Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | Volume 26, Number 12| PDF

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art EVENTS  

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

“Apart at the Seams: Drawings and Paintings by Allen D. (Big Al) Carter” will be 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 with Chris Monroe will be held from 2-4 pm on April 4. Monroe will read Monkey With a Tool Belt. There will be an art activity, raffle and refreshments.

The Visual Lecture Series presents director and printer Cole Rodgers at 10 am on April 2, and graphic designer Mike Tincher at 2 pm on April 2.

The Saturday Afternoon Gallery Talk is held every Sat at 2 pm.

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

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

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare and directed by Tom Isbell will be performed at 7:30 pm on April 23-25 and April 29, and at 2 pm on April 26. Shakespeares classic comedy features the proud Benedick and the sharptongued Beatrice, both of whom vow to never marry. Then they fall in love with each other.
For more info visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/theatre/Current_Season_.html

athletic EVENTS

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

BENEFITS COUNSELOR
Melinda Soderberg, University of Minnesota, Employee Benefits Counselor, will be at UMD on April 2 and April 3, in 219 DAdB for individual consultations.Questions related to retirement, phase retirement, RIO, medical/dental benefits, optional retirement, short term/long term disability, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, same sex domestic partner benefits, and other benefits related questions will be answered.
For an appointment, call 726-7822 with the following information: Name, phone number, Empl ID #, information to be discussed, and e-mail address. The next visit of a Benefits Counselor is not until September.

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

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

ITSS EVENTS
ITSS Tech Tues. is held at 2 pm at the Viz Lab, MPAC 154. Upcoming presentations include:
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/.

E-Classes and Self-Paced Training
eClasses include:
Web Accessibility 101, held thru April 3
Cascading Style Sheets 101, held from April 13 - April 24. For more info and registration links visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/eclasses/

Self-Paced Training includes:
Copyright 101: What is Copyright? There are no specific start or end dates.
Copyright 102: Copyright for Faculty There are no specific start or end dates. For more info and to register visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/SPLA/itss.html.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Chart of Accounts is held from 8:30 am-4 pm on April 16 in 25 DAdB. This course provides a detailed review of the University’s Financial System Chart of Accounts structure and the importance it plays in the financial well-being of the University. This course has a pre-requisite of the Basic Accounting online course and assessment. Registration is available online at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/trainingservices/financial/efs/enrollment-basicaccounting/index.html
Create Requisitions is held from 8:30 am-4 pm on April 22-23, in 25 DAdB. This 2-day instructor-led course provides hands-on instructions for completing the different types of purchase requisitions in the financial systems. An online assessment will be available to participants at the end of the session.
Registration is required. For more info or to enroll in training, contact Training Services at 612-626-1373 or email: trngsvcs@umn.edu. View their website at http://www.umn.edu/ohr/trainingservices.

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

STUDY ABROAD EVENTS
Learn basics of study abroad through Study Abroad 101. Sessions are held at 3 pm every Thurs in 21 SCC .
For info, visit the IEO website at www.d.umn.edu/ieo or visit 138 Kirby Plaza.

AMERICAN STUDIES COLLOQUIUM
Rochelle Zuck, assistant professor, Department of English will present “Phillis Wheatley and the Poetics of Romanticism” from 2:30- 4 pm on April 3 in the Library Rotunda. For more info contact Jeffrey Hole at jhole@d.umn.edu or 726-7316.

PLANETARIUM
The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wed. evening at 7 pm. Shows include: Stargazing Tonight on April 1, A presentation by The Arrowhead Astronomical Society on April 8, Discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope on April 15, Astronomy Day on April 18, Motions of the Solar System on April 22, and In Search of Martians on April 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.

DEPOPULATION IN INDIAN COUNTRY
Professor David E. Wilkins will present “Depopulation in Indian Country: 21st Century Style” at 6 pm on April 9 in Griggs Center. A dinner will be held at 5 pm. For more info contact Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark at hstark@d.umn.edu or 726-7844.

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.

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

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

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

AHCD GRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR
D. Eric Walters, professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, will present “Virtually Everything You Wanted to Know about Citrate Transport: Computer Modeling Studies of a Membrane Protein” at 12:15 pm on April 6, in 160 LSci. Contact Kristian Brown at 726-6354 for more info. For the complete 2008-09 schedule and more information on this speaker, visit http://www.ahc.umn.edu/duluth/.

UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS
The Journey Jargon: Coastal Steamer Adventure in Norway will be held at 11:30 am on April 6 in 311 KPlz. Travel by coastal steamer to the top of Norway and back again with John Collins, sponsored by University for Seniors. Free and open to the public. For more info contact Clara Weitz at cweitz@d.umn.edu.


OFFICE OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS
Screenings of the POV Series, held at 7 pm in Montague 70, include:

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 Library Rotunda.

“Exploring China” presented by UMD Students and Professor Zhuangyi Liu on April 16.

“History Is Not Enough: The Symbolic History of Nuremberg” presented by Mrs. Leonore Bauemler and Deborah Petersen-Perlman on April 23.

