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Monday, Dec. 6
mittens and pine coneFoster Gallery BFA Exhibit. Eight bachelor of fine arts degree candidates will present "Envision," a senior graphic design and studio art exhibition. Graphic design exhibits will include posters, logos, package designs, brochures, photography, stationery, magazine layout and a variety of other works. Studio art exhibits will include figurative paintings and drawings, illustrations in a variety of mixed media, ceramics and sculptures. The exhibits will be on display through Dec. 12 in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center. An opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 in the gallery. 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.

Chancellor's Holiday Reception. All UW-Eau Claire employees and emeriti are invited to enjoy food and fellowship with colleagues and friends. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Robert SarraHuman Rights Awareness Week Presentation. Robert Sarra, co-founder of Iraq Veterans Against the War, will be the keynote speaker for UW-Eau Claire's annual observance of Human Rights Awareness Week, Dec. 6-12. He will present "Supporting the Warrior, Not the War." Sarra is a nine-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and an urban warfare instructor who served as an infantry sergeant in last year's invasion of Iraq. He supported the war before his deployment, but after witnessing it firsthand, he joined his mother, a member of Military Families Speak Out, in fighting to end the occupation. Davies Theatre, 7 to 9 p.m. Full story.

Los Angeles Piano QuartetArtists Series. The Los Angeles Piano Quartet, regarded as the premier ensemble of its kind, will perform Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor, Brahms' Piano Quartet, op. 60, and Faure's Piano Quartet in C minor. The quartet has been praised by the public and press in American cities coast to coast and internationally for its concert and festival performances. Members of the ensemble are Michi Wiancko, violin; Katherine Murdock, viola; Peter Rejto, cello; and Xak Bjerken, piano. 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. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Tuesday, Dec. 7
Plan 2008 Open Session. Faculty and staff are invited to provide input about the Plan 2008 initiative to increase diversity on campus. For more information, contact Kimberly Barrett at barretka@uwec.edu or 836-5992. Menominee Room, Davies Center, 4 to 5 p.m.

planets and telescopesPlanetarium Program. Featuring "Mr. Genius Tours the Solar System," a lighthearted introduction to astronomy for children 6 and older. The presentation includes an overview of the current sky. Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. This show will be presented the first Tuesday of each month. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m. See related item Dec. 11.

Men's Basketball. UW-Oshkosh at Zorn Arena, 7 p.m. Go to top of page

Wednesday, Dec. 8
Dulany Inn Holiday Buffet. Featuring holiday minestrone soup, festive strawberry nut salad, Santa's potato salad, carved smoked pit ham, saucy chicken breast over asparagus and other holiday delicacies. Cost is $6.50 per person. Call 836-5261 for reservations. Dulany Inn, Davies Center, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Women's Basketball. UW-Oshkosh at Zorn Arena, 7 p.m.

University Theatre. Featuring Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart," directed by Richard Nimke. Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, "Crimes of the Heart," teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young sisters betrayed by their passions. Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $9 for the public, $7 for those 62 and older, $6 for those 17 and younger and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, or $5 for UW-Eau Claire students. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Through Dec.11. 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, Dec. 9
Learn at Lunch Presentation. CPR instructor and UW-Eau Claire nursing student Kelly Gruber will give a presentation about automated external defibrillators. Sponsored by the Classified Staff Committee for Professional Development. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, noon to 12:45 p.m.

Campus Films. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." (U.S. and New Zealand 2003, directed by Peter Jackson, rated PG-13.) The concluding chapter of the Tolkien fantasy-drama took the Academy Award in each category in which it was nominated, winning 11 Oscars including Best Picture. Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen and Sean Astin star. 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 p.m. Also Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 11 and 12 at noon and 6 p.m. Full story.

McNair Scholars Colloquium. Seniors in the McNair Scholars Program will present research results to fellow scholars and mentors, and interested faculty, staff and community members. The following presentations will be given tonight from 6 to 7:45 p.m. in Room 227 of the School of Nursing:
    Emily Gilles: "Alzheimer's Disease Amyloid B (AB-40): Plasma Kinetics, Blood Brain Barrier Uptake, and Potential Use as a Contrast Agent to Image Amyloid Plaques."
   
Corey Schuster: "A Technique for the Numerical Evaluation of Hilbert Transforms." Faculty mentor: Frederick King.
   
Jessica Spears: "Determination of the Sequence Required for Tn916 Mobilization in Bacillus subtilis." Faculty mentor: Sasha Showsh, biology.
Additional presentations will be given Dec. 16 — same time and location. Full story.

Lorie LineUAC Special Event. Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra will present "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year." For ticket information, call the Service Center at (715) 836-3727. More information is available online. Zorn Arena, 7:30 p.m.

University Theatre. Featuring Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart," directed by Richard Nimke. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 8 item.

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, Dec. 10
Annual Foyer Concert. UW-Eau Claire music ensembles will perform traditional carols of the season. Haas Fine Arts Center Lobby, noon.

Campus Films. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." Davies Theatre, 6 p.m. Also Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 11 and 12 at noon and 6 p.m. See Dec. 9 item.

Women's Hockey. UW-Superior at Hobbs Ice Arena, 7:05 p.m.

University Theatre. Featuring Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart," directed by Richard Nimke. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 8 item.

OrestusUAC Concert. Regional rock acts Orestus, Vile Red and Gone Out Gone will be featured during a "Finals Fury" rock show. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $5 for the public or $3 for UW-Eau Claire students. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Full story.

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. Go to top of page

Saturday, Dec. 11
Civil Service Exams. Information can be found online by following the "Test Center" link. Haas Fine Arts Center, Room 101, 8:30 a.m.

Community Action Jingle Bell Fun Run. Begins at Davies Center, 9 a.m.

Planetarium Program. Featuring "Astronomy for Kids," a 30-minute program for children ages 4 and older. Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 11 a.m. See related item Dec. 7.

Campus Films. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." Davies Theatre, noon and 6 p.m. Also Dec. 12 at noon and 6 p.m. See Dec. 9 item.

Wrestling. Milwaukee School of Engineering at McPhee, 2 p.m.

Women's Hockey. UW-River Falls at Hobbs Ice Arena, 2:05 p.m.

Foster Gallery BFA Exhibit Opening Reception. An opening reception for the BFA exhibit, "Envision," will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

young female violinistChippewa Valley Youth Symphony Concert. Directed by Ivar Lunde Jr. (emeritus), music and theatre arts, the group will perform a variety of works. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 3 p.m. Full story.

Men's Hockey. UW-Stevens Point at Hobbs Ice Arena, 7:05 p.m.

University Theatre. Featuring Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart,"directed by Richard Nimke. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 8 item. Go to top of page

Sunday, Dec. 12
Campus Films. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." Davies Theatre, noon and 6 p.m. See Dec. 9 item. Go to top of page

Monday, Dec. 13
Final Examinations. Through Dec. 17. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 52, No. 15 • Fifteenth Week • Fall Semester • Dec. 6, 2004

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Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: December 2, 2004

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