Vol. 4, No. 8 • Eighth Week • Summer Session • Aug. 2, 2004
The UW System Board of Regents approved the appointment July
“Kevin Reilly is a strong and capable leader who will move this university forward through promising, yet challenging, times,” said Regent President Toby E. Marcovich.
Reilly has served four years as UW-Extension chancellor and four years as vice chancellor and provost. He previously was associate provost for academic programs and secretary of the university at the State University of New York System. Reilly earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, and his master's degree and doctorate from the University of Minnesota. Full story.
UW-Eau Claire Commencement set for Aug. 7
A total of 178 undergraduate students will receive bachelor's degrees, including 73 from the College of Arts and Sciences, 48 from the College of Business and 57 from the College of Professional Studies. Bachelor's degree recipients from the College of Professional Studies will include 22 from the School of Education, 34 from the School of Human Sciences and Services, and one from the School of Nursing.
Thirty-one graduate students will receive master's degrees. The graduates include nine from the College of Arts and Sciences, including one specialist in education degree. Four students will receive master's degrees from the College of Business. Within the College of Professional Studies, 16 students will receive master's degrees from the School of Education and two from the School of Nursing. Full story.
UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association to present awards Aug. 7
Dr. Rita Kisting Sparks, UW-Eau Claire professor emerita of nursing systems, will receive the Honorary Alumnus Award, presented to a nonalumnus who has demonstrated great love of and service to
Thomas Griffith will receive the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, which recognizes distinguished service to the community, state or nation in a manner that brings credit upon the recipient and the university. Griffith, a 1980 UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate, is president of TDG Communications Inc., a Deadwood, S.D., advertising, marketing and public relations firm with clients nationwide.
Susan (Patterson) Perry-Lindle also will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award. Perry-Lindle, a 1971 UW-Eau Claire social work graduate, is retired from a 26-year career in the U.S. Army - a career that spanned the globe and during which she helped expand military service opportunities for women who followed her. She was promoted to the rank of colonel in 1994, when there were only 25 female colonels in the Military Intelligence Corps.
Carol Van Dam will receive the President's Award, which recognizes outstanding professional or personal achievements or service to UW-Eau Claire. Van Dam is a 1981 broadcast journalism graduate of UW-Eau Claire. Since 1999, she has been a news anchor and reporter for National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. From 1996 to 1999, she covered a variety of topics as a freelance reporter for NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition."
Charles Grossklaus also will receive the President's Award. Grossklaus, a 1969 business administration graduate of UW-Eau Claire, has been a business leader and active volunteer in the Chippewa Valley for more than 30 years. He is the president of Eau Claire-based credit union RCU, a post he has held since 1984.
• J. Kenneth Davidson Sr., professor of sociology and coordinator of family studies, will retire in August after 28 years at UW-Eau Claire.
Saturday psychology class to offer nontraditional students more flexibility
“I often hear comments from adults returning to school that indicate a real need for classes such as the Psych 100 course being offered this fall," said Bonnie Isaacson, a UW-Eau Claire adult opportunity adviser who works closely with nontraditional students. "Many adults are continuing to work part time or even full time while attending school, and many have families to juggle their schedules around."
Isaacson said the Saturday morning time slot offers working students with families more flexibility, as well as an opportunity to enroll in a course at UW-Eau Claire with other nontraditional students who have similar commitments and concerns. Full story.
A-tisket, a-tasket …
Interested? Just follow these simple steps:
• As a department, office or unit, determine what type of theme basket you would like to create. (A few ideas include a movie time basket; a red, white and blue patriotic gift basket; and a gardening basket. Note: “Basket” is a catch-all word — you could use a bucket for a car wash theme or a large ceramic bowl for a popcorn theme.)
UW-Eau Claire centralizes services at new Service Center location in Davies
Davies Center cleaning Aug. 9-13
The building will be open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dining service will be available at Marketplace from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Service Center and University Printing Services will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and University Bookstore hours will be 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Davies Center will be closed Saturday and Sunday.
All meeting rooms will be available for reservations as usual beginning Monday, Aug. 16. For more information contact Scottie Christopherson-Schorn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-3734.
Final issue of Summer Bulletin