Tuesday, February 12, 2008 * Volume 25, Number 9

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art EVENTS  


“From Dreams We May Learn: Paintings by Rabbett Before Horses,” will be on display through February 24.

“Portrait, Identity, Culture: Across Time, Space and Meaning,” selections from the permanent collection, will be on display through August 10 .

“AT HOME(S): A Window Into the World of Duluth’s Collectors,” will be on exhibit through March 16.

“All Representations of Thoughts for Art and Science,” by Todd Siler will be on display through March 30.

“Ojibwe Inabandamowin (Ojibwe Dreams): Drawings by William Wilson,” is on display through March 31.

“Ceramics and Drawings,” by Dave Lynas will be on display from March 11 through June 15.

The Art + Design Lecture Series brings artists and designers to UMD to speak about their work and experience. Events are held in the Tweed Lecture Gallery. Deborah Mersky, public artist, will speak at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12 and David Stark, art historian and educator, will speak at 6 p.m. on February 26.

Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year including: Katie Djerf through February 17 Danielle McCalliser and Calley O’Neil from February 19 - 24, and Annalie Norlander, Jenna Ammerman and JR Mathews from February 26 - March 2. The opening receptions will be held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m.

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


All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall.

An Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert with Sharon Isbin on guitar and Gemma Coma-Alabert, mezzo-soprano will be held at 7:30 p.m. on February 19.

A Faculty Artist Recital: Rachel and Elsie Inselman will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 21.

The Twin Ports Wind Ensemble Concert with Johan De Meij will be held at 7:30 p.m. on February 23.

The Twin Ports Band Concert with Johan De Meij will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 24.

A Faculty Artist Recital: U3 Trio Concert, "First Trio," will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 25.

A Jazz Concert featuring the Jeff Tain Watts Quartet will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 and 7.

The Junior High Honor Band Concert will be held at 4:30 p.m. on March 5.

The Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 8.

The Mid-Winter Choral Concert will be held at 3 p.m. on March 9.

A Faculty Artist Recital: L’Amour de la France will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 10.

A Guitar Ensemble Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 25.

The 7th Annual Student Concerto Competition Concert will be held at 3 p.m. on March 30.

For more information, call 726-8561.

theatre EVENTS

A Flea in her Ear will be performed at 7:30 p.m. from February 14 - 16 and 20 - 23 and at 2 p.m. on Feb 17 at the Marshall Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre. Eccentric characters, misunderstandings, clandestine trysts, and misplaced jealousies create overall fun and mayhem.

For more information, call 726-8561

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Men's Hockey team will play Colorado College at 7:37 p.m. on February 22 and 23 and North Dakota at 2:07 p.m. on March 1 and 2. All games will be played at the DECC.

The UMD Men's Basketball team will play North Dakota at 3 p.m. on February 16, and South Dakota at 3 p.m. on February 23 (Senior Day). All games will be played in the Romano Gym.

The UMD Women’s Hockey team will play St. Cloud State at 3:37 p.m. on February 23 and at 3:07 p.m. on February 24 (Senior Day). The WCHA Playoff Championships will be held on March 8 and 9. All games will be played at the DECC. Women's Frozen Four: UMD is hosting the NCAA Women's Frozen Four on March 20 and 22 at the DECC. Tickets for the 2008 NCAA Women's Four Frozen are now on sale.

The UMD Women's Basketball team will play North Dakota at 1 p.m. on February 16, and South Dakota at 1 p.m. on February 23. All games are played in the Romano Gym.

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

EVENTS, faculty and staff

Perceptions, Reflections and Strategies for Maintaining a Respectful Classroom with Shelley Smith, will be held from 2- 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, in Kirby Student Center 268. To register, contact Jason at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

Tech Talk is a forum for faculty from every corner of the campus and an arena for educational adventure. Tech Talks are held from noon - 1 p.m. The dates for Tech Talks are as follows: Friday, February 15 in Griggs Center, Thursday, March 27 in Griggs Center, Friday, April 18 in KSC 355-357, and Friday, May 16 in Griggs Center.

To register for either of the above events e-mail LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu.