“Medellin, Cali and Bogota: Flowers, Salsa, Telefericos in Colombia” presented by Adam Pine on April 30.

Alworth Events
All three lectures will be held at 7pm in the Library Rotunda.

“Economic Transformation in Poland: Success or Failure?” is held on April 8.

“The Development of the Russian Economy and its Impact on Eastern Europe” is held on April 15.

“The Financial Crisis and the European Union” is held on April 22.

“Resonance: The Odyssey of the Bells” documentary film screening and discussion about the Duluth Peace Bell, presented by Paul Creager, Filmmaker will be held at 7pm on April 29 in 80 Montague Hall.

The Alworth Institute lecture on “Cuba: The Evolution of the Revolution and the U.S. Response,” has been rescheduled at 7pm on May 6.

Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Events
The International Film Series presents the film The Counterfeiters at 7:30 pm on April 19 in the Weber Music Hall. The true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936. A discussion led by Baeumler-Kaplan committee members will follow.

Camp Darfur is held from 9 am-4 pm on April 21 outside the entrance to the Library. Camp Darfur is an interactive awareness and education event that brings attention to the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and gives individuals the opportunity to discover their own power to make a difference.

The 2009 Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration presents “Standing Up to the Nazis: Jews’ Armed and Spiritual Resistance in the Vilna Ghetto” presented by Ellen Kennedy at 5 pm on April 21 in the KSC Ballroom.

For more info contact Cindy Christian at alworth@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
The Annual Anxiety Screening event from 1-3 pm on April 1 in Kirby Ballroom B.

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

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 or visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/hlthserv/.

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

CIRCLE OF COURAGE WORKSHOP
The Circle of Courage Workshop “Building Caring Communities and Classrooms and Courage for the Discouraged” will be held from 8:30 am- 3:30 pm on April 3, at the Black Bear Casino and Convention Center.

The featured speaker is Steve Van Bockern, co-author of Reclaiming Youth at Risk. The Cost is $75 which includes lunch. Register at: http://www.d.umn.edu/enigikendaasoyang/enakamigak/vanbockern.html.

For more info contact Cindy Gustafson at 726-8378 or cagustaf@d.umn.edu.

MULTICULTURAL EVENTS

April is Latin American Awareness Celebration and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
“Interpretando Modos y Costumbres, Interpreting Mannerisms and Customs” will be held at noon on April 2 in the Kirby Rafters. Temis Arzate a former foreign language professor at Cemanahuac Educational Community in Cuernavaca, Mexico discusses US and Mexican mannerisms and customs that are misinterpreted on both sides of the border. This presentation will be held in Spanish.

The 20th Annual Fiesta will be held at 6 pm on April 4 in the Kirby Ballroom. Tickets prices are: General Admission $15, Students $13, and Children $8.

The film: Guantanamera will be shown at noon on April 7 in 273B KSC.

A WRAC Brown Bag: “Myths & Facts about Sexual Assault” presented by Sarah Fries, PAVSA, will be held at noon on April 8 in 268 KSC.

A Train Your Brain event: But You Still Look So Well will be held from 3:30-5 pm on April 8 in 273B KSC.
Carlos Castillo, professor, will speak about Guatemala: Culture, History and Politics at noon on April 14 in 268 KSC.

An Egg Roll Sale will be held from 11 am-2:30 pm on April 14-15 in the Kirby Commons.

A Writing Workshop with Joyce Zonana, Borough of Manhattan Community College English Professor will be held from 12-2 pm on April 14 in 333 Kirby. Author of Dream Homes: From Cairo to Katrina, An Exile's Journey, is an Egyptian Jew by birth. She explores issues of gender, cultural, and racial identity in the context of a multicultural, international, and ever-changing world.

A Presentation and Public Reading with Joyce Zonana, will be held at 6:30 pm on April 15 in the Weber Music Hall.

Stephen Thompson, author of No More Fear will speak on date and acquaintance rape at 7pm on April 17 in 90 Bohannon Hall.

The film: The Official Story will be shown at noon on April 21 in 273B KSC.

A WRAC Brown Bag: “Any One of Us” performed by members of UMD V-Day will be presented at noon on April 22 in the Kirby Rafters. A compilation of writings by women in prison that reveals the connection between incarceration and the violence that often brings them there. Price is $2 or a food donation. All proceeds go to benefit the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault.

Take Your Child to Work Day 2009 - “Building Partnership to Educate Empower” will be held at 8 am on April 23 in Griggs Center.

“A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer” will be held at 7pm on April 24 in the Kirby Rafters. The price is $2 or a food donation. All proceeds go to benefit the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault.

The film: Machuca will be shown at noon on Arpil 28 in 273B KSC.

Cookies for Equality Bake Sale will be held at 10 am on April 28 in the Kirby Commons.

Take Back the Night will be held on April 30. The time and room are TBA.

MAY Events
Prom will be held on May 2 in the Kirby Rafters. The time is TBA.

A WRAC Brown Bag: Meditation will be held at noon on May 6 in 268 KSC.

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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