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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

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A green energy tour will depart from the Student Center Information Center at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28. Come learn about what really makes UMM run with a tour of the biomass plant and wind turbines.

Morris Area Farmers Market

The Morris 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.

Tournées Film Festival

The 2011 Tournées 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 August 31. The campus and the 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 (directed by Xavier Beauvois, 2010, 120 minutes), 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.

Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar

(TAFS) Peter Wyckoff, UMM associate professor of biology, kicks off the new season on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 4:30 p.m. in HFA 6 with his talk, "A Stressful Time to be a Tree: Climate Change, Invasive Earthworms, and European Buckthorn Impact Forest Dynamics in West Central Minnesota."

Welcome Weekends - Improv Show

The University's student improv group will display their talents on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 8 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.

Fall Day of Service

The Office of Community Engagement will host its annual Fall Day of Service on Monday, Sept. 5, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. The day will begin in Oyate Hall and move to various project sites after an hour of pre-service training. Participants will regroup at the Morris Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. for a home cooked meal, which will include vegan and gluten-free options. Transportation to all sites and the supper are free. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Office of Community Engagement at 589-6276 to register or for more information.

Welcome Weekends - "Promise of the Prairie"

The "Promise of the Prairie" documentary of the history of UMM will be shown on Monday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.

Art Club Poster Sale

The UMM Art Club will hold a poster sale on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Student Center's Oyate Hall.

Tournées Film Festival

The second festival film will be shown on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. Hadewijch (directed by Bruno Dumont, 2009, 105 minutes) is the story of twenty-year-old Céline. Expelled from a nunnery for her over-zealous faith, she returns to the secular world where she meets rebellious teenager Yassine and his older brother, Nassir, whose religious fervor mirrors her own. Hadewijch explores the relentless pursuit of faith in both Christianity and Islam--and what drives certain believers to acts of extreme violence.

HFA Gallery Opening Reception

An opening reception for the new exhibit Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay will take place on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the HFA Gallery. This nationally touring art exhibit features the work of noted ceramicist Richard Bresnahan and four former apprentices: Stephen Earp and UMM graduates Kevin Flicker '74, UMM ceramics instructor; Samuel Johnson '96, St. Joseph; and Anne Meyer '04, St. Joseph. The exhibit, which opened Aug. 24, may be viewed through Oct. 13.

Stoked Exhibition Lecture

Exhibition curator Matthew Welch, assistant director and curator of Japanese and Korean Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will lecture on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. in the HFA Recital Hall. Stoked celebrates 30 years of the Saint John's University Pottery Studio at which Bresnahan serves as artist-in-residence and has taught his apprentices. In conjunction with the exhibit, Welch has authored a book of the same title that includes chapters on each of the artists and photographs of their work.

ACT Exams

The national college admission test will be administered on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Science and Math Building rooms 1020, 1030, and 2190.

Cougar Athletics

Check out all the action at http://ummcougars.org/.

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