Tuesday, November 17, 2009 * Volume 27, Number 6 | 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. 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 through 2010.

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.

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, in conjunction with the Concert Chorale, will perform "Choral Sounds of the Season" 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!, commedia dell’arte and improvisational theatre directed by Bill Payne, is performed for the first time by a college troupe, Dec. 3 through 12 on the mainstage theatre. 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 Northland College at 8 pm on Nov. 24, Minnesota-Crookston at 8 pm on Dec. 4, and Minnesota State-Moorhead at 8 pm on Dec. 5. The games will be held in Romano Gym.

The Women's Basketball team will play Northern Michigan at 6 pm on Nov. 24, Minnesota-Crookston at 6 pm on Dec. 4, and Minnesota State-Moorhead at 6 pm on Dec. 5. The games will be held in Romano Gym.


The UMD Football team will play Saginaw Valley State/Nebraska-Kearney (NCAA Division II Playoffs) at noon on Nov. 21 at Malosky Stadium. After concluding the 2009 regular season with nine straight victories and its second consecutive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference title, the University of Minnesota Duluth was rewarded with a first-round bye in the NCAA Division II playoffs as the No. 1 seed in Super Regional Three. The quarterfinals are scheduled for Nov. 28 at the site of the highest-seeded team while the two nationally-televised semifinal-round games will be held the following week. The NCAA Division II championship game kicks off at noon on Dec. 12 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Ala.


The UMD Men's Hockey team will play North Dakota at 7:07 pm on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 and Denver at 7:07 on Dec. 11 and 12. All games will be played at the DECC.

The UMD Women's Hockey team will play Bemidji State at 3:07 pm on Dec. 12 and 13, Wisconsin at 7:07 pm on Jan. 16, and Wisconsin at 4:07 on Jan. 17. All games will be played at the DECC.

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.

"The Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology Series: Classical Mechanics" will be presented 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.

On Dec. 16 and 18, come explore the "Star of Bethlehem" and learn about the astronomical signs from 2000 years ago.

The Astronomy Club will meet on Dec. 23 to discover the astronomical events surrounding Pluto: the dwarf planet.

On Dec. 30, the coming changes in astronomy will be examined in the "Future of Space Exploration."

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


“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.

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.



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

“Demystifying Arab Muslim Culture” will be presented by Maryam al Sheroogi, Mary Coons, and Brenda Butterfield from 3:30 – 5 pm on Nov. 18 in 185 Life Science.

Visit South Africa and Botswana through pictures and stories, by Helen Mongan-Rallis, Trish O’Keefe, and Paula Pedersen at 5 pm on Wed., Nov. 18 in the Kirby Rafters.

International Film Series will show Marmoulak (The Lizard, 2004, Iran) from 6-8pm on Nov. 18 in the Kirby Lounge.

The UMD Student Health Fair will take place Tues., Dec. 1 from 11 am - 2 pm in the Kirby Rafters.

"Why We Leave: A firsthand account of migration to the U.S." will be presented by Nelly Oritz from Mexico Solidarity on Thurs., Dec. 3 at 7 pm.

On Sun., Dec. 6 an interpreted performance of Sausage will be held at 2 pm in MPAC.

“Diversity in Outdoor Recreation” will be presented by author and photographer Dudly Edmondson at 7 pm on Dec. 9 in the Kirby Rafters.

On Thurs., Dec. 10 Joy DeGruy, author of Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Enduring Legacy of Injury and Healing, will speak about facts, statistics and documents that illustrate how varying levels of both clinically induced and socially learned residual stress related issues were passed along through generations as a result of slavery.

On Sat., Dec. 12, a Kwaanza celebration will be held from 6 - 9 pm in the Kirby Ballroom.

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

WRAC Brown Bag: "Healthy Choices, Period" will be presented by Mary Cowen on Wed., Dec. 2 at noon in KSC 273B.

For more information on these events e-mail msc@d.umn.edu.

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.

special EVENTS

Study Abroad 101 will be presented every Thursday during fall semester at 3 pm in 333 Kirby (except Nov. 26) to inform students how to integrate a global experience into their studies.

An information session will be held for students interested in studying Art, Design and Visual Culture in Turkey during May 2010. The information session will be held at 4 pm on Thurs., Nov. 19 in 335 ABAH.

For info, contact ieo@d.umn.edu or call 726-8764.

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 every Wednesday through Dec. 2.

For info contact ddecker@d.umn.edu or call 726-7046.

On Wed., Nov. 18 the workshop "Promoting Cross Cultural Awareness in a Post 9-11 World: Demystifying
Arab Muslim Culture" will be presented by Maryam al Sheroogi, social worker in the Kingdom of Bahrain; Mary Coons, author and president of Pen and Ink Communications; and Brenda Butterfield, Professor of Psychology. This will take place from 3:30 - 5 pm in Life Sciences 185.

Visit South Africa and Botswana through pictures and stories by Helen Mongan-Rallis, Trish O’Keefe, and Paula Pedersen on Wed., Nov. 18 at 5 pm in the Kirby Rafters.

The film Marmoulak (The Lizard, 2004, Iran) will be featured from 6 - 8 pm in the Kirby Lounge on Wed., Nov. 18.

On Thurs., Nov. 19 there will be a Student Panel Presentation on Islam from 5 - 6 pm in the Garden Room.

For more information see http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo.

"If I Had a Million Dollars, Financial Literacy for Students" will be presented by Tim Munkeby in 125 LSBE
from 3 - 4:30 pm on Wed., Nov. 18. Tim Munkeby, author of If I Had a Million Dollars: How to Achieve Financial
Independence Before Your Parents Do and University of Minnesota alumnus, will be speaking to students about financial and career literacy. For more information see http://careers.d.umn.edu.

The Master of Environmental Health and Safety program will hold an information seminar which will be held at noon on Wed., Nov. 18 in 201 Voss-Kovach Hall. If interested in an MEHS but are unable to attend the seminar or for further questions, call 726-8117, e-mail mehs@d.umn.edu, or visit their home page at http://mehs.d.umn.edu.

KUMD presents the Alworth International lecture series as part of KUMD’s local public affairs program, “public/uncut,” every other week, on Monday at 7 pm.

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 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.

DEED’s Betsy Lulfs, manager of the Office of Science and Technology, will present a workshop titled “Strategically Creating Your Concept to Commercialization Technology Development and Funding Plan.” This session will be offered 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.

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 UMD 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 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


New UMD Web Calendar of Events - Demonstration. UMD is getting a new web Calendar of Events. The old Calender of Events will retire on Dec. 22, 2009. Jeremy Casper from University Relations in the Twin Cities will demonstrate the new UMD Web Calendar of Events at 11 am on Fri., Nov. 20 in Kirby Rafters (3rd floor). Casper will walk the audience through the simple steps to post an event. He will also show how entering an event on the Web Calendar can appear on another website. Colleges, departments and programs will be able to enter their events in one place and the events will appear on another or multiple web pages. The new calendar provides for photos and video as well as many other features. Your feedback is appreciated as we tweak the program for Duluth's use. Want to be the first to try it out? Email creitan@d.umn.edu or amanteuf@d.umn.edu to get a password.

"Assessment Workshop 2: Measures" will be held on Tues., Dec. 1 from 3 - 4:30 pm and on Thurs., Dec. 3 from 1 - 2:30 pm in 42 SCC. The workshop is designed to assist program faculty and staff with Step #3 of your assessment plans: identifying tools and measures of your outcomes, and it will be presented by Paul Treuer, Shannon Godsey, Dan Glisczinski, and Mick McComber. For more information see http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/assessment/forms.html.

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