Tuesday, September 7, 2004• VOLUME 22, NUMBER 1

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Art and Design Lecture Series
The Tweed Museum of Art presents the work of two contemporary designers, Phil Choo and Eun-Kyung Suh, who are new faculty in the Department of Art and Design. The exhibition will run from September 7 - October 10.

On September 14, Phil Choo will present “New Ending,” at 2 p.m. and Eun-Kyung Suh, a sculptural jewelry artist, will present “Wearing of Our Tears,” at 6 p.m. Part of the “Regional Projects Series,” these new faculty exhibitions introduce the work of new Art and Design faculty members to the community.

Children’s Art Workshop: SMAWK (Saturday Morning Art Workshop for Kinder) will hold a children’s art workshop, Spiral Sculptures with paper and fiber, from 10 a.m. - noon on September 18 and 25. They will also offer Stories in Art, from 10 a.m. - noon on October 9, 16 and 23. The classes are for ages 5 - 8 and cost $40 per session, $35 for museum members. For more information contact Susan Hudec at 726-8527.

The Art of Leslie Bohnenkamp (1943 - 1997): The Tweed Museum of Art will feature sculptures from the Bohnenkamp collection through February 6. Bill Shipley will present a lecture on the art of Les Bohnenkamp at 6 p.m. on September 21 followed by a reception. Bohnenkamp’s sculptures, with their intriguing animal-like forms and richly colored surfaces, were well received by critics, collectors, and the general public. A resident artist at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and the Haystack School of Crafts, Bohnenkamp rode the wave of change from fiber as a “functional craft” to its use as a material for producing bold new sculptural forms.

Lake Superior Nudes and Horizon Series: “Craig Blacklock - Selections from a Voice Within,” will be on display through September 26 in the Tweed Museum of Art. Blacklock is well known for his photographs of Lake Superior and the landscape of the Northland.

The exhibition, Chilean Arpilleras:Remnants of Resistance will be on display from September 20 - October 31.

Tweed Museum Store is holding a Fine Arts Poster Sale, “Decorate Your Room,” through
September 12.

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

music EVENTS


There will be two Faculty Artist Recitals held in September. On September 12, Tom Wegren & Company will play at 3 pm. Tenor, Joseph S. Spann will perform on September 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Guitarist Matt Gould and violinist Beth Ilana Schneide of DUO 46 from Cyprus will play at 7:30 pm on September 15 and 16.

“Honorare,” the third annual Weber Concert with the Sinfonietta de Paris, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on September 30.

All above events will be held in the Weber Music Hall. Call the Box Office at 726-8877 for tickets and information.

athletic EVENTS


Three home volleyball games will be held in September, all in the Romano Gym. The game against South Dakota will be held at 4 p.m. on September 18. The game against Bemidji State will be held at 7 p.m. on September 21 and the game against Michigan Tech, will be held at 7 p.m. on September 29.

A Men’s/Women’s Cross Country meet, the UMD Open, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on September 11 at the UMD Campus.

Four home soccer games will be held in September, all at Griggs Field. The game against Rockhurst University will be held at 1 p.m. on September 5. The game against the University of Mary will be held at 6 p.m. on September 10. The game against Winona State will be held at 2 p.m. on September 12 and the game against Northern Michigan, will be held at 1 p.m. on September 26.

There will be two home football games held in September, both at Griggs Field. On September 11, the Bulldogs will play Wisconsin-La Crosse at 6 p.m. The game against Upper Iowa University will be held on September 25 at 1 p.m.

For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office at 726-7518 or see http://www.umdbulldogs.com.


The UMD Athletic Hall of Fame will add eight new members to its rolls at ceremonies October 2. Inductees for 2004 will include seven athletes and a coach: Denise (Holm) Olson, Dan Lempe, John Nachtsheim, Mike Petrich, Kelli (Ritzer) Thomas, John Sampson, Jerry Wherely, and Dale Race (men’s basketball coach); they will bring Hall of Fame membership to 70. For more information, see http://www.umdbulldogs.com/hof.

theatre EVENTS

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EVENTS lectures/workshops


The UMD Biology Department presents “So Many Toadfish, So Little Time” with Allen Mesinger at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, September 10 in Life Science 185. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3 p.m.