The Instructional Development Service (IDS) will offer a series of sessions this Spring Semester especially designed for new faculty. IDS requests that those who sign up attend all six sessions as they are designed to help participants build solid and coherent syllabi and course curricula over the course of the series.
There will be 20 slots available and the sessions will be held from noon - 2 p.m. in 351 Bohannon Hall. Topics, dates and times include:

Starting Out on the Right Foot on Friday, February 22.
Classroom Management on Friday, March 7.
Course Design on Friday, March 28.
Student Assessment on Friday, April 11.
Active Learning Strategies on Friday, April 25.
Teaching Assessment on Friday, May 9.
To register, contact Shelley Smith at ssmith3@d.umn.edu or 726-7715 by Friday, February 15.

UMD Wellness Program is offering a “Lunch and Learn” Series this semester with a variety of topics of interest. All sessions are free and open to faculty and staff.
Below are the titles of the workshops.

Health Coaching: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Recommendations will be held from noon -12:45 p.m.
on February 14.

Influenza will be held from noon-1 p.m. on February 19.

Getting to Know Your Employee Health and Wellness Center willl be held from noon -12:45 p.m. on February 21.

Healthy Lifestyle Change will be held from noon -1 p.m. on February 25.

The “Dash Diet” willl be held from noon-1 p.m. on February 27.

Health Coaching: Reading Food Labels and Portion Sizes will be held from noon -12:45 p.m. on February 28.

Increasing Joy in Your Life will be held from noon -1 p.m. on March 3.

Learning about Phytochemicals and Neutraceuticals in Food will be held from noon -1 p.m. on March 6.

Kardio Kick will be held from noon -1 p.m. on March 12.

Planning for a Healthy Retirement - Understanding Your MSRS Pension will be held from noon -1 p.m. on March 13.

Advantages of Utilizing the Medication Therapy Management Clinic (MTM) for UPlan Members will be held from noon -1 p.m. on March 19.

Health Coaching: How to Keep Exercise Fun will be held from noon - 12:45 p.m. on March 20.

Step (A Cardio Class) will be held from noon -1 p.m. on March 26.

Managing Stress and Changes in the Workplace will be held from 1 - 2 p.m. on March 27.

Common Foot and Ankle Conditions and How to Self-treat Minor Pain Associated with Them will be held from noon -1 p.m. on March 31.

To register for any of the above sessions visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regform.htm
For more information visit HR's training website at: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/spring2008/

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

The M.W. Alworth Planetarium is offering free, public shows every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Upcoming shows include: The Sun on February 13, A Doubleheader: The Moon! and Eclipses! on February 20, and American Indian Skies on February 27. Private shows available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. For information call 218-726-7129.


Njoki Kamau, Department of Women’s Studies, will present “Water Privatization, Globalization and Gendered “Development: The Case of Ndaka-ini Dam in Central Kenya” from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m., on February 28, in the Library Rotunda The presentation will begin at 3:20. Time will be available for questions and comments. Snacks will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Jerry Pepper at 726-7274.

Events are held at noon in the Library Rotunda unless otherwise stated.
“China and Global Trends” will be presented by Dennis Falk, on Thursday, February 14.

“The Role of Cooperative Finance in Developing Countries” will be presented by Bill Raker on Thursday, February 21.

“South American Wind Instruments” will be presented by Mark Whitlock on Thursday, March 6.

“China: Through the Eyes of UMD CSD and Social Work Students and Faculty” will be presented by Jolene Hyppa Martin, Lynette Carlson, Mark Mizuko, Paul Deputy, Lynn Bye, Michelle Tessier, and Katie Guerttman on Thursday, March 13.

“Listen to Girls: The International Girls Summit” will be presented by Zora Radosevich and Rachel Johnson on Thursday, March 27.

“Icelandic Landscapes, Living Legends” will be presented by Nichole Laine on Thursday, April 17.

“Images of the Divine: The Armenian Church Collections of Istanbul” will be presented by Ron Marchese on Thursday, May 1.

For more information visit www.alworth.org or call 726-7493.

The seminars are held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays, in
Life Sci 185 (unless otherwise indicated.)
Stephen T. Allard, geoscience department, Winona State University, Winona, MN will present “Fold-shear coupled deformation in the Black Hills, local structure or regional-scale event” on February 21.

