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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.

Story Time Art featuring Wanda Gag’s Millions of Cats will be held from 2 - 4 pm on March 14. This event includes story time, an art project, raffle and refreshments, and is free and open to the public.

Curator Peter Spooner will give an introduction to featured artist, Adu Gindy, and her work in the Tweed Museum collection on March 3, from 4-6 pm. A reception will follow.

The Visual Lecture Series presents photographer and pharmacologist Vance Gellert at 6 pm on March 10, artist and filmmaker Danièle Wilmouth at 6 pm on March 24, director and printer Cole Rodgers at 10 am on April 2, and graphic designer Mike Tincher at 2 pm on April 2.

Each Tue., from noon - 4 pm during 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 from individuals in the community.

Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year including: Jesden Hansen and Alicia Weagel thru March 1, Aaron Mcleod from March 3 - 8, Brit Salmela from March 10 - 15, Michael Smisek and David Engresser from March 24 - 29, Carl Salmela, Lucy Voller, and Majken Carlson from March 31 - April 5, Angie Schroepfer from April 7 - 12, Lara Simpson and Sam Pickard (online show) from April 14 - 19, Jake Bergh and Natalie Patrick from April 21 - 26, Sarah Mennes, James Cook, and Jeff Schwerten (online show) from April 28 - May 3, and Daniel Oyinloye and Kevin Craig (online show) from May 5 - 10. 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 opera Falstaff will be held at 7:30 pm on Fri., Feb. 27 and Sat., Feb. 28.

A Choral Concert will be held at 3 pm on March 1.

A Junior High Honor Band will play at 4:30 pm on March 4.

The Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert: Featured Jazz – Kenny Werner Trio will be held at 7:30 pm on March 5 and 6.

The Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival Concert will be held at 7:30 pm on March 7 in the MPAC.

A Faculty Artist Recital featuring Regina Zona will be held at 7:30 pm on March 12.

A Faculty Artist Recital: Faculty at Play II will be held at 7:30 pm on March 23.

A Guitar Ensemble Concert will be held at 7:30 pm on March 25.

The 8th Annual Student Concerto Competition Concert will be held at 7:30 pm on March 28.

The Vocal Jazz Cabaret Concerts will be held at 7:30 pm on April 2, 3, and 4.

A Faculty Artist Recital featuring Betsy Husby-Cello and Alexander Chernyshev, piano will be held at 3 pm on April 5.

A Guest Artist Recital featuring Mary Karen Clardy, flute and Tracy Lipke-Perry, piano will be held at 7:30 pm on April 7.

A Faculty Artist Recital featuring Gene Koshinski, percussion will be held at 7:30 pm on April 13.

An Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert: St. Petersburg Quartet with pianist Maxim Mogilevsky will be held at 7:30 pm on April 14.

A Jazz Combo Concert will be held at 7:30 pm on April 22. UMD Jazz Combos I-IV will play jazz standards and original compositions through the evening.

A New Music Festival Concert will be held at 7:30 pm on April 24.

A Band Concert will be held at 3 pm on April 26.

A Percussion Ensemble Concert will be held at 7:30 pm on April 29.

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

theatre EVENTS

Crimes of the Heart written by Beth Henley and directed by William Payne will be performed at 7:30 pm from March 12 - 14, and March 24 - 28, and at 2 pm on March 29. This comedy follows the hardships of the MaGrath sisters in a small town in Mississippi. The youngest shoots her husband, which brings one sister back from Memphis. Then the lawyers and old boyfriends get involved. 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 Alaska Anchorage at 7:07 pm on Mar. 6 and 7. The WCHA Playoffs begin on March 13 and the NCAA Regionals begin on March 27. All games will be played at the DECC.

WOMEN'S HOCKEY
The WCHA Playoffs begin on Feb. 27 and the NCAA Regional competition begins March 14.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
The UMD Men's Basketball team will play Augustana College at 5 pm on Feb. 28. The first round of the NSIC Playoffs will be held on March 4 and the NCAA II Regional Tournament begins on March 14. All games will be played in the Romano Gym.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
The UMD Women's Basketball team will play Augustana College at 3 pm on Feb. 28. The first round of the NSIC Playoffs will be held on March 3 and the NCAA II Regional Tournament begins March 13. All games will be played in the Romano Gym.

