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Monday, Feb. 4
Tess OnwuemeBlack History Month Reception. The reception will feature the works of Tess Onwueme, the Nigerian-born playwright, novelist, scholar and poet who is the distinguished professor of cultural diversity and professor of English at UW-Eau Claire. She will read from some of her works and present video excerpts, play bills and stories from her many plays. Samples of Nigerian and African American foods also will be offered. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, noon to 3 p.m. More information.

art by Anita Kunz Foster Gallery Exhibit. An exhibit titled "Meaning and Metaphor," featuring illustrations by internationally recognized illustrators Anita Kunz, Guy Billot, Jason Holley and Daniel Bejar will run through Feb. 21. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekends. More information. Go to top of page

Tuesday, Feb. 5
strategic planning logoStrategic Planning Breakfast. The University Planning Committee invites faculty, staff and students to join Chancellor Levin-Stankevich for breakfast and a preview of the draft strategic plan. RSVP to Jan Sloan at sloanj@uwec.edu if you plan to attend. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 7:30 to 9 a.m. More information.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See Feb. 4 item.

UW-Eau Claire Blugolds athletics logoCourt 'n Rink Luncheon. UW-Eau Claire's head women's basketball coach Tonja Englund and head men's hockey coach Matt Loen will discuss the current season. The cost for the luncheon is $6 per person and includes a sandwich, beverage and cookie provided by Mancino's. Rosewood Room, Quality Inn, Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, noon to 1 p.m. More information.

University Senate Academic Policies Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Schofield 202, 2 to 3 p.m.

Senate Executive Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 3 p.m.

Planetarium Program. Tonight's show, "Ancient Horizons,” explores the astronomy of the ancient Egyptians. It is aimed at adults and children 10 and older. Tickets are $2 and will be sold at the planetarium before the show. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m. See related item Feb. 9. Go to top of page

Wednesday, Feb. 6
Foster Gallery Exhibit. See Feb. 4 item.

Internship Mania 2008. Students will have the opportunity to explore internship opportunities and gather employment tips during the event. About 100 organizations, businesses and agencies and 2,000 candidates are expected to attend. Spruce-Tamarack and Council Fire rooms, Davies Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information.

Artists Series Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Arrowhead Room, Davies Center, 4 p.m.

Women's Basketball. UW-Oshkosh at Zorn Arena, 7 p.m. Ticket information.

Wrestling. St. Olaf College at McPhee, 7 p.m. Ticket information.

Jabali Afrika memberBlack History Month Event. The popular African rhythms group Jabali Afrika returns to Eau Claire for another free show. From Kenya, Jabali (Kiswahili for "rock") Afrika is a multifaceted group with a unique blend of fusion and African rhythms. Schofield Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

Thursday, Feb. 7
Criminal Background Check Session. A new criminal background check policy was implemented Jan. 1 at UW-Eau Claire. (Read the policy.)  To ensure that everyone understands the process, Human Resources has scheduled an information session about the policy. Anyone in a hiring capacity (hiring for unclassified, classified/LTE, intern, student or volunteer positions) is encouraged to attend. Schofield Auditorium, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See Feb. 4 item.

Black History Month Dialogue on Diversity Film. Episode one, "The Difference Between Us," of the three-episode film series "Race — The Power of an Illusion" will be shown today. For more information, contact Jesse Dixon, Office of Multicultural Affairs, at dixonjl@uwec.edu or 836-3367. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Also Feb. 14 and 21. More information.

Campus Films. "F*ck." (U.S. 2005, 93 min., directed by Steve Anderson, not rated.) This challenging and provocative documentary takes a look on all sides of the infamous F-word. It's taboo, obscene and controversial, yet somehow seems to permeate every single aspect of our culture — from Hollywood, to the schoolyard, to the Senate floor in Washington D.C. Sponsored by the International Film Society. Tickets are $2 at the Service Center for IFS members and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff or $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Through Feb. 10. More information.

Gymnastics. Winona State University at McPhee, 6:30 p.m. Ticket information.

Anthony RomeroThe Forum. Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, will present "Leadership: Stand Up for What You Believe in No Matter What the Difficulty." A pre-Forum hors d'oeuvres reception with Romero, hosted by Eau Claire residents Mildred and Brian Larson, will take place in The Dulany of Davies Center from 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or at the door. Tickets for The Forum presentation, available at the Service Center, are $7 for the public, $5 for those 62 and older and UW System/CVTC faculty/staff, or $3 for those 17 and younger and UW System/CVTC students. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 7:30 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

Friday, Feb. 8
EOC logoCareer Exploration/Financial Aid Workshop. A free career exploration and financial aid workshop for those considering a return to school or career change will be offered. Sponsored by UW-Eau Claire's Educational Opportunity Center, which is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Chippewa Valley Technical College, Menomonie, 10 a.m. to noon. More information.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See Feb. 4 item.

Viennese Ball Tickets on Sale. Tickets will go on sale today for the 34th annual Viennese Ball, to be held April 11-12, at UW-Eau Claire. Ticket orders must be submitted via U.S. Mail. A printable ticket order form will go live online at 3 p.m. today. If ticket requests exceed availability, orders will be returned. More information.

