February 26, 2002, Volume 19 number 11

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EVENTS

art EVENTS

Tweed Museum of Art Schedule
The “Here by Design/Made in Minnesota” exhibit runs through March 30. Part of this exhibition features an exhibit and publication developed by Lindsay Shen and James Boyd-Brent for the Goldstein Gallery, U of M Department of Design, Housing and Apparel, which displays the unique products of a variety of Minnesota designers, from beadwork to architecture and graphic design. The Here by Design exhibit and catalogue on the Twin Cities campus was funded by The Design Institute of the University of Minnesota.
   An additional exhibition component, developed by the Tweed Museum of Art, focuses on the design process itself, exploring the way in which an idea is developed into a finished product, by presenting the work of five Duluth-area designers and manufacturers: Cirrus Design Corporation; Vulpine Adaptive; UMD’s Natural Resources Research Institute; Damberg, Scott, Gerzina, Wagner Architects Inc.; and LHB Engineers and Architects.
   The Here by Design exhibition includes “Design It! Family Day” from 1- 4 p.m. on March 9.
An Artist Lecture by computer video artist Dan Sandin will be presented at noon on Thursday, March 7.
For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823
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music EVENTS

World of Music concert
The UMD Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of David Schmalenberger, presents a World Music Concert at 7:30 p.m on Tuesday March 5, in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. The ensemble will perform traditional African drumming, singing, and dancing in this special event which includes music from Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Cuba, Haiti, and Brazil. Contemporary World Music chamber pieces are also featured.

Bryon Jon - Native American blues/country blues singer
Bryon Jon will perform from 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in Kirby Ballroom B. All are invited to attend, refreshments will be served.

Wind works
The UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform selections of exemplary works for wind ensembles including “Molly on the Shore,” a classic work by Percy Grainger. Directed by Mark Whitlock and Daniel W. Eaton. The event will take place on Thursday, March 7th in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival
Saxophonist Ernie Watts joins Jazz Ensemble I. Watts has performed with jazz greats Cannonball Adderley, Quincy Jones, Billy Cobham, Charlie Haden, Quartet West, the Liberation Orchestra, the Buddy Rich Band, the Tonight Show band with Doc Severinsen, Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, the Rolling Stones, Whitney Houston, Frank Zappa, Aretha Franklin, and Chaka Khan. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 under the direction of Ryan Frane in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

Choral Concert: Motets to Gospel
This diverse concert includes choir and brass antiphonal settings, classical Mozart, the motets of Durufle, and Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Service”. Gospel singer Curtis Gulledge joins the UMD Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers, University Singers, and the vocal jazz ensemble, Lake Effect. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 under the direction of Tina Thielen Gaffey at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary.

High School Choral Invitational
The concert is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11 under the direction of Stanley Wold and Tina Thielen-Gaffey in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

MD Symphony Orchestra Solo Competition Concert
Performances by UMD student solo competition winners are featured as well as Dvorak’s “Symphony #8 in G major” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 with Director Rudy Perrault in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

Junior High Honors Band Festival
Mark Whitlock and Daniel W. Eaton will direct this concert at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.


theatre EVENTS

TOP GIRLS
Top Girls will be performed from February 28 - March 3 & March 5-9 in the Dudley Experimental Theatre at the Marshall Performing Arts Center. This play swirls around Marlene, a high-flying business woman who has been promoted to managing director at the Top Girls Employment Agency. Her success has come with a cost, however, and the plot unfolds the frightening realities of the “New Woman.” Top Girls’ author Caryl Churchill has impacted the theatre of Great Britain and the United States. For more than two decades, her work has challenged the accepted norms of playwrighting and society’s perception of gender roles. Churchill fashioned the play as a feminist critique of the Bourgeois Feminist movement of the 1970s. She posits that the success of individual women in the corporate world is attained at the expense of their less privileged sisters. Call 726-8561 or email th@d.umn.edu for tickets.

GUTHRIE’S WILDERNESS
Guthrie Theater will hold its residency at UMD from March 26 - 27. On those dates the Guthrie Theater will also perform Eugene O’Neill’s famous comedy, Ah, Wilderness! in MPAC. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. on both evenings. Tickets are available by calling the UMD Box Office at 726-8561. This is an exciting collaboration for the University, as well as the community of Duluth.

