Vol. 6, No. 2Second Week • Summer Session • June 19, 2006

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Emeritus professor Morris Hayes dies at 87

Students to receive 2006-07 scholarship awards

New scholarship memorializes Ronald Satz

NYSP runs for 26th year despite funding cuts

Collaborative leadership expert
to visit campus

Garlic mustard monitoring, control is program focus

Alumni, friends gather for Leinie Lodge event

 

Emeritus professor Morris Hayes dies at 87

Morris D. Hayes
Morris D. Hayes

Morris D. Hayes, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of music and theatre arts, died June 15 in Oceanside, Calif. He was 87. Hayes joined the UW-Eau Claire faculty in 1966, when the university had only one choir. He soon developed men's and women's choruses, and by 1975 he was conducting the Concert Choir, Oratorio Society, Singing Statesmen and Women's Chorus — a total of 600 students weekly. Hayes retired from UW-Eau Claire in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Gladys, of Oceanside, Calif.; daughter, Mary Hayes, of Greenville; son, Doug Hayes, of Eau Claire; and many grandchildren. Full obituary. Go to top of page

Students to receive 2006-07 scholarship awards
Numerous scholarship awards to UW-Eau Claire students for the 2006-07 academic year have been announced recently, including the following scholarships from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation:

Also recently awarded were Excellence in Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarships, which are funded by a National Science Foundation grant to UW-Eau Claire's mathematics and computer science departments. Go to top of page

New scholarship memorializes Ronald Satz

Ronald Satz
Ronald Satz

A scholarship has been established in memory of Ronald N. Satz, UW-Eau Claire provost and vice chancellor emeritus, who died March 7 following a long battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

The Dr. Ronald N. Satz Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a first-generation college student, immigrant to the United States or child of an immigrant, a minority or economically disadvantaged student, or a student who shows evidence of a strong commitment to social or economic justice and/or public service. Gifts to the scholarship fund can be made through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Satz retired from UW-Eau Claire in 2005 after 22 years of service as a faculty member and administrator, including six years as provost and vice chancellor from May 1999 to October 2005. An American Indian historian with a specialty in Indian treaties and treaty rights, Satz taught history classes and continued his scholarly activities while serving in the university's administration. Full story. Go to top of page

NYSP runs for 26th year despite funding cuts

boy shooting basketball NYSP participants honed their basketball and softball skills during activities last Thursday on UW-Eau Claire's upper campus. (Photos by Rick Mickelson, LTS)
boys catching and throwing softballs

UW-Eau Claire's award-winning National Youth Sports Program is under way for the 26th year in a row after receiving partial funding for the program from the National Youth Sports Corporation. The five-week summer sports camp for youth ages 10-16 runs through July 14.

For the first time in its 38-year history, NYSP was nearly eliminated last year because funding was not provided in the federal budget bill. Due to federal funding cuts, UW-Eau Claire's program budget was reduced by 60 percent, said Tom Patt, UW-Eau Claire's director of Recreation and Sport Facilities.

"As a result we have approximately a third fewer campers (435) than last year (638), and a commensurate reduction in staffing," Patt said. "Fortunately we were able to keep the on-campus core programming intact, but we are not offering some of the off-campus programming that we have in the past, such as canoe trips, Fairfax Pool day, etc."

For 2007, the prospects for UW-Eau Claire's NYSP program — and programs nationwide — are not promising, Patt said, noting that the U.S. House of Representatives already has excluded funding for NYSP in its version of the next federal budget bill.

"The chances for federal funding are dwindling," he said. "Lobbying efforts on behalf of the program are now focused on the U.S. Senate, where the budget bill comes up next month. There's a real need now for those in our community — parents of program participants, local elected officials and other community leaders — to contact their senators and voice their support for NYSP if they would like to see this program offered again in the future."

The NYSP program at UW-Eau Claire, which began in 1981, has been recognized as one of the finest of the 205 programs in the nation, receiving the Silvio O. Conte Award of Excellence an unprecedented three times (1991, 1998, 2004). Since 1988, the program has been among the top five NYSP programs in the country eight times and has won six additional Meritorious Awards. Learn more about the National Youth Sports Program. Go to top of page
NYSP participants making a banner
NYSP participants created a banner during the education component of the program. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, LTS)

Collaborative leadership expert to visit campus

Hank Rubin Robert Hollon
Hank Rubin
Robert Hollon

Dr. Hank Rubin, author of two books on collaborative leadership and numerous articles on leadership, ethics, education and public policy, will visit UW-Eau Claire Thursday through Saturday, June 22-24. Rubin will help kick off the initial meeting for a one-year, $60,000 UW System grant awarded to the Center for Collaborative Leadership in Education in UW-Eau Claire's College of Education and Human Sciences. Dr. Robert Hollon, co-director of the Center for Collaborative Leadership in Education and a professor of curriculum and instruction, is the lead investigator for the grant, titled "Preparing Collaborative Leaders at UW-Eau Claire: A Community Responsibility." Hollon said the ultimate goal of the grant is to embed the principles of collaborative leadership into all programs offered through UW-Eau Claire's College of Education and Human Sciences, which includes various education programs, social work, kinesiology and communication sciences and disorders. Full story. Go to top of page

Garlic mustard monitoring, control is program focus
garlic mustardBeaver Creek Reserve will present a garlic mustard monitoring project workshop at UW-Eau Claire on Thursday, June 22, from 4-7 p.m. in Phillips Hall 281. Garlic mustard (
Alliaria petiolata), currently found in the Eau Claire area, poses a severe threat to native plants and animals in forest communities. Once introduced to an area, garlic mustard outcompetes native plants by aggressively monopolizing light, moisture, nutrients, soil and space. Jeremy Solin, Wisconsin School Forest Education Specialist, will train workshop participants on identification and control methods for garlic mustard. Participants will be asked to monitor for garlic mustard in their areas, document their observations on the Wisconsin NatureMapping Web site and take steps to control the plant. This workshop is intended for teachers but open to the general public as well. There is no cost for the program but participants should bring a sack lunch. Registration by June 20 is requested by calling Beaver Creek Reserve at 715-877-2212. Go to top of page

Alumni, friends gather for Leinie Lodge event

Ruby Nelson '64 Chancellor Levin-Stankevich with guests
Todd Glaser '93, '98 with Roger Hedrington and Emery Crowley '68 Top left: Ruby Nelson, 96, a 1964 UW-Eau Claire alumna, received a Blugold shirt in the door prize drawing at the June 13 Chippewa Valley Spring Fling at the Leinie Lodge in Chippewa Falls. The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association event was attended by 240 alumni and friends. Above right, Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich visited with guests. Below left, Todd Glaser, Blugold head football coach and a 1993 and 1998 alumnus, talked with Roger Hedrington, center, and Emery Crowley '68. (Photos by Rick Mickelson, LTS)

 


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