Vol. 53, No. 31Fifteenth Week • Spring Semester • May 1, 2006

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Progressive Film Festival runs through May 7

Campus to honor Vicki Lord Larson at May 10 farewell reception

Student Health Service: No mumps cases here

Continuing Education receives diversity program grant to offer free ACT preparation

'The Last Night
of Ballyhoo' opens May 4

Richard Lederer to close Forum series May 8

Service-learning awards honor program partners

Guest artist Albert Tiu to give recital May 3

Student ensembles to perform spring concerts

 

Progressive Film Festival runs through May 7
Progressive Film Festival logoThe first Eau Claire Progressive Film Festival runs through Sunday, May 7, at UW-Eau Claire. Festival organizers said their goal is to raise awareness and spur activism in relation to a range of issues they consider to be of significant concern by showing a variety of progressive films. Each film will be followed by a facilitated discussion. There is no admission charge and all are welcome. Eighteen UW-Eau Claire undergraduate and graduate students worked with associate professor of English Bob Nowlan to organize the festival. Most of the students are enrolled in English 395, a special directed studies course. Full story and film festival schedule. Go to top of page

Vicki Lord Larson
Interim Chancellor
Vicki Lord Larson

Campus to honor Vicki Lord Larson at May 10 farewell reception
UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff members are invited to a farewell reception for Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the Council Fire Room, Davies Center. A brief program is scheduled at 10 a.m. Larson will serve as interim chancellor through the end of May, and Chancellor Designate Brian Levin-Stankevich will begin his term as chancellor June 1. Go to top of page

Student Health Service: No mumps cases here
An all-campus e-mail from UW-Eau Claire's Student Health Service stated that no cases of mumps have been documented on campus or in Eau Claire County as of April 28. The e-mail was sent following recent news of an outbreak of mumps in Iowa that has spread to several states in the Midwest, including Wisconsin. Read the e-mail message. Go to top of page

Continuing Education receives diversity program grant to offer free ACT preparation
test takersUW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Upward Bound, GEAR UP, UW-Eau Claire's Multicultural Affairs Office and the Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, was recently awarded a $7,500 UW-Extension Diversity Program Development Initiative grant to launch a free ACT preparation program for minority and disadvantaged high school students in the Chippewa Valley. Classes will be offered before the national ACT exam dates in fall and spring beginning in September.

"In working with parents, school counselors and area precollege programs, I learned what a need we have in our community for affordable ACT preparation," said Libby Thurston, youth outreach specialist with UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education and coordinator of the grant application. "Since ACT scores often determine a student's eligibility for college admission, a higher score can open more doors to students in the future." Full story. Go to top of page

'The Last Night of Ballyhoo' opens May 4
'The Last Night of Ballyhoo' imageUW-Eau Claire's production of "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in Riverside Theatre of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Additional performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 5-6 and May 10-13, with a matinee performance at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7.

"The Last Night of Ballyhoo," by Alfred Uhry, is set in Atlanta, Ga., in December 1939. Although Hitler has invaded Poland and World War II has begun in Europe, Atlanta's elitist German Jews are more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. This bittersweet romantic comedy deals with being Jewish in the south and the prejudices that exist between German-American Jews and "the other kind." Full story. Go to top of page

Richard Lederer to close Forum series May 8

Richard Lederer
Richard Lederer

Language expert Richard Lederer columnist, punster and co-host of National Public Radio's "A Way With Words" will close the 64th season of The Forum at UW-Eau Claire Monday, May 8. His presentation, "Confessions of a Word Lover," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. The author of more than 30 books and articles about language and humor, Lederer has more than a million books in print most recently, "Word Wizard: Super Bloopers, Rich Reflections and Other Acts of Word Magic" (2006). He has been elected International Punster of the Year and has been profiled in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, People and the National Enquirer. He is language columnist for The Toastmaster, Pages and the Farmers' Almanac. Full story. Go to top of page

Service-learning awards honor program partners
Ten individuals and one community organization received special awards April 11 at UW-Eau Claire's eighth annual Service-Learning Recognition Breakfast. Service-learning has been a UW-Eau Claire graduation requirement for the past 10 years. The following individuals were recognized at the event:

  • Alumni Excellence in Service-Learning Award: John Wallace '72, '78, '81 and his wife, Ruth Wallace; and Sona Mehring '83.
  • Excellence in Service-Learning as a Faculty/Staff Mentor Award: Susan Haugen, professor of accounting and finance; Donna Lehmkuhl, Jumpstart-Eau Claire site manager; and Scott Lester, associate professor of management and marketing and director for the Center for Leadership.
  • Excellence in Service-Learning as a Community Partner Award: Lisa McIntyre, program director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, and Gary Steward and the Hope Gospel Mission staff.
  • Student Excellence in Service-Learning Award: Seniors Jane Jadack, Eau Claire, and Katie Peters, Green Bay.

Full story. Go to top of page

Guest artist Albert Tiu to give recital May 3
Albert TiuGuest artist Albert Tiu will perform a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in Phillips Recital Hall of UW-Eau Claire's Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital is free and the public is invited. Tiu also will host a master class for UW-Eau Claire students at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, in Phillips Recital Hall. Tiu, a graduate of the Juilliard School, was born in Cebu, Philippines, and studied at the University of the Philippines and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He has won awards in piano competitions around the world, including first place at the UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa. He is an assistant professor at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore. Full story. Go to top of page

Student ensembles to perform spring concerts
musical notesThe following UW-Eau Claire ensembles will present spring concerts today through May 8 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center:

  • University Band: 7:30 p.m. today. More information.
  • Jazz Ensemble IV: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3. More information.
  • Jazz Ensemble I: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4. More information.
  • The Singing Statesmen: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center . (The Statesmen's alumni choir will participate in the Saturday performance.) More information.
  • Wind Symphony: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7, Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center . More information.
  • Symphonic Choir and University Symphony Orchestra: 5 p.m. Sunday, May 7, Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. More information. Go to top of page

 


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