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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Summer Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 4
Fourth Week
Summer Session
July 1, 2002

Dennis Warner to present family show
A free outdoor family show by Dennis Warner will highlight UW-Eau Claire's Summer Session Programs for the week of July 1.
     His concert will begin Monday at 7 p.m. on the Central Campus Mall (rain site: Schofield Auditorium). Refreshments will be sold. Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating.
     Blending acoustic folk-country music and humor, Dennis Warner presents upbeat, up-tempo kids and family concerts popular in more than 100 cities each year - from small village gatherings in Alaska to huge auditoriums in Florida. His credits include hosting "Jammin' with Dennis Warner," a special live radio show broadcast by National Public Radio affiliates, and featured spots on NPR's "Great Acoustics Live!" and "River City Folk." He has been invited to perform at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
     Warner has been honored as a finalist in the Emerging Songwriters Showcase at the internationally renowned Kerrville Folk Fest, and he has appeared many times at The Bluebird Cafe, the Nashville club known for discovering new and exciting songwriters. His fifth album, "My World," features strong lyrics, solid guitar work, and performances by Prudence Johnson and Peter Ostroushko.
     Also on campus during the week of July 1 are these free events:
  • Concerts by UW-Eau Claire and area jazz musicians will be presented from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday on the Central Campus Mall (rain site: The Cabin of Davies Center). A variety of grilled lunch items will be sold.
  • "The Ox-Bow Incident" (1943), a poetic tragedy about mob violence, will screen Tuesday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre, continuing the Summer Cinema series about people making moral choices in an immoral world.

     When a rancher reportedly is murdered by cattle rustlers, the people of a lonely Nevada cattle town take justice into their own hands. Henry Fonda stars as a drifter who comes to the men's defense in this classic Western based on Walter Van Tilburg Clark's 1940 novel. The 75-minute black-and-white film will screen via video projection.
     Summer Session Programs continue through Aug. 1. 

Foundation welcomes new director of annual giving and donor relations
Heidi Fisher has been named director of annual giving and donor relations for the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.
     Fisher, a 1990 education graduate of UW-Eau Claire, will begin her new position July 22. She will fill the position left by Ann Moyer, who is relocating with her family to southern Wisconsin.
     “I’m pleased to welcome Heidi to the Foundation staff,” said Kimera Way, UW-Eau Claire executive director of development. “She brings to the position valuable perspectives gained from years of working in the nonprofit sector and her coursework in a master’s degree program in nonprofit management. Her insights will be an important addition as we continue our efforts with the Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence campaign for UW-Eau Claire.”
     As director of annual giving and donor relations, Fisher will develop short- and long-term plans to increase annual private support from alumni and friends of UW-Eau Claire. Some of her responsibilities will include overseeing direct mail solicitations, targeted appeals, the Foundation’s telemarketing operation, the annual campus campaign, and donor stewardship programs.
     Fisher also will be a member of the professional staff of Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence, UW-Eau Claire’s first comprehensive fund-raising campaign to secure $35 million in private support for the university’s people and programs. She will be accountable for the success of the annual giving component of the campaign.
    “I am eager to have the opportunity to work with the UW-Eau Claire Foundation and begin to repay some of the debt that I feel I owe both public education and the Eau Claire community,” Fisher said. “I appreciate the confidence UW-Eau Claire has placed in me and look forward to participating in the present and the future of the UW-Eau Claire community.”
     Previously Fisher worked for nine years in various staff and volunteer positions with Literacy Volunteers of America-Chippewa Valley, where she was Chippewa County coordinator, tutor training coordinator, a state trainer, volunteer tutor, board member, programming and planning chairperson and Reading Is Fundamental chairperson.
     In May 2003, Fisher will graduate from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., with a master of arts degree in nonprofit management.

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