UW-Marshfield/Wood County spring events
Food For Thought returns April 11
MARSHFIELD — Food for Thought 2015 will be held on Saturday, April 11, from 6-9 p.m. at UW-Marshfield/Wood County. This annual fundraising event for the University Foundation has brought together fabulous food, magnificent entertainment, spectacular auction items and hundreds of campus friends every year for more than a decade.
Food For Thought features a variety of appetizers, soups, entrees, and desserts prepared by local home chefs that will delight THEtaste buds. Bid on unique silent auction items, and buy tickets for your chance to win exciting raffle prizes. Proceeds from the event fund scholarships and professional development for faculty and staff.
In honor of UW-Marshfield/Wood County’s 50th Anniversary, this year’s entertainment will highlight the ’60s with Mainstreet Conservatory of Dance Jazz Company from 6-7 p.m. and pay tribute to the Beatles with The Britins from 7-9 p.m.
General admission is $35 in advance or $40 at the door, which includes a tax-deductible donation. Get tickets at marshfield.uwc.edu/food-for-thought, by calling 715-384-1703, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Food for Thought is generously sponsored by Nelson-Jameson, Inc.
Spring comedy “The Nerd” April 16-19
Campus Community Players present “The Nerd” April 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee April 19 at 2 p.m. in the Helen Connor Laird Theater at UW-Marshfield/Wood County.
“The Nerd” centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI he has never met but who saved has life after he was seriously wounded in the war. Willum is delighted when Steadman shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his 34th birthday party. However, Steadman’s awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throw the occasion into shambles. It turns out that Steadman is a stupid nerd who overstays his welcome with a vengeance.
Tickets are $12 and are available for purchase online at msftickets.uwc.edu or by calling 715-389-6534. Box office hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
This production is made possible through support of the Laird Fund for the Arts.
UW-Marshfield/Wood County hosts Preview Day for high school students
High schools students and their families interested in exploring the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County as a college option are invited to the annual Preview Day on Sunday, April 19, from 1-4 p.m.
Preview Day gives students and their families the opportunity to tour the campus and meet professors, current students, and alumni to learn more about college and campus life. The day includes a welcome from Dean Patricia Stuhr, admissions information, and then will break out for classroom samplers with professors. Attendees will also learn more about student life and activities on campus, including clubs and organizations and opportunities in the arts and athletics.
For more information or to register, call 715-389-6530 or visit marshfield.uwc.edu/admissions/visit and click on “Preview Day.”
Symphonic band Wind Band Classics on April 24
Enjoy the thrill of live music with the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County’s symphonic band with the “Wind Band Classics” concert April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen Connor Laird Theater at UW-Marshfield/Wood County.
This concert, funded by the Laird Fund for the Arts, will feature guest conductor Charles A. Maguire, artistic director of the Las Vegas Desert Winds band. Buy tickets online at mftickets.uwc.edu or from the box office at 715-389-6534.
April classes offered through Continuing Education
The University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County Office of Continuing Education offers people of all ages the opportunity to learn a new skill, explore a new hobby, advance their career, and/or take an educational trip in a convenient and affordable way.
Several wellness classes are available in April. A Day of Well-Being, a three part session that includes the topics of Healthy Sleep, As You Think, and Forever Young. The “Modern Shaman” Workshop will teach students how to achieve goals by changing their perception of the world, and the Level IV Reiki Master Training helps students continue their Reiki certification.
Get creative using technology with The Magic of Photoshop, There’s an App for That, and Light Painting. Learn some DIY skills with Tomato Grafting or the Basics of Selling on eBay in early May.
Brochures are available at the Office of Continuing Education and community locations. Many classes fill quickly, so early registration is advised. View a full course listing or register online at marshfield.uwc.edu/ce, by phone at 715-389-6520, or in person at the Office of Continuing Education, 2000 W. Fifth St., Marshfield.
Summer courses help college students save time, money
Registration is open for summer classes at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County. Summer courses are condensed so students can quickly earn college credits that are designed to transfer easily to UW system four-year campuses.
Summer courses include ART 161 Intro to Photography, BIO 190 Intro to Environmental Science, BIO 251 General Survey of Microbiology, BIO 286 Anatomy and Physiology, MUS 278 History of Rock and Roll: Ethnic Studies, SOC 101 Intro to Sociology, and WOM 203 Women in Popular Culture.
Summer is an excellent time for high school students and any college students, including students attending another colleges but are in the area for the summer, to reduce fall course loads and pick up extra classes, allowing them to graduate earlier.
For course descriptions and class times, visit marshfield.uwc.edu/summer. For more information about admissions, advising, and registration for summer courses, call Student Affairs at 715-389-6530.