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2005 Events Set at UW-RF


JAN. 28, 2005--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls offers a variety of cultural and academic events and programs during spring semester 2005. All events are open to the public; some are free. Visit the public events calendar for more information or call the numbers listed for reservations, confirmation or ticket information.

JANUARY
10-Feb. 9 Changing Cultures: Asmat People of Papua, New Guinea. Exhibit of art and artifacts from tribe known for its headhunting rituals. Exhibit on loan from the American Museum of Asmat Art in St. Paul, Minn. UW-RF, Harriet Barry Gallery, Chalmer Davee Library. Free. 715/425-3224. Reception and gallery talk Jan. 27, 4 - 6 p.m.

24-Feb. 4 High School Exhibit. The 31st annual exhibition of artwork by area high school students. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. Free. 715/425-3266.

27 Reception and Talk, Changing Cultures: Asmat People of Papua, New Guinea. Light refreshments; Asmat tribal members available for questions. 4-6 p.m. UW-RF, Chalmer Davee Library (Breezeway). Free. 715/425-3224. Exhibit runs through Feb. 9.

31 Skalentine’s Day. Three bands in one show. Something To Do will be opening for Streetlight Manifesto and the Voodoo Glow Skulls during this night of ska music. 7 p.m. UW-RF, Brandy’s, Student Center. $3 for students; $8 non-students. 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. Free for UW-RF students; $5 for non-students. 715/425-4911.

2 Comedian: Isaac Witty. Over the course of a 7-year stand-up comedy career, Isaac has developed a clean, obscure act that has been featured on "Late Night with David Letterman," "The Bob and Tom Show," National Public Radio and the 2003 Montreal Comedy Festival. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Brandy's, Student Center. Free. 715/425-4911.

4 St. Croix Valley Music Educators Jazz Festival. Events held all day, including a concert by UW-RF Jazz Ensemble I directed by UW-RF associate Professor David Milne. 1 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. Free. 715/425-3183.

7 Speaker: Coach Carter. Meet the real Coach Ken Carter, who oversees the direction of Richmond High School's basketball program in California. He made headlines in 1999 when he benched his entire undefeated team for poor academic performance. Samuel L. Jackson portrays the renowned coach in the movie, "Coach Carter." 8 p.m. UW-RF, North Hall Auditorium. Free. 715/425-4911.

9 When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka. This Lion's Paw Book Club discussion will be led by Valerie Malzacher, UW-RF library director. 3-4 p.m. UW-RF, Chalmer Davee Library (Breezeway). Free. 715/425-3360.

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

11-25 Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity. Offices of the Provost, Grants and Research, and the Library co-sponsor this event honoring the achievements of faculty and staff during 2004. UW-RF Harriet Barry Gallery. Free. 715/425-3224. All-campus reception in the UW-RF Chalmer Davee Library (Atrium) from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 15.

12 Women's Basketball Reunion. An alumnae game will precede the varsity game against UW-Platteville. A post-game reception honoring women basketball alumni will follow. For more information contact the Office of University Advancement at 877/258-6647.

13 World Premiere of Student Film: "Her Own Truth" by Virginia Steffen. A lyrical abstract biography about a young woman named Ayla. The theme of the spiritual film is how we create our own reality, and how the choices we make impact the course of our life. Advisor and theater Professor Ken Stofferahn will introduce the film, and the filmmaker will and cast and crew will be available for discussion during a reception after the showing. Free. 7 p.m. UW-River Falls, William Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building.

15 Acoustic Series: Chinua Hawk. Singer, songwriter, producer, philanthropist and entrepreneur are just some of the descriptions of Hawk, who has performed with Celine Dion, written songs with Wyclef Jean, and appeared on rapper Talib Kwali’s song "Get By." 8 p.m. UW-RF, Brandy's, Student Center. Free for students; $5 for non-students. 715/425-4911.

15 Reception: Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity. This annual event honors the achievements of faculty and staff during 2004. All-campus reception in the UW-RF Chalmer Davee Library atrium from 3-4:30 p.m. Free. 715/425-3224. Exhibit runs through Feb. 25 in the Library's Harriet Barry Gallery.

