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

2013 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema—Snow White/Blancanieves


The 2013 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema presents Snow White/Blancanieves on Saturday, Oct 12, at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 14, at 9 p.m. at the Morris Theatre. Films are shown in Spanish with English subtitles and are free and open to the public. Snow White/Blancanieves. is a twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is sent in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter. Rated PG-13 for some violent content and sexuality. 104 minutes

2013-2014 Performing Arts Series: Susan Werner—Hayseed Project

On Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium, the 2013–2014 Performing Arts Series continues with singer/songwriter Susan Werner and her unique musical mix of Americana, bluegrass, folk, and jazz. Werner grew up on a family farm in eastern Iowa, where her parents still farm today. With Hayseed, she returns to the language and characters of her roots—farming, rural America, locavores, food safety, and the comic potential of herbicides.

Chamber Concert

On Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall, there will be a Chamber Concert under the direction of Professor Simon Tillier.

Soup and Substance

On Monday, Oct.14, there will be a Soup and Substance discussion at 4:45 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111. The topic of the discussion will be Violence Awareness: Reporting and Prevention. Soup and Substance provides an open forum for members of the campus and community to discuss issues of local, national, and international importance—particularly issues related to privilege and oppression. Discussions are co-hosted by community and student organizations and facilitated by Office of Community Engagement.

CAC Convocations: Marina Adshade, “Dollars and Sex”

On Monday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium, Marina Adshade will attempt to answer the question, “Why do we choose to date, and even marry people over others?” Adshade argues that it has a lot more to do with market forces than we might think. The author takes hard data into the bedroom and uses the lens of economic theory to examine matters of love and libido.

Take Back the Night

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, there will be a Take Back the Night event beginning at 4 p.m. on the campus mall. The event begins with sign making and will be followed by a march to East Side Park at 5 p.m. At 7 p.m. there will be a march to the speakout location, which has yet to be decided. A reception will be held at 9:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. This event is hosted by Morris Feminists.

Environmental Studies Scholar in Residence Lecture

On Tuesday, October 15, there will be an Environmental Studies Scholar in Residence lecture presented by Henrik Klinge-Jacobsen, energy economist from the Danish Technological University, at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109.

Jane Addams Project

The Jane Addams Project is a cross-cultural discussion circle for Spanish and English-speaking Morris residents and UMM students. The discussion will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111.

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, Oct. 16, from 6–7 p.m. in the Student Center, 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!

Mazinaatesijigan gekinoo’amaadiwin Film Series

For much of the 20th century, American Indian identities were shaped, at least in popular culture and public imaginations, by advertising imagery, Edward Curtis photographs, and wild west shows. In the past few decades, American Indian artists and filmmakers have extracted their own image from these external forces, challenging the established codes of representation.

The goal of the Mazinaatesijigan gekinoo’amaadiwin Film Series is to challenge its audience through the use of film to examine and discuss the issues of culture, identity and stereotypes of American Indian people. The next installation of the film series will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109.

Asking the Big Questions

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, there will be an Asking the Big Questions discussion at 7:30 p.m. in the Briggs Library McGinnis Room. The presentation, “Big Brother is Watching: Government Surveillance in the Digital Age,” will be given by Roger Rose, associate professor of political science.

Briggs Library Associates

Book Sale

On Thursday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 18, the annual Briggs Library Associates Book Sale will be held in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. The sale will run from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and from from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

Chamber Concert

On Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall, there will be a Chamber Concert under the direction of Professor Simon Tillier.

Russian Conversation Table

The Russian Conversation table is an informal opportunity to converse in Russian. People with all levels of proficiency are welcome! It is held every Friday at 4 p.m. in the Student Center’s Turtle Mountain Cafe.