A preview of public events at the University of Minnesota, Morris and elsewhere.
October 9 - 17, 2010
Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre Dedication
Everyone is invited to attend a special event honoring the career of the late Raymond J. Lammers, professor emeritus of theatre, at the University. The recently renamed Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre will be dedicated on Saturday, October 9, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. in Humanities Fine Arts (HFA). The dedication will be held in conjunction with Homecoming, October 8-10, and a reunion of the student theatre organization, Meiningens. Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson, George Fosgate, professor emeritus of theatre, Tap Payne, professor of theatre, alumni, and family will share remarks. A reception and preview of a new permanent photo collection of Morris Theatre productions from 1961 to the present follows the dedication ceremony.
Saturday, October 9
Football: Opponent - Martin Luther College in Big Cat Stadium at 1 p.m.
Cougar Hall of Fame Induction
In Morris's 50-year history, only four football teams succeeded in remaining undefeated in conference during regular season play. The players and coaches for those teams-1975, 1976, 1977, and 1978-will be inducted into the Cougar Hall of Fame during 2010 Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Distinguished Alumni Awards and Cougar Hall of Fame Banquet at 7 p.m. in Oyate Hall in the Student Center. All alumni and friends are invited to attend. http://www.morris.umn.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/2010/registration/ online, mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail, or call 320-589-6066.
Sunday, October 10
The concert, featuring the UMM University Choir directed by Ken Hodgson, and the UMM Symphonic Winds conducted by Martin Seggelke, will take place at 2 p.m. in the HFA Recital Hall.
Spanish Language Film Festival
La Nana /The Maid will be screened on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Morris Theatre at 12 East Sixth Street. It tells the story of how Raquel, a maid who has worked for over 20 years in one affluent Chilean household, rediscovers herself. La Nana is a microcosm of Latin social hierarchy while also focusing on one woman's journey to free herself from a mental servitude of her own making. Unrated. 94 minutes.
"Flash! Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination" by Kate Flint, Professor of English at Rutgers University, will be presented on Monday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Recital Hall. Flint's lecture will explore the language, the associations, and the poetics of sudden, startling, flashes of light. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows.
Flint earned a doctorate at the University of Oxford and is currently working on a new book under the same title as her Barber Lecture talk.
Tournées Film Festival
La Fille du RER /The Girl on the Train will be shown on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. André Téchiné's provocative 18th feature is inspired by true events: the RER D, a Paris commuter line, affair of July 2004 in which a non-Jewish young woman falsely claimed to be the victim of an anti-Semitic attack by six men, whom she identified as Arabs and blacks. Téchiné skillfully observes contemporary French society and politics without ever lecturing.
The Girl on the Train provides a prism through which we may begin to understand anti-Semitism, racism, and what it means to declare yourself a victim. 105 mins.
Concert Choir Popcorn Concert
The Concert Choir directed by Ken Hodgson will perform in the Popcorn Concert on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Oyate Hall. Admission will be charged.
Global Issues Honors Consortium
The University will host the Global Issues Honors Consortium (GIHC) on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16. Students from Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mis., Dillard University in New Orleans, La., and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Morris will present capstone seminars on research developed during their GIHC experience. The campus and community are invited to attend the presentations that will be held in Imholte 112 beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16. GIHC is a rigorous honors program oriented toward global issues. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program seeks to increase the number of qualified, well-prepared students from under-represented groups in graduate and professional programs in global studies fields. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, research, and writing skills.