17 College of Business & Economics Third Thursday Luncheon & Speaker Series. Robert Daly, chairman of Sun Country Airlines, will talk about the airline's business model and the future of the industry. 11:30 a.m. Holiday Inn East, St. Paul, $20 at the door. For more information and to RSVP call 715/425-3335.

17 Rodeo Roundup. UW-RF Rodeo Club features steer wrestling, calf doctoring, goat tying, team penning, piggyback barrel racing and wild cow milking. Ten teams of five students compete for the fastest time to claim the trophy and prize money. Pizza and pop will be available in the Dairy Pavilion following the event. UW-RF. Lab Farm No. 1. Indoor Arena. Free. For more information call 715/634-3554.

17 Convocation: David Munkittrick, Guest Recital. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. Free. 715/425-3183.

17-19 V-Day Presentation The Vagina Monologues. The performance is shown as part of V-Day 2005, a global movement to stop worldwide violence against women and girls, www.vday.org. Sponsored by the Women's Initiatives Committee of the UW-RF Student Senate. Ticket proceeds go to the organization Preventing and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for non-students and on sale on Feb 8, 9, 14, 16, 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center. 7:30 p.m., UW-River Falls, Brandy's, Student Center.

19 Men's Basketball Reunion. All men's basketball alumni are invited to participate in the traditional alumni game and banquet preceding the varsity game against UW-Eau Claire. For more information contact the Office of University Advancement at 877/258-6647.

19 Jazz Classics Concert. UW-RF Jazz Ensembles I and II perform a concert directed by UW-RF associate Professor David Milne. 8 p.m.UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall. Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. Free. 715/425-3183.

22 College of Arts and Sciences Community Classroom: Beautiful Belize: Paradise Found or Paradise Lost? UW-RF anthropology Professor Ed Robins will discuss Belize's dependence on its natural resources and recent concerns. 7-8:30 p.m. River Falls Public Library. Free. 715/425-3190. For more information visit www.uwrf.edu/ogs/CAS.php.

25 Birkebeiner UW-RF Alumni Event. All alumni, friends and families are invited to the 32nd annual cross-country ski race held in Hayward, Wis. Meet at a designated location near the finish line. For more information contact the Office of University Advancement at 877/258-6647.

MARCH
1 Comedienne: Val Kappa. Kappa has developed a unique and precise style of comedy often described as very dry. The Boston Globe has called her "a brash motor-mouth unlike the others." 8 p.m. UW-RF, Brandy's, Student Center. Free. 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. Tickets $4 students/seniors; $7 adults. For info call 715/425-3114 or 800/228-5423.

4-5 Young Person's Concert. Performed by the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra, conducted by UW-RF associate Professor Kristin Tjornehoj. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For more information call 715/425-3183.

5 The Rhythm of Guidance: A Workshop on Early Child Development. The College of Education and Professional Studies and the Outreach and Graduate Studies Office are hosting a workshop for educators, childcare providers and anyone who works with young children. Keynote speaker is Dr. Dan Gartrell, a renowned professor, public speaker and author. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. UW-RF, Rodli Commons. Cost: $70. To request a registration brochure, email outreach@uwrf.edu or call the Outreach Office at 715/425-3256 or 800/228-5607.

8 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. Free for UW-RF students; $5 for non-students. 715/425-4911.

9 Wicked by Gregory Maguire. This Lion's Paw Book Club discussion will by led 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. 715/425-3360.

9 Acoustic Series: Peter Mayer. Mayer, a native of Minnesota, writes whimsical, humorous and profound music that takes listeners up mountains, across oceans, into space and back home again. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Brandy's, Student Center. Free for UW-RF students; $8 for non-students. 715/425-4911.

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

10 College of Arts and Sciences Community Classroom: The American Landscape: Landscape Photography and the Creation of Place. UW-RF geography Professor Charles Rader addresses how landscapes have shaped our understanding and perception of the world. 7-8:30 p.m. River Falls Public Library. Free. 715/425-3190. For more information visit www.uwrf.edu/ogs/CAS.php.

