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Monday, May 1
Academic Affairs Advisory Committee for Service-Learning Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 8 to 9 a.m.

Foster GalleryFoster Gallery Exhibit. Featuring the 49th Annual Juried Student Art Show, on display through May 14. 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.

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 5 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.

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

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

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.

Eau Claire Progressive Film Festival logoProgressive Film Festival. The first Eau Claire Progressive Film Festival will run through May 7. 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.

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.

English Festival Event. John Hildebrand, English, will read from his latest book. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 to 9:30 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

Tuesday, May 2
14th Annual Student Research Day. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 8 a.m. to noon. See May 1 item.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See May 1 item.

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

University Senate Executive Committee Meeting. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 3 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 Kevin Quinn, a finalist for the position of assistant vice chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs. Schmidt currently is the branch chief for the Behavioral Science and Integrative Neuroscience Research Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Md. Phillips 119, 3 p.m. More information.

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

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

José OrtizSpanish Business Club Presentation. José Ortiz, a physician who specializes in orthopedic and hand surgery at Luther Midelfort in Eau Claire, will give a presentation in Spanish about the importance of networking and identifying potential network opportunities. Davies Theatre, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Student Recital. Featuring Ryan Cavis, trumpet. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

Progressive Film Festival. See May 1 item.

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. See "Astronomy for Kids" and Astronomy Day items.

Joint Faculty Recital. Featuring Tim Lane, flute, and Namji Kim, piano. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information.

English Festival Event. East Coast independent novelists Mike Darigan and Orlando Lima will read fiction about jazz, hip hop and love. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8:30 to 11 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

Wednesday, May 3
Foster Gallery Exhibit. See May 1 item.

English Festival Event. New York City independent comic writers Jonathan Helland and Ben Wood will give a presentation. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 12:30 to 2 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

William ShakespeareShakespeare-in-the-Schools Presentation. Chippewa Falls High School students will present "Romeo and Juliet: An Abridged Performance by Chi-Hi Students." Schofield Auditorium, 1:30 p.m. Full story.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Anna Nummelin, soprano, and C. Max Athorn, tenor. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

Viennese Ball Advisory Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Progressive Film Festival. See May 1 item.

Jazz Ensemble IV Concert. Directed by Robert Baca, the group will perform a variety of works. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information.

Albert TiuGuest Artist Recital. Pianist Albert Tiu, an assistant professor at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore, will perform pieces by Chopin, Skryabin and others. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Tiu has won awards in piano competitions around the world, including first place at the UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 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, May 4
English Festival Events. See English Festival Web site.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See May 1 item.

Teeter-Totter for Kids Event. The UW-Eau Claire chapter of the women's fraternity Alpha Xi Delta plan to teeter-totter for 24 hours, May 4-5, to raise funds for Longfellow Elementary School in Eau Claire. The "Teeter-Totter for Kids" will begin at 1 p.m. May 4 on the UW-Eau Claire Central Campus Mall and continue throughout the night, ending at noon May 5. Full story.

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

Student Recital. Featuring Casey Anderson, saxophone. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

"The Battle of Algiers" posterCampus Films. “The Battle of Algiers.” (Algeria/Italy 1965, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, 117 min., black and white, subtitled, not rated.) One of the most influential political films in history, Gillo Pontecorvo's "The Battle of Algiers" vividly recreates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. Sponsored by the International Film Society. 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 May 7. Full story.

Progressive Film Festival. See May 1 item.

"The Last Night of Ballyhoo" posterUniversity Theatre. Featuring Alfred Uhry's "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," directed by Terry Allen. The play is set in Atlanta, Ga., in December 1939. Although Hitler has invaded Poland and World War II has begun in Europe, Atlanta's elitist German Jews are more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. 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. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Through May 6 and May 10-13 at 7:30 p.m.; and May 7 at 1:30 p.m. Full story.

Jazz Ensemble I Concert. Directed by Robert Baca, the group will perform a variety of works. Music and theatre arts faculty members Mitra Sadeghpour, soprano, Michael Cunningham, piano, and Robert Knight, baritone, also will be featured. 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, 7:30 p.m. Full story.

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, May 5
English Festival Events. See English Festival Web site.

