UMD Currents Newsletter


Tuesday, October 5, 2010 * Volume 28, Number 3 | PDF





On Thurs., Oct. 7 at 10:30 am, the Tweed will attempt to set a new world record for the greatest number of people reading the same book on the same day. Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day will be read.

Family Art Hour will be held on Fri., Oct. 22 from 1-4 pm. The event features museum games, art activities, stories and refreshments. It is for all ages and is free and open to the public.

Digital Art Workshop for Youth (ages 11-14) is offered at the Tweed every Tuesday from Oct. 12-Nov. 14 from 4 pm-5:30 pm. The Show & Tell is on Nov. 21.

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.

"Gilbert Munger: Niagara Falls" will be on display through December.

"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.

"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: Lydia Kepulis and Melissa Kirchoff from Oct. 5-10, Steve Read from Oct. 12-17, Chad Lieske from Oct. 19-24, Rachel Heisler from Oct. 26-31, Gina Gleason from Nov. 2-7, Lorena Sell and Tara Mathison from Nov. 9-14, Shawntelle Bates and Amara Barthelemy from Nov. 16-21, Michelle Bennett from Nov. 30-Dec. 5, Amber Burns from Dec. 7-12, and Maria Witham from Dec. 14-19.

For Tweed Museum information, go to, contact, or call 218-726-8222.

music EVENTS

All events will be held in Weber Music Hall.

The Ninth Annual Weber Concert, presented Oct. 13 at 7:30 pm, features the Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra, University Singers, and Concert Chorale.

Trumpet players Tom Pfotenhauer and David Cooper will present a Guest Artist Recital on Oct. 19 at 7:30 pm.

Laura Young, solo classical guitar, will present a Guest Artist Concert on Oct. 22 at 7:30 pm.

Choral Ensembles presents the Concert Chorale, University Singers, and Chamber Singers as they premiere a new work by Irish composer, Rhona Clarke, with guest conductor Dr. Marion Doherty Hayden on Oct. 24 at 3 pm.

Senior High Honor Choir concert will be held on Oct. 25 at 4 pm.

Nicolas Mallarte, piano, will present the Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert on Oct. 26 at 7:30 pm. Volcanic ash prevented this performance from being given last April.

Senior High Honor Orchestra concert will be held on Oct. 29 at 4 pm.

A Faculty Artist Recital featuring Justin Rubin, organ, will be presented at 3 pm on Oct. 31.

For more information about music events, call 726-8561, or see

theatre EVENTS

Rodgers & Hammersteins' South Pacific will be performed on Oct. 21, 23, 27, 30 at 7:30 pm and Oct. 24 at 2 pm at the Mainstage Theatre, Marshall Performing Arts Center.

For info, call the UMD Box Office at 726-8561 or see

athletic EVENTS

The Men's and Women's Cross Country teams will hold a meet, the UMD Pine Hill Invitational & Alumni Day, on Oct. 9 in Carlton, MN. The men will start at 10 am and the women will start at 10:45 am.

The UMD Bulldog Football team will play against Winona State for the Hall of Fame Game at 6:05 pm on Oct. 9. UMD's Homecoming game against the University of Mary will be held at 1:05 pm on Oct. 16, and Senior Day begins at 1:05 pm on Oct. 30 against St. Cloud State. All games will be played at Malosky Stadium.

The Men's Hockey team will play Providence College at 7:07 pm on Oct. 15 & Oct. 16, and Alaska-Anchorage at 7:07 pm on Oct. 22 & Oct. 23.. All games will be held at the DECC.

The Women's Hockey team will play Minnesota State-Mankato at 3:07 pm on Oct. 16 & Oct. 17, Connecticut at 3:07 pm on Oct. 23 & Oct. 24, and Minnesota at 7:07 pm on Oct. 29 & Oct. 30. All games will be held at the DECC.

The Soccer team will play University of Mary at 1 pm on Oct. 9, Northern State at 1 pm on Oct. 10, and Bemidji State at 3 pm on Oct. 22. All games will be played at Malosky Stadium.

