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Monday, March 12
Chinese flagFoster Gallery Exhibit. An exhibit titled "The Perspective of Chinese Art at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute" features photographic works by art faculty and students from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute of Sichuan, China . The exhibit will run through March 15. 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. Professors from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute will visit UW-Eau Claire this week. See March 13, 14 and 15 items for details. More information.

University Assessment Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Schofield 202, 11:15 a.m. to noon.

Majors Fair. The fair offers a relaxed atmosphere in which students can speak to department heads, faculty, staff and students representing all of UW-Eau Claire's majors, minors and pre-professional programs. All students are invited and encouraged to attend. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m.

Sunshine Week logoMcIntyre Library/Eau Claire Big Read Event. McIntyre Library will sponsor a webcast titled “Closed Doors; Open Democracies?” in honor of Sunshine Week 2007, an open government initiative spearheaded by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Entering its third year, the program encourages newspapers, broadcasters, online content producers, schools, libraries, civic groups and others to engage in discussions about the importance of protecting public access to government information and meetings. McIntyre Library 2033, noon to 1:30 p.m. More information.

Kathleen RountreeOpen Forum with Provost/Vice Chancellor Candidate. Kathleen Rountree, associate provost for undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will present "The Future of Public Higher Education." Phillips 007, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. See related item March 13.

Civil Service Make-Up Exams. Information can be found online by following the “ Monthly Exam Center” and "Make-Up Exam Center" links. Schneider 105, 5 p.m.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Mary Heimerman, horn, and Brad March, trombone. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

photo from "Lost in Younkers"Artists Series. Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" will be presented by the Montana Repertory Theatre. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of two young brothers growing up in New York during World War II. 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. A dessert reception and discussion hosted by Blake Westerlund, English, will precede the performance. Tortes and cheesecakes, coffees and teas will complement the discussion, which will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Foster Gallery. Tickets are $5 in advance or at the door. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

Tuesday, March 13
Foster Gallery Exhibit. Professors from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute will visit UW-Eau Claire this week. Yang Xiaobin will give a presentation from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. today in Haas 101. Pang Maokun will present a painting demonstration for students from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today in the Foster Gallery. See March 12 item.

Women's Herstory Month Booth. A booth titled "Back Up Your Birth Control with EC" will provide free condoms and literature on how to access emergency contraception. Davies Center near Service Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information. Through March 15.

woman in gownViennese Ball Gown Sale. Those interested in purchasing discounted gowns for the Viennese Ball, are invited to attend. Oneida Room, Davies Center, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Also March 14. More information.

Computing Assistance & Training Workshop. A "Stay and Play" workshop on PowerPoint 2007 will be held. Registration information and Office 2007 demos/tutorials are available online. OL 1100, 11 a.m. to noon.

UAC Cabin. Featuring UW-Eau Claire students performing classical music during "Classical Cabin Fever." The Cabin, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m.

Office Hours with Provost/Vice Chancellor Candidate. Faculty and academic staff members are invited to meet with provost/vice chancellor candidate Kathleen Rountree, associate provost for undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Schofield 206A, 1 to 2 p.m. See related item March 12.

University Senate Academic Policies Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, 2 p.m.

Computing Assistance & Training Workshop. A "Stay and Play" workshop on Word 2007 will be held. Registration information and Office 2007 demos/tutorials are available online. OL 1100, 2 to 3 p.m.

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs Search and Screen Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Schofield 202, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

person looking through telescope at starPlanetarium Program. Tonight's show, "Stardate: Ancient Horizons,” will illustrate how the sky was viewed by the ancient Egyptians. The show is aimed at adults and children 10 and older. Tickets are $1 and will be sold at the planetarium before the show. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring the composition studio of Gary Don. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

Wednesday, March 14
Foster Gallery Exhibit. Professors from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute will visit UW-Eau Claire this week. Luo Li will present a lecture about Chinese photography from noon to 1:30 p.m. today in the Foster Gallery. See March 12 item.

Women's Herstory Month Booth. A booth titled "Back Up Your Birth Control with EC" will provide free condoms and literature on how to access emergency contraception. Davies Center near Service Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information. Also March 15.

Computing Assistance & Training Workshop. A workshop on Office 2007 Express will be held. Registration information and Office 2007 demos/tutorials are available online. OL 1100, 10 to 11 a.m.

Viennese Ball Gown Sale. Those interested in purchasing discounted gowns for the Viennese Ball, are invited to attend. Oneida Room, Davies Center, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Also March 13. More information.

Iraq War Protest. UW-Eau Claire's Progressive Student Association will be sponsor an anti-war rally today. The rally will begin with a march from the Haas Fine Arts Center on Water Street to the Campus Mall. Protesters will carry a paper chain with links representing U.S. casualties. Speeches will begin on the Campus Mall at noon. For more information, call PSA President Dana Thompson at 715-226-0674.

Computing Assistance & Training Workshop. A "Stay and Play" workshop on Excel 2007 will be held. Registration information and Office 2007 demos/tutorials are available online. OL 1100, noon to 1 p.m.

