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UW-RF Events for Fall Semester 2006

AUG. 9, 2006--A variety of cultural activities, academic programs, and entertainment throughout the fall semester 2006-07 is offered by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Visit www.uwrf.edu for more information.

All events and courses listed for September are open to the public; some are free. Events, times, dates and costs subject to change; call the numbers listed for date confirmation and ticket prices. Mark your calendar for these highlights:

SEPTEMBER

2                       Cross Country Reunion. All men and women cross-country alumni are invited to attend this annual reunion. Breakfast and awards follow an alumni run. 10 a.m., Ramer Field, UW-RF. For more information call 715-425-0705.

3 - 5                  Weeks of Welcome. Residence halls open Sept. 3.

3                       Casino Night/Make Your Own Music Video Night. Free. 9 p.m. to Midnight, Hagestad Student Center, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715/425-4911 or 4444.

4                       Comedy Hypnotist Frederick Winters. Free. 6 & 8 p.m., North Hall Auditorium, UW-RF. Winters has been named almost 10 times for Top Campus Entertainer of the Year. His amazing acts of altering consciousness are a favorite among college students all across the country. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

5                       Academic Day. Free. 9 a.m., various locations, UW-RF. An opportunity for new students to meet with faculty, staff and other students in their major and college. Students who have not yet selected a major (pre-majors) will meet with academic advisors and staff from the Academic Success Center. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

5                       Student Involvement Fair. Free. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., East End Lawn, Student Center, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

5                       Commuter/Transfer Welcome. Free. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Presidents Room, Student Center, UW-RF. Students can get the nuts and bolts of getting ready for classes. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

5                       Big Ole Block Party . Featuring singer/songwriter Jason LeVasseur. Free. 5 - 7 p.m, West End Lawn, Student Center, All-campus games, and prizes UW-RF . LeVasseur's style fuses together numerous influences creating a "charismatic propulsive acoustic pop" sound. Newspaper critics have noted his "great songwriting and energy uncommon in acoustic-based music." For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

6                       Classes begin.

6 - 26                "A Place at the Table" art exhibit. Free. Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts building, UW-RF. Collaborative and diverse sculptural exhibit of selected "chairscapes" by members of the Women's Art Caucus of the Twin Cities. Curated by Deborah McWatters Padgett. Events associated with exhibit: Sept. 13: Opening reception and program, 4:45-7:30 p.m. in Gallery 101; 4:45 p.m., "Visual Culture & the Witch," by Deborah L. Smith-Shank from Northern Illinois University, and 6:15 p.m., "Artists Lives: A Panel Discussion" moderated by Smith-Shank. Sept. 20: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Performance and discussion with artist Beverly Cottman, Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts building, UW-RF. Events are ASL interpreted. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m., Monday through Friday and 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact the UW-RF art department at 715-425-3266.

6                       Eat Right, Feel Good, Look Great! Wellness guru Deanna Latson. Free. Time TBA. North Hall Auditorium, UW-RF. Learn about eating for peak performance, at work, in the classroom, on tests, and on the field. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

7                       Bingo. 8 p.m., Falcon's Nest, Student Center. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

8                       Singer/songwriter Shevy Smith. Free. 9 p.m., Wall Amphitheatre, UW-RF. Growing up on a farm in Kansas, Smith began playing the piano at age 4 and picked up the guitar at 14. Her songs are based upon first-hand experience and laden with emotion and imagery for the listener. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

13 - 16              An Evening of One-Act Plays by David Ives. Cost TBA. 7:30 p.m., Blanche Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. The UW-RF University Theatre presents an enjoyable evening of Ives's one-acts including "As Time Flies," "Bolero," "Arabian Nights," and "Lives of the Saints." Profits from the production benefit the UW-RF Theatre Restoration Fund. For ticket prices, more info or season ticket info contact the University Box Office at 715-425-3114 or 800-228-5423 or visit www.uwrf.edu/scta . Box office open one week before first performance 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before each performance.