The Volleyball team will play Upper Iowa at 7 pm on Oct. 15, Winona State at 4 pm on Oct. 22, and Concordia-St. Paul at 7 pm on Oct. 23. All games will be held in Romano Gym.

For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office at 218-726-7518 or see

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

The Women's Resource and Action Center presents the following Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events:
"Femicide Awareness Display" through Oct. 8 from 11 am-3 pm in the Kirby tabling area; "Clothesline Project Display" an all-day exhibit from Oct. 18-Oct. 29 in the Kirby Bus Hub; "Clothesline Project Workshop" on Wed., Oct. 20, 5-7 pm in Bohannon 346; "Annual Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Abuse Victims" on Thurs., Oct. 21 from 6-8 pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1710 E. Superior Street; the film, Tough Guise, on Wed., Oct. 27 from 11 am-1 pm in KSC 268; and a lecture by Coach Joe Ehrmann on Wed., Oct. 27 from 8-9:30 pm in the Romano Gym.

For more info, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward, 726-8444.

Thomas Hanson, former U.S. Foreign Service Officer & Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence, will present "On the Ground: U.S. Policy in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq" on Oct. 6 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda.

Deborah Good, Student Personnel Coordinator, UMD International Education Office will present "Pura Vida: Costa Rica Discovered" in the Brown Bag lecture series on Oct. 7 at noon in the Library Rotunda.

Robert Flaten, former U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, will give the lecture "The Role of the United Nations in the International Community," on Oct. 20 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda.

"Friluftsliv and Allemansrätt: Swedish Nature-based Outdoor Recreation and Universal Access to the Natural Landscape" an International Brown Bag lunch with Tom Berry, instructor from the UMD Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, will take place at noon on Oct. 21 in the Library Rotunda.

"The Wedding March: Stories from our Pre-Monsoon Wedding in Bangalore" an International Brown Bag lunch with Rebecca de Souza, assistant professor of the communication department, and Adam Pine, assistant professor of the geography department, will take place at noon on Oct. 28 in the Library Rotunda. For info, visit:

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wed. and Fri. evening at 7 pm. Stargazing Tonight will be presented on Oct. 6. "Solar System Extremes: Mercury vs Pluto" will begin planet month on Oct. 8 at the planetarium. On Oct. 13, Arrowhead Astronomical Society will present shows with varying topics. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at

Erik Janzen presents the work of two artists, a film-maker and a poet for the expression of gay male erotica from 6-8 pm on Oct. 7 in Kirby Student Center 268. A "Come out, Cookout" will be held from 11 am - 2 pm on Oct. 12 on the Kirby Terrace. A Hate Crimes Vigil will be held beginning at 5:30 pm on Oct. 13 on the Kirby Lounge The National Coming Out Day Luncheon will be held at noon on Oct. 14 in the Ballroom. The Fall Drag Show will be held from 7-10 pm in Kirby Lounge. Monday, October 25Speaker: Barbara Satin will speak on "Growing Old and GLBT: It's Not For the Faint of Heart" at 5 pm on Oct. 25 in the Ballroom. Tuesday, October 26 The film, Amancio will be shown at 6 pm on Oct. 26 in the Rafters. For info, contact Angie Nichols at 218-726-7300.

Stephen Brand, senior vice president technology, Conoco Philipps, will present “Life After… The Energy Industry Pathways” on Thurs. Oct. 7 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175.

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. 21 in LSci 175 at 3:30 pm.

Anders Carlson, assistant professor, Paleoclimatology Quaternary, Glacial Geology, University of Wisconsin-Madison will present "Sensitivity of the Greenland Ice Sheet to Past Climate Warming" on Thurs. Oct. 28 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175. For more info, contact

RSOP presents the following events for October: "Outdoor Photography Basics" in the Bagley Building on Oct. 7 from 5–7 pm; "Learn to Sport Lead Climb Indoors" on Oct 7 from 6:30–9:30 pm in the RSOP fitness center; "Northwoods Sampler on the Gunflint Trail and BWCA" on Oct. 8 at 3 pm to Oct. 10 at 6 pm; "Buckthorn Pull: Removing Exotic Species from Bagley Nature Area" on Oct. 12 from 3–7 pm, "Traditional Lead Climbing Clinic" on Oct. 14 from 6:30– 9:30 pm; "Fall Color Hike and Rappel" on Oct. 16 from noon–5 pm, "Women’s Climb" on Oct. 18 from 8–10 pm; and "Halloween Paddle" on Oct. 31 from 9 am–4 pm. For more info, visit

