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Monday, May 8
Bill CosbyTickets 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.

Foster 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.

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

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

Tuesday, May 9
Foster Gallery Exhibit. See May 8 item.

SpringFest. 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.

International Education Advisory Board Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, 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. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 3 p.m.

Chippewa Valley Dialogue on Science and Religion Film/Discussion. A film screening and panel discussion titled "Mixing Science & Religion: Do We Know What the Bleep We're Doing?" will be held. The film, titled "What the Bleep Do We Know?," will screen at 5 p.m. and the panel discussion will follow at 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre. Full story.

moon and starsPlanetarium 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" item May 13. Go to top of page

Wednesday, May 10
Foster Gallery Exhibit. See May 8 item.

SpringFest. 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.

ORSP Brown Bag Workshop. A faculty development workshop to discuss the Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program will be held. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 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 Robert Bitting, a finalist for the position of assistant vice chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs. Bitting currently is an associate professor of counseling at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. Phillips 117, 3 p.m. More information.

Women on Wednesdays Wine and Cheese Event. Featuring the women's studies program's capstone colloquium. Hibbard Penthouse, 4 to 6 p.m.

The Ekaterinburg Classical TrioArtists Series. The Ekaterinburg Classical Trio, known to public radio listeners throughout Wisconsin as the Kat Trio, will close this season's Artists Series. 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. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Full story.

"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 13. 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 11
John KonkelContinuing Education Program. John Konkel, an international consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, will moderate "Doing Business Globally: Wisconsin Meets the World," a program for experienced exporters and those just considering international markets. Plaza Hotel and Suites, Eau Claire, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Full story.

University General Education Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Clearwater Room, Davies Center, 8 a.m.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See May 8 item.

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

Alumni Association Outstanding Student/Scholarship Luncheon. The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association will honor 15 outstanding students and scholarship recipients at an award luncheon. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, noon. Full story.

Campus Media Advisory Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Wisconsin Room, Davies Center, 3 to 4 p.m.

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

Campus Films. “King of Hearts.” (France/Italy 1966, directed by Philippe de Broca, 100 min., in French with subtitles, not rated.) Alan Bates stars as a Scottish soldier who arrives in a war-torn French town just as World War I is ending. He realizes that the town is occupied only by the forgotten inmates of the local insane asylum after the community names him king. 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 May 14. 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 10 item. Go to top of page

Friday, May 12
Early Birdie Golf Outing logoEarly Birdie Golf Outing. The Early Birdie Golf Outing, part of UW-Eau Claire's annual Rec Fest, will be held at the Princeton Valley Golf Course. The cost is $25 per person. Proceeds will benefit the National Youth Sports Program. For more information to to register, contact Andy Jepsen, at jepsenan@uwec.edu or (715) 836-2176. The registration deadline is May 11. Full story.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See May 8 item.

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

College of Business Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Schneider 100, 2 to 3 p.m.

Earth Science Seminar. Stephanie Maes, geology, will present "Emplacement Dynamics of Layered Mafic Intrusions: An AMS study of the Sonju Lake Intrusion, Northeast Minnesota" for the final earth science seminar of the semester. Phillips 281, 4 p.m.

Campus Films. “King of Hearts.” Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 11 item.

Phat PhunktionUAC Concert. Popular Madison funk band Phat Phunktion will headline a free outdoor concert. Davies Center lawn, 7 p.m. Full story.

Fifth Element CD Release Concert. The all-male a cappella ensemble Fifth Element will debut its new album "Black and Blues" at this special CD release concert. Tickets are $5 at the Service Center or at the door. Schofield Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. 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 10 item.

UAC Cabin/Local Talent. Featuring the Clearwater Roots Fusion, made up of Duffy Duyfhuizen, College of Arts and Sciences; Joel Pace, English; and Max Garland, English. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Saturday, May 13
Civil Service Exams. Information can be found online by following the “Monthly Exam Center” link. Schneider Hall, Rooms 100 and 107, 8:30 a.m.

Memorial Brunch. UW-Eau Claire's Center for Alcohol Studies and Education will host the Memorial Pendant Project Recognition Brunch. The project honors the lives and memories of individuals killed in alcohol-related crashes. The recognition brunch celebrates the continued growth and strengthened hope of families who have lost loved ones. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 10 a.m. Full story.

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 item May 9.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See May 8 item.

English Festival Concert. Featuring Shoeshine Rogers, Da Groove and Irie. Campus Mall, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. More information.

Ivar Lunde Jr.Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony Reception/Concert. The orchestra will present its 25th anniversary concert, which will be music director and conductor Ivar Lunde Jr.'s last with the group. Lunde was the symphony's founder and has served as its director since its inception in 1981. A reception to honor Lunde will be held before the concert. Reception — Haas Fine Arts Center lobby, 4:30 p.m.; concert — Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m. Full story.

Campus Films. “King of Hearts.” Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 11 item.

Sara RennerGospel Choir Concert. The UW-Eau Claire Gospel Choir and Sara Renner and the Elements, a professional gospel group, will perform. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $10 for the public, $8 for those 62 and older and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, $4 for those 17 and younger or $3 for UW-Eau Claire students. Zorn Arena, 7 p.m. 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 10 item.

UAC Cabin/Local Talent. Featuring Two Blue Lights, a duo that plays indie rock on guitar, keyboard, drums and the occasional bell kit. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Sunday, May 14
Foster Gallery Exhibit. The 49th Annual Juried Student Art Show ends today. See May 8 item.

Campus Films. “King of Hearts.” Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 11 item. Go to top of page

Monday, May 15
exam and pencilFinal Exams. Through May 19. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 53, No. 32 • Sixteenth Week • Spring Semester • May 8, 2006

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: May 4, 2006

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