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Monday, May 11
Final Exams. Through May 15.

bike graphicBike to Work Week. The UW-Eau Claire Clean Commute Initiative invites students, faculty and staff to ride their bicycles to campus during Bike to Work Week, May 11-15. The Eau Claire City Council will proclaim the week Bike to Work Week during its May 12 meeting, and other Bike to Work Week events will occur around the city during the week. See related item May 12. 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.

Jiggs WhighamMaster Class. Internationally acclaimed trombonist Jiggs Whigham will tour western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota May 11-13, beginning with a master class tonight at UW-Eau Claire. Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

Tuesday, May 12
Final Exams.

Bike to Work Week. See May 11 item.

Clean Commute Initiative Information Table. Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by CCI's information table to sign the clean commute petition and find out more about clean commuting. Campus Mall, 11 a.m. to 1 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. See related item May 9. L.E. Phillips Planetarium, 7 p.m. More information. Go to top of page

Wednesday, May 13
Final Exams.

Bike to Work Week. See May 11 item.

Guest Meeting. An informal meeting with Margaret Lewis, the executive director of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, will be held. The meeting is open to the public. Kate Gill Library, Hibbard Hall, 3 p.m.

CETL logoCETL Gathering. The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning invites faculty and staff to an end-of-semester gathering. Sponsored by CETL, McIntyre Library and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. CETL, 3 to 5 p.m. Go to top of page

Thursday, May 14
Final Exams.

Bike to Work Week. See May 11 item.

Wisconsin Idea Forum graphicAlcohol Abuse/Public Policy Presentation. Medical and public policy experts will lead a discussion titled "Addressing Alcohol Abuse through Public Policy: Finding Common Ground" about the scope of alcohol abuse in Wisconsin and the policies that have been enacted and/or proposed to solve the problem. UW-Eau Claire, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information, including registration fees.

Global Marketplace Workshop. UW-Eau Claire will co-sponsor a workshop titled "Navigating the Global Marketplace: Opportunities for Northern Wisconsin Businesses" to help Northern Wisconsin businesses navigate the global marketplace. Northcentral Technical College, Wausau. More information, including registration fees.

salad in bowlWHE Potluck. The Women in Higher Education spring potluck is an opportunity to celebrate women at UW-Eau Claire, to learn more about one another and WHE, and to elect officers for 2009-10.The event will begin at 4:45 p.m. at the home of Lois Helland. More information. Go to top of page

Friday, May 15
Final Exams.

Bike to Work Week. See May 11 item. Go to top of page

Saturday, May 16
"class of 2009" graphicSpring Commencement. Commencement exercises for 1,217 UW-Eau Claire students will be held in Zorn Arena. Candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences and candidates for master's degrees will receive degrees during a 9 a.m. ceremony. Candidates from the College of Business, College of Education and Human Sciences and College of Nursing and Health Sciences will receive degrees during a 2 p.m. ceremony. A reception for graduates and guests will follow each ceremony on the Central Campus Mall. (Reception rain site: Spruce-Tamarack Room, Davies Center.) Additional information for degree candidates and guests is available online. More information.

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 12. More information.

UW-Eau Claire sealAlumni Awards Luncheon. Five individuals will be honored: JoAnne Brandes, Lifetime Excellence Award; Reggie Bicha, Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award; Ritter Diaz, Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award; Michael Carney, President's Award; and Samuel Ecoff, Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award. Those wishing to attend the luncheon should call the Alumni Association at 715-836-3266. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 11:30 a.m. More information. Go to top of page

Sunday, May 17
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. Go to top of page

Monday, May 18
Three-Week Summer Session Begins. Through June 5. Go to top of page

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University Bulletin • Vol. 56, No. 33 • Sixteenth Week • Spring Semester • May 11, 2009

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Assistant Editor. Updated: May 7, 2009

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