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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.

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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.

Honors Lecture

The Honors Program is pleased to present its inaugural lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. in HFA 160. Professor Jack Zipes will speak on "De-Disneyfying the Fairy-Tale Film." Please contact Tammy Berberi at berberit@morris.umn.edu for more information.

Tournées Film Festival - third film

Un Homme Qui Crie/A Screaming Man (directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2010, 92 minutes), the third film in the series, will be shown in the Science and Math Auditorium, room 2950, on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Adam, a 55-year-old former swimming champion, takes great pride in his work as the pool attendant at a luxury hotel in N'Djamena. His life is upended, however, when his boss tells him that his son will be replacing him as the sole pool attendant. Working on a scale both intimate (a father's wounded ego) and epic (a nation torn apart by civil war), writer-director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun creates a remarkable portrait of present-day Chad.

9/11 Presentation

The International Relations Club presents "Ten Years After 9/11: Its Impact and the Current State of Affairs," a talk by professor Seung-Ho Joo, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. in Imholte 109.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings, beginning Sept. 15, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Beginning ESL classes meet in Imholte 113. Intermediate classes meet in Imholte 112. Contact the Office of Community Engagement at 589-6981 for more information.

2011-2012 Performing Arts Series: Lizz Wright

Lizz Wright performs on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. Drawing from folk, blues, jazz, and gospel traditions, accomplished singer songwriter Lizz Wright will take you on a genre-bending musical journey, infusing her music with jazzy, smoky soul. On her recent release, Fellowship, Wright and her band put a spiritual spin on original songs and tunes made famous by Sweet Honey in the Rock, Gladys Knight, Jimi Hendrix, and Blind Faith. Her playlist includes songs by everyone from Eric Clapton to Patsy Cline.

Tournées Film Festival - fourth film

Non Ma Fille Tu N'itras Pas Danser/Making Plans for Léna (directed by Christophe Honoré, 2009, 109 minutes) will be screened in Edson Auditorium on Wednesday, September 21, at 7 p.m. In her mid-30s, Léna, a recently divorced mother, takes her two young children to her parents' vacation home in Brittany. Actress Chiara Mastroianni delivers a multifaceted rendition of Léna's emotional tribulations as she finds herself under attack from her siblings and mother and father, and deals with the unexpected appearance of her ex-husband.

Piano Recital

Casey Rafn performs on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the HFA recital hall.

Sustainability Conference

The University will host the 2011 annual Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) conference on Friday, Sept. 23 through Saturday, Sept. 24. Registration is now open to all who are interested in sustainability issues. Register online at www.umacs.org. The theme for the conference, Creating Change Together, highlights community engagement. The conference will be bookended by two special events. A University of Minnesota Systemwide Sustainability Leadership event will precede the conference, and the UMM Wind Turbine Dedication will close the conference. The dedication is open to the public, and no registration is required.

Piano Recital

Elizabeth Leier performs on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 2:30 p.m. in the HFA recital hall.

Cougar Athletics

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

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