Everyone Should Know

Still Need to Buy a Textbook?

Friday, February 24th is the last day to purchase spring semester textbooks from UMD Stores. They return textbooks that are not required for the next semester to their publishers, starting with the used textbooks. SPRING SEMESTER TEXTBOOKS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AFTER FEBRUARY 24.

Summer and Fall session textbooks will be available online starting March 1, although information will be limited. (May and Summer session textbooks will be available for purchase in UMD Stores lower level mid-April.) The Fall Semester textbook RENTAL list will not be available until mid-July.

SPRING SEMESTER TEXTBOOK BUYBACK IS IN UMD STORES EXPRESS (109 Kirby Plaza) on the following dates:
Friday, May 4 from 8am - 4pm
Monday, May 7 from 8am - 4pm
Tuesday, May 8 from 8am - 4pm
Wednesday, May 9 from 8am - 6pm
Thursday, May 10 from 8am - 6pm
Friday, May 11 from 8am - 3pm

Pick-N-Choose

Mock Trial Day

Is mock trial for you? UMD's mock trial teams will be available to talk to anyone interested in learning more about mock trial. All majors are welcome because mocking skills are not just for attorneys. Stop at ABAH 325 anytime between 2 PM and 5 PM on Friday February 24, 2012. There will be free food. For further information contact Coach Mark Jennings at mjenning@d.umn.edu

Out Cold Week - February 19th-24th

www.d.umn.edu/kirby/outcold

February 20th
Coloring Day
All day – Kirby Lounge Free for UMD students

February 20th
Sizzling Screen Star Trivia
6:00pm
Kirby Lounge
Free for UMD students

February 21st
Craft Night: Origami
9:00pm
KIRBY LOUNGE!
Free for UMD students only
A nice laid back evening…drop in for 15 minutes or stay all night making some beautiful origami. We'll have a variety of supplies to use & patterns to follow!

February 22nd
KPB&J Sandwiches!
11:30am – Gone
Kirby Commons Tabling Area
FREE for UMD students

February 22nd
Frozen Yeti Film Festival Screenings!
7:00pm
Chem 200
Watch all the student entries in a variety of categories & VOTE for your favorites! FREE!

February 22nd
Digital Scavenger Hunt
9:00pm
Meet in Kirby Rafters
Free for UMD students only
Be the first to take pictures on your phone or camera of all the items on our all-campus, scavenger hunt list! "Take off" begins at 9:15pm from the Rafters! You can compete as an individual or as a pair – prizes for the first teams to com e back with all correct pictures first!

February 23rd
Yeti Film Festival Awards & Screenings
7:00pm
Chem 200
FREE!

February 23rd
Gaming: NHL 12
8:00-11:00pm
Kirby Underground
$5 entry fee/UMD students only (goes towards prizes)
Register by phone at 218.726.8734 or in person 15 minutes before the tournament! All skill levels are welcome.

February 24th
DANCE MARATHON!
Live Music: Guante and Big Cats
9:00pm
Kirby Ballroom
$20 gets you in all night & supporting this great cause! www.dmduluth.org

Gaming: Any Mario Games

February 25th
1:00-6:00pm
Kirby Underground

Show up anytime between 1:00-6:00pm & pay just $2 to play as much as you want! UMD students only. All skill levels are welcome.

Kold K Swimsuit Run

February 25th
2:00pm
Meet at the Bus Hub

Run 1 K from the Bus Hub to Ordean Court in nothing but your swimsuit...& donate clothes to a good cause! Free!

Zombie Prom

February 25th
7:00pm
Ballroom

Free! Dance your ghoulish worst…

Connecting Duluth: Bicycle and Pedestrian Path Update

Thursday, March 1
6 to 9 p.m.
Griggs Center

The goals for this event are to inform Duluth residents and students about ongoing bike and pedestrian projects, receive input about specific improvements, and engage residents and students to help support ongoing bike and pedestrian initiatives.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement.

Hutchinson Technology Inc Info Session

Monday, February 20, 2012
Engr 290
5 to 7 pm

Learn more about the organization and meet company representatives.

Job Search Strategies Workshop

Monday, February 20 OR Tuesday, February 21, 2012
4 to 5 pm
SCC 42

Learn about various job search strategies and how social media can be a useful tool within that search process.

Resume Drop-in Hours

Tuesday, February 21 OR Wednesday February 22, 2012
2 to 4 pm
SCC 22

Get immediate feedback on your resume, no appointment necessary! These 10-15 minute sessions are for students who already have a written resume and have reviewed the Resume Guidelines in the Career Handbook. You MUST bring a paper copy of your resume to the session, and then receive feedback from Career Services staff.

If you are a beginning resume writer, develop your resume prior to attending one of these sessions by using the Resume Writing section of the Career Handbook.

