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Monday, Oct. 13
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.
As part of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, UW-Eau Claire will present “OctSOBERfest,” eight days of healthy activities that prove that alcohol is not necessary for relaxation and fun with friends. A complete schedule of events is available online. Through Oct. 19.

Hunger Awareness Week. A variety of activities are planned to raise money and food for the hungry in the Eau Claire community and to raise awareness about hunger and homelessness in the world. A complete schedule of events is available online. Through Oct. 17.

Dual Choice Enrollment Period. Through Oct. 24. See Benefits Fair item Oct. 14 and presentation item Oct. 16.

McIntyre Library Exhibit. UW-Eau Claire will celebrate Archives Week in Wisconsin, Oct.12-18, with an exhibit titled “Norwegians in Eau Claire” in the Grand Corridor of McIntyre Library. The exhibit, on display through Oct. 31, features a map of the city and the location of various Norwegian neighborhoods, churches, schools, stores and organizations throughout the years. See related item below.

McIntyre Library Exhibit. An exhibit titled "When Did Our Professors Become Buildings?" will be on display through Oct. 31 in the Grand Corridor of McIntyre Library. The exhibit features the history of 18 campus buildings named for former faculty members or administrators. An online version of the exhibit also is available. For more information, contact Heather Muir, McIntyre Library, at muirha@uwec.edu or 836-3873.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. A new exhibit titled "Civil Designs: Alumni in the Public Eye," featuring recent works by UW-Eau Claire graphic design alumni, will be on display through Oct. 30 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.

ITM Workshops. Workshops on Excel Basics and Desire2Learn: Facilitating Interaction with Desire2Learn Communication Tools will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Web site.

Study Abroad Spotlight. UW-Eau Claire students interested in study abroad opportunities are invited to attend. Panels of past participants will discuss their experiences. Today's presentation will highlight programs in Costa Rica, Mexico and Spain. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 4 p.m. See other "Spotlight" items Oct. 14 and 16.

Presentation on Norwegian Immigrants. Heather Muir, McIntyre Library, will present “Norwegians in Eau Claire: the Story of Two Local Families and their Norwegian Roots.” The presentation is related to the new McIntyre Library exhibit noted above. For more information, contact Muir at muirha@uwec.edu or 836-3873. McIntyre Library 2023A, 7 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Tuesday, Oct. 14
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. See Oct. 13 item.

State of Wisconsin Investment Board Presentation. Are you wondering how your investments in the Wisconsin Retirement System are doing in 2003? Do you have questions about making additional contributions to the WRS? Do you have questions about your participation in the variable fund of the WRS? Sandy Drew from the State of Wisconsin Investment Board will give presentations today from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Menominee Room of Davies Center. Drew will also be available during today's Benefits Fair in the Ojibwa Room of Davies Center.

Benefits Fair. Representatives from the following companies will be available to provide information and answer questions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ojibwa Room of Davies Center. Health Insurance: Atrium, Blue Cross/Blue Shield United of Wisconsin, Group Health, Humana Western, Valley Health, EPIC; Hospitals: Luther Midelfort, Sacred Heart; Pharmacy Benefits Manager: Navitus Health Solutions; Employee Reimbursement Account: Fringe Benefits Management Company; Long-Term Care: Health Choice, John Hancock Long Term Care; Dental Insurance: DentalBlue.

ITM Workshop. A workshop on Word: Writing in Spanish will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Web site.

Study Abroad Spotlight. UW-Eau Claire students interested in study abroad opportunities are invited to attend. Panels of past participants will discuss their experiences. Today's presentation will highlight programs in France and Scotland. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 3 p.m. See other "Spotlight" item Oct. 16.

Teaching and Learning Workshop. Jonathan Paver, Teaching and Learning Technology Development Center, will present "Designing Web-based Assignments: The Webquest Model." A Webquest is defined as an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the Internet. This session will explore the Webquest model and how to create Web-based assignments using it as a base. CITI, Old Library 1100, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Also Nov. 17.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Brian Thorstad, trumpet, and Nicole LaLond, trumpet. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Planetarium Program. Featuring "The Stargazer," a show 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. Also Oct. 21 and 28, and Nov. 11, 18 and 25. Go to top of page

Wednesday, Oct. 15
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. See Oct. 13 item.

