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Monday, April 16
Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program Meetings. Eric Zeegers, a representative from Great-West Retirement Services will lead group meetings today. For more information, call Zeegers at 877-457-9327, Ext. 2. Badger Room, Davies Center, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Learning & Technology Services — Computer Science Liaison Search Committee Meeting. OL 2101, 9 a.m.

Illustration by Richard ConlinFoster Gallery BFA Exhibit. Works by 11 bachelor of fine arts degree candidates will be featured through April 18. The studio art exhibit will include paintings and drawings, ceramic vessels, prints and a large-scale installation. The graphic design exhibit will include photography, posters, booklets, packaging, digital pieces and graphic design pieces. 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. More information.

Betsy Leondar-Wright'Class Matters' Videoconference. The Network for Excellence in Teaching and Computing Assistance & Training will present the UW System-sponsored videoconference "Class Matters: Breaking Down Class Barriers in the Workplace and the Classroom." The keynote speaker will be Betsy Leondar-Wright, author of "Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists" and co-author of "The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide." OL 1132, noon to 1 p.m. More information.

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

Progressive Film Festival logoProgressive Film Festival. The second annual Eau Claire Progressive Film festival will run through April 22 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. More information.

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 the viola studio of Bradley Johnson, music and theatre arts. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information.

COEHS Dean Search & Screen Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. Schofield 202, 7:30 p.m.

Percussion Ensemble Concert. Jeffery Crowell, music and theatre arts, will present a student percussion ensemble concert. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

Tuesday, April 17
Diversity Workshop. For more information, contact Kathy Tuttle at tuttlekm@uwec.edu or 836-5992. Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, 9 to 11 a.m.

Foster Gallery BFA Exhibit. See April 16 item.

American Indian Awareness Month logo designed by UW-Eau Claire studentAmerican Indian Awareness Month Event. The Native American Student Association will present the "American Indian Team Mascot and Logo" debate. Elizabeth Beckfield, a member of the Bad River Ojibwe and a UW-Eau Claire graduate student, will moderate the debate. Davies Theatre, noon to 1:15 p.m. More information.

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

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

Advanced Diversity Workshop. Today's workshop will focus on oppression. For more information, contact Kathy Tuttle at tuttlekm@uwec.edu or 836-5992. Arrowhead Room, Davies Center, 2 to 4 p.m.

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

University Senate Budget Committee Meeting. See agenda in Notice of Meetings. OL 1122, 4 p.m.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring oboists Lauren Zemlicka and Ashley Singer. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

Progressive Film Festival. See April 16 item.

solar systemPlanetarium Show. Tonight's show, "The Top Ten Celestial Objects," will illustrate how to find celestial objects in the night sky and explain why they are so special. Tickets are $1 and will be sold at the planetarium before the show. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. More information.

Student Recital. Featuring Josh Lee, tuba. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information.

Student Recital. Featuring David Grossman, tenor. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

Wednesday, April 18
"Helping Communities Blossom, Planting Seeds of Service" logoService-Learning Recognition Breakfast. UW-Eau Claire's Center for Service-Learning will host the 9th Annual Service-Learning Recognition Breakfast. Registration information is available online. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 7:15 to 9 a.m. More information.

43rd Office Personnel Seminar. A daylong office personnel seminar titled "Shaping the Future" will be held at The Plaza Conference Center in Eau Claire. The seminar, presented by the Chippewa Valley chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals and Chippewa Valley Technical College, is aimed at personnel who work in an office environment. Maureen Mack, a professor of curriculum and instruction at UW-Eau Claire, will present the keynote address, "Build a Strong Core Today to Live with Zest Tomorrow!" More information, including registration procedures and costs.

Computing Assistance & Training Workshop. An overview of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook will be held. Registration information and Office 2007 demos/tutorials are available online. OL 1122, 9 to 10 a.m.

Foster Gallery BFA Exhibit. The BFA Exhibit ends today. See April 16 item.

American Indian Awareness Month Brown Bag Presentation. UW-Eau Claire graduate student Brian Rindfleisch will present "Rebels and Indians: Patriot Techniques in Employing Native Americans during the Revolutionary War. Badger Room, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m.

Student Development and Diversity Awards Reception. Faculty, staff and students who have gone to extraordinary lengths to help students and colleagues reach their unique potential will be honored. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 3:30 p.m. More information.

