Tuesday, September 16, 2003• VOLUME 21, NUMBER 2

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Fluxus: Betwixt and Between

The exhibition “Betwixt and Between: The Life and Works of Dick Higgins,” will be on display through October 19. A number of events will be held in the Tweed in conjunction with the exhibition. A “Performance Lecture” by Hannah Higgins, Fluxus historian and daughter of artists Dick Higgins and Alison Knowles will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14. UMD Student Performances of Event Scores will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 16. Contact Ann Klefstad, 218/393-9149; 218/525-3037; editor@mnartist.org for information on the student performances and the other events.

Dick Higgins (1938-1998) used the term “intermedia” to describe his wide-ranging works in poetry, painting, graphic works, musical scores and books. Fluxus is an international art movement based on ideas similar to those of the Dada artists, where the art “object” is less a precious aesthetic commodity, and more about interaction between the artwork and the viewer. In Fluxus, art can be a pamphlet with instructions, a musical score to be performed, a reading, a performance, a work sent through the mail, or any combination of these and other categories of art-making.

Gilbert Davis Munger

“Gilbert Davis Munger: Quest for Distinction” will be on display through October 12. Together with Tweed Museum of Art, Afton Historical Society Press has published a new book Gilbert Davis Munger: Quest for Distinction, authored by noted American art historian J. Gray Sweeney and collector Michael D. Schroeder. A number of events will be held in conjunction with the exhibition.

A Free Family Day, with activities based on the exhibition, will be held from 2 - 4 p.m. on September 20.

Two Gilbert Munger Art & Design Lectures, will be presented on September 23. “The Internet & Art Historical Research:www.Gilbert Munger.com” with Michael D. Schroeder will be presented at noon on September 23 in the VDIL, Visualization & Digital Imaging Lab, 154 MPAC. Schroeder is a senior researcher at Microsoft, and the creator of the Munger website at www.GilbertMunger.org. He will present this unique on-line resource and discuss its role in the development of Gilbert Munger exhibition.

Art historian, J. Gray Sweeney and collector, Michael Schroeder will present a second lecture at 6 p.m. on September 23 in the Tweed Museum of Art. Sweeney was the first scholar to write about Munger, when he discovered a group of his paintings at the Tweed Museum of Art in 1980.

A Gallery Talk, “Munger’s Geology,” focusing specifically on the geology depicted in many of Munger’s paintings with UMD Geology Professor Emeritus, long-time Tweed patron and art lover Charles Matsch will be presented at 10 a.m. on October 2. Gilbert Munger explored the American West in 1869-71 with the famous geologist Clarence King, and later his paintings were used to illustrate King’s Systematic Geology.

Other Exhibitions and Events

“Take Back Your Time” lecture and discussion by John de Graaf will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 18 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery. The event is cosponsored by the College of Liberal Arts.

“Looking North: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations,” which includes nearly 100 Mountie illustrations, created by sixteen different artists between 1931 and 1970, will be on display through October 5. In conjunction with the exhibition, Afton Historical Society Press, and the Tweed Museum of Art, have published a new book titled Looking North: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations.

“Selections from the Permanent Collection: Glenn C. Nelson Ceramics and Studio Glass from the Collection of Don and Carol Wiiken” will be on display through October 5.

Senior Show Receptions are held at 4 p.m. every Tuesday during the academic year. Each Tuesday a different Art and Design Department Student exhibits their work in the museum’s Studio Gallery. Stop by to see the changing shows.

Saturday Morning Art Workshops for Kinder (SMAWK) take place on Saturdays from 10-noon at the Tweed Museum of Art. The first session will be held September 27 and October 4 and the second session will be held October 11 and 18.

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 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional creative expression.
For more information contact Susan Hudec, Education Director, at 726-8527 and Mary Rhodes, Public Information, at 726-7823.

