Tuesday, November 16, 2004• VOLUME 22, NUMBER 6

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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 through January 23, 2005.

The exhibition of UMD student shows continue with Kathleen Seaburg and Jenny Kampinen on display through November 21, Kelly Brown from November 23 - 28, Karl Engebretson and Martin Sawinski from November 30 - December 5, Bret Petersen and Stephanie Magedanz December 7 - 12, and Sara Goodnow, Katie Woods, and Sarah Welander December 14-19.

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

Filmmaker, Brian Hubberd will present his work on November 18 at noon.

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.

Jazz Combos I, II, III, & IV will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 18. UMD Bands on the Go, a fund raising event that supports the concert tours of the UMD Wind Ensemble, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 21.

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.

The UMD Chamber Orchestra will perform A Little Night Music, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 3.

The Third Annual Holiday Concert Series will be performed by UMD Music's classical ensembles at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 12. University Singers, Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers, Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra present this festive holiday concert of familiar carols, and a special presentation of Poulenc's "Gloria."

Jazz I and II Ensembles perform Winter Jazz at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15.

For tickets and information, call 726-8877.

athletic EVENTS


The UMD hockey games are held at the DECC at 7:05 p.m. The men play Brown on November 19 and 20, North Dakota on December 10 and 11, and Denver on December 17 and 18.

The UMD women’s hockey team plays Ohio State University at 7:05 p.m. on November 26 and 27 and St. Cloud State at 2:05 p.m. on December 11 and 12 at the DECC.

Home basketball games include men’s basketball at 8 p.m. on November 23 against St. Scholastica, Michigan Tech on November 26 at 8 p.m. and St. Michael's College on November 27 at 8 p.m. Men’s basketball play Northland College at 8 p.m. on December 3, Northern Michigan at 8 p.m. on December 4, and Minnesota-Crookston at 8 p.m. on December 8.

Women’s basketball play Michigan Tech on November 26 and 6 p.m. and Concordia-St. Paul at 6 p.m. on November 27. They play St. Scholastica at 7 p.m. on December 7 and Winona State at 6 p.m. on December 18.

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


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, which are 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.


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.


A panel discussion “Election 2004: What happened? What's next?” with Craig Grau (Political Science), Wy Spano (UMD Center for Advocacy and Political Leadership), David Pogue (Political Science), and Grenetta Fink (Political Science), will be presented at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17 in Kirby 268. The program is sponsored by the UMD Center for Ethics & Public Policy. For information, contact Steve Vanderheiden at svanderh@d.umn.edu.

For National Work & Family Month there are numerous brown bag sessions. For more information or to register, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/personal.html. Spouses and same-sex domestic partners are invited to attend on a space available basis.

“Parenting Those Teens” will be held on Wednesday, November 17, from noon - 1 p.m. in Kirby 323. This workshop will be presented by Shirley Reierson, UMD Supportive Services.

“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.

“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.


Lucinda Johnson will present “Developing Indicators of Aquatic Ecosystem Conditions From Landscape and Biotic Data,” in Life Science 185, at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, November 19. Coffee & cookies will be served at 3 p.m. For information contact Sara Briggs, 726-6262, sbriggs@d.umn.edu.


Jay Austin, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA will present “Estimating Dispersion and Exchange in the Chesapeake Bay” on Thursday, November 18 at 4 p.m. in Life Science 175.

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.

For information see http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/main/3friday.php or call 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 SPHC 212.

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.

Snacks and beverages will be provided. For information contact Jo Mackiewicz at jmackiew@d.umn.edu.


The UMD Library will present Meet the Author: Four Women Poets of Duluth, readings by four poets who live in Duluth from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 2. Hear the works of award-winning writers Linda LeGarde Grover (of UMD), Sheila J. Packa, Ellie Schoenfeld, and Connie Wanek. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For information call 726-8539.


The Department of Art and Design, in cooperation with the Tweed Museum of Art and the UMTC College of Liberal Arts will present live video streaming of the symposium, Aar and Commitment, which is a conversation between the arts about their role in contemporary society. This will be held in the Tweed Lecture Gallery on December 2, 3, 4, and 5. Events originate at the Regis Center for Art on the Twin Cities campus and include presentations and performances by (among others) Krzysztof Wodiczko, Richard Leppert, Marina Abramovic and Chrissy Iles, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, and David White. For a full schedule of events, visit: http://artandcommitment.umn.edu. For more information contact Robert Repinski, 726-6504.


UMD Professor of English, Joseph Maiolo will read Truman Capote’s, “A Christmas Memory” in the Weber Music Hall at 4 p.m. on December 16. The event is free and open to everyone.


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 Department of Geography will be holding a week of activities and learning opportunities through November 20.

Wednesday, November 17 is GIs Day (Geographic Information Sciences), with displays showcasing how GIs is being used in Northern Minnesota. The displays will be located in the Kirby Student Center and will run from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sarah Elwood, Department of Geography (U of Arizona), will present “Community-University GIs: Experiments in Cooperation, Curricula, and Neighborhood Revitalization” at 3 p.m. in the library, 4th floor rotunda reading room.

On Thursday, November 18 Mike Mageau, Department of Geography, along with the student research team will present “Renewable Energy on Tribal Lands” at noon in
Kirby Student Center 311.

On Saturday November 20, Geography Week will end with the Queer Twin Ports Tour with Larry Knopp, Department of Geography, from 10 a.m. - late afternoon. The event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required. Call 726-6300 for more information and/or to register for the tour.


The UMD International Club and the International Education Office are observing International Education Week through November 20.

They will show international films in a Film Festival at 5 p.m. in the Multicultural Center. Rabbit-Proof Fence (AUSTRALIA) will be shown on November 17 and Monsoon Wedding (INDIA) will be shown on November 28.

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 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on November 18 outside bookstore on the first floor of Kirby.

“International 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.



UMD's Anishinnabe Student Organization has organized activities through November 18.

On Wednesday November 17, four-time Nammy winner Keith Secola and his Wild Band of Indians will perform beginning at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom.

From 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Thursday November 18, there will be storytelling, hoop dancing, and drumming featured in the Kirby Ballroom.

All events are free and on the UMD campus. The events are co-sponsored by the American Indian Science and Engineering (AISES).


New York Avant Garde artist/composer Fast Forward will direct his Feeding Frenzy, a highly unusual art event, in Duluth on November 21 in the Pilgrim Church (2310 East 4th Street). Fast Forward will direct SFA faculty in Feeding Frenzy - a celebration of food.

Feeding Frenzy is a 90 minute event which involves simultaneous activities by five chefs, five musicians, and five waiters. While music is created by the five musicians, five separate food courses will be prepared and served to the audience. The actions of the chefs and musicians are amplified to create a sonic landscape and live video of the event is projected on a screen within the space. Tickets are $5 (students) and $10. Fast Forward will also conduct Master classes at UMD and give a public lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23 in the Tweed Museum of Art. For information contact Robert Appleton, rappleto@d.umn.edu, 726-6141.


The UMD Commission on Women will present its annual Gallery of Grants on Tuesday, December 7 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Library Rotunda. The program “The Changing Role of Women in the Military: A Panel Discussion” will begin at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.


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.

A Holiday Premier will be featured from 4 - 7 p.m. Monday, November 29. 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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