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Monday, May 3
painting with first place ribbonFoster 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.

Ninth Annual English Festival. As one of the country’s largest student-run annual language arts festivals, UW-Eau Claire’s English Festival dedicates itself to actively pursuing, presenting and appreciating all areas of language arts, including interdisciplinary and cultural studies. Events will take place in various campus locations through May 8. Full story.

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

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

Tuesday, May 4
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Candidate Open Session. John Skvoretz, 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. Skvoretz currently is the Carolina distinguished professor of sociology and interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of South Carolina. Schofield Auditorium, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Student Recital. Featuring Jeffrey Specht, tuba/conducting. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Student Recital. Featuring Sacia Jerome, cello. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

solar systemPlanetarium Program. Featuring "Mr. Genius Tours the Solar System," a lighthearted introduction to astronomy aimed at children 5 and older. Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. This show will be presented the first Tuesday of each month. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m.

Student Recital. Featuring Zach Halmstad, piano. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Go to top of page

Wednesday, May 5
Jewish Music/History Performance. Mark Revenson, a highly praised and popular performer known as “Lil’ Rev,” will present “The Jews of Tin Pan Alley.” Performing on banjo, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, harmonica and recorder, Revenson will highlight the work of such well-known Jewish performers as Sophie Tucker, Fanny Brice, Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, the Gershwins and Irving Berlin. A music researcher as well as a performer, Revenson will include in his presentation stories and explanations of the development of the music. Schofield Auditorium, 7 p.m. Full story.

Student Ensemble Recital. Featuring the BASSically Brass Tuba Ensemble, directed by Jerry Young. 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, May 6
ORSP Brown Bag Workshop. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present a faculty development workshop to discuss the Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program. Badger Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Amy Buehner, mezzo-soprano, and Kelley Wholean, soprano. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

"Sweet Sixteen"Campus Films. "Sweet Sixteen." (U.K., Germany and Spain 2002, directed by Ken Loach, 106 min., subtitled, rated R.) The film is a heartbreaking coming-of-age drama about Glasgow teenager Liam (Martin Compston), who wants a better life for himself and his mother after she gets out of prison. He sees a home for sale and sets out on a dead-end scheme to buy it. 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 May 9.

Jazz Ensemble I Concert. Directed by Robert Baca, the group will perform a variety of works. Tickets, available at the Service Center, 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, 7:30 p.m. Full story.

University Theatre. Featuring Lanford Wilson's "The Mound Builders," directed by Terry Allen. The play tells the story of a team of university archeologists studying the burial mounds of indigenous people living in the Midwest hundreds of years ago. Their work is made desperate by approaching water from a new dam and tensions with local landowners who see the new lake as a tourist paradise. Because of mature subject matter and strong language, this play is not intended for children. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $9 for the public, $7 for those age 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 May 8 and May 12-15 — same time and location.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Ellis, an engaging and dynamic singer, songwriter and guitarist known for her vibrant and open-hearted nature. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Through May 8. Full story.Go to top of page

Friday, May 7
UW mascotsUW Spirit Day. Area alumni from all UW System colleges and universities are invited to join the statewide celebration of UW Spirit Day. In addition to wearing their school colors or clothing that includes their alma mater’s logo, UW System alumni are encouraged to wear Spirit Day “I am UW” buttons or stickers. Buttons can be obtained by contacting the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Relations office at (715) 836-3266 or alumni@uwec.edu. Full story.

Aging Summit. The Center for Health and Aging Services Excellence at UW-Eau Claire, along with AARP Wisconsin, the Advisors on Gerontological Education , AgeAdvantAge Inc., Community Health Partnership and the Northern Area Agency on Aging, Inc., will offer the fourth annual Aging Summit. “It Takes A Village: The Impact of Aging on Our Cities and Towns — Generating Solutions and Ideas that Work” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plaza Inn and Suites in Eau Claire. Full story.

Men's and Women's Track. WIAC Outdoor Championships at Simpson Field. Also May 8. Detailed information.

White House Staff Member Presentation. William Jeffrey, a senior director in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, will present a seminar titled “Homeland Security: The Role for Science and Technology.” Jeffrey, a physicist by training, has worked extensively on science and technology issues during the formation of the new Department of Homeland Security. Phillips 007, 3 p.m. Full story.

Philosophy and Religious Studies Colloquium. Sean McAleer, philosophy and religious studies, will present "Gratitude and Humility." Hibbard 605, 3 p.m.

Campus Films. "Sweet Sixteen." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 6 item.

Singing Statesmen Concert. Directed by Gary Schwartzhoff, the group will perform a variety of works. Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $5 for the public; $4 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger or UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $1.50 for UW-Eau Claire students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Full story.

University Theatre. Featuring Lanford Wilson's "The Mound Builders," directed by Terry Allen. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See May 6 item.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Ellis. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. See May 6 item. Go to top of page

Saturday, May 8WIAC logo
Men's and Women's Track. WIAC Outdoor Championships at Simpson Field. Detailed information.

Civil Service Exams. Information can be found online. Schneider Hall, Rooms 100, 105 and 107.

Campus Films. "Sweet Sixteen." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 6 item.

University Theatre. Featuring Lanford Wilson's "The Mound Builders," directed by Terry Allen. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See May 6 item.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Ellis. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. See May 6 item. Go to top of page

Sunday, May 9
conductorSymphonic Choir/University Orchestra Concert. Symphonic Choir, directed by Alan Rieck, and University Orchestra, directed by Nobuyoshi Yasuda, 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.

Student/Faculty Ensemble Recital. Featuring the Eu-Tu(ba) tuba and euphonium ensemble. Christ Church Cathedral, Eau Claire, 5 p.m.

Campus Films. "Sweet Sixteen." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 6 item. Go to top of page

Monday, May 10
Foster Gallery Juried Student Art Show. See May 3 item.

SpringFest logoSpringFest 2004 Concert. Featuring local singer-songwriter Quinn Elizabeth. With versatile songwriting, a voice of many unique colors and lyrics with countless surprises, Quinn Elizabeth is a great start to SpringFest 2004. Central Campus Mall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Rain site: The Cabin, Davies Center.) SpringFest concerts will be held through May 14 — same time and location. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 51, No. 30 • Fifteenth Week • Spring Semester • May 3, 2004

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