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Plan to attend UW-Eau Claire's Tribute to
receive degrees at winter commencement
Winter commencement exercises
for 687 UW-Eau Claire students were held Saturday, Dec.
21, in Zorn Arena. A total of 647 students were candidates
for bachelor’s degrees, and 40 students were candidates
for master’s degrees. Read
the full story. Among those graduating were Mary and
Amanda Berg, left, a mother and daughter from Eau Claire
who sat side by side before walking to the podium to receive
their diplomas. Both received bachelor’s degrees in
business administration. (Photo by Shane Opatz/Eau Claire
Professor emeritus Donald George
Donald S. George, professor emeritus of music and former
director of university bands, died Dec. 31, 2002, in Eau
Claire. George, 72, joined UW-Eau Claire's music faculty
in 1968. He conducted the Symphony Band, taught clarinet
and conducting, and served as director of university bands
until his retirement in 1995. During his tenure, UW-Eau
Claire's band program grew to more than 250 students. George
was a native of Newark, N.J. He served in the U.S. Air Force
and was a solo clarinetist in the Air Force Base Band from
1951-53. He earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate
degrees from Teachers College of Columbia University, New
York City. He also studied at Ohio Wesleyan University,
Eastman School of Music and Mannes College of Music. He
is survived by his wife, Edith; four of his children;and
four grandchildren. His son Steven preceded him in death.
and friends make fall 2002 Telefund a success
UW-Eau Claire's fall 2002 Telefund drive
raised more than $185,000 for the university's people and
programs, thanks to the generosity of many UW-Eau Claire
alumni and friends. See
more photos of UW-Eau Claire's successful Telefund callers.
Among the fall contributors was an anonymous donor whose
gift totaled $10,000 after pledging to match all contributions
of $50 or more from first-time Telefund donors. More than
900 first-time Telefund donors contributed to the fall drive,
which exceeded its goal of $150,000.
Money raised through Telefund is used
by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation to support student scholarships,
faculty/student research, the Honors Program and other special
projects. "These gifts really meet the critical annual
needs of the university," said Carole Halberg, UW-Eau
Claire Foundation president. Looking
ahead, UW-Eau Claire alumni David and
Carol Anderson of Eau
Claire have pledged a $10,000 matching gift for the spring
2003 Telefund, which runs Feb. 2 through May 8. Student
Telefund callers have been phoning UW-Eau Claire alumni
and friends, as well as the parents of current students,
each semester since spring 1981. Gifts made through Telefund
are counted as contributions to Fulfilling
the Promise of Excellence, UW-Eau Claire's ongoing
comprehensive fund-raising campaign to secure $35 million
in private support by July 2005 for the university's people
UW-Eau Claire representatives
visit Kansai Gaidai University
Representatives of UW-Eau Claire joined contingents
from 40 universities worldwide as the guests of Kansai
Gaidai University in Hirakata City, Japan, for the
November dedication of Kansai Gaidai's new campus.
Attending from UW-Eau Claire were Ronald Satz, provost
and vice chancellor of academic affairs, and Robert
Whitcomb, director of continuing education. See
photos from UW-Eau Claire's visit to Kansai Gaidai
UW-Eau Claire has had an international exchange
program with Kansai Gaidai University since 1979.
Since then UW-Eau Claire has received more than 300
students from Kansai Gaidai University, and approximately
115 UW-Eau Claire students have attended Kansai Gaidai.
The Kansai Gaidai program is one of 23 study-abroad
programs in 16 countries offered to students through
UW-Eau Claire's Center
for International Education.
Ronald Satz, far right, attended a traditional
Japanese tea ceremony during festivities for the
dedication of the new Kansai Gaidai University
campus. Also pictured are Dr. Eduardo Guzman,
left, director of international education at Instituto
Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores, Monterrey,
Mexico, and two Kansai Gaidai students in traditional
Japanese dress. See
Faculty, academic staff
Four faculty or academic staff
members at UW-Eau Claire recently announced their retirement.
Each will receive emeritus status. They are Laurie Gapko,
technical services manager, University Centers and Programs;
Walter Schaffer Jr., laboratory manager in the biology department;
Thomas L. Schwartz, assistant director of Housing and Residence
Life; and Dr. Sally Webb, professor of communication and
the full story.
