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Summer entertainment: Free concerts, film series continue

Alumni Association events promise Blugold fun

Job outlook is promising for UW-Eau Claire graduates

Emeriti gifts support UW-Eau Claire Foundation scholarships

Study shows benefits of small increase in exercise

WPR to broadcast Singing Statesmen CD selections

Openings remain for music, science summer youth programs

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June 2007

Steven Hobert
Steven Hobert
Black-Eyed Susan Band
Black-Eyed Susan Band
'Hoop Dreams' poster
'Hoop Dreams' poster

Summer entertainment:
Free concerts, film series continue

UW-Eau Claire's free Summer Session Programs, including Music on the Mall and Jazz at Noon concerts as well as the Summer Cinema "Documentaries and Dialogue" series, will run through most of the summer for audiences from the university and surrounding communities.

Throughout June, jazz groups will perform from noon to 1 p.m. weekdays on the Central Campus Mall under the direction of UW-Eau Claire alumnus Steven Hobert. The rain site for Jazz at Noon concerts is The Cabin in Davies Center.

Music on the Mall continues June 25 with a free performance by the Black-Eyed Susan Band at 7 p.m. on the Central Campus Mall. Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating. The Cabin in Davies Center is the rain site for Music on the Mall concerts, which run Monday nights through July 30.

Combining documentaries and thoughtful dialog with screenings and discussions scheduled through Aug. 2, the Summer Cinema series will present "Hoop Dreams" (1994) at 7 p.m. June 26-28 in Davies Theatre. The documentary, which won the Sundance Film Festival's Audience Award for Best Documentary, spans five years in the lives of two Chicago youths who dream of playing basketball professionally. The June 27 screening will be preceded by an informal discussion beginning at 6 p.m. in the Skylight Lounge, Davies Center. Free food and beverages will be provided during the discussion, which will be led by Blake Westerlund, UW-Eau Claire adjunct assistant professor of English, and members of the UW-Eau Claire Blugold basketball coaching staff. See complete Summer Session Programs schedule. back to top

 

Alumni Association events promise Blugold fun
Alumni events graphicA reception and program at the Great Lakes WATER Institute in Milwaukee and an evening of Eau Claire Express baseball are among the upcoming UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association summer events. Check out the detailed online schedule of upcoming Alumni Association gatherings, and plan to reconnect with fellow Blugolds! back to top

Job outlook is promising for UW-Eau Claire graduates
UW-Eau Claire excellence sealBusiness growth and expansion over the past several years have meant good news for UW-Eau Claire graduates, according to the university's most recent Career Services survey.

Ninety-five percent of the 2005-06 UW-Eau Claire graduates responding to the survey were employed or continuing their education a year after graduation, said Jeanne Skoug, director of Career Services. And according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the outlook for 2006-07 graduates is even better. NACE's Job Outlook 2007 Spring Update shows that employers have revised their earlier hiring projections up by almost two percent, indicating they expect to hire nearly 20 percent more new college graduates in 2006-07 than they did in 2005-06. Full story. back to top

Emeriti gifts support UW-Eau Claire Foundation scholarships

Supporting excellence
As the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's 2006-07 fiscal year end approaches, Blugold alumni and friends are invited to consider making a gift to support people and programs at UW-Eau Claire. Learn more about the ways to make a gift, how to designate a gift to a fund that has importance to you, even make an online gift today on the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Web site.

Recent gifts from two UW-Eau Claire emeriti faculty members provide support for UW-Eau Claire Foundation scholarships in their names:

Ronald SchlattmanRonald Schlattman, professor emeritus of business communications, has established the Ronald D. Schlattman International Study Abroad Fund. He has given a $25,000 gift annuity to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation that, upon his death, will establish two study-abroad scholarships for students with financial need. Until then, he has pledged an annual gift that will fund an annual study-abroad scholarship.

"I strongly believe that hope for our troubled world lies with well-educated youth who have a good understanding of the world in which we live," said Schlattman, who taught at UW-Eau Claire from 1971-99. "This understanding won't come from a two-week vacation to London, but instead by living with people in a foreign country for an extended period of time. Books and talking won't do the same thing." Full story.

