Vol. 54, No. 20Third Week • Spring Semester • Feb. 5, 2007

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The Onion staffers to speak at The Forum Feb. 8

Campus Campaign: Students support fellow nursing majors through scholarship

The Singing Statesmen release seventh CD

Black History Month events continue

Scholarship memorializes alumnus and former faculty, staff member Jerry Ehrmeyer

White male privilege to be Feb. 8 panel topic

Workshop aims to help students become leaders

 

The Onion staffers to speak at The Forum Feb. 8
copy of The OnionTwo members of the creative staff of The Onion, the satirical weekly newspaper distributed free in nine major American cities, will speak at UW-Eau Claire Thursday, Feb. 8. The university's Forum series will present Onion story editor Todd Hanson and graphics editor Mike Loew at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena.

Hanson has written for The Onion since 1990, longer than any other staffer. Loew was hired as a writer at The Onion in 1993 and was appointed graphics editor in 1995 when the publication transitioned from black and white to its present full-color format.

More than three million people read The Onion each week, online and in print. Another million listen to Onion Radio News on more than 200 stations across the United States and Canada. Full story. Go to top of page

Campus Campaign: Students support
fellow nursing majors through scholarship

The Eau Claire Student Nurses Association is one of a handful of student organizations that have established scholarship funds through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Through 2006-07 Campus Campaign gifts, UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff also can support funds like the ECSNA scholarship or establish a scholarship fund supporting students from a major or student organization of their choice.

'Empowering Lives Together' Campus Campaign logoThe Eau Claire Student Nurses Association gives UW-Eau Claire nursing majors the opportunity to develop leadership and professional skills. Active on campus since 1976, ECSNA has always supported itself through fundraisers, including the Nursing Fair, which is held twice each academic year, and through membership dues. Recently, the ECSNA decided to fund a scholarship to support its members in the nursing program.

During the fall semester, the group gave $15,000 to endow the Eau Claire Student Nurses Association Scholarship through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The gift was motivated by the organization's desire to reinvest in nursing students and also by a matching gift challenge issued by the Casper Foundation to encourage giving to the nursing program. As a result of the Casper Foundation challenge, the $15,000 gift from the ECSNA will be doubled to create a $30,000 endowed scholarship. Full story. Go to top of page

The Singing Statesmen release seventh CD
'A Testament' cover artUW-Eau Claire's The Singing Statesmen, one of the premier university male choruses in the United States, recently released their seventh compact disc, titled "A Testament." Director of The Singing Statesmen Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff describes the recording as a testament to different types of sacrifices - those of an individual, a race or a nation. Each of the songs performed tells the story of one of these types of human experiences.

According to Schwartzhoff, much of the music included on the disc was performed by The Statesmen in 2005-06, when the ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary, and recorded in 2006-07. The exception is the "Testament of Freedom," which was performed by the 1992-93 ensemble.

Piano accompaniment for this disc was provided by Heather Wunsch Tank, a 1994 graduate of UW-Eau Claire; junior Meghan Quinn, Shoreview, Minn.; and senior James Hahn, Platteville.

"A Testament" and The Statesmen's other recordings are available for purchase online. Full story. Go to top of page

Mohammed Bilal
Mohammed Bilal
Evidence Dance Company
Evidence Dance Company

Black History Month events continue

UW-Eau Claire continues its presentations and activities in honor of Black History Month in February. Black History Month events during the next week include:

  • Feb. 5: University Activities Commission presentation, "12 Steps Toward Appreciating Diversity" with Mohammed Bilal; 7:30 p.m., Council Fire Room, Davies Center. More information.

   • Feb. 12: Artists Series performance, "Dance Stories by Ronald K. Brown," by Evidence Dance Company; 7:30 p.m., Zorn Arena. More information.

More information about Black History Month events.Go to top of page

Scholarship memorializes alumnus and
former faculty, staff member Jerry Ehrmeyer

Jerry and Sharon Ehrmeyer
Jerry and Sharon Ehrmeyer

An endowed scholarship for Beaver Dam High School graduates who plan to attend UW-Eau Claire has been established by the spouse of a UW-Eau Claire alumnus and former assistant director of the university's Career Services Office.

Dr. Sharon Ehrmeyer, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, wanted to honor her husband, Jerry Ehrmeyer, who graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in sociology and in 1962 with a bachelor's degree in social science.

Jerry Ehrmeyer had a long and distinguished career at UW-Eau Claire. From 1971-78 Ehrmeyer served as an assistant professor of psychology; he then was assistant director of the Career Services Office from 1978 until his retirement in 1996. He died in December 2005. Full story. Go to top of page

White male privilege to be Feb. 8 panel topic
WAGE logoThe UW-Eau Claire Women's and Gender Equity Center will sponsor a panel discussion on "White Male Privilege" at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center.

The purpose of the discussion is to establish a dialogue about what white male privilege is, how we know it exists, and why it is important to recognize. Three panelists - English professor Dr. Martin Wood and students Aaron Brewster and Phil Kaveny - will share their own perspectives as white males and explain how they believe this privilege affects their lives.

The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Erin Polnaszek at WAGE, 715-836-2693 or wage@uwec.edu. Go to top of page

Workshop aims to help students become leaders
UW-Eau Claire students are invited to attend "Leadership: What It Takes to Take the Lead," a seminar designed to help students in all disciplines become more intuitive and well-rounded campus leaders.

The seminar will be held from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in Room 162 of the McPhee Physical Education Center. Community and campus experts in a variety of fields will lead sessions on topics such as leadership skills, hazing, sexual assault and harassment, alcohol use and abuse, drug abuse, and personal wellness. Full story. Go to top of page

 


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