February 4, 2003, Volume 20 number 10

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The exhibit “Body of Clay - Soul of Fire: Richard Bresnahan and Art from the Saint John’s Pottery” will be on exhibit through March 23. The exhibition is accompanied by the recently released 230-page book Body of Clay, Soul of Fire: Richard Bresnahan and the Saint John’s Pottery, written by Matthew Welch. Several events accompany the show. A Pottery Workshop and Demonstration by Richard Bresnahan and Kirstin Plucar will be held from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on February 5 and 6 at Lake Superior College. the lecture “An Ancient Fire to a Humane Future” will be presented by Richard Bresnahan at 7 p.m. on February 5 at St. Paul’s Church, 1710 East Superior Street.

A photographic exhibition “Road Work” by photographer Suzanne E. Szucs will be presented through March 23. The exhibition will feature three bodies of work, “Deer Project,” “Fort Centennial,” and “Recent Invitations to Religion,” each revealing hidden narratives in the landscape. A strong interest in “abject beauty” has lead Szucs to explore subjects not traditionally set before the camera’s lens. Both traditional and digital, her vivid color photographs reflect upon the fragile connection between object and observer. Szucs is an assistant professor of photography at UMD. She will discuss her process during a Brown Bag lunch at UMD’s Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab, 154 MPAC, on February 14 at noon.

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

music EVENTS

The Sixth Annual World Music Concert, featuring guest artist Sowah Mensah and the UMD Percussion Ensemble performing traditional drumming, singing, and dancing from West Africa, Indonesia, Trinidad/Tobago, and the Caribbean, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12 in the Weber Music Hall. David Schmalenberger will direct.

The Twin Ports Wind Ensemble with director Mark Whitlock will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday February 9 in the Weber Music Hall.

The Percussion Ensemble under the direction of David Schmalenberger will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11 in the Kirby Student Center

The UMD Music Department presents “Faculty Recital: The French Connection” with works by Debussy, Leclair, Franck, and Francaix at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25 in the Weber Music Hall. Musicians Rudy Perrault, violin and Jeanne Doty, piano will perform.

“Time Flies: Vocal Jazz Cabaret,” a musical journey through time will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on February 20 - 22 in the Weber Music Hall. The presentation will include Lake Effect, Chill Factor, Vocal Jazz Ensembles Cabaret and Richard Johnson as director.

theatre EVENTS

The School for Scandal
The School for Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan will run February 13 - 16 and 19 - 22, at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The School for Scandal has been considered one of the greatest comedy of manners in the English language and is one of Sheridan’s masterpieces. The School for Scandal exposes our human foibles through a rich group of characters and is guaranteed to have you laughing at yourself. For ticket information call 726-8561..

EVENTS workshops/lectures

Glenn Kreag and Barb Koth will present “In Search of Sustainable Tourism: A Study Leave to New Zealand and Australia” at noon on Thursday, February 6 in the Bullpub. Their presentation will look at places where special efforts have been made to match tourism use to the limits of the natural resources that serve as the attraction including creation and implementation of specific policies to manage tourism use.

David Devere will present “Antarctica: Life Full Circle, A Year on the Ice” at noon on Thursday, February 13 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery. Devere lived in McMurdo Station and Palmer, enduring two Antarctic winters and two sunny summers. He will show slides and discuss daily life at the two stations, including the topics of weather, geography, science projects, male to female ratio, employment opportunities, housing and recreation.

Professor JiYe, from Guangzhou University in China, and Gary Nelson, ceramic art instructor from Lake Superior College, will present “China and Chinese Art” at noon on Thursday, February 20 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery. They will illustrate Chinese scenery, life and culture by sharing slides of JiYe’s realistic and romantic watercolor paintings and by showing Nelson’s video of his visit to South China to attend a ceramics workshop.

Joel Harris and Paul Wenner, UMD medical students, will present “Mountain Biking in the Highlands of Guatemala” at noon on Thursday, February 27 in Ballroom A. They biked approximately 500 miles through the diverse geography and experienced indigenous cultures and over 14 different languages. They also climbed Tajumulco Volcano, the highest peak in Central America

Kevin T. Leicht, a professor of sociology from the University of Iowa, will give a presentation called “The Future of Affirmative Action” at 2 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall on Friday, February 7. Leicht has produced groundbreaking work on “The Future of Affirmative Action,” a presentation he originally made at the American Sociological Association. For information contact Deborah Petersen-Perlman at dpeters1@d.umn.edu

Three seminars are offered in February. Cullen Boyd and Eric Hesse present “Sweden Engineering Education Experience” on February 10. Mark Fugelso presents “Overview of Drill Shaping Mechanization” on February 17, and Bill Pedersen presents “Drilling MMCs” on February 24.
Seminars are held in 458 Humanities and begin at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For information contact Tracy Shaw at 726-6161 or at ie@d.umn.edu

