- 'Erasure' is Next Exhibit in University Art Gallery
- UW-L Students Showcase Summer Research Aug. 8
- UW-La Crosse Archaeology Center to Have New Director
- Full UW-L Artwork Exhibit Season Announced
- UW-L Instructor to Give Recital
- SummerStage presents Little Shop of Horrors
- TV Telethon to Support Coulee Region Humane Society
It’s the 15th year UW-L students will help raise funds
La Crosse, Wis.
— Dogs, cats and other animals at the Coulee Region Humane Society
will benefit from an upcoming live TV telethon.
The 15th annual Coulee Region Humane Society Telethon will air from , on KQEG-TV Channel 23, Charter Cable Channel 5, CenturyLink Prism 4, Digital 989 and UW-L campus channel 6. Rick Wilson, KQEG-TV, and Nick Rytilahti, a UW-L Communication Studies student, will host the show. Guests during the three-hour event will include owners of pets adopted from the society, pet therapy specialists, dog trainers and society advocates. The phone number to pledge during the telecast is 608.785.8379.
Along with money, donations of towels, sheets, soap, bleach, office and animal supplies or other items that could be used at the humane society are sought. Donations for the society’s general fund may be dropped off at the studio, 205 Wing Technology Center, 1705 State St., during the telethon, or arrangements may be made by calling Professor Pat Turner at 608.785.8369. Checks should be made payable to the Coulee Region Humane Society. Monetary donations or goods can also be dropped off at Coulee Region Human Society, 911 Critter Court, Onalaska.
Give-aways during the telethon will include a $200 guitar from Dave’s Guitar Shop, two studio sessions, along with two 5X7 gift prints, from The Studio on Main valued at $155 each, and a $234 gift certificate from Pettibone Resort for seven continuous days of camping. Also, numerous businesses have generously provided coupons to be given away throughout the evening.
The telethon originated in 1999 when UW-L student Kristen Lloyd decided to produce a live TV telethon instead of writing a traditional research paper. The student-run telethon is sponsored by UW-L’s Communication Studies Department and campus TV station WMCM, in conjunction with Charter Communications and KQEG-TV23. Last year’s telethon raised more than $4,500 in money and supplies.
To participate —
What: Coulee Region Humane Society Telethon
Where: Airs on KQEG-TV Channel 23, Charter Cable Channel 5, CenturyLink Prism 4, and Digital 989. Drop off donations during the telethon at 205 Wing Technology Center at UW-La Crosse, 1705 State St., or call 608.785.8379.
Next Exhibit in University Art Gallery
La Crosse, Wis. – Artwork with the focus of removed or erased items in the piece will be featured in the UW-La Crosse University Art Gallery.
“Erasure,” coordinated by guest curator Roger Boulay, will feature works in a variety of media — photography, painting, mixed media and video. The works focus on the act of removal or erasure as process. The premise for the exhibit is the iconic erased drawing of Willem DeKonig by Robert Rauschenberg.
The exhibit opens with a reception from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in
the University Art Gallery, on the first floor of the Center for the
Arts. The exhibit runs trough Saturday, Nov. 16.
Artists whose work is in the exhibit include:
Justin Kimball, Florence, Mass.
Hunter Lewis, Chicago
Colleen Merrill, Lexington, Ky.
Adrienne Salinger, Albuquerque, N.M.
Tina Tahir, Chicago
Izel Vargas, Miami
Regular gallery hours are noon-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, noon-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and during events in Toland Theater. Admission is free. Find out more about the gallery at: www.uwlax.edu/art.
If you go—
Who: Artwork that focuses on the act of removal or erasure as process
When: Oct. 25-Nov. 16
Where: University Art Gallery, first floor of the UW-L Center for the Arts, 16th and Vine streets
La Crosse, Wis. – This summer UW-La Crosse students have studied issues both near and far — from invasive species in the Upper Mississippi River basin to the prevalence of parasitic infections in Ecuador. Undergraduate student researchers will showcase the projects they’ve worked on this summer at the College of Science and Health annual Summer Research Celebration Thursday, Aug. 8, at UW-L.
Poster sessions will be from 1-3 p.m. in Port O’ Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition.
