Tuesday, January 30, 2007 * Volume 24, Number 8

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art EVENTS  

TWEED MUSEUM

“ Continuing through March 4, Juan Logan: The Third Place Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures.

Frances Myer's "Print to Video" is continuing through March 11. A selection of this Wisconsin artist’s works on paper, prints, and video projects, charting the movement of ideas across media. "Of Thee I See: Max-Carlos Martinez Paintings" will be held through March 18.

A Student Design Exhibition will run from February 6 to March 11. The opening reception will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on February 6.

An Art and Design Lecture Series with Jenna Akre, Jeff Ruprecht and Tony Linter will be held at 6 p.m. on February 20.

UMD Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year. Erik Mattson, Ryan Tvenge and Tony Vitali will be featured from January 30 to February 4. Maria Haertel and Emily Hultman
will be featured from February 6 to 11. Nick Riebe and Britta Peterson will be featured from February 13 to 18. Trevor Klueg, Zach Frank and Kai Bowen will be featured from February 20 to the 25. Katie Mueller and Donna Anderson will be featured from February 27 to March 4.

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

music EVENTS

The Seventh Annual New Music Festival featuring Zeitgeist, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 2.

A Guest Artist Recital featuring Michael Colquhoun will be held at 7:30 p.m. on February 9.

The Twin Ports Wind Ensemble Concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 11.

The Oslo Chamber Choir will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 22.

The Winds of Change Concert will be held at 3 p.m. on February 25.

A Faculty Artist Recital: U3 Trio Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 27.

All events will be performed in the Weber Music Hall. For more information, call 726-8561.


theatre EVENTS

The play, Handing Down the Names, will be performed from February 8 - 11 and February 14 - 17 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. except the February 11 showing which starts at 2 p.m..

For more information, call 726-8561.

film EVENTS

The International Film Series will present Paradise Now, at 7:30 p.m. on February 11 in the Weber Music Hall. For more information, call 726-8561.

athletic EVENTS

The UMD men’s hockey team will play Alaska Anchorage at 7:37 p.m. on February 23 and 24 and Wisconsin at 7:07 p.m. on March 2 and 3. All games are played in the DECC.

The UMD women’s hockey team will play Wisconsin at 7:07 p.m. on February 2 and 3, and Minnesota at 3:07 p.m. on February 17 and 18. The WCHA playoffs will be on February 23 and 24 (TBA). All games will be held at the DECC.

The UMD men’s basketball team will play Minnesota State-Mankato at 8 p.m. on February 1, Augustana College (Alumni Day) at 3 p.m. on February 3, Nebraska-Omaha at 8 p.m. on February 22, and North Dakota (Senior Day) at 3 p.m. on February 24. All games will be held in the Romano Gym.

The UMD women's basketball team will play MSU-Mankato at 6 p.m. on February 1, Augustana (Alumni Day) at 1 p.m. on February 3, Nebraska-Omaha at 6 p.m.
on February 22, and North Dakota (Senior Day) at 1 p.m. on February 24. All games will be played in the Romano Gym.

The UMD women's tennis team will play North Dakota at 8 a.m. on February 3, Winona State at 12 p.m. on February 3, and Nebraska-Kearney at 5 p.m. on February 10.

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


EVENTS, lectures, workshops

PLANETARIUM WEDNESDAYS
The M.W. Alworth Planetarium is offering free public shows every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Upcoming shows include: Galileo and Cassini/Huygen: Strange Worlds of the Outer Solar System II on January 31, Stargazing Tonight on February 7, Arrowhead Astronomical Society Show followed by their monthly meeting on February 14, and The Race to Space Part I: Sputnik and the Mercury Astronauts on February 21.
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.

GEOLOGY SPRING SEMINARS
All seminars begin at 4 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

Scott Wolter, P.G., American Petrographic Services, Minneapolis, MN will present “The Kensington Runestone: Compelling New Evidence,” on Thursday, February 1 in Montague Hall 80.

