Vol. 56, No. 4Fourth Week • Fall Semester • Sept. 8, 2008

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Steven Tallant to leave UW-Eau Claire Sept. 15

Marty Wood named interim provost/vice chancellor

Charrettes to focus on budget process, PEEQ

Four receive Classified Staff Scholarship

Theme basket raffle to benefit United Way


Steven Tallant to leave UW-Eau Claire Sept. 15

Steven Tallant

Dr. Steven Tallant, UW-Eau Claire provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, was named last week as the next president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Tallant's last day at UW-Eau Claire will be Monday, Sept. 15. He will begin his duties as president Oct. 1. Full story.

All faculty and staff are invited to a farewell reception for Tallant from 12:30-2 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Tamarack Room, Davies Center. Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich will speak at 1 p.m., and refreshments will be served. Go to top of page

Marty Wood named interim provost/vice chancellor

Marty Wood

Dr. Marty Wood, professor of English and chair of the University Senate at UW-Eau Claire, has been named the university's interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. He will begin serving in the interim post Sept. 15.

"Marty Wood has demonstrated mature and thoughtful leadership in his role in the Senate and in his participation in our strategic planning," Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich said in a Sept. 4 e-mail to the university community. "His every action and argument is directed at enhancing the quality of our university environment and exhibits a level of university citizenship worthy of emulation." Full story. Go to top of page

Charrettes to focus on budget process, PEEQ

Campus charrettes schedule
All charrettes will be held in the Tamarack Room, Davies Center. All university personnel are welcome.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, noon–2 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2–4 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.– noon

All faculty and staff are invited to help make a difference as UW-Eau Claire launches its new budget process and PEEQ — the program to evaluate and enhance quality. A series of four charrettes, sponsored by the University Planning Committee, will provide faculty and staff with information and the opportunity to give feedback on the proposed PEEQ process, as well as information on the university's new budget process. All university personnel are invited to attend. See the charrettes schedule above. The charrettes will begin with an information session, followed by an opportunity to ask questions and provide written comments.

This year, in support of the strategic plan and as part of the new budget process, Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich has set aside $250,000 for proposals that address our strategic priorities. The charrettes will provide information on how to submit proposals.

Also this fall, through PEEQ, an evaluation process designed to help the university community make informed decisions about allocating resources, every academic department and administrative and service unit on campus will be asked to complete a self-study report. The charrettes will outline the proposed process and questions for the self-study. Faculty and staff are encouraged to provide feedback and comments to help improve the process before it is launched in October.

Background on these initiviatives can be found on the strategic planning and PEEQ Web sites. Go to top of page

Four receive Classified Staff Scholarship

Classified Staff Scholarship recipients

Cynthia Welch, left, Wayne Kochan and Kimberly Vlcak are UW-Eau Claire classified staff members who recently received awards from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's Classified Staff Grant Fund. A fourth recipient, Kylee Prestin, is not pictured. (Photo by Bill Hoepner, LTS)

Four UW-Eau Claire classified staff members recently received scholarships from the Classified Staff Grant Fund.

Receiving $250 awards were Wayne Kochan, custodian; Kylee Prestin, medical assistant in Student Health Service; Kimberly Vlcek, office manager in the Academic Skills Center and clerical staff member in Counseling Services; and Cynthia Welch, university program associate serving as office manager for Student Support Services and Services for Students with Disabilities.

Two women who completed bachelor's degrees at UW-Eau Claire while working as full-time members of the university's classified staff established the Classified Staff Grant Fund to support other classified staff members pursuing an education while working full-time at UW-Eau Claire. Linda Haag, who is retired, and Susie Warden, who retired and then returned to work as a limited-term employee in Registration Services, created the Classified Staff Grant Fund through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation after completing their degrees to make certain other classified staff members had a similar opportunity. Full story. Go to top of page

Theme basket raffle to benefit United Way

COEHS 'Jitter Jitter Bang Bang' basket
The "Jitter Jitter Bang Bang" basket, provided by the College of Education and Human Sciences, was among the baskets donated to the 2006 UW-Eau Claire theme basket raffle for the United Way of Greater Eau Claire. The campus community is invited again this year to participate in a theme basket raffle benefiting the United Way and its member agences. (Photo by Bill Hoepner, LTS)

This year's campus United Way campaign again will include an opportunity for the university community to get creative. University departments, offices and units are invited to create theme baskets to be raffled off in a fundraiser benefiting the United Way of Greater Eau Claire and its member agencies. Those interested should follow these simple steps:

  • As a department, office or unit, determine what type of theme basket you would like to create and purchase or make items for the basket.
  • Contact Jodi Thesing-Ritter (thesinjm@uwec.edu or 836-2325) or Jacqueline Bonneville (bonnevjk@uwec.edu or 836-3487) to request raffle tickets and to let them know the theme basket your group is creating.
  • Display the basket in your area and sell raffle tickets to anyone and everyone. Tickets are one for $1 or six for $5.
  • If you're ready, bring your basket to the "Day of Caring" raffle kickoff event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, on the Central Campus Mall to be displayed along with the other baskets. Also display your basket in the east lobby of Davies Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, and Friday, Oct. 17, when final raffle tickets will be sold. The lucky winner of each basket will be announced at 2 p.m. Oct. 17. Go to top of page


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