For Tweed information contact tma@d.umn.edu or call 726-8222.

music EVENTS


A concert by Adrianna Ransom, cello, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on September 24 in the Weber Music Hall.

A faculty artist recital entitled “Pospisil Plays Persichetti,” with James Pospisil and Jill Pospisil will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on September 30 in the Weber Music Hall.

“Honorare: Second Annual Weber Concert” narrated by Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin, combines Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” with “Sinfonietta de Paris” at 7:30 p.m. October 3 in the Weber Music Hall. Concertmaster Vihn Pham joins Rudy Perrault for a concerto for two violins with performances by the University Singers and the Concert Chorale.

The Ovation Guest Artist Series presents “Sinfonietta de Paris” at 7:30 p.m. on October 5 in the Weber Music Hall.

A Jazz Scholarship Benefit Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on October 8 in the Weber Music Hall.

“UMD Bands: Second Annual Showcase” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on October 11 in the Weber Music Hall.

The Twin Ports Wind Ensemble presents “With Winds, Percussion and Voices” at 3 p.m. on October 12 in the Weber Music Hall.

The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series Concert, “University Singers” will be presented at 8 p.m. on October 25 at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.

A Senior High School Honor String Festival Concert will be presented at 4 p.m. followed by the Senior High School Honor Choir Festival Concert at 4:45 p.m. on October 28 in the Weber Music Hall.

“Made in the U.S.A.,” will be presented by the UMD Concert Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on October 30 in the Weber Music Hall.

A Senior High School Honor Band Festival Concert will be held at 7 p.m. on October 31 in the Weber Music Hall.

theatre EVENTS

Guys and Dolls will be performed October 16-19 and October 22-25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. This classic American musical tells the story of the eccentric underworld of 1950s New York. Sky Masterson bets his fellow gambler Nathan Detroit that he can make any woman in the city fall in love with him. But when Nathan picks a Salvation Army mission worker named Sarah Brown, Sky risks losing his bet and his shirt.
For more information call the UMD Ticket Office at 726-8561.

EVENTS lectures/workshops

The Word Association Series begins on Thursday, September 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Cina 102 with Carol Bock's talk, “Katherine Thompson and the Profession of Letters in Victorian England.”

Word Association is an informal colloquium for work in progress, focusing on topics in language, literature, and writing. Initiated by members of the Center for the Study of Information Design and Processing (CSIDP), Word Association is co-sponsored by CSIDP, the College of Liberal Arts, the Composition Department, and the English Department. Word Association talks are open to all members of the UMD community and other members of the public. Feel free to bring your lunch. Snacks and beverages will be provided. For a complete Word Association schedule for the Fall 2003 semester, see the Wordwork webpage at www.d.umn.edu/centers/wordwork or contact Jo Mackiewicz at 726-8939.

The Foreign Languages Department will host a foreign film series September-December entitled “Re-viewing, Reinventing and Rebuilding Perceptions of Life.” Movies will be shown at 4:30 p.m. in 403 Humanities.

The following films will be presented: September 22, Devil's Backbone (Mauricio del Toro; 2001), September 29, Closed Up Times (Sibylle Schönrmann, 1991), October 13, Beyond Silence (Caroline Link, 1997), October 20, All About My Mother (Dir. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999), October 27, Germany, Pale Mother (Helma Sanders-Brahms,1979) November 10, Open Your Eyes (Dir. Alejandro Amenábar; 1997), November 17, Flowers From Another World (Icíar Bollaín, 1999), November 24, Afro-German Woman (Ika Hügel-Marshall, 2002) December 1, Journey of Hope (Xavier Koller, 1990), and December 8, Ceijka Stojka (Karin Berger, 2001).
For more information contact Mauren Tobin Stanley at mtobinst@d.umn.edu.

Eric Gustafson, analyst and foreign correspondent for The Economist, Great Britain’s premier news magazine, will speak on “The Worst of Friends: Today’s Journalism and International Politics” at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom.

