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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.

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: Brit Salmela thru March 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

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.

The Choral Masterworks Concert will be held at 7:30 pm on May 1 and 3 pm on May 3.

A Jazz Ensembles Concert will be held at 7:30 pm on May 6 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

A Vocal Jazz Concert will be held at 7:30 pm on May 8.

The Twin Ports Wind Orchestra: American Masters, The Music of John Williams will be held at 3 pm on May 31.

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
UMD and Colorado College, WCHA Playoffs, TBA, March 13.

WOMEN'S HOCKEY

UMD and U. of New Hampshire, NCAA Quarter Final, 12 noon CDT, March 14, Durham, New Hampshire.

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 Michigan Tech at noon on March 28, in the Field House and Winona State at 11:30 am on April 6 at the Arrowhead Tennis Center. The NSIC Team Championships begin April 25.

MEN'S AND 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.
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:

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:

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 March 10 in LSBE 165, learn about Australia (3:30 pm), Sweden (4 pm), and Finland (4:30 pm).
For information, visit the IEO website at www.d.umn.edu/ieo or visit 138 Kirby Plaza.

FAMOUS DAVE
The Labovitz School of Business and Economics presents the annual Professor for A Day event from 11 am - noon on March 11 in the Weber Music Hall. The speaker is Dave Anderson, the founder of Famous Dave’s of America, a legendary BBQ franchise, with over 120 restaurants. Most recently, Anderson created KeyLime Cove a $135 million resort and indoor waterpark just north of Chicago. Anderson was also the first investor in helping found the Rainforest Café, another nationwide restaurant company. Anderson has helped found three publicly traded companies on Wall Street and created over 20,000 new jobs. Refreshments will be served at 10:30 am in the Weber lobby.
For info contact jskurla@d.umn.edu or 726-7895.

INDIGENOUS CULTURAL BELIEF
Les B. Whitbeck will present a lecture entitled “The Protective Effects of Indigenous Cultural Beliefs and Practices” at noon on March 12 in the Library Rotunda. Whitbeck is the John G. Bruhn Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is currently principal investigator for a NIH-funded longitudinal diagnostic study of American Indian children aged 10-12 years. The project follows the children and their caretakers as the children move through their high school years.
For information contact Melissa Walls at mlwalls@d.umn.edu or 726-8367.

CLA RESEARCH THURSDAY
Ryan Goei, Department of Communication, will present Chasing Indebtedness: An Examination of the Normative Components of Human Reciprocity from 3:15- 4:30 pm on March 26, in the Library Rotunda. A question and answer session will follow the presentation and refreshments will be served at this free, public event. For more info contact Jerry Pepper at gpepper@d.umn.edu.

PLANETARIUM
The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wed. evening at 7 pm. Shows include: A presentation of the Arrowhead Astronomical Society on March 11, The Birth of Modern Astronomy: From Newton to Hawking on March 18, and Pluto - the Dwarf Planet: Why our ninth planet failed to meet the requirements for membership on March 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 Rotunda at 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.

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

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 3:15 pm in LSci 185.

Lyle Shannon, Department of Biology, UMD and 2009 Inspirational Teacher of the Life Sciences will present the Bilology Seminar on March 27.

Seminars will also be held on April 3,10, 17, 24, and May 1.

For more info call 726-6262 or email: biol@d.umn.edu.

DOCTALKS
Getting the Big Picture on New Brain Developments presented by Peter S. Miller, MD, FRCPC, Medical Director, Human Development Center, Duluth will be held at 7:30 pm on March 10 in 142 School of Medicine. For more info contact Carol Peterman at cpeterma@d.umn.edu.


OFFICE OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS
Screenings of the POV Series, 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.

Dylan Savall will facilitate discussions after each film. For more info contact Dylan at sava0089@d.umn.edu or 726-8645.

ALWORTH EVENTS

Brown Bag Lunches
All Brown Bag Lectures and Events listed are presented at noon in the UMD Library Rotunda.
“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.

