Tuesday, February 26, 2008 * Volume 25, Number 10

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art EVENTS  


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

“AT HOME(S): A Window Into the World of Duluth’s Collectors,” is on displaythrough March 16.

“All Representations of Thoughts for Art and Science,” by Todd Siler is 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 speak about their work and experience. Dave Lynas, artist and potter, will speak at 6 p.m. on March 11, and Michael Martin, photographer, director, and curator, will speak at 6 p.m. on March 25 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year including: Annalie Norlander, Jenna Ammerman and JR Mathews from February 26 - March 2. Spencer Erkkila and Robert Boulk from March 4 - 9. Joe Leek and Tom Bradseth from March 11 - 16. Nicole Hovick, John Kocon and Tony Jacobsen from March 18 - 23. Tyne Lunden, Jenny Bradley and Heather Marie Bloom from March 25 -30. 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.

A Trumpet Recital Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on February 28.

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

Bus Stop, a romantic and comedic drama, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. from March 13-15 and 25-29 and at 2 p.m. on March 30 at the Marshall Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre. The plot concerns a busload of weary travelers who are forced by a snowstorm to stay overnight at a roadside diner.

For more information, call 726-8561.

athletic EVENTS

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

The UMD Men’s Baseball team will play Concordia- St. Paul at 2 p.m. on April 9, Bemidji State at 2 p.m. on April 17, and North Dakota at 1 p.m. on April 18. All games will be played on campus at Bulldog Park, adjacent to Griggs Field.

The WCHA Playoff Championships will be held on March 8 and 9. All games will be played at the DECC. 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 Tennis team will play Bemidji State at 8 a.m. on March 29 and MSU Moorhead at 5 p.m. on March 29. All matches are held in the Field House.

The UMD Women’s Softball Team will play Bemidji State at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on April 8, Concordia- St. Paul at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on April 15, Wisconsin-Superior at 3 p.m. and St. Scholastica at 5 p.m. on April 16, South Dakota at noon and 2 p.m. on April 18, Nebraska- Omaha at noon and 2 p.m. on April 19, and North Dakota at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on April 21. All games are played at the UMD Junction Avenue Field.

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

EVENTS, faculty and staff

Tech Talk, a forum for faculty, is held from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 in Griggs Center, Friday, April 18 in KSC 355-357, and Friday, May 16 in Griggs Center. To register e-mail LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu.

“Vive la Difference! Vive les Differences!” will be held from noon - 1:30 p.m. on February 27 in Kirby Student Center 333. In this workshop, Okokon Udo will provide frameworks to help hone the skills needed to successfully create a dialogue around the challenging topics of cultural difference and inclusiveness with students and in classes. For more information or to register, contact Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

Troy Goodnough, Sustainability Coordinator from U of M Morris will present an Environmental Sustainability Seminar at 2:15 p.m. on February 29 in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. Goodnough will be at UMD to share what Morris is doing to be a more sustainable, responsible campus, what they plan on doing in the future, and how students have been involved in the process. For more information, contact Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu.

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.

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.

Health Coaching: Healthy Eating on the Run will be held from noon- 12:45 p.m. on April 3.

Environmental Medicine/Ecological Issues will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on April 10.

Health Coaching: Ways in Changing Eating Behaviors will be held from noon - 12:45 p.m. on April 17.

QiGong will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on April 23.

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: American Indian Skies on February 27, Stargazing Tonight on March 5, and The Sun on March 12. Astronomy Day is on April 26. There will be star shows, presentations on many topics in astronomy, as well as helpful workshops and door prizes. 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. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Jerry Pepper at 726-7274.

Did a Comet Crack the Earth? Among all the space rocks that have slammed into our planet, Vicki Hansen of the UMD and McKnight Presidential Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, recently suggested that one asteroid (or several) might have set Earth’s crust in motion. Join Hansen from 7 – 8 p.m. on March 5, at Amazing Grace Bakery and Café located on 394 S. Lake Ave., Canal Park, to discuss her controversial theory and why plate tectonics makes life on Earth possible. For more information about “Ask a Scientist” visit www.seagrant.umn.edu/news/aas.

Air Force ROTC is sponsoring a Blood Drive through Memorial Blood Centers from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on March 6. The bloodmobile will be located outside Kirby Plaza near the bus hub. Call Helen at 726-8159 for more information and scheduling.

Events are held at noon in the Library Rotunda.

“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.

Geology seminars are held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays, in Life Sci 185.

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.

Tribal Historian and Elder David Larsen will speak as part of The American Indians in Minnesota: Personal Histories Series, 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. For more information contact the American Indiam Resource Center at 218-726-6379.

UMD’s Out Cold Week will be held through February 29. Events featured are the annual Frozen Yeti Film Festival, the department decorating contest, Outdoor Sledding Competition, and more. T-Shirts will be sold during Out Cold week on the first floor of the Kirby Student Center in front of UMD Stores.
See the Kirby Student Center’s website at www.d.umn.edu/kirby. Contact Christina Geissler with questions: cgeissle@d.umn.edu or 726-8739.

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.

The first event of the “American Studies Colloquium, An Interdisciplinary Forum for the Study of the Americas,” will be held from noon - 2 p.m. on February 29, in the Library Rotunda.
Funded in part by a Chancellor’s Grant, this colloquium aims to bring together scholars, teachers, and students from multiple departments and disciplines at UMD who have an interest in examining the U.S. and the Americas broadly. For more information contact Jeffrey Hole at 726-7316 or jhole@d.umn.edu.

The “Be your own Personal Trainer” series is in session. Meet at the RSOP welcome desk and come dressed for movement
“Strengthen Your Core Using a variety of equipment” will be held at 5 p.m. on February 27. Learn some simple, right now secrets using the equipment in the Core Training Room.

“Rowing your Heart Out” will be held at 5 p.m. on March 26. Learn the skills of rowing and how effective rowing can be to strengthen the heart. The other cardio equipment found in the weight room will also be introduced.

“Stability and Balance” will be held at 5 p.m. on April 23. Learn how to use some really neat balance devices designed to improve stability and balance.

All skill levels are welcome. Note: These dates are different from the ones found in the Spring RSOP calendar.

Sally Gorski will speak on the Management of Communication and Swallowing for Adults with Tracheostomy Tubes from 4 - 7:45 p.m on April 4 and from 8-10:45 a.m. on April 5 in Montague Hall 70.
This lecture is designed for speech-language pathologists providing evaluation and intervention for both acutely and chronically ill patients.
For more information contact Abby Linder at 726-7307 or e-mail linde305@d.umn.edu.

special EVENTS


“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.

At 6 p.m. on February 28, Sacred Heart Music Center will present “Community Dialogue” with Okokon Udo, visiting scholar at UMD.

“Exacerbation of Gender Inequalities: The Paradox of a Development Project” by Njoki Kamau will be held at 3 p.m. on February 28, in the UMD Library Rotunda.

The “UMD Women’s Studies Department Open House and Women’s History Month Start Up Celebration” will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on February 29, in 494 Humanities. Refreshments and door prizes provided.

The Birth On Labor Day (B.O.L.D) Play Performance will be held at 7 p.m. on February 29, in the KSC Ballroom.

The Film: “Threads of Hope” will be played at noon on March 3, in Kirby Student Center 273 (Multimedia Room).

The International Women’s Week Celebration with Music by Sara Thomsen will be held from 12 - 1:30 p.m. on March 5, in the Kirby Lounge.

“Writing Towards Hope,” will be presented by Marjorie Agosin at 7 p.m. on March 5, in Bohannon Hall 90.

Train Your Brain Film Series Rainman will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 5, in Kirby Student Center 273 (Multimedia Room).

The International Women at UMD Open House & Roundtable Conversation will be held at 11:30 a.m. on March 10, in the Kirby Garden Room.

The Human Rights Film Festival will be held at 6:30 p.m. from March 10 to March 13, in MonH 70.

A Commission on Women’s Tea at the Tweed will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 11, in the Tweed Museum of Art.

A class in Wire Wrapped Jewelry will be held from 4:45 - 7:00 p.m. on March 11, in SpHC. No prior experience is needed. The cost is $5 for UMD Students and $10 for others.

The “Buenos Aires From a Distance, Thinking Visually” Brown Bag Presentation by Cecilia Ramon will be held at noon on March 12, in Kirby Student Center 268.

Women on the Wall will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on March 12 at the Inland Wall (adjacent to SpHC Ice Rink/Courts) Women instructors and a supportive environment welcome new and experienced climbers alike. The cost is $3 for UMD Students and $10 for others.

A Disability Crash Course will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 12, in the KSC Ballroom.

The Workshop: “Past Present and future of Latinos in Minnesota” presented by Susana Pelayo-Woodward, director of the Hispanic/Latino/Chicana Learning Resource Center will be held at noon on March 13, in KSC 268.

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 29.
For information contact Mark Rudolph at 726-8483.

Techfest 2008 “A Decade of Technology at UMD 1998-2008” will be held from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. on Friday, March 28, in the KSC Ballroom. This year, in addition to showcasing current uses of technology at UMD, reflections will be made on the advances of the past ten years.
For more information contact Sheri Pihlaja at spihlaja@d.umn.edu or 726-6975 or Linda Glisson at lglisson@d.umn.edu or 726-6111.

Beautiful U Day, which will be held on April 17, is an annual initiative celebrating the University of Minnesota’s natural resources, buildings, and grounds. Project proposals from UMD have been awarded funds for April 2008 activities. Beautiful U is held in conjunction with Earth Day, and Departments or groups planning related events are encouraged to contact canders4@d.umn.edu to be included in event listings.

glensheen EVENTS
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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