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Monday, Oct. 3
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week logoNational Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Events. In observance of, Oct. 2-8, a wide variety of activities will focus on the dangers associated with alcohol and will remind students of the many ways to have fun without alcohol. Today "A Day to Remember" will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with students sharing information with other students about alcohol-related deaths and accidents. Crosses will be displayed on the campus mall representing people who died in Wisconsin in alcohol-related deaths last year. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., students, faculty and staff are invited to share a name or a story about someone who either died in an alcohol-related incident or whose life has been impacted by alcohol use in an "Open Mic" session on the Central Campus Mall. From 6 to 8 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium, there will be showing of the video "Smashed," followed by a presentation by Luke Smith, who is performing community service following his involvement in an AODA accident. Another "Open Mic" session will follow. Full story.

McIntyre Library Display: Hispanic Heritage Month. The Multicultural Affairs Office will display books and other materials in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Grand Corridor, McIntyre Library. Through Oct. 31.

Homecoming Information and Button Sales. Homecoming is Oct. 14 and 15. East Lobby, Davies Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lt. Gov. Barbara LawtonWOW Presentation. Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton will discuss her Wisconsin Women Equal Prosperity initiative during a special Monday Women on Wednesdays brown bag lunch. For more information, contact Lisa Theo at theolj@uwec.edu or 836-2316. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m. See related item. Full story.

Wisconsin Governor's Office Presentation. Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton will discuss recent environmental initiatives of the Governor's Office. Davies Theatre, 3 p.m. See related item.

Latin American Studies Week Presentation. Author Sandra Benítez, recipient of the 2004 Hispanic Heritage Award for Literature and the keynote speaker for Latin American Studies Week, will present "The Saving Grace of Stories." Dulany Inn, Davies Center, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Full story.

University Women's Association Fall Meeting. Featuring a presentation by Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson. Presidents Room, Davies Center. Refreshments, 7 p.m.; program, 7:15 p.m. Go to top of page

Tuesday, Oct. 4
McIntyre Library Display: Hispanic Heritage Month. See Oct. 3 item.

University General Education Committee Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. Badger Room, Davies Center, 8 a.m.

Homecoming Information and Button Sales. Homecoming is Oct. 14 and 15. East Lobby, Davies Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Office and Telephone Training for Students. This workshop will offer basic telephone skills and office etiquette for student workers. Registration information is available online. For more information, contact Amy TeBeest at tebeesas@uwec.edu or 836-2513. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 11 a.m. to noon or 1 to 2 p.m.

MADD logoNational Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Events. Membership drive for a university chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving — Central Campus Mall, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; drunk driving simulator — East Lobby, Davies Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; information table with literature — East Lobby, Davies Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; brown bag discussion group about the book "Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood," Clearwater Room, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m.; Student Wellness Advocacy Team (SWATeam) information booth, Hilltop Riverview Cafe, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Full story.

Latin American Studies Week Master Class. Alejandro Cremaschi, College of Music/University of Colorado at Boulder, will present a master class. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 1 to 3 p.m. See related item.

University Senate Academic Policies Committee Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. Schofield 202, 2 p.m.

University Senate Executive Committee Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. Eagle Room, Davies Center, 3 p.m.

Women’s Tennis. UW-River Falls at McPhee, 3:30 p.m.

Artists Series Advisory Committee Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. Wisconsin Room, Davies Center, 4 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. Schofield Auditorium, 4 to 5 p.m.

Latin American Studies Week International Roundtable. UW-Eau Claire students Maria Guayasamin (Ecuador), Silvia Aguirre (Bolivia), Adriana Martinez (Bolivia), Laura Villalva (Mexico) and Daniela Alfaro-Zapien (Mexico) will participate in a discussion titled “Women’s Rights in Latin America — Great Strides or Small Steps?” Susan Turell, psychology/Women’s Studies, will facilitate the discussion. Sponsored by the Center for International Education. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 4 to 5 p.m.

Earth Science Seminar Series. Sarah Hotchkiss, UW-Madison, will present "Paleoclimatology, Ecology and Archaeology of the Big Island, Hawaii." Phillips 281, 4 p.m.

Women’s Soccer. UW-River Falls at McPhee, 4 p.m.

Planetarium Program. Featuring "The Stargazer," a show for adults and children 11 and older. Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance at the Service Center. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m. See related item Oct. 8.

