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There is talk that the relations of the campus and community are "bad". Well, we sometimes overlook the "good" too:

Cultural

-international students have and is still are known to come to local schools to teach about their unique ethnic "minority" cultural background.

Holidays

-Martin Luther King Holidayz
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com African-American Outreach

Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day Part 1 of 2 (Mon. Jan. 16th 12') at Morris, MN

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"Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."-Famous Quotes (mlkcelebration.com)

More..
Martin Luther King Jr. > Quotes , goodreads.com
“The Drum Major Instinct"** 4 February 1968 mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu
"..King's "Drum Major Instinct" sermon, given on 4 February 1968, was an adaptation of the 1952 homily ‘‘Drum-Major Instincts’’ by J. Wallace Hamilton, a well-known, liberal, white Methodist preacher. King encouraged his congregation to seek greatness, but to do so through service and love. King concluded the sermon by imagining his own funeral, downplaying his famous achievements and emphasizing his heart to do right...


Related Sites:
Letter From Birmingham City Jail (Excerpts) Martin Luther King, Jr. April 16, 1963 teachingamericanhistory.org
"...We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly I have never yet engaged in a direct action movement that was "well timed," according to the timetable of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. ..

  • The Nobel Peace Prize 1964 Martin Luther King Jr. -Acceptance Speech, nobelprize.org

  • Martin Luther King's Acceptance Speech, on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, December 10, 1964
    "...After contemplation, I conclude that this award which I receive on behalf of that movement is a profound recognition that nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time - the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression. Civilization and violence are antithetical concepts. Negroes of the United States, following the people of India, have demonstrated that nonviolence is not sterile passivity, but a powerful moral force which makes for social transformation. Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love...

    excerpted Sign Petition against Racism, from Rani (shared about how she's "fighting" against racism with roses)
    Rani's Roses

    "How to make a duct tape rose."

    March on Morris 17 Jan 12 kmrskkok.com
    "It was a March on Morris last night during Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. UMM’s Office of Community Involvement and their Office of Equity, Diversity, and Intercultural Programs, along with the Morris Human Rights Commission, held a program yesterday at the Morris Theatre. Speakers included Morris Mayor Sheldon Giese, UMM Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson, the Morris Human Rights Commission’s Anne Streed, and UMM Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Sandy Olson Loy. About fifty people marched from the theatre to the Senior Community Center where more than a hundred enjoyed the community meal together. The next community meal will be held February 27. "
    *see footage of march ->GoodnewsMorris.info Annual Community Events
    Students celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day through volunteering Published January 20, 2012, 02:11 PM morrissuntribune.com
    Volunteer sites in the community included Legacy Living, the Morris Theatre, Pomme de Terre Food Coop, the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance gallery, the Salvation Army, Courage Cottage and West Wind Village.
    "MORRIS, Minn. - University of Minnesota, Morris students gathered on Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by serving others.
    Volunteer sites in the community included Legacy Living, the Morris Theatre, Pomme de Terre Food Coop, the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance gallery, the Salvation Army, Courage Cottage and West Wind Village.
    The event concluded with a march through downtown Morris and a community meal at the Morris Senior Center. "

    {Photo Galleries}

    {MLK March 2012, from KMRS.KKOK} {Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2012 , University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association - from flickr.com}

    Economic

    -UMM Students are employed throughout the community

    Educational

    2012 Welcome Campus Community Picnic

    2011 Welcome UMM Campus Community Picnic

    *click the picture above for more pics
    {Photos by Salphoto.biz}
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  • University of Minnesota Morris | Office of Community Engagement ..., morris.umn.edu

  • " The Office of Community Engagement helps faculty plan, implement, and assess service-learning projects that fit their course goals and meet community needs. ...

    -UMM Student continue to volunteer with intergenerational learning (e.g. TREC, Big Friend/Little Friend)

    Food

    Hmmm... good! We had a great campus-community bridging supper last night (Monday, January 26th of 2009), which is the first in a series of 4 (last Mondays of every month till April-end of school year at UMM) at...