Programs offered for adult students
Office will offer two informational sessions and a special
Community Registration Night for adult students planning
to attend the university for the spring semester. The Adult
Passport Program, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
on Saturday, Jan. 11, is for returning adult students who
will take their first math or English composition classes
in the spring; participants will take the UW System placement
test. Information on available student services will be
given at the Back-to-School Program on
Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 9-11 a.m. or from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Both of these programs are free, but participants must register
in advance by calling (715) 836-3259. Read
more. Community members interested in taking classes
as special students can register during Community
Registration Night from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan.
more. For more information, call the Adult Opportunity
Office at (715) 836-3259.
Association presents awards
The UW-Eau Claire Alumni
Association presented awards to eight alumni and friends
of the university on Dec. 21 at a luncheon and ceremony
in conjunction with winter commencement. Thomas Bennerotte,
a 1991 business finance graduate, and Dr. Timothy Masterlark,
a 1994 geology graduate, received the Outstanding Recent
Alumnus Award. John Dernbach, a 1975 political science graduate,
and Tswv Fong Lor, a 1995 environmental and public health
graduate, received the President’s Award. Dr. Katherine
Schneider, senior psychologist and coordinator of training
in UW-Eau Claire’s Counseling Services, and Dr. Sally
Webb, UW-Eau Claire professor emerita of communication and
journalism, received the Honorary Alumnus Award. Andrea
Gapko, a 1971 and 1975 mathematics graduate, and Michael
O’Meara, a 1973 graduate, received the Alumni Distinguished
Achievement Award. Read more about
these award winners.
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Alumni living or visiting in the
following areas are invited to attend one of these upcoming
alumni receptions. Meet with fellow alumni, enjoy complimentary
hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, and hear a UW-Eau Claire campus
update. Also sign up for a drawing for great Blugold door
prizes. If you'd like to attend, send e-mail to email@example.com
or call (715) 836-3266.
reception (including UW-Eau Claire update from
Chancellor Donald Mash): Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, 5-7
p.m. at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel Club House, 333
West College Ave., Appleton.
- Naples, Fla., alumni reception: Saturday,
Feb. 1, 2003, 6-9 p.m. at 6825 Grenadier Boulevard, Naples.
Hosted by Jon and Maureen Homstad and Ken and Roberta Vance.
Chancellor Donald Mash also will attend. For alumni and friends
living in Naples as well as Chippewa Valley snowbirds. Advance
reservations required by calling Corinne Charlson at (715) 836-5607
or sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pensacola, Fla., alumni reception
(including UW-Eau Claire update from Provost Ronald
Satz): Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Trader Jon's
Restaurant, 511 S. Palafox St., Pensacola.
- Ellis Island, N.Y., alumni reception:
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ellis Island
Immigration Museum. (Reception ticket price of $19 includes
a performance by UW-Eau Claire's award-winning Singing Statesmen,
a UW-Eau Claire update from Chancellor
Donald Mash, lunch, a self-guided tour of the
museum, and roundtrip ferry service to Ellis Island.)
- San Francisco alumni reception (including
UW-Eau Claire update from Chancellor Donald Mash): Friday,
Feb. 28, 2003, 5-7 p.m. at The City Club, 155 Sansome St. (10th
Fl.), San Francisco.
Tribute to Champions
Players from 14
conference championship Blugold teams will be honored during
UW-Eau Claire's Tribute to Champions on Saturday, Jan. 25,
at UW-Eau Claire. The following championship teams will
be recognized as they celebrate their 30th, 25th, 20th,
15th and 10th anniversaries: women's swimming, 1983, 1988
and 1993; men's swimming, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988 and 1993;
men's tennis, 1978; men's golf, 1988 and 1992; women's volleyball,
1987; men's basketball, 1973; and women's basketball, 1993.
(View the championship team photos
online.) The day's events will include the women's and men's
alumni basketball games at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively,
in Zorn Arena; a 3 p.m. "Tailgate Party" for alumni
and friends in the Spruce-Tamarack Room, Davies Center;
and the UW-Eau Claire men's and women's basketball "doubleheader"
against UW-Stout (men's game at 5 p.m., women's game at
7 p.m.). To make reservations for the afternoon Tailgate
Party, contact the Alumni Association by calling (715) 836-3266
or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Art trip to New York
Alumni and friends
are invited to join the UW-Eau Claire art department's annual
spring trip to New York March 14-23, 2003. The trip is an
opportunity for students, faculty, alumni and friends to
explore art, music, theater, food and the sights of Manhattan
and the Burroughs. The cost of the trip — $500 with
student ID (quads), $550 for all others (quads) or $750
for doubles — includes round-trip motor coach transportation
and seven nights in a mid-town hotel within blocks of Central
Park. Call the art department at (715) 836-3277 for details.
