April 30, 2002, Volume 19 number 15

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Tweed Museum of Art September Schedule

The “UMD Art Student Exhibition” will run through May 5.

Thanks to the generosity of Glenn C. Nelson, UMD Professor Emeritus and a collector of international ceramics, the Tweed Museum of Art will hold a major collection of ceramic works from Scandinavia, Korea, Japan, and the U.S. This exhibition presents a selection from the original Nelson gift (1991), as well as works acquired through the Glenn C. Nelson Ceramics Purchase Fund. Selections from “The Glenn C. Nelson Ceramics Collection” will be displayed through July 28 in the Tweed.

There will be an artist lecture by woodblock printer Cecelia von Rabenau at noon on Wednesday, May 1 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

There will be an artist lecture by photographer/journalists, Carrie Kohlmeier and Cynthia Lapp, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

The Regional Projects Series, “Paintings by Mark Arvilla” will be at the Tweed Museum from May 21-July 28. Mark Arvilla grew up in Tower, MN, and was a UMD Art Department student in the 1960s. Mark Arvilla, or “MARVILLA” as he signed his last works, created an astounding body of work during his lifetime. His paintings range from sensitively composed and color abstractions of the northern Minnesota landscape, to imaginatively expressionistic works reflecting a landscape of inner turmoil, as he struggled to overcome depression in his later years. The artist’s brother Burt and family friend Michelle Lee (local newscaster for KBJR) have preserved Arvilla’s paintings, drawings, and sketchbooks, as well as his unpublished manuscripts. A selection of these, most never before exhibited, will be seen in this installment of Tweed’s “Regional Projects” series.

For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.

music EVENTS

UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band play works of composers Ron Nelson, Stephen Melillo, Eric Whitacare, Jan Van der Roost and the exciting “Galactic Empires” by David Gillingham at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

Twin Ports Wind Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at Marshall School under the direction of Mark Whitlock.

Call 726-8877 for reservations and further information.

The Old Maid and the Thief and The Telephone, two operas by American composer Gian Carl Menotti, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. The operas are fully staged and performed by the UMD Opera Studio and Opera Orchestra. For tickets call 726-8877.

EVENTS lectures

Sandra Wright, a retired school teacher from Superior, Wisconsin, presents “Ethiopia: Awesome but Awful” at noon on Thursday, May 2 in the Bullpub. Wright gives a slide presentation of her Fall 2001 trip to three Ethiopian cities and villages: Addis Ababa, Wells, Attar and Lalibella. For information contact the Alworth Institute at 726-8616 or email alworth@d.umn.edu.

Geology seminars are held at 4 p.m. in 175 Life Science unless otherwise noted.
Rod Henham, Senior Exploration Geologist, Musselwhite Mine, Placer Dome, Thunder Bay, Ontario presents “New Challenges for Geologists-2002 and Beyond” on Thursday, May 2.

Richard Ojakangas, UMD Department of Geological Sciences presents “So, Where Are You Off to Next? A Geological Career in Time and Space” on Thursday, May 9.

For more information call 726-8385 or email geol@d.umn.edu.

Stanton Peele, will speak on “A Moral Vision of Addiction,” as part of the Dennis Brissett Memorial Lecture Series at 3 p.m. on May 3 in Room 142 in the School of Medicine. Peele has published eight books and more than 140 articles on addictions. He has lectured around the world and is widely recognized as a brilliant and outspoken critic of the disease model of addictions. His books, “The Meaning of Addiction” and “The Diseasing of America: Addiction Treatment Out of Control” stake out the intellectual ground for a moral vision of addiction. Peele will also give a workshop “Harm Reduction and Natural Remission in Addiction” at 11 a.m. on May 3 in Room 142 in the School of Medicine. For more info, contact Gary Davis, 726-7144 or Janelle Wilson, 726-6364, jwilson2@d.umn.edu.

The Dennis Brissett Memorial Lecture Series’ mission is to promote novel and insightful approaches to cultural analysis and criticism; the social construction of meaning; deviance; and social interaction processes. The lecture series reflects Brissett’s interest in the sociology of everyday life.

The UMD Biology Department welcomes Dr. Uvaldo Orea Igarza, Universidad de Pinar del Rio, Cuba presenting “Chemical characterization of the wood and the bark of three Eucalyptus species found in Pinar Del Rio Province, Cuba” at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, May 3 in 175 Life Science. Please note that the seminar will be given in Spanish and translated into English. The event is hosted by professors Ronald Caple, chemistry, and M. Reza-ul (Raj) Karim, biology, and will be translated by Jose Goin. For special accommodations, call the Biology Office at 726-6262.

special EVENTS

Join in a 5 kilometer fun run or walk on the trails and roads around the UMD campus at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4. Pre-register in SpHC 121 by April 19. Pre-registration is needed to guarantee a t-shirt. All skill levels are welcome! For more information contact Rec Sports at 726-7128.

