Tuesday, March 3: The Year of China Film Series Presents: Beijing Bicycle, directed by Xiaoshuai Wang. Introduced by Dr. Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, 4:00-6:30pm, UC Kinnickinnic Theater.
Wednesday, March 4-Saturday, March 7: Dance Theatre Annual Spring Concert, 7:30pm in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The concert features the work of numerous UWRF Dance Theatre alumni, current students, faculty, and professionals. The evening will consist of diverse dance forms from classical Chinese, swing, contemporary, modern, jazz, and hip hop fusion. Unique to this year's concert and the campus' "Year of China" theme, Dance Theatre alumna Haiya Zhang has restaged a classical Chinese dance, previously premiered in 2008. Zhang's "A Lovely Folk Song" whirls brightly colored Chinese parasols with enchanting grace and visual spectacle.
Admission is $10/adults, $8/seniors (60+), and $5/students and children. Tickets can be purchased at the University Theatre Box Office in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building Monday-Friday from 1-5pm or by phone at 715-425-3114 beginning February 23. On performance days, the Box Office opens at 3pm for ticket purchases.
Additional information about the other performances to be featured in this year's Dance Theatre spring concert can be found here.
Thursday, March 5: Join Lt. Col. William T. Hagestad II on the UWRF campus for two presentations in connection with the University's Year of China programming. Lt. Col. William T. Hagestad II has an interesting connection to UWRF. His grandfather, Herman T. Hagestad was a Regent at the University in the 1950's and thus Hagestad Hall was named after him, and his father, William Hagestad Sr. was a Professor in the English Department and Fulbright Professor representing the University in Tehran, Iran from 1964-1968. Lt. Col. William T. Hagestad II is one of the world's experts in his field. His books include 21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare (2012), Chinese Information Warfare Doctrine Development 1995-2014 (2013), and China's Plans for Winning Information Confrontation: Important Chinese Information Warfare Articles (2014). The March 5 presentations are below:
"Comparative Analysis of Nation State Cyber Conflict: An International Field Experience"
Davee Library Breezeway, 3:30pm
"Evolution of Chinese Cyber Capabilities: An Economic, Military, and Political Review of the People's Republic of China"
Kinnickinnic Theater, University Center, 7:30pm
Both presentations are free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 5: Chinese New Year Gala. This year UWRF is hosting its own Chinese New Year Gala. What's that? You've never heard of the Chinese New Year Gala? It draws more viewers each year than the past eight Super Bowls combined; it combines the pageantry of the Oscars with the humor of Saturday Night Live along with 5,000 years of Chinese history and culture; and we're making it happen here at UWRF. Join us for a night of singing, dancing, comedy and food while we ring in the year of the sheep! 7:30-9:30pm, North Hall Auditorium (NH 222).
Thursday, March 12: "Jade Sky: Astronomy in China" presented by the UWRF Physics Department. Join UWRF Physics Professor, Eileen Korenic, to learn about ancient Chinese constellations, how they are related to western designations, Chinese astronomy mythology, and modern Chinese contributions to space travel. Seating is limited to 50 so email or phone reservations are requested (firstname.lastname@example.org, 715-425-3560). The program is free, open to the public and university students, and is suitable for all ages. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes and occur in AgSci 201 at 7:00pm.
Monday, March 30: Year of China book discussion. Rhonda Petree, Director of the English Language Transition Program, will lead a discussion of Peter Hessler's River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. 4:00-5:00pm, Chalmer Davee Library Breezeway, Upper Level.
In the heart of China's Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this ever-evolving country, Fuling is heading down a new path of change and growth, which came into remarkably sharp focus when Peter Hessler arrived as a Peace Corps volunteer, marking the first time in more than half a century that the city had an American resident. Hessler taught English and American literature at the local college, but it was his students who taught him about the complex processes of understanding that take place when one is immersed in a radically different society (Description and book cover from Amazon).