U of M Job and Internship Fair

Thursday, February 23, 2012
10 am to 4 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

Don't miss the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! Over 200 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. The Fair is open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni. The Fair is sponsored by the Career offices on all U of M campuses.

Registration fee (for the fair): $10 pre-register / $25 at the door. Credit/debit card only. Pre-register in GoldPASS until February 20th.

More information, attending recruiter list, and tips at www.umjobfair.org. We strongly suggest that you prepare for the fair prior to attending the fair.

FREE BUS FROM UMD!
UMD Career Services will provide a free bus from UMD to the Fair and back. You must sign up by February 17th in Career Services, 22 SCC. A $10 deposit will hold your seat and will be returned to you when you are on the bus. Registration for the event does not guarantee a seat on the bus.

ILLUSION THEATRE: "My Antonia"

UMD THEATRE PRESENTS ILLUSION THEATRE: "My Antonia"
FEBRUARY 22, 2012 @ 7:30 PM
Marshall Performing Arts Center

Adapted from the Willa Cather novel by Allison Moore

This critically-acclaimed production chronicles the friendship between Jim Burden and a young Bohemian woman named Antonia as it blossoms in the windswept prairies of the American Midwest in their small town of Black Hawk, Nebraska. This award-winning adaptation of a favorite American novel by Willa Cather has captured hearts and minds across the Midwest.

Illusion Theater was founded in 1974 and presents its season on the 8th floor of the Hennepin Center for the Arts in downtown Minneapolis. Since the beginning, Producing Directors Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris have led Illusion Theater in illuminating the illusions, myths, and realities of our times and in using the power of theater to catalyze personal and social change. In thirty-five years, Illusion has generated over 500 plays, developed thousands of artists, and created ground-breaking educational works. Plays developed at Illusion have been produced in theaters throughout the world. Illusion's work has catalyzed conversations in living rooms, kitchens, coffee houses, and board rooms, and has led to transformations in policy, in organizations, in students, and in individuals.

Tickets: 218-726-8561 | www.tickets.umn.edu
$18-adult, $13-senior/student, $8-child, FREE - UMD/UWS/CSS/LSC student (Prices include service fees.) Part of the Twin Cities Tour Package: 3 events (Lake Wobegon Brass Band: 2/19, My Antonia: 2/22, Zenon Dance: 2/24) $9 students | $60 family of four
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Zenon Dance Company

Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Performing Arts Center

Celebrating the innovative works of American choreographers, Zenon commissions and performs both modern and jazz works.

Since its first performance in 1983, Zenon Dance Company has grown to be one of the nation's premier contemporary dance companies. Celebrating the innovative works of American choreographers, Zenon commissions and performs both modern and jazz works created by emerging New York and Twin Cities choreographers as well as internationally renowned masters.

Zenon is not only unique in its artistic excellence as both a modern and jazz dance company, but also in its unparalleled distinction as a company of trained "teaching artists." The company is a pioneer in the field of dance education and has developed a dance residency emphasizing student creativity and self-esteem enhancement while incorporating the host schools' curriculum into the technique and artistry of dance. Zenon is strongly committed to working with diverse populations including students in the deaf/hard-of-hearing communities, students with physical disabilities, students with severe behavioral and emotional issues, and other special education students. In the past 5 years the company has conducted over 65 residencies in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, open and magnet schools, and neighborhood and community centers.

Tickets: 218-726-8561 | www.tickets.umn.edu
$18-adult, $13-senior/student, $8-child, $6 - UMD student (Prices include service fees.)
Part of the Twin Cities Tour Package: 3 events (Lake Wobegon Brass Band: 2/19, My Antonia: 2/22, Zenon Dance: 2/24) $9 students | $60 family of four
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MEDEA

MPAC Dudley Experimental Theatre
By Euripides Translated by Alistair Elliot
Directed by Ann Aiko Bergeron
March 8, 9, 10, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
March 25, 2012 @ 2 pm

This classical tale of betrayal, passion and unbridled revenge probes the darkest recesses of the caves of jealously. When Jason leaves Medea for a younger wife, how far will she go to find her personal "justice"? MEDEA is a compelling psychological tragedy that is timeless in its themes, and forces us to confront our own darker side. (Recommended for ages 14 and up.)

Individual Tickets: $6 - UMD Student, $13 - Senior/Student & $18 - Adult (Prices include service fees.) Tickets: 218-726-8561 - http://www.tickets.umn.edu (Limited seating, reserve now. Rush Tickets start 15 minutes before showtime)
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An Evening of Wind Chamber Music with the UMD Faculty Wind Quintet and Tracy Lipke-Perry, piano

Monday, February 20, 2012 • 7:30 pm
Weber Music Hall

Featuring the Sextet for Piano and Winds by Ludwig Thuille and the Telemann Quartet in D Minor.

