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Homecoming draws alumni from across the
Alumni returned to UW-Eau Claire in record
numbers for Homecoming 2003. Blugolds from across the nation
joined the festivities — Florida, California, Nevada,
Colorado, Alabama, Minnesota, Illinois, Maryland, North Dakota,
Missouri, Michigan and Wisconsin were among the states represented.
See highlights from the Oct. 4 events in the Alumni
|Alexandre Dossin had
the honor of performing with Martha Argerich
after winning the Martha Argerich International
Piano Competition in Buenos Aires.
member brings home the gold
If pianist Alexandre Dossin
were an athlete, he would be an Olympian. That’s
the caliber of the competitors at the international
piano competition he won last month in Buenos Aires,
Argentina. Dossin, assistant professor of music
and theatre arts at UW-Eau Claire, was awarded both
the first prize of $10,000 and the special prize
of $2,000 for best performance of a composition
by an Argentine composer at the Martha Argerich
International Piano Competition the first weekend
in September. “This is a major event, and
it is certainly an honor to perform there as one
of the selected performers,” said David Baker,
chairman of the department of music and theatre
arts. “To win it all is very big news."
proposed for “legacy students”
UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse
and UW-Oshkosh are proposing a pilot program that
would offer discounts in out-of-state tuition to
children and grandchildren of alumni, commonly known
as legacy students, who live outside Wisconsin and
Minnesota. The UW System Board of Regents was to
review the “Legacy Scholars Program”
proposal at its Oct. 9-10 meetings in Oshkosh. The
proposal will then go back to the Board of Regents
for action at its November meeting. Under the proposal,
legacy students would pay 25 percent less in tuition
than other out-of-state students. Full
Professor represents UW System
at national education summit
Roger Tlusty, professor and chair of the foundations
of education department at UW-Eau Claire, represented
the UW System as a member of a Wisconsin delegation
attending a one-day U.S. Department of Education
summit on high school reform Oct. 8 in Washington,
D.C. Tlusty joined seven others from Wisconsin,
including State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster
and Jessica Clark, education policy advisor from
Gov. Doyle’s office, as they met with congressional
representatives, think tank staff and other educators
and government officials from across the nation
to discuss the challenges facing America’s
high schools and address the solutions and “next
steps” needed to tackle those challenges.
fund established for Justin Greenwood
fund has been established for UW-Eau Claire linebacker
Justin Greenwood who is in serious condition at
St. Paul Regions Hospital following a head injury
suffered in the Blugolds’ Sept. 27 football
game at UW-River Falls. The Blugold football team’s
Unity Council, comprised of senior players, has
set up a support fund to help Greenwood and his
family offset their medical expenses. “The
Justin Greenwood Recovery Fund” has been established
at Royal Credit Union in Eau Claire. Contributions,
which are not tax deductible, can be made to the
“The Justin Greenwood Recovery Fund”
at any RCU location or mailed to Royal Credit Union,
P.O. Box 970, Eau Claire, 54702. Full
Foundation, donors celebrate
usual festive atmosphere of Homecoming was more
upbeat than ever as the UW-Eau Claire Foundation
and generous financial supporters of UW-Eau Claire
celebrated the progress of the university’s
ongoing comprehensive fund-raising campaign at the
Circle of Excellence Roundup. (See more details
and photos of the event.) Alumni and friends
have contributed or committed more than $27 million
so far to Fulfilling
the Promise of Excellence, Chancellor Donald
Mash announced at the Foundation's annual board
meeting earlier in the day.
Also at the board meeting, David G. Anderson ’66
was elected board chairman, succeeding Larry Weber
’68, who had served as chairman since 2000.
