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Monday, April 26
painting and paint palateFoster Gallery Juried Student Art Show. This exhibit, on display in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center through May 16, features artwork by UW-Eau Claire students as selected by a nationally known artist. 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.

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.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Reception. A reception will be held to honor faculty and academic staff who received or applied for grants during the past year and members of the committees who assist the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs in promoting scholarly activity. Chancellor Mash and his staff will be among those extending their appreciation. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

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

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


Tuesday, April 27
Softball. St. Olaf College at Carson Park, 4 p.m.

Student Recital. Featuring James Yardly, trombone. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Career Exploration Workshop. The Educational Opportunity Center, a TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and housed at UW-Eau Claire, is offering free career exploration workshops for anyone recently laid off from a job, considering a career change or re-entering the workforce. Chippewa Valley Technical College, Menomonie Campus, Room 115, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Also May 11 — same time and location. Full story.

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.

Ragamala Music and Dance TheaterArtists Series. A performance titled “From Temple to Theater” by Ragamala Music and Dance Theater will conclude this season’s Artists Series. The group's work bridges ancient and modern cultures, exploring a unique style of living poetry for the stage. The program will feature a selection of works that represent the company’s range, from the soulful classical music of India to the thundering Taiko drums of Japan to stirring original poetry set to Western piano. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $15 for the public, $13 for those 62 and older and UW System/CVTC faculty/staff, or $5 for those 17 and younger and UW System/CVTC students. Zorn Arena, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Ensemble III Concert. Directed by Jeffery Crowell, 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. Full story. Go to top of page

Wednesday, April 28
Gerontology Lecture. Betsy Wacker, a physician assistant at Marshfield Clinic-Oakwood Center, will present "Herbal Medicines: Actions, Side-Effects and Interactions with Prescription Drugs." For more information, contact Meredith Wolf at wolfm@uwec.edu or 836-3543. Education Room, Red Cedar Medical Center-Mayo Health System, Menomonie, noon to 1 p.m. Full story.

Human Resources Presentation. Donna Weber, Human Resources, will present "Overlooked Benefits." Contact Jan Sikora at sikorajl@uwec.edu or 836-5935 to register. Davies Theatre, 12:15 to 1 p.m.

New Playwrights Festival. Featuring student-written plays. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $2. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 4 and 8 p.m. Through April 30. Full story.

WOW Wine and Cheese Reception. Louise Root-Robbins, director of research/administration for the UW System Sloan Project for Academic Career Advancement and coordinator of women's issues for the UW System will present "Academic Career Paths — Yellow Brick Road or Super Highway?" For more information, contact Lisa Theo at theolj@uwec.edu. Hibbard Penthouse, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring John DeHaven and Keith Karns on trumpet. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Dan BarkerGuest Presentation. Dan Barker, a former preacher and Christian songwriter, will present “Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist.” Barker will discuss his gradual switch from preacher to activist for free thought, atheism and secular humanism. Sponsored by the College Freethought Society and its affiliated organizations — the Progressive Student Association and the Secular Student Alliance. Schofield Auditorium, 7 p.m. Full story.

Student Ensemble Recital. Featuring the Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jefferey Crowell. Gantner Concert 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. Go to top of page

Thursday, April 29
Desire2Learn Site Visit. Desire2Learn support personnel from Madison will be on campus to share information about D2L and to listen to requests, suggestions, questions, issues and concerns about the program. Between 10:15 and 11:30 a.m., the focus will be on faculty and instructional staff input. For more information, contact Donna Raleigh at draleigh@uwec.edu or 836-5162. Old Library 1132, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Candidate Open Session. Donald Christian, 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. Christian currently is the associate dean for the biological sciences division and professor of biological sciences at the University of Montana. Davies Theatre, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Chancellor's Roundtable. An opportunity for students to discuss campus issues with Chancellor Mash and his staff. Eagle Room, Davies Center, 4 p.m.

New Playwrights Festival. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 4 and 8 p.m. See April 28 item.

Human Diversity Expo. UW-Eau Claire education and social work students will share results of their diversity research projects during the 10th Bi-Annual Human Diversity Expo. The Expo will feature projects designed by 150 students currently enrolled in “Social Foundations of Human Relations” courses and the “Ethnic-Sensitive Social Work Practice” course. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 4 to 5:15 p.m. Full story.

Student Recital. Featuring Joseph Hartson, trombone. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Literacy Renaissance Festival. UW-Eau Claire will join several community organizations to host the second annual Literacy Renaissance Festival. The event, which will feature UW-Eau Claire theater students and storytellers dressed as children’s book characters, will run from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Oak and Pine pavilions at Carson Park. Full story.

"Léon: The Professional" Campus Films. "Léon: The Professional." (France and U.S. 1994, directed by Luc Besson, 133 min., rated R.) A professional assassin (Jean Reno) becomes the reluctant guardian of a 12-year-old girl (Natalie Portman) bent on avenging her family’s slaughter by a psychotic cop (Gary Oldman). This is the un-cut international version, with 24 minutes of footage added. Sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate. 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 May 2.

16th Annual Midwest Conference on Latin American Studies. Davies Center. Also April 30. Full story.

dancersSalsa Band Concert. MadiSalsa, a ten-member ensemble from Madison, will bring their high-energy music to Eau Claire to help open the Midwest Conference on Latin American Studies. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the Continuing Education office and at the door. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 7 p.m. Full story.

Jazz Ensemble IV Concert. Directed by Robert Baca, the group will perform a variety of works. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Go to top of page

Friday, April 30
16th Annual Midwest Conference on Latin American Studies. Davies Center. See April 29 item.theater masks

New Playwrights Festival. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 4 and 8 p.m. See April 28 item.

Campus Films. "Léon: The Professional." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 29 item.

UAC Cabin. Featuring the melodic, energizing rock 'n roll of Sideway Sam. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Saturday, May 1
Campus Films. "Léon: The Professional." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 29 item.

UAC Cabin. Featuring John Alley and special guests on electric guitar, lap steel guitar and harmonica. Alley is the lead guitarist of the Madison/Milwaukee band Frayed. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Sunday, May 2
clarinet and musicWind Symphony Concert. Directed by R. Mark Heidel, 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. Full story.

Women's Concert Chorale Concert. Directed by Alan Rieck, 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, 5 p.m. Full story.

Campus Films. "Léon: The Professional." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 29 item. Go to top of page

Monday, May 3
Foster Gallery Juried Student Art Show. See April 26 item.

Student Recital. Featuring Angela Foster, French horn. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

conductor Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert. Directed by Daniel Newman, 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. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 51, No. 29 • Fourteenth Week • Spring Semester • April 26, 2004

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Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: April 26, 2004

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