Vol. 56, No. 24 • Sixth Week • Spring Semester • March 2, 2009
Links to all finalists' curriculum vitae, the times and locations of their campus open forums, and a forum feedback form are available online.
Blugold women head to NCAA tournament
DePauw, which won the NCAA Division III title two years ago, heads into the weekend with a 22-5 overall record and is ranked 17th in the latest D3hoops.com poll. The Blugolds have never faced DePauw before. Full story.
UW-Eau Claire senior and broadcast journalism major Megan Lowry, Burnsville, Minn., spent part of her fall semester in the company of United Nations ambassadors, the secretary of state and the president of the United States.
As an intern for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Lowry worked from Sept. 10 to Nov. 21 as a press and public affairs intern, where her duties included monitoring newswires for stories involving U.S. interests at the U.N.
Lowry learned of the internship opportunity through UW-Eau Claire's Center for International Education. She decided to apply for the internship because of her interest in international affairs and politics.
Along with attending a "meet and greet" with then President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Lowry met many different ambassadors, including French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Full story.
All UW-Eau Claire international students who take English-as-a-second-language classes in the foreign languages department participate in service projects that bring them in contact with community members. The students donate their time and talents to the Eau Claire community while helping to foster intercultural understanding.
Last semester 27 international students participated in community projects and programs, including a therapeutic riding program at an area equestrian center, an Eau Claire Parks and Recreation Center drop-in social/recreational program for developmentally disabled adults, Special Olympics volleyball and bowling programs, music therapy sessions and cultural information presentations to sixth graders at South Middle School in Eau Claire.
Watch a slide show created by Bill Hoepner, Rick Mickelson and Larry Glenn of UW-Eau Claire's Learning and Technology Services that includes photos and audio from the international students' presentations at South Middle School.
Cathi Tactaquin, director of the California-based National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, will speak March 3 as part of the UW-Eau Claire Forum lecture series. Her address, "Immigration and Race in the Global Era," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium.
Tactaquin will call for a greater understanding of how the worldwide demographic shift is challenging perceptions, attitudes, policies and laws for race relations and immigration. She will draw upon her own experiences as the daughter of a farm worker, an organizer in the Filipino community and an international migrant activist. Full story.
David Grayson, professor of musicology at the University of Minnesota, will present a lecture titled "Debussy's Ideal Pelléas" at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Room 159 of UW-Eau Claire's Haas Fine Arts Center.
An authority on the French composer Claude Debussy, Grayson is on the editorial board of the journal Cahiers Debussy and has written and lectured widely on the composer and his music.The lecture is free and open to the public. Full story.
Lecturer to address Jewish-Arab relations in Israel
Wesley is a scholar of urban planning, land use patterns and power relations between Jewish and Palestinian Israelis. His scholarship examines how Israel offers opportunity to its citizens, the socio-economic make up of Israeli towns and inequality between its citizens.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire departments of history, foreign languages, geography and anthropology, and political science. Full story.
Campus events mark Women's Herstory Month
Comic opera 'Albert Herring' continues this week
"Albert Herring" is a comic chamber opera performed in three acts and composed by famed British composer Benjamin Britten. The libretto is by Eric Crozier after a short story by Guy de Maupassant. Britten's contemporaries say that the title character is, in fact, a satirical self-portrait of the composer. The opera premiered June 20, 1947, at Glyndebourne in East Sussex, England, with Britten as conductor. The opera is performed in English. Full story.
March 8 Shamrock Shuffle to raise funds for WYSP
All proceeds from the event will support the Wisconsin Youth Sports Program (formerly known as the National Youth Sports Program), a five-week summer sports camp for youth ages 10 to 16 from economically disadvantaged families.
Individual advance registration is due by March 6. Individuals also can register the day of the event beginning at 9 a.m. Full story and registration information.
Fair to help students explore majors, services
All current students are encouraged to attend. The fair also welcomes high school juniors and seniors participating in campus visits, as well as students who are interested in transferring to UW-Eau Claire from two-year UW campuses and technical colleges in western Wisconsin.The fair offers a relaxed atmosphere where students can speak to department faculty, staff and students representing UW-Eau Claire's majors, minors and pre-professional programs. Representatives from Student Services departments also will be available to describe the full range of services offered to students. Full story.