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Monday, April 4
Spanish Week 2005 Event. Spanish Week 2005 activities continue with a two-day book and craft sale by UW-Eau Claire's chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the national Hispanic honor society. Hibbard Hall, Third Floor, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also April 5.

McIntyre Library Exhibit. In celebration of UW-Eau Claire’s annual Viennese Ball (to be held April 15-16), the Special Collections department of McIntyre Library has assembled a display titled “Waltzing into History: Viennese Ball 1974-2005.” Included from the University Archives are historical photographs, programs, brochures, videotapes and memorabilia from the Viennese Ball, as well as numerous library books about Vienna, Viennese composers and music, ballroom dancing, Viennese food and etiquette. The exhibit will be on display through April 18 in the Grand Corridor of McIntyre Library. For more information, contact Heather Muir at muirha@uwec.edu or 836-3873.

Vicki Lord LarsonChancellor's Roundtable. The UW-Eau Claire community is invited to discuss campus issues with Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson and her staff. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 4 p.m.

Native American Awareness Month/Dialogue on Diversity Presentation. Odawa White, Multicultural Affairs, will present "Circle of Seasons; Mino-bimaadiziwin" (Ojibwe for "Living a good life.") Menominee and Oneida Rooms, Davies Center, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Student Recital. Featuring Keith Karns, trumpet. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

"Chippewa Valley Reads" Book Discussion. Cynthia Gray-Mash, foundations of education, will lead a discussion of Anne Fadiman's book “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures.” Hibbard Penthouse, 7-8 p.m. More information is available online. See related item April 11.

colorful drumsStudent Ensemble Recital. Featuring the Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jeffery Crowell. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Go to top of page

Tuesday, April 5
Spanish Week 2005 Event.
Featuring a Sigma Delta Pi book and craft Sale. Hibbard Hall, Third Floor, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. See April 4 item.

Student Recital. Featuring Reidun Henrickson, soprano. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine arts Center, 5 p.m.

Spanish Week 2005 Event. Sigma Delta Pi initiation ceremony. Hibbard Penthouse, 7 p.m.

MBA Program Information Session. The public is invited to attend an information session about the master of business administration program at UW-Eau Claire. Schneider 204, 7 to 8 p.m. Full story.

Planetarium Program. Featuring "Mr. Genius Tours the Solar System," a lighthearted introduction to astronomy aimed at children six and older. Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m. See related item April 9. Full story.

Elizabeth WillisPoetry Reading. Elizabeth Willis, an accomplished writer and 1983 UW-Eau Claire alumna, will present a poetry reading to mark National Poetry Month. Willis is the author of three books of poetry and a past winner of the National Poetry Series for her book "The Human Abstract." She's been awarded fellowships by the California Arts Council and the Howard Foundation. She currently teaches poetry at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire English department, McIntyre Library and the Alumni Association. Second-floor breezeway, McIntyre Library, 7:30 p.m. Go to top of page

Wednesday, April 6
Long-Term Care Insurance Seminar. UW-Eau Claire employees, retirees and their families are invited to attend. For more information, call local agents Bob and Ginger Wierman at (715) 720-9092. Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, 10 a.m., noon or 3 p.m.

Native American Awareness Month/Diversity Brown Bag Discussion. Richard St. Germaine, history, will present "Navajo Indian Schools." Ojibwa Room, Davies Center, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

BITS logoBITS Research Day Poster Workshop. Students and faculty members are invited to a workshop on using Illustrator to create research posters. Registration information is available online or by calling 836-5157. OL 1100, noon to 1:30 p.m. See related item April 7.

Faculty/Academic Staff Forum. Mehdi Sheikholeslami, accounting and finance, will present “Islamic Accounting.” Arrowhead Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Spanish Week 2005 Event. Featuring a presentation titled "Beyond the Classroom: A Panel Discussion on Spanish for Business." Alumni Room, Davies Center, 4 p.m.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Ryan Cavis and Paul Stodolka, trumpet. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Native Amerian Awareness Week Presentation. Joseph Horse Capture, curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and a member of the Gros Ventre (A'aninin) Native American tribe, will speak about his research on the Ghost Dance and Ghost Dance shirts among the Crow, Blackfoot, Lakota and Northern Cheyenne people. Hibbard 101, 7 to 8 p.m.

