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Charles Farrell

Charles F. Farrell

Director of University Centers
Davies Center 240
phone 715-836-5904
fax 715-836-2301
e-mail  farrelcf@uwec.edu
    
Charles came to UW-Eau Claire in March 2006, from Chicago. He worked at the Illinois Institute of Technology for four years as the Associate Director of Campus and Conference Centers, responsible for the day-to-day operations focusing on Event Services and Facilities Operations. Prior to IIT Charles worked at the University of Chicago in a variety of student activities positions leaving there as Associate Director in 2002.

At UW-Eau Claire Charles is responsible for Davies Center, Hilltop Center, Crest Wellness Center, Schofield Auditorium and Zorn Arena. In addition, Charles is the contract administrator for many of the auxiliary services on campus including Blugold Dining, the University Bookstore, Blugold Card Services, Printing Services and vending. Charles also has oversight for Activities, Involvement and Leadership Office, Event Services, Building Operations and the Service Center.

Charles is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris where he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English. He has a Master of Education degree from North Dakota State University’s College of Human Development & Education in College Student Personnel Services. He did significant graduate work in the fields of the History of Education and Marketing Communication and is currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program at the Nashotah House Seminary.  

Charles has a daughter Elizabeth (Lizzy) who is currently a student at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He spends lots of time reading a variety of books, many of which have something to do with history and is a regular volunteer at Community Table and Sojourner House. Charles was ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Church in 2013 and serves on the clergy at Christ Church Cathedral, Eau Claire.

Jeanine Rossow

Jeanine Rossow

Associate Director of University Centers
Davies Center 240
phone  715-836-3276
fax  715-836-2301
e-mail  rossowjm@uwec.edu

Jason Anderson

Jason Jon Anderson

Assistant Director of Conferences + Event Production
University Centers, Davies Center 240
phone 715-830-1777
e-mail  events@uwec.edu

Conferences, Events and Festivals have the ability to recruit, retain and facilitate the success of the entire campus. More importantly they help to highlight the city/region they serve and to bring additional fiscal resources that otherwise would not be produced to region. It is through the cooperative collaboration of all partners working in concert that allows these events to be unilateral success. This collaborative process, event logistics, unique internship opportunities, marketing outreach, and business growth opportunities for the entire region is what motivates Jason.

Jason received a BFA in Technical Theatre and Design in 2002 and a MFA in Lighting Design in 2005. He has over a decade of professional large event, concert, industrial, conference management experience. This experience ranges from small daily meetings to some of the world's largest music festivals and concerts around the globe.

Jason is directly responsible for the Audio Visual Production Specialists and Event Production Crew, of The University Centers–including Davies Center, Schofield Auditorium, Zorn Arena, Hilltop Center, Crest Wellness Center and other performance venues on and off campus.He is responsible for the development and administration of conferences, camps, field competitions, tournaments, workshops, educational opportunities, campus wide special events, festivals and other large complex events.

Jason is also the final seminar lecturer within Music and Theatre Arts for the Arts Administration Certificate program.

Teaching Philosophy:

It is my personal belief that lighting design is a synchronized blend of art and technique.By creating situations of awareness to all art forms, instruction then serves to strengthen individual artistic choices.It is therefore important that students be afforded such opportunities for self-innovation and be supported in this process rather than be guided along a prescribed approach. With that in mind, my philosophy on teaching design is to impart these ideals and at the same time, create environments where students discover, experiment with, and experience the qualities that make up light.

For me, light is both ephemeral and ethereal.It allows objects to be seen, to exist, to have color and to disappear.Its presence makes us feel safe and comfortable while its absence removes all sense of hope.It can be measured and quantified but never contained.To understand these principles is easy but it takes an artist to master them.A lighting designer must become an artist if s/he wants to use light as their medium.

Additionally, I believe that the confidence of emerging designers needs to be sustained by increasing their ability to use common sense and good taste.Once this is achieved, students must then find the fortitude to experiment boldly, make artistic statements, and most importantly, enjoy the process.They must also be encouraged to find new inspirations and learn to question form, function and style.Only then can they learn to assimilate and critique all that they see.


Chris Buckley

Christopher Buckley

Assistant Director for Operations
Davies Center 240
phone 715-836-3734
fax 715-836-2301
e-mail  bucklec@uwec.edu

Chris Buckley serves as the liaison between the University Centers and Facilities Planning and Management and is responsible for all aspects of the unit’s custodial, maintenance and repair programs.

Prior to joining the UW-Eau Claire staff, Chris worked for the state of Wisconsin as a supervisor in several treatment centers and then at UW-Stevens Point in a position similar to his current one. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UW-Parkside.

Kris Lorentz

Kris Lorentz

Accounting Manager
Davies Center 240
phone 715-836-2263
fax  715-836-2301
e-mail  lorentkl@uwec.edu

Muriel McMullen

Muriel McMullen

Financial Specialist
Davies Center 240
phone 715-836-4038
fax 715-836-2301
e-mail  mcmullmj@uwec.edu

Jenni Sterling

Jenni Sterling

University Services Associate
Davies Center 240
phone 715-836-5904
fax  715-836-2301
e-mail  sterlijl@uwec.edu