on Saturday, October 31, at 2 p.m. On Sunday, November 1, at 3 p.m. Kam will present a lecture-recital on Franz Liszt’s music. Kam is a doctoral candidate at the University of Iowa.
    Both events are free of charge, and concert attendance credit is available for UMM students.

    Read more news...

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Matthew “Len” Keeler, associate professor of physics at the University of Minnesota, Morris, a research grant of $130,000, with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Keeler is developing a new way to measure and to interpret the behavior of highly excited atoms. Read more»

    Professor of Geology Keith Brugger presented a paper, titled "Late-Pleistocene climate on the Blanca Massif, Sangre de Cristo Range, Colorado: a degree-day approach," at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, which met October 18-21, 2009, in Portland, Oregon. Also in attendance were Morris geology alumni Dr. Laurie Anderson '85, Louisiana State Dr. Tammy Rittenour '96, Utah State Heidi Anderson '06, University of Idaho Andy Bobst '97, U.S. Bureau of Mines Megan Carlson '08, University of Southern Illinois Donnie Hicks '09, University of Tennessee Jacob Leader '09 and Julie Retrum '02, University of Kansas and soon-to-be a National Science Foundation post-doctorate at the U of M, Twin Cities. In total, 15 University of Minnesota, Morris alumni presented 16 papers at this year's meeting.

    On October 20, 2009, Associate Professor of Economics and Management Stephen Burks presented an invited lecture at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, on the behavioral economic field experiments conducted by the Morris campus-based Truckers & Turnover Project research team that he leads. Burks received the invitation from the Center for Experimental Social Science at Nuffield College, one of thirty-eight colleges that make up the University of Oxford. Burks also lectured on the trucking project's work at the University of Nottingham's Center for Decision Research and Experimental Economics on October 19, 2009. He provided a seminar on the project to doctoral students in management at Birkbeck College, University of London, on October 21, 2009. [photo by Michéle Belot: Burks at “Bridge of Sighs”]

    Cougar volleyball team members named UMAC Players of the Week
    Needing two big wins at home last weekend, the Cougar volleyball team pulled through on some exceptional individual efforts. Two of those players were named players of the week in the UMAC. Congratulations to the following Cougars selected as Players of the Week in the Upper Midwest Conference this week:

    Jordan Olerud, Redwood Falls
    Natalie Thomas, Champlin

    Read more»

    In the News
    Director of Admissions Bryan Herrmann was interviewed by KKOK/KMRS’s Katie McKenzie Tuesday, October 21, regarding University of Minnesota, Morris fall 2009 enrollment.

    Assistant Professor of Music Martin Seggelke was interviewed by KKOK/KMRS’s Katie McKenzie Monday, October 26, regarding the Festival of the Winds performances scheduled for Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7, 2009.


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