Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | Volume 26, Number 17 | PDF

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art EVENTS  


Every Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. through August 11 the Tweed Museum presents Discovery at Tweed when museum staff and UMD student interns publicly inspect and assess extraordinary objects from the museum’s collection. The museum’s collection, with more than 6,000 artworks, is comprised of truly curious and beautiful objects.

Story Time at Tweed is held every Thursday at 10 am for children ages 3 -5 with a parent or guardian present.

Join the Tweed staff for the Saturday Afternoon Gallery Talk held evey Saturday at 2 pm.

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

"Force of the North": Selections from the Potlatch Collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations, WPA continues through August 30.

"Art for Hire": Prints from the Minnesota WPA will be on exhibit through September 6.

Selections from The Richard E. and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art will be on display thru Sept. 13.

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

The popular musical Footloose, centered around the theme of a city boy who comes to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, is directed by Ann Bergeron. Footloose will be presented at 7:30 pm July 29-31, and Aug. 1 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. The UMD production takes an international turn when young artists from the Istanbul University State Conservatory join talented UMD theatre students in this rock ‘n’ roll classic.

Le Nozze di Figaro – a comic opera by Mozart will be performed at Glensheen on Mon., Aug. 3; Wed., Aug. 5; Sun., Aug. 9 and Tues., Aug. 11. The famous opera, set in Count Almaviva’s castle in Seville in the late 18th Century, is transported to the shores of Lake Superior during this once-in-a-lifetime production. Each act takes place in a different space at Glensheen, the historic Congdon estate, creating an intimate and memorable experience for the audience. Seating is limited, $50 per person. Call (218) 726-8910 for more details.

For more info visit www.umdartsfest.com, call 726-8561 or visit http://tickets.umn.edu for tickets.

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Football team will play Football vs. Concordia - St. Paul at 6 pm on Sat., Aug. 29 and Central Washington at 7 pm on Thurs., Sept. 3. All games will be played in Malosky Stadium. The Sept. 3 game will be nationally televised.

The UMD Women’s Soccer team will play Northern Michigan at 1 pm on Sept. 7 in Malosky Stadium.

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

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows every Wed. evening at 7 pm. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.

EVENTS, faculty and staff

A training session for EOAA Search Comittee certification is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Email cracklif@d.umn.edu to RSVP for this training and to receive final details.

The Department of Human Resources and the Environmental Health and Safety Office are offering two classes of defensive driving on Wed., Aug. 5, from 5-9 p.m. and Thurs., Aug. 6, from 5-9 p.m. in the Garden Room.. The courses are free for UMD faculty and staff. A DDC4 certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. For more information and to register visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/summer2009/driver.htm.

special EVENTS

The 14th Conference on Cold Regions Engineering will be held in Duluth from Aug. 30 - Sept. 2. This international conference begins with meetings of the Technical Committee on Cold Regions Engineering (TCCRE) on Saturday, Aug. 29 and registration opens on Sunday at noon. The theme for the conference is Cold Regions Impacts on Research-Design-Construction. The schedule includes a variety of tours, including one of the landmark Aerial Lift Bridge and the Skyline Parkway. For more information visit http://content.asce.org/conferences/coldregions2009/

The Farmers Market at UMD/Market Day in the Plaza is held every Wed. until Sept. 30 at the Kirby Bus Hub. The market offers local musicians, and artisans and supports local farmers. The musician schedule includes: July 29: Michael Monroe; Aug. 5: Hatti Peterson; Aug. 12: Galen White; Aug. 19: Perfectini; Aug. 26: Kathy McTavish; Sept. 2: Ryan Jordan; Sept. 9: Bill & Kate Isles; Sept. 16: Colleen Myhre; Sept. 23: The Electron; Sept. 30: and Eric Rhame.

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.

The 34th Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas, sponsored for the first time by UMD Continuing Education and the Department of Social Work, will be held on July 27-28 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Downtown Duluth. This year’s conference theme is Diverse Populations: Challenges for Rural Social Work in the 21st Century. A full conference schedule, including a pre-conference event, Holiday Inn lodging information, and various links to conference features, can be found at: http://www.d.umn.edu/goto/rswconference.

Join UMD athletics, alumni and friends for a night of baseball, food, and fun to honor the UMD Bulldog 2009 Football Champions and the WCHA Men’s Hockey Champions on Wed. Aug 5. Members of the teams will be in attendance at the baseball game. UMD hockey coach, Scott Sandelin, will throw out the first pitch. The Huskies battle the Mankato Moondogs at 7 p.m. There is special UMD ticket pricing: $ 7.50/person includes a general admission ticket and a voucher for a hotdog and soda Print out your own voucher (available on the website http://www.d.umn.edu/alumni) and bring it to Wade Stadium on game night when purchasing your tickets or stop by the UMD Athletics Office for a reduced price game voucher to present on game night. Call 218-726-8168. There are no advance reservations necessary for this event.

UMD will join the Punt, Pass and Kick Competition, a national event held every year sponsored by the National Football League and the Boys and Girls Club. UMD is hosting the event on Sat., Aug. 8, at Malosky Stadium. The competition is open to boys and girls ages 8-15 and is free for all competitors. Registrations forms and more information can be found at the Facilities Management website www.d.umn.edu/fm or picked up in the Facilities Management Office in 241 Darland.

Join UMD at the Minnesota State Fair Thurs., Aug 27, Fri., Aug. 28, and Sat., Aug. 29. UMD takes the stage on Fri., Aug. 28 with the pepband and a music students performance. Stop by the UMD booth and learn more about UMD’s vibrant campus and programs. UMD is inside the UM Crossroads building on Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street at the “Connect to the U” booth. Alumni, current students, future students and anyone else who has a UMD connection are welcome to stop by.

Departments and programs who would like to work at the fair booth should contact Cheryl Reitan, University Relations, creitan@d.umn.edu, 218-726-8996. The booth is open from 9 am - 9 pm. The Eni-gikendaasoyang Program/CEHSP, the Office of Disability Resources, and admissions staff have already signed up. See: http://www.d.umn.edu/unirel/homepage/09/statefair09.html.

glensheen EVENTS

Glensheen will offer free Concerts by the Lake on Wednesday nights in July on the lawn beginning at 7:30 pm.
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 726-8910.

The free Festival of Fine Art and Craft will be held on Sat. Aug. 15 from 9 am - 5 pm. The region’s finest artists participate in the show named a “best bet” by the Duluth News Tribune and attended by thousands every year.

For information call 218-726-8910, 1-888-454-GLEN or e-mail info@glensheen.org, or see http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/.

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