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Monday, May 4
Foster Gallery Exhibit logoFoster Gallery Exhibit. The 52nd Annual Juried Student Art Show will be on display through May 10. 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.

Springfest logoSpringfest. UW-Eau Claire's Springfest, the annual campus celebration of music and spring, will feature a variety of performers. Today's group: Meridene. Grilled lunch items will be sold during the shows. Campus Mall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain site: The Cabin, Davies Center). Through May 8. More information.

UW-Eau Claire sealService Recognition and Retirement Reception. The university community is invited to attend a reception honoring employees who are approaching milestone years of service and those who are retiring. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 3 to 5 p.m.; program at 3:30 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

Tuesday, May 5
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 May 4 item.

Springfest. Today's group: Paper George. Campus Mall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain site: The Cabin, Davies Center). See May 4 item. More information.

Chancellor's Roundtable logoChancellor's Roundtable. Students, faculty and staff are invited to discuss campus issues with Chancellor Levin-Stankevich and his staff. Today's roundtable will be the first to be recorded and archived for Web broadcast. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, noon to 1 p.m. More information.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration. The event will include Mexican food, games, music, dancing, pinatas and dance lessons by the group Two to Tango. For more information, contact Stephanie Zighelboim, Office of Multicultural Affairs, at zighelsd@uwec.edu or 715-836-3367. Sutherland Hall backyard, 4 to 10 p.m. More information.

Planetarium Program. Tonight's show, "Cultural Constellations," is geared for adults and children 10 and older. Tickets are $2 and will be sold at the planetarium before the show. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m. See related item May 9. More information. Go to top of page

Wednesday, May 6
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 May 4 item.

Springfest. Today's group: South Farwell. Campus Mall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain site: The Cabin, Davies Center). See May 4 item. More information.

"Great Leap of Faith" by Jane EvershedWomen's Studies 25th Anniversary Celebration. The UW-Eau Claire women's studies program will celebrate years of progress and current students' achievements at the department's 25th Anniversary Celebration and Capstone Colloquium. Part of the celebration will focus on an oral history project conducted by five undergraduates in Rhoades' "Feminist Analysis and Practices" course and one public history graduate student. The students recorded interviews with seven accomplished women and one man who have made significant contributions to UW-Eau Claire's women's studies program and to feminism in the Chippewa Valley. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 4 to 6 p.m. More information.

"The Shadow Box" graphicUniversity Theatre. Michael Cristofer's "The Shadow Box, " directed by Richard Nimke, opens tonight. In this Pulitzer Prize winning play, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital’s grounds.  With a sense of humor and sensitivity, the play dramatizes their anxieties and their coming to grips with the finality of their condition — a preordained future whose only imponderable is its exact length. Tickets, available at the Service Center and at the door, are $10 for the public, $8 for those 62 and older or UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, $6 for those 17 and younger or $2.50 for UW-Eau Claire students with IDs.  Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Through May 9. More information. Go to top of page

Thursday, May 7
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 May 4 item.

Springfest. Today's group: EverGreen Grass Band. Campus Mall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain site: The Cabin, Davies Center). See May 4 item. More information.

Human Diversity Expo. UW-Eau Claire education and social work students will share the results of their diversity research projects during the event. The Expo will feature projects designed by students currently enrolled in the course "Social Foundations: Human Relations." For more information, contact Christin DePouw, foundations of education, at depouwca@uwec.edu or 836-5587. Ho-Chunk and Ojibwa rooms, Davies Center, 4 to 5:30 p.m. More information.

"The Green Butchers" logoCampus Films. "The Green Butchers." (Denmark 2003, 100 min., directed by Anders Thomas Jensen, subtitled, rated R.) This film will conclude this year's film series at UW-Eau Claire. Combining the trite, the morbid and the amusing, the film is a Danish black comedy. Bjarne and Svend are pals who open a butcher shop that becomes a success only after a tragic but timely discovery in their walk-in freezer. 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. Through May 10. Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. More information.

Guest Presentation on Puppy Mills. Eilene Ribbens, founder of the Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project, will speak about the negative effects of puppy mills and about legislation proposed to regulate the treatment of animals. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 6:30 to 8 p.m. More information.

Video Screening. Works created by students in the UW-Eau Claire department of art & design will be screened. For more information, contact Jyl Kelley at kelleyja@uwec.edu or 715-836-4622. Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m. More information.

University Theatre. Featuring Michael Cristofer's "The Shadow Box," directed by Richard Nimke. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See May 6 item. Go to top of page

Friday, May 8
Early Birdie Golf Outing logoEarly Birdie Golf Outing. Proceeds from the event will support the Wisconsin Youth Sports Program, an award-winning program for children 10-16, held annually at UW-Eau Claire. Participants must register by noon May 7 at the Hilltop Recreation Center on upper campus. For more information contact Andy Jepsen, University Recreation and Sport Facilities, at jepsenan@uwec.edu or 715-836-2176. Mill Run Golf Course, Eau Claire. 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 May 4 item.

Springfest. Today's group: Ada Jane. Campus Mall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain site: The Cabin, Davies Center). See May 4 item. More information.

Earth Science Seminar. Kristi Franz, Iowa State University, will present "Advancing Hydrologic Modeling Tools for Improved Streamflow Forecasting." Phillips 281, 4 p.m. More information.

'Face the Music' Concert/Fundraiser. Sigma Alpha Iota, the women's music fraternity at UW-Eau Claire, will host its annual "Face the Music" concert and fundraiser. Phoenix Park, Eau Claire, 4 to 9 p.m. More information.

Lend and Loan Event. Friends Across Borders will launch its first project today when members begin collecting items for their newly created lend-and-loan closet. International students coming to campus in the fall will be invited to borrow items from the closet for the time they are here. Those who would like to donate to the project can drop off items from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Katherine Thomas Hall on lower campus and Oak Ridge Hall on upper campus. More information.

Campus Films. "The Green Butchers." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 7 item.

University Theatre. Featuring Michael Cristofer's "The Shadow Box," directed by Richard Nimke. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See May 6 item.

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

Saturday, May 9
Civil Service Exams. Information can be found online by following the "Monthly Exam Center" link. Note: Some exams may require preregistration. Schneider 100, 105, 107 and 202, 8:30 a.m.

planetsChildren's Planetarium Program. Today's show, "Mr. Genius Tours the Solar System," is geared for 4- to 12-year olds. Tickets are $2 and will be sold at the planetarium before the show. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 11 a.m. See related item May 5. 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 May 4 item.

Campus Films. "The Green Butchers." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 7 item.

University Theatre. Featuring Michael Cristofer's "The Shadow Box," directed by Richard Nimke. Kjer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See May 6 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

Sunday, May 10
Foster Gallery Exhibit. The 52nd Annual Juried Student Art Show ends today. 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 May 4 item.

"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 March performance of "A Night of A Cappella” with campus groups Audacious and Fifth Element. WUEC radio, 89.7 FM, 5 p.m.

Campus Films. "The Green Butchers." Davies Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. See May 7 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.

"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. Today's show will feature new local music, an interview with The Daredevil Christopher Wright, as well as tracks from their new album. Send music requests to localindependence@gmail.com. WUEC radio, 89.7 FM, 7 p.m. Go to top of page

Monday, May 11
Final Exams. Through May 15.

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. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 56, No. 32 • Fifteenth Week • Spring Semester • May 4, 2009

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