Vol. 56, No. 11Eleventh Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 27, 2008

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Report gives carbon emissions reduction strategies

Applicants, nominees sought for EDI Fellowship

UW-Eau Claire Foundation elects new officers

Professors work to offer summer cultural experience to nursing students

IRE grants support UW-Eau Claire activities

Presentation to address feasibility of Phoenix Park area supermarket

Elections to be focus of 'Let's Do Lunch' session

Marching band to perform stage show Nov. 2

 

Report gives carbon emissions reduction strategies
UW-Eau Claire footbridge over riverUW-Eau Claire emits nearly 40,000 metric tons of carbon each year, with electricity, cooling and heating accounting for more than 90 percent of the emissions. Transportation, solid waste, and refrigerants and other chemicals account for the remaining emissions that make up the university's carbon footprint, according to a recently completed report that summarizes the university's greenhouse gas emissions and identifies strategies for reducing those emissions.

To achieve its goal of carbon neutrality, UW-Eau Claire must make structural changes and support additional environmentally friendly programs that will help students, staff and faculty change behaviors, according to "State of the University: UW-Eau Claire Carbon Emissions and Recommendations for Achieving Carbon Neutrality 2008," written by the Carbon Neutral Team. The report was shared with the campus community at a presentation Oct. 22. Full story. Go to top of page

Applicants, nominees sought for EDI Fellowship
UW-Eau Claire excellence sealChancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich has announced  a new leadership development fellowship in the area of equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI).  UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff members are invited to consider applying or nominating a qualified individual for the position of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Fellow.

The EDI Fellow will report to the chancellor and will work closely with students, vice chancellors, academic departments and key units including Admissions, Affirmative Action, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and Office of Multicultural Affairs. The fellow will work approximately two-thirds time to full time and will work on equity, diversity and inclusivity issues. More information. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire Foundation elects new officers

Casey Sylla
Sylla

Casey J. Sylla, a 1966 UW-Eau Claire graduate, was elected president of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation board of directors at the board's annual meeting earlier this month. Sylla, a retired Illinois businessman, succeeds Bert Colianni '76, who had served as board president since October 2006.

Also elected as Foundation board officers were Charles Grossklaus '69, vice president; Betsy Kell '73, secretary; and Jo Ellyn DeCesare '84, treasurer. New committee chairs include George Stoebel '74, investment committee; Scott A. Peterson '90, audit committee; Jo Anne Brandes '75, strategic planning; and Pete Fernholz '73, board development and nominating. Full story. Go to top of page

Professors work to offer summer cultural experience to nursing students

Lee-Ellen Kirkhorn Cheryl Lapp\
Kirkhorn
Lapp

Nursing professors at UW-Eau Claire are working to make it possible to share a summer nursing experience they believe to be educationally and culturally enriching with their undergraduate nursing students.

Dr. Lee-Ellen Kirkhorn and Dr. Cheryl Lapp, associate professors of nursing, are seeking funding for a project that would allow student nurses to assist in providing health care at Camp Chi, an overnight summer camp located on Lake Blass near Wisconsin Dells and the village of Lake Delton.

Affiliated with the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago, the camp serves Jewish boys and girls aged 9 to 16 years old. Besides the usual summer camp activities, the camp includes a strong focus on Jewish culture and rituals, and a program that welcomes a number of campers from Israel each summer and teaches about its land and people. Full story. Go to top of page

IRE grants support UW-Eau Claire activities
Four UW-Eau Claire faculty members are recipients of 2008-09 grants from the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity. The following have received Category C grants in support of campus activities and events that contribute to the understanding of race, ethnicity and diversity:

  • Manual Fernández and Eva Santos-Phillips, foreign languages, for “Enrique Morones Speaking on Illegal/Undocumented Immigrants and Humanitarian Aid, or Are (Border) Angels Criminals?”
  • Jill Pastrana, foundations of education, for “COEHS Hmong Culture and Language Program.”
  • Judy Rene Sims, communication and journalism, for “International Awareness Through Intercultural Interviews.”

Full story. Go to top of page

Brady Foust
Foust
Presentation to address feasibility
of Phoenix Park area supermarket

Dr. Brady Foust, UW-Eau Claire professor of geography, will present "A Supermarket Feasibility Study for the Phoenix Redevelopment Site" in the next session of UW-Eau Claire's "Ask a Scientist" series at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Acoustic Café in Eau Claire. "Ask a Scientist" talks are geared toward the educated layperson and feature a 30-minute presentation on a scientific topic of current interest followed by a 30-minute discussion period. See the complete fall schedule. Go to top of page

Elections to be focus of 'Let's Do Lunch' session

Geoff Peterson
Peterson

Dr. Geoffrey Peterson, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of political science, will present "Countdown to Election '08" from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 30 at Sweetwaters Restaurant in Eau Claire. The talk is part of the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association's monthly "Let's Do Lunch" speaker series. Peterson, director of UW-Eau Claire's Political Science Research Institute, will examine the latest trends for the 2008 election and discuss how information from previous election cycles can help people understand what will happen in November. Full story. Go to top of page

Marching band to perform stage show Nov. 2

Blugold Marching Band
Photo by Bill Hoepner, LTS

The UW-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band, directed by Dr. Randal Dickerson, associate professor of music, will perform its second annual stage show at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 in Zorn Arena.

The public is invited to the show, which will consist of three parts: "Greatest Songs of the Rock Area and BMB Traditions," "Homage to the Alma Mater and Blugold Athletics" and "In Honor of America." Full story. Go to top of page

 


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