Tuesday, October 11, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 4

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The exhibit, “David Ericson: Always Returning, The Life and Work of a Duluth Cultural Icon” continues through January 15.

The exhibit, “Artists of Duluth: 1870-1940” runs through January 15.

Senior Student Show opening receptions will be held every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Exhibits by Duane Johnson and John Cox will be displayed from October 11 - 16. Exhibits by Jessica Fadness, Kathryn Heinz and Heather Blissenbach will be displayed from October 18 - 23. Exhibits by Christina Cordts and Heather Lindell will be displayed from October 25 - 30.

Sunday Afternoon Gallery Talks, led by museum staff, will be held at 2 p.m. on October 16, November 13, December 11, and January 8. The talks include a bit of “Antiques Roadshow.” The staff will be happy to look at and discuss Ericson artworks or memorabilia at these times.
A Family Day Program will be held from 1 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 9. It features activities, performers, and food. It is geared to tell David Ericson’s story to museum-goers of all ages.

Art and Design Lecture Series
Tom Millard, ceramic sculptor, will give a presentation at noon, on October 20.
Susan Ryan, historian, will give a presentation at noon, on October 25.

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

music EVENTS


The Fourth Annual Weber Concert: Sinfonietta de Paris will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6.

The Department Artist Concert: “Les Fils du Voyageur?” featuring a five-voice men’s ensemble dressed in authentic period garb will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13.

The Ovation Guest Artist Concert with Marvin Hamlisch, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, is already sold out.

A Senior High School Honor String Festival Concert with Jean R. Perrault, director, will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 28.

The UMD Fall Choral Showcase will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 30.

All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall. Call 218-726-8561 for prices and tickets.

theatre EVENTS

Kiss Me, Kate, Cole Porter’s Broadway smash hit and Tony Award winner will be performed at 7:30 p.m. from October 20-22 and 26-29, as well as at 2 p.m. on October 23 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Call 218-726-8561 for tickets.

athletic EVENTS

Home Games
The UMD Football team will play North Dakota at 1 p.m. on October 15 and South Dakota at 1 p.m. on October 29.

The UMD Men’s Hockey team will play Bemidji State (Homecoming) at 7:07 p.m. on October 8 and 9.

The UMD Women’s Hockey team will play St. Cloud State at 7:07 p.m. on October 14 and 15 and Ohio State at 7:07 p.m. on October 21 and 22.

UMD’s Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams will compete in the UMD Pine Hill Invitational (8K/10K) beginning at 9:45 a.m. on October 8 in Carlton, Minnesota.

UMD’s Volleyball team will play St. Cloud State at 4 p.m. on October 15; Michigan Tech at 7 p.m. on October 25; and MSU-Mankato at 7 p.m. on October 29.

EVENTS classes

ITSS is offering the campus community on-line eClasses on Web Accessibility, Copyright and WebCT. lectures. Dreamweaver workshops will also be held. For more more information visit

See what the Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab (VDIL) Summer Grant researchers have done.
“Re-Imaging and Imagining the Beautiful and Sublime” will be presented by Steve Bardolph, Departemnt of Art and Designon Wednesday, October 12 from noon to 1 p.m. in MPAC 154.
Saiyam Kohli, Department of Computer Science, will present “Visually Finding Sets of Related Words on the World Wide Web” on Thursday, October 13 from noon to 1 p.m. in MPAC 154.
For information contact Sheri Pihlaja, 726-6975 or see

EVENTS lectures/workshops

Journey Jargons

Journey Jargons feature slides and personal experiences of trips taken by University for Seniors (US) members and guests. Lectures cover many topics and are followed by a question and answer session. They are free, open to the public and held on Mondays at 11:30 a.m..

“Cook Islands/French Polynesia/Tahiti” will be held at 11:30 a.m. on November 7 in the Kirby Rafters. Bill Miner will present an introduction to the islands, including Cook Islands history, Maori herbal medicine, weaving, the use of coconut, carving, fishing, clothing, music, dance, and chants.

“French Barge Cruise” will be held at 11:30 a.m. on November 14 in Kirby Plaza 311. Join Jill and Koresh Lakhan on a wine country canal tour and hot air balloon ride.

“Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit? What You Need to Know in 2005-2006” will be held at 11:30 a.m. on October 24 in the Kirby Rafters. Barb Highland, Senior Outreach Specialist with ARDC’s Area Agency on Aging, will unscramble the new Medicare drug benefit.

