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MAILED: Sept. 4, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has announced the schedule of lectures and performances to be presented by The Forum and Artists Series during the 2001-02 season. All programs begin at 7:30 p.m.
  • The eight-event Artist Series season will begin with A Mixed Company’s production of “Driving Miss Daisy,” Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Zorn Arena. Playwright Alfred Uhry presents a view of life based on his remembrances of growing up in Atlanta.
  • Maxim Philippov will perform Monday, Oct. 8, in Gantner Concert Hall. Philippov is a Russian pianist who serves on the faculty of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and was a silver medalist in the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
  • Bergen Woodwind Quintet will perform Thursday, Nov. 1, in Schofield Auditorium. One of Scandinavia’s leading chamber groups and acclaimed the world over, they will perform “The Best in Chamber Music for Winds.”
  • The Baltimore Consort will perform Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, in Schofield Auditorium. “An Early Music Holiday Concert” will entertain listeners with late Renaissance and early Baroque music, popular music of the day as well as traditional music rooted in earlier times. The group was recognized as Billboard Magazine’s Top Classical Crossover Artist of 1993.
  • Odadaa! will perform Monday, Feb. 11, in Zorn Arena. A dynamic group of musicians and dancers from Ghana, led by drummer, composer and choreographer Yacub Addy, features African percussion and vocals, high-energy dance, and lush costumes.
  • Dave Holland Jazz Quintet will perform Thursday, March 14, in Zorn Arena. Formed in 1997, Holland’s band recorded the album “Points of View” following an extensive European tour. The band also will start UW-Eau Claire’s Jazzfest 2002.
  • Moses Hogan will perform Thursday, April 18, in Zorn Arena. Pianist, conductor and arranger of international renown, Hogan focuses primarily on the music of African Americans. His program is titled “I’m Gonna Sing ‘til the Spirit Moves in My Heart.”
  • “Death of a Salesman,” by Arthur Miller, will be performed by the Montana Repertory Theatre, Tuesday April 30, in Zorn Arena. Established in 1977, the Montana Repertory Theatre is the professional theater-in-residence at the University of Montana-Missoula and defines its mission as the telling of stories that reflect and reveal the core of the American experience.

  • The 60th season of The Forum will open Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Zorn Arena, with a lecture by Helen Caldicott titled “George W. Bush and the Threat of Nuclear War.” Caldicott is a leading advocate of citizen action to remedy nuclear and environmental crises and the founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
  • Charles Kernaghan will present “The Fight to End Sweatshops and Child Labor: Students in the Forefront,” Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Zorn Arena. Kernaghan is the executive director of the National Labor Committee, an independent, non-profit human rights organization that aims to protect the rights of workers — especially young women around the world who assemble garments, shoes, toys and other products for export to the United States.
  • Naseer Aruri will present “The Obstruction of Peace: The U.S., Israel and the Palestinians,” Monday, Nov. 12, in Zorn Arena. Director of the Trans-Arab Research Institute in Boston, Aruri is Chancellor Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and served on the board of directors of Amnesty International USA. Aruri writes and speaks about the politics of the Middle East and the importance of equitable treatment for all its presidents.
  • Frank B. Ashley III will present “Sports Management: Its Past, Present and Future,” Thursday, Feb. 7, in Zorn Arena. Ashley is an international authority on sport management and a contributing editor for the Research Digest of the Journal of Sport Management. He has lectured on international perspectives on sport management throughout the United States and in Australia, Canada, Mexico and South Africa. He was also the first African American to graduate from Louisiana College.
  • Robert Zubrin will present “The Case for Mars,” Tuesday, March 5, in Zorn Arena. Zubrin is an internationally renowned astronautical engineer and the author of “The Case for Mars,” which Arthur C. Clarke called “the most comprehensive account of the past and future of Mars that I have ever encountered.”

         Tickets for both series can be purchased at the on-site box office one hour before the events or in advance by mail, phone or at the University Service Center. For more information call (715) 836-3727.

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Updated: Sept. 5, 2001