Tuesday, January 27, 2009 | Volume 26, Number 8 | PDF

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art EVENTS  

TWEED MUSEUM

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

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

“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.

A family event called Story Time Art with a story, a snack and the opportunity to create a pop-up Valentine, will be held at 2 pm on Feb. 14 in the Tweed. The featured story is the pop-up book, Brava Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola.

Each Tue., from noon - 4 pm for Spring Semester, the public is invited to Discovery at Tweed. The events allow the community to observe museum staff, UMD student interns, and volunteers as they process and assess works from the collection. The public component is important because the museum also wants to capture stories that individuals in the community have.

Peter Spooner, curator, will give an introduction on Andrea Carlson and her work from the Tweed collection from 4 - 6 pm on Feb. 3. A reception follows the introduction.

The Visual Lecture Series presents photographer and pharmacologist Vance Gellert at 6 pm on Tues., March 10 and artist and filmmaker Danièle Wilmouth at 6 pm on Tues., March 24.

Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year including: Graphic Design Group Student Show from Jan. 27 thru Feb. 1, Cathy Hesch from Feb. 3-8, Molly Martancik from Feb. 10-15, Katie Dupre from Feb. 17-22, Jesden Hansen and Alicia Weagel from Feb. 24 thru March 1, Aaron Mcleod from March 3-8, and Brit Salmela from March 10-15. The opening reception 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

A Junior High Honor Choir Concert will be held at 4 pm on Tues., Jan. 27.

A Faculty Artist Recital featuring Thomas Wegren, piano will be held at 7:30 pm on Mon., Feb. 2.

Rhythm & Brass will perform as part of UMD's Ovation Guest Artist Series at 7:30 pm on Thur., Feb. 5.

A Faculty Artist Recital featuring Tom Pfotenhauer, trumpet will be held at 3 pm on Sun., Feb. 8.

A Faculty Artist Recital featuring Lorie Scott, flute will be held at 7:30 pm on Mon., Feb. 16.

The Twin Ports Wind Orchestra concert will be held at 7:30 pm on Sat., Feb. 21.

A Band Concert featuring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will be held at 3 pm on Sun., Feb. 22.

A Faculty Artist Recital: Us2 Concert – Tableau Américain featuring Jean R. Perrault, violin and Jeanne Doty, piano will be held at 7:30 pm on Mon., Feb. 23.

The opera Falstaff will be held at 7:30 pm on Fri., Feb. 27 and Sat., Feb. 28.

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

theatre EVENTS

The Diviners, directed by Jim Leonard Jr. is a story about Buddy Layman, a diviner possessing the ability to find water, and a disenchanted, charismatic preacher. It will be presented at 7:30 pm from Feb. 12-14 and Feb. 18-21, and at 2 pm on Feb. 15 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. For more info visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/theatre/Current_Season_.html

athletic EVENTS

MEN'S HOCKEY
The UMD Men’s Hockey team will play Denver at 7:07 pm on Feb. 6 and 7, and Alaska Anchorage at 7:07 pm on Mar. 6 and 7. All games will be played at the DECC.

WOMEN'S HOCKEY
The UMD Women’s Hockey team will play St. Cloud State at 7:07 pm on Jan 30 and 31, and Ohio State University at 7:07 pm on Feb. 13 and 14. All games will be played at the DECC.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
The UMD Men's Basketball team will play Southwest Minnesota State at 8 pm on Jan. 30, MSU-Mankato at 8 pm on Jan. 31, U of M-Crookston at 8 pm on Feb. 13, MSU-Moorhead at 8 pm on Feb. 14, and Augustana College at 5 pm on Feb. 28. All games will be played in the Romano Gym.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
The UMD Women's Basketball team will play Southwest Minnesota State at 6 pm on Jan. 30, MSU-Mankato at 6 pm on Jan. 31, U of M-Crookston at 6 pm on Feb. 13, MSU-Moorhead at 6 pm on Feb. 14, and Augustana College at 3 pm on Feb. 28. All games will be played in the Romano Gym.

