Vol. 50, No. 32 • Fifteenth Week • Spring Semester • April 28 , 2003
Two associate deans named in UW-Eau Claire College of Arts and Sciences
Two long-time faculty and administrators have been named to associate dean positions in the College of Arts and Sciences at UW-Eau Claire.
Margaret Cassidy will assume the duties of associate dean for academic affairs and curriculum for the College of Arts and Sciences, and Wilma Clark will assume the duties of associate dean for student affairs and graduate studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Both appointments begin July 1. Provost and Vice Chancellor Ronald Satz announced the appointments this week.
Cassidy and Clark joined the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office as assistant deans in the summer of 1999. They became interim associate deans in September 2001. Full story.
Wendt has been the interim associate dean since July 2002. Provost and Vice Chancellor Ronald Satz announced this week that she will become the associate dean of the School of Nursing July 1.
"Elaine Wendt has a great deal of experience that will benefit the students and faculty within the School of Nursing," Satz said. "Her familiarity with our students and our campus will be a tremendous value as we continue to move our nursing programs forward." Full story.
Four dead in Ohio. May 4, 2003, marks the 33rd anniversary of the 1970 shootings that left four anti-Vietnam war protestors dead and nine wounded at Kent State University in Ohio.
Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Schroeder and Sandy Scheuer were killed by National Guard troops called to campus to quell anti-war protests that had resulted in the burning of the university's Army R.O.T.C. building the day before. Read the story.
The shootings sent shockwaves through college campuses across the country including UW-Eau Claire, then known as Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire. On May 8, 1970, four crabapple trees were planted next to Davies Center as a memorial to the young people killed at Kent State.
One of the four trees died and was removed. On Monday, May 5, at 11 a.m. the university will plant a new tree to rededicate the Kent State Memorial and also reflect on the current war with Iraq.
Marty Wood, English department chair, suggested the rededication. Chancellor Donald Mash will preside.
Cosby's shows will begin at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena as part of the university's Parents Weekend celebration.
Often described as one of the most influential stars in America today, Cosby has found success through concerts, recordings, television, films, commercials and education. His humor centers on everyday life, providing insight into people's roles as parents, children, family members, and men and women.
Gallery tickets for Cosby's shows cost $29.50 for UW-Eau Claire students and $30.50 for the general public; bleacher seats cost $33.50 for UW-Eau Claire students and $34.50 for the general public; and reserved seats cost $37.50 for UW-Eau Claire students and $38.50 for the general public. Tickets are available at the Service Center in Davies Center. Full story and additional ticket information.
University community updated
on state budget; encouraged to attend
May 5 forum
Student/faculty research highlighted
at April 28 Student Research Day
The event highlights student research accomplishments and the important role faculty and academic staff play as mentors in the scholarly activity process, said Chris Lind, assistant vice chancellor and director of the Center of Excellence for Faculty/Student Research Collaboration. Research Day encourages dissemination of research results from all disciplines in the UW-Eau Claire academic community. All students and faculty as well as community members are invited to view the displays. Full story and related story on UW System undergraduate research symposium.
The double-feature event in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by Calle Sur - a duo comprised of Panamanian drummer-guitarist Edgar East and Colombian singer-flutist Karin Stein. After intermission, the Afro-Cuban salsa band Orquesta Alto Maiz will take the stage. The variety of musical styles, use of the Spanish language, and foods of Latin and South American and the Caribbean will blend to create a celebration that culturally transcends the ordinary Cinco de Mayo event. Full story and ticket information.
UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I again
receives national honors
"I am so proud of our students," said Robert Baca, director of jazz studies at UW-Eau Claire. "We can commend them not only for their outstanding musical talent and hard work, but for their selfless attitude toward each other and the dedication to the music they have such a passion for."
Junior music major Tom Krochock of Minneapolis also won a Down Beat award for best classical trumpet. Full story.