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Monday, March 7
female scientist with test tubesWomen's History Month/Women in Science Display. The university community is invited to view a continuous PowerPoint presentation, posters and graphical materials on the theme of "Women in Science." The materials will be on display through March 30 outside Phillips 007.

Women's History Month/McIntyre Library Exhibit. An exhibit titled "Women Change America" will be featured in McIntyre Library's Grand Corridor through March 30. The display will highlight images and information about 20th-century women from the National Women's History Project.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. Featuring "Inside Looking Out," an exhibit which explores eccentric visual statements outside the mainstream of contemporary art. The exhibit will be on display through April 3 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. Full story.

Vicki Lord LarsonWelcome Reception for Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson. The university community is invited to join colleagues in welcoming Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson to campus. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; remarks at noon.

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. Full story.

Flute Studio Recital. Featuring the flute studio students of Tim Lane. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Library Outreach Program. Erica Benson, English, will present "Fun With Our Native Tongue," a discussion series on word origins and regional dialects. The series will be offered through the Elizabeth Morris Library Outreach Program Mondays through April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Chippewa Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. Full story. Go to top of page

Tuesday, March 8
Women's History Month
International Women's Day. International Women's Day is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. The day also is commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. More information is available online.

Women's History Month Brown Bag Presentation. Larisa Mikhaylova, a Fulbright visiting scholar from Moscow State University, will present "Challenges Not Met: Women in Russia and Democracy Today." Alumni Room, Davies Center, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Student Recital. Featuring Kenyon Scheurman, trombone. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Planetarium Program. Featuring "Adventures Along the Spectrum," a lighthearted multimedia show for children 10 and older, which explores the properties of the electromagnetic spectrum. Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m. See related item March 12.

CantusArtists Series. Cantus, one of America's finest professional male vocal ensembles, will perform will present a program spanning musical periods and styles. Cantus' singing has been called "spontaneous grace" by the Washington Post. "Cantus' sonic blend was so beaming and elastic that it seemed to originate as a single, gorgeously variegated voice," the Post reported. "Years of preparation are everywhere apparent in their sound." 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. Full story.

Women's History Month Event. Featuring "Love Your Body Day," an evening of food, films and fun with the College Feminists. Contact Ashley Anderson at anderas@uwec.edu for time, location and other details. Go to top of page

Wednesday, March 9
Faculty/Academic Staff Forum. Joel Pace, English, will present "Transatlantic Romanticism: Placing 19th Century Literature in English in a Transnational Context." Presidents Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Kathryn HaddadWomen's History Month Presentation on Arab American Life. A video of the play "With Love from Ramallah," directed by Pangea World Theatre director Dipankar Mukherjee and co-authored by UW-Eau Claire alumna Kathryn Haddad, will be shown. The play breaks new ground in showcasing the Arab American community and the problems and joys of living in America and living in the Middle East during this time in history. Haddad will lead a question and answer session after the video presentation. For more information, contact Asha Sen, English, at sena@uwec.edu. Schofield Auditorium, 2 to 5 p.m. Full story.

International Roundtable. Several UW-Eau Claire students from countries affected by the December 2004 tsunami, will present "Tsunami: Understanding the Deadly Wave." Participants include Don Danushka Gunaratne (Sri Lanka), Indira Nugroho (Indonesia), Sandeep Bang (India) and Anjali Anand (Malaysia). Kent Syverson, geology, will facilitate the discussion. Sponsored by the Center for International Education. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 4 p.m. Full story.

Women's History Month/WOW Presentation. Greenhouse expert Johanna Oosterwyk, biology, will present "Greenhouse Warming: Come in Out of the Cold" during this Women on Wednesdays session. Women on Wednesdays, an occasional wine and cheese series bringing campus women together on a variety of topics, is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation and the offices of Academic Affairs and Student Development and Diversity, and several campus and area women's organizations. Phillips Hall Greenhouse, 4:30 to 6:30 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, March 10
Women's History Month Presentation. Featuring "Then and Now: Notable UW women" displays and information. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Computing Assistance & Training "Techno-Lunch." Rick Mickelson, TLTDC, will present "Taking Good Digital Pictures." Registration information is available online or by calling 836-5157. OL 1122, noon to 1 p.m.

Biology Sciences Seminar Series. Ken Raffa, entomology department, UW-Madison, will present "How do forest insects transform from stable to eruptive population dynamics? And why does it happen so rarely?" Phillips 319, 4 p.m.

Women's History Month Forum. A forum on gender issues will be held. Sponsored by the Office of Student Development and Diversity. For more information, contact Traci Thomas-Card at thomastl@uwec.edu. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

student creating ceramic bowl'Empty Bowls' Event. Ceramics students from the UW-Eau Claire art & design department once again are pitching in to help fight hunger in the Chippewa Valley. The students, under the direction of Susan O'Brien, art & design, are donating more than 400 hand-made ceramic bowls to the Feed My People Food Bank for their upcoming "Empty Bowls" fund-raiser. The event, a benefit supper of soup, specialty breads and desserts, will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1314 East Lexington Ave., Eau Claire. Full story.

