Tuesday, May 8, 2007 * Volume 24, Number 14

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art EVENTS  


The UMD Art and Design Biennial Faculty Exhibition will be on display through May 13.

The UMD Student Art Exhibition will be on display through May 20. Concurrent with the annual juried exhibition of student art, this exhibition presents the work of student recipients of two important purchase awards: the Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation Award, and the Chancellor’s Purchase Award. It was curated by interns from the Tweed Museum of Art.

Adu Gindy's Into the Afterlife: The Price of Admission will be on display from
May 29August 5.

Fables and Pyramids: Adu Gindy, Joy Kops, Peter Weizenegger will be on display from June 3 - August 5.

“Across Space and Time: Portrait Feature” selections from the Permanent Collection will be on display through December 22.

“Black, White and Red – All Over” illustration from the collection, will be on display from June 5 - October 21.

“Unsoiled,” a display of narrative ceramics, will be on display from June 5November 11.

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

music and theatre EVENTS
The Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival presents weeks of entertainment.
The children’s play, A Year with Frog and Toad will be directed by UMD Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin, with music direction by Ryan Frane and is presented June 27, 29 and July 6 at 7:30 p.m., June 28, 30 and July 5 and 7 at 10:30 a.m., June 29 and July 6 at 1 p.m., and July 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. in Marshall Performing Arts Center. It’s a show for children of all ages with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale; and is based on the books by Arnold Lobel. It is sponsored by SMDC Foundation.

The opera Carmen by Georges Bizet will be performed from July 26 - 28 at 7:30 p.m., and July 29 at p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. It is directed by Earl Logan; conducted by Pierre Calmelet from the Paris Conservatoire National de région Boulogne-Billancourt, and the opera is sponsored by Charles and Carolyn Russell.

The opera Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti will be performed from August 2 - 4 at 7:30 p.m., and August 5 at 2 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. The opera is held in collaboration with Accademia Musicale Siciliana and is conducted by Gaetano Colajanni from Palermo, Italy. It is sponsored by Robert and Ruth Ann Eaton.

An Opera Aria Gala will be held on August 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall. Members of the Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival Opera Program will perform arias from a variety of operas in this grand finale.

Jazz Concerts produced by Ryan Frane will be performed on Mondays, July 9, July 23 and August 6 in the Weber Music Hall. Jazz with UMD pianist Ryan Frane and noted saxophonist John Salerno will be featured on July 9. Greg Moore and friends will perform Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Brazilian bossa nova music including tunes like “The Girl from Ipanema” on August 6. Jazz is sponsored by FOX 21 News at 9.

A series of Chamber Music Concerts produced by Ted Schoen will be held on July 16, July 30, and August 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Music Hall. July 16 features the winner of the Young Artists Piano Camp competition and UMD faculty performing Haydn’s “Gypsy Rondo” Piano Trio.

On July 30, the evening features Music for String Quartet and Octet including Mendelssohn’s “Octet”. On August 13, Music for Winds will be performed, including the “Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon” by Poulenc. The Chamber Music Concerts are sponsored by UBS Financial Services Inc.

A Piano Honors Recital presenting pianists from the renowned Young Artists Piano Camp will be held at 7 p.m. on July 19, 2007 in the Weber Music Hall.

Concerts by the Lake at Glensheen, produced by Lori Melton will be held on Wednesdays July 11, 18, and 25 at 7:30 p.m.. On August 1, 8, and 15, dance lessons start at 6:30 p.m. before the music at 7:30 p.m.. Hear swing music by the Jim Melde Big Band on the Glensheen lawn. In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be canceled. The series is sponsored by WestmorelandFlint. For more information see www.umdartsfest.com.

athletic EVENTS
The UMD men's track team NCC Outdoor Championships will take place on May 11 at noon and May 12 at 11 a.m.

The UMD women's track team NCC Outdoor Championships will take place on May 11 at noon and May 12 at 11 a.m.

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

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

The M.W. Alworth Planetarium is offering free, public shows every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Upcoming shows include Arrowhead Astronomical Association-The AAS will do a presentation on May 9. 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.

UMD's Gekinoo’imaagejig, in partnership with Eni-gikendaasoyang, and the Grotto Foundation is hosting the Minnesota Indigenous Language Symposium III, which will focus on international language revitalization initiatives. The symposium hopes to build support among programs committed to language revitalization. Featured presentations from key language revitalization programs, immersion programs, and higher education programs will be the symposium’s focus. It will be held at 8 a.m. on May 17 and 18 in the Kirby Ballroom.
In conjunction with the symposium vendors will bring a variety of items for sale to the public in the Rafters from 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on May 17 and 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on May 18. Come and shop for Native gifts, jewelry, crafts, and printed items from artists from Canada, Minnesota and Wisconsin. For more information visit http://www.d.umn.edu/~indianed/ or contact Jennifer Niemi at 726-8419.

