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A preview of public events at the University of

Minnesota, Morris and elsewhere.

William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

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The Theatre Discipline’s 2013–14 season opens with the oceanic flair of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Performances take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre. Ticket prices are $9 for general admission and $5 for seniors 65+, youth under 18, and UMM students.

David and Jean Johnson International Service-Learning Scholarship Presentations

Chancellor Emeritus David Johnson will return to UMM on Monday, Nov. 11, to attend the David and Jean Johnson International Service-Learning Scholarship Presentations. Prior to the presentations, Johnson will host a signing of his book, Shtels to Shipsides: The Religious Roads of My Mother’s People, which was released by Amazon earlier this year. The signing will begin at 4 p.m. outside the Oyate Hall Alumni Room. Presentations will begin at 5 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall.

Soup and Substance

Soup and Substance is a dialogue about social issues affecting our community. This month's topic will focus on veterans and disability services, rights, and concerns. Soup and Substance will take place on Monday, Nov. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Moccasin Flower Room.

Careers in Biology: Adam R. Hoffman '01

The Careers in Biology Alumni Speaker Series will feature Adam R. Hoffman '01, PhD, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in Science 2950. He will present “How Biology at UMM Taught Me to Evolve, Adapt, and Appreciate My Grandma Ironing My Swimsuit."

International Fashion Show

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, there will be an International Fashion Show beginning at 7 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. This event is hosted by the student organization United Students for Africa.

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, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111.

NDSU—Brass Quartet Concert

On Tuesday, November 12, there will be a Brass Quartet concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.

International Language Circle

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Turtle Mountain Cafe, there will be an international language circle. Teachers representing more than a dozen languages will teach participants how to have a basic conversation in a foreign language.

Snap!—Taking Better Travel Photos

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109, Nic McPhee, professor of computer science, and Joel Eisinger, associate professor of art history, will guide you through taking better travels photos.

Asking the Big Questions

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Briggs Library McGinnis Room, there will be an Asking the Big Questions discussion session.

Gloria Ladson-Billings, Visiting Professor in the Liberal Arts

American pedagogical theorist Gloria Ladson-Billings will deliver a closing address on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. The title of her talk is "Through A Glass Darkly: The Persistence of Race in Education Research." The event is free and open to the public.

GWSS Work-in-Progress Discussion Series

On Friday, Nov. 15, at 12 p.m. in Humanities Fine Arts 45, Dan Demetriou, assistant professor of philosophy, and Michael Prideaux will present “The Transgender Normal.” This lecture is a part of the fall 2013 Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Works in Progress: A Discussion Series. The event is free and open to the public.

Rovshan Mamedkuliev—Guitar Recital

In partnership with the Minnesota Guitar Society, the Music discipline welcomes the Azerbaijan classical guitarist Rovshan Mamedkuliev to perform as part of a tour to over 50 cities throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The recital will be on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.

An American in China Film Showing

On Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. there will be a showing of An American in China in the Science and Math Auditorium. This film is part of International Education Week. It depicts the story of one American man who, after graduating from college, is pressured by his family to start his career in China—a country about which he knows nothing.

CAC Films Presents—Happy Gilmore

On Friday, Nov. 15, at 9:30 p.m. there will be a showing of Happy Gilmore in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium.

CNIA Second Annual Round Dance

On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Circle of Nations Indigenous Association will host its second annual round dance, beginning with a feast at 4 p.m. at the American Legion. The round dance will commence at 7 p.m. at the UMM P.E. Center.

Around the World in Sixty Minutes—UMM Childrens Cushion Concert

On Sunday, November 17, at 3 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall, there will be a children’s cushion concert. This new series features short informal concerts for children ages 5–11. UMM faculty and students will present live performances of well-known music favorites from around the world, introducing children to the sights and sounds of different instruments with the help of special guests! Younger audience members are invited to bring their own cushions for sitting. Children free admission. Adults $3.

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