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Vol. I, No. 14: November 24, 2009

Editor: Christine Mahoney
Please send comments, questions or submissions to the editor. The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin is Tuesday, December 1, 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Morris Community Meal

Monday, November 30, 2009
5:30-7 p.m.
Senior Community Center, 603 Oregon Avenue

Join Stevens County residents for a warm, healthy, free meal! Everyone is invited to help prepare and enjoy the meal. For more information about Community Meal, contact University of Minnesota, Morris Community Engagement Student Representative Matthew Johnson, 320-589-3349 or

Google Technologies: an OIT Pecha Kucha Event

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
2-4 p.m.
Imholte Hall 115

Pecha Kucha (pronounced “peh-CHAK-cha”) presentations are narrated slideshows that are meant to be concise, informative, and entertaining. This Webcast event will provide ten short, entertaining presentations by U of M faculty, staff, and students on the topic “Google@UMN,” followed by a group discussion session. For more information, contact Pam Gades, office of instructional and media technologies, at or 589-6376.

Art Club Holiday Sale

ceramic bowl

Thursday, December 3, 5-9 p.m.
Friday, December 4, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, December 5, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
HFA Gallery

The Holiday Sale, a campus tradition, features work created by students and area artists, and offers a wide variety of items for purchase including paintings, prints, photographs, ceramic pieces, handmade jewelry, and knit items. For more information, contact Associate Professor of Studio Art Tracy Otten.

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News and announcements:

UMM Alumni Association Movie Night Photos


The UMMAA began a new tradition in November 2009 by hosting a complimentary movie night for students, faculty, and staff. The movie—selected by the sophomore class by popular vote—is part of the progressive and ongoing Alumni Association’s student engagement initiatives. Last Thursday, November 19, 2009 the campus community enjoyed the film, Back to the Future, at the historic Morris Theatre. Enjoy the photos.

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Associate Professor of Biology Pete Wyckoff and Rachel Bowers ’03 co-authored the article “Response of the prairie—forest border to climate change: impacts of increasing drought may be mitigated by increasing CO2,” recently published by the Journal of Ecology—an official journal of the British Ecological Society. The article suggests forests in west central Minnesota may be more resilient in the face of climate change than previous modeling studies would indicate.

Cougar athlete

Congratulations to first-year student Linda Keller, Paynesville, who finished 85th in a field of 280 runners at the NCAA Cross Country Championships Saturday, November 21, 2009, in Highland Hills, Ohio.

In the News

WCROC engineer

The University of Minnesota, Morris is mentioned in the November 17, 2009, The Minnesota Daily article, “University hosts environmental conference in St. Paul.” University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center Engineer Cory Marquart, left, is also mentioned.

Director of Admissions Bryan Herrmann and Director of Communications Christine Mahoney were interviewed for the November 17, 2009, Morris Sun Tribune article, “UMM: Consistent, clear message helps enrollment.” The article also appears on