Tuesday, December 5, 2006 * Volume 24, Number 7

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art EVENTS  


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

The Minnesota National Print Biennial, featuring 90 works by artists nationwide, will be on exhibit from November 21 through February 11.

An Art & Design Lecture Series Event featuring Clarence Morgan will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday,
December 7.

UMD Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year. From December 6 – 10,
Tony Rostvold Graphic Design, MFA will be featured and from December 12 – 17, Keith Wilde will be featured.

Warrington Colescott: Prints from The History of Printmaking and the Louisiana Series will be on display through January 11.

Juan Logan: Wishful Thinking, Notes and Observation will be on display through March 4.

The Minnesota National Print Biennial, featuring 90 works by artists nationwide, will be on exhibit through February 11.

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

music EVENTS

The Winter Jazz Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on December 6. UMD Jazz I and II performs with saxophonist Greg Abate.

The Vocal Jazz Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on December 8.

Homage à Mozart will be held at 7:30 p.m. on December 9. UMD Chamber Orchestra pays homage to Mozart with music inspired by the great composer.

The UMD Opera Theatre presents Opera Scenes at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday December 14, and Friday, December 15.

The Faculty Artist Recital, Best of the B’s will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 20.

The Junior High/Middle School Honor Choir Concert will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30.

For more information, call 726-8561.

theatre EVENTS

The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs will be performed on November 30 - December 3 and December 5 - 9. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. except for the show on December 3, which is at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 726-8561.

athletic EVENTS

The UMD men’s hockey team will play Bemidji State on December 9, Michigan Tech on January 5 and 6, Colorado College on January 12 and 13, and Northern Michigan on January 24. All games will start at 7:07 p.m. unless otherwise stated. All games will be held at the DECC.

The UMD women’s hockey team will play Ohio State at 7:07 p.m. on December 8 and 3:07 p.m. on December 9, Niagra at 3:07 p.m. on January 6 and 7, St. Cloud State at 3:07 p.m. on January 13 and 14, and Wisconsin at 7:07 p.m. on February 2 and 3. All games will be held at the DECC.

The UMD women’s basketball team will play St. Scholastica at 6 p.m. on December 12, Minnesota Crookston at 6 p.m. on December 16, St. Cloud State at 1 p.m. on January 6, and South Dakota at 6 p.m. on January 25. The games will be played in the Romano Gymnasium.

The UMD men’s basketball team will play Minnesota State - Moorhead at 8 p.m. on December 12, Winona State at 7 p.m. on December 15, Minnesota Crookston at 8 p.m. on December 16, St. Cloud State at 3 p.m. on January 6, and South Dakota at 8 p.m. on January 25. All games will be played in the Romano Gym.

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

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

Tips in Preparing an Outstanding Service Award Nomination with Judith S. Karon, director, UMD HR will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 5 in the Kirby 333. See more info at: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/OSA/. For info on these events, contact Lita Wallace at lwallace@d.umn.edu or 726-7822.

ITSS offers the following workshops: WebCT 101 Start building your course, WebCT 102 Building your online course...continued, Dreamweaver 101 The Basics, and Contribute Basics 101. Go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/workshop/ for workshop descriptions and to register.
Participate in eClasses at any time and from anywhere. A series of classes on Web Accessibility 101 are available at: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/eclasses/. See the site for class descriptions and to register.
For more information contact Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975 or spihlaja@d.umn.edu.

The M.W. Alworth Planetarium is offering free, public shows every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Upcoming shows include: Stargazing Tonight on December 6, Harmony of the Worlds — The life of Johannes Kepler as seen through the eyes of Carl Sagan sponsored by the Arrowhead Astronomical Society on December 13, The Star of Bethlehem: An Astronomer’s Perspective on December 20, and an introduction to the astronomical events for 2007 on January 3.

Private shows for 10 or more individuals can be scheduled by calling the planetarium at 726-7129. E-mail: planet@d.umn.edu or see http://www.d.umn.edu/~planet.

High Score Wins, Improving Your Credit Score will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on December 6 in the Kirby Student Center room 323. Register at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regform.htm or call Lita Wallace at 726-7822.

Helping New Faculty Succeed will be held from 3 - 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6 in the Kirby Student Center room 268. To register for this session, contact Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

“Global Service Learning” in Mexico will be presented at noon on December 7 in the Kirby Student Center Rafters. For more information contact 726-8616 or alworth@d.umn.edu.

Carolyn Sigler, Department of English, will present “Wonders Wild and New: Lewis Carroll’s Alice Books and Postmodern Women Writers,” on December 8, in the Library Rotunda from 3 - 4:15 p.m., with time available for questions and comments. Snacks will be served, all are welcome to attend, and this event is free. This presentation examines two recent postmodern works and considers the ways these texts utilize Carroll’s influential texts to critique the politics, power, and persistence of representation. Contact Jerry Pepper at 726-7274 for more information.

Scott Laderman, Department of History, will present “A World Made Safe for Discovery: Surfing, Surf Culture, and U.S. Foreign Relations” on January 26, in the Library Rotunda from 3 - 4:30 p.m., with time available for questions and comments. Snacks will be served and all are welcome to attend this special Third Friday event. Laderman’s McKnight presentation examines surfing as a cultural practice deeply embedded in the politics of American foreign relations. Drawing from a new book project, this presentation will address the ways that surfing and surf culture have, for well over one hundred years, intersected with the rise of the United States as a global power. Contact Jerry Pepper at 726-7274 for more information.

