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Monday, Oct. 25
pumpkinsDual 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 runs through Oct. 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 runs through Nov. 12. Information about the ERA program can be found online.

Foster 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.

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. Full story. Go to top of page

Tuesday, Oct. 26
Get Out the Vote Shuttle. The state of Wisconsin allows the public to vote up to two weeks before Election Day, Nov. 2. The UW-Eau Claire College Democrats are sponsoring a new project called Get Out the Vote, which provides free transportation to and from City Hall, where citizens can vote using absentee ballots through Nov. 1. The shuttle will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26-29 and Nov. 1, and will depart from the cul-de-sac between Davies Center and Schneider Hall. For more information, call (715) 379-0466. Full story.

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, 2 to 3 p.m.

journalist and video cameraDistance Communication Program. The UW-Eau Claire student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will participate in a distance communication program with student chapters at UW-Oshkosh, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Whitewater. The program will focus on what the media are doing (or not doing) to stimulate interest and turnout among younger voters, and what impact this may have on the upcoming election. For more information, contact Jack Kapfer, co-adviser to SPJ, at kapferja@uwec.edu or 836-2300. Old Library 1132, 3 to 4:45 p.m.

Human Rights Dinner and Recognition Ceremony. Five Eau Claire citizens will be honored by the Eau Claire Human Rights Coalition at its Second Annual Human Rights Dinner and Recognition Ceremony. The Eau Claire Human Rights Coalition is an alliance of community organizations that advocates for equal justice, equal opportunity and equal dignity without discrimination. This year's honorees are Ken Adler, director of the Eau Claire Free Medical Clinic; Calvin Eland, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus and chair of the Advocates for Multicultural Education; Rod Johnson, director of Eau Claire Habitat for Humanity; Jennifer Sandberg, a social worker at the Fall Creek Valley Health Care Center; and Virginia Wolf, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church. Tickets are $14. Dulany Inn, Davies Center, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Full story, including reservation information.

Volleyball. College of St. Scholastica at McPhee, 7 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. Go to top of page

Wednesday, Oct. 27
"Let's Do Lunch!" poster‘Let’s Do Lunch!’ Presentation. Rodd Freitag, political science, will present "Red States vs. Blue States: The 2004 Elections" during the first session of the new noon-hour series hosted by the Alumni Association. Freitag will discuss the major issues driving the national, state and local political races this year. The cost is $10 per session and includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. To make a reservation, contact the Alumni Association at alumni@uwec.edu or 836-3266. Sweetwaters Restaurant, Eau Claire, noon to 1 p.m. Full story.

Faculty/Academic Staff Forum. Crispin Pierce, Public Health Professions, will present "Modeling How the Human Body Handles Drugs and Toxicants." Alumni Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Women on Wednesdays Presentation. Featuring a faculty/student panel presentation titled "2004 Women's Vote and Presidential Elections." For more information, contact Lori Rowlett at rowletl@uwec.edu. Hibbard Penthouse, 5 to 7 p.m.

"Wellstone!" posterWellstone Documentary. Wellstone!" — a new documentary about late Democratic U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota — will be shown. The documentary tells the story of a charismatic Minnesota progressive who used grassroots organizing to get elected and give ordinary people a stake in government. Wellstone's third election campaign was cut short on Oct. 25, 2002, when his small plane crashed into the north woods of Minnesota just 11 days before the election. Lu Lippold, one of the film's three directors, will introduce "Wellstone!" and be on hand for discussion after the screening. Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $2 for the public and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff or $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate. Schofield Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Full story.

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

Thursday, Oct. 28
Campus Visit Day. A day for prospective students to visit campus. More information can be found online or by calling the Admissions office at (715) 836-5415. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 8 a.m.

Sixth Annual Majors Fair. The goal of the fair is to provide students with information about UW-Eau Claire’s majors, minors and pre-professional programs. Students who have not yet declared a major or those contemplating changing majors are particularly encouraged to attend. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Full story.

