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Monday, April 19
Native American womanNative American Awareness Week Events. This week's events celebrate Native American culture with speakers, music, food and discussions on contemporary and historical issues. More information and a complete schedule of events is available online. Through April 24.

32nd Annual Honors Week. Thirty-four UW-Eau Claire honor societies will sponsor and participate in this year’s activities, which recognize students of high scholastic achievement. More information and complete schedule of events is available online. Through April 24.

Modem Pool Phone Number Change. The UW-Eau Claire modem pool phone number, 836-5990, will be disconnected today. A DiscoverNet phone number, 830-1040, will replace the old number. Modem pool users must update the phone number their modem dials. For more information or assistance, call the CNS Helpdesk at 836-5711.

plantViennese Ball Plant/Souvenir Sale. Plants and perishable souvenir items from the Viennese Ball will be offered for sale. Eagle Room, Davies Center, 10 a.m. to noon.

NET/TLTDC Brown Bag Presentation. Leonard Gibbs, social work, Susan Moch, family health nursing, and Gloria Fennell, social work, will present a seminar titled "Practical Application of Evidence-Based Practice: Experience Teaching an Interdisciplinary Course." They will discuss how students from various majors were able to apply evidence-based practice to their disciplines. A video of the course final exam also will be shown. Badger Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

ITM Workshop. A workshop on PowerPoint: Intermediate: Tips and Tricks will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Workshop Web site.

Student Recital. Featuring David Snyder, cello. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Israeli Refusenik Presentation. Muli Linder, a physician and officer in the Israel Defense Forces, will give a presentation about the costs of war and peace in Israel. Linder was the 67th Refusenik — one who refuses to perform military service in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the interest of peace — to sign what has become known as “The Combatant’s Letter.” Sponsored by the Geography Club and the Refuser Solidarity Network, with support from the Center for International Education. Schneider Auditorium, 7 p.m. Full story.

musical notesWomen's Chorus Concert. Directed by Gary Schwartzhoff and Alan Rieck, the group will perform a variety of works. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $3.75 for the public, $2.75 for those 62 and older and 17 and younger, or free for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Tuesday, April 20
Service-Learning Breakfast. UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff mentors and community partners in the service-learning program will be honored during this event. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Long-Term Care Insurance Seminar. Employees and family members are invited to an informational seminar about long-term care insurance. For more information or individual appointments, call (715) 720-9092. Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, 10 a.m., noon or 3 p.m.

martial artistChinese Cultural Celebration. Performers from Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, will present a demonstration of traditional Chinese folk singing, folk dancing and martial arts. The Chinese performers will be in Eau Claire to celebrate the long-standing exchange partnership between Jinan University and UW-Eau Claire. Translators will be on hand to assist members of the audience in a question and answer session following the performance. Schofield Auditorium, noon to 1 p.m. Full story.

Work/Life Initiative Brown Bag Session. Joan Kortbein, a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator for Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, will present "The Diabetes Epidemic." More information is available online. Menominee Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

African Roundtable. Three UW-Eau Claire nursing students from three different countries in Africa will give presentations on their culture, health care and health issues. For more information, contact Jayne Bielecki at bielecjm@uwec.edu. School of Nursing, Room 114, 2 to 3 p.m.

ITM Workshop. A workshop on Creating Significant Learning Experiences Mini-Course 3 will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Workshop Web site.

Chippewa River Bank Clean Up. Campus volunteers are invited to join volunteers from the Water Street Business Association to clean up the banks of the Chippewa River. Fine Arts parking lot, 4 p.m.

soup and breadSoup and Bread Night. UW-Eau Claire students hope to raise $1,500 to feed the less fortunate through a Soup and Bread Night initiative. The goal of the student-run event is to serve 1,000 people while raising awareness of hunger in the Chippewa Valley. Students have selected soups, breads and beverages to replace the usual evening menu. Cafeterias will be staffed by volunteers from student organizations including United Hall Council, Jumpstart and the American Marketing Association. Riverview Cafe, Hilltop Center; and The Terrace, Davies Center, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Full story.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Aurora Conde, soprano, and Adam Krajnik, tenor. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Planetarium Program. Featuring "Constellations, Myths and Legends." Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m. Also April 27.

theater masksUniversity Theatre. Featuring "Vanities" by Jack Heifner, directed by Kelly Lee Kriesel. The play tells the story of an innocent America coming of age as seen through the lives of three Texas girls from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s. As aggressively vivacious high school cheerleaders, college sorority sisters and cynical, disenchanted adults, the girls ultimately discover that you can't go home again. 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. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Through April 24 — same time and location.