Randall Gordon is the recipient of the 2006-2007 Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Research. He will receive his award during a ceremony to be held Thursday, December 14 at 3:15 p.m. in Med 130. He will present a seminar of his current research entitled “Age Bias in Laboratory and Field Settings: A Meta-Analytic Investigation.” All are welcome to attend.

“To “D” or Not to “D”. Is Vitamin D Really Magic?” Will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, in
room 142 Med, School of Medicine Building.

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

In the presentation “China” held on January 22 in the Rafters, Jane Maddy describes travels with her grandchildren through Beijing, Xian, Shang Hai and Hong Kong. This trip also included a three-day cruise on the Yangtze River. Jane’s favorite city was Guilin, the “fantastic dreamland.”

In the presentation “Africa” held on February 5 in the Rafters, Sharon Kemp describes a visit to Northern Ghana in West Africa in 2004 to study native culture, especially concerning slavery past and present, and the peoples’ behavior toward it. She witnessed spiritual ceremonies which have been performed for ages, some of which involved voodoo.

In the presentation “Umeå Sweden” held on February 26 in KPlz 311, Mary Dragich talks about when she lived in Umeå, Sweden for nine months. She and her husband also spent time in Stockholm, Dalarna, and Lapland. Photographs will include the countryside, folk school, and architecture.

In the presentation “Merritt v. John D. Rockerfeller” held on January 29 in the Rafters, Grant Merritt, grandson of Alfred Merritt, co-discoverer of iron on the Mesabi Range, will relate a series of events that led to the Merritt’s landmark lawsuit against John D. Rockerfeller. In what is arguably the most sensational court case in St. Louis County, the Merritt brothers lost their case and surrendered their holdings in six mining and iron companies. Grant Merritt, a UMD graduate, is a Twin Cities attorney and the former head of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

In the presentation “Twin Ports Television, the Early Years” held on February 12 in the Rafters, Robert “Bob” Ball is among the earliest anchormen in Twin Ports television. His recollections of the trial and error period, the struggles to overcome considerable technical difficulties and fumbling of management combine to make a fascinating account.

For more information contact Joanne Gerber at 726-6797.

special EVENTS

The Department of Geological Sciences will hold an open house to celebrate the completion of the new Microscopy Lab. There will be demonstrations of the new equipment and display technology, with a short program at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. This event takes place from 3 - 5 p.m. on December 6 in the Geological Sciences Microscopy Lab, Room 118, Heller Hall.

The next blood drive on campus is scheduled for Thursday, December 7 from 1 - 4 p.m. A total of 32 donors are needed for this afternoon event. Those who donated for the October blood drive are eligible to donate again in December. Check-in will be at a table just inside the Bus Hub on December 7. For information call Kirby Information Desk at 726-7163 or stop by on campus.

This session, The Transition from being a Staff to a Supervisor, will be preparation for a complete change of responsibilities and help reduce some of the anxiety that can accompany it. Participants will gain a better understanding of what your boss, peers, staff and the University expect from you. This will start at 10:30 a.m and go to noon on December 7 in the Garden Room. Register at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regsupervisory.htm

Phi Sigma Sigma will sponsor Parent’s Night Out on Saturday, December 9. They will baby-sit any 4 to 6 hours between 9 a.m. and midnight for a donation to their organization. Participants can choose the time. If interested or have any questions, email snmartin1402@hotmail.com. Let them know if you need them to baby-sit by Wednesday, December 6 so that they can plan.

The Artist Relief Fund announces the opening of a benefit art exhibition and sale, from 6 - 8 p.m. on December 7, at Pizza Luce, 11 East Superior Street. The exhibition will go through January 9. For more information contact Peter Spooner at 726-7056 or pspooner@d.umn.edu.

Joe Maiolo will read his new story called, “Saint Matthew in Appalachia,” at 4 p.m. on December 11, in the UMD Library Rotunda.

UMD Out Cold Week is February 19 - 24.
If your department is sponsoring an event that week, email Christina at cgeissle@d.umn.edu with your event information to be placed in future promotional items.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 19th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA).
The awards recognize books that are substantially representative of northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage or lifestyle. Books may be nominated in one of four categories: (1) fiction, poetry, drama, (2) nonfiction, memoir, (3) art, photography or (4) children’s literature. To be eligible for the awards, a book must have been originally released in 2006. The award prizes will include $300 and a plaque for the winner in each category. An awards reception honoring all nominated authors will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2007. The reception is open to the public. For more information, call 726-6843 or e-mail bbonnema@d.umn.edu.

glensheen EVENTS

Glensheen Holiday Brunches are presented every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday in December, plus Tuesday, December 19. The events begin with a brief tour.

A Glensheen Holiday Tea will be held on Saturday, December 2. The tea includes a tour, refreshments, plus a gift — a ticket to tour Fairlawn Mansion during December.

Holiday Tea for Dolly and Me will be held on December 16. This is an event where children bring their special doll to Glensheen. This production includes a holiday program, a sophisticated tea, and a take home goodie.

Glensheen’s Holiday Twilight Tours are held from 2 - 6 p.m. from, December 27December 31.

Glensheen’s winter hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information e-mail glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

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