Tuesday, October 6, 2009 * Volume 27, Number 3 | PDF

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art EVENTS  


“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.

“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.

A UMD faculty exhibition will be shown through Jan. 10. It features work by Alison Aune, Steve Bardolph, David Bowen, Gloria DeFilipps Brush, Marian Colman, Jen Dietrich, Jennifer Gordon, Elizabeth James, Holly Anderson Jorde, James Klueg, Janice Kmetz, Vicky Lehman, Ryuta Nakajima, Robert Repenski, Eun-Kyung Suh, and Rob Wittig. The reception is from 2 - 4 pm on Sun., Oct. 18.

The works of modernist Guatemalan photographer Luis Gonzales Palma will be shown through Jan. 17.

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

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

“Natural World Observed 2009, National Academy of Plein Air Painters,” will be shown through Dec. 20.

"Creating a Healing Journey with Art," assembled by MLS student Sue Myers, will be shown Oct. 13 -18. It contains artwork created by survivors of domestic violence.

Truman Lowe, sculptor, will give a presentation as part of the Artists Lecture Series at 6 pm on Monday, Oct. 19.

Story Time at Tweed is held every Thursday at 10 am for children ages three to five.

Senior student shows will be featured throughout the year, including: Oct. 6 - 11: Carl Salmela and Morgan Pease; Oct. 20 - 25: Jaclyn Halla; Oct. 27 - Nov. 1: Sarah Lamb and Suzanne Wyss; Nov. 3 - 8: Zach Chase and Kevin Kramer; Nov. 10 - 15: Naomi Asselin and Kyle Benson; Nov. 17 -22: Kimberly Reed; Dec. 1 - 6: Jill Barle; and Dec. 8 - 13: Sasha Kolosnjaj.

Discovery at Tweed continues every Tuesday from noon – 3 pm through Dec. 1. The public is invited to observe Tweed Museum staff and UMD student interns as they conduct an extensive inventory and assessment of the museum’s collection, including notes on the condition and the history of each object.

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 Weber Music Hall unless otherwise noted.

The 8th Annual Weber Concert, featuring Richard Stoltzman, clarinet, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and the Jazz Ensemble I, will be held at 7:30 pm on Thurs., Oct. 8.

Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, with the American String Quartet, will perform as part of the Ovation Guest Artist Series at 7:30 pm on Fri., Oct. 9.

A Faculty Artist Recital featuring Justin Henry Rubin, organ, will be held at Gloria Dei Luthern Church (219 N. 6th Ave. E.) at 7 pm on Sun., Oct. 11.

A Faculty Artist Recital featuring UMD's Faculty Woodwind Quintet will be held at 7:30 pm on Oct. 12.

A Faculty Artist Recital: Special Homecoming Concert will be held at 7:30 pm on Thurs., Oct. 15.

A Faculty Artist Recital featuring Regina Zona, soprano, will be held at 3 pm on Sun., Oct. 18.

A Faculty Artist Recital: Music for Piano and Percussion featuring Jeanne Doty, piano, and Gene Koshinski, percussion, will be held at 7:30 pm on Wed., Oct. 21.

The Chorale Ensembles: the Concert Chorale, University Singers, and the Chamber Singers, will perform at 3 pm on Sun., Oct. 25.

A Senior High Honor Choir concert will be held at 4 pm on Mon., Oct. 26 and a Senior High Honor Orchestra concert will be held at 4 pm on Fri., Oct. 30.

theatre EVENTS

Sugar, a musical farce, directed by Kate Ufema, will open Oct. 22 and run through Oct. 31 on the Mainstage Theatre of the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Show times are Oct. 22 - 24, and Oct. 28 - 31 at 7:30 pm and Oct. 25 at 2 pm This musical version of the screen classic Some Like It Hot is directed by Kate Ufema. Gangster chases, train rides, boat rides, cross-dressing, confused proposals, millionaires, and starving musicians take the audience from Chicago to Miami.
For info, call the UMD Box Office at 726-8561 or see http://www.d.umn.edu/theatre.

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Football team will play UMD's homecoming game against St. Cloud State at 1 pm on Oct. 17. They play Minnesota Crookston at 1 pm on Oct. 31. All games will be played in Malosky Stadium.

The UMD Men's and Women's Cross Country team will compete in the UMD Pine Hall Invitational in Carlton on Oct. 10 at 10 am (Men) and 10:45 am (Women).

The UMD Volleyball team will play Bemidji State at 7 pm on Oct. 6, U. of Mary at 7 pm on Oct. 16, and Northern State at 4 pm on Oct. 17. The games will be held in the Romano Gym.

The UMD Soccer Team will play Concordia-St. Paul at 1 pm on Oct. 10, St. Cloud State at 1 pm on Oct. 11, and Wayne State at 6 pm on Oct. 30. All games are played in the Malosky Stadium.