EVENTS lectures/workshops

AFROTC GUEST SPEAKERS
Alfred Agostino, WWII B-17 crew member and former POW in Germany, will discuss his experiences from WWII from 2 - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in the SpHC Hall of Fame Room.
   Tony Jurek, Korean War Veteran and former POW, will discuss his experiences from the Korean War from 2 - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 in the SpHC Hall of Fame Room. For information contact the ROTC office at 726-7159 or email air@d.umn.edu.

BIOLOGY SEMINARS
Biology seminars are held at 3:30 p.m. in Life Science 175.
   G. Sarath, presents “Plant Hemoglobins” on March 1.
   Kevin Flyn, EPA, will give a presentation on March 8.
   John Froehlich will give a presentation on April 5.
   Andrew Klemer, Department of Biology, UMD, presents “Ecological Economics of Environmental and Public Health”on April 12.

   Matt Grober, Georgia State University, will give a presentation on April 19.

PERSPECTIVES ON TERRORISM
The next Cultural and Global Perspectives of Terrorism Forum will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on March 6 in Kirby Rafters. The speakers and the topics are: Khaleel Dokhanchi, UWS Superior, “Peace Studies and Fighting Terrorism — Some Lessons”; Domien Cronin, Lake Superior College, “Ireland and Religious Politics”; and Eve Browning Cole, UMD-Philosophy, “Ethics of Terrorism.” For information contact Reza-ul (Raj) Karim at rkarim@d.umn.edu.

UMD URBAN STUDIES BROWN BAG SERIES
Jim McGinnis, head of the Mayor’s Economic Steering Committee, will present “A Businessman’s Perspective on What’s Right and Wrong with Duluth” on March 27 in Kirby 323.
   Urban Studies head, Larry Knopp, will present “Geographies of Sexuality in the Twin Ports” on April 10 in Kirby 355-57 with a tour to follow on April 13.
   Superior Mayor Sharon Kotter will discuss “Why Superior? Perspectives on Urban Issues” on April 17 in Kirby 323. All sessions are from noon - 1 p.m. and include refreshments. The series is co-sponsored by the Center for Community and Regional Research.

ALWORTH INSTITUTE BROWN BAG LUNCH
Marshall Johnson, professor of sociology at UWS, will present “From West Street to South Street: Creative Responses to the Capitalist Road in China” at noon on Wednesday, February 27 in Kirby Ballroom A. He uses his research in two very different spaces to explore the institutional and representational possibilities in China today. “West Street” in idyllic Yangshuo with its cyber cafes, English schools and “authentic” Chinese countryside has built an economy around global tourist stimulation. “South Street” in gritty Henan Province responds to capitalist restoration by building a democratic and prosperous communist village.
   Kelly Dowell, a UWS graduate, presents “Experiencing German Culture” at noon on Thursday, March 7 in Kirby Student Center 333. She will discuss her experiences studying the German language and culture in Germany last year. In addition, Timothy Crow, UWS Professor of German and Spanish, will discuss his view of German culture based on several years of travel and study throughout the country.
   Michael Linn, professor of linguistics, Department of Composition, presents “A Peace Corp Father’s View of Benin” at noon on Thursday, March 14 in the Kirby Bullpub. In the summer of 2001, Michael visited Benin where his daughter, Francis Linn, was a Peace Corp volunteer. He will present slides and discuss the time he spent with his daughter in the village of Bensego and the capital city of Porto Novo.
   Sarah Bauer, assistant professor of art and design at UMD presents “Tibet: Pilgrimage, Practice, Sacred Art and Ritual” at noon on Wednesday, March 27, in the Tweed Lecture Gallery. Bauer provides a glimpse of her research project/pilgrimage to Tibet in the summer of 2001. She will document her experiences and the living sacred art and ritual of Tibetan Buddhism. For information contact the Alworth Institute at 726-8616 or email alworth@d.umn.ed


GEOLOGICAL SEMINARS

Seth Sadofsky, UMD Department of Geological Sciences, will present a seminar at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 in Life Science 175. The topic is “Tracing Light Elements through Subduction-Zone Metamorphism: Implications for Global Geochemical Cycles.”

