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Welcome Weekends - Promise of the Prairie Screening

On Monday Sept. 3 there will be a screening of the film Promise on the Prairie at Edson Auditorium in the Student Center from 7 until 9 p.m.

Community Engage-ment Day of Service

On Monday, Sept. 3, a community day of service will be organized, starting at 1 p.m. at the Welcome Center.

Jane Addams Project

Bringing the University, Morris area, and Hispanic communities together, the student and community member-led community-building project "Jane Addams" will meet on Tuesday evenings beginning Aug. 28 throughout the year. Everyone is welcome. This week's meeting is on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111.

Art Club Poster Sale

Support the art club with your poster purchases. The sale will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, and Wednesday, September 5, in the Student Center's Oyate Hall.

The 2012 Tournées Festival of French and Francophone Films at Morris

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 6:30-10 p.m. in Edson Auditorium there will be a continuation of the annual Tournees Festival of French and Francophone Films with the showing of Les Hommes libres/Free Men, directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi (2011 / 99 minutes). A fascinating look at a little-known chapter in the French Resistance during World War II, Ismaël Ferroukhi's second film highlights the courage of a group of Muslim agents who provided North African Jews with false identification papers and assassinated Vichy informants. Free Men focuses specifically on the political awakening of Younes, an illiterate Algerian immigrant who makes his living selling goods on the black market. A taut, suspenseful, and impassioned thriller, Ferroukhi's film rousingly depicts Younes's transformation from apathetic criminal to fully committed freedom fighter.

Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar (TAFS)

Joseph Alia, associate professor of chemistry, presents the first TAFS of the semester, entitled "The Chemical Structural Formula, a Physical Picture Too?" on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Humanities Fine Arts, room 6.

Dinner in the Garden

Will take place on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 5:30 p.m. Dinner in the Garden features tasty, locally-grown cuisine, expertly prepared by Chef Matt Jensen, and served amid the beauty of late summer in the WCROC Horticulture Garden, beginning with a local wine and cheese tasting. Tickets are available ONLINE at as well as at the West Central Research and Outreach Center or Pomme de Terre Food Co-op.

This event is sponsored by WCROC Horticulture and UMM's Morris Healthy Eating Initiative, with sincere thanks to the Dinner in the Garden Planning Committee: Margaret Kuchenreuther, Steve Poppe, Chlene Anderson and Esther Jordan. Proceeds contribute to the sustainability of the WCROC Horticultural Gardens.