Tuesday, September 21, 2004• VOLUME 22, NUMBER 2

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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, new faculty in the Department of Art and Design. The exhibition will run through October 10.

Children’s Art Workshop: SMAWK (Saturday Morning Art Workshop for Kinder) will hold a children’s art workshop, 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) will be on display through February 6. Bill Shipley will present, “Spirals of Space and Time,” a lecture on the art of Les Bohnenkamp, at 6 p.m. on September 21 followed by a reception.

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.

The exhibition, “Chilean Arpilleras: Remnants of Resistance” will be on display through October 31. Marjorie Agosin will present a lecture on October 19 at noon.

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


A Faculty Artist Recital with tenor, Joseph S. Spann and pianist Stanley R. Wold, an evening of art songs and ballads, features “Dichterliebe,” by Robert Schumann. The recital is on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m.

“Honorare,” the third annual Weber Concert, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on September 30. This concert honors the generosity of the Weber family. Sinfonietta de Paris performs with UMD music ensembles and UMD faculty and students. the directors are: Dominique Fanal, Ryan Frane, Rudy Perrault, Mark Whitlock, and Stanley R. Wold. Tickets are $15.

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

athletic EVENTS


The volleyball team will play Bemidji State at 7 p.m. on September 21 and Michigan Tech at 7 p.m. on September 29. They play Concordia-St. Paul at 7 p.m. on October 12, and St. Cloud State at 4 p.m. on October 16. The games will be held in the Romano Gym.

On September 26, the UMD soccer team will play Northern Michigan at 1 p.m. They play Augustana College at 1 p.m. on October 3, St. Cloud State University at 1 p.m. on October 17, and Minnesota State-Mankato at 6 p.m. on October 23. All games are in Griggs Field.

The UMD Bulldog football team plays Upper Iowa University at 1 p.m on September 25. They play Minnesota State-Mankato at 1 p.m. on October 2, Augustana College at 1 p.m. on October 23, and St. Cloud State at 1 p.m. on November 6. All games will be played in Griggs Field.

Home hockey games begin in October at the DECC. UMD men play Minnesota State-Mankato at 7:05 p.m. on October 22 and 23 and Vermont at 7:05 p.m. on October 29 and 30. UMD women play North Dakota at 7:05 p.m. on October 15 and 16.

The cross country team will hold a meet, the UMD Pine Hill Invitational (8K), at 10 a.m. on October 9 in Carlton, MN.

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

University for Seniors (US), a LifeLong Learning Institute, begins their fall term on Monday, September 27. Study groups meet on the third floor of Kirby Plaza in rooms 303, 309 & 311.

For the past fifteen years University for Seniors has offered opportunities for intellectual and social enrichment for people over the age of fifty. U.S. is a peer-led organization and members offer most of the study groups. A membership council and Continuing Education staff administer the program.

Thirty-seven study groups will be offered for fall term and registrations are currently being accepted. For information please call 726-6797 or e-mail jgerber@d.umn.edu.

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.

IDS will hold Coffee Klatch Q&A sessions from 3 - 4 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 10 - 11 a.m. on Monday, November 1, and 2 - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, all in BohH 116. Drop in for a cup of coffee and conversation on one or all of the above dates. Bring your question about teaching and learning issues.
Questions? Call LeAne at 726-6207, Sheri at 726-6975 or see the website: http://www.d.umn/edu/cehsp/ids.

“Macrobenthic communities of nearshore habitats in eastern Nipigon Bay, Lake Superior” will be presented by John Sandberg , MS Candidate at 3:15 p.m. in Life Science 185 on Friday, September 24. Coffee and cookies are served at 3 p.m.

Dean Linda Krug and Associate Dean Sheryl Grana announced the inauguration of the College of Liberal Arts faculty lecture series, “Third Friday.” This series will feature recently published work or work-in-progress by faculty in CLA. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Beverages and snacks will be served.

Mitra Emad will present “Brokering Acupuncture: Personas and Practices in American Cultural Translations” at 3 pm on October 15 in the Library Rotunda. Paul Sharp will present “Virtue Unrestrained: Herbert Butterfield and the Problem of American Power” at 3 pm on November 19 in the Library Rotunda. Alexis Pogorelskin will present “Hollywood and the Nazis or ‘I am Franklin Roosevelt and I Approved this Message’ ” at 3 p.m. on December 17 in the Kirby Rafters.

All of this year’s presenters and their topics can be found at http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/main/3friday.php or through a link located on the “What’s New in CLA” page. For information, contact CLA at 726-8981.

This year, the composition and English departments will again sponsor a series of talks featuring works in progress by faculty and students in language, literature and writing. These gatherings are informal with beverages and snacks provided, and you can even bring your lunch.

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. he 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.

Tom Farrell, professor, Department of Composition will present “Introducing Walter Ong’s Work to Undergraduates: My Course on Literacy, Technology and Society” at noon on Friday, October 22 in Cina 202.

Susan Perala-Dewey, instructor, Department of Composition will present “The Discourse of ‘Opinion’ Letters: Cultivating a Critical Community Voice” at noon on Friday, November 19 in Cina 202.

A cluster of presentations by graduate students from the English Department’s capstone Critical Theory course will be presented at noon on December 3 in Cina 202, at 3:30 p.m. on December 7 in SCC 25; and at 3:30 p.m. on December 9 in SCC 25.

Word Association talks are open to all members of the UMD community and other members of the public. Snacks and beverages will be provided. For information contact Jo Mackiewicz at jmackiew@d.umn.edu.

