December 24, 2002, Volume 20 number 9

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Martin DeWitt, Director, Tweed Museum of Art, together with David Tanner, executive director of the Association of Midwest Museums, co-chaired the Joint Annual Conference of the Minnesota Association of Museums and Association of Midwest Museums in Minneapolis, in November. The conference theme, “Sustaining the Changing Museum” brought together over 300 museum professionals from fifteen states. DeWitt has served as chair of the Minnesota Association of Museums since 2000. The state wide museum association offers a forum for professional development to individuals who work in and with museums throughout the state. MAM encourages greater communication, sharing of ideas and networking opportunities among museum professionals in Minnesota. The role of Minnesota museums continues to evolve in response to the complexities of contemporary society while keeping pace with the metamorphosis of our diverse and rapidly changing culture.

Stephen Hilyard, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, has been awarded a Career Opportunity Grant by the Minnesota State Arts Board in connection with an exhibition of his work at Cherry de los Reyes Gallery in Los Angeles.

Eun-Kyung Suh, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, will show three of her functional and wearable pieces, “Schism and Unity,” “Shackled”, and “Bristling with anger,” at the international juried exhibition, “Manifestation II: Form and Function,” at the Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY in December and January. She will also have her light fixture, “Schism and Unity,” included in “Hand crafted: A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood” at the Rocky Mountain Arts Center, NC, in January.

Ronald Regal,
professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a talk entitled “Classification and Regression Trees” at the Estuarine and Great Lakes (EaGLe) Coastal Initiatives Conference held in December in Annapolis, Maryland. The conference was organized by the U.S. Environmental Pollution Agency.

Susan Hudec, museum educator, Tweed Museum of Art, Peter Spooner, curator, Tweed Museum of Art and Alison Aune, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, presented at the joint annual conference of the Association of Midwest Museums and the Minnesota Association of Museums, in November in Minneapolis. The title of their presentation was “Future Teachers in the Art Museum: A New Partnership.”

Aune, Hudec and Jen Dietrich, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, will be presenting the lecture again at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference, in April in Minneapolis.


Douglas Jensen, Exotic Species Information Center coordinator, gave a presentation, “Aquatic Nuisance Species: Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point for Aquaculture and Bait Industries: An Introduction and Update,” at a meeting of the Ruffe Control Committee of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, November, in Ashland, WI. The presentation was co-authored by Ron Kinnunen, Michigan Sea Grant Program.

Carl Richards, director of Sea Grant, gave a presentation, “The Role of Landscapes on Water: Reflections of the Land,” at the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, in November.


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