Alejandro CremaschiLatin American Studies Week Guest Recital. Alejandro Cremaschi, College of Music/University of Colorado at Boulder, will present a program of classical music, primarily by Argentine composers, inspired by the popular tango. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 to 9 p.m. See related item. Full story. Go to top of page

Wednesday, Oct. 5
McIntyre Library Display: Hispanic Heritage Month. See Oct. 3 item.

Homecoming Information and Button Sales. Homecoming is Oct. 14 and 15. East Lobby, Davies Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Event. Today "Jail & Bail" will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. University Police officers will "arrest" a number of faculty, staff, students and administrators. Those being arrested will be asked to complete a sobriety test as if they were being arrested for drunken driving. Those arrested must then raise bail to get out of jail. The money will go to the Student Wellness Advocacy Team to support alcohol education efforts on campus.

Computing Assistance & Training Techno-Lunch. Featuring “Q&A for New Faculty and Staff.” Registration information is available online or by calling 836-5157. Old Library 1122 (Riverside Conference Room), noon to 1 p.m.

Faculty/Academic Staff Forum. James Tubbs, political science, will present “Federal Power: Enumeration, Implication and the ‘General’ Clauses of Article 1, Section 8.” Presidents Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Commission on the Status of Women Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. Badger Room, Davies Center, 2 to 3 p.m.

map of Latin AmericaLatin American Studies Week Panel Discussion. A discussion on women in Latin America will be held. Rose-Marie Avin, economics, will present "Globalization and Women in Third World: The Case of Nicaragua"; Marielos Flahive-Calvo and María Hernández, directors of Costa Rica Study Abroad, will talk about issues related to education and Raquel Reiter will speak about health issues for women in Latin America. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Full story.

Viennese Ball Advisory Committee Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. Eagle Room, Davies Center, 5:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, Oct. 6
College of Education and Human Sciences Associate Dean Search and Screen Committee Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. Brewer 255, 7 to 8 a.m.

McIntyre Library Display: Hispanic Heritage Month. See Oct. 3 item.

Homecoming Information and Button Sales. Homecoming is Oct. 14 and 15. East Lobby, Davies Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

48th Annual Career Conference. The conference will provide an opportunity for students and faculty members to meet with representatives from more than 100 prospective employers, graduate schools and state and federal agencies. Sponsored by Career Services and Beta Upsilon Sigma. Zorn Arena, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Full story.

Academic Staff Subcommittee of University Senate Executive and Academic Staff Personnel Committees Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. Schofield 202, 11 a.m.

Study Abroad Fair. UW-Eau Claire's study abroad opportunities will be showcased for students and faculty members. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 3 to 5:30 p.m. Full story.

Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 3:30 p.m.

Forum Advisory Committee Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. Wisconsin Room, Davies Center, 4 p.m.

"Maria Full of Grace" posterCampus/Latin American Studies Week Film. "Maria Full of Grace." (U.S./Colombia 2004, directed by Joshua Marston, 101 min., subtitled, rated R.) This film tells the story of a (not quite) typical drug-mule: Maria Alvarez, an intelligent and fiercely independent 17-year-old girl from Colombia who agrees to smuggle a half-kilo of heroin into the United States. 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 Oct. 9.

Women’s Volleyball. Bemidji State University at McPhee, 7 p.m.

Latin American Studies Week Event. Hispanic members of the Eau Claire community will meet to share with the public thoughts on their countries of origin and their lives in Eau Claire. Alumni Room, Davies Center, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Full story.

"Common Ground" posterFoster Gallery Exhibit. Featuring “Common Ground: From Eau Claire to Excellence,” an exhibit of photography of UW-Eau Claire art and photo journalism alumni Tony Duran, Liz Flores, David Joles and John Noltner. An opening reception with the photographers will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tonight in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 27. 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.

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Event. Higherground on upper campus will host the "Virgin Bourbon Street & Casino Night" from 8 to11 p.m. Residence halls will compete in a contest for the best alcohol-free cocktail. Wrist bands for Hurricane Katrina relief also will be on sale.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Michael Blair. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Through Oct. 8. Full story. Go to top of page

Friday, Oct. 7
College of Education and Human Sciences Associate Dean Search and Screen Committee Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. HSS 151, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Anna WagnildFirst Fridays Presentation. Anna Wagnild, a news reporter for WEAU-TV 13, will present "Behind the Scenes in the Newsroom" to open this season's 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.

McIntyre Library Display: Hispanic Heritage Month. See Oct. 3 item.

