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Sept. 15, 2014



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The Singing Statesmen to sing the National Anthem at Twins game Saturday

The Singing Statesmen will perform the National Anthem just prior to the start of the Minnesota Twins baseball game Saturday, Sept. 20, at Target Field in Minneapolis. The game starts at 6:10 p.m. Some alumni of The Singing Statesmen will join the current student ensemble as they sing the National Anthem. Many UW-Eau Claire alumni, students, faculty and staff will be on hand for the performance and game as Saturday has been declared UW-Eau Claire Blugold Night at the ballpark. The Singing Statesmen are celebrating their 49th season during the 2014-15 academic year as one of the premier university male choruses in the U.S. The ensemble was established in 1966 by Morris Hayes, who sought to create an outstanding choral ensemble for male voices. The ensemble has been directed by Gary Schwartzhoff since 1991. The Singing Statesmen represent diverse academic disciplines with a common respect and admiration for choral music. The creed that is upheld by the membership is "Once a Statesmen, always a Statesmen!" The Singing Statesmen are proud of their tradition of performing choral music representing repertoire from the Renaissance through the Contemporary Period. For details about The Singing Statesmen or Saturday’s performance, contact Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff at 715-836-4056 or schwargr@uwec.edu.

World-renowned jazz trumpet virtuoso to deliver guest artist presentation tonight

World-renowned jazz trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling will deliver a guest artist presentation TODAY (Sept. 15) on campus. Stripling’s presentation, titled "Personal Excellence: The Guiding Principles for Success," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. He will discuss the tools necessary to succeed and thrive as an entrepreneur in the 21st century. From time management to goal setting, he will illustrate how to take responsibility for one's life and live on the highest level. Stripling will lead participants through an exercise that will establish a clear vision of who they want to be and what they need to do to get there. Stripling has played and recorded extensively with legends Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry and Buck Clayton, in addition to the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. Millions have heard his trumpet and voice on television commercials, TV theme songs (including ABC's "20/20" and CNN), soundtracks of movies and as featured soloist on the Grammy Awards. An accomplished actor and singer, Stripling portrayed Louis Armstrong in an episode of the series "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles." He starred in the lead role of the Broadway-bound musical "Satchmo." For details about Byron Stripling’s visit to campus, contact Robert Baca, professor of music, at bacarj@uwec.edu or 715-836-4371.

Latino Heritage Month events kick off Tuesday

A welcome reception Tuesday evening will kick of a series of events in recognition of Latino Heritage Month. The reception will run from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Dakota Ballroom on the third floor of Davies Center. Alumna Catherine Emmanuelle will be the guest speaker. She will talk about her path to, through and beyond college as a successful Latina. Her talk will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The reception also will feature food, games and opportunities for guests to create their own mural. Latino Heritage Month activities are intended to encourage Latino students, and the campus and greater Eau Claire communities to deepen their understanding of Latin America. Events will encourage all participants to promote their cultural heritage; strive for social, economic and political justice; and develop an awareness of and a solidarity with Latin American issues.

Historical campus films to be featured in Chancellor's Centennial History Series event

Two historical campus films recovered from deep within the university archives will screen this week as part of the Chancellor's Centennial History Series. Greg Kocken, university archivist, will present "'Candid Camera': Eau Claire State Teachers College on Film" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Woodland Theater of Davies Center. Kocken's presentation will showcase a 1931 public relations film produced by the college, illustrating the social side of campus life in the 1930s; and the 1942 film "And So We Go to College," created by local high school student Roland Schlieve. For details about the films, contact Greg Kocken at kockeng@uwec.edu.

Recent Fourth Amendment cases topic of Wednesday discussion

Political science faculty will lead a discussion Wednesday about Fourth Amendment search and seizure cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2014. The talk, titled "Police Searches, Cellphones and Anonymous Tips, Oh My!" will touch on the cases of Riley v. California (involving police searches of cellphones) and Prado Navarette v. California (involving police use of anonymous tips to initiate traffic stops). Dr. John Evans and Dr. Eric Kasper, both assistant professors of political science, will lead the discussion. The event — part of UW-Eau Claire’s Constitution Day celebration – will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Room 1415 of Centennial Hall.


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