Tuesday, November 3, 2009 * Volume 27, Number 5 | PDF






The Art and Design Visual Lecture Series presents Todd Shanafelt, ceramist at 6 pm on Mon. Nov. 30 in 90 Bohannon Hall. For more information, see http://www.d.umn.edu/tma/visuallectureseries.html.

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

Senior student shows will be featured throughout the year, including: 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 the 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.


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 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.

"Form and Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection" will be shown beginning Nov. 8 through 2010. On Nov. 8 from 2 - 4 pm there will be a Family Art Hour, a reception, and Lynas catalog release. At 6 pm on Nov. 10, Dr. Robert Poor will give a lecture.

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

The Senior High Honor Band, directed by Mark Whitlock, will perform at 4 pm Sat., Nov. 7

A wind ensembles band concert, directed by Dan 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 presented 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 will be presented at 7:30 pm on Mon., Nov. 16. Betsy Husby, cello, and Alexander Chernyshev, piano, will join Schoen.

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.

A Guitar Ensemble Concert I and II, directed by Billy Barnard (I) and Jacob Jonker (II) will be presented at 7:30 pm on Tues., Dec. 1.

A Music Series Student Recital, Louise Buckley (clarinet) will be presented at 7:30 pm, on Wed., Dec. 2.

A Vocal Jazz Concert performance titled "Lake Effect and Chill Factor," directed by Tina Thielen-Gaffey, will be presented at 7:30 on Fri., Dec. 4.

A Symphony/Chamber Orchestra "Sounds of the Season" Concert, directed by Jean R. Perrault will be presented at 7:30 pm on Sat., Dec. 5.

The University and Chamber singers directed by Dr. Stanley Wold in conjunction with the Concert Chorale, directed by Tina Thielen-Gaffey, will perform "Choral Sounds of the Season" will be presented at 1:30 pm on Sun., Dec, 6.

The Concert Band & Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Daniel W. Eaton and Mark Whitlock, will perform at 4 pm on Sun., Dec. 6.

A Music Series Student Recital, Erik Leist & Tyler Woods (trumpet) will be presented at 7:30 pm on Tues., Dec. 8.

The Jazz Ensembles Concert, Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Ryan Frane, and Jazz Ensemble II, directed by Dr. Tom Pfotenhauer, will perform at 7:30 on Wed., Dec 9.

A Music Series Student Voice Recital, with Suzy Sweeney & Bridget Smith, will be presented at 7:30 pm on Sat., Dec. 12.

theatre EVENTS

Sausage!, a commedia dell’arte, directed by Bill Payne, features a scoundrel, wily servants, and, of course, sausage. Performed for the first time by a college troupe, Sausage! is edge-of-your-seat anticipation of improvisational theatre at its best.
For info, call the UMD Box Office at 726-8561 or see http://www.d.umn.edu/theatre.

athletic EVENTS

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 Michigan Tech at 1 pm on Nov. 15, Minot State at 6 pm on Nov. 17, and Northern Michigan at 6 pm on Nov. 24. The game will be held in Romano Gym.


The NCAA Division II Playoffs are Nov. 14, 21, and 28.


The UMD Men's Hockey team will play 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 Minnesota State-Mankato at 6:07 pm on Nov. 21 and at 3:07 pm on Nov. 22. All games will be played at the DECC.

The NSIC first round, semi-finals, and finals will be Nov. 4, 7, and 8. The NCAA first round, second round, and quarter finals will be Nov. 13, 15, 20, and 22.

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.

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 at the planetarium every Wednesday evening at 7 pm.

"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.

"Astronomy Lessons from Star Wars: Come and Explore the galaxy with Luke Skywalker and Chewy" will be presented on Nov. 25.

"Stargazing tonight " will be presented on Dec. 2 .

Arrowhead Astronomical Society Topics (for ages 10 and up) will be presented on Dec. 9.

Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.