First Fridays Presentation. UW-Eau Claire faculty members Tim Lane and Christa Garvey will join First Fridays coordinator Beverly Soll for a recital of music for flute, oboe and piano to close the 2005-06 season of the First Fridays colloquia for senior citizens. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for a free continental breakfast; program begins at 9 a.m. in the Memorial Lounge of Christ Church Cathedral (corner of Lake and Farwell Streets in downtown Eau Claire). The program is funded in part by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Community Outreach Program for the Arts. Full story.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See May 1 item.

College of Education and Human Sciences Academic Curriculum Committee Meeting. HSS 248, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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

Career Services Open House. Students are invited to stop by to learn about Career Services' offerings and to enjoy free sundaes. Schofield 230, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

William JeffreyChemistry Seminar. William Jeffrey, director of the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, will present "Measurements & Standards: A Critical Piece of the Nation's Technical Infrastructure." He also will describe NIST's recently unveiled Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the institute's role in the American Competitiveness Initiative. Phillips 007, 3 p.m. Full story.

Ingolf VogelerGeography Seminar. Ingolf Vogeler, geography and anthropology, will present "India's Cultural Geography." During the presentation, Vogeler will share photos and discuss his trip to India. Phillips 281, 4 p.m.

Campus Films. “The Battle of Algiers.” Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 4 item.

Progressive Film Festival. See May 1 item.

University Theatre. "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," directed by Terry Allen. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See May 4 item.

members of The Singing StatesmenThe Singing Statesmen Concert. Directed by Gary Schwartzhoff, 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 and staff; or $1.50 for UW-Eau Claire students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See related item May 6. Full story.

UAC Cabin/Local Talent. Featuring the acoustic rock duo Tyler and Andy. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Saturday, May 6
Planetarium Program. Featuring "Astronomy for Kids," a show for children 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 items May 2 and 6.

telescope and starsAstronomy Day. The day will feature telescopes, planetarium shows, handouts and presentations. Participants also will be able to see the Dream Odyssey space shuttle in person and safely observe the sun. Phillips Hall, North entrance, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See related items May 2 and 6. Full story.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See May 1 item.

Garlic Mustard Management Workshop. Phillips 219, 2 p.m. Full story.

Progressive Film Festival. See May 1 item.

Campus Films. “The Battle of Algiers.” Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 4 item.

The Singing Statesmen/Statesmen Alumni Choir Concert. Directed by Gary Schwartzhoff, the groups 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 and staff; or $1.50 for UW-Eau Claire students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See related item May 5. Full story.

University Theatre. "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," directed by Terry Allen. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See May 4 item.

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

Sunday, May 7
Foster Gallery Exhibit. See May 1 item.

University Theatre. "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," directed by Terry Allen. Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 1:30 p.m. See May 4 item.

Wind Symphony Concert. Directed by R. Mark Heidel, 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.

Progressive Film Festival. See May 1 item.

University Orchestra membersSymphonic Choir/Symphony Orchestra Concert. The groups, directed by Nobuyoshi Yasuda, will perform Bruckner's Mass No.3 in F minor. The work will feature music and theatre arts faculty members Mitra Sadeghpour, soprano, Kathryn Proctor Duax, mezzo-soprano, Daniel Newman, tenor, and Robert Knight, baritone. 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 Battle of Algiers.” Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 4 item. Go to top of page

Monday, May 8
Tickets on Sale for Bill Cosby Performance. Tickets will go on sale at 7 a.m. today for two comedy performances by Bill Cosby for the Parents Weekend kick-off Sept. 29. The shows, titled "An Evening with Bill Cosby," will begin at 5 and 8 p.m. in Zorn Arena. Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $40 (main floor, reserved seating), $35 (bleachers, reserved seating) or $30 (gallery, reserved seating). Full story.

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

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See May 1 item.

SpringFest logoSpringFest. Featuring live music on the Central Campus Mall (Rain site: The Cabin, Davies Center), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Through May 12. More information.

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

Service Recognition and Retirement Reception. The university community is invited to attend a reception honoring retiring faculty and staff and those who have been with the university for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 35 years. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 3 to 5 p.m.

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

Richard LedererThe Forum. Language expert Richard Lederer — columnist, punster and co-host of National Public Radio's "A Way With Words" — will close the 64th season of The Forum with a presentation titled "Confessions of a Word Lover." 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. Schofield Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Full story. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 53, No. 31 • Fifteenth Week • Spring Semester • May 1, 2006

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