Vol. 51, No. 1First Week • Fall Semester • Aug. 25, 2003

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DNR grants permit for Chippewa River bank stabilization project

Lip service — Chancellor Mash

Orientation activities to welcome new freshmen

Letter from associate vice chancellor for Student Development and Diversity

New instructional designer to offer seminar to faculty Aug. 26

NET news

Hmong radio show returns to WUEC

McIntyre, Steuernagel, Oehrlein resign head coach positions

Highlights from Summer Bulletin


UW-Eau Claire again ranks in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Tier
U.S. News Best Colleges 2004 U.S. News & World Report magazine has again ranked UW-Eau Claire in its top tier of universities in the Midwest, and UW-Eau Claire also was recognized as having one of the best undergraduate research programs in the country.

This year’s rankings put UW-Eau Claire at No. 3 among regional public universities in the Midwest, a region that includes schools in 12 states stretching from the Dakotas to the west, Missouri to the south and Ohio to the east.

“These quantitatively measured rankings continue to be very competitive, so we are proud to be included among the top schools in the Midwest for the ninth consecutive year,” Chancellor Donald Mash said. “It speaks well of our faculty, staff, students and alumni.” Full story.
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DNR grants permit for Chippewa River bank stabilization project
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has granted UW-Eau Claire a permit to stabilize a portion of the Chippewa River riverbank that runs through campus.

The project will reinforce approximately 1,200 feet of the riverbank along Garfield Avenue from the university pedestrian bridge to the Putnam Park parking lot. The project is necessary because of a history of erosion of the riverbank as well as concerns for public safety and damage to the university’s infrastructure along that stretch of the river that could result from a potential collapse of the bank under certain conditions. Full story.
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Lip service
Chancellor Mash un-stached

Chancellor Mash with mustache Chancellor Mash without mustache


It happened right under our noses — or his nose. This summer, after 33 years, Chancellor Mash decided to bare his lip. Yes, he is no longer a mustachioed fellow. Go to top of page

Orientation activities to welcome new freshmen
Student having face paintedThe school year will be under way Aug. 28 for UW-Eau Claire’s nearly 1,900 new freshmen. The new students are invited to attend the second phase of their orientation to the university, which began during Summer Orientation when they registered for classes.

“We know once first-year students move into the residence halls or as commuter students get ready to start classes, they will have many questions. Phase two is designed to help answer those questions, increase students’ sense of comfort and belonging and help them feel confidence as they start classes,” said Jacqueline Bonneville, coordinator of new student orientation. Full story.
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Letter from associate vice chancellor for Student Development and Diversity

Kimberly Barrett
Kimberly Barrett, associate vice chancellor for Student Development and Diversity (UW-Eau Claire photo by Rick Mickelson)

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff of UW- Eau Claire,

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of introduction. Although I have been on the job for almost two months now and have met many wonderful people, I have awaited the arrival of the campus's full complement of faculty and students with much anticipation. Campuses have a special type of energy in the fall that comes with the hope that a new beginning brings. As most of you are aware, what was formerly the Dean of Students Office has been restructured into the Office of Student Development and Diversity. This represents another type of beginning for me and the campus. As the new associate vice chancellor for Student Development and Diversity, I would like to share with you my hopes for the coming year. Full letter. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire’s new instructional designer to offer seminar to faculty Aug. 26

Jonathan Paver
Jonathan Paver, instructional designer in TLTDC

As part of the opening week for faculty and academic staff at UW-Eau Claire, the Network for Excellence in Teaching and the Teaching and Learning Technology Development Center will present a seminar to address instructional design at UW-Eau Claire.

Jonathan Paver, the new instructional designer at the TLTDC, will lead the seminar, “Beginning the Year Right: Instructional Design Comes of Age at UW-Eau Claire,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, in the Hibbard Hall Penthouse.

“It is my hope that any faculty attending this session will begin the process of thinking about how they teach and how they might be able to explore different teaching methods to enhance student learning,” Paver said.