“Hormone Replacement Therapy” will be presented on February 11, “Brain Awareness” on March 11 and “End of Life Care Issues” on April 8.
All DocTalk lectures are presented at 7:30 p.m. in 142 School of Medicine. These lectures are free, and open to the public. For information contact Janet Fitzakerley at 726-7012 or at jfitzake@d.umn.edu

Environmentalist Nancy Nelson presents “Science and Sustainable Urban Development” on February 19, Meg Bye presents “The Duluth Human Rights Office” on March 26, and Chamber of Commerce President and C.E.O. David Ross presents “Building Our Community” on April 16. All sessions are from noon -1 p.m. in 323 Kirby. Cookies or fruit pizza and coffee will be served. The Urban Studies Brown Bag series is sponsored by the Urban Studies program and the Center for Community and Regional Research. For information contact Judy Trolander at 726-8271.

Letta Neely, African-American, lesbian poet, activist, feminist, mother and writer, will present “Standing in the Trenches,” observations and analysis on class, race, gender, sexuality, and liberation in the U.S. with emphasis on the impact of the current presidency on Tuesday, March 11 in Kirby Ballroom at 7 p.m. For information call Angie at GLBT Services, 726-7300.

The Department of Chemistry presents the Fifth Annual Undergraduate Symposium April 11 - 12, in the UMD Ballroom. Senior students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will present research. Marion Thurnauer, Director of the Chemistry Division of Argonne National Laboratories, will present the opening lecture. for information contact Joanne M. Ellis at jellis@d.umn.edu.

EVENTS classes

Learn the skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing emergencies and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation for victims up to eight years old on Monday, February 3 from 5- 9:30 p.m. in 21 Sports and Health Center.
For information and registration, call 726-6533, or visit our window in the lobby of Sports and Health Center.

UMD faculty member Ann Anderson is joined by Judith Arnold to present “Sophisticated Ladies,” at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12 in Kirby Ballroom C, as a salute to women composers. Both women are accomplished musicians and performed this recital program in the Tweed last year.
University for Seniors Lectures are commonly held on Wednesday afternoons, are free and open to the public. A question and answer session follows each 45-minute lecture. For information contact Carole Schweiger at 726-7637.

University for Seniors Lectures are commonly held on Wednesday afternoons, are free and open to the public. A question and answer session follows each 45 minute lecture. For more information contact Carole Schweiger at 726-7637.

special EVENTS

Women’s Resource and Action Center Spring Program Series
The Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Department of Women’s Studies presents their Spring 2003 Programming:

Mitra Emad presents, “Reading Wonder Woman’s Body: Mythologies of Gender and Nationhood” at noon on February 10 in Kirby 355.

Jana Studelska presents, “Doulas Midwives and Supportive Birth” at noon February 24 in Kirby 355.

“Feminism in the Twin Ports: The History of the American Association of University Women” with Terri Griffiths will be presented at noon on Monday, March 3 in Kirby 355-57.

“Hearing the Voices of Women from Nicaragua” with Lynn Clark Pegg will be presented at noon on Thursday, March 6 in the Tweed Museum Lecture Gallery.

“Feminism in the Twin Ports: The History of Chester Creek House” will be presented at noon on Monday, March 10 in Kirby 355-57.

“Safety on Spring Brake” will be presented at noon on Monday, March 12 in Kirby 333.

“Feminism in the Twin Ports” with Tina Welsh will be presented at noon on Monday, March 24 in Kirby 355-57.

“Feminism in the Twin Ports: NOW and then...is Activism a Lost Art?” with Joyce Benson will be presented at noon on Monday, March 31 in Kirby 355-57.

“Geography on Masculinist Construction of Germany in the Love Parade” with Olaf Kuhlke at noon on Monday, April 14 in Kirby 355-57.

“Women ROCK!! History of Women in Mountaineer” with Kajia Webster will be presented at noon on Monday, April 21 in Kirby 355-57.

“Painting the Piano: Norwegian Sister Harriet Backer and Agathe Backer Grondahl” with Alison Aune and Jeanne Doty will be presented at noon on Wednesday, April 23 in the Tweed Museum Lecture Gallery.

“Communication, Women’s Experiences with Abusive Communication in Organizations” with Diane Sloan will be presented at noon on Monday, April 28 in Kirby 355-57.

For more information please contact the Women’s Resource and Action Center 726-6292 or 726-8444.

The Hillside Flyers Youth tumbling squad will give a presentation at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on February 5 in the Solon Campus Center Wedge.

