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Vol. 3, No. 7Seventh Week • Summer Session • July 21, 2003

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Small Business Development director named tops in state

UW-Eau Claire outreach effort nominated for national award

Hmong youth participating in leadership program

Billy Krause Trio to be featured at Summer Program


Incoming freshmen take advantage of Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute participant high on the ropes course
The Leadership Institute ropes course activities are designed to promote teamwork and emphasize the importance of individual contribution.

Nearly 300 UW-Eau Claire incoming freshmen got a "leg up" at the 2003 Leadership Institute. UW-Eau Claire's nationally known Center for Leadership kicked off the six, 2 1/2 day leadership seminars June 8 and concluded the final session July 18.

"It's a great way to get off to a good start," said Doug Hallatt, founder and director of the Leadership Institute. "It takes some of the anxiety out of starting college."

While earning two credits, incoming freshmen participated in activities designed to help them learn important skills that can help them meet their personal, academic and career goals. Participants got to know the campus, build a network of friends and learn the "Choose Confidence" curriculum, which teaches goal setting, time management, risk taking, interpersonal communication and assertiveness.

The Leadership Institute began in 1987 as a gifted and talented program with an enrollment of 50 teenagers. In the summer of 2002 enrollment shifted primarily to incoming freshmen, with 147 in attendance. These students earned an average GPA of 3.1 at UW-Eau Claire the following fall semester.

Leadership Institute participants work together on ropes course challenge.
Leadership Institute participants
Leadership Institute photos by Timothy Syth, a UW-Eau Claire senior art major (photography) from Greenwood. Go to top of page

Small Business Development director named tops in the state
Kevin Jones Marie-Arzel Young had some rough ideas for a European-style bakery with made-from-scratch baked goods when she decided to start a new business in Eau Claire. What she didn't have was a business plan, a tax consultant, an understanding of costs and profit margin or a training plan for her future employees.

"I know how to do pastries, but the other things I need help with," Young says.

Thanks to a referral to the Small Business Development Center at UW-Eau Claire, Young's ideas took shape into a solid business that has people's mouths watering all over town. The 28-year-old baker worked with Kevin Jones, director of the SBDC, which provides information, training and counseling to Wisconsin entrepreneurs and small business owners and managers.

Jones recently was selected by his peers as the 2003 outstanding Wisconsin SBDC staff member. He will receive the State Star Award along with award winners from other states during the ASBDC Annual Conference in San Diego, Sept. 30-Oct. 4. Full story.
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UW-Eau Claire outreach effort nominated for national award

Debbie King Tom King
Debra R. King, outreach program manager for continuing education Thomas W. King, professor of communication disorders

An outreach effortthe Morse 2000 Worldwide Outreach — conceived 10 years ago by UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff members, Thomas King, professor of communication disorders, and Debra King, outreach program manager for continuing education, recently was nominated for a New Freedom Award.

This is the first year the New Freedom Awards Project, organized by the Jim Mullen Foundation, headquartered in Chicago, will present the awards to individuals, organizations and corporations in the United States that have contributed significantly to the creation of new freedoms for people with disabilities. To be presented at a gala event at Chicago's Navy Pier on July 22, the awards are named for the New Freedom Initiative launched by President George W. Bush in 2001." Full story.
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Hmong youth to participate in leadership program at UW-Eau Claire
Forty Hmong youth are working on their English writing, computer, science and Hmong language skills during a two-week leadership program this month at UW-Eau Claire.

Hmong youth in grades 7-11 from throughout Wisconsin are meeting on the UW-Eau Claire campus for the "Hmong Youth Leadership: Pre-college Program" July 20-Aug.3. Full story. Go to top of page

Billy Krause Trio to be featured at UW-Eau Claire Summer Program
The Billy Krause Trio will present a free outdoor show at UW-Eau Claire Monday, July 21.

Billy Krause Trio The Summer Session Programs concert 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.

The Billy Krause Trio is an acoustic group that performs both familiar and obscure, but always enjoyable, non-mainstream music. Billy Krause, Chuck Roll and Mike Quick are veteran musicians who have worked for over 30 years in many formats — as solo artists, in small ensembles, and in table-thumping electric roadhouse bands. Their music covers ragtime, older standards, traditional blues and originals, as well as island and contemporary folk styles.

Also on campus, "Ordinary People" will screen on the Summer Cinema series Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre. Full story and schedule of free Summer Session programs at UW-Eau Claire. Go to top of page


Summer Bulletin
Published weekly during the summer session by the UW-Eau Claire News Bureau. News items and notices should be sent to the News Bureau, Schofield 201, by 10 a.m. Monday for publication in the following week’s issue. E-mail submissions to Liz Wolf Green at are encouraged. Faculty/staff news items are published on a space-available basis.

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