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Vol. 50, No. 26Eighth Week • Spring Semester • March 10, 2003

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Riverbank project update

Call to action

Campus Campaign: The impact of our gifts

Alexandre Dossin and Fredi Gerling to perform together March 10

Foster Gallery to host lunch series on conceptual art

Honoring Education Pow Wow set for April 5

  Regents to hold listening session at UW-Eau Claire Tuesday
Katharine Lyall
Katharine Lyall

The UW System Board of Regents will hold several listening sessions this month to learn how proposed budget cuts could affect UW campuses and the communities in which they are located.

The first listening session will take place at UW-Eau Claire Tuesday,
March 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. A live Webcast of the listening session may be accessed from the UW-Eau Claire home page under "Headline News."
The UW System Regents and President Katharine C. Lyall will be available to discuss the issues and answer questions. An invited panel of guests representing UW System campuses and communities in west central Wisconsin will participate in the discussion, which is open to the public.

Gov. Jim Doyle has proposed a $250 million cut to the UW System in the 2003-05 state budget. The governor also has proposed tuition increases to offset some of the cuts, but even if they were approved the reduction to the UW System still would be $100 million, or about 10 percent of the university's annual state appropriation.

During the listening sessions, UW System Board of Regents President Guy A. Gottschalk, President Lyall and three to four other regents will meet with students, parents, faculty, academic staff, campus administrators, business owners, community leaders, local elected officials, K-12 educators and UW alumni/donors for a town hall-style discussion.

UW-Green Bay will host a listening session Thursday, March 13. Tentative listening sessions also are planned for Waukesha on March 25, Stevens Point on March 26 and Madison on March 31. Go to top of page

Riverbank project update
The new plan for stabilizing the south bank of the Chippewa River as it runs through campus will be presented at a public meeting March 24 at 3 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.

Those in attendance will have an opportunity to comment on the Environmental Impact Assessment of the project. Copies of the EIA are available at UW-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library and at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library downtown.

For more information, contact Terry Classen at 836-5278 or to top of page

Call to action
Military call-up protocol
Already more than 25 UW-Eau Claire students have been called to active military duty — and more servicemen and women are sure to follow.

Below is the protocol UW-Eau Claire follows in order to accommodate these students:

  • Provide a withdrawal with full refund of academic fees.
  • Place the student on academic leave for one year, with the option to extend, if necessary.
  • Allow students to seek an incomplete that extends beyond the 11th week of the following semester.

The Dean of Students Office is assisting students, faculty and staff with this process and, along with others, providing occasional follow up with the students. For additional information, contact the Dean of Students Office at 836-5626. Go to top of page

Campus Campaign: The impact of our gifts
Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence
There are many ways in which gifts to the Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence fund-raising campaign help to support UW-Eau Claire's people and programs. In this and the next issue of the University Bulletin we'll share with you examples of how designated campaign gifts are making an impact at UW-Eau Claire.


  • UW-Eau Claire is number one among Wisconsin's four-year comprehensive universities in the number of Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars we attract and retain. All but 19 of UW-Eau Claire's 136 WAES recipients for 2002-03 had a portion of their grants sponsored by gifts received through the campaign (the other 19 were underwritten by unrestricted gifts received by the Foundation). A number of WAES awards are being endowed, thus ensuring their future. In addition, a number of Blugold Fellowships are being endowed, which will support undergraduate student research. Other gifts will help students travel to make scholarly presentations at meetings around the country.
  • The men's and women's basketball programs have newly renovated locker rooms. The football program will renovate its locker room this summer. In addition, the football program will have an endowed "opportunity" fund to help underwrite needs not met by GPR funds. The gymnastics program will be purchasing new equipment. Several students majoring in athletic training are receiving internship grants so they can help area schools.
  • The Center for Health and Aging Services Excellence (CHASE) is using gifts from individuals and foundations to expand and improve UW-Eau Claire's undergraduate health care administration program; fund paid internships; make a stronger commitment to undergraduate research; and develop a graduate certificate program in health and aging services administration.
  • Journalism students have expanded opportunities through the Ann Devroy Memorial Fund to participate in internships at newspapers in Wisconsin and at The Washington Post. Members of the Spectator staff will be receiving a series of new scholarships. The department's journalist-in-residence program is bringing to campus professionals who will help expand the profession in the Hmong and Native American populations.
  • The Center for Leadership has received several gifts to underwrite its summer programs and help develop a "train the trainer" program. The center has received a six-figure challenge grant to be matched by other donors. Go to top of page

