Vol. 54, No. 23Sixth Week • Spring Semester • Feb. 26, 2007

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Four provost/vice chancellor finalists announced

Strategic planner candidate to interview today

Daylight-saving time changes to take effect soon

Awards recognize accomplishments of student leaders, organizations, advisers

Fall 2007 Class Schedule now available online

Forensics team wins 15th straight state tourney

UW-Eau Claire celebrates Women's Herstory Month

EAC events to honor Leopold's conservation legacy

'Liberal Education for the 21st Century' to be Feb. 28 'Let's Do Lunch' topic

Event to discuss Wisconsin opportunites for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics

Survey seeks faculty/staff/student input on downtown Eau Claire

 

Four provost/vice chancellor finalists announced

Dr. Laura Niesen de Abruna Dr. Michael Miller
Laura Niesen
de Abruna
Michael Miller
Dr. Kathleen Rountree Dr. Steven Tallant
Kathleen Rountree
Steven Tallant

UW-Eau Claire has named four finalists for the position of provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Each finalist will spend two days interviewing on campus in March.

The finalists and their interview dates are as follows:

  • Dr. Laura Niesen de Abruna, vice president for academic affairs, dean of the college and professor of English at Heidelberg College in Ohio: March 14-15.
  • Dr. Michael Miller, dean of the College of Education at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn.: March 7-8.
  • Dr. Kathleen Rountree, associate provost for undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro: March 12-13.
  • Dr. Steven Tallant, interim provost and vice chancellor at UW-Eau Claire: March 5-6.

The finalists' cover letters, vitae and interview schedules can be found on the provost search Web site. Full story. Go to top of page

Strategic planner candidate to interview today
A fourth candidate for the UW-Eau Claire position of special assistant to the chancellor for strategic planning will interview with members of the university community today. Rhonda R. Thorson will appear at an open forum for all interested students, faculty and staff from 2:30-3:15 p.m.in the Presidents Room, Davies Center. (Three candidates, Mary Jane Brukardt, Janet Newman and Derek S. Vaughan, interviewed on campus during December.)

See Thorson's complete campus visit schedule, as well as letters of application and résumés for all of the strategic planning position candidates, on the strategic planner search Web site. Go to top of page

Daylight-saving time changes to take effect soon
daylight-savings time graphicBeginning this year, as established by the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005, daylight-saving time will start three weeks earlier and end one week later than in previous years. The act provides that daylight-saving time now begin on the second Sunday in March (which this year is March 11) and end on the first Sunday in November (which this year is Nov. 4).

This change will impact the time display on computers and other electronic devices that otherwise automatically adjust for the traditional daylight-saving time. It may also affect calendar items in Microsoft Outlook and other calendaring applications. During the weekend of Feb. 24-25, UW-Eau Claire's Learning and Technology Services updated all campus servers with a patch that will automatically adjust the computer time for the extended daylight-saving time period.

The LTS Web site provides information for students, faculty and staff to prevent or minimize any problems due to the daylight-saving time changes. Those with questions regarding the updates or procedures should contact the LTS Help Desk at 715-836-5711. Go to top of page

Awards recognize accomplishments
of student leaders, organizations, advisers

Bert Colianni congratulates Ashley Sommer
Ashley Sommer, one of the Feb. 22 recipients of UW-Eau Claire's Student Leadership Award, receives congratulations from alumnus Bert Colianni during the 2007 Student Leadership Recognition Awards Ceremony. Colianni, chair of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation board of directors, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, LTS)

Six students, two student organizations and one student organization adviser received awards at the 2007 Student Leadership Recognition Awards Ceremony Feb. 22 at UW-Eau Claire.

Receiving the Student Leadership Award were Elizabeth Holst, a junior sociology major; Ashley Sommer, a sophomore elementary education major; Hana Dehtiar, a junior music therapy major; and Aaron Whalen, a senior nursing major. Gabrielle Siciliano, a senior biochemistry major, received the Blugold Spirit Award, and Emily Langer, a junior social work major, received the Samuel T.L. Larsen Memorial Award. The Student Organization Award went to the Student Homeless Awareness Chapter and the University Activities Commission. Dr. J. Roger Selin, professor emeritus of accounting and finance, received the Student Organization Adviser Award. Go to top of page

Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich and Aaron Whalen J. Roger Selin, Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich and Bert Colianni
At left, Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich presented Aaron Whalen with the Student Leadership Award. At right, he presents J. Roger Selin, professor emeritus of accounting and finance, with the Student Organization Adviser Award for his service to the student business organization Beta Upsilon Sigma. Looking on is event keynote speaker and alumnus Bert Colianni. (Photos by Rick Mickelson, LTS)

