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Humanities Fine Arts Gallery 2010 Celebration Exhibition

A 2010 Celebration exhibition that tells the story of the Morris campus through artifacts, photographs, and personal memorabilia opened in the Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Gallery on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. Items on display include a photo of Mother Mary Joseph who established an American Indian boarding school on the Morris campus in 1887, survey equipment used for the construction of West Central School of Agriculture and Experiment Station buildings in the 1920s, and "beanies" worn by UMM freshmen in the 1960s during orientation week. Special viewings of the exhibit are scheduled for Founders Weekend, Sept. 23-26 and Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 8-10, and the exhibit can also be viewed during regular Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Fridays 9 a,m. until 6 p.m. Saturdays 1 until 4 p.m. The 2010 Celebration exhibit runs through Oct. 16.

Cantus Performance

The Minnesota-based, nine-member male a cappella ensemble, Cantus, will perform on Friday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. For ticket information, contact the Office of Student Activities at or call 320-589-6080.

Cougar Fest

The campus and the community are invited to join the fun during the seventh annual Cougar Fest on Saturday, Sept. 11. Cougar Fest begins just outside of Big Cat Stadium at 11 a.m. with free pre-kickoff activities for the whole family, including inflatable games. Pounce, the Cougars' mascot, will be in attendance. All fans receive free game admission. The Morris Cougars take on the Westminster College Griffins at noon in Big Cat Stadium. The day's festivities also include halftime entertainment and a halftime drawing for prizes. Concessions will be available beginning at 11 a.m. and during the game.

Cougar Athletics Schedule Online

A new season of Cougar athletics is underway. Don't miss a minute! Get the full schedule of events online at And if you can't come to them, they'll come to you. Follow the webcasts on the Cougar Sports Network at

Marisol Reyes Lecture

Dr. Marisol Reyes, Fulbright Scholar, will speak on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Imholte 109 (Cow Palace). In her talk, delivered in English, titled "Party Institutionalization in Latin America: A Comparative Approach Between Brazil, Chile, and Mexico," she will discuss the levels of institutionalization reached by the most emblematic leftist parties in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico during the last 15 years of democratic transition.

Tournees French Film Festival

"Le Chant des mariees"/"The Wedding Song" will be screened on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. Set in Nazi-occupied Tunis in 1942, The Wedding Song focuses on the friendship between teenagers Nour, a devout Muslim celebrating her engagement to Khaled, and her neighbor Myriam, a secular Jew living with her widowed mother. In French with English subtitles. For more information, contact Tammy Berberi at

Viola and Piano Recital

Guest Artists Coca Bochonko, viola, and Dr. Shannon Loehrke, piano, will perform works of Darius Milhaud, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Rebecca Clarke in a recital on Saturday, Sept, 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Recital Hall. No admission fee will be charged.