Paul Dix, International Freelance Photographer, and Pam Fitzgerald, formerly with Witness for Peace, will present “Living With The Consequences of U.S. Policy, a Nicaragua Photo/Testimony Project” at noon on Monday, October 13 in Kirby Ballroom A.

Alworth Institute Brown Bag Series begin at noon. For more information contact Cindy M. Christian at 726-8616.

Susana Pelayo-Woodward and Cindy M. Christian, both UMD staff members and instructors in UMD’s Women’s Studies Department, will present “Women’s Lives in Mexico: Ten Years After NAFTA” on Thursday, September 25 in Kirby Ballroom A.

Richard Hudelson, professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin Superior, presents “The New Scotland” on Thursday, October 2 in Kirby Ballroom A.

Eve Browning, UMD Department of Philosophy, and. Ron Marchese, UMD Department of Sociology/Anthropology, present “Research and Study in Greece” on Thursday, October 9, in Humanities 403. Information about the 2003-2004 Study Abroad program will be available.

Vivian Stromberg, executive director of MADRE, an international womens human rights organization, will give a lecture entitled “Endless War Against Endless Enemies: Women Worldwide Respond to Bush's War” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, in Bohannon 90. This event is sponsored by the Department of Women's Studies, the Women's Resource and Action Center, the Commission on Women, Hispanic-Chicana-Latino Services, the Office of Equity Education, CLA, the Alworth Insitute, and the Department of Geography. For further information, contact Beth Bartlett at
bbartlet@d.umn.edu or 8284.

Duluth resident and naturalist, Doran Whitledge will present a lecture entitled, “Uniting the Divided World in A Natural Economy” on Wednesday, October 1, at noon in Humanities 464. In this presentation, Whitledge proposes that the world’s major social, economic, environmental and international problems are caused by a flawed economic structure. This event is co-sponsored by the Alworth Institute and UMD’s Center for Ethics and Public Policy. For more information contact Cindy M. Christian at 726-8616.

EVENTS classes


Scheduled for three Wednesday afternoons in the UMD Library Fourth Floor Rotunda, Journey Jargons & Lectures feature slides and personal experiences of University for Seniors member’s trips. The events are free and open to the public. A question and answer session follows each 45-minute lecture.

Cora Ann Paulson, Rosemary Tripp, Mary Johnson, Ellie Ostrowski, and others will share their New York City experiences at noon on Wednesday, October 8.

Bob Evans, Department of Philosophy, will take a breezy look at some moral issues in American culture, some underlying causes, and perhaps even some guidelines for solutions in a talk called “Taking Moral Stock: Greed and Gluttony -Up, Lust and Truth - Down, Love and Justice - Unsteady” at 1:15 p.m., on Wednesday, October 8.

Dorothy and Howard Pramann will present “Elderhostel in Hawaii” at noon on Wednesday, October 22.

Rachel Martin, Community Program Associate at Glensheen, interprets a young girl’s life as a maid in 19th-century Duluth in “From Sweden to America: The Story of a Glensheen Maid” at 1:15 p.m., on Wednesday, October 22.

Nancy and Mac Fifield take us floating down the river on a Mississippi cruise from St. Paul to St. Louis at noon on Wednesday, November 12.

Mark Ryan is a writer and filmmaker whose subjects are Samuel F. Snively, Skyline Parkway and Seven Bridges Road at 1:15 p.m., on Wednesday, November 12.

If you have questions about the above events please call the University for Seniors office at 726-7637.

special EVENTS

The farmers market at UMD runs each Wednesday from 2- 4:30 p.m. through September in Lot A, the Medical School pay lot. Parking in the lot is free during the summer, but will be pay entry when students come back in September. For more info or if you would like to be a vendor, e-mail Wendi@duluth.com or call Deb Shubat at 726-7258.