The UMD Men's Hockey team will play Lake Superior State at 7:07 pm on Oct. 9, Northern Michigan at 7:07 pm on Oct. 11, Minnesota State-Mankato at 7:07 pm on Oct. 16 and 17, and Clarkson at 7:07 pm on Oct. 30 and 31. All games will be played at the DECC.

The UMD Women's Hockey team will play St.. Cloud State at 3:07 pm on Oct. 11, North Dakota at 7:07 pm on Oct. 23, and North Dakota at 7:07 pm on Oct. 24. All games will be played at the DECC.

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

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wednesday evening at 7 pm. Stargazing Tonight: - What’s up in the night sky for October (ages 5 and up) will be presented on Oct. 7. Arrowhead Astronomical Society Topics (for ages 10 and up) will be presented on Oct 14. A presentation on UFOs will be held on Oct. 21. The Educational Series: The Big Bang will be presented to ages 10 and up on Oct. 28. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs

“A Return to Global Growth, Rebalancing Still Ahead” will be presented by Keith B. Hembre, chief economist and chief investment strategist for U.S. Bank. He will discuss the recent global financial crisis and the potential for recovery. This lecture will take place on Wed., Oct. 7 at 7 pm in the UMD Library Fourth Floor Rotunda.

“Backpacking through the Scottish Highlands: A Cultural Experience” will be presented by Shawn Grund, senior in UMD’s Communication Department, at noon on Thurs., Oct. 8 in the UMD Library Fourth Floor Rotunda.
For info contact 726-7493, alworth@d.umn.edu or see http://www.alworth.org.

The WRAC Brown Bag "Culture of Rape: Acquaintance of Date Rape on College" presented by PAVSA will take place Wed., Oct. 7 at noon in KSC 273B.
"Sharing Hardship, Sharing Hope" will be presented by Jubilee House, Center for Development in Central Africa, on Oct. 20 at noon in the KSC Garden Room.
"Train Your Brain: Living with Learning Disabilities" will be presented Wed., Oct. 21 from 3:30 - 5 pm in KSC 273B.
Craft Sales will be held from 10 am - 1 pm in the Kirby Student Center in front of the first floor UMD Bookstore on October 20 - 21.
The Second Annual Student Leadership Conference "I Can Fix Racism" will be presented by damali ayo on Wed. Oct. 28 from 4 - 5 pm in the Kirby Ballroom.

A Femicide Awareness Display will be featured from 10 am - 3 pm on October 21 - 23 at the Kirby Student Center in front of the first floor UMD Bookstore.
"Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead" will be on display from Oct. 30 - Nov. 14 in the Multicultural Center.

A Little History Worth Knowing will be featured on Wed., Oct. 7 from 3:30 - 5 pm in KSC 273B.
Maid in America by Anayansi Prado will be presented on Mon., Oct. 12 from noon - 2 pm in KSC 273.
Radio will be featured on Wed., Oct. 14 from 3:30 - 5 pm in KSC 273 B.
I am Sam will be featured on Wed., Oct 28 from 3:30 - 5 pm in KSC 273B.
A Halloween Movie Day will be featured on Fri., Oct. 30 from noon - 6 pm in KSC 273.
For more information on these event contact msc@d.umn.edu.

A workshop on the prevention of sexual harassment, open to students, faculty and staff, will take place on Thurs., Oct. 8, from 9 - 10:30 am in 323 Kirby Student Center. 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.

There will be a UMD Student Learning and Assessment mini-conference on Thurs., Oct. 8 in the Knowledge Management Center in SCC 42. Initiating an Assessment Plan is a hands-on workshop which guides participants through a clear process to write program level student learning outcomes and coordinate them to UMD’s learning goals and outcomes. For more information contact presenters Susan Darge at sdarge@d.umn.edu, Julie Westlund at jwestlun@d.umn.edu, or Paul Treuer at ptreuer@d.umn.edu.

Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, part of the UMD Center for Environmental Education, has fall programs: Log Forwarder and Portable Sawmill Demonstration on Oct. 10; Agate Festival, a family event, on Oct. 11; a workshop on How to Use a GPS Receiver on Oct. 24; and an Introduction to Landview for Landowners, Foresters, and Loggers on Oct. 24. Call 721-3731, e-mail boulder@d.umn.edu, or see http://www.boulderlake.org.

The seminars, all held on Thursdays, begin at 3:30 pm in 175 Life Science. Refreshments follow the seminar. Write to geol@d.umn.edu for more information.
Kelly MacGregor, assistant professor of glacial geomorphology, Macalester College. St. Paul, will present “Geomorphic and climatic change over the past 13 years at Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana” on Oct. 15.
Kim Lapakko, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minerals Division, will present on Nov. 5.
Bryan Bandli, scientist, Geological Sciences, UMD, will present “An introduction to the UMD Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory: Microanalytican Tools and Applications” on Nov. 12.

