Tuesday, October 25, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 5

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art EVENTS

TWEED MUSEUM OF ART SCHEDULE
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.

Art and Design Lecture Series
Animator and designer Alex Kirwan will give a presentation at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15.
Photographer and mixed media artist Deborah Lillie will give a presentation at noon on Tuesday, November 22.

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

music EVENTS

FALL EVENTS

A Senior High School Honor String Festival Concert will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 28
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The UMD Fall Choral Showcase will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 30. UMD Choral Ensembles and guests from the Maple School District High School Choir will perform.

A Senior High School Honor Choir Festival Concert will be held 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1.

A Jazz Scholarship Benefit Concert will be held on Wednesday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m., featuring Jazz Ensembles I and II and the Big Time Jazz Orchestra. This event will be held at the Marshall Performing Arts Center and will support the Bernstein/Krenzen and Barnard scholarship funds.

An Honor Bands Concert will be held on Saturday, November 5 at 4 p.m.

“Excursions in Time” with the UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble and UMD Concert Band will take place on Sunday, November 6 at 3 p.m.

Opera Scenes, scenes from opera, operetta, and musical theatre, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 12.

“Yours, Mine, & Ours” with pianists Jeanne Doty and Ryan Frane, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 13.

“Forces in Motion” with UMD Percussion Ensemble will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15.

The UMD Symphony Orchestra, with guest artists Joseph M. Maiolo and Elizabeth S. Nordell, will perform the Sixth Annual Story-Hour Concert with music and stories from ballets including Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Stravinsky’s “Firebird,” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 20.

UMD Jazz Combo Ensembles will perform “All Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22.

All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall, unless otherwise stated. Call 726-8877 for prices and tickets.


theatre EVENTS

KISSING TAKES THE STAGE
Kiss Me, Kate, Cole Porter’s Broadway smash hit and Tony Award winner, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. from October 26-29 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Call 218-726-8561 for tickets.

athletic EVENTS

Home Games
The UMD Football team will play South Dakota at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 29.

UMD’s Volleyball team will play MSU-Mankato at 7 p.m. on October 29, Augustana College at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 4, Nebraska-Omaha at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 11, and North Dakota 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 12.

The UMD Women’s Basketball team plays Point Loma Nazarene University at 6 p.m on November 25, and Northern Michigan at 6 p.m. on November 26.

The UMD Men’s Basketball team will host “Athletes in Action,” an exhibition game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2. They play Michigan Tech on Friday, November 25 at 8 p.m., Winona State at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, and St. Scholastica on Tuesday, November 29 at 7 p.m.

UMD’s Women’s Hockey Team will play Bemidji State on November 18 at 7:37 p.m. and November 19 at 3:07 p.m., and Harvard at 3:37 p.m on November 25 and 26.

The UMD Men’s Hockey team will play Minnesota at 7:07 p.m. on November 4 and 5, North Dakota at 7:07 p.m. on November 11 and 12, and Yale at 7:37 p.m on November 25 and 26.

UMD Women’s Soccer team will play Nebraska-Omaha at 11 a.m on Saturday, November 5, and North Dakota at 1 p.m on Sunday, November 6.

EVENTS classes

ITSS WORKSHOPS AND E-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
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/.

VIZ LAB BIZ
See what the Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab (VDIL) Summer Grant researchers have been doing.

Josh Jacobs, graduate student in mathematics and statistics will present “Rendering Mathematical Concepts through Visual Media” at noon on Wednesday, October 26.

Mark Harvey, Department of Theatre, will present “Pursuing the theatrical design attributes of both GarageBand and ProTools,” at noon on Thursday, October 27.

Rob Wittig, Department of Art & Design, will present “Blending Image and Typography for Digital Scrolls,” at noon on Thursday, November 3.

Mary Ann Marchel, education, will present “Assistive Technology for Children and Youth with Disabilities: production of an interactive CD,” at noon on Friday, November 4.

Margretta Meyer, graduate student, geology, will present “Genesis of Rogen Moraine; a quantitative spatial analysis,” at noon on Wednesday, November 9.

Kristin Riker-Coleman, VDIL research assisant and graduate student, geology, will present “Designing Scientific Posters,” at noon on Tuesday, November 22.

Joseph Beer, graduate student, geology, will present “Three-Dimensional Visualization of Late Triassic Landscape Evolution of South-Central Utah,” at noon on Wednesday, November 23.

All events will be held in MPAC 154. For information contact Sheri Pihlaja, 726-6975 or see
http://www.d.umn.edu/vdil/news/index.html.

EVENTS lectures/workshops

OPEN STUDY STRATEGIES CLASS
Beginning Wednesday, October 26, the Supportive Services Program (SSP) is offering a section of the one credit, half-semester College Study Strategies course (SSP 1054, S/N). This course helps students learn how improve their study habits and includes information on how to effectively take notes, read textbooks completely and efficiently, and take tests skillfully. This course may be useful for students who find themselves receiving mid-term alerts. Registration is open until October 27.