PHILOSOPHY COLLOQUIUM
David J. Mayo, professor of philosophy, presents “Vitalism Revisited: Disability Voices and Physician Aid-in-Dying” at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, in ABAH 235.

DULUTH WRITERS' WORKSHOP

The Duluth Writers’ Workshop on Lake Superior will be held June 12-18, at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The faculty include: Robert Olen Butler, fiction; Patricia Weaver Francisco, memoir and personal essay; and Henry Taylor, poetry. Classes, faculty and student readings will be held on the campus overlooking Lake Superior. The cost is $495 per person. English Professor Joseph Maiolo is the workshop director and UMD Publications Director Cheryl Reitan is the program coordinator. For information see: http://www.d.umn.edu/goto/writers or call 218-726-8996.

EVENTS classes

ELDERHOSTEL AT SUPERIOR SHORES RESORT
Enjoy a rustic setting in a thoroughly modern resort as you and other Elderhostelers from all over the USA stay at the Superior Shores Resort in Two Harbors, May 19-24. Learn about the spring bird migration in the classroom and on field trips with local birder Dave Benson. Jamie Harvie will lead you into guided discussions of the most pressing environmental issues of our times: toxics, forest destruction, global warming and what is being done to protect future generation. Explore the Lake Superior shoreline with Andrew Slade, as you learn of the lake’s history of shipping, storms, lighthouses and its geology. Contact 726-6347 or jpeters6@d.umn.edu for more information.

UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS
University for Seniors lectures are held on Wednesday afternoons. Questions and discussion follow each 45-minute lecture.
   “Bell, Book and Casino: Indian Education and Gaming in the 21 Century” will be held at 1:15 on February 27. Robert Powless, retired UMD professor and former chair of Indian Studies, will talk about the ups and downs of the education of the American Indian people and take a look at the effects of gaming on the American Indians’ lives, especially education.


special EVENTS

WOMEN’S HISTORY CELEBRATION
March is Women’s History month.
   The celebration includes: Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, performed from February 28 - March 1-3, 5-9 in the UMD Dudley Experimental Theatre at 8 p.m.
   On February 28 the Duluth Women’s Health Center Community Meeting will discuss Minnesota’s Reproductive Health Issues at 3 p.m. in the Garden Room, Kirby Student Center, and at 7 p.m. at Building for Women, 32 E. 1st St.
   The events for March begin on Friday, March 1 with the Northcountry Women’s Coffeehouse, “4-D-Yikes” at 7 p.m., at the Building for Women.
   On Monday, March 4 a Women’s Forum discusses “Taking a Realistic Look at Equity Returns” at noon in Humanities 458 (via ITV). Register at www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regform.html
   Women’s Resource and Action Center will hold a Clothing Drive from10 a.m. – 2 p.m. from March 5 – 7 in the Kirby Student Center.
   Guest speaker Kate Taylor, PAVSA, will speak on “Spring Break Safety for Women” at noon on Wednesday, March 6 in Kirby 355.
   Jean Captain will present “Self Defense for Women” from 6 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in Life Sciences 175.
   Marilyn Russell-Bogle and Linda Grover will present "Life, Spirit, and Symbols: Art and Poetry of Two Ojibwe Women." from 3 – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in the Library Rotunda.
   Bonnie Solem, RN, NP, from the Women’s Health Center will discuss "The Future of Contraceptive Methods" at noon on Thursday, March 7 in Kirby 355-57.
   “Incorporating Feminist Theory into the Visual Arts.” will be held at noon on Thursday, March 7 in 112 UWS Rothwell Student Center.

