Vol. 51, No. 11Eleventh Week • Fall Semester • Nov. 10, 2003

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Regents move toward implementing credit transfer plan and 'Return to Wisconsn' pilot program

FYE students complete community service projects with focus on civic engagement

UW System to host third AODA symposium

UW-Eau Claire to host celebration of Jewish music and culture Nov. 16

Counseling psychologist receives two state awards

UW-La Crosse's Bill Cerbin to give NET presentation Nov. 14

Baritone Kurt Ollmann to perform for Artists Series Nov. 13

Chancellor Mash to discuss impact of budget cuts; importance of university to state's economy

New student newspaper debuts on campus



Regents move toward implementing credit transfer plan and approve 'Return to Wisconsin' pilot program
UW System logoThe UW System Board of Regents on Friday, Nov. 7, approved four action items as part of a plan that will increase opportunities for credit transfer between the UW System and Wisconsin Technical College System.

Also on the Friday, the board gave its approval to a three-year pilot "Return to Wisconsin" program, which will offer a 25 percent discount on tuition for nonresident students who are children or grandchildren of UW alumni at participating campuses. Full story.
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FYE students complete community service projects with focus on civic engagement

FYE students listen to a presentation by Belinda Wholeben.

"UW-Eau Claire FYE students learn about Jane Addams from a presentation by Belinda Wholeben, director of the Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement at Rockford College.

FYE students and other volunteers at Family Literacy Fair

Several UW-Eau Claire FYE students join other volunteers for the Family Literacy Fair organized by the Jane Addams Hull House Northside Family Literacy Program.

FYE student Melissa Lauber

UW-Eau Claire freshman and FYE student Melissa Lauber demonstrates great enthusiasm for literacy games for children at the annual Family Literacy Fair, part of national "Make a Difference Day."

Don Mowry, director of Service-Learning, traveled with five UW-Eau Claire First Year Experience students and one senior mentor to Chicago for a Hull House Pilgrimage Oct. 23-26. The group visited Rockford College, where Belinda Wholeben, director of the Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement, presented an overview of Addams' time at the then Rockford Female Seminary; and Rockford College President Paul Pribbenow shared the legacy of how alumna Addams inspired their recent strategic planning process.

In addition to a tour of the Hull House Museum and Infinity Alternative School, the group completed several community service projects for Sarah's Circle, a daytime center serving homeless women; Good News Community Kitchen; and the Jane Addams Family Literacy Program.

"This was a wonderful opportunity for these students," Mowry said. "Jane Addams and the Settlement House Movement has particular relevance to the American Democracy Project and concepts of civic engagement."

Read more about Jane Addams in her obituary, which ran in The New York Times in 1935. Go to top of page

UW System to host third AODA symposium
Chancellor Donald MashAODA Committee chaired by Chancellor Mash
The UW System will host its third symposium to address alcohol and other drug abuse issues on college campuses Nov. 10-11 in Wisconsin Dells.

The UW System AODA symposium will include participation from each of the 15 UW System campuses, as well as representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Wisconsin Technical College System, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Chapter of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. Themes for discussion will include the student transition from high school to college, behaviors and expectations regarding alcohol and other drugs, and state and university responses to those issues and concerns.

The conference is a part of a larger goal to effectively address AODA issues within the UW System, which also hosted symposia in 1998 and 2001. Since 1998, the UW System AODA Committee, chaired by Chancellor Donald Mash, and campus consortia have played an active role in addressing these issues and presented a strategic plan to the Board of Regents in 2001. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire to host celebration of Jewish music and culture Nov. 16

Mark Stillman
Mark Stillman, a widely known and popular accordion player, is one of three klezmer musicians who will perform at the Jewish celebration.

"Celebrating Jewish Music and Culture,” an afternoon of music, dancing and cultural celebration, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov.16, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.

The highlight of this celebration, sponsored by the University Activities Commission, the Jewish Student Association and Temple Sholom Synagogue, will be a concert of Jewish klezmer music. Admission is free.

Schedule of activities:

1-1:30 p.m. — Dance lesson
1:30-3 p.m. — Concert of klezmer music, featuring Twin Cities-based international recording artists
1-3 p.m. — Silent auction, featuring items from area businesses, including a car from Ken Vance Motors
1-4 p.m. — Sale of Jewish music, books, Hanukkah items, Shofars, beauty products from Israel, jewelry and baked goods

Also, in preparation for the Jewish celebration, plan to attend the klezmer dance instruction class Nov. 11 and the lecture titled "The Evolution of American Jewish Music" Nov. 12.

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Counseling psychologist receives two state awards
Dr. Richard BoyumRichard Boyum, a counseling psychologist at UW-Eau Claire, received both of the two awards presented by the Wisconsin College Personnel Association at its annual convention in Wisconsin Dells Oct. 30-31.

Boyum received the Outstanding Program Award for the UW-Eau Claire Counseling Services Web page, and the Annabelle E. Wolf Award for Outstanding Service to College Student Personnel, given to an individual with at least seven years of experience in higher education who has had a lasting impact or made a lasting contribution to the profession. Full story.
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UW-La Crosse's Bill Cerbin to give NET/TLTDC presentation Nov. 14
Bill CerbinBill Cerbin, professor of psychology and assistant to the provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at UW-La Crosse, will be a guest speaker at UW-Eau Claire Friday, Nov. 14.

Cerbin will present "Improving Teaching Through Scholarly Inquiry into Student Learning," which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Hibbard Penthouse.

He will discuss how to do small-scale projects intended to improve specific aspects of student learning. Gary Don, UW-Eau Claire assistant professor of music, will join Cerbin to discuss a project he is conducting. Full story. Go to top of page

Baritone Kurt Ollmann to perform for Artists Series Nov. 13
Kurt OllmannBaritone Kurt Ollmann will perform music by Benjamin Britten, Gustav Mahler, Francis Poulenc, Charles Ives, Paul Bowles and Joaquin Nin at his Artists Series concert Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Coming to prominence as a protégé of Leonard Bernstein, lyric baritone Kurt Ollmann is heard regularly with opera companies, orchestras, chamber music groups and on many recordings, but he has always been especially devoted to the song repertoire. After a fruitful beginning with Milwaukee’s adventuresome Skylight Opera, he appeared in several prestigious venues before being given a place among Bernstein’s favored singers. Ollmann has sung recitals in all the major New York concert venues, at Wigmore Hall in London, at La Scala, Milan, Geneva, Montreal and many other European and American cities. Full story and ticket information. Go to top of page

Chancellor Mash to discuss impact of budget cuts; importance of university to state's economy
Chancellor Donald Mash will be a guest, along with Rep. Rob Kreibich, during Wisconsin Public Radio's "The West Side" program next week.

The UW System state of affairs following the budget cuts and the importance of the System in helping to grow Wisconsin's economy will be among the topics of conversation during the program that will air at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, on 88.3 WHWC. The call-in program is hosted by Mary Jo Wagner.

UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are encouraged to tune in. Callers wishing to ask questions or make comments during the show can do so by calling (800) 228-5615.

Also on Nov. 17, Chancellor Mash will discuss similar issues with the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation. He will continue the topic of discussion the next morning, as he talks with the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Go to top of page

New student newspaper debuts on campus
The Flip Side logoAs of Oct. 29, UW-Eau Claire has another student newspaper on campus. The editors of The Flip Side, who describe their paper as an alternative campus media outlet, plan to publish every two weeks on Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters. Full story. Read the current issue, available on The Flip Side Web site, and read a Spectator editorial. Go to top of page


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