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

CAC Concerts Presents: Avian and Stealing Second

Campus Activities Council (CAC) Concerts will present Avian and Stealing Second on Sunday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. on the campus mall. Stealing Second, a local group featuring UMM students, will open the evening with a blast of pop-punk. Sioux Falls alternative rock band Avian will headline, bringing their piano-driven melodies to the open-air event. The concert is free and open to the public.  

Improv Show

UMM’s improv troupe Breakfast for Dinner will perform on Sunday, Aug. 31, at 9 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. There will be an additional improv show on Friday, Sept. 5, at 9:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Turtle Mountain Cafe.

Welcome Weekend: Community Engagement Day of Service

The Office of Community Engagement will host a day of service on Monday, Sept. 1. Students will volunteer during the afternoon at various locations, including Someplace Safe, Pomme de Terre Food Co-Op, West Wind Village, and the Morris Area Child Care Center. The event will conclude with a free community meal at 5:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris.

Art Sale

There will be a poster sale on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. The sale is sponsored by the UMM Art Club.

Dominic Klyve Lecture: “Mathematical Fights! The Seedy Underbelly of Mathematical History”

There will be a lecture featuring Dominic Klyve on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m. in Science 1020. Klyve, a graduate of Morris Area High school, is an assistant professor of mathematics at Central Washington University.

Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar: Michele Page:

The first Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar of the 2014–15 academic year will feature Michele Page, associate professor of secondary education, on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. The title of the presentation is “Teaching Controversial Literature in the English/Language Arts Classroom.” Refreshments will be served prior to the presentation. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean.

Gallery Reception: Framing the Field

There will be a gallery reception for the photographic exhibit Framing the Field on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Gallery. A public lecture by curator George Slade will be held in HFA 6 at 6 p.m. The exhibit features photography from the Minnesota Museum of American Art, focusing on lively works of American photographers from the 1970s until now.

Performing Arts Series: The New Standards

The 2014–15 Performing Arts Series begins with jazz trio The New Standards on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium. The New Standards are a mini-super group out of Minneapolis, featuring an unusual trio of standup bass, piano, and vibraphone. Prior to the evening concert, the group will host a free public workshop titled “Mining for Inspiration” at 1 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium.

Fitness Frenzy

The Regional Fitness Center is hosting a Fitness Frenzy on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. in its North Basketball Court. The event is an opportunity to sample a variety of the center’s newest and most popular group fitness classes. Fitness Frenzy is a free event for campus and community members.

Music in the Park: Symphonic Winds and Jazz Ensembles

There will be concert hosted by the UMM Music Discipline on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. at East Side Park. The concert will feature Symphonic Winds and Jazz Ensembles playing marches, show tunes, and light classics.