MEN'S BASEBALL
The UMD Men's Baseball team will play Wayne State at 1:30 pm on March 28 and at noon on March 29, Concordia-St. Paul at 2 pm on April 1, Northern State at 1 pm on April 10, 2 pm on April 11, and noon on April 12, Minnesota State-Mankato at 2 pm on April 15, Minnesota-Crookston at 2 pm on April 22, Upper Iowa at 1:30 pm on May 2 and at noon on May 3. All games are played on campus at Bulldog Park, adjacent to Griggs Field.

WOMEN'S SOFTBALL
The UMD Women's Softball team will play Northern State at 2 pm on April 1, Upper Iowa at noon on April 4, Winona State at 2 pm on April 5, University of Mary at 1 pm on April 7, Wayne State (NE) at noon on April 18, Augustana College at noon on April 19, Bemidji State at noon on April 25 and 11 am on April 26, and Mayville at 2 pm on April 28. All games are played at the Junction Avenue Field.

WOMEN'S TENNIS
The UMD Women's Tennis team will play MSU-Moorhead at 8 am on March 7, Michigan Tech at noon on March 28, and Winona State at 11:30 am on April 6 at the Arrowhead Tennis Center. The NSIC Team Championships begin April 25. Games will be played in the Field House unless noted.

MEN'S TRACK
The Bulldog Invitational will be held at 10 am on April 18. The NSIC Championships begin May 9.

WOMEN'S TRACK
The Bulldog Invitational will be held at 10 am on April 18. The NSIC Championships begin May 9.

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

EVENTS, faculty and staff

STUDY ABROAD WORKSHOPS
An Introduction to Study Abroad Curriculum Integration for faculty, academic advisors, and staff will be held from 9 - 11 am on March 30 in Griggs Center. Following the session, a retreat will be held from 11:30 am - 4:30 pm on the UMD campus, with colleagues from all campuses of the University attending.

A New Program Leader Workshop for Short-term Study Abroad Programs will be held from 1:30 - 4:30 pm on Feb. 26. To register, contact: A. Gail Bier, abier@d.umn.edu. Workshop enrollment is limited to 15 participants.
For info. see: www.d.umn.edu/ieo or 138 Kirby Plaza.

FINANCIAL SERIES SEMINARS
A series of seminars will be broadcast as Webinars through UM Connect. Topics include investments, the value of diversification, risk/return, and investment options. For info see: http://www.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/events/index.html or contact Judith S. Karon, at jkaron@d.umn.edu or 726-6326.

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

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:

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 workshops are held from noon - 1:50 pm in KSC 333 and include:

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 March 6, Apr. 23, and May 13. For more info contact LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu or 726-6207.

ITSS TECH TUESDAY
ITSS Tech Tues. is held at 2 pm at the Viz Lab, MPAC 154. Upcoming presentations include:
March 3: UMConnect presented by Bruce Reeves,
March 10: Laptop Encryption presented by Dan Ellis,
March 31: Data Warehouse presented by Debbie Wing,
April 7: Viz Lab Projects and Events presented by Lisa Fitzpatrick,
April 14: Office 2007: Windows presented by Roger Petry,
April 21: Office 2008: Mac presented by Dave McCarthy, and
April 28: Google Apps presented by Bruce Reeves and Amanda Evans.
For more info visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/ttt/.

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

STUDY ABROAD EVENTS
Learn basics of study abroad through Study Abroad 101. Sessions are held at 3 pm every Thursday (excluding March 19) in SCC 21.
On Feb. 24 and March 10 in LSBE 165, learn about
Study in Australia at 3:30 pm,
Study in Sweden at 4 pm, and
Study in Finland at 4:30 pm.
Study in New Zealand will be held at 4 pm on Feb. 26 in KSC 323, and
Study in England will be held at 1 pm on March 6 in LSBE 165.
For information, visit the IEO website at www.d.umn.edu/ieo visit 138 Kirby Plaza.

CLA RESEARCH THURSDAY
Kristen Hylenski, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will present Ballet Bites: Frank Wedekind’s The Fleas or the Doleful Dance on Feb. 26, in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda from 3:15 - 4:30 pm. Time will be available for questions and comments. Refreshments will be served, all are welcome to attend, and this event is free and open to the public. For more info contact Jerry Pepper at gpepper@d.umn.edu.

