February 18, 2003, Volume 20 number 11

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“The Clayton, Jackson McGhie Memorial: Public Art–Community Healing,” will be exhibited through March 16. The exhibit will include models, tools, and drawings produced by artist and designer, Carla Stetson for the Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Memorial. The purpose of the Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Memorial is to commemorate the lives of three young, African-American men who were lynched in 1920, in Duluth. The memorial will be located on the corner of Second Avenue East and First Street, near the scene of the lynching. Along with Stetson’s bronze sculptures, sixteen quotes will be included on the memorial. Twin Cities author, Anthony Peyton Porter, gathered these quotes, which will also be included in the exhibit. The Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Memorial project is spearheaded by the CJMM Committee, made up of Duluth community members in collaboration with the City of Duluth, the Duluth Public Arts Commission, and Minnesota Historical Society. Due to the sensitive nature of this exhibit, viewer discretion is advised.

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.

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.

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

All lectures will be held in the Tweed Museum of Art Lecture Gallery.

Curator Michael Rooks will give a presentation on Thursday, February 27 at noon.

Jim Denomie will give a presentation on Tuesday, March 4 at 6 p.m.

Photographer Stephanie Kays will give a presentation on Thursday, March 13 at 2 p.m.

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

music EVENTS

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

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.

In “A Concert of Chosen Gems,” UMD’s wind ensembles, with directors Mark Whitlock and Daniel W. Eaton, will play compositions considered “essentials” for wind band including “Beowolf,” by Francis McBeth and “Incantation and Dance,” by John Barnes Chance. the performance will be held on Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall.

A High School Choral Invitational Concert will be held on Monday, March 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

A Junior High School Honor Band Festival Concert will be held on Thursday, March 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

“Ovation Series: T.S. Monk Sextet,” will perform in the Weber Music Hall on Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Jazz Drummer T.S. Monk has been hailed as “his father’s musical heir.” Purchase tickets in advance.

For more information or to reserve tickets call the UMD theatre office at 726-8561.

theatre EVENTS

The School for Scandal
The School for Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan will run February 19 - 22, at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The play has been considered one of the greatest comedy of manners in the English language and is one of Sheridan’s masterpieces. The play 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

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 Kirby Ballroom A. They biked approximately 500 miles through diverse geography they experienced indigenous cultures and over 14 different languages. They also climbed Tajumulco Volcano, the highest peak in Central America.

Lynn Clark Pegg, a Duluth resident and member of the human rights group, Witness for Peace will present “Hearing the Voices of Women from Nicaragua” on Thursday, March 6, in the Tweed Lecture Gallery. Pegg recently returned from a two-month study in Nicaragua where she observed economic cooperatives, many of which are organized around women’s empowerment. The program is sponsored by Witness for Peace and Equal Exchange, and its purpose is to allow participants to observe, study and listen to women from all sectors of society — government, education, human rights groups, and economic organizations. Pegg will share her experiences, show slides and speak to the specific experiences of Nicaraguan women as told through their own voices.

Marta Lizarralde, a biologist and researcher at the Austral Center for Scientific Research in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, will present “Tierra del Fuego: An Interesting Place on the End of the World” at noon on Thursday, March 13 in Humanities 314. She will discuss landscape, biodiversity, tourism and history of the southernmost part of the world.

For information contact Cindy M. Christian at 726-8616.

Karen Crawford from St. Mary’s College presents “Early Development and Culture of the Squid Embryo, Loligo pealei: It takes a herd to raise a squid” on Friday, February 21, at 2 p.m. in 185 Life Science. The event is hosted by Hazel Richmond.
For more information contact Stacy at 726-6262.

Bill Pedersen presents “Drilling MMCs” on February 24.

Eric King, UROP student presents “Structural Properties of Wood Laminates and Composite Reinforced Wood Laminates” on March 3.

Richard Lindeke presents “CMM Using D-H Modeling” on March 10.

All lectures are held in 458 Humanities and begin at 4 p.m. For information contact Tracy Shaw at 726-6161 or at ie@d.umn.edu

“Brain Awareness” will be presented on March 11 and “End of Life Care Issues” will be presented 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 Kirby 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.

Lisa Park, Department of Geology, University of Akron presents, “Lake Diversity Through Time and the Origins of Non-Marine Faunas” on Thursday, February 27

Julie Brigham-Grette, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst will present on Thursday, March 6.

Kim Smith and Jill Flater, UMD Department of Geological Sciences present “Iceland” on Thursday, March 13

All lectures are at 4 p.m. in 185 Life Science unless noted differently. For more information contact the Department of Geological Sciences at 726-8385.

The spring semester SMAWK sessions will begin with session I on February 15 and 22, session II, March 1 and 8, and session III, April 26 and May 3. All classes meet Saturdays from 10 a.m. - noon.

Each SMAWK session is designed to offer children an age-appropriate, museum-based, fine arts experience. Children will spend time looking at and talking about art. In addition, through drawing, painting, sculpture, or mixed media, children will explore the basics of two dimensional and three dimensional art making.

For more information contact Susan Hudec at 726-8527 or Mary Rhodes at 726-7823.

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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:

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.


Find out where the closest cross-country ski trails are from 3:30- 5:30 p.m. on February 24. Head to a 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.

An introduction to ice climbing will be held Wednesday, February 19 from 6 -9 p.m. Instructors will show techniques for using crampons and ice tools to climb your way up frozen water falls.

Sit back and enjoy visions of granite spires towering over glaciers and climbing on mountains of rock and snow on Monday, February 24 at 7 p.m. in 333 Kirby. See highlights of a recent climbing trip to Alberta and British Columbia, Canada including ascents in Bugaboo Provincial Park and on Mount Athabasca and Mount Edith Cavell.

Discover the excitement and fun of telemark skiing on Tuesday, February 25 from 4 - 9 p.m. at Spirit Mountain or on Thursday, February 27 from 4 - 10 p.m. at Mont Du Lac. Learn proper techniques with expert instruction in a high-quality setting. Telemark skiing is using equipment that resembles cross–country ski equipment in downhill settings.

Try ice climbing at Gooseberry Falls on Sunday, March 2 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Learn techniques and get familiarized with the equipment to climb up a frozen waterfall amid the winter scenery of Gooseberry State Park. Beginners welcome!

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.


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