Vol. 54, No. 15Fifteenth Week • Fall Semester • Nov. 27, 2006

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UW-Eau Claire celebrates with Jinan University

Seniors to display works in BFA art show

Film presentations to mark World AIDS Day

'Let's Do Lunch' session to focus on Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network

Annual Madrigale Dinner set for Dec. 1 and 2

Career Services announces 'Seniors' Secret Santa'

Bookstore, Mortar Board help Give-A-Kid-A-Book


UW-Eau Claire celebrates with Jinan University

Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich speaks during Jinan centennial opening ceremony
UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich addressed those gathered for the Nov. 18 opening ceremony of the Jinan University centennial celebration. He also spoke during a university presidents forum that day. (Photo by Karl Markgraf)

Representatives from UW-Eau Claire participated Nov. 17 and 18 in the centennial celebration of Jinan University in Guangzhou, China.

Guests at the celebration numbered 20,000, and Jinan University booked and paid for four hotels for the attendees, said Karl Markgraf, UW-Eau Claire director of international education and one of UW-Eau Claire's representatives at the event. Twenty-six international delegations were present at the celebration, representing many of Jinan's international partners, Markgraf said.

UW-Eau Claire has had student and faculty exchange programs with Jinan for 17 years, through which UW-Eau Claire has hosted about 75 faculty and students from Jinan and Jinan has hosted about 30 faculty and students from UW-Eau Claire. As China's influence on the world economy has grown, UW-Eau Claire's partnerships with Jinan have become even more important to UW-Eau Claire faculty and students, Markgraf said.

Additional Jinan University centennial celebration photos:

opening ceremony photo
A crowd assembled for the Nov. 18 opening ceremony of the Jinan University centennial celebration.
Karl Markgraf with faculty exchange program alumni
Karl Markgraf, UW-Eau Claire's director of international education, with alumni from the visiting faculty program between UW-Eau Claire and Jinan University.
Karl Markgraf with dean and students of Jinan's International School
Karl Markgraf, left center, and Dr. Bohua Sun, dean of the International School of Jinan University, surrounded by students enrolled in the school.
Jinan's new library building
The view across the Jinan University campus mall of the campus' newest building, its just-completed library. Go to top of page

Seniors to display works in BFA art show

BFA senior art show graphic by Megan Sleeter
Graphic by
Megan Sleeter

Five candidates for UW-Eau Claire bachelor of fine arts degrees will display their works in a senior BFA art show Nov. 30 through Dec. 15 in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center. An opening reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

Studio art exhibits will include acrylic paintings and drawings, illustrations, jewelry, and steel and wood sculptures. The graphic design exhibit will include photography and a variety of other works.

The exhibitors include Reyna Collura, Theo Howard, Megan Sleeter, Angela Walker and Lindsay Walter. Full story. Go to top of page

Film presentations to mark World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day logoSeveral UW-Eau Claire organizations will participate in World AIDS Day with a film presentation and discussion. The first showing of "Pandemic: Facing AIDS" will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Room 103 of Hibbard Humanities Hall; it will be followed by a forum discussion. The second showing will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in Room 100 of HHH and will also include a discussion.

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Pre-Med Club, Student Development and Diversity, Student Services, Student Senate, Women's Gender and Equity Center, UW-Eau Claire UNICEF, Student Wellness Advocacy Team, and SPECTRUM are all sponsoring the AIDS day film showing. Full story. Go to top of page

'Let's Do Lunch' session to focus
on Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network

'Let's Do Lunch' graphicAn effort to nurture Wisconsin entrepreneurs and innovators will be the topic of a Nov. 29 luncheon presentation hosted by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association. Pat Dillon, the northwest regional director of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network, will give a presentation from noon to 1 p.m. at Sweetwater's restaurant titled "The Wisconsin Enterpreneurs' Network: A Force for Innovation in Our State." The presentation is part of the Alumni Association's "Let's Do Lunch" series. Full story. Go to top of page

Annual Madrigale Dinner set for Dec. 1 and 2
Madrigale Dinner artworkThe UW-Eau Claire Chamber Choir will present its annual "Ye Olde Madrigale Dinner" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. The Madrigale Dinner features a 15th-century-style banquet, show and selections of madrigal style music performed by the Chamber Choir, directed by Gary Schwartzhoff, professor of music. The Royal Feast includes wassail, beef vegetable soup, stuffed pork chops, oven-browned potatoes, glazed carrots, dinner rolls, apple dessert, coffee, milk and water. Patrons also are invited to dress in period costumes if they choose. Full story. Go to top of page

Career Services announces 'Seniors' Secret Santa'
Santa hatA new UW-Eau Claire student organization, Career Services-Charitable Outreach, is sponsoring "Seniors' Secret Santa," a holiday fundraising project to provide grocery debit cards to area seniors in need. UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students are invited to donate to the project, and all funds raised up to $1,500 will be matched by area grocery chain Mega Pick 'N Save. Mega Pick 'N Save stores will distribute grocery debit cards purchased with the funds raised to area seniors identified as having extremely limited financial means.

Donations to "Seniors' Secret Santa" will be accepted through Dec. 13. A donation form was sent Nov. 22 via campus mail to all faculty and staff. Donations, along with the completed donation form, can be dropped off or sent via campus mail to Career Services, 230 Schofield Hall. For more information, contact Career Services at 836-5358. Go to top of page

Bookstore, Mortar Board help Give-A-Kid-A-Book
girl reading a bookThe University Bookstore and Mortar Board honor society at UW-Eau Claire are working with the Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in its Give-A-Kid-A-Book project for 2006. Now in its 12th year, the project distributes new, unwrapped books to area agencies that serve children and teens.

The University Bookstore will begin accepting books Monday, Dec. 4, and will offer discounts on clothing and gift purchases to those who make donations. The bookstore will forward donations to the Friends of the Library on Thursday, Dec. 14, but will continue to accept donations through Friday, Dec. 22. Full story.

UW-Eau Claire's chapter of Mortar Board will collect children's books for the Give-A-Kid-A-Book project at the performances of the university's 32nd annual Holiday Concert at 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10.

The Friends of the Library suggest board and cloth books for babies, easy picture books for children ages 2 to 5, and chapter books for ages 6 to 14. For older children, reference books (atlases, dictionaries), novels and nonfiction books for leisure reading are recommended. Go to top of page


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