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Vol. I, No. 17: December 16, 2009

Editor: Christine Mahoney
Please send comments, questions or submissions to the editor. This is the last issue of the fall 2009 semester. Weekly Bulletin will resume Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin is Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

2010 marks significant milestones in Morris campus’s history

old student government pic

February 23, 2010
Farmers Market: 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Student Center
Welcome Center open house: 2:30–5:30 p.m., Welcome Center
Local Foods Meal: 5–7 p.m., Food Service building
West Central Research and Outreach Center open house: 1–7 p.m., Outreach Center

During 2010, the Morris campus will reflect on its dynamic 123-year history. Mark your calendars for the first 2010 Celebration events on February 23, 2010—open houses at the newly renovated Welcome Center (formerly the Community Services building) on the Morris campus and the West Central Research and Outreach Center. The day’s events also include the Farmers Market and Pride of the Prairie local foods dinner. Visit the 2010 Celebration Web site frequently for new content as the campus prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of Minnesota, Morris founding and the 100th anniversary of the West Central School of Agriculture and Experiment Station founding.

Young alumni Morris area event

January 14, 2010
6:30 p.m.
Crystal Lanes Bowling Alley, Morris

Young alumni (graduates of the last decade) are invited to join us for a fun evening at Crystal Lanes in Morris on Thursday, January 14, 2010, for complimentary bowling and pizza. RSVP online, e-mail Erin Christensen, or call 320-589-6067.

Campus and community to celebrate Martin Luther King Day of Service

Monday, January 18, 2010
For the day’s schedule of events visit

Martin Luther King fought against racial segregation and discrimination until his death on April 4, 1968. Today, we celebrate Martin Luther King Day each January, and this year, for the first time, the University of Minnesota will sponsor a day of service in honor of his legacy on Monday, January 18, 2010. The day of service is open to all community members and will include activities for children. Read more »

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News and announcements:

May Session and Summer Term 2010 courses announced!

row of summer students

The Office of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota, Morris offers a variety of courses in May and throughout the summer that fulfill general education and major requirements. Many students find that May/Summer Session is a good time to:
• accelerate degree completion
• make up lost credits
• have a summer job and earn credits
Visit the May and Summer Session Web sites for a listing of courses—schedule of course times will be available soon. It’s not too early to start thinking about summer! Registration for May and Summer Sessions begins March 25, 2010.

Art students service-learning project earns more than $1,000 for Stevens County Human Services

Students in Associate Professor of Studio Art Michael Eble’s painting courses completed a service-learning project that will benefit young people in the Morris area. They created Morris townscapes that were first displayed in Common Cup, Morris’s nonprofit coffeehouse, and then sold to the highest bidders from the community. The students donated the proceeds, totaling $1,131, to Stevens County Human Services youth activity fund.

Snow alert reminder

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.

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Women of Worth publicity shot

University of Minnesota, Morris alumna Shannon Lambert ’01, Minneapolis, Minn., has been named the 2009 L’Oréal Women of Worth by public vote. Lambert is the founder of Pandora’s Project, a community where women who have survived rape can connect and support one another.
Photo: Lambert ’01 is the third from the right, back row.

The 2009 Cougar women’s soccer team has earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America “College Team Academic Award.” The award was based on the year from fall 2008 through spring 2009, during which the women’s soccer team posted a 3.21 grade point average. The minimum team GPA for this award was 3.0. This is the 11th time the Cougar women's soccer team has earned this award.

Seven Cougar men’s soccer team members have been named to the All-UMAC Teams. Capping off an outstanding 16-4-1 campaign for the 2009 season, the men's soccer team was awarded seven spots on the All-UMAC first and honorable mention teams.

In the News

fair trade demonstrators

University of Minnesota, Morris student Ashley Gaschk ’10, Bismark, N.D., appears in the Dec. 6, 2009, workday Minnesota article, “March puts focus on fair global economy”.