10 UW-RF Symphonic Band. Conducted by UW-RF associate Professor Kristin Tjornehoj. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For more information call 715/425-3183.

11 Swing Dance. Performed by the UW-RF Jazz Ensembles I and II, directed by UW-RF associate Professor David Milne. 7-11 p.m. UW-RF, Brandy's, Student Center. Free. 715/425-3183.

14-17 Observatory Viewing. Stargazing sessions may include an introductory talk by physics Professor Eileen Korenic or a planetarium show. Monday-Thursday on clear nights only. 8-10 p.m. UW-RF, Centennial Science Hall. Free. For weather updates, call 715/425-3560 or visit www.uwrf.edu/physics/obsviewtime.

15 World Music Concert. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For more information call 715/425-3183.

17 Jazz Community Concert. A special joint concert featuring River Falls HS Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Joe Coughlin; Chippewa Falls HS Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Doug Greenhalgh; and UW-RF Jazz Ensemble I, directed by UW-RF associate Professor David Milne. 8 p.m. UW-RF, William Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. Free. 715/425-3183.

19-27 Senior Show 4. An exhibition of UW-RF graduating seniors. UW-RF, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. Free. 715/425-3266.

31 College of Arts and Science Community Classroom: Progress into the Past: Rediscovering our Biblical Roots. UW-RF art instructor Steven Derfler takes participants on a journey to Israel through maps, plans and seasonal excavation imagery. 7-8:30 p.m. River Falls Public Library. Free. 715/425-3190. For more information visit www.uwrf.edu/ogs/CAS.php.

APRIL
4-7 Observatory Viewing. Stargazing sessions may include an introductory talk by physics Professor Eileen Korenic or a planetarium show. Monday-Thursday, clear nights only. 9-11 p.m. UW-RF, Centennial Science Hall. Free. For weather updates, call 715/425-3560 or visit www.uwrf.edu/physics/obsviewtime.

5-9 Dance Theatre. Annual performance by UW-RF students exhibiting modern, interpretative and other forms of dance. UW-RF, Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For show times, ticket prices and more information call 715/425-3131.

9 St. Croix Valley Music Teachers Association Honors' Recital. 1-8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For more information call 715/425-3183.

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

13 Health Fair. An interactive event that offers free or reduced-cost services, such as cholesterol testing, massages, mini-makeovers, blood pressure checks, body composition analysis/body fat measurements, manicures, hearing screening, and spinal exams and consultations. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. UW-RF, Karges Center. For more information, contact Student Health Services at 715/425-3293.

13 Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. This Lion's Paw Book Club discussion will be led by retired UW-RF English Professor Margaret Odegard. 3-4 p.m. UW-RF, Chalmer Davee Library (Breezeway). Free. 715/425-3360.

17 UW-RF Honors' Recital. Outstanding students in vocal and instrumental music perform in concert after being selected by a faculty jury. 3 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. Free. For more information call 715/425-3183.

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 more than 30 years at Best's Studio in Yosemite National Park. 7 p.m. UW-RF, North Hall Auditorium. Free for UW-RF students; $5 for non-students. 715/425-4911.

19 Peter Razor, Author of While the Locust Slept. Razor, member of the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe, recalls his early years as a ward of the state of Minnesota. His stark memoir is a survivor's chronicle of abuse, neglect and a brutal farm indenture. Winner of Minnesota Book Award. UW-RF, Harriet Barry Gallery, Library. Time TBA. Call 715-425-3742 for more information.

19 Percussion Ensemble. Directed by UW-RF percussion player and instructor Patti Cudd. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For more information call 715/425-3183.

21 College of Arts and Sciences Community Classroom: Lessons From the Human Genome Project. UW-RF assistant biology Professor Scott Ballantyne examines current discoveries, potential applications and ethical concerns. 7-8:30 p.m. River Falls Public Library. Free. 715/425-3190. For more information visit www.uwrf.edu/ogs/CAS.php.

