April 22, 2003, Volume 20 number 15

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The Annual “UMD Art and Design Student Exhibition” will be presented through May 4. This annual juried exhibition features the work of UMD Art and Design students in a variety of mediums.


A lecture by architect David Salmela will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

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

music EVENTS


The Twin Cities based Zeitgeist performs contemporary music at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 in the Weber Music Hall.

The Weber Ovation Series brings the Turtle Island Quartet and the Ying String Quartet, two dramatically different and internationally acclaimed ensembles, to UMD at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 in the Weber Music Hall.

UMD's Concert Chorale & Chamber Orchestra presents an afternoon of Baroque music at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 in the Weber Music Hall.

Vocal Jazz Ensembles: Chill Factor and Lake Effect will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29 in theWeber Music Hall.

UMD’s Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will present “Signatures” at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 in the Weber Music Hall, performing the music of Hindemith, Grainger, Ives, and Schumann, composers who have left a distinctive signature on wind ensemble repertoire.

“Choral Masterworks: J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor,” one of Bach’s greatest achievements, will be performed by the UMD Music Alumni soloists, University Singers, UMD Symphony Orchestra, and Duluth’s Arrowhead Chorale at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, and at 3 p.m on Sunday, May 11 in the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

For more information contact the UMD Music Department at 726-8208.


theatre EVENTS

Sweet Charity, by Neil Simon, will be performed April 24- 27 and April 30- May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. This play is the story of an optimistic young woman, who not only wears her heart on her sleeve, she’s had it tattooed on her arm! As the play begins, Charity finds herself dumped by the married man on whom she had pinned all her hopes and dreams, and she vows never again to be taken advantage of by a man.

For more information call the UMD Theatre Department at 726-8564.

EVENTS workshops/lectures

John D. Stempel, professor of International Studies and Director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce presents “Political/Military Realities of the Middle East” at 7:30 p.m on Thursday, April 24 in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda. Stempel will share his analysis of current situations in the Middle East based on his expertise gained from years of diplomatic experience as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and academic.
For information contact Cindy Christian at 726-9616.

Brandon Storhaug, MSEM Graduate Student presents “Benchmarking Fleet Management” on April 28.
Kwasi Dadie-Amoah, MSEM Graduate Student presents “Snowplow Simulation” on May 5.
All lectures are held in 290 Engineering and begin at 4 p.m. For information contact Tracy Shaw at 726-6161 or at ie@d.umn.edu.

“Traveling Abroad with Teens,” will be presented by Deborah Petersen-Perlman, director of UMD’s Equal Opportunity Office and associate professor of Communication, at noon on Wednesday, April 30 in 25 Campus Center. Petersen-Perlman will give an account of her travels throughout Europe with her teenage children.
For information contact Cindy Christian at 726-9616.

Stephen Schlesinger, Director of the World Policy Institute at the New School University, will present, “The Bush Doctrine in U.S. Foreign Policy,” at noon on Tuesday, May 6, in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda. He will argue that the Bush Administration's foreign policy approach toward Iraq should not be the model of U.S. policy in the rest of the Middle East. Schlesinger is the is that author of two books, including "Bitter Fruit: The Story of the U.S. Coup in Guatemala," and "The New Reformers." His book on the founding of the United Nations, "Act of Creation," will be published by Westview Press in September of 2004.

He is a specialist on the foreign policy of the Clinton and Bush Administrations. He is a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and The New York Observer. He was editor of The New Democrat in the early 1970s. In 1978, he was a finalist for the National Magazine Award. He has appeared on CNN, Fox TV, NPR and other media outlets.

EVENTS workshops

Jo Mackiewicz, Department of Composition presents “Balancing Clarity and Politeness in Interactions about Writing” on Friday, April 25 at noon in 25 Campus Center. People who work with writers must negotiate two, often conflicting demands, being clear in what they say and being polite in order to create and maintain good working relationships with writers. Writing tutors and editors must mitigate criticismwith politeness in order to construct and maintain relationships that work and benefit everyone involved. In this talk, Mackiewicz examines some frustrations and fears that writers bring to interactions about their writing —emotions that can greatly affect the extent to which good working relationships will be constructed and maintained. This is a presentation of research supported by a McKnight Fellowship and Faculty Summer Research Grant. The lecture is open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information e-mail kriley@d.umn.edu

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

EVENTS classes

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special EVENTS

UMD faculty and staff are invited to an All-Campus Celebration to thank Campaign Minnesota Donors from 1:10 - 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in the Weber Music Hall. Enjoy student performances and a thank you presentation. Faculty and staff at UMD have long been the very heart of what makes this institution great. This was shown once again during Campaign Minnesota when 826 faculty and staff made gifts. Their remarkable generosity will benefit generations to come. This all-campus celebration is in honor of the contributions. A small thank you gift (a live plant) will be presented to donors. Donors: present the sticker sent with the invitation in order to receive the gift. A special banner that honors campaign donors is in the lobby of the Darland Administration Building. Stop by and see it!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The following events have are sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center:

Rally and speak out about violence against women on Thursday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at the Duluth YWCA. The march for “Take Back the Night” will leave from the YWCA at 7:30 p.m. and go to Lake Place Park.

