Vol. 51, No. 8Eighth Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 13, 2003

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UW Board of Regents recommends faculty/staff pay increases and defers action on executive compensation

University Printing Services to expand services

UW System “Legacy Scholars Program” discussed Regents Meeting

UW-Eau Claire
to present ‘OctSOBERfest’

British Tuba and Euphonium Quartet to perform Oct. 20

Registration for Winterim open for enrolled students

Snapshots of Homecoming 2003

  UW Board of Regents recommends faculty/staff pay increases and defers action on executive compensation
UW System logoGiven market data and pay plan trends in neighboring states, the UW Board of Regents voted Friday, Oct. 10, to alert the Office of State Employment Relations that it will require a 4 percent pay raise in each year of this biennium to keep faculty and staff pay rates competitive with their peers.

Board members noted that any raises would depend on funding available in the money that the state has set aside in its compensation reserve. The approved motion recognized the state’s difficult funding climate but also states that tuition revenue sources or base budget reallocations couldn’t be used for this purpose (given recent steep cuts in state support and tuition caps). Full story. Go to top of page

University Printing Services to expand services
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University Printing Services, a division of University Centers and Programs, will expand services to the university community for the 2003-04 academic year.

University Printing Services is a new unit resulting from the consolidation of Duplicating Services, Copy Corner and Convenience Copier Services. It offers offset printing, quality photocopies, color copies, high-speed duplicating and a wide range of design and bindery services. The unit also coordinates off-campus printing done through state contracts and administers the convenience copying program.

Beginning the week after Thanksgiving, University Printing Services will offer a single point of contact for all aspects of campus printing and copying at the customer service area formerly known as the Copy Corner. Full story. Go to top of page

UW System 'Legacy Scholars Program' discussed at Regents meeting
Group of graduatesUW-Eau Claire is one of three institutions proposing a pilot program that would offer discounts in out-of-state tuition to children and grandchildren of alumni, commonly known as legacy students, who live outside Wisconsin and Minnesota.

The UW System Board of Regents reviewed the “Legacy Scholars Program” proposal at its Oct. 9-10 meetings in Oshkosh, but did not act on the proposal during the meeting. It will go back to the Board of Regents for action at its November meeting.

UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse and UW-Oshkosh are jointly presenting the pilot proposal.

The proposal stipulates that legacy students would not displace Wisconsin residents. Rather, they would be students accepted above the university’s target enrollment number. Legacy students would meet the same university admission requirements as all other students. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire to present ‘OctSOBERfest’ for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
As part of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week,
Oct. 12-19, UW-Eau Claire will present “OctSOBERfest,” eight days of healthy activities that prove alcohol isn’t necessary for relaxation and fun with friends.

“OctSOBERfest” is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire Activities and Programs, Housing and Residence Life, University Recreation, Student Health Services, National Residence Hall Honorary, the Residence Hall Activities Board and the United Hall Council.
Full story. Go to top of page

British Tuba and Euphonium Quartet to perform
Oct. 20 at UW-Eau Claire
TubalatéTubalaté, one of Britain’s leading professional brass ensembles, will perform Monday, Oct. 20, as part of the Artists Series at UW-Eau Claire. The tuba and euphonium quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center.

The first ever tuba-euphonium ensemble to graduate and be awarded the prestigious professional performance diploma from Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music, Tubalaté has been at the forefront of instrumental and repertory development for more than a decade,

The quartet travels worldwide, playing to audiences in Russia, Latvia and the United States, as well as throughout Europe. Tubalaté also encourages educational projects, working in collaboration with organizations such as The Society for the Promotion of New Music and Live Music Now.

In 1998, Tubalaté received a royal accolade performing at Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles’s 50th birthday celebration hosted by Queen Elizabeth. Full story and ticket information. Go to top of page

Registration for Winterim open for enrolled students
Student at computer with calculus textbook. Winterim has been a part of the academic calendar at UW-Eau Claire since 1996, when only 13 courses were offered. The 2004 Winterim session offers 65 classroom courses during a three-week session that runs Jan. 5-23, 2004..

UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are encouraged to remind students of the many benefits of Winterim (things like, up to three credits in three weeks, smaller classes, a chance to catch up or move ahead with their degree).

Winterim Class Bulletins are available on the Web and outside the Registrar's Office. Go to top of page

Snapshots of Homecoming 2003
If you just can't get enough of Homecoming 2003, check out the Homecoming photos and a short story about the Adopt-a Block event that were added to the Oct. 6 University Bulletin. Additional Homecoming photos can be found on the Alumni Web site. Go to top of page


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