Tuesday, September 30, 2008 * Volume 26, Number 3

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art EVENTS  


“Honoring Tradition: Finnish and Sami-inspired Textiles” will be on display thru Oct. 5.

“Drawings by Frank Big Bear” will open on Sept. 30 with the opening reception from 2-4 pm on Sun., Oct. 5.

“Apart at the Seams: Drawings and Paintings by Allen D. (Big Al) Carter” is on display thru Dec. 14.

“Bright Life: Works on Paper by Karel Appel” will be on display thru May 24.

“Framing the Collection: Select Works” will be on display thru May 24.

“Work Through the Lens: Photographs from the Permanent Collection” will be on display thru May 24.

Selections from “The Richard E. and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art” will be on display thru Sept. 13.

The Visual Lecture Series presents Anne Burdick at 6 pm on Oct. 7, Robert Newman at 6 pm on Nov. 11, and Julie L'Enfant at 6 pm on Nov. 18. All events are held in the Tweed.

Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year including: Shawn Wynne and Jarrod Kintzi from Sept. 30 - Oct. 5, Jeff Schwarten from Oct. 7 - 12, Nicole Freeman and Kate Dupre from Oct. 14 - 19, Michael Kantor, Natalie Patrick, and Katie Gangelhoff from Oct. 21 - 26, Clark Anderson from Oct. 28 - Nov. 2, Jill Raymond and Debra Lindholm from Nov. 4 - 9, Melissa Aydt from Nov. 11 - 16, Laura Mayerle and Sam Hendricks from Nov. 18 - 23, Joshua Hammari from Dec. 2 - 7, and Christina Hoeker from Dec. 9 - 14. The opening receptions will be held on Tues. at 4 pm.

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

music EVENTS

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 about music events, call 726-8561.

theatre EVENTS

"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.

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Football team will play 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 Pine Hill Invitational & Alumni Day (8K) in Carlton on Oct. 11.

The volleyball team will play 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 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

EVENTS, faculty and staff

The IDS invites faculty participation in a writing group, WRITE NOW. For dates and locations visit:
http://www.d.umn.edu/ids or contact LeAne H. Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu.

The following ITSS Tech Tues. @ 2 presentations are held
at 2 pm on Tuesdays, in the Viz Lab, MPAC 154.
Email Overview and Organization will be held on Oct. 7.
Office 2007: Windows will be held on Oct. 21.
Office 2007: Mac will be held on Oct. 28.
Laptop Encryption will be held on Nov. 11.
NVivo will be held on Nov. 18.
Databases and MySQL will be held on Dec. 2.
For more information, contact Lisa Fitzpatrick at 726-8093.

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

A Public Forum on Liberal Education Reform, hosted by the UMD Liberal Education Task Force, will be held from 3-4:30 pm on Wed., Oct. 1, in the Kirby Ballroom. The purpose of the forum is to garner response to the recently released draft proposal for a new General Ed. Program at UMD (available at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/wpayne/libed/). All members of the campus community are invited to participate in this forum, which will use the World Café approach to generate response through small group discussions.

The Alworth Institute will host a reception for Dianne Barre from 12:30-2 pm on Oct. 1 in the Griggs Center. Barre will present a series of talks on English country houses and gardens beginning on Oct. 2.

The Alworth Institute is sponsoring a Morning School from 9:30 am - noon on Sat., Oct. 4, at the Tweed Museum Lecture Gallery. The title of this program is “The Palace of Versailles and how French Style came to England” with Barre. This event if free to the public, but reservations should be made.

“Georgia on My Mind” will be presented by Alexis Pogorelskin, professor of History at UMD at noon on Tue., Oct. 7, in the UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

“Brazil: The Country of the Future has Arrived” will be presented by Robert H. Scarlett, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota International Center at 7 pm on Wed., Oct. 15, in the UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

“Peace, Stability and Reform in the Middle East: How will the new U.S. Administration Balance Priorities” will be presented by Michele Dunne, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace & Editor, Arab Reform Bulletin at 7 pm on Wed., Oct. 22, in the UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

For info, contact Cindy Christian, at 726-7493, alworth@d.umn.edu or see http://www.d.umn.edu/alworth/main/index.php.

