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Monday, Oct. 18
autumn leavesAlcohol Awareness Week Activities. Faculty, staff and students at UW-Eau Claire will participate in a number of activities during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, which runs through Oct. 23. "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. Full story.

Dual 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 was sent through campus mail during the week of Oct. 11. See Oct. 18 Benefits Fair information.

paints and paintbrushFoster 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.

Benefits 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.

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.

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

poster for “The Holmes-Pitezel Case"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. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Tuesday, Oct. 19
"American Fundamentalists (Christ's Entry into Washington in 2008)"Art Show/Panel Discussion. Los Angeles artist Joel Pelletier will show and discuss his 8x14-foot painting "American Fundamentalists (Christ's Entry into Washington in 2008)." Topics of discussion may include the roots, rise and agenda of 20th and 21st-century American political, economic and religious extremists, and the current threat to democracy and the Constitution. Posters signed by the artist will be available. Sponsored by the College Freethought Society, the Progressive Student Association and the Secular Student Alliance. For more information, contact Wendy Lyman at lymanwc@uwec.edu or 855-2920. SkyLight Lounge, Davies Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; panel discussion, Davies Theatre, 7 to 9 p.m.

Alcohol Awareness Week Activity. The Student Athlete Advisory Committee will host a new event called "Car Smash" from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the area between Zorn Arena and Schneider Hall. Participants can pay to take a turn to use a sledge hammer to smash a car. By the end of the day, the car will look much like a crashed car would look. See Oct. 18 item.

John EdwardsJohn Edwards Rally. Vice presidential candidate John Edwards will hold a rally at UW-Eau Claire's McPhee Physical Education Center today. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets must be obtained in advance. They are available in the east lobby of Davies Center and at the Eau Claire Democratic campaign headquarters, 404 S. Barstow St. Tickets also can be requested and printed from the Kerry-Edwards campaign Web site. The doors to the event will open at 12:30 p.m.

 

tubaOcTUBAfest Recital. Featuring the tuba and euphonium studio of Jerry Young. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Planetarium Program. Featuring "Ringworld: Cassini Investigates Saturn," a program for adults and children 11 and older. Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m.

Student Ensemble Recital. Featuring the trombone ensemble, directed by Phillip Ostrander. 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. 18 item. Go to top of page

Wednesday, Oct. 20
person behind barsAlcohol Awareness Week Activities. As part of "Jail & Bail," University Police officers will "arrest" a number of faculty, staff, students and administrators. Those being arrested will be asked to complete a sobriety test as if they were being arrested for drunken driving. Officers will talk to those students in the area of the "arrest," providing information about the consequences of driving drunk. Those arrested must then raise bail to get out of jail. The money will go to the Student Wellness Advocacy Team to support alcohol education efforts on campus. Also from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, a Drunk Driving Simulator will be set up on the Central Campus Mall. The simulator provides people with an opportunity to get a sense of what it's like to drive while impaired, with the virtual experience eventually ending in a "crash."

Faculty/Academic Staff Forum. Karen Pope, McIntyre Library, will present "Creating a Rich and Vibrant New Story Cloth: Revealing the Life Experiences of a Wisconsin Hmong Refugee Woman." Alumni Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Services for Students with Disabilities Student Recognition Awards Presentation. This year's award recipients are Darlene Schorbahn, social work; and Sharon Westphal, psychology. Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, 2 to 3 p.m. Full story.

State Representative Debate. Democrat Jeff Smith and Republican Rep. Rob Kreibich will participate in a debate. Sponsored by College Independents, Progressive Student Association and College Democrats. Davies Theatre, 2:30 p.m.

Dialogue on Diversity Presentation. In celebration of Hispanic/Latino month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs will present "Hispanic Women on Campus: Living and Learning Diversity." The presentation will include a video and panel discussion and offer the opportunity to participate in a lively discussion on the status of Hispanic women in the United States, the Chippewa Valley and at UW-Eau Claire. Stephanie Zighelboim, Office of Multicultural Affairs, will moderate the discussion. Panelists will include Lina Castellanos, Luz Bibiana Fuentes, and Eva Santos-Phillips, all of whom teach in UW-Eau Claire's department of foreign languages and the Latin American Studies Program. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 5 p.m. Full story.

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. 18 item.

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

Thursday, Oct. 21
Chippewa Valley Innovation Center Open House. The open house celebrates 20 years of service to the Chippewa Valley community. The CVIC provides start up businesses with technical, financial and managerial assistance in a low-cost facility. Those interested in attending are asked to contact UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at ce@uwec.edu or 836-5179. CVIC, 3132 Louis Ave., Eau Claire, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Campus Visit Day. Campus visit for prospective students. More information can be found online or by calling (715) 836-5415. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Also Oct. 22.

Nursing and Health Care Career Fair. The fair is intended for students majoring in environmental and public health, health care administration, nursing, social work, communication disorders, kinesiology or music therapy. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Full story.

TLTDC/BITS/NET Brown Bag Presentation. Cynthia Gray-Mash, Foundations of Education, will present "Integrating Digital Video into Student Projects." For more information, contact Jessica Holm at holmjl@uwec.edu or Julia Lehman at lehmanjc@uwec.edu. Teaching & Learning Resource Lab, Schofield 30/44, noon to 1 p.m.

