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Septemer 3, 2004


UW-RF Events for 2004

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls offers a variety of cultural and academic events and programs throughout the 2004-05 academic year. All events are open to the public; some are free. Visit www.uwrf.edu for more information. Call the numbers listed for date confirmation and ticket prices.

Mark your calendar for these highlights:

September:
2-24 Singular Artists, Exceptional Work…: Emeriti faculty members return for an exhibition celebrating the history of the UW-RF Art Dept. Reception Sept. 2, 3:30-5:30. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3266. Free.

8 The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. This Lion's Paw Book Club gathering will be lead by retired UW-RF Math Professor Ed Rang. 3-4 p.m. UW-RF, Chalmer Davee Library (Breezeway). Free.

9 Karate. The University of Wisconsin's karate program is offering a free demonstration and sample lesson. 7 p.m. UW-RF, Karges Gym, Yoga Room (Room 23). 715/425-9872.

9-11, 16-18 The Housekeeper by James Prideaux. Floundering a bit after the death of his domineering mother, a self-styled literary artist, engages a housekeeper to look after his larger Victorian home (and himself) and hilarity ensues. 7:30 p.m. UW-RF, Sanford Syse Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3114 or 800/228-5423.

15-16 Synergy Conference. Discussions will be held on community issues in west-central Wisconsin. Topics discussed will include workforce development, affordable healthcare, building digital infrastructure and rural-to-urban transitions. Sept. 15, 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Phipps Center. For registration info call 715/425-3256.

20 C.H.I.L.D. Center Open House. A dedication for the new facility includes a tour of six classrooms, a bright, spacious activity area and two outdoor playground structures--one for infants and the other for toddlers and preschoolers. UW-RF, C.H.I.L.D. Center. 3-4:30 p.m. 715/425-0656.

20 Diversity Speaker: Professor Rodney Hero. As a published author and political science chair at Norte Dame University, Hero specializes in Federalism and U.S. democracy concerning Latino, ethnic/minority and state/urban politics. 9-10 a.m. UW-RF, Regents Room, Student Center. 715/425-3318. Free.

22 Wyman Series: The Hornheads. This jazz horn ensemble has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Prince, Janet Jackson, Babyface, Jimmy Jam, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett and more. 7 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall. For ticket info call 715/425-4911.

23 Small Business Individual Advising Conferences. Pierce County UW-Extension Office arranges free individual appointments for anyone interested in starting or expanding a business or discussing problems in business management. Pierce/Ellsworth Extension Office. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. 715/425-0620.

23 Artists' Conversations. Conversations will be held with community artists exploring the topic "Experience of Place." 7-9 p.m. Community Arts base, Phipps Center. 715/386-2305. 715/425-4911.

27 Voting Maters: Living and Voting in a Battleground State. UW-RF College of Arts and Sciences is holding a lecture about the importance of voting. 7-8:30 p.m. River Falls Public Library. 715/425-3256. Free.

29 Looking Up from the Bottom of the World: Viewing the Universe from the South Pole. The UW-RF College of Arts and Sciences is holding a lecture and discussion on the present state of the universe. 7-8:30 p.m. River Falls Public Library. 715/425-3256. Free.

29-Oct. 22 SALA Architect as Artist. An exhibition of architectural drawings and models created by architects of SALA Architects, Inc. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3266. Free.

30 Artists' Conversations. Conversations will be held with community artists exploring the topic "Experience of Place." 7-9 p.m. Community Arts base, Historic Stillwater Courthouse. 715/386-2305.

October:
4 Diversity Speaker: Gregory Gray. A UW-RF graduate, lawyer and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, Gray has served in both the private industry and government and brings a broad understanding of the two arenas to the campus. 9-10 a.m. UW-RF, Regents Room, Student Center. 715/425-3318. Free.

7 Artists' Conversations. Conversations will be held with community artists exploring the topic "Experience of Place." 7-9 p.m. Community Arts base, River Falls Public Library. 715/386-2305.

12 Wyman Series: Speaker Thomas Patterson, The Vanishing Voter: Public Involvement in an Age of Uncertainty. Harvard Professor Thomas Patterson is the award-winning author of The Vanishing Voter, a penetrating analysis of why Americans are voting at historically low rates and why audiences for televised presidential debates have declined by half. 7:30 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall. 715/425-4911. Free.