This year the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 6 conference will be held in Duluth, Minnesota, May 31 and June 1. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know other advisors within the field or just get up to date on the trends in working with college students.
There will be two keynote presentations by Nancy King, Kennesaw State University and Wes Habley, ACT, Inc, and over 20 presentations by advisors and higher education professionals. To see descriptions of the presentations visit the regional website at: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Regional_Divisions/region6/sessions.htm.
Contact Lisa Kittelson at lkittels@d.umn.edu and Candy Furo cfuro@d.umn.edu for more information.

Several public events will be held in conjunction with the Duluth Writers Workshop in June. A literary reading and booksigning: with Honor Moore will be held at 7 p.m. on June 8 in the Weber Music Hall. A literary reading and booksigning with Ted Kooser will be held at 2 p.m. on June 9 in the Weber Music Hall. A literary panel will be held at 1:30 p.m. on June 10 in the Library Rotunda; and a literary reading and booksigning with Robert Olen Butler will be held at 7 p.m. on June 11 in the Weber Music Hall. For more information contact Linda Glisson at 726-6111.

The 16th Annual Educators’ Institute will be held from July 9 - July 20 at UMD. Sponsored by UMD Continuing Education and the College of Education and Human Service Professions, the Institute provides opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills in a concentrated format. Designed for teachers of all levels, courses are taught by UMD faculty and currently practicing educators. Courses are offered on an undergraduate, graduate, and non-credit basis. Many courses satisfy teacher licensure renewal and may be applicable to concentrations in the M.Ed. Program at UMD or to degrees at other institutions. Early registration is encouraged. For more information, please go to Continuing Education’s web site: www.d.umn.edu/goto/educatorsinstitute

special EVENTS

The Farmers Market at UMD - Market Day at the Plaza opens on May 16 at 2 p.m. until sellout and runs every Wednesday until September 26 in front of Kirby Plaza (outside UMD Stores). Vendors from the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota will sell locally produced items such as vegetables, fruits, etc.
Participate in wellness classes, browse the UMD Stores Sidewalk Sale, listen to the music provided by local musicians, etc. See: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/farmersmarket/
Sponsored by UofM Employee Wellness Program, UMD Human Resources, UMD Stores, Auxiliary Services and Recreational Sports and Outdoor Program

The Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards, NEMBA, will be held on Thursday evening, May 17, in the Weber Music Hall at UMD. Featured speaker will be author Will Weaver, whose short story was the basis for the independent film Sweet Land, starring Ned Beatty. The book fair starts at 5:30 p.m., and the event goes until 9 p.m. It is free as usual, with free pie, too.
For more information, call 726-7889 or visit the NEMBA Web site at www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemba.

A youth football camp for boys and girls grades four through eight will be held from 6:30 - 9 p.m. on June 5 - 7. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. on June 5. Many other camps are offered at UMD this summer including boys and girls basketball, hockey, soccer, strength and conditioning, volleyball, and football. For more information visit http://www.umdbulldogs.com/camps_clinics/ or call the UMD Athletic Department at 726-8168.

Summer camp activities, music, stories, and crafts are designed to nurture children’s natural curiosity at Kindermusik Camp. A variety of summer camp themes presented to infants and children up to seven years old and their parents are offered in Kindermusik camp from May 22 through July 31. Find registration info at www.d.umn.edu/faa or call 218-341-7587.

These camps explore making art with the computer. Students will work individually and collaboratively on a series of projects that integrate traditional art media (painting, drawing and collage) into digital media (digital photography, animation, sound sampling and video editing.) Macintosh computers and current software such as Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand will be used. No experience with these software programs is necessary for participation in the camp. Beginners are welcome and the art camp is for kids ages 10-14. For information visit www.d.umn.edu/faa.

glensheen EVENTS
Glensheen is hosting Mother's Day Buffets at 9 a.m., noon, and 4 p.m. on May 13. Start off with a self-guided tour.

Become an interpreter at Glensheen. A great resume builder, this job allows interpreters to interact with visitors from around the world while offering tours of Glensheen. Apply online at https://employment.umn.edu/

Glensheen’s winter hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information e-mail glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

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