"Be the Solution: What men can do to help end violence against women" will be presented by Steve Wick, the head organizer of CHAMPS (Challenging All Men to Prevent Sexism) on Oct. 21 from noon - 1 pm at KSC 268 in the Multicultural Center. This presentation is about the prevalence of violence against women and what men on campus can do to help end it. For information about the Women's Resource and Action Center see http://www.d.umn.edu/mlrc/wrac.

The UMD Queer and Allied Students Union presents Rick Landman, author of the forthcoming book Ich bin Ein New Yorker. He will speak on “Gay, Jewish, German and Proud: Insights from a Gay Activist Son of Holocaust Survivors” at 6 pm on Thurs., Oct. 22, in the Kirby Ballroom. For information contact 726-7300, anichols@d.umn.edu or see http://www.d.umn.edu/mlrc/glbt/.

The Center for Genocide, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies of UMD will host "Genocide and Gender-Based Violence: Darfur, the Holocaust, and American Indians" on Sat. Oct. 24 from 10 am to 4 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Featured speakers include Holocaust scholar Elizabeth Baer, "Women in the Holocaust"; Ellen Kennedy from the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, "Gender-based Violence in Darfur"; Holocaust survivor Margo DeWilde; Suzanne Koepplinger from the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, "Trafficking of American Indian Women"; and American Indian trafficking survivor Christine Stark. For more information contact Alexis Pogorelskin at 726-7548 or apogorel@d.umn.edu.

special EVENTS

Study in Hamilton, New Zealand at the University of Waikato. Details of the program and past student experiences will be presented on Wed., Oct. 7 at 4:40 pm in LSBE 165.
The 31st year of the UMD Study in England Programme located in Birmingham, England information session will be held Thurs., Oct 8 at 4:30 pm in LSBE 165. It will cover course offerings, location, housing options, financial aid, and scholarships. Study Abroad 101 will be presented every Thursday during fall semester at 3 pm in Kirby 333 (except Nov. 26). Students are encouraged to integrate a global experience into studies, strengthen resumes, and expand experiences. Topics covered are: where in the world, how credits earned abroad apply to progress at UMD, costs and financial aid for study abroad, taking and making friends abroad, and staying in touch with family.

The campus and community are invited to join the UMD Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies Commission for the National Coming Out Day Luncheon on Thurs., Oct. 8, from noon to 1 pm in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. Speakers Kim Riordan and Julian Vela will share some of their experiences. If you would like to attend, contact a commission member, or e-mail Angie Nichols. RSVPs required.

The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later will be performed at 7 pm on Mon., Oct. 12 at the Duluth Playhouse, 506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802.

The 10th Annual Hate Crimes Vigil will be held from 5 - 8 pm on Mon., Oct. 12 in Kirby Lounge.

The film, Jim in Bold will be shown  from noon - 1:30 pm on Tues., Oct 13, 12 - 1:30 pm in KSC 273.

An open panel by Queer and Allied Students Union speakers, will be held from 5 - 6 pm on Wed., Oct. 14 in Kirby 333. Q & A follows.

The film, Left Lane, about folk poet Alix Olson will be shown from noon - 1:30 pm on Tues., Oct. 20 in KSC 273 B.

The film, Looking for Langston, a memoriam to Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, will be shown from noon - 1:30 pm on Tues., Oct. 27 in KSC 273 B.

For info. e-mail Angie Nichols at anichols@d.umn.edu.

UMD Homecoming 2009  is October 14 - 17. The Homecoming theme is Dog Eat Dog. Events include a bonfire and athlete meet and greet, 5K trail run, cardboard boat races, hockey tailgating party, and the Football Game. The UMD Bulldogs will play the St. Cloud State Huskies at the Malosky Stadium on Oct. 17 at 1 pm.
For a complete listing of events see http://www.d.umn.edu/homecoming.

The Class of 1959 50th Reunion will hold many events during homecoming weekend. A reception will be held at 6 pm on Thurs., 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 Sat., Oct. 17 at 7:30 pm 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 Hawks Ridge. For information contact alumni@d.umn.edu or call 726-8829.

KUMD’s fall membership drive is from Oct. 17 to Oct. 25. The need help answering phones for a couple of hours during the drive. To volunteer call 726-7181. Wondering about a song you heard on KUMD? Go to their home page, http://www.kumd.org, to see the three most recently-played songs during local programming. To search further, click the "Playlists" tab to search playlists for many of their shows.

