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Andrew Phillips named associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies

UW-Eau Claire celebrates commencement
May 17

Slide show looks back on academic year

Graduating McNair scholar receives prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Thirsty for knowledge

Faculty, academic staff announce retirements

Fourteen classified staff members retire

Alumni Association to present awards Saturday

Student receives 2008 Classified Staff Scholarship

 

Andrew Phillips named associate vice chancellor
for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies

Dr. Andrew Phillips
Dr. Andrew Phillips

Dr. Andrew Phillips has been named associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies at UW-Eau Claire.

Phillips has served in the position on an interim basis since 2004.

"Andy has done a tremendous job in the interim position," Provost Steve Tallant said. "He has established himself as a leader on campus and in the community. I am confident his experience, knowledge and many talents make him the best person for this job."

As associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, Phillips' duties include assisting in personnel matters and working with deans and chairs on administration of the unclassified pay plan, overseeing select programs and units including McIntyre Library and Continuing Education, overseeing academic program reviews and helping develop new graduate and certificate programs.

As dean of graduate studies, Phillips' responsibilities include advocating for graduate programs, chairing the Graduate Council, administering the graduate studies budget and overseeing the graduate faculty. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire celebrates commencement May 17
Celebrating the Class of 2008Spring commencement exercises for 1,166 students at UW-Eau Claire will be Saturday, May 17, in Zorn Arena. Candidates from the College of Business, College of Education and Human Sciences, and College of Nursing and Health Sciences will receive degrees during a 9:30 a.m. ceremony. Candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences and candidates for master's degrees will receive degrees during a 2 p.m. ceremony. Dr. Jane Schauer, a cardiologist with the Heart Group of Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., and a 1976 UW-Eau Claire nursing graduate, 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 2008" 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

The year in photosSlide show looks back on academic year
UW-Eau Claire photographers Rick Mickelson and Bill Hoepner, both of Learning and Technology Services, have compiled a collection of their images depicting UW-Eau Claire campus life during the 2007-08 academic year.

View "2007-08: The Year in Photos." Go to top of page

Graduating McNair scholar receives prestigious
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Michael Ojibway
Michael Ojibway

Michael Ojibway, a UW-Eau Claire graduating senior and Ronald E. McNair Fellow, has been awarded a prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching from the National Academies.

Ojibway, from Chippewa Falls, will graduate magna cum laude May 17 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and will enter a doctoral program in either social psychology or sociology and is currently negotiating offers from several universities.

The annual national competition for approximately 60 three-year, predoctoral fellowships is administered by the National Research Council on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The fellowship includes a $20,000 annual stipend, an award to the attending graduate institution in lieu of tuition and fees, and the opportunity to participate in three prestigious conferences of Ford Fellows. Full story. Go to top of page

Thirsty for knowledge
Chancellor giving out bottled water Chancellor giving out bottled water
Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich distributed bottled water to UW-Eau Claire students May 13 as they entered Hibbard Hall to take final exams. The last final exam of the semester will be at 5 p.m. Friday, May 16. (Photos by Bill Hoepner, LTS)

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

  • Dr. Terry Allen, professor emeritus of theatre arts and director of University Theatre
  • Diann Benesh, senior lecturer emerita of economics
  • Dr. Helen Dale, professor emerita of English
  • Dr. Stephen Gosch, professor emeritus of history
  • Jane Herrick, lecturer of art & design
  • Dr. Ardyth Krause, assistant professor of social work
  • Dr. Lawrence Martin, professor of English and director emeritus of the American Indian Studies program
  • Dr. Helaine Minkus, associate professor emerita of anthropology
  • Dr. Richard Ryberg, associate professor of social work
  • Dr. Nola Schmitt, professor emerita of nursing
  • Sandra Seefeldt, senior clinical nurse specialist emerita in the Student Health Service
  • Dr. Marilyn Skrivseth, professor emerita and department chair of kinesiology
  • Dr. Cheryl Starr, professor emerita of theatre arts
  • Dr. Joan Stehle Werner, professor emerita of nursing
  • Steven Terwilliger, professor emeritus and chair of the art & design department
  • Elizabeth Tillotson, clinical instructor in nursing
  • Dr. L. Elaine Wendt, professor and dean emerita of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Dr. Barbara Wimunc-Pearson, professor emerita of music
  • Dr. Edward Young, emeritus professor and chair of the department of economics.

Full story. Go to top of page

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

  • James Brun, senior power plant operator, Facilities Planning and Management
  • Corinne Charlson, university services program associate B, Chancellor's Office and UW-Eau Claire Foundation
  • Mary Corneiller, university services associate 1, University Recreation and Sport Facilities
  • Katherine Jewell, university services associate 2, Human Development Center
  • Judy Knoll, academic department associate B, English
  • Lee Marek, groundskeeper, Facilities Planning and Management
  • Nancy McFaul, senior library services assistant, McIntyre Library
  • Cynthia Mudrak, academic department associate B, sociology
  • Sharon Nergaard, university services associate 2, Activities and Programs
  • Ronald Peterson, PE/sports equipment area coordinator, University Recreation and Sport Facilities
  • Eddie Porter, groundskeeper, Facilities Planning and Management
  • Samuel Slota, security officer 2, Parking and Transportation
  • Sue Ann Warden, IS business automation specialist, Records and Registration
  • James Weber, grounds crew lead, Facilities Planning and Management.

Full story. Go to top of page

Alumni Association to present awards Saturday

Dr. James M. Anderson Birgitta Kulberg Regi Munro
Marci Siker Terrance Craney Top row, left to right: Dr. James M. Anderson, Birgitta Kulberg, Regi Munro; middle row, left to right: Marci Siker, Terrance Craney; bottom row, left to right: Dr. Jane Schauer, Jamie Andrews.
Dr. Jane Schauer Jamie Andrews

Seven graduates of UW-Eau Claire will receive awards from the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association May 17 at a luncheon and ceremony in conjunction with spring commencement. Dr. James M. Anderson 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. Birgitta Kullberg, Regi Munro and Marci Siker will receive the President's Award, which recognizes outstanding professional and personal achievements and service to UW-Eau Claire. Terrance Craney and Dr. Jane Schauer will receive the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, which recognizes distinguished service to the community, state or nation that brings credit upon the recipient and the university. Jamie Andrews will receive the Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award, which acknowledges special achievements and great promise of alumni who are within 15 years of their graduation from UW-Eau Claire. Full story. Go to top of page

Student receives 2008 Classified Staff Scholarship

Jeri Weiser, Amanda Hirte, Ray Francis

Amanda Hirte, a UW-Eau Claire junior from Oshkosh with majors in scientific and technical writing and advertising, is the recipient of the 2008 Classified Staff Scholarship. Hirte was nominated for the $500 scholarship by Jeri Weiser, who works in Learning and Technology Services and the College of Business. Pictured above (left to right) are Weiser, Hirte and Classified Staff Scholarship Committee Chair Ray Francis, Custodial Services. Each year, any permanent classified staff member may nominate an eligible student for the award, and the recipient is randomly selected from the pool of nominees. More information about the Classified Staff Scholarship is available online. Anyone wishing to donate to the scholarship fund so that more scholarships can be awarded annually may do so by contacting Robin Leary in the UW-Eau Claire Foundation at 836-5630 or learyrj@uwec.edu. (Photo by Bill Hoepner, LTS) Go to top of page

 


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