Vol. I, No. 11: November 4, 2009
In this issue:
- 2009-10 theatre season opens with adaptation of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy
- Thank you from James, Charity, and Laine Ciaramitaro
- Morris teams place at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) competition
- Professor of History Bert Ahern featured in “Making midlife course changes,” story
2009-10 theatre season opens with adaptation of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy
Thursday, November 5 through Saturday, November 7, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2 p.m. matinee
HFA Proscenium Theatre
The University of Minnesota, Morris Theatre Discipline and Meiningens starts off its 2009-10 season that renews and sustains the human experience with Jean Anouilh’s Antigone.
Festival of the Winds brings high school musicians and renowned guest artists to campus
Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7, 2009
HFA Recital Hall
The two-day festival includes events for high school musicians, university musicians, and music patrons including a conducting symposium, guest artists, master classes, and performances. More than 150 high school musicians will attend. Guest ensembles from Minnewaska and Morris Area High Schools will collaborate with the Symphonic Winds to provide concerts, open to the public, each evening.
University of Minnesota, Morris 2009 Veteran’s Appreciation Day chili feed
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Alumni Room, Student Center
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the 2009 Veteran's Appreciation Day Chili Feed, sponsored by the Office of Financial Aid. Please join us in honoring the contributions of the University's student and staff veteran population. If you have questions, please contact Jody or Jill in the Financial Aid Office at 589-6035.
News and announcements:
Thank you from James Ciaramitaro
University of Minnesota, Morris Community: My family and I would like to thank the UMM Police Department and the UMM community as a whole for the support everyone has shown to my family, Charity and Laine, and me in the past three months. The benefit on October 21st was a classic representation of the giving nature of the University as a whole, and I will forever be grateful. I would like to personally thank Jennifer Lund, Joyce Amborn, Lisa Harris, all the staff in UMM Plant Services, the Morris Police Department, the Stevens County Sheriff Department, and the Morris Community for their work in putting on the benefit. Your support was very overwhelming for me, and I truly appreciate it. I would also like to thank all the UMM faculty and staff who have donated either their precious vacation time and or money to me during this difficult time. I consider UMM a part of my family, and I am eager to return to my duties at UMM as soon as possible.
Lake Region Arts Council to hold informational meeting on campus
Stevens County artists and organizations are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding opportunities to apply for new Arts and Cultural Heritage funding through the Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 3 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery. For more information regarding the meeting, please contact Chris Wing, Grants Development Office, 320-589-6458 or Maxine Adams, Lake Region Arts Council, 218-739-5780.
New emergency alert system available to Stevens County residents
All Stevens County residents are invited to register for the emergency alert system. The system may be used to notify residents of natural disasters, health emergencies or biological radiological, or chemical threats. Other miscellaneous alerts may be sent if there are missing persons, road closures, or other events where officials are seeking the public’s help or public safety is threatened. To register, visit https://www.envoyprofiles.com/STEVENSCOUNTY/.
Campus community meeting with Chancellor Johnson
Friday, November 6, 2009
The purpose of the meeting is to share information regarding the Morris campus master plan, to present details of a plan to site a wind turbine on the Morris campus, and to invite campus feedback.
International Country Fair
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Student Center, Oyate Hall
Sponsored by the Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE), the International Country Fair is an event presenting artifacts, pictures, music, and food from countries around the world. For more information, contact ACE at 589-7014.
Morris teams place at Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) competition
On November 2, 2009, at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) competition, two Morris teams placed in the top 10 percent in the region—all four Morris teams placed in the top half:
- Nuclear Unicorn: Stephen Adams, Jason Biatek, and Justin Mullin placed 14th, solving 5 of 10 problems
- Teamcube: Eugene Butler, Brian Goslinga, and Chad Seibert placed 20th, solving 4 problems
- Corrupt Code: Jared Grommesh, Erik Laska, and Tim Snyder placed 82nd, solving 2 problems
- Infinite Monkeys: Katie Froiland, Nathan Dahlberg, and Chris Larson placed 92nd, also solving 2 problems
Congratulations to the teams and their coach Professor of Computer Science Nic McPhee on their achievements! Read more »
Borchers, Diggs, and Privratsky win UMAC Player of the Week honors
As the fall season winds down, the weekly performances of Cougar athletes continue to shine in the UMAC. Three student-athletes were named players of the week in the UMAC for the week of November 3, 2009. Congratulations to the following Cougars:
- Matt Privratsky, football, Walker
- Brent Diggs, soccer, Champlin
- Greg Borchers, soccer, Westminster, Colorado
Chancellor Jacquie Johnson was selected to present at the 2009 State of Minnesota Managers Conference&mdash“Lean Times, Creative Minds”—Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Chancellor Johnson’s presentation was titled “State Sustainability: Leading by Example.”
In the News
Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities Lowell Rasmussen was interviewed by American Executive magazine on Thursday, October 15, 2009, for a feature on the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
Professor of History Bert Ahern is featured in the story “Making midlife course changes,” in the Morris Sun Tribune’s Saturday, October 31, 2009, issue of its Community Builder series.