Melvin GleiterMelvin Gleiter, professor emeritus of chemistry, recently gave $5,750 to bring the scholarship fund established in his honor to the $10,000 total necessary to endow a scholarship. The Melvin and Lois Gleiter Scholarship, established in 1990, is awarded to two junior or senior students pursuing a major in biochemistry/molecular biology at UW-Eau Claire.

"It is really a labor of love to support a fund that recognizes students from the major I helped develop while providing leadership for the department," said Gleiter, who taught at UW-Eau Claire for 27 years and was chair of the chemistry department from 1987 until his retirement in 1991. "Students I had over 16 years ago are still contributing to the fund. It is really gratifying. I'm also so impressed by the quality of students who have received it." Full story.

Study shows benefits of small increase in exercise
walker on treadmillUW-Eau Claire assistant professor of kinesiology Lance Dalleck and a team of student researchers have conducted a number of fitness studies over the past several years, but according to Dalleck, the most recent one, conducted with menopausal women aged 45-75, yielded some of the most exciting results yet.

In the study, volunteers aged 52-74 participated in supervised the exercise programs at the university's indoor track every weekday morning for 12 weeks. The women were monitored for blood pressure, aerobic or cardiovascular fitness, cholesterol and changes in body composition.

The group of women who exercised for 30 minutes five days a week showed a 10 percent increase in cardiovascular fitness and 2 percent decrease in body fat, Dalleck said, but the women who added only 15 more minutes to their routine showed a 30 percent increase in cardiovascular fitness and a 5 percent decrease in body fat.

"This time, the biggest surprise was in what a difference just a little more time invested could make in the overall results," Dalleck said. Full story. back to top

WPR to broadcast Singing Statesmen CD selections
'A Testament' CD coverIn early July, Wisconsin Public Radio, via its NPR News and Classical Music Network, will broadcast several selections from "A Testament," the most recent CD recording by UW-Eau Claire's The Singing Statesmen. Following are the selection titles and the dates and times they will be broadcast as "Music from Wisconsin" features:

  • 2 p.m. Monday, July 2: "O Home Beloved"
  • 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 3: "Pater Noster"
  • 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 4: "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
  • 2 p.m. Friday, July 6: "The Morning Trumpet" and "Poor Man Lazrus." back to top

Openings remain for music, science summer youth programs

There is still time for interested youth to register for UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education's Clearwater Music Camps July 15-20 and Science Institute July 15-27. The programs offer both residential and day student options, and some scholarships are available through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Precollege Scholarship program. The Clearwater Music Camps are open to youth completing grades 8-12 by the end of June, and the Science Institute is open to youth entering grades 7-12. More information is available online about the Clearwater Music Camps and the Science Institute. back to top

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

Pamela Matson '75 Pamela Matson '75, a UW-Eau Claire biology and English graduate who now is dean of Stanford University's School of Earth Sciences and a renowned environmental sustainability advocate, is the subject of a feature article on Exduco.net, an online graduate school guide. Full story.
Mark Green Mark Green '83, a UW-Eau Claire English and political science graduate, has been nominated to serve as U.S. ambassador to Tanzania. Full story.
Lynn Kittelson Lynn Kittelson '01, a UW-Eau Claire human resource management graduate, has been named director of human resources for Naples Bay Resort in Naples, Fla. Full story.
David MacRae David MacRae '88, a UW-Eau Claire accounting graduate, has been named director of finance for Tecton Hospitality in Miami, Fla. 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 T-shirt. The name of this month's Blugold Trivia winner will be published in the July issue of e-View.

June Blugold Trivia question:

What were the names and graduation years of the 1977 recipients of UW-Eau Claire's Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award?

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!

May's winner:
Congratulations to Karman Briggs, a 1977 UW-Eau Claire English graduate! Karman has won a Blugold sweatshirt in a drawing from among those who correctly answered that the UW-Eau Claire campus is situated on 333 acres. back to top

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