Winterfest • Fêtes d’hiver! Lecture To Be Held
Please join Entre Nous for a Winterfest/Fêtes d'hiver lecture on Thursday, January 26, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. Daniel Chartier, professor of cultural studies at l'Université du Québec in Montréal and research chair on images of the North, will present "Winter as a Socio-cultural Phenomenon," and wintertime refreshments will be served. This lecture is free and open to the public.
This Week on Prairie Yard and Garden...
How to grow and care for nutritious and underused small hardy fruits will be the topic of the next Prairie Yard and Garden on Thursday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m. on Pioneer Public Television. The 30-minute episode will be repeated on Saturday, January 21, at 4 p.m. and on Monday, January 23, at 1 p.m. Prairie Yard and Garden is produced by Instructional and Media Technologies in association with Pioneer Public Television. Learn more
Work by Brugger Appears in Quaternary Science Reviews
Keith Brugger, professor of geology, is coauthor on a paper appearing in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews titled "Late Pleistocene glaciation and deglaciation in the Crestone Peaks area, Colorado Sangre de Cristo Mountains, USA – chronology and paleoclimate."
Goodnough Presents at Anoka-Ramsey and St. John's University
Sustainability Director Troy Goodnough presented at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Faculty Development Day in Coon Rapids on Thursday, January 5. His presentation was titled "Reflection, Resilience and Resistance: How will we shape the next decade in higher education?" On Wednesday, January 11, Goodnough also co-planned and facilitated the Sustaining Ourselves Workshop, which is part of the larger work of the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability. Held at St. John's University, the workshop supported sustainability professionals in Minnesota and provided insights and tools for improving the profession.
Morris Model Featured in Statewide Report
The Morris Model was featured in a report released by Jefferson Center and Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy from the Rural Climate Dialogue Statewide Convening. Kelly Asche, Center for Small Towns program coordinator, and Troy Goodnough, sustainability director, attended the statewide event with community partners. Asche also presented at the meeting. Goodnough is featured in the report describing some of the extreme weather events that have impacted the Morris community. The work follows on previous award-winning work to increase climate-change communication in rural Minnesota.
Work by Bremer and Dean Published in Library Journal
Work by Peter Bremer, Briggs Library reference coordinator, and LeAnn Dean, Briggs Library director, was published in Library Journal. "Asking the Big Questions: Inside a Successful Library Discussion" explores library-sponsored campus discussion series implementation.
Larson Receives Morris Pay It Forward Award
Ardath Larson, retired Briggs librarian, received the Morris Pay It Forward award at a presentation in the library's McGinnis room on Friday, January 13. In addition to the hundreds of hours she volunteers each year at the library managing book donations, Larson also has donated time and effort at the Stevens County Historical Society and the West Central Research and Outreach Center Horticultural Gardens.
In the News
Morrison Honored in the Morris Sun Tribune
Friend of the University Edward J. Morrison is honored in the Morris Sun Tribune's "A Community Legacy." Morrison, who passed away on January 4, and his wife, Helen Jane, played an integral role in the creation of the Morris campus and since have provided extensive support for a variety of campus causes.