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Monday, March 6
ceramic piece by Matthew MetzFoster Gallery Exhibit. Featuring "Surface Tension," an exhibit highlighting works of 10 nationally acclaimed ceramic artists. The exhibit will be on display through March 16. 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.

Faculty Personnel Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Clearwater Room, Davies Center, 10 to 11 a.m.

Commission on the Status of Women Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Clearwater Room, Davies Center, 2 to 3 p.m.

Spanish Business Club Presentation. Amparo Rodríguez Asian, an artist, mother, educator and professional translator, will share her work and life experiences in the United States after immigrating from Spain in 1981. The presentation will be in Spanish. For more information, contact Andrew Reigel at reigelaj@uwec.edu or Juan Carlos Chávez chavesjc@uwec.edu. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Full story.

Financial Aid Application Night. The UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office will host a Financial Aid Application Help Night for campus and community members. Financial Aid Office, Schofield 115, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Full story.

Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre of New ZealandArtists Series. Featuring the Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre of New Zealand. "The Kahurangi performers, in traditional grass and beaded costumes with elaborate skin markings, [offer] an engaging window into both the warlike and peaceable customs of the Maori people," wrote Canada's National Post. Tickets, available at the Service Center, 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

Tuesday, March 7
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs Search and Screen Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Schofield 202, 7 to 8:30 a.m.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See March 6 item.

College of Education and Human Sciences Field Experience Advisory Council Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. HSS 248, 2 to 3 p.m.

University Senate Executive Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 3 p.m.

MEPD Program Informational Meeting. An informational meeting about UW-Eau Claire's new master of education in professional development programs for fall 2006 will be held. Media Center, Flynn Elementary School, Eau Claire, 3:45 to 5 p.m. Also March 8. Full story.

College of Arts and Sciences Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Davies Theatre, 4 p.m.

soup and breadCampus Soup and Bread Night. UW-Eau Claire students hope to raise $1,500 to feed the less fortunate through a Soup and Bread Night initiative. All savings in labor and food costs will be donated to the Feed My People Food Bank. See related item March 9. Riverview Cafe, Hilltop Center; and The Terrace, Davies Center, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Full story.

Classified Staff Retirement Information Session. For more information or to register, contact Barbara Bowers at bowersba@uwec.edu or 836-3871. Schofield 202, 5 p.m. Also March 14-16.

Student Recital. Featuring Breta Borstad, flute. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

stars and planetsPlanetarium Program. Featuring "Constellations, Myths and Legends," a show for adults and children 8 and older. Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. See related item March 11. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m. Go to top of page

Wednesday, March 8
Foster Gallery Exhibit. See March 6 item.

Dining Services Steak Lunch. Featuring steak, popcorn shrimp, baked chicken, a vegetarian entree as well as salad bar, soups, beverages and desserts. Cash price: $7.50, Blugold/University Diners Club: $6.75, Meal Plan: $3.45. The Terrace, Davies Center; and Riverview Cafe, Hilltop Center, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Ellen BravoWomen's History Month Work-Life Videoconference. The session will feature Ellen Bravo, UW-Milwaukee professor and former executive director of 9to5, the National Association of Working Women, who will give a presentation titled "Tear Down the Maternal Wall by Redesigning the Building." Her presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. OL 1132, noon to 1 p.m. Full story.

Women's History Month International Women's Day Panel Discussion. International students from throughout the world will informally discuss a variety of topics pertinent to women. Arrowhead Room, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m.

Computing Assistance & Training Techno Lunch. Featuring "Tools for Easier Testing." Registration information is available online or by calling 836-5157. OL 1122, noon to 1 p.m.

Li-Ying BaoFaculty/Academic Staff Forum. Li-Ying Bao, art & design, will present "Can the Simplicity of Traditional Chinese Art Be Applied to Contemporary Visual Communication?" Presidents Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.


MEPD Program Informational Meeting.
An informational meeting about UW-Eau Claire's new master of education in professional development programs for fall 2006 will be held.
Neillsville School District Multi-Media Room, 4 p.m. Full story.