Many agencies help to fund undergraduate research activities during the summer, including the CSH Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship, the Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the UW-L Faculty Research Grant program.
If you go—
What: UW-L students’ Summer Research Celebration
Where: Port O’ Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition, UW-L
When: 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8
Admission: Free and open to the public
La Crosse, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center is getting a new director. Tim McAndrews will take over Sept. 1, 2013, for Joe Tiffany, who is retiring Aug. 31, 2013, after 11 years at the helm.
McAndrews joined the UW-L Sociology/Archaeology Department in 2001 and was promoted to professor in 2008. He has directed the archaeological studies program since 2010.
McAndrews is an expert on the Tiwanaku civilization that developed in the Lake Titicaca Basin and spread extensively throughout the South Central Andes of South America. His anthropological research focuses on the early village-based adaptation and the development of complex society.
McAndrews has used ancient settlement in the Bolivian highlands as his case study. He has directed multiple research seasons in the Bolivian highlands since 1994 and has engaged dozens of UW-L and Bolivian students into his international field school. He is active in publishing and presenting research in international contexts.
McAndrews also has extensive experience directing research in North America. Prior to joining UW-L he managed the Cultural Resource Division of Michael Baker Corp., a large Pittsburgh–based engineering firm. There he directed large-scale, multi-million dollar projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region primarily involving compliance driven archaeological research for the Federal Highways Administration and the Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Virginia departments of transportation. In addition to research, McAndrews managed more than 40 professional archaeologists, historians, surveyors and specialized lab personnel.
Tiffany has served as a professor of archaeological studies in UW-L’s Sociology and Archaeology Department and executive director of the Mississippi Valley Archaeology since fall 2002. Prior to UW-L, Tiffany was an associate professor of anthropology at Iowa State University, as well as professor in the Geography-Anthropology Department and Associate Dean for Business Affairs at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Before that he held various leadership positions in cultural resource management.
Since 1982, UW-L’s Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center (MVAC) has been involved in researching, preserving and teaching about archaeological resources of the Upper Mississippi River region. Besides Tiffany, the center has been directed by Jim Gallagher who served from its opening until he retired in 2002.
Find out more at: http://www.uwlax.edu/mvac/
The University Art Gallery will also host exhibits of ceramics; current work by Art Department faculty and graduating seniors; UW-L and other students; and regional high school artists during 2012-13. The schedule includes:
Rachel K. Garceau and Phillip Ahnen, "Levels and Degrees" (ceramics)
Opening Reception: 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 Artists lecture: 4 p.m. 116 CFA
Opening Reception: 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30
Seniors exhibition include: Ben Alberti, Amber Brader, Tristan Donaldson, Danielle Rae Lund, Dani Wallace and Marissa Welhouse
Study Gallery: Books 160, an exhibition of artist’s books by students
UW-L Faculty Exhibition
Opening Reception: 5 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1
Faculty exhibiting: Joel Elgin, Kathleen Hawkes, Drake Hokanson, Linda Levinson, Deborah-Eve Lombard, Brad Nichols, John Ready, Randy Reeves, Binod Shrestha, Jennifer Terpstra, Karen Terpstra, Lisa Ulik, Karl Unnasch, Monica Urbanik and Stella Vognar.
All Students Juried Exhibition
Opening Reception: 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8; awards at 5:30
Wisconsin 3rd Congressional District High School Art Exhibition
Reception: 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 6
National Conference of Undergraduate Research Exhibit
Opening Reception: 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19
Study Gallery: Books 160, an exhibition of artist’s books by students
Jennifer Terpstra: Transcendence/Immanence: New encaustic paintings
Closing reception: 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
Encaustic painting workshop 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Register: uwlax.edu/art
La Crosse, Wis. – A La Crosse native hired to conduct the UW-La Crosse Women’s Chorus and teach at the university will be welcomed to campus with a recital.
Aliyah Richling will give a vocal recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21, in Annett Recital Hall in the UW-L Center for the Arts. The recital is free and will be followed by a welcoming reception.
Richling, a soprano, will be joined by Erik Malmquist of Hampshire, Ill., on violin and Jessica Paul of Decorah, Iowa, on piano. The three will perform works by Bach, Wolf, Brahms, Satie, Bellini and others.