Adult $10 • Senior $8 • Student FREE
Tickets: 218-726-8877 | www.tickets.umn.edu
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Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

Sunday, February 26, 2012 • 3:00 pm
Weber Music Hall

Band Dances: Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story"
Symphonic Wind Ensemble • Mark Whitlock, conductor
Concert Band • Daniel W. Eaton, conductor

Adult $8 • Senior $7 • Student $5 • UMD Student $3
Tickets: 218-726-8877 | www.tickets.umn.edu
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Junior High Honor Band Concert

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 • 3:30 pm
Marshall Performing Arts Center

Mark Whitlock, coordinator Daniel W. Eaton, conductor

FREE admission For more information: 218-726-8877

Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert: John Fedchock's New York Sextet

Friday, March 2, 2012 • 7:30 pm
Weber Music Hall

This sextet is comprised of New York City's jazz elite. Come see these internationally recognized players with a list of credits that reads like a who's-who of the jazz world.

Adult $19 • Senior $17 • Student $5 (reserved seating)
Tickets: 218-726-8877 | www.tickets.umn.edu
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Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival Concert

Saturday, March 3, 2012 • 5:00 pm
Marshall Performing Arts Center

Jazz Ensemble I • Ryan Frane, conductor
Jazz Ensemble II • Tom Pfotenhauer, conductor

Adult $12 • Senior $10 • Student $7 • UMD Student $5
Tickets: 218-726-8877 | www.tickets.umn.edu
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University Singers & Chamber Singers

Sunday, March 4, 2012 • 3:00 pm
Weber Music Hall

University Singers • Stanley R. Wold, conductor
Concert Chorale • Tina Thielen-Gaffey, conductor

UMD alumni and the UMD Department of Music honor former UMD Choral Director Dr. Vernon Opheim who taught choral music and conducted at UMD from 1972-1992. Approximately 45 former students of Opheim's, will join the current University Singers, under the direction of Stanley R. Wold, professor, Department of Music, to sing "Let Us Break Bread Together" a song that Opheim arranged. The piece will not only act as a tribute to Opheim, it will also launch a scholarship: the UMD Dr. Vernon Opheim Choral Scholarship.

Adult $8 • Senior $7 • Student $5 • UMD Student $3
Tickets: 218-726-8877 | www.tickets.umn.edu
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Canoeing the Ozarks

March 9-18, 2012

Spring break in the Ozarks of Arkansas is warm and beautiful! Here is your chance to get away from winter and enjoy spring as it is emerging along the Buffalo River, a "National River" (a National Park that is a river). This is one of the most beautiful and spectacular rivers in the United States that some call a museum of natural history with a wide variety of mammals, plants, fish, birds, and spectacular geology. History buffs will also enjoy the human history, which includes Civil War skirmishes, old homesteads, and cemeteries.Hop in the canoes for a ride down the clear water of the Buffalo River. Early on, we'll pass by steep walls of rock over 500 feet and have some thrills of occasional small rapids. Campsites will be on gravel bars along the river. Side hikes to waterfalls, old homesteads, cemeteries, and overlooks will be included. Fun paddling, amazing scenery, short hikes, and new friends. What more could you ask for?

Depart: March 9, 4pm
Return: March 18, 6pm
We Provide: Transportation, Food, Group Equipment
You Provide: Personal Gear
Cost: $478 UMD Students/ $746 Others

If interested, contact Recreational Sports Outdoor Program at rsop@d.umn.edu

Southern California Surf & SUP Training Trip

March 10-18, 2012

Spend a solid week surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, beach combing and observing marine life. In So-Cal, surfing is built into the lifestyle. So much can be learned here. From our campsite at San Onofre State Park we can hit several surf breaks like the San-O Trails, Dog Patch, Old Mans, Churches, Middles, Cottons and other nice breaks in North San Diego County. We will watch the pros at Lower Trestles, visit the Surf Heritage Foundation, eat at the local hot spots and visit surf shops. In La Jolla we will paddle our SUPs with the leopard sharks, seals, garibaldi fish and other marine life.

Cost: $425 UMD Students/ $695 Others

If interested, contact Recreational Sports Outdoor Program at rsop@d.umn.edu

Student Organization Events

Mind Your Health

The Student Health Care Management Association will be co-hosting meditation sessions along with Meditation Club next week, February 27th-March 1st, in order to promote the health benefits of meditation. Sessions will be held at the normal meeting times of Meditation Club, those times are:

Monday Feb. 27th- 3:00-4:00
Tuesday Feb. 28st- 11:00-12:00
Wednesday Feb. 29nd- 11:00-12:00
Thursday March 1st- 3:00-4:00

All meetings will be held in the TV lounge near the Multi-Cultural Center and each meditation session will be followed by a brief discussion regarding the positive health benefits of using meditation to reduce mental, physical, and emotional stress. These sessions are perfect for people who have never meditated before as well as those who are experienced. Bring a friend and come see what setting aside a few minutes of your day for meditation can do for your health!