December 4, 2001, Volume 19 number 7

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Tweed Museum of Art Schedule
   Museum store is offering a special event for holiday shopping on Tuesday, December 4 from1 - 8 pm. Get great deals on unique gifts for everyone on your list.
   The "World AIDS Day Art Exhibition and Silent Auction" is on display through December 9.
   Fritz Scholder's work, "Fritz Scholder: Last Portraits" will be displayed through January 13.
   "Neil Welliver: The Prints" will be on display through January 13. In cooperation with Alexandre Fine Art, New York, the Tweed Museum of Art presents an exhibition of fifty large-scale woodcuts by one of the country's most respected landscape artists.
"Here by Design (Made in Minnesota)" opens on January 22.
For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.

music EVENTS

    The New York Chamber Soloists Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” will be presented at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 13 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
    The UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, directed by Mark Whitlock and Dan Eaton, will perform at 3 pm on Sunday, December 2 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
“Opera Scenes” will be presented at 7:30 pm on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
    “Sounds of the Season” will be presented at 3 pm on Sunday, December 9 in the Pilgrim Congregational Church. Holiday favorites performed by University Singers, Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers, Instrumental Ensembles.
    The UMD Percussion Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will perform at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, December 11 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. David Schmalenberger and Tina Thielen-Gaffey are the directors.
    The music department will present a Big Band Extravaganza at 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 13 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Swing along with Jazz I and II to the sounds of the Big Band era.
    The UMD Symphony Orchestra will present the Holiday Concert at 7:30 pm on Saturday, December 15 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
For more information on music events contact Barbara Tomlinson at the UMD Department of Music at 726-8208 or e-mail

theatre EVENTS

    The Movie Game by Adam Hummel will be performed at 8 pm from November 30 - December 2 and December 4 - 8 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. As the story goes, when Jack Goldberg realized his life wasn’t exciting enough, he didn’t expect it to become a movie, especially a romantic comedy. But that’s what happens when Jack’s therapist introduces him to failed film director Blake Langley, and Jack finds himself caught between two women. See the world premiere of this fun, charming romantic comedy. Call 726-8561 or email for tickets.

EVENTS lectures

    Members of the Transgender Community will speak at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 5 in Campus Center 120. The event is sponsored by the GLBT Services, UMD Office of Equity Education, Queer Students Union and the Psychology Department. For information on this event, please contact Angie Nichols at 726-7300.

    "The Great Age of Exploration: Byrd's Antarctic Expedition with Col. Norman Vaughan" will be presented at 7:30 pm on Sunday, December 9 in Marshall Performing Arts Center. "Dream Big and Dare to Fail" is the motto of Col. Norman Vaughan, chief dog driver during Admiral Byrd's 1929
geologic expedition, which set foot on land never before seen by humans. At 94 years old, he is the last surviving member of the 1928-1930 expedition. Since then, he has driven dogs in World War II as ambulances, rescued air crews in Greenland by dogsled, been in the 1932 Olympics, mushed 13 Iditarod Sled Dog Races, been named Musher of the Year in 1990 at the age of 84, and climbed his namesake, Mount Vaughan, a 10,302 - foot peak in Antarctica on his 89th birthday! Through slides and stories, Col. Vaughan will relate his experiences on the first Byrd Antarctic Expedition. Col. Vaughan will sign his books My Life of Adventure and With Byrd at the Bottom of the World following the presentation. For more information, check out our web-site:

    Joseph Maiolo will be doing his reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” at 4:30 pm on December 19 in the Kirby Rafters. Refreshments will be served.

    At 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 6, in Mitchell Auditorium at The College of St. Scholastica, Sherle R. Schwenninger will discuss, "U.S. Foreign Policy, Terrorism And the Islamic World." Schwenninger is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute at the New School University in New York and is an advisor to the New America Foundation and The Nation magazine. Most recently, Schwenninger was a senior program coordinator for the Project on Development, Trade and International Finance at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author (with Walter Mead) of A Financial Architecture for Middle Class Oriented Development. Schwenninger writes and speaks frequently on questions of American foreign policy and international economic and security issues. This event is co-sponsored by The Center for the Study of Peace & Justice at The College of St. Scholastica, the Royal D. Alworth Institute for International Studies, and the Western Lake Superior World Affairs Council. This event is free and open to the public.

