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Vol. 3, No. 3Third Week • Summer Session • June 23, 2003

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UW-Eau Claire to host open house detailing flexible MBA program

Basketball camp focuses on basketball and leadership skills

Matt Wahl to
perform June 23

Scholarship in Amber Krenz's name featured in

Kelly McBride wins Devroy Fellowship


UW-Eau Claire women's tennis player named to Verizon Academic All-America First Team
Alison Hover Alison Hover, a May finance graduate from St. Cloud, Minn., became the first UW-Eau Claire women's tennis player in school history to earn Academic All-American honors as she was recently named to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-America College Division Women's At-Large First Team. Hover is the second Blugold to receive Academic All-American status for the 2002-03 season and the fourth Blugold overall to achieve such status since 2000. Full story.Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire to host open house detailing flexible MBA program
The UW-Eau Claire College of Business and the UW Internet Business Consortium will host an open house from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, June 26, in the Hormel Lab, Room 101 in Schneider Hall, for anyone interested in earning a graduate degree in business.

The open house will feature information on the various options available to make the MBA program flexible and accessible for busy people who need to accommodate both their work schedules and personal lives. Full story. Go to top of page

On the ball
Basketball camp focuses on basketball and leadership skills

Laura Tamm coaching girls' basketball camp.
Laura Tamm, senior Blugold women's basketball player and Blugold Girls' Basketball and Leadership Camp coach, teaches a basketball fundamental drill during last week's session.

The Blugold Girls' Basketball and Leadership Camp at UW-Eau Claire is now in its third year of offering one of the premier camps in the Midwest. The overnight basketball camp has two, five-day sessions that more than 600 girls have or will attend this summer. The first session was held last week, and the second session is set for June 29-July 3. A half-day camp for girls in grades 1-6 took place earlier in June with more than 70 participants.

"The camps are a great opportunity for these girls to develop competitively and personally," said Tonja Englund, women's basketball coach and camp director. "Each day the campers are involved in basketball fundamentals, drills, 5 on 5 games, contests and motivational sessions."

There are 17 coaches on the camp staff this summer including current and former Blugold women's basketball players and local high school coaches. The coaches work individually with the girls and lead the motivational sessions, Englund said, noting that the session topics range from being a good role model to sportsmanship to academics.

"The emphasis of the camp is on developing fundamentals, attention to detail and leadership," Englund said. "We want to develop well-rounded basketball players and give the girls a great camp experience." Go to top of page

Matt Wahl to perform June 23 on campus mall
Matt WahlSinger-songwriter Matt Wahl will present a free outdoor concert at UW-Eau Claire on Monday, June 23. The Summer Session Programs show will begin at 7 p.m. on the Central Campus Mall (rain: Schofield Auditorium). Refreshments will be sold. Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating.

Matt Wahl spent three years in an office cubicle before giving up the corporate life for the open road. Living his dream of touring and playing music full time, Wahl has created a down-to-earth, light-hearted acoustic rock-folk sound that appeals to any age. Drawing from such artists as Gordon Lightfoot, Harry Chapin and Jimmy Buffet, he mixes lyrically meaningful original songs with fun cover tunes.
More free Summer Session programs on campus. Go to top of page

Scholarship in Amber Krenz's name featured in Leader-Telegram
The Amber Star Krenz Memorial Scholarship was featured on the front page of the June 17 Leader-Telegram in a story titled "Students' memory to live on."

Twenty-two-year-old Krenz died in November 2001 of complications from meningococcal disease. She was a junior environmental and public health major at UW-Eau Claire.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to an outstanding UW-Eau Claire student majoring in environmental and public health.

"I want something that'll be forever," said Sheila Wright, who began thinking about a scholarship a year after her daughter's death. "I want her name never to be forgotten. Full Leader-Telegram story. Go to top of page

Kelly McBride wins Devroy Fellowship from
UW-Eau Claire

Kelly McBride and Lou Cannon
Posing with Kelly McBride, 2003 Ann Devroy Fellowship winner, during the Ann Devroy Memorial Forum was former Washington Post reporter Lou Cannon, featured Forum speaker.

UW-Eau Claire senior Kelly McBride will spend her winter break in Washington, D.C., working at The Washington Post. McBride is the sixth recipient of the Ann Devroy Fellowship, presented to a UW-Eau Claire journalism student who shows exceptional promise and ability.
The Fellowship includes a three-week residency at The Washington Post, a $1,400 scholarship to defray the costs of the residency and an internship at a Wisconsin newspaper in the summer of 2004.

"When (associate professor) Jan Larson informed me that I'd been selected, I think I probably just stared at her with my mouth open for a few seconds," said McBride, a political science and print journalism double major from St. Louis Park, Minn. "To be honest, part of me still can't believe it." Full story. Go to top of page


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