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

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

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

“International Education through Study Abroad,” part of International Education Week, will give faculty and students a chance to discuss study abroad experiences. It will be held at noon on Thurs., Nov. 19 in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

The Alworth Institute Reading Group will meet at 7 pm on Mon., Nov. 16 in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda to discuss Winter in Madrid by C. J. Sansom. Books are for sale at the UMD Book store. Maureen Tobin Stanley, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, will provide information about Spain’s history.

St. Andrew’s Night will take place at 6 pm on Thurs., Dec. 3 in Griggs Center. Evening includes local Scottish entertainment and a presentation by William Henderson, director, 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.


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

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

A Look in the Mirror - The Memoir of a Deaf Performer, a play 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 at 7 pm on Fri., Nov. 13 in 90 Bohannon.

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

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

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

"Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead" will be on display through Nov. 14 in the Multicultural Center.
For more information on these events e-mail msc@d.umn.edu.

Heidi Seeland, M.S. degree candidate, Integrated Biosciences, will present “Model development to understand raptor migratory pathways on Minnesota’s North Shore” at 3:15 pm on Fri., Nov. 6 in 185 Life Science, hosted by Gerald Niemi. For info contact 726-6262.

Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, part of the UMD Center for Environmental Education, will hold a Christmas Tree Cut on Dec. 5. For information call 721-3731, e-mail boulder@d.umn.edu, or see http://www.boulderlake.org.

All the seminars are held on Thursdays at 3:30 pm in 175 LSci. 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.

special EVENTS

Study Abroad 101 will be presented every Thursday during fall semester at 3 pm in 333 Kirby (except Nov. 26). Students are encouraged to integrate a global experience into studies, strengthen resumes, and expand experiences.
For info, contact ieo@d.umn.edu or call 726-8764.

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, on Monday at 7 pm.

"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. For info contact 726-7181.

The Fall Sustainability Fair will take place from 10 am – 3 pm on Wed., Nov. 4 in the Kirby Lounge. Presentations include "How to Grow Food in NE Minnesota" presented by local farmers from 11 am – noon; "Getting Local Food at UMD" presented by MPIRG from noon – 1 pm; "UMD Sustainable Agriculture Project" presented by Randy Hanson from 1 – 2 pm; and "Local Food in Local Businesses" presented by the Whole Foods Coop, Duluth Grill, and St. Luke’s Hospital from 2 – 3 pm. For questions, contact Brian Bluhm at 726-6623 or bluh0020@d.umn.edu.

The Kirby Student Center is sponsoring a blood drive with Memorial Blood Center on Thurs., Nov. 5. There are 25, fifteen-minute time slots to fill between 1:30 - 4:30 pm. To sign up or for additional questions, visit the Kirby Information Desk or call 726-7163.

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

The fall Campus Assembly will be held at 1:30 pm on Tues., Nov. 10 in the Kirby Ballroom. For information, contact Wendy J. Larrivy at 726-7507 or wlarrivy@d.umn.edu.

Join Greg Fox, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations, and Josh Gillson, president of the Student Association, for the annual “Nightwalk” for Campus Safety held from 6-7:30 pm on Tues., Nov. 10. The purpose of the “Nightwalk” is to walk together, covering all outside (and several inside) areas of the campus. Meet inside at the Kirby Bus Hub at 6 pm. Wear clothing appropriate for walking outside and bring a flashlight. Campus safety recommendation forms will be made available that evening and will be collected following the walk. For more info call Greg Fox at 726-7101.

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.

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 an interpretation into English by Patty Gordon, will be presented at 7 pm in 90 Bohannon Hall on Nov. 13. The event is sponsored by Access for All and the Northeast Service Cooperative. For info contact 726-8727.

The International Taste of UMD will be held from 2 - 3:30 pm on Sat., Nov. 14 at Hope United Methodist Church located at 301 W. St. Marie St. At this free event, international students make cuisines from their home countries and share them with the students of UMD and the community. The International Taste of UMD is part of nationally celebrated International Education Week. For additional information see http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo/index.htm.

The Department of Social Work will hold an informational open house about the UMD Master of Social Work. It will be held from 4 - 6 pm Mon., Nov. 16 in 220 Bohannon Hall. Refreshments will be provided. For further information, contact Rita Ohman at 218-726-8497.