14                     Community Classroom: The Troubles In Northern Ireland, 1968 to Present. Free. 7 p.m., River Falls Public Library. Presented by Kenneth Olson. Right now there is peace in Ireland, with hopes for workable shared governance. But for 30 years the struggles of differing factions resulted in deaths of 3,500 and physical and mental injury of thousands more. Is there a chance for real peace? Learn about the troubles, including the politics, culture, conflict and change of Northern Ireland. Community Classroom is a series presented by UW-RF faculty to address contemporary issues and concerns; sponsored by the Office of Outreach and the College of Arts and Sciences. Registration not necessary. For more information call UW-RF Outreach 715-425-3256 or 800-228-5607.

14                     Comedian Dave Coulier. Free. 9 p.m., Brandy's, Student Center, UW-RF. As an actor/comedian/voice-over artist, Coulier starred in the hit ABC-TV series 'Full House," which aired for eight seasons. His voice is heard on cartoons such as "Scooby-Doo," "On Muppet Babies," and "The Real Ghostbusters." Returning to his stand-up roots, he's on demand at college campuses and other venues. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

15 - 16              UW-RF 42nd Annual Frontier Days Rodeo. Students: $5 advance, $6 gate; adults $9 advance; $10 gate; children 5-12 $4 advance $5 gate. Advance tickets available in the Hagestad Student Center or Ag Science Building or Pleasant Hills Saddle Shop. Friday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 16, 1:30 & 7 p.m., Lab Farm No. 1, Wasson Road, River Falls. A rompin,' stompin' good time at this annual National Collegiate Rodeo Association event east of the Mississippi. For more information call 715-425-3704.

18                     "Why Do You Hate Me?" Brent Scarpo. Free. 8 p.m., North Hall Auditorium, UW-RF. Brent Scarpo has more than 20 years experience as a   producer, writer, director and actor in Hollywood. He served as a casting director for "Air Force One," "That Thing You Do," and "The Shawshank Redemption." Outraged by the brutal deaths of James Byrd, Jr., Matthew Shepard, and the student shootings at Columbine High School, Scarpo created the film, "Journey to a Hate Free Millennium." a multiple award-winning documentary that has been presented around the world. For the past six years, Scarpo has traveled to schools asking students to look at the impact that hate has in their lives and the world. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

18 - Nov. 6      Global Kids: Chinese. $80 per 8-week session plus $5 materials fee. 4 - 4:45 p.m. Mondays, Zaney Janey's Activity Center, 208 S. Main St., River Falls. First through fifth graders spend eight weeks exploring the Chinese language and culture. For more information or to register, contact the Office of Outreach and Graduate Studies at 715-425-3256 or 800-228-5607 or visit www.uwrf.edu/outreach . Co-sponsored by Zaney Janey's.

18 - Nov. 6      Global Kids: Spanish. $80 per 8-week session plus $5 materials fee. 4 - 4:45 p.m. Mondays, RDI Building, UW-RF. First through fifth graders spend eight weeks exploring the Spanish language and culture. For more information or to register, contact the Office of Outreach and Graduate Studies at 715-425-3256 or 800-228-5607 or visit www.uwrf.edu/outreach . Co-sponsored by Zaney Janey's Activity Center, River Falls    

20                     Film: "Mama D and the Power of One." Free. 8 p.m., North Hall Auditorium, UW-RF. This amazing documentary by Brent Scarpo, a Hollywood producer, writer, director and actor and motivational speaker, shows the power of community service and leadership through the life of Mama D, one amazing lady who enriched the lives of thousands of Los Angeles homeless and forgotten through sheer determination and a single disability check. Understand how the power of one individual can make a difference in the world. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