Student Recital. Featuring saxophonist Luke DallaGrana. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

COEHS Search and Screen Committee Meeting. Agenda: The committee contemplates going into Closed Session under Wisconsin State Statutes 19.85(c) for the purpose of discussing candidates. Schofield 202, 6 to 8 p.m.

Progressive Film Festival. See April 16 item.

"Venga Y Coma" graphicBenefit Dinner. The UW-Eau Claire Latin American Studies Program will host a $100-per-plate fundraising dinner at Native Bay Restaurant in Chippewa Falls. The benefit will raise money for the Latin American Studies Scholarship Fund. A cash bar and Latin American hors d'oeuvres start at 5:30 and dinner will follow at 7 p.m. To make reservations for the fundraiser, call Native Bay at 715-726-0434. More information.

Big Read logoEau Claire Big Read Event. A book discussion will be held. Join the group to examine questions sparked by reading "Fahrenheit 451." Community Room, Altoona Public Library, 7 to 8:30 p.m. See related item April 19. More information.


Student Recital. Featuring Casey Anderson, composition. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information.

"Betrayal" posterUniversity Theatre. Featuring Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," directed by Terry Allen. The award-winning play brings new insights to a classic story of love, friendship, lies and deception. 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, 7:30 p.m. Through April 21. More information.

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

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April 19
Diversity Workshop. For more information, contact Kathy Tuttle at tuttlekm@uwec.edu or 836-5992. Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, 9 to 11 a.m.

Women's Softball. UW-River Falls at Gelein Field, 4 p.m.

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

"Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey" book coverIran Book Discussion. Karen Bronshteyn, McIntyre Library, will lead a discussion of the travel memoir "Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey." This book, written by a Canadian traveling through Iran with her roommate posing as her husband, examines Iranian life through the eyes of a Westerner, with humor and grace. Sponsored by the Institute of Race and Ethnicity, UW System. McIntyre Library, 2nd floor breezeway, 5:20 to 6 p.m. See related item April 20. More information.

"The Science of Sleep" posterCampus Films. "The Science of Sleep" (France 2006, directed by Michel Gondry, 105 min., rated R.) Shy, withdrawn Stephane is coaxed to return to his childhood home with the promise of a job … in the mundane world of type setting at a calendar factory. Wildly creative, Stephane has a fanciful and sometimes disturbing dream life that constantly threatens to overtake his waking world. 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 April 22. More information.

healthcare administratorCHASE Annual Banquet. Marianna Kern Grachek, president and CEO of the American College of Health Care Administrators, will present the keynote address during UW-Eau Claire's annual Health Care Administration/Center for Health and Aging Services Excellence (CHASE) banquet. Plaza Hotel and Suites, Eau Claire. Open house: 5 p.m., social hour: 6 p.m., dinner and banquet: 7 p.m. More information.

Progressive Film Festival. See April 16 item.

Eau Claire Big Read Event. What book would you choose to commit to memory if all books were banned? Audience members are invited to read a selection from a favorite book at tonight's Big Read Book Slam. Racy D'Lenes Coffee Lounge, 404 Riverside Ave., Eau Claire, 7 to 9 p.m. See related April 18 item. More information.

Jazz Ensemble II Concert. Directed by Robert Baca, 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.

David OrrThe Forum. Environmentalist David Orr will present "The Global Predicament." Orr will discuss the chemistry of the atmosphere and the changes that are occurring "awesomely fast." Two of Orr's books, "Earth in Mind" and "Ecological Literacy," have sold more than 10,000 copies each, bestsellers by the accounting of academic publishing. 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. Zorn Arena, 7:30 p.m. More information.

University Theatre. "Betrayal." Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See April 18 item.

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, April 20
University General Education Subcommittee Meeting. Hibbard 705, 7:45 a.m.

Mathematical Association of America Wisconsin Section Meeting. The UW-Eau Claire mathematics department will host the 75th annual Mathematical Association of America Wisconsin Section Meeting today and tomorrow. More information.

Iran Book Discussion. McIntyre Library, 2nd floor breezeway, 10 to 10:40 a.m. See April 19 item.

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

Gary Yia LeeDiscussion/Presentation on Hmong Culture. Gary Yia Lee, a Hmong scholar from Sydney, Australia, will be at UW-Eau Claire for two events today. From noon to 1:30 p.m., campus and community members are invited to enjoy lunch and conversation with Lee at the The Dulany, Davies Center. Cost of the buffet is $6.86 per person. From 5 to 7 p.m. in The Dulany, Lee will present "The Implications of Higher Education for the Hmong Community." Those interested in attending the evening presentation should contact Charles Vue at vuecc@uwec.edu. Lee also will give a presentation on campus April 21. More information.

stack of booksMajors 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.

