Vol. 53, No. 7Seventh Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 3, 2005

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Health care administration program receives national accreditation

Interim chancellor praises hardworking faculty, staff in newspaper column

Faculty, staff to receive updated Strategic Plan

UW System announces 2006-07 teaching scholars, fellows programs

48th annual Career Conference set for Thursday

Exhibit to feature works of alumni photographers

Featured image: Photographer takes 'different approach'' to family portrait

Forensics team to host national tournament

Artaria Quartet to give Artists Series performance

Zien tours Brewer Hall, Campus School, Materials Science Center

Day of Caring, raffle raise $1,850 for United Way

 
Health care administration student and instructor
(Photo by Rick Mickelson, LTS)

Health care administration program receives national accreditation
UW-Eau Claire's health care administration program has received accreditation from the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators for the first time in the program's nearly 30-year history. The UW-Eau Claire program is now one of only five NAB-accredited colleges and universities in the country. "The health care administration program at UW-Eau Claire is an educationally sound program that demands the best of its students; has a strong 50-week practicum, which is comprehensive in scope; its graduates are in demand in the tri-state area; and graduates are trained decision makers and not technicians who have memorized a text," the NAB site visit report states. The report also cited the Center for Health and Aging Services Excellence, a network of long-term care leaders that supports the health care administration program, as a major force in the program's success. Full story. Go to top of page

Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson
Interim Chancellor
Vicki Lord Larson

Interim chancellor praises hardworking faculty, staff in newspaper column
In response to Eau Claire Leader-Telegram editor Don Huebscher's Sept. 25 editorial, "Could a business leader succeed as UW-EC chancellor?" UW-Eau Claire Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson submitted an "It Seems to Me" column, headlined "Hardworking faculty help make UW-EC special place," which appeared in the Sept. 29 Leader-Telegram. Read the interim chancellor's column on the Leader-Telegram Web site (registration required) or as a PDF file. Go to top of page

Faculty, staff to receive updated Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan coverUW-Eau Claire faculty and staff this week will receive via campus mail the university's "Five Year Strategic Plan: Update for 2005-07." The updated plan refines the strategic initiatives to be pursued as the university implements the three goals identified in the initial 2001-03 Strategic Plan and its 2003-05 update:

  • Goal 1 (the emphasis goal): Enhance the quality of our teaching, learning and personal development environment.
  • Goal 2 (the expanding goal): Expand and enhance our regional services, impact and connections.
  • Goal 3 (the enabling goal): Broaden and increase our resource base.

"The University Planning Committee has done excellent work refining this document that will serve as a guide for planning during 2005-07 and beyond," said Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson. "The updated plan includes strategic initiatives that specifically address our newest priorities as we face the challenges this biennium presents.” Go to top of page

UW System announces 2006-07 teaching scholars, fellows programs

The UW System's 2005 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Wisconsin Teaching Scholars programs received national recognition when they received the TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence last February. Full story.

The UW System Office of Academic and Student Services and the Office of Professional and Instructional Development have announced the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Wisconsin Teaching Scholars programs for 2006-07. One early-career, untenured faculty or teaching academic staff member from each UW System institution will be selected for the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows program, and one mid- to late-career faculty or teaching academic staff member from each UW System institution will be selected for the Wisconsin Teaching Scholars program. An informational brown bag meeting will be held at UW-Eau Claire from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the NET Resource Lab (inside Schofield 30/44). Interested faculty and academic staff members also may contact Linda Carpenter (carpenlj@uwec.edu) for more information and for application forms. Forms are also available for download from the NET Web site. Applications are due in the NET Center office (Schofield 30/44) by Nov. 10. Go to top of page

48th annual Career Conference set for Thursday

Employer talking with student
(Photo by Rick Mickelson, LTS)

UW-Eau Claire's 48th annual Career Conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Zorn Arena. Students and faculty members can meet with more than 100 prospective employers, graduate schools and state and federal agencies. Students and faculty members also will have a chance to meet these employers in a more casual setting at a preconference reception sponsored by the Student Accounting Society. The reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Holiday Inn. Full story. Go to top of page

Exhibit to feature works of alumni photographers
'Common Ground' posterFour award-winning UW-Eau Claire alumni who all found different pathways to excellence in photography will be featured in an exhibit titled "Common Ground: The Photography of Tony Duran, Liz Flores, David Joles and John Noltner." (See a featured image from the exhibit below.) The exhibit will run Oct. 6-27 in the Foster Gallery of UW-Eau Claire's Haas Fine Arts Center. All four photographers will attend an opening reception sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association from 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Foster Gallery. Rick Mickelson, photo/graphics coordinator for UW-Eau Claire's Learning and Technology Services, is curating the exhibit, with assistance from Foster Gallery director Tom Wagener. Full story. Go to top of page

'Hands' by John Noltner '90
"Hands" by John Noltner '90 will be among the photos in "Common Ground: The Photography of Tony Duran, Liz Flores, David Joles and John Noltner" Oct. 6-27 in UW-Eau Claire's Foster Gallery.

