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Children's Theatre

The Theatre Discipline's 2011 children's show is the world premiere of Sophie and the Adventures of Ice Island. Forrest Musselman wrote this innovative, environmentally friendly production, in collaboration with Siobhan Bremer, the show's director. The play will be performed in the HFA Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre on Saturday, April 16, at 1 p.m. The cost of a ticket is $2 for the young and young at heart. Convenient, free parking is available evening and weekends in all campus lots. Performances for school matinees run through April 23. For more information, including group rates or advance ticket sales, please email: thrpub@ or call 320-589-6249.

Ground Quidditch Tournament

The University will host the Prairie Cup, the first intercollegiate Ground Quidditch tournament in Minnesota, on Saturday, April 16. Championship games will be played in Big Cat Stadium on Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon. Ground Quidditch, or "Muggle Quidditch" is the human version of the game played in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

On Saturday, April 16, Morris students will have the opportunity to present work that has been months--in some cases years --in the making at the 11th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS). The public is invited to attend the free event that celebrates the variety and quality of student scholarly achievement. Presenta-tions begin at 8 a.m. in Imholte Hall 109, and performances begin at 11 a.m. in HFA 170. The event ends at 5 p.m. Eager to share the fruits of their labor, presenting students welcome all who are interested.

Sign Language Concert

Students in the Sign Language course will perform the 17th annual Concert in Signs at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, in Edson Auditorium.

University Chorus Concert

The University Chorus will perform on Sunday, April 17, at 2:30 p.m. in HFA 160. No charge.

Student Recital

Sarah Mensen will perform her senior piano recital on Sunday, April 17, at 5 p.m. in HFA 160. No charge.

2011 Earth Week events

Several groups at Morris have organized learning and action opportunities during 2011 Earth Week, April 18-22. On Monday, April 18, economist and author Chris Farrell will give an address. A Green energy tour and World Café conversations will be held on Tuesday, April 19. On Wednesday, April 20, a clothing swap will be held in the afternoon and innovative professor and author Jim Farrell will give an address in the evening, "On The Nature of Our Lives: Sustainability and College Culture." On Thursday, April 21, a reception and book signing event will be held in honor of Professor Cyrus Bina on the occasion of the release of his new book, Oil: A Time Machine--Journey Beyond Fanciful Economics and Frightful Politics. In the evening, The Human Footprint will be screened in Imholte Hall room 111. On Earth Day, April 22, MPRIG will promote commuting by bicycle in the community of Morris with a positive, high-visibility Critical Mass bicycle ride event. Meet on the mall at 4 p.m. Helmets encouraged.

Chris Farrell Lecture

Chris Farrell, author of The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better, will speak on Monday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium. Farrell's presentation will focus on the "philosophy and techniques of living frugally." He advocates living "modestly," but not "cheaply," and will share innovative solutions and new financial models. A

French Poetry Reading

The 25th Annual Edith R. Farrell French Poetry Reading Contest will take place on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Oyate Hall. The event provides a showcase for students to share the beauty of the French language and verse from across the francophone world. Everyone is invited to attend the event that also celebrates the poetry contest's 25th anniversary. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening in high school, beginners, intermediate, advanced, and faculty and staff categories.

Sustainability World Café

A discussion of sustainability initiatives on campus with panelists in a world cafe style will be held on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center's Turtle Mountain Café.

Mixed Student Recital

A mixed student recital will be performed on Tuesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in HFA 160. No charge.

Jim Farrell Sustain-ability Presentation

James Farrell, author, professor, and frequent speaker on "greening" college campuses, will present "On The Nature of Our Lives: Sustainability and College Culture" on Wednesday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall room 109. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing follow.

Gallery Exhibit Opening Reception

"EESOME," the 2011 Senior Art Exhibition, will be celebrated in the Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Gallery on Thursday, April 21, with an opening reception from 7 until 9 p.m. The artists will be introduced at 7:30 p.m. Information on each artist and his/her work will be available at the exhibit.

Mazinaatesijigan gekinoo'amaadiwin Film Series

"To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey," directed by Reaghan Tarbell (2009, 57 mins.), will be screened on Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. The goal of the Mazinaatesijigan gekinoo'amaadiwin Film Series is to re-educate its audience through the use of film to examine and discuss the issues of culture, identity and stereotypes of American Indian people.

Taste of Asia

The Asian Student Association invites everyone to enjoy a variety of scrumptious Asian dishes on Saturday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center's Oyate Hall.

Prairie Yard and Garden

Schell's Brewery, located in New Ulm, is the oldest and largest brewery in Minnesota. Larry Zilliox visits Ted Marti and takes a tour of the formal gardens and landscape of the historical property. The program airs on Pioneer Public Television on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. January through April, with rebroadcasts Mondays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.