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Monday, March 29
booksInternational Student Book Drive. The UW-Eau Claire Student Senate is sponsoring a book drive to collect new and used books and dictionaries to donate to international students. Drop boxes will be located in Davies Center through April 2.

ITM Workshop. A workshop on InDesign: Basics will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Workshop Web site. Go to top of page

Tuesday, March 30
International Student Book Drive. Through April 2. See March 29 item.

TIAA CREF Counseling. TIAA-CREF consultants will be available to discuss financial issues with UW-Eau Claire employees. To make an appointment, sign up online or call Sue at (800) 877-6602. Human Resources, Schofield 220, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also March 31.

artFoster Gallery Exhibit. Featuring a senior art exhibition titled "Would You Like Fries With That?" by eight bachelor of fine arts in studio degree candidates. The exhibition will include illustrations, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture and photography. A reception will be held April 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center. 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.

Classified Staff Retirement Seminars. All classified staff members are invited to attend retirement seminars led by Human Resources staff. To register, contact Amy TeBeest at tebeesas@uwec.edu or 836-2513. Ojibwa Room, Davies Center, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Also March 31 and April 1.

ITM Workshops. Workshops on Scanning: Photos, Documents and Text and Teaching Large Classes will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Workshop Web site.

Softball. UW-River Falls at Carson Park, 4 p.m.

starsPlanetarium Program. Featuring "The Stargazer," a show for adults and children 10 and older that will explore gravity, light and spectra, and how they help us understand stars. Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m. Go to top of page

Wednesday, March 31
International Student Book Drive. Through April 2. See March 29 item.

TIAA CREF Counseling. Human Resources, Schofield 220, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See March 30 item.

ITM Workshops. Workshops on PowerPoint: Creating Your Own Design Templates and D2L: Using the Gradebook will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Workshop Web site.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring soprano Reidun Henrickson and baritone Seth Boyd. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Diversity Presentation. The Student Life and Diversity Commission of the Student Senate will present “KICK,” a professional theatrical event that helps promote understanding among all races, religions and cultures in the United States. Schofield Auditorium, 7 p.m. Full story.

Guest Saxophone Recital. Featuring UW-Eau Claire alumnus musical notesMatthew Pivec. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz at Night. University musicians present the best in jazz. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m.

Classified Staff Retirement Seminars. All classified staff members are invited to attend retirement seminars led by Human Resources staff. To register, contact Amy TeBeest at tebeesas@uwec.edu or 836-2513. Hibbard 106, 10:30 p.m. Also April 1. Go to top of page

Thursday, April 1
International Student Book Drive. Through April 2. See March 29 item.

Amnesty International logoAmnesty International End Violence Against Women Week. The UW-Eau Claire chapter of Amnesty International is sponsoring an event to collect travel-sized toiletries and sweat suits for Native American women in Oklahoma who have fled violent situations, and for women in Kenya who are escaping genital mutilation. Donations will be collected from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Amnesty International booth near Campus Information in Davies Center. Also April 2 and 5. See next week's University Bulletin for related events.

ITM Workshop. A workshop on Just for Mac: Word Mail Merge will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Workshop Web site.

Classified Staff Retirement Seminars. All classified staff members are invited to attend retirement seminars led by Human Resources staff. To register, contact Amy TeBeest at tebeesas@uwec.edu or 836-2513. Ojibwa Room, Davies Center, 11 a.m.

ORSP Workshop. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present a Student Research Day Poster Workshop focusing on traditional poster layout and design. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Also April 2.

Student Recital. Featuring Phillip Dorn, piano. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Health Care Administration Banquet. This event, for current students, alumni and health care providers, is designed to stimulate thinking about the future of the health care field. Tickets are available through March 29. Plaza Hotel & Suites, Eau Claire, 6 p.m. For more information, see full story.

"City of God"Campus Films. "City of God." (Brazil/France/U.S. 2002, directed by Kátia Lund and Fernando Meirelles, 130 min., in Portuguese with subtitles, rated R.) This is a shockingly violent film about the poverty, greed, danger and crime in a housing project built in the 1960s on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. “The movie traces the neighborhood's decline over a decade and a half, from a sun-baked shantytown of earth-colored bungalows where the children while away the days in soccer games and petty thievery into a shadowy slum teeming with armed adolescent warriors…" (The New York Times). 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 April 4.

