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Welcome Weekends - Improv Show

The University's student improv group will display their talents on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 8 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.

Fall Day of Service

The Office of Community Engagement will host its annual Fall Day of Service on Monday, Sept. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. The day will begin in Oyate Hall and move to various project sites after an hour of pre-service training. Participants will regroup at the Morris Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. for a free home cooked meal, which will include vegan and gluten-free options.

Transportation to all sites and the supper are free. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Office of Community Engagement at 589-6276 to register or for more information.

Welcome Weekends - "Promise of the Prairie"

The "Promise of the Prairie" documentary of the history of UMM will be shown on Monday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.

Art Club Poster Sale

The UMM Art Club will hold a poster sale on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Student Center's Oyate Hall.

Tournées Film Festival - second film

The second festival film will be shown on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. Hadewijch (directed by Bruno Dumont, 2009, 105 minutes) is the story of twenty-year-old Céline. Expelled from a nunnery for her over-zealous faith, she returns to the secular world where she meets rebellious teenager Yassine and his older brother, Nassir, whose religious fervor mirrors her own. Hadewijch explores the relentless pursuit of faith in both Christianity and Islam--and what drives certain believers to acts of extreme violence.

HFA Gallery Opening Reception

An opening reception for the new exhibit Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay will take place on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the HFA Gallery. This nationally touring art exhibit features the work of noted ceramicist Richard Bresnahan and four former apprentices: Stephen Earp and UMM graduates Kevin Flicker '74, UMM ceramics instructor; Samuel Johnson '96, St. Joseph; and Anne Meyer '04, St. Joseph. The exhibit may be viewed through Oct. 13.

Stoked Artist Gives Live Demonstration

Richard Bresnahan will be on campus working in the ceramics studio from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept.6; from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7; and from 1 until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. He will be working on a Japanese potter's wheel conducting a running conversation with whomever wishes to watch him work--a captivating, physical display of creativity and skill as the wheel is kept in constant motion. Come and go as you have time.

Stoked Exhibition Lecture

Exhibition curator Matthew Welch, assistant director and curator of Japanese and Korean Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will lecture on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. in the HFA Recital Hall. Stoked celebrates 30 years of the Saint John's University Pottery Studio at which Bresnahan serves as artist-in-residence and has taught his apprentices. In conjunction with the exhibit, Welch has authored a book of the same title that includes chapters on each of the artists and photographs of their work.

ACT Exams

The national college admission test will be administered on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Science and Math Building rooms 1020, 1030, and 2190.

Honors Lecture

The Honors Program is pleased to present its inaugural lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. in HFA 160. Professor Jack Zipes will speak on "De-Disneyfying the Fairy-Tale Film." Please contact Tammy Berberi at for more information.

Tournées Film Festival - third film

Un Homme Qui Crie/A Screaming Man (directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2010, 92 minutes), the third film in the series, will be shown in the Science and Math Auditorium, room 2950, on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Adam, a 55-year-old former swimming champion, takes great pride in his work as the pool attendant at a luxury hotel in N'Djamena. His life is upended, however, when his boss tells him that his son will be replacing him as the sole pool attendant. Working on a scale both intimate (a father's wounded ego) and epic (a nation torn apart by civil war), writer-director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun creates a remarkable portrait of present-day Chad.

2011-2012 Performing Arts Series: Lizz Wright

Lizz Wright performs on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. Drawing from folk, blues, jazz, and gospel traditions, accomplished singer songwriter Lizz Wright will take you on a genre-bending musical journey, infusing her music with jazzy, smoky soul.