WISCONSIN'S FRENCH CONNECTIONS FAIR
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1998, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE CAMPUS
The "Wisconsin's French Connections" Sesquicentennial project is made possible in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. We would also like to thank the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the French Consulate General, the Canadian Consulate General and GE Medical Systems for their generous support of the project and the Fair.
WFC Fair Organizers:
Gabrielle Verdier and Martine Meyer, UWM, and Toni Wulff, Mount Mary College
WFC Webmaster: Ken Fleurant, Green Bay
WFC Fair Steering Committee: SWAAF (Southeast Wisconsin Academic Alliance in French)
Paula Fox-Johnson, Muskego High School; Claudia Kabler-Babbitt, Milwaukee French Immersion School PTA; Carole Kincaid, Sarah Scott Middle School; Amy Lewis, University School of Milwaukee; Anne Line, Wauwatosa East HS; Martine Meyer, UWM; Jim Radtke, Marquette HS; Nancy Sturino, Wauwatosa West HS; Gabrielle Verdier, UWM; Toni Wulff, Mount Mary College
The Honorable John Norquist, Mayor of Milwaukee; Stéphane Catta, Deputy Consul General of France; Jeanne Braun, Cultural Affairs Officer of the Canadian Consulate General; Timothy Rogus, Public Affairs Officer of the Quebec Trade Commission; Charles Kroncke, Dean, School of Business Administration, UWM; Marshall Goodman, Dean, College of Letters and Science, UWM
UWM Faculty, Staff, Students: Tony Ciccone, Penny Crandall, Colin Deval, Carrie Diener, Alex Dye, Anne Kern, Charles Lorum, Brad Matthews, Lisa McFarland, Jim Mileham, Marie-Noelle Olivier, Beth Poquette, Ron Snyder, Jackie Vinson, Andy Wallis, Greg Whitten
Alliance Française Members:
Sharon Andonor, Nathalie Bouvert, Vivian Corres, Brigitte Coste, Jerôme Davne, Mary Emory, Ann Fieldhack, Mary Fossier, Virginia Goldberg, Yann Hélouvry, Caroline Jacobs, Paula Johnson-Fox, Amy Lewis, Gwen Plunkett, Jim Radtke, Jennifer Vemmer
PLACE: UWM Student Union, 2200 East Kenwood Avenue, between Downer and Maryland.
Activities will take place at various locations on campus. (Please see Campus Map, attached)
In Student Union:
Union Cinema Theater, Second Floor
- Wisconsin Room. Second floor (Wisconsin Room Map, attached)
- Registration, exhibits, French Café, some performances on platform stage;
- "How Did Our French-Canadian Ancestors Live?" (Mary Antoine de Julio)
- "Edith Piaf Songs" - DeAngela Ellis, Nicolet HS
- "Wauwatosa West Wax Museum"
- "Wauwatosa East Chamber Concert"
E 240 -- Media Room (across from Wisconsin Room)
- "Voyageur Days" (Bonni Knight)
- "Embrassez le passé" (Denise Wilson)
- French Footprints in Wisconsin," original skits performed by Woodlands School
E 250 -- Computer Room
E 260 -- Performance Room - French /Canadian Folk dancing and other performances
In Fine Arts Theater:
In Golda Meir Library, American Geographical Society Collection:
- "Les Boulingrins"
- "Les Toussaints"
Third Floor of Library; Walk up two flights of stairs and cross walkway.
"Où est Ouisconsin? Mapping Wisconsin's French Connections"
In the green area between the Library and Garland Hall:
In green area between Garland and Curtin Halls:
Voyageur encampment; pea-soup tasting
FAIR EVENTS PROGRAM
APROXIMATE SCHEDULE OF SHOWS AND EVENTS
(All shows are 1/2 hour long, but we must allow time for students to come into and out of the theaters; other performances and presentations in the Wisconsin Room vary in length.)
9: 00 "Edith Piaf Songs" - DeAngela Ellis, Nicolet HS (Wisconsin Room)
9:00 "Voyageur Days" - Bonni Knight and student re-enactors from Eau Claire North HS (Union Theater)
9:30 "How Did Our French-Canadian Ancestors Live?" - Hands-on presentation by historian and curator
, Mary Antoine de Julio (from Prairie du Chien) (Wisconsin Room)
9:45 "Embrassez le passé: A Musical Celebration of Wisconsin's French-Canadian Pioneers"
Denise Wilson, (Union Theater)
10:15 "French Footsteps in Wisconsin" - Original Skits by Woodlands School (Union Theater)
10:15 "Chamber Concert--Fauré Song" - Wauwatosa East HS (Wisconsin Room)
10:30 "Wax Museum" - Wauwatosa West HS (Wisconsin Room)
11: 00 Fair Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: The Honorable John Norquist, Mayor of Milwaukee
Stéphane Catta, Deputy Consul General, French Consulate General, Chicago
Jeanne Braun, Public Affairs Officer, Canadian Consulate General, Chicago
Timothy Rogus, Public Affairs Attaché, Québec Trade Commission, Chicago
Short ceremony honoring the awardees of AATF, Alliance Française, Fetter, and Marielle Schirmer
Scholarships, and the French Government Bourse Pédagogique (Wisconsin Room)
11:30 Les Boulingrins, a comedy by Courteline, directed by Colette Lesage
and performed by Alliance Française players (Fine Arts Theater)
11:30 "Voyageur Days" (Union Theater)
12:15 Les Toussaints, All Saints Church and Messmer HS Gospel Choir, directed by Arlene
Skwierawski. The Choir has been invited to sing in France this summer. (Fine Arts Theater)
12:15 "Embrassez le passé" (Union Theater)
1: 00 "Les Toussaints" (Fine Arts Theater)
1:00 Visit the Voyageur encampment for special presentation
1:45 "Embrassez le passé" Denise Wilson (Union Theater)
1:45 "Les Boulingrins" (Fine Arts Theater)
The hands-on presentation, "How did out French-Canadian Ancestors Live," by historian Mary Antoine de Julio (from Prairie du Chien) will be repeated several times on the small stage in the Wisconsin Room.
The map exhibit, the Voyageur camp, the pétanque tournament will be on-going.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DISPLAYS
Business Connections (Organized by Toni Wulff, Mount Mary College)
Eight companies will demonstrate their international operations with a focus on the Francophone world. Our special thanks to:
- GE Medical Systems: Marc Onetto. Global Quality Six Sigma General Manager
Frédéric Saiz, Eric Thierry
- Bombardier Corporation: Robert Luemley
- Derco Aerospace: Jayne Aliota, Manager of Human Resources; Kristen Liebbe Account Representative, European Division
- Johnson Controls: Adele Yelich, Senior Customer Service Representative
- Allen Bradley - Rockwell International: Operator Interface Translation Team:
Cathia Hawi and Geneviève Ackaouy
- Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection:
Jennifer McLaughlin, International Marketing Consultant
- W.H. Brady: Carole Herbsteit-Kalinyen, Manager of Public Relations; Justo Figeroa, Recruiter
- Europa Books: Danielle M. Huguet
Courtesy of the French Consulate, Chicago: