UMD Currents Newsletter


Tuesday, October 19, 2010 * Volume 28, Number 4 | PDF





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 Tues. till Nov. 14 from 4-5:30 pm. A Show & Tell event will be held from 4-5:30 pm on Nov. 21.

The exhibit "Vladimir Lobanov: Landscapes of the Russian North" will be on display from Nov. 2-Feb. 6. A reception and preview of art will be held on Oct. 25 from 5-7 pm at Zeitget Arts Cafe, 222 E. Superior St. and a gallery talk and opening reception will be held at the Tweed on Nov. 2 at 6 pm.

"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 Dec.

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

"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 Mar. 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: 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.

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 Marion Doherty Hayden on Oct. 24 at 3 pm.

A 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.

A 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.

A Jazz Scholarship Benefit will be featured on Wed., Nov. 3 at 7:30 pm. Performers include Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Ensemble II and Big Time Jazz Orchestra.

A Senior High Honor Band will be featured on Fri., Nov. 5 at 7 pm and Nov. 6 at 4 pm.

A Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will be featured on Sun., Nov. 7 at 3 pm.

The 11th Annual Story-Hour “Geography” will be presented on Fri., Nov. 12 at 7:30 pm. Performers include the Symphony Orchestra and Guest Artist Storyteller Elizabeth S. Nordell.

A performance by the Marching Band will be presented Sun., Nov. 14 at 3 pm.

A faculty artist recital entitled "From Austria to America" by Regina Zona and Tracy Lipke-Perry will be presented Mon., Nov. 15 at 7:30 pm.

A guest artist recital featuring Benjamin Toth and Gene Koshinski will be presented Tues., Nov. 16 at 7:30 pm.

A Concert in the guest artist series featuring Mark Thomsen will be held on Fri., Nov. 19 at 7:30 pm.

A performance by the Chamber Orchestra will be held on Sat., Nov. 20 at 7:30 pm.

A Guitar Ensemble featuring Guitar Ensemble I and Guitar Ensemble II will be presented Tues., Nov. 23 at 7:30 pm.

A concert featuring the Percussion Ensemble will be presented Tues., Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm.

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 UMD Bulldog Football team's Senior Day begins at 1:05 pm on Oct. 30 against St. Cloud State at Malosky Stadium.

The Men's Hockey team will play Alaska-Anchorage at 7:07 pm on Oct. 22 & Oct. 23 and Michigan-Tech at 7:07 pm on Nov. 12 and 13.
All games will be held at the DECC.

The Women's Hockey team will play Connecticut at 3:07 pm on Oct. 23 & Oct. 24, the University of Minnesota at 7:07 pm. on Oct. 29 & Oct. 30, and Ohio State at 7:07 pm on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. All games will be held at the DECC.

The Soccer team will play Bemidji State at 3 pm on Oct. 22 at Malosky Stadium.

The Men's Basketball team will play Northland College on Mon. Nov 15 at 8 pm and Wisconsin-Superior on Nov. 23 at 8 pm. All games will be played at Romano Gym.

The Women's Basketball team will play Northern Michigan on Nov. 15 at 6 pm and Wisconsin-Superior on Nov. 23 at 6 pm. All games will be played at Romano Gym.

The Volleyball team will play St. Cloud State at 7 pm on Oct. 22, Concordia-St. Paul at 4 pm on Oct. 23, Minnesota Crookston 7 pm on Nov. 5, and Minnesota State-Moorhead at 4 pm on Nov. 6. 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:
"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.

The lecture "Train your brain: no kidding, me 2" will be held on Wed., Oct. 20 from 3:30-5 pm in KSC 273B.
The Multicultural Center will display the "Dia de los Muertos-Day of the Dead Exhibit" during the week of Oct. 25.
The film And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him will be shown on Tues., Oct. 26 at noon in KSC 273. For info, contact

Access For All will host Mixed Blood Theatre as they present “Theory of Mind" on Wed., Nov. 10 at 7 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Following the performance there will be a question and answer session on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with the actors and ASD professionals.
For disability accommodations and info, contact Emily Norenberg at 726-6101 at least two weeks in advance. This performance will be interpreted in ASL.

