The Blugold Organizations Bash, a member recruitment fair for student organizations, will take place Wednesday, September 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Central Campus Mall. A wide range of the 280 organizations that are now recognized on campus will hand out information and discuss the benefits of membership. Students are invited to shop around for the groups that will give them the best opportunities for friendship, involvement, leadership and job-related experience.
Her, nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, will open the campus film series Friday–Sunday, September 5–7. The University Activities Commission of the Student Senate will present the film at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in Woodland Theater of Davies Center. The first presentation of the International Film Series, Pan's Labyrinth, screens September 12–14. Admission to all campus films is free at the door with a Blugold Card or with a Campus Films Pass that enables community members to attend all films during the 2014–15 year. Members of the community may buy an individual pass for $4, or a family pass for $10. Campus Films Passes are available at the Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center’s east lobby.
Homecoming Week, one of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's largest annual events, will be held September 28–October 5. Highlighted by numerous activities, a parade and football game, Homecoming is expected to draw thousands of alumni back to Eau Claire to join students, faculty, staff and the public in the celebration. Homecoming activities are sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate and the Alumni Association.
The 2014–15 season of The Forum will open with a presentation by Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, on Thursday, October 16. Other speakers who are part of the 73rd season of the distinguished lecture series include Bob Harris (November 4), Alan Page (December 3), Temple Grandin (February 17) and Mark Lynas (April 8). Season subscriptions are available at 25% off the single-ticket price. Tickets are on sale now at the Service Center for all events.
Tickets are now on sale for the 50th season of the Artists Series, which will open Thursday, October 23, with a concert by the Smetana Trio, the premier piano trio in its native Czech Republic. The season also includes Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre (November 11), Cirque Zuma Zuma (February 5), Dalí Quartet (March 10), and a stage adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, performed by the National Players (April 21). Season subscriptions are available at 25% off the single-ticket price. Tickets for all events are available at the Service Center.