“Culturally Speaking: Promoting Cross-Cultural Awareness in a Post-9/11 World” will be presented by Mary Coons at 7 pm on March 30.

“Reflections on the Kosovo War Crimes Tribunal” will be presented by Norman Sepenuk, P.C. at 7 pm on March 25.

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

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.

HEALTH SERVICES EVENTS
Test Anxiety will be held from noon - 1 pm on April 14 in Kirby 311.

A stress management workshop series will be held from 3-4 pm on April 8, 15, 22, and 29 in the Library 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.

INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES
The Counterfeiters (Austria, 2007) will be shown at 7:30 pm on April 19, in Weber Music Hall as part of the International Film Series.
For more info contact call 726-8564 or email smorgan@d.umn.edu.

special EVENTS

MULTICULTURAL EVENTS
March is Women's History and Disability Awareness Month.

A panel presentation International Women at UMD will be held at 1 pm on March 11 in KSC 273B. Panelists include: Tineke Ritmeester (Netherlands), Jacqueline Onchwari (Kenya), and Tamara Miskovic (Bosnia).

The movie, Sweet Nothing In My Ear will be shown at 3:30 pm on March 11 in the audiovisual room next to the Multicultural Center.

The film: The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo will be shown at 2 pm on March 12 in KSC 273B.

A presentation Child Soldiers will be held on March 23.

A student panel Current Issue in Africa will be held on March 24.

A self defense workshop with Kim Mattevi of On-Alert Self Defense will be held from 6-8 pm on March 24 in the Griggs Multipurpose Room. This event is open and free to female students.

A WRAC Brown Bag: “Merry Meet! We’moons Spirituality Talk” with Priestess Analya will be held at noon on March 25 in KSC 268. This is an introduction and discussion of a local New Moon ritual involving grounding, meditation, song, sacred speaking and sacred listening.

A book signing by UW-Superior student Terra Pitre, author of the recently published fantasy novel Isla's Redemption, her first book, will be held at 7 pm on March 25 at the Multicultural Center - 232 Old Main (University of Wisconsin - Superior.)

Jocelyn Fenton-Stitt, assistant professor of women’s studies at Minnesota State University-Mankato will present “Feminist Activism: Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” at 3:30 pm on March 26 at CSS.

A soccer tournament will be held from March 25-26.

The film, Education of Shelby Knox will be shown at 7 pm on March 27 in Bohannon Hall 90 followed by a discussion with the film's own Shelby Knox. The fee is $5-15, of sliding scale.

The QASU Spring Drag Show will be held at 7 pm on March 28 in the KSC Ballroom.

The UMD Summit on Diversity, Equity and Multiculturalism will be held from 8 am - 6 pm on March 30 in the KSC Ballroom. The day will begin with a continental breakfast, poster sessions and welcoming remarks by Rusty Barcelo. Workshops, discussion circles, films plus discussion and lectures will be scheduled throughout the day, culminating with a keynote presentation by Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College at 4 pm. Tatum’s best-selling titles include Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation (2007), and Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race (1997).

Words on Women reception an open reading of original and other notable writing about women, will be held at noon on March 30 in the Multicultural Center- 232 Old Main (University of Wisconsin-Superior)

For more info on any of the events contact David L. Comer at dcomer@d.umn.edu or Susana Pelayo Woodward at swoodwar@d.umn.edu.

GLBT Events
Mandy Carter will be speaking about the possibilities under President Barack Obama and his new administration with an insider viewpoint, and focus on justice at 7 pm on April 20 in the Kirby Ballroom. She may also address oppositional politics visible via demonstrations and activism, already seen locally and the increase in organized “hate groups” in the last year.

Minnesota’s GLBT Lobby Day at the Capitol will be held on April 23 and is organized by OutFront Minnesota. Sign up through Angie Nichols at anichols@d.umn.edu or see Facebook’s event page called “Duluth GLBT Lobby Day Bus.”

The 9th Annual Fabulous Farewell for the QASU/GLBT Grads will be held on April 27. Limited space available, invitations will go out soon.

For more info contact Angie Nichols at 726-7300 or email anichols@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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