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UW-Eau Claire students receive Viennese Ball awards and scholarships for 2014

March 31, 2014
EAU CLAIRE —University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students will receive awards and scholarships at the university's 40th annual Viennese Ball, to be held April 11-12.

Proceeds from the two-night event and donations to the Viennese Ball support awards and global study opportunities for UW-Eau Claire students. Awards recognize academic excellence, service to the music and theatre arts department, and service to the Viennese Ball through employment in the W.R. Davies Student Center.

Three students from Austria will receive Heinz K. Seitinger Scholarships, named for the former Austrian trade commissioner in recognition of his contributions to UW-Eau Claire's international programs. The Seitinger award is given to exchange students from the University of Graz to UW-Eau Claire.

  • Christoph Hofer, an English major from Graz, is the son of Irene and Manfred Hofer.
  • Markus Franz Schloffer, a mathematics major from Pischelsdorf, Austria, is the son of Maria and Franz Schloffer. His host friends are Bob and Janet Lesniewski.
  • Christina Stadelmann, a kinesiology major from Grobming, Austria, is the daughter of Daniela Stadelmann and Heinz Zorweg. Her host friends are Donna and Ed Anders.

Six students will receive Viennese Ball Senior Music awards for talent, academic achievement and contributions to the music and theatre arts department. The Viennese Ball also supports additional division scholarships each year.

  • Linda Bagley, Duluth, Minn., is a violin performance major who will perform with the Baroque Ensemble and the University Symphony Orchestra at this year's Viennese Ball. Her parents are Patricia and Michael Bagley.
  • Sean Conway, Rosemount, Minn., is an instrumental music education major. His parents are Kristi and Tom Conway.
  • Marie Gustafson, Wausau, is a vocal performance major. Her parents are Jean and James Gustafson.
  • Jordan Jenkins, Eagan, Minn., is a music major with an emphasis in composition. At the Viennese Ball he will perform a solo piano work by Chopin in the Bosendorfer Salon, and will perform with the University Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble I. His parents are Kim Hafstad and Michael Jenkins.
  • Daniel Mockenhaupt, Lino Lakes, Minn., is an instrumental music education major who will perform a solo piano work by Shostakovich in the Bosendorfer Salon at the Viennese Ball. His parents are Cindy and Steve Mockenhaupt.
  • Miles Plant, Brookfield, is a piano performance major. At the Viennese Ball he will perform a work by Chopin in the Bosendorfer Salon, and will perform with The Singing Statesmen and Jazz Ensemble I. His parents are Cynthia and Charles Plant.

Rachel Zarzyski, Ripon, will receive the Ada Bors Music Service Award which recognizes outstanding service to the music and theatre arts department. A choral music education major, she is the daughter of Diane and Gary Zarzyski. The award is named to honor the originator and coordinator of the annual Viennese Ball through its silver anniversary.

Eric Conway, Rosemount, Minn., will receive the Noble Statesmen Award for outstanding music leadership to the ensemble and contribution to the music and theatre arts department. A choral music education major, Conway will perform with The Singing Statesmen and Impromptu at the Viennese Ball. He is the son of Kristi and Tom Conway.

Five students will receive Karen G. Stuber Service awards, which recognize outstanding service to the Viennese Ball. The award is named to honor the current executive director of the Viennese Ball for her 40 years of service to the event.

  • Michelle Bolwerk, Appleton, is a sociology major and a member of the Event Production Crew. Her parents are Pamela and Patrick Bolwerk.
  • Laura Elder, Brooklyn Park, Minn., is a biology major and administrative manager of the University Usher Corps. Her parents are Dawn and Mark Elder.
  • Hannah Jennings, Madison, is an elementary education major and administrative manager of the University Usher Corps. She is the daughter of Pam and David Jennings.
  • Molly Miller, Sun Prairie, is a student manager in Blugold Dining who is majoring in middle childhood through early adolescence. Her parents are Joanne and Ken Miller.
  • Samantha Witter, Wausau, is a student building manager in Davies Center who is majoring in kinesiology. Her parents are Chandra and Glen Witter.

The Annual Viennese Ball is presented by the University Centers in cooperation with the music and theatre arts department and the Center for International Education.

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