Monday, November 10, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Menominee Room: As part of Native American Heritage Month, Dr. Ezra Zeitler will present his research on Native American high school mascots throughout the United States and the issues related to using Native Americans as mascots.
Monday, November 10, 6:30 p.m., Davies Woodland Theatre: An hors d'oeuvres reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by a screening of Particle Fever at 7:00 p.m. The film gives audiences a front row seat to our generation's most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. The film follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. A Q&A with particle physicists from UW-Madison who worked on the LHC project will be held after the showing.
Tuesday, November 11, 5:00 p.m., Davies Woodland Theater: A 2012 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, The Invisible War interviews multiple branches of the United States Armed Forces who recount the events surrounding their assaults. Their stories show many common themes, such as the lack of recourse to an impartial justice system, reprisals against survivors, the absence of adequate emotional and physical care, the unhindered advancement of perpetrators’ careers, and the forced expulsion of survivors from service. These first person testimonies document the continuing struggles in the aftermath of sexual assault.
Tuesday, November 11, 7:30 p.m., Ojibwe Ballroom: The Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre will perform Cokata Upo! Come to the Center, a feature-length performance that celebrates the culture of the Lakota people.The program is presented in three parts - "Birth of a Nation," "Death and Rebirth" and "All Nations As One." More than a dozen Plains Indians dances have been adapted with the assistance of tribal elders. Narratives and creation stories will introduce each segment, and the work will include a backdrop of video imagery and accompanying live traditional, sacred and courting songs. Admission is $17 for general public; $15 for UWEC faculty and staff; $15 for those 62 and older; $7 for UWEC students; and $7 for those 17 and under. Student tickets are $3.50 until the day of the show.
Thursday, November 13, 8:00–10:00 p.m., The Cabin: NOTA is hosting a Faculty Open Read along with a featured performance by The Essentials. Come for music by UWEC students and words by UWEC faculty. Here’s your chance to hear your professors’ work!
Friday, November 14, 8:00 p.m., Ojibwe Ballroom of Davies Center: If you are a fan of The Great Gatsby, come to the first Gatsby’s Gala—an all-ages show, play, dance, and party rolled into one. Jazz I and Jazz II ensembles will perform ‘20s, ‘30s, rock, hip-hop, R&B, swing, and funk tunes to set the tone of the evening. While lively music will be the star of the night, Gatsby's Gala also will feature characters, costumes, and dancing to create an atmosphere of the roaring Gatsby-like party style. Drinks and Gatsby-inspired desserts and hors d'oeuvres will be available. Gala guests are encouraged to add to the Gatsby-like party atmosphere by wearing period clothing. Tickets are available at the UW-Eau Claire Service Center (715-836-4636) or online at www.uwec.edu/servicecenter. The cost is $15 for students and $25 for the general public.
Friday, November 14: Molly Patterson is teaching a 200-level, 8-week long summer study abroad in Stirling, Scotland! The course will focus on travel writing. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, November 17, so don’t wait! For more information, visit: http://www.uwec.edu/cie/studyabroad/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10046.
Monday, November 17, 4:00 p.m., Centennial 2614: UW-Eau Claire's English Festival will present award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang as a part of the Blugold Visiting Writers Series. Yang will read from her new, unpublished work, "Still, Fluttering Heart: The Second Album.” A time of question and answer will directly follow the reading. Copies of Yang’s books will be available for purchase.
Monday, November 17, 5:00 p.m., Menominee Room – 320F: There will be an informational meeting about the 2015-2016 National Student Exchange.There are nearly 200 schools participating in the NSE program, including schools in Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. Students can study at one of those schools for a semester or a year, pay UW-Eau Claire tuition, and earn credits that count toward graduation requirements. Qualified students need to have completed at least 30 semester credits, be currently enrolled as a full-time student at UW-Eau Claire, and have a GPA of at least 2.5. At the meeting, the application process, requirements, timelines, and the placement process will be discussed and application packets will be distributed. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please attend!
Tuesday, November 18, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Ojibwe Ballroom: The American Indian Student Panel will present Ask an Indian on Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. in the Ojibwe Ballroom of Davies Center. The event will give UW-Eau Claire students the opportunity to anonymously ask American Indian students questions on topics they may be unsure of. The panel will address everything from sovereignty to beliefs to mascots.