Memorial Service. A memorial service will be held to honor Jason Buchmeier and Jason Schluter, two UW-Eau Claire students who died as the result of a March 16 traffic accident in Georgia during spring break. Ecumenical Religious Center, 5 p.m. More information.

Campus Films. "The Science of Sleep." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 19 item.

Relay for Life logoRelay for Life. Members of Colleges Against Cancer are organizing this year's American Cancer Relay for Life to be held on the McPhee Ade Olson Center indoor track. Relay for Life is an overnight event that unites the community in a common effort to raise much-needed funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services. The event begins with an opening ceremony at 6 p.m. More information.

Progressive Film Festival. See April 16 item.

William Rodriguez near the White HouseGuest Speaker. William Rodriguez will present "Last Man Out: A 9/11 Hero's Story." Rodriguez rescued more than ten people and saved hundreds of lives by using his master key to open stairwell doors for fire department rescue crews. He is the founder and president of the Hispanic Victims Group, a former member of the Families Advisory Council for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and a key player in the fight for the 9/11 Commission. Schofield Auditorium, 7 p.m. More information.

University Theatre. "Betrayal." Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See April 18 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

Saturday, April 21
Mathematical Association of America Wisconsin Section Meeting. See April 20 item.

Hmong Student Association Culture Fest. A number of workshops and presentations will be held today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Council Fire Room, Davies Center. Hmong scholar Gary Yia Lee will present "Hmong Resettlement and Culture: The Hmong in the World Then and Now" at 11:30 a.m. See related item April 20. More information.

Earth Day 2007 logoEarth Day Celebration. UW-Eau Claire students will join with community members to hold an Eau Claire Community Earth Day Celebration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Phoenix Park in downtown Eau Claire. More information.

Progressive Film Festival. See April 16 item.

person holding globeAfrican Cultural Night. Sponsored by UW-Eau Claire's African Students' Association. Tonight's events include a fashion show, music ensemble performances, dance and drama and an exposition. Tickets are $5 for the public, $3 for students and free for children. Schofield Auditorium, 5 to 7 p.m. More information.

Campus Films. "The Science of Sleep." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 19 item.

University Theatre. "Betrayal." Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. See April 18 item.

UAC Cabin. Featuring Quinn Elizabeth. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Sunday, April 22
University Symphony Orchestra Concert. For this concert, the University Symphony Orchestra , directed by Nobuyoshi Yasuda, will feature guest soloist Paul Kosower, music and theatre arts, on cello. 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, 2 p.m. More information.

Progressive Film Festival. See April 16 item.

Wisconsin Public Radio logoBlugold Performance of the Air. A weekly broadcast on WUEC radio, 89.7 FM, featuring the talents of UW-Eau Claire students and faculty. Today's featured group: UW-Eau Claire Opera Workshop Ensemble, 6 p.m.

Campus Films. "The Science of Sleep." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 19 item.

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



Monday, April 23
Artist Talk. UW-Eau Claire alumnus Scott Stulen will present an artist talk titled "Humor in Recent Art." He is a curator of exhibitions at the Rochester Art Center. Everyone is invited to attend and are welcome to bring a sack lunch. Haas Fine Arts Center 105, noon to 12:50 p.m.

TAUWP Forum. The Association of University of Wisconsin Professionals will sponsor a forum titled "What's Wrong with UWEC's Employment of Lecturers?" This campus forum will examine the impact of UW's "low road" employment of non-tenure-track faculty as well as efforts to win positive change on our campus. Refreshments and beverages will be provided. Arrowhead Room, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m.

15th Annual Student Research Day. UW-Eau Claire students will display their student/faculty collaborative research as well as independent student research. The event, sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, will highlight student research accomplishments and the important role faculty and academic staff play as mentors in the scholarly activity process. Zorn Arena, noon to 5 p.m. Also April 24. More information.

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 Keith Karns, trumpet. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

'Jerusalem Women Speak' Presentation. Three women from Israel/Palestine, Huda Abu Arqoub, Tal Dor and Amal Nassar, will share their stories, fears and hopes for peace during a presentation titled "Jerusalem Women Speak — Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision." Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

Women'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. More information. Go to top of page


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