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Morris Area Farmers Market

Healthy Eating Initiative encourages you to check out the wide selection of fresh produce and homegrown items available Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., June through September, in the Aaron Carlson Parking Lot at 801 Atlantic Avenue.

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Open Meeting with President Kaler

Please note: This corrects last week's Preview that listed the open meeting from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. in HFA 160. The University is pleased to welcome new University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on his first visit to the Morris campus on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Area residents are invited to meet him during a community open meeting from 2:15 p.m. until 3 p.m. in Welcome Center conference room 122.

Fall classes begin Wednesday, August 24

Welcome Weekends - Movie on the Mall

"Wet Hot American Summer" will be shown on the Campus Mall on Friday, August 26, at 9:30 p.m.

Welcome Weekends - Concert on the Mall

The Campus Mall will be alive with music on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Green Energy Tour

Come learn about what really makes UMM run with a Green Energy Tour of the biomass plant and wind turbines. The tour will depart from the Student Center's Information Center at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28.

Tournées Film Festival of French and Francophone Films

The 2011 festival includes five new, award-winning feature films from across the Francophone world. Subtitled in English, the films will be screened at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays for five weeks beginning on Aug. 31. The campus and public are invited to the free screenings in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium. The first film, "Des Dieu Et Des Hommes/Of Gods and Men," is a sublime tale of faith and doubt based on a real incident. "Of Gods and Men" chronicles the story of eight French Trappist monks living in an impoverished Algerian village. When faced with threats of violence from fundamentalist terrorists and the Algerian military, the monks must decide whether to seek safety or risk their lives and stay with the local villagers who have come to trust them and rely on their aid. Directed by Xavier Beauvois, this 2010 film runs for 120 minutes. For more information and future film descriptions, see http://www.morris .umn.edu/newsevents/view.php?itemID=11808.

Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar (TAFS)

Peter Wyckoff, Morris association professor of biology, will present "A Stressful Time to be a Tree: Climate Change, Invasive Earthworms, and European Buckthorn Impact Forest Dynamics in West Central Minnesota" on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 4:30 p.m. in HFA 6.

Welcome Weekends - Improv Show

Morris's student improvisation troupe will perform on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 8 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.

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