For information, contact Bob Flagler in SCC 47 (inside the UMD Tutoring Center), at 726-8724 or rflagler@d.umn.edu. Students can register at: http://www.d.umn.edu/Register/

ALWORTH INSTITUTE LECTURES
“The Power of the People; The Responsibility of the People: Development and the Middle of the World” will be presented by Trevor Rittmiller at noon on Thursday, October 27 in the Kirby Student Center Rafters. Rittmiller is a UMD Student majoring in Spanish and International Studies and spent seven months in the spring of 2005 living in Ecuador, where he studied local and international development. He conducted research on three local development projects in the rural village of Tocachi. He will present his research and evaluation of the projects while also sharing his observations on the complexities of development in the middle of the world.

“Life and HIV in Tanzania, Africa” will be presented by John Kowalczyk, assistant professor, Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, on Thursday, November 3 at noon. Kowalczyk spent seven weeks in Arusha, Tanzania in the summer of 2005 doing volunteer service work conducting HIV education to local community and secondary school groups. He conducted research and implemented a new nutrition and HIV program for poor HIV patients entitled “Food is Medicine.” Kowalczyk will discuss the cultural beliefs, stigmas, and myths that are perpetuating the spread of HIV and current efforts to curb the epidemic in the country.

Shirley Garber will present “Japan in Springtime” at noon on November 10 in the Library, Fourth Floor Rotunda. During Cherry Blossom season, Garber, Duluth resident and participant in UMD’s University for Seniors, toured many small towns and major cities of Japan. Her visit covered ancient and modern Japan, from Fukoka to Hiroshima to Tokyo. Garber will show slides of her trip and discuss what she learned about Japan’s people, history and culture.

  Jerolyn Bruns will present “Perth, Australia: A Visit to the Land where the Beaches Never End and the Horizons Never Quit” at noon on November 17 in the Kirby Student Center Rafters. Bruns, program associate in UMD’s International Education Program, traveled to Perth to learn more about the area and UMD’s student exchange program with Curtin University of Technology in Perth. Bruns, with the help of some past and current exchange students, will discuss many points of interest in Western Australia, including the amazing beaches, and the nature of the Study Abroad experience. Information about UMD’s exchange program will be available.

For more information contact Cindy Christian at 726-8616 or alworth@d.umn.edu.

GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINARS
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’s 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.

Zandy Zwiebel will present “Community Perspectives on Water Quality Issues in NE MN: Directions for Initiating Educational Campaigns” on Monday, November 14.

James Miller, Jr., Minnesota Geological Survey and Department 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 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.

GRAD SCHOOL WORKSHOP
“Questions and Discussion - Everything You Wanted to Ask About Graduate School” will be held on November 1 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Solon Campus Center 25.

For more information, contact Sonja Olsen at Career Services at solsen@d.umn.edu or 726-8810.

JOURNEY JARGONS AND LECTURES
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.

Lectures
“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
jgerber@d.umn.edu

COPYRIGHTS WORKSHOP
“Copyright/Copywrong” will be presented on Wednesday, November 2 from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Kirby Garden Room. Particularize copyright to specific situations, work through sample cases, and create a decision tree for determining if copying is right or wrong. This workshop is for all faculty, but it may be particularly useful to new faculty who are just starting to work through copyright issues for their courses.

Register for this useful and informative workshop by e-mailing Sheri at spihlaja@d.umn.edu, call 726-6975, or go to
http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids/events/index.html.

CLA THIRD FRIDAY EVENTS
Steve Chilton, associate professor, Department of Political Science, will present “The Moral Universe of Our Corporeality” on Friday, 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 - 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.

MAPL PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERIES
Congressman Oberstar will speak at noon on Saturday, November 12 in Griggs Center. His talk will be on the federal transportation reauthorization bill, SAFE-TEA-LU, receiving increased funding of 60% for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Institute establishing a national Rural Safety Center of Excellence at the University.

Lois Jenson and four Eveleth female miners will speak at noon on Saturday, November 19 in Griggs Center. Their talk will be about the first sexual harassment class action lawsuit initiated by Lois Jenson that occurred because of working conditions in the Eveleth mines. The book, Class Action, and the new movie release, North Country, are based on this landmark case.

For more information contact Julie Smith, 726-6711, jsmith7@d.umn.edu or see http://www.umdmapl.org.

CONSPIRACY THEORIES LECTURE
A three-part public lecture entitled “Conspiracy Theories: JFK, 9/11, and Wellstone” will be presented by James H. Fetzer, McKnight professor, Department of Philosophy, on Wednesday, November 16 from 7 - 10 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

This lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be divided into three parts with a five-minute break between sessions. The first hour will address the death of JFK. The second hour will examine 9/11. The third hour will explore the crash that took the life of Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife and daughter, three aides and the two pilots. The floor will be open to questions after each session.

Fetzer is known for his work on the death of President John F. Kennedy, including his three books, Assassination Science (1998), Murder in Dealey Plaza (2000), and The Great Zapruder Film Hoax (2003). He has also co-authored American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone (2004). This lecture is sponsored by The Statesman. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact James H. Fetzer at 726-7269.

special EVENTS

MULTICULTURAL ACTIVITIES
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.”

