Tuesday, September 8, 2009 * Volume 27, Number 1 | PDF

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art EVENTS  

“Art for Hire: Prints from the Minnesota WPA,” lithographs by Minnesota artists employed by the Works Progress Administration, 1933-43, will be shown through Jan. 3.

The exhibition, “A Flow of Ideas: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” includes 70 artworks that demonstrate how related works of art, when viewed together, may best reveal common themes. It will be shown through July 11.

"Andy Warhol: Pop and Polaroid," a select set of Warhol Polaroids and black and white prints, will be shown through May 16.

Selected works from the Richard E. and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art are on display and will be rotated every four months.

Senior student shows will be featured throughout the year, including: Samantha Sackett, from Sept. 8 - 13 and Molly Martancik, Sept. 15 - 20.

Story Time at Tweed will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10 and Sept 17 for children ages three to five.

A UMD faculty exhibition will be shown from Sept. 15 - Jan. 10. The reception is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Dawn Hancock, graphic designer, will give a presentation as part of the Visual Lecture Series at 6 p.m. on Sept. 21.

The works of modernist Guatemalan photographer Luis Gonzales Palma will be shown from
Sept. 22 - Jan 17.

“Natural World Observed 2009, National Academy of Plein Air Painters,” will be shown from Sept. 29 - Dec. 20.

The 2010 Canadian Mounted Police Calendar has arrived at the Tweed Museum store.

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


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athletic EVENTS

The UMD Football team will play Augustana at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19 and Minnesota State-Moorhead at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3. All games will be played in Malosky Stadium.

The UMD mens and womens cross country team will hold the "UMD Campus Quest" meet at 10:30 a.m. (women) and 11:15 a.m. (men) on Sept. 12 on the UMD Campus.

The UMD volleyball team will play Minnesota Crookstoon at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18. They play Minnesota State-Moorhead at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19. For tickets, call 726-8595.

On Sept. 19, the UMD women's soccer team will play Southwest MN State at 1 p.m. They play MN State-Mankato at 1 p.m. on Sept. 20. All games are played at Malosky Stadium.

For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office at 726-7518 or see

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

The UMD Fine Arts Academy is now accepting applications for a number of programs.
The Community Music Lessons program offers private lessons for students in the areas of piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, and strings.
The Lake Superior Suzuki Talent Education Program (LS-STEP) offers musical training consisting of two 17-week semesters beginning in Sept.. Weekly private lessons in addition to studio group class are offered in the areas of violin, viola, guitar, cello, harp, and piano.
Applications for Kindermusik classes are being accepted beginning Sept. 8. In a Kindermusik class, parents and their children, ages newborn to seven-years-old, sing, dance and make music together. For more information call Lisa ZumHofe at 218-341-7587. Registration information can be found at: http://www.d.umn.edu/faa/kindermusik.htm.
Visit the Fine Arts Academy website at http://www.d.umn.edu/faa. For information, contact Kathy at 726-7011 or klaplant@d.umn.edu.

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

The seminars, all held on Thursdays, begin at 3:30 p.m. in LSCI 175 unless otherwise indicated. Rrefreshments follow the seminar. Write to geol@d.umn.edu for more information.
Introductions to Faculty and Grad Students will be held on Sept. 10.
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 Sept. 17.
Wanda Taylor, Geological Sciences Outstanding Alumna, will speak on Oct. 1.
Kelly MacGregor, assistant professor of glacial geomorphology, Macalester College. St. Paul, Minn., will present “Geomorphic and climatic change over the past 13 ka at Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana” on Oct. 15.
Kim Lapakko, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minerals Division, will give a presentation on Nov. 5.
Bryan Bandli, scientist, Geological Sciences, University of Minnesota Duluth, will present “An introduction to the UMD Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory: Microanalytican Tools and Applications” on Nov. 12.
A G K-12 Fellows report will be presented on Dec. 10.

