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Monday, March 27
"A Beirut Heart: One Woman's War" book coverWomen's History Month Author Reading/Panel Discussion. Eau Claire resident Cathy Sultan, author of "A Beirut Heart: One Woman's War," will read from her book and lead a discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the context of larger Middle East peace efforts. The Cabin, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m. Full story.

University Senate Physical Plant Planning Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Birchwood Room, Davies Center, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs Search and Screen Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Holiday Inn Campus Area Executive Boardroom, 6 p.m.

Women's History Month Event. A critique session addressing erotica and the politics of feminism will be held. Hibbard 102, 6 p.m.

Erica BensonLinguistics Presentation. Erica Benson, English, and five other linguistic specialists, invite Chippewa Valley residents who enjoy thinking and talking about language to a public discussion. Sponsored by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. Plaza Hotel & Suites Conference Center, Eau Claire, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Tuesday, March 28
Academic Staff Professional Development Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. HSS 175, 1 p.m.

University Academic Policies Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Schofield 202, 2 p.m.

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

U Sam OeurGuest Presentation. Cambodian writer U Sam Oeur will present "Crossing Three Wildernesses." He will lead a reading and discussion of his latest work chronicling his life in Cambodia before, during and after the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime took power in 1975. Ho-Chunk Room, Davies Center, 3:30 p.m. Full story.

Forum Advisory Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Eagle Room, Davies Center, 4 to 5 p.m.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Paul Saganski and Charles Willcutt, horn. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking. The meeting will focus on the issue of fake IDs and will be the first in a series of programs exploring underage drinking issues. The agenda for this meeting includes a panel discussion by UW-Eau Claire students, Water Street business owners, local law enforcement personnel and medical providers. The program is free, but those interested in attending are asked to register in advance by calling (715) 839-4718 or e-mailing Pamela Radcliffe, coordinator for the Consortium for Substance Abuse Prevention, at Pamela.Radcliffe@co.eau-claire.wi.us. Plaza Hotel and Suites, Eau Claire, 5:30 p.m. Full story.

Planetarium 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, 7 p.m. Also April 1.

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, 7:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Wednesday, March 29
"Let's Do Lunch!" logo'Let's Do Lunch!' Presentation. Lucretia Mattson, accounting and finance, will present "Tax Law Changes for 2005-06" during a noon-hour session hosted by the Alumni Association. The cost is $10 per session and includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. For reservations, contact the Alumni Association at alumni@uwec.edu or 836-3266. Sweetwaters Restaurant, Eau Claire, noon to 1 p.m. Full story.

Computing Assistance & Training Workshop. Featuring "Creating Posters for Student Research Day: PowerPoint." Registration information is available online or by calling 836-5157. OL 1100, noon to 1 p.m. Also April 5.

Faculty/Academic Staff Forum. Thomas Kemp, economics, will present "Of Transactions and Transaction Costs: Uncertainty, Policy and the Process of Law in the Thought of Commons and Williamson." Presidents Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Women's Studies Awards Presentation. Undergraduate and graduate students will be recognized for their achievements in research and writing specifically focusing on women's issues. Awards for research papers, service, fiction and non-fiction prose, and poetry will be presented. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 4 to 6 p.m.

"The Killing Fields" posterCampus Films Special Screening. "The Killing Fields." (U.K. 1984, directed by Roland Joffé, 141 min., rated R.) Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist covering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with local representative Dith Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war. 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, 4:30 p.m. Also March 30-April 2, Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See related Forum item. Full story.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Amy McCoy and Jeanne Kolis, flute. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

Loung UngThe Forum. Loung Ung, a survivor of the killing fields of Cambodia and now a bestselling author, will present "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers." Tickets, available at the Service Center, 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. See related campus film item.

Student Organization Recital. Members of Phi Mu Alpha will present "An American Music Recital and Phi Mu Alpha Follies." Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information.

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

Thursday, March 30
University General Education Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Arrowhead Room, Davies Center, 8 a.m.

Frank OchbergCompassion Fatigue Seminar. Frank Ochberg, an internationally recognized leader in the interrelated fields of trauma, crisis and coping with violence and cruelty, will present "Compassion Fatigue as an Occupational Hazard: Understanding and Managing Work and Traumatic Stress in Others and Ourselves." Sponsored by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education. Plaza Hotel and Suites, Eau Claire, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Full story.

Foster Gallery BFA Exhibit. Works by 14 bachelor of fine arts degree candidates will be featured through April 19. Studio art exhibits will include watercolors and drawings, illustrations in a variety of mixed media, jewelry, ceramics and sculptures. Graphic design exhibits will include package designs, printed materials, photography and a variety of other works. An opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. April 1 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.

Computing Assistance & Training Workshop. Featuring "Creating Posters for Student Research Day: Illustrator." Registration information is available online or by calling 836-5157. OL 1100, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Also April 6.

