Vol. 3, No. 4 • Fourth Week • Summer Session • June 30, 2003
NYSP continues tradition with
23rd year at
This year's camp began June 12 and will continue through July 18. The federally funded program provides 25 program days for more than 600 area youth at no cost.
The program, which is conducted by University Recreation, provides area youth, including those from low socioeconomic families, an opportunity to learn sports skills and receive information about drugs/alcohol, nutrition, careers and higher education.
It's not just a sports camp," said Lisa Mc Intyre, activities director of NYSP and women's gymnastics coach. "There's a strong educational component that has a positive influence on many of our participants."
The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Participants are transported to campus, where they eat breakfast before beginning the day's activities and have lunch before heading home in the afternoon. Each participant also receives a free physical and T-shirt.
"I see how NYSP has benefited so many kids and the community, as well," said Mc Intyre, who has been involved in the program for seven years. "This program is about putting kids on the right track for life -- it's about making a difference in their lives and having a positive impact on them."
In 1991 and 1998 UW-Eau Claire's NYSP project was selected as the number one program in the country out of 200 programs, and each year between 1993 and 2002 the program received a Meritorious Award.
For more information about NYSP, call University Recreation at (715) 836-3377.
to benefit Thomas Bergmann Scholarship
The purpose of the event is to honor Bergmann, have fun, socialize and raise money for the Thomas Bergmann Human Resources Scholarship through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.
The suggested donation is $45, which includes green fees, prizes, hors d'oeuvres and beverages. The event is a nine hole, four to five person team scramble, followed by refreshments and presentation of golf-related prizes.
Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of golfing ability. For more information or to sign up, contact Chuck Tomkovick at firstname.lastname@example.org, Scott Lester at email@example.com or Jim LaBarre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
of Water Street accessible following road reconstruction
"There's still some construction equipment in the area and some work to complete, but the road is open and totally accessible to university parking lots," he said.
The Water Street improvement project, from Second Avenue to Sixth Avenue, includes new sanitary sewer and services, water main and services, storm sewer, concrete curb and gutter, concrete paving, sidewalks and streetscape.
UW-Eau Claire's Upward Bound program, which
helps low-income and/or first generation high school students from Eau
Claire prepare for college educations, was refunded and selected as
one of only five Wisconsin universities to receive a five-year award.
The other 14 recipients were awarded four-year grants.
Feingold and Kohl are longtime supporters of
the Department of Education's TRIO program, which funds the grants and
worked with the department on behalf of Wisconsin's Upward Bound programs
to secure the federal funding.
Retirement reception honoring
Ann Lapp set for July 2