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UW-Eau Claire community greets its next chancellor

Alumni invited to celebrate UW Spirit Week

Washington Post's Dana Milbank to be ninth Devroy speaker

UW-Eau Claire again is among Princeton Review's best values

Alumnus Todd Glaser named head Blugold football coach

Campus celebrates American Indian Awareness Month

Summer Session courses appeal to variety of students

Adolescent bullies invade cyberspace, researchers find

Team compares parents' attitudes toward ADHD stimulant drugs

Blugolds can hire, find employment through Alumni CareerLink

Alumni success stories

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April 2006

UW-Eau Claire community greets its next chancellor

UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students welcomed Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich, the university's chancellor designate, and his wife, Debi, at campus receptions April 3. The couple was in Eau Claire to purchase a home and to meet members of the university community. Dr. Levin-Stankevich will begin his duties as UW-Eau Claire chancellor June 1. Read April 3 and April 4 Eau Claire Leader-Telegram articles about Levin-Stankevich's visit (free online registration is required to access articles). Below are images of the day's events (UW-Eau Claire photos by Rick Mickelson):

Dr. Levin-Stankevich addresses faculty and staff Dr. Levin-Stankevich at news conference
Above left, Levin-Stankevich addressed UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff members during a morning welcome reception in the Spruce-Tamarack Room, Davies Center. At right, he spoke to area media during a press conference before the reception.
Donald Mash, Brian Levin-Stankevich, Vicki Lord Larson Dr. Levin-Stankevich greets students
Above left: Levin-Stankevich stands with Dr. Donald Mash, UW-Eau Claire chancellor emeritus, and Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson. Mash, now executive vice president of the UW System, welcomed Levin-Stankevich on behalf of the system. At right, Angie Foschi, left, and Amanda Zenner greet Levin-Stankevich during an afternoon reception with students in the Presidents Room, Davies Center.

Alumni invited to celebrate UW Spirit Week
I Am UW badgeThe third annual UW Spirit Week, a celebration of the impact of the UW System on Wisconsin workplaces and communities, will take place April 24-28. UW-Eau Claire alumni are invited to the following Spirit Week events (find more details and registration information in the Alumni Events Calendar):

  • Wear your Blugold colors and help UW-Eau Claire observe UW Spirit Day on Monday, April 24, at a 9:30 a.m. celebration on the Central Campus Mall.
  • On Tuesday, April 25, there will be a noon program in the state capitol rotunda with UW System President Kevin Reilly, Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, Dr. Tina Sauerhammer (a UW-Green Bay graduate), and UW System Board of Regents President David Walsh. This ceremony will be attended by state legislators and representatives from all UW System campuses.
  • Join us also for a UW System alumni gathering on Tuesday, April 25, from 5-8 p.m. in the Madison Room of the Best Western Inn on the Park, Madison. More information.

Washington Post's Dana Milbank to be ninth Devroy speaker

Dana Milbank
Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank, a national political reporter for The Washington Post, will be the featured speaker at the ninth annual Ann Devroy Memorial Forum April 25 at UW-Eau Claire. The forum presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 25 in Schofield Auditorium. The title of Milbank's presentation is "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Blog?" In addition to his work as a national political reporter for the Post, Milbank is the author of the Post's "Washington Sketch," an observational column about political theater in the capital; writes the weekly "Washington Week in Preview" for the online magazine Slate; and appears regularly on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" and other news programs.

The Ann Devroy Memorial Forum and Devroy Memorial Fund were established to recognize the outstanding journalistic work of 1970 UW-Eau Claire graduate and former White House correspondent Ann Devroy, who died of cancer in 1997 at the age of 49. Full story.

UW-Eau Claire again is among Princeton Review's best values
UW-Eau Claire excellence sealUW-Eau Claire is one of the nation's best values among undergraduate institutions, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features UW-Eau Claire in the 2007 edition of its book, "America's Best Value Colleges." The guide profiles 150 colleges with excellent academics, generous financial aid packages and relatively low costs. It includes 103 public and 47 private colleges in 40 states. Full story.

Alumnus Todd Glaser named head Blugold football coach

Todd Glaser
Todd Glaser '93, '98

A UW-Eau Claire alumnus who played defensive line for the Blugolds from 1987-90 will return to campus as the Blugolds' 15th head football coach. Director of Athletics Scott Kilgallon announced Tuesday that Todd Glaser '93, '98 signed a contract to replace Todd Hoffner, who resigned Feb. 10 after seven years as head coach.

Glaser has been the head coach at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, the past three seasons. Prior to that he spent four seasons with the Blugolds as the defensive coordinator.

Glaser guided Marietta to its first back-to-back non-losing seasons in 10 years. He was the Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2004, when Marietta finished with a 6-4 season.

Along with his coaching duties, Glaser will assist Kilgallon in fundraising for the athletics department. Full story.

Campus celebrates American Indian Awareness Month
American Indian Awareness Month illustration by student Michael OjibwayA presentation by UW-Eau Claire alumni J.P. Leary '94 and Adrienne Leigh Thunder Leary '94 about the false representation of Native Americans in the popular culture is among the many April events planned on campus during American Indian Awareness Month. The alumni couple will present "Enduring Images: American Indians in the Popular Imagination" from 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 27 in Room 106, Campus School. The talk will focus on how American Indians are falsely represented in the American educational system and in popular culture, and the educational implications of the false images and how they effect interactions between Indian and non-Indian communities.

