Vol. 51, No. 31Sixteenth Week • Spring Semester • May 10, 2004

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Chancellor Mash to discuss campus changes at University Senate meeting

Gov. Doyle to address UW-Eau Claire graduates

UW System President Katharine Lyall to visit Eau Claire Monday

Sasser worm help available

UW-Eau Claire to graduate its first online MBA class

Web site redesign preview now available

UW-Eau Claire announces Research Day winners

Plan to attend service recognition and retirement reception

UW-Eau Claire celebrates
"UW Spirit Day"

Nursing news


Chancellor Mash to discuss campus changes at University Senate meeting May 11
University Senate Chair Susan Harrison has invited Chancellor Donald Mash to attend the Tuesday, May 11, University Senate meeting to continue discussions and answer questions about the recent administrative changes and plans to create a College of Nursing and a College of Education.

The Chancellor discussed the reorganization with members of the University Senate Executive Committee May 4 and outlined the plan in an e-mail message to all UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff the following day.

The University Senate meeting will begin at 3 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center.

You can read the Chancellor’s May 5 message to faculty and staff at message from Chancellor Mash. Go to top of page

Gov. Doyle to address UW-Eau Claire graduates
Gov. Jim DoyleWisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle will be at UW-Eau Claire May 22 to speak during the morning spring commencement ceremony in Zorn Arena. Students from the College of Business and the College of Professional Studies will participate in the 9:30 a.m. ceremony.

The Rev. Donald Wisner, pastor at University Lutheran church at the Ecumenical Religious Center, will give the commencement address during the afternoon ceremony.

Approximately 1,160 students will graduate from UW-Eau Claire during the two ceremonies. Go to top of page

UW System President Katharine Lyall to visit
Eau Claire Monday

Katharine LyallUW System President Katharine Lyall will make a brief visit to Eau Claire today as part of a two-day, three-city Western Wisconsin trip.

Lyall will meet with the Leader-Telegram editorial board at 11 a.m. and make a presentation to the Noon Rotary Club at Sweetwaters restaurant during the noon hour. A number of UW-Eau Claire, business, community and local education representatives have been invited to the Rotary presentation.
Lyall also will participate in a Monday afternoon event hosted by UW-Stout in Menomonie and a Tuesday event at UW-River Falls.

Lyall announced her retirement as UW System president earlier this year and is making visits to campus communities throughout the state to discuss the importance of the UW System as an educational and economic asset for Wisconsin.
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Sasser worm help available
A part of the campus network was affected May 3 by the Sasser worm, which infects Windows XP and 2000 machines. The virus has been removed from all university computers, and updates have been installed to protect the system from future Sasser threats. However, students, faculty and staff should take action to protect their personal computers, whether in the residence halls or off campus. Even those whose computers have not been infected with Sasser should install the Windows update to prevent future security threats.

Defense against this virus is available from CNS as well as from the Microsoft Web site. If your computer is or may be already infected, you must take steps to first remove the worm from the system. To download the Sasser removal tool and the Windows security update, visit ResCom (Residence Hall Computing) or CNS Help Desk Downloads. Make sure to download both the Sasser removal/repair tool and the Windows XP/2000 security patch.

If you are unable to download these files to your infected computer, CDs with the necessary tools are available through ResCom. If you need help off campus, contact the CNS Help Desk, Old Library 1144, at 836-5711.

For more information about protecting your computer from general security threats, visit this Microsoft Web site. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire to graduate its first online MBA class

Evgeny Dobrovolsky
Evgeny Dobrovolsky, an international student from Russia, will graduate May 22 with his master’s degree in business administration.

When Suzanne DeCann visits the UW-Eau Claire campus for the first time in May, it will be to pick up her newly earned master of business administration degree.

DeCann, who lives in Georgia, will be among the first 11 UW-Eau Claire students to earn their MBAs completely online. When she comes to Eau Claire for commencement, she’ll get her first real look at the campus and her first opportunity to talk face-to-face with her classmates and professors.

