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Monday, April 20
Scholastic Honors Week Events. UW-Eau Claire will celebrate its 37th annual Scholastic Honors Week April 20-26. It is a time to recognize students of high scholastic achievement. More information.

Earth Week Events. Several UW-Eau Claire student organizations will host a series of events this week to celebrate Earth Week. More information.

sustainability graphicEarth Month Panel Discussion. The campus and greater Eau Claire communities are invited to attend a discussion titled "Energy for a Sustainable Future," which will focus on a range of sustainable energy technologies and opportunities. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 5 to 6:30 p.m. More information.

Student Recital. Featuring Angela Roehl, flute. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. 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.

Wisconsin mapPublic Forum on State Government Reform. A public forum titled "What Ever Happened to Good Government in Wisconsin? How We Can Fix It and Why It Matters in a Recession" will be held. Speakers will include state Reps. Kristen Dexter and Jeff Smith of Eau Claire; state Sen. Pat Kreitlow of Chippewa Falls; Tom Giffey, editorial page editor of the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram; and Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin. Hibbard 102, 6:30 to 8 p.m. More information.

Women's Chorus Concert. Directed by Robert Mondlock, 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. More information.

Andrew BalasAndrew Balas Lecture. Yoichiro Mori, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, will present "Research in Mathematical Biology." The lecture is named for Andrew Balas, a UW-Eau Claire mathematics professor who died in 2008 after 24 years of teaching at UW-Eau Claire. The lecture is part of the 18th annual Mathematics Retreat. Hibbard Hall, 7:30 p.m. More information. See related item April 21. Go to top of page

Tuesday, April 21
UWEC mathematics logoMathematics Retreat. Students and faculty will give talks on different aspects of mathematics and mathematics education. A schedule is available online. Hibbard Hall, 8 a.m to 2 p.m. More information. See related item April 20.

Scholastic Honors Week Events. See April 20 item.

Earth Week Events. See April 20 item.

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

Student Ensemble Recital. Featuring the Wind Chamber Ensembles. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

Davies Center Replacement Project Environmental Impact Statement Scoping Meeting. An Environmental Impact Statement scoping meeting to present the proposed Davies Center Replacement Project will be held. A description of the project will be presented, and all persons will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to identify both orally and in writing any support, issues or concerns they believe should be addressed during the EIS process. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 5:30 p.m. More information.

Planetarium Program. Tonight's show, "More than Meets the Eye," is geared for adults and children 11 and older. Tickets are $2 and will be sold at the planetarium before the show. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m. More information.

brass instrument and sheet musicUniversity Band Concert. Directed by Randal Dickerson, 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. More information. Go to top of page

Wednesday, April 22
Posters in the Rotunda Event. Eleven UW-Eau Claire students will present seven research projects to legislators, state leaders and UW System alumni and supporters during "Posters in the Rotunda: A Celebration of Undergraduate Research" at the state capitol in Madison. More information.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. The show opening today, the 52nd Annual Juried Student Art Show, will be on display through May 10. An opening reception will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tonight in the gallery. 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.

Scholastic Honors Week Events. See April 20 item.

Earth Week Events. See April 20 item.

CETL logoCETL Drop-In Discussion. John Dye, executive editor of the Green Bay Press Gazette, and Jan Larson, communication and journalism, will discuss how the future of the news industry will affect civic discourse. CETL, OL1142, noon.

Teeter-Totter-A-Thon. The Epsilon Alpha chapter of Alpha Xi Delta at UW-Eau Claire will host the event to benefit Marshfield Clinic's CLIMB program. Campus mall, noon to noon April 23. More information.

recycle logoEarth Day 'Green Bag' Discussion. Eau Claire County recycling coordinator Jon Tulman will present "Home Recycling Dos and Don'ts." Arrowhead Room, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m.; and Wisconsin Room, Davies Center, 4 to 5 p.m. More information.

Student Recital. Featuring Allison Wells, soprano. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

Student Ensemble Recital. Featuring the BASSically Brass and Trombone ensembles. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information.

Jazz at Night. Featuring the Post-Bob Ensemble. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Thursday, April 23
Teeter-Totter-A-Thon. See April 22 item.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. 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. See April 22 item.

Earth Week Events. See April 20 item.