Jazz Ensemble II Concert. Directed by Robert Baca, the group will perform a variety of works. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $3.75 for the public; $2.75 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff; or free for UW-Eau Claire students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Go to top of page

Wednesday, April 21
Brown Bag Discussion on Retention of Male College Students. The campus community is invited to join a discussion titled "Keeping Men in College — What UW-Eau Claire Can Do." Sponsored by the Male Student Study Group, a working group of the retention/transitions subcommittee of the campus Enrollment Planning Advisory Committee. For more information, contact Art Lyons at lyonsaj@uwec.edu. Wisconsin Room, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m. Also April 26.

ITM Workshops. Workshops on Just for Mac: Burning CDs
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Hand Stretches and Keyboarding will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Workshop Web site.

Student Development and Diversity Awards Reception. Awards recognizing people who have shown exemplary efforts in facilitating the development of students and in promoting diversity on campus will be given in the following areas: Staff Excellence, Student Organization, University Staff Excellence, Instructional Excellence, Student Assistant, Diversity Teacher/Scholar and Diversity Advocate. For more information, call 836-5992. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 3:30 p.m.

Martin MogensenMartin Mogensen Education Lecture. Gerald Gutek, professor emeritus and former dean of the School of Education at Loyola University in Chicago, will present “The Foundations of Education: A Turn to the Right or a Turn to the Left?” The lecture will be presented by the School of Education, the Center for Collaborative Leadership in Education and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation in honor of Martin Mogensen, a 1952 UW-Eau Claire alumnus whose career in education was cut short when he was killed by a troubled student. Dulany Inn, Davies Center, 4 p.m. Full story.

Student Recital. Featuring Breta Borstad, flute. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Student Recital. Featuring Rosalie Johnson, violin. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

University Theatre. Featuring "Vanities" by Jack Heifner, directed by Kelly Lee Kriesel. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See April 20 item.

Jazz at Night. University musicians present the best in jazz. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Thursday, April 22
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Candidate Open Session. Rosemary Keefe, a candidate for the College of Arts and Sciences dean position at UW-Eau Claire, will give a presentation on the future of the liberal arts and sciences in challenging times. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Keefe currently is a professor of English and director of faculty development at UW-Superior. Her curriculum vitae can be viewed online. Davies Theatre, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

ITM Workshops. Workshops on Computing and Pain: Causes and Solutions, PowerPoint: What's New in OS X and Burning CDs in Windows will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Workshop Web site.

Materials Science Center Open House. The campus community is invited to visit the new center which will support research, facilitate collaboration among science faculty across disciplines, promote interactions between the university and local industries, and encourage undergraduate students to do research. Phillips 124, 3 to 5 p.m. Full story.

Student Recital. Featuring Zachary May, percussion. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Student Organization Recital. Featuring the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Campus Films. "The Man Without a Past." (Finland 2002, directed by Aki Kaurismaki, 97 min., in Finnish, subtitled.) Academy Award nominee and winner of the Best Actress and Grand Jury Prizes at Cannes, this deadpan comedy showcases Finnish writer-director Aki Kaurismaki’s distinctive mix of stoical melodrama and minimalist cool. Shortly after arriving in Helsinki, a stranger (Markku Peltola) suffers a near-fatal mugging that erases his memory. He staggers to a harborside shanty town where he finds friendship among the homeless — and a restrained but heartfelt romance with a poker-faced Salvation Army worker (Kati Outinen). 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 9 p.m. Through April 25.

Andrea MitchellAnn Devroy Memorial Forum. Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News, will present “The 2004 Presidential Campaign: New Challenges for Broadcast News.” Since being named chief foreign affairs correspondent in 1994, Mitchell has reported on foreign policy issues in the United States and abroad for all NBC News broadcasts, including “Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,” “Today” and CNBC and MSNBC. The forum event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission. Call the Service Center at 836-3727 for ticket information. Zorn Arena, 7:30 p.m. Full story.

Foster Gallery Juried Student Art Show. This exhibit, on display through May 16, will feature artwork by UW-Eau Claire students as selected by a nationally known artist. An opening reception, including an award and scholarship presentation, will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tonight 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.

University Theatre. Featuring "Vanities" by Jack Heifner, directed by Kelly Lee Kriesel. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See April 20 item.

Student Ensemble Recital. Featuring the Cane Mutiny Bassoon Ensemble. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Minneapolis singer-songwriter Gabriel James. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Through April 24. Full story. Go to top of page

Friday, April 23
ITM Workshop. A workshop on Photoshop: Creating Animated Images for the Web will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Workshop Web site.