MEHS INFORMATION SESSION
The Master of Environmental Health & Safety program invites anyone interested in finding out more about the UMD Master of Environmental Health & Safety program to an informational seminar at 4 pm on Feb. 26 in 201 Voss-Kovach Hall. Refreshments will be provided. If interested in MEHS but are unable to attend the seminar, call 726-8117, email or visit the home page at http://mehs.d.umn.edu.

PLANETARIUM
The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wed. evening at 7 pm. Shows include: The Long Night at the North Pole on Feb. 25. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.

CAN WE TALK ABOUT RACE
Discussions about Can We Talk About Race? Conversations about Race and Education in an Era of School Resegregation, written by Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College, will be held in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda at noon on Feb. 26, noon on March 3, and 3 pm on April 7. All discussions are open to students, staff, faculty, and community members. Refreshments will be served.

Tatum will speak at the UMD Summit on Equity, Diversity, and Multiculturalism at 4 pm on March 30 in the KSC Ballroom. For more information about Tatum, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdoeo/diversity/upcoming.html.

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


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.

BIOLOGY SEMINARS
All seminars are held at 3:15pm in 185 Life Science, unless otherwise noted.

“Great River Bioassessment: Lessons from EMAP” will be presented by Ted Angradi, Research Biologist, US EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division Laboratory, Duluth, on Feb. 27.

For more info contact Danielle Danke at ddanke@d.umn.edu.

OFFICE OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS
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:

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.

UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS EVENTS
A Journey Jargon event, “Egypt: A Glance at the Ancient and a Glimpse of the New” presented by Leonore Baeumler, will be held at 11:30 am on Mar. 2 in KPlz 311. The events are free and open to the public. For info contact Clara Weitz at cweitz@d.umn.edu.

ALWORTH EVENTS
Brown Bag Lunches
All Brown Bag Lectures are presented at noon in the UMD Fourth Floor Rotunda.
"The Global Wind Band Movement: A Celebration in the Canary Islands” will be presented by Mark Whitlock on March 5.

“Spain: A Winter Odyssey” will be presented by Pauline Nuhring on March 26.

Alworth Events
“Cuba: The Evolution of the Revolution and the U.S. Response” will be presented by Lissa Weinmann, senior fellow and Cuba project director at the World Policy Institute, New York on Wed., March 11 in the UMD Library Fourth Floor Rotunda.

The WorldQuest Trivia Competition will be held on 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.

HEALTH SERVICES EVENTS
An Eating Disorders Awareness week will be held thru Feb. 27. Events include:

“Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall” held from 7 - 8:30 pm on Feb. 25, in Med 142. An evening of information and discussion about eating disorders with campus and community professionals. Portions of the film, Dying to be Thin will be shown.

A faculty/staff workshop: Would you recognize the signs of a student with an eating disorder? Would you know how to help him/her? will be held from noon-1 pm on Feb. 25 in Kirby 323. Register by emailing ddecker@d.umn.edu, or call 726-7046. For more information visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/hlthserv/health_education/disorders_awareness.html.

The “Hot Topics” Seminar Series is held from noon - 1 pm on Tuesdays in KSC 311. Sleep/Insomnia will be held on March 10, and Test Anxiety will be held on April 14.

A Workshop Series for improving attention, focus and organizational skills will be held from 3 - 4 pm on March 2 and 9, in the Library, Fourth Floor Reading Room.

A stress management workshop series will be held from 3 - 4 pm on April 8, 15, 22, and 29 in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. Each session will introduce a different technique for stress reduction.

For more info on any of the events contact Dori Decker at 726-7046 or ddecker@d.umn.edu.

AMERICAN STUDIES COLLOQUIUM
Eileen Zeitz, professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will present “Bolivia in the Twenty-First Century: Fiction and Reality” from 2:30 - 4 pm on Feb. 27 in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. For more info contact Jeffrey Hole at jhole@d.umn.edu or 726-7316.

NRRI HOSTING MICHAEL SHUMAN
Michael Shuman will give a talk on “The Small Mart Revolution -- Local opportunities in the midst of a global crisis” at 7 pm on March 3, in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. A discussion will follow. Shuman is serving as a consultant for the UMD Natural Resources Research Institute’s Regional Sustainability project which seeks to assess how a region rich in natural resources can sustain a healthy environment and a healthy economy in the face of globalization.
For more info contact June Kallestad at 720-4300 or jkallest@nrri.umn.edu.

