Vol. 53, No. 25Eighth Week • Spring Semester • March 13, 2006

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Memorial service to honor Provost and Vice Chancellor Emeritus Ronald Satz

Videoconference to mark Sunshine Week

UW-Eau Claire hosts national men's chorus seminar

Cambodian killing fields survivor to speak at Forum

Board of Regents March meeting summary

Endowed Kell scholarship memorializes alumnus

Mattson elected state accounting board secretary

Faculty member's family supports MIS scholarship

Senior Americans' Day to offer 'spring training

Exhibit to feature decades-old shoe collection

Swimmers, divers offer lessons for all ages, abilities

No University Bulletin next week

 

Campus to honor 'brilliant scholar,' 'friend'

Ronald Satz
Ronald Satz

Memorial service is at noon today
for Provost and Vice Chancellor Emeritus Ronald Satz

The UW-Eau Claire campus community will honor Provost and Vice Chancellor Emeritus Ronald N. Satz during a memorial service from noon-1 p.m. today in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. A reception will follow the memorial service in the lobby.

Satz, 62, died March 7 following a long battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Satz was a part of the UW-Eau Claire campus community for 22 years, serving in a number of faculty and administrative positions, including as provost and vice chancellor from May 1, 1999, until his retirement Oct. 17, 2005.

"UW-Eau Claire, Wisconsin and the world of higher education have lost a brilliant scholar, an adept administrator and a faithful friend," Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson said. "Ron Satz embodied the university's motto of excellence. His vision and passion were instrumental in helping make UW-Eau Claire one of the finest public regional universities not only in the Midwest but in the nation."

Read recent Leader-Telegram and Associated Press articles about Satz, as well as a full obituary. Go to top of page

Videoconference to mark Sunshine Week
Sunshine Week logoIn conjunction with Sunshine Week, UW-Eau Claire will participate today in a 90-minute conversation with national experts to discuss government secrecy, open government, sunshine laws and how they affect public safety and our lives. "Are We Safer in the Dark? A Dialogue on Open Government and Secrecy" will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in L2023 AC of UW-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire hosts national men's chorus seminar

U.S. Army Chorus
The U.S. Army chorus will be one of the headline performers in the 42nd Intercollegiate Men's Choruses Seminar at UW-Eau Claire March 16-18.

UW-Eau Claire' s Singing Statesmen will host the 42nd Intercollegiate Men's Choruses National Seminar March 16-18. Fifteen male choruses, representing 1,200 singers from eight states and the District of Columbia, will take part in the event. "This event represents the gathering of choral traditions from across the United States to celebrate the unique qualities and sounds of the male chorus," said Joshua Andrew, student coordinator of the seminar. The Statesmen last hosted the IMC National Seminar in 1996. Headline performers for the seminar are the United States Army Chorus and the male vocal ensemble Cantus, a Minneapolis-based group that in the past 10 years has become a full-time touring ensemble, performing with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and other Midwestern venues. Full story. Go to top of page

Cambodian killing fields survivor to speak at Forum

Loung Ung
Loung Ung

Loung Ung, a survivor of the killing fields of Cambodia, will speak at UW-Eau Claire Wednesday, March 29. Her Forum Series presentation, titled "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena. Her presentation title is the same as that of her memoir, which is a national bestseller and received the 2001 Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association award for excellence in adult nonfiction literature. The book has been published in 11 countries and translated into nine languages. Ung's second book, "Lucky Child," was published by Harper Collins in 2005. "As I tell people about genocide, I get the opportunity to redeem myself," Ung says. "I've had the chance to do something that's worth my being alive." Full story. Go to top of page

Regents discuss impact of proposed Taxpayer Protection Amendment with bill's sponsors
UW System logoThe Wisconsin Taxpayer Protection Amendment, intended to stimulate Wisconsin 's economic growth by creating a more favorable tax environment, could mean higher tuition and fewer students admitted at UW System campuses, the Board of Regents learned Friday during its March meeting in Madison. The regents discussed the impact of the proposed amendment with its sponsors, Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-West-Bend, and Tim Fiocci, legislative assistant to Rep. Jeff Wood, R-Chippewa Falls. Also at the regents' March meeting:

  • The 2005-06 UW System accountability report, titled "Achieving Excellence," was presented to the board by system President Kevin Reilly and Sharon Wilhelm, UW System associate vice president for policy analysis and research. The board learned that the UW System met or exceeded 12 of 20 accountability goals in the report.
  • The full board affirmed a systemwide policy that provides direction for all UW campuses in establishing guidelines for the kinds of activities in which resident assistants can participate.
  • Members of the United Council of UW Students, a statewide lobbying organization that represents students on 24 UW campuses, presented suggestions for 2007-09 budget priorities.
  • Reilly updated the board on the first meeting of the President's Council on Diversity, as well as steps being taken to create a Wisconsin Covenant Program aimed at ensuring Wisconsin students' successful completion of college degrees.

