Tuesday, November 2, 2004• VOLUME 22, NUMBER 5

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

The Regional Projects Series: Recent Projects by Northern Minnesota Architects will be held from November 9 - January 23, 2005. The opening Reception is from 6 - 8 p.m. on November 9.

The UMD Art & Design Faculty Exhibition will run through December 19. This exhibition presents the work of over twenty artists, all members of the UMD Art and Design.

Art and Design Lecture Series
Jorge Frascara, designer and professor at the University of Alberta, Canada, will present a lecture at 10 a.m. on November 9.

Fast Forward, a New York based English composer and performer, will present a lecture at 6 p.m. on November 23.

Nathan Budoff and Raul Cristancho, painters, will present a lecture at 10 a.m. on December 8.

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

music EVENTS

All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall unless noted otherwise.
The Senior High School Honor Choir Festival Concert, directed by Tina Thielen-Gaffey, will take place at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2.

The Bernstein Krenzen Jazz Scholarship Concert, a musical event held to support UMD’s jazz scholarship funds, will feature UMD’s Jazz Ensembles and Duluth’s Big Time Jazz Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

The Senior High School Honor String Festival Concert, directed by Rudy Perrault will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, November 5.

For the Fifth Annual Story-Hour: “Arabian Nights,” the UMD Symphony Orchestra is joined by Julie DellaTorre, and Duluth’s own Elizabeth Nordell.

The musical theme features “Scheherazade” with other music and stories for the whole family at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 5.

The University Singers, Chamber Singers, and Concert Choral will perform at the Fall Choral Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 7.

UMD Guitar Ensembles will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10.

UMD’s Opera Studio will present, “What’s All The Screaming About?” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 13.

As a part of the 2004-2005 Ovation Guest Series, “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16. This is a Cabaret-style revue features musical theatre and opera performers, including UMD alumnus Andrew Wilkowskie.

Jazz Combos I, II, III, & IV will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 18.

UMD Bands on the Go, a fundraising event that supports the concert tours of the UMD Wind Ensemble, will be held on Sunday, November 21 at 3 p.m.

The UMD Percussion Ensemble performs ragtime pieces, traditional West African drumming, and the unique contemporary work “Stealing Thunder,” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23.

The Vocal Jazz Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30.

For tickets and information, call 726-8877.

athletic EVENTS

The volleyball team will play Augustana College at 7 p.m. on November 5, Nebraska-Omaha at 7 p.m. on November 12, and North Dakota at 4 p.m. on November 13. The games will be held in the Romano Gym.

The UMD Bulldog football team plays St. Cloud State at 1 p.m. on November 6 in Griggs Field.

The UMD men’s hockey team play Brown at the DECC at 7:05 p.m. on November 19 and 20. UMD women play Wisconsin on November 5 and 6 at 7:05 p.m. and Ohio State University at 7:05 p.m. on November 26 and 27.

Home basketball games include men’s basketball at 8 p.m on November 15 against Bemidji State and at 8 p.m. on November 23 against St. Scholastica. The men’s and women’s basketball teams play Michigan Tech on November 26. The women’s game is at 6 p.m. and the men’s game follows at 8 p.m. All home basketball games are held in the Romano Gym.

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

theatre EVENTS


The play, The Heidi Chronicles will be presented at 7:30 p.m. from December 9 - 12 and December 14 - 18. In The Heidi Chronicles, Heidi Holland finds herself at a crossroad in her life, questioning how she got where she is. From a High School dance to a protest at the Chicago Art Institute the audience experiences Heidi’s chronicles during the time when ideas and lifestyles were changing.

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

EVENTS lectures/workshops

Jill Kettleson, a UMD alumni and Duluth police officer, will speak about her experiences living with a learning disability as part of the I AM WHO I AM series. Kettleson will speak from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3, in the Kirby Rafters. I AM WHO I AM is a speaker series about personal experiences living with a disability and is sponsored by Access for All and Disability Services & Resources.

Josh Seaver, new media manager for Learning Technologies and Adam Wiens, learning technologies special projects internet developer at the Science Museum of Minnesota will present "Real-Time and Traditional Visualization at the Science Museum of Minnesota" from 1 - 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 4 in the VDIL, 154 MPAC.
See their website http://www.smm.org/explore/
and an interactive archeological dig at http://www.smm.org/catal/

Paul Kiprof, Department of Chemistry, will present, “The Oxo Process,” from noon - 1 p.m. on Friday, November 5
in MPAC 154.