Economics Guest Presentation. Rob Grunewald, a regional economic analyst and co-author of the Early Childhood Economic Impact study, will discuss why it is important to economic development to provide quality early education programs for young disadvantaged children. Cargill Lab, Schneider Hall, 3:15 p.m. Full story.

Campus Films. "Evil Dead II." (U.S. 1987, directed by Sam Raimi, 85 min., rated R.) Evil spirits haunt a remote cabin in the woods in Sam Raimi’s blood-soaked send-up of the terror genre, starring Bruce Campbell. 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. 31.

John StauberThe Forum. John Stauber — investigative writer, democracy activist and author of "Mad Cow U.S.A." — will present "How Now, Mad Cow?" Stauber has been described by "Fast Food Nation" author Eric Schlosser as "(one) of America's bravest, finest journalists." Stauber was thrust into the international media spotlight in December 2003 when he became known as the man who had predicted the emergence of mad cow disease in the United States in his 1997 book "Mad Cow U.S.A.: Could the Nightmare Happen Here?” Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $7 for the public, $5 for those 62 and older and UW System/CVTC faculty/staff, or $3 for those 17 and younger and UW System/CVTC students. Zorn Arena, 7:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Friday, Oct. 29
Campus Visit Day. A day for prospective students to visit campus. More information can be found online or by calling the Admissions office at (715) 836-5415. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 8 a.m.

Children’s Center Halloween Parade. Children from the UW-Eau Claire Children’s Center will trick or treat from 10 to 11 a.m. on the second floor of Schofield Hall. Staff members are invited to bring treats for the children.

Dulany Inn Haunted Halloween Buffet. Featuring such Halloween delicacies as bat wings and pieces, hairy handwiches, baked brains and eyeball salad. Cost is $6.50 per person. Call 836-5261 for reservations. Dulany Inn, Davies Center, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Diversity Panel Discussion. Faculty and staff are invited to join the Diversity Planning Committee for a panel discussion titled “Fostering Diversity in the Classroom.” Hibbard Penthouse, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Earth Science Seminar. Ralph Haugerud, U.S. Geological Survey (University of Washington), will present "LIDAR: Remote Sensing of Active Tectonics." Phillips Hall, Room 265, 3 p.m. Full story.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming. UW-Stevens Point at McPhee, 6 p.m.

Campus Films. "Evil Dead II." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 28 item.

UAC Cabin/Local Talent. Featuring Josh Kroll. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

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

Community Action Tidy up the Town Service Initiative. Students interested in helping elderly homeowners with fall yard cleanup should meet in the East Lobby of Davies Center at 9:30 a.m.

Campus Films. "Evil Dead II." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 28 item.

UAC Cabin/Local Talent. Featuring Funktet. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Sunday, Oct. 31
Joint Faculty Recital. Music and theatre arts faculty members Mitra Sadeghpour, soprano; Kathryn Proctor Duax, mezzo-soprano; Daniel Newman, tenor ; Barbara Wimunc-Pearson, piano; Barbara Young, piano; and Terry Allen, dramatic reader, will present "Songs and Readings that go Bump in the Night." Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m.

"ghosts" flying above buildingResidence Hall Trick or Treating. Preschool and elementary school children are invited to trick or treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at several UW-Eau Claire residence halls. For more information, contact Linda Pratt at prattbll@uwec.edu or 836-3214. Full story.

Campus Films. "Evil Dead II." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 28 item. Go to top of page

Monday, Nov. 1
Employee Reimbursement Account Enrollment. Information about the ERA program can be found online. Through Nov. 12.

pennyUniversity Bookstore Penny Sale. Buy a select convenience or school supply item and get a second of equal or lesser value for only a penny. Bookstore hours are Mondays and Thursdays 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sale runs through Nov. 4.

National Student Exchange Informational Meeting. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 1 to 2 p.m. See Oct. 26 item.

Student Recital. Featuring Christine Schweikert, mezzo soprano. 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. 10 • Tenth Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 25, 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 27, 2004

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