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wed. evening at 7 pm. Shows include: Stargazing Tonight on Oct. 1, AAS Presents on Oct. 8, Ancient Observatories on Oct. 15, Eclipses on Oct. 22, and American Indian Skies on Oct. 29. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.

“The Fate of the English Country House” with Dianne Barre will be held on Thurs., Oct. 2.

“Researching Garden History” with Dianne Barre will be held on Fri., Oct. 3.

“(De)Constructing Borders: Native Nations Treaty-Making with the United States and Canada” with Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark will be held on Thurs., Oct. 9.

“Second City of the United Kingdom” with Paul Strommer, Leif Olson, and Stephanie Bassett will be held on Thurs., Oct. 16.

“Creating Democracy and Civil Society in Tajikistan” with Visiting Leaders from Tajikistan will be held on Thurs., Oct. 23. A reception will follow this presentation.

“China: Perspective from an Insider” with Zhangyi Liu will be held on Thurs., Oct. 30.

All events will be held in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda For information, contact Cindy Christian, at 726-7493 or alworth@d.umn.edu or see http://www.d.umn.edu/alworth/main/brownbag.php.

The campus and community are invited to participate in the LSBE Professor for a Day event with Craig P. Omtvedt at 11 am on Thurs. Oct. 2, in the Weber Music Hall. Omtvedt, a 1972 LSBE Bachelor of Accounting alumnus, is now Senior Vice President and CFO of Fortune Brands, Inc. There will be time for questions and answers following the presentation. For more information, contact Lawrence P. Johnson at 726-6696.

The UMD RSOP is offering a series of Mind/Body classes on Sundays from 1-4 pm.

"Self Healing Techniques" will be held on Sun., Oct. 5. Learn how to heal yourself with various muscle tension releasing moves, healing tools and systematic self massaging techniques.

"Sundo Taoist" will be held on Sun., Oct. 12. Work through physical and psychological blockages through various postures, meditation and breathing techniques.

"Yoga for Athletes and Other Active People" will be held on Sun., Oct. 19. Learn yoga postures that improve flexibility, strength, and balance.

There is a charge for the classes. Advanced registration is required, for more information, call 726-7128 or stop by at SpHC 153.

Jon Foley, newly appointed director for the Institute on the Environment will give a presentation entitled: “Living on a Shrinking Planet: Challenges and Opportunities for a Sustainable Future” in Duluth at 3:30 pm on Mon., Oct. 6 in the UMD Library Rotunda.

There will be a short meet-and-greet opportunity immediately following the presentation. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Michelle Beaman at 612-626-9553.

The Graduate and Professional School Day will be held from 10 am - 2 pm on Tue., Oct. 7, in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. This free event provides students the opportunity to speak with representatives from law, business, education, health sciences and a variety of other graduate and professional programs. To see a list of recruiters coming to the Fair, visit http://careers.d.umn.edu/events/gp_day_2008.html.

Contact UMD Career Services at carserv@d.umn.edu or call 726-7985 for more information.

Tom Jordan, professor emeritus of physics, will present a seminar titled “Off My Track - Liberal Education and Rewards of Diverse Interactions on a Small Campus” at 4 pm on Tue., Oct. 7, in the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium. For more information, contact Jonathan Maps at 726-8125.