   On Thursday, March 7 there will be a workshop by Geri Jewell (“Cousin Geri” from TV sitcom “Facts of Life”) on “Building Bridges: Valuing Disability and Diversity” at1:30 – 2:30 p.m. or 3 – 4 p.m. in the Kirby Garden Room. Geri Jewell will also speak on “Celebration of Abilities” later that evening at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom.
   Friday, March 8 is International Women’s Day and guest speaker Sharon Kemp will discuss “Women and Islam” at noon in Kirby 333.
   Ann Anderson, violinist, and Judy Lindor Arnold, pianist, will hold a recital featuring works of women composers at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 in the Tweed. Refreshments will be served following the recital.
   Guest speakers Gail Schoenfelder and Rosemary Guttormsson from the League of Women Voters will be speaking on “Making Democracy Work” at noon on Tuesday, March 12 in Kirby 323.
   Also on Tuesday, March 12 guest speaker Sheila Bland will present “The Theatre of ‘Outrageous Women’ ” at
7 p.m. in the Garden Room.
   A poetry reading by Mary Willett Hughes will be held at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 in the Norshor Theater, 211 E. Superior.
   A Health Fair will be held Wednesday, March 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Kirby Student Center.
   Bounxou Chanthraphone, Laotian weaver, will present an Artist Lecture from 10 – 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13 at the Tweed Museum of Art.
   The speaker for Wednesday, March 13 is Blanche Wiesen Cook presenting “Eleanor Roosevelt, Women, and Power” at 6 p.m. with a reception at 7 p.m. at the UWS Katherine Oman Theater. A free bus will leave from Kirby Bus Turnaround at 5:45 p.m.
   On Thursday, March 14 there will be an informal discussion on Eleanor Roosevelt with Blanche Wiesen Cook from 10 – 11:30 am at the UWS Danielson Room, in the Rothwell Student Center.
   Clare Coss will host a dramatic reading: “Mary White Ovington (founder of NAACP)” at noon on Thursday, March 14 in the UWS Multicultural Center, Old Main 230.
   A discussion of “Women in Power in Times of Crisis” based on the Blanche Wiesen Cook lecture will be held from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 in the Kirby Garden Room.
    An “Art of Peace” community event featuring workshops, programs, and art presentations will be held from 1 - 5 p.m. and 7– 10 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline, Saturday, March 23. Contact Sara or Paula at (218) 389-3220 for more information.
   The film Chocolat will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at the College of St. Scholastica Science Auditorium.
   Guest speaker Sheila Wellstone will present “Confronting Contemporary Slavery: The International Trafficking of Women and Girls” on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom.
   Kaija Webster will be speaking on the “History of Women in Climbing and Mountaineering” along with presenting a slide show on Wednesday, March 27 at noon in Kirby Plaza 120.
   The video A Hero for Daisy and a talk on Title IX will be presented on Wednesday, March 27 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. in UWS Women’s Resource Center, 19 Rothwell Student Center.
   Guest speaker Sally Zelen will discuss “Health Motivation and Eating Styles” from 6 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 in Life Science 175.
   Guest speaker Stephany Stromme, registered dietitian, will present “Weight Management Strategies for Busy People” at noon in Kirby 355-57 on Thursday, March 28.
   UW-Superior Campus Writers present “Words on Women: A Poetry/Prose Reading” on Tuesday, April 2 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. in the UWS Danielson Room, Rothwell Student Center.
   Speaker Agate Nesaule presents “The Impact of War on Women”, Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m in the College of St. Scholastica, Sommers Lounge.
   Hear poet Nancy Fitzgerald on Tuesday, April 2 at 9 p.m. at the Norshor Theater, 211 E. Superior.
   Ellis, Singer and Songwriter performs on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at UWS Concourse, Rothwell Student Center.
   Northcountry Women’s Coffeehouse “Dykling Dykosaurs, and Queergrrls: An Intergenerational Conversation for Feminists about Loving Women” with Ellis on Friday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. followed by Ellis performance at 7 p.m. at Building for Women, 32 E. 1st Street
   Larry Knopp speaks on “Geographies of Sexualities in the Twin Ports” on Wednesday, April 10 at 12 noon in Kirby 323.
   Artist Lecture Series presents photographer Andrea Hoelscher, on Thursday, April 11 at noon in the Tweed.
   A Tour of Gay/Lesbian places in the Twin Ports will take place Saturday, April 13. For registration information call 726-6246.
   Sharon Kotter, Superior Mayor speaks on “Why Superior? Perspectives on Urban Issues.” Wednesday, April 17 at 12 noon in Kirby 323.
   Thursday, April 25 is Take Our Daughters to Work Day!
   Watch Currents for more information on upcoming women’s history events. For information contact Kathryn Fuller, kfuller@d.umn.edu or call 726-7829.