Richling has performed nationally as a soloist and chorister. Her recent performances include Serafina in Wichita State University’s spring production of “Il campanello di notte.” Other operatic roles include Madame Cortese in Rossini's “Il viaggio a Reims,” Poppea in “L'incoronazione di Poppea,” Rose in “Street Scene”, Bastienne in “Bastien und Bastienne,” and Susanna in Mozart's “The Marriage of Figaro.”
In 2012, Richling made her debut with Lyric Opera of Wichita as a soprano soloist in Al Carmine’s “Christmas Rappings.” She was also the soprano soloist in Wichita Chamber Chorale’s performance of Al Fedak’s “Requiem: Us for the Living.” Richling has been a frequent soloist with the Wichita State Concert Choir and the Luther College Nordic Choir.
In 2010, Richling received the Brudos Family Prize in Opera Performance. She was a finalist in the Central Region NATS auditions in 2007 and 2009 and Iowa NATS auditions in 2008 and 2010.
Richling was an active participant in the music department at La Crosse Central High School, devoting time to La Crosse Central’s Grand Central Station and the Central Robed Choir. She holds a bachelor's degree in music from Luther College in Decorah where she studied with Ed Andereck and coached with Jessica Paul. She also holds a master's degree in voice performance from Wichita (Kans.) State University where she studied with Randolph Lacy and coached with Justine Sasanfar and baritone, Samuel Ramey.
Beginning in fall, Richling will be an adjunct faculty member at UW-L, directing the Women's Chorus and applied voice. Previously, she has served on voice faculties of Bethel College in Newton, Kans., and Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kans.
If you go—
Who: Soprano Aliyah Richling
When: 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21
Where: Annett Recital Hall, UW-L Center for the Arts
Admission: Free, followed by a welcoming reception
of Theatre Arts SummerStage Presents Little Shop of Horrors
UW-L Department of Theatre Arts SummerStage Presents Little Shop of Horrors
La Crosse, Wis.—The UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts SummerStage presents Little Shop of Horrors, a hysterically funny musical satire of “B” movies, science fiction, and of course, musical comedy itself.
Little Shop of Horrors, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, will show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday June 27 through Saturday, June 29 and Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 with matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30 and July 7 in Toland Theatre in the Center for the Arts at 16th and Vine streets.
A doo-wop spoof of 1950s sci-fi disaster movies, Little Shop of Horrors follows the misadventures of Seymour, a down-and-out floral assistant who longs to get the girl of his dreams and escape life on skid row. When a plant from outer-space turns up in Mushnik’s Skid Row Florists shop, Seymour decides to nurse the drooping plant back to health and name it Audrey II in honor of the woman he secretly loves. Mysteriously, an accidental finger prick excites Audrey II, and Seymour realizes the plant needs blood to thrive. Soon, Audrey II turns into an ill-tempered, R & B singing carnivore who offers Seymour fame and fortune if he continues to feed its growing appetite for human flesh and blood. Extreme and hilarious circumstances ensue, poising Audrey II for global domination.
Tickets go on sale at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 24. Box office hours are 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before show times. The box office will be closed on July 4. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior/non UWL students and $10 for UW-L students; call (608) 785-8522.
If you go—
Who: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts
What: Little Shop of Horrors by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman
Where: Toland Theatre, UW-La Crosse Center for the Arts
When: June 27-29 & July 5-6 at 7:30 p.m., June 30 & July 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and non-UWL students, $10 UW-L students; call (608) 785-8522. Tickets go on sale at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 24. Box office hours are 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before show times. The box office will be closed on July 4.
Cast: Erica Bush, Corissa Vought, Crystalia Varelis, Ken E. Brown, Lily Cornwell, Quinn Masterson, Seth Von Steidl, Connor O’Hara, Lewis Youngren, Bryce Wilson, David Holmes, Madeline Napolski, Jessie Fanshaw, Derek Sveen, Callie Boydston, Erin Gassner, Brent Bankes, Joe Anderson
Production Team: Mary Leonard, Kathryn Skemp-Moran, Laurie Kincman, Joe Anderson, Chad Kolbe, Mandy Hart, Kathy Gorman, Ron Stoffregen