Matt Kuchta, instructor, University of Minnesota Duluth will present “Terrestrial Gastropod Response to Late Pleistocene Climate Change: Current Research and Implications for the Future,” on Thursday, February 8 in Montague Hall 80.

Patrice Rey, University of MN Twin Cities visiting professor, University of Sydney, will present “Present Debates on Archean Tectonics and Geodynamics,” on Thursday, February 15 in Montague Hall 80.

Isla Castaneda, UMD Ph.D. Candidate will present “A 23,000-year Molecular and Isotopic Record from Lake Malawi, East Africa: The response of terrestrial vegetation and algal ecosystem productivity to climatic variability,” on Thursday, February 22 in Montague Hall 80.

For information contact the Department of Geological Sciences at geol@d.umn.edu or 726-8385.

NEW ORLEANS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
The students and staff who spent winter break in New Orleans building new Habitat for Humanity homes will give a photo, music and speaking presentation from noon - 1 p.m. on Friday, February 9 in the KSC Rafters. Hear the story of the city, the project, and the people who are committed to rebuilding New Orleans. For more information contact creitan@d.umn.edu.

DOC TALKS
“CSI: Duluth...What Really Happens in a Medical Examiner’s Office” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on February 13, in room 142 SMed.
For more information contact Susan J. Kurki at skurki@d.umn.edu.

ITSS EVENTS
ITSS offers the campus community the following workshops and eClasses.
For a full description of ITSS workshops including Dreamweaver, Cascading Style Sheets, WebCT, Excel and and to register see: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/workshop/.
For info on ITSS eClasses including Web Accessibility and Cascading Style Sheets see http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/eclasses/.
A series called Technology on Tuesdays at Two will spotlight a variety of technology topics. The presentations and discussions will be held on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in the Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab, 154 Marshall Performing Arts Center. No registration is required. See the list of topics at http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/ttt/. For info contact Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975.

IDS EVENTS
The Instructional Development Service (IDS) offers workshops for faculty. IDS Write Now, A Writing/Publishing Group for Faculty offers a sounding board for ideas, and helps provide inspiration, giving the experience and confidence needed to publish. Write Now meets on Thursdays from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in K361 on February 22, March 22, and April 19. For more information contact, LeAnne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu.
Accommodating Students with Disabilities: Basics for Advisors and New Faculty is another program offered from noon - 1:30 p.m. on February 14 in the Garden Room.
Integrating Assessment Programs with Online Course Design will take place from noon - 1:30 p.m. on February 16 with a live webcast in Kirby Plaza 175.
IDS also will offer a series of workshops Spring Semester especially designed for new faculty. It is requested that those who sign up attend all six sessions as they are designed to help participants build solid and coherent syllabi and course curricula. The Career Faculty Series includes: Course Management and First Day on February 9, Backward Course Design: Using Goals to Guide Curriculum on February 23, Using Learning Modes in Developing Curriculum on March 9, Using Active Learning Strategies on March 30, Student, Course, and Program Assessment on April 13, and Teaching Assessment and Evaluation on April 27.
To register, contact Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

special EVENTS

BLOOD DRIVE
A blood drive will be held on February 1 with Memorial Blood Centers. Call the Kirby Information Desk at 726-7163 to sign up. Check-in will be in the Bus Hub and the bloodmobile will be parked on Kirby Drive, just outside the Griggs Center. Contact Verna Richardson at vrichard@d.umn.edu for more information.

HEART DISEASE PRESENTATION
University of Minnesota, Deborah E. Powell Center for Women’s Health, is offering a presentation on heart disease prevention from 12:10 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. on February 2 in the Twin Cities campus and via webcast on the coordinating campuses. For more information contact Lita Wallace at lwallace@d.umn.edu.

MURDER MYSTERY
The UMD Campus Women are sending out an invitation to attend Bennett’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Event. Brunch with coffee and dessert will be at 12:30 p.m. and the performance goes from 2 - 4 p.m. on February 4. The event will take place at 600 East Superior Street, Duluth. Space is limited, send in registration forms soon.
For more information contact Shelly DeCaigny at sdecaign@d.umn.edu or Lita Wallace at lwallace@d.umn.edu.

PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
A Sexual Harrassment Prevention workshop will be held from 10 - 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6 in the Garden Room. Speakers will be Deborah Petersen-Perlman and Mary Cameron. For more information and to register visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/diversity.html.

CAREER SERVICES
The UMD Career Services will host Dining For Success for students at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, at the Kitchi Gammi Club. Experience business dining etiquette in a formal setting. Formal business attire required. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Career Services, 21 Solon Campus Center. Cost is $20 per student.

UMD OUT COLD WEEK
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.

GLBT EVENTS
Mandy Carter will conduct an off campus speaking engagement, at 6 p.m. on February 13 entitled “Religious Right’s Anti-Gay Organizing Tactics in Black Communities.” On Thursday, February 15, in the UMD Kirby Ballroom at 6 p.m., presents a lecture entitled “Justice or Just Us?”. Other smaller engagements including interviews, film footage for archiving Mandy Carter’s vision, and other group activities will be announced for February 14.
Faisal Alam will speak at 6 p.m. on Feburary 20 in the UMD Kirby Ballroom. The lecture is entitled “Hidden Voices: The Lives of Queer Muslims.” He identifies as a queer Muslim activist of Pakistani descent, and is the founder and former volunteer director of Al-Fatiha, a U.S.-based organization dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning (LGBTIQ).

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSELOR
Barry Melcher, University of Minnesota, employee benefits counselor, will come to UMD on Friday, February 23, for individual consultations. He will be available to answer questions related to retirement, phase retirement, medical/dental benefits, optional retirement, short term/long term disability, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and other benefits related questions. For more information contact Lita C. Wallace at www.d.umn.edu/umdhr.

STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
“Student Employee of the Year” is a contest developed by the National Association of Student Employment Administrators (NASEA). NASEA is a non-profit association involved with supporting and promoting student employment. This year April 9 - 13, has been set aside for National Student Employment Week. Nominations are due in the Department of Human Resources, 255 Darland Administration Building, by Thursday, February 15. For more information contact Barbara Gundersen at bgunders@d.umn.edu.

SPRING SEMESTER 2007 JOB FAIRS
The Environmental Internship and Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, at the St. Paul Student Center, U of M St Paul.
The UM Job & Internship Fair will be held from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Monday, February 12, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Pre-registration is required. A free bus will be provided from UMD, sign up for it at UMD Career Services, 21 SCC--Registration for the event does not guarantee a seat on the bus.
The Graduate & Professional Student Career Fair will be held from 1 - 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, in the Coffman Great Hall, U of M Mpls.
The Idealist.org Non-Profit Career Fair will be held from noon - 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, in the Coffman Student Center, U of M Mpls.
The MN Education Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Monday, April 23, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Pre-registration is required.
For more information, visit our website at http://careers.d.umn.edu.

SYMPOSIUM
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry's ninth Annual Symposium will be held on April 13 - 14, 2007.

BEAUTIFUL UMD DAY 2007
Beautiful UMD Day, a tradition since 1997, will be held on April 19. It is an annual initiative celebrating the University of Minnesota’s natural resources, buildings, and grounds. Once again this year, opportunities exist for volunteer activity and for groups to organize Beautiful UMD Day projects, events, or to invite guest speakers to campus. For more information visit the web site http://www.buday.umn.edu.

DULUTH WRITERS' WORKSHOP
Experience six days of creative writing sessions, from June 7 - 13, with award-winning, professional writers: Robert Olen Butler (fiction), Ted Kooser (poetry), and Honor Moore (memoir and biography). Workshop details including application may be found at www.d.umn.edu/goto/writers. For additional information, contact Torina Stark, tstark@d.umn.edu, 218/726-8146.

glensheen EVENTS

Glensheen’s winter hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week. They are offering a Valentine's Day Dinner on February 10 or February 14 with a tour at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 7:30 p.m.. For more information e-mail glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

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