The Biennial Faculty Exhibition - Artist Reception in the Allen Priebe Art Gallery at UW Oshkosh.
As the spring semester reaches into March, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's fine and performing arts, educational events and programs and government forums start to really stack up. Here's a quick rundown of just a few of the performances and events within the array coming up?
Spotlight: Civic Engagement
State superintendent candidates forum: Friday, 7 p.m. Wisconsin's candidates for the office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction are invited to participate in a candidate forum at UW Oshkosh focusing on special education policy. Incumbent State Superintendent Tony Evers and challenger State Rep. Don Pridemore are on the April 2 statewide ballot for the nonpartisan office. The "Special Education: Policy and Priorities" forum is hosted by UW Oshkosh and its Department of Special Education and College of Education and Human Services and sponsored by an array of nonprofit organizations advancing the rights and quality of life of disabled citizens. The forum is free and open to the public. It will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in room 1214 of UW Oshkosh's Sage Hall, 835 High Avenue. Parking will be available adjacent to Sage Hall, in lot 7 between it and Kolf Sports Center.
UW Oshkosh Opera Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 - In collaboration with the UW Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra; director Nathan Krueger and conductor and faculty member Dylan Chmura-Moore lead performances; also at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9; general admission, $6; non-UW Oshkosh Students, $4; children 12 and younger, $1; UW Oshkosh students free with University I.D.
"Discovering the Durer Cipher: Hidden Secrets in Plain Sight": This exhibit, featuring the art of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Germany's most important artist and one of Europe's most famous Renaissance stars, runs through March 27. On Thursday, March 7, from 6 p.m to 7:30 pm, in S. Halsey Science Center, room 106, collector Elizabeth Maxwell-Garner who helped bring the collection to UW Oshkosh's Allen Priebe Gallery, will lead a guest presentation and discuss clues to Dürer's past. A reception follows from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm.
Student One-Act Plays: Thursday, March 7, through Saturday, March 9, in the Experimental Theatre. The student one-acts offer an opportunity for students to experiment and practice the skills they have learned in the UW Oshkosh theater program. And they are incredibly entertaining. Each season, students select, direct, design, build and perform exciting and unusual plays in the Experimental Theatre. For more details and to buy tickets, go to www. uwosh.edu/theatre. For more music, theater and fine arts performances and gallery event information, visit uwosh. edu/fapa.
Health and Wellness
2013 Shamrock Shuffle 5k Run/Walk: Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. race start. A fun, chip-timed event, the Shamrock Shuffle participants get a free t-shirt to go along with their great race, launching from the Student Recreation and Wellness Center in Oshkosh and swinging through Titan Stadium. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh and multicultural initiatives at UW Oshkosh. For details and registration, visit uwosh.edu/go/shamrock.
Knowledge Powers Community
"Rosie the Reader": 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2. Celebrate Women's History Month with the UW Oshkosh Women's Center's children's story hour. The reader will be dressed as Rosie the Riveter. The Women's Center encourages those in attendance to dress as their favorite person in women's history. Rosie will read from "Mama Went to Jail for the Vote," "Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman" and other stories. More info on this and other upcoming events at uwosh.edu/womenscenter.
Family STEM Nights: Family STEM Nights are a fantastic way for UW Oshkosh students, staff and faculty to collaborate with Oshkosh Area School District counterparts and wow K-12 students and their families through hands-on, mind-expanding, career-enhancing science and math activities. Three more are on tap for evenings in March at different middle school sites around the Oshkosh Area School District. The programs are free and open to the community. No registration is required. The upcoming sessions include:
? South Park Middle School from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 7.
? Webster-Stanley Middle School from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 11.
? Perry Tipler Middle School from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Mar., 26.