Student Ensemble Concert. Featuring the Trombone Ensemble, directed by Phillip Ostrander. 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, April 7
BITS Research Day Poster Workshop. Students and faculty members are invited to a workshop on using PowerPoint to create research posters. Registration information is available online or by calling 836-5157. OL 1100, 3 to 4 p.m. See related item April 6.

Earth Science/Chemistry/Physics Seminar. Jim Boulter, chemistry, and Paul Thomas, physics, will present "The Atmosphere and Surface of Titan." Full story, including a schedule of this semester's seminars. Phillips 224, 4 p.m.

Spanish Week 2005 Event. Featuring "Una fiesta para niños." (A Spanish Experience for Children.) Hibbard 324, 5 p.m.

Student Recital. Featuring Joshua Lee, tuba. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

poster for The LetterCampus Films. "The Letter." (U.S. 2003, directed by Ziad H. Hamzeh, 78 min., not rated.) In the wake of the 9/11 tragedy a firestorm erupts when Mayor Larry Raymond of Lewiston, Maine, sends a letter to 1,100 newly arrived Somali refugees advising that the city's resources are strained to the limit and asking that other Somalis not to move to the city. Interpreted as racism by some and a rallying cry by white supremacist groups across the United States, "The Letter" documents the crossfire of emotions and events, culminating in a "hate" rally convened by The World Church of the Creator and a counter "peace" rally involving 4,000 Lewiston residents supporting ethnic and cultural diversity. Sponsored by the International Film Society. 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 April 10. See related item April 7. Full story.

Film Discussion. Ziad H. Hamzeh, director of the film "The Letter," screening on campus this week, will discuss his film. Identified by The Los Angeles Times as “someone to watch”, Hamzeh’s work has earned more than 30 trade awards for directing and producing, including the Kennedy Center Meritorious Achievement Award for Directing, The Chairman’s Award from Who’s Who Among Outstanding Americans, and the Medal of Honor from the Syrian government. The discussion will begin immediately after today's screenings in Davies Theatre. See related item April 7. Full story.

Charlie Brown and SnoopyUniversity Theatre for Young Audiences. Featuring Clark Gesner's "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," directed by Cheryl Starr. The Peanuts characters come to life in this delightful musical about Charlie Brown, Snoopy and their friends Lucy, Linus, Schroeder and Sally. First presented on Broadway in 1967, a major Broadway revival opened in 1999. 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. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Through April 9 at 7:30 p.m. and April 9 at 1:30 p.m. Full story.

Spanish Week 2005 Event. Roma Hoff (emerita), foreign languages, will present "Dos matadores/pintores: un español y un estadounidense." (Two Matador-Painters: One Spanish and One American.) Potawatomi Room, Davies, Center, 7:30 p.m.

Benefit Concert for Nicaraguan School. UW-Eau Claire's Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society is sponsoring a fundraising concert, "Project Nicaragua," to raise funds to purchase books and other educational materials for Escuela San Miguel, a school being built near the small village of Cardenas, Nicaragua. Performers will include English faculty members Joel Pace, Max Garland, David Jones and others. There is no admission charge, but donations are encouraged. For more information, contact Heather Elliott at elliothn@uwec.edu. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 to 10 p.m. Go to top of page

Friday, April 8
paint palette and brushFoster Gallery Exhibit. Featuring an exhibition by May 2005 bachelor of fine arts degree candidates. The exhibit will be on display through April 14 in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center. A reception will be held April 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the gallery. 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.

Spanish Week 2005 Event. Featuring "Lecciones de baile." (Dance Lessons.) The lessons will teach salsa, merengue and tango for new and experienced dancers. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 3 p.m.

Chemistry Seminar. UW-Eau Claire graduate Julie Palus, assembly business manager, Henkel Adhesives, Chicago, will present “Adhesive Sales and Marketing.” Phillips 413, 3 p.m.