Job Search Boot Camp graphicCareer Services Job Search Boot Camp. Career Services will be "Kickin' Your Assets into Gear" with a job search boot camp. Events are free and open to upcoming and recent graduates of UW-Eau Claire. Various rooms, Davies Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information.

Scholastic Honors Week Events. See April 20 item.

University Recreation and Sport Facilities Director Candidate Presentation. Vicki Funne Reed, a candidate for the position of director of University Recreation and Sport Facilities at UW-Eau Claire, will give a presentation about leading the unit based on its mission. Arrowhead Room, Davies Center, 2 to 2:45 p.m. More information.

kids on swingsPresentation on Outdoor Time for Kids. The National Wildlife Federation's vice president for strategic communications, Jennifer Jones, will present "Unplug Your Kids: The Importance of Outdoor Time." Davies Theatre, 4 to 5:30 p.m. More information.

Biological Sciences Seminar. The Biological Sciences Seminar Series, funded by the Mayo Clinic, continues today with a presentation titled "Conversations between Glia Neurons and Blood Vessels in the Brain" by Eric Newman, professor of neuroscience at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Phillips 319, 4 p.m. More information.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Nichole Brellenthin, trombone, and Amy Mutschler, trumpet. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

'Take Back the Night' Gathering. This event is held during Sexual Assault Awareness Month to help raise awareness about sexual violence and to make the community safe for everyone. Activities include music, food, guest speakers, an open mic, door prizes, free chair massages and a march down Water Street. Owen Park, 6 p.m. More information.

Campus Films. "Mirrormask." (UK/USA 2005, directed by Dave McKean, 101 min., rated PG.) Sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate. Tickets are $2 at the Service Center for IFS members and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff or $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Sponsored by the International Film Society. Through April 26. Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. More information.

Dan BalzAnn Devroy Memorial Forum. Dan Balz, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, will be the featured speaker at the Ann Devroy Memorial Forum. He will present "The Obama Administration: How They Got There. Where They're Going." The Ann Devroy Memorial Forum and the Devroy Memorial Fund were established to recognize the outstanding journalistic work of 1970 UW-Eau Claire graduate Ann Devroy, who died of cancer in 1997 at the age of 49. Schofield Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. More information.

Jazz Ensemble III Concert. Directed by Jeffery Crowell, 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. More information. Go to top of page

Friday, April 24
Scholastic Honors Week Events. See April 20 item.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. 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. See April 22 item.

child playing basketballKids' Night Out Program. Blugold athletic teams and coaches will lead activities and games for children 5-12. The cost is $10 per child. For more information, call Todd Glaser at 836-3093. View additional information and registration form. McPhee Physical Education Center, 6 to 9 p.m.

Campus Films. "Mirrormask." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 23 item.

Student Leadership Recognition Awards Ceremony. The accomplishments of student leaders, organizations and organization advisers will be celebrated at the campuswide program, which is free and open to all. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 6:30 p.m. More information.Blugold Family Weekend graphic

Blugold Family Weekend. Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends of current UW-Eau Claire students are invited to participate in the first Blugold Family Weekend, April 24-26. More information.

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 25
Rock Hard Blugold Triathlon. All proceeds will benefit the Wisconsin Youth Sports Program. More information.

Blugold Family Weekend. See April 24 item.

Women's Tennis. Pro/Am Tournament at 9 a.m.; Alumni Tournament at 3 p.m., McPhee.

pow-wow graphicHonoring Education Pow-Wow. For the first time, UW-Eau Claire will host a contest pow-wow. Grand entries will be at noon and 6 p.m., with a dinner break at 5 p.m. Lance Tallmadge will serve as master of ceremonies. Bobby Bird Sr. will serve as arena director. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 with a Blugold ID and free for children 4 and younger or those over 55. Zorn Arena, 10:30 a.m. More information.

Scholastic Honors Week Events. See April 20 item.

Earth Day Celebration. Owen Park, Eau Claire, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. 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. See April 22 item.

Campus Films. "Mirrormask." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 23 item.

UAC Cabin. Featuring the Trapper Schoepp Band. The Cabin, Davies Center, 8 p.m. Go to top of page

Sunday, April 26
Blugold Family Weekend. See April 24 item.

cookout graphicGlobal Youth Service Day Cookout. For a $5 donation, campus and community members can enjoy burgers and brats, door prizes and children's games. Proceeds will benefit the Campus Kitchen, a student-run initiative that recovers extra food from campus dining operations, local restaurants and other food providers to serve meals to people in need. Oak Pavillion, Carson Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information.

