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
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
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.
Janice B. Wisner, Managing Editor
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
· Diane Walkoff,
Updated: July 16, 2001