Campus Films. "The Letter." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 7 item.

Women's History Month Presentation. Nina Mayorek, Aitemad Muhanna and Diana Kattan, three peace-makers from Jerusalem, will present "Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision." The presenters, who are living the reality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will share their experiences and hopes for a just peace. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Also April 9 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 310 Broadway, Eau Claire, 10 a.m. Full story.

Irish Ceili Dance Event. The Irish Ceili Dance Club is sponsoring an Irish Ceili dance event featuring dance instructor Tim McAndrew. McAndrew specializes in beginning set dancing, focusing on basics and style. He also teaches battering, specifically the Clare and Connemara reel battering steps along with sean nos and improv steps. For more information, contact Serena Davis at davisse@uwec.edu. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 8 to 11 p.m. Beginning steps will be taught from 8 to 8:30 p.m. See related item April 9.

University Theatre for Young Audiences. Featuring Clark Gesner's "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," directed by Cheryl Starr. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See April 7 item.

UAC Cabin/Local Talent. Featuring Chris Koza. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Saturday, April 9
Civil Service Exams. Information can be found online by following the “Test Center” link. Haas Fine Arts Center, Room 101, 8:30 a.m.

Irish Set Dance Workshop. Dance instructor Tim McAndrew will lead a set dance workshop. Sponsored by the Irish Ceili Dance Club. McPhee Dance Studio, 10 a.m. to noon. See related item April 8.

Women's History Month Presentation. See April 8 item. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 310 Broadway, Eau Claire, 10 a.m. Full story.

Softball. UW-Eau Claire Tournament at Carson Park, 10 a.m. Also April 10.

child with adult pointing to starsPlanetarium 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 April 5. Full story.

Women's Basketball Banquet. Tickets were available through April 1 at the Service Center. Spruce-Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 11:30 a.m.

University Theatre for Young Audiences. Featuring Clark Gesner's "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," directed by Cheryl Starr. Kjer Theatre, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. See April 7 item.

Foster Gallery Reception. A reception for the current Foster Gallery exhibit, featuring works by May 2005 bachelor of fine arts degree candidates, will be held. Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts Center, 2 to 4 p.m.

Campus Films. "The Letter." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 7 item.

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

Sunday, April 10
Softball.
UW-Eau Claire Tournament at Carson Park, 1:30 p.m.

Student Ensemble Concert. Featuring the University Chamber Orchestra, directed by Paul Kosower. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m.

Campus Films. "The Letter." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 7 item.

Faculty Ensemble Recital. Featuring voice faculty members Mitra Sadeghpour, soprano; Robert Knight, baritone; Kathryn Proctor Duax, mezzo-soprano; and Daniel Newman, tenor. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Go to top of page

Monday, April 11
Native American Awareness Month/Diversity Brown Bag Discussion.
UW-Eau Claire history graduate students Brooks Bauer and Susan Caya will present "1825 Treaty at Prairie du Chien: A Historical Marker." Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Open Forum on Budget Issues. The university community is invited to an open forum about UW System and UW-Eau Claire budget issues. Click here for more information. Hibbard 102, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Courtney Gansmann, soprano; and Seth Boyd, baritone. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

"Chippewa Valley Reads" Panel Discussion. A panel discussion titled "Chippewa Valley Reads: Many Voices, One Nation, One Night @ Your Library" will be held. Panelists include Hmong shaman Youa Thi Vang and Hmong elder Blia Yang Chang, Gloria Fennell, social work; and Susan Moch, family health nursing. L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire, 6:30 p.m. More information is available online. See related item April 4.

The Rose EnsembleArtists Series. The Rose Ensemble will present a uniquely beautiful medieval Easter celebration. The 12-member vocal ensemble has teamed up with a modern dance troupe to offer an art form rarely seen on American stages — the presentation of a full staged medieval liturgical drama. This one-act drama focuses on the visit of the three Marys to the tomb of Christ on East morning and the great mystery of the disappearance of Christ's body. 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. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 52, No. 26 • Eleventh Week • Spring Semester • April 4, 2005

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