Scholastic Honors Week Events. See April 20 item.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. 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. See April 22 item.

Women's Concert Chorale Concert. Directed by Alan Rieck, the group will present "Celebrating the South African Experience." 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/staff; or $1.50 for UW-Eau Claire students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m. More information.

"Blugold Performance of the Air" logo'Blugold Performance of the Air.' Hosted by UW-Eau Claire student Chris Malina, this Wisconsin Public Radio show features UW-Eau Claire student and faculty groups. Today's show will feature the Women's Concert Chorale. WUEC radio, 89.7 FM, 5 p.m.

Symphony Band Concert. Directed by Philip Ostrander, the group will present "Baseball: America's Pastime," including Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich as guest narrator for a performance of "Casey at the Bat" by Randol Alan Bass. 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/staff; or $1.50 for UW-Eau Claire students. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

Campus Films. "Mirrormask." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See April 23 item.

Sylvia (left) and Claudia Lozano Aguirre, who were interviewed recently for “Culture Talk.”'Culture Talk' Radio Series. Communication and journalism faculty member Judy Sims is conducting a faculty-student collaborative research project titled "International Awareness Through Intercultural Radio Interviews." For the project, UW-Eau Claire student researchers are conducting 20 interviews with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. The interviews will be aired as a radio series called "Culture Talk, which airs at 6 p.m. on WUEC radio, 89.7 FM. More information.

Wisconsin Oral History Day Event. UW-Eau Claire will host the 2009 Wisconsin Oral History Day April 26-27. The event will begin with an opening session tonight. Jim Leary, director of the folklore program at UW-Madison, will present "Oral History and Public Folklore: Working with Joua Bee Xiong." Chippewa Valley Museum, 6 to 8 p.m. More information. Also April 27.

"Local Independence" logo'Local Independence.' Hosted by UW-Eau Claire student David Smuhl, this Wisconsin Public Radio show features local music and interviews with people from the Chippewa Valley. Send music requests to localindependence@gmail.com. WUEC radio, 89.7 FM, 7 p.m.

Student Ensemble Concert. Featuring the Chamber Orchestra, directed by Tulio Rondón. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

Monday, April 27
Wisconsin Oral History Day Event. See April 26 item.

Foster Gallery Exhibit. 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. See April 22 item.

Clothing Drive/Bake Sale. The UW-Eau Claire Latin American Studies Club will hold a clothing drive and bake sale to benefit Casa de la Mujer, a women's center in Nicaragua. East lobby, Davies Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Through May 1. More information.

17th Annual Student Research Day. 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. The diverse nature of research conducted on campus can be viewed through the 277 poster exhibits included in this year's event. Zorn Arena, noon to 5 p.m. Also April 28 and 29. More information.

Krista HebelMaster's Thesis Presentation. Krista Hebel, who was awarded first place in the UW-Eau Claire's Distinguished Master's Thesis Competition in December 2008 and an honorable mention in the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools Distinguished Master's Thesis Competition will present "Wielding 'A Power the Dark Lord Knows Not': Harry Potter and the Heroics of Care." McIntyre Library 2022, noon. More information.

English Festival. UW-Eau Claire's English department will host its annual English Festival — a weeklong celebration of reading, writing and the arts — April 27-May 1 in Davies Center. More information.

University Recreation and Sport Facilities Director Candidate Presentation. Lisa Schuetz, a candidate for the position of director of University Recreation and Sport Facilities at UW-Eau Claire, will give a presentation about leading the unit based on its mission. Badger Room, Davies Center, 1 to 1:45 p.m. More information.

Student Research Day 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 the members of the committees that assist the office in promoting scholarly activities. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 3:30 to 5 p.m. More information.

Joint Student Recital. Featuring Stephanie Dietz, soprano, and Tyler Adam, flute. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. More information.

Imani WindsArtists Series. A concert by Imani Winds will close this season's Artists Series. Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has carved out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genre-blurring collaborations and inspirational outreach programs. Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $17 for the public, $15 for those 62 and older and UW System/CVTC faculty/staff, or $7 for those 17 and younger and UW System/CVTC students. Student tickets are half-price ($3.50) until the day of the event. On the day of the event, students will be required to pay the full student ticket price. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. More information. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 56, No. 30 • Thirteenth Week • Spring Semester • April 20, 2009

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