Vol. 53, No. 30Fourteenth Week • Spring Semester • April 24, 2006

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Patti See receives UW System excellence award

Campus kicks off UW Spirit Week today

UW-Eau Claire celebrates Honors Week April 24-30

Powwow concludes American Indian Awareness Month

Students to display research May 1-2

Research skills gain importance in nursing field

Posters: Diversity is 'more than black and white'

McKinney breaks strikeout record; softball team sweeps UW-Whitewater

Alumnus gift supports student tutor stipends

Students, community benefit from UW-Eau Claire/Chippewa Valley Museum collaboration

Alumna to present award-winning master's thesis

 

Patti See receives UW System excellence award

Patti See
Patti See

Patti See, senior student services coordinator in UW-Eau Claire's Academic Skills Center, is one of two UW System recipients of the 2006 Regents Academic Staff Award for Excellence.

See and Lynn Markham, a land use specialist with UW-Stevens Point's Center for Land Use Education, each will receive a $5,000 award for professional development or to enhance a university program or function. The awards will be presented Thursday, May 4, at the UW System Board of Regents meeting in Madison. Nominees for the award included one academic staff member from each UW institution, and a selection committee chaired by Regent Eileen Connolly-Keesler of Oshkosh chose the recipients.

See, who also teaches women's studies courses, received bachelor's and master's degrees in English from UW-Eau Claire. Full story. Go to top of page

Campus kicks off UW Spirit Week today

Records and Registration employees during 2005 UW Spirit Day event
UW-Eau Claire Records and Registration employees posed for this photo during last year's UW Spirit Day event. From left, Michelle Karstensen, Barb Thom, Theresa Kuhn, Marge Frankenberger, Susie Warden, Tami Langfeldt Adams and Karen Tallant found shade under the golf umbrella Warden won in the Spirit Day door prize drawing. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, LTS)

Faculty, staff, students and friends of the university are invited to don their Blugold colors and help UW-Eau Claire observe UW Spirit Day at a celebration today on the Central Campus Mall from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Coffee, doughnuts and muffins will be served and UW-Eau Claire door prizes will be given away.

The event kicks off the third annual UW Spirit Week, a celebration of the impact of the UW System on Wisconsin workplaces and communities. Other Spirit Week activities include a Tuesday program at noon in the state capitol rotunda and a UW System alumni gathering on from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Madison Room of the Best Western Inn on the Park, Madison. More information. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire celebrates Honors Week April 24-30
UW-Eau Claire observes its 34th annual Scholastic Honors Week today through Sunday, April 30. This week is the time set aside by the university to recognize students of high scholastic achievement. The week's programs, with the exception of the Honors Banquet, are open to the public and free of charge. See a complete listing of Honors Week events. Go to top of page

turtle illustration by student Michael OjibwayPowwow concludes American Indian Awareness Month
UW-Eau Claire's celebration of American Indian Awareness Month will end with the Honoring Education 2006 Traditional Powwow April 29 in Zorn Arena.

Doors for the annual event will open at 11 a.m., the grand entries will be at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and the feast will begin at 5 p.m. Admission is $5, which includes the feast. There is no cost for children under age 5 and seniors over age 55.

The powwow 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. Full story. Go to top of page

Students to display research May 1-2

Student Research Day image
Student Research Day image

UW-Eau Claire students will display their student/faculty collaborative research as well as independent student research at the 14th annual Student Research Day May 1-2. Student research posters will be on display from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, May 1, and from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 2, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Judging will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

The entire university community is encouraged to view this exhibit and meet with the student researchers, who will be available to discuss their posters during the Monday afternoon session. The public also is invited to this free event. Full story. Go to top of page

Research skills gain importance in nursing field

Susan Karlman
Senior nursing student Susan Karlman will be among those presenting their research at the Nursing Honors Luncheon April 27. Karlman, who plans to become an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner, has focused her research on physical, spiritual and psychosocial issues and interventions within the aging population. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, LTS)

Research such as that conducted by UW-Eau Claire nursing honors students has become increasingly important in recent years as the nursing profession continues to change, said a UW-Eau Claire nursing faculty member.

"As nursing is moving closer to a practice based on research, baccalaureate-prepared nurses will need both the critical thinking skills and the compassion to link patient care that honors the individual patient and yet uses the latest information from our research," said Dr. CeCelia Zorn, professor of nursing systems.