Erik R. Peterson, senior vice president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. and director of CSIS’ Global Strategy Institute will present “The World to 2025” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 in Bohannon Hall 90. Through a multimedia presentation, Peterson will analyze the seven most important trends that he argues are shaping our world to the year 2025: population; resource management and environmental stewardship; technological innovation and diffusion; the development and dissemination of information and knowledge; economic integration; the nature of conflict; and the challenge of governance.
Peterson will also present an Alworth Institute International Brown Bag Luncheon titled “Global Water Futures” at noon on Thursday, Sept. 24 in the Rafters of the Kirby Student Center.

A Study Abroad 101 Session, where students can learn the basics about global opportunities at UMD, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 10 and 17 in Kirby 333.
A Study in New Zealand Information Session will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 in LSBE 165.
A Study in England Programme Information Session will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 in LSBE 165.
A Study in England Programme Information Session will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 in LSBE 165.
Learn about global opportunities at the UMD Study Abroad Fair from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 in the Kirby Ballroom.
A Study Abroad 101 Session, where students can learn the basics about global opportunities at UMD, will be held at 5 p.m. on Sept. 24 in LSBE 165.
More information available about our programs and events at http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo/ or stop in 138 Kirby Plaza.

“Check out the upcoming events at the Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, part of the Center for Environmental Education at UMD.
A Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training session will be held on Sept. 12, 15, and 22. This is the last time expert Larry Weber will lead this session.
A Mushroom Field Hike with Larry Weber will be held on Oct. 6.
A Log Forwarder and Portable Sawmill Demonstration will be held on Oct. 10.
An Agate Festival, a family fun event, will be held on Oct. 11.
A workshop on How to Use a GPS Receiver will be held on Oct. 24.
An Introduction to Landview for Landowners, Foresters, and Loggers will be held on Oct. 24. Learn how to map your property, transfer GPS points to aerial photos, etc.
Pre-registration is required for all events listed. Call 218-721-3731, email boulder@d.umn.edu, or see www.boulderlake.org.

Stephen Calculator, professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, will present the keynote address, "AAC & Inclusive Education for Students with Severe Disabilities" at the Eddy Lecture at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 in Bohannon Hall 90. For more information about the day's events see http://www.d.umn.edu/csd/eddy/lecture.html, or contact Danielle Visina at 726-7307 or visin004@d.umn.edu.

A workshop on the prevention of sexual harrassment is open to students, faculty and staff. The workshop will take place on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Kirby Student Center 323. The presenter is Deborah Petersen-Perlman, director of the UMD Office of Equal Opportunity. Registration is required for this workshop and can be done by sending an e-mail to cracklif@d.umn.edu.

special EVENTS

UMD market day takes place every Wednesday through Sept. 30 from 2-4:30 p.m. and features the farmer’s market, live music, and artist’s booths. Upcoming music performers are: Bill & Kate Isles, Colleen Myhre, The Electron, and Eric Rhame. 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.) Visit http://www.umdstores.com or listen to KUMD 103.3 fm on Tuesday mornings at 8:15 a.m. to find out what’s happening at UMD Market Day in the Plaza each week. http://www.kumd.org.

KUMD (103.3 FM) will carry a live broadcast of the 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, Duluth City Council candidate forum being hosted by Progressive Action.
KUMD hosts Sustainability Week through Sept. 11. During the Coffee Break segment at 8:15 a.m., KUMD digs into the issues of sustainable living.
Local naturalist Larry Weber explains what's happening in the area's natural world every Friday at 8:15 a.m. on the Backyard Almanac segment. Starting Sept. 11, Larry will answer listener questions. Send nature questions to kumd@kumd.org and Weber may answer your question on the air.
To check out new technology for green living join KUMD at the 16th Annual Harvest Festival and Energy Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, in Duluth's Bayfront Park.
KUMD Student Volunteer Orientation will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14, in Room 232 Kirby Student Center, across from the Dining Center.
KUMD is hosting a Membership Appreciation Party on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Grandma’s Saloon and Grill. The event will take place in the upstairs bar from 5 p.m. -7 p.m. Free appetizers will be available, courtesy of KUMD. The party is exclusive to KUMD members and reservations must be made by Sept. 15. Not a member? Sign up online at www.kumd.org or call 726-7181.
KUMD radio is the official presenter for the upcoming the Ani Difranco concert, at 7:30 p.m on Sept. 16, at the DECC Auditorium. To win tickets to the concert tune in to KUMD.

