Friday Features - Oct. 30, 2015

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Friday Features
October 30, 2015

WPT to air Tesdahl's “Lessons of the Fox Wars, 1712-1737”

Eugene Tesdahl lecturingOn Nov. 30 at 4:25 p.m., Wisconsin Public Television will air “Lessons of the Fox Wars, 1712-1737,” a lecture presented by Dr. Eugene Tesdahl at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison, Wis., from July. Tesdahl is an assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a specialist in early American, Native American, and women's history.

In his lecture, Tesdahl discussed what the Fox Wars revealed about imperial North America and the rich colonial history of Wisconsin. The lecture was part of the informal  “History Sandwiched In” lunch-and-lecture series hosted by the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

Tesdahl's lecture will air as part of the University Place series on WPT. The programs will also be available on the searchable University Place web archive on or before the premiere date at:

Marching Pioneers to present Last Blast concert

Marching PioneersThe Marching Pioneers will be hosting the Last Blast concert on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. on Bo Ryan Court in Williams Fieldhouse. The Last Blast is an annual concert, which marks the end of the Marching Pioneers season. 

The Marching Pioneers color guard and Pioneer Dance Team will also be performing. Musical selections will include pep band music such as “Land of 1000 Dances,” “Forget You” and “Hey Baby.”

Music from the field shows will include selections such as the “Game of Thrones” theme, “Carmina Burana,” “Time Warp” and “Funeral for a Friend.”

The length of the concert is about an hour and admission is free. 

Third annual Octubaween to be held Oct. 31

OctubaweenThe third annual Octubaween, hosted by the music program, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall.

This concert is designed for audiences of all ages. The program for this performance will feature the music of the Pioneer Brass Choir and several student-led brass chamber music groups.

For more information about this performance as well as information about other upcoming events, contact the Department of Performing and Visual Arts at 608-342-1143.

Confucius Institute to host lecture on Chinese martial arts

The Confucius Institute will be hosting a lecture and open question and answer session on Chinese Martial Arts on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Room 110 Royce Hall from 5:30-7 p.m.

This lecture will include an introduction to the common themes in Chinese martial art movies and novels and a comparison, from a cultural perspective, of the Chinese martial art movies to the western science fiction and fantasy movie.

For more information about upcoming events sponsored by the Confucius Institute, call 608-342-1310.


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