AHCD GRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR
Joseph M. Metzger, professor and chair, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of Minnesota, will present “Oxygen sensing genetic cassettes for the failing heart” at 3 pm on March 9, in SMed 142. For more info call Kristian Brown at 726-6354. For the complete 2008-09 schedule and more information on this speaker, visit: http://www.ahc.umn.edu/duluth/AHCD_Graduate_Research_Seminars/2008-09_Seminars/home.html.

PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

A workshop on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment will be held from 3:30 - 4:30 pm on March 11, in KSC 323. Deborah Petersen-Perlman will present the workshop. For information or to register contact Cathy Rackliffe at 726-6827 or cracklif@d.umn.edu.

EDWIN EDDY LECTURE
The lecture, featuring Anita L. Kozan, Ph.D.,CCC takes place from 5 - 7:45 pm on Fri., April 3 and continues from 8:30 am- 12:15 pm on Sat., April 4 in 90 Bohannon Hall. Registration is required. For more info visit, www.d.umn.edu/csd.

special EVENTS

MULTICULTURAL EVENTS
February is Black History Month. Events includes:

An Egg Roll sale will be held from 11 am - 2:30 pm on Feb. 24-25 in the Kirby Commons. This is sponsored by Access for All.

A Brown Bag Lunch and video Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders, a film by Laura Lipson will be presented at noon on Feb. 25 in KSC 273B. This event is sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center.

“I can say it, you can't,” A discussion on the N word will be held at 7 pm on Feb. 25 in KSC 273. This event is sponsored by the Black Student Association.

The Vagina Monologues will be held at 7 pm on Feb. 27 - 28 in Bohannon Hall 90. This event is sponsored by: V-Day, The Women’s Resource and Action Center and Kirby Program Board.

The play, Ain’t I a Woman will be held at 7 pm on March 2 in the Weber Music Hall. This event is sponsored by Black Student Association, Office of Cultural Diversity, Women Resource and Action Center, YWCA, Commission on Women, Kirby Program Board.

For more info on any of the events contact David L. Comer at dcomer@d.umn.edu.

OUT COLD WEEK
UMD Out Cold Week is held thru Feb. 28. Events that are being planned include the annual Frozen Yeti Film Festival, Department Decorating Contest on Feb. 25, Pull Your Professors Weight Sled Race, Campus Battle of the Bands, Chicken Strip Eating Contest, Kubb Tournament, and Mardi Gras!! Fat Tuesday Hallway Performances will be held from 10 am- 3 pm on Feb. 24 in MPAC 154 and other sites. 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.

BREAK THE ICE
A Bulldog reception will be held prior to the Bulldogs vs Gophers men’s hockey game on Feb. 28 at the McNamara Alumni Center, A.I. Johnson Great Room, 200 Oak Street in Minneapolis. The reception features complimentary appetizers and a cash bar available from 5 - 7 pm. Snacks and a large screen game viewing will be at 7:07 pm. RSVP to the Alumni Office by Feb. 23, at 726-7164 or by email alumni@d.umn.edu.

GRAD FAIR 2009
On Thursday, March 5 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom, graduating students can purchase caps, gowns, hoods, tassels, diploma frames, and generic announcements. Some items will be discounted. Many campus and community businesses will be available to assist in planning student’s graduation celebrations and preparations for post-graduation life. If graduating students are unable to attend this event, or for more info, visit http://www.umdstores.com.

ALUMNI SKI AND SNOWBOARD DAY
UMD Alumni Association hosts a day at Spirit Mountain on March 7. The slopes open at 9 am and the Alumni Association will offer a complimentary chili lunch, from 12:30 - 2 pm. Discounted rates for rental equipment and lift tickets are available. Reserve a spot by March 2 by contacting the Alumni Office by email alumni@d.umn.edu or by phone 726-7164.

FEAST OF NATIONS
The UMD International Club will present the 41st annual Feast of Nations featuring a worldly selection of foods and performers from around the globe at 5:30 pm on March 7 in Kirby Ballroom. Tickets will be on sale from 10 am - 2 pm in front of the bookstore in KSC commons, weekdays thru Feb. 27 until sold out. For more information contact Trisha O’Keefe, at 726-7531, or e-mail pokeefe@d.umn.edu.

GLENSHEEN
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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