Justin Rubin, Department of Music, will present, “Video and Audio Production for Art Installations,” from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 11 in MPAC 154.

Kate Maurer, Department of Composition, will present, “A Dramaturg’s View: Documenting ‘La Traviata,’” from noon - 1 p.m. on Friday, November 19 in MPAC 154.

Rich Axler, Jesse Schomberg (Sea Grant), Nick Zlonis (Sea Grant), and George Host (NRRI) will present, “Flash Flood for DuluthStreams.org : Modeling and Visualization of Stream Response to Rain Events in Duluth’s Urban Watersheds,” from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 16
in MPAC 154.

Yuhu Yan, Department of Physics, will present, “Water Quality Visualization in Lake Superior Based on GIS and RS,” from noon - 1 p.m. on Friday, December 17 in MPAC 154.

Go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/vdil for further information on the VDIL.

For National Work & Family Month there are numerous brown bag sessions. For more information or to register, visit
Spouses and same-sex domestic partners are invited to attend on a space available basis.

“Medical Self-Care,” will be presented by Ruth Rounds held from 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 4 in the Garden Room.

“Ho Ho Ho Oh No!: Tips for a Hassle Free Holiday” will be held from noon - 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7 in the Garden Room.


Alworth Brown Bag Series events begin at noon. For more information contact Cindy M. Christian at 726-8616.
"Go Well, Stay Well: Travels in South Africa" Jim and Linda Belote, both anthropologists from UMD, visited their Peace Corps volunteer daughter on assignment in South Africa for two 3-week trips in the summers of 2003 and 2004. They saw wild animals, fabulous landscapes and excitement about 10 years of democracy and the end of apartheid. The Belotes will show pictures and discuss their experiences in South Africa on November 4 in Kirby Rafters.

"Return to Bulgaria: Land of Hospitality" will be presented on November 11 in Kirby Rafters.Maria Vuldjeva, program associate for the International Education Office, left her homeland of Bulgaria in 1996. She will discuss the changes that have taken place in Sofia and other areas in Bulgaria as the country makes its transformation from a communist satellite to a democratic republic. She will show pictures of her visits and share her reflections of home.

"Women’s Rights and Constitutional Change in Kenya" will be presented on November 18 in Kirby Rafters. Sarah Fries, a UMD student majoring in International Studies and Political Science, conducted research in Kenya from September 2003 until May 2004. She interviewed women regarding their rights as reflected in the new Kenyan constitution. She also spent some time working for a non-governmental organization focusing on grass-roots development. Fries lived with host families in Nairobi as well as the rural area of Kitui.

UMD Biology invites you to attend "Biology and geometry of animal movement" presented by Ron Moen, from the Center for Water and Environment and the Natural Resources Research Institute, at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, November 5 in Life Science 185. The event is hosted by John Pastor. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3 p.m.
"Identifying the sources of fecal coliform bacteria and their relationship to land use" will be presented by Wendy Hieb, UMD Biology M.S. Candidate, at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 9, in Med School 130. The event is hosted by Randall Hicks. Coffee and cookies will be served at 9:45 a.m.
For information contact Sara Briggs, 726-6262, sbriggs@d.umn.edu.

Doc Talks is a free public lecture series addressing current issues in medicine.
Matt Andrews, Department of Biology, will present “Hibernation” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday November 9 in Room 142 SMed.
For more information see http://somd.d.umn.edu/ Doc Talks, or contact Janet Fitzakerley, 726-8512; jfitzake@d.umn.edu.

Instructional Development Services Events
The workshop, “Bringing Service Learning to Life” will be presented by Kim Riordan, Early Childhood Studies Program; Casey LaCore, The Darland Connection; and Patty Petite, Fond du Lac Head Start, from noon - 1 p.m. on November 11 in Kirby 333. A “Library Update” will be presented by Pam Enrici from 10 a.m. - noon on November 17 in Library 116. “Nurturing Inclusivity and Diversity, ”sponsored by the Commission on Women will be presented by Mary Bridget Lawson from 9 a.m. - noon on December 1 in Griggs Center. “Publish Where?” will be presented by LeAne Rutherford from 9 - 11 a.m. on December 14 in Kirby 333.

Tech Talk discussion groups, about how technological innovations are working in the classroom, will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 18 and Friday, December 10 in Kirby 323.

A writing and publishing Coffee Klatch Q&A session will be held from 2 - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, in BohH 116.
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.

