Tuesday, November 8, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 6

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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.

Works on paper from the collection of Robert and Frances Leff will be on display through March 19. Robert Leff is a specialist in rheumatology who works for SMDC and in the UMD Medical School. The exhibition feature 55 drawings, collages, and prints in a variety of techniques by 33 artists. This collection has been acquired by the Leffs over the past 30 years, and focuses on works on paper produced after World War II and before 1965.

Fall semester student shows feature opening receptions on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. The shows include Steve Rodrigues and LeAnn Ambrose through November 13, Jessica Heino and Dan Jacobson from November 15 - 20, Robb Quisling and Kennith Braud from November 29 - December 4, Melissa Schneider and Melinda Boettcher from December 6 - 11, and Neal Clementson and Dane Nielsen from December 13 - 18.

Sunday Afternoon Gallery Talks, led by museum staff, will be held at 2 p.m. on 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 noon 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


“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

An Evening of One-Act Plays will be performed at 7:30 p.m. from December 1-3 and 6-10 (2 p.m. Dec. 4) in the Dudley Experimental Theatre in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. UMD will partner with NYU to present the world debut of two one-act plays written by playwrighting students from the Goldbert Department of Dramatic Writing. The plays include Here I go, boys. Wish me luck. by Dan Moyer and The Man of Infinite Sadness by Brian Tanen.

athletic EVENTS


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

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

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 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.

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

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

EVENTS lectures/workshops

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.

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.

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.

“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.

For information contact Joanne Gerber, 726-6797 or

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.

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.

Judy Henry, Gloria Husby, Cherie Manner, Dee Sabin, and Sue Ann Succio, five 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.

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.

The colloquim, “Creating Independent Learners” will be held from 11:30 a.m - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, in Kirby Rafters. The colloquim is part of a Bush Foundation Grant, a three-year grant focused on the broad goal of enhancing student learning through innovative teaching and technology strategies. The first group (Year One) of UMD faculty is striving to create independent and self-regulated learners and to make themselves more reflective practitioners at the same time. Find out what participants are doing to accomplish their goals: their methods, their successes and what they have been learning in the process.

Panel members include: Bilin Tsai, (PI), Chemistry, James Allert, Computer Science, Mark Harvey, Theater, Lynn Bye, Social Work, and Duane Millslagle, HPER.

To reserve a place as well as a plate of lunch, contact Sheri Pihlaja: spihlaja@d.umn.edu; 726-6975, or go to http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids/events/index.html

special EVENTS

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 transgender discussion with Carrie Hoaglund wil be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268. The “Teach-in” is entitled, “So I am ‘T’--Now What?”

A Transgender Speakers/Panel will be held at 7 p.m., on Thursday, November 17 in Kirby Ballroom B. For more info, call GLBT Services at 726-7300.

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.

The Head of the Lakes Job Fair will be held on Thursday, November 10, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Kirby Ballroom. Meet with employers and explore various career options. Representatives from over 50 companies and agencies will be on campus to discuss specific job and internship possibilities and share general career information with students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

For a current list of participating companies, visit http://careers.d.umn.edu and click on “Upcoming Job Fairs” on the left side of the page.
Contact Career Services at 726-7985 for more information.

There will be an all women’s night in the Indoor Climbing Center from 6 - 9 p.m. on November 10 and December 8. Wear comfortable, flexible clothing and meet at the UMD Climbing Wall. This event occurs on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

For more information, contact Kaija Webster at 726-6257 or kwebster@d.umn.edu.

International Education Week celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, it seeks to prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

On Monday, November 14, the film, Goodbye, Lenin! (Germany) will be shown at 5 p.m. in 273 Kirby Multicultural Center.

On Tuesday, November 15, at noon, learn about studying abroad, win prizes and meet international and exchange students in the fourth floor Library Rotunda. The film, Maria Full of Grace (Columbia) will be shown at 5 p.m. in 273 Kirby Multicultural Center.

An egg roll sale will be held from noon - 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, outside the bookstore. The film, The World (China) will be shown at 5 p.m. in 273 Kirby Multicultural Center.

A brown bag lunch entitled “Perth, Australia: A Visit to the Land Where the Beaches Never End and the Horizons Never Quit” by Jerolyn Bruns from the International Education Office will be held at noon on Thursday, November 17. The film, Together (Sweden) will be shown at 5 p.m. in 273 Kirby Multicultural Center.

On Saturday, November 19, the “International Taste of UMD” will be held at Hope United Methodist Church (301 W. St. Marie Street) from 2 - 4 p.m. There will be a Salsa Dance at 8 p.m. in Kirby Ballroom.

For more information see: http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo/ or contact Maria Vuldjeva at mvuldjev@d.umn.edu.

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.

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 on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holiday Brunches will be offered at Glensheen on December 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18 and 20. The events begin at 9:30 a.m. with a self-guided tour and continue with a 10:30 a.m. brunch in the Winter Garden. Volunteers start “decking the halls” weeks in advance for what promises to be a festive occasion at Glensheen.

Call 726-8921 for more information or see http://www.d.umn.edu/glen.

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