20 - 21              2006 Synergy Conference. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 8 a.m. - Noon, Sept. 21, Memorial Student Center, UW-Stout, Menomonie, Wis. $119. The fourth annual Synergy conference provides an opportunity for leaders in business, community, workforce development, government, health care and education to focus on issues and find practical solutions to the challenges that accompany economic growth in a nine-county region of west central Wisconsin. Keynote speakers include Rebecca Ryan, founder of Next Generation Consulting, and Jack Schultz, CEO of Agracel, Inc. and author of Boomtown, USA. Ryan's presentation focuses on regional initiatives to reverse "brain drain" or the concept of the best and brightest leaving the state for better opportunities. She also will present a regional profile based on seven leading indexes for retaining and developing a talented workforce. Schultz will present innovative ways that rural communities can recruit new businesses and retain young adults through better job opportunities and participate in a breakout session on economic development. To preregister contact Sharon Sabatke at 800-457-8688 or email sabatkes@uwstout.edu . Synergy is a project of the West Central Wisconsin Regional Education Consortium.

21 - Nov. 9      Global Kids: German. $80 per 8-week session plus $5 materials fee. 4 - 4:45 p.m. Thursdays, RDI Building, UW-RF. First through fifth graders spend eight weeks exploring the German language and culture. For more information or to register, contact the Office of Outreach and Graduate Studies at 715/425-3256 or 1-800-228-5607 or visit www.uwrf.edu/outreach . Co-sponsored by Zaney Janey's Activity Center, River Falls.

25 - 28             Observatory Viewing: The Forgotten Giants--Uranus and Neptune. Free. Viewing 8 - 10 p.m., Monday - Thursday, first clear night only, UW-RF Observatory, Centennial Science Hall. Talk at 7:30 p.m. by Physics Professor Eileen Korenic in Room 271 Centennial Science Hall; talk is held the first clear night only. Suitable for all ages; dress appropriately. For weather updates and scheduled viewings call 715-425-3560 or join e-mail notification list by contacting glenn.spiczak@uwrf.edu or visit www.uwrf.edu/physics/obsviewtime.html

26                     Jazz Arts Collective. Free. 8 p.m., Brandy's, Student Center, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

27                     Naturally 7. Free. 7 p.m., North Hall Auditorium, UW-RF. An a capella group, Naturally 7 summon up soul, rap, rock and folk from their throats in harmonious balance; their repertoire consists half of their own compositions, half of cover versions. With four CDs under their belt, Naturally 7 presents deeply spiritual music. The award-winning group is from the New York area. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

OCTOBER

1                       Cruise the St. Croix River With Alumni & Friends. All alumni and friends of UW-River Falls are invited on a St. Croix River cruise. Reception at 3 p.m. at the Dock Café, Stillwater, with boarding of the Andiamo Empress at 4:15 p.m. Dinner buffet and music by the Emperors of Jazz. $20. Contact the Office of University Advancement at 1-877-258-6647 for more information

2 - 25                Exhibit: Rianna DeRadd & Gary Peterson Sculpture. Free. Opening reception TBD. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m., Monday through Friday and 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact the UW-RF art department at 715-425-3266.

4                       Wyman Series: Movie: "Take the Lead." Free. 8 p.m. North Hall Auditorium, UW-RF Inspirational film starring Antonio Banderas based on the life of Pierre Dulaine, a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of problem kids. Dulaine will appear at UW-RF on Oct. 11. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

5                       Community Classroom: Growing the Next Generation of Informed Citizens: The Citizen-Journalist Model. Free. 7 p.m., River Falls Public Library. Presented by Patricia Berg. Are we prepared for what will happen when it's time for today's younger citizens to take the helm of government? How do all generations move beyond the Internet to harness the power of American media and have their voices heard as "citizen-journalists" and future leaders. All have a role to play in recapturing American media for our future. Community Classroom is a series presented by UW-RF faculty to address contemporary issues and concerns; sponsored by the Office of Outreach and the College of Arts and Sciences. Registration not necessary. For more information call UW-RF Outreach 715-425-3256 or 800-228-5607.

