Tuesday, October 5, 2004• VOLUME 22, NUMBER 3

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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 through October 10.

Gary Erickson and John Bielenberg will both present lectures as part of the Art and Design Lecture Series. Erickson is a ceramist that will discuss his work at noon on October 5 Designer John Bielenberg, will present at 2 p.m. on October 13.

The exhibition “Spirals in Space and Time: The Art of Leslie Bohnenkamp” continues through February 6, 2005.

Children’s Art Workshop: SMAWK (Saturday Morning Art Workshop for Kinder) will 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 exhibition, “Chilean Arpilleras: Remnants of Resistance” will be on display through October 31. Marjorie Agosin will present a lecture on October 19 at noon.

The UMD Art & Design Faculty Exhibition will run from October 19 - December 19. An Opening Reception will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. on October 19.

The Tweed Museum of Art presents student shows during the school year. Chris Detert, Althea Kure, and Rachel Edstrom’s work will be shown, October 5-10. Andrew Kruse, Brynna Johnson, and Amanda Zentko’s work will be shown October 12-17. Garrett Moon and Katie Just’s, work will be shown October 19-24. Harold High and Justin Tlusty’s work will be shown October 26 -31. Alec Erdman, Constatina Athanasakopoulos, and Christine Petrusha’s work will be shown November 2-7. Zack Olson and Kellen Oberts’ work will be shown November 9-14. Kathleen Seaburg and Jenny Kampinen’s work will be shown November 16-21. Kelly Brown’s work will be shown November 23-28. Karl Engebretson and Martin Sawinski’s work will be shown November 30-December 5. Bret Petersen and Stephanie Magedanz’s work will be shown December 7-12. Sara Goodnow, Katie Woods, and Sarah Welander’s work will be shown December 14-19.

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

music EVENTS


As part of the 2004-2005 Ovation, Guest Artist Series, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6. They are widely regarded as one of the finest ensembles in the world. Concertmaster Steven Copes directs a collection of appealing works, including Haydn’s “C Major Cello Concerto,” with the young American cellist, Wendy Warner.

Jazz pianist Ryan Frane will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 12 in the Weber Music Hall.
Pianist Pat LaLiberte, is joined by her son Greg in a concert of music for piano and flute, titled “French with Flash!” at 7:30 p.m. on October 20 in the Weber Music Hall.

The Twin Ports Wind Ensemble, directed by Mark Whitlock, will give a concert at 3 p.m. on October 24 in the Weber Music Hall.

Borromeo String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27 in the Weber Music Hall. This award-winning quartet performs Haydn’s “Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 6,” and “Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2” by Brahms, along with a special presentation of UMD orchestra director Rudy Perrault’s composition “Exodus.”

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


UMD Bands and Twin Ports Wind Ensemble will present the Third Annual Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29 in the Weber Music Hall.

The Senior High School Honor Band Festival Concert, directed by Steven Bryant will perform at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 30 in the Weber Music Hall.

UMD Bands will perform a Halloween Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday October 31 in the Weber Music Hall.

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 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 October 17, the UMD soccer team will play St. Cloud State University at 1 p.m. and Minnesota State-Mankato at 6 p.m. on October 23. All games are in Griggs Field.

The UMD Bulldog football team plays 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, 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.

theatre EVENTS


Still Life With Iris is a magical adventure of a young girl’s search for her past. Iris lives in the whimsical land of Nocturno, where all things in our world are made while we sleep. When she is separated from her mother and loses her memory, Iris is assisted by Annabel Lee, a maiden from the sea, and the eleven-year-old composer Mozart, as she makes a fantastical journey home. Still Life With Iris will take place at 7:30 p.m. from October 21 - 24 and October 27 - 30.

Above events are held at the Marshall Performing Arts Center. For ticket information call 726-8561.

EVENTS lectures/workshops


On Tuesday, October 5, Abigail Garner, the author of “Families Like Mine,” will speak at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom.

She 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.


Journey Jargons & Lectures are scheduled for three Wednesday afternoons. Journey Jargons features slides and personal experiences or trips taken by University for Seniors (US) members and guests. The sessions are free and open to the public. A question and answer session follows each 45-minute lecture.

“Mississippi River Float Trip - 1955” will be presented at noon on October 13 in Kirby Plaza 309. Share in the experiences of Dave Rutford, and his two friends as they constructed and sailed a raft from St. Paul to New Orleans on the mighty Mississippi in the 1950s. The raft was unique; it was powered. Wait until you see how!

“Photography” will be presented at 1:15 p.m. on October 13 in Kirby Plaza 309. Gloria Brush, Professor UMD School of Fine Arts, has received many awards for her innovative photography.

“New Zealand, The Land of Contrasts” will be presented at noon on October 27 in Kirby Plaza 309. Howard and Sue Meyer spent three weeks in New Zealand staying with a retired dairy farm family near Wellington on the North Island, a semi-retired construction family in Richmond on South Island, then traveling to the National Parks further south.

