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Monday, Feb. 21
George WashingtonMcIntyre Library Exhibit. This month's McIntyre Library exhibit celebrates authors, celebrities and presidents who were born in February. The exhibit, on display through Feb. 28 in the library's Grand Corridor, includes books by James Joyce, Judy Blume, Charles Dickens, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Sinclair Lewis, Jules Verne, Carson McCullers and Gertrude Stein. For more information, contact Heather Muir at muirha@uwec.edu or 836-3873. Full story.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. Featuring "Light Connections," an exhibit of photographic works by John Carney, Linda Robbenholt and Vagner Whitehead in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 24. 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.

Diversity Reading Discussion. Members of the UW-Eau Claire community are invited to attend one of two reading discussions of excerpts from "Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice." The book by Paul Kivel helps readers look at how they learn racism, what effects it has on their lives, its costs and benefits to white people, and what they can do about it. More information about the book and author is available online. Today's discussion will be facilitated by Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Office of Student Development and Diversity. For more information, call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 836-3367. Eagle Room, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m. Also Feb. 22.

Digital Video Workshop. Faculty and staff are invited to a workshop about designing digital video assignments for students. Sponsored by TLTDC, McIntyre Library and CNS. For more information or to register, contact Catherine Artac at artacca@uwec.edu. TLTDC Conference Room, Schofield 30, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Go to top of page

Tuesday, Feb. 22
McNair Program Information Session. The university community is invited to attend an information session about the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Staff members will provide an overview of the McNair Program, eligibility requirements and application process. The nomination/application deadline for the McNair program is April 15. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 2 to 3 p.m. Also March 7 — same time and location. Full story.

Diversity Reading Discussion. Today's discussion will be facilitated by Pamela Forman, sociology. See Feb. 21 item. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Student Recital. Featuring Kara Sorensen, flute. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

stars and planetsPlanetarium Program. Featuring "Ancient Horizons," a new show for adults and children 12 and older, which focuses on Egyptian astronomy, mythology, constellations and the creation of the calendar. Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m. Go to top of page

Wednesday, Feb. 23
'Let's Do Lunch!' logo‘Let’s Do Lunch!’ Presentation. Phillip Ihinger, geology; and Harry Jol, geography and anthropology; will present "Tsunamis and Earthquakes: A Dynamic Earth" during a noon-hour session hosted by the Alumni Association. The cost is $10 per session and includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. To make a reservation, contact the Alumni Association at alumni@uwec.edu or 836-3266. Sweetwaters Restaurant, Eau Claire, noon to 1 p.m. Full story.

Faculty/Academic Staff Forum. Colin Shaw, geology, will present "Earthquakes, Flowing Rocks and Mountains: How Continents Deform." Presidents Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Administrative Systems Migration Project Listening Session. Listening sessions will be held to update the university community, answer questions and obtain feedback about the conversion of administrative computing systems. Members of the Migration Steering Team will be available to provide a project overview and answer questions. Steering team information, including minutes, agendas, members' contact information and project documents are available online. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 3:30 p.m. Also March 1 at 11:30 a.m.

Peer Guide Informational Meeting. Students interested in becoming a peer guide to international students during International Student Orientation Week are invited to attend. Information also is available through the Center for International Education, Schofield 111, or by calling 836-4411. Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, 3 to 4 p.m.

Chancellor's Roundtable. The UW-Eau Claire community is invited to discuss campus issues with Chancellor Mash and his staff. Eagle Room, Davies Center, 4 p.m.

hand with DNA moleculeBlack History Month Film Series. "Race - The Power of an Illusion," a powerful film series first shown on Public Television stations nationwide in spring 2003, will be shown during three consecutive Wednesdays in February as part of a dialogue on diversity for Black History Month. A discussion, facilitated by Jesse Dixon of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and refreshments will follow each episode. For more information, call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 836-3367. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 4:30 p.m. Full story.

Higherground Benefit Concert. A concert to benefit the Bolton Refuge House will be held. Tickets, available at the door, are $6 for the public or $3 for UW-Eau Claire students. Sponsored by MOSAIC, V-Day and Housing and Residence Life. For more information, contact Elizabeth Welle at welleem@uwec.edu. Higherground, 8 to 11 p.m. Full story.