Middle/High School Journalism Conference. The 54th annual Chippewa Valley School Press Association Fall Journalism Conference will be held for approximately 500 middle and high school students and advisers involved in school newspapers, yearbooks, literary or art magazines. Sponsored by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension and the CVSPA. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 9:15 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. Full story.

ITM Workshops. Workshops on PowerPoint Basics, Word: Drawings and Graphics, Plagiarism: Using Information Literacy Skills to Detect and Prevent It and Building Community in the Classroom will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Web site.

Faculty/Academic Staff Forum. Lori Rowlett, philosophy and religious studies, and student collaborator Larry Troyer will present "Vodun in New Orleans: The Care and Feeding of the Loa." Alumni Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Instructional Design Workshop. Jonathan Paver, Teaching and Learning Technology Development Center, will present "Building Community in the Classroom." Creating community in the classroom can provide a safe environment for experimenting and exploring new ideas and can be a vital element in the development of a meaningful learning experience for students. This workshop will explore the idea of community and how it can be utilized to enhance learning in both the face-to-face classroom and the online environment. Participants will explore various techniques that can be integrated into course design to strengthen classroom community and enhance learning. Hibbard Penthouse, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Events. Carolyn Cornelison, a nationally known speaker on alcohol-related issues on college campuses, will give two presentations today. She will lead a training session for faculty and staff at 3 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. Cornelison then will present "Courage to Care: Positive Peer Influence on the College Campus” for the campus and Eau Claire communities at 7 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. Cornelison will use her knowledge and personal experiences to take a realistic look at college drinking, taking responsibility, recognizing abuse and helping those with alcohol problems. Full story.

Multimedia Exhibition. Beginning tonight and running through Nov. 14, a group of local artists and theatre professionals will present a public exhibition titled "Bringing Art to Light" in downtown Eau Claire. By using only light, art images gathered from Europe, Australia, Japan and the United States will be projected onto the exterior walls of 15 downtown buildings after dark. For more information, contact Kris MacCallum at maccalk@uwec.edu or 835-8672.

"The Skin of our Teeth"University Theatre. Featuring Thornton Wilder's play "The Skin of our Teeth," directed by music and theatre arts faculty member Richard Nimke. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1943, the play follows the Antrobus family’s struggle through 5,000 years of life, including the ice age, a flood and a war. 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 Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m.

OcTUBAfest Concert. Featuring the tuba/euphonium studio. 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, Oct. 16
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. See Oct. 13 item.

Dual Choice Presentation. Staff members from Human Resources will provide information and answer questions about changes in health insurance programs. Schofield Auditorium, 9 to 11 a.m. Also Oct. 21.

ITM Workshops. Workshops on Excel Charting and CNS Tour will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Web site.

Study Abroad Spotlight. UW-Eau Claire students interested in study abroad opportunities are invited to attend. Panels of past participants will discuss their experiences. Today's presentation will highlight summer programs in Germany, Mexico, Scotland, South Africa and Thailand. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 4 p.m.


"Memento"Campus Films. "Memento." (U.S. 2000, directed by Christopher Nolan, 113 minutes, rated R.) Guy Pearce stars as a man with a damaged memory (a real condition called anterograde memory loss, the inability to make new memories), chasing a murderer whose identity he can’t possibly know for sure. Sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate. Tickets are $2 at the Service Center for IFS members and UW-Eau Claire staff or $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Through Oct. 19.

Fourth Annual Eau Claire Book Festival. Formerly known as the Festival of the Turning Leaves, the Book Festival features a variety of events for all ages and interests, including poetry slams, discussions, workshops, children’s storytelling, and presentations and readings by 17 writers of regional and national reputation. Events will take place throughout Eau Claire through Oct. 19. Full story.

Music at Sunset Fund-Raiser. Alexandre Dossin, assistant professor, music and theatre arts, and recent winner of the first prize gold medal in the Martha Argerich International Piano competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will present a “Music at Sunset” piano recital at 7:15 p.m. at the home of Roger Bethard in Chippewa Falls. A social hour will begin at 6:15 p.m. Tickets, available by calling the music and theatre arts department at 836-4954 or the UW-Eau Claire Foundation at 836-5630, are $65 and include hors d’oeuvres. Funds raised by the event will be used to purchase two harps for the department of music and theatre arts. Full story.

