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Thursday WorldQuest

Time: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Location: Kirby Plaza Ballroom

Cost: Free

The Alworth Institute at UMD will host its seventh WorldQuest International Trivia contest on Thursday, Feb. 26 in the UMD Kirby Student Center Ballroom. WorldQuest is an educational quiz game that is played in teams of eight. Teams compete against one another on subjects with an international flavor: flags and capitals; geographical features and international borders; people and events in the news. There are a few questions targeted to a featured country; this year it is Germany. The game is played over the course of an evening that includes dinner, snacks and a slew of door prizes. First, second and third place teams, as well as the teams with the Best Team Spirit and Best Costumes, are awarded special prizes. Last year 22 teams competed with members drawn from UMD students, staff and faculty, the University of Wisconsin Superior, and the College of St. Scholastica. The UMD University for Seniors had two teams, as did the UMD Honors Program, and a number of community members compete as well. This annual event brings out the competitive nature of the participants and it is simply a lot of fun!


Resident Artist Concert: Paula Gudmundson, flute and Tracy Lipke-Perry, piano

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Location: Weber Music Hall

Cost: Adult: $10 | UMD Faculty/Staff: $5 | Senior: $8 | Student $5 | UMD Student $3



Shakespeare in Death

Time: 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Location: Marshall Performing Arts Center

Cost: Free

Shakespeare in Death is a 30-minute performance created by Xavier Jacquelin, musician Jean-Baptiste Cognet and six young actors from the Professional Cycle of the Lyon's Conservatoire Theater Department. Through a choice of some of the most mythical death and murder scenes in Shakespeare's dramas, the play questions the relationship between Death and Religion, Murder and Power, in a past time that is not so far from our present. It's a performance more than a narration and the audience is invited, during the time of the show, to question their own relation to death, more than the self-consciousness of their life.



The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: Rafters, Kirby Student Center

Cost: Students: $6 | Others: $8


V-Day UMD Presents: 
“The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler. Based on interviews of over 200 women, it is a poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier — the ultimate forbidden zone. “The Vagina Monologues” is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. This stunning phenomenon that has swept the globe, gives us real women's stories of intimacy, vulnerability and sexual self-discovery.

100 percent of the ticket sales will benefit the Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault Sex Trafficking Task Force Fund. www.pavsa.org

We will also be selling Vagina Cupcakes and V-Day UMD Buttons. Saturday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m. (ASL Interpreted); Monday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m. QASU Spring Drag Show

Time: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Kirby Ballroom

Cost: $5

Enjoy performances by drag kings and queens from the campus and community. Get your tickets at the door!



Visual Culture Lecture Series: Steven Willis

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: 70 Montague Hall

Cost: Free

Steve Willis is a professor of art education at Missouri State University in Springfield. He taught art in public schools for 23 years prior to Missouri State. Willis has published and presented his work in numerous international, national and regional scholarly and educational venues. His interests include research concerning indigenous knowledge and tribal cultural construction, especially in the arts, issues of equity, Native American practices, arts assessment, service learning and community engagement and spirituality in art. Wilson has been a consultant for various schools, school districts and community arts organizations. As an International Baccalaureate examiner, Wilson traveled nationally to conduct visual arts examinations and has evaluated IB Extended Essays from Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Americas. He serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Education through Art. Wilson is a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Praxis II Art Education Examination. He is President of USSEA and is currently serving on its executive board. As a contemporary artist, he creates images concerning spirituality (www.stevewillis.org) and has exhibited in the USA, Asia, Europe and Africa. Steve is an enrolled member of the Cherokee of Western Missouri.

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