"Honoring Tradition: Finnish and Sami-inspired Textiles" will be on display thru Oct. 5.
“Apart at the Seams: Drawings and Paintings by Allen D. (Big Al) Carter and Sylvia Schuster” is on display through Oct 5. A Visual Lecture Series event with Allen D. (Big Al) Carter will be presented at 6 pm on Tues., Sept. 16. A reception follows at 7 pm.
Selected illustrations of Royal Canadian Mounted Police from the Potlatch Collection are on
display through Sept. 7.
A Visual Lecture Series event with artist and printmaker Daniel Heyman will be presented at 6 pm on Tues., Sept. 23. A reception follows at 7 pm.
Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year including: Kelsey G. Engel from Sept. 2-7, Cari Salmela from Sept. 9-14, Sarah Mennes from Sept. 16-21, and Robert Callahan from Sept. 23-28, The opening receptions will be held on Tues.s at 4 pm.
For Tweed Museum information go to http://www.d.umn.edu/tma,
contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 726-8222.
All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall.
The 7th Annual Weber Concert will be presented at 7:30 pm on Thurs., Oct. 9.
A Faculty Artist Recital: Faculty at Play I will be presented at 7:30 pm Mon., Oct. 13.
An Ovation Guest Artist Concert with soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian will be presented at 7:30 pm on Thurs., Oct. 23.
A Senior High School Honors Orchestra Concert will be presented at 4 pm on Fri., Oct. 24 and Sat., Oct. 25.
A Fall Choral Concert with choral classics by the Concert Chorale, University Singers, and Chamber Singers will be presented at 3 pm on Sun., Oct. 26.
A Senior High School Honor Choir Festival Concert will be presented at 4 pm on Mon., Oct. 27.
A Jazz Scholarship Benefit Concert with the UMD
Jazz I & II and Duluth's Big Time Jazz Orchestra will be presented
at 7:30 pm on Wed., Oct. 29.
A Senior High School Honor Band Festival Concert will be presented at 7:30 pm on Fri., Oct. 31.
For more information, call 726-8561.
Seussical, a musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss, directed by Ann Bergeron will be presented at 7:30 pm from Oct. 16 - 18 and Oct. 22 - 25 and at 2 pm on Oct. 19 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. See the memorable characters from childhood in unexpected and enchanting ways.
The UMD Football team will play Southwest Minnesota State at 7 pm on Sept. 11, Univ of Mary at 1 pm on Sept. 27, Northern State at 1 pm on Oct. 11, and Bemidji State at 1 pm on Oct. 25. All games will be played in Malosky Stadium.
The UMD Men's Hockey team will play Lakehead U. at 6:07 pm on Oct. 5,
and Western Michigan at 7:07 pm on Oct. 17 & 18. All games will be
played at the DECC.
The UMD Women's Hockey team will play the University of Minnesota at 7:07
pm on Oct. 10 & 11, and Minnesota State University, Mankato at 7:07
pm on Oct. 24 and 25. All games will be played at the DECC.
The UMD Men’s and Women’s Cross Country team will compete in the UMD Campus Quest III (8K) on the UMD Campus on Sept. 6 and the UMD Pine Hill Invitational & Alumni Day (8K) in Carlton on Oct. 11.
The volleyball team will play Bemidji State at 12 pm on Sept. 12, New Haven at 7:30 pm on Sept. 12, Minnesota State-Mankato at 12:30 pm on Sept. 13, Western Washington at 5:30 pm on Sept. 13, U. of Mary at 6 pm on Sept. 23, Upper Iowa at 7 pm on Sept. 26, Winona State at 4 pm on Sept. 27, St. Cloud State at 7 pm on Oct. 10, Concordia-St. Paul at 4 pm on Oct. 11, Bemidji State at 4 pm on Oct. 25, and Southwest Minnesota State at 8 pm on Oct. 31. The games will be held in the Romano Gym.
The UMD Soccer team will play Mesa State College at 8 pm on Sept. 5, Fort Lewis College at 12 pm on Sept. 7, Minnesota-Crookston at 6 pm on Sept. 26, MSU-Moorhead at 1 pm on Sept. 28, Upper Iowa at 1 pm on Oct. 4, Winona State at 1 pm on Oct. 5, U of Mary at 1 pm on Oct. 18, Northern State at 1 pm on Oct. 19, and Bemidji State at 6 pm on Oct. 24. All games are played in Malosky Stadium.
For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office at 726-7518 or see http://www.umdbulldogs.com.
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EVENTS, lectures, workshops
The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium
every Wed. evening at 7 p.m. Private shows are available by appointment
for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.
