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Monday, April 11
I am UW buttonUW Spirit Week. This week celebrates the many meaningful ways the UW System positively impacts Wisconsin workplaces and communities. A UW-Eau Claire campus celebration will be held April 15. Faculty, staff and alumni can contact the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Office at 836-3266 to receive "I am UW" buttons to wear in honor of Spirit Week. Full story.

McIntyre Library Exhibit. In celebration of UW-Eau Claire’s annual Viennese Ball (to be held April 15 and 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 17 in the Grand Corridor of McIntyre Library. For more information, contact Heather Muir at muirha@uwec.edu or 836-3873.

Foster 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. 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.

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 fully staged medieval liturgical drama. This one-act drama focuses on the visit of the three Marys to the tomb of Christ on Easter 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

Tuesday, April 12
TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions. A representative from TIAA-CREF will be available for individual counseling sessions with faculty and staff. TIAA-CREF, a tax-sheltered annuity (or supplemental retirement option), is available to employees as part of their benefits package. The TIAA-CREF representative will be available to assist faculty and staff in starting a tax sheltered annuity, finding the right allocation mix, reviewing current contributions, learning about retirement income flexibility and more. Appointments can be made online or by calling Sue at (800) 877-6602. Human Resources, Schofield 220, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also April 13.

Computing Assistance & Training 'Techno-Lunch.' Brandon Knuth, CNS, will present "Digital Music Players & More." Registration information is available online or by calling 836-5157. OL 1122, noon to 1 p.m.

soup and breadSoup and Bread Night Fundraiser. UW-Eau Claire students hope to raise $1,500 to feed the less fortunate through a Soup and Bread Night initiative. The dinner will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the two campus cafeterias, Riverview Cafe (Hilltop Center) and The Terrace (Davies Center). The goal of the student-run event is to serve 1,000 people while raising awareness of hunger in the Chippewa Valley. Full story.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring vocalists C. Max Athorn and Mark Lundin. 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 April 16. Full story.

Lux BrahnGuest Artist Recital. Featuring guest artist Lux Brahn, clarinet, and accompanist Hanny Schmid Wyss, piano. Both artists are from Switzerland. Brahn has made regular guest appearances on radio and television and has performed in France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, the United States and Switzerland. Wyss also has performed as a soloist with major orchestras in Europe and the United States. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Go to top of page

Wednesday, April 13
TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions. Human Resources, Schofield 220, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. See April 12 item.

Computing Assistance & Training Workshop. Sarah Lizardi, CNS, will present "Dreamweaver Basics." Registration information is available online or by calling 836-5157. OL 1100, 10 to 11 a.m.

Native American Awareness Month Event. A diversity brown bag presentation titled “Our Stories, Our Lives” will feature a panel of UW-Eau Claire American Indian students. Davies Theatre, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Spring Short Play Festival.The festival is comprised of 13 short plays performed four or five at a time over the three-day festival. Tickets are $2 at the Service Center or at the door. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 4 and 8 p.m. Through April 15. Full story.

wine, cheese and grapesWOW Wine and Cheese Reception. The university community is invited to a Women on Wednesdays panel discussion titled “WOW Goes to the Movies — Cinematic Representations of Women with Disabilities.” The following panel members will lead the discussion: Lori Rowlett, philosophy and religious studies/Women’s Studies; Katherine Schneider (emerita), Counseling Services; Pamela Forman, sociology; and JoAnne Juett, English. Panel members will discuss the cinematic depictions of women with disabilities, with particular regard to gender and sexuality. Hibbard Penthouse, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Student Recital. Featuring James Geddes, saxophone. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Student Organization Recital. Members of the Gamma Beta Chapter of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will present a recital titled "American Music." The recital will provide a mix of instrumental duets, solos and ensembles. 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 14
Diversity in the Classroom Panel Discussion. Debra Barker, American Indian Studies/English; Zoltan Grossman, geography and anthropology; and Patti See, Women’s Studies/Academic Skills Center, will lead a multicultural pedagogy panel discussion. Schofield Auditorium, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Spring Short Play Festival. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 4 and 8 p.m. Also April 15. See April 13 item.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Sean Hauer and Robert Bohnert, saxophone. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Princess Mononoke posterCampus Films. "Princess Mononoke." (Japan 1997, directed by Hayao Miyazaki , 134 min., in Japanese with subtitles, rated PG-13.) A beautifully realized tale of civilization versus nature, "Princess Mononoke" is a true epic by Japan's master animator Hayao Miyazaki. While protecting his village from a rampaging boar-god, the warrior Ashitaka (Billy Crudup) is cursed with a rapidly spreading scar that threatens to end his life. Seeking a cure and a reason for the animal-god's attack, he journeys into the sacred depths of the Great Forest Spirit's realm. 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. Schofield Auditorium, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Through April 17.

