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Journey Jargon & Lecture Series Schedule

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Winter 2023 Journey Jargons and Lectures Schedule

Save the Date! 

Journey Jargons and Lectures are free and open to the public. They are held most Mondays during our terms both on campus and online.

Select Mondays at 11:30am | UMD Griggs Center and via Zoom (email [email protected] for Zoom links)

Free & open to the public. Bring a friend! No pre-registration required. Seating based on availability. 

Upcoming presentations: 


Travel Writing - Presenters: Yvonne Rutford & US members


Duluth's Grand Old Architecture - Presenter: Tony Dierckins


Duluth Seaway Port Authority - Presenters: Jayson Hron & Kate Ferguson


France: Bordeaux to Avignon - Presenters: Claudia Welty & Harry Welty


Theatre 24 Hours a Day at the Scotland Fringe Festival - Presenter: Cathy Fank


Photographing Newfoundland Scenery and Animals - Presenter: Mary Jackson

Journey Jargon and Lecture Series Recordings

US Program Journey Jargon Presentations, October 2020 to present:

"Photographing Newfoundland Scenery and Animals" with Mary Jackson, February 20, 2023

"Theatre 24 Hours a Day at the Fringe Festival in Scotland" with Cathy Fank, February 13, 2023

"A Month from Bordeaux to Aix en Provence" with Claudia and Harry Welty, February 6, 2023

"The Port of Duluth-Superior: North America's Furthest-Inland Seaport and the Great Lakes' Top Tonnage Port" with Jayson Hron and Kate Ferguson, January 30, 2023

"Travel Writing" with Yvonne Rutford and US Members, January 9, 2023

"How to do your own Economic Forecast" with Tony Barrett, October 31, 2022

"Alaska via Motorhome, Ferry, and Airplane" with Mike Keller, October 24, 2022

"Hepatitis C in 2022" with Betsy Ingram-Diver, October 17, 2022

"Iran: A Land of Ancient History, Religion, and Warmth" with Donna Effinger, October 3, 2022

"Like Me, Like You: Cultural Connections" with Julie Kim, September 26, 2022

"Journeys into Nature" with Yvonne Rutford and US Members, May 2, 2022

"Walk with Ease - A Walk Through" with Gina Marsalla and Kelli Timmersman, April 25, 2022

"The Beatles Forever" with Joe Gallian, April 18, 2022 

"Travels Through Turkey" with Mary Jackson, April 11, 2022

"Glensheen Gardens, Past and Present" with Dan McClelland, April 4, 2022

"Hiking and Meditating in the Northern Cascades of Washington State" with Tim Sundquist, March 28, 2022

"In Search of My Families II: Journeys to Norway" with Liz Blue, February 21, 2022

"Refrigerator Magnet Travel Memories" with Mike Keller, February 14, 2022

"Fair Weather Ahead: Demystifying the Forecast" with Joseph Moore (Warning Coordination Meteorologist with NOAA/National Weather Service (Duluth)), February 7, 2022

"Painting and Travel" with Sue Pavlatos, January 31, 2022

"Trip of a Lifetime: The Soviet Union in 1976" with Denny Falk, January 24, 2022

"Blue Heron Research Vessel" with Captain Rual Lee, January 10, 2022

"Vietnam: Living Abroad During a Pandemic" with John Hatcher and Heather-Marie Bloom, November 1, 2021

"Crafting the Children's Book" with Gary Boelhower and Sarah Brokke, October 25, 2021

"STARBASE Minnesota-Duluth: Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM Leaders" with Charity Johnson, October 18, 2021

"The Great Bolivia Adventure Project" with Karl Everett, October 11, 2021 and PowerPoint presentation

"Kicks on Route 66" with Tim Sundquist, October 4, 2021

"Superior Hiking Trail" with Lisa Luokkala, September 27, 2021

"Conspiracy Theories" with Gerald Henkel-Johnson, May 3, 2021

"Holistic Approach to Public Defense" with Dan Lew, April 26, 2021

"The Science of Manifestation in Life" with Vinod Gupta, April 19, 2021

"South Korea & Japan: Temples, Shrines & Seaside Treasures" with Donna Effinger, April 12, 2021

"Art during the U.S. - Mexican war" with Erika Pazian, April 5, 2021

"Travel in Malaysia" with Geraldine Gomes Hughes, March 29, 2021

"Update on the 2020 Census" with Kathy Wilson, February 22, 2021

"Dim Sum, Hypercapitalism, and the Fight for Academic Freedom: A Fulbright Year in Hong Kong" with Scott Laderman, February 15, 2021

"Nordic-Baltic Art and Design: Recent Travels in Sweden, Finland, and Estonia" with Alison Aune, February 8, 2021

"What does a Set Designer do?" with Ann Gumpper, February 1, 2021

"Train Travel throughout Europe" with Mary Durward, January 25, 2021

"Lutes Depicted in Paintings of 17th Century Netherlands" with Ed Martin, January 11, 2021

"Israel and Jordan" with Mary Jackson, November 1, 2020

"A Trip Down Under: New Zealand and Australia" with Denny Falk, October 26, 2020

"Art in Conflict" with Carol Rudie, October 19, 2020

"Stroke Prevention" with Gail Wallace, October 12, 2020

"In Search of My Families" with Liz Blue, October 5, 2020

"Conjunction Junction - When Planets Pal Up" with Bob King, September 29, 2020

"History of the Tiffany Windows" with Michele Hakala-Beeksma - July 28, 2020

"Demise of the Dinosaurs" with Jay Amato - June 23, 2020