I Heart Huckabees posterCampus Films. “I 'Heart' Huckabees." (U.S. 2004, 106 min., directed by David O. Russell, rated R.) This ensemble comedy is about a married couple, the Jaffes, who work as detectives, helping people solve existential crises in their lives. Their first client in this movie is Albert Markovski, who is experiencing angst because of his position at Huckabee's, a popular chain of retail stores. 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 March 13.

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, March 11
Men's and Women's Tennis. Eau Claire Open at Eau Claire YMCA Tennis Center. Time to be announced. Through March 13.

University Printing Services logoUniversity Printing Services Open House. Featuring demonstrations, samples and door prizes. Davies 119 and Schofield 018, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CNS Director Candidate Open Session. The university community is invited to an open meeting with the candidate for the director of Computing and Networking Services position, Craig Mey. Mey currently is interim director of CNS. Arrowhead Room, Davies Center, 1 p.m.

Chemistry Seminar. Noelle Umback, forensic biology department, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York, will present "Forensic Science: Solving Crimes from the Bench." Phillips 413, 3 p.m.

Earth Science Seminar. Tom Hickson, University of St. Thomas, will present "Using a deformable swimming pool to understand alluvial stratigraphy: Jurassic Tank and LAB (Leeder, Allen, Bridge) Models." Full story, including a schedule of this semester's seminars. Phillips 281, 3 p.m.

moon phasesWomen's History Month/Jewish New Moon Festival Event. In observance of the Jewish New Moon Festival, Rosh Chodesh, a community potluck dinner and presentation will be held. Marge Eiseman, a national expert on Rosh Chodesh celebrations and a composer of Jewish liturgical music, will present "The Impact of Feminism on Jewish Music and Ritual Practice." Co-sponsored by UW-Eau Claire and the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. For more information, contact Helaine Minkus at minkushk@uwec.edu. Hibbard Penthouse, 6 p.m. See related item March 12.

Campus Films. “I 'Heart' Huckabees." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See March 10 item.

Gymnastics. UW-Stout at McPhee, 7 p.m.

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

Saturday, March 12
Men's and Women's Tennis. Eau Claire Open at Eau Claire YMCA Tennis Center. Time to be announced. Also March 13.

Civil Service Exams. Information can be found online. Schneider Hall, Rooms 100 and 105, 8:30 a.m.

Admissions Saturday Spotlight. Campus visit for prospective students. More information can be found online. For more information, call the Admissions Office at (715) 836-5415. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Planetarium Program. Featuring "Astronomy for Kids," a 30-minute program for children ages 4 and older. Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 11 a.m. See related item March 8. Full story.

Women's History Month/Jewish New Moon Festival Event. In observance of the Jewish New Moon Festival, Rosh Chodesh, Marge Eiseman, a national expert on Rosh Chodesh celebrations and a composer of Jewish liturgical music, will lead a celebration of music, dance and food. Co-sponsored by UW-Eau Claire and the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Eau Claire Room, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. See related item March 11.

Campus Films. “I 'Heart' Huckabees." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See March 10 item.

UAC Cabin/Local Talent. Featuring Tyler, of Tyler & Andy. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Sunday, March 13
Men's and Women's Tennis. Eau Claire Open at Eau Claire YMCA Tennis Center. Time to be announced.

Shamrock Shuffle. The Shamrock Shuffle, a 5 kilometer run/walk to benefit UW-Eau Claire's NYSP program and Safe & Sound, will begin at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post, 634 Water St., Eau Claire. More information, including registration instructions and fees, is available online.

Iraq War Teach-In. The university community is invited to a four-day teach-in titled "Iraq After Two Years of War." The kick-off rally will begin at 11:30 a.m. today at Owen Park. Through March 16. Full story.

Symphony Band musiciansWind Symphony/Symphony Band Concert. Wind Symphony, directed by R. Mark Heidel, and Symphony Band, directed by Phillip Ostrander, will present a variety of works. Tickets, available at the Service Center; are $5 for the public; $4 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger, and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $1.50 for UW-Eau Claire students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m. Full story.

13th Annual Celebration of Music. Featuring Concert Choir, Singing Statesmen, Symphonic Choir, Women's Concert Chorale and Women's Chorus. Presented by the American Choral Directors Association. Tickets, available at the Service Center; are $5 for the public; $4 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger, and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $1.50 for UW-Eau Claire students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. Full story.

Campus Films. “I 'Heart' Huckabees." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See March 10 item. Go to top of page

Monday, March 14
Women's History Month/McIntyre Library Exhibit. See March 7 item.

Women's History Month/Women in Science Display. See March 7 item.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See March 7 item.

Student Ensemble Recital. Featuring voice students from the studios of UW-Eau Claire voice faculty members. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Jodi CobbThe Forum. Featuring a presentation by photographer Jodi Cobb, who specializes in large-scale global stories such as slavery and beauty as well as more intimate stories on such subjects as Japanese geisha and Saudi Arabian women. A staff photographer for the National Geographic Society, Cobb has worked in more than 50 countries, primarily in the Middle East and Asia. She was one of the first photographers to cross China when it reopened to the West, traveling 7,000 miles in two months for the book "Journey into China." Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $7 for the public, $5 for those 62 and older and UW System/CVTC faculty/staff, or $3 for those 17 and younger and UW System/CVTC students. Schofield Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 52, No. 23 • Seventh Week • Spring Semester • March 7, 2005

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: March 7, 2005

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