An overnight mountain biking trip to some of the best off-road riding in the Mid-west will be held on Friday, May 3 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. Cruise the trails through the scenic and challenging terrain near Hayward, Wisconsin. This is an opportunity to kick off the spring riding season and explore a new area. The instructors for the events are David Janoweic and Neal Detert. They will provide instruction, rides, group gear and food. Bring proper clothing, bike, helmet, and other personal gear. For information or registration call Beth at 218-726-6533.

Experience a day of climbing on the sea cliffs of Tettegouche State Park on Sunday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No experience is necessary for this climbing outing. Instructors will provide rides and equipment. Bring your clothing, water bottle and lunch. Meet in the SpHC Lobby. For information or registration call beth at 218-726-6533.

Just outside Las Vegas, Nevada lies a paradise for climbers. Warm yourself to slides of sunny red sandstone and climbers on sport routes, trade routes, and boulders at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 6 in the Kirby Bullpub.

The 7th annual UMD Research/Artistic Undergraduate Research Fair will be held from from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, in the Kirby Ballroom. There will be poster, computer, and oral presentations by the students depicting their research or creative projects.
The opening ceremonies will be at 1 p.m. with trumpets and comments by Chancellor Martin, Vice Chancellor Magnuson, and Associate Vice Chancellor Hedman. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, call Char Mahai at 726-7103.

Get outside and climb with the Outdoor Program from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. Ely’s Peak offers fun and friendly climbing for beginning and experienced climbers alike. Meet in SpHC Lobby for the event and call Beth at 726- 6533 for information or registration.

Can you pronounce gunwale? Find out how to from 8 a.m.- noon on Saturday, May 11 while perfecting canoeing strokes and learn how to keep a canoe upright. First time canoers to life-long paddlers are welcome for an afternoon of learning how to paddle and talk the language of the canoe. Meet in SpHC Lobby for the event. Call Beth at 726- 6533 for information or registration.

There will be a Sustainable Farming Association Farmers’ Market at UMD starting Wednesday, May 22 at 2 p.m. Farmers’ Market will be held every Wednesday through September. Anyone wishing to get an email reminder on market day can send their email address to Shub@shubatsfruits.com.

The tenth annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards will recognize the Arrowhead’s entrepreneurs at a luncheon ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at the DECC. Joel Labovitz, founder of Labovitz Enterprises, is scheduled to be keynote speaker. Call 726-7298 to make reservations. The Labo Awards celebrate the many contributions that entrepreneurs make to the Arrowhead.

For more information please contact Patricia A. Samberg Executive Administrative Specialist, UMD Center for Economic Development at 218-726-7298.

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

A summer triathlon training program will be held June 10-August 3 at UMD. The Tri Team is a training program for individuals ages 18 and up who want to improve their skills and fitness levels in swimming, biking, and running. Beginners to experienced triathletes are welcome. For more information contact Rec Sports at 726-7128.

Rod Raymond and Kevin Preckel’s sports conditioning camp will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday from June 17 - August 8 at UMD.

This camp is for high school and college athletes, both male and female, wanting to get stronger, faster, and more flexible. Athletes involved in hockey, soccer, basketball, or football, will greatly increase their overall fitness and ultimately excel in their sport by attending this camp.

Participants must register by June 7. For more information contact Rec Sports at 726-7128.

glensheen EVENTS

The Glensheen Historic Estate announces Mother’s Day buffets and tours on May 12. The event includes a tour at 9:30 a.m. with a buffet following at 10:30 a.m., a tour at 12:30 p.m. with a buffet following at 1:30 p.m and a 4:30 p.m tour with a buffet following at 5:30 p.m

A piano sale will be held at Glensheen on May 3, 4, 5. Call 218-726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

EVENTS classes

University for Seniors presents “People and Volcanoes” by Ron Morton, professor in UMD’s Department of Geological Sciences at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 in the Bullpub. Volcanoes are awesome, incredible and deadly. From the earliest of times to the more recent eruptions, volcanoes have aroused fear, inspired myths and religious worship and prompted much scientific research and debate. US members and guests welcome. For more information please call Lisa at 726-7810.

Learn about the spring bird migration in the classroom and on field trips with local birder Dave Benson at the Superior Shores Resort in Two Harbors, May 19-24. Jamie Harvie will lead you into guided discussions of the most pressing environmental issues of our times: toxins, forest destruction, global warming and what is being done to protect future generations. 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.

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