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
New associate vice chancellor
named to supervise critical student services
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
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
Wisconsin Supreme Court
candidates to debate at UW-Eau Claire Monday
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
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,
Way honors Carole Halberg for outstanding leadership
Claire Foundation President Carole Swan Halberg recently was honored
by United Way of Greater Eau Claire for her achievements within the
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
36th annual Jazz Festival set for
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
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
Campaign: The impact of our gifts
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
- 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.
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