Vol. 8, No. 6Sixth Week • Summer Session • July 14, 2008

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WYSP receives $11,600 from RCU Charity Classic

Musical theatre camp to end with public performance

Summer Events Series continues

Faculty to present fourth Summer Sounds recital


WYSP receives $11,600 from RCU Charity Classic

WYSP RCU Charity Classic check presentation
UW-Eau Claire's Wisconsin Youth Sports Program recently was presented with $11,600 in proceeds from the 2008 RCU Charity Classic. Pictured above during the presentation at WYSP's wrap-up picnic are (from left) Lisa Schuetz, University Recreation and Sport Facilities, WYSP activity director; Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich; Carla Leuck, RCU community relations coordinator; Mark Willer, RCU chief operating officer; and Vicki Reed, University Recreation and Sport Facilities, WYSP project administrator. Below, WYSP participants enjoyed the picnic activities during their last day of camp. (Photos by Bill Hoepner, LTS)
WYSP participant Hula-hooping
smiling WYSP participants
WYSP participants

The Wisconsin Youth Sports Program, a free summer camp that has served more than 10,000 area youth at UW-Eau Claire over the past 27 years, received a donation of $11,600 July 11 from the organizers of the 2008 RCU Charity Classic. WYSP, formerly the National Youth Sports Program, was the featured beneficiary of this year's Charity Classic. This year's donation was the largest sum raised in the history of the annual event sponsored by Royal Credit Union, said Carla Leuck, RCU community relations coordinator.

The donation to WYSP was made during a picnic marking the last day of the camp's 2008 session. Following the elimination of federal funding for NYSP beginning this year, UW-Eau Claire decided to continue the program under a new name. The program, which serves more than 400 children ages 10-16 for five weeks each summer and has an annual operating budget of just over $83,000, now relies on community partnerships and private funding for support. Go to top of page

Music/theatre camp to end with public performance

Mitra Sadeghpour
Dr. Mitra Sadeghpour

High school students in grades 9 through 12 participating in UW-Eau Claire's Clearwater Musical Theatre Camp July 14-18 will present a free 45-minute performance Friday, July 18, at 5 p.m. in the Riverside Theatre of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The performance will be open to the public.

The camp, which was instituted last year, is directed by Dr. Mitra Sadeghpour, director of the UW-Eau Claire Opera Workshop and coordinator of the voice/choral division in the university's department of music and theatre arts.

The show, titled "Zero to 18 in 45 Minutes," will include five to six big musical ensembles, trios and duets, featuring a variety of show tunes interspersed with short scenes written by the performers portraying pivotal moments of growing up. Full story. Go to top of page

Summer Events Series continues with Irie Sol concert, Student Academy Award-winning films

Irie Sol
Irie Sol

Irie Sol's fusion of funk, hip hop, reggae, blues, rock and jazz will open the sixth week of the University Centers Summer Events series, at UW-Eau Claire, when the group performs a free concert at 7 p.m. tonight on the Central Campus Mall (rain site is Schofield Auditorium).

The Summer Events series also will present the next screening of the Summer Shorts film series from Tuesday-Thursday, July 15-17. Films that received gold medals in the 34th annual Student Academy Awards, presented in June 2007, will screen Tuesday and Wednesday, July 15-16, in UW-Eau Claire's Davies Theatre and Thursday, July 17, at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center Gallery in downtown Eau Claire. Films will be presented at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. each day. Admission is free and open to all. Full story. Go to top of page

Faculty to present fourth Summer Sounds recital

Christa Garvey Tim Lane Namji Kim
Dr. Christa Garvey
Dr. Tim Lane
Dr. Namji Kim

UW-Eau Claire music faculty Dr. Christa Garvey (oboe), Dr. Tim Lane (flute) and Dr. Namji Kim (piano) will present the fourth Summer Sounds series concert at 2 p.m. July 20 in Phillips Recital Hall in the university's Haas Fine Arts Center.

Lane and Kim will perform sonatas by Francis Poulen and Serge Prokofiev. Garvey will perform a piece for solo oboe by UW-Eau Claire faculty composer Ethan Wickman and also collaborate with Kim on a piece by Richard Toensing. Full story. Go to top of page


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