Tuesday, September 30, 2003• VOLUME 21, NUMBER 3

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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; or e-mail 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.

Other Exhibitions and Events

“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.

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


Saturday Morning Art Workshops for Kinder (SMAWK) take place on Saturdays from 10 am - noon at the Tweed Museum of Art. 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.

music EVENTS


“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

Duluth resident and naturalist, Doran Whitledge will present a lecture entitled, “Uniting the Divided World in a Natural Economy” at noon on Wednesday, October 1,- in 464 Humanities. 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.

All seminars are held at 4 p.m. in 185 Life Science. For information contact Colleen Wergin at 726-8385.

Lesley Perg, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities presents “Mixing It Up: Cosmogenic Nuclides as a Sediment Tracer” on Thursday, October 2.

Kevin Theissen, Department of Geology, University of St. Thomas, presents “A 25,000 Year Paleoecological History of Lake Titicaca from Lipid Molecular Fossils” on Thursday, October 9.

Duncan Young, UMD Department of Geological Sciences presents “A History without Time: Volcanism, Tectonism and Geological Mapping of the Rusalka Planitia Region, Venus” on Thursday, October 16.

Carol Finn, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, presents
“Aeromagnetics, Tectonics, and Paleogeographic Reconstruction of the Continents” on Thursday, October 23.

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

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, presents “Research and Study in Greece” on Thursday, October 9, in 403 Humanities. Information about the 2003-2004 Study Abroad program will be available.

Associate Vice Chancellor, Stephen Hedman presents “Fall Adventures in Chile” on Thursday, October 16 in 403 Humanities. Hedman will tell stories of his travels high in the Andes, which included a pig roast, rainbow trout fishing, visits to Pecon and Santiago, and interactions with the Chilean people.

Ligia Ines Alzate, a trade union leader from Colombia, will speak about Colombia’s civil war and the U.S. government’s role in the conflict as she presents “Waging Peace in the Midst of Violence: Perspectives of a Colombian Activist,”on Thursday, October 23, in 403 Humanities. This brown bag is co-sponsored by the UMD Hispanic/Latino/Chicana Learning Resource Center.

Judy Trolander, professor of history at UMD, attended a meeting focusing on the issue of gender discrimination, at Oxford University in England in August 2003. She will discuss her research as she presents “The Oxford Round Table: Discussion on Gender Discrimination and Traveling in England” on Thursday, October 30, in Kirby Ballroom A.

The Word Association series features Stacy Johnson’s discussion of “Natural Rights: Nature and Civilization in Thoreau’s ‘Huckleberries’ ” at noon on Friday, October 3, in 480 Humanities.

Kate Basham, associate professor, Department of English will be reading a selection of her latest poems at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30 in 102 Cina.

Dorothy Morrison, assistant professor, Department of Composition presents “Can You See the Sound? A Visual Hand-Cueing System for Helping Poor Readers” at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 20 in 102 Cina.

For a complete Word Association schedule for the Fall 2003 semester, see the Wordwork webpage at www.d.umn.edu/centers/wordwork.

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.

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: 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.

Dallas Drake of the MN Gay Homicide Study, a MN-based academic research project on homosexual homicide, will present “Minnesota Gay Homicide Study,” from 4-5:30 p.m. on October 20 in 120 Campus Center.

The event is sponsored by UMD’s GLBT Services. For information call Angela C. Nichols at 726-7300.

A panel by the UMD Diversity Coalition Working Group and the UMD Center for Ethics and Public Policy entitled “Gay Marriage” will be presented from 2 - 4 p.m. on October 29, in Kirby Ballroom B. For information, contact Angela C. Nichols at 726-7300.

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 members’ 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

Four home volleyball games will be held in 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.

Three home soccer games will be held 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 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 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 from 1 -4 p.m. on Saturday, October 18 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.

Register by Monday, October 13, by calling 726-6000 or e-mail 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.

The annual taste of UMD, sponsored by the International Club of UMD, will be held at 11 a.m. on November 15 at Hope United Methodist Church.
Come and sample food from more than 40 different countries prepared by international and American students.

UMD in Sicily: Italian American Festival
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, 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.italfest/us. 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 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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