A lecture entitled “Beethoven’s Ode to Joy: Then and Now” presented by the School of Fine Arts Society of Prometheans award recipient James Hepokoski, UMD 1968 alumnus and professor of music at Yale University, will be held from 3:15 - 4:30 pm on Oct. 6 in the Weber Music Hall. While Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony setting of Schiller’s “Ode to Joy” has become among the most familiar pieces of music in the world today, it is also among the most politically charged. From a symbol of cooperation and brotherhood to a piece dogged by controversy, popularization and misuse, debates continue up to the present day. This lecture explores the idea of music as a politically persuasive agent. Hepokoski is a specialist in late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries symphonic and chamber music. He is the author of five books and several dozen articles on a broad range of topics. For information, contact Julie Topie at 726-8208 or jtopie@d.umn.edu.

DocTalks are free and open to the public.
Jim Boulger, Ph.D., Panel Moderator will present “Health Care and the Election: What does your doctor think?” at 7:30 pm on Tues., Oct. 14 in 142 School of Medicine.

For information, contact Carol Peterman at cpeterma@d.umn.edu.

A panel discussion, "Ending Long-Term Homelessness in Minnesota," will be held at 6:30 pm on Mon., Oct. 20 in 118 LSBE. Ellen Shelton from the Wilder Foundation, St. Paul; Steve O’Neil, St. Louis County Commissioner; a formerly homeless citizen guest; and Daniel Williams, foreclosure counseling, Lutheran Social Services will help explain Minnesota’s homelessness crisis. Alexis Pogorelskin, UMD History Department chair and director of the Center for Genocide, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies will serve as moderator. A question and answer session will follow.

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement and AAF Duluth/Superior (American Advertising Federation). The event will also launch the Fall 2008 AAF Duluth/Superior scholarship competition where area advertising and marketing students are invited to to create an awareness campaign about homelessness. Six scholarships are awarded from $100 to $1200.

For info, contact Alexis Pogorelskin, apogorel@d.umn.edu, 726-7548, or see http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/ghhrcenter.

Prevention of Sexual Harassment will be held from 10- 11:30 am on Tue., Nov. 25. This event is open to faculty, staff, and students. Participants will review the University of Minnesota Sexual Harassment policy, federal and state law regarding sexual harassment, procedures for investigating sexual harassment complaints, and standards applied to evaluation of sexual harassment claims.

For more info and to register, contact Cathy Rackliffe at 726-6827 or cracklif@d.umn.edu.

special EVENTS

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Meet and greet the Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC) Interns at noon on Wed., Oct. 1 in KSC 266. For info contact WRAC at 726-6292.

XMEN 3 will be shown from 3:30-5:30 pm on Wed., Oct. 1, in KSC 273B as part of the Train Your Brain Film Series. For info contact Access for All at 726-8217.

The film: Under the Same Moon will be shown at 7 pm on Thurs., Oct. 2 in Bohannan 90 as part of the Latino Film Festival. For info contact 726-8444.

A panel discussion with the cast members of Mending Monologues will be held at noon on Fri., Oct. 3 in Montague Hall 80. For info call 726-8444.

Mending Monologues will be held at 7 pm, on Oct. 3 and 4 in Bohannon Hall 90. For info call 726-8444.

The film: La Vendedora de Rosas / The Rose Seller will be shown at 7 pm, on Thur., Oct. 9, in Bohannan 90 as part of the Latino Film Festival. For info contact 726-8444.

National Coming Out Day is on Sun., Oct. 11. For more info visit www.d.umn.edu/mlrc/glbt or call 726-7300.

The Annual National Coming Out Day Luncheon will be held on Wed., Oct. 15. RSVP to Angie Nichols at anichols@d.umn.edu or call 726-7300.

The WRAC Brown Bag “Love Your Body” will be held at noon on Wed., Oct. 15 in KSC 268. For info contact 726-8444.

A Speak Out event will be held from 11 am - 2 pm on Thurs., Oct. 16 in the Kirby Student Lounge. For info, contact the Diversity Commission at 726-6849.

The film: Ladrón que roba a ladrón will be shown at 7 pm on Thurs., Oct. 16, in Bohannan 90 as part of the Latino Film Festival. For info, contact 726-8444.