There will be a Depression Screening on Wed., Oct. 7 in the Kirby Ballroom from 1 - 3 pm. This event is intended to be an educational opportunity as well as a screening tool for students interested in or concerned about having depression. Students can fill out a questionnaire, get information and resources, watch a video, and meet with a counselor, one-on-one.
A Stress Management Workshop Series will be presented in the Library Rotunda from 3 - 4 pm on Wednesdays from Oct. 14 - Dec. 2. This eight week series will provide students with methods and techniques for stress management.
A Women’s Sexuality Series will begin on Wednesdays, from Oct. 14 - Nov. 18. in Kirby 361 from 2 - 3 pm This six week series will provide a comfortable and open forum for women to share thoughts, concerns, and questions about sexuality.
For more information on these events contact Dori Decker at ddecker@d.umn.edu or call 726-7046.

"Post-Race America?  Racism in the Age of Obama," part of the second Annual Student Leadership Conference, will be presented by visual and performing artist damali ayo from 4 - 5 pmon Wed.,Oct. 28, in the Kirby Ballroom. damali’s book, How to Rent a Negro, was acclaimed as “one of the most trenchant and amusing commentaries on contemporary race relations.” Her radio work “Living Flag: Panhandling for Reparations” won a Silver Reel Award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Through stories and using a sense of humor, she offers ten practical personal interaction solutions for people to improve the state of race relations. For info contact 726-8170, mgomke@d.umn.edu.

The College of Pharmacy is making appointments for their Pharmaceutical Care Clinic for Wed., Nov. 11 and Wed., Nov. 25. The clinic is free and gives students a chance to help people make the best use of their medications.  All activities are overseen by a pharmacist.  At the appointment, participants will be asked about their health and medications.  The students will make a plan and three weeks later, particpants will receive their plan in the mail to share with their physicians. To get information or make an appointment, call 726-6800.

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

On Thurs., Oct. 22, Fri., Oct. 23 and Sat., Oct. 24 at 7 pm, Glensheen will set the stage for spooky thrills. Experience the eerie classic,"The Monkey’s Paw,” in a 39-room mansion on the shores of Lake Superior. The event, priced at $32 for the general public and $27 for friends of Glensheen, includes a guided discussion, “flashlight tour” and refreshments. Call 218-726-8910, 1-888-454-GLEN or e-mail info@glensheen.org for more information.

EVENTS, faculty and staff

Tapping Creativity in Any Discipline with Brad Hokanson, Art & Design, UMTC will be held from 10:30 am - noon on Thurs., Oct, 8 in 268 Kirby Student Center. For info contact Jason Ellis in the Instructional Development Service at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

Tech Talk is a forum for faculty from every corner of the campus and an arena for educational adventure. Faculty will have a bite of lunch and hash over the trials, triumphs, and techniques that teaching with technological tools involves. Remaining sessions will be in KSC 333 from noon - 1 pm. The dates are 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.

Part of the ITSS Workshop Series Announcement: “Core things Students Want Electronically" will be presented in the Knowledge Management Center SCC 42 on Fri., Oct. 9 from 10 am - noon. The first hour of this session will focus on syllabi, grades, and other electronic resources, and the second hour will be unstructured open work session. For more information on this workshop see http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/workshop/
or contact Amanda at amevans@d.umn.edu or 726-7680.

Technology Tuesdays all start at 2 pm and are held in 154 MPAC. Each seminar is free and open to everyone. A presentation titled, "Email Clients: No Mulberry...What should I use?" will be held on Oct. 13. A presentation titled, "Gmail as your email" will be held on Oct. 20. A presentation titled,"Viz Lab Open House 10th Anniversary" will be presented on Oct. 27. A presentation titled, "Data Warehouse" will be held on Nov. 3. A presentation titled, "PDF’s: Tricks, Tips, Traps" will be held on Nov. 10 and a presentation titled, "Manage Mailing lists with Mailman" will be presented on Nov. 17. All programs are sponsored by the ITSS training team. For more information contact http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/ or call 726-7587.

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 pm on the following dates: Oct. 14, Nov. 18, and Dec. 9. For more information contact LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu or ssmith3@d.umn.edu.

The EGMS Proposal Preparation course on Wed., Oct. 28 provides hands-on instruction for entering proposals into the Electronic Grants Management System (EGMS). The course goes from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm in 25 Darland.
A Sponsored Projects Administration course, which provides an overview of the sponsored project administration process for unit administrators involved in sponsored project management will be on Thurs., Oct. 29 from 8:30 am - 4 pm, and Fri., Oct. 30 from 8:30 am - noon in the Garden Room.
The Effort Certification course provides an overview of the effort certification process and its surrounding policies. The course runs from 1 - 4 pm on Fri., Oct. 30. It will be held in the Garden Room.
For information or training requests contact Training Services at 612-626-1373 or trngsvcs@umn.edu.

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