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Vol. I, No. 16: December 9, 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 15, 4 p.m. Next week’s issue will be the last of the fall semester. Weekly Bulletin will resume Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Kadima Chanukah Celebration


Wednesday, December 9, 2009
7 p.m.
Prairie Lounge, Student Center

Come for an evening of dreidel spinning, music and a telling of the story of the Maccabees! For more information contact Barbara Burke.

Circle of Nations Indian Association (CNIA) silent auction—final day

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Alumni Room, Student Center

CNIA’s silent auction of handmade crafts from American Indian artisans locally and nationally along with related donated items. Check out and support the CNIA student organization as they fundraise for the 26th Annual CNIA Powwow to be held March 27, 2010.

Fall Finals Pancake Feast

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009
10 p.m. - midnight
Turtle Mountain Cafe, Student Center

Be sure to attend this Morris campus tradition as campus personnel provide our hard-working students with a carbo-load.

Check out all of the campus events »

News and announcements:

FREE H1N1 flu shot/mist clinic

Health Service will be administering free H1N1 flu shots/mist available Wednesday, Dec. 9 and 10, from 1–3 p.m., Clayton A. Gay Hall (east entrance). For more information, visit

Last day of instruction for fall 2009

Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, marks the final day of instruction for the fall 2009 semester. Finals exams run Dec. 14-17, 2009. Good luck to all students on final exams!

Snow alert reminder

Snowy car

When the City of Morris Public Works Department declares a snow alert, parking is not allowed on city streets for a 24-hour period. Any vehicle in violation will be ticketed and towed, which will cost the vehicle owner $90. To find out whether a snow alert has been declared by the City of Morris, listening to KKOK/KMRS or visit the Morris Police Department Web site at Some off-street parking spaces are available in the old elementary school parking lot at 600 Columbia Ave.

Elementary and secondary education program applicants must take Praxis I (Pre Professional Skills Test) before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The test will be offered at UMM on January 9, March 13, and April 24. If you are an elementary education student planning to graduate in 2012 or are a secondary education student planning to graduate in 2011 you MUST take this test no later than the January 9 test date to meet application deadlines. Also, all education students must complete all three areas of the PPST before entering the program. Contact Pat Nelson in the Education Division Office or Jane Kill in the Counseling Office for information on registering.

Secondary education applicants planning to graduate in 2011 The secondary education application material is due to Pat Nelson in the Education Division Office no later than Friday, December 4, 2009. When you return in January, remember to sign up for your interview for the secondary education program. Interviews will be Monday, January 25 through Friday, January 29. Sign up sheets will be on the Education Division Office door (200), when you return in January.

Elementary Education applicants planning to graduate in 2012 The elementary education application material is to be submitted to Pat Nelson in the Education Division Office no later than Friday, January 29. Interviews will be February 8 through 12. Sign up sheets will be posted on the Education Division Office door (211), when you return in January.

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stand of trees

Professor of Biology Chris Cole and Professor of Statistics Jon Anderson have co-authored research on the effects of increased levels of carbon dioxide on tree growth. The paper—co-authored by University of Wisconsin, Madison researchers—was published in journal Global Change Biology Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. The research has been picked up by many news outlets, including:
USA Today
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Minnesota Daily
Denver Post

Jeanette Blalock-Davis ’11, Loves Park, Ill., was named a finalist in The Nation’s annual Student Essay Contest. Read the essay, “The New Okies: Brain Drain in Class of ’09”.

In the News

Professor of Economics Cyrus Bina was interviewed by WCCO 830-AM’s Don Shelby Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, on the topic of Iranian university students’ ongoing protests.

UMM students awaiting book signing

University of Minnesota, Morris students Josh Preston, Montevideo, and Naomi Wente, Dodge Center, are mentioned in the Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, Minneapolis Star Tribune article “For Palin and her fans, the admiration is mutual.”