University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Summer Bulletin
Volume 1, Number 6
Sixth Week
Summer Session
July 16, 2001
Peter Phippen to present free concert
Singer-songwriter Matt Wahl will present a free outdoor concert Monday, July 16, at UW-Eau Claire.
       The Summer Session Programs show will begin at 7 p.m. on the Central Campus Mall (rain: Schofield Auditorium). Refreshments will be sold. Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating.
       Matt Wahl spent three years in an office cubicle before giving up the corporate life for the open road. Living his dream of touring and playing music full time, Wahl has created a down-to-earth, light-hearted acoustic rock-folk sound that appeals to people of many ages. Drawing from such artists as Gordon Lightfoot, Harry Chapin and Jimmy Buffet, he mixes lyrically meaningful original songs with fun cover tunes.
       Also on campus during the week of July 16 are these free Summer Session Programs:
  • "The Princess Bride" (1987) continues a series of romance and adventure films withscreenings Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre. Peter Falk tells his skeptical grandson a story, a fairy-tale comedy filled with romance, fantasy and swashbuckling action. Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest and Wallace Shawn star — along with monsters, thrilling chases, narrow escapes and true love. People magazine called the film "an instant classic [filled with] romanticism, adventure and a liberal shot of humor." Directed by Rob Reiner, the 98-minute film is rated PG.
  • UW-Eau Claire and area musicians will present a jazz concert from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). A variety of grilled lunch items will be sold.

       Funded by UW-Eau Claire student segregated fees, Summer Session Programs continue through Aug. 2. More information is available from the Activities and Programs Office, Davies Center 133, 836-4833.

UW-Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley Community Continue to Welcome Visitors
For more than 20 years, UW-Eau Claire has played host to a variety of foreign visitors interested in honing their English speaking skills in the university’s intensive English language immersion summer course. This year, the tradition continues as visitors from Mexico, Venezuela, Guatemala, Honduras, Saudi Arabia, India, the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Korea improve their English while experiencing life in and around Wisconsin.
       The program started through a connection with the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), a 30-campus system in Mexico much like the UW System, and the majority of participants still come from there.
       Currently there are about 24 couples and families from Eau Claire and surrounding communities who host "Conversation and Cuisine" dinners for the international visitors. Some are UW-Eau Claire faculty members or alumni, and others are just people who enjoy the opportunity to meet and mingle with people from other countries.
       A second group of visitors from Japan and Korea will be in Eau Claire from July 15 to Aug. 10.
       Those interested in hosting a "Conversation and Cuisine" dinner should call Kathy Peterson, community projects coordinator for the Center for International Education, at 836-4411.

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 Janice B. Wisner, Managing Editor
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Updated: July 16, 2001