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Hey, we're excited you're considering a Blugold Spotlights campus visit -- held during some of Minnesota and Wisconsin teacher convention dates (MEA/WEA) on October 17, 18, 24 & 25. Each visit includes an information session and campus tour each starting at 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, or 2:30pm. In addition we offer many additional visit options. See the listing below to get an idea of what your day can entail. Most of the the options below won't require reservations (unless noted), but you'll want to make sure to reserve your information session and campus tour at the schedule your visit site. Please continue to check this website as additional visit options will be added throughout October. This schedule is subject to change; a final agenda will be given to you upon check-in. We can't wait to seeyou on campus! You can interact with us through social media at #BlugoldSpotlights!
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Blugold Spotlight Agenda 2013

The following is a working agenda of additional opportunities offered during our Blugold Spotlights. As we receive more participation and events from departments, we will update the schedule below. Check back for more updated opportunities!

Academic and Support Options

Majors & Student Services Fair
Oct 17, 25:

Come talk to a representatives from a number of our majors and student services departments to get a quick closer look at what UW-Eau Claire offers.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Meet with our STEM Admissions Counselor, Creanna Cote, to discuss specific questions on science, technology, engineering, and math majors at her daily visit hours. Oct 17, 18, 24, 25: 8:00-9:30am and 1:30-2:30pm.

Academic Skills Center - Located in Old Library 2112

The Academic Skills Center will be open for visits from 8:00am to 5:00pm daily

Biology - self-guided tour & Sit in on class

-Visit the James Clark Newman Bird Museum
 First floor lobby of Phillips Hall. The bird museum is open for self- guided tours.
-Tour the Biology Greenhouse
Contact Lynn Janik (715-836-3523 or
-Biology 196: Human Nutrition: Oct 17: 2:00-3:15pm
-Biology 250: MIcrobiology: Oct 18: 2:00-2:50pm
-Biology 221 Lab: Foundations of Biology: Oct 24, 25: 11:00-2:00pm
-Biology 371: Medical Mycology: Oct 25: 1:00-1:50pm

Chemistry - tour with current students

-Meet with current chemistry students and take a guided tour of Chemistry department labs 
Oct. 17, 18, 24 11:00am - 11:30am

College of Business - sit in a class, meet the dean -The College of Business encompasses Accounting and Finance, Business Communication, Information Systems and Management and Marketing International Business and Healthcare Administration. They are offering a number of various activities, which can be found on the College of Business website:
Communication Sciences & Disorders - meet current students

-Meet with current Communication Sciences and Disorders students! Oct 17 & 18:9-11:00
Contact Marie Stadler ( or 715-836-4861)

Education - Open House

-Meet with faculty and advisors from the education department over juice and cookies.
Oct 18 & 24: 9:00am - 4:00pm

English - sit in on a class and meet with a professor

-The Short Story: Oct 17 & 24: 9:30-10:45 & 12:30-1:45
-Intro to English Linguistics: Oct 17 & 24: 11:00-12:15 
-Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading & Writing: 
Oct 24: 3:30-5:45, Oct 25: 9:00-9:50 & 11-11:50
-Introduction to Texts: Oct 18 & 25: 10-10:50
-Introductory English Linguistics: Oct 17, 24: 11-12:15
-Perspectives in British Literature: Oct 18, 25: 10-10:50
-American Lit since 1865: Oct 18, 25: 11-11:50
-Perspectives on Women's Lit: Oct 18, 25: 11-11:50
-Meet with a Professor: Contact Joanne Erickson (; 715-836-4621) or Vicky Schafer (; 715-836-4082) to set an appointment

Geography Explore the West Lakes Association of American Geographers Conference Oct 17-19th in Phillips Science Hall and Davies Student Center

-Geology 201: Geology of National Parks & Monuments: Oct 17, 24: 12:30-1:20pm
-Geology 110: Physical Geology: Oct 18, 25: 8:00-8:50am

History - sit in on a class & appointments available -World History Since 1500: Oct 17, 24: 9:30-10:45 & 11-12:15
Materials Science - sit in on class, visit faculty -Intro to Materials Science Lab: Oct 17: 2-4:00
-Materials Characterization: Oct 17, 24: 9:30-12:20
-Visit the Materials Science Center and visit with Faculty by appointment. Oct 17, 18, 24, 25. Contact Marc McEllistrem at 715-836-4081 for appointments.
Nursing - tour the nursing building

- Nursing Spotlights: tour the nursing department and meet with faculty and current nursing students.
Oct 17,18, 24, 25: 10:00 & 1:30. Register for Nursing Spotlights at 

Philosophy & Religious Studies

-Ethical Reasoning: Oct 24: 9:30-10:45am
-Ancient Philosophy: Oct 24: 12:30-1:45pm
-Introduction to the Religions of the World: Oct 25: 8:00-8:50am
-Existentialism: Oct 25: 11:00-11:50am

Physics and Astronomy - take a tour

-Take a tour of our Physics and Astronomy department.
Oct 18, 25, 10:00-11:00am. Contact Kim Pierson ( or 715-836-5009) for appointments.

Psychology -meet with a professor

Meet with a professor: Oct 24, 1:00-2:00pm Contact Mary Beth Leibham ( or 715-836-4536) for appoinments

Social Work - sit in on a class -Interpersonal Skills: Oct 17, 24: 9:30-10:45 or 2:00-3:15


Athletic Activities

Diving -Open practice: Oct 17, 18, 24, 25: 5:30-7:30pm
Swimming -Open practice: Oct 17, 18, 24, 25: 1:30-5:30pm
Women's Basketball -Open practice: Oct 17, 18, 24, 25: 4:30-6:30pm
Women's Volleyball -Open practice: Oct 17, 24: 4-5:45pm; Oct 18: 5:30-7:30pm
-Meet with coach Kim Wudi: 9:00-3:00 by appointment. Schedule a meeting with Coach Wudi ( or 715-836-4343)





Campus/Community Events

October 17
Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Building

Guest Artist Recital: Aron Zelkowicz, Cello

Cellist Dr. Aron Zelkowicz will present a free guest artist recital at 5 p.m. Oct. 17 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.Selections include the three cello suites composed by Benjamin Britten.


October 17
Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Building

Student Recital: David Behm, Bass-Trombone

Come see one of our current students' recital. Free admission.
October 17, 18, 24, 25
Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts Center
Foster Gallery Exhibit: Animal Skins, Visual Surfaces

"Animal Skins: Visual Surfaces," a mixed-media exhibit at UW-Eau Claire's Foster Gallery, opens Oct. 3 and runs through Oct. 31. Free Admission

October 17, 18, 24, 25

Kjer Theatre

UWEC Theatre Production: "Dracula"
By Steven Deitz; directed by Richard Nimke

Watch current students perform this new adaptation of a classic story.

$14 for public, $12 for senior citizens

October 17

The Cabin, Davies Center

IMPROV by the Backwards Thinkers Society.

The Backwards Thinkers Society was founded in 2010 by a small group of theatre students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, who desired to bring improvisational comedy to the area. It currently consists of 11 troupe members, and performs frequently on and around the UWEC campus.

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