13 Diversity Speaker: James St. Arnold. As the Community Education Coordinator and Program Director of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, St. Arnold lectures and writes about Chippewa treaty rights and resource management issues. 9-10 a.m. UW-RF, Regents Room, Student Center. 715/425-3318. Free.

13 Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn. This Lion's Paw Book Club discussion will be lead by UW-RF Dean for Student Development and Campus Diversity Roger Ballou. 3-4 p.m. UW-RF, Chalmer Davee Library (Breezeway). Free.

13-15 Annual Outdoor Installations. Large and small, whimsical and serious, each work is designed to be temporary and to vanish without a trace after three days of public viewing. Danish Guest Artist Dena Holt. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3266. Free.

18 Looking Up from the Bottom of the World: Viewing the Universe from the South Pole. The UW-RF College of Arts and Sciences is holding a lecture and discussion on the present state of the universe. 7-8:30 p.m. River Falls Public Library. 715/425-3256. Free.

19 St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra: Mozart & Mussorsky featuring pianist Angela Jia Kim. The orchestra is comprised of UW-RF students and greater St. Croix Valley community members. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall. 715/425-318. Free.

21-23, 28-30 Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. This play is a lively, comic take on the mysterious ways of love, featuring mistaken identity, comic disguise and general silliness. It features slapstick and romance in roughly equal amounts and includes some of Shakespeare's most famous character creations. 7:30 p.m. UW-RF, Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For ticket info call 715/425-3114 or 800/228-5423.

23 UW-RF Jazz Ensemble Concert: Tribute to Count Basie. A centennial birthday tribute to legendary jazz pianist, composer and bandleader, William "Count" Basie (1904-1984). 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall. 715/425-3183. Free.

24 Homecoming Concert: Symphonic Wind Band and Choirs. The ensemble links audiences and members with composers of historically significant eras and composers of today. 3 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall. 715/425-3183. Free.

25 Voting Maters: Living and Voting in a Battleground State. UW-RF College of Arts and Sciences is holding a lecture about the importance of voting. 7-8:30 p.m. River Falls Public Library. 715/425-3256. Free.

26-Nov. 4 Art Student Impromptu Exhibition. UW-RF art students put on an exhibition of their current work. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3266. Free.

November:
8-14 Senior Exhibition 1. An exhibition of UW-RF graduating seniors. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3266. Free.

10 Life of Pi by Yann Martel. This Lion's Paw Book Club discussion will be lead by Special Assistant to the Chancellor Suzanne Hagen. 3-4 p.m. UW-RF, Chalmer Davee Library (Breezeway). Free.

12-Dec. 12 Experience of Place Exhibition. Local visual and performance art exploring the concept of a "sense of community." Phipps Center. 715/386-2305. Free.

16 Woodwind Ensembles Recital. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall. 715/425-3183. Free.

16 Third Annual Community Forum: Experience of Place. Keynote speaker Lewis Feldstein, co-author of "Better Together," including a gallery show, open mike and local musician Chris Silver. 7-9 p.m. Phipps Center. 715/386-2305. Free.

17-24 Senior Exhibition 2. An exhibition of UW-RF graduating seniors. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3266. Free.

18-24 Senior Exhibition 1. An exhibition of UW-RF graduating seniors. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3266. Free.

23 UW-RF Jazz Ensemble Concert:" Jazz, A Global Village."Take a journey and discover exciting jazz music styles found throughout the world. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall. 715/425-3183. Free.

30 Wyman Series: Cantus. America's newest full-time men's vocal ensemble sings with one of the freshest and most engaging sounds in choral music today, from art to folk songs, from Smokey Robinson to Richard Strauss. 7 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall. For ticket info call 715/425-4911.

December:
1-12 Scholarship Sale. A unique selection of quality work for sale providing funding for scholarships for continuing art students. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3266.

2 Percussion Ensemble Concert. Music and non-music majors perform many styles of music including compositions written especially for percussion and arrangements, from ragtime to jazz. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall. 715/425-3183. Free.

2-4, 9-11 Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol by Tom Mula. You know what happened to Scrooge, this is Jacob Marley's story. Marley attempts to redeem himself by redeeming Scrooge. 7:30 p.m. UW-RF, Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For ticket info call 715/425-3114 or 800/228-5423.