Arizona golf outing, receptions
The following events are scheduled
in March for UW-Eau Claire alumni and friends in Arizona.
For more information about any of the events, contact
the Alumni Association by calling (715) 836-3266 or send
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tucson reception: Join fellow
alumni and friends for hors d'oeuvres and camaraderie, visit
with Chancellor Donald Mash and hear the latest news from UW-Eau
Claire on Thursday, March 20, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Marriott University
Park, 880 E. Second St., Tucson, Ariz.
area golf outing:
Plan to attend the Alumni Associaton's golf outing
and/or picnic on Saturday, March 22, at West Brook Village Vista
Golf Course, Peoria, Ariz. You will join hosts Ken and Gloria
Anderson, as well as Chancellor Donald Mash and many UW-Eau
Claire alumni and friends. Arrange tee times and payment (approximate
golf outing cost: $52) by calling Ken Anderson at (623) 566-5851.
The picnic will be from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Vistas Restaurant
(picnic cost: $10 adults, $5 children). Picnic reservations
must be made by calling Anderson at the number above or the
alumni office at (715) 836-3266.
Phoenix reception: A luncheon
reception for UW-Eau Claire alumni and friends in the Phoenix
area will be held Sunday, March 23. Watch for more details in
the next issue of e-View and in the online alumni
calendar of events.
College of Business Bashes in De
Alumni and friends of the UW-Eau
Claire College of Business are invited to attend the following
College of Business Bashes:
Thursday, April 24, Sports Corner Bar
& Grill, 500 Grant St., De Pere, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 1, McGillycuddy's, 1135
N. Water St., Milwaukee, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The events are cosponsored by the Alumni Association,
the College of Business and Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.
Come and enjoy complimentary food and beverages, visit with
folks from the College of Business and the Alumni Association,
and be eligible for great door prizes. For more information,
contact Gretchen Hutterli, assistant dean in the College
of Business, by phone at (715) 836-5930 or by e-mail at
RSVP to the alumni office by e-mail at email@example.com
or by phone at (715) 836-3266.
TV-10 alumni formal
A TV-10 formal for alumni once
involved with the UW-Eau Claire campus television station
will take place on Saturday, May 3, 2003. A 6:30 p.m. dinner
will be followed by a dance from 8-12 p.m. Tickets are $20
and will go on sale beginning Feb. 1. For more information,
call station manager Sarah Clark at (715) 855-4272 or send
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special day for Golden
UW-Eau Claire alumni who graduated in 1953 or earlier earn
the honorary title of "Golden Blugold" and are
invited to a special day on campus on Tuesday, May 6. Plan
to come for a tour of the campus, to hear a message from
Chancellor Donald Mash, to receive a special Golden Blugold
pin and to attend the 11:30 a.m. luncheon in your honor.
For more information, send the alumni office e-mail at
call (715) 836-3266.
Association Trip to Paris
Plan now to join the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association's
trip to Paris August 15-23. The journey to the City of Light
will depart from Minneapolis. The cost of the trip includes
round-trip airfare, first-class hotel accommodations in
Paris, daily buffet breakfast and more. Get
the details online or call (800) 842-9023 for additional
For more information
. . .
the Alumni Association for more information about any
of the events above or about planning an alumni event in
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The following is a sampling of upcoming events at UW-Eau
Claire. For a complete listing and links to ticket information,
see the university's online
Calendar of Events.
Adult Passport Program
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 14
9-11 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Jan. 16-17 and
23-24, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 18 and 24, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Council Fire Room, Davies Center
Foster Gallery Exhibit
Personal Responses in a Public World,"
original pieces by 16 renowned illustrators working in various
Jan. 23-Feb. 13 (Opening reception: Thursday, Jan. 23, 7:30-9
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday,
1-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts Center
Tours the Solar System"
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.
L.E. Phillips Planetarium, Phillips Hall
John O'Neal: "Don't
Start Me to Talking
or I'll Tell You Everything I Know"
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
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and past news releases, the University Bulletin (faculty/staff
newsletter), The Spectator (student newspaper), and Blugold
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