Danceworks 2004. The UW-Eau Claire Concert Dance Company will present its annual spring concert. Under the direction of Toni Poll-Sorensen, professor of dance in the department of music and theater arts, the Concert Dance Company will present eight works showcasing the traditions of ballet, tap, jazz, modern and ethnic dance. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $9 for the public, $7 for those 62 and older, $6 for those 17 and younger and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, or $5 for UW-Eau Claire students. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Through April 3. Full story.

Student Recital. Featuring soprano Amanda DePons. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

Airmen of Note logoJazz Festival Opening Concert. Featuring the Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force. Sponsored by the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram and the UW-Eau Claire Jazz Festival. Free tickets are available at the Service Center or at the Leader-Telegram office, 701 South Farwell St., Eau Claire. Zorn Arena, 7:30 p.m. See related item April 2.

NOTA Open Prose and Poetry Reading. Open mike night for those who wish to share their poetry or prose with a live audience. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Friday, April 2
International Student Book Drive. Through April 2. See March 29 item.

ORSP Workshop. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present a Student Research Day Poster Workshop focusing on traditional poster layout and design. Wisconsin Room, Davies Center, 10 to 11 a.m.

ITM Workshops. Workshops on Just for Mac: iPhoto: Handling Digital Pictures and Introduction to D2L will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Workshop Web site.

Europe mapNinth Annual Symposium on East Europe. This free conference titled “East Europe in the Age of Uncertainty” will feature eight experts on East European politics who will discuss the ongoing debate over the identity of the East European states. Among the questions discussed will be whether or not the countries of East Europe are considered East or Central or even the “New” Europe, and how are these countries rejoining western civilization after years of occupation or domination by the Soviet Union. Conference begins at 1 p.m. in Schneider 100. Also April 3. Full story.

Economics Guest Presentation. Writer and economics educator Edward Lotterman, whose column, "Real World Economics," appears in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, will present "Real World Economics: Policy Challenges Facing Our Next President." More information about Lotterman can be found online. Sponsored by the Student Economics Association and the Academic Affairs Professional Development Program. Schofield Auditorium, 2 to 3 p.m. Reception to follow.

Foster Gallery Reception. Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts Center, 2 to 4 p.m. See March 30 item.

Campus Films. "City of God." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 1 item.

Gulf War Veteran Guest Lecture. Erik Gustafson, a Gulf War veteran and the executive director of the Education for Peace in Iraq Center, will speak about his experiences in Iraq. With Iraq’s June 30 deadline for sovereignty fast approaching, Gustafson’s lecture will examine the on-going violence and perceived Sunni-Shia and Arab-Kurdish divides and consider the question: “One Year After the Fall: Can Democracy Succeed in Iraq?” Phillips 007, 6:30 p.m. Full story.

Jazz Festival logo37th Annual Jazz Festival. Festival events will include critiqued performances, guest artist clinicians and three evening concerts. Also April 3. Full story.

Danceworks 2004. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See April 1 item.

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

Saturday, April 3
Admissions Saturday Spotlight. Campus visit for prospective students. More information can be found online. Schofield Auditorium, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ninth Annual Symposium on East Europe. Conference begins at 10 a.m. in Haas 101. See April 2 item.

37th Annual Jazz Festival. See April 2 item.

Campus Films. "City of God." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 1 item.

Danceworks 2004. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See April 1 item.

UAC Cabin/Local Talent. Featuring singer/acoustic guitarist Seth Schroerlucke. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Sunday, April 4
Student Dance Recital. Featuring Anna-Lisa Bjorklund and Kristin Warner in "A Dancer Within." Kjer Theatre, 2:30 p.m. Full story.

Campus Films. "City of God." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 1 item.

Faculty Recital. Featuring music and theatre arts faculty member Mitra Sadeghpour, soprano. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Go to top of page

Monday, April 5
math equations13th Annual Mathematics Retreat. Mathematics faculty members and students will give presentations about special topics in mathematics. Presentations will be given at levels appropriate for undergraduate mathematics students, high school teachers and some well-prepared high school students. Hibbard Hall, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Full story.

Guest Lecture on Destructiveness of Cluster Bombs. Virgil Wiebe, assistant professor of law at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and an international legal consultant for the Mennonite Central Committee, will present “Cluster Bombs in Iraq: WMD in Slow Motion.” Sponsored by the Geography Club and the Center for International Education. Phillips 007, 7 p.m. Full story.

Student Recital. Featuring Rebecca Burmesch, oboe. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 51, No. 25 • Tenth Week • Spring Semester • March 29, 2004

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Liz Wolf Green, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: April 2, 2004

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