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A preview of public events at the University of Minnesota, Morris and elsewhere.

World Touch Film Screening Linsanity

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There will be a showing of the film Linsanity (PG) on Monday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium. This activity is part of UMM’s 41st annual World Touch Cultural Heritage Week.

Chrissy Kolaya Book Reception

There will be a reception in honor of the publication of Assistant Professor of English Chrissy Kolaya’s latest book, Any Anxious Body, on Tuesday, April 8, at 5 p.m. at the LaFave House (305 College Avenue, Morris MN 56267).

Diversitunes

Diversitunes will be held on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium. This family-friendly activity is a part of UMM’s 41st annual World Touch Cultural Heritage Week. It includes guest performances by rap duo Hilltribe, dance group Twin Cities Bhangra, and the Minnesota Chinese Music Ensemble.

"Why Would a Germanic Philologist Research Old Norse Nicknames?"

There will be a lecture presented by Paul Peterson, pre-doctoral teaching fellow in German, on Wednesday, April 9, at 4 p.m. in Science 2190. Peterson will discuss his research, philology, and bawdy old-Norse nicknames.

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us at La Mesa de Conversación en la Universidad de Minnesota, Morris, otherwise known as the Spanish Conversation Table at UMM, on Wednesday, April 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Student Center’s Turtle Mountain Cafe. All are welcome! Students, faculty, staff, and community members have casual conversations in Spanish about a variety of topics. Meet new people and improve your Spanish.

Keynote Address for World Touch Cultural Heritage Week

The keynote address for UMM’s 41st annual World Touch Cultural Heritage Week will be presented by Kao Kalia Yang on Wednesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium. Yang is the author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir.

Annual Senior Studio Art Student Exhibit I

The Annual Senior Studio Art Exhibit I will open on Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Gallery. Exhibit II will open on May 1. Each exhibit features work from seven senior studio art students.

Performances of Uncommon Women and Others

Performances of the UMM Theatre Discipline’s Uncommon Women and Others will be held nightly Thursday, April 10, through Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m, with an additional 2 p.m. performance on Sunday, April 13, in the Humanities Fine Arts Black Box Theatre. Tickets are available for purchase at tickets.umn.edu or by phone at 320-589-6077. For more information, contact the Theatre Publicity and Box Office at 320-589-6249 (Monday–Friday 2–5 p.m.) or by email at spohrl@morris.umn.edu.

CAC Films Presents—Despicable Me

There will be a showing of Despicable Me on Friday, April 11, at 9:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium. This event is sponsored by Campus Activities Council (CAC) Films.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

UMM’s Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Science. The annual event celebrates student achievement across all disciplines. For more information, visit morris.umn.edu/urs/.

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