    Deborah Rausch, Department of Geological Sciences and Large Lakes Observatory, UMD presents, "Sedimentation Patterns in Western Lake Superior," at 4 pm on Thursday December 6 in Life Sciences 175.
    Mr. Mark Severson, Natural Resources Research Institute, UMD The Duluth Complex presents, "Whatever Happened to Those Cu-Ni Deposits?" at 4 pm on Thursday December 13 in Life Sciences 175.

    Aaron Johnson, Mayo Clinic Graduate Program, Rochester, presents, "The Prevalent, Protective and Pathogenic Attributes of a CTL Response Towards an Immunodominant Viral Epitope in a Murine Model of Multiple Sclerosis" at 3:30 pm on December 7 in Life Sciences 175.
    David VanderMeulen, UMD graduate student, presents, "Plant Litter Quality and Decomposition in Northern Peatland" at 3:30 pm on December 14 in Life Sciences 175.

    The final installment of the Alworth Institute Series, "Perspectives on the Afghan War, " will be held at noon on Tuesday, December 4, in the Bullpub of the Kirby Student Center. Paul Sharp will speak on "Diplomatic Aspects of the Afghan War." Sharp is a professor of Political Science at UMD and Director of the Alworth Institute for International Studies. He has written two books and numerous articles on foreign policy and diplomacy. He is currently undertaking research on citizen diplomacy.
    Also, the last Alworth International Brown Bag Lunch presentation of the semester will take place at noon on Thursday, December 6, in Ballroom A of the Kirby Student Center. The topic, "Finland in the New Europe: The View from Jyväskylä" will be presented by Alexis Pogorelskin, chair of UMD's History Department. She will discuss Finland's new relationships with the European Union, NATO, the former Soviet Union as well as its other Baltic neighbors. She will also examine Finland's emergence as a nation due to the development of a Finnish national culture in the mid-1900s.

    "Thermal Stability of Lithium Ion Batteries," will be presented by Gerardine G. Botte, Department of Chemical Engineering, UMD, at 3 pm on Friday, December 7 in 150 Chemistry. The seminar is hosted by Department of Chemistry.

    Bullodog Shop Event:
    This year's annual Bulldog Shop Holiday Sale in the Kirby Rafters will be on Thursday, December 6 from 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday, December 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Absolutely everything (clothing, gifts, CD's, Tapes, Videos) will be 20% off the regular price! On Thursday, December 6, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. they will serve hot spiced cider and holiday cookies. Gamma Sigma Sigma will wrap gifts in the Kirby Hallway, (just outside the Rafters) for a minimal fee. All proceeds will be donated to "Adopt a Family".
    Campus Books Events:
    On Wednesday, December 5 there will be FREE holiday photos with the Grinch from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    The Cash for Books Buyback will be held from December 14 - 20 in the Kirby Ballroom and in the Kirby Rafters on December 21 . For more information, call 726-7286.
On Wednesday, December 19 there will be a 20% off book sale. The sale does not include all items.
    Marketplace Event:
    Register to win the 30 inch plush snowman in the front display window. No purchase necessary. The drawing will be held on December 17.
    From December 17 - 21, get 20% off Holiday Cards and Candy (including Russell Stover).

special EVENTS


    The UMD Athletic Department will again be raising money to purchase toys for needy youth in the Duluth area. Last year over $1,500 was raised in this program. Donations will be accepted at home athletic events in December and at a booth in Kirby Center from 10 am to 2 pm each day from December 10. People can also send donations to Sharyl in the athletic office. Anyone donating will have an opportunity to win some fantastic prizes.

    Enjoy an evening of fun at the Kwanzaa Celebration, sponsored by the Black Student Association. The celebration begins in the Kirby Cafe on December 8 at 6 pm and the dinner will be held at 8 pm. The celebration will then move to the Ballroom to distribute toys and dance. For info contact Chrystal Gardner at or call 726-8115.

    The Black Student Organization is collecting toys for needy children outside of the Kirby Book Store from 10 am - 3 pm from December 5-7. For info contact Chrystal Gardner at or call 726-8115.

    Planetarium shows will be offered every Wednesday, at 7 pm in 130 Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium. For more information contact or 726-7129.

glensheen EVENTS


    Glensheen announces its annual Holiday Brunch schedule for December. The days are: December 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, and 20. The brunch is prepared by the Exchange and held in Glensheen's newly restored indoor winter garden.

   Kick-off the holidays or celebrate the New Year at Glensheen! New Year's Eve dinner courses are prepared by the Exchange and served in Glensheen's formal dining room on December 31 at 4:30 pm. Call 218-726 8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.


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