“Talk Soup” a new initiative by the Multicultural Learning Resource Center to build communities of understanding around issues of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, ability and other topics of personal and cultural identity--while eating soup together! Thursday, September 17, 12-1 p.m., Kirby 355-57.

Queer Students Union Meetings will be held during Fall Semester on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in Kirby 355-57. For info call QSU: 726-7041.

The College of Education and Human Service Professions is hosting its Third Annual Bratwurst Social for all of CEHSP staff, faculty, students and Alumni on September 18 at 5 p.m. in the courtyard between Montague and Bohannon Halls.

A book release event called Take Back Your Time will be held at 7 p.m. on September 18 in the UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

Over 30 graphic design students from UMD designed posters for the upcoming Take Back Your Time Day campaign, a national event scheduled for October 24, 2003. On this day, millions of people will join in activities focusing on work/life balance and how we can reclaim it. The student artists designed posters to serve as illustrations in the recently published book, Take Back Your Time (Berrett-Koehler, 2003), and they are downloadable through a special Timeday poster site designed by UMD student Katie Just. Recent grad Jessica Backer (class of 2003) crafted the logo used throughout the book and in the national campaign. Edited by John de Graaf, the national coordinator of Take Back Your Time Day, the book contains essays by 39 writers, the stellar list of contributors includes bestselling authors as Vicki Robin, Camilla Fox, Anna Lappe, David Korten, Cecile Andrews and many others. It examines the problems of overwork, over-scheduling, time pressure and stress and propose personal, corporate and legislative solutions.

John de Graaf has produced nearly 40 documentaries, primarily for public television in the last 26 years. He produced the popular PBS specials, “Running Out of Time,” an examination of overwork and time pressure in America, and “Affluenza,” a scathing and humorous critique of American consumerism, and many programs on environmental subjects. Prior to his work in TV, he was the Public Affairs Director for KUMD Radio.

For more info about Take Back Your Time Day, go to www.timeday.org. For more information about the book release event at UMD, contact Joellyn Rock at jrock2@d.umn.edu.

Three home volleyball games will be held in September, all in the Romano Gym. The game against Michigan Tech will be held at 7 p.m. on September 9. The game against Winona State will be held at 3 p.m. on September 26 and the game against Concordia-St. Paul, will be held at 3 p.m. on September 27. October games include Bemidji State at 7 p.m. on October 10; Minnesota-Crookston at 4 p.m. on October 11; Southwest Minnesota State at 7 p.m. on October 24; and Wayne State at 4 p.m. on October 25.

Four home soccer games will be held in September, all in Griggs Field. The game against South Dakota State will be held at 1 p.m. on September 13. The game against North Dakota State will be held at 1 p.m. on September 14. The game against Bemidji State will be held at 1 p.m. on September 20 and the game against North Dakota, will be held at 1 p.m. on September 21. Home soccer games in October will be held in Griggs Field. They include games against: Winona State at 1 p.m. on October 4; Wayne State at 1 p.m. on October 18; and Concordia-St. Paul at 1 p.m. on October 19.

Home football games in Griggs Field include games against Southwest Minnesota State at 6 p.m. on September 20; Waldorf College at 6 p.m. on October 4; Wayne State at 1 p.m. on October 11; and Concordia-St. Paul at 6 p.m. on October 25.

The Women’s Hockey team will play at the DECC against Bemidji State at 7:05 p.m. on October 17; and Bemidji State at 7:05 p.m. on October 18.

The Men’s Hockey team will play at the DECC against Alaska Anchorage at 7:05 p.m. on October 31.

Alumni Homecoming Weekend begins with an old-fashioned trolley ride to see what's old and new in Duluth. The Trolley Tour of Duluth leaves from the Lobby, Fitger’s Inn at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 10.