Wednesday, November 19, 6:00 p.m., Centennial 4th Floor: Come to the Sigma Tau Delta meeting. Get to know fellow students who are enthusiastic about English while learning about and participating in fun English events on campus and in the community. There are also a number of scholarship opportunities available to members. Contact Carey Applegate at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.english.org to learn more about this organization!
Thursday, November 20, 7:00 p.m., Davies Woodland Theater: Intersexion is a documentary about people born with ambiguous genitalia, and it looks at how our society has reacted to intersex children. There will be free popcorn, soda, and candy during the film, and a discussion will follow for all who are interested.
Saturday, November 22, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and November 23, 10:00a.m.-4:00 p.m., Davies Center: The Peer Diversity Educators, a housing organization dedicated to facilitating conversations concerning diversity and social justice issues is hosting a 2014 Diversity Conference in Davies. This year’s theme is Social Justice League: Stand Up, Speak Out, and be an Ally. The purpose of the conference is to create a safe space in which participants will have the opportunity to learn about what it means to be an ally via bystander intervention training and various workshops. The event is free, and lunch will be provided. Please sign up in Davies or Hilltop on November 11 or 13.
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The Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) offers free one-on-one peer writing support for all UWEC students at any stage of any writing project. CWE writing assistants are recruited from across campus and work with students in every major. They can help you brainstorm topics for papers and multimedia projects, develop thesis statements, organize your sources, focus and revise your arguments, and avoid plagiarism by properly citing sources. They can also help with personal writing (resumes, graduate school applications). The CWE offers support in multiple locations around campus, including McIntyre Library, the Student Success Center in Centennial Hall, the Haas Fine Arts Center, and upper-campus dorms. Visit http://www.uwec.edu/writing for more information or to make an appointment.
Tuesday, November 11, 8:00 p.m., Pizza Plus: Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an “open mic” experience with an artist’s touch. Savor cuisine from Pizza Plus’ full artisan menu until midnight. Sign-up begins at 8:00 p.m. for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve!
Friday, November 14, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library: The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on the lower level of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Choose from a wide variety of non-fiction, children's, adult fiction, young adult books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs.
Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library: The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on the lower level of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Choose from a wide variety of non-fiction, children's, adult fiction, young adult books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs.
Tuesday, November 18, 8:00 p.m., Pizza Plus: Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an “open mic” experience with an artist’s touch. Savor cuisine from Pizza Plus’ full artisan menu until midnight. Sign-up begins at 8:00 p.m. for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve!
Thursday, November 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Dulany Inn: A Native American Buffet will be prepared at the Dulany Inn. Come enjoy some delicious food!
Thursday, November 20, 7:00 p.m., L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library: Local poet and author Max Garland has served as Wisconsin’s poet
laureate since January 2013 and will complete his term at the end of this year. The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire will host a special “Writers Read” event to honor Garland’s contributions to the growth of poetry across the state.
Thursday, November 20, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Memorial High School: Give the gift of reading to those you love. Stock up on beautiful new books for infants through adults at the Community Book Sale in the Memorial High School Library. Save with Buy One Get One Free. All profits used for community literacy projects.
Thursday, November 20, 7:00-8:00 p.m., L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library: The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire invites fans of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins to participate in a special program in anticipation of the release of the movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.
Friday, November 21, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Memorial High School: Give the gift of reading to those you love. Stock up on beautiful new books for infants through adults at the Community Book Sale in the Memorial High School Library. Save with Buy One Get One Free. All profits used for community literacy projects.
Saturday, November 22, 11:00 a.m., The Volume One Gallery: Eau Claire children’s writer, Joanne Linden, will be reading and signing of Ben and Zip: Two Short Friends, her newest picture book that tells of the adventure of two best friends.
2nd Tuesdays 7–8:15 pm: Writers Read at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire, 715.839-1648, Featured Writers and "Themed Readings" Free and open to the public. ecpubliclibrary.info/index.php
First Wednesdays 7–9 pm: OUTLOUD: Open Mike at the Acoustic Café: Free and open to the public. An open mike for original words: writers, poets, spoken-word, slammers, singer-songwriters, monologists; if you wrote it come share your short works with and listen to others. Come early for dinner, stay for dessert. Sign-up sheet at 6:30 pm. theacoustic.com/eauclaire/