The UMD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry presents a lecture by Kurt Heikkila, CEO of Tundra Technologies, and a UMD 2010 SCSE Academy Inductee on Fri. Oct. 8 at 3 pm in LSci 175. For more info, contact

The Department of Biology presents "Reminiscences of a Multifaceted Career," a lecture given by UMD 1949 Alumni Bruce Huntington Warren on Fri. Oct. 8 at 3 pm in LSci 185. Warren is a retired colonel for USAF Medical Corps, a retired professor at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and a UMD Biology 2010 SCSE Academy Nominee. For more info, contact

On Fri. Oct. 8, a rally for DFL Governor candidate Mark Dayton will begin at 1:15 pm in the Kirby Lounge. Mark Dayton will begin speaking at 1:45 pm. It is part one of a three-part series of rallies for Minnesota governor candidates to get out the student vote. Introductory Speakers will be Daniel Fanning, deputy state director for Sen. Al Franken; Jeff Anderson, Duluth city council president; and Kerry Gauthier, Duluth city councilor. Sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement and Student Association. For more info, contact

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

A dutch oven baking demo will be held Oct. 12 from 6-7:30 pm.

The talk "How to Use a GPS Receiver for Loggers, Foresters, Landowners, Sportsman, and Geocachers" will be held on Oct. 23, from 9 am-noon; $40 per person

An aquatic invasive species talk will be held on Oct. 27 from 7-8 pm.

All events require pre-registration. For information visit, email, or call at 218-721-3731.

Career Services presents the workshop "What are Employers Looking for?" on Mon. Oct. 11 from 4-5 pm in Mon. 70. It is open to UMD students and alumni.

The Head of the Lakes Job & Internship Fair is a general (all majors) job fair held on Oct. 13 from 10-2 pm in the Ballroom. Employers will be seeking candidates for internships and full-time positions, as well as promoting their company. On-campus interviews in conjunction with the Fair will be held Oct. 13 and Oct. 14.

A “Getting Ready for the Job Fair” workshop will also be held for students on Oct. 6 from 4:30–5:30 pm in Career Services. For more info contact Career Services at 218-726-7985 or

The film, When Worlds Collide, will be shown at noon on Oct. 12 in KSC 273. It illuminates the origin of today's Latino culture in the United States through the untold story of what happened in the Americas after Columbus. It is sponsored by Latino/Chicano Student Programs and Latino/Chicano Student Association, and WDSE WRPT Public Educational Television.

On Oct. 24 the Multicultural Center will display the "Dia de los Muertos"Day of the Dead Exhibit in KSC. For info, contact

A Queer History Month Display will be located in the Multiculutral Center from Oct. 1-20. Sponsored by UMD GLBT Services and Queer and Allied Student Union. For more info, contact Angie Nichols at 218-726-7300

The UMD Women's Resource and Action Center presents events for Love Your Body Week.

A Brown Bag event "The Politics of Body Acceptance" presented by Linda Gokee-Rinda, will be held on Wed. Oct.13 from noon-1 pm in KSC 264.

"If only I was..." workshop will be held on Oct. 15 from 3-5 pm in the Kirby Rafters presented by Cara Pearson of the YWCA Duluth. For more information, contact WRAC at

Jim Gaylord will give a presentation on painting and drawing at 6 pm on Tues., Oct. 26, in Montague 70. For info, contact the Department of Art and Design, 726-8225.

special EVENTS

Voting has begun for the Liberty Mutual Football Coach of the Year Contest, the only contest that recognizes coaching excellence both on and off the field. UMD Coach Bob Nielson, who came very close last year, will be a favorite. 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. Vote for Bob every day through Dec. 4 at Check out the video a UMD student made:

Vote for Bob Nielson for Coach of the Year and be entered into drawings for prizes from Oct. 4-Dec. 4. Enter a drawing for an Apple iPad. Participants must come to the UMD Stores' Computer Corner during hours of operation and demonstrate proof of voting on their computer or phone. Drawings for prizes will be held on Mon. Oct. 18, Nov. 1, and Nov. 15. All entries and bi-weekly winners are eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing, an Apple iPad. The Grand Prize winning number will be drawn and announced on Mon. Dec. 13. For info, contact

UMD Health Services will offer their annual Depression Screening on Oct. 6, in the Kirby Ballroom from 1-3 pm. Vistors can watch a video, fill out a screening tool, and meet with a counselor one-on-one. For more info, contact Health Services at 218-726-8155.

