Vol. 51, No. 19Third Week • Spring Semester • Feb. 9, 2004

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School of Education receives national
service-learning award

UW System President Katharine Lyall Announces Retirement

UW-Eau Claire spring Forum series to open with presentation by Bobby Seale

Alternate winter break program attracts support

Student Development and Diversity seeks award nominations

Campus Campaign 2003-04:Scholarships receive faculty, staff support

United Way/SECC update

Funeral services set for Richard J. deGrood


School of Education receives national
service-learning award

Student teacher with grade-schooler.UW-Eau Claire is the 2004 recipient of the Best Practice Award for Service-Learning in Teacher Education from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education National Service-Learning in Teacher Education Partnership.

The national award, which recognizes exemplary practice in the use of service-learning in teacher education, will be accepted by Mark Clark, dean of the College of Professional Studies, and Katherine Rhoades, associate dean of Education, at the AACTE annual conference in Chicago Feb. 10.

The award recognizes how the School of Education has used UW-Eau Claire’s commitment to service-learning to develop and implement innovative service-learning opportunities for pre-service teachers, said Rhoades, who co-wrote the award proposal with Cynthia Gray-Mash, an associate professor. Full story. Go to top of page

UW System President Katharine Lyall Announces Retirement
Katharine LyallUW System President Katharine C. Lyall announced her retirement at a press conference in Madison Feb. 4, marking the end of one of the longest and most productive presidencies in the history of the UW System.

Lyall, 62, said she would stay until her replacement arrives or until Sept. 1 at the latest. In September, Lyall, an economist, will begin a year’s appointment as a visiting senior scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in Palo Alto, Calif.

Read more about Lyall's announcement on the UW System Web site. Also Leader-Telegram articles "Lyall to resign from post as UW System president" and "Replacing Lyall may be costly." Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire spring Forum series to open with presentation by Bobby Seale

Bobby Seale
"I believe in a future world of cooperational humanism: decent human relationships in all spheres of earthly life." -- Bobby Seale

Bobby Seale, an architect of one of the most important social change movements in American civil rights history, will present “Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 in Zorn Arena.

In 1966, Seale and Huey P. Newton formed the vanguard of the political-revolutionary organizations of the 1960s, The Black Panther Party for Self Defense which flourished from 1966-74. They organized a real “power to the people” revolution, risking their lives to stop institutionalized racist discrimination, vicious police brutality and murder of Black people.

Fast-talking but soft-spoken and passionate about his causes, Seale doesn't fit the image of the angry, shotgun-toting and uniformed Black Panther he is often made out to be. Defining himself as a “revolutionary humanist,” Seale brings the ‘60s protest-movement era full circle. Now, he says, we must reach for the future, to create a greater community-controlled democracy, void of racist or chauvinistic practices. Full story and ticket information. Go to top of page

Alternate Winter Break program attracts support
Washington, D.C. elementary school student holding up crayons.For 16 years Pastor Don Wisner, University Lutheran Church, has been leading UW-Eau Claire students to Washington, D.C. over winter break to volunteer in schools and shelters. And, every year the circle of people involved in helping with the Alternate Winter Break program — students, faculty and alumni — seems to grow a little larger.

This year the circle widened quite a bit when organizers received a generous grant to help underwrite the trip from the Juedes-Molinaro Family Foundation of Wausau, whose principal officers, Art and Barbara Juedes, are UW-Eau Claire alumni. Their gift helped lower the cost of the trip for students, making it more affordable for those who might not otherwise have been able to participate.

Next year, members of the Association of Student Social Workers hope to widen the circle even more by soliciting donations of school supplies from local businesses, school supply manufacturers or anyone willing to help. Full story. Go to top of page

Student Development and Diversity seeks award nominations — Watch campus mail for information
Student Development and Diversity Recognition Awards logoThe Office of Student Development and Diversity invites nominations for the first Student Development and Diversity Recognition Awards to be presented April 21.

The awards recognizing people who have shown exemplary efforts in facilitating the development of students and in promoting diversity on campus will be given in the following areas: Staff Excellence, Student Organization, University Staff Excellence, Instructional Excellence, Student Assistant, Diversity Teacher/Scholar and Diversity Advocate.

Nomination brochures with award criteria will be mailed this week to campus offices and departments. The nomination information should be returned to Jan Sloan in the Office of Student Development and Diversity by March 17. Go to top of page

Campus Campaign 2003-04: Scholarships receive faculty, staff support
Campus Campaign (Empowering Each Other) logoWith careers devoted to serving the students of UW-Eau Claire, many faculty and staff members choose to support scholarships when making their gifts and pledges to the university’s annual Campus Campaign. Campus Campaign gifts may be designated to support already-existing scholarships or to start new ones, either through one person’s contribution or the pooled gifts of several individuals. Go to the full story for a link to listings of all UW-Eau Claire Foundation scholarships, as well as some summaries of new scholarships started by faculty and staff. Go to top of page

United Way/SECC update
United Way logoUW-Eau Claire employees contributed $28,099 to the 2003 United Way campaign and $9,563 to the State Employees Combined Campaign.

The United Way/SECC Committee sincerely thanks everyone who contributed to the campaigns. Go to top of page

Funeral services set for Richard J. deGrood
A funeral mass for Richard J. deGrood, professor emeritus of philosophy and religious studies at UW-Eau Claire, will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Newman Parish, at the Ecumenical Religious Center at UW-Eau Claire.

Family and friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ecumenical Religious Center.

Richard J. deGrood, 68, of Eau Claire died peacefully of cancer at his home on Sunday, Feb. 8. Go to top of page


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