“Off the Grid” will be held at 11:30 a.m. on October 31 at the Hartley Nature Center. Learn how Peter Gravett, director of the Hartley Nature Center, lives off the grid at his cabin. See first-hand how these technologies have been built in the Hartley Nature Center.
For information contact Joanne Gerber, 726-6797 or

There will be a brown bag lunch on Thursday, October 13 at noon in the Kirby Rafters. Aaron Luoma, graduate student, School for International Training and Anabel Landa, Catholic Maryknoll Language Institute, Cochabamba, Bolivia will present “Bolivia Today: Culture, Politics, and a Country at the Crossroads.” They will provide background information on Bolivia, its culture, and the current socio-economic reality, followed by a review and analysis of the groundbreaking events surrounding Bolivia’s five-year struggle for political and social change. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Hispanic, Latino, Chicana Learning Resource Center.

“Challenges in British Foreign Policy” will be presented by Jonathan Darby, Deputy Consul General, British Consulate General, Chicago, at noon on Friday, October 21 in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. Darby will discuss British foreign policy, especially that relating to the United States.

Erik Brown, Department of Geological Sciences and Large Lakes Observatory, UMD will present “Volcanoes, Plankton, Ice and Wind: A View of the World from the Sediments of Lake Malawi, East Africa” on Thursday, October 13.

Stuart Behling, U.S. Forest Service, Superior National Forest, Duluth, MN will present “Mercury in Fish: A Geologist’s Perspective” on Thursday, October 27.

Vicki Hansen, Department of Geological Sciences, UMD will present “Venus’ Huge Lava Ponds: Extraterrestrial Impact, or Mantle Plumes? Either Way, It’s Too Hot for Hockey!” on Thursday, November 3.

Heidi Bauman, Lake Superior Beach Program, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will present “Lake Superior Beach Monitoring Program: Wave of the Future?” on Thursday, November 10.

James Miller, Jr., Minnesota Geological Survey and Dept. of Geological Sciences, UMD, will present “The Art of Field Mapping in the Canadian Shield” on Thursday, November 17.

All seminars listed above take place on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in Chemistry 150. Coffee is served at 3:50 p.m. For info, contact cwergin@d.umn.edu or 726-8385.

“Virtual Reality Violent Video Games” will be presented by Paul Skalski, assistant professor, Department of Communication, on October 21.

Steve Chilton, associate professor, Department of Political Science, will present “The Moral Universe of Our Corporeality” on November 11.

On December 2, Craig Stroupe, assistant professor, Department of Composition, will present “The Music of Knowing: Representing Book Culture Online.”

All events will be held in the Library Rotunda from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Social time will begin at 3 p.m., the presentation will be held at 3:15 p.m. and time for discussion, comments, and additional socializing will follow.

The Academic Health Center Duluth Graduate Research Seminar Series will host Cary Mariash, professor, Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the U of M Twin Cities, from 12-1 p.m. on Monday, October 24 in 130 SMed. Mariash will present on the topic of regulation gene expression. Call Stacy Johnson at 726-6354 for more information. For the complete 2005-06 schedule and more information on this week’s speaker, visit http://www.ahc.umn.edu/duluth/seminars/home.html.

special EVENTS

A WRAC brown bag lunch, with speaker Shirley Duke will be held at noon on Wednesday, October 12 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268. The topic is: “LGBT Activism in Duluth: A History of the Movement.”

A Hate Crimes Vigil will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12 on the Kirby Terrace. The rain site is the first floor Kirby Lounge.
“AD/HD: The Hidden Disability,” with speaker Susan Pye Brokaw, will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 in the Kirby Ballroom. It is sponsored by Disability Services & Resources and Access for All.

The Queer Students Union Fall Drag Show will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 in the Kirby Ballroom. Tickets will be sold at the door.

The film, Maid in America will be shown at noon on Tuesday, October 18 in Kirby 333. Maid in America (directed by Anayansi Prado, 58 minutes) takes an intimate look at the lives of three Latina immigrants working as nannies and housekeepers.

A GLBTQ “Teach-In” will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268. The Northland Gay Men’s Center will discuss what it’s like to run a non-profit GLBT organization in the Northland and how to get involved.

Diana Milena Murcía, will address the destruction of human rights caused by Plan Columbia at noon on Thursday, October 20.

A “Haunted House” will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 21 in the Multicultural Center.

A “Halloween Dance” will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 in the Kirby Rafters.

An interpreted performance of Kiss Me Kate will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, in Marshall Performing Arts Center.

A WRAC Brown Bag with speaker Cathryn Curley will be held at noon on Wednesday, October 26 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.

