Vol. 53, No. 24Seventh Week • Spring Semester • March 6, 2006

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Reilly recommends RA policy to regents

Forensics wins state tourney for 14th year straight

Choral, instrumental groups to perform March 12

Phillips Hall mosaic receives needed
face-lift

Women's History Month events continue

2006 new freshmen summer orientation dates set

Ceramics students help with Empty Bowls benefit

Campus to mark Sunshine Week by participating in open government, secrecy dialogue

Alum's gift creates fund for economics students

Photo places second in national monthly contest

 

Reilly recommends RA policy to regents
UW System logoUW System President Kevin Reilly on March 1 recommended to the system Board of Regents a policy regarding the rights and responsibilities of resident assistants on system campuses. Under the policy, RAs would have the same rights as other students to lead and participate in activities anywhere on campus. The proposed systemwide policy reads:

"Resident assistants are expected to work with student residents to create an open, inclusive, and supportive residential community. At the same time, because RAs are students themselves, they are encouraged to participate in campus activities and organizations. As such, RAs may participate in, organize, and lead any meetings or other activities, within their rooms, floors or residence halls, or anywhere else on campus, to the same extent as other students. However, they may not use their positions to inappropriately influence, pressure, or coerce student residents to attend or participate."

The proposal will be considered by the full Board of Regents at its meeting this week. Full story. Go to top of page

Forensics wins state tourney for 14th year straight

Betsy Schroeder Christine Zani
Betsy Schroeder
Christine Zani

The UW-Eau Claire forensics team has won the Wisconsin State Tournament for the 14th year in a row. In addition to winning the state tournament, held at UW-River Falls on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, the two students who will represent Wisconsin at the Interstate Oratory Contest are both from UW-Eau Claire. Senior Betsy Schroeder, Le Center, Minn., and Junior Christine Zani, Hurley, will travel to the IOC in Pensacola , Fla., in April. This also is the 14th year that both students traveling to the IOC are from UW-Eau Claire. Full story. Go to top of page

Choral, instrumental groups to perform March 12

Concert Choir performers flutist

Two March 12 concerts in UW-Eau Claire's Haas Fine Arts Center will feature five university choirs and the UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony and Symphony Band. Both concerts will be in Gantner Concert Hall.

At 2 p.m., performing in the 14th annual American Choral Directors Association "Celebration of Music" will be the UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir, Singing Statesmen, Symphonic Choir, Women's Concert Chorale and Women's Chorus. The Wind Symphony and Symphony Band will perform at 5 p.m. Tickets for each concert are available at the University Service Center. Read more about the ACDA concert and the Wind Symphony/Symphony Band performance. Go to top of page

Phillips Hall mosaic receives needed face-lift
UW-Eau Claire student volunteer Sally Johnson recently completed the tiling portion of a repair project on the mosaic located on the first floor of Phillips Science Hall. The artwork's original artist was Ron Udy. Johnson, a sophomore music therapy major, reports many faculty, staff and students have commented that they are glad the mosaic is being repaired.

Above, Johnson stands in front of the repaired mosaic. Center, a "before" photo shows some of the many areas where missing and damaged tiles needed replacing. Below, Johnson begins the grouting phase of the project. (Top and bottom photos by Rick Mickelson, LTS; center photo by Sally Johnson.)

Sally Johnson in front of repaired mosaic
'Before' shot of mosaic
Sally Johnson applies grout to mosaic

Women's History Month events continue
UW-Eau Claire continues to observe Women's History Month with a variety of activities over the next two weeks. Some highlights include:

  • March 8: In recognition of International Women's Day, a panel of international women students will discuss issues that confront women around the globe at noon in the Arrowhead Room, Davies Center.
  • V-Day logoMarch 8-10: "The Vagina Monologues" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. Proceeds from the performances, in observance of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, will benefit The Bolton Refuge House in Eau Claire and the Global V-Day campaign for justice to "comfort women," civilians forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military between 1932 and 1945.
  • March 10: The department of history will sponsor "An Evening with Linda Gordon" at 7:30 pm. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Dr. Gordon is a prominent American women's historian and professor of history at New York University.
  • March 13: English faculty member Karen Loeb and student services coordinator Patti See will read pieces from their personal collections during a Women's History Month Prose and Poetry Reading at 8 p.m. in The Cabin of Davies Center. More information.
  • March 14: Eau Claire County Board member Colleen Bates, business owner Sandy Wagner and Eau Claire School Board president Carol Olson will present "Ready to Lead! Successful Leadership Models for Women" from 7-9 p.m. in the Presidents Room, Davies Center.

See a complete listing of upcoming activities for weeks 2 and 3 of Women's History Month. Go to top of page

2006 new freshmen summer orientation dates set
New freshmen entering UW-Eau Claire in fall 2006 will be on campus on selected days this summer for orientation. Freshmen orientation will be Monday through Friday from June 12-30 and Monday, Aug. 21. Advising and New Student Initiatives coordinates both the summer and fall (Phase II) orientation programs. For more information, call 836-5053 or visit the orientation Web site. Go to top of page

Ceramics students help with Empty Bowls benefit

hands shaping bowlCeramics students from UW-Eau Claire's department of art & design are pitching in to help fight hunger in the Chippewa Valley. The students, under the direction of assistant professor Susan O'Brien, are donating 200 handmade ceramic bowls to Feed My People Food Bank for the "Empty Bowls" fundraiser to be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Additional bowls are being donated by both professional potters and high school ceramics students.

Empty Bowls is a benefit supper of soup, specialty breads and desserts. Many area businesses and organizations are sponsoring the event. Ticket prices are $15 for supper and a hand-designed bowl, $8 for the supper alone, and $40 for a family pack of two bowls and supper for up to five individuals. Children age 10 and younger are free. Bowl numbers are limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets will be available at the University Service Center through Tuesday, March 7. After that, they can be purchased at Feed My People Food Bank or at the door. Full story. Go to top of page

Campus to mark Sunshine Week by participating
in national dialogue on open government, secrecy

Sunshine Week logoIn conjunction with Sunshine Week, March 12-18, UW-Eau Claire will participate Monday, March 13, in a 90-minute conversation with national experts to discuss government secrecy, open government, sunshine laws and how they affect public safety and our lives. "Are We Safer in the Dark? A Dialogue on Open Government and Secrecy" will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in L2023 AC of UW-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library. The program will be broadcast from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. McIntyre Library and the UW-Eau Claire department of communication and journalism are sponsoring the event. Full story. Go to top of page

Alum's gift creates fund for economics students

Harry Kaiser
Harry Kaiser

UW-Eau Claire's department of economics will be able to support student activity opportunities thanks to a $10,000 commitment by UW-Eau Claire alumnus Harry Kaiser. The fund, a first for the department, will support student travel to professional meetings, development of student research projects and student participation in other economics-related activities, particularly for majors interested in pursuing graduate study. Kaiser graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1979 and is a professor in the department of economics and management at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. His gift is recognized as a contribution to Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's ongoing comprehensive campaign. Full story. Go to top of page

Photo places second in national monthly contest

This photo of the UW-Eau Claire gymnastics team, taken by UW-Eau Claire photographer Rick Mickelson, photography and graphics coordinator in Learning and Technology Services, won second place in the portrait category of the University Photographers' Association of America December 2005/January 2006 contest. Mickelson said the team hiked up Eau Claire's Silvermine Hill on a snowy, 20-degree day for the photo shoot. The photo was used for this year's team poster, headlined "Extreme Winter Sports" and designed by Ansel Brooks, an artist in the Publications Office. View the poster and read updates on the gymnastics team's current season on the athletics Web site. Go to top of page

 


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