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» Provost's Goals Come Full Circle at Eau Claire

» The Real World vs. Graduate School: Pursuit of the MBA

» Admissions Office seeks two full time Admissions Counselors


BCOM Professor Larry Honl to Retire after 32 years

Dr. Larry Honl, assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Business Communication, will retire at the end of the May 2010 semester.  His last official day is June 11, 2010.

Since joining the department in the fall of 1977, Honl has always placed students at the top of his priority list both in and outside the classroom.  This dedication has generated such comments as, "Dr. Honl is among the best instructors I have experienced at UW-Eau Claire:  he challenges students to learn and improve their communication skills."

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Marketing Students Place 1st and 2nd Overall in Global Marketplace Competition

GTL Computer Company and Animate, Inc., two University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire teams comprised of students from the Marketing 438 capstone course, took first and second place, respectively, in the Global Marketplace Business Strategy Competition administered by the University of Tennessee. Students representing GTL Computer were Ben Collette, Cory Roskopf, Danielle Saxe and Mike Walker. Animate was represented by Eric Deans, Jeremy Kuehl, Zach Morrison and Doug Wojchik.

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COB ADVIsING SURVEY

Thank you to all students who completed the College of Business advising survey! We appreciate your responses.

Amy Gorell was the lucky winner of the iPod Touch! Kenny Zarske, Timothy McCormick, Abby Yttri, Katie Jamison, Jamie Berger, Gustav Petersson, Jesse Burns, Benjamin Van Geffen, Christopher Paradeise and Jordan Kromanaker are the recipients of the COB water bottles.

Please visit Chris Gessner, in Schneider 117A, to claim your prizes.

Student Research Day

18 COB student and faculty collaborative research teams displayed projects at the 18th annual Student Research Day on April 26-28 in Zorn Arena.

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Last BizWire

This is the last BizWire for the 2009-2010 academic year. Have a happy and safe summer break. We will be back in September 2010 with all of the latest College of Business news.

Thanks For reading!

Congratulations Graduates!

On behalf of the College of Business faculty and staff we send our best wishes to our spring 2010 graduates. To celebrate your achievements and recognize your special day, we have put together a special website in your honor.

Check the COB Home page to view the Web site which contains commencement ceremony information and congratulatory messages from Dean Dock and all of your favorite COB faculty and staff members.

COB Dean Search

Finalists for the position of dean of the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will interview on campus during the next two weeks. Each finalist will hold an open forum during his or her campus visit. All UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the forums. Visit the COB website for a complete description of candidates.

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

The cadets and cadre of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps Northwoods Battalion are holding their spring commissioning ceremony on graduation day. The ceremony will take place at 4:00 p.m. at the Haas Fine Arts Center, in the L.E. Phillips Recital Hall on May 22, 2010.

New on the Web

Neil Kurtz, M.D., president and CEO of Golden Living, presented the keynote address at the 2010 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Health Care Administration and Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence annual spring banquet, April 8, 2010, in Eau Claire, WI. Dr. Kurtz shared his thoughts regarding health care reform, and its impact on Golden Living and the long term health care industry to an audience of over 300 people, which included students, parents, faculty members, alumni, and health care professionals.

» View Dr. Kurtz' biography
» View video of Dr. Kurtz' speech


UW-Eau Claire PSE Chapter Takes Top Awards at National Convention

The Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) chapter at UW-Eau Claire won nearly $5000 in awards and scholarships at the 2010 PSE National Educational Foundation Sales & Marketing Convention, held April 7-10, 2010 in Milwaukee, WI.

More than 360 students from over 20 colleges and universities attended the national PSE conference. UW-Eau Claire students participating at the event were Kellen Busey, a freshman marketing student from Rochester, MN; Paul Coates, a sophomore marketing-professional sales major from Oconomowoc, WI; Pat Delehanty, a senior marketing-professional sales student from Verona, WI; Justin Held, a sophomore marketing student from Pewaukee, WI; and Nick Levin, a senior marketing-professional sales student from Eau Claire, WI.

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PSE National Convention
Mark your calendar

Saturday, May 15
Marketing Student Graduation Reception
10 am - 12 noon
Dr. Julie Pennington's home
4329 S. Pointe Court, Eau Claire
The outstanding marketing student will be announced at this event.
Parents and family are welcomed to attend.

May 17-21
Final Examinations Week

Saturday, May 22
Spring Commencement

Saturday, May 22
ROTC Spring Commissioning Ceremony
4:00 p.m.
L.E. Phillips Recital Hall, HAAS

Monday, May 24
3-week Interim classes begin

Monday, May 31
Memorial Day Holiday
University closed


Summer 2010

3-Week Interim Session
• Monday, May 24: Classes begin
• Monday, May 31: Memorial Day, No Classes University Closed
• Friday, June 11: Final day of Interim Session

8-Week Summer Session
• Monday, June 14: Classes begin
• Monday, July 4: Independence Day Holiday observed, University closed
• Friday, August 6: Final day of 8-week session classes

Fall 2010

Thursday, September 2
First Day of Classes

Monday, September 6
Labor Day Holiday - University closed


Lynnea Spanjers and Gretchen Hutterli

Lynnea Spanjers, a senior management/HR major and Spanish minor from Brooklyn Park, MN, shadowed COB Assistant Dean Gretchen Hutterli as part of Mortar Board's Campus Leadership Day, April 13-14, 2010. Spanjers met members of the college's marketing and special events team, participated in a site visit for prospective employers with staff from the Eau Claire Economic Development Corporation and the UW-Eau Claire Materials Science Center, and had her photo taken for the College of Business website.


The BizWire is sent electronically to COB undergraduates the first week of each month during the academic year. It can also be viewed on the COB website.

Please submit your news and photos to Meredith Wolf at wolfm@uwec.edu.

Editors: Meredith Wolf, COB communications and events coordinator; Gretchen Hutterli, assistant dean-external affairs
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