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Monday, May 10
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.

Foster 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.

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

musical notesVocal 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 11
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Candidate Open Session. Devinder Malhotra, 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. Malhotra currently is a professor of economics and associate dean in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Akron, Ohio. Schofield Auditorium, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

SpringFest 2004 Concert. Featuring the Eau Claire Blues All-Stars, a group that will take you on an exciting ride fueled with a high-octane blend of blues, funk, jazz and R&B. Central Campus Mall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Rain site: The Cabin, Davies Center.)

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. Full story.

starsPlanetarium Program. Featuring "Constellations for Kids," a 45-minute program for children 4 and older. This show will be presented the second Tuesday of each month. Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m.

Student Dance Recital. Featuring Joseph Rand. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Wednesday, May 12
SpringFest 2004 Concert. Featuring the local acoustic rock group Ladder El. Central Campus Mall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Rain site: The Cabin, Davies Center.)

Alumni Association Student Awards Luncheon. The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association will honor 15 outstanding students and scholarship recipients during the luncheon. For more information or to make reservations, call the Alumni Association at (715) 836-3266. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, noon. Full story.

lilacsAnnual Women's Spring Tea. All university women are invited to meet colleagues and friends, and enjoy refreshments. Due to the possibility of rain, the event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Menominee/Oneida Rooms of Davies Center.

Women on Wednesdays Presentation. Patti See, Academic Skills Center/Women's Studies, will present "Cellulite Closet: Women and Body Image in Recent American Film." For more information, contact Lisa Theo at theolj@uwec.edu or 836-2316. Hibbard Penthouse, 4:30 to 6:30 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 15 — same time and location.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Nicole Peters, soprano, and Christine Schweikert, mezzo-soprano. 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. Go to top of page

Thursday, May 13
Golden Blugold Day. The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association will honor members of the UW-Eau Claire class of 1954 — the university’s newest Golden Blugolds. The day of special activities is free and open to all 1954 and earlier graduates, their guests, and UW-Eau Claire current and emeriti faculty and staff. Full story.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Candidate Open Session. John Mateja, 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. Mateja currently is a professor of nuclear physics, director of the McNair Scholars Program and director of the Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activities Office at Murray State University. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Schofield Auditorium, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

SpringFest 2004 Concert. Featuring Justin and Mike. Central Campus Mall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Rain site: The Cabin, Davies Center.)

Service Recognition and Retirement Reception. The university community is invited to attend a reception honoring retiring faculty and staff and those who have been with the university for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 35 years. A list of honorees can be viewed online. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 3 to 5 p.m.; program at 3:30 p.m.

hot air balloonRecess: Blugold Style. Students are invited to participate in a variety of stress relieving activities including sidewalk chalk drawing, moon walking, yoga, chair massage, coloring, play dough sculpting, sand volleyball and basketball. Hot air balloon activities will begin at 6 p.m. Sponsored by University Recreation Special Events, Housing and Residence Life, and Peer Health Educators. For more information, contact Emma Chambers at chambeel@uwec.edu or 836-2845. Towers Field, 5 to 8 p.m. Full story.

Campus Films. "Better Luck Tomorrow." (U.S. 2002, directed by Justin Lin, 98 minutes, rated R.) A group of overachieving Asian-American students conforms to the popular image of smart, well-behaved Asian kids, but although they have ambition, they lack values, and step by step they move more deeply into crime. 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 16.

University Theatre. Featuring Lanford Wilson's "The Mound Builders," directed by Terry Allen. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See May 12 item.

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, May 14
golf ballRecFest Early Bird Golf Outing.
Sponsored by University Recreation, this golf outing will be held at Princeton Valley Golf Course. Cost is $30 for 18 holes; $18 for 9 holes. The fee includes golf, lunch, a T-shirt and prizes. Register at University Recreation in Hilltop Center.

SpringFest 2004 Concert. Featuring Fat Maw Rooney. Central Campus Mall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Rain site: The Cabin, Davies Center.)

Campus Films. "Better Luck Tomorrow." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 13 item.

Matt WahlAIDS Benefit Concert. The following five regional artists will perform a concert to benefit AIDS research: Matt Wahl, Shekere 3, Fat Maw Rooney, John Alley & Small Time Kings, and Jon Sunde. Tickets, available at the door, are $5. Proceeds will be donated to the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 7 p.m.

University Theatre. Featuring Lanford Wilson's "The Mound Builders," directed by Terry Allen. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See May 12 item.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Cabin Calamity, a spoof talent show by UAC members. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Saturday, May 15
telescopeAstronomy Day. Featuring displays, lectures, planetarium shows and safe solar viewing. Sponsored by the L.E. Phillips Planetarium and the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society. L.E. Phillips Planetarium/Phillips Hall, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full story.

Campus Films. "Better Luck Tomorrow." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 13 item.

University Theatre. Featuring Lanford Wilson's "The Mound Builders," directed by Terry Allen. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See May 12 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

Sunday, May 16
Campus Films. "Better Luck Tomorrow." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 13 item. Go to top of page

Monday, May 17
Final Examinations. Through May 21.

University Recreation Chair Massage. Take a break from finals with a 15-minute chair massage. Cost is $10.25. For more information, call 836- 4931. McIntyre Library, Room 104, 6 to 9 p.m. Through May 20. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 51• No. 31 • Sixteenth Week • Spring Semester • May 10, 2004

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Liz Wolf Green, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: May 14, 2004

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