Jim Miller, associate professor, Geological Sciences, UMD, will present “The Inaugural Season of the Precambrian Field Camp - Successes, Challenges, and Successes” on February 28.

Laurel G. Woodruff, U.S. geological survey, Minnesota Water Science Center, Mounds View, MN will present “Impact of forest fire on mercury in forest soils in northern Minnesota: short- and long-term effects” on March 6.

Geoff Pignotta, assistant professor, geology, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire will present “Magna chamber construction and evolution in the Sierra Nevada batholith: Constraints from the Jackass Lakes pluton” on March 13.

Phil Larson, Ph.D. candidate, UMD, will present “Diamond exploration in the Lac de Gras kimberlite field, Northern Territories, Canada” on April 10.

Patrick Belmont, postdoctoral associate, National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory will present “Tracking sediment through drainage networks in theory and practice: applications in southern Minnesota and the Olympic Mountains, western Washington State” on April 24.

Slavik Tulaczyk, associate professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California–Santa Cruz, will present “Was Christie Bay of Great Slave Lake a large subglacial lake during glaciations?” on May 1.

For more information contact Cathy Dziuk at 726-8385.

Journey Jargons features slides, personal experiences, an information by University for Seniors (US) members and guests. They are free, open to the public, and they are held on Mondays at 11:30 a.m.
Experience the wonders of China with Lou Anne and Dick Seifert on February 25.The Seiferts explored beautiful Shanghai, traveled 400 miles up the Yangtze River where they saw the unearthed Terra Cotta Warriors, explored the city of Beijing, and visited the Great Wall of China. Their presentation will be held in the Rafters.
Contact Krista Hill at 726-7515 for information.

The University for Seniors Spring Kick Off Winter Term Appreciation Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on February 27 in the Kirby Ballroom. Learn all that the University for Seniors has to offer. Meet with Spring Term 2008 study group leaders, then stay for lunch and enjoy a short program. Contact Krista Hill at 726-7515 for information.

The American Indians in Minnesota: Personal Histories series continues
with two events: Authors Heid Erdrich and Lise Erdrich on February 14 and David Larsen on March 13. For info, contact the American Indian Learning Resource Center at 218-726-6379.
Authors Heid Erdrich and Lise Erdrich will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, in the Kirby Ballroom. Heid E. Erdrich, is author of three collections of   poetry, The Mother's Tongue, National Monuments, and Fishing for Myth, as well as   co-editor of Sister Nations: Native American Women on Community. She co-founded the Turtle Mountain Writing Workshop with Louise Erdrich, her sister. Her books have each
been nominated for the Minnesota Book Awards and her writing has received numerous grants and honors. Her degrees are from Dartmouth and Johns Hopkins. Lise Erdrich, is the author of Night Train, her first collection of short fiction. She has also published Bears Make Rock Soup and Sacagawea, two books for children. A member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, she was born in Minnesota, lives in Wahpeton, North Dakota, and has been occupied in the fields of Indian Health Service and Indian Education for twenty years. Co-sponsored by Lake Superior Writers.
Tribal Historian and Elder David Larsen will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 in the Weber Music Hall. The event is presented by the UMD Center for Genocide, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies. Larsen will speak on “History of American Racism and How it Affects us as People.” He is a Dakota educator and elder, former Tribal Chairman of the Lower Sioux Community, Tribal Historian, and descendant of Chief Wapasha (Wabasha). He will discuss the plight of American Indians as the Civil War raged and western expansion spread. His words add the Native voice to understanding of Minnesota and American history. He brings the spirituality of the Dakota into his presentation, and emphasizes today's struggle in the Dakota community to preserve Dakota language and culture.

Stop by the Study Abroad Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 14 in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. All UMD programs will be represented with numerous outside program providers also in attendance. Meet with program staff, ask questions, learn about financial aid, credit transfer and more. See the website at http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo for more information.

UMD’s Out Cold Week this year is February 25-29. Events featured are the annual Frozen Yeti Film Festival, Department Decorating Contest, Outdoor Sledding Competition, and more. T-Shirts will be sold the week prior and during Out Cold week on the first floor of the Kirby Student Center, in front of UMD Stores.
Watch the Kirby Student Center’s website in coming weeks for more information at www.d.umn.edu/kirby. Contact Christina Geissler with any questions: cgeissle@d.umn.edu or 726-8739.

