Tuesday, February 8, 2005 • VOLUME 22, NUMBER 9

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As a special feature of the exhibition, “9 Months in America: An Ethnocentric Tour,” Tweed asks to display photographs of faculty, staff, and students of UMD, as a unique “portrait of our community.” Bring photos to the Tweed Museum of Art and be a part of the show. Mail or bring snapshots of travels, special events, places, friends, and family, to the Tweed Museum of Art through February 11. Include a short written description on a 3” x 5” index card or paper. If mailed, include a return address and the photographs will be mailed back by March 30. If hand-delivered, the photos can be picked up at the museum’s reception desk after March 30. The show runs through March 27. A special Family Day Program with hands on activities, food, and music will be held in conjunction with the exhibit from 1 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.

The exhibit, “Spirals in Space and Time:The Art of Leslie Bohnenkamp,” will continue through March 26.

Student senior shows, with opening receptions held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m., will be on display at the museum this spring. Andrea Vake, Derek Minnehan, and Shawn Stigsell will display their work from February 8 - 13. Kara Hallie, Erica Boyles, Allison Gjovik, and Ed Szymczak will display their work from February 15 - 20. Emily Ackerman, Jen Mollner, and Shannon Livingstone will display their work from February 22 - 27. March 1-6 features Jennifer Akre, Scott Bader and Abby Liljequis. March 8-13 features Nicholas Jaeb, Jake Schreiber, Gohlee Moua. March 15-20 features Tanya Schulz, Melinda Boettech, and Brittany Thiescher. March 22- 27 features Robert Winterfield, Ryan Purdy and Ben Barnett.

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 otherwise noted. The Bemidji State University Band will perform at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 11. A Faculty Artist Recital featuring Justin Rubin will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 13 at the Cathedral of Holy Rosary. A Guest Artist Concert, “Winterreise,” performed by Johan Lippens, baritone, and pianist Brook Cuden, will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 20.
UMD’s trio (Jean Rudy Perrault, violin; Betsy Husby, cello; and Jeanne Doty, piano) presents their premier campus performance, “U3 in 3D,” with well-known repertoire by Mendelssohn, Arensky, and Haydn at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22. A Faculty Artist Recital with Betsy Husby, cello and Alexander Chernyshev, piano, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 25. Hear Maestro Dario Sotelo from the Conservatory of Music in Tatui, Brazil as he conducts Band Dancings! with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert. The event features original wind ensemble works based on traditional South American dances at 7:30 p.m. on February 27. Proceeds from this event help support the UMD Bands tour expenses for trip to Brazil. A Chamber Choir Invitational Concert will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 28. A special Jazz Concert featuring critically acclaimed jazz vocalist and six-time Grammy Award nominee, Kurt Elling will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4. The Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival Concert featuring jazz guitarist John Scofield with UMD Jazz I will be held in the Marshall Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. A choral concert, “Earth, Sea, & Sky” will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6,

athletic EVENTS

The UMD women’s hockey games are held at the DECC. The women play Minnesota at 7:05 p.m. on February 26 and at 3:05 p.m. on February 27.
The UMD men’s hockey games are held at the DECC at 7:05 p.m. The men play Bemidji State on February 25.
The UMD men’s basketball games are held in the UMD Romano Gym. They play North Dakota at 3 p.m. on February 26.
The UMD women’s basketball games are held in the UMD Romano Gym. They play Nebraska-Omaha at 6 p.m. on February 24 and North Dakota at 1 p.m. on February 26.

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

theatre EVENTS

The play Prometheus Bound will be presented on February 10-12 at 7:30 p.m., February 13 at 2 p.m., and February 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. The play tells the story of Prometheus, the heavenly soul brother that stole “fire” from Mt. Olympus and gave it to mortals, as he is spiked to a rock in the middle of nowhere. He laments his fate and his prophetic mind as the chorus of Oceanus serenades him with the psychedelic sounds of the 1960s. While contemplating just what that “fire” is for us today, the Gods rock out this 2500 year old play. Live music, dancing, music videos, and poetry create this Greek tragedy.
Above events are held at the Marshall Performing Arts Center. For ticket information call 726-8561.

EVENTS lectures/workshops

Lynette Carney, MSA Professional Services Inc., Guy Partch, Service Engineering Group, Duluth, and Thomas Estabrook, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Duluth will present “Environmental Careers in Geology” on February 10. The seminar will be held at 4 p.m. with coffee at 3:50 p.m. in Marshall W. Alworth Hall 191. For more information contact the Geological Sciences Department at 726-8385.

“Tip for Teaching with Implications for Learning” will be presented by LeAne Rutherford from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 10 in Kirby 323.
“Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Power Point” will be presented by Dave McCarthy, Department of Education from 2 - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15 in Montague 239.
“Great Plans for Great Classes Teaching on a Large Scale” will be presented by LeAne Rutherford from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23 in the Kirby Garden Room.
“Tech Talk,” will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Friday, March 4 in Kirby 355-357.
For more information call 726-6207, 726-6975 or visit the website:http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids.

“Dendritic Integration in Pyramidal Neurons” will be presented by Jeff Magee, of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine at New Orleans and hosted by Allen Mensinger, on Friday, February 11, in Life Science 185 at 3:15 p.m.
“Xenobiotic disruption of the amphibian thyroid axis”” will be presented by Sigmund Degitz, EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division and hosted by Anna Rachinsky, on Friday, February 18, in Life Science 185 at 3:15 p.m.
“Population genetics of darters” will be presented by Jean Porterfield, Dept. of Biology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN and hosted by Allen Mensinger, on Friday, February 25, in Life Science 185 at 3:15 p.m.
For more information visit www.d.umn.edu/biology.