    Living Legacy, Ltd.
    (corner of California Ave. & E. 6th St.; south of the U.S. Post Office; east of the Morris Public Library;

    Morris Community Meals continue this spring Posted by Matthew Johnson, Community Engagement student representative on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010
    "Sam Esguerra, Community Engagement student representative, sums up the goal of Community Meal. "Community Meal is an excellent example of the value of community-based collective action and the incredible power that each of us has to improve and enrich our communities and the lives of those around us," he says. "The project demonstrates our ability to...empower ourselves to meet the needs of our neighbors."
    The Community Meal program is supported by a broad coalition of local businesses and organizations. This spring, they include: Pomme de Terre Food Co-op, Willie’s Supervalu, Stevens FORWARD!, Bremer Bank, Bello Cucina, Hoffman Realty, Mobiz Computers, John’s Total Entertainment, Stevens County Food Shelf, Morris Senior Community Center, and the Office of Community Engagement.
    Carol McCannon, community member and project co-organizer, notes the importance of community involvement: “Community Meal has been organized on the principle of increasing access to healthy food. Therefore, the success of the project depends upon all people knowing that they may come to eat without anything being expected of them. However, we do want to encourage people to become more involved in Community Meal if they wish.”
    Organizers are looking for businesses and community organizations interested in serving as meal sponsors next year, as well as volunteer cooks. Interested community members may come to the Morris Senior Community Center between 1 and 5 p.m. on the day of the meal to help prepare the meal. To get involved as a sponsor or volunteer, contact the Office of Community Engagement at 320-589-6276 or e-mail manolis at morris.umn.edu."

    Popular Community Meal brings local community members together Posted by Christine Mahoney on Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2009
    "Event Date/Time: Monday, Sep. 28, 2009 5:30 pm End Date/Time: Monday, Sep. 28, 2009 7:00 pm Location: Morris Senior Community Center
    In January 2009, Stevens County residents gathered to prepare warm, healthy meals to serve to the community as part of a project called Community Meal. A collaborative effort designed to promote a strong, vibrant community, will continue this fall at a new location, the Morris Senior Community Center.
    Since its first gathering, Community Meal has grown steadily to become a highly valued community event. The project now serves 250 people each month and a committed group of University of Minnesota, Morris students and Stevens County residents have united to ensure its success and longevity. Community Meal project has established a reputation for its delicious menus and the warm, welcoming atmosphere, which accompanies each meal.
    Community Meal is open and free to every member of the Morris-area community. This fall, meals will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the last Monday of every month—September 28, October 26, and November 30, 2009. All community members are invited to help prepare the meal by arriving at the Senior Center any time between 3 and 5:30 p.m. the afternoon of the event. The Morris Senior Community Center is located at 603 Oregon Avenue.
    Support for Community Meal is provided by a broad coalition of local businesses and organizations. This fall, the collaborating and sponsoring organizations include: Coborns Pomme de Terre Food Co-op Stevens Community Medical Center Morris Lions Club Bank of the West Morris Kiwanis, Stevens County Food Shelf Morris Senior Community Center and the University of Minnesota, Morris Office of Community Engagement.
    Reflecting on the project, Carol McCannon, community member and project organizer said, “Community Meal was established to address several needs: the need for space to interact as a community and the need for healthy, accessible food. Many Morris area residents have begun to look forward to Community Meal for the opportunity to share food and conversation with new faces while others have come to rely on the event for the opportunity to eat a warm, healthy meal. Community Meal has proven to be an effective response to the needs of our community and its residents."
    “Community Meal was organized with the belief in mind that sharing food can be a transformative experience that promotes rich human relationships and an interconnected community. Community Meal confirms the unique role that sharing food can play in strengthening a community and we are excited to continue that process this fall,” states University of Minnesota, Morris Community Engagement Student Representative Lauren Dennhardt.
    For more information about Community Meal, contact University of Minnesota, Morris Community Engagement Student Representative Matthew Johnson, 320-589-3349 or joh06876@morris.umn.edu. "

    {Photos of 1st Gathering}

    Morris Community Meals offer recipe for forging relationships Posted by Matthew A Johnson (Morris campus Local Foods Intern) on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009
    "Morris residents and Morris campus students gathered January 26 at Legacy Living Limited in Morris to prepare a warm, healthy meal to serve to the community. The event is the first in a series of four monthly meals that will take place during the Spring Semester. Morris Community Meal is a collaborative project of students, community members and local businesses that have partnered to provide free meals to Morris residents and to promote a strong, vibrant community.
    The meal, open to every member of the Morris-area community and entirely free of charge, will be served on the last Monday of every month throughout the spring semester—January 26, February 23, March 30 and April 27. Meals will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All community members are invited help cook and prepare the meal by arriving at Legacy Living any time between 3 and 5:30 p.m. the afternoon of the meal. Legacy Living Limited is located at 108 E 6th Street in Morris.
    Support for Morris Community Meal will be provided by a broad coalition of local businesses and organizations. To date, the collaborating and sponsoring organizations include: Legacy Living Limited, Stevens FORWARD!, Bremer Bank, Bello Cucina, Mobiz Computers, Hoffman Realty, John's Total Entertainment, Willie's Super Valu, Pomme de Terre Food Co-op, Stevens County Food Shelf and Hometown Bakery.
    Carol McCannon, Morris campus Community Service and Volunteerism coordinator, said: “By bringing people together over food, we hope to strengthen the bonds in the Morris community between students and community members, between the young and the elderly, between the various diverse cultures represented by our city's population. We hope to create the space for people to cook, eat and interact as a community.”
    Lauren Dennhardt, Morris campus Student Volunteerism coordinator, added: “Morris Community Meal seeks to create space for people to come together and enjoy the process of preparing and eating healthy food with other members of their community. We believe that sharing food can be a transformative experience that promotes rich human relationships and an interconnected community."

