Vol. 52, No. 3Third Week • Fall Semester • Sept. 6, 2004

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United Way 'Day of Caring' event planned for Friday

'He Said-She Said' presentation to raise awareness about sexual assault and alcohol

BBC's Play of the Week features Tess Onwueme's 'Shakara: Dance Hall Queen

Bakra Bata Steel Drum Band to open Artists Series

Speakers present holistic framework for diversity

Wiffle ball a big hit at UW-Eau Claire

Carson Park turf project moving along


United Way 'Day of Caring' event planned for Friday
The campus community is invited to participate in a variety of fun-filled (and fund-raising) activities during this year's United Way "Day of Caring" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, on the Campus Mall.

Come on out and join the fun. Here's what you'll find:
ice cream coneIce cream cones — Free-will donation.
Live Music
Dunk tankHere's your opportunity to dunk the following: John Bachmeier (11-11:15 a.m.), Chuck Tomkovick (11:15-11:30 a.m.), Chip Eckardt (11:30-11:45 a.m.), Chuck Major (11:45 a.m.-noon), Mitch Kilcrease (noon-12:15 p.m.), Terry Gibbons (12:15-12:30 p.m.), Chad Wade - student (12:30-12:45 p.m.) and Katherine Rhoades and Don Christian (12:45-1 p.m.). Three throws for $1.
golferMarshmallow golf Take a swing at this fun activity. Prizes will be awarded to the five females and five males who hit the marshmallow the farthest. Five marshmallows for $1.
food basketTheme basket raffleCheck these out: Family Fun (Student Development and Diversity), Sweet Tooth (Human Resources), Let Us Grill You/Grilling (News Bureau), Down and Dirty/Gardening (Career Services), Leisure Time Activities (Admissions), Packers (Facilities and Management), Movie Time (Publications Office), Foundation/Blugold Stuff (Development/Alumni Relations) and Let Us Entertain You (Student Services). Raffle tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. Contact Barb Bowers, Human Resources, at bowersba@uwec.edu or 836-3871, if you're interested in creating a backpackbasket to raffle.
School supply donation barrelsNew backpacks, school supplies, hats and mittens can be dropped off.

All of the money raised during the "Day of Caring" event will go toward reaching UW-Eau Claire's goal of $49,000 for the United Way of Greater Eau Claire. Watch for your United Way packets Oct. 1, and join the fun this Friday. Go to top of page

'He Said-She Said' presentation to raise awareness about sexual assault and alcohol
Photo of Katie Koestner on TIME magazine coverSpeakers Katie Koestner and Gordon Braxton will try to raise awareness among incoming UW-Eau Claire freshmen about sexual assault and alcohol use during campus presentations Sept. 9.

First-year students will participate in the interactive male-inclusive presentation, "He Said-She Said," at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena.

Koestner, a nationally known speaker who visited UW-Eau Claire last year, will begin the program with her keynote speech "No-Yes," in which she discusses prevention through respect. She will share with the students her personal experience with sexual assault as an 18-year-old, first-year student.

Braxton will talk about the role alcohol plays in sexual assault and about issues of oppression. He has spoken at schools all over the East Coast but will be visiting UW-Eau Claire for the first time.

"'He Said-She Said' was a remarkable program last year," said Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Associate Dean of Student Development at UW-Eau Claire. "We are very excited to bring this program back to campus so that our students may gain understanding about these serious issues. The speakers' presentations are powerful and I am sure will make a significant impact on our students." Full story. Go to top of page


BBC's Play of the Week features Tess Onwueme's 'Shakara: Dance Hall Queen'
Tess Onwueme"Shakara: Dance Hall Queen" (2001), an award-winning play by Nigerian playwright Tess Onwueme, a professor of English at UW-Eau Claire, was broadcast on BBC World Service Drama as part of the Play of the Week strand Sept. 4-5.

The one-hour radio play can be found on the Internet at BBC.com, under the BBC Play of the Week features. Full story.
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Bakra Bata Steel Drum Band to open Artists Series
Bakra Bata Drum BandThe percussive sounds of Brazil, Africa, Cuba and Haiti will open the Artists Series season Tuesday, Sept. 14, when Bakra Bata Steel Drum Band performs at UW-Eau Claire. The eclectic, colorful and energetic steel drum and dance ensemble will begin its show at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena.

Based in Seattle, Bakra Bata is highly original and distinctly American, drawing from the root traditions of trans-Atlantic cultures as they have developed in the Americas. The steel drum, played in combination with a fascinating variety of other percussion instruments, is a visual and aural delight for audiences, and the music with its emphasis on rhythmic modes and dance beats creates an upbeat, joyous ambience. Full story and ticket information. Go to top of page

Speakers present holistic framework for diversity
Seema Kapani and Hazel SymonetteApproximately 100 UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff spent some time focusing on diversity during the "Rethinking Diversity: A Confluence of Teaching and Learning" seminar Aug. 30. Keynote speakers Seema Kapani (left), diversity education coordinator at UW Madison, and Hazel Symonette, senior policy and planning analyst and Excellence Through Diversity Institute director at UW-Madison, presented a holistic framework for creating a university environment that embraces and engages the many dimensions of diversity. The professional seminar also included opening remarks by Chancellor Donald Mash; the unveiling of the 2004-05 UW-Eau Claire Diversity Plan by Kimberly Barrett, associate vice chancellor for Student Development and Diversity; and a discussion on bringing diversity circles to the classroom. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC) Go to top of page

Wiffle ball a big hit at UW-Eau Claire

Chancellor Mash throwing wiffle ball.
Chancellor Donald Mash threw out the honorary first pitch Sept. 1 to start the annual Horan Hall Wiffle Ball Challenge, which is part of the hall's Sausage Fest. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC) Go to top of page

Carson Park turf project moving alongNew turf at Carson ParkThis panoramic photo of Carson Park was taken Aug. 30 by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC. Click here to view larger image. Go to top of page


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