Nina Albanese-KotarWomen's History Month/Women on Wednesdays Presentation. Nina Albanese-Kotar, Counseling Services/Center for Alcohol Studies and Education, will present "Skiing the American Birkebeiner Twenty Years and Counting." Hibbard Penthouse, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Full story.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring pianists Matthew Lichtenwald and David Hurd. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

'Say Yes to Peace' Solidarity Vigil. In conjunction with International Women's Day, several campus groups are sponsoring a "Say Yes to Peace" Solidarity Vigil. Clock tower, Central Campus Mall, 6:30 p.m. Full story.

University Theatre. Featuring "Bat Boy: The Musical," directed by Richard Nimke, with musical direction from Mitra Sadeghpour and choreography by Toni Poll-Sorensen. Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $10 for the public, $8 for those 62 and older, $7 for those 17 and younger and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, or $6 for UW-Eau Claire students. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Through March 11 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 1:30 p.m. Full story.

Benefit Performance of 'The Vagina Monologues.' Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" will be presented. Making Our School An Intercultural Community is sponsoring the student production of this compilation of women's thoughts, feelings and experiences related to being a woman. Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $10 for the public and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff or $7 for UW-Eau Claire students. Schofield Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Through March 10. 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, March 9
University General Education Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Arrowhead Room, Davies Center, 8 a.m.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See March 6 item.

Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 4 p.m.

decorative bowl'Empty Bowls' Event. UW-Eau Claire ceramics students are pitching in to help fight hunger in the Chippewa Valley by donating 200 hand-made ceramic bowls to the Feed My People Food Bank for the organization's "Empty Bowls" fundraiser, a supper of soup, specialty breads and desserts. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1314 East Lexington Ave., Eau Claire, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. See related item March 7. Full story.

17th Annual Hmong Community Fellowship Banquet. The event includes a dinner with Hmong dishes, Hmong community updates, a cultural show and Hmong artifact display, and a UW-Eau Claire Hmong Student Association fashion show. Sponsored by the Eau Claire Hmong Mutual Assistance Association and the UW-Eau Claire Office of Multicultural Affairs. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Full story.

photo from "Girl With a Pearl Earring"Campus/Women's History Month Film. “Girl With a Pearl Earring.” (U.S./U.K./Luxembourg 2003, directed by Peter Webber, 100 min., rated PG-13.) This film is a fictionalized account of how Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer’s most famous painting, "Girl With A Pearl Earring," might have come to be. 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 March 12. Full story.

Benefit Performance of 'The Vagina Monologues.' Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" will be presented. Schofield Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Also March 10. See March 8 item.

University Theatre. Featuring "Bat Boy: The Musical," directed by Richard Nimke, with musical direction from Mitra Sadeghpour and choreography by Toni Poll-Sorensen. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See March 8 item.

Martha BernerWomen's History Month/UAC Cabin Event. Featuring Chicago singer-songwriter Martha Berner. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Through March 11. Full story. Go to top of page

Friday, March 10
Foster Gallery Exhibit. See March 6 item.

Campus Films. “Girl With a Pearl Earring.” Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See March 9 item.

13th Annual AIDS Benefit Concert. Three bands and four solo artists will donate their time and talents for the 13th annual AIDS Benefit Concert. Tickets are $5 and will be available only at the door. All proceeds of the show will benefit the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. The concert is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 7 p.m. Full story.

Benefit Performance of 'The Vagina Monologues.' Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" will be presented. Schofield Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. See March 8 item.

University Theatre. Featuring "Bat Boy: The Musical," directed by Richard Nimke, with musical direction from Mitra Sadeghpour and choreography by Toni Poll-Sorensen. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See March 8 item.

Linda GordonWomen's History Month Event. The department of history will sponsor "An Evening with Linda Gordon." Gordon, a prominent American women's historian, is a professor of history at New York University and professor emeritus at UW-Madison. She currently is researching a famous female photographer, Dorothea Lange, whose pictures captured the American experience of the Great Depression. There will be conversation and hors d'oeuvres after the presentation. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

Women's History Month/UAC Cabin Event. Featuring Chicago singer-songwriter Martha Berner. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Also March 11. Full story. Go to top of page

Saturday, March 11
Civil Service Exams. Information can be found online by following the “Monthly Exam Center” link. Schneider Social Science Hall, Rooms 100 and 107, 8:30 a.m.

Admissions Saturday Spotlight. Campus visit for prospective students. More information can be found online. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

moon and starsPlanetarium Program. Featuring "Mr. Genius Tours the Solar System," a lighthearted introduction to astronomy aimed at children six 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 March 7.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See March 6 item.