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

EVENTS, faculty and staff

SPRING IDS EVENTS
Upcoming Instructional Development Services workshops are held in KSC 268 (unless noted) and include:

Primed, Prepared and Ready for Class held from 10:30 am- noon on Feb. 10,

Assessment Basics held from 8:30-11 am on Feb. 19 in the Kirby Ballroom,

Now What? Handling “Hot Topic” Moments in the Classroom held from 12-1:30 pm on Feb. 25,

Managing Expectations and Handling Difficult Students held from noon-1:30 pm on March 12 in KPlz 173,

Rubrics Revisited: Making Assessment Easier held from 8:30-10 am on March 26,

Creating Globally Conscious Citizens held from 1-2:30 pm on Apr. 6, and

Creating More Reflective Learners: Tips and Tools held from 3-4:30 pm on Apr. 30.

Register with Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

The Write Now Series workshops are held from 2:30-4 pm in KSC 351 and include:

Giving and Getting Useful Feedback on Feb. 4.

Thinking Aloud/Fleshing Out Ideas on March 11.

Gathering and Interpreting Data, Quantitative and Qualitative on Apr. 8.

Picking a Place to Publish on May 6.

The Early Career workshop are held from noon-1:50 pm in KSC 333 and include:

Starting Out on the Right Foot on Feb. 13.

Managing Classroom Dynamics on Feb. 27.

Backward Course Design: Using Goals to Guide Curriculum on March 13.

Using Active Learning Strategies on March 27.

Student, Course & Program on Apr. 10.

Teaching Assessment & Evaluation on May 1.

Wrap-Up Session on May 8.

If interested in these workshops email or call Shelley Smith at ssmith3@d.umn.edu or 726-7715.

To find out what is happening in classrooms and offices where technology is changing teaching, learning, and the interface with students, join Tech Talk. Tech Talk is held from noon-1 in KSC 333. The dates are Jan. 29, Feb. 20, March 6, Apr. 23, and May 13.
For more info contact LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu or 726-6207.

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

PLANETARIUM
The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wed. evening at 7 pm. Shows include: Shows include: UFOs: Fact or Fiction? on Jan. 28, Stargazing Tonight on Feb. 4, Arrowhead Astronomical Society presents on Feb. 11, and Renaissance Astronomy: The Heliocentric Universe on Feb. 18. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.

GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE SEMINARS
All seminars are held at 3:30 pm on Thurs. in LSci 175.

Howard Mooers, department head and professor of Geological Sciences, UMD will present “Eldur og _s; Fire and Ice A Circle Tour of Iceland” on Jan. 29.

Brian Barnes director and professor, of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, will present “Strategies for Overwintering in Arctic Animals” on Feb. 12.

Will Gosnold, professor and chair, Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota will present “Heat Flow and Geothermal Energy” on Feb. 19.

Steven Petsch, associate professor of Geosciences and adjunct professor in Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst will present “The Not-so-deep Biosphere of Active Methanogenesis in Ancient Black Shales” on Feb. 26.

Carrie E. Jennings, Minnesota Geological Survey, St. Paul, Minn., will present “Turbidity-impaired streams; What’s glacial Geology got to do with it?” on Mar. 12.

Ken Lepper, assistant professor of geology, adjunct professor of physics, North Dakota State University will present “Optical Dating: A remote in-situ dating method for paleoclimatic and Geomorphological research on Mars” on Apr. 9.

Howard Hobbs, senior scientist, Minnesota Geological Survey, St. Paul, Minn., will present “Recessional phases of the Superior Lobe in western Lake Superior basin” on Apr. 23.

For more info contact Laura Chapin at lchapin@d.umn.edu.

OFFICE OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS
A Volunteer Fair will be held from 9 am-3 pm on Feb. 4 in the UMD Ballroom. Over 40 local community and school sites will be available to speak with students. For more info contact Chong Moua at cmoua2@d.umn.edu or 726-6747.

A Teach-In on Climate Change in partnership with UMD’s Office of Sustainability will be held during the week of Feb. 2. Professors and instructors are asked to spend some class time asking about how climate change affects their discipline, and asking students for input on how to fix the predicament. A webcast discussion by climate change experts will be broadcasted at 11 am on Feb. 5 in the Kirby Lounge. For more info visit, www.nationalteachin.org or contact Brian Bluhm at bluh0020@d.umn.edu or 726-6623.

