Seminars explore bank fraud case
The UW-River Falls College of Business and Economics will present faculty research seminars throughout the spring semester. The next seminar is Friday, March 28. “Ellie’s Art & Design Company: A Case Study of Bank Fraud” will be presented by Rob Raveling, a Master of Management student from Prescott, from 3-4:15 p.m. in Room 321 of South Hall. A reception at 2:45 p.m. precedes the lecture. The purpose of this case study is to inform participants on some basics of bank fraud, the events that led to fraudulent activities in this true specific case, and how the bank responded. For more information on upcoming spring business research seminars, call Brian Schultz, CBE associate dean, at 425-3335 or go to www.uwrf.edu/cbe/.
Annual domestic abuse event set
The university will host an annual domestic abuse prevention event called “Take Back the Night” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Pete’s Creek in the University Center. Turningpoint Shelter and Sexual Assault Response Team personnel will speak at the event and will be followed with a candlelight vigil. For more information about Turningpoint, go to www.turningoint-wi.org or call 425-6751 or 800-345-5014.
April calendar of UW-RF events Tuesday, April 1, at 8 p.m.: Wyman Series presents the Golden Dragon Acrobats in the Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building; free to UW-RF students, $5 for adults, $3 for age 6-18; free for age 5 and under. The 25 acrobats, originally from Cangzhou, in the Hebei province of the People’s Republic of China, are athletes, actors and artists who have trained since childhood. Their acrobatic feats include using simple props like plates, jugs, bicycles, umbrellas and more. Tickets available at the door starting at 7 p.m. on performance night. For more information call UW-RF Student Affairs at 425-4444. Wednesday and Thursday, April 2-3, from noon to 6 p.m.: American Red Cross Blood Drive in the Riverview Ballroom, University Center. For more information call Student Health Services at 425-3293.Wednesday through Saturday, April 2-5: Dance Theatre Spring Concert. See story on page C1 of the March 27 River Falls Journal, or online in the Entertainment section.Thursday, April 3, at 3 p.m.: Thursday Convocation Recital, ACH, KFA; free; events are subject to change; check the UW-RF music department Web site at www.uwrf.edu/music/events.html or call 425-3183.Sunday through Sunday, April 6-13: Senior Show 5; Gallery 101, KFA; free. Bachelor of Fine Arts students showcase their works. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Reception to be announced. Call the UW-RF art department at 425-3266. Monday through Thursday, April 7-10, from 8:30-9 p.m. on the first clear night: Observatory Viewing; “Toys in Space;” free; followed by a viewing in Centennial Science Hall Observatory. Physics Professor Eileen Korenic will demonstrate and show film clips of Space Shuttle mission 51L in which astronauts took common toys into space to see how they might behave in weightlessness. Toys included on this mission were a yo-yo, magnetic whirly-gig, race car and track, ball and jacks, and a jumping plastic rodent called “Rat Stuff.” To check on the clarity of the sky call 425-3560; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; or visit www.uwrf.edu/physics and click “observatory.” Wednesday, April 9: Career Alumni Networking Event in the Riverview Ballroom, UC; free. Alumni volunteers will meet with students during a networking luncheon. The focus is to connect students with alumni covering a cross-section of career related fields. For more information and for times of the event call the UW-RF Office of University Advancement at 425-3505 or 877-258-6647. Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m.: UW-RF Community Classroom: “Ipods, TiVo and You Tube, Oh My!;” at the River Falls Public Library; free. Tracy O’Connell, UW-RF marketing communications program professor, will lead this discussion of how advertising is changing with new technologies. The Community Classroom series offers presentations by UW-RF faculty designed to help people understand and address the vital concerns of our contemporary world. Sponsored by UW-RF Outreach, the College of Arts and Sciences and the River Falls Public Library. For more information, call UW-RF Outreach and Graduate Studies at 425-3256; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to: www.uwrf.edu/ogs. Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m.: Crash on Cascade: Mock Car Accident and Emergency Drill, on Third Street, west of North Hall; free. Students, staff and local emergency medical personnel organized a demonstration of a simulated rescue and offer alcohol and substance abuse education. For more information call Student Affairs at 425-4444. Wednesday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: UW-RF Health Fair: UC Ballroom; free. The annual UW-RF Health Fair is an interactive event for students, faculty, staff and community members. Test your blood pressure, get a mini-massage, learn about healthy lifestyle choices and more. For more information call Keven Syverson at UW-RF Student Health Services at 425-3293. Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m.: The RADD Jazz Series presents “This is New;” ACH, KFA, UW-RF. Cutting edge, contemporary jazz compositions for jazz ensemble featuring the UW-RF Jazz Ensemble, directed by UW-RF music faculty member David Milne with guest artist and jazz trumpeter Kelly Rossum. Cost: Adults $5, seniors $3 and students with I.D. $2 at the door. Events are subject to change. Check the UW-RF music department Web site at www.uwrf.edu/music/events.html or call 425-3183. Friday, April 18 through Wednesday, May 7: Annual UW-RF Juried Student Exhibition; Gallery 101, KFA, UW-RF; free. Students submit their work to an invited, professional artist (TBA) who will select works for this special yearly exhibition. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Reception TBA. Call the UW-RF art department for more information at 425-3266. Monday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.: Orchestra Concert; ACH, KFA, UW-RF; cost is adults $5, seniors $3 and students with I.D. $2 at the door; events are subject to change; check the UW-RF music department Web site at www.uwrf.edu/music/events.html or for more information call 425-3183.Tuesday, April 22, at 8 p.m.: Wyman Series; “African Roads, American Streets” (theater/dance); North Hall Auditorium, UW-RF; free to UW-RF students, $5 for adults, $3 for age 6-18, free for age 5 and under. “African Roads, American Streets” captivates with a strong mix of theatre, street and cultural performers. Based on director Edna Stevens Talton’s journey from her home country of Liberia to her adopted home of New York City, this production blends African dance and urban dance, along with heart-thumping drums and hip-hop. Tickets available at the door starting at 7 p.m. on performance night. For more information call UW-RF Student Affairs at 425-4444. Wednesday, April 23, all day: “Unity in the Community” Outdoor Festival; UC Mall, UW-RF; free. This day-long annual festival is a celebration of diversity on campus, among neighbors, and in the world. Past events have included hip-hop, Latin, Irish, Native American and Japanese music and dance. A taste of ethnic food is provided at the campus-wide picnic, which is available for purchase. Visitors can also bring a sack lunch and a blanket to enjoy the day. For more information call UW-RF Student Affairs at 425-4444. Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, at 7:30 p.m.: University Theatre presents “Equus;” Blanche Davis Theatre, KFA, UW-RF. After premiering in London in 1973, Peter Shaffer’s “Equus” ran for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway and won the Tony Award. The play focuses on the causes underlying a seemingly senseless act of violence by an adolescent boy, an act that forces characters to confront questions of responsibility and ultimate meaning. Cost is adults $7; students/seniors $4. For more information call the University Box Office at 425-3114 or 800-228-5423 or visit www.uwrf.edu/scta. The box office opens one week before first performance 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before each performance.Friday, April 25, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Martin Luther King Jr. sculpture rededication; UW-RF with location TBA; free. Doug Johnson, a retired art professor at UW-RF, was commissioned in 1968 by that year’s graduating class to create a sculpture for campus. That year Dr. King was assassinated and Johnson decided to create the sculpture in a tribute to honor King’s work toward racial equality. Construction projects on campus that year necessitated the removed of the sculpture from its original installation and it ended up in storage until 2007. The sculpture has been installed permanently outside the KFA. For more information call the UW-RF Art Department at 425-3266. Saturday, April 26: UW-RF Geography Department Banquet; location and time TBA. UW-RF geography alumni and friends are invited to attend the 29th banquet. For more information call the Geography Department at 425-3264.
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