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Upcoming events on the U of M campus

February 6, 2013

Please find below a list of select upcoming University of Minnesota-related events. For the full U of M events calendar, visit www.events.umn.edu.

Feb. 23 - Elect Her–Campus Women Win
The University of Minnesota will be one of 39 campus sites across the United States and Jamaica to host Elect Her–Campus Women Win, a nationwide program that encourages college women to get involved in leadership roles, including in student government and future public office.

The training, which is open to undergraduate and graduate/professional students, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Avenue S.E., Minneapolis. Topics include skills such as how to build a constituency, how to craft a message and how to speak confidently and present oneself as a candidate.  Outside experts and current and former student government officials speak to participants about their experiences and what they have learned from running for office.

For more information about the event, visit http://diversity.umn.edu/women/electher.

Ongoing - 'Bibliophilia: Collecting Black Books' on display in Hennepin Gallery
The Archie Givens, Sr., Collection of African American Literature of the University of Minnesota Libraries honors Black History Month with an exhibit from February 1 to 26 in the Hennepin Gallery. 

The Hennepin Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Hennepin County Government Center, A Level, 300. S. Sixth St., Minneapolis.

Many of the books on exhibit are rare first editions, some of which have been out of print for many years, and some have also been signed, inscribed, and/or illustrated by the authors. Others include striking covers designed by iconic artists. In this digital age, these books as objects take on new meaning, often carrying new stories told by the wear and tear from a journey across time and through many hands.

More information about the Givens Collection is at www.lib.umn.edu/scrbm/givens.

Ongoing - Josephine Lutz Rollins Fellowship Exhibition
Josephine Lutz Rollins was on the Department of Art faculty for nearly 40 years. After her death, her family established a fellowship that continues to support women MFA students. This exhibition, running concurrently with The House We Built: Feminist Art Then and Now in the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, celebrates the legacy of Lutz Rollins and the fellowship recipients; all work on exhibit is for sale, to benefit the fund.

The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, runs through Feb. 23 and is located in the Quarter Gallery at Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis. Gallery hours are 11 am to 7 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Ongoing - Creating the World for the Stage: 1893-1929: An Exhibit of Scenic Sketches
Before movies and television, American audiences filled theatres and vaudeville stages to escape the monotony of everyday life. This exhibit from the Performing Arts Archives, guest curated by Lance Brockman (theatre arts and dance), explores the exotic worlds created by the scenic artists for both public theatres and private fraternal spaces of the Freemasons. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, runs through March 15 and is located at the Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis.

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