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A preview of public events at the University of Minnesota, Morris and elsewhere.

October 2 - 10, 2010

Recital: Dr. Catherine Verrilli, soprano, and Ann DuHamel, piano

On Saturday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the HFA Recital Hall, there will be a recital featuring guest artist Dr. Catherine Verrilli, soprano, from St. Cloud State University, and Ann DuHamel, piano, UMM head of keyboard studies. There will be no admission charged for this performance.

Spanish Language Film Festival

Bienvenidos al Festival de Cine de 2010! Welcome to the 2010 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema! The Spanish Discipline is bringing quality films from Argentina, Chile, and Spain to west central Minnesota for the benefit and enjoyment of the campus and community. The third annual festival includes four feature films. Subtitled in English, the films will be screened on successive Sundays at 7 p.m. beginning Oct. 3 through Oct. 31, pausing on Oct. 17 when the University observes fall break. The campus and public are invited to the free viewings in the Morris Theatre at 12 East Sixth Street. The first film is El secreto de sus ojo/The Secret in Their Eyes, on Sunday, Oct. 3. Rated R. 127 minutes.

Tournées Film Festival

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Edson Auditorium, Le Scaphandre et le papillon/The Diving Bell and the Butterfly will be screened. As the editor of the French magazine ELLE, Jean-Dominique Bauby was a key player in Parisian social and cultural circles before suffering a massive stroke at the age of 43. He developed what doctors called a locked-in syndrome: he lost all muscle control, save his left eyelid. Blinking one letter at a time, he composed a book describing his new life. As soon as it was published the book became an international best seller. Bauby died shortly after. This is the basis of Julian Schnabel's enthralling film in which Jean-Dominique Bauby summons enormous courage, determination, and his soaring imagination to escape from his trap. 112 mins.

Midwest Philosophy Colloquium

On Friday, Oct. 8, David Wong, a professor of philosophy from Duke University, will be presenting on "What We Can Learn from Mencius on Human Nature and the Development of Ethical Virtue" at 3:30 p.m. in Imholte 109. He is the author of several books and the co-editor of Confucian Ethics: A Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy and Community. The theme of this year's colloquium is "Learning from Chinese Philosophy."

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, Oct. 9, at 10:30 a.m. in Humanities Fine Arts (HFA). The dedication will be held in conjunction with Homecoming, Oct. 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.

Homecoming Weekend

Friday, October 8

Disc golf tournament, 5:30 p.m., Pomme de Terre Park

Saturday, October 9

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 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. RSVP to: or call 320-589-6066.

Sunday, October 10

Homecoming Concert

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.