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Monday, Dec. 8
Give a Kid a Book logoGive a Kid a Book Collection and Sale. Drop off a new children's book for the Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library drive through Dec. 12. All children's books are 10 percent off. University Bookstore, Davies Center. For more information, see related Notices item.

School Kits for Iraq Collections. The UW-Eau Claire Geography Club will collect and assemble school kits for children in Iraq and several other countries through Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 266 of Phillips Hall. Full story.

Foster GalleryFoster Gallery BFA Exhibit. Fifteen bachelor of fine arts candidates will present a senior graphic design and studio art exhibition through Dec. 14 in the Foster Gallery of Haas Fine Arts Center. Graphic design exhibits will include posters, logos, package designs, manuals, brochures, photographs, Web designs and a variety of other works. Studio art exhibits will include acrylic paintings, drawings and illustrations in a variety of mixed media and ceramics and sculptures in porcelain, stoneware and wood. 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. Full story.

Turtle Island String QuartetArtists Series. Turtle Island String Quartet will present a concert titled “Solstice Celebration: The Festival of Lights.” Its name derived from American Indian creation mythology, Turtle Island String Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold new trends in chamber music for strings. The ensemble fuses the classical quartet aesthetic with 21st-century American popular styles. The concert will showcase music associated with what is referred to in both the Jewish and Hindu traditions as the Festival of Lights. 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

Tuesday, Dec. 9
Give a Kid a Book Collection and Sale. See Dec. 8 item.

School Kits for Iraq Collections. See Dec. 8 item.

planetariumPlanetarium Program. Featuring "What's Up in Astronomy," a presentation on current topics, such as the planet Mars and the winter solstice. The presentation, for adults and children 8 and older, also includes a 10-minute slide show on light pollution. Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m. Also Dec. 16.

"The Seagull" University Theatre. Featuring Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," directed by Terry Allen. 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 Dec. 13. Full story.


Human Rights Week Event. Featuring "Plan Colombia," a film that explores the U.S. government's involvement in the "drug war" in Colombia and the relationship of this intervention to Colombia's ongoing 50-year quasi-civil war. A question-and-answer session with Colombian students and faculty will follow the film. For more information, contact Kelly Anderson at anderkel@uwec.edu. Davies Theatre, 8 to 10 p.m. Go to top of page

Wednesday, Dec. 10
Give a Kid a Book Collection and Sale. See Dec. 8 item.

School Kits for Iraq Collections. See Dec. 8 item.

Gerontology Lecture. Al Foster, a physician from the department of internal medicine, Red Cedar Medical Center, Menomonie, will present "Osteoporosis: Don't Give Up an Inch." Foster will highlight the risk factors for osteoporosis, as well as the prevention of and treatment for the disease. Sponsored by the Center for Health and Aging Services Excellence, Red Cedar Medical Center-Mayo Health System, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout. Education Room, Red Cedar Medical Center-Mayo Health System, Menomonie, noon to 1 p.m.

Holiday ReceptionHoliday Reception. All UW-Eau Claire employees are invited to enjoy food and fellowship with colleagues and friends. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 3:30 to 5 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
WOW Wine and Cheese Reception. Louise Root-Robbins, director of research and administration for the Sloan Project and coordinator of women's issues for the UW System will discuss the UW System Sloan Project for Academic Career Advancement. Sponsored by the Women's Studies Program, Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership, American Association of University Women-Eau Claire Chapter, UW-Eau Claire Commission on the Status of Women, Women in Higher Education-Eau Claire and Provost/Vice Chancellor Satz the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Lisa Theo at theolj@uwec.edu or 836-2316. Hibbard Penthouse, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Human Rights Week Event. Cecilia Zarate-Laun, co-founder and program director for the Colombia Support Network, will give a presentation on the escalating civil war in Colombia, the increasing U.S. role in that war, human rights abuses by the government army, government-aligned paramilitary groups and leftist guerrillas, and the role of natural resources (i.e. oil, minerals, coffee and cocaine) in the war. For more information, contact Kelly Anderson at anderkel@uwec.edu. Schofield Auditorium, 7 to 9 p.m.

University Theatre. Featuring Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," directed by Terry Allen. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 9 item.

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

Thursday, Dec. 11
Give a Kid a Book Collection and Sale. See Dec. 8 item.

School Kits for Iraq Collections. See Dec. 8 item.

McNair Scholars Colloquium. Seniors in the McNair Scholars Program will present research results to fellow scholars and mentors, and interested faculty, staff and community members. The 30-minute presentations will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 227 of the School of Nursing. Also Dec. 18. Full story.

Finals Stress Reliever. Students are invited to relieve the stress of their upcoming final exams through University Recreation's Final's Stress Reliever. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, contact Lisa Schuetz at schuetlm@uwec.edu or 836-2176. Hilltop Lounge, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

"Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"Campus Films. "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." (U.S. and New Zealand 2002, directed by Peter Jackson, 222 min., rated PG-13.) This is the central film in the trilogy from J.R.R. Tolkien’s saga considered by millions to be the greatest adventure ever told. The epic struggle centers on the possession of the infamous One Ring, which, if returned to its creator, the Dark Lord Sauron, will give him the power to enslave the world. 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 Dec. 14.

Human Rights Week Event. Featuring Amateur Love and Shekere 3 performing "Jamnesty," a human rights concert to benefit Amnesty International. Tickets are $3 at the door. For more information, contact Kelly Anderson at anderkel@uwec.edu. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 7:30 p.m.

University Theatre. Featuring Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," directed by Terry Allen. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 9 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, Dec. 12
Give a Kid a Book Collection and Sale. See Dec. 8 item.

School Kits for Iraq Collections. See Dec. 8 item.

Surplus Store Public Sale. Information about the Surplus Store can be found online. Campus School basement, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

horn with red bowAnnual Foyer Concert. Featuring traditional carols of the season presented by UW-Eau Claire music ensembles. Haas Fine Arts Center Lobby, noon.

Campus Films. "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Dec. 11 item.

UAC Concert. Featuring the pop punk band Motion City Soundtrack. The Red Hot Valentines and Attention also will perform. Tickets, available at the Service Center or at the door, are $5 for the public or $3 for UW-Eau Claire students. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 7 p.m. Full story.

Men's Hockey. UW-Stevens Point at Hobbs Ice Arena, 7:05 p.m.

University Theatre. Featuring Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," directed by Terry Allen. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 9 item.

UAC Cabin. Featuring the acoustic guitarists and terrific harmonies of Landfall. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Saturday, Dec. 13
Civil Service Exams. Information can be found online. Phillips 104, 106, 117 and 119, 8:30 a.m.

Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony Concert. The group, directed by Ivar Lunde Jr., provides a creative outlet and symphony experience for area students in grades 7-12. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 3 p.m. Full story.

Campus Films. "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Dec. 11 item.

Men's Basketball. College of St. Scholastica at Zorn Arena, 7 p.m.

University Theatre. Featuring Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," directed by Terry Allen. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 9 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, Dec. 14
Campus Films. "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Dec. 11 item. Go to top of page

Monday, Dec. 15
Final Examinations. Through Dec. 19. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 51 , No. 15 • Fifteenth Week • Fall Semester • Dec. 8, 2003

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Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: December 9, 2003

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