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Vol. 3, No. 6Sixth Week • Summer Session • July 14, 2003

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Chancellor Mash to serve as national leader in alcohol and drug prevention

Distinguished alumnus makes a return visit to
UW-Eau Claire

Irene Keenan Jr. Band to highlight Summer Session week of July 14


Students start first hands-on Spanish summer camp in Eau Claire

Lee Ann Pignet with Spanish camp students.
Lee Ann Pignet presents activities that are fun and involve the students.

Some area children ages 5 to 10 are learning Spanish this summer, thanks to the efforts of two Spanish education majors at UW-Eau Claire.

Valerie Mumm, a senior from Tomah, and Lee Ann Pignet, a senior from Mukwonago, have started a Spanish summer camp, which is taking place at the Children's Museum of Eau Claire. The three weeklong sessions began June 30 and will continue through July 18. The class meets from 8-11 a.m., and the cost is $25.

Mumm and Pignet earlier this year offered a voluntary Spanish class to second-graders at Meadowview Elementary School in Eau Claire. Private donor Mari Jo Janke, Publications, provided funding for the program through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Valerie Mumm with Spanish camp students.
Valerie Mumm and a few students work with a map of Argentina.

UW-Eau Claire photos by Rick Mickelson

"There was so much interest that we taught two sessions to 34 second-graders, who gave up their recess to learn Spanish," Pignet said. "We decided to start up a summer program and teach it in one-week sessions to involve more kids and raise public awareness." Full story.Go to top of page

Chancellor Mash to serve as national leader in alcohol and drug prevention
UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Donald Mash was selected by the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention to serve on the Presidents Leadership Group, a body of higher education presidents and chancellors who have made student substance abuse prevention a priority on their campuses.

Nine new members join the PLG, representing a diverse group of campuses from around the nation. The expansion of the PLG marks the continued commitment by the Higher Education Center to highlight and promote the critical role of presidential leadership in collegiate alcohol and other drug prevention. Full story.Go to top of page

Distinguished alumnus makes a return visit to
UW-Eau Claire

James M. Anderson in chemistry department lab.

Dr. James M. Anderson, a 1963 chemistry graduate of UW-Eau Claire, includes a visit to the chemistry department on his Eau Claire trip itinerary.

UW-Eau Claire photo by Rick Mickelson

Dr. James M. Anderson, a 1963 UW-Eau Claire chemistry graduate and native of Eau Claire, made time to stop by UW-Eau Claire during a recent visit for his Memorial High School class reunion. A professor of pathology, macromolecular science and biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, Anderson has been involved in biomaterials research for more than 30 years. His work has involved creating implants that contain medications that are released after the implant is placed in the body. He also has produced heart valves. He is the editor of the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research and has been involved in the development of international standards for biological evaluation of medical devices.

In addition to his position at CWRU, Anderson is on the staff at Cleveland University Hospital and the Rainbow Children's Hospital. He received his Ph.D. at Oregon State University and his medical doctor degree from CWRU.

Anderson received a UW-Eau Claire Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 1980.Go to top of page

Irene Keenan Jr. Band to highlight Summer Session week of July 14
Irene Keenan Jr. A free outdoor show by the Irene Keenan Jr. Band will highlight UW-Eau Claire's Summer Session programs for the week of July 14.

The concert will begin Monday at 7 p.m. on the Central Campus Mall (rain: Schofield Auditorium). Refreshments will be sold. Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating.

Also on campus, the Summer Cinema series will present "Risky Business" (1983) Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre. Full story and schedule of free Summer Session programs at UW-Eau Claire.Go to top of page


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Published weekly during the summer session by the UW-Eau Claire News Bureau. News items and notices should be sent to the News Bureau, Schofield 201, by 10 a.m. Monday for publication in the following week’s issue. E-mail submissions to Liz Wolf Green at are encouraged. Faculty/staff news items are published on a space-available basis.

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