Ted Wendt resigns, accepts new position in California
Ted Wendt, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UW-Eau Claire,
has resigned to return to his academic roots in the California State
Wendt, who joined UW-Eau Claire in July 2000, will become associate
vice president for faculty affairs at California State University-Stanislaus.
He will serve as the chief personnel officer for faculty and also will
supervise the faculty development center, which coordinates professional
development programs, ranging from sabbaticals to technology training.
UW-Eau Claire students
satisfied with their college experience
than 90 percent of students at UW-Eau Claire are very satisfied or satisfied
with their overall experience at the university, according to the 2002
ACT Student Opinion Survey completed this spring.
The 90.6 percent satisfaction rate is identical
to the rating in 1999, the last time the survey was completed. UW-Eau
Claire students' overall satisfaction with the university is well above
the public and national averages, the survey indicates.
"Students report being satisfied with
almost every aspect of university life," Chancellor Donald Mash
said, noting that small classes, attentive faculty, an attractive campus,
a first-rate library and quality recreation programs are just a few
of the campus features students rated high in the survey. "Clearly
our students appreciate being part of a vibrant living and learning
community that offers exceptional experiences in and outside their classrooms."
Professor Thomas J. Bergmann
Thomas J. Bergmann, 56, professor of management
and marketing in the UW-Eau Claire College of Business, died May 30
at his home in Altoona after a short battle with cancer. He also served
as assistant dean of student affairs and director of research in the
College of Business before his retirement in May.
Bergmann joined the UW-Eau Claire College of Business
faculty in 1975. A former director of the master of business administration
program, he taught courses in human resource management, entrepreneurship,
compensation theory and administration and a variety of graduate courses.
He received an Excellence in Scholarship Award in 1991 and was recently
awarded a Faculty/Academic Staff Member Excellence in Service-Learning
Award in recognition of his mentoring dozens of service-learning students.
Bergmann served as faculty adviser for the student
chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management at UW-Eau Claire
and was active in the Regis High School Community.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Loras
College in Dubuque, Iowa, his master’s degree from Loyola University
of Chicago, Ill., and his doctorate from the University of Minnesota.
Bergmann is survived by his wife, Marilyn; sons Joseph
Bergmann and William Bergmann; daughter Mary (Christopher) Vijayapal;
grandson Connor Vijayapal; brother William (Karen) Bergmann; mother-in-law
Lucille Burke; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in
death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers and plants, the family suggests
memorials be directed to the Human Resource Scholarship of the College
of Business (through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation) or the Regis High
Funeral services were held June 3.
Free UW-Eau Claire Summer
Session programs kick off with Peter Phippen
outdoor concert by ethnic flutist Peter Phippen will highlight the first
week in an eight-week series of free Summer Session Programs at UW-Eau
Claire on Monday,
The Summer Session Programs show will begin at 7 p.m. on the Central
Campus Mall. Refreshments will be sold. Audience members are invited
to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating. In the event of
rain, the concert will be held in Schofield Auditorium. Full
Susan Krueger named Woman of
the Year by Mental Health Association
For the past 11 summers Susan Krueger, a senior
lecturer in the biology department, has packed up her family and traveled
to the Appalachians in West Virginia to work as volunteers. This summer
is no exception.
Working with the Passionist Volunteers,
headquartered in New Jersey, they spend three or four weeks doing children's
programs, delivering summer lunches to poor children, and doing home
repairs such as roofing, painting, flooring and sheet rocking. The houses
have dirt floors, no running water and no sewers.
Later in the summer, Krueger will fly to New York City to work with
the Passionist Volunteers in Brooklyn's poverty-ridden Bedford-Stuyvesant
For her efforts to improve the lives of others, Krueger received the
Mental Health Association's Woman of the Year Award May 22. The annual
award is given to a woman from the Eau Claire area for improving the
lives of others through her profession or community service. Full
David Franks receives service
award from local agency
David Franks, professor of special education, received the Reta and
David Martell Distinguished Service Award at the ARC Eau Claire's annual
awards banquet May 9.
According to Barbara Shafer, executive director of the Arc Eau Claire,
which advocates for the rights of citizens with cognitive disabilities,
Franks was nominated by a group of Eau Claire area educators who wanted
to recognize his more than 40 years of dedicated service in the field
of special education.
Chris Hambuch-Boyle, an early childhood special education teacher at
the Lowes Creek Early Learning Center, said she and 11 of her colleagues
recognize Franks as a university leader in his efforts to get special
education student teachers into Eau Claire area classrooms early in
their academic careers. Full