disABILITY AWARENESS EVENTS
March is Disabilities Awareness Month and UMD is presenting a number of events.
   The video, King Gimp, will be shown from noon - 1 p.m. and from 4:30 - 5:30 on March 5 in the Kirby Garden Room.
   Geri Jewell, “Cousin Geri” from TV sitcom “Facts of Life,” will speak on on “Building Bridges: Valuing Disability and Diversity” at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. and 3 – 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 in the Kirby Garden Room.
   Jewell will present “Celebration of Abilities” later that evening at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom.
   A satellite teleconference “Assistive Technology and Universal Design” will be presented from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. on March 11, in 173 Kirby Plaza.

FEAST OF NATIONS
The UMD International Club is hosting the 34th annual Feast of Nations (FON) on Saturday, March 2, in the Kirby Ballroom and Rafters. Events will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will go until 10:00 p.m. with a dance to follow. The FON is the largest event sponsored by a student organization at UMD. Events planned for this year include cultural exhibits, music and dance performances from different cultures and an all you can eat buffet with recipes from around the world.
Tickets will be sold beginning Monday, February 18 in front of the UMD Bookstore. Last year tickets were sold out in less than two and half days, so we recommend buying yours early.

MAJOR/MINOR EXPO
The five UMD colleges will host a Major/Minor Expo on Wednesday, March 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Kirby Student Center. Undecided students, students considering a change of major, and students who have not yet chosen minors can stop by to pick up major/minor planning sheets and talk with college and academic department representatives from CLA, SBE, CEHSP, CSE, and SFA.


PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Planetarium shows will be offered every Wednesday, at 7 p.m. in 130 Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium. For more information contact planet@d.umn.edu or 726-7129.

INDOOR DUATHLON
Two person teams or individuals will run 2 miles on the indoor track and swim 750 yards in the UMD pool on Saturday March 2. The race begins at 12:30 p.m. and athletes should meet at the UMD pool by 11:45 a.m. Pre-register in the Rec Sports, SpHC 121, by February 27. For more info call Rec Sports at 726-7128.

FIFTH ANNUAL GEAR SWAP
Join the UMD Outdoor Educators Club on Saturday, March 9 from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bring your outdoor gear to sell or come to the sale and take advantage of some great deals! Fifteen percent of the sale price is taken to promote outdoor education. The event will take place in Sports and Health Center Room 135. The equipment drop off times are: Friday, March 8, 2-7 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, 8-9 a.m. For information or registration call Beth at 726-6533.

2002 HOMECOMING
Committee members are needed to help plan the UMD 2002 Homecoming. Perhaps you’d like to get involved with the bonfire, Pet Parade, Carnival, Dance, Parade, Campus Decorating Contest or other activities. 2002 Homecoming is planned for the week of September 23-28, 2002.
A planning meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 6 at 3 p.m. in Kirby Center 333. Contact Linda Larson at 726-7230 or lmlarson @d.umn.edu if you are interested. Homecoming is a campus event and we need input and suggestions from everyone!

glensheen EVENTS

BED AND BREAKFAST SERIES
The Glensheen Historic Estate announces a B & B Fine Dining Series to be held on February 16, March 16, April 20. Each event includes a tour that begins at 4:30 p.m., and dinner that follows at 5:30 p.m. Receive a coupon to stay a night (M-Th) at any of the 11 historic Duluth Bed and Breakfasts.

DINNER THEATER
The Glensheen Historic Estate will be hosting a dinner theater on April 18 and April 25. There will be a tour at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the Change of Pace Production from 8 - 9 p.m. Call 218-726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.


EASTER EGG HUNT AND BUFFET BRUNCH
The Glensheen Historic Estate will be hosting a free Easter egg hunt and grounds tour on March 24, beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a buffet brunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Buffet reservations are requested.
   Call 218-726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.


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