Ed Heisler will present “Men can be feminist too” at noon on Wed., Oct. 22 in KSC 268. For info contact 726-6292.

A Kirby Leadership Symposium "White Like Me" with author Tim Wise will be held at 4 pm on Mon., Oct. 27 in the Kirby Ballroom. For info contact 726-8444.

An Egg Roll Sale will be held from 11:30 am- 2:20 pm on Tue., and Wed., Oct. 28 and 29, in the Kirby Commons. For info contact Access for All at 726-8444.

The WRAC Brown Bag PAVSA Presentation will be held at noon on Wed., Oct. 29, in KSC 268. For info contact WRAC at 726-6292.

The exhibition “Dia de Los Muertos,” Day of the Dead, will be on display from Oct. 28-Nov. 7 in KSC 270. For info contact 726-8444.

American Studies Colloquium an interdisciplinary forum for the Study of the Americas presents “Peace, Love, and Body Bags: San Francisco International Airport, Summer 1967” presented by professor Milan Kovacovic from 2:30-4:30 pm on Fri., Oct. 3, in the Library Rotunda.

For information, contact Jeffrey Hole at jhole@d.umn.edu or 726-7316.

Study Abroad Curriculum Integration Workshops will be held from 10 am - 2 pm on Fri., Oct. 10, at Coffman Memorial Union - Presidents Room on the east bank of the UM-TC campus. The workshop will help faculty, advisers, and student support staff better understand how study abroad fits into the academic programs of their students.?
Transportation will be provided by the IEO. Lunch will also be provided. More information about the Study Abroad Curriculum Integration can be found at http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/ci/index.html. If transportation to this event is needed, contact Leigh Neys at lneys@d.umn.edu or 726-7053.

The Homecoming theme this year is “Dawg Days 2008: Bulldogs Lead the Pack.”

A Department Decorating Contest will be held from 10 am – 1 pm on Wed., Oct. 8 on the UMD campus.

Cardboard Boat Races will be held from 4:30 - 6 pm on Thurs., Oct. 9 at Bagley Pond.

A UMD Homecoming Bonfire at Fitger’s Courtyard will be held from 7 - 9 pm on Thurs., Oct. 9. This event is for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

A Homecoming Carnival will be held from 11 am – 2 pm on Fri., Oct. 10 on the Kirby Terrace.

A Hall of Fame Social Hour will begin at 5 pm on Fri., Oct. 10 in the Kirby Ballroom. A Hall of Fame dinner and program will follow.

The UMD Class of 1958 will celebrate their 50th Reunion during UMD Homecoming: including a 50th Reunion Dinner at 6 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 10 at the Kitchi Gammi Club. (See following story.)

Watch the UMD Womens Volleyball vs. St. Cloud at 7 pm on Fri., Oct. 10 in the Romano Gym.

See the UMD Women’s Hockey team play the U of M at 7:07 pm on Fri., Oct. 10 at the DECC.

The Annual 5K Homecoming Trail Run at Bagley Nature Area will be held at 10 am on Sat., Oct. 11. The cost for UMD Students is $7 and $12 for others. Contact Rec Sports at 726-7128. Race day registration is welcome.

Activities for alumni include a 50th Reunion Brunch at 9 am on Sat., Oct. 11 in the UMD Garden Room followed by a UMD Campus Tour at 10:30 am. (See following story.)

Everyone is invited to a Tailgating Party from 11 am-12:30 pm on Sat., Oct. 11 in the Gold Lot in front of the Football Field. Alumni, faculty, staff, the community, and students are welcome.

The UMD Bulldog Football team will play the Northern State University Wolves at 1 pm on Sat., Oct. 11 in Malosky Stadium.

The UMD Women's Volleyball team will play Concordia/ St. Paul at 4 pm on Sat., Oct. 11 in the Romano Gym.

An Alumni Homecoming Party will be held form 5:30 – 7 pm on Sat., Oct. 11 at the DECC Duluth Curling Club. (See following story.)

