Tuesday, May 13, 2008 * Volume 25, Number 15

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art EVENTS  


“Apart at the Seams: Drawings and Paintings by Sylvia Schuster and Allen D. (Big Al) Carter” is on display through November 2.

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

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

“Ojibwe Inabandamowin,” Drawings by William Wilson are on display through May 18.

The UMD Art Students' Juried Exhibition will be held through May 11.

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


Twin Ports Wind Orchestra: American Masters will be held at 3 p.m. on June 1 in the Weber Music Hall.
For more information, call 726-8561.

The Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival presents weeks of entertainment.

The play The Mousetrap will be directed by Tom Isbell and presented on June 26-28, July 2, 3, 5, and 9-12 at 7:30 p.m., June 29, July 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. in Marshall Performing Arts Center.

The opera Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi will be performed from July 1719 at 7:30 p.m. and July 20, at 2 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. It is directed by David Walsh and conducted by Gaetano Colajanni.

The Opera Gala will be performed on July 22 in the Weber Music Hall.

The International Gala will be held on July 24 in the Weber Music Hall.

The opera Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns will be performed on July 31, August 1, and 2 at 7:30 p.m., and August 3 at 2 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. It is directed by Hervé Van der Meulen and conducted by Pierre Calmelet.

Jazz Concerts produced by Ryan Frane will be performed on July 7 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall. UMD pianist Ryan Frane along with Mathieu Penot on drums and Fabricio Nicolas playing bass, both from Paris, France will be featured on July 7. Matta ‘bout Bone will be held on July 21 featuring the music of Tim Stratioti and Tom Matta.

A series of Chamber Music Concerts produced by Ted Schoen will be held on June 30, July 14 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall. Beethoven and Schubert features Betsy Husby, cello; Theodore Schoen, Clarinet; Alexander Chernyshev, piano and members of the Highland String Quartet and is held on June 30.

The Northern Lights Music Festival is held on July 14 and includes smart young musicians from the local phenomenon that is the Northern Lights Music Festival, which is based in Biwabik. “The Winds of Summer” features music of Bach, Ibert, Gershwin and Joplin performed by the UMD Faculty Woodwind Quinte and is held on July 28.

Concerts by the Lake at Glensheen, produced by Lori Melton will be held on Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Glensheen, the Historic Congdon Estate. In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be canceled.

For more information visit http://www.umdartsfest.com/home.php.

athletic EVENTS

See the next issue of Currents or visit http://www.umdbulldogs.com.

EVENTS, faculty and staff

Tech Talk, a forum for faculty, is held from noon - 1 p.m. on May 16 in Griggs Center. To register e-mail LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu or contact Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

The Self-Paced Training classes, Copyright 101: What is Copyright? and Copyright 102: Copyright for Faculty can be found at: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/SPLA/itss.html. For information visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/eclasses/.

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

The M.W. Alworth Planetarium is offering free, public shows every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Upcoming shows include: The Arrowhead Astronomical Society will give a presentation on May 14. Private shows available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. For information call 726-7129.

IDS and the group working on the Archibald Bush Foundation Grant for Enhancing Student Learning through Innovative Teaching and Technology invite you to sample some of the current fruits of its labors from 2 - 3:30 p.m., on May 15, in KSC 268. This session may also persuade faculty to consider joining the second iteration of this grant. Presenting at the colloquium are: Dan Glisczinski — “’Seeking Insight...’ in higher education,” Angela Sharp and Chad Pierson — “Mathematica’s Demonstration Project in the Calculus Classroom,” Marty Sozansky —“The impact of technology and peer review in effectively promoting good writing,” and Nik Hassan — “Collaboration among fields on the common theme of design. To register, contact Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

special EVENTS

An open house Showcase of Student Work will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 14, in the Kirby Rafters.
Drop in, enjoy refreshments, and engage with the Cultural Studies Student Showcase. A variety of projects will be featured. For more information contact Mitra Emad at 726-7389 or memad@d.umn.edu.

Some upcoming events at Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center (a partner of UMD Center for Environmental Education) are, Spring Frog Festival from 1-3 p.m. on May 17 (Family Fun Event), and Woodland Wildflower Walk from 6-9 p.m. on May 28. Pre-registration required for all events listed. To register or for more info call 721-3731 or email boulder@d.umn.edu.

The Farmers Market at UMD - Market Day at the Plaza opens on May 21 at 2 p.m. until sellout and runs every Wednesday until September 24 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/ UMD Market Day in the Plaza is sponsored by Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association, UMD Auxiliary Services, UMD Stores, Plaza Food Court, UMD Wellness Program, and UMD Department of Human Resources.

The 20th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA), recognizing books that represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle will be held on May 18.

A winner and one honorable mention will be selected in each of four categories: Art, Photography, Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction, Memoir, and Children’s Literature from the entered 44 books.

Award winners will be announced during a two-day celebration, held from May 17-18, at UMD.
Minnesota author Bill Holm will teach a writing workshop from 2-4 p.m. on May 17 in the UMD Library fourth floor rotunda and will speak at NEMBA during the program from 3:30-5 p.m. on May 18 in the Weber Music Hall.

To register for the writing workshop with Bill Holm ($40/35) contact Lake Superior Writers at 722-3094, or e-mail writers@lakesuperiorwriters.org. The reception, book fair, and NEMBA program on Sunday, May 18, are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the NEMBA web site at http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemba/ or call 726-7889.

Alumni who attended UMD anytime during the 1960s are invited to a reunion, Decade of the 60s, July 31 to August 3. To register call 726-8829.

Events include: a cocktail reception at The Inn on Lake Superior, a Music Showcase in UMD’s Weber Music Hall, Dancing under the Stars with the Whitesidewalls, and a cocktail party, dinner and dance at the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center. ($130/$150 person).

Optional events include: golf and lunch at Nemadji, Swenson College of Science and Engineering open house, Dean’s Reception and lectures, Labovitz School of Business and Economics open house, ROTC open house, Glensheen Mansion tour with UMD alumni authors of Will to Murder followed by wine and cheese reception on the terrace, mini reunions and Sunday brunch.
See http://www.umd60sreunion.blogspot.com/ for a complete listing.

The UMD Fine Arts Academy is now accepting applications for Kindermusik Adventures Summer Camp for children from birth-seven years old and their parents during June 2-July 10, 2008. For the younger child, Kindermusik Adventures uses an integrated approach with music, movement, storytelling, and-for the upper ages-pretend play, drama, and art. Adventures stimulates imagination, spontaneity, inquiry, and a love of music. Registration information can be found at: www.d.umn.edu/faa.

UMD is now offering a variety of private summer music lessons for students in the areas of piano, jazz piano, voice, brasswinds, woodwinds, and strings. Fine Arts Academy music programs are fully accredited by the National Association of School of Music. For information, call Kathy at 726-7011.

Faculty and Staff are needed for the following trips offered to first year students from August 25-28, 2008: Canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Hiking/canoeing/climbing/relaxing based out of cabins (at camp Menogyn) near the Gunflint Trail, Backpacking on the Superior Hiking Trail, Rock climbing the North Shore, Sea kayaking in the Apostle Islands, Transfer Student Adventure Sampler in and around Duluth/Jay Cooke State Park and Backpacking on Isle Royale will be held from August 22-28.
For more information see the First Year Trips website at: http://www.umdrsop.org/(RSOP%20Web)/Outdoor_Trips/first_year_student_f08.html or contact Tim Bates at 726-8743 or tbates@d.umn.edu.

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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