Vol. 51, No. 22Sixth Week • Spring Semester • March 1, 2004

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Andrea Mitchell to speak at the
Devroy Forum

Notre Dame’s
Dennis Jacobs to give presentation March 11

UW-Eau Claire to host several activities to highlight Women's History Month

Artists Series to present Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’

Campus Campaign: 2003-04

Kappa Delta Pi chapter receives national recognition


Andrea Mitchell to speak at the Devroy Forum
Andrea MitchellAndrea Mitchell will be the featured speaker at UW-Eau Claire’s Devroy Forum April 22. Mitchell’s formal presentation, titled “The 2004 Presidential Campaign: New Challenges for Broadcast News,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena.

Mitchell is chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News, a position she has held since November 1994. She reports on foreign policy issues in the U.S. and abroad for all NBC News broadcasts, including “Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,” “Today” and CNBC and MSNBC.

Throughout 2002 and 2003, Mitchell covered the United Nations debate leading to the Iraq war and reported on questions surrounding pre-war intelligence and weapons of mass destruction.

The Ann Devroy Memorial Forum and Devroy Memorial Fund were established to recognize the outstanding journalistic work of the 1970 UW-Eau Claire graduate who died of cancer in 1997.

The fund awards a scholarship and helps defray the cost of a three-week residency at The Washington Post for Devroy winners. Winners also have paid internships at Wisconsin daily newspapers.

Watch for additional information on Mitchell's visit in the University Bulletin. Go to top of page

Notre Dame’s Dennis Jacobs to give presentation March 11
Dennis JacobsThe Network for Excellence in Teaching and the department of chemistry will host Dennis Jacobs, professor of chemistry at Notre Dame, March 11.

Jacobs is the 2002 U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities and the 1999-2000 Carnegie Scholar of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His presentation, “Reinventing the Flat Tire: Why we Need a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” will be held Thursday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Hall 401.

Jacobs will present some of his scholarly investigations into student learning, and he will reflect on how this form of scholarship has impacted his teaching and professional life.

For more information, contact Bob Eierman. To reserve a seat at the university-wide presentation, send e-mail to TLTDC. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire to host several activities to highlight Women's History Month
In honor of National Women’s History Month, UW-Eau Claire will host a series of events in March. This year’s theme is “Women Inspiring Hope and Possibility.” The events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

This week's events begin with a Women's Studies faculty reading Tuesday, March 2, at 8 p.m. in The Cabin of Davies Center. Janice Bogstad, Kate Hale, Bergine Haakenson, Barbara Kernan, Karen Loeb and Patti See will read their poetry and prose. For details on other events planned for this week, go to the Calendar or read the full story. Go to top of page

Artists Series to present Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’
Richard III actorsUW-Eau Claire will present The Acting Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, in Zorn Arena.

The Artists Series presentation is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a 50-state, 100-community tour of Shakespeare’s plays by six of the nation’s finest theater companies.

Honored with a 2003 Tony Award nomination for Excellence in Theater, The Acting Company was founded in 1972 by John Houseman and current producing artistic director Margot Harley, with members of the first graduating class of the Juilliard School’s drama division. The ensemble has performed 100 plays for more than two million people in the United States and abroad and has received the Obie, Audelco and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.
Full story and ticket information. Go to top of page

Campus Campaign: Co-chairs thank Campus Campaign participants
Campus Campaign (Empowering Each Other) logo In a letter to the UW-Eau Claire campus community, Thomas and Debra King, co-chairs of Campus Campaign 2003-04, extend thanks to faculty and staff for their generosity during this year's campaign. As of the end of February, 319 faculty and staff members had participated either through outright gifts, pledges, planned gifts or payroll deduction. Read the Kings' letter. All gifts from faculty and staff through June 30 will be recognized as contributions to Campus Campaign 2003-04, as well as to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's ongoing comprehensive campaign, Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence. Go to top of page

Kappa Delta Pi chapter receives national recognition
UW-Eau Claire Epsilon Omicron Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, recently received the Achieving Chapter Excellence Award at the national Kappa Delta Pi conference in St. Louis.

Former chapter officers and recent graduates Elizabeth Rae Meyer and Ashley Murray, both from Minnetonka, Minn., accepted the award along with Mark Clark, dean of the College of Professional Studies, on behalf of the UW-Eau Claire chapter. Full story.
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Published weekly during the fall and spring semesters by the UW-Eau Claire News Bureau. News items and notices should be sent to the News Bureau, Schofield 201, by 10 a.m. Monday for publication in the following week’s issue. E-mail submissions to Liz Wolf Green at greenew@uwec.edu are encouraged. Faculty/staff news items are published on a space-available basis.

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