The UMD Women’s Hockey team will play the U of M at 7:07 pm at the DECC.

A Late Night Kirby Old School Event will be held at 9 pm on Sat., Oct. 11. in the Kirby Lounge Area.

For more information, contact Christina at cgeissle@d.umn.edu.

The UMD Class of 1958 is coming “home” to UMD to share memories with their classmates and to celebrate Homecoming 2008. The schedule of events includes dinner with the Chancellor on campus on Thurs., Oct. 9, followed by a concert in Weber Music Hall, social hour and dinner begining at 6 pm on Fri., Oct. 10 at the historic Kitchi Gammi Club. A brunch starting at 9 am, campus tour and Homecoming football game in the newly renovated Malosky Stadium will all be held on Saturday. Registration is still open, call the Alumni office at 866-726-7164.

One event that will surely have you cheering is the UMD Women’s hockey team game as they battle it out with their arch rivals, the Minnesota Gophers at 7:07 p.m. at the DECC. Before to the women’s hockey game there will be an Alumni Homecoming Party from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. held at the Duluth Curling Club located at the DECC. Prior to cheering on the NCAA Women’s 2008 national Champions, join and mingle with UMD alumni and current UMD senior students while enjoying complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. To R.S.V.P. for the party, email the UMD Alumni office at alumni@d.umn.edu by Monday, October 6.

The UMD International Education Office will host the Upper Midwest Education Abroad Professionals (UMEAP) meeting on Friday, Oct. 19 in the Library Rotunda. The topic of the meeting will be “Managing Mental Health Conditions in Study Abroad.” Participants include: Stacey Tsantir, UM and NAFSA Health and Safety Committee member; Kathy Morris, UMD, director of Health Services and Counseling; Airika Coblentz, CET academic programs; and Margot Popowycz, Cultural Insurance Services International.

With over 50 participants, it is the largest meeting in UMEAP history and the first one held in Northern Minn.

For more information, contact Leigh Neys at lneys@d.umn.edu or call 726-7053.

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, on topic such as topics such as earthworms, gypsy moths, and lake vegetation management, will be held Sun., Oct. 26. For info, see www.minnesotaswcs.org/Invasives.htm or contact Nancy Herselius at info@mnisc.org or (515) 480-2420.

The WCHA Minnesota Men’s College Hockey Showcase premiers on Sat., Nov. 1 at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul. The UMD Alumni Association is hosting a Bulldog Party between games in Hospitality Room 1. A ticket package for $54 includes entrance to two hockey games and the alumni bulldog party. The schedule includes the University of MN Duluth vs. St. Cloud State University at 4:07 pm; a Bulldog Party with food and cash bar from 6 - 8 pm and U of MN vs. MN State University - Mankato at 7:37 pm. Call the UMD Alumni Office at 726-7164 or 866-726-7164 for game tickets and party package by October 28. For game tickets only, purchase through Ticketmaster outlets.

UMD commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the wolf-moose research on Isle Royale with several events. UMD’s connections to the project are numerous. UMD serves as a member of the Isle Royale Institute; professor John Pastor has joined Peterson to conduct research on the island; UMD conducts a yearly series of student trips, and 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, tbeery@d.umn.edu or 726-7333.

An evening event entitled "Glensheen Living Literature: Edgar Allan Poe" will be held at 7 pm on Thurs., Oct. 23 and Sat., Oct. 25. Glensheen is set for spooky thrills. Experience an eerie classic by Edgar Allan Poe in a 39-room mansion on the shores of Lake Superior. The event includes a “flashlight tour” and refreshments.

The first tour at Glensheen begins daily at 9:30 am, and last tour begins at 4 pm. After October 19, Glensheen is open during weekends, Sat. and Sun. from 9:30 am-3:30 pm. The first tour begins at 10 am, and the last tour begins at 3 pm.

For info email glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

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