MAILED: May 19, 2000
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will celebrate Alumni Weekend June 9-10 with a variety of activities to welcome alumni of all ages back to campus.
During the weekend, participants will be able to take part in Alumni College and return to the classroom for a variety of short courses on a range of topics taught by UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff, students and local experts. Courses include "Genealogy on the Web," "Sound Bites: Making Sense of Human Nutrition," "Internet Scavenger Hunt," "Ojibwe Tribal Traditions and History," "Under Pressure: Physics Pressure Experiments," "Image Scanning and Digital Cameras," "Blasting Your Career into the 21st Century," "Wine Tasting 101," "Making Your Own Time Capsule" and "Choosing a College."
Friday evening, participants can take part in the Blugold fish fry and dance with live music provided by the Ron Keezer Trio. There also will be a resident assistants reunion and social gathering Friday evening.
Included in the Alumni Weekend is a special mail art exhibition titled "After School...Art," which will feature pieces submitted by UW-Eau Claire alumni. Gail Schellinger and Paula Gorski, both 1987 UW-Eau Claire graduates, are organizing the exhibition.
Members of the class of 1950 will be welcomed into the Golden Blugold Society during a ceremony on Saturday as they celebrate their 50th class reunion.
International recording artists and award-winning ensemble Roots Rock Society will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Central Campus Mall during an outdoor picnic. Roots Rock Society combines elements of reggae, soul, rumba, samba and jazz to create their unique music.
The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association will present the university with a time capsule during a ceremony on Saturday afternoon. Alumni and friends are able to submit items that reflect campus or community life to be included in the time capsule. All items will be on display throughout the weekend, and participants will have an opportunity to vote for those they think should be included in the capsule.
Other activities include a tour of campus, a Putnam Trail nature hike, the annual meeting of the Alumni Association and other family recreation.
There are minimal fees for all food-related events. Special discounted rooms are available for reunion participants at the Park Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Campus Area, Days Inn West and the Quality Inn. Lodging also is available in the newest residence hall, Chancellors Hall.
Contact director of alumni relations Suzie Slota, (715) 836-3266, for more information.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 19, 2000