    "Outstanding" All-Around (volunteers locally teaching ESL-GED and also is a paid Spanish-teacher through the Morris Community Ed!) UMM Student, Matt Johnson (from Bloomington, MN), speaks during the meal
    GREAT JOB MATT & UMM CAMPUS COMPACT-Carol McCannon)!

    There was a reported 100+ in attendance from both the campus-community! I personally had a great supper meeting UMM students. One of them is a Chemistry major from Iowa, who proudly shared his intense course load. While an elderly lady right side of me proudly shared her Norwegian culture with us.

  • Free community dinners designed to form bonds Morris Sun Tribune Published Wednesday, January 21, 2009 By Matthew Johnson UMM News Service

  • "Morris residents and University of Minnesota, Morris campus students will gather Jan. 26 at Legacy Living in Morris to prepare a warm, healthy and free meal to serve to the community.
    The "Morris Community Meal" is the first in a series of four monthly meals that will be served as a collaborative project of students, community members and local businesses which have partnered to provide free meals to Morris residents and to promote a strong, vibrant community.
    The free meal is open to the public and will be served on the last Monday of every month -- Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 30 and April 27.
    Meals will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. All community members who would like to help cook and prepare the meal can volunteer by arriving at Legacy Living any time between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. the afternoon of the meal. Legacy Living Limited is at 108 E 6th Street in Morris.
    Support for Morris Community Meal will be provided by a broad coalition of local businesses and organizations. To date, the collaborating and sponsoring organizations include: Legacy Living, Stevens FORWARD!, Bremer Bank, Bello Cucina, Mobiz Computers, Hoffman Realty, John's Total Entertainment, Willie's Super Valu, Pomme de Terre Food Co-op, Stevens County Food Shelf and Hometown Bakery.
    "By bringing people together over food, we hope to strengthen the bonds in the Morris community," said Carol McCannon, Community Service and Volunteerism coordinator at the University of Minnesota, Morris. "Between students and community members, between the young and the elderly, between the various diverse cultures represented by our city's population. We hope to create the space for people to cook, eat and interact as a community."
    Lauren Dennhardt, Morris campus Student Volunteerism coordinator, said the meal is intended to provide healthy food and togetherness.
    "We believe that sharing food can be a transformative experience that promotes rich human relationships and an interconnected community," Dennhardt said."

    {Photo Archives}

    {2013}

    -April

    MorrisStuff's Community Meal April 2013 album on Photobucket

    {2012}

    -January

    MLK Tribute


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    {2011}

    -November


    *Mexican Food prepared by La Tienda & Jane Adams Project group (see Espanol Services at Stevens County

    -February 28th of 2011

    {2010}

    -September 27th of 2010

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    {2009}

    -Feb. 23rd of 2009

    Mexican Meal Kicks Off Community Meal Season September 24 kmrskkok.com

    " Morris Community Meal will serve its first meal on Monday.

    The menu will take on a Mexican flavor with fresh tortillas for burritos.

    Argie Manolis is coordinator of the Office of Community Engagement she says student lead for the meals and aspiring cook, Collin Sandoe will share his recipe for fresh tortillas. Sandoe will make the dough on Sunday at the Sr. Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    The meal begins at 5:30 at the Sr. Center in Morris. People who would like to get in on some of the cooking action can arrive at the Sr. Center anytime between 1 p.m. and 5:30. Dish detail starts after 5:30.

    Government/Political

    -UMM's MCSA (student body government) takes part locally in politics by going to the State Capitol annual to help lobby our state government on issues, programs, and projects (e.g. RFC) that benefit the campus and community as a whole.

    Religious-Spiritual
    -UMM Students have and still are known to take leadership positions in the local churches (e.g. youth pastor, children's church/daycare) -Annual Picnic in the Park

    Sports/Recreational

    -UMM Cougar Football Team takes a day to host "Day Care at the Park" (East Side Park) early in their season before Fall Semester begins

    .....for more contributions of UMM students to the community

    See our photo gallery !

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