Fall 2007 Class Schedule now available online
UW-Eau Claire's Fall 2007 Class Schedule is now available online on the Registrar's Office Web site and through MyBlugold (under "Teaching & Advising "). Also access the schedule by going to the "Quick Links" pulldown at the top of the UW-Eau Claire homepage and choosing "Class Schedule." Note that a regularly updated, printable schedule is available in both Microsoft Word and PDF formats. Go to top of page

Forensics team wins 15th straight state tourney

Christine Zani Julie Germain
Christine Zani
Julie Germain

For the 15th straight year, the UW-Eau Claire forensics team won the Wisconsin State Tournament, held at UW-Madison Feb. 16 and 17. In addition, both Wisconsin representatives chosen to attend the Interstate Oratory Contest are from UW-Eau Claire. Senior Christine Zani, Hurley, and sophomore Julie Germain, New Richmond, qualified for the IOC, the oldest speech competition in existence, being held April 26-28 in Santa Fe, N.M. See individual tournament results for members of the UW-Eau Claire team. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire celebrates Women's Herstory Month
UW-Eau Claire will host a number of events throughout March in recognition of Women's Herstory Month. Events during the following week include:

  • "'The Vagina Monologues' Post Discussion," 4 p.m. Feb. 27 in the WAGE Center, Room 30 of Schofield Hall. This event is for anyone who has ever attended "The Vagina Monologues" and would like to have further discussion.
  • "Swap-O-Rama: Finding Alternatives to Consumerism," noon to 5:30 p.m. March 1 in The Cabin, Davies Center. The swap is a great opportunity to both clean out closets and trade for unique used goods.
  • "Shakespeare's Women: Bawdy, Wicked, Winsome, and Wise," 7 p.m. March 1 in the Cedar Room of L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. This free discussion will cover "The Taming of the Shrew" and/or "The Merry Wives of Windsor."
  • The film "The Last King of Scotland," 6 and 8:30 p.m. March 1-4 in Davies Theatre.
  • "The World Is in Your Classroom: Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity at the University,"a presentation by Dr. Joy Mighty, director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, at 4 p.m. March 5 in Room 102 of Hibbard Humanities Hall.

Find more details in UW-Eau Claire news releases dated Feb. 8 and Feb. 21. Go to top of page

EAC events to honor Leopold's conservation legacy

Aldo Leopold
Aldo Leopold

UW-Eau Claire's Environmental Adventure Center will host two events to celebrate Aldo Leopold Weekend.

At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, the film "The Greatest Good" will screen at the EAC in the basement of Hilltop Center on the upper campus. The film, produced as part of the U.S. Forest Service's 100th anniversary, documents our rich natural heritage from the West Coast to the East and traces the Forest Service's evolving journey from the "wise use" of resources to the idea of a "land ethic." Admission is free.

From 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 1, the second annual Aldo Leopold Banquet will honor the conservation legacy of Aldo Leopold and further foster the idea of developing a land ethic. Guest speakers will be Department of Natural Resources secretary P. Scott Hassett; watershed biologist Tex Hawkins; and UW-Eau Claire professors Dr. Sean Hartnett and Dr. John Hildebrand, both of whom teach the Aldo Leopold land ethic in their classes. Full story. Go to top of page

'Let's Do Lunch' graphic'Liberal Education for the 21st Century' to be Feb. 28
'Let's Do Lunch' topic

Dr. Don Christian, dean of the UW-Eau Claire College of Arts and Sciences, will discuss the educational needs of university students in the 21st century and recent initiatives to educate students for success in a complex global society at a Feb. 28 luncheon presentation hosted by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association. Christian will give a presentation from noon to 1 p.m. at Sweetwater's restaurant titled "Liberal Education for the 21st Century: Are Universities Delivering?" The presentation is part of the Alumni Association's "Let's Do Lunch" series. Full story. Go to top of page

Event to discuss Wisconsin opportunites for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics

Marc Goulet
Marc Goulet

A presentation and discussion on "Opportunities for Wisconsin Women in Science, Technology and Engineering - An Outreach Project" will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Hibbard Hall Penthouse.

Marc Goulet, UW-Eau Claire professor of mathematics, will discuss the Wisconsin Opportunities for Women project, aimed at increasing the enrollment of female students in Wisconsin in science, technology and upper level mathematics courses at the secondary and college levels.

"We'll be discussing the changes we can make in our schools, homes and communities so that more young women consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics," Goulet said. Full story. Go to top of page

DECI logoSurvey seeks faculty/staff/student input on downtown Eau Claire
Downtown Eau Claire Inc., a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to stimulate the economic, civic and cultural vitality of downtown Eau Claire, has created a survey seeking input from UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students about how the downtown area and the UW-Eau Claire campus community can better collaborate. Take the survey. Go to top of page

 


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