Since 2002, UW-Eau Claire MBA students have had the option of completing the entire MBA program online, the entire program on campus or combining the two options as it meets their needs.

“The online option gives our MBA students choices they never had before,” said Robert Erffmeyer, MBA program director. “Our students can complete a 30-credit online program in about two years, and they can do it on their schedule instead of ours. There is no set clock time during which they must do their work and they don’t need to travel to campus, so they can literally be anywhere in the world. Full story. Go to top of page

Web site redesign preview now available
A prototype offering a limited number of redesigned upper level pages of the UW-Eau Claire Web site is now available online. The work group chartered to redesign the upper level pages has finalized design, navigation and technical considerations. Content development is ongoing and staff members are encouraged to check the site periodically for updates.

Following an initial prototype review period, it is anticipated the redesign will be completed in the coming weeks. If all goes as planned, the new Web redesign will “go live” prior to the eight week Summer Session, which begins June 12.

The redesign has been presented to a number of groups on campus that represent faculty, staff, students and administration, and their suggestions have been taken into consideration as the redesign has progressed. Your feedback also is welcome. Comments can be submitted via the Web.

Members of the Web redesign work group include Lillian Hillis and Brian Hogan, Computing and Networking Services; Mindy Merryfield and Mari Jo Janke, Publications; Michelle Karstensen, Records and Registration; Judy Berthiaume, News Bureau; and Mike Rindo, University Communications. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire announces Research Day winners
Student Research Day student and faculty mentor winners.

UW-Eau Claire's 12th Annual Student Research Day, April 26-27, featured 182 displays involving 345 students and 130 faculty mentors. A seven-member panel consisting of faculty from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, St. Olaf College, University of St. Thomas, Edgewood College, WiSys: The Wisconsin Technology Foundation and UW System selected posters for special recognition in five categories. Find out who the award winners are in this full story. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC.)
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Plan to attend service recognition and retirement reception Thursday
The university community is invited to attend a reception honoring retiring faculty and staff and those who have been with the university for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years. A list of honorees can be viewed online. The event will run from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday,
May 13, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. A ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire celebrates "UW Spirit Day"
Photo gallery

Gov. Doyle signing UW Spirit Day Proclamation. Katharine Lyall with Bucky Badger.

Gov. Jim Doyle and UW System President Katharine C. Lyall join UW alumni, friends, and mascots for the start of UW Spirit Week on May 3. Read the Governor's "UW Spirit Day" Proclamation.

William Hutchinson, Gov. Jim Doyle and John Bachmeier.
Alumni Board President William Hutchinson '77 (left) and Alumni Relations Director John Bachmeier '81 pose with Gov. Jim Doyle after the signing of the Proclamation.
UW-Eau Claire employees, alumni and friends celebrating UW Spirit Day.
Approximately 135 UW-Eau Claire community members, alumni and friends joined in the first statewide "UW Spirit Day" celebration
May 7. (Photo by Bruce Dybvik, TLTDC.) Go to top of page

Nursing news

Malyssa Heintz, Elaine Wendt and Chancellor Mash.
The first Nursing Honors Luncheon was held April 22. Nursing faculty, honors students and School of Nursing Associate Dean Elaine Wendt attended the event. Special guests were Chancellor Mash and former nursing honors student, Melyssa Heintz ’03 (left), who presented her research "Health Risk Factors of Young Adults and Adolescent Females." The event was sponsored by UW-Eau Claire alumni Guy and Lauren Brubaker and coordinated by the School of Nursing Honors Committee.
Richard Mokua, Lydia Chowa and Komba Omaru.

An African roundtable event was held April 20 in the School of Nursing for interested students and faculty. Richard Mokua, Kenya; Lydia Chowa, Swaziland; and Komba Omaru, Sierra Leone, talked about health care issues in their respective countries. The three presenters are sophomore nursing students at
UW-Eau Claire. The program was sponsored by the School of Nursing International Education and Global Health Committee, which has taken an active role in promoting nursing study abroad and related international nursing activities. (Photos by Bob Lieske, School of Nursing.) Go to top of page


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