5 Choral Holiday Concert. The Choir has earned recognition as one of the top collegiate choirs in the Midwest and has received critical acclaim for its enthusiastic musicality and beautiful choral tone. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall. 715/425-3183. Free.

6 Choral Holiday Concert. The Choir appears for a second night. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall. 715/425-3183. Free.

8 The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte. This Lion's Paw Book Club discussion will be lead by River Falls community member Marilyn Schuchman. 3-4 p.m. UW-RF, Chalmer Davee Library (Breezeway). Free.

9 UW-RF Symphonic Wind Band. The ensemble links audiences and members with composers of historically significant eras and composers of today. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall. 715/425-3183. Free.

January:
24-Feb. 4 High School Exhibit. An exhibition of artwork by area high school students. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3266. Free.

25 Wyman Series: Arkady Shilkloper. Shilkloper plays jazz French horn, flugelhorn, alphorn and many other wind instruments. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall. For ticket info call 715/425-4911.

February:
1 Wyman Series: Dream: Destiny Re-defining Education through Art and Movement. A high-energy performance company that combines dance, performance poetry, storytelling and rap to create inspirational pieces that are technically powerful, soulfully expressive and profoundly meaningful. 7:30 p.m. UW-RF, North Hall Auditorium. For ticket info call 715/425-4911.

9 When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka. This Lion's Paw Book Club discussion will be lead by Valerie Malzacher. 3-4 p.m. UW-RF, Chalmer Davee Library (Breezeway). Free.

9-March 4 Faculty Exhibition. A unique mixed media exhibition including the work of current UW-RF Art Dept. faculty members. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3266. Free.

March:
1 Wyman Series: Laura and the Lads. Irish Celtic music and dance from Laura McKenzie, who has been recognized as a Master Folk Artist by the Minnesota State Arts Board for performing and recording with diverse ensembles, from Boiled in Lead to Lorie Line's Pop Chamber Orchestra. 7 p.m. UW-RF, North Hall Auditorium. For ticket info call 715/425-4911.

3-5, 10-12 Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon. Neil Simon's homage to his early show-biz days working as a writer on Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows." As the writers try to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of head madman Max Prince, Max must contend with TV executives who fear that his humor is too sophisticated for Middle America. 7:30 p.m. UW-RF, Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For ticket info call 715/425-3114 or 800/228-5423.

9 Wicked by Gregory Maguire. This Lion's Paw Book Club discussion will by lead by Gail Armbrust and Julia Persico of the Department of Outreach and Graduate Studies. 3-4 p.m. UW-RF, Chalmer Davee Library (Breezeway). Free.

9-18 Senior Show 3. An exhibition of UW-RF graduating seniors. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3266. Free.

29-April 7 Senior Show 4. An exhibition of UW-RF graduating seniors. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3266. Free. April: 10-18 Senior Show 5. An exhibition of UW-RF graduating seniors. UW-RF Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3266. Free.

13 Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. This Lion's Paw Book Club discussion will be lead by retired UW-RF English Professor Margaret Odegard. 3-4 p.m. UW-RF, Chalmer Davee Library (Breezeway). Free.

18 Wyman Series: Speaker Jeanne Adams: Art of Ansel Adams. As Ansel Adams daughter-in-law, Jeanne Adams has operated the 102-year old, four-generation family business for 30 years in Yosemite National Park at Best's Studio. 7 p.m. UW-RF, North Hall Auditorium. For ticket info call 715/425-4911.

21,22,29, 29: Matinees 23, 30: 7:30 p.m. Lewis and Clark by Robin Murray. A young people's theatre story of Lewis and Clark told with live actors, puppets and modern technology. UW-RF, Sanford Syse Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For ticket info 715/425-3114 or 800/228-5423.

22-May 6 Juried Student Exhibition. A favorite tradition among the students for over 30 years, this juried exhibition showcases the talent of our students but also allows them to hear a fresh perspective about their work from the guest juror. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. 715/425-3266. Free.

May:
11 The Five Goodbyes: Mothering My Child with Down Syndrome. This Lion's Paw Book Club discussion will be lead by Pat Ferguson Hanson of the UW-RF Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts. 3-4 p.m. Chalmer Davee Library (Breezeway). Free. -30-

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