Featured image: Photographer takes 'different approach'
to family portrait

"This photograph was done simply as a personal project. ... I knew we needed a family portrait hanging in our new house, but I wanted to take a different approach. The smallest hand is Brenna's, then Jordan's, Karen's and then mine. First I took a black and white Polaroid of Brenna's hand against a black background. I trimmed that Polaroid to a square and had Jordan hold the Polaroid for the next shot. Then Karen held that trimmed Polaroid, and I held the final one. All done in the camera, no digital manipulation. I guess to be honest, it was Karen who pressed the button for the final shot of my hands ... so it was a team effort." — John Noltner '90 Go to top of page

Forensics team to host national tournament;
alumni and friends pledge support for program

Hilary Rasmussen and Christin Zani rehearse forensics event
Sophomore Hilary Rasmussen, left, and junior Christine Zani rehearsed their duo interpretation event last week in preparation for a forensics tournament over the weekend. UW-Eau Claire's forensics organization will host the National Forensics Association tournament in April, and alumni and friends of the university have volunteered to help with the event and pledged financial support. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, LTS)

UW-Eau Claire's forensics organization will host the National Forensics Association tournament from April 13-17, 2006. To ensure the tournament's success, alumni and friends of UW-Eau Claire's forensics organization have committed more than $10,000 to the project. The national tournament is expected to attract 800 to 1,000 participants and judges to UW-Eau Claire's campus. Many of the alumni and friends who will help with the tournament also have pledged to help offset tournament expenses with their gifts to the Forensics Alumni Fund through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The ultimate goal is to establish an endowment that will provide enough annual income to supplement the program's operating budget. Full story. Go to top of page

Artaria Quartet to give Artists Series performance
Artaria String QuartetThe Artaria String Quartet, winner of the prestigious 2004 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, will perform Monday, Oct. 10, at UW-Eau Claire. The Artists Series concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center. Nationally recognized as dynamic teachers and for their commitment to education, members of the Artaria String Quartet served as artist/teachers at the world-renowned Tanglewood Institute, where the quartet also was Ensemble in Residence. They received two highly sought-after Millennium Grants for outreach activities from the National Endowment for the Arts and Chamber Music America and have performed hundreds of programs to thousands of students throughout the United States. Full story. Go to top of page

Zien tours Brewer Hall, Campus School,
Materials Science Center

Dave Zien tours Campus School
Doug Dunham and Dave Zien in Materials Science Center
(News Bureau photos)

UW-Eau Claire hosted state Sen. Dave Zien, R-Eau Claire, a member of State Building Commission, on Monday, Sept. 26.  Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor Steve Tallant and Vice Chancellor Andrew Soll met with Zien to discuss the need for a new academic building to replace Brewer Hall and Campus School and also potential business and industry research partnerships made possible by the Materials Science Center. Zien was given a guided tour of Brewer Hall and Campus School to learn more about the need for a new academic building. The top photo at right shows Zien with Roger Tlusty, foundations of education, and Vice Chancellor Andrew Soll in a Campus School classroom. Zien also viewed instrumentation in the Materials Science Center. The lower photo shows Doug Dunham, physics and astronomy, briefing Zien on the center's research capabilities. Go to top of page

Day of Caring, raffle raise $1,850 for United Way
UW-Eau Claire's recent "Day of Caring" and theme basket raffle raised more than $1,800 to benefit the United Way of Greater Eau Claire. The basket raffle brought in nearly $1,500 of the total raised. The efforts were coordinated by UW-Eau Claire's United Way/State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) Committee. Barb Bowers, payroll specialist in human resources and United Way campus campaign coordinator, said approximately $400 more was raised through this year's Day of Caring and basket raffle than in 2004. Basket raffle winners included:

  • "Blugold" basket (Foundation): Herlinda Pichette
  • "Some Beach, Some Where" basket (Human Resources): Matt Germonprez
  • "Find It All at Your Library" basket (McIntyre Library): Signe Matson
  • "A Taste of Italy" basket (News Bureau): Katherine Rhoades
  • "Picnic Party" basket (Student Development and Diversity): Carole Halberg
  • "'Just Like Heaven' Movie" basket (Publications): Melissa Bonstead-Bruns
  • "M Is for ___" basket (Business Services): Karen Porter
  • "Chocolate Factory" basket (University Centers and Programs): Jill Heitman (student)
  • "Green Bay Packers" basket (Career Services): Cheryl Kuberra
  • "Bouncin' Blugold Baby" basket (Advising/New Student Initiatives): Mark Westphal. Go to top of page

 


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