Also elected as Foundation board officers were Dan
Market, vice president; John Kell ’73, secretary;
and Jim Pinter, treasurer. New board members introduced
were Dr. James Anderson ’63, Michael Duffield
’74, Dr. Thomas Grewe, Dr. William Hutchinson
’77, Jane Moore ’73, Dean Olson, Jerry
L. Smith ’76, Jon Stowe ’67, Cathy Sultan,
Michael Swenson and Sally Webb ’02. Full
Gift supports program to
connect physicians, pre-med students
and Daniel Kincaid, Eau Claire, have provided support
through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation for a new program
to connect UW-Eau Claire pre-med students and area
physicians. The UW-Eau Claire Pre-Med Career Exploration
and Service Partnership, initiated by senior pre-med
student Joe Eaton, will help students make contacts
with local physicians so they can get advice, learn
more about medicine as a profession and do job shadowing.
story. The Kincaids’ total gift of $25,000
also will support the Kincaid Pre-Med Scholarship
Fund and the Kerry Kincaid Fund for Political Science.
Kerry Kincaid graduated in 1993 and 1996 from UW-Eau
Claire with degrees in political science and education.
The Kincaids’ gift is recognized as a contribution
to the Foundation’s ongoing comprehensive
fund-raising campaign, Fulfilling
the Promise of Excellence.
Academic Adviser Rita Webb
leaves for peace mission in Sri Lanka
Webb, an academic adviser and coordinator of the
Adult Opportunity Office at UW-Eau Claire, left
for Sri Lanka Sept. 25 to serve two years there
as a member of a civilian “peace army.”
Webb, a longtime peace activist from Eau Claire,
was selected from a pool of more than 150 applicants
to participate in the initial pilot peace project
by the international Nonviolent
Peaceforce organization, based in St. Paul.
Webb has taken a leave of absence from the university
to join 10 other participants from nine countries
in Sri Lanka. Peaceforce will work with local groups
to protect human rights, deter violence and help
local peace workers. Read more about Webb’s mission
in articles from the St. Paul Pioneer
Press and the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.
|Paul Granlund created
"Sprites" in 1979. (UW-Eau Claire
photo by Rick Mickelson)
Paul Granlund dies
Paul Granlund died Sept. 15 in Mankato, Minn., of
complications from long-term exposure to the chemicals
and dust involved in sculpting bronze. He was 77.
Of the 650 mostly bronze sculptures Granlund created,
three are in Eau Claire, including "Sprites"
on the UW-Eau Claire Campus Mall, "Resurrection"
outside the Ecumenical Religious Center and "Family
Circle" at the Luther Hospital entrance.
information about Granlund can be found by searching
the online Star
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Ten inducted into Alumni Hall of Honor
members of the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Hall of Honor
are (seated, l-r) Elmer Winters, Janice Ozzello Wilcox,
William Febry, Chih-Ping Liu, James Anderson and Nancy
McKinley. Standing, from left, are Peter Scobie, Faye
Deich, Kimberly Hill Phelps and Stephen Koepp. (UW-Eau
Claire photo by Rick Mickelson)
Ten UW-Eau Claire
alumni were inducted into the university’s Alumni
Hall of Honor during an on-campus luncheon Oct. 3. The
Alumni Hall of Honor recognizes the outstanding accomplishments
of alumni from the university’s three colleges:
Arts and Sciences, Business, and Professional Studies.
Follow the links below for photos and more detailed biographical
information about the honorees:
College of Arts and Sciences honorees are Dr.
James M. Anderson ’63,
professor of pathology, macromolecular science and biomedical
engineering at Case Western Reserve University School
of Medicine, Cleveland; Stephen
Koepp ’78, deputy managing
editor at TIME Magazine, New York; and Chih-Ping
Liu ’74, founder and
president of Pepgen Corp., Alameda, Calif.
of Business honorees are William
Febry ’74, sales and marketing manager,
Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls; Peter
Scobie ’71, chairman and chief executive
officer, R.W. Scobie Inc., Eau Claire; and Janice
Ozzello Wilcox ’74, senior vice president
and chief financial officer of Marquette Financial
of Professional Studies honorees are Faye
Deich ’79, assistant administrator and chief nursing
officer at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire; Nancy
McKinley ’74, chief executive officer and editor
in chief of Thinking Publications, Eau Claire; Kimberly
Hill Phelps ’80, co-principal of Flynn Elementary
School, Eau Claire; and Dr. Elmer Winters
’51, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of foundations
of education and library science, Eau Claire.