The "Chart Your Course: Major/Minor Expo" will be held from 10 am - 2 pm on Wed., Oct. 13, in the Kirby Student Center, across from bookstore. /students are invited to explore majors and careers. For info, contact

UMD will hold a celebration of all things Bulldog from Wed., Oct. 13-Sat., Oct. 16. This year's events include concerts, giveaways and other events for UMD students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Pick up a t-shirt in the Kirby Commons for $5 starting Oct. 5.

Students, faculty, staff and kids are invited to meet the Bulldogs at the Non-Fire Bonfire on Thurs., Oct. 14 at 6 pm in Ordean Court. Cheer on your favorite in the hot dog eating contest, submit your child's entry for the coloring contest and enjoy free food from Famous Dave's.

A special hockey tailgate party will be held on Fri., Oct. 15 at Grandma's Sports Garden. Bring your U Card for $2 off the Bulldog Buffet and enjoy other food and drink specials from 5-7 pm.

To volunteer at any activities, contact Lacey Solheid, Student Traditions Manager, at For a complete list of Homecoming activities, visit the website at

"Competing to Succeed: What it Takes to be Successful in the 21st Century" featuring Scott Anderson, Ph,D,, Director and Senior Economist at Wells Fargo will be presented from 11 am-noon on Wed. Oct. 20 in the Weber Music Hall. There will be refreshments prior to the presentation at 10:30 in Weber lobby. The event is part of the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Distinguished Speakers Series. For more info, contact LSBE at 218-726-7440.


Glensheen’s third annual Halloween Living Literature will be held from Oct. 21-23. This year they’re partnering with UMD’s Theater and English departments and presenting Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.” The evening includes the performance, a flashlight tour of Glensheen mansion, and guided discussion with refreshments. The performance venue is small, and there is limited seating.

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, email or call 218-726-8910.

EVENTS, faculty and staff

Join IDS for these workshops: "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. Register with Jason Ellis at

The UMD Office of Equal Opportunity has a "Diversity Training" workshop scheduled on Thurs., Oct. 7 from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm at KSC 333. For more info, contact UMD Office of Equal Opportunity at 726-6827.

Just Us is an ongoing training and discussion group for faculty and staff on creating curriculum/programming to address cultural competence, racism, and establishing a more welcoming climate for all faculty, staff, and students. Sessions take place on Fridays in EduE 142 on: Oct. 29 from 8-9:30 am, Nov. 19 from noon-1:30 pm, and Dec. 10 from noon-1:30 pm. For more info, contact or 726-6207.

Tech Talk offers a forum for faculty from all disciplines to discuss uses and abuses of educational technology. All sessions will run from noon-1 pm in EduE 142. The sessions will be held on Wed., Oct. 6; Fri., Oct. 22; Thurs., Nov. 18; and Thurs., Dec. 16. Request to join the alias by emailing LeAne Rutherford at

"How to do Class Capture" with Bruce Reeves and Amanda Evans will be held at 2 pm on Oct. 12 in Viz Lab (154 MPAC). Join Debra Wing at 2 pm on Oct. 19 Viz Lab (154 MPAC) to learn how to use the Data Warehouse Tables or find a report already created in UMReports. For more info, contact Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab at 726-8093.

"Surviving the Sometimes Empty Nest Syndrome" will be held on Thurs. Oct. 7 from noon-1 pm in KSC 323.

"Importance of Staying Hydrated" will be held on Thurs. Oct. 5 from noon-1 pm in KSC 323. For info, contact UMD Human Resources at 726-7161.

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