Vol. 54, No. 6 • Sixth Week • Fall Semester • Sept. 25, 2006
Program to highlight nanotechnology's current, future impact
The schedule of events includes the following activities:
Brown bag discussion, noon-1:30 p.m., Silicon Graphics Inc. headquarters, Chippewa Falls. The event will feature Dr. Franco Cerrina, director of the Center of Nanotechnology at UW-Madison.
High school outreach program, 1-2:30 p.m., Memorial High School, Eau Claire. Presenters will include graduate students from UW-Madison's Nanotechnology Outreach program. High school science classes will be invited to the event.
Tour and discussion, 3-4:30 p.m., Chippewa Valley Technical College NanoRite Center, Eau Claire. Dr. William Ihlenfeldt, CVTC president, will host the event.
Public lecture and reception, 5:30-7 p.m., Phillips Science Hall, UW-Eau Claire. Featured speakers include Cerrina; Doug Dunham, UW-Eau Claire; Forrest Schultz, UW-Stout; and Hans Mikelson from CVTC. Area alumni from UW-Madison and UW-Eau Claire are among those invited to the public lecture and reception.
William Ponder, vice president for student affairs at Eastern Washington University, will visit UW-Eau Claire Sept. 27-30 to examine the effectiveness of the way resources are currently expended for recruitment and retention of minority students. He also will review the effectiveness of the current organizational structure of student life functions in relation to supporting diversity on campus.
During his visit, Ponder will meet with UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students to gather their observations and recommendations. He will submit a report outlining his findings and recommendations to Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich by the end of October.
Ponder will be available to meet with students wishing to provide feedback from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and from 11 a.m.-noon Sept. 29 in the Potawatomi Room, Davies Center.
Tickets still are available for the Tuesday, Sept. 26, presentation by women's rights icon Gloria Steinem in UW-Eau Claire's Zorn Arena. The program, titled "The Longest Revolution," will begin at 7:30 p.m.and open the university's 65th season of The Forum series. It will be Steinem's second Forum presentation. The first was in 1971, the year before she co-founded Ms. Magazine. Full story.
The Devil Music Ensemble will perform its original score live to John Barrymore's silent film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" at UW-Eau Claire today at 7 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium.
Formed in Boston in 1999, the Devil Music Ensemble is a trio comprised of Brendon Wood on guitars, lap steel and synthesizer; Jonah Rapino on electric violin, vibraphone and synthesizer; and Tim Nylander on drums, percussion and synthesizer. In its short history, the Devil Music Ensemble has been a rock trio, an Eastern European folk band, a country band, a 40-piece modern orchestra, a house band for live theater and a multi-instrumental ensemble performing live soundtracks to silent films.
Tickets are $4 ($2 for UW-Eau Claire students) at the Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center's east lobby. Tickets also will be sold at the door. Full story.
Two comedy performances by Bill Cosby will kick off Parents Weekend at UW-Eau Claire Friday, Sept. 29. The shows, titled "An Evening with Bill Cosby," will begin at 5 and 8 p.m. in Zorn Arena.
Tickets still are available for both performances, with seating in the bleachers and gallery open for the 5 p.m. show and gallery seating only open for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $35 (bleachers, reserved seating), or $30 (gallery, reserved seating) and are available at the Service Center in Davies Center's east lobby. Full story.
Mother/son team to speak about alcohol choices
Chris and her son Toren will share their experience concerning alcohol abuse and will talk about how to engage friends and families in discussion, agree about acceptable behavior and recognize the warning signs of alcohol abuse. The two travel around the country to tell their story and have been featured in publications such as People magazine and The New York Times.
Both presentations are free and open to the public. The first 20 guests at each event will receive a free copy of one of the Volkmanns' books. For more information contact the UW-Eau Claire's Center for Alchohol Studies and Education at 715-836-5110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Women, Money and Politics' is forum topic
Other sponsors of the event include the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Democracy Matters, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Women's Network and Community Shares of Wisconsin.
The event will feature keynote speaker Joan Mandle, executive director of Democracy Matters, and panelists Sara Finger, executive director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health, and Kerry Kincaid of the Eau Claire City Council. Mandel and the panelists will take questions from the audience following their presentations. Full story.
Golf outing to support award-winning NYSP
A drawing for 13 theme baskets created by UW-Eau Claire employees will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in the east lobby of Davies Center. Funds from ticket sales for the drawing will benefit the United Way of Greater Eau Claire and its member agencies. Raffle tickets, which are $1 each or 6 for $5, can be purchased from the campus departments and offices sponsoring baskets, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29 in the west lobby of Davies Center.
The following are the basket sponsors and themes (see a complete listing of each basket's contents):