Tuesday, June 27, 2006 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 16

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art EVENTS  

“Eastman Johnson: Paintings and Drawings of the Lake Superior Ojibwe” will be on display from June 27 through October 29. The display is from the collection of the St. Louis County Historical Society.

“Ceramic Images of a Frightening Past” by Daisy Brand will be on display through July 2.

“Light from Shadows: Cultural Critique Reflected in Personal Expression,” paintings by Po-Lin Tong Kosuth, Stephen Lubovic, and Sterling Rathsack will be on display through August 31.

“The Dispassionate Body, Paintings and Drawing of Figures in Still Life” by Philip Pearlstein will be featured through October 15.

“Across Space, Time, and Meaning,” selections from Tweed’s collections will be on display through January 7, 2007.

For Tweed information go to www.d.umn.edu/tma, contact tma@d.umn.edu, or call 726-8222.

music and theatre EVENTS

Fooling the Beard, written by alumnus Adam Hummel will be performed in Marshall Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. from June 28 - July 2 and July 5 - 8, and, 2 p.m. on July 8.)

Enjoy chamber music by the Arrowhead Chorale and UMD music faculty at 7:30 p.m. on July 10, 17, and 31 in Weber Music Hall.

See and hear a new take on John-Michael Tebelak’s Godspell, with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The rock opera, based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, will be performed in Marshall Performing Arts Center from July 13 - 16 and 18 - 22, and at 2 p.m. on July 23.

Ryan Frane and Company, fresh from the Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland will perform on Sunday, July 24 in Weber Music Hall.

The Randy Lee Quartet promises a lively evening of homegrown jazz on Sunday, August 7 in Weber Music Hall.

Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Rigoletto will be performed in Marshall Performing Arts Center from August 10 - 12 and at 2 p.m. on August 13.

Cosí fan tutte will be featured from August 16 - 19 at Weber Music Hall. Celebrate Mozart’s 250th birthday with Don Alfonso’s humorous challenge to two lovers to test the fidelity of their sweethearts.

“Opera Aria and Ensemble Performance” will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 20 in Weber Music Hall. Participants in the Opera Performance Program will perform arias and ensemble scenes from Italian and German operas.

The SFA is offering an exciting summer program. Events will be held at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated. For more information, call 726-8561.

The Fine Arts Academy presents early childhood music and movement classes for infants and children. Register now for classes in June, July, and August. For more information call Lisa at 726-8672 or visit http://www.d.umn.edu/faa.

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

The UMD Center for Economic Development is hosting the 13th Annual Upper Midwest Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) in Duluth, at the Holiday Inn from July 17 to July 21. Participants from this year’s course include economic developers from Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, and Oregon as well as Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pakistan, Poland and Uzbekistan.
The course covers Business Retention and Expansion, Strategic Planning, Marketing/Attraction, Economic Development finance, Small Business and Entrepreneur Development, Community/Neighborhood Development, Real Estate Development and Reuse, Workforce Development and Managing Economic Development Organizations. For information contact ced@umdced.com.

Alexander McCall Smith, author of the best selling book The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency will speak at UMD at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 25 in the Kirby Ballroom. The event is sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies as part of its International Lecture Series.
McCall Smith’s talk, “The Very Small Things of Life,” will deal with the international and cultural aspects of his popular series, which is set in Botswana. His books capture the pace and wisdom of a traditional culture as it adapts to new and modern circumstances. His lecture will illustrate the situation of Botswana, with its successful democracy, economic stability, minimal corruption, and reputation for facing the AIDS crisis. All while other countries in Sub-Sahara Africa are experiencing civil war, disease and unpredictable violence. McCall Smith will share how he uses his main character, Mma Makutsi, who faces life’s problems with a cup of tea in her hand, to help his readers understand the values and struggles of ordinary Botwanan citizens.
McCall Smith has written more than 50 books, including specialist academic titles, short story collections, and a number of immensely popular children’s books. But he is best known for his internationally acclaimed No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, now with six books in the series and four million copies in print in the U.S. alone. The first installment, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, received two Booker Judge’s Special Recommendations and received The Saga Wit Award.
For information contact Willie Henderson, director, Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies, 218-726-8616 or email alworth@d.umn.edu.

For more information on Human Resources workshops, go to http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/. To view a complete list of human resources workshops, lectures, and training. To register, email lwallace@d.umn.edu or fill out the online registration form at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regform.html.

special EVENTS

Featuring fresh fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, and indoor/outdoor plants, the Farmers Market will be sponsored again this year by the UMD Human Resources Wellness Campaign with the Sustainable Farmers Association. All produce is locally and sustainably grown. The event is held on campus every Wednesday through mid-September, from 2 to 4:30 pm, at Kirby Drive in front of Kirby Plaza. To be added to a weekly email reminder list, email: shub@shubatsfruits.com. The reminder will list growers and what they have for sale.

Registration is open for a third season of “A View From the Lake” three-hour cruises. Water quality specialists from the University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program and the University of Wisconsin Extension are again boarding the L.L. Smith, Jr. with citizens and the research vessel’s crew to discuss Lake Superior. Remaining crusies include Two Harbors, MN on July 14-15 and Duluth/Superior on July 6-8 and July 20-22.
These educational cruises typically sell out quickly. Participants must pre-register on the Web at www.seagrant.umn.edu/vfl or by calling Minnesota Sea Grant at (218) 726-8106.

The UMD’s Recreational Sports Outdoor Program is offering some great new programs for women and girls this summer. The programs include the Women's North Shore Renewal Weekend from July 6-9, Wild Woman! Sea Kayak and Climbing Combo Day on Saturday July 22, and Women on the Tower, August 10-13. Check them out at the website www.umdrsop.org. Spots are still open for each program. Call 726-7128 if you’d like to register.

Finnfest 2008, "Sharing the Spirit of Finland," will be held July 23-27, 2008, at UMD and the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC). Proceeds will support the Finnfest Scholarship, established from the success of Finnfest '92. An estimated 7,000 people are expected to attend the five-day celebration in 2008. Honorary chairs are award-winning architect David Salmela and celebrated chef Beatrice Ojakangas.

glensheen EVENTS

Glensheen, Duluth's Historic Estate, has summer hours from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week through mid-October.
The estate will hold its annual Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 8. Admission, parking, and shuttle bus are free. For more information, email glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

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