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Monday, April 24
UW Spirit Day logoUW Spirit Day.
Gather with alumni, faculty, staff and university friends as UW-Eau Claire joins the statewide celebration of UW Spirit Day in recognition of the impact of the UW System on Wisconsin workplaces and communities. Enjoy coffee, doughnuts and muffins, and register to win UW-Eau Claire door prizes. Central Campus Mall (rain site: Davies Center veranda), 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Viennese Ball Plant and Souvenir Sale. Plants and souvenir items from the Viennese Ball will be sold. Eagle Room, Davies Center, 10 a.m. to noon.

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

UW-Eau Claire seal34th Annual Honors Week. UW-Eau Claire is celebrating its 34th annual Scholastic Honors Week April 24-30. This week is the time set aside by the university to recognize students of high scholastic achievement. Full story.

American Indian Awareness Month Presentation. Lawrence Martin, director of UW-Eau Claire's American Indian Studies program, will introduce students presenting their American Indian Studies capstone projects. Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m. More information.

University Academic Staff Spring Meeting. See agenda. Davies Theatre, noon.

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

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs Finalist Presentation. Faculty and staff are invited to an open presentation titled "The Future of Undergraduate Collaborative Student-Faculty Research" by Michael Schmidt, a finalist for the position of assistant vice chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs. Schmidt currently is the director of the Office of Special Programs at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Phillips 117, 3 p.m. More information.

University Faculty Spring Meeting. See agenda. Davies Theatre, 4 p.m.

Putnam Park Commission Spring Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, 4 to 6 p.m.

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

Daniel NewmanWomen's Chorus Concert. Directed by Daniel Newman, the group will perform a variety of works. Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $4 for the public, $3 for those 62 and older and 17 and younger, or free for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Tuesday, April 25
Women's and Gender Equity Center Leadership Series Presentation. Martin Wood, English, will present "Male Privilege." WAGE Center, OL 2101, noon to 1 p.m.

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

University Senate Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. McIntyre Library 2023, 3 p.m.

Student Ensemble Recital. Featuring the piano studio of Alexandre Dossin. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

34th Annual Honors Week Events. See Honors Week schedule.

Planetarium Program. Featuring "The Stargazer," a show for adults and children 11 and older, that explores gravity, light and spectra, and how they help us understand stars. Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m.

Dana MilbankAnn Devroy Memorial Forum. Dana Milbank, a national political reporter for The Washington Post, will present "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Blog?" The Ann Devroy Memorial Forum and Devroy Memorial Fund were established to recognize the outstanding journalistic work of 1970 UW-Eau Claire graduate Ann Devroy, who died of cancer in 1997 at the age of 49. The forum event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission. For ticket information, call the University Service Center at (715) 836-3727. Schofield Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Jazz Ensemble III Concert. Directed by Jeffery Crowell, the group will perform a variety of works. Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $4 for the public; $3 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff; or free for UW-Eau Claire students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Wednesday, April 26
34th Annual Honors Week Events. See Honors Week schedule.

Author Presentation. Katherine Schneider, UW-Eau Claire senior psychologist emerita, will give a reading from her new memoir, "To the Left of Inspiration: Adventures in Living with Disabilities." The Cabin, Davies Center, 11:30 a.m. Full story.

"Let's Do Lunch!" logo‘Let’s Do Lunch!’ Presentation. J. Erik Hendrickson, physics and astronomy, will present "Dealing with Extreme Temperatures: Beyond Cold" during a noon-hour session hosted by the Alumni Association. Hendrickson will perform an array of fun demonstrations and explain some of the changes that occur when objects are plunged into liquid nitrogen. 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.

American Indian Awareness Month Presentation. Alex and Ken Seowtewa from the Pueblo of Zuni, N.M., will present "Dances and Feast of the Zuni Year." Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m. More information.

Graduate Council Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Eagle Room, Davies Center, 3 to 5 p.m.

Recreation & Sport Facilities Advisory Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Hilltop Lounge, 3:30 p.m.

Russell PalmaPhysics and Astronomy Guest Presentation. Russell Palma, a professor of physics and astronomy at Minnesota State University-Mankato, will present "NASA's Genesis and Stardust Missions: Exploring the Early Solar System." Phillips 117, 4 p.m. Full story.