Homecoming Information and Button Sales. Homecoming is Oct. 14 and 15. East Lobby, Davies Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See Oct. 6 item.

College of Education and Human Sciences Academic Curriculum Committee Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. HSS 248, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

University Assessment Committee Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. Schofield 202, 11 to 11:50 a.m.

University Senate Compensation Committee Meeting. Agenda can be viewed in Notice of Meetings. OL 1122, 2 p.m.

Earth Science Seminar Series. Rinita Dalan, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, will present "The Search for a Soil Magnetic Signature of Human Occupation." Phillips 281, 4 p.m.

Latin American Studies Week Dialogue on Diversity. Featuring "Los cuentos de mi Abuela: The Transmission of Latino Culture through Storytelling." Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Full story.

Campus/Latin American Studies Week Film. "Maria Full of Grace." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 6 item.

Latin American Studies Week Event. Featuring popular Latin American music and dance. Salsa and Merengue lessons from Hot Feet Dance Co. also will be offered. Higherground, 7 to 11 p.m. Full story.

Choral Festival A Cappella Extravaganza. The concert will feature the Chamber Choir, Fifth Element, Girls Night Out, Impromptu, the Innocent Men the Eau Claire Memorial Madrigals. Tickets are $5 at the Service Center. Schofield Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Full story.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Michael Blair. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. See Oct. 6 item. Go to top of page

Saturday, Oct. 8
Civil Service Exams. Information can be found online by following the “Test Center” link. Schneider Hall, 8:30 a.m.

female runnerNational Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Michael Noll Memorial Fun Run. The 5K fun run, in memory of Michael Noll, a UW-Eau Claire senior who died in 2002 after celebrating his birthday, will be the final event of UW-Eau Claire's National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; run begins at 10 a.m. near the Haas Fine Arts Center parking lot. The registration fee is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Center for Alcohol Studies and Education. For details about the race, contact Jodi Thesing-Ritter at thesinjm@uwec.edu or 836-2325. Full story.

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.

McIntyre Library Display: Hispanic Heritage Month. See Oct. 3 item.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See Oct. 6 item.

Planetarium Program. Featuring "Larry, Cat in Space," 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 Oct. 4.

Swimming and Diving. Alumni meet at McPhee, noon.

Choral Area Concert. The Women's Concert Chorale and the Singing Statesmen will perform. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 1:15 p.m. Full story.

Campus/Latin American Studies Week Film. "Maria Full of Grace." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 6 item.

Choral Festival Concert. The Concert Choir, Prior Lake High School Concert Choir, outstanding vocal soloists and the UW-Eau Claire Honor Choir will perform. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m. Full story.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Michael Blair. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. See Oct. 6 item. Go to top of page

Sunday, Oct. 9
McIntyre Library Display: Hispanic Heritage Month. See Oct. 3 item.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See Oct. 6 item.

Faculty Ensemble Recital. The Sonora Reed Trio, comprised of music and theatre arts faculty members Christa Garvey, oboe; Richard Fletcher, clarinet; and Kristine Fletcher, bassoon; will perform. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m.

Blugold soccer playerWomen’s Soccer. Loras College at Bollinger Fields, 2 p.m.

Campus/Latin American Studies Week Film. "Maria Full of Grace." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 6 item.


Faculty Recital. Featuring Jerry Young, tuba, and Barbara Young, piano. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Go to top of page

Monday, Oct. 10
Dual Choice Enrollment Begins. During this time currently insured employees may switch from one health plan to another or from single to family coverage without any waiting period for preexisting conditions. For more information, call Human Resources at 836-2513. Through Oct. 28.

McIntyre Library Display: Hispanic Heritage Month. See Oct. 3 item.

Homecoming Information and Button Sales. Homecoming is Oct. 14 and 15. East Lobby, Davies Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. See Oct. 6 item.

Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord LarsonConversation and Dialog with Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson. Topics will include building community, campus climate and gender issues. Sponsored by the Chancellor's Advisory Commission on the Status of Women. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 3 to 4 p.m.

Artaria String QuartetArtists Series. The Artaria String Quartet, winner of the prestigious 2004 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, will perform works by Mozart, Shostakovich and Dvorak. The group has won critical acclaim in Europe and throughout the United States, with the Boston Globe describing their refined and thoughtful playing as "exquisitely balanced and sonorous." Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, 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. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 53, No. 7 • Seventh Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 3, 2005

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Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: October 6, 2005

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