Tuesday, September 7, 2010 * Volume 28, Number 1 | PDF






"Brave, Strong, True: Selections from the Potlatch Collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations" will be on display through Sept. 12.

"Gilbert Munger: Niagara Falls" opens September 14 and continues through December.

The exhibition, "You and Yours: A Curatorial Project on the Theme of Family" by Patricia Briggs will be on display through Oct. 17.

"Form and Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection" will be on display through Nov. 7.

"Variations on a Theme" will be on display through December.

"Entertaining the Gods: Yarn Paintings of the Mexican Huichol" will be on display through Dec. 20. This exhibit showcases various symbolic paintings made with colorful strands of yarn by native Huichol (WEE-chol) people of Mexico. Bright, bold and joyful, they originally functioned as aids to spiritual leaders, as they communicated between the Gods of the Huichol peyote religion and earthly life.

"Our Own State Fair: Artists of Minnesota from the TMA Collection" will continue through Feb. 13.

"In 3D: Selections From the Collection" will continue through March 25.

Works from the Richard and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art continues at the Tweed.

Student shows will be featured throughout the year: Andrew Nagahashi from Sept. 7-12, Laramie Carlson from Sept. 14-19, Adam Rosenthal from Sept. 21-26 and Alexander Hanson from Sept. 28-Oct.

For Tweed Museum information, go to http://www.d.umn.edu/tma, contact tma@d.umn.edu, or call 218-726-8222.

music and theatre EVENTS

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athletic EVENTS

The UMD Men’s and Women's Cross Country teams will host the Campus Quest 7 on Sept. 11 starting at 11:15 am.

The UMD Football team will play Wayne State on Sept. 18 at 6 pm in Malosky Stadium.

The UMD Women's Soccer team will play Minnesota-Crookston on Sept. 18 at 1 pm and Minnesota State-Moorhead on Sept. 19 at 1 pm. All games will be located on Griggs Field in Malosky Stadium.

The UMD Women's Volleyball team will play Northern State on Sept. 14 at 7 pm in the Romano Gymnasium.

For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office at 218-726-7518 or see http://www.umdbulldogs.com.

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

Bestselling author and one of America's most popular business speakers, Harvey Mackay will give a presentation on Wed., Sept. 8 at 12 pm in Weber Music Hall called "Use your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door – Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You." All attendees receive a free copy of Mackay's new book, Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door. Mackay is the author of the New York Times #1 bestsellers Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt. Both books are among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time, according to the New York Times. Mackay's books have sold 10 million copies worldwide, been translated into 37 languages and sold in 80 countries. Toastmasters International also named him one of the top five speakers in the world. To register, visit https://lsbe.d.umn.edu/.

"Internet Advertising: Effective Outreach to Target Audiences" with Marty Weintraub and Manny Rivas from aimClear will be presented at 3 pm on Fri., Sept. 17, in the Weber Music Hall. Weintraub and Rivas will explain the tools that build internet success: pay per click, search engine optimization, online marketing, using social media, technical audits, reputation monitoring, and driving traffic. What works, what doesn't, and why will be their focus. Rivas is a 2008 graduate of the Labovitz School of Business and Economics. Refreshments follow the presentation. Sponsored by UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics, UMD Communicators Council, UM Communicators Forum, and The American Advertising Federation Duluth/Superior. For information contact 218-726-8996 or creitan@d.umn.edu.

Al Mensinger, Department of Biology, presents "Alongshore movement and growth of the invasive round goby (Apollonia melanostoma) in the Duluth-Superior Harbor by individual mark-recapture" on Fri., Sept. 10 at 3 pm in LSci 185. For info, contact biol@d.umn.edu.

David McGee, post doctoral associate, University of Minnesota TC, will present "New insights into late Pleistocene hydrological changes in the Bonneville Basin, Utah, from lake and cave records" on Thurs., Sept. 16 in LSci 175 at 3:30 pm.

Shoufa Lin, professor of structural geology & tectonics, University of Waterloo, will present "Synchronous vertical and horizontal tectonism in the Neoarchean and implications for gold mineralization: evidence from the Superior craton" on Thurs., Sept. 23 in LSci 175 at 3:30 pm.

Mike Berndt, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Lands and Minerals, will present "Sulfur and oxygen isotope composition of dissolved sulfate in the St. Louis River watershed, North East Minnesota" on Thurs. Oct. 7 in LSci 175 at 3:30 pm.

For info, contact geol@d.umn.edu.

Angélica J. Afanador Pujol, a scholar of Pre-Columbian and Early Colonial Art of the Americas, will speak at 6 pm on Thurs., Sept. 23, in 70 Montague Hall. Her courses explore a variety of media (ceramics, murals, prints, architecture, and manuscript illuminations) to understand how the indigenous people of the Americas have represented themselves and been represented by others. In her current research project, The Politics of Ethnicity: Re-imagining Indigenous Identities in The Sixteenth-Century Relación de Michoacán (1538-1541), she explores how artists from Michoacán manipulated the ethnic identities of their indigenous rulers in images to maintain their social status in the new colonial order.

For info, contact the Department of Art and Design, 218-726-8225.

"Life with the Maasai Tribe of Tanzania," a brown bag lunch with John Kowalczyk, Professor of Public Health and Program Coordinator, First Year Experience & Students in Transition will be held On Thurs. Sept. 30, at 12 pm in the Library Rotunda.

