Friday Features - Nov. 6, 2015

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Friday Features
November 6, 2015

Veteran Reception and Flag Ceremony to be held
The Robert and James Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students will be hosting a veteran reception on Monday, Nov. 9 in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery from 4-5:30 p.m. There will also be a flag ceremony held on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the flagpole near Ullsvik Hall at 9 a.m. to recognize Veteran’s Day.

The reception will begin with a brief program thanking veterans and service members on campus. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

The flag ceremony, conducted by the Veterans Club of UW-Platteville, will be a time for remembrance and a time to give recognition and thanks to those who have and are currently serving. All are welcome to attend this ceremony.

For more information about these and upcoming events, contact the Robert and James Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students at 608.342.7351.

Pioneer Jazz Ensembles Concert to be held Nov. 12
The Jazz 1 Fall Pioneer Jazz Ensembles Concert will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12 in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.

This high-energy concert will feature the Pioneer Jazz Orchestra, directed by Keith Lienert, and Jazz 1, directed by Allen Cordingley. Audience members will hear classic big band charts by Count Basie and Duke Ellington as well as modern charts by Maria Schneider and Gordon Goodwin.

For more information, contact the Department of Performing and Visual Arts at 608.342.1143.

Paul OtrembaVisiting Writers Reading Series welcomes Paul Otremba
The Department of Humanities will be hosting a Visiting Writers Reading event featuring guest poet Paul Otremba in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 4-5:15 p.m.

Otremba is the author of “The Currency” and “Pax Americana” and an assistant professor of English at Rice University. He has also been published widely in journals including The Kenyon Review, New England Review and Witness. His essays, poetry reviews and food writing have appeared in Tikkun, The Houston Chronicle, Spoon Magazine and in the anthology “American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics.”

For more information about the Visiting Writers program, contact Kara Candito at 608.342.6154.

Chancellor Dennis J. ShieldsChancellor Shields will remain on the AASCU Board of Directors
Chancellor Dennis J. Shields will continue his membership on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Board of Directors for 2016.

The AASCU is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development.

Chancellor Shields originally was named a member of the Board of Directors in 2013.

Upcoming Webinar Hosted by School of Education
The School of Education will be hosting a webinar titled “From True Tales of ELLs to Practices You Can Adopt to Help ELLs.” This webinar will focus on English language learners and different strategies teachers can use in the classroom to support their learning through hearing real immigrant ELL students’ experiences.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 8-9:15 p.m. Dr. Peggy Marciniec, literacy specialist and professor in the School of Education, along with two education students, Nang Yang and Lauren Cyr, will help guide the audience through the presentation.

To register for this webinar visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5205407273568048130.

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