March 4, 2003, Volume 20 number 12

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EVENTS

art EVENTS

“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 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.

ART AND DESIGN LECTURE SERIES
All lectures will be held in the Tweed Museum of Art Lecture Gallery.

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

The film, “Frida,” will be shown in the Tweed Lecture Gallery at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25 and at noon on March 26 - 27. For more information call 726-8444.

Painter, printmaker, and drawer Patricia Canelake will give a presentation on Friday, March 28 at 10 a.m. in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

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


music EVENTS

UMD SPRING MUSIC SCHEDULE

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.

The Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 8 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

A Choral Concert will be held at 3 p.m. on March 9, Weber Music Hall.

UMD Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 11 in the Weber Music Hall.

A Gospel Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 29 in the Weber Music Hall.

Faculty Artists: Ann Anderson, Betsy Husby, Jeanne Doty, will perform at 3 p.m., March 30 in the Weber Music Hall.

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

theatre EVENTS

THE PHILANTHROPIST
The Philanthropist by Christopher Hampton will be performed March 13 - 15, 23 and March 25 - 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. As two men listen to the dramatic reading of a playwright’s script, the playwright desires to prove the credibility of his storyline by reenacting a scene, only to change everyone’s life forever. This play is a little-known secret of the comedy world.
For more information call the UMD Theatre Department at 726-8564.

EVENTS workshops/lectures

ALWORTH INSTITUTE BROWN BAG SERIES
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 observed economic cooperatives in Nicaragua, many of which are organized around women’s empowerment. The program, sponsored by Witness for Peace and Equal Exchange, allows participants to observe, study and listen to women from all sectors of society — government, education, human rights groups, and economic organizations. Pegg will 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.

SIGURD OLSON LECTURE SERIES
Representative Bob Ekey from the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Northern Rockies Regional Director for the Wilderness Society will discuss a bold initiative, which incorporates principles of conservation biology into land protection on Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in 185 Life Science. He will tell about a vision to establish a web of wild land links along the 1800-mile spine of the Rockies from Yellowstone to the Yukon. This initiative seeks to foster community stewardship, promote habitat connectivity using an approach that recognizes people and their traditions as a part of the natural community.
For more information call 726-6533 or 726-7128.

STORIES IN THE CLASSROOM
Chang’aa Mweti, Kenyan professor, storyteller, speaker, and assistant professor, UMD Department of Education will present a lecture on Thursday, March 6, from 8:50-10:50 a.m. in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

Prepare to laugh and learn with Mweti as he tells African stories, some of which the audience will help dramatize. Wearing traditional Kenyan clothing and using genuine African artifacts, he tells stories revolving around themes of love, peace, unity, reconciliation, and respect for others.
For more information contact Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975.

GEOLOGY LECTURES
Julie Brigham-Grette, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst will give a presentation 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. For more information contact the Department of Geological Sciences at 726-8385.

MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING SEMINARS

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

Darrell Anderson presents “Automation in Machining; An Economic Analysis” on March 24.

Ryan Rosandich presents “Calculation of Uncertainty in Project Management” on March 31.

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

DocTalks
“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

URBAN STUDIES BROWN BAG SERIES
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.

GLBT PRESENTATION
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.

DIS-ABILITY AWARENESS WORKSHOP
Access for All is hosting a Dis-Ability Awareness Crash Course on Wednesday, March 11 from 1- 4 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom. Come explore the world of Dis-Ability. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Pam Griffin at 726-6101

URBAN STUDIES BROWN BAG SERIES
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. The 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.

ALWORTH INSTITUTE LECTURE
John Mearshimer presents “Iraq: The Unnecessary War” on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. For information contact Cindy M. Christian at 726-8616.

MANAGEMENT OF RIGHT HEMISPHERE DISCOURSE DEFICITS
The Edwin H. Eddy Lecture Series will be held April 4 from 5 - 7:45 p.m. and April 5 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in 175 Life Science. The series features Penelope S. Meyers, a well recognized expert in the area of communication disorders associated with right hemisphere damage (RHD).

Over the past 20 years she has conducted research, worked clinically, lectured nationally and internationally, and authored numerous articles and chapters on communication deficits in RHD patients, including a book entitled, Right Hemisphere Damage: Disorders of Communication and Cognition (Singular/Thompson, 1999). She was a research associate in the Department of Neurology, Division of Speech Pathology at Mayo Clinic for many years, and is an editorial consultant for a number of journals. Contact Michelle Tessier at 726-7974 or mtessier@d.umn.edu

CHEMISTRY SYMPOSIUM
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.

SMAWK — Saturday Morning Art Workshops for Kinder
The remaining spring semester SMAWK session will be held on April 26 and May 3 from 10 a.m. - noon.

This 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

STUDENT LOBBY DAY
March 6
is Lobby Day! UMD students will be joining students from Crookston, Morris, and the Twin Cities to lobby legislators in St. Paul. This year the main focus will be on the budget cuts and what they mean to the University and students.
For more information contact Amber at 726-7178 or email umdsa@d.umn.edu

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:

“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.

SIXTH ANNUAL GEAR SWAP
Join the UMD Outdoor Educators Club at this sixth annual event on Saturday, March 8 from 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Bring your outdoor gear to sell during the drop off times; Friday, March 7 from 2 - 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 8 from 8 - 9 a.m. Gear to help people enjoy the outdoors will be sold by students, the community, and local businesses. 15% of the sale price is taken to promote outdoor education.
Meet in Sports and Health Center Room 135. For more information call 726-6533.

FOOD DRIVE
March is the national food share month and the UMD Student Association will be holding its annual food drive through March 7. Last year St. Scholastica beat UMD in food collection, so this year they are trying to reclaim the trophy! All the food and proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army. Drop off sites will be in the SA office, in Kirby, across from bookstore, and also in LSH Lobby.

For more information contact Amber at 726-7178 or email umdsa@d.umn.edu

AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL LECTURE
Rosemary Christensen presents “Personal Sovereignty and Connectedness and Elder Knowledge: Three Cultural Competencies for the 21st Century” on Monday, March 10, at 10 a.m. in the fourth floor Library Rotunda. The lecture is sponsored by the American Indian Learning Resource Center (AILRC). The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Lea Carr at 726-6976.

HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS
Join world climber and physician Bill Gitar as he explains the body’s reaction to high altitudes on Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in 333 Kirby. Whether you’re planning a snowboard trip out West or a climbing trip to the Alps you will benefit from Bill’s program description of how to recognize and prevent high altitude illness and what you can do if it happens.
For more information call 726-6533.

RECREATIONAL AND OUTDOOR SPORTS WINTER AND SPRING ACTIVITIES

Take your climbing skills to the next level at this hands-on workshop from 6 - 9 p.m on Thursday, March 13. Experienced instructors will help teach movement and training techniques to improve your performance on the rock.
Meet in the Indoor Climbing Center.

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 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.

NCAA FROZEN FOUR: WOMEN’S HOCKEY
Tickets for the 2003 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four are on sale now. All-session passes are $25 for adults and $20 for children and students. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 726-8595.

The four-team national women’s ice hockey championship is scheduled for March 21 and March 23 at the 5,333-seat Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). UMD captured the first two Women’s Frozen Four titles. The inaugural event was held in Minneapolis in March of 2001 as the Bulldogs took a 4-2 decision from St. Lawrence University in the national final. Last season, UMD defeated Brown University, 3-2, in Durham, NH. The 2003 Frozen Four will mark the third time UMD has been awarded an NCAA national event. UMD hosted the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championships in both 1968 and 1981.

glensheen EVENTS

WINTER TOURS
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.


 

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