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Prairie Gate Literary Festival

On Saturday, October 24, Morris students, faculty, and community members gathered together in Briggs Library to celebrate UMM’s fifth annual Prairie Gate Literary Festival. The festival brought in various authors and members of the publishing industry to host workshops, read excerpts from their works, tell personal stories, and discuss topics relevant to the writing and publishing of literature of all walks of life. The festival also allowed Morris community members to learn about what the life of an author is like as well as what it takes to get published in today’s industry.

Upcoming Events

Four on the Floor Brass Quartet
7:30pm @ HFA Recital Hall
Friday the 31st

Symphonic Winds Concert
2:15pm @ HFA Recital Hall
Sunday the 2nd

French Film Festival
7:00pm @ Edson
Monday the 3rd

Sustainability Forum
6:00pm @ Cow Palace
Tuesday the 4th

Commercial Tobacco Ban Forum
6:00pm @ Cow Palace
Wednesday the 5th

"Bent" - Theatre Production
7:30pm @ Black Box
Thursday the 6th

Morris Theatre

Playing through Thursday, April 24

Friday & Saturday 7:00 & 9:00 PM
Sunday 2:00 PM
Nightly-Sunday through Thursday 7:00 PM

G 1:41 20th Century Fox

Tickets for the Morris Theatre can be purchased at the information Desk (Higbies) in the Student Center for five dollars.


Friday Apr 4:

Tennis - Men & Women
@ University of Northwestern
1 p.m.

Bethany Lutheran College
3 p.m.

Tennis - Men & Women
@ Bethany Lutheran College
4 p.m.

Saturday Apr 5:
Bethany Lutheran College (DH)
12 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

University of Northwestern
12 p.m.

Track & Field - Men & Women
Hamline Invite
12 p.m.

North Central University
4 p.m.

Sunday Apr 6:
Tennis - Men & Women
College of St. Scholastica
11 a.m.

Northland College
12 p.m.

College of St. Scholastica
2 p.m.

Tuesday Apr 8:
Crown College (DH)
1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Martin Luther College (DH)
3 p.m. & 5 p.m.

A&E > >

UMMy's Return for the Ninth Year

The UMMys make a much appreciated comeback this year after the previous festival was canceled due to lack of submissions. This year, seven films were entered into the contest and allowed the UMMy judges to award a full range of awards, including a special award presented to a film of unique artistic merit. Unfortunately, the festival was missing the short film category (which happens from year to year). Although my memory of the film order may be faulty, the content stuck surprisingly well.

Op-Ed > >

10 Things to Remember Now that you are Under-Slept, Overworked, and Extremely Ill

Welcome. It’s officially that time of year when you become convinced that the universe knows exactly when you do not want to be sick and makes you sick anyway. That time of year where you’re up to your neck in stuff to do and up to your eyeballs in tissues because you’re sick as a dog. Once November hits I’m constantly in limbo between “I’m too sick to be busy,” and “I’m too busy to be sick.” I imagine lots of UMM students are too, considering if you have one leadership position, you probably have another one. It’s a struggle to be productive and also stay alive in the winter, which is why I’m writing this op-ed. I want to give my unprofessional advice to those struggling, ill, and overworked students in the BuzzFeed tradition: as a list. 

Sports > >

Cougars UMAC Conference Champions

For the final series of Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) play, the Cougars hit the road for southern Minnesota to take on the Bethany Lutheran Vikings and the Martin Luther Knights. Winning one or both of the games would set the Cougars up for sole possession of the UMAC Championship and a first place seed going into playoffs.

Variety > >

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Managing Editor
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News Editor
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Marcus Langevin
Variety Editor
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Feature Editor
Suzanne Timm
Head Copy Editor
Julie Arhelger
Photo Editor
Ashley Dial
Graphics Editor
Alayna Johnson
Online Editor
Kristin Rachor
Chief Assistant
Laddie Arnold

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