Tuesday, February 27, 2007 * Volume 24, Number 10

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art EVENTS  

TWEED MUSEUM
The UMD Art and Design Biennial Faculty Exhibition will be on display through May 17.

The exhibit, Juan Logan: The Third Place Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures will continue through March 4.

Frances Myer’s “Print to Video” will continue through March 11. A selection of this Wisconsin artist’s works on paper, prints, and video projects charts the movement of ideas across media.

The Second Annual UMD Student Design Competition will be on display through March 11.

“Of Thee I See: Max-Carlos Martinez Paintings” will be held through March 18.

Several Art and Design Lecture Series events will be held in March: Beverly McIver at 6 p.m. on March 6, Jennifer Webb at 6 p.m. on March 20, David Hodges at 10 a.m. on March 29, and Marsha Hystead at 2 p.m. on March 29.

UMD Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year. Kelly Schroeder, Keely Johnson, and Kirsten Gunnarson will be featured from March 611 .

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

music EVENTS

Jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2.

The 34th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival combines UMD Jazz I Ensemble and guest artist drummer Peter Erskine at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

A Mid-Winter Choral Concert highlights Norwegian choral music sung by UMD Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers, and University Singers at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.

A Junior High/Middle School Honor Band Concert will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7.

A Guitar Ensemble Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20.

The Sixth Annual Student Concerto Competition Concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 25.

The Vocal Jazz Cabaret will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 29, 30, and 31.

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

theatre EVENTS

The play, Life is a Dream, will be performed from March 8 - 10 and 20 - 25 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center Dudley Experimental Theatre. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 726-8561.

athletic EVENTS

The UMD men’s hockey team will play Wisconsin at 7:07 p.m. on March 2 and 3. The WCHA Playoffs begin on March 9 (TBA). All games are played in the DECC.

The UMD women’s hockey team will take on Minnesota in the semifinal round of the WCHA playoff championships at 4:07 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, in the Ridder Arena on the UM-TC campus.

The UMD men’s basketball team will play the first round of the NCC Tournament at 8 p.m. on February 28. All games will be held in the Romano Gym.

The UMD women's basketball team will play the first round of the NCC Tournament at 6 p.m. on February 28. All games will be played in the Romano Gym.

The UMD women's tennis team will play MSU-Mankato at 9 a.m. on March 3, MSU-Moorhead at 1 p.m. on March 3, South Dakota at 9 a.m. on March 24, Michigan Tech at noon on March 24, and Bemidji State at noon on March 25.

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: Finding Your Way in the Night Sky - Planispheres, Star Charts, and free software on February 28, Stargazing Tonight on March 7, Archaeo-Astronomy of the Bible on March 14, and Gemini, Apollo and the Moon, Part II of the race to space on March 21. Astronomy day on April 21, will be a day full of shows, demonstrations, booths and give-aways.
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.

IDS EVENTS
IDS will offer Grading and Assessments that Reflect Student Learning from 2 - 3:30 p.m. on February 28 in Kirby Student Center 268.
For info or to register, e-mail jellis2@d.umn.edu or call 726-6355.

ELDER CAREGIVING
Elder Caregiving: Am I Doing the Right Thing will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on March 1 in the KSC 323. Register online at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regform.htm or send an email to hrhelp@d.umn.edu.

RACIAL OPPRESSION WORKSHOP
Kenneth V. Hardy will present a workshop entitled, “Invisible Wounds of Oppression: Healing Our Clients, Healing Ourselves,” from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5 in the Weber Music Hall. Hardy is a professor of family therapy at Syracuse University, and the former director of the Center for Children, Families, and Trauma of the Ackerman Institute in New York. He presents workshops and provides consultations nationally and internationally on issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and cultural competency.
The workshop will examine racial oppression and its impact. It will explore the ways which therapy and other human service work potentially replicate acts of oppression for clients whose life experiences have been maligned by prejudice and discrimination.
Advanced registration is required. To register, call 218-726-7854 or email Patty Samberg at psamberg@d.umn.edu. Hardy’s visit to UMD is being funded by a Chancellor’s Diversity Grant submitted by the Department of Social Work and its UMD Center for Regional & Tribal Child Welfare Studies.

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

John Luczaj, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, will present “Regional Dolomitization and Sulfide Mineralization in Paleozoic Rocks of Eastern Wisconsin: Implications for Fluid Flow Out of the Michigan Basin,” on Friday, March 9.

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

DOCTALKS
“Prevention of and Genetic Testing for Colon Cancer” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on March 13 in Rm 142 School of Medicine. For more information visit
http://www.med.umn.edu/duluth/research/doctalks/

special EVENTS

MULTICULTURAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The film “Race the Power of Illusion” will be shown at noon on February 28, in KSC 237. For more information, contact the Multicultural Center at msc@d.umn.edu or 726-6522.

BLOOD DRIVE
Kirby Student Center is sponsoring another blood drive with Memorial Blood Centers. The drive is from 1 - 4 p.m. on March 1 with the check-in table in the Bus Hub. Call Kirby Information Desk at 726-7163 for more information and to sign up.

PUBLIC POLICY SPEAKER
The new Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller will be the first 2007 speaker in the ongoing UMD’s Public Policy Lecture Series, open to all interested and sponsored by the Center for Advocacy and Political Leadership.
Pogemiller will speak at 12:15 on Saturday, March 3, in the Rafters, on the third floor of Kirby Plaza at UMD. His topic is “What the Public (and Duluth) Can Expect From the Minnesota Senate.” For info, contact jsmith7@d.umn.edu.