Alexandre Dossin and Fredi Gerling to perform together March 10

Alexandre Dossin
Alexandre Dossin
Alexandre Dossin, assistant professor of music, and guest artist, Fredi Gerling from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, will present a recital Monday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Brazil was fascinated with France and France in turn was fascinated with Brazil. As a result, music composed during this era reflects the culture of both countries. The Brazilian-born artists will present music of the era that offers an attractive combination of French elegance and Brazilian temperament.

Gerling, on violin, and Dossin, on piano, will begin this unique concert with "Copacabana" by D. Milhaud. The performance also will include H. Villa-Lobos' Sonata-Fantasy No. 1; Sonata No. 4 by C. Guarnieri; and "Mae d'agua Canta" by L. Cosme. The concert will end with Sonata in A Major by C. Franck. Dossin said, "The piece by Franck is one of the most beautiful works ever written for violin and piano."

Gerling received his graduate training in the United States at the New England Conservatory and at the University of Iowa. Dossin received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and the Master of Fine Arts Degree and the Advanced Post Graduate Certificate from the Tschaikowsky Conservatory in Moscow, Russia.

Dossin, who joined the UW-Eau Claire music department last year, has performed in 15 countries during the last 20 years and is a prizewinner in several national and international piano competitions.
The March 10 concert, which is free and open to the public, is being funded by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Professional Development Program, music and theatre arts department and College of Arts and Sciences.Go to top of page

Foster Gallery to host lunch series on conceptual art
UW-Eau Claire's Foster Gallery is pleased to announce an exciting four-part Brown Bag Lunch Series, titled "From Concept to Image and Back Again," featuring three regional artists who will explore the conceptual nature of their work. The presentations will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, March 10, 24, 31 and April 7 in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Gene Hood, art, will kick-off the series March 10 with "From Idea of Language to Language of Ideas." Former Bush Fellowship recipient Susan Sveda-Uncapher will present "The Question IS the Point" March 24 and art professor Scott Robertson will present "Romantic Landscapes and the Artificial" March 31. The series will conclude on April 7 with a panel discussion by all three artists titled "Denied of Market Hunger, I Ate a Conceptual Sandwich." At this final event, audience members will be invited to share pizza as well as their ideas on the nature of conceptual art.

Come each week for free refreshments, audio-visual aids for your viewing pleasure (including state-of-the art slide projector and chalkboards) and a chance to win fabulous conceptual door prizes. Go to top of page

Honoring Education Pow Wow set for April 5
All drums, dancers and vendors are invited to participate in the Honoring Education Traditional Pow Wow Saturday, April 5, in UW-Eau Claire's Zorn Arena. The Pow Wow is traditionally the closing event during Native American Awareness Week at UW-Eau Claire, to be celebrated this year March 31-April 5.

Grand entries will take place at 1 and 7 p.m. in Zorn Arena, and there will be a feast at 5 p.m. Bruce Sonnenberg, of the St. Croix Anishinaabe, will be the master of ceremonies.

Pipestone will be the host drum and Ahsiniis Larson will be arena director. The head dancers will be Richard St. Germaine, history, Becky St. Germaine, Edison Redday and Linda Gourneau, visiting minority scholar.

Invited drums include Hay-lush-ka, Lac Courte Oreilles Badgers and Cumberland.

Tickets, available at the door, are $3 for the event and feast. Admission is free for those 60 and older and 5 and younger.

For more information, contact Odawa White, American Ethnic Coordinating Office, at 836-3367. Go to top of page

University Bulletin
Published weekly during the fall and spring sessions by the UW-Eau Claire News Bureau. News items and notices should be sent to the News Bureau, Schofield 201, by 10 a.m. Monday for publication in the following week's issue. E-mail submissions are encouraged. Faculty/staff news items are published on a space-available basis.

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Liz Wolf Green, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant. Updated: March 20, 2003

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