Vol. 52, No. 18Second Week • Spring Semester • Jan. 31, 2005

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Campus hosts Fulbright scholar from Russia

UW-Eau Claire begins Phase II of Plan 2008

Reception to launch Black History Month activities

Campus Campaign kicks off Feb. 1

Art trip to New York planned for Spring Break

Winterim sets enrollment record

Sallie Kernan named EOC interim director

Champion in action

 

Campus hosts Fulbright scholar from Russia
Larisa MikhaylovaLarisa Mikhaylova, a Fulbright visiting scholar from Moscow State University, will conduct research for a book on science fiction during a six-month research appointment at UW-Eau Claire. Mikhaylova, who will be on campus until August, is researching the role of science fiction and science fiction characters in American society. The title of her proposal is "Science Fiction Characters: From Comics to Cult Figures of the 21st Century." Mikhaylova is on the journalism department faculty at Moscow State University. She earned a doctorate in 1982 from the Moscow State philological department. She also is a secretary of the Russian Society of American Culture Studies and the editor of the quarterly Russian science fiction magazine Supernova. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire begins Phase II of Plan 2008
Cover art: Phase II Plan 2008UW-Eau Claire's draft of Phase II of Plan 2008 was submitted in December by the Diversity Planning Committee for review by the UW System and can be accessed on the UW-Eau Claire Web site. Plan 2008, a UW System initiative to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the faculty, staff, and student body and to increase diversity activities on campuses within the state, began in 1997 and is now entering its second phase. UW-Eau Claire's Phase II draft was well received at the System level, said Kimberly Barrett, UW-Eau Claire associate vice chancellor of student development and diversity. "The plan attempts to make the most of the expertise and experience of members of the campus community by supporting broad participation on the part of all segments of the university in our efforts to enhance diversity on campus," Barrett said. "The content of the plan is also a vehicle to educate the university about the facts related to the achievement gap at our institution and the general benefits of diversity as part of a university education." See UW-Eau Claire's diversity Web site for more information about the university's diversity efforts. Go to top of page

Reception to launch Black History Month activities

Jabali Afrika
Jabali Afrika will perform at the University Activities Commission Black History Month Concert Feb. 15. More information.

UW-Eau Claire's Office of Multicultural Affairs will kick off Black History Month with a reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Alumni Room of Davies Center. The reception will feature profiles of famous African-Americans; stories of Black Indians in American History; the African-American Mosaic presented by the Library of Congress; information on Gwen Moore, Wisconsin's first African-American Congresswoman; a black history IQ test; and samples of African-American foods. Information on other events planned for Black History Month also will be available. Full story. Go to top of page

Campus Campaign kicks off Feb. 1
It’s time to celebrate the success of UW -Eau Claire's faculty and staff, who are leaders both in their pursuit of excellence and in their generous support of the university’s people and programs, with the kickoff of the 2004-05 UW-Eau Claire Campus Campaign. Campus Celebrating Our SuccessCampaign celebrates faculty and staff’s charitable giving that has benefited university departments, programs and scholarships and has had a major, positive impact on students, said Bill Harms, associate vice chancellor of student services and this year's Campus Campaign co-chair. Since the first Campus Campaign on 2001-02, faculty and staff participation has increased steadily, said Heidi Fisher, director of annual giving and major gifts officer. "To date, more than $500,000 from faculty and staff has been received in support of scholarships, grants and awards," she said. "The involvement of so many members of the campus community is a mark of the success of the Campus Campaign. It says we lead by example.” Contributions to Campus Campaign are recognized as gifts to Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's ongoing comprehensive campaign. Full story. Go to top of page

Art trip to New York planned for Spring Break
UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff, community members, alumni and friends of the university are invited to join the department of art & design trip to New York March 18-27. An informational meeting about the trip is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in Room 105 of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Participants will explore art, music, theater and food while roaming through Manhattan and the Boroughs. More information. Go to top of page

Winterim sets enrollment record

Jan Morse
Jan Morse

A record number of students were enrolled in UW-Eau Claire's 2005 Winterim session, said Jan Morse, administrative officer for academic affairs. The three-week session, which ran Jan. 3-21, attracted 1,378 students, Morse said. The session offered more than 65 classroom courses, including a number of Web-based courses. Winterim, which has been a part of the academic calendar at UW-Eau Claire since 1996, originally offered only 13 courses. "Winterim now provides a rich array of course offerings," said Morse. "With the number and variety of courses available, most students are finding courses that help them stay on track or get a step ahead on completing their degrees." Go to top of page

Sallie Kernan named EOC interim director

Sallie Kernan
Sallie Kernan

Effective Jan. 3, Sallie Kernan is serving as interim director of UW-Eau Claire's Educational Opportunity Center, a federal grant program that assists eligible nontraditional students entering post-secondary education. Kernan has served as a career counselor in the program for six years. Prior to joining the university she was a vocational rehabilitation specialist in Minneapolis. She earned a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and vocational evaluation from UW-Stout. Kernan assumes the EOC interim director position following the retirement of Betty "Twink" Hanson, who headed the EOC as part of her duties as interim director of Educational Access Programs. Kimberly Barrett, associate vice chancellor of student development and diversity, is overseeing the Upward Bound and McNair programs immediately following Hanson's retirement. Go to top of page

Champion in action
Blugold wrestler Derek Sikora
During the Blugold wrestlers' Jan. 25 home meet against UW-Plattville, defending conference champion Derek Sikora (Jr.-Neillsville) won his fifth straight match to run his record to 19-2. Sikora is currently ranked sixth in the nation at 165 pounds. Read more. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC) Go to top of page

 


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