Tuesday, November 11, 2008 * Volume 26, Number 6

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art EVENTS  


Draw to Live and Live to Draw: Prints and Illustrations by Wanda Gag is on display thru May 17.

“Drawings by Frank Big Bear are on display thru March 22.

“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” is 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, 2009.

The Visual Lecture Series presents magazine designer Robert Newman at 6 pm on Nov. 11, art historian Julie L'Enfant at 6 pm on Nov. 18, photographer and pharmacologist Vance Gellert at 6 pm on March 10, and painter Jerome Witkin at 6 pm on March 24. All events are held in the Tweed.

Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year including: Melissa Aydt thru Nov. 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

Letizia Colajanni, soprano and voice teacher, UMD guest artist will perform Opera Arias at 7:30 pm on Wed., Nov. 12.

A Band Concert featuring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Concert Band, and UMD Bulldog Athletic Bands will be presented at 3 pm on Sun., Nov. 16.

All Jazz will be presented at 7:30 pm on Tue., Nov. 18. UMD Jazz Combos I-IV play jazz standards and original compositions through the evening.

The Ovation Guest Artist Series presents A Far Cry at 7:30 pm on Thurs., Nov. 20.

An Evening of Extraordinary Opera Scenes will be presented at 7:30 pm on Sat., Nov. 22 and at 3 pm on Sun., Nov. 23.

The Percussion Ensemble Concert will be presented at 7:30 pm on Tue., Nov. 25.

For more information about music events, call 726-8561.

theatre EVENTS

The play Hummingbird by UMD Alum Jeannine Coulombe and directed by Kelly Grussendorf will be presented at 7:30 pm from Dec. 4-6, at 2 pm on Dec. 7, and at 7:30 pm from Dec. 9-13. The play is an intense, joyous, and fierce story of two sisters and the undeniable ties that bind them. For more info visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/theatre/Current_Season_.html

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Men’s Hockey team will play Wisconsin at 7:07 pm on Nov. 14 & 15, North Dakota at 7:37 on Nov. 21 and at 7:07 on Nov. 22, St. Cloud State at 7:37 pm on Nov. 29. All games will be played at the DECC.

The UMD Women’s Hockey team will play North Dakota at 3:07 pm on Nov. 22 & 23, Dartmouth at 7:07 pm on Nov. 28 and at 3:37 pm on Nov. 29. All games will be played at the DECC.

The UMD Men's Basketball team will play UW-Superior at 7 pm on Nov. 25 in the Romano Gym.

The UMD Women's Basketball team will play Northern Michigan at 1 pm on Nov. 15 in the Romano Gym.

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

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 eClasses feature: Web Accessibility 101, held thru Nov. 21. and Cascading Style Sheets 101, held from Dec. 1
thru Dec. 12.
For more information and registration links visit:
The Self-Paced Training classes feature:
Copyright 101: What is Copyright? and Copyright 102: Copyright for Faculty.
For more information and registration links visit:

The following ITSS Tech Tues. @ 2 presentations are held at 2 pm on Tuesdays, in the Viz Lab, MPAC 154.
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

Jeff M. Hall, MSW, Veterans Administration, will present “Healthcare Issues Common to Returning Veterans” at 7:30 pm on Tues., Nov. 11 in 130 School of Medicine. For more info. contact Carol Peterman at cpeterma@d.umn.edu.

All events are held at noon in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda unless noted.
Brown Bag Lunch: “Researching Student Outcomes in Study Abroad” with Paula Pederson will be held on Thurs., Nov. 13.

Brown Bag Lunch: “Glasgow: From Medieval to Post-Modern City” with William Henderson will be held on Thurs., Nov. 20.

Event: “Iran: Political and Cultural Contexts” will be presented by Rosemary Stanfield Johnson, associate professor of history at UMD and Khalil (Haji) Dokhanchi, professor of political science, University of Wisconsin Superior, at noon on Wed., Nov. 12.

