Vol. 5, No. 7Seventh Week • Summer Session • July 25, 2005

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Lawton announces governor's budget vetoes at campus news conference

Luke Strand named men's hockey coach

ENPH student wins national award

Irene Keenan Jr. Band to perform tonight

Second annual math workshop begins today

Medicating children with psychiatric disorders is July 27 'Let's Do Lunch' topic

Lane, Soll to perform Summer Winds recital

 
Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton
Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton spoke at UW-Eau Claire July 19 about state budget vetoes by Gov. Jim Doyle to restore some UW System funding. (UW-Eau Claire News Bureau photo)

Lawton announces governor's budget vetoes at campus news conference
Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton announced July 19 at a UW-Eau Claire news conference state budget vetoes by Gov. Jim Doyle to restore some support for UW System campuses. The governor's vetoes will restore $8 million of the $11 million increase he proposed in his budget for financial aid as well as the nearly $35 million in UW System funding cut by state lawmakers as a last-minute budget amendment. The governor also will veto a provision that cuts UW System staff and faculty salaries by 1.5 percent, Lawton said. Lawton also appeared at news conferences at UW-Oshkosh and UW-Stevens Point, while Doyle made the veto announcement at UW-La Crosse, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison. Read Wisconsin State Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel articles, as well as a press release from Gov. Doyle's office, about the veto announcement. Also read UW System President Kevin Reilly's statement about the governor's vetoes. Go to top of page

Luke Strand named men's hockey coach
Luke StrandAn Eau Claire native and a four-year Blugold letterwinner has been named the new UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey coach. Director of Athletics Scott Kilgallon has announced that Luke Strand will take over as the Blugold men’s coach, replacing Jean Laforest, who resigned to take a pro position with the Youngstown, Ohio, SteelHounds. Strand, who played for Blugold coach Ian Perrin from 1993-97, comes to the Blugolds after a two-year stint as an assistant coach and assistant general manager with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League. Full story. Go to top of page

ENPH student receives national award

Julie Friedhoff
Julie Friedhoff

Julie Freidhoff, Rochester, Minn., who graduated in May with a master of science degree from the UW-Eau Claire environmental public health program, was one of two winners of the 2005 National Environmental Health Association Student Award Competition. Judges for this national event selected the top two students from entrants around the country to present original student-faculty research at the 2005 NEHA annual conference, held June 26-29 in Providence, R.I. Freidhoff's presentation was titled "Toxicokinetics of MTBE in Human Subjects," by Dr. Crispin Pierce, UW-Eau Claire professor of public health professions; Russell Dills of the University of Washington; and UW-Eau Claire ENPH students Freidhoff, Alison Deneen, Ashley La Casse and Matthew Morgan. The research was supported in part by the UW-Eau Claire Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Freidhoff was awarded a plaque and $1,500, including travel costs to the meeting. An additional $500 awarded to Pierce, her research mentor, will be used to start an environmental health scholarship at Eau Claire high schools. Another highlight of the NEHA meeting was the invitation extended to ENPH graduate student Kaia Johnson, Altoona, to present a formal talk on carbon monoxide poisoning. Go to top of page

Irene Keenan Jr.Irene Keenan Jr. Band
to perform tonight
The Irene Keenan Jr. Band will present a 7 p.m. concert tonight on the Central Campus Mall as part of this week's UW-Eau Claire Summer Session Programs. Also on campus, the Summer Cinema series will continue a festival of horror films with "The Exorcist," screening at 7 p.m. today through Thursday in Davies Theatre. Session Programs continue through Aug. 4. Full story. Go to top of page

Second annual math workshop begins today

Dr. Dongming Wei
Dr. Dongming Wei

UW-Eau Claire's second annual Mathematics Department Summer Workshop will be held today through Wednesday in Room 103 of Hibbard Humanities Hall. This year's workshop, "Numerical Solution of Non-Newtonian Flow Equations and Applications," is sponsored by Extrusion Dies Industries, LLC, of Chippewa Falls and the UW-Eau Claire Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, College of Arts and Sciences and department of mathematics. Dr. Dongming Wei, professor of mathematics at the University of New Orleans, will be the featured speaker. Speakers from Extrusion Dies Industries and UW-Eau Claire also will give presentations on extrusion die design and UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout faculty, undergraduates and graduate students will give additional talks. The workshop is free and open to the public. Full story. Go to top of page

Medicating children with psychiatric disorders
is July 27 'Let's Do Lunch' topic

Let's Do Lunch graphicWilliam Frankenberger, professor of psychology and co-director of the school psychology program at UW-Eau Claire, will present "Treating Children with Psychiatric Disorders: Is Medication Enough?" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sweetwaters Restaurant, Eau Claire, as part of the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association's "Let's Do Lunch" series. The presentation will be based on research by the university's Child and Adolescent Research Institute, which has examined types and rates of medication used to treat children for psychiatric disorders, the effects and concerns associated with the use of medication, and interventions that may be used to supplement or supplant medical interventions. Full story. Go to top of page

Lane, Soll to perform Summer Winds recital

Tim Lane Beverly Soll
Tim Lane
Beverly Soll

Flutist Tim Lane, UW-Eau Claire professor of music, and pianist Beverly Soll, performing arts and special events coordinator for University Centers and Programs, will present the second of three recitals in UW-Eau Claire's Summer Winds series at 2 p.m. July 31 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public. The recital will feature music by 20th century Hungarian, Dutch and French composers and Eau Claire composer David Baker. For more information about the Summer Winds series, call (715) 836-2787. Go to top of page

 


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