Anton Pekcec, DVM, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate at the Institute of Pharmacology,
Toxicology, and Pharmacy, at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich,
Germany will present on the topic of impact of neurogenesis on epilepsy
at noon on Mon., Sept. 8 in SMed 130. For information call Kristian Brown
at 726-6354. For the complete AHCD 2008-09 schedule, visit http://www.ahc.umn.edu/duluth/Seminar/0708_Seminars.html.
The first lecture in the 2008-2009 Royal D. Alworth, Jr. International
Lecture Series will be presented by William Henderson, director of the
Alworth Institute at 7 pm on Tues., Sept. 23 in the Library Fourth Floor
Rotunda. Henderson will speak on “Ruskin’s ‘Unto to
this Last’: Elegant Nonsense or Rationale for Fair Trade?”
The lecture is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.
For information contact Cindy Christian, at 726-7493 or email@example.com.
The Center for Freshwater Research and Policy announced its 2008 Distinguished
Aquatic Speaker, Peter Annin, the director of the Institutes for Journalism
and Natural Resources, a former correspondent with Newsweek magazine,
and author of The Great Lakes Water Wars. He will discuss his book at
a free public lecture at 7 pm on Wed., Sept. 24 in the Weber Music Hall.
A book signing and reception will follow Annin’s lecture. For more
information, please visit http://www.d.umn.edu/cfrp
or call 218-726-6262.
INT'L BROWN BAG LUNCH
“Redefining the Renaissance: The Culture of Artistic Exchange between
the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia and the Italian Mainland” will be
held from noon – 1 pm on Thurs. Sept. 25 in the Library Fourth Floor
Rotunda. In this Alworth Institute International Brown Bag Lunch presentation,
Jennifer Webb, assistant professor of art history in the Department of
Art and Design, examines common assumptions about Italian Renaissance
Art by sharing her ideas developed during a summer 2008 trip to Croatia
and Italy. For information contact Cindy Christian, at 726-7493 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Farmers Market at UMD - Market Day at the Plaza runs every Wed. until Sept. 24 in front of Kirby Plaza (outside UMD Stores). Vendors from the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota sell locally produced items such as vegetables, fruits, etc.
Participate in wellness classes, browse the Sidewalk Sale, listen to the
music provided by local musicians, etc. See: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/farmersmarket/.
The 13th Annual “UMD Bulldog Bash” Welcome Week continues
through Sept. 8 with campus events ranging from music events, scavenger
hunts and cookouts. For a complete schedule of events, see
A Student Activities Fair, featuring 90+ student organizations will be held from 11 am to 2 pm on Thurs., Sept. 4 on the Kirby Terrace. Free hotdogs and chips will be available for students. The rain site is the Kirby Ballroom and Rafters. For information contact Christina Geissler at 726-8739.
U FOR SENIORS TURNS 20
University for Seniors (US), an educational program for adults over the age of 50, sponsored by the Continuing Education Department, will launch its 20-year celebration at the annual fall convocation beginning at 9 am on Sat., Sept. 6 in the Kirby Ballroom. The featured speaker for the event is Arthur L. Peterson, national learning in retirement expert. The event is open to the public.
US fall term is scheduled from Sept. 29 – Nov. 21. Members can choose
from 46 study groups, lectures, field trips, and social events. Membership
has grown to 390 members who register for over 2,200 study groups throughout
the year. For information contact 726-7637, email@example.com
or visit http://www.d.umn.edu/goto/seniors.
A Library tour is scheduled for Fri., Sept. 5 from 4 - 5 pm, and Mon.,
Sept. 8, from 10 - 11 am. The tour will begin in the library lobby under
the Chihuly sculpture. The tour covers both the resources that are available
there and the architecture. You will see the locations of the reading
rooms, the bestseller collection, the Media Hub, the group study rooms,
the computer labs, the old bound journals, the standup terminals for looking
up books, the reference desk, the children's collection, the adaptive
equipment area, the microfilm collection, the stacks, and more. The tour
is a good opportunity to ask questions about the library and to reacquaint
yourself with this campus resource.
The Office of Civic Engagement is sponsoring a Volunteer Fair from 9 am
to 3 pm on Wed., Sept. 17 in the Kirby Ballroom. Over 50 community volunteer
sites will present information about volunteering. Contact Chong Moua
at 726-6747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
POINT OF VIEW VIDEOS
The Office of Civic Engagement will present Point of View video screenings this fall. Dylan Savall, an AmeriCorps VISTA staff member will facilitate discussions after each film. Faculty or staff interested in helping facilitate discussion or serve on a panel are encouraged to contact Dylan.