For full details, see the Day 1 and Day 2 news summaries from the Board of Regents' March meeting. Go to top of page

Endowed Kell scholarship memorializes alumnus

John Kell
John Kell

When John Kell, who was president of Kell Container in Chippewa Falls, died last summer in a motorcycle accident, his wife, Betsy Kell, established the John Kell Memorial Fund with the UW-Eau Claire Foundation to honor the business leader, Blugold alumnus and active university supporter. Betsy Kell and her daughters, Sadie and Angela, recently designated the fund to endow the John Kell Memorial Blugold Promise Scholarship, which will be awarded for the first time this fall. The Kell Blugold Promise Scholarship is the first endowed scholarship in the Foundation's new Blugold Promise Scholarship Program, aimed at garnering donor support for two-year scholarships to be awarded to outstanding freshmen with limited means to pay for their college education. Full story. Go to top of page

Mattson elected state accounting board secretary

Lucretia Mattson
Lucretia Mattson

Lucretia Mattson, UW-Eau Claire professor of accounting, has been elected secretary of the Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board, the seven-member board that regulates the certified public accounting profession in the state of Wisconsin . Mattson was appointed as a professional accounting member to the board by Gov. Jim Doyle. The State Senate confirmed the appointment in March 2004 for a term expiring July 1, 2007. The Wisconsin Institute of CPAs was instrumental in her appointment. Full story. Go to top of page

Faculty member's family supports MIS scholarship

Judy and Ray Germonprez Matt Germonprez
Judy and Ray Germonprez (left) and Matt Germonprez

UW-Eau Claire faculty member Matt Germonprez, assistant professor of management information systems, and his parents, Ray and Judy Germonprez, have established a scholarship program for MIS students. Two $2,250 scholarships will be available to UW-Eau Claire MIS students from this fund for the 2006-07 academic year. The Germonprez family gift is recognized as a contribution to Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's ongoing comprehensive campaign to benefit UW-Eau Claire's people and programs. Full story. Go to top of page

Senior Americans' Day to offer 'spring training'
Senior Americans' Day brochure imageThe 18th Annual Senior Americans' Day program, titled "Spring Training for the Mind, Body & Spirit," will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center. The program features keynote speaker Camille Wade Maurice, internationally known speaker and humorist, who will share insights on being human and caring in her presentation "Alive to Life." The event also will offer nearly 50 workshops on a variety of topics. The cost of the program is $25 per person and includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch. Full story. Go to top of page

Exhibit to feature decades-old shoe collection

photo from shoe collection
A UW-Eau Claire alumna's collection of shoes dating back more than 60 years will be on display in UW-Eau Claire's Foster Gallery March 21-25. (Photo by Becky Mauch)

Two UW-Eau Claire alumnae will combine their love of shoes and photography to create ARTShoe, an exhibit that will open March 21 in the Foster Gallery of the university's Haas Fine Arts Center. Virgelee LeDue, a Neillsville native who has lived in Eau Claire since 1942, has a collection of shoes that dates back more than 60 years. Some of the shoes and photographs of many others will be featured in the ARTShoe exhibit, which will open in conjunction with Senior Americans' Day at UW-Eau Claire. LeDue's shoes have been photographed and catalogued by her friend Becky Mauch, who created the ARTShoe project and designed the gallery exhibit. The ARTShoe exhibit will be on display March 21-25. An opening reception, supported by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, is slated for 4:30-7 p.m. March 21. Full story. Go to top of page

Swimmers, divers offer lessons for all ages, abilities

swimmer diver

UW-Eau Claire's swimming and diving team is offering swimming and diving lessons for people of all ages and abilities. The lessons will be offered in two sessions of six lessons each. Registration deadlines are March 24 for Session 1, which begins the week of March 27, and April 19 for Session 2, which begins the week of April 24. See complete details and registration forms for the swimming and diving lessons. Go to top of page

No University Bulletin next week
The University Bulletin will not be published next Monday, March 20, because of Spring Break. The next issue of the University Bulletin will be published on March 27. Have a great Spring Break! Go to top of page

 


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