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Monday, Oct. 11
medicine, health care devicesDual Choice Enrollment. Each year employees enrolled in one of the state group health insurance plans have the opportunity to change from one health insurance carrier to another, or to add eligible family members who are not currently covered. This year, the Dual Choice enrollment period is Oct. 11-29. The effective date of any change is Jan. 1, 2005. The 2005 Dual Choice book can be found through the Human Resources Web site by following the “Dual Choice Book” link. The Employee Reimbursement Account enrollment period is Oct. 11-Nov. 12. Information about the ERA program will be sent through campus mail during the week of Oct. 11. See Oct. 18 Benefits Fair information.

Hunger Awareness Week. Labeled containers will be located at all Davies Center food service registers and residence hall front desks to collect cash donations. A Residence Hall Food Drive also will be held. Through Oct. 15. Full story.

Scholar Day. A personalized visit day for high-achieving prospective students. For more information, call Admissions at (715) 836-5415. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Foster GalleryFoster Gallery Exhibit. An exhibit titled "Proliferate: Drawing in Space, Accumulating in Time," features unique site-specific drawing installations by eight artists from around the country and UW-Eau Claire art students. The show will run through Oct. 28 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.

News Conference. UW-Eau Claire has entered into an innovative partnership with the Eau Claire Area School District and CASE via the Boys & Girls Club of the Chippewa Valley to help area youth with their homework. During a news conference today, Jim Vance, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club, and UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Donald Mash will join faculty and staff from the Boys and Girls Club, the university, the school district and CASE in announcing the program. Boys & Girls Club, Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, 3 p.m.

UWA Fall Kickoff Presentation. The University Women's Association will hold its first meeting and presentation of the year. Lew Mallow of Eau Claire will present "The Life of Mary Todd Lincoln." Faculty, staff, emeriti and partners are welcome. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 7 p.m. Go to top of page

Tuesday, Oct. 12
TLTDC/NET Book Talks. Two book talks about L. Dee Fink’s book “Creating Significant Learning Experiences” will be held. The first session will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today, Oct. 26 and Nov. 9 in the Hibbard Penthouse. The second session will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 and Nov. 4 at an off-campus location. Registration information can be found online.

Soccer. UW-Stout at Bollinger Fields, 4 p.m.

John HildebrandLibrary Outreach Program. John Hildebrand, English, will present "Writing the American Landscape: The Cultivated and the Wild" today and Nov. 9 as the first speaker for the Elizabeth Morris Library Outreach Program at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. Co-sponsored by the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The presentations will begin at 7 p.m. in the Eau Claire Room of the library. Full story.

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.

Hunger Awareness Week. The Student Homeless Awareness Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Outdoor Recreation will sponsor a “Shanty Town.” Participants are encouraged to bring food donations. Campus Mall, 7 p.m.

Ballet Gran Folklorico de MexicoArtists Series. Ballet Gran Folklorico de Mexico will present an evening of Mexican dance, music and culture. Described by The New York Times as "one of the most beautifully costumed folk-dance companies to appear in New York in recent memory," the 35-member company from Mexico City draws its audience into the history of Mexico from ancient cultures through the 20th century. 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. Zorn Arena, 7:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Wednesday, Oct. 13
Chippewa Valley Environmental Forum. Jim Oberly, history, will give the keynote address for a forum titled "What We Are Learning About Where We Live: A Chippewa Valley Environmental Forum." The forum will present information on a variety of local environmental projects and research. Citizen Science Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Full story.

map of North AmericaNational Student Exchange Informational Meeting. Students interested in an exchange opportunity are invited to attend. The application process, requirements and timelines for participating in a 2005-06 exchange will be explained. Students who have participated in the NSE program will be available to discuss their experiences and answer questions. For more information, contact Mary K. Ryan-Miller at ryanmk@uwec.edu or Cindy Nevin at nevinck@uwec.edu. Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

WUEC-FM Advisory Board Meeting. For information about the meeting, contact Judy Sims, chair of the advisory board, at simsjr@uwec.edu or 836-3267. Hibbard 180, noon.

Faculty/Academic Staff Forum. Paul Kaldjian, geography and anthropology, will present "Food Desert!? I Thought You Said Dessert: Instanbul and Food Security." Arrowhead Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

trumpet playerJazz at Night. University musicians present the best in jazz. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Thursday, Oct. 14
WWHEL Fall Conference. Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership will hold their annual fall conference at UW-Eau Claire. More than 100 faculty members and administrators from around the state will gather to discuss topics of interest to women in higher education. Also Oct. 15. Full story.

poster for "The Magdalene Sisters"Campus Films. "The Magdalene Sisters." (Ireland/UK 2002, directed by Peter Mullan, 119 min., rated R.) A powerful document of cruelty based on actual testimony, this film relates the experience of girls at the Magdalene girls asylums in Ireland — workhouses that were the lifelong fate of tens of thousands of girls regarded as immoral. 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 Oct. 17.

TLTDC/NET Book Talks. See Oct. 12 item.

harp‘Music at Sunset’ Event. The UW-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department, the Friends of Music and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation will host "Music at Sunset," a Friends of Music recital at 7 p.m. at the home of Roger Bethard in Chippewa Falls. The evening will include performances by harpist Paula Smith; pianist Namji Kim; and the voice faculty quartet, including soprano Mitra Sadeghpour, mezzo-soprano Kathryn Proctor Duax; tenor Daniel Newman; and baritone Robert Knight. Full story, including ticket information.