Family makes Blugold football a three-generation tradition
H. King ’49
A. King ’74
King is the third generation of his family to attend UW-Eau
Claire and to play on the Blugold football team. His father
and grandfather — both also named Robert King —
are graduates of the university and former Blugold football
players. Two of his uncles also were Blugold football
standouts. It all started with the late Robert H. King,
who graduated in 1949 with degrees in geography and physical
education. The Blugold football star later coached and
taught in western and central Wisconsin, ending his career
as a principal in Marshfield. Three of his sons, Robert
A. King, Dave King and Craig King, followed in their father’s
footsteps and played for the Blugolds while attending
UW-Eau Claire. (Robert H. King’s only daughter, Barbara
King Derousseau, also attended UW-Eau Claire, graduating
with an education degree in 1990.) Robert King II graduated
from UW-Eau Claire in 1974 and became a teacher, coach
and principal in Ladysmith. Robert King II’s son,
Robert Allen King, is now a sophomore biology/pre-medicine
major at UW-Eau Claire and — true to family tradition—a
member of the Blugold football team.
spotlight: The Honorable Lisa K. Stark
UW-Eau Claire alumna
Lisa Stark has the distinction of being the first woman to serve
on the bench in Eau Claire County Circuit Court. Find out how
one of her professors at UW-Eau Claire helped put her on course
for the judgeship — and read about the successes of other
alumni — on the Success Stories
page of the alumni Web site.
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College of Business
Bash in Minneapolis
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.
gatherings in Dallas, Houston and Atlanta
Claire alumni and friends living or visiting in
the Dallas, Houston or Atlanta areas are invited
to the following Alumni Association gatherings.
Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments,
hear a UW-Eau Claire update and register to win
great Blugold door prizes. Times and locations
are as follows:
Friday, Oct. 17, from 6-8 p.m. at Dave &
Buster’s, Stemmons (I-35E) at Walnut Hill, Dallas.
- Houston: Saturday, Oct. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at
Birraporetti’s Restaurant, 1997 W. Gray St., Houston
- Atlanta: Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. at
Fadó Irish Pub, 3035 Peachtree Road, Atlanta
To register for one
of these alumni gatherings, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (715) 836-3266.
at WMEA conference
UW-Eau Claire alumni and friends are
invited to attend an open house reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 30, in Room F of the Monona Terrace Community and Convention
Center in Madison. The reception will be held in conjunction
with the Wisconsin Music Educators Association state conference.
Blugold Hall of
UW-Eau Claire athletes and one former coach will be inducted
into the Blugold Hall of Fame during a banquet Nov. 1 in the
Crystal Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel & Suites, Eau Claire.
Also honored at the event will be current student-athlete recipients
of the 2003 Blugold Super Six Salute Awards. Hall of Fame inductees
will be Ken Cychosz, tennis (1987-91); Brenda Dahl-Erickson,
swimming (1982-85); Mike March, football (1979-82); Tom Peck,
basketball (1969-73); and Robert Scott, tennis coach (1967-94).
Tickets for the event, which is open to the public, are $15.
The evening will begin with a 5:30 p.m. social hour, dinner
at 6:30 p.m. and a 7:30 program. For more information or to
order tickets, send e-mail to email@example.com
or call (715) 836-3266.
Alumni Association trip to Rome
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
details online, or call (800) 842-9023 for additional
Event in the
Details will be finalized soon for an
alumni event in southern California. Watch the online
alumni events calendar and future issues of e-View for
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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