University Bulletin
Vol. 50, No. 27Tenth Week • Spring Semester • March 24, 2003

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New associate vice chancellor named

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates to debate at UW-Eau Claire Monday

United Way honors Carole Halberg

Jazz Festival set for
March 28-29

Student leaders, organizations and advisers recognized at awards ceremony

Campus Campaign: The impact of
our gifts

State budget update Web site


Blugolds win double overtime thriller to take third
The UW-Eau Claire women's basketball team came back from their semifinal loss to Eastern Connecticut State to defeat the University of Rochester 82-77 in double overtime in the third place game held Saturday night at Hulbert Arena in Terre Haute, Ind. Full Story.

New associate vice chancellor named to supervise critical student services
Kimberly BarrettKimberly Barrett has been named associate vice chancellor for student development and diversity at UW-Eau Claire. Barrett’s appointment was announced Thursday, March 20, by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Ron Satz.

At UW-Eau Claire, Barrett will serve as the dean of students and also will supervise the Academic Skills Center, Advising and Academic Testing (which also coordinates orientation for both new and transfer students and their parents), American Ethnic Coordinating staff, Career Services, Counseling Center, Health Services, Services for Students with Disabilities and student services extramural grant programs. In addition, she will serve as a liaison to the Student Senate. Barrett will be a member of the Academic Affairs Leadership Council and the Chancellor’s Executive and Administrative staffs. Full Story. Go to top of page

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates to debate at UW-Eau Claire Monday

Judge Pat Roggensack Judge Ed Brunner
Judge Pat Roggensack Judge Ed Brunner

Two candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court will debate at UW-Eau Claire Monday, March 24.

Wisconsin Appeals Court Judge Pat Roggensack and Barron County Circuit Judge Edward Brunner will make a joint appearance at 7 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.

The hour-long event will be free and open to the public. Mary Jo Wagner of Wisconsin Public Radio will serve as moderator, and questions will come from a panel of attorneys, journalists and educators.

Brunner, of Rice Lake, and Roggensack, of Madison, survived a nonpartisan primary Feb. 18 and will face off in the April 1 general election. The winner will serve a 10-year term on the bench, replacing retiring Justice William Bablitch.

Western Wisconsin residents will be able to listen to the debate live on Wisconsin Public Radio station WHWC-FM (88.3). Community Television of Eau Claire also will videotape the debate for later broadcast.

The Western Wisconsin Press Club is sponsoring the event with assistance from UW-Eau Claire, the UW-Eau Claire Society of Professional Journalists chapter and the Eau Claire County Bar Association. To learn more about the candidates visit their Web sites: Brunner, Roggensack. Go to top of page

United Way honors Carole Halberg for outstanding leadership
Carole HalbergUW-Eau Claire Foundation President Carole Swan Halberg recently was honored by United Way of Greater Eau Claire for her achievements within the non-profit sector.

Halberg is the recipient of the 2003 Senn Award for Leadership by a Professional in a Non-Profit Organization. She was recognized during a United Way breakfast March 13. Full Story. Go to top of page

36th annual Jazz Festival set for March 28-29
UW-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the 36th annual Jazz Festival, March 28 and 29. Jazz Festival at UW-Eau Claire is one of the oldest and largest festivals in the nation, offering outstanding performances by professional musicians and college, high school and junior high bands.

This year's featured Jazz Festival artists are Sam Pilafian and Wycliffe Gordon. Full Story. Go to top of page

Student leaders, organizations and advisers recognized at awards ceremony
Eight student organizations, 12 student organization advisers and 227 individual nominees were recognized at the 2003 Student Leadership Recognition Awards Ceremony at UW-Eau Claire Feb. 20.

The accomplishments of student leaders, organizations and organization advisers are celebrated at the annual campus-wide program. The ceremony began with remarks by Steve Tallant, associate vice chancellor and director of graduate studies. Kurt Mueller, vice president of Hormel Foods, addressed the assembled faculty, staff, students, friends and family with "Thoughts on Leadership."

Awards recognizing student organizations and advisers that have demonstrated distinguished service to campus and community, creative programming and involvement in the university were presented by Rick Foy, president of the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association. Full Story. 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. Here are a few examples of how designated campaign gifts are making an impact at UW-Eau Claire.


  • Many new endowed scholarships for students in specific academic areas and programs are being fully funded. Virtually every academic area on campus is benefiting from these new and/or expanded endowed scholarship funds that will help the university recruit and retain the best students. Scholarships that promote diversity and assist single parents have increased significantly.
  • The department of music and theatre arts debuted a new composition by a nationally recognized alumnus composer at the annual Holiday Concert and will be able to commission original compositions for future use, thanks to his generosity. The Statesmen performed on Ellis Island, thanks to the campaign.
  • Additional support is available for student internships in the Chippewa Valley. The "Ask an Alum" program through Career Services is being partially underwritten through a campaign gift.
  • Students in the College of Business are working in high-tech labs and have access to the best in technology through the Cyberlab.
  • Virtually every department on campus has an "advancement fund" that provides undesignated gifts to fund needs and opportunities not met by state funds. Go to top of page

Stay Informed ...
with the State Budget Update Web site

The status of the state budget likely will change often as the process moves forward. For the latest news and information, check out UW-Eau Claire's State Budget Update Web site. You also can find the Web site by clicking on the State Budget Update heading under Headline News on UW-Eau Claire's home page. Go to top of page


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