Paver will discuss the definition of instructional design and the work of instructional designers. The seminar also will address the basic assumptions of instructional design and explore the psychological and epistemological foundations of systematic instructional design. Participants will be given the opportunity to work through a course design process that can be used on new or existing courses and Paver will highlight the role the TLTDC plays as a resource in this integration process. Full story. Go to top of page

NET news

UW-Eau Claire was notified in early July that the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development has approved a $17,000 grant to fund a 2003-04 initiative at UW-Eau Claire titled “A Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Collaborative Initiative.” The grant was made available as part of a larger UW System initiative, “Planning for the Future: Advancing the Practice of Teaching Through Scholarly Inquiry into Student Learning.” Full story. Go to top of page

Hmong radio show returns to WUEC

Kao Xiong, left, and UW-Eau Claire student Moua Her are the hosts of a new Hmong language radio program being broadcast from WUEC. (UW-Eau Claire photo by Rick Mickelson)

Hmong language radio programming returned to the Chippewa Valley Aug. 4 with the debut of Xovtoojcua Xa-Suab Hmoob (Radio Hmong) on a sub-carrier signal of UW-Eau Claire's radio station, 89.7 WUEC. The show's hosts are Moua Her, a broadcast journalism student at UW-Eau Claire, and Kao Xiong, who introduced Hmong language radio to the Chippewa Valley in 1989 on WUEC. The program later moved to WISM/WEIO radio until it was cancelled in June of 2002 with the sale of the station.The Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association is accepting donations for the purchase of additional sub-carrier radios, which are being distributed to Hmong-speaking families in the region so they may hear Xovtoojcua Xa-Suab Hmoob. The Hmong Language Radio Project is a joint effort of the Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Wisconsin Public Radio. Go to top of page

McIntyre, Steuernagel, Oehrlein resign head coach positions

Lisa McIntyre Scott Steuernagel Todd Oehrlein
Lisa McIntyre Scott Steuernagel Todd Oehrlein

Three UW-Eau Claire head coaches resigned from their positions this summer. Lisa McIntyre stepped down after seven seasons as the women's gymnastics coach to spend more time with her daughter, who was born last October. Scott Steuernagel accepted a full-time position in the private sector after five seasons as the men's cross country coach. Todd Oehrlein resigned after six seasons as the men's golf coach and eight seasons as the assistant men's basketball coach to take the head women's golf position at UW-Madison. Full story. Go to top of page

Highlights from Summer Bulletin
On the outside, UW-Eau Claire may not have looked like it was bustling with activity this summer, but look a little closer and you'd see a lot of newsworthy happenings taking place these last few months. Following are links to several stories that appeared in the Summer Bulletin. To catch up on all the campus news and events featured in the Summer Bulletin, go to the past issues section.

Ted Wendt resigns, accepts new position in California
UW-Eau Claire students satisfied with their college experience
Professor Thomas J. Bergmann dies
Susan Krueger named Woman of the Year by Mental Health Association
David Franks receives service award from local agency
Dean Mark Clark assumes graduate studies duties
UW-Eau Claire women's tennis player named to Verizon Academic All-American First Team
UW-Eau Claire hosts open house detailing flexible MBA program
Basketball camp focuses on basketball and leadership skills
NYSP continues tradition with 23rd year at UW-Eau Claire
Golf event to benefit Thomas Bergmann Scholarship
Upward Bound program receives five-year TRIO grant
Graduate Studies office moves to new location
Bernard Duyfhuizen name interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
UW-Eau Claire students contribute significant dollars to Chippewa Valley economy
Employers continue to seek out UW-Eau Claire graduates
Orientation sessions wrap up
Internet dial-up access will continue
New federal tax rates impact withholdings
Students start first hands-on Spanish summer camp in Eau Claire
Chancellor Mash to serve as national leader in alcohol and drug prevention
Incoming freshmen take advantage of Leadership Institute
Small Business Development director named tops in state
UW-Eau Claire outreach effort nominated for national award
Hmong youth participating in leadership program
UW-Eau Claire chemistry department busy with summer research
UW-Eau Claire participates in National American Democracy Project
UW-Eau Claire commencement set for Aug. 2
Alumni Association presents awards Aug. 2
Record number of children attend Summer Institute
Phillips, Nursing parking lots open
Student Employment Job Fair set for Sept. 4
College of Business administrative changes announced
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