After 31 years in Washburn Hall, Minnesota Sea Grant College Program has a new home in the newly renovated Chester Park Building. They are holding an open house in their new location from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9 in conference Room 102 of Chester Park School at 31 W. College St. Refreshments will be served.

University for Seniors, a program of UMD Continuing Education, launches its third decade with the annual fall convocation on Saturday, Sept. 12. Ahmed Samatar, director of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College will speak on “Global Citizenship: The Imperatives of Mutual Co-existence.” A Fulbright Fellow, professor Samatar’s expertise focuses in the areas of global political economy, political and social theory, and African development. The program begins at 10 a.m. in 90 Bohannon Hall. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Carole Schweiger at 726-7637.

Alpha Nu Omega will hold a 50th Reunion event in Duluth on Sept. 24-26. A mixer will be held from 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 in the UMD Kirby Ballroom. They will also gather at Grandma’s Sports Garden, participate in the Les McKeen Golf Tournament at Northland Country Club, have brunch at Midi restaurant, and party at the DECC. For info see: http://www.d.umn.edu/~alphanu/
The Class of 1959 50th Reunion will hold many events during homecoming weekend. A reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 in the Tweed Museum of Art followed by the "Faculty and Students at Play" concert in Weber Music Hall. Refreshments, a campus tour and lunch will be held at UMD on Saturday, Oct. 17. Other events include a Vista Fleet Excursion harbor tour and lunch, a social and dinner at the Kitchi Gammi Club, a brunch at Black Woods restaurant and bird watching at Hawk Ridge. For information contact alumni@d.umn.edu or call 726-8829.

E-Fest, a career fair specifically for students from UMD interested in opportunities in engineering, computer science and science, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Kirby Ballroom. Employers will promote positions and internships and answer questions about requirements for careers in science and engineering. Students register for the fair at the door. Students can log into their GoldPASS account at www.goldpass.umn.edu to drop a resume to recruiters or sign up for on-campus interviews. This event is free and open to current students and UMD alumni.

Mark your calendars for UMD’s Homecoming when the UMD Bulldog football team plays the St. Cloud State Huskies beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 in Malosky Stadium. For information contact alumni@d.umn.edu or UMD Athletic Office at 726-7518 or see http://www.umdbulldogs.com.

glensheen EVENTS

The historic Congdon estate, Glensheen mansion, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The first tour begins at 9:30 a.m., and last tour begins at 4 p.m.. For information e-mail glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

EVENTS, faculty and staff

Doing More with Less: Streamlining Your Teaching workshop takes place from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 in Chester Park building room 102. Register with Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

An Early Career Series is designed to help faculty, adjuncts, and TAs who are the “instructors of record.” Instructors should sign up for all seven sessions offered between Sept. 18-Dec. 11 in KSC 333 from 12-2 p.m. For information, contact Shelley Smith, ssmith3@d.um
n.edu, or 726-7715.

The Write Now workshop series is designed to help faculty, adjuncts, and TAs who are the “instructors of record.” All workshops for this series will be in KSC from 2:30-4 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 23, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, and Dec. 9. For more information, email lrutherf@d.umn.edu or ssmith3@d.umn.edu.

Tech Talk is a forum for faculty from every corner of the campus and an arena for educational adventure. They have a bite of lunch and hash over the trials, triumphs, and techniques that teaching with technological tools involves. All sessions will be in KSC 333 from 12-1 p.m. The dates are Sept. 17, Oct. 9, Nov. 12, Dec. 2, and Dec.18. For more info contact LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu or 726-6207. Presented by IDS and ITSS.

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