Schedule of Events
UW-La Crosse Centennial Celebration
Family, Friends and Alumni weekend

September-October

Historical Photograph Display, more than 50 images of university life through the decades. Displays in Cleary Alumni & Friends Center (Display Case), Graff Main Hall (Near Chancellor’s Office), Murphy Library Resource Center (General Info Area)

Wednesday, Sept. 2

10:30 a.m. – Chancellor’s State of the University Address, Roger Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex

11:45 a.m. – Centennial Hall Ground Breaking Ceremony, worksite area on main mall

Noon – Centennial University Picnic, Wittich Hall Lawn (Ticket required)

Tuesday, Sept. 8

5 p.m. – L-Club Kick-off, featuring coaches and athletes representing all teams

Saturday, Sept. 12

10 a.m. – Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex Dedication, stadium parking lot

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. – Silent City Tour, featuring UW-L voices of the past 100 years, Oak Grove Cemetery (Admission fee: $7 for adults, $4 for students, 12 and under free) Sponsored by the La Crosse Historical Society

Sunday, Sept. 13

10 a.m. – Wall of Fame Induction, Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition (Must purchase ticket in advance)

Friday, Oct. 16

7:30 p.m. – Women's Chorus and Chamber Choir, Annett Recital hall
Women's Chorus: "Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?"
One of our 4-5 songs will be a great arrangement of the Beatles' all-time hit, "When I'm 64"
Chamber Choir:  will perform songs in the spirit of Oktoberfest

Monday, Oct. 19

8:50 - 9:45 a.m.  – Art Appreciation, Center for the Arts 116

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. – General Art Foundations, Center for the Arts 119

3 - 4 p.m. – Darkroom photography: open studio, Wing 26

4 - 5 p.m. – Sculpture: open studio, Center for the Arts 23

Tuesday, Oct. 20

9 - 11 a.m. – Advanced digital photography: open studio, Wing 28

12:05 - 1:00 p.m. – 100s of Good Ideas: A Brown Bag lunch discussion with the designer and technical director of Escape from Happiness, Toland Theatre

1 - 3 p.m. – Drawing: open studio, Center for the Arts 207

4 - 6 p.m. – Art History "Identity in Contemporary Art", Center for the Arts 116

7:30 p.m. –  Convert Choir and Männerchor, Annett Recital Hall
Concert Choir: performance of diverse choral works from the Romantic Period through the turn of the century to today
Männerchor: featuring music old and new, written fro American Male Choruses

Wednesday, Oct. 21

9 - 11 a.m. – Ceramics: open studio, Center for the Arts 25

9 - 11 a.m. – Printmaking: open studio, Center for the Arts 334

2 - 4 p.m. – Digital media & design: open studio, Center for the Arts 124

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. – 100 Minutes of Monologues: Performance students tag-team a monologue marathon., Center for the Arts Lobby

Thursday, Oct. 22

10 a.m. - noon – Metalsmithing: open studio, Center for the Arts 20

1-3 p.m. – Painting: open studio, Center for the Arts 204

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. – Documentary photography: open studio, Wing 124

7:30 p.m. – Escape from Happiness, Toland Theatre

Friday, Oct. 23, 2009

10 a.m. – Silver Eagles Annual meeting, Cleary Alumni & Friends Center

11 a.m. – Silver Eagles Take an Eagle to Lunch, Cleary Alumni & Friends Center (Invitation only)

3 – 8 p.m. – Welcome Center/registration, Cleary Alumni & Friends Center

3 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Buena Vista University (Iowa), Mitchell Hall (Admission fee)  

5 - 7 p.m. – Drumming with Thoreau: kinetic sound art of Dan Senn, University gallery, Exhibition continues through November 14    

6 p.m. – 1959 Football team social, Radisson Hotel, Iowa Room

7-10 p.m. – All alumni social, Cleary Alumni & Friends Center

7 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Luther College, Mitchell Hall (Admission Fee)

7:30 p.m.Escape from Happiness, Center for the Arts, Toland Theatre (Tickets required)

8:45 p.m. – Distinguished Lecture Series reception, Cleary Alumni & Friends Center

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009

8:30 a.m. – Beta Sigma Chi, 75th Reunion breakfast, Cartwright Center, Ward Room (Tickets required)

8:30 a.m. – Football Captains breakfast & 1959 Football team breakfast, Cleary Alumni & Friends Center (Tickets required)

8:30 a.m. – Class of 1959 Reunion breakfast, Cleary Alumni & Friends Center (Tickets Required)

8:30 a.m. – Run with the Chancellor, Hoeschler Tower

9 a.m. – Political Science/Public Administration reunion breakfast, Cartwright Center (Tickets required)

9 a.m. – Student Association/ Senate reunion breakfast, Cartwright Center (Tickets required)

10 a.m.  – Campus tours, Cleary Alumni & Friends Center

10 a.m. – Volleyball vs. Cornell College (Admission fee)

11 a.m. – L-Club Tent (pre-game festivities), Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. – Live Eagle display, Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex

12-3 p.m. – Climbing Wall, Recreational Eagle Center

Pre-game – Recognition of 1959 football team, Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex

1 p.m. – Football vs. UW-Stevens Point, Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex (Admission fee)

2 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Clarke College (Iowa), Mitchell Hall (Admission fee)

6 p.m.Centennial Gala, Recreational Eagle Center (Advance Tickets required) (SOLD OUT)

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. – Fredrick Winters, Graff Main Hall (tickets required)

7:30 p.m.Escape from Happiness, Center for the Arts, Toland Theatre (Tickets required)

9:00 p.m. - 11 p.m. – Midnight Bingo, State Room, Cartwright Center

TBD – Political Science/Public Administration reunion post-Gala social

TBD – Student Association/Senate reunion post-Gala social

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009

10 a.m. – Residence Life staff family brunch, Cartwright Center, Valhalla (Tickets required)

1:30 p.m. – Wind Symphony Ensemble, Annett Recital Hall
Performance of classic standards of the band world representing the past 100 years

2 p.m.Escape from Happiness, Center for the Arts, Toland Theatre (Tickets required)

Tuesday, Oct. 27

7:30 p.m. – Jazz Ensembles, Valhalla, Cartwright Center
Performance of contemporary and traditional big band music

5 p.m. – Gary Griffin, Visiting Artist Lecture, Wing Technology Center 124

Other noteworthy Centennial events/happenings

Website — www.uwlax.edu/100years
A complete, up-to-date listing of Centennial happenings and historical information, including:
•Greetings from Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, alumni and faculty/staff.
•Favorite campus memories of alumni.
•Hear about the past through voices of alumni who talked with UW-L’s Oral History Project.
•Historical photos.
•Join Ning, a social network of alumni and friends sharing campus memories.

Student Murals & Exhibitions
• Centennial Mural, Cartwright center (the "bridge," near the Cyber Cafe) Created by students in Design Foundations, Intro to Drawing, and Intro to Painting
• Murphy's mug, Murphy library, Exhibit of photograms produced in the Black & White Photography course
• Archive of Prints, 3rd floor, Center for the Arts

Tentative events:

Fall 2009 — Groundbreaking of new residence hall
Spring 2010 — Historical Re-enactments