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Vol. I, No. 20: February 3, 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, February 9, 2010, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Symphonic Winds Concert

Symphonic Winds on tour

Sunday, February 7, 2010
3 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

The concert includes collaboration with two UMM faculty members-teaching specialist Mike Odello will open the concert as guest conductor on Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to Candide and Symphonic Winds and guitar instructor Dr. James Flegel will perform Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur, a concerto for acoustic guitar and wind ensemble. Morris Academic Partner (MAP) Matthew Torgerson ’11, Clinton, Minn., will conduct the Symphonic Winds in W. Francis McBeth’s Kaddish. Read more »

Faculty and student choreographers showcase benefits Haiti earthquake relief

Friday, February 12, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Student Center

“You are invited to the dance!” says Victoria Olender, dance teaching specialist in the Division of the Humanities. “Please come and view the premiere of a piece created by dance faculty for the American College Dance Festival, enjoy site-specific work by student choreographers, be amazed by the Morris Belly Dancers, and participate in a swing dance lesson!” Read more »

A 2010 Celebration gift of jazz

Friday, February 19, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Morris Area Schools Concert Hall

This evening of jazz will serve as a 2010 Celebration gift from the University of Minnesota, Morris to the surrounding area. The Morris Area High School Jazz Band will open the free concert that also features UMM jazz ensembles and guest artist Laura Caviani, jazz pianist and composer. Jim Thoreen, songster, arts advocate, and Stevens County coordinator, will serve as the Master of Ceremony. Read more »

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News and announcements:

Boren Scholarship Deadline Wednesday, February 10

Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government. More details can be found at:

Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar (TAFS)

University of Minnesota, Morris Assistant Professor of Mathematics Byungik Kahng will present the Thursday, February 4, 2010, TAFS, “Invariant Set Theory in Multiple Valued Iterative Dynamics Models of Nonlinear Disturbed Control Dynamical Systems.” In Humanities Fine Arts room 6 at 5 p.m.

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Blandin student presenters

A team of five University of Minnesota, Morris students-Josh Preston ’12, Montevideo, Clara Dux ’11, Stewartville, Will Dolezal ’11, St. Paul, Samantha Bruno ’13, Foley, and Tara Greiman ’11, Dayton-presented research on broadband Internet connectivity for rural America at the statewide Blandin Foundation conference in Duluth in October 2009. Read more »

Thirty-four Cougar student-athletes have received the fall 2009 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) academic all-conference award. In all, a record-355 student-athletes from 13 institutions received recognition for an award that has the following academic requirements:

  • Post a 3.50 or better semester grade point average based on a 4.0 scale
  • Compete in the sport in which he or she is nominated in the season that corresponds with the selection.
  • In the News

    Professor of Economics Cyrus Bina is quoted in the January 27, 2010, article, “U professors seek inquiry into assassination of Iranian physicist.”

    Students and staff with gasifier

    The University of Minnesota, Morris biomass plant is the subject of the January 28, 2010 Minnesota Daily article, “Morris biomass plant sees setback.” Morris Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities Lowell Rasmussen is quoted in the article.