21 Commissioned Composer Concert. Premiering new work from composer Stephen Paulus, one of America's most prolific and accomplished composers with over 200 works to his credit, performed by UW-RF Concert Choir, conducted by UW-RF assistant professor of music and director of choral activities J.W. Park. This program is made possible with funds from the Musical Arts Committee under Leadership Development and Programming Board. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For more information call 715/425-3183.

21,22,28, 29: 10:30 a.m. matinees
23, 30 7:30 p.m.
Lewis and Clark: Re-imaging the Expedition. A young people's theatre written and developed by UW-RF theatre Professor Robin Murray, UW-RF theatre major Hope Yeager and the cast. A story of Lewis and Clark told with live actors, puppets and modern technology. UW-RF, Sanford Syse Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. $4 students/seniors; $7 adults. For info call 715/425-3114 or 800/228-5423.

22-May 6 Juried Student Exhibition. A favorite tradition among the students for more than 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. Free. 715/425-3266.

23 Jazz at River Falls Concert. UW-RF Jazz Ensembles I and II perform a concert directed by UW-RF associated Professor David Milne. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. Free. 715/425-3183.

23-May 1 Imperial Vienna. Discover the city's unique blend of old-fashion charm with UW-RF alumni and alumni from UW-Eau Claire, UW-Oshkosh, UW-La Crosse and UW-Superior. For further information, contact Global Holidays at 800/842-9023 or the Office of University Advancement at 877/258-6647.

24 UW-RF Choral Ensembles. Conducted by J.W. Park, assistant Professor
Sarah Parks and lecturer Paul Schaefer, will present a Spring Choral Concert. 3 p.m.UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For more information call 715/425-3183.

24 New Music Ensemble. Directed by UW-RF percussion player and instructor Patti Cudd. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For more information call 715/425-3183.

27 Bridges Series: Unity in the Community. This day-long festival is a celebration of diversity on the UW-RF campus, among the River Falls community and in the world. Events include Larry Yazzie, a World Champion American Indian Fancy Dancer, Latin American music and dance, and much more. 10 a.m. UW-RF, Student Center Mall. Free for students; $5 for non-students. 715/425-4911.

27 Bridges Series: Dalton Conley. With the insight of an award-winning sociologist and cultural critique, Conley looks back on his childhood as a white minority in a Latino and African American housing project and finds lessons about race and class that apply to everyone. 8 p.m. UW-RF, North Hall Auditorium. Free for students; $5 for non-students. 715/425-4911.

MAY
1 St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by UW-RF associate Professor Kristin Tjornehoj. 3 p.m. UW-RF. Abbott Concert Hall. Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For more information call 715/425-3183.

1 Piano Ensemble Concert. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. Free. For more information call 715/425-3183.

2-5 Observatory Viewing. Stargazing sessions may include an introductory talk by physics Professor Eileen Korenic or a planetarium show. Monday-Thursday, clear nights only. 9-11 p.m. UW-RF, Centennial Science Hall. Free. For weather updates, call 715/425-3560 or visit www.uwrf.edu/physics/obsviewtime.

3 UW-RF Symphonic Band. Conducted by UW-RF associate Professor Kristin Tjornehoj. 8 p.m. UW-RF, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Bldg. For more information call 715/425-3183.

6 Final Exam Jam. Performed by the UW-RF Jazz Ensembles, directed by UW-RF associated Professor David Milne. 7 p.m. UW-RF, Brandy's, Student Center. Free. 715/425-3183.

11 The Five Goodbyes: Mothering My Child with Down Syndrome by Pat Ferguson Hanson. This Lion's Paw Book Club discussion will be lead by author Hanson, an instructor in the UW-RF Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts. 3-4 p.m. Chalmer Davee Library (Breezeway). Free. 715/425-3360.

14 Commencement. TBA.

JUNE
24-25 Alumni Weekend. All UW-RF alumni and friends are invited to attend
the 20th annual Alumni Weekend. Special recognition will be given to the
classes of 1945, 1950, 1955, 1970 and 1975. Event times and places TBA. Contact the Office of University Advancement at 1-877-258-6647 for more information.

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