The Labovitz School of Business and Economics presents Bruce Carlson, retired Four-Star General of the United States Air Force, also a 1971 UMD Accounting Graduate at a Professor for a Day event. He will present "Leadership Ethics in Today’s Global Environment" on Mon., Nov. 16 from 10 - 11 am in the Weber Music Hall. Refreshments will be served prior to the presentation. Carlson will share his expertise working with civilian, corporate and military organizations throughout the world.

Charles Gessert, MD/MPH of St. Mary’s/Duluth Clinic, will be the panel moderator for the topic “Busting the Myth of ‘Death Panels:’ A Frank Talk About Death and Dying in Duluth.” This panel will take place at 7:30 pm on Tues., Nov. 17 in 142 School of Medicine. DocTalks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Janet Fitzakerley at jfitzake@d.umn.edu.

DEED’s Betsy Lulfs, Manager of the Office of Science & Technology, will present a workshop titled “Strategically Creating Your Concept to Commercialization Technology Development and Funding Plan.” This session will be offered at on Nov. 19 from 10 am - noon at the UMD Center for Economic Development, 11 E. Superior St., Suite 210.  To register, contact Hayley Rowan at 651-259-7422 or hayley.rowan@state.mn.us. For additional questions contact Betsy Lulfs at 651-259-7441 or at lulfs@state.mn.us.

UMD English Professor Joseph Maiolo will read Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” at 4 pm on Fri. Dec. 11 in the Weber Music Hall. This traditional event is free and open to the public. For info contact the English Department, 726-8228.


The historic Congdon estate, Glensheen mansion, is open for tours Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am - 3:30 pm.
A Glensheen Craft Retreat will be held from 5 - 10 pm. on Sat., Nov. 7. The evening includes scrap booking, refreshments, a gift, and special tours.

A Glensheen Holiday Tea for Dolly & Me will take place at 2 pm on Sat., Dec. 12. Kids and a special doll are invited to experience this Glensheen event.

The Glensheen Holiday Brunch tour will take place at 10 am on Sat. and Sun. Dec. 12, 13, and 19 and 20.
For information e-mail glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

EVENTS, faculty and staff

"What Works in Student Retention at Four-Year Public Colleges" will be presented by Wes Habley, ACT, Inc.
on Wed., Nov. 4 from 2:30 - 3:50 pm in Griggs Center. For more information, e-mail Mary Keenan at mkeenan@d.umn.edu or call 726-7009.

"Good Assessment Transforms Learning" presented by LeAne Rutherford and Shelley Smith will be held from 9 - 10:30 am on Wed., Nov. 4 in KSC 268 and from 2 - 3:30 pm on Thurs., Nov. 5 in EduE 142. To register, contact Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

Two representatives from Securian Retirement, a unit of Minnesota Life Insurance Company, will be on campus on Thurs., Nov. 5 and Fri., Nov. 6, to provide information about investments, consolidating retirement savings, understanding withdrawal options, and more. Call 1-800-421-3334 for questions or to schedule a meeting.

ITSS presents "Electronic Assessment Tools and Options" from 10 - 11 am on Fri., Nov. 6 in the Knowledge Management Center (42 SCC).

"Moving from Mulberry to Thunderbird" will be held from 11 am - noon on Fri., Nov. 6 in the Knowledge Management Center (42 SCC). Mulberry will be discontinued on Dec. 31. This workshop provides assistance in changing to Thunderbird.

For additional information contact Amanda Evans at amevans@d.umn.edu or 726-7680.

A Women’s Sexuality Series will be presented on Wednesdays through Nov. 18 in 361 Kirby from 2 - 3 pm. This series will provide a comfortable and open forum for women to share thoughts, concerns, and questions about sexuality.

A Stress Management Workshop Series will be presented in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda from 3 - 4 pm on Wednesdays through Dec. 2. For more information on these events contact Dori Decker at ddecker@d.umn.edu or call 726-7046.

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