Event: Alexandra Fuller, author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood and Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier, will speak on “Race, Responsibility, and Raucous Behavior - A Meditation on Zimbabwe, Writing and Family” at 7 pm on Wed., Nov. 19 in 70 Montague Hall.

Event: A book discussion with Fuller featuring her books, will be held at 7 pm on Tues., Nov. 18 in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

A St. Andrew’s Night Dinner with the lecture “Scotland's Parliaments” will be held at 6 pm on Tues., Dec. 2 in Griggs Center. For reservations call 726-7493 or e-mail alworth@d.umn.edu.

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: Arrowhead Astronomical Society: Cosmic Pit Orchestra on Nov. 12, Babylonian Astronomy on Nov. 19, and Meteor Showers on Nov. 26. 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 seminars begin at 4 pm and are held in BohH 90, unless otherwise indicated.

On Thurs., Nov. 13 Mary Louise Hill, Department of Geology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario will speak on “Archean Shear-Zone-Hosted Gold Deposits.”

A report from the Geological Sciences G K-12 Fellows will be presented on Thurs., Dec. 11.

For more info contact geol@d.umn.edu.

The Head of the Lakes Job & Internship Fair will be held from 10 am-2 pm on Thurs., Nov. 13. It is free and open to current students and recent alumni from UMD, The College of St. Scholastica and the University of Wisconsin Superior. Employers will be promoting full-time positions and internship opportunities, offering information about their companies, and answering questions about requirements for various careers. Students should register for the fair at the door. To see a list of recruiters coming to the Fair, visit: http://careers.d.umn.edu/events/hol_2008.html
For more info contact Career Services at 218.726.7985 or carserv@d.umn.edu.

The International Taste of UMD will be held from 2-4 pm on Sat., Nov. 15, at Hope United Methodist Church, 301 West St. Marie Street. At this event, international students make their finest cuisines from their home countries and share them with the students of UMD and the community. This is an opportunity to meet interesting international students as well as American students. Join us and enjoy the delicious food. For more info contact Trisha O’Keefe at 726-7531.

Prevention of Sexual Harassment will be held from 10- 11:30 am on Tues., Nov. 25 in the Garden Room. 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.

All events are held from 3:15 pm- 4:30 pm in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.
Steve Matthews, Department of History, will present “Religion and Science in the Founding of the Royal Society” on Nov. 20.
Heidi Stark, Department of American Indian Studies, will present “To Quiet the Spirits of Their Fathers: Anishinaabe Pillaging, Protests, and Depredations in Treaty-Making as Acts of Sovereignty” on Dec. 4. Time will be available for questions and comments. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

special EVENTS


A panel discussion with diverse professional women in Duluth will be held at noon on Wed., Nov. 12 in 268 KSC.
For info call 726-8444.

Victor Lewis will give a speech entitled “Time for Transformation: From the Politics of Race to the Politics of Solidarity” at 7 pm on Wed., Nov. 12 in 70 Montague Hall.
For info call 726-8444.

A Salsa Dance will be held at 7 pm on Sat., Nov. 15 in the Kirby Ballroom. The cost is $2 for UMD Students and $3 for the General Public. For more information call Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 726-8444.

A campus book group discussion on Tim Wise’s Book White Like Me will be held at noon on Nov. 18 in the Library fourth floor Rotunda. Copies of Wise’s book are available for sale at the UMD Book Store.

Sara Lipinski-Romagnoli will speak on “Women and Water: Clean Water Issues A Regional and Global Perspectives” at 6 pm on Wed., Nov. 19, in 185 Life Science.

Help Wanted a performance by: Teatro del Pueblo will be held at 6 pm on Thurs., Nov. 20 in Bohannon 90.

Drag 101 Workshop with Drag Queen Diva Esmé Rodriguez will be held at 7 pm on Fri., Nov. 21 in the Garden Room.
For more info call GLBT at 726-7300.

The QASU Fall Drag Show, starring Esmé Rodriguez will be held at 7 pm on Sat., Nov. 22, in the Kirby Ballroom.
For more info call GLBT at 726-7300.