10                     Jazz Arts Collective. Free. 8 p.m., Brandy's, Student Center, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

11                     Wyman Series: Pierre Dulaine. Free. 8 p.m., North Hall Auditorium. Dancer and teacher extraordinaire according to the New York Times, Dulaine is the co-artistic director and founder of the American Ballroom Theater Company . He has taught at the School of American Ballet (New York City Ballet) and the Juilliard School at Lincoln Center for many years. He started dancing at age 14 in England, and is now the four-time winner of the World Exhibition Championship and the Astaire Award winner for best dancing on Broadway. He is the director of ABTC's Dancing Classrooms, which teaches 7,500 children in New York public schools annually. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

12                     Working Journalists Seminar. Free. Star Tribune journalist Pamela Miller, who reports for the Faith and Values section of the newspaper, will be a guest speaker. 7 - 8 p.m., Blue Room, Rodli Commons, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF journalism department at 715-425-3169.

12                     Etiquette Dinner. Cost TBD. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Rodli Commons. Students have an opportunity to learn about the fine points of dining and business etiquette while enjoying a five-course meal. To register and form more information, contact Career Services at 715-425-3572.

12 - 14             UW-RF Outdoor Art Installations. Art students create installations for viewing at various venues on campus grounds. Free. UW-RF. For more info, contact the UW-RF art department at 715/425-3266.

12 or 19            Symphony Band Concert. Free. Date TBD. 8 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF music department at 715-425-3183, or visit www.uwrf.edu/music/welcome.html or email music@uwrf.edu .

14 - 17              26 th Annual Food Microbiology Symposium & Workshop. Current concepts in foodborne pathogens and rapid/automated methods in food microbiology. Sponsored by the UW-RF College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences department of animal and food science. For registration and more information e-mail foodmicro@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-3785.

18                     Career Fair 2006. Employers and student meet on-on-one regarding employment opportunities and internships. 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Karges Center Gymnasium. Free to attendees. Registration fee for employers is $130 by Aug. 31; $160 thereafter. Includes booth with table, parking, refreshments, lunch for one representative. For more information or to register, contact cfcoordinator@uwrf.edu or 715-425-3572.

19 - 21; 26 - 28 She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith. 7:30 p.m., Blanche Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. The UW-RF University Theatre presents a funny and perceptive play about class, courtship and dysfunctional families. Charles Marlow, tongue-tied and upright, needs a lesson in the art of love. He longs for a wife, but finds it easier to have a bit on the side. The barmaid seems fair game, but there's more to her than meets the eye. For ticket prices, more info or season ticket info contact the University Box Office at 715-425-3114 or 800-228-5423 or visit www.uwrf.edu/scta . Box office open one week before first performance 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before each performance.

21                     Homecoming 2006. Join friends and alumni of UW-RF for a "Showdown at the RF Corral" featuring the return of a traditional Homecoming parade at 10:30 a.m., co-sponsored by the Shriners. Picnic/BBQ from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. followed by the 1 p.m. football game against UW-Stout at Ramer Field and other pre- and post-game special events including special class reunions For game tickets, call 715-425-3900. Costs TBD. For more information about Homecoming special events, contact the Office of University Advancement at 1-877-258-6647.

22                     Homecoming Concert. Free. Time TBD. William Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF music department at 715-425-3183, or visit www.uwrf.edu/music/welcome.html or email music@uwrf.edu .

23 - 26             Observatory Viewing: The Solar System Ain't What It Used To Be: Planets Beyond Pluto? Free. Viewing 8 - 10 p.m., Monday - Thursday, first clear night only, UW-RF Observatory, Centennial Science Hall. Talk at 7:30 p.m. by Physics Professor Eileen Korenic in Room 271 Centennial Science Hall; talk is held the first clear night only. Suitable for all ages; dress appropriately. For weather updates and scheduled viewings call 715-425-3560 or join e-mail notification list by contacting glennn.spiczak@uwrf.edu or visit www.uwrf.edu/physics/obsviewtime.html

24                     River Falls Brass. Free. 7:30 p.m., William Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. This brass quintet consists of UW-RF faculty members. For more information contact the UW-RF music department at 715-425-3183, or visit www.uwrf.edu/music/welcome.html or email music@uwrf.edu .