The 2004 Fall Film Series entitled, “Struggle for Dignity: Part One; Exile, Immigration, Deportation, Alienation,” will begin with the film Green Card Fever (Bala Rajasekharuni, USA, 2003) at 4:30 p.m. on September 16 in Cina 316. An introduction and discussion will be presented by management studies faculty members Praveen Aggarwal and Rajiv Vaidyanathan. The filmmaker may be present.
Watch for the complete fall schedule. For more information, contact Maureen Tobin Stanley or Gesa Zinn, at 726-7951.


IDS has two September activities. TECH TALK will be offered from noon - 1 p.m. on Friday, September 24 in Kirby 323. Getting and Keeping Your Students’ Attention: Motivational Truths and Classroom Consequences, a workshop with LeAne Rutherford, will be held from 9 - 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28 in Kirby 355-257. Questions? Call LeAne at 726-6207, Sheri at 726-6975 or see the website: http://www.d.umn/edu/cehsp/ids.


“The Science and Politics of Human Stem Cells:
Fact and Fiction” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on September 14 in Room 142 of the School of Medicine. Human stem cells are fast becoming a cornerstone in regenerative medicine. While scientific advances continue, the medical use of human embryonic stem cells versus adult-derived stem cells has emerged as a political wedge issue in the coming election. Ed Perkins from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the SOMD will describe what we know about stem cells, their therapeutic potential and the controversies surrounding stem cell research.

The October DocTalk topic will be Brain Death, and this lecture will be offered in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Mini Medical School program in Neuroscience that will occur on Monday nights in October.

DocTalks is a free monthly public lecture series addressing current issues in medicine. With the exception of the October talk, DocTalks will be offered on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Room 142 of the School of Medicine.

More information see http://somd.d.umn.edu/DocTalks, or contact Janet Fitzakerley, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Duluth, (SOMD) 726-8512; jfitzake@d.umn.edu.


The first Word Association series on writing, language, and literature will be held from noon - 12:50 p.m. on Friday, October 1 in Cina 202. Craig Stroupe will present “The Lost Island of English Studies: Globalization, Market Logic and the Rhetorical Work of Department Web Sites."

Stroupe will discuss how academics began experimenting with digital networks as a medium when universities first wired faculty offices in the 1990s. This talk examines how department web sites connect the practices of English studies and global, informational capitalism.

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 information contact Jo Mackiewicz at jmackiew@d.umn.edu.

EVENTS classes

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special EVENTS


GLBT Services and the Queer Students Union invite new students, faculty and staff to an informal pizza party to meet new friends and network from 4 - 6 p.m. on September 16 in the Garden Room. Allies are welcome to attend.
For information contact Angie Nichols at 726-7300 or anichols@d.umn.edu.


On Saturday, September 25, from 2 - 4 p.m., the UMD Library will host and cosponsor a reading of the winning prose and poetry entries in the 2004 Lake Superior Writers contest. The reading, which will be presented in the fourth floor Rotunda Reading room, will feature the seven winning authors in the contest. The honored authors include Phil Dansdill, UMD’s Paula J. Pedersen, Jeff Lewis, Carol Dunbar, Kathleen Kaufman, Anne Stewart, and Gary Boelhower.

This fifth annual contest was a collaboration with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. The writing entries and musical compositions were all based on the theme “In the Name of Love.” The authors will have their work published in the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra programs during the 2004-2005 DSSO series of concerts. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about Lake Superior Writers, a nonprofit literary organization, visit their Web site at www.lakesuperiorwriters.org or call 218-722-3094.


A Planetarium Show, will be presented at 7 pm every Wednesday in the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium. For information call 726-7126..

glensheen EVENTS

The Historic Glensheen Estate will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. through mid-October.
Call 726-8910 for more information.

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