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

Fall Break

On Monday, Oct. 21, and Tuesday, Oct. 22, there will be no classes at the University of Minnesota, Morris due to Fall Break. Administrative offices will be open.

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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. 22, 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. 23, 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.

Soup and Substance

On Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., there will be a Soup and Substance discussion in Imholte Hall 111. This month's topic will center around breast cancer awareness, the “pink” movement, barriers to diagnosis, and resources that can be utilized by all. Co-sponsors include the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Discipline, Students Against Cancer, and Joan Spaeth of Stevens Community Medical Center.

Artist Lecture and Reception—Andrew Nordin and Lisa Berg, Holus Bolus: A Rural Aesthetic Initiative

On Thursday, Oct.24, at 6 p.m. there will be an artist lecture featuring Andrew Nordin and Lisa Berg in the Humanities Fine Arts 6. Their latest work, Holus Bolus: A Rural Aesthetic Initiative, will be on display at the Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Gallery from Thursday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Nov. 29. A reception follows from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gallery.

2013 Latterell Visiting Alumnus Lecture

Peter C. Falkum ’80, director of research and development for Silk Brand of White Wave Foods, will deliver the 2013 Latterell Visiting Alumnus Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Science Auditorium. The lecture, titled “Opportunities in Food: A Stable and Growing Industry,” is free and open to the public.

Vidshow and Lecture

On Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. there will be a public screening of and lecture about selected fan-made videos, including fan vids, AMVs, and machinima, in Imholte Hall 109.

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.

Arpeggione Duo Recital

On Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. there will be a cello and guitar recital in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.

2013 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema—Even the Rain/También la lluvia

The 2013 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema presents Even the Rain/También la lluvia on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 28, at 9 p.m. at the Morris Theatre. Films are shown in Spanish with English subtitles and are free and open to the public. Even the Rain/También la lluvia is directed by Iciar Bollain with Gael Garcia Bernal. As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Winds of Change—UMM Symphonic Winds

On Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. the UMM Symphonic Winds will present Winds of Change in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. The UMM Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Simon Tillier, is the premier large instrumental ensemble at UMM. Made up of the University’s most talented wind, brass, and percussion players, the ensemble performs works from all musical periods, cultures, and styles, featuring both core and contemporary repertoire and new pieces by emerging composers. This concert will feature works by British composers from the last 100 years.

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