Vol. 51, No. 29Fourteenth Week • Spring Semester • April 26, 2004

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Gina Duwe recipient of Ann Devroy Memorial Scholarship

Student Research event April 26-27

UW-Eau Claire students to display research at Wisconsin Capitol

Human Diversity Expo to feature wide variety of research

Artists Series to present Ragamala Music and
Dance Theater

Forensics team places in top ten at NFA, includes national champion

Madison’s MadiSalsa to perform Latin music at
UW-Eau Claire

Community partners, supervisors, mentors honored at Service-Learning breakfast

Smooth running

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Gina Duwe recipient of Ann Devroy Scholarship
Gina Duwe and Andrea MitchellUW-Eau Claire junior Gina Duwe of Wausau will spend her winter break in Washington, D.C., working at The Washington Post. Duwe was introduced as the seventh recipient of the Ann Devroy Fellowship during the April 22 forum, which included a speech by Andrea Mitchell.

The fellowship includes a three-week residency at The Washington Post, a $1,400 scholarship to defray the costs of the residency and an internship at a Wisconsin newspaper in the summer of 2005. Duwe is a part-time reporter for the Leader-Telegram as well as a chief copy editor at The Spectator.
(Photo by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC.) Go to top of page

Student Research Day set for April 26-27
2003 Student Research Day.UW-Eau Claire students will display their student and faculty collaborative research and independent student research at the12th annual Student Research Day April 26-27.

Posters will be on display from
noon to 4 p.m. April 26 and from 8 a.m. to noon April 27 in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Students will be with their posters and available to discuss their research during the April 26 poster session.

The event highlights student research accomplishments, as well as the importance of faculty and academic staff acting as mentors in the scholarly activity process, said Chris Lind, assistant vice chancellor and director of the Center of Excellence for Faculty/Student Research Collaboration.

This year’s projects represent student/faculty collaborations in 29 departments and units, with 182 displays involving 345 students and 130 faculty mentors. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire students to display research at Wisconsin Capitol
Several UW-Eau Claire undergraduate students will display their research posters from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 in the State Capitol Rotunda in Madison. The event, titled “Posters in the Rotunda: A Celebration of Undergraduate Research,” is sponsored by the UW System.

As the UW System’s designated Center of Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Research Collaborations, UW-Eau Claire students and faculty regularly work together to complete nationally recognized research in a variety of disciplines. Students across campus have research opportunities often found only at large graduate research institutions. U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2004” lists UW-Eau Claire among the top 39 national institutions engaged in undergraduate research/creative projects.

In Madison, UW-Eau Claire students and faculty mentors will join researchers from other System schools to discuss their work and the value of undergraduate research. Full story (including students and projects) and UW System news release. Go to top of page

Human Diversity Expo to feature wide variety of research
Education and social work students at UW-Eau Claire will share results of their diversity research projects during the 10th Bi-Annual Human Diversity Expo April 29.

The Expo, which will run from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center, will feature projects designed by 150 students currently enrolled in “Social Foundations of Human Relations” courses, taught by Cynthia Gray-Mash and Darlene Fry, and the “Ethnic-sensitive Social Work Practice” course taught by La Vonne Cornell-Swanson. The event has been held each semester since the fall of 1998. Full story. Go to top of page

Artists Series to present Ragamala Music and Dance Theater
Ragamala Music and Dance Theater. A performance by Ragamala Music and Dance Theater
April 27 will conclude this season's Artists Series at UW-Eau Claire.

The company’s performance, titled “From Temple to Theater,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena.

Ragamala Music and Dance Theater’s work bridges ancient and modern cultures, exploring a unique style of living poetry for the stage. The program will feature a selection of works that represent the company’s range, from the soulful classical music of India to the thundering Taiko drums of Japan to stirring original poetry set to Western piano. Full story and ticket information. Go to top of page

Forensics team places in top ten at NFA, includes national champion
The UW-Eau Claire forensics team recently took 9th place in the nation at the National Forensics Association tournament in Malcomb, Ill.

In addition to placing in the top ten at the NFA, UW-Eau Claire produced a national champion. Junior Kelly Bender, New London, was named the national champion in persuasive speaking. Bender also placed 6th in the nation in informative speaking and took 15th place in the pentathlon. This is the second year in a row that the NFA persuasive speaking champion is from Eau Claire. Full story.

Madison’s MadiSalsa to perform Latin music at
UW-Eau Claire

Wisconsin may not be the first place people think of when Latin music is mentioned, but Madison is home to MadiSalsa, a 10-member ensemble that will be bringing their high-energy music to Eau Claire on Thursday,
April 29.

The group, voted Madison’s favorite dance band for three years in a row (2000-02) by readers of the Isthmus newspaper, will open the 16th Annual Midwest Conference on Latin American Studies by performing at 7 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center.
Full story and ticket information. Go to top of page

Community partners, supervisors and mentors honored at Service-Learning breakfast

Chancellor Donald Mash and Paula Kleintjes, biology.
Chancellor Mash with Paula Kleintjes, recipient of an Excellence in Service-Learning Award.
(Photo by Jason Tetzloff.)

Nine individuals received special awards at UW-Eau Claire's Service-Learning Recognition Breakfast April 20. The sixth annual breakfast was held to honor the more than 500 community partners, project supervisors and UW-Eau Claire faculty mentors who have contributed to the success of the university's service-learning program.

Paula Kleintjes, biology, and Lisa Theo, geography and anthropology, received Faculty/Academic Staff Member Excellence in Service-Learning Awards.

Lucianne Boardman, Reading Partner coordinator; Julie Harnish, Montessori — Children's House; Darwin Wassick, emeriti and 3-5 Club; and Becky Wurzer, Children's Center, received Excellence in Service-Learning as a Community Partner Awards.

UW-Eau Claire students Kali Pace-Graczyk, Mark Lee and Luke Peters received Student Excellence in Service-Learning Awards. Full story. Go to top of page

Smooth running

10,000-meter women's track event on new Simpson Field surface.

The first track meet on the new surface at Simpson Field was held April 17, when UW-Eau Claire hosted the 2004 Blugold Open. UW-Eau Claire athletes Heather Lipinski and Jane Ovanin were among the first runners to test out the track in the women's 10,000-meter run. More photos. (Photos by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC.) Go to top of page


Approximately 935 students at UW-Eau Claire are collaborating with faculty on research projects.
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