Vol. 51, No. 27Twelfth Week • Spring Semester • April 12, 2004

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Alumna donates memorabilia from Heart Mountain war relocation camp

UW-Eau Claire students take prizes at national collegiate sales competition

Israeli Refusenik Muli Linder to speak about costs of war and peace in Israel

Annual Honoring Education Pow Wow coming to
UW-Eau Claire

Winona LaDuke: a class act

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Alumna donates memorabilia from Heart Mountain war relocation camp

Clarice Chase Dunn
Clarice Chase Dunn's donated Heart Mountain collection includes 11 books about the War Relocation Camps; a photo album of black and white images, clippings and farewell letters from her pupils; and a complete set of camp newspapers and other newsletters.

For more than 60 years a UW-Eau Claire alumna, Clarice Chase Dunn ’37, Madison, has preserved essays, letters, photographs and news articles about life at Heart Mountain School in Wyoming, where she taught English in 1942-43.

These sad keepsakes help tell the story of the more than 112,000 people of Japanese ancestry who were incarcerated at relocation camps like Heart Mountain shortly after Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japan in 1941. Because the camps were quickly abandoned after the war, their existence has been largely ignored and forgotten except by people who were a part of them.

Dunn, a retired Madison schoolteacher, recently gave her collection of memorabilia to UW-Eau Claire where they are housed in the Special Collections area of McIntyre Library.

The material is available for students and others who want to study the human story of the Japanese American incarceration. In addition, Dunn established a bequest that will endow a scholarship for minorities or students with disabilities, a tribute to those she taught in the camps and throughout her life. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire students take prizes at national collegiate sales competition

Marty Pitzen
Marty Pitzen, a marketing major with a professional sales emphasis, competed against students from 32 other universities to place second in the service competition.

A team of three UW-Eau Claire senior marketing majors — Marty Pitzen, David Lenling and Stephanie Mixdorf — recently took sixth place at the National Collegiate Sales Competition held at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Ga. Pitzen also placed second in the nation in the individual rankings in the service competition.

The students went through two rounds of competition, selling a product in the first round and a service in the second. Judges selected the top three students, who then competed in a third round of competition, which all the competitors were allowed to watch.

“The experience was nerve-wracking, but one of the most incredible professional experiences of my life,” said Pitzen. “At the career fair that is running during the competition, you see some of the most desirable companies in the United States just waiting to speak with you.” Full story. Go to top of page

Israeli Refusenik Muli Linder to speak about costs of war and peace in Israel
Muli Linder, a physician and an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, was the 67th Refusenik to sign what has become known as “The Combatant’s Letter.” He will speak at UW-Eau Claire about the costs of war and peace in Israel at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the Schneider Social Science Auditorium.

The presentation will be free and is open to students, faculty and the public. Voluntary donations will be accepted and peace-related materials will be sold to support the efforts of Courage to Refuse.

The event is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Geography Club and the Refuser Solidarity Network, with support from the UW-Eau Claire Center for International Education. Full story. Go to top of page

Annual Honoring Education Pow Wow coming to UW-Eau Claire
Native American The 2004 Honoring Education Pow Wow will be held Saturday, April 24, at UW-Eau Claire’s Zorn Arena.

The annual event provides an opportunity for Native American people to gather and celebrate the importance of their heritage and culture and for UW-Eau Claire to recognize and honor its American Indian alumni. All members of the UW-Eau Claire campus community and surrounding communities are invited to attend and experience an example of Native American culture. Full story. Go to top of page


Winona LaDuke: a class act

Winona LaDuke visiting with students and Professor Zoltan Grossman in a geography class.
Winona LaDuke met with students in Zoltan Grossman's International Environmental Issues and Policies class last Wednesday. LaDuke, an activist for social and environmental issues, closed the 62nd season of The Forum. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC) Go to top of page


J. Hartt Walsh, a 1924 Eau Claire State Normal School graduate, was the student responsible for the successful launch of the school's student newspaper, The Spectator. Only after preselling advertising for an entire school year's worth of issues and securing 300 paid subscriptions from a student body of 488 did he convince President Harvey Schofield that the newspaper would be a viable business venture, and The Spectator began publication in 1923. Go to top of page

 


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