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

Thursday, Feb. 24
A Farewell to Chancellor Mash. The university community is invited to join Chancellor Donald Mash for coffee and his traditional biscotti. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 9 to 11 a.m.; remarks at 10 a.m.

Computing Assistance & Training "Techno-Lunch." CAT will present "Beyond the PowerPoint Bullet Slide." Registration information is available online or by calling 836-5157. OL 1122, noon to 1 p.m.

TLTDC/NET Book Talk Series. Deborah Pattee, curriculum and instruction, will facilitate the second in a three-part book talk about Maryellen Weimer's book "Learner-Centered Teaching." Hibbard Penthouse, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Also March 17 — same time and location. Click here for more information.

Faculty Recital. Featuring Phillip Ostrander, trombone. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

'Napoleon Dynamite' posterCampus Films. "Napoleon Dynamite." (U.S. 2004, directed by Jared Hess, 82 min., rated PG.) Living in Preston, Idaho, is teenager Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder), who is a new kind of hero with a red 'fro, some sweet moon boots and skills that can't be topped. He lives with his Grandma (Sandy Martin) and his 30-year-old unemployed brother Kip (Aaron Ruell), who spends his days looking for love in Internet chat rooms. When Grandma hits the road on her quad runner, Napoleon and Kip's meddling Uncle Rico (Jon Gries) comes to town to stay with them and ruin their lives. 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 Feb. 27.

Giacomo PucciniMusic and Theatre Arts Operas. Featuring Giacomo Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" and "Suor Angelica," two one-act operas directed by Mitra Sadeghpour, music and theatre arts. Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $10 for the public, $8 for those 62 and older, $7 for those 17 and younger and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, or $6 for UW-Eau Claire students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 26 and March 3-5 — same time and location, and March 6 at 1:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Friday, Feb. 25
Chemistry Seminar. Kris Halverson, sourcing specialist, 3M, Minneapolis; Heather Doughty, sales trainer; 3M, Minneapolis; and Dave Hoelzel senior supply chain analyst, 3M, Minneapolis; will present "Business with a Chemistry Emphasis." The presenters are UW-Eau Claire graduates who majored in chemistry with a business emphasis. Phillips 413, 3 p.m.

Multicultural Affairs Chili Feed. This event is part of a three-day program to familiarize multicultural students with the campus and its academic programs. For more information, call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 836-3367. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 5 to 7 p.m.

Campus Films. "Napoleon Dynamite." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Feb. 24 item.

Music and Theatre Arts Operas. Featuring Giacomo Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" and "Suor Angelica," directed by Mitra Sadeghpour, music and theatre arts. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See Feb. 24 item for additional information.

Peter PhippenUAC Cabin/Local Talent. Featuring Peter Phippen, an innovative performer of flutes of the world. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Saturday, Feb. 26
Feng Shui Workshop. Instructor Andrea Gerasimo, who has worked as a Feng Shui consultant and yoga instructor for the past four years, will lead the workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring a floor plan or sketch of their home or office. Cost is $35 through Feb. 25 or $40 at the door. For more information, call UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at 836-3636. McIntyre Library, Room A/B, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Full story.

Men's Tennis. College of St. Scholastica at McPhee, noon.

Campus Films. "Napoleon Dynamite." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Feb. 24 item.

Music and Theatre Arts Operas. Featuring Giacomo Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" and "Suor Angelica," directed by Mitra Sadeghpour, music and theatre arts. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See Feb. 24 item for additional information.

UAC Cabin/Local Talent. Featuring Mark from Down Lo. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Sunday, Feb. 27
Campus Films. "Napoleon Dynamite." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Feb. 24 item. Go to top of page

Monday, Feb. 28
Foster Gallery Exhibit. See Feb. 21 item.

Jerry Johnson Memorial Lecture. The Jerry Johnson Memorial Lecture, an annual event named for Jerome Johnson, a UW-Eau Claire economics professor who died in 1998, will be held. UW-Eau Claire alumna Deborah K. Wagner, the country director for Land O'Lakes/Albania and a former Peace Corps volunteer, will present "Changing the World Through Cooperatives — Raising Incomes in the Albanian Dairy Industry." A reception will follow Wagner's presentation. For more information, contact Linda Glenna, economics, at glennale@uwec.edu or 836-5743. Davies Theatre, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 52, No. 21 • Fifth Week • Spring Semester • Feb. 21, 2005

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