Tuesday, October 20, 2009 * Volume 27, Number 4 | PDF



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.

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

“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.

An exhibition by Luis Gonzales Palma, a modernist Guatemalan photographer, will open Oct. 27 and run 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.

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. 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.

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.

A Jazz Scholarship Benefit will be performed in the Marshall Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm on Wed. Nov. 4.

Brazilian percussionist, Gilmar Goulet, will perform a guest artist recital at 7:30 pm on Fri., Nov. 6.

The Senior High Honor Band will perform at 4 pm Sat., Nov. 7 with Mark Whitlock directing. A wind ensembles band concert, directed by Daniel W. Eaton and Mark Whitlock, will be held at 3 pm on Sun. Nov. 8.

The Ovation Guest Artist Series presents Ismir State Conservatory Soprano, Jeannette Thompson. This performance will be held at 7:30 pm on Mon., Nov. 9.

The Symphony Orchestra's 10th Annual Story Hour Rebirth Symphony, directed by Jean R. Perrault, will be performed at 7:30 pm on Fri., Nov. 13.

A Faculty Artist Recital: Theodore Schoen, clarinet and an evening of clarinet masterworks featuring the Brahms Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano with Betsy Husby, cello and Alexander Chernyshev, piano will be performed at 7:30 pm on Mon., Nov. 16.

An evening of Extraordinary Opera Scenes, featuring the works of Martin Beck and Stephen Schwartz, will be presented at 7:30 pm on Fri., Nov. 20 and Sat., Nov. 21.

The Percussion Ensemble, directed by Gene Koshinski, will perform at 7:30 pm on Tues., Nov. 24.

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 Minnesota Crookston at 1 pm on Oct. 31. All games are played at Malosky Stadium.

The Men's Basketball team will play Michigan Tech at 3 pm on Nov. 15 and Wisconsin-Superior at 8 pm on Nov. 24. The games will be held on Romano Gym.

The Women's Basketball team will play Northern Michigan at 6 pm on Nov. 24. The game will be held in Romano Gym.

The UMD Volleyball team will play Concordia-St. Paul at 7 pm on Nov. 3, Upper Iowa at 7 pm on Nov. 13, and Winona State at 4 pm on Nov 14. The games will be held in the Romano Gym.

The UMD Soccer team will play Wayne State at 6 pm on Oct. 30 and Augustana at 1 pm on Nov. 1. All games are played at Malosky Stadium.

The UMD Hockey team will play Clarkson at 7:07 pm on Oct. 30 and Oct 31 and Michigan Tech at 7:07 pm on Nov. 13 and Nov 14. All games will be played at the DECC.

The UMD Women's Hockey team will play North Dakota at 7:07 pm on Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 and Minnesota State-Mankato at 6:07 pm on Nov. 21 and 3:07 pm on Nov. 22. 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.
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.
"Stargazing Tonight: - What is up in the November Sky?" (ages 5 and up) will be held on Nov. 4.
Arrowhead Astronomical Society Topics (for ages 10 and up) will be presented on Nov. 11.
The Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology Series: Classical Mechanics will continue on Nov. 18.
Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.

“African Soul, American Heart” a film screening and discussion led by Joseph Akol Makeer will take place Wed., Oct. 21 at 7 pm in Montague 70. Makeer, a Lost Boy from Sudan, will tell his story of fleeing the 1987 genocide in Southern Sudan.

“Humanitarian Intervention in Darfur and Gaza” will be presented by Ramon Das, Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at the Victoria University of Wellington, on Wed., Oct. 28 at 7 pm in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

“Extremist Rehabilitation in Saudi Arabia” will be presented by Christopher Boucek, Associate for the Middle East Program of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on Wed., Nov. 4 at 7 pm in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

“Obama’s Foreign Policy” will be presented by Thomas Hanson, former career U.S. Foreign Service Officer on Wed., Nov. 11 at 7 pm in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.


“Journalism in a Complicated Place: The Role of Community Journalism in South Africa” will be presented by John Hatcher, UMD Writing Studies Department, on Thurs., Oct. 22 at noon in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

“After Heart and Seoul” will be presented by Jiyoon Yoon, UMD Department of Education & UMD Students, on Thurs., Oct. 29 at noon in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

“The Spaces of the University: Minnesota and Cambridge, UK” will be presented by David Beard, UMD Writing Studies Department, on Thurs., Nov. 5 at noon in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

“Monster in the Lake: A Brazilian Odyssey” will be presented by Kelly Wendt, UMD Department of Geological Sciences, on Thurs., Nov. 12 at noon in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

“International Education through Study Abroad,” as part of International Education Week, UMD Faculty and Students discuss study abroad experiences on Thurs., Nov. 19 at noon in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.


United Nations Day Celebration will take place Fri., Oct. 23 from 10 am - 2 pm. Visit the UN table in the Kirby Student Center to learn about UN affiliated organizations such as UNICEF, UNESCO, UNHCR, and WHO. Test your knowledge of World Heritage Sites and win a prize!

The Alworth Institute Reading Group will meet on Mon., Nov. 16 at 7 pm in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda to discuss “Winter in Madrid” by C. J. Sansom. Books are available at the UMD Bookstore at a 20% discount. Maureen Tobin Stanley from UMD’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literature will be at the discussion to provide information about Spain’s history.

St. Andrew’s Night will take place Thurs., Dec. 3 in the Griggs Center at 6 pm. Evening includes local Scottish entertainment and a presentation by William Henderson, Director of the Alworth Institute, entitled, “Burns’ Country: A Photographic Portrait.”

For information on these events contact 726-7493, alworth@d.umn.edu or see http://www.alworth.org.


