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Morris, 56267

Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

Spring Break

UMM will be on spring break from Monday, March 12, through Friday, March 16. On Friday, March 16, administrative offices will be closed for a campus floating holiday.

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Jane Addams Project Meeting

Everyone is invited to join the group known as Jane Addams, a community building project between UMM students, Morris community members, and the Hispanic community in and around Morris. This week's meeting is on Tuesday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111. Language circles in both languages are used to promote the bonding of the community.

Prairie Yard and Garden

The 25th season of Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G) airs Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with encore broadcasts on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. on Pioneer Public Television through April 12. On March 15, PY&G shows the arduous process of growing quality grapes for the wine industry. Selecting varieties that perform well, while surviving the cold winter climate, is challenging but much more attainable with several cold-hardy introductions. Florian Ledermann, owner of Cedar Rose Wild Vinyard, discusses his methods for growing quality grapes for commercial wine making with host Larry Zilliox.

Book Group

Join other avid readers in the Morris Book Group on Monday, March 19, at 5 p.m. in the Briggs Library McGinnis Room to read and discuss Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks. Contact Kristina Erickson at knericks@morris.umn.edu or 320-304-1089 for more information.

Utah Wilderness Speaker

Clayton Daughenbaugh of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance/Sierra Club will speak on Monday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Science and Math 1020.

Jane Addams Project Meeting

The weekly meeting of this community building project is on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111.

Summer Session registration

Registration for the 2012 summer session begins on Wednesday, March 21.

Soup and Substance

A Soup and Substance discussion and light meal will take place on Thursday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. in Imholte 101 on the theme "The Moral and Feminist Implications of Pornography." Philosophy faculty Dan Demitriou and Pieranna Garavaso will help to facilitate the discussion on topics such as victimization, the difference between erotica and porn, different approaches (e.g., feminist, religious, utilitarian, etc.) to the arguments, and whether pornography is intrinsically degrading. Co-sponsored UMM's Office of Community Engagement and Someplace Safe.

Asking the Big Questions: GLBT Issues in Minnesota

On Thursday, March 22, Argie Manolis, director of the Office of Community Engagement, will lead a discussion on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) culture and Minnesota. The discussion starts at 7 p.m. in the Briggs Library McGinnis Room. Snacks and refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. Contact Peter Bremer at pbremer@morris.umn.edu for more information.

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit Opening Reception

An opening reception for the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit will be held on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the HFA Gallery. The exhibit continues through April 14 in the gallery.

Prairie Yard and Garden

The 25th season of Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G) airs Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with encore broadcasts on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. on Pioneer Public Television through April 12. On March 22, PY&G visits Bruce Wenner of Alexandria who shares his entire yard with pedestrians and cyclists who walk and ride along a popular walking and bike path.

Piano Recital

Pianist John Kamfonas will perform a program of composed works and improvisations on Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the HFA Recital Hall.

E-Quality Drag Show

UMM students will flaunt their talents at the annual drag show on Friday, March 23, at 9 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.

Film: American Movie

The Campus Activities Council presents American Movie on Friday, March 23, at 9 p.m. in the Science and Math auditorium, room 2950. The film unfolds as a documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

28th Annual Circle of Nations Indigenous Association (CNIA) Powwow

The 28th Annual CNIA Powwow will be held on Saturday, March 24, in the Physical Education Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. The powwow officially begins with the Grand Entry, a ceremonial procession of Native dancers dressed in the full traditional regalia of their tribal nations accompanied by drum groups, entering the dance arena. Grand Entry will occur at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Authentic Native arts and crafts may be purchased directly from noted jewelers and artisans. This is a free public event and parking is readily available at the South Parking Lot near Big Cat Stadium. For additional information, call 320-589-6097, email ummcnia@morris.umn.edu, or visit the CNIA Powwow website http://studentorgs.morris.umn.edu/cnia/powwow.htm. The powwow heralds the beginning of the 39th Annual World Touch Cultural Heritage Week, a celebration of American Indian and other cultural heritages.

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