Campus comes alive:
Another school year begins at UW-Eau Claire
Claire once again is a busy place. Now over
the bustle of moving into dorms and saying goodbye
to summer, students have begun to dive into
another year of school.
This year's student body of 9,449 includes
1,879 new freshmen. The top-notch group of
incoming freshmen (average ACT score of 24.5)
spent their first days on campus immersed
in a number of events and activities, including
a welcome picnic on the Campus Mall, a convocation
featuring a nationally known motivational
speaker, and CUBEfest, 10 days of events and
activities to welcome and help new students
"Create the Ultimate Blugold Experience."
Claire photos by Rick Mickelson
University improves despite funding challenges
Claire continues to get better at meeting its primary
goals of student learning and personal development
and regional service despite current funding challenges,
Chancellor Donald Mash told about 600 faculty and
academic staff members Aug. 26 and classified staff
members Aug. 28 during the opening meetings of the
2003-04 academic year.
“In spite of budget reductions,
tuition increases and the impact these things have
on our students and the university, we’re
getting better and better at preparing students
and providing regional service,” Mash said
during his “State of the University”
Mash also provided faculty and staff
with a university budget update in light of the
2003-05 biennium state budget signed into law July
24 by Governor Jim Doyle. The chancellor's update,
along with other news stories and information pertaining
to the state budget, is available on UW-Eau Claire's
Budget Update page.
again ranks in U.S.News top tier
& World Report magazine has again ranked UW-Eau
Claire in its top tier of universities in the Midwest,
and UW-Eau Claire also was recognized as having
one of the best undergraduate research programs
in the country. This year’s
rankings put UW-Eau Claire at No. 3 among regional
public universities in the Midwest, a region that
includes schools in 12 states stretching from the
Dakotas to the West, Missouri to the South and Ohio
to the East. The magazine also included UW-Eau Claire
in its “Programs to look for” section,
which highlights schools with outstanding examples
of academic programs that lead to student success.
UW-Eau Claire is one of 39 colleges and universities
— private and public — of all sizes
from throughout the country included in the magazine’s
“Undergraduate Research Creative Projects”
makes sweeping impact on foreign languages department
For a microcosm
of the impact of UW-Eau Claire's Fulfilling
the Promise of Excellence campaign, one
need look no further than the university's foreign
languages department. There, campaign gifts literally
are opening up a world of opportunities for students
and faculty — as well as others in the local
Four retirees join UW-Eau
Four UW-Eau Claire faculty members recently
announced their retirements. Each received emeritus
status. They are Dr. Angelo Armendariz, professor
of foreign languages, who retired in May after 33
years of teaching Spanish and Italian; James Clute,
lecturer in the music and theatre arts department,
who retired in May after 33 years of teaching the
string bass; David Ford Hansen, associate professor,
who retired in May after 26 years of teaching photography
in the communication and journalism department;
and Katherine McIntyre, assistant professor, library
services, who retired in July after almost 26 years
of service. Full
Outstanding faculty, staff receive
|The 2003 excellence awards
winners are (clockwise) Robert Nowlan, English;
Paula Stuettgen, University Centers and Programs;
Tamara Lindsey, curriculum and instruction;
Sue Ann Warden, Registrar's Office; Vicki Snider,
special education; and Judy Sims, communication
and journalism. (UW-Eau Claire photo by Rick
UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff members received
excellence awards Aug. 26 during the opening meeting
of the 2003-04 academic year. The following recipients
were awarded a university medallion and $1,500 from
the UW-Eau Claire Foundation in recognition of their
commitment to excellence: Tamara Lindsey, associate
professor of curriculum and instruction, Excellence
in Teaching Award*; Vicki Snider, professor of special
education, Excellence in Scholarship Award; Judy
Sims, professor of communication and journalism,
Excellence in Advising Award; Robert Nowlan, associate
professor of English, Excellence in Service Award;
Paula Stuettgen, senior coordinator of student development
and programs for University Centers and Programs,
Administrative and/or Professional Academic Staff
Excellence in Performance Award*; and Sue Ann Warden,
I.S. program area liaison, senior/student records
and data systems specialist in the Registrar’s
Office, Classified Staff Excellence in Performance
*The Excellence in Teaching Award
for faculty and the excellence awards for classified
and academic staff have been endowed through a gift
of more than $125,000 from the Markquart family
and businesses of the Chippewa Valley. The Markquart
Excellence Awards endowment will fund the three
excellence awards in perpetuity and free up unrestricted
funds previously used to support the awards.
granted for riverbank stabilization project
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has
granted UW-Eau Claire a permit to stabilize a portion
of the Chippewa River riverbank that runs through campus.