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.

"Train Your Brain: Living with Learning Disabilities" will be presented Wed., Oct. 21 from 3:30 - 5 pm in KSC 273B.

A Student Leadership Conference event, "I Can Fix Racism" will be presented by damali ayo on Wed. Oct. 28 from 4 - 5 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. (see separate listing).

WRAC Brown Bag: "Teaching and Living in Kurdistan" will be presented by Micca Leider on Wed., Nov. 4 at noon in KSC 273B.

"A Closer Look: Visual Impairments" will be presented on Wed., Nov. 11 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm in KSC 268.

"A Look in the Mirror - The Memoir of a Deaf Performer" written and performed in ASL by Nic Zapko and created in collaboration with Zaraawar Mistry with interpretation into English by Patty Gordon will be held on Fri., Nov. 13 at 7 pm in Bohannon 90.

There will be a Salsa Dance on Sat., Nov. 14 from 7 - 11 pm in the Kirby Ballroom.

The International Taste of UMD, complete with international food, will be held from 2 - 4 pm at Hope United Methodist Church, 301 W. St. Marie St. on Sat., Nov. 14.

WRAC Brown Bag: "Healthy at Any Size" will be presented by Linda Gokee-Rindal on Wed., Nov. 18 at noon in KSC 273B.

"Train Your Brain: At First Sight" will be presented on Wed., Nov. 18 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm in KSC 273B.


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.


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 events e-mail msc@d.umn.edu.


"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.


Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, part of the UMD Center for Environmental Education, presents 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, email boulder@d.umn.edu, or see http://www.boulderlake.org.


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 Margot 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.


There will be a conference on Sustainable Operations from noon - 4 pm on Oct. 27 in the Kirby Rafters. The conference will be presented by members of Inquiry on Sustainable Operations (ISO), a University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Group. The conference will present on the challenges, questions, approaches, and progress on sustainability by focusing on specific operations in diverse contexts. For more information contact Rod Lievano at 726-8383.


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.

Kim Lapakko, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minerals Division, will present “Environmental Dissolution of Duluth Complex Rock” 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.


Journey Jargon: “Amazon River Rotary Medical Clinic,” will be presented by David Rutford on Mon., Oct. 26 at 11:30 am in the Rafters. It is an illustrated talk about a February 2009 trek to Peru. The trek was attended by a group of northern Minnesota and Thunder Bay Rotarians to construct a replacement clinic for a clinic that was becoming increasingly threatened by the encroachment of the Amazon River. Free and open to the public..

Lecture: “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” will be presented by Thom Holden, director of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Canal Park. Mon., Nov. 2, at 11:30 am in Kirby Ballroom C. about what is believed to have happened on that fateful day in November 1975. The day Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior, a maritime tragedy made famous and remembered with a mournful song by Gordon Lightfoot. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Clara Weitz at cweitz@d.umn.edu.

special EVENTS


The job and internship fair will take place on Wed., Oct. 21 from 10 am - 2 pm in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. Students and recent alumni from UMD, College of St Scholastica and University of Wisconsin Superior will be seeking full-time employment, internships and summer opportunities. Employers will be promoting their company and recruiting for open positions. Students register at the door. For more information and to see a list of attending recruiters, visit http://careers.d.umn.edu. For other questions contact Career Services at 726-7985 or carserv@d.umn.edu.


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.

"Global Opportunities," A Peace Corps Information Session with Regional Recruiter Kristin Wegner will be held at 6 pm on Wed., Oct. 21 in 22 Solon Campus Center.


KUMD’s fall membership drive is through Oct. 25. They need help answering phones for a couple of hours during the drive. To volunteer call 726-7181.

KUMD premiers the Alworth International lecture series. These are public lectures by local, national and international authorities and will air on KUMD’s local public affairs program, “public/uncut,” every other week, Monday night at 7 pm.

On Nov. 2 "Gas, Renewables and Realism in European Union Energy Policy” will be presented by John Constable, Director of Policy and Research at the Renewable Energy Foundation in London.

"The Declining Prestige of Fiction in the United Kingdom" will be presented on Nov. 16.

On Nov. 30 "Extremist Rehabilitation in Saudi Arabia" will be presented by Christopher Boucek, Associate of the Middle East Program Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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.


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.


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 pm on 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.


On Sat., Nov. 7, UMD's Queer and Allied Students Union will present their Fall Drag Show, which will take place in the Kirby Ballroom at 7 pm.


The Department of Social Work invites anyone interested in finding out more about the UMD Master of Social Work program to an informational “Open House.” It will be held Mon., Nov. 16 from 4 - 6 pm in the Department of Social Work located in Bohannon Hall 220. Refreshments will be provided. For further information or if you are interested in a MSW but are unable to attend the open house, please contact Rita Ohman at 218-726-8497.


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, participants 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 Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am - 3:30 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


"Improving the Odds of Student Success: The Seidman Formula & Model for Student Success" will be presented by Alan Seidman on Fri., Oct. 23 from noon - 2 pm in 42 Solon Campus Center. The Seidman Success Model demonstrates how a college faculty, with administrative support, can prepare their programs and courses so students will have the greatest probability of success both personally and academically. This is a webinar session and preregistration is requested. Contact Mary Keenan at mkeenan@d.umn.edu or 726-7009.


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 those involved in project management will be 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.


Technology Tuesdays all start at 2 pm and are held in 154 MPAC. Each seminar is free and open to everyone. 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.


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 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.


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: Nov. 18, and Dec. 9. For more information, e-mail lrutherf@d.umn.edu or ssmith3@d.umn.edu.

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