Philosophy and Religious Studies Colloquium. James Brummer, philosophy and religious studies, will present "In Defense of Moral Residues." Hibbard 605, 3 p.m.

Campus Films. "The Man Without a Past." Davies Theatre, 6 and 9 p.m. See April 22 item.

University Theatre. Featuring "Vanities" by Jack Heifner, directed by Kelly Lee Kriesel. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See April 20 item.

Student Dance Recital. Featuring Amber Anderson performing "Clean Hands, Pure Heart." Valleybrook Church, Eau Claire, 8 p.m. Full story.

UAC Concert. Guitarist, singer and songwriter Willy Porter will return to the UW-Eau Claire concert stage. Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Angie Aparo and the Jim Pullman Band of Eau Claire will appear as special guests. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $9 for the public or $7 for UW-Eau Claire students. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Full story.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Gabriel James. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. See April 22 item. Go to top of page

Saturday, April 24
Spring Tree Planting Trip. The campus community is invited to join students and staff from Outdoor Recreation to plant trees, which will help replenish water tables, conserve and stabilize soil, reduce flooding and enhance wildlife habitat. Meet behind Hilltop Center, 8 a.m.

runnersAMA Fun Run. The UW-Eau Claire chapter of the American Marketing Association will hold its 22nd annual fun run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carson Park. The fun run is an amateur 5K run/walk and non-competitive rollerblade race. The event is open to all ages and the public. Money received from entry fees and festivities will be used to improve the AMA chapter and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Indianhead Special Olympics. Full story.

Honoring Education Pow Wow. This annual event provides an opportunity for Native American people to gather and celebrate the importance of their heritage and culture and for UW-Eau Claire to recognize and honor its American Indian alumni. All members of the campus community and surrounding communities are invited to attend. Grand entries — 1 and 7 p.m.; feast at 5 p.m. in Zorn Arena. Full story.

Honors Banquet. Spruce/Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 5:30 p.m. See April 19 item.

Campus Films. "The Man Without a Past." Davies Theatre, 6 and 9 p.m. See April 22 item.

University Theatre. Featuring "Vanities" by Jack Heifner, directed by Kelly Lee Kriesel. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See April 20 item.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Gabriel James. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. See April 22 item. Go to top of page

Sunday, April 25
Symphony Band Concert. Directed by Phillip Ostrander, the group will perform a variety of works. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $4.75 for the public; $3.75 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $1.25 for UW-Eau Claire students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m.

Symphony Orchestra Concert. Directed by Nobuyoshi Yasuda, the group will perform a variety of works. Pianist Alexandre Dossin will be featured. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $5 for the public, $4 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff; or $1.50 for UW-Eau Claire students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. Full story.

Campus Films. "The Man Without a Past." Davies Theatre, 6 and 9 p.m. See April 22 item. Go to top of page

Monday, April 26
Foster Gallery Juried Student Art Show. See April 22 item.

Brown Bag Discussion on Retention of Male College Students. The campus community is invited to join a discussion titled "Keeping Men in College — What UW-Eau Claire Can Do." Sponsored by the Male Student Study Group, a working group of the retention/transitions subcommittee of the campus Enrollment Planning Advisory Committee. For more information, contact Art Lyons at lyonsaj@uwec.edu. Badger Room, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m.

12th Annual Student Research Day. UW-Eau Claire students and faculty mentors will display the results of their collaborative research and independent student research. The event highlights student research accomplishments and the important role faculty and academic staff play as mentors in the scholarly activity process. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, noon to 4 p.m. Also April 27. Full story.

2004 Distinguished Master's Thesis Presentation. The UW-Eau Claire community is invited to attend a presentation by Jayne R. Blodgett on her thesis titled “Dirtying ‘the empty clean room’: Escaping Postmodern Nihilism in A.S. Byatt’s Possession.” Blodgett, who received a master’s degree in English from UW-Eau Claire in 2003, will be presented with the 2004 UW-Eau Claire Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award. Sponsored by the Graduate Council and the Office of University Graduate Studies. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 2 to 3 p.m.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Kristin Bar, clarinet, and Nancy Coddington, clarinet. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

University Band Concert. Directed by Randal Dickerson, the group will perform a variety of works. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $3.75 for the public, $2.75 for those 62 and older and 17 and younger, or free for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students. 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. 28 • Thirteenth Week • Spring Semester • April 19, 2004

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