At UW-Eau Claire's annual Nursing Honors Luncheon April 27, senior students and alumni will present their honors research work. All students in the Nursing Honors Program will be recognized at the luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. Full story. Go to top of page

Posters: Diversity is 'more than black and white'
Diversity poster of Jesse Dixon Diversity poster of Megan Algiers Diversity poster of Nancy Wesenberg

An awareness campaign continues at UW-Eau Claire to bring attention to all types of diversity on campus.

Three new posters have been released and can be seen, along with the three initial posters, in numerous locations across campus. The posters feature photos of UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff, along with quotes from the individuals about what makes them diverse. The campaign will touch on all types of diversity, including but not limited to race, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, geographic diversity and people with mental or physical disabilities. New posters will be added to the campaign in the coming months.

For more information about the diversity campaign, contact Kimberly Barrett, Student Development and Diversity, at 836-5992 or barretka@uwec.edu. Go to top of page

Mallory McKinney throws a pitchMcKinney breaks strikeout record;
softball team sweeps
UW-Whitewater

UW-Eau Claire softball pitcher Mallory McKinney, a junior from Brooklyn Park, Minn., broke the school's career strikeout record as the eighth-ranked Blugolds swept a doubleheader from UW-Whitewater Sunday at Gelein Field. The Blugolds now have a record of 28-4 overall and remain unbeaten in conference play at 12-0. Read more about the doubleheader, and view more Blugold softball photos. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, LTS) Go to top of page

Alumnus gift supports student tutor stipends

Michael Knetter
Michael Knetter

Tutoring fellow students led a UW-Eau Claire graduate to a teaching career. Now Michael Knetter, dean of the School of Business and professor of finance, investment and banking at UW-Madison, has established a new fund providing stipends for tutors in the UW-Eau Claire department of economics.

The gift is recognized as a contribution to Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's ongoing comprehensive campaign to benefit UW-Eau Claire's people and programs. The Michael Knetter Tutoring Award is one of three new funds that have been established for the UW-Eau Claire's economics department since the campaign began in 2000. Full story. Go to top of page

Students, community benefit from UW-Eau Claire/
Chippewa Valley Museum collaboration

'Farm Life' exhibit image
The award-winning exhibit "Farm Life: A Century of Change for Farm Families and Their Neighbors" is one result of a long-standing partnership between UW-Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley Museum. (Chippewa Valley Museum photo)

On April 29, approximately 40 K-12 social science teachers from around Wisconsin will meet in Eau Claire to begin a three-year program titled "Making Americans, Making America: Community, Citizenship and the Constitution." According to Oscar Chamberlain, senior lecturer in the UW-Eau Claire history department and director of the Making Americans program, teachers participating in this program will benefit from an extraordinary partnership: The long-standing relationship between UW-Eau Claire historians and the Chippewa Valley Museum.

"If we hadn't already had such an active, collaborative relationship with the Chippewa Valley Museum, we couldn't have just started a program like this," Chamberlain said.

The university/museum collaboration has led to some award-winning exhibits, including, "Paths of the People: The Ojibwe in the Chippewa Valley," which opened in 1991, and "Farm Life: A Century of Change for Farm Families and Their Neighbors," which opened in December 2004. The partnership also has led to benefits for community members and UW-Eau Claire faculty and students. Full story. Go to top of page

Alumna to present award-winning master's thesis

Jacqueline Bailey
Jacqueline Bailey

Jacqueline Bailey of Chippewa Falls will present her award-winning thesis, "The Hero Must Hang: The Postcolonial Swerve and Re-Visioning of Homer's 'Odyssey' in Hanif Kureishi's 'Sammy and Rosie Get Laid,'" from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, May 1, in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. A discussion will follow, and all UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. The presentation also is open to the public.

Bailey was chosen by a Graduate Council faculty committee to receive UW-Eau Claire's Distinguished Master's Thesis Award in November 2005. She earned a master's degree in English from UW-Eau Claire in May 2005. Associate professor of English Dr. Asha Sen was Bailey's thesis adviser, and Dr. Jennifer Shaddock, also an associate professor of English, was her graduate program adviser. Go to top of page

 


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