A Lion Dance will be held at 1 p.m. on February 6 in the Kirby Lounge.

The Access Center will hold various sporting activities in a Winter Sports Sampler with Rec Sports on February 7 - 8. Call the Access Center for more details 726-6130

A Multicultural Valentine Dance will be held at 8 p.m. on February 8 in Kirby Ballroom.

For information contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward at swoodwar@d.umn.edu.

UMD Career Services is hosting the Head of the Lakes Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 6 in Kirby Ballroom. The fair is open to juniors and seniors seeking full-time employment, internships and summer opportunities. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to attend to explore career opportunities and look for summer jobs. For information e-mail carserv@d.umn.edu

Visit Outdoor Career Day, and meet employers from diverse fields who will speak with you about their job in the outdoors from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5 in the Kirby Student Center. Representatives from summer camps, canoe camps, law enforcement, resource management, government agencies, environmental education centers, and research biology centers will be on hand. Find a summer job, a great internship or employment after graduation, or just learn more about professions in outdoor or environmental education. For more information call Recreational Sports and Outdoor Programs at 726-6533.

Learn the basics of how to snowboard in a fun, relaxed setting at Spirit Mountain from 4- 9 p.m. on Friday, February 7.

Join Outdoor Programs for a visit to the International Wolf Center located in Ely, MN on Saturday, February 8 from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Part of the day will be spent outside on snowshoes searching for tracks and wolf kill sites.

Find out where the closest cross-country ski trails are from 3:30- 5:30 p.m. on February 3, 10, 17 and 24. Each week head to a different park near the UMD campus to explore the ski trails and pick up a few tips from the instructor or from other participants.

First through fourth graders are invited to have fun over winter and spring breaks with various indoor and outdoor sports. The camp will be held February 18-21 and April 14- 17 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Find some sun and get a jump on the season with hiking, biking, and exploring in the Canyon lands near Moab, Utah from March 14- 23. Part of the time will be spent base camping then hiking/biking without the burden of packs. The other part will be a short overnight backpack to get into the wild. Beginners are welcome on this trip.

Join the Outdoor Program from March 14- 23 for a trip to the Buffalo River. Experience the thrills of the rapids, the beauty of the biology and geology, and learn about the history of the area. Basic canoeing skills needed.

For more information on any of the events listed call Recreational Sports and Outdoor Programs at 726-6533, 726-7128 or visit www.umdoutdoorprogram.org.

The UMD International Club is hosting its 35th annual Feast of Nations beginning with a buffet dinner at 5:15 pm. on Saturday, March 1 in Kirby Ballroom. Tickets go on sale starting Thursday, February 20 in front of the UMD Bookstore beginning at 9:30 a.m. Come early, tickets sell fast. Ticket prices are $15 and $10. Entertainment follows at 7:15 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
For information contact Pratheep, at rave0029@d.umn.edu or (218) 728-5411.

Feast of Nations is the largest event hosted by any student organization at UMD. It is an evening of celebrating diversity within the UMD campus and Duluth-Superior community. The event was started in Duluth 34 years ago by a small group of international students cooking together and performing dances and songs from their native countries at the house of Mrs. Orlich, a Duluth community member. It has become an annual event and has grown to host over 300 guests including students, faculty, and community members. Students from UMD, UWS and St. Scholastica participate.

glensheen EVENTS

Guided tours are offered at Glensheen from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the winter months. Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

The UMD School of Fine Arts presents Mardi Gras 2003 at Glensheen on Friday, February 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. This event includes music, theater, art & design, silent auction, French-Acadian cuisine and an ambiance in the tradition of New Orleans. Prepaid reservations are required and will be limited. Call 726-8921 for more information.

Glensheen Historic Estate offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore ancient history. The land of the pharaohs is only a day trip away when participants join William Miller, Egyptologist and director of Glensheen Historic Estate, for a special excursion to the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts exhibit, Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from the British Museum.

Scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, this excursion, which includes a bus trip to Minneapolis as well as an educational program, admittance to the exhibit and lunch in Minneapolis is priced at $60. Proceeds generated from this outing will benefit the Glensheen Historic Estate Endowment Fund.
For more information or to make a reservation no later than Monday, February 10, call 726-8921.

Glensheen Historic Estate still has openings for its annual Valentine’s Dinner on Friday, February 14. Each dining experience includes a tour of Glensheen’s main house. A festive dinner, prepared by The Exchange, will be served in Glensheen’s formal dining room. The two seating times available are a 4:30 p.m. tour with 5:30 p.m. dinner and a 7 p.m. tour with 8 p.m. dinner.
Prepaid reservations are required and can be made by calling 726-8910.


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