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 Political Import of the Construction of Childhood: International Perspectives," a lecture by Jean Webb, director of the International Centre for Research in Children's Literature, Literacy and Creativity, University of Worcester, United Kingdom, will be presented on Wed., Oct. 27 at 7 pm 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 in the communication department, and Adam Pine, assistant professor in the geography department, will take place at noon on Oct. 28 in the Library Rotunda. For more info, contact 726-7493.

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wed. and Fri. evening at 7 pm. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. October is planet month at the Planetarium. The show "Mars, the Rusty Red Planet" will be held on Oct. 20, and the show "Jupiter, The King of the Planets" will be held on Oct. 22. See list of shows at

A Queer History Month display is located in the Multiculutral Center during October. It is sponsored by UMD GLBT Services and Queer and Allied Student Union.
"Gay? Fine by me" shirts will be sold on Oct. 21 for $5 each. There will be an all-campus photo for school archives in observance of Ally Week at 5 pm.
The Fall Drag Show will be held from 7-10 pm in Kirby Lounge. Speaker: 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. The film, Amancio will be shown at 6 pm on Oct. 26 in the Rafters. For info, contact Angie Nichols at 218-726-7300.

The seminar "Sulfur and oxygen isotope composition of dissolved sulfate in the St. Louis River watershed, North East Minnesota," presented by Mike Berndt, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will be held on Oct. 21 in LSci 175 at 3:30 pm. For info, contact

The lecture "Linking long-term watershed based research with natural disturbance and industrial landscape planning in the boreal forest" by Ellie Prepas from Lakehead University will be held on Fri., Oct. 22 at 3:15 pm in LSci 185. For more information, call 726-6262 or email

RSOP is offering the following events: “Traditional Fire Starting” on Oct. 21 from 6–8 pm, “Top Rope Anchors I: Placing Protection” on Oct. 21 from 6:30–9:30 pm, “Top Rope Anchors II: Indoor Practice” on Oct. 22 from 6:30–9:30 pm, “Top Rope Anchors III: Outdoor Practice” on Oct. 23 from 9 am–4 pm, “Fall Walleye Fishing” on Oct. 24 from noon-5 pm, “Whitewater Kayak Strokes and Rescues” on Oct. 25 from 2:30-4:30 pm, “Make Your Own Rattle Bags” on Oct. 27 from 5–7 pm, “Halloween Paddle” on Oct. 31 from 9 am–4 pm and “Halloween Bouldering Fest” on Oct. 31 from 3–6 pm. For more info and registration, visit

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.

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

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

Jim Gaylord will give a presentation on painting and drawing at 6 pm on Tues., Oct. 26, in Mon 70.

Vladimir Lobanov, graphic artist and designer, will give a lecture on Tues., Nov. 9 at 6 pm in Mon 70.

Jason Rysavy, graphic designer, will give a lecture on Tues., Nov. 30 at 6 pm in Mon 70. For info, contact the Department of Art and Design, 726-8225.

A "Study in England Tea-Day" will be held on Thurs., Oct. 28 from 10 am-3 pm in Kirby Plaza 138. The event is to support the new England study abroad program. "Tea-shirts" are also available to pick up, $10 each. For info contact

special EVENTS

Voting has begun for the Liberty Mutual Football Coach of the Year Contest and UMD Coach Bob Nielson is 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 is 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:
Prove that you voted for Bob Nielson at the UMD Stores' computer corner and be entered into drawings for prizes including an Apple iPad from Oct. 4-Dec. 4. Drawings for prizes will be held on Oct. 18, Nov. 1, and Nov. 15. The grand prize drawing will be Mon. Dec. 13. For info, contact

"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 am in the 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

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 Fri., Oct. 22; Thurs., Nov. 18; and Thurs., Dec. 16. Request to join the alias by emailing LeAne Rutherford at

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.

Join IDS for these workshops: "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

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