Doc Talks are a monthly public lecture series addressing current issues in medicine. The next session of DocTalks
“Native American Medicine: Engaging the Mind, Body and Spirit” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 10.
Traditional Indian Medicine has been present among American Indian and Alaska Native people from the beginning of time. Orrenzo B. Snyder, MD, a Navajo urologist working at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, will share stories about traditional Indian medicine.
More information about this lecture series can be found at http://somd.d.umn.edu/doctalks, or contact Janet Fitzakerley, 726-8512, jfitzake@d.umn.edu or Susan Kurki, 726-8512, skurki@d.umn.edu.

Journey Jargons feature slides, experiences, and trips taken by University for Seniors (US) members and guests. Journey Jargons and Lectures are free and open to the public.
The Journey Jargons talk, “Utah - Natural Beauty Beyond Comparison” will be presented at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, February 14 in Kirby Plaza 311. John Moeller spends time each year exploring the beauty and wonders of Utah, the Beehive State.

Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Department of Women’s Studies present “Nursing Home: A Son’s Experience of his Mother Demise” with Milan Kovacovic, associate professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures, in 268 Kirby Student Center at noon on Wednesday, February 16. For more information visit www.d.umn.edu/ws or call 726-7953.

“Dreamweaver 103: Forms and Form Data Processing” will be held from 9 - 11 a.m. on February 15 and 17 in Library 116. “Dreamweaver 101: The Basics section 1” will be held from 9- 11 a.m. on February 22 and 24 in Library 116. “Dreamweaver 105: Behaviors” will be held from 9 - 11 a.m. on April 5 and 7 in Library 116.
ITSS is offering the campus community on-line eClasses.
The eClass environment is based on WebX, a threaded messaging system. Instructors Laura Carlson, Barbara Z. Johnson, and Bruce Reeves, post lectures, reading selections, hands-on assignments, and review questions once a week in the online classroom. For more information visit http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training

The College of Liberal Arts faculty lecture series, “Third Friday” features recently published work or work-in-progress by faculty in CLA. The social begins at 3 p.m. and the presentation is held at 3:15 p.m. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Beverages and snacks will be served.
Jennnifer Jones will present “Living Landscapes: The Archaeology of Early City Life in Jordan” on February 18. Marty Bock will present “The Power of Suggestion: Joseph Conrad and French Medical Occultism” on March 18. Maureen Tobin-Stanley will present “Reflections of the Holocaust in Spanish Culture” on April 15.  
For information see http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/main/3friday.php or call 726-8981.

The Visualization Digital Imaging Lab (Viz Lab) invites the campus community to the “Viz Lab Presents” series. All events will be held at noon, unless noted, in 154 MPAC.
Barb Johnson will present “facultEtools” on Wednesday, February 23.
Steve Sternberg, Department of Chemical Engineering,
will present “Fluent: Visualizing the flow of contaminants through soil” on Thursday, February 24.
For information see http://www.d.umn.edu/vdil/ or contact Lisa Valdez at 726-8093.

EVENTS classes

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special EVENTS

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

The UMD Ski Team will host the United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) Lake Superior Divisional race February 12 - 13 from 10 am - 3 pm at Spirit Mountain in Duluth.Visit www.umdskiteam.com.for more information.

The 14th Annual Soul Food Dinner with keynote speaker: Representative Neva Walker, presenting “Building Bridges Connecting Instead of Dividing,” will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 12 in the UMD Ballroom. $1 of each ticket will be donated to the Tsunami Relief Fund.
Joe Rogers, Colorado’s Former Lt. Governor will present “The Dream Alive Program” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 17 in the UMD Ballroom. The Dream Alive Program is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. This live commentary will take audience members back in time to the renowned 1963 March On Washington where King delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech -- to his final words delivered in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.
The film, America behind the Color Line, will be shown at noon on Tuesday, February 22 in Kirby Student Center 273. A discussion will follow the documentary.
The film, The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde, will be shown at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 24 in Kirby Student Center 273.
For questions call 726-8444 or 726-6395

Phi Sigma Sigma is offering another opportunity for parents to get out of the house for the night on February 13 from 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. Contact Phi Sigma Sigma at deha0019@d.umn.edu or call 952-994-5775.

Feast of Nations is a dinner and show representing countries from around the world. The Banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 19, in the Kirby Ballroom and will be followed by a live performance Tickets will be on sale outside of the UMD bookstore on Feb. 7-10 and on February 14 until they sell out. The UMD International Club sponsors the annual “Feast of Nations” featuring food and entertainment representing cultures from around the world. For information contact Karin Robbins, 726-8962 or krobbin1@d.umn.edu.

The Department of Human Resources is offering workshops dealing with health, wellness, lifestyles, workplace environment, well-being, parenting, and families.
For a description of the training or for more information, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/personal.html.

glensheen EVENTS

The Historic Glensheen Estate will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Glensheen will be featured on Court TV at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9. “Mystery in the Mansion,” the story of the Glensheen tragedies and legal battles that followed, will be aired on Dominick Dunne’s Court TV series “Power, Privilege and Justice.” (Channel 15 or 50)
On Saturday, February 12, sweethearts are invited to a tour of the historic mansion before settling down in Glensheen’s winter garden for a romantic candlelight dinner. The tour begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $60 per person. Space is limited. Call 726-8910 for reservations.

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