24                     Jazz Arts Collective. Free. 8 p.m., Brandy's, Student Center, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

26                     Community Classroom: Tissue Engineering & Stem Cell Biology at UW-RF. Free. 7 p.m., River Falls Public Library. Presented by Timothy Lyden. We often hear about the political controversy over stem cell research as a complex interface between society and science. Rarely do were hear about other aspects of this state-of-the-art research. Learn about the significance of these new methods for basic scientific research, and how they are being used at UW-RF. Become better equipped to understand the advances of science yet to come from these new fields. Community Classroom is a series presented by UW-RF faculty to address contemporary issues and concerns; sponsored by the Office of Outreach and the College of Arts and Sciences. Registration not necessary. For more information call UW-RF Outreach 715-425-3256 or 800-228-5607.

28                     Campus Memorial Service for Blanche Davis, a retired theatre professor for whom the Davis Theatre is named. Blanche died April 5, 2006. 2 p.m., service, 3 p.m. reception. Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. For more information contact the speech and theater department at 715-425-3971.

30 - Nov. 5       Senior Show I. Free. Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. For more info and exhibit opening date, contact the UW-RF art department at 715-425-3266. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m., Monday through Friday and 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday.

NOVEMBER

4                       Family Day 2006. Families of students are invited to campus to sample the life of their college student. Activities, demonstrations, tours and other events planned. All day. UW-RF. Cost TBD; contact the Student Leadership Center for more information, 715-425-4911, or visit http://www.uwrf.edu/leadership/newstudent/family.html.

4                       Comedians: The Stagebenders. Free. 9:30 p.m., North Hall Auditorium. Compared to a contemporary Abbott and Costello, Kim Thomassen and Gust Alexander were two junior high school buddies from Minneapolis who liked to make each other laugh. Today, under the playful moniker "The Stagebenders," Thomassen and Alexander are America's top comedy duo, playing to sell-out crowds and rave reviews. Known as the prince of banter and the king of glib, the Stagbenders create a nonstop, fast-paced hurricane of interactive comedy that has to be experienced to be believed. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911 .

7                       Jazz Arts Collective. Free. 8 p.m., Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

8                       Career-Walk-Through Workshop. Free. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Student Center. A Career Services "fair" to assist students with getting a head start on their career paths. Students participate in mock interviews with real employers. For more information, contact Career Services at 715-425-3572.  

8 - 14                Senior Show II. Free. Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. For more info and exhibit opening date, contact the UW-RF art department at 715-425-3266. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m., Monday through Friday and 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday.

12                     St. Croix Valley Community Orchestra. Free. 3 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF music department at 715-425-3183, or visit www.uwrf.edu/music/welcome.html or email music@uwrf.edu .

13 - 16             Observatory Viewing: A Star By Any Other Name: Star Name Origins and Star Registries? Free. Viewing 8 - 10 p.m., Monday - Thursday, first clear night only, UW-RF Observatory, Centennial Science Hall. Talk at 7:30 p.m. by Physics Professor Eileen Korenic in Room 271 Centennial Science Hall; talk is held the first clear night only. Suitable for all ages; dress appropriately. For weather updates and scheduled viewings call 715-425-3560 or join e-mail notification list by contacting glenn.spiczak@uwrf.edu or visit www.uwrf.edu/physics/obsviewtime.html

14                     Wyman Series: Fast Horse. Free. 8 p.m., North Hall Auditorium, UW-RF. Fast Horse is a Minnesota-based Lakota performing family who has been delighting audiences worldwide for almost 10 years. Transcending age, language and culture, the performances focuses on the evolution of Native music and dance, its similarities with, and influences on, other culture's music. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

15 - 16              American Red Cross Bloodmobile. Free. Noon, River Room, Rodli Commons, UW-RF.

