University of Minnesota Morris
Take a Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Info

Weekly Bulletin Archive

Vol. I, No. 18: January 20, 2010

Editor: Christine Mahoney
Please send comments, questions or submissions to the editor. The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin is Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Schultz and Wellington to perform “Shakespearean Tidbits: An Evening of Readings and Monologues”

professor and actor

Saturday, January 23, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Black Box Theatre, Humanities Fine Arts

Professional actors Ray Schultz, associate professor of theatre, and Roxanne Wellington will perform “Shakespearean Tidbits: An Evening of Readings and Monologues”. The one-night-only event includes readings and monologues from well-known Shakespearean works, including Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Much Ado about Nothing, and Julius Caesar. Read more »

Reception to honor Associate Professor of Art History Julia Dabbs

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
6-8 p.m.
LaFave House

Ashgate Publishing Group has released Life Stories of Women Artists, 1550-1800 by Julia Dabbs, associate professor of art history. A reception will be held in honor of Dabbs and in celebration of the completion of her book. Dabbs will speak about her new book and the publishing process during a short program at 6:30 p.m. The University of Minnesota, Morris Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Commission on Women, and the Rodney A. Briggs Library will host the reception. Read more »

U of M Legislative Briefing videocast

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Imholte Hall 109

You are invited to attend and participate in the 2010 U of M Legislative Briefing. For the first time, the Legislative Briefing will be videocast at the coordinate campuses. The briefing is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to speak on behalf of the University. To register, or for more information, contact Christine Mahoney at 320-589-6398 or visit the Legislative Network Web page.

Check out all of the campus events »

News and announcements:

Study abroad application system launched

UMM student studying abroad in India

The education abroad offices on all University of Minnesota campuses have launched a new online profile and application system that will help students connect with the University about their education abroad interests, apply for a program, and track all of the steps they need to manage before their departure. The system also includes PeopleSoft pages and UM reports for staff and administrators. Students interested in programs for fall 2010 and later will find the Education Abroad profile and application on their campus’s education abroad Web sites. At Morris these sites include Study Abroad and Global Student Teaching and the English Language Teaching Assistant Program (GST/ELTAP). For more information contact Pamela Solvie, the Morris campus liaison for Education Abroad, at 589-6403.

H1N1 vaccine available

Health Service has doses of the H1N1 injectable and mist vaccine available. If you are interested in having the shot/mist visit Health Service Monday–Friday, noon until 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary. If you have questions please call or e-mail Health Service at or 320-589-6070.

Secondary education program applicants planning to graduate in 2011

Reminder: All materials were to be submitted to Pat Nelson in the Education Division Office by December 4, 2009. Remember to sign up now for your interview for the secondary education program. Interviews will be held January 25 through 29. Sign up sheets are posted on the Education Division Office door, #210.

Elementary education program applicants planning to graduate in 2012

All application materials are to be submitted to Pat Nelson in the Education Division office no later than Friday, January 29, 2010. Interviews will be held February 8 through 12, 2010. Sign up sheets are posted on the Education Division Office door, #211.

Elementary and secondary education program applicants

You must take the PRAXIS I Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST) before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The next test is offered at the University of Minnesota, Morris on Saturday, March 13, 2010. Also, all education students must pass all three areas of the PPST and required Praxis II exams before a Minnesota teaching license will be granted. Contact Pat Nelson, Education Division Office, or Jane Kill, Counseling Office for information on registering now.

Summer Term 2010 courses announced

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

Read more news »


Professor Wyckoff and students

The Journal of Ecology recently published the results of Associate Professor of Biology Peter Wyckoff and Rachel Bowers ’03 research, “Response of the prairie–forest border to climate change: impacts of increasing drought may be mitigated by increasing CO2.” Read more »

On December 17, 2009, United States Representative Collin C. Peterson recognized Tom McRoberts’s, former director of Continuing Education and Regional Programs, service to the University of Minnesota, Morris community in the Congressional Record, the official record of the U.S. Congress. In his statement, Peterson congratulated McRoberts on his retirement and explained how he has “truly made walking the extra mile a way of life, achieving a legacy of accomplishments that will pay dividends for generations to come.”

Professor of Economics Cyrus Bina presented the paper “Obama's Middle East Inheritance: War or Oil?” at the Joint Annual Meetings Allied Social Science Associations-Middle East Economics Association on January 3–5, 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia. Bina also presided over a session on “Journals, Rankings, and Heterodox Economics,” at the same meeting. Additionally, Bina has recently given interviews to several foreign language television and radio programs.

Senior midfielder Maddy Gerber, Mahtomedi, and junior midfielder Amber O'Connor, Ham Lake, have been named to the Scholar-Athlete Teams as selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Read more »

Senior midfielder Patrick O’Connor, Ham Lake, and junior midfielder Jeff Lind, Robbinsdale, have been named to the Scholar-Athlete Teams as selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Read more »

In the News

Professor Emeritus of Psychology Eric Klinger is quoted in the December 21, 2009, New York Times article, “Taking mental snapshots to plumb our inner selves.”

University of Minnesota, Morris alumna Karen Wiese-Thompson is mentioned in the January 12, 2010, Star Tribune article, “‘Lughnasa’ celebrates the power of myth and magic.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The University of Minnesota, Morris Martin Luther King Day of Service was covered by KSAX-TV’s 5 and 6 p.m. news on Monday, January 18, 2010.