Friday, August 22, 2014

Eau Queer Film Festival set for Sept. 24-28

The Eau Queer Film Festival (EQFF) returns to UW-Eau Claire for its fifth year Sept. 24-28. The festival, which will be held in the Woodland Theater of Davies Center, offers audiences a wide cinematic range, from feature length comedies and dramas to documentaries and short films. All films and discussions are free and open to the public.

Founded by Ellen Mahaffy, associate professor of communication and journalism, and Pam Forman, associate professor of sociology, the festival stands out as one of a small group of university queer film festivals remaining in the U.S. The content of the EQFF is completely student driven. Students learn valuable skills in event planning and public relations — and use the power of cinema to build bridges between the UW-Eau Claire campus and local communities.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to consider listing the EQFF in their fall semester course syllabi.

For more information, contact Jerrika Christianson, EQFF director, at or 715-836-4762.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Parking changes beginning Aug. 18

As of Aug. 18, the parking stalls near the Haas Fine Arts and Phillips loading docks that previously were designated as "lights or flashers required" have been converted to "permit required" loading zone stalls. All stalls will now require loading zone permits; please watch for updated signage. For questions on obtaining a permit, contact the Parking Office at

Monday, August 18, 2014

UW-Eau Claire Blugold Breakfast, opening meeting set for Aug. 26

Chancellor James Schmidt has invited all UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff to attend the all-employee Blugold Breakfast and academic year opening meeting Aug. 26 in the Ojibwe Grand Ballroom of Davies Center.

Breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 a.m., and the opening meeting will begin at 8:15 a.m. Employees are welcome to come and go during the meeting as their schedules require.

During his state-of-the-university address at the opening meeting, Schmidt will discuss faculty and staff shared goals for the year. He also will present the annual faculty and staff excellence awards.

A live Web video stream of the event will be accessible during the meeting (video stream link will be "live" during the opening meeting Aug. 26).

University offices will remain open during the breakfast and opening meeting. Departments should make arrangements for student employees or designated staff or faculty members to provide office coverage while the meeting is in session.

An agenda for the opening meeting and a schedule of other campus activities for the opening days of the academic year can be viewed online.