Spring Short Play Festival. Featuring a variety of plays, directed and performed by UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are $2 at the Service Center. Kjer Theatre, 4 and 8 p.m. Through April 28. Full story.

WOW Wine and Cheese Presentation. A presentation/discussion titled "Now Will We Ask? Conclusions from the 'Why Women Don't Ask' Reading and Discussion Group" will be held. Hibbard Penthouse, 4 to 6 p.m.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring percussionists Sean Carey, Kyle Good and Catherine Hennessy. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

National Players members performing "Dracula"Artists Series. National Players, America's longest running classical touring company, will perform two staples of theater repertoire today and April 27 as part of their 57th annual tour. Today's production, "Dracula," tells the classic story of peculiar power, twisted passion and hypnotic fascination. 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.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. Featuring the 49th Annual Juried Student Art Show, on display through May 14. An opening reception, which will include award and scholarship presentations, will be held tonight from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 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.

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

Thursday, April 27
Foster Gallery Exhibit. See April 26 item.

Tax-Sheltered Annuity Seminar. Jim Egan of Lincoln National will lead a seminar regarding the Tax Sheltered Annuity Program. Lincoln National is an authorized provider of the UW System Tax Sheltered Annuity (403b) Program. This supplemental retirement investment program is available to UW-Eau Claire employees on a voluntary participation basis by using pre-tax payroll contributions. For more information, contact Amy TeBeest, Human Resources, at tebeesas@uwec.edu or 836-2513. Arrowhead Room, Davies Center, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Nursing Honors Luncheon. Students enrolled in the Nursing Honors Program will be recognized at the annual luncheon. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Full story.

34th Annual Honors Week Events. See Honors Week schedule.

American Indian Awareness Month Presentation. "Enduring Images: American Indians in the Popular Imagination" will be presented by UW-Eau Claire alumni JP Leary and Adrienne Thunder. Campus School 106, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. More information.

Spring Short Play Festival. Featuring a variety of plays, directed and performed by UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are $2 at the Service Center. Kjer Theatre, 4 and 8 p.m. Also April 28. Full story.

Women's and Gender Equity Center Presentation. A film viewing and panel discussion about sexual abuse in the prison system will be held. McIntyre Library 2023A, 5 p.m.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring saxophonists Chris Taylor and David Bashaw. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

poster for "The Sandlot"Campus Films. “The Sandlot.” (U.S. 1993, directed by David M. Evans, 101 min., in black and white, rated PG.) It's the early 1960's and fifth-grader Scotty Smalls has just moved into town with his folks. Kids call him a dork — he can't even throw a baseball! But that changes when the leader of the neighborhood gang recruits him to play on the nearby sandlot field. 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 April 30. Full story.

National Players members performing "The Taming of the Shrew"Artists Series. National Players, America's longest running classical touring company, will perform two staples of theater repertoire today and April 26 as part of their 57th annual tour. During today's production, "The Taming of the Shrew," the verbal sparring never stops in Shakespeare's popular battle of the sexes. 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.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Presentation. Jan Goff-LaFontaine, author of "Women in Shadow and Light: Journeys from Abuse to Healing," will present "Out of the Shadows — Women Speaking Out and Moving Forward." Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 7:30 p.m. Full story.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Montana singer-songwriter David Boone. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Through April 29. Full story. Go to top of page

Friday, April 28
34th Annual Honors Week Events. See Honors Week schedule.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See April 26 item.

hands holding stethoscope21st Annual Kaleidoscope of Nursing Scholarship Program. The UW-Eau Claire College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Sigma Theta Tau and Continuing Education/UW-Extension will present "Research into Practice, 21st Annual Kaleidoscope of Nursing Scholarship." Davies Center, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Full story.

American Indian Awareness Month Event. Featuring the Native American Student Association's taco sale. Davies Center Veranda, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More information.

University Assessment Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Schofield 202, 11 a.m. to noon.

American Indian Awareness Month Presentation. Carl Allsup, a professor of ethnic studies at UW-Platteville, will present "American Team Mascots and Stereotypes." Hibbard 223, noon to 1 p.m. More information.

