Vol. 52, No. 6 • Sixth Week • Fall Semester • Sept. 27, 2004
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UW-Eau Claire Forum Series opens season with 'The Gift'
Her challenging 2003 film, "The Gift," documents the phenomenon of deliberate HIV infection. Hogarth's presentations in Schofield Auditorium will begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening with a screening of her 62-minute documentary. She will then lead a discussion of the issues raised in the film, and talk about the process of creating the documentary.
"The Gift" is not recommended for those under the age of 17, as the documentary explores controversial social and psychological issues and contains frank sexual discussions, some nudity and language that may be offensive. Due to graphic content, viewer discretion is advised. Full story and ticket information.
UW-Eau Claire's new diversity Web site goes live
The Diversity Hub (www.uwec.edu/diversity/index.htm) includes a variety of information relating to diversity and social justice, said Kimberly Barrett, associate vice chancellor of student development and diversity.
In the past, significant information relating to diversity and social justice could be found on the university's Web site but it was scattered throughout the site making it hard to find, Barrett said. The Diversity Hub pulls much of that information together so people can easily find it in one place, she said.
"We hope that people not only view and use the site, but also provide information that can be included in it," Barrett said. "We want this site to be dynamic so we're inviting users - including those on and off campus - to provide information about events and resources that can be added to the Diversity Hub. The more comprehensive the site, the more valuable it will be." Full story.
Katherine Rhoades receives state award for service-learning efforts
The award recognizes "extraordinary individuals who have helped spread high-quality service-learning programs and practices throughout the state" by incorporating service-learning into their campuses, schools and communities.
State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster has praised service-learning not only for its ability to stimulate students' civic engagement and teach them what it means to be a contributing citizen in a democracy, but also as the most effective educational strategy for applying knowledge learned in school to the real world. Full story.
Author and alumna to speak Sept. 30
Nelson, whose talk is hosted by the College of Education and Human Sciences and the department of communication and journalism, will speak about her book, "Saving Body & Soul: The Mission of Mary Jo Copeland," which was released Sept. 18. A reception will follow in the Skylight Lounge.
The book, with photos by Keri Pickett, chronicles the work of Copeland, who has been called "America's Mother Teresa" for her work with the poor in the Minneapolis area. The book is for sale through the University Bookstore. Nelson will sign books following her talk. Full story.
Roma Hoff Instructional Resource Center to be dedicated Oct. 1
The event marks the culmination of a two-year process involving many individuals from several campus units as well as Roma Hoff, professor emerita of Spanish, whose major gift contribution helped make the facility a reality. Full story.
Blugold Marching Band to perform at Packers halftime Oct. 3
“The band is really excited,” said Dickerson.“ It’s been a personal goal of mine to get the marching band to the point where they could perform off campus, and since I was a student at the University of Southern Mississippi when Brett Favre was there, having our first performance be for the Green Bay Packers makes it even more special for me.”
More information about the Blugold Marching Band can be found online.
Eight artists from around the country will come to UW-Eau Claire Oct. 1-7 to create unique site-specific drawing installations with the help of UW-Eau Claire art students. The resulting exhibit, "Proliferate: Drawing in Space, Accumulating in Time," will be on display in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center Oct. 7-28.
The artists — Nori Pao, Marion Wilson, Liz Miller, Charles Matson Lume, Delanie Jenkins, Renee van der Stelt, Valerie Jenkins, and Laura Vandenburgh — will present a panel discussion: "Proliferate: Expanded Notions of Drawing," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. An opening reception will follow at 7 p.m. in the Foster Gallery. Full story.
Salute to Big Band era dedicated to veterans of World War II
This year's event is dedicated to veterans of World War II, and they are especially invited to attend, along with all Big Band lovers, alumni and friends of UW-Eau Claire.
This special afternoon or evening of music and dancing will feature a centennial tribute to Glenn Miller (1904-1944), who left behind a highly successful civilian career to volunteer for the armed services in 1942. He organized the Glenn Miller Air Force Band in 1943, and that band gave more than 800 performances for troops in England. The world lost this innovative and influential musician on Dec.15, 1944, when a transport plane carrying Miller to Paris disappeared somewhere over the English Channel.
Both performances will include a pre-concert social hour, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. for the Friday evening performance and from noon to 12:45 p.m. for the Saturday matinee. Refreshments — cheese and crackers, fruit, various dessert items, and wine, beer, soda or bottled water — will be sold canteen style. At the Saturday matinee, a box lunch also will be available for $6.25 by advance order and payment only. Full story.
Chancellor Mash speaks at 'Building the New Wisconsin Economy' forum in Eau Claire
Although people often refer to Wisconsin's "brain drain," more than 80 percent of UW System graduates remain in Wisconsin after graduating, Mash said, at the Sept. 21 afternoon panel discussion on the role of higher education. The problem is that the system enrolls fewer students than it did 20 years ago, he said.
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Win a theme basket and help United Way
Raffle tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. Stop by the respective departments/offices to buy your tickets or look for the baskets in Davies Center Sept. 29-Oct. 1. The drawing will be held Oct. 1. See Calendar.
UW System president to speak at December commencement
On Sept. 1, Reilly began his tenure as the sixth president of the UW System, which includes two doctoral universities, 11 comprehensive universities, the 13 freshman-sophomore UW Colleges and the statewide UW-Extension.
Reilly served as Chancellor of the UW-Extension from July 2000 through August 2004. His responsibilities included leading programs in continuing education, Cooperative Extension, distance education, small business development, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Wisconsin Public Television. He served as provost and vice chancellor of Extension from 1996 to 2000.
A native New Yorker, Reilly came to Wisconsin from the State University of New York System, where he was associate provost for academic programs and then secretary of SUNY. He earned his B.A. at the University of Notre Dame, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. Full biography.
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