The UM Job and Internship Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, February 25 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The fair is free and open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni. Pre-registration is required at www.umjobfair.org.
Career Services will provide a free bus from UMD to the fair and back. Sign up for the bus by February 21 in Career Services, 22 Solon Campus Center. Registration for the fair does not guarantee a seat on the bus, register for both.
For more information about the fair and a list of employers, visit www.umjobfair.org or call 218-726-7985 or email carserv@d.umn.edu.

The Master of Environmental Health & Safety program invites anyone interested in finding out more about the program to an informational seminar at 4 p.m., on Thursday, February 28 in 201 Voss-Kovach Hall. If interested in an MEHS but are unable to attend the seminar, call 726-8117, email mehs@d.umn.edu, or visit their home page at http://mehs.d.umn.edu.

special EVENTS

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program will hold a Research Celebration with presentations and a poster session by second-year graduate students highlighting their graduate research projects from 9 a.m.- noon and 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13 in the Kirby Rafters. For info contact 726-6912 or email drcollin@d.umn.edu.

Kirby Plaza Tabling with root beer floats will be held from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. through February 15. This event is sponsored by SERVE.
A Valentine’s Day “I love Safe Sex” condom handout will be held in the Kirby Student Center Tabling area on Thursday, February 14. The event is sponsored by QASU.

A Valentine Dance/Auction will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 15, in the Rafters. The event is sponsored by the Asian American Student Association.

A Soul Food Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, in the Kirby Ballroom. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be acquired weekdays across from the Kirby UMD Bookstore from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting through Friday, February 15. Tickets can be reserved for up to 2 days awaiting pick up by calling Quinnita Morris at 726-6187 or Shaniqua Singleton at 726-8115.

A Workshop: “Poverty Immersion in Duluth: a Primer,” presented by Kim Crawford, CHUM, will be held at noon on Monday, February 18, in Kirby 268. This event is sponsored by the Kirby Student Center.

A Black History Month Film Black, White, viewing and discussion will be held from 6- 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, in KSC 272. This event is sponsored by UMD Black Student Association.

A Workshop: “A Global Perspective in Leadership,” presented by Okokon Udo, a visiting scholar here on a UMD diversity grant, will be held at noon on Thursday, February 28 in Kirby 333.

Two-Spirit Speaker Richard LaFortune will present “Restoring Our Memory and Our Cultures” with a feast to follow at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19 in the Kirby Ballroom. For more information call Angie Nichols at 726-7300 or Rick Smith at 726-6293.

“More Women in Science: The Institutional Challenge” will be held at 4 p.m. on Wedenesday, February 20 in 120 Solon Campus Center. There will be refreshments at 3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Wedge. The event is s ponsored by the Women’s Mentoring Program of the Academic Health Center Duluth and Swenson College of Science and Engineering, Sigma Xi, and the UMD Commission on Women. For more information write to: mdbc@d.umn.edu.

The UMD International Club will present the 40th annual Feast of Nations featuring a worldly selection of foods to feast on and performers from around the globe at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 in the Kirby Ballroom. Tickets will be on sale from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. in front of the bookstore on the ground floor of KSC on the following dates: Feb. 13,15 and Feb. 18-22 until sold out. Ticket prices are $10 students of all ages,
$15 adults, and children 5 and under free. For more information contact Trisha O’Keefe, at 726-7531, or e-mail pokeefe@d.umn.edu.

Live radio shows featuring UMD coaches will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on selected Fridays at Grandma’s Sports Garden. Game of the week strategies will be discussed by UMD and opposing coaches. There will be ticket giveaways, door prizes, and an all-you-can-eat Bulldog buffet for purchase. Hockey coach Scott Sandelin will be at Grandma’s on Friday, February 22 & 29.
For information contact Mark Rudolph at 726-8483.

glensheen EVENTS

Celebrate Valentine's Day, February 14 and 16 at Glensheen, the historic Congdon estate. The event begins with an abbreviated tour and is followed by a candlelit meal in the charming Winter Garden.

Glensheen’s winter hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours are held on Saturdays and Sundays through May 26. For information e-mail glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910

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