University Theatre. Featuring Thornton Wilder's play "The Skin of our Teeth," directed by music and theatre arts faculty member Richard Nimke. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 15 item.

Student Recital. Featuring Beth Anne Scherer, bassoon. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Wisconsin blues guitarist Paul Filipowicz. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Through Oct. 18. Go to top of page

Friday, Oct. 17
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. See Oct. 13 item.

2003 WITESOL Conference. The 2003 Wisconsin Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages conference, titled “Blending Shades of Meaning: Converge, Construct, Confer,” will be held in Davies Center. Also Oct. 18. Full story.

ITM Workshops. Workshops on Desire2Learn for Blackboard Users and Enhancing Visual Learning with Digital Images: Solving Complex Image Problems with Photoshop will be presented. For detailed information or to register, visit the ITM Web site.

Little Niagara Inn Lunch Special. Little Niagara features soup and bread bowls for $1.99 each Friday. Little Niagara Inn is open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Complete menus and other Dining Services information may be viewed online.

NET Brown Bag Presentation. Current and former Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Teaching Scholars Bob Eierman, chemistry; Ingrid Ulstad, accounting and finance; and Amy Krist, biology, will give presentations. TLTDC conference room, Schofield 30, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Philosophy and Religious Studies Presentation. Lori Rowlett, Kay Kennedy and Steve Spina, philosophy and religious studies, will present "Service-Learning in Religious Studies." Hibbard 605, 1 p.m.

Economics Presentation. Recent UW-Eau Claire economics graduates will present "The 'Real World' for Economics Graduates." Sponsored by the economics department and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Schneider 100, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Campus Films. "Memento." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 16 item.

Fourth Annual Eau Claire Book Festival. Tonight's event features readings by poet and children's author Michael Dennis Browne, short story author Peter Ho Davies and fiction writer Andrew Sean Greer. Schofield Hall, 7:30 to 9 p.m. See Oct. 16 item.

University Theatre. Featuring Thornton Wilder's play "The Skin of our Teeth," directed by music and theatre arts faculty member Richard Nimke. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 15 item.

UAC Concert. Minneapolis bands Down and Above and B! will present a night of melodic rock and hard soul. Tickets are $6 — or $4 for UW-Eau Claire students. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 8 p.m.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Wisconsin blues guitarist Paul Filipowicz. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Also Oct. 18. Go to top of page

Saturday, Oct. 18
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. See Oct. 13 item.

2003 WITESOL Conference. Davies Center. See Oct. 17 item.

Fourth Annual Eau Claire Book Festival. Tonight's event features poet, translator and essayist Sam Hamill, who founded the "Poets Against the War" effort in January 2003 and delivered to Congress 13,000 poems by 12,000 poets. He also is the editor of the Copper Canyon Press. Schofield Hall, 7:30 to 9 p.m. See Oct. 16 item.

Campus Films. "Memento." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 16 item.

University Theatre. Featuring Thornton Wilder's play "The Skin of our Teeth," directed by music and theatre arts faculty member Richard Nimke. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 15 item.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Wisconsin blues guitarist Paul Filipowicz. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Sunday, Oct. 19
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. See Oct. 13 item.

University Theatre. Featuring Thornton Wilder's play "The Skin of our Teeth," directed by music and theatre arts faculty member Richard Nimke. Kjer Theatre, 1:30 p.m. See Oct. 15 item.

Wind Symphony/Symphony Band Concert. Symphony Band, directed by Phillip Ostrander, and Wind Symphony, directed by Mark Heidel, 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.

Fourth Annual Eau Claire Book Festival. See Oct. 16 item.

Campus Films. "Memento." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 16 item. Go to top of page

Monday, Oct. 20
Continuing. McIntyre Library exhibit, "When Did Our Professors Become Buildings?" See Oct. 13 item.

Continuing. McIntyre Library exhibit, "Norwegians in Eau Claire." See Oct. 13 item.

Continuing. Foster Gallery exhibit, "Civil Designs: Alumni in the Public Eye." See Oct. 13 item.


TubalatéArtists Series. Featuring Tubalaté, one of Britain’s leading professional brass ensembles. The first ever tuba-euphonium ensemble to graduate and be awarded the prestigious professional performance diploma from Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music, Tubalaté has been at the forefront of instrumental and repertory development for more than a decade. 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. 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. 8 • Eighth Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 13, 2003

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Liz Wolf Green, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
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