"Honoring Education" is UW-Eau Claire's theme for the monthlong celebration, which culminates in the 2006 Honoring Education Pow-Wow on April 29. See the full schedule of American Indian Awareness Month events.

Summer Session courses appeal to variety of students
Summer Session logoThere is still time to register for UW-Eau Claire's Summer Session 2006. Community members are invited to make their summer an educational one by exploring the variety of classes offered during the first three-week session, May 22-June 9, and the eight-week session, which runs June 12-Aug. 4.

This year, 37 online courses are designed to be appealing both to working adults who are trying to fit classes into already busy schedules and to traditional-age students who want to earn credits while traveling or working at home during the summer. Summer Session 2006 also offers approximately 200 on-campus courses that range from the study of the culture of third wave feminism or Mass Media Ethics to calculus or psychopharmacology. Full story.

Adolescent bullies invade cyberspace, researchers find

Dr. Justin Patchin Dr. Sameer Hinduja
Dr. Justin Patchin
Dr. Sameer Hinduja

An alarming number of middle and high school students report being harassed, bullied and threatened via the Internet and other electronic mediums, says a UW-Eau Claire assistant professor of criminal justice who has been researching cyberbullying for several years.

"Technology is allowing kids to take harassment and bullying to another level," said Dr. Justin Patchin, whose research on cyberbullying is among the first of its kind. In an effort to help parents and educators better understand and address cyberbullying, Patchin and his co-researcher, Dr. Sameer Hinduja, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at Florida Atlantic University, have created the "Cyberbullying Prevention and Response Seminar for Parents and School Personnel." The first seminar was earlier this month in Florida. Patchin said he hopes to offer a similar seminar in Wisconsin in the fall. Full story.

Team compares parents' attitudes toward ADHD stimulant drugs

Dr. William Frankenberger
Dr. William Frankenberger

The parents of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder rate stimulant medications used to treat ADHD more positively and the side effects of the medications as less severe than parents of children who have not been diagnosed with the disorder, a team of UW-Eau Claire faculty and student researchers have found. "On every measure, there were significant differences in the knowledge and attitudes between the two groups of parents," said Dr. William Frankenberger, a psychology professor who has researched ADHD and stimulant medications for more than two decades. The survey also found that parents of children with ADHD were more likely to believe that the disorder is the result of a chemical imbalance in the brain, while parents of other children believed that environmental stressors and conflicts in the home can cause ADHD type symptoms. The fall 2005 survey included 510 families with children who attended two Eau Claire elementary schools. Frankenberger, along with Jennifer Stroh, a graduate student leading the research effort, presented the research at the National School Psychology conference in late March. Full story.

Blugolds can hire, find employment through Alumni CareerLink
Alumni CareerLink logoWhether they're looking for qualified employees or seeking employment themselves, UW-Eau Claire alumni are encouraged to turn to Alumni CareerLink, offered free of charge by the university's Academic and Career Services. Alumni CareerLink is an online searchable database that allows alumni employers to list job openings and search profiles of available candidates. It also allows alumni seeking employment to search for positions and to list their own profiles for employers to view. To list themselves either as an employer or candidate seeking employment, alumni can go to the Alumni CareerLink Web site, www.uweccareerservices.org, and follow the directions for posting their information. The site allows alumni seeking employment to list themselves anonymously if they wish to keep their job search confidential.

Alumni success stories
Read about the accomplishments of these and other UW-Eau Claire alumni on the Alumni Success Stories Web pages:

Vicky Crane '81 and David Crane '63 Blugold alumni Vicky Crane '81 and David Crane '63, along with dental professionals and others from across the United States, make their 19th annual humanitarian and educational trip to Bolivia. Full story.
John Jaskot '74 His passion for art and commitment to children has earned John Jaskot '74 the Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year Award. Full story.
Laurie Stensland '98 Laurie Stensland '98 is the new director of the Portage Center for the Arts in Portage, Wis. Full story.
Brandon Buchana '05

Brandon Buchanan '05 makes a successful run for Eau Claire City Council. Full story.

Blugold Trivia headline
Show how much you know about UW-Eau Claire — AND win great Blugold prizes! E-mail your answer to this month's question to the Blugold Trivia mailbox (trivia@uwec.edu). Those sending correct responses to this month's question will be entered in a drawing for a UW-Eau Claire alumni golf shirt. The name of this month's Blugold Trivia winner will be published in the May issue of e-View.

April Blugold Trivia question:

Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich
Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich

On June 1, Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich will assume the duties of chancellor at UW-Eau Claire. Including Dr. Levin-Stankevich but not including interim chancellors, how many presidents and chancellors has UW-Eau Claire had since its founding in 1916?

Think you know the answer? E-mail it, along with your name and class year, to trivia@uwec.edu. You'll be notified by e-mail if you are this month's winner!

Blugold Trivia imageMarch's winner:
Congratulations to Dave DuVarney, a 1999 UW-Eau Claire accounting graduate, who has won a copy of the UW-Eau Claire Singing Statesmen's CD, "An American Journey."
Dave was among those who correctly answered that the photo at left is of a stained glass window in the Heritage Room of the Dulany Inn in UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center. back to top

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