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

Green Prairie



A dedication ceremony for the new Green Prairie Community will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. Providing housing for 72 students within an engaged community, the new residence hall extends Morris’s liberal arts mission and expands its thriving sustainability initiatives.



On Saturday, Sept. 28, the annual HomeKUMMing Concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. The concert features music from Ranger Ranger, J Rush and DJ Ti Guy, and Soulcrate.


If you play an instrument from the cello to the electric triangle or you just like to sing in the shower, come out and play at MORRISSTOCK! This free event will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at East Side Park in Morris. For more information please contact

Homecoming Concert

There will be a Homecoming concert featuring Symphonic Winds, Concert Choir, and Alumni Concert Band on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Popcorn Concert

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, there will be a Popcorn Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall.

2013 Barber Lecture

William Burgwinkle, professor of Medieval French and Occitan at Cambridge University, will be the featured speaker at the 2013 Barber Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. The title of Burgwinkle’s talk is “Medieval Bodies: Looking and touching.”

Jane Addams Project

The Jane Addams Project is a cross-cultural discussion circle for Spanish and English-speaking Morris residents and UMM students. The discussion will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 7–9 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111.

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us at La Mesa de Conversación en la Universidad de Minnesota, Morris, otherwise known as the Spanish Conversation Table at UMM, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 6–7 p.m. in the Turtle Mountain Cafe. All are welcome! Students, faculty, staff, and community members have casual conversations in Spanish about a variety of topics. Meet new people and improve your Spanish!

Marx in Soho

Iroragetheatre will present Howard Zinn’s Marx in Soho on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m in the Humanities Fine Arts Black Box Theater. In Zinn’s timely play, Karl Marx launches into a passionate, funny, and moving defense of his life and political ideas. This is an excellent introduction to Marx’s life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change. The event is sponsored by Anthropology, Honors, Management/Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, and Theatre Arts.

Mixed Student Recital

On Thursday, Oct. 3, there will be a mixed student recital, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. The recital will be under the direction of Simon Tillier.

Russian Conversation Table

The Russian Conversation table is an informal opportunity to converse in Russian. People with all levels of proficiency are welcome! It is held every Friday at 4 p.m. in the Student Center’s Turtle Mountain Cafe.

CAC Films Presents—The Shining

On Friday, Oct. 4, there will be a showing of The Shining in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium, beginning at 9:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Campus Activities Council (CAC) Films.

2013 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema—El mago/The Magician

The 2013 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema presents a special family showing of El mago/The Magician on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. El mago/The Magician is a slapstick fantasy of the amorous adventures of a magician a la Cantinflas. Unrated. 100 minutes. The film will be show in Spanish with English subtitles.

Todas las películas en español con subtítulos en inglés se mostrarán los sábados a las 2 de la tarde y los lunes a las 9 de la noche en el Morris Theatre (12 East 6th Street), con la excepción de El mago/The Magician que se mostrará el sábado a las 11 de la mañana. Las entradas a todas las peliculas seran gratuitas.

2013 Festival of

Spanish Language Cinema—I’m So

Excited/Los amantes pasajeros

The 2013 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema presents I’m So Excited/Los amantes pasajeros on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 7, at 9 p.m. at the Morris Theatre (12 East 6th Street). Films are shown in Spanish with English subtitles and are free and open to the public. When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves. Rated R for strong sexual content including crude references and drug use. 90 minutes.

Clara Osowski and Mark Bilyeu—Mirrors and Opposites

Clara Osowski and Mark Bilyeu will present Mirrors and Opposites on Sunday, October 6, at 4 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano, and Mark Bilyeu, piano, are emerging Twin Cities musicians who have just returned from immersion in the Mélodie Française at the Académie Francis Poulenc in Tours, France, exploring the nuances of poetic meaning, diction, and performance technique. This recital juxtaposes the music of Tours and Minneapolis, featuring compositions from Francis Poulenc to Stephen Paulus. Free admission; no ticket required.