Vol. 51, No. 3Third Week • Fall Semester • Sept. 8, 2003

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School of Education receives high marks from DPI

Phase II Orientation, CUBEfest successfully kick off college experience

P. J. O’Rourke to open Forum Series

UW-Eau Claire to present ‘A Salute to the Big Band Era’

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James Brummer receives Schoenfeld Distinguished Professorship
Dr. James BrummerJames Brummer, professor of philosophy and religious studies, is the fifth recipient of the Maxwell Schoenfeld Distinguished Professorship at UW-Eau Claire.

The award recognizes a commitment to the university, achievement in scholarship and a commitment to student learning and life.

“I feel very honored to have won the Max Schoenfeld award for 2003,” Brummer said. “I knew Max, and, perhaps more importantly, I knew to what extent his students respected him as a scholar and revered him as a teacher. He left a legacy of leadership in teaching, research and service to the university that is unsurpassed.”

Brummer will use the $5,000 award to work on an ethics book on residual obligations, defending a certain concept in ethics that arises when there are conflicts of duty. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire School of Education receives high marks from DPI
Student teacher with grade-school childUW-Eau Claire’s School of Education received full accreditation approval from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, making its teacher education program one of just two in the state to-date to receive approval under new legislation that governs such programs in Wisconsin.

“Given the tradition of excellence within the School of Education, I’m not surprised by the outcome,” said Katherine Rhoades, associate dean of the School of Education. “I’m proud of how our faculty worked together to address the accreditation process’s many challenges.”

Of seven teacher education programs in Wisconsin reviewed so far, only UW-Eau Claire and UW-River Falls were granted full approval, Rhoades said. The accreditation is good for five years. Full story. Go to top of page

Phase II Orientation, CUBEfest successfully kick off college experience
UW-Eau Claire once again is a busy place. The bustle of moving into dorms, saying goodbye to a carefree summer and the prospect of schoolwork has settled in as students begin to dive into another year of school.

This year's student body of 9,449 includes 1,879 new freshmen. The top-notch group of incoming freshmen (average ACT score of 24.5) spent their first days on campus immersed in a number of events and activities. The photos here capture some of the smiles of UW-Eau Claire's freshmen class. Go to top of page

Freshman at picnic Freshmen moving in to residence halls
Freshmen at picnic Freshmen eating at picnic
Freshmen eating at picnic Male freshman throwing Frisbee at picnic
UW-Eau Claire photos by Rick Mickelson

P.J. O’Rourke to open Forum Series
P.J. O'RourkePolitical satirist P.J. O’Rourke will open the 62nd season of The Forum at UW-Eau Claire on Wednesday, Sept. 17. His presentation, “The Politics of Worry — Government vs. the Free Market: Which is Worse?” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena.

With more than a million words of trenchant journalism under his byline and more citations in The Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations than any other living writer, P.J. O’Rourke has established himself as one of the funniest speakers in America. He is the best-selling author of ten books, including “Parliament of Whores,” “Give War a Chance,” “Eat the Rich” and “The CEO of the Sofa.” Whether dealing with the inner workings of Washington, the shifting political sands of the new world order, or his own living room, O’Rourke is a savvy guide to national and world affairs. Full story and Forum schedule. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire to present ‘A Salute to the Big Band Era’
The department of music and theatre arts will present “A Salute to the Big Band Era” on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena.

This year’s event is a special tribute to all members of the U.S. armed forces, past and present, and they are especially invited to attend this special afternoon or evening of music and dancing, along with all Big Band lovers, alumni and friends of UW-Eau Claire.

Tickets, available at the Service Center, are $15 for the general public; $12 for those 62 and over, youth 17 and under and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff; $11 per person for organized groups of 10 or more; and $10 for UW-Eau Claire and UW System students.
Full story. Go to top of page

Calling all faculty/staff experts!
New and existing faculty and staff members are invited to be included in UW-Eau Claire's online Experts Directory. Check it out and decide if you'd like to participate.

The campus experts listed are available to provide comments to the media on a variety of topics and issues and may be available to speak to service and professional groups.

To participate, fill out the online submission form. If you already are included in the Experts Directory, please check your listing and send changes by e-mail to Ann Hoffman at hoffmaa@uwec.edu.

The UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, which updates the directory, hopes to offer the community a more extensive list of topics and a wider representation of UW-Eau Claire's faculty/staff expertise. Sign up today! Go to top of page

Stay Informed ...
with the State Budget Update Web site

A state budget update and a few stories regarding the budget have been added to UW-Eau Claire's State Budget Update Web site. You also can find the Web site by clicking on the State Budget Update heading under Headline News on UW-Eau Claire's home page.
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