Tuesday, May 12, 2009 | Volume 26, Number 15| PDF

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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.

“Apart at the Seams: Drawings and Paintings by Allen D. (Big Al) Carter” will be on display thru August 16.

“Bright Life: Works on Paper by Karel Appel,” “Work Through the Lens: Photographs from the Permanent Collection” and “Framing the Collection: Select Works” will be 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.

A Saturday Afternoon Gallery Talk will be held every Saturday at 2 pm.

For Tweed Museum information, go to http://www.d.umn.edu/tma, contact tma@d.umn.edu, or call 726-8222.

music and theater EVENTS

All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall.

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

Sieur Du Luth Arts Festival
A Chamber Music Concert will be held at 7:30 pm on July 13 in the Weber Music Hall.

A Jazz Concert will be held at 7:30 pm on July 20 in the Weber Music Hall.

The play The Ice Fishing Play, directed by William Payne will be presented at 7:30 pm on June 30, July 1-3, and 7-12 at and at 2 pm on July 5, 11, and 12 in the Dudley Experimental Theater in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Revisit a Minnesota tradition, the pleasures and pains of ice fishing, as seen through the imaginative and hilarious eyes of Kevin Kling, the legendary Minnesota story teller.

The play Footloose will be presented at 7:30 pm on July 23-25, 29-31, and August 1 and at 2 pm on July 26 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. The popular musical, directed by Ann Bergeron, takes an international turn when young artists from the Istanbul University State Conservatory join talented UMD theatre students in this rollicking rock ‘n’ roll classic.

For more info visit www.umdartsfest.com.

EVENTS, faculty and staff


All trainings are held in 25 DAdB.

A HRMS Inquiry class will be held from 8:30 am- 3:30 pm on May 13, and a Pay/Leave/HSA class will be held from 8:30 am- 2 pm on May 14.

Chart of Accounts training will be held from 8:30 am-4 pm on May 26.

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

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wed. evening at 7 pm. Shows include: The Arrowhead Astronomical Society presents on May 13 and May 20 TBA. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.

At 1 pm on May 13 Tim Behme, UM-Twin Cities, will present, “Authorship Norms and Ethics in Ancient Greek Prose,” and Professor William Harlow, University of Texas Permian Basin, will present “The Use of Silence as an Intentional Political Strategy” in 264 KSC. For more info contact the Writing Studies Department at writ@d.umn.edu.

UMD is a co-sponsor of the Minnesota Indigenous Language Symposium on May 18 and 19 at the Northland Inn, Brooklyn Park, Minn. UMD's Gekinoo’imaagejig (The Ones Who Teach), UMD's Eni-gikendaasoyang (Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Language Revitalization), the American Indian Studies Department of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and the Grotto Foundation are the hosts. The symposium will focus on technology, teacher training, teaching methods, community resources, curriculum development models, adult learning, and evaluation. For information see www.d.umn.edu/enigikendaasoyang/symposium/ or contact Jennifer Niemi at 726-8419, jehlen@d.umn.edu.

UMD Market Day in the Plaza opens on May 20 from 2 to 4:30 pm and is held every Wed. until Sept. 30 at the Kirby Bus Hub. Market Day in the Plaza features the Farmer's Market, live music and artist's booths.

UMD Stores specials during the UMD Market Day in the Plaza include 1/2-price fountain pop and selected hot beverages and 20% off one regularly priced item when using the black UMD reusable bags. (Some exclusions apply.) UMD Stores will give away 20 black UMD reusable bags each Wednesday through the summer.

Visit http://www.umdstores.com or listen to KUMD 103.3 fm on Tuesday mornings at 8:15 a.m. http://www.kumd.org to find out what's happening at UMD Market Day in the Plaza each week.

