Vol. 56, No. 15Fifteenth Week • Fall Semester • Nov. 24, 2008

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Survey results spur search for university mascot

Alum honored as outstanding state English teacher

Sales Warm-Up draws participants from five states

Henan University delegates visit UW-Eau Claire

Management class teaches 'green' leadership skills to Putnam Heights fourth-graders

 

Survey results spur search for university mascot
UW-Eau Claire should have a school mascot, according to a majority of the nearly 7,000 UW-Eau Claire students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors who responded to a survey from alumni relations this fall.

Sixty-nine percent of survey respondents said the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds need a mascot, and 65 percent of the respondents said a mascot would impact school spirit.

A committee that includes John Bachmeier, alumni relations director, and students, faculty and alumni will now finalize a plan for creating a mascot.

"We'll definitely be looking for input to determine what a mascot might look like," Bachmeier said. "We've begun discussing contests or other things we can do to solicit ideas. People will have a chance to participate." Read full UW-Eau Claire news release and a related Nov. 24 Spectator article. Go to top of page

Alum honored as outstanding state English teacher

Mike Slowinski
Mike Slowinski

Mike Slowinski, a May 2007 UW-Eau Claire English education graduate and first-year teacher at West De Pere High School in De Pere, received this fall the 2007-08 Nancy Hoefs Memorial Award for an Outstanding Beginning Teacher at the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English State Convention.

Slowinski was nominated by Dr. Carmen Manning, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of English. Manning noted Slowinski's many achievements as a first-year teacher, including organizing a collaborative online literature project between his students and her pre-service teachers. The project helped pre-service teachers think about ways to interact with students, Manning said. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire Sales Warm-Up participants

UW-Eau Claire participants in the second annual Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up included (front row, left to right) Crystal Navarrete, Patrick Lemieux, Ryan Bucki, Travis King, Claire McGahan and Hjordi Danielson, and (back row, left to right) LaNette Flunker (student coach and senior lecturer of management and marketing), Alex Skorczewski, Joseph Pichotta, Tony Wirz, Anthony Janicki, Andrew Cooan and Jason Wilson. Wilson was named UW-Eau Claire team champion at the competition. (Photo by Bill Hoepner, LTS)

Sales Warm-Up draws participants from five states

Twelve award winners were named in the second annual Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up, hosted Nov. 13-15 by UW-Eau Claire's department of management and marketing.

Amy Lytle from Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minn., was named overall champion, Sarah Windlan from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., was first runner-up, and Katie Wenzel from Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, Minn., was second runner-up.

In addition to the overall winners, the highest scoring individual from each participating school, excluding the overall winners, was named school champion. UW-Eau Claire's school champion was Jason Wilson, a senior marketing major from Eagan, Minn. Full story. Go to top of page

Henan University delegates visit UW-Eau Claire

Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich and Henan representative

Several representatives from Henan University in China, one of UW-Eau Claire's partner universities in its China 1+2+1 program, visited UW-Eau Claire Wednesday, Nov. 19. Above, Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich and Dr. Aihe Guan, Henan University president, signed a partnership agreement in the Heritage Room of Davies Center.

The China 1+2+1 program enables Chinese students to earn a degree from UW-Eau Claire and their home institution in China after studying at each institution for two years and completing all program requirements. Several Chinese students, the first participants in the program, are studying at UW-Eau Claire this fall. Campus officials expect the number of Chinese students studying at UW-Eau Claire to increase in future years.
UW-Eau Claire and Henan University representatives

Representatives from UW-Eau Claire and Henan University attending a Nov. 19 luncheon and partnership-agreement signing included (clockwise from lower left) Dr. Marty Wood, UW-Eau Claire interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs; Dr. Karl Markgraf, director of UW-Eau Claire's Center for International Education; Dr. Shaokang Xu, director of Henan University's president’s office; Dr. Xiaoyong Ma, director of Henan University's international office; Dr. Aihe Guan, Henan University president; UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich; Shu-Chuan Cheng, Chinese program coordinator in UW-Eau Claire's Center for International Education; Dr. Weiguo Li, director of Henan University's Center for Teaching Chinese as a Second Language; and Dr. V. Thomas Dock, dean of UW-Eau Claire's College of Business. (Photos by Bill Hoepner, LTS) Go to top of page

 

Management class teaches 'green' leadership skills to Putnam Heights fourth-graders
UW-Eau Claire students in "Management 494, Leadership in the Era of Green: Sustainable Management" presented a workshop Nov. 14 on how to be a “green” leader to 69 fourth-graders at Putnam Heights Elementary School in Eau Claire. The workshop consisted of five stations, each dealing with sustainability. The intent was to develop leadership skills around environmental concerns, said "Leadership in the Era of Green" instructor Nancy Hanson-Rasmussen, lecturer of management and marketing.
students making 'green' leadership presentation at Putnam Heights
Above, UW-Eau Claire students Stephanie Ritter (left), Tyler Trocke and Craig Myhre discussed with Putnam Heights fourth-graders what a carbon footprint is and how individuals can reduce their negative impact on the environment. Below, management students Dan Bethke (left) and Kyle Dekan showed the elementary students the engine of a Toyota Prius and discussed the fuel efficiency of hybrid vehicles. (Contributed photos)Go to top of page
students making 'green' leadership presentation at Putnam Heights

 


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