Swedish History Presentation. Frederick F.H. Hale, professor of Scandinavian history at Cambridge University in England, will present "Eros at 60 Degrees North: How Sweden Got Its International Reputation as a Sexually Libertine Society." The event is free and open to the public. Hibbard 102, 7 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Friday, April 15
UW Spirit Week Campus Event. UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to wear Blugold colors and gather for refreshments and camaraderie. Central Campus Mall, 9:30 a.m.

Chemistry Seminar. UW-Eau Claire graduate Paul (Wally) Danielson, Impres Medical Inc., Edina, Minn., will present "Chem-Bus to Medical Devices — An Entrepreneurial Trek." Phillips 413, 3 p.m.

Earth Science Seminar. Featuring a presentation by Matt Boyd, Lakehead University. Full story, including a schedule of this semester's seminars. Phillips 281, 3 p.m.

Spring Short Play Festival. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 4 and 8 p.m. See April 13 item.

Campus Films. "Princess Mononoke." Schofield Auditorium, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 14 item.

Viennese Ball logo31st Annual Viennese Ball. The largest social event hosted annually by the UW-Eau Claire, the Viennese Ball showcases the University Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble I as well as student and faculty ensembles. Documented as the largest Viennese Ball presented outside of Vienna, the event funds music scholarships and international study awards. For ticket information, call the University Service Center at (715) 836-3727. Davies Center, 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Also April 16. Go to top of page

Saturday, April 16
Women’s Track. UW-Eau Claire Invitational at Simpson Field, 10:30 a.m.

Men’s Track. Blugold Open at Simpson Field, 11 a.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 April 12. Full story.

Campus Films. "Princess Mononoke." Schofield Auditorium, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 14 item.

31st Annual Viennese Ball. Davies Center, 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. See April 15 item. Go to top of page

Sunday, April 17 potted plant
Viennese Ball Plant/Souvenir Sale. Plants displayed at the Viennese Ball and perishable souvenir items from the Edelweiss Market will be offered for sale at cost. Proceeds will benefit Viennese Ball scholarships. Eagle Room, Davies Center, 10 a.m. to noon. Also April 18.

Concert Choir Performance. Directed by Gary Schwartzhoff, the group will perform a variety of works. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $5 for the public, $4 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff; or $1.50 for UW-Eau Claire students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m.

Campus Films. "Princess Mononoke." Schofield Auditorium, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 14 item. Go to top of page

Monday, April 18
Native American girlMcIntyre Library Exhibit. An exhibit in honor of Native American Awareness Month will be on display through April 30 in the main entrance to McIntyre Library. The exhibit celebrates the creativity, talents and resilience of those who came before us through the exploration of three topics: "The Great Dakotah War," "The Hopi: A People of Peace," and "The American Indian Tipi: Its History and Place in the Chippewa Valley." Full story.

University Academic Staff Meeting. Agenda: report from University Academic Staff Nominating Committee regarding nominations for the spring 2005 university academic staff elections; proposed amendments to the Constitution of the faculty and academic staff; academic staff representative's report; miscellaneous business; and conversation with Interim Chancellor Larson. Information on the committees, nominations and proposed amendments to the Constitution can be found on the University Senate Web site. Davies Theatre, 10 a.m.

Viennese Ball Plant Sale. Eagle Room, Davies Center, 10 a.m. to noon; University Bookstore (plants only), 1 to 7 p.m. See April 17 item.

33rd Annual Scholastic Honors Week. A variety of events will be held through April 24 to recognize students of high scholastic achievement. Today the Sigma Gamma Zeta II initiation will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room of Davies Center.

Women’s Chorus Concert. Directed by Daniel Newman, the group will perform a variety of works. Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $4 for the public; $3 for those 62 and older or 17 and younger; or free for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 52, No. 27 • Twelfth Week • Spring Semester • April 11, 2005

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: April 15, 2005

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