Jill Pinkney PastranaFaculty/Academic Staff Forum. Jill Pinkney Pastrana, foundations of education, will present "Negotiating the Global and the Local: Educational Reform and Neoliberalism — Lessons from Chile." Presidents Room, Davies Center, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

University Research and Creative Activities Council Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. HSS 175, 1 p.m.

Academic Affairs Advisory Committee for Service-Learning Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, 3 to 3:30 p.m.

Computing Assistance & Training Workshop. A workshop on Office 2007 Express will be held. Registration information and Office 2007 demos/tutorials are available online. OL 1100, 3 to 4 p.m.

Laura Niesen de AbrunaOpen Forum with Provost/Vice Chancellor Candidate. Laura Niesen de Abruna, vice president for academic affairs, dean of the college and professor of English at Heidelberg College in Ohio, will present "The Future of Public Higher Education." Phillips 007, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. See related item March 15.

Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party"Women's Herstory Month Fifth Annual Dinner Party. In 1979 feminist artist Judy Chicago first exhibited “The Dinner Party,” a work of art commemorating the overlooked and understudied achievements of women from prehistory to the 20th century. In the spirit of Chicago’s piece and to commemorate this year’s Women’s History Month, the UW-Eau Claire community is invited to join a Potluck Dinner Party today from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Hibbard Penthouse. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Patti See at seepk@uwec.edu or 836-4826. More information.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Michelle Kochan, saxophone, and Corey Cunningham, saxophone. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

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

Ireland Concert Band Performance. Before heading off to Ireland on tour, the UW-Eau Claire Ireland Concert Band, directed by R. Mark Heidel, will perform a St. Patrick's Day concert. 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.

Diversity Workshop. For more information, contact Kathy Tuttle at tuttlekm@uwec.edu or 836-5992. Arrowhead Room, Davies Center , 8 to 10 p.m. Go to top of page

Thursday, March 15
Diversity Workshop. For more information, contact Kathy Tuttle at tuttlekm@uwec.edu or 836-5992. Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, 9 to 11 a.m.

Computing Assistance & Training Workshop. A "Stay and Play" workshop on Word 2007 will be held. Registration information and Office 2007 demos/tutorials are available online. OL 1100, 10 to 11 a.m.

Women's Herstory Month Booth. A booth titled "Back Up Your Birth Control with EC" will provide free condoms and literature on how to access emergency contraception. Davies Center near Service Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. The "Perspective of Chinese Art at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute" exhibit ends today. Professors from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute will present a Chinese ink-brush demonstration from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight in the Foster Gallery. See March 12 item.

Women's Herstory Month Event. The College Feminists will present "Back Up Your Birth Control Day." Campus Mall, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information.

Professional Development Advisory Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. HSS 175, 1 p.m.

Office Hours with Provost/Vice Chancellor Candidate. Faculty and academic staff members are invited to meet with provost/vice chancellor candidate Laura Niesen de Abruna, vice president for academic affairs, dean of the college and professor of English at Heidelberg College in Ohio. Schofield 206A, 1 to 2 p.m. See related item March 14.

Computing Assistance & Training Workshop. A "Stay and Play" workshop on Excel 2007 will be held. Registration information and Office 2007 demos/tutorials are available online. OL 1100, 2 to 3 p.m.

Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 3:30 p.m.

Student Recital. Featuring Andrew Brandt, piano and organ. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

Big Read logoEau Claire Big Read Book Slam. UW-Eau Claire is one of the sponsors for the Eau Claire Big Read. The first Big Read Book Slam will be held tonight. Audience members are invited to read selections from favorite books. Acoustic Café, 505 South Barstow St., Eau Claire, 7 to 9 p.m. More information.

Women's Herstory Month Event. "Shakespeare's Women: Bawdy, Wicked, Winsome, and Wise" will be presented. Chippewa Room, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 7 p.m. More information.

Faculty Recital. Featuring Hyeson Ahn, piano. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

Friday, March 16
National History Day graphicNorthwestern Wisconsin Regional National History Day Competition. UW-Eau Claire will host the Northwestern Wisconsin Regional National History Day competition today. The event is an opportunity for middle and high school students to "do" history by researching a topic of interest, and then producing historical documentaries, exhibits, dramatic performances or research papers based on the 2007 theme, "Triumph and Tragedy in History." Davies Center, second floor, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information.

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

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

University Senate Academic Staff Personnel Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. OL 1122, 10 a.m.

Women's Herstory Month Drop-In Hours. The LGBT Community Center holds their Weekly Drop-in Night every Friday evening. Anyone is welcome to stop into the Center for a soda or light snack, to enjoy a game or interesting conversation or to browse the library. Non-members are invited to stop in and see what the Center has to offer. LGBT Community Center, 7 to 10 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

Saturday, March 17
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Sunday, March 18
No Events Scheduled. Go to top of page

Monday, March 19
sun glasses, sun and waterSpring Break. Through March 23. Classes resume Monday, March 26. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 54, No. 25 • Eighth Week • Spring Semester • March 12, 2007

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: January 29, 2008

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