An evening of Cocktails and dinner for the classes from 1953 and earlier will begin at 6 p.m. at Bennett's in the Fitger's Inn Building. On Saturday, October 11, alumni from the classes of 1953 and earlier will start the day with brunch at 9 a.m. in the Kirby Garden Room. A group photo is planned. These Alumni will meet Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin, have a personalized campus tour and be introduced at the football game. A tour of UMD begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Solon Campus Center. The Football Game (UMD vs. Wayne State) and Reunion Recognition Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. in Griggs Field. There is also a Chili Cook-off being held in Lot C from 11 a.m. to game time. The Volleyball Game (UMD vs. MN-Crookston) will be held at 4 p.m. in the Romano Gym. Bundle up and join UMD alumni for an evening bonfire and barbecue that begins 5 p.m. at Fitger's Inn Courtyard on the Lake. The finale for the weekend is to enjoy the Second Annual Music Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall. For information see the web at www.d.umn.edu/alumni. To register e-mail alumni@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-7110.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, with participants meeting in the Sports and Health Center Lobby prior to the race. Everyone is welcome to join us for this annual 5 km (3.1 mile) fun run on the roads and trails around campus.

Register by October 3 at 121 SpHC from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., by calling 726-7128, or online at www.active.com to guarantee a t-shirt. Race day registration is welcome.

Learn more about pharmacy education and pharmacy as a profession on Saturday, October 18 from 1- 4 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom. The program includes information on admissions and financial aid, a panel of current pharmacy students, a panel of practicing pharmacists, tours of the new pharmacy facilities in Kirby Plaza, and the opportunity to ask questions of students, staff, and faculty.
Please Register by Monday, October 13, by calling 726-6000 or emailing copd@d.umn.edu.

The five degree-granting colleges will host a Major-Minor Expo from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22 in Kirby Student Center, across from the bookstore. Undecided students, students considering a change of major, and students who haven't chosen minors can obtain program information and talk with representatives from the five schools. For more information, contact your collegiate student affairs office.


Take a journey with UMD to Sicily, Italy’s most beautiful island. Join Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin for a variety of events that surround the Italian American Festival 2004, held in Palermo, Sicily. See UMD students and their Italian counterparts perform Guys and Dolls at Teatro Politeama and enjoy a reception following the performance.

The January 4 - 13, 2004 trip, planned for one or two small groups, will include breakfasts, tours, a final gala dinner, English speaking guides and fun. See Sicily’s great cities: Palermo, Agrigento and Taormina, and Syracuse. Don’t miss the museums, ancient ruins, stunning architecture and renowned cuisine. Astounding landscapes and the indefinable Sicilian atmosphere, exotic for the Italians themselves, will make this trip unforgettable. For information on the Italian Festival see: http://www.d.umn.edu/sfa/italfest/ index.html. For information on the tour e-mail: pdelano@d.umn.edu or call 726-8829.

UMD and cultural organizations in Palermo, Italy, including the Accademia di Belle Arti and the Conservatario Statale di Musica, “Vincenzo Bellini,” are hosting an Italian American Festival. It is a collaboration of students and faculty that will produce several theatrical and musical events, in Duluth and Palermo, in early 2004. An international academic conference is planned to occur simultaneously with the festival cultural events in Duluth, April 29 - May 1.

The conference, “Crossing the Waters: the Cross-Cultural Connections of Lifeways, Society, and the Fine and Folk Arts in the Mediterranean and Across the Atlantic” will explore the connections, transmissions, and transformations of cultural traditions and social institutions among Mediterranean societies, to and within the Americas through immigration and other processes, and between the “fine” and folk arts. Many academic disciplines are appropriate for the conference including: history, anthropology, popular culture, folk literature, Italian-American studies, film, opera, visual arts, education, immigration studies, sociology, music, theatre, dance, language studies, and more. In keeping with the multi-disciplinary approach of the conference, we invite scholars from the sciences, business and economics, and medicine, as well as the humanities and social sciences to participate.

For further information contact papers@italiafest.us, or go to http://www.italiafest.us. Abstracts of 200 words or less may be submitted electronically or by mail by September 30.

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.

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