"On the Ground: U.S. Policy in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq" an Alworth Lecture with Thomas Hanson, former U.S. Foreign Service Officer and Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence will be held on Wed., Oct. 6 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda.

"Pura Vida: Costa Rica Discovered," a brown bag lunch with Deborah Good, an International Brown Bag student personnel coordinator, UMD International Education Office, will be held on Thurs. Oct. 7 at 12 pm in the Library Rotunda.

For info, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/alworth.

Zelma Williams Croom will give a presentation about establishing the first kindergarten and the first Head Start program for black families in Holmes County, Mississippi beginning in 1964. The event, "Head Start and Civil Rights: Educating Children in 1960s Mississippi," will be held on Thurs., Sept. 30. The reception will begin at 5:30 pm, and the presentation will start at 6 pm in Griggs Center. Croom, now from Cleveland, Ohio, was among the first group of local young adults who became staff at the Holmes County Community Center at Mileston. The teachers were recruited by Civil Rights Movement outside workers, Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner now of Duluth and her activist husband. The early lives of Croom and the other teachers were framed by poverty, abuse, and Jim Crow laws. Croom became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement battling for Head Start, voting rights, and school integration. She has remained an activist ever since. This event is sponsored by the Commission on Women, the Education Department and African American Student Services. For info contact: 218-726-6236, dmccarth@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8996, creitan@d.umn.edu.

The Eddy lecture, "Clinical Ethics and Decision-Making in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology," presented by Helen Sharp, Ph.D., CCC-SLP will be held on Sat., Oct. 2 from 8:30 am-4 pm in Bohannon Hall 90. This lecture will focus on the application of biomedical ethics to the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology. The goal of this discussion is to provide participants with the tools to think through clinical ethical decision-making around such issues as informed consent and refusal of treatment; assessment of patient/client capacity to participate in decision-making; and how decisions are made when the patient/client is unable to make decisions including application of advance directives; and the issues specific to decision-making for children. For info, contact Jena Gordon at gordo244@d.umn.edu.

Fall Wildflowers with Larry Weber will be held Sept. 7 from 7-8 pm.

Volunteers are needed for the Shoreline Restoration Planting around Boulder Lake ELC during Sept. 15-16 anytime between 8 am-4:30 pm.

The Fifth Annual Agate Festival will be held Sat., Oct. 9 from 1-3:30 pm.

All events require pre-registration. For info, visit http://www.boulderlake.org, email jdgeissl@d.umn.edu, or call at 218-721-3731.

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

special EVENTS

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is holding a fundraiser, a Fast-a-Thon, to raise money for the flood victims of Pakistan. Participants are invited to fast for about 14 hours on Thurs., Sept. 9, from 5:12 am to 7:32 pm. The fast falls on the last day of Ramadan, and the event will end with a party and a feast in the Kirby Ballroom. The evening festivities will begin at 6:30 pm, and the meal will begin at 7:32 pm. For information about donating to UNICEF's flood victim relief program or taking part in the fast, see: http://www.d.umn.edu/~msa/Events.html.

The Liberty Mutual Football Coach of the Year Contest, the only contest that recognizes coaching excellence both on and off the field, begins September 14! UMD Coach Bob Nielson came very close last year and will be a favorite again this season. Four coaches will be awarded $50,000 for charity and $20,000 for their alumni associations. NEW this year: an additional $10,000 prize awarded to the alumni association that rallies the most votes for their coach, win or lose. Remember to vote for Bob every day from Sept. 14-Dec. 4 at http://www.coachoftheyear.com.

UMD Market Day in the Plaza is held every Wed. through Sept. 29 from 1:30-4:30 pm, rain or shine, and features a farmer’s market, live music, and artist booths. UMD Stores offers specials during the Market that include 1/2-price fountain pop and hot beverages and 20% off one regularly priced item when using the black UMD reusable bags. (Some exclusions apply.) Visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/farmersmarket/ for weekly Market Day updates and music line-up. Upcoming live music include Bryan Olds, Tim Kaiser, Michael Monroe, and Aurora Baer.

The Fall Student Activities Fair will be held Thurs., Sept. 9 from 11 am-2 pm on the Kirby Terrace (rain site is the Kirby Ballroom and Rafters). The Student Activities Fair will feature 100+ student organizations that are active at UMD – approximately half of the 200+ total student groups on campus. The fair is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Free hot dogs & chips will also be served over lunch (while supplies last). Questions can be directed to the Kirby student traditions manager, Lacey, at kirbyint@d.umn.edu.



The historic Congdon estate, Glensheen mansion, is open for tours daily from 9:30 am-4 pm. For more information and prices for events, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/, email glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

EVENTS, faculty and staff

Join IDS for these workshops: "Noon Nugget: Bolstering Student Engagement with Self-Interest" held from noon-1 pm on Sept. 29 in KSC 268; "Bringing the World to Your Classroom: Best Practices" held from 1-2:30 pm on Oct. 13 in KSC 268; "20-minute Mentor Film Festival" held from 1-3:30 pm on Oct. 25 in KSC 268; Creating Super Surveys" held from 10-11:30 am on Nov 12 in KSC 268; and "Just Us: Conversations on Issues and Isms" held from noon-1:30 pm on Nov. 19 in EduE 142. Please register with Jason Ellis via email jellis2@d.umn.edu. For info, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/ids/.

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