16                     Comedian: Kelly Taylor. Free. 9 p.m., Brandy's, Student Center, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

16                     Community Classroom: Walking the Tightrope of Career & Family Planning: Can Today's Women Really Have it All? Free. 7 p.m., River Falls Public Library. Presented by Travis Tubre and Brad Caskey. Nearly two-thirds of today's college students are female. As these women enter the workforce, they will face tremendous pressure to succeed professionally, while both individual and cultural pressures will lead many to strongly desire intimate partners and children. However, many women will face significant challenges as they navigate the worlds of work, relationships, and reproduction in the quest to "have it all." Both m en and women can benefit from better understanding this dilemma and can use this information to assist in their choices and support others in their decisions-making. Community Classroom is a series presented by UW-RF faculty to address contemporary issues and concerns; sponsored by the Office of Outreach and the College of Arts and Sciences. Registration not necessary. For more information call UW-RF Outreach 715-425-3256 or 800-228-5607.

17 - 26              Senior Show III. Free. Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. For more info and exhibit opening date, contact the UW-RF art department at 715-425-3266. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m., Monday through Friday and 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday.

22 - 24              Thanksgiving Recess. Classes resume Saturday, Nov. 25.

28                     Jazz Arts Collective. Free. 8 p.m., Brandy's, Student Center, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

30 - Dec. 15     Student/Faculty Scholarship Art Sale. Find holiday gifts and art at this

annual holiday season sale. A part of proceeds go toward UW-RF art department scholarships. Gallery 101, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m., Monday through Friday and 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday. For more info, contact the UW-RF art department at 715-425-3266.

DECEMBER

3                       Holiday Concert . $5 adults; $3 seniors; $2 all students; 5 & under free. 3 and 8 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. For more information and tickets contact the UW-RF music department at 715/425-3183 or email music@uwrf.edu .

4                       Speaker Mike Domitrz: Can I Kiss You? Free. 8 p.m., North Hall Auditorium, UW-RF. After his sister was raped, Mike Domitrz wanted to learn more about sexual assault. What he found was that no one was talking about healthy dating relationships. An author of several books on the topics, he is an expert on sexual assault and healthy dating and speaks to schools around the country. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

5                       New Music Ensembles. Free. 8 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF music department at 715-425-3183, or visit www.uwrf.edu/music/welcome.html or email music@uwrf.edu .

6                       Wyman Series: Artaria String Quartet. Free. 8 p.m., North Hall Auditorium, UW-RF. A warm, rich sound is the hallmark of the Artaria String Quartet. Described by the Boston Globe as "exquisitely balanced and sonorous," Artaria's refined and thoughtful playing has brought them critical acclaim in Europe and throughout the United States. They have premiered an array of new works and have numerous commissions of classical and contemporary music to their credit. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

7                       Percussion Ensemble Concert. Free. 8 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF music department at 715-425-3183, or visit www.uwrf.edu/music/welcome.html or email music@uwrf.edu .

7 - 9; 14 - 16   Sorry! Wrong Chimney! 7:30 p.m., Blanche Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UW-RF. The UW-RF University Theatre and the Masquers student theater group present a light-hearted Christmas tale full of mistaken identities and zany foul-ups, with a smattering of slapstick. This rollicking tale is perfect for the holiday season, one that guarantees a couple of hours of uncomplicated laughter and fun for all ages. For ticket prices, more info or season ticket info contact the University Box Office at 715-425-3114 or 800-228-5423 or visit www.uwrf.edu/scta . Box office open one week before first performance 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before each performance.

11 - 14            Observatory Viewing: The Star of Bethlehem. Free. Viewing 8 - 10 p.m., Monday - Thursday, first clear night only, UW-RF Observatory, Centennial Science Hall. Talk at 7:30 p.m. by Physics Professor Eileen Korenic in Room 271 Centennial Science Hall; talk is held the first clear night only. Suitable for all ages; dress appropriately. For weather updates and scheduled viewings call 715-425-3560 or join e-mail notification list by contacting glenn.spiczak@uwrf.edu or visit www.uwrf.edu/physics/obsviewtime.html

12                     Jazz Arts Collective. Free. 8 p.m., Brandy's, Student Center, UW-RF. For more information contact the UW-RF leadership center at 715-425-4911.

15                     Last day of fall semester classes. Spring semester starts Jan. 22.

18 - 22              Finals Week.

26                     J-term. Classes begin Dec. 26 and run through Jan. 19.

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