The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez by Kieran Fitzgerald, an official selection
of the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, will be shown at 7:30 pm on Wed., Sept.
17 in Montague 80. Contact Dylan Savall at email@example.com
or at 726-8645.
Meet with UMD International Education Office staff, past student participants, and representatives from regional universities and study abroad program providers at a Study Abroad Fair from 9:30 am to 3 pm on Thurs., Sept. 18 in the Kirby Ballroom.
Hear from UMD International Education Office staff and past student participants
about study abroad opportunities at UMD in a Study Abroad General Information
Session from 4-5 pm on Tues., Sept. 23 in the Kirby Rafters. For more
information, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo
or call 726-6673.
SCIENCE IS FUN
The UMD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry presents an informative and fun seminar from 4:30 – 6 pm on Fri., Sept. 19 in Chem 200. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, The William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair for the Wisconsin Idea, from the Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the director of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy will present “Science is Fun.”
Shakhashiris’s presentation will include demonstrations to show
how science can be communicated to all segments of our society. His presentation
includes information about combustion, exploding balloons, liquids that
glow in the dark, polymers, and other spectacular scientific phenomena.
For information contact Joanne Ellis at 726-7257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first ever U of M System-Wide GLBTA Summit, to be held Sept. 26-27,
is hosted by UMD. It is a gathering of students, staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members doing GLBTA work on all five UM campuses. The goals
of the event include networking and strengthening relationships. There
is an opportunity for campus/community dialogue and involvement in creating
a three-five year strategic plan to best serve all UM campuses (Rochester,
Morris, Crookston, Duluth, and the Twin Cities). Upon check-in, participants
will receive a goody bag, including a T-shirt. Door prizes and auction
items are extensive. A Fri. night dinner, with a welcome by Duluth mayor
and alumnus, Don Ness and keynote speech by Nancy “Rusty”
Barcelo, is a featured event. After the Fri. night dinner, Sara Thomsen,
Paula Pedersen and others will present a UMD GLBT Program Foundation Fund
benefit concert in the Weber Music Hall. For information see: http://glbta.umn.edu/summit/
or contact Angela Nichols at 726-7300.
The Homecoming theme this year is "Dawg Days 2008: Bulldogs Lead
the Pack" for the Oct. 9-11 events. See the UMD Bulldogs play the
Northern State University Wolves. If your department has any special Homecoming
Activities that are open to the campus and/or community, let the Kirby
Student Activities Office know so they can help advertise those events.
They are looking for volunteers from student organizations to get involved
in various activities. For information contact Christina Geissler at 726-8739
INVASIVE SPECIES CONFERENCE
This first statewide conference on invasive species, “Acting Locally
to Protect Our Legendary Lands and Waters” will be held Oct. 26-29
at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The conference focuses
on topics relating to aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. Pre-conference
workshops for the general public and professionals will be held Sun.,
Oct. 26. They include topics such as earthworms, gypsy moths, and lake
vegetation management. To view the preliminary program or register, visit:
http://www.minnesotaswcs.org/Invasives.htm or contact Nancy
Herselius at email@example.com or (515)
50 YEARS ON ISLE ROYALE
UMD commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the wolf-moose research on Isle
Royale with several events in Nov. UMD's connections to the project are
numerous. UMD serves as a member of the Isle Royale Institute; UMD professor
John Pastor has joined Peterson to conduct research on the island; and
UMD conducts a yearly series of student trips. Also, for two consecutive
summers UMD students have served as intern naturalists on the island.
George Desort’s documentary on the Isle Royale wolf and moose study, Fortunate Wilderness, the Duluth premiere, will be shown from 7 – 8:30 pm on Thurs., Nov. 6 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Fortunate Wilderness captures the science and wonder of the world’s longest large mammal study — the study of wolves and moose on Isle Royale.
“American Indian Ethics Meets Wolf-Moose Research” with wilderness scholar Michael Nelson will be presented from noon- 1 pm on Fri., Nov. 7 in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda.
“50 Years of Wolf Moose Research” with biologists Rolf Peterson
(BS ’70 Zoology) and John Vucetich will be presented from 7 –
8:30 pm on Fri., Nov. 7 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. They will
present findings from the 50 years of large mammal study on Isle Royale.
Peterson is the lead researcher for the study. For information contact
Tom Beery, firstname.lastname@example.org or 726-7333.
Glensheen mansion is celebrating its 100th year
in Duluth. Glensheen is open daily from 9
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through October 19; first tour begins
at 9:30 a.m., and last tour begins at 4 p.m. For information e-mail email@example.com
or call 218-726-8910.
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