Chemistry Seminar. Brooke Small, a research chemist for Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. in Kingswood, Texas, will present "Pyridine Bisimine (PBI) Catalysts for Dimerization of Alpha-Olefins." Phillips 413, 3 p.m.

theatrical masksSpring Short Play Festival. Featuring a variety of plays, directed and performed by UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are $2 at the Service Center. Kjer Theatre, 4 and 8 p.m. Full story.

Earth Science Seminar. Randall Hunt of the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, will present "Viruses in Drinking Water: Work from Wisconsin." The complete Earth Science Seminar schedule for this semester is available online. Phillips 281, 4 p.m.

American Indian Awareness Month Presentation. Alex and Ken Seowtewa from the Pueblo of Zuni, N.M., will present "Art and Tradition at Zuni Pueblo." Schofield Auditorium, 6 to 7:30 p.m. More information.

Campus Films. “The Sandlot.” Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 27 item.

Progressive Film Festival. The first Eau Claire Progressive Film Festival will run through May 7 at UW-Eau Claire. The goal of the festival is to raise awareness and spur activism by showing a variety of progressive films. Each film will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Full story, including film schedule.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Montana singer-songwriter David Boone. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Also April 29. Full story. Go to top of page

Saturday, April 29
Admissions Saturday Spotlight. Campus visit for prospective students. More information can be found online. Schofield Auditorium, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

illustration created for American Indian Awareness Month by UW-Eau Claire student Michael OjibwayAmerican Indian Awareness Month Presentation. UW-Eau Claire's celebration of American Indian Awareness Month will end with the "Honoring Education 2006 Traditional Pow-Wow" in Zorn Arena. Admission is $5, which includes the feast. Those under 5 or over 55 will be admitted for free. Doors for the annual event will open at 11 a.m., the grand entries will be at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and the feast will begin at 5 p.m. A bone marrow drive also will be held during the event. Full story.

34th Annual Honors Week Events. See Honors Week schedule.

Women's Softball. UW-Oshkosh at Gelein Field, noon.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See April 26 item.

Progressive Film Festival. See April 28 item.

Honors Banquet. Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $14 per person. Spruce/Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 5:30 p.m.

Campus Films. “The Sandlot.” Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 27 item.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Montana singer-songwriter David Boone. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page

Sunday, April 30
34th Annual Honors Week Events. See Honors Week schedule.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See April 26 item.

Women's Softball. St. Mary's University at Gelein Field, 1 p.m.

Progressive Film Festival. See April 28 item.

UW-Eau Claire band performersSymphony Band Concert. Directed by Phillip Ostrander, the group 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, 2 p.m. Full story.

Women's Concert Chorale Concert. Directed by Alan Rieck, the group 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. “The Sandlot.” Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 27 item. Go to top of page

Monday, May 1
Foster Gallery Exhibit. See April 26 item.

14th Annual Student Research Day. UW-Eau Claire students and faculty mentors will display the results of their collaborative research. The event highlights student research accomplishments and the important role faculty and academic staff play as mentors in the scholarly activity process. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, noon to 4 p.m. Also May 2. Full story.

Jacqueline BaileyGraduate Thesis Presentation. UW-Eau Claire alumna Jacqueline Bailey will give a presentation on her award-winning thesis, "The Hero Must Hang: The Postcolonial Swerve and Re-Visioning of Homer's 'Odyssey' in Hanif Kureishi's 'Sammy and Rosie Get Laid.'" Presidents Room, Davies Center, 1 to 2 p.m. Full story.

ORSP Reception. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is hosting a reception honoring faculty and academic staff who received or applied for grants during the past year as well as members of committees that assist ORSP in promoting scholarly activity. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Student Recital. Featuring Adam Braatz, piano. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

Progressive Film Festival. See April 28 item.

University Band Concert. Directed by Randal Dickerson, the group will perform a variety of works. Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $4 for the public, $3 for those 62 and older and 17 and younger, or free for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 53, No. 30 • Fourteenth Week • Spring Semester • April 24, 2006

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: April 27, 2006

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