Journey Jargons & Lectures 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. The lectures listed below take place in Kirby Plaza 309.
“Journey Across Newfoundland & Labrador” will be presented by Barb Anderson, Ron Anderson, and Patricia Stoddard at noon on November 10.
“Orchids” will be presented by Kathy Clark at 1:15 p.m. on November 10.

Dr. Nigel Wattrus, Department of Geological Sciences and Large Lakes Observatory, will present “Reading the Lake’s Fingerprints” at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, November 11 in Life Science 175.

Steven Colman, Director, Large Lakes Observatory and Dept. Geological Sciences will present “Stratigraphy, Chronology, and Age Models for the GLAD 800 Drill Core” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 18.

Tim Demko, Sara Kubarek and Emily Swor, from the Department of Geological Sciences, will present “Dinosaurs in the Big Horn Basin” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 2.

David Fox, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities will present “History of the Grassland Ecosystem of the Great Plains” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 9 in Life Science 175.

The College of Liberal Arts faculty lecture series, “Third Friday” features 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.

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 Susan Perala-Dewey, instructor, Department of Composition who 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.

James H. Fetzer will present "Conspiracy Theories: JFK and Wellstone. What do we know about their deaths?" on Friday, November 19, from 7-10:30 p.m. in Chemistry 200. Fetzer, McKnight Professor of Philosophy, has published three books on the death of JFK and now a fourth —American Assassination — on the death of Senator Paul Wellstone. He emphasizes that each case of possible conspiracy has to be evaluated based upon rigorous standards applied to all the available evidence. He will explain what we know now that we didn't know then about the death of JFK and what new research is revealing about the death of another American icon. This lecture is sponsored by the UMD Statesman. For more information contact Fetzer at 726-7269 or e-mail jfetzer@d.umn.edu.

EVENTS classes

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special EVENTS

The "Nightwalk" will be at 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 8. The walk will cover all outside (and several inside) areas of the campus. Participants will meet at the Kirby Student Center, near the Information Desk. Participants should wear clothing appropriate for walking outside and to bring a flashlight (just in case). Campus safety recommendation forms will be made available that evening and will be collected following the walk.   Each participant is asked to complete a recommendation form listing any areas of possible safety improvement.  Recommendations may also be sent to Finance and Operations (500 DAdB) by Monday, November 16. Comments will be used by Finance and Operations and the UMD Safety, Health and Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee to make plans for campus improvements. If you have any questions regarding this event call Greg Fox 726-7101.

Research Day will be held from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 4. This is a day to learn about innovative transportation research projects impacting the Northland. It will be held at the Mn/DOT District One Headquarters located at 1123 Mesaba Avenue in Duluth. Ample free parking is available. For directions and more information contact Carol Wolosz at 726-7446 or natsrl@d.umn.edu. NATSRL is supported through UMD, The University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies, Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute, and Mn/DOT.

Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin will give a presentation on the State of the Campus during a Chancellor's Forum on Monday, November 8. The forum will be at 4 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall. After the forum, faculty and staff members are invited to join Chancellor Martin and the vice chancellors for a reception in the lobby of the Weber Music Hall. For information contact 726-7106 or chan@d.umn.edu.

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

Two Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead exhibitions will be presented through 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.
For information contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 726-8444.

The UMD International Club is hosting an International Education Week from November 15-20.
They will show international films in a Film Festival at 5 p.m. on November 15, 16, 17 and 18 in the Multicultural Student Union.
A “Study Abroad Panel” will be presented at noon on November 16 in the Kirby Rafters.
A “Multicultural Fashion Show” will be presented at noon on November 17 in the Kirby Rafters.
"Women’s Rights and Constitutional Change in Kenya" will be presented on November 18 in the Kirby Rafters.
An eggroll sale will be held from noon - 3 p.m. on November 18 outside bookstore on the first floor of Kirby.
“Taste of UMD” with foods from many countries will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 20 at Hope Church, 301 W. St. Marie St. Taste of UMD will feature a Kid's Corner. Children are welcome to come and partake in arts and crafts and mingle with UMD International Students.
For information contact Leah Glantz at glan0020@d.umn.edu.


A planetarium show will be presented at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium. For information call 726-7129.

glensheen EVENTS

The Historic Glensheen Estate will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. through mid-October.
A Holiday Premier will be featured from 4 - 7 p.m. Monday, November 19. Kick-off the holiday season at Glensheen and enjoy decorations and refreshments every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in December. Tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and brunch is served at 10:30 a.m.
Call 726-8910 for more information.

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