University Theatre. Featuring “The Holmes-Pitezel Case,” written and directed by Terry Allen. Based on a true story, the play concerns Detective Frank P. Geyer's investigation of a suspicious death following the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. As the detective searches for evidence to the mysterious case, he eventually uncovers one of the most tragic crimes in American history. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $9 for the public; $7 for those 62 and older; $6 for 17 and younger and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $5 for UW-Eau Claire students. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Through Oct. 16 and Oct. 18-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. Full story.

UAC Cabin. Featuring singer-songwriter Sam Shaber. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Through Oct. 16. Full story. Go to top of page

Friday, Oct. 15
WWHEL Fall Conference. See Oct. 14 item.

Hunger Awareness Week. Featuring a "Can Hunger Jam" performance by Meat Potatoes and Gravy. A “soupline” also will be held. $1 donations requested. Campus Mall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Soccer. UW-Whitewater at Bollinger Fields, 2 p.m.

Campus Films. "The Magdalene Sisters." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 14 item.

Volleyball. UW-Oshkosh at McPhee, 7 p.m.

Choral Festival: A Cappella Extravaganza. Featuring the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Impromptu, Fifth Element, Innocent Men and Girls’ Night Out. Tickets are $5 at the Service Center and at the door. Schofield Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

University Theatre. Featuring “The Holmes-Pitezel Case,” written and directed by Terry Allen. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 14 item.

UAC Cabin. Featuring singer-songwriter Sam Shaber. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Also Oct. 16. See Oct. 14 item. Go to top of page

swimmerSaturday, Oct. 16
Men's and Women's Swimming. Midwest Co-ed Relay Meet at McPhee, noon.

Choral Festival Concert. Featuring the Women's Concert Chorale, directed by Alan Rieck, and The Singing Statesmen, directed by Gary Schwartzhoff. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 1:15 p.m.

Soccer. UW-Stevens Point at Bollinger Fields, 2 p.m.

Campus Films. "The Magdalene Sisters." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 14 item.

Democratic and Republican symbols on a scaleU.S. Senate Debate. UW-Eau Claire will co-sponsor and host a U.S. Senate debate between Democrat Russ Feingold and Republican Tim Michels. The Western Wisconsin Press Club and WisPolitics.com will organize the debate. The UW-Eau Claire Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, a student organization, will sponsor the event on campus. The debate is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Zorn Arena, 7 p.m.

Choral Festival Concert. Featuring the Concert Choir, directed by Gary Schwartzhoff; the Muskego High School Chorale, directed by UW-Eau Claire alumnus Matthew Wanner; and the Festival Honor Choir, directed by Schwartzhoff and Alan Rieck. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.

University Theatre. Featuring “The Holmes-Pitezel Case,” written and directed by Terry Allen. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 14 item.

UAC Cabin. Featuring singer-songwriter Sam Shaber. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. See Oct. 14 item. Go to top of page

Sunday, Oct. 17
conductorWind Symphony/Symphony Band Concert.
The Symphony Band, directed by Phillip Ostrander, and the Wind Symphony, directed by R. Mark Heidel, 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/staff; or $1.50 for UW-Eau Claire students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m. Full story.

Campus Films. "The Magdalene Sisters." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 14 item.

Alcohol Awareness Week Activities."OctSOBERfest" activities will begin at noon today with specials on bowling and billiards in Hilltop Center on upper campus. The climbing wall in McPhee also will be open from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. beginning today and continuing through Oct. 23. Full story. Go to top of page

Monday, Oct. 18
Dual Choice Enrollment.
See Oct. 11 item.

Alcohol Awareness Week Activities. "A Day to Remember" will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, with students sharing information with other students about alcohol related deaths and accidents. On that day, 150 student volunteers will wear T-shirts, representing 150 people who died in Wisconsin in alcohol-related deaths last year. Throughout the day, students will read statements during their classes about problems associated with alcohol abuse. From 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., students, faculty and staff are invited to share a name or a story about someone who either died in an alcohol-related incident or whose life has been impacted by alcohol use. The "Open Mic" session will be on the Central Campus Mall. See Oct. 17 item.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See Oct. 11 item.

stethoscope, foldersBenefits Fair. Representatives from health insurance, pharmacy benefits, dental insurance, health care, long-term care insurance, employee reimbursement account and other companies will provide information. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Guest Presentation. Harry Boyte, founder and co-director of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute, will present “Higher Education and the Renewal of Democracy." The presentation will include an opportunity for questions and answers and conclude with a reception. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 3 to 5 p.m. See Top News item for more information.

UW System logoBoard of Regents Listening Session. Members of the UW System Board of Regents will host a listening session to hear ideas from the public about college affordability, recruiting and retaining quality faculty and staff, and economic development. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 4 to 6 p.m. See Top News item for more information.

Student Ensemble Recital. Featuring the Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jeffery Crowell. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

University Theatre. Featuring “The Holmes-Pitezel Case,” written and directed by Terry Allen. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 14 item. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 52, No. 8 • Eighth Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 11, 2004

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Liz Wolf Green, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: October 14, 2004

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