Earth Science Seminar. Joe Hupy, geography and anthropology, will present "Assessing Landscape Disturbance and Recovery Across a WWI Battlefield: Verdun, France." The Earth Science Seminar Series schedule for spring semester is available online. Phillips 281, 4 p.m.

Campus Films. "F*ck." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Feb. 7 item.

child playing basketballKids' Night Out Program. Blugold athletic teams and coaches will lead activities and games for children 5-12. The cost is $10 per child. For more information, call Todd Glaser at 836-3093. View additional information and registration form. McPhee Physical Education Center, 6 to 9 p.m.

Men's Hockey. UW-Superior at Hobbs Ice Arena, 7 p.m. Ticket information.

UAC Cabin/Local Talent. Featuring the acoustic/indie stylings of UW-Eau Claire student Josh Parsons. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Saturday, Feb. 9
Civil Service Exams. Information can be found online by following the Monthly Exam Center link. Haas Fine Arts Center 101, 105 and 169, 8:30 a.m.

Fitness Workshop. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to the "Improve Your Gait — Lose the Weight" workshop. Led by Paula Ramminger, University Recreation and Sport Facilities, participants will learn how to strengthen core muscles, gain efficiency with everyday movement, improve posture and maintain a healthy weight. Cost is $10 for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students; or $15 for community members. For more information or to register, contact Ramminger at rammingpj@uwec.edu or 836-3470. Ade Olson Indoor Track, McPhee Center, 9 a.m. to noon.

Ice Fishing Contest. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the Environmental Adventure Center or at Braun's Bay on the day of the event. Valid Wisconsin fishing license required. For more information, contact Andy Jepsen at jepsenan@uwec.edu or 836-2176. Braun's Bay, Half Moon Lake, Carson Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Zubenelgenubi's Magic Sky" graphicChildren's Planetarium Program. Today's show, "Zubenelgenubi's Magic Sky," features a talking telephone pole and fire hydrant on a whimsical journey through the day and night sky. It is aimed at children 10 and younger. Tickets are $2 and will be sold at the planetarium before the show. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 11 a.m. to noon. See related item Feb. 5. More information.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See Feb. 4 item.

Women's Basketball. UW-River Falls at Zorn Arena, 3 p.m. Ticket information.

Men's Basketball. UW-River Falls at Zorn Arena, 5 p.m. Ticket information.

Campus Films. "F*ck." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Feb. 7 item.

Men's Hockey. College of St. Scholastica at Hobbs Ice Arena, 7 p.m. Ticket information.

Wrestling. UW-Whitewater at McPhee, 7 p.m. Ticket information.

UAC Cabin/Open Stage. All talent is welcome to perform. Sign up for a time slot in Davies 132. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Sunday, Feb. 10
Men's Tennis. Ripon College at McPhee, 8:30 a.m.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See Jan. 31 item.

Joint Faculty Recital. Featuring Jerry Young, tuba, and Barbara Young, piano. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m. More information.

College Goal Sunday. Financial Aid professionals from local colleges and universities will be among those helping area high school seniors and their parents apply for financial aid during College Goal Sunday. Chippewa Valley Technical College, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, 2 p.m. More information.

Men's Tennis. Macalester College at McPhee, 4 p.m.

Wisconsin Public Radio logo'Blugold Performance of the Air.' Hosted by UW-Eau Claire student Jake Kolstad, today's show will feature the Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet. The show is a weekly broadcast on WUEC radio, 89.7 FM, at 5 p.m. See spring 2008 programming schedule.

'Jazz Blues and Beyond.' Guest host Jim Egan (emeritus), economics, will play romantic jazz for Valentine’s Day. The show is a weekly broadcast on WUEC radio, 89.7 FM, at 6 p.m. See spring 2008 programming schedule.

Campus Films. "F*ck." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Feb. 7 item.

'Local Independence.' Hosted by UW-Eau Claire student Scott Morfitt, this weekly broadcast features local music and interviews with people from the Chippewa Valley. Today's show will feature Justin Vernon of the band Bon Iver. WUEC radio, 89.7 FM, 7 p.m. Go to top of page

Monday, Feb. 11
Foster Gallery Exhibit. See Feb. 4 item.

Civil Service Make-Up Exams. Information can be found online by following the Monthly Exam Center and Make-Up Exam Center links. Schneider 105, 5 p.m.

Student Recital. Featuring Paul Stodolka, trumpet. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

members of Janice Garrett & Dancers Artists Series. Janice Garrett & Dancers, a modern dance troupe from San Francisco, will perform. Honored in 2004 as one of Dance Magazine's top "25 to Watch" and nominated for five Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, Janice Garrett & Dancers has performed throughout California and the Midwest. Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $15 for the public, $13 for those 62 and older and UW System/CVTC faculty/staff, or $5 for those 17 and younger and UW System/CVTC students. Zorn Arena, 7:30 p.m. More information. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 55, No. 20 • Third Week • Spring Semester • Feb. 4, 2008

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: February 11, 2008

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