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UW-Eau Claire celebrates commencement
May 19

First women's studies majors to graduate May 19

Honors Program celebrates 25th anniversary

Faculty, academic staff announce retirements

Seven classified staff members retire

Alumni, friends receive Alumni Association awards

 

UW-Eau Claire celebrates commencement May 19
'Celebrating the Class of 2007' graphicSpring commencement exercises for 1,206 students at UW-Eau Claire will be Saturday, May 19, in Zorn Arena. Candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences and candidates for master's degrees will receive degrees during a 9:30 a.m. ceremony. Candidates from the College of Business, College of Education and Human Sciences, and College of Nursing and Health Sciences will receive degrees during a 2 p.m. ceremony. Dr. Randall L. Linton, president and chief executive officer of Luther Midelfort — Mayo Health System of Eau Claire, will deliver the "Charge to the Class" during the morning and afternoon ceremonies.

A reception for graduates and guests will follow each ceremony on the Central Campus Mall. If it rains, the reception will move to the Spruce-Tamarack Room of Davies Center. Tickets are required for admission to the morning and afternoon ceremonies. Full story.

See "Celebrating UW-Eau Claire's Class of 2007" for links to more information about commencement and feature stories about several of UW-Eau Claire's outstanding May graduates. Go to top of page

First women's studies majors to graduate May 19

women's studies majors group photo
Photo by Bill Hoepner, LTS

The first students to major in women's studies at UW-Eau Claire will graduate May 19. Women's studies is a multidisciplinary field that looks at women's roles, contributions and impact on society, as well as women's relationships to issues and institutions. Pictured above are women's studies majors who will graduate in 2007 (names of spring graduates are followed by an asterisk): front row, left to right: Emily Landseidel, Megan McGinn*, Jessie Kessler*; middle row: Susan Turell (women's studies coordinator), Mary Jo Klinker*, Toni Olson, Alison Krig*; back row: Tanya Loschko, Dana Bertelsen, Amy Oldakowski*. Go to top of page

Honors Program celebrates 25th anniversary

Jonathan Jablonsky
Finance major Jonathan Jablonsky is one of 28 students who will graduate with University Honors May 19, one of the largest groups since the first honors student graduated 20 years ago. (Photo by Bill Hoepner, LTS)

Twenty-eight students will graduate with University Honors May 19, one of the largest groups since the first honors student graduated 20 years ago.

The program's director, Paul Hoff, said nearly 600 students have earned University Honors since the program was founded in 1983. Currently there are almost 400 students in the program.

“The honors program provides an extra measure of challenge and enrichment to academically distinguished students,” Hoff explained. “It challenges exceptionally able students to perform at their highest level, enhances their capacity for critical inquiry and independent learning and develops their leadership potential.” Full story and listing of May 2007 honors graduates. Go to top of page

Faculty, academic staff announce retirements
Twenty UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff members recently retired or have announced they will retire soon:

  • Mary Ellen Alea, adjunct assistant professor and senior lecturer emerita of English
  • Dr. Steve Baumgardner, professor emeritus of psychology
  • Dr. Alan Gallaher, associate professor emeritus of communication sciences and disorders
  • Dr. Cynthia Gray, associate professor of foundations of education and co-director of the Center for Collaborative Leadership in Education
  • Dr. Charles Hanson, associate professor emeritus of English
  • Dr. William Harms, associate vice chancellor emeritus-student services
  • Jeannie Harms, senior student services coordinator emerita, Advising and New Student Initiatives
  • Dr. Lucretia Mattson, professor emerita of accounting and finance
  • Josette Migawa, senior lecturer emerita of foreign languages
  • Dr. Thomas Miller, professor emeritus of history
  • Dr. Winifred Morse, professor emerita of adult health nursing
  • Damian O'Brien, admissions counselor emeritus
  • Dr. Duane Oyen, professor emeritus of economics
  • Karen Pope, associate professor, library services
  • Dr. Kathryn Proctor Duax, professor emerita of music
  • Dr. Katherine Rhoades, dean emerita of the College of Education and Human Sciences and associate professor of foundations of education
  • Dr. Kenneth Schmidt, professor emeritus of curriculum and instruction
  • Kathleen Tank, administrative program specialist in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Bruce Taylor, poet and professor emeritus of English
  • Dr. Michael Wilson, professor emeritus and chair of the department of accounting and finance

Full story. Go to top of page

Seven classified staff members retire
Seven UW-Eau Claire classified staff members have recently retired or will retire soon:

  • Jeff Johnson, craftsworker supervisor, Facilities Planning and Management
  • Judy Johnson, office operations associate, Facilities Planning and Management
  • Mary Kemp, administrative assistant, foundations of education
  • Derold Schubert, shop supervisor, Facilities Planning and Management
  • Rita Sorkness, library services assistant, McIntyre Library special collections
  • David Steagall, facilities maintenance specialist, Facilities Planning and Management
  • Lucille Van Beek, university services associate, Records and Registration

Full story. Go to top of page

Alumni, friends receive Alumni Association awards

Dr. William Klish Elizabeth Flores Diane Postler-Slattery
Clockwise from top left: Dr. William Klish, Elizabeth Flores, Diane Postler-Slattery, Yoshikazu Usui and Roger Knauf. Roger Knauf Yoshikazu Usui

The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association will present awards to five alumni and friends of the university May 19 at a special luncheon and ceremony in conjunction with commencement. Dr. William Klish will receive the Lifetime Excellence Award, which is presented to UW-Eau Claire alumni who have demonstrated longtime and successful commitment to their careers and communities. Elizabeth Flores will receive the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, which recognizes distinguished service to the community, state or nation in a manner that brings credit to the recipients and UW-Eau Claire. Diane Postler-Slattery will receive the President's Award, which recognizes outstanding professional or personal achievements or service to UW-Eau Claire. Roger Knauf and Yoshikazu Usui will be awarded the Honorary Alumnus Award, which is presented to nonalumni who have demonstrated great love of and service to UW-Eau Claire. Full story. Go to top of page

 


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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: May 17, 2007

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