“Low Carb Craze or Low Carb Crazy?” will be presented at 1:15 p.m. on October 27 in Kirby Plaza 309. Bonnie Brost, registered dietician and exercise specialist with St. Mary’s/ Duluth Clinic Heart to Heart Lifestyle Management Program will review the benefits and risks of a low carbohydrate diet and will offer healthy tips on how to lose weight and/or keep weight off. Discussion will also cover “portion distortion.”

“Journey Across Newfoundland & Labrador” will be presented at noon on November 10 in Kirby Plaza 309. Journey with Barb Anderson, Ron Anderson, and Patricia Stoddard across Newfoundland and Labrador’s rugged coastlines, and magnificent mountains. Hear about charming fishing villages, foot stomping music, and wonderful, proud people.

“Orchids” will be presented at 1:15 p.m. on November 10 in Kirby Plaza 309. In spite of common misconceptions, there are many varieties of orchids that will grow and bloom easily in Northern Minnesota. Kathy Clark has grown orchids for ten years and will share some secrets with you.

University for Seniors is a cooperative program of the University of Minnesota Duluth and UMD Continuing Education. Partial support for the program is provided by the Minnesota Humanities Commission in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Minnesota State Legislature.


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.

Writing for the Web is a workshop designed to demonstrate techniques that improve Web writing skills. This workshop is offered on Monday, October 11 from noon - 2 p.m. in Kirby 333. The all-important caveat: “To write for the Web, you have to ‘think Web,’” will be described in detail at this workshop. Refreshments and a light lunch will also be served.

For more information about these and other events, call LeAne at 726-6207, Sheri at 726-6975 or visit the website: http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids/events/index.html

Hank Baski, Baski, Inc., from Denver, CO, will present: “Ground Water: Fallacies and Forecasts” on Thursday, October 7. Baski is the National Groundwater Association McElhinery Distinguished Lecturer in Water Well Technology.

Peter Clevenstine, from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Lands and Minerals, in Hibbing, MN will present: “The Taconite Industry in Minnesota,” on Thursday, October 14.

Peter Hollings, Department of Geology, from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario will present: “Giant Porphyry Deposits – Characteristics, Distributions and Controls,” on Thursday, October 21.

All seminars listed above take place on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in Life Science 175. Coffee is served at 3:50 p.m.


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

“A View of Everyday Life in Iran” will be presented on October 7 by Khalil Dokhanchi in the Griggs Center. Dokhanchi, who has returned to Iran several times, will share pictures of Tehran and other areas while talking about everyday life in the country, Iranian attitudes, and views of the United States and American culture. Dokhanchi teaches Political Science at the University of Wisconsin Superior.

“Kayaking and Hiking at Bathurst Inlet Nunavut, Canada” will be presented on October 14 by Deb Shubat in the Griggs Center. Shubat, the greenhouse director for the Biology department at UMD, joined five women last July to kayak and hike in Canada’s Barren lands.

“A Cuban Perspective on Global Trade and Economic Development” will be presented on October 21 by Patrick Leet in the Griggs Center. Leet, a senior member of the Witness for Peace International Team, has traveled to Colombia, Mexico and Nicaragua and participated in a number of hemispheric conferences on globalization and alternative models of economic development. Prior to joining the WFP International Team, Patrick worked as a grassroots political and community organizer in Oregon, Arkansas, and Missouri.

“Canal Cruising in England” will be presented on October 28 by Mary Evans in the Griggs Center. In April 2004, Mary Evans, a retired UMD staffer and active participant in UMD’s University for Seniors, and her husband spent a week on a canal boat learning to pilot while enjoying the countryside in the Mersey-Trent area of England.


Doc Talks is a free monthly public lecture series addressing current issues in medicine. On Monday, October 11, Dr. Jim Callahan, a neurosurgeon from the St. Mary’s/Duluth Clinic Health Care System, will describe the special tests and criteria that are involved in the medical pronouncement of brain death. This talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 11 in the UMD Library, Room 410.

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. Doc Talks are free and intended for the public.

For more information see http://somd.d.umn.edu/ Doc Talks 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.


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 p.m. on October 15 in the Library Rotunda.

Paul Sharp will present “Virtue Unrestrained: Herbert Butterfield and the Problem of American Power” at 3 p.m. 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.


The Word Association series on writing, language, and literature continues with Tom Farrell, professor, Department of Composition, who 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. Feel free to bring your lunch. 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.

EVENTS classes

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special EVENTS


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

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 through November. These women’s protest tapestries were created in the 1970s and 80s by Chilean women whose loved ones were murdered, missing and tortured 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.

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.


Duluth Pharmacy Preview Day will be held from 1 -4 p.m. on Saturday, October 30 in the Kirby Rafters. Learn more about pharmacy education and pharmacy as a profession. The program includes: information on admissions and financial aid; panels of current Duluth pharmacy students and area practicing pharmacists; tour of the pharmacy facilities; and the opportunity to ask questions of students, staff, and faculty. Register by calling 726-6000 or emailing copd@d.umn.edu.


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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