The POV Film Series is back. Dylan Savall will facilitate discussions after each film on issues that were brought up in the movie. Screenings, held at 7 pm in Montague 70, include:

Soldiers of Conscience by Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg on Feb. 10,

Made in L.A. by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar (A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting) on March 10,

Standing Silent Nation by Suree Towfighia and Courtney Hermann (A co-presentation with Native American Public Telecommunications) on Apr. 14, and

Education of Shelby Knox by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt (A co-presentation with the Independent Television Service, ITVS) on May 5.

For more info contact Dylan at sava0089@d.umn.edu or 726-8645.

INTERNSHIP & CAREER FAIR

The Environmental Internship and Career Fair will be held from 2 pm- 6 pm on Wed., Feb. 4, at the North Star Ballroom, St Paul Student Center, U of M St Paul campus.

For more info contact UMD Career Services at carserv@d.umn.edu or 726-7985 or visit http://www.career.umn.edu/environ.htm.

U OF M JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR
The Job and Internship fair will be held from 10 am - 4 pm on Mon., Feb. 9, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Nearly 200 organizations will be recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. Career Services will provide a free bus from UMD to the fair and back. Sign up for the bus by Feb. 4 in Career Services, 22 Solon Campus Center. Getting ready for the job fair workshops will be held in Feb. Visit http://careers.d.umn.edu/events/workshops.html for the dates and times.

ALWORTH EVENTS
All Brown Bag Lectures are presented at noon in the UMD Fourth Floor Rotunda.

“The Anglo American Roots of the New Rhetoric: A Visit to Cambridge University” will be presented by David Beard, assistant professor of writing studies at UMD on Thur., Feb. 5.

“The Pakistan You Don’t Know” will be presented by Waqas Ahmad and Nisar Ahmed, graduate students in UMD’s electrical and computer engineering program on Thur., Feb. 12.

“La Ley no es Todo (The Law is not Everything): Feminist Politics in Venezuela” will be presented by Chere Bergeron, UMD student majoring in women’s studies and international studies on Thur., Feb. 19.

All lectures are held at 7 pm in the UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

Alworth Events

“Human Rights Issues in Latin America: Environment, Energy and Indigenous Rights” will be presented by Elizabeth da Cunha Sussekind, Maria del Rocio Bermeo Sevilla, and Juan Carlos Arjona Estévez, 2008 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows at 7 pm on Wed., Feb. 4 in the UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

The Alworth Institute International Reading Group will discuss, The Wormdigger’s Daughter by John Farrell on Mon., Feb 16 in the UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

“Immigration and Globalization” will be presented by Michele Wucker, executive director of the World Policy Institute, New York on Tue., Feb. 24 in the UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

“Cuba: The Evolution of the Revolution and the U.S. Response” will be presented by Lissa Weinmann, Senior Fellow & Cuba Project Director at the World Policy Institute, New York on Wed., March 11 in the UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

The WorldQuest Trivia Competition will be held on Thur., Feb. 26 in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. The
Buffet and registration will begin at 6 pm, and the competition at 7 pm.

For more info contact Cindy Christian at alworth@d.umn.edu.

CLA RESEARCH THURSDAY
John Hatcher, Department of Writing Studies, will present “How Unnamed and Anonymous Sources Shaped the Debate Over Invading Iraq: A Content Analysis of News in 22 Newspapers from 11 Countries” from 3:15-4:30 pm on Thur., Jan. 29, in the Library Rotunda. Time will be available for questions and comments, refreshments will be served, and this event is free and open to the public. For more info., contact Jerry Pepper at gpepper@d.umn.edu.

special EVENTS

OUT COLD WEEK
UMD Out Cold Week is February 23 - 28. Events that are being planned include the annual Frozen Yeti Film Festival, Department Decorating Contest, Pull Your Professors Weight Sled Race, Campus Battle of the Bands, Chicken Strip Eating Contest, Kubb Tournament, and more. Check out www.d.umn.edu/kirby/outcold for a continually updated list of events.
For more info contact Christina Geissler at cgeissle@d.umn.edu.


GLENSHEEN
A Valentine Dinner will be held at 6 pm on Feb. 13 and 14 at Glensheen. The event begins with an abbreviated tour and is followed by a candlelit meal in the charming Winter Garden. Tickets are $60.

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 10 am - 3 pm.

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

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