Campus Films. “Girl With a Pearl Earring.” Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See March 9 item.

Women's History Month Event. The men of UW-Eau Claire will host an a cappella concert titled "My Strength is Not for Hurting." Tickets are $5 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Bolton Refuge House. Schofield Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

University Theatre. Featuring "Bat Boy: The Musical," directed by Richard Nimke, with musical direction from Mitra Sadeghpour and choreography by Toni Poll-Sorensen. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See March 8 item.

Women's History Month/UAC Cabin Event. Featuring Chicago singer-songwriter Martha Berner. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Sunday, March 12
"running" shamrockShamrock Shuffle. The Shamrock Shuffle, a 5K run/walk to benefit UW-Eau Claire's NYSP program, will begin at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post, 634 Water St., Eau Claire. The registration form is available online. Full story.


Foster Gallery Exhibit.
See March 6 item.

14th Annual Celebration of Music. Featuring the Concert Choir, Singing Statesmen, Symphonic Choir, Women's Concert Chorale and Women's Chorus. Sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association. Tickets, available at the Service Center, 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.

UW-Eau Claire band studentsWind Symphony/Symphony Band Concert. Wind Symphony, directed by R. Mark Heidel, and Symphony Band, directed by Phillip Ostrander, will perform a variety of works. Tickets, available at the Service Center, 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, 5 p.m. Full story.

Campus Films. “Girl With a Pearl Earring.” Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See March 9 item. Go to top of page

Monday, March 13
Academic Affairs Advisory Committee for Service-Learning Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 8 to 9 a.m.

Faculty Personnel Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Birchwood Room, Davies Center, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See March 6 item.

Memorial Service for Ronald Satz. The UW-Eau Claire community will honor Provost and Vice Chancellor Emeritus Ronald N. Satz during a memorial service from noon-1 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. A reception will follow the memorial service in the lobby. Satz, 62, died March 7 following a long battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. More information.

Sunshine Week logoSunshine Week Videoconference. In conjunction with Sunshine Week, March 12-18, UW-Eau Claire will participate in a 90-minute conversation with national experts titled "Are We Safer in the Dark? A Dialogue on Open Government and Secrecy." The program will be broadcast from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. 2023A-C McIntyre Library, noon to 1:30 p.m. Full story.

Kathleen FalkGuest Presentation. Kathleen Falk, Wisconsin's last public intervener, will discuss the importance of the position of public intervener on Wisconsin's environment. Sponsored by the department of geography and anthropology, the Geography Club and the Conservationists. Hibbard 103, 4:30 p.m. Full story.

Civil Service Make-Up Exams. Information can be found online by following the “Monthly Exam Center” and "Make-Up Exam Center" links. Schneider Social Science Hall, Room 107, 5 p.m.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Claire Tiller, soprano, and Holly Samson, oboe. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

'The Vagina Monologues' Discussion. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 5 p.m.

"Invisible Children" posterUAC Film Special. Featuring the film "Invisible Children," a documentary brings to light the forced conscription of children in the ongoing rebellion in Uganda. In 2003, University of Southern California film school graduates Jason Russell and Bobby Bailey, along with their friend Laren Poole, traveled to Africa intending to film the humanitarian crisis in Sudan. They found themselves in the northern part of Uganda, witnessing the horrors of a 20-year rebellion in which most of the combatants — an estimated 80 to 90 percent — are children. Davies Theatre, 7 p.m. Also March 14. Full story.

Due to inclement weather, the Women's History Month Prose and Poetry Reading has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in The Cabin, Davies Center.
Women's History Month Prose and Poetry Reading. Karen Loeb, English, and Patti See, Academic Skills Center, will read pieces from their personal collections. Both women have had works published in a variety of well-known publications. Books and refreshments will be available for purchase. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. More information.

Diversity Week. UW-Eau Claire has designated the week of March 13 as Diversity Week with the theme of "Reach out for Respect." A series of presentations will be offered by the university's Peer Diversity Educators. A presentation titled "Reach out to Other Cultures" will be held at 8 p.m. tonight in Sutherland and Putnam Halls. Full story. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 53, No. 24• Seventh Week • Spring Semester • March 6, 2006

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