On Wednesday, November 2 at 4 p.m in the Rafters “I Am Who I Am” will be presented. It is sponsored by Access for All.

“Latinos in Minnesota” will be presented at noon on Tuesday, November 8, featuring Susana Pelayo-Woodward, program director, UMD Achievement Center, in Kirby Student Center 333.

A WRAC Brown Bag will be held at noon on Wednesday, November 9 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.

Arts of Asia will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 in UMD Ballroom. For more information, contact Koua Vang at 726-6335.

A WRAC Brown Bag will be held at noon on Wednesday, November 16 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.

A GLBTQ “Teach-in” will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.

A Transgender Speakers/Panel will be held at 7 p.m., on Thursday, November 17 in Kirby Ballroom B.

The Annual “International Taste of UMD” will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 19.

The Annual Salsa Dance! will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 19 in the UMD Kirby Ballroom. Contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward 726-8444 for more information.

A “BSA Thanksgiving Potluck” will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 19 in Griggs Center.

A Transgender Remembrance Day Activity will be held on Sunday, November 20. Contact QSU for info, 726-7300.

An interpreted performance of one act plays will be presented at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, in the Dudley Theatre.

A WRAC Brown Bag will be held at noon on Wednesday, December 7 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.

“I Am Who I Am” will be presented on Wednesday, December 7 at 4 p.m in the Rafters. It is sponsored by Access for All.

A Kwanzaa Celebration will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 in the UMD Ballroom. The event is sponsored by the BSA.

A WRAC Brown Bag will be held at noon on Wednesday, December 14 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.

A GLBTQ “Teach-in” will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.

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

DOMESTIC ABUSE EVENTS

“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.

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

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

METHAMPHETAMINE WORKSHOP

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. - 3 p.m. The workshop will explore how colleges and universities can join with concerned community members to address this issue. Contact Casey LaCore, clacore@d.umn.edu, with questions and registration.

CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE

Visit Venus at Duluth’s first Café Scientifique 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 27 at Pizza Luce Restaurant and Bar, 11 E. Superior Street, in downtown Duluth. The event is free and open to the public. Join Vicki Hansen, professor, Department of Geological Sciences on a multimedia tour of Venus. Use 3-D glasses to view photos from NASA’s Magellan mission and hear Hansen’s research on the mechanics and myths surrounding the planet named for the Roman god of love and beauty.

Café Scientifique is a new monthly series produced by the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum of Natural History that aims to bring expert-led discussions on provocative science topics out of the labs and into pubs, coffee shops and restaurants throughout the state. The museum has partnered with the UMD to bring a year-long series of lively discussions on topics ranging from the science of first impressions and dinosaurs to cutting edge freshwater research.

For a list of scheduled cafés, visit: http://www.bellmuseum.org.

GOVERNMENT JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR
The second annual Government Job and Internship Fair will be held on Monday, October 31 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. Representatives from federal, state, and local government agencies will meet with students and alumni from the sponsoring 27 Minnesota colleges and universities. Candidates need to register with their Minnesota college or university career center to attend. The event is sponsored by the Minnesota College and University Career Services
Association.

To register, contact UMD Career Services at 726-7985, carserv@d.umn.edu, or 21 Solon Campus Center. Provide name, student ID number, and email address. For details, see: http://www.mcucsa.org/govjobfair/CandInfo.htm

HAUNTED HALLS
UMD residence hall students are inviting all community children (toddlers to twelve years old) and their parents to “Trick or Treat” through the residence halls on Monday, October 31 from 5 - 7 p.m. Hundreds of rooms will be participating in this event. Children and parents will be escorted through decorated hallways by the Resident Advisor staff. This event is indoors. Parking will be permitted in both Lot P (on Junction Ave. by Junction Apartments) and Lot V (located next to WDSE, Channel 8 TV). Parking lot attendants will assist Halloween participants. All participants are to check in and begin their tour at the Lake Superior Hall lobby.

For more information, contact Lake Superior Hall Information Desk at 726-7381.

NIGHTWALK FOR CAMPUS SAFETY
The Thirteenth Annual “Nightwalk” for Campus Safety will take place from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 7. The purpose of the “Nightwalk” is for participants to walk in a group, covering all outside (and several inside) areas of the campus. Meet inside at the Kirby Bus Hub at 6 p.m. and wear clothing appropriate for walking outside. 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 will be 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 14. Comments will be used by Finance and Operations and the UMD Safety, Health and Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee to make plans for campus improvements.

For more information, call Greg Fox at 726-7101.

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP
Attend a grant-writing instructional program on Tuesday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Aragon Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Metrodome (West Bank). The seminar is called “Getting Started as a Successful Grant-Writer and Academician,” and will cover the fundamental principles of grant writing, how to organize multi-disciplinary, group-based research programs, and many other things.

Advance registration is required. Call Barb Hartman at 612-626-9545 or e-mail bhart@umn.edu with questions.

EFFECTIVE WORKLIFE
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.

LIBRARY EXHIBITION: THE BIBLE
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 on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 726-8921 for more information or see http://www.d.umn.edu/glen.

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