University Senate Academic Staff Personnel Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. OL 1122, 11 a.m.

Vicki Lord LarsonChancellor's Roundtable. Students are invited to discuss campus issues with Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson and her staff. Today's roundtable will focus on the university's contract with U.S. Bank, Housing and Residence Life policies related to fliers, and the U-CHUG online survey as an academic requirement. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

International Roundtable. UW-Eau Claire international students from Vietnam Minh Ha Nguyen, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Hiep Cong Nguyen, Anh Quynh Thai and Phuong Thanh Nguyen will lead a discussion titled "Vietnam: The Next Asian Dragon?" Badger Room, Davies Center, 4 to 5 p.m. Full story.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring sopranos Marilyn Spiess and Amanda Verstegen. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

Campus Films. "The Killing Fields." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See March 29 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, March 31
Foster Gallery Exhibit. See March 30 item.

David MulroyHistory of Science Seminar. David Mulroy, chair of the department of foreign languages and linguistics at UW-Milwaukee and author of the book "The War Against Grammar," will present "'The War Against Grammar': Afterthoughts and New Developments." Hibbard 103, 3 p.m. Full story.

Chemistry Seminar. UW-Eau Claire biology/molecular biology graduate Susan Carter, a development associate for Protein Design Labs Inc. in Minneapolis, will present "What Do You Get When You Cross a UWEC BMB Degree With a Midwest BioPharma?" Phillips 413, 3 p.m.

Albert HineEarth Science Seminar. Albert Hine, Joint Oceanographic Institutions Distinguished Lecturer, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, will present "Big Waves, Extreme Aridity, Strange Reefs and Poisonous Gas All Seen in the Cool-Water Carbonate Sediments of the Great Australian Bight." The complete Earth Science Seminar schedule for this semester is available online. Phillips 281, 4 p.m. Full story.

Campus Films. "The Killing Fields." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See March 29 item.

Lewis Nash39th Annual Jazz Festival. Featuring Jazz Ensemble I, Honor College Big Band and Combo, and guest artists Lewis Nash and Brian Grivna. A complete Jazz Festival schedule is available online. For ticket information, contact the Service Center at (715) 836-3727. Tonight's concert: Memorial High School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Also April 1. 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, April 1
Planetarium 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. Also March 28.

Foster Gallery BFA Exhibit Opening Reception. An opening reception for the Foster Gallery BFA Exhibit will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today 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.

Women's Softball. St. Norbert College at Gelein Field, Carson Park, 3 p.m.

Final Four Fun Fest logoSix Annual Final Four Fun Fest. This event, a UW-Eau Claire athletics fund-raiser, will include basketball contests throughout the day and large screen televisions showing the NCAA Division I men's basketball semi-final games. Tickets, available through the athletics department at 836-2546, are $100 each and admit two people. Free food and beverages will be provided. McPhee Physical Education Center, 4 p.m.

Women's History Month Event. The College Feminists will host an open house. 539 Union St., Eau Claire, 4 to 7 p.m.

Campus Films. "The Killing Fields." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See March 29 item.

39th Annual Jazz Festival. Featuring Jazz Ensemble I, Honor High School Big Band and Combo, Honor Middle School and High School Big Band and Combo, and Guest Artists Lewis Nash and Brian Grivna. A complete Jazz Festival schedule is available online. For ticket information, contact the Service Center at (715) 836-3727. Tonight's concert: Memorial High School Auditorium, 7 p.m. Also March 31. Full story.

UAC Cabin/Local Talent. Featuring the winners of the Winter Carnival singer-songwriter competition, Sean Hogan and Dacia Miller. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Sunday, April 2
Women's Softball. College of St. Scholastica at Gelein Field, Carson Park, 1 p.m.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See March 30 item.

University Chamber Orchestra Concert. Directed by Paul Kosower, the group will perform a variety of works. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m.

Campus Films. "The Killing Fields." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See March 29 item. Go to top of page

Monday, April 3
Welcome reception invitationWelcome Reception. Please join Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson and UW System Executive Senior Vice President Don Mash at a reception to welcome Brian Levin-Stankevich and Debi Levin-Stankevich to UW-Eau Claire. Spruce-Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See March 30 item.

American Indian Awareness Month Opening Reception. This year's theme is Honoring Education. Indian tacos will be served. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 4 to 6:30 p.m. More information.

American Indian Awareness Month Presentation. Members of Native Roots, an intergenerational theatre troupe from Waaswaaganing (Lac du Flambeau), will share stories of the past and their impressions of today. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. More information.

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

American Indian Awareness Month Presentation. The Native American Student Association will present "History of Boarding School Education: A Local Perspective.” Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. More information.

Student Ensemble Recital. Featuring the Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jeffery Crowell. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 53, No. 26 • Tenth Week • Spring Semester • March 27, 2006

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: March 29, 2006

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