SUNDAY FUN DAY
Sunday Fun Day will be held from 4 - 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 4 in the Kirby Lounge. Brandon Hagstrom will warm up the crowd, followed by a funk/reggae group from Boston, Spiritual Rez. For info, contact Joie Acheson, jacheson@d.umn.edu.

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
The Women’s Studies department will hold an Open House including food and door prizes, in Humanities 494, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 1.

“Three Altos-Three Poets” with Sara Thomsen, Paula Pedersen, Rabbi Amy Bernstein, Rachael Kilgour, Karen Bauman, Ellie Schoenfeld, Yvonne Rutford, and Sheila Packa, will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4 at College of St. Scholastica, Mitchell Auditorium.

UMD's WRAC Brown Bag Series presents Runa Das talking on “Replaying Orientalism: Colonial Legacies, Construction of Identities, and Politics of (In)security in Post-Colonial India” at noon on Wednesday, March 7 in Kirby Student Center 268.

A UMD International Women’s Day Celebration with music, poetry, and food will be held from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 in the Kirby Lounge.

The Vagina Monologues will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 in the Kirby Ballroom.

“Who Put the ‘L’ in LGBT: Lesbian Content and Characters in Young Adult Literature,” a talk by author Christine Jenkins, will be held from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 in UW-Superior Multicultural Center, 232 Old Main.

An International Women’s Day Celebration, with free food, flowers and Hmong dancing, will be held beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at the College of St. Scholastica, Somers Lounge. Njoki Kamau will speak at 4:15 p.m.

The Fourth Annual LGBTQ Campus and Community Reception, with a keynote by Christine Jenkins, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at UW-Superior Multicultural Center, 232 Old Main.

Talk by Christine Jenkins on LGBT young adult literature will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 in the Duluth Public Library Green Room.

A Women of Color Reception will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 in UW-Superior Multicultural Center, 232 Old Main.

Words on Women, a reading of original and favorite writing by, for, and about women, will be held from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, UW-Superior Multicultural Center, 232 Old Main.

UMD's WRAC Brown Bag Series presents Cindy Christian talking on “Changes in the Role of Women in the United States Politics,” at noon on Wednesday, March 28 in Kirby Student Center 268.

Women on the Wall will be held at the UMD Inland Climbing Wall (by the ice rink) from 6 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28.

Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker Ann Russo will present “Feminism, Privilege and the Politics of Accountability” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 in Chemistry 200.

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

TLC EDUCATION SERIES
Free & Fun Fitness will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on March 8 in the RSOP jogging track above the rink. Learn techniques for getting and staying fit that don’t break the bank. The basics of fitness, power, and racewalking for cardiovascular health will be taught. Register online at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regform.htm or send an email to hrhelp@d.umn.edu.

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP
Career Services is sponsoring an Internship workshop from 4 - 5 p.m. on March 6 in SCC 120 or from 4 - 5 p.m. on March 28, in Engr 290. For more information contact the UMD Career Services at 726-7985.

OUTSTANDING SERVICE
Faculty & Staff are invited to the awards ceremony for the recipients of the Outstanding Service Awards for 2006-2007 at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. To view a list of awardees, see: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/OSA/2006-2007.htm. For more info contact 726-7822.

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES
The Social Justice Film Series will present a film produced and directed by Shakti Butler, Making Whiteness Visible, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on March 29 in the Rafters. For more information contact Shelley Smith at ssmith3@d.umn.edu or 726-7715.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: TECHFEST
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to propose an on-going booth demonstration in which participants share a successful way to use technology to enhance the methods of teaching and learning. TechFest will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday, March 30 in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. The deadline for the call for proposals is Friday, March 9. Go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/techfest/ to fill out the call for proposal online or contact Sheri Pihlaja at spihlaja@d.umn.edu or 726-6975.

KUMD'S ANNIVERSARY
In honor of KUMD's 50th anniversary, they will present a concert with Shawn Colvin, Iris Dement, and Pat Donohue at 7:30 p.m. on May 4 at the DECC auditorium. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 3 at 11 a.m. at the DECC, http://www.decc.org and through Ticketmaster, (218) 727-2121 or http://ticketmaster.com.

Other reunion events will be held Saturday, May 5 including an open house at KUMD studios, a live 50th anniversary broadcast, a reception and a dinner and program. For questions about the event or the station, contact Station Manager Mike Dean at 726-8097 or mikedean@kumd.org.

SUMMIT CHALLENGE
A new semester-long event called the Summit Challenge has started at the UMD North Shore climbing wall, sponsored by Recreational Sports Outdoor Program. Climb the height of up to four famous peaks by climbing multiple laps on the UMD climbing wall. The first 40 people to climb the height of Devil’s Tower (32 laps) get a t-shirt and the first person to the top of Denali (550 laps) gets a free semester climbing pass. Participants have until May 4 to work toward meeting the challenge. For more information call Kaija at 726-6257.

glensheen EVENTS

An evening of chamber music featuring UMD faculty members clarinetist Theodore Schoen, cellist Betsy Husby, and pianist Damien Nedonchelle from the Conservatoire National de Region Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris, France will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26 in Glensheen’s living room, with an reception following. The concert is a benefit for Glensheen. For reservations call 726-8910.

Glensheen’s winter hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information e-mail glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

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