World AIDS Day will be held on Mon., Dec. 1. For more info call Angie Nichols at 726-7300.

An Egg Roll Sale will be held from 11:30 am-2:30 pm on Tues., Dec. 2 and Wed., Dec. 3 in the Kirby commons.
For info contact Access for All at 726-8444.

The film Silent Angels will be shown as part of the Train Your Brain Film Series from 3:30-5:30 pm on Wed., Dec. 3 in 273B KSC. For more info call 726-8444.

A Holiday Party at the Women’s Resource and Action Center will be held at noon on Wed., Dec. 3 in 266 KSC.
For info contact WRAC at 726-6292.

A book club discussion, about White Like Me by Tim Wise will be held at 4 pm on Thurs.., Dec. 4 in Griggs Conf. Room P-Q. For more info call 726-8444.

A Kwaanza Celebration will be held at 6 pm on Sat., Dec. 6 in the UMD Ballroom. For more nfo call 726-8444.

An interpreted performance of Hummingbirds will be presented from 2-4 pm on Sun., Dec. 7 in the MPAC.

For more information call Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 726-8444.

Celebrate International Education Week activities.

Tune in to the Coffee Break Show at 8:15 am on KUMD Radio 103.3 FM on Wed., Nov. 12 to hear more about Int'l Education Week.

MPIRG Fair Trade Fair will be held from 9 am - 3 pm on Nov. 17 in Kirby Student Center. See Fair Trade items from vendors including: Ten Thousand Villages, Green Mercantile, 3rd St. Bakery & Peace Coffee.

The film, Chasing Freedom (2004), Afghanistan/United States will be shown from 5 - 7 pm on Nov. 17 in the Kirby Rafters. The event is sponsored by UMD Amnesty International.

A Swedish Culture Fair will be held from 9am-3pm, on Nov. 18 and 20 in Kirby Student Center (Outside Bookstore). Learn more about Swedish culture and student exchange opportunities.

A Chinese Painting Exhibition will be held from 2:30 - 4 pm on Nov 19 in Kirby Student Center 268. An exhibition of Chinese paintings by Chinese student Jinxiang Zhou, includes introduction to Chinese Painting examples, technology, teaching, materials, music and books.

Tune in to the Women’s Music Show on KUMD Radio 103.3 FM from 2:45 - 5 pm, on Nov. 23 to hear about Tamara Miskovic’s tour of women’s programs in Duluth and the similarities and differences between the US and Bosnia. For more info see the event listings online at www.d.umn.edu/ieo.

The American Indian Learning Resource Centers 25th Anniversary Fundraiser, Dinner, and Auction will be held at 6 pm on Nov. 14, in the UMD Kirby Ballroom. The featured artist will be award winning artist, art educator, and museum curator, Jeff Savage. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, UMD students $25.
This event is presented By American Indian Learning Resource Center (AILRC) and the American Indian/Alaskan Native Alumni Committee. Donations for the auction are being accepted. For info, see http://www.d.umn.edu/ailrc/ or contact the AILRC Office at 726-6379, or ailrc@d.umn.edu.

Join John King, Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations, and Jason Wittrock, president of the Student Association, for the annual “Nightwalk” for Campus Safety held from 6-7:30 pm on Mon., Nov. 17.
The purpose of the “Nightwalk” is to walk together, covering all outside (and several inside) areas of the campus. Meet inside at the Kirby Bus Hub at 6 pm. Wear clothing appropriate for walking outside and bring a flashlight.
Campus safety recommendation forms will be made available that evening and will be collected following the walk. For more info call John King at 726-7101.

Holiday Tea for Dolly and Me is an event where children bring their special doll to Glensheen. This production includes a holiday program and a te and is held at 2 pm on Sat., Dec. 13.

Glensheen’s Holiday Brunches and Tours will be held on Saturdays., and Sun., Dec.13, 14, 20, and 21. The tour begins at 10 am with brunch following.

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

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

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