Growers can contact Leah Nelson of the Sustainable Farming Association at 940-2138. Artists can contact Teri Glembin at tglembin@d.umn.edu or 726-6507. For more info and to view a list of vendors, go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/farmersmarket. For general info, contact Lita Wallace at lwallace@d.umn.edu or 726-7822.

special EVENTS

The Outstanding Service Awards Ceremony will be held from 3-5 pm on May 12 in the KSC Ballroom. A reception will follow the ceremony. Recipients of the Outstanding Service Awards for 2008-2009, Continuous Service are: Vickie Almquist-Minko, Sharyl Beaudin, Steve Dougherty, Marynoel Fitzgerald, Connie Heggestad, Susan Kurki, Eulalie Markham, Mick McComber, Jody O’Connor, Becky Skurla.

Recipients of the Outstanding Service Awards for 2008-2009, Project Award are: Mary Hennessy, Kevin Claus, Linda Marnich, Chad Johnson, Suzanne Lyndon, Michael King, John Simenson, Rual Lee, Jean Captain, and Jason Agnich. To view a list of awardees and for more info visit; http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/osa/2008-2009/.


UMD graduate commencement will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, May 14 in the UMD Romano Gymnasium. The total number of graduate degrees awarded from UMD this academic year is 225. UMD professor and distinguished geoscience researcher Vickie Hansen will deliver the featured commencement address. Hansen is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Her research and teaching interests include understanding how rocky/icy planets work, evolve, and lose heat; in short, how they tick. She is particularly fascinated with the bending and breaking of planet surfaces, and the resulting record of operative planetary processes, especially on Earth and Venus.

Undergraduate Commencement will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, May 16 at the DECC. This will be UMD’s largest commencement, with 1,200 students at the event and a total of 1,800 receiving undergraduate degrees this academic year. Lois and Jeno Paulucci, civic leaders, humanitarians and internationally recognized entrepreneurs will be honored during the ceremony. Lois Paulucci will be presented the Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Award, and Jeno Paulucci will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for public service. From their humble roots in Northeastern Minnesota, the Pauluccis have created and have built more than 50 companies and organizations worldwide, which led to economic opportunities for thousands of workers. Over the years, Jeno and Lois Paulucci have quietly helped hundreds of people when faced with personal hardships, from providing transportation for seeking medical care to financial help during a crisis. The student speaker will be James Cook, a graduate in the School of Fine Arts and the College of Liberal Arts from Amherst, Wisconsin.

The UMD Library and Lake Superior Writers will host the NEMBA writing workshop, led by Annette Atkins, entitled “Writing and Remembering Our Stories” from 2-4 pm on May 16, in the Library Rotunda. Explore the sacred responsibilities of writers’ work and words. The writing workshop fee is $35 for LSW members and $40 for nonmembers. To register, e-mail deborahdebcoop@aol.com.

The 21st Annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Award Dinner is scheduled for May 17 at the MPAC. The event, which honors nominated authors, begins with a 12:30 pm book fair, followed by dinner and the award program at 3:30 pm. NEMBA recognizes books which best represent northeastern Minnesota’s history, culture, heritage or lifestyle. The keynote speaker is Annette Atkins, a professor of history at St. Benedict’s College of St. John’s University. She wrote Creating Minnesota: A History from the Inside Out (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2007). For more info visit the NEMBA website at www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemba, or call 726-7889.

The summer 2009 Edwin Eddy Lecture “What’s in Your AAC Briefcase?” features Carol Goossens will be held from 8:30 am - 4 pm on May 30 in 90 Bohannon Hall. This event is sponsored by the Edwin H. Eddy Foundation and Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. For more info visit http://www.d.umn.edu/csd/eddy/lecture.html.

Glensheen will offer free tours on Friday, May 22, in celebration of 30 years as historic house museum open to the public. The complimentary community day begins at 9:30 am and the last tour starts at 4 pm. The standard house tours will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Beginning May 23, the first tour at Glensheen begins daily at 9:30 am, and last tour begins at 4 pm. For info email glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

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