Jonathan MooneyGuest Presentation on Overcoming Learning Disabilities. Featuring author and alternative education activist Jonathan Mooney. Mooney, who has dyslexia and did not learn to read until he was 12 years old, is the co-author, along with David Cole, of "Learning Outside the Lines." The book describes the anger and shame both authors experienced early in their lives while struggling with learning problems in conventional school settings. Both eventually graduated from Brown University, and they wrote this book, part memoir and part alternative study skills, to help others with learning disabilities and ADHD by giving them "the tools for academic success and educational revolution." Sponsored by the Student Senate. Schofield Auditorium, 1 p.m. Full story.

TLTDC/NET Teleconference. Featuring a panel presentation titled "Saving Dollars and Making Sense: Scalability in Developing Distance Courseware. More information, including registration instructions can be found online. Old Library 1132, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Economics/Health Care Presentation. Julie Sonier, assistant director of the Health Economics Program, Minnesota Department of Health, will present "Economic Impacts of an Aging Population on Our Health Care System." Jackie Pavelski, public affairs director, Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, also will provide an update on local health care initiatives. Sponsored by the economics department, the Health Care Administration program and the Center for Health and Aging Services Excellence. Plaza Hotel & Suites, 1202 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, 3:15 p.m. Full story.

Student Ensemble Recital. Featuring the flute studio, directed by Tim Lane. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Campus Films. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." (U.S. 1975, 133 min., directed by Milos Forman, rated R.) Jack Nicholson found his archetypal role in this multiple Oscar winner adapted from Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel, about a rebellious inmate in a psychiatric hospital who brings a contagious sense of disorder to the mind-numbing world of Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher). 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. Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Through Oct. 24.

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. 18 item.
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Alcohol Awareness Week Activities. The Higherground on upper campus will host the "Virgin Bourbon Street & Casino Night" from 8 to 11 p.m. Residence halls will compete in a contest for the best alcohol-free cocktail. There will be a casino, dancing, prizes and other activities throughout the event.

NOTA Open Prose and Poetry Reading. Open mike night for those who wish to share their poetry or prose with a live audience. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Friday, Oct. 22
Campus Visit Day. Campus visit for prospective students. More information can be found online or by calling (715) 836-5415. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

National 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. Eagle Room, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m.

"Jungle Medicine" cover Guest Presentation by Shamana of the Amazonian Jungle Tradition. Connie Grauds, pharmacist, professor and shamana of the Amazonian jungle tradition, will discuss how to integrate the scientific and spiritual principles of the power of plants and nature to effect deep healing. Grauds, who has completed a 10-year apprenticeship with a Peruvian Amazon jungle shaman, will present dramatic slides of the Amazon jungle, share spirited tales of ancient secret healing rituals, and explore fascinating realms where medicine and magic merge. Sponsored by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Nursing Building, Room 114, 1 to 3 p.m. Full story.

Earth Science Seminar. Paul Thomas, physics and astronomy; and Phil Ihinger, geology, will present "Water on Mars — Perhaps Life?" Phillips Hall, Room 265, 3 p.m. Full story.

Women's Cross Country. Tri-Meet at Lake Wissota, 4 p.m.

Men's Cross Country. UW-Stout Dual at Lake Wissota, 5 p.m.

Campus Films. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 21 item.

OcTUBAfest Guest Recital. Featuring Øystein Baadsvik, tuba. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See related item Oct. 23.

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. 18 item.

UAC Cabin/Open Stage. All talent is welcome to perform. Sign up for a time slot in Davies 132. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m.

Alcohol Awareness Week Activities. Students can participate in "Late Night Eau Claire." Participants will go to Molton's Skate America, attend a movie and go shopping from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. An after-hours billiards tournament also is planned for midnight to 6 a.m. Saturday morning in Hilltop on upper campus. Go to top of page

Saturday, Oct. 23
Admissions Saturday Spotlight.
Campus visit for prospective students. More information can be found online or by calling (715) 836-5415. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Guest Master Class. Øystein Baadsvik, tuba, will present a master class. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 9 a.m. to noon.

UAC Films Special: '24 Hour Video Project.' Featuring Local Independent Filmmakers and their "24-Hour Video Project." More information is available online. Davies Theatre, 1 p.m.

Campus Films. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 21 item.

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.

"Ladder El"UAC Cabin/Local Talent. Featuring Ladder El. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m.

Alcohol Awareness Week Activities. The "OctSOBERfest Free for All" will run from 8 to 11 p.m. tonight in McPhee. The movie "Dodgeball" will screen from 8 to 11 p.m. in Room 199. A dodgeball tournament is planned from 7 to 11 p.m. in Room 210 of McPhee. Go to top of page

Sunday, Oct. 24
University Theatre. Featuring “The Holmes-Pitezel Case,” written and directed by Terry Allen. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 1:30 p.m. See Oct. 18 item.

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

Christa GarveyFaculty Recital. Featuring Christa Garvey, oboe. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 4 p.m.

Campus Films. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 21 item. Go to top of page

Monday, Oct. 25
Dual Choice Enrollment.
See Oct. 18 item.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See Oct. 18 item.

Diversity Panel. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a panel discussion on recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Led by the Diversity Planning Committee. For more information, contact Kimberly Barrett at barretka@uwec.edu. Schofield Auditorium, 4 to 6 p.m.

Blugold Marching BandMarching Band Stage Show. Featuring the Blugold Marching Band, directed by Randy Dickerson. 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. 9 • Ninth Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 18, 2004

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