Always wanted to go to medical school, but didn’t have the time, money, or an interest in inorganic chemistry? Interested in learning more about how the brain works? The University of Minnesota Mini Medical School may be for you. Weekly two-hour classes will be held in Duluth on Mondays in October. There will be a $60 fee for the five-week course. To download registration information, go to http://somd.d.umn.edu/MiniMedSchoolDuluth, or contact Lori Isaacson, Office of the Dean, Medical School Duluth, 726-7572; lisaacso@d.umn.edu.

Abigail Garner’S FAMILY
On Tuesday, October 5, Abigail Garner, the author of Families Like Mine, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom at UMD.
Garner is a Minneapolis writer, speaker and activist who is dedicated to a future of equality for LGBT families and communities. She speaks from her own experience of having a gay dad who came out to her when she was five years old. Bringing voice to a population of children that is often overlooked, Abigail has been featured on CNN, ABC World News Tonight, and National Public Radio. She is the author of Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is (HarperCollins, 2004). The lecture is free and open to the public.

DocTalks is a free monthly public lecture series addressing current issues in medicine. Matt Andrews, professor, Department of Biology, will present “Hibernation” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday November 9 in Room 142 SMed. “Native American Medicine” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday December 14 in Room 142 SMed .
For more information see http://somd.d.umn.edu/ DocTalks, or contact Janet Fitzakerley, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Duluth, 726-8512; jfitzake@d.umn.edu.

“Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, and “The Fool’s Journey” will be presented at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 15 in the Weber Music Hall. The performance, combining personal narrative, performance, and scenes from Lynn Miller’s novel, The Fool’s Journey. It begins with an essay, “Saved by Gertrude Stein,” which details how performing Gertrude Stein changed Miller’s academic and creative life. Following this is an excerpt from the Stein performance, “Gertrude Stein as Gertrude Stein,” introducing the audience to Stein’s remarkable life and ideas on writing. The third section of the performance consists of selections from Miller’s recent novel, The Fool’s Journey which features Wharton as a character. Miller is a faculty member at the University of Texas-Austin. The performance includes a question-and-answer with the audience about performing autobiography, Stein, Wharton, and writing fiction. The event is sponsored by CLA, WRAC, GLBT Services, Chancellor’s Diversity Grant, Women’s Studies and the Commission on Women. For information contact Cheryl Reitan, 726-8996.


EVENTS classes

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special EVENTS

Join the Hispanic/Latino/Chicana Learning Resource center for a Heritage Celebration.

Susana Pelayo-Woodward will present “Chiapas revisited: Indigenous communities and the effects of Globalization” at noon on Thursday, September 30 in Griggs Center.

Marjorie Agosin, a human rights activist and writer, will present “Threads of Resistance: The story of the Chilean Arpilleras” at noon on Tuesday, October 19 in the Tweed Museum. Agosin will present “Re Dreaming a Just World Gender and Human Rights in Latin America” at 7 p.m. on October 19 in the Life Science Room 175.

The Tweed Museum of Art will show the Chilean Arpilleras Exhibition Display from September 27 through November. These women’s protest tapestries were created in the 1970s and 80s by Chilean women whose love ones were murder, missing and torture during the harsh regime (1973-1989) of dictator Agusto Pinochet.

Patrick Leet will present “A Cuban Perspective on Global Trade and Economic Development” at noon on October 21 in Griggs Center. Patrick Leet is a senior member of the Witness for Peace International Team. He will share his experiences with and analysis of economic development throughout Latin America.

Two Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead exhibitions will be presented from October 27 - November 8. One will be at the Multicultural Student Union on the second floor of Kirby and the other will be on display in the Department of Art exhibition display located in the third floor of Humanities. The Day of the Dead is a tradition which dates back to the Aztec civilization. The Aztecs believe that the soul of the dead returns home to the world of the living.

The film: La Ofrenda: The Day of the Dead,
directed by Susan Munoz and Lourdes Portillo (1989, 50 minutes), will be shown at noon on Tuesday, November 2 in the Tweed Museum of Art Lecture Gallery. La Ofrenda takes a non-traditional look at the Mexican tradition of the Days of the Dead, evoking the familiar, ironic, sometimes humorous nature of Mexican and Mexican-American attitudes toward death. For information contact: Susana Pelayo-Woodward, 726-8444.

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. For more information, contact the UMD Library at 726-8102.

Homecoming Weekend, which is Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3, will feature several events of special interest to UMD faculty, staff and alumni.

On Friday night, October 1, the Class of 1954 Reunion social and dinner will be held at 5 p.m. at Bennetts on the Lake, at Fitger’s Inn. An Alumni bonfire and social gathering will be held for all alumni, faculty, staff and friends in the Fitger’s Courtyard at 7 p.m. The event celebrates the 50th reunion class and it honors Jim Malosky.

Saturday, October 2, starts with a Class of 1954 Breakfast at 8:30 am. At 10 a.m., a Jim Malosky Football Reunion Brunch will be held in the Kirby Ballroom. At 10:30 am, a Pre-Game Tailgate/Barbecue and Carnival, will be held in Parking Lot C. The football game with UMD vs. Minnesota State University-Mankato will be held at 1 p.m. in Griggs Field. UMD’s Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom.

The Women’s Soccer game against Augustana College will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, in Griggs Field.
For information see the web page at: http://www.d.umn.edu/unirel/homecoming.html. For alumni information, e-mail alumni@d.umn.edu, call 218-726-7164. For Athletic Events call 218-726-7518 or 218-726-8168.

Everyone is welcome to take the annual UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program Fall 5K Walk/Run on the roads and trails around campus beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 16. The rich fall colors, the crisp air, and the fun homecoming atmosphere make this a must-do activity. The cost is $10 for UMD students and $15 for others. Register by October 12 to guarantee a t-shirt. Race day registration is welcome. Register at the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program office, 121 Sports and Health Center or go to www.active.com. For more information, call 218-726-7128 or visit our web site at www.umdrsop.org


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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