The project will reinforce approximately 1,200 feet of
the riverbank along Garfield Avenue from the university
pedestrian bridge to the Putnam Park parking lot. The
project is necessary because of a history of erosion of
the riverbank as well as concerns for public safety and
damage to the university’s infrastructure along
that stretch of the river that could result from a potential
collapse of the bank under certain conditions. Full
take our call: Students begin fall Telefund drive
Beginning Sept. 18 and continuing through
Dec. 12, UW-Eau Claire students will be calling alumni,
friends and parents of current students as the UW-Eau
Claire Foundation's fall Telefund drive gets under way.
The Telefund has taken place each semester since spring
1981. Contributions made through Telefund are a critical
resource and used to support student scholarships, student/faculty
research projects, faculty development initiatives, international
study opportunities and additional opportunities for enhanced
teaching and learning as they arise. Telefund contributions
are counted in the totals for UW-Eau Claire's ongoing
fund-raising campaign, Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence.
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Homecoming 2003: Come Back for the
Join alumni from
near and far for Homecoming 2003, to be held Friday and
Saturday, Oct. 3-4. "Come Back for the Camaraderie"
is this year's theme.
Although the Camaraderie, the popular social haunt of so
many UW-Eau Claire alumni, was destroyed by fire on Jan.
7, 2001, Homecoming 2003 will bring the spirit of "The
Cam" alive once again. See
the Homecoming 2003 schedule of events.
1948 and 1983 Blugold football conference
champions, Oct. 4
athletic training, Oct. 4-5 (information
contact: Jeff Oliphant, director of athletic training,
biology, Oct. 2 (information contact:
Faith Bogstad, biology department, firstname.lastname@example.org
communication disorders, Oct. 4
- Sigma Sigma Sigma, Oct. 3-5 (information
contact: Kristin Hanson '94, email@example.com)
Soccer Club 25th anniversary, Oct.
Alumni success stories
What do the head of the
Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions and a leader among
Wisconsin nursing home administrators have in common? Well, for
one thing, they're both graduates of UW-Eau Claire. Read their
stories and those of other successful Blugolds on the Success
Stories page of the alumni Web site.
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Appleton reception for Thrivent employees
Alumni who are employees of Thrivent
Financial for Lutherans are invited to an Alumni Association
reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Thrivent's
Appleton office, 4321 N. Ballard Road. Chancellor Donald
Mash will provide a UW-Eau Claire update, and complimentary
hors d’oeuvres will be
served. There also will be a drawing for Blugold door prizes.
If you’d like to attend, send
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (715) 836-3266.
|A Salute to the
Big Band Era, Sept. 2002
A Salute to the Big
department of music and theatre arts will present the second
annual Salute to the Big Band Era on Saturday, Sept. 20,
2003, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena. Alumni and friends
are invited to an afternoon or evening of music and dancing
to the sounds of UW-Eau Claire's Jazz Ensembles I and II,
under the direction of Robert Baca. The event is a special
tribute to all members of the U.S. armed forces, past and
present, and rosters will be posted at each performance
of veterans and current military members in attendance.
A social time is scheduled from 6:30-7:15 p.m. before the
evening performance for veterans, current military members
and their families. At each performance there will be a
birthday cake with 100 candles to be lit in celebration
and in tribute to the life and years of public service by
Bob Hope, 1903-2003. Ticket prices are $15 for the general
public, $12 for those 62 and over, $12 for youth 17 and
under, $12 for UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, $11 per person
for organized groups of 10 or more, and $10 for UW-Eau Claire
and UW System students. Tickets will go on sale Aug. 27
at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or 1-800-949-UWEC.
Business Bash in Minneapolis
graduates, don't miss the College of Business Bash on Thursday,
Oct. 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Champps in the Butler Square
Building, 100 N. 6th St., Minneapolis. Enjoy complimentary
food and beverages, visit with your favorite professors
and be eligible for great door prizes. To register, send
e-mail to email@example.com
or call (715) 836-3266.
Alumni Association trip to Rome
Plan now to join the UW-Eau Claire Alumni
Association’s trip to Rome from Feb. 20-28, 2004.
Departures to "The Eternal City" are available
from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and
additional cities. The cost of the trip ($1,299 per person,
double occupancy, or $1,599 single occupancy) includes round-trip
airfare, first-class hotel accommodations in Rome, daily
buffet breakfast and more. Call (800) 842-9023 for additional
Events in the
Details will be finalized soon for alumni
events in Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Ga.; and southern California.
Watch the online alumni events
calendar and future issues of e-View for more information.
For more information
. . .
the Alumni Association for more information about any of
the events above or about planning an alumni event in your area.
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For a complete listing of upcoming events at UW-Eau Claire
and links to detailed information, see the university's
Calendar of Events.
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and past news releases, the University Bulletin (faculty/staff
newsletter), The Spectator (student newspaper), and Blugold
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