Janet Pribyl is hosting a Women’s Music Program on 103.3 KUMD on Sunday, April 27 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tune in for a special hour of music related to sexual assault and domestic abuse awareness.

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


Spring backpacking on the Superior Hiking Trail, along Lake Superior's North Shore, will be held on Friday, April 25- 27. Learn about the geological history of the area and camping skills with instructors Joel Ingram and Abby Siegel.

Join the North Shore Climbers for a day of climbing excitement and door prizes at the fifth annual Concrete Smorgasbord Climbing Competition on Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Meet in the Indoor Climbing Center.

Take a hike through Hartley Nature Area and find out what is popping up on Wednesday, April 30 from 4- 6 p.m. Transportation is provided, meet in the SpHC Lobby.

Learn the basics of slackline rigging and walking skills on Thursday, May 1 from 6- 8 p.m. “Slack lining” is the tightrope walking of extreme sports. Meet in the SpHC Lobby at 6 p.m.

White Water Rafting on the St. Louis River will be held from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. Meet in the SpHC Lobby.

Venture out for this spring's Lake Superior Rainbow Smelt run on Sunday, May 4 from 4- 7:30 p.m. Catch these small fish by using different methods, then eat the catch! Learn about smelt and their ecological role. Meet in the SpHC Lobby.

Join Brian May, a National Orienteering Champion on Tuesday, May 6 from 4- 6 p.m., for a session on orienteering. Orienteering is racing through a course, from point to point, using a map and compass. Meet in SpHC Room 119.

For more information or registration call Recreational Sports and Outdoor Programs at 726-6533 or visit www.umdoutdoorprogram.org.

The Anishinaabe Student Organization invites all to attend the 33rd Annual UMD Powwow "Our Children...Our Leaders" beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 in the UMD Sports Facility/Hockey Arena. Grand Entries are at 1 and 7 p.m.; the feast is at 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Registration for dancers/ drummers is from 11 a.m through 1:30 p.m only. The first 15 drums are guaranteed honorarium. Bring friends and families. For more information, call the ASO at 726-8141. Miigwetch!

The Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Department of Women’s Studies present additional Spring 2003 programming:

“Painting the Piano: Norwegian Sisters, 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 355-57 Kirby.

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

A 5 kilometer run/walk on the trails and roads around the UMD campus will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 with registration at 10 a.m. in Ordean Court. Call 726-7128 for registration and information. Profits will benefit the Jim Morrissey Youth Fitness and Adventure Foundation.

An Open Forum to view the new UMD web site will be held from noon - 1 pm on Wednesday, April 30 in SBE 140. The new UMD web site will go live at the end of August, 2003. At the forum we will show the new home page, new second-level pages, and a template. The forum has been scheduled to allow comments from the university community on the structure and design of the new pages. You can view the proposed pages at http://www.d.umn.edu/2003_site/. If you cannot attend the meeting and wish to comment, please contact Linda Deneen at ldeneen@d.umn.edu.

A celebration will be held to honor the UMD Bulldogs who won their third consecutive NCAA Women’s Hockey National Championship in March. The event will be held at 7 pm on May 1 at the Duluth Radisson Hotel. The City of Duluth is also hosting a celebration set for noon on May 10 by the Old Navy store at the Miller Hill Mall. For information contact Sharyl Beaudin 726-8168 or 726-6200.

The eighth annual UMD Undergraduate Research/Artistic Fair will be held on Tuesday, May 6, in the Kirby Ballroom from 1 - 4 p.m. 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 comments by Chancellor Martin, Vice Chancellor Magnuson, and Associate Vice Chancellor Hedman. The Academy of Distinguished Teachers will give a presentation from 1:20 - 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, call Char Mahai at 726-7103.

Vice Chancellor Vince Magnuson and Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin will host an all-UMD reception Wednesday, May 7 from 2:30-4 p.m. in Grigg’s Center to honor recipients of the UMD Outstanding Adviser award, the Blehart award, Tezla award, and other campus awards. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend. A short program will begin at 3 p.m., refreshments will be served.

glensheen EVENTS

The Glensheen Historic Estate is now open daily from 9:30 a.m- 4 p.m. with Bedroom Slipper Tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting at 4 p.m.

Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner reservations are now being accepted and the event is filling rapidly. Three seatings are available: the first seating begins with a 9:30 a.m. tour and 10:15 a.m. brunch; the second seating offers a tour at 12:30 p.m. with a 1:15 p.m. brunch; the third seating offers a tour at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Prepaid reservations are required for this event, and can be made by calling the Glensheen office at 726-8910.

The Glensheen Historic Estate will host a Steinway Piano Sale from May 2 - 4.

An Archaeology Festival will take place at the Glensheen on May 17.

For more information call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.


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