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Vol. 50, No. 32Fifteenth Week • Spring Semester • April 28 , 2003

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L. Elaine Wendt named associate dean of nursing

UW-Eau Claire to
re-dedicate Kent State Memorial

Bill Cosby tickets go on sale May 5 at UW-Eau Claire

University community updated on state budget; encouraged to attend May 5 forum

Student/faculty research highlighted at April 28 Student Research Day

Musical double feature to close Artists Series May 1

Jazz Ensemble I again receives national honors

 

Two associate deans named in UW-Eau Claire College of Arts and Sciences

Margaret Cassidy Wilma Clark
Margaret Cassidy Wilma Clark

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. Go to top of page

L. Elaine Wendt named associate dean of nursingL. Elaine Wendt L. Elaine Wendt has been named associate dean of the School of Nursing at UW-Eau Claire.

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. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire to re-dedicate Kent State Memorial

 1970 photo of Kent State protest
In this photo from the May 7, 1970, issue of The Spectator, Chancellor Leonard Haas addresses a crowd of nearly 3,000 UW-Eau Claire students protesting the shooting of four Kent State University students.

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.

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Go to top of page

Bill Cosby tickets go on sale May 5 at UW-Eau Claire
Bill CosbyTickets go on sale at 7:30 a.m. Monday, May 5, for two comedy performances by Bill Cosby at UW-Eau Claire Oct. 11.

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.Go to top of page

University community updated on state budget; encouraged to attend May 5 forum
Chancellor Donald MashChancellor Donald Mash sent an e-mail message to UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students April 23, in which he discussed the current budget situation, explained what UW-Eau Claire has been doing to plan for the budget cuts and provided a context of what lies ahead. He also encouraged employees and students to attend the final academic year budget forum set for Monday, May, 5, at 4 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. The chancellor's message along with links to detailed budget information is included on UW-Eau Claire's State Budget Update Web site. Remember to check this site often for the latest budget information. Go to top of page

Student/faculty research highlighted at April 28 Student Research Day
UW-Eau Claire students will once again display the results of their student/faculty collaborative research and independent student research at the 11th annual Student Research Day April 28. Posters will be on display in the Council Fire Room of the Davies Center from noon to 5 p.m.

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.Go to top of page

Musical double feature to close Artists Series May 1
Calle SurAn evening of food, music and dance will close the Artists Series season Thursday, May 1, at UW-Eau Claire.

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 stOrquesta Alto Maizage. 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. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I again receives national honors Jazz Ensemble I
For the fifth time in seven years, a national magazine has named UW-Eau Claire's Jazz Ensemble I one of the best collegiate jazz ensembles in the country.
Down Beat magazine - considered the premiere jazz publication in the United States - again gave one of its "Best College Big Band" awards to UW-Eau Claire's Jazz Ensemble I, giving it special recognition for the sub-category of "outstanding performance."

"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. Go to top of page

 


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