A GLBTQ “Teach-in” will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 in Kirby Student Center Room 355-57. Paula Pedersen, UMD’s resident sexologist, will provide a discussion around sexuality and morality taken from a recent guest sermon she gave at the Unitarian Church in Duluth called “Sins of the Flesh.”

For more information on any of these events, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward, 726-8444 or swoodwar@d.umn.edu.

From October 18 - 20, Clothesline Project: Airing Society’s Dirty Laundry will be on display at the Kirby Tables in front of the Bookstore. The project consists t-shirts made by survivors of assault, rape and incest to raise awareness, celebrate women’s strength to survive, and provide an avenue to break the silence.

“Parish Mask Project” will be on display from October 25 - 26 in front of the Bookstore to honor 42 women and children who lost their lives to domestic violence.

A panel including Elizabeth Storaasli will present “How the Supreme Court Nominations Could Affect our Day-to-Day Lives” on Wednesday, October 26 at noon in KSC 268,

“Domestic Violence: A Community Issue, A Global Issue” will be presented by Cathryn Curly of Safe Haven Shelter at noon on Wednesday, October 19 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.

There will be a Self Defense Workshop on Tuesday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in the UMD Ballroom.

For more information on any of these events, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward, 726-8444 or swoodwar@d.umn.edu.

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will hold its Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremonies on Friday, October 14 in the Kirby Ballroom. There will be a brief social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. The Induction Ceremony takes place at 7:30 p.m. This year’s inductees include Patty Becker, Eric Eversley, Bob Mason, Bill Mattson, and Mike Sertich. The cost is $25 per person. Contact Lynne L. Erickson, 726-7518 or refer to www.umdbulldogs.com for more information.

The five UMD degree-granting colleges will host a Major-Minor Expo from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, in the Kirby Student Center, across from the bookstore. Undecided students, students considering a change of major, and students who haven’t chosen minors can obtain program information and talk with representatives from the five schools, Career Services, and the International Education Office. For more information, contact the collegiate student affairs office.

The UMD Study in England Programme is celebrating its 25th anniversary on October 21 and 22. All former participants and guests are invited. Events will take place at 6 p.m on Friday, October 21 with grand welcome and reception at the Tweed Museum and the opening of “Exhibit by Birmingham” with artist Tom Millard.

On Saturday, October 22 at 6 p.m., there will be time to meet and connect with classmates, directors, and British guests at the Lake Superior Ballroom in the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). For more information go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo/SIE.htm or call Maria Vuldjeva at 726-6673.

The Minnesota Campus Compact and the UMD Office of Civic Engagement will host a Methamphetamine Community Workshop at Holy Family Catholic Church on Thursday, October 27 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The workshop will explore how colleges and universities can join with concerned community members to address this issue. Scott Lyons will moderate a morning panel including: Mark Nelson, St. Louis County Social Services, Rachel Kincade, Life House homeless shelter for teens, and Dan Chicos, Duluth Police Department, and an area doctor. MN Campus Compact staff will lead discussions on how the area campuses and community members can combine resources to meet the needs in the afternoon.


E-Fest, an annual Job Fair for engineering, science and technology students, hosted by Tau Beta Pi and Career Services, will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25 in the Kirby Ballroom. Students and faculty from engineering, science and technology programs are encouraged to visit with company representatives. The fair is open to juniors and seniors seeking full-time employment and internships. Freshmen and sophomores are also encouraged to attend. For a list of employers see http://careers.d.umn.edu/events. For information contact Julie Westlund at jwestlun@d.umn.edu or 726-8964.

The University of Minnesota Center for Human Resource Development (WorkLife Effectiveness Program) and UMD Department of Human Resources will host a variety of seminars on elder care.

Financial and Legal Issues (power of attorney, specialized insurance, crises of aging) will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 17 in 173 Kirby Plaza.

Critical Conversations (family team work, senior driving, health, independence) will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 15 in 173 Kirby Plaza.

For information, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/worklife/ or call 612/626-0774. To register, email lwallace@d.umn.edu or fill out the registration form at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regform.html.

The UMD Library has materials from the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Museum Collection on display through January 31, 2006. This exhibition is titled, “Translation Into English: Examples of Biblical Translation” and is located on the second floor.
For further information, call 726-8102 or visit the Library website at: http://www.d.umn.edu/lib. More information on the Ramseyer Collection is available at: http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/bible/.

glensheen EVENTS

Glensheen will be open for tours daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 726-8921 for more information or see http://www.d.umn.edu/glen.

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