Vol. 51, No. 20Fourth Week • Spring Semester • Feb. 16, 2004

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UW-Eau Claire’s accountability report shows university is exceeding its goals

Campus Campaign 2003-04:

IT certificate program open to all majors

UW-Eau Claire music professor’s CD reviewed in American Record Guide

Award-winning Australian documentary filmmaker to visit UW-Eau Claire

Dennis “Bose” Biddle to speak at UW-Eau Claire about Negro League Baseball

Two students to attend ‘Inside the Times’ symposium in New York

 

UW-Eau Claire’s accountability report shows university is exceeding its goals

UW-Eau Claire student on study abroad in Mexico.
The accountability report highlights several areas including the fact that nearly 14 percent of UW-Eau Claire students participate in study abroad programs, almost five times the national average.

UW-Eau Claire provides its students with an outstanding living and learning environment, even during these fiscally challenging times, according to the university’s annual accountability report.

In “Achieving Excellence at UW-Eau Claire,” the university reports that it is doing well in a number of the areas, including improved student retention rates, study abroad opportunities and faculty/student collaborative research.

“Overall, the news for UW-Eau Claire is very good,” Chancellor Donald Mash said of the report’s findings. “We have met or exceeded our targets in a number of areas, areas that we believe are extremely important to providing a quality learning environment.”

UW-Eau Claire’s campus report is part of the UW System’s 2003-04 “Achieving Excellence” accountability report, which was presented by UW System President Katharine Lyall to the Board of Regents during its February meeting. The accountability report measures UW System performance compared to national standards in a number of areas. Full story. Go to top of page

Campus Campaign 2003-04: Planned gifts offer promise for the future
Campus Campaign (Empowering Each Other) logoEvery day, Cecilia Wendler gives of her talent through her work as a UW-Eau Claire associate professor of nursing. But she wants to be sure her contributions to her profession won’t stop when she’s no longer around.

“My professional work is an expression of my creative energy in the world and constitutes my legacy to the nursing profession,” Wendler said. “Since I’ve dedicated most of my academic career to the wonderful community of UW-Eau Claire, I would want that work to continue after my death.”

Wendler, along with classified staff member Linda Haag and professor emerita Ida Hinz, are among a number of UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff who have participated in the university’s Campus Campaign by making planned gifts through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Full story.

IT certificate program open to all majors
Students at computersStudents at UW-Eau Claire can now pick up a “mini-minor” about computing in organizations, thanks to a recent decision in the College of Business.

The curriculum committee recently voted to open the Certificate in Information Technology, which is offered by the management information systems department, to all university students. The 12-credit certificate program formerly was only available to business students.

“The MIS faculty and I are excited about this offering,” said Thomas Hilton, professor of MIS and department chairman. “We think it’s a tremendous opportunity for all students to add to their education a kind of experience with information systems that’s never been available here before.” Full story.
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Alexandre DossinUW-Eau Claire music professor’s CD reviewed in American Record Guide
The American Record Guide, one of the most important publications in the recording industry, recently reviewed UW-Eau Claire music professor and pianist Alexandre Dossin’s CD recording of works by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt and Prokofiev. Full story. Go to top of page

Award-winning Australian documentary filmmaker to visit UW-Eau Claire
Glen StasiukGlen Stasiuk, writer, producer and director of the award-winning Australian documentary “The Forgotten,” will visit UW-Eau Claire on
Feb. 18 to screen his film and talk with students interested in filmmaking, Aboriginal culture and indigenous studies.

The film, which will be shown at 4 p.m. in Davies Theatre, was voted best documentary and received an Award for Excellence – Achievement in Documentary at the 2002 Screen Academy Festival and also was honored with the Best Documentary Production award at the 2003 West Australian Screen Awards in March 2003. Full story. Go to top of page

Dennis "Bose" BiddleDennis “Bose” Biddle to speak at UW-Eau Claire about Negro League Baseball
As part of UW-Eau Claire’s celebration of Black History Month, Dennis “Bose” Biddle will speak about his unique experience in baseball’s Negro League during the 1950s. Biddle will speak from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb.19, in the Davies Theater, Davies Center. The presentation is free and open to the public. Full story. Go to top of page

Two UW-Eau Claire students to attend ‘Inside the Times’ symposium in New York
As part of UW-Eau Claire’s participation in the American Democracy Project — the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ civic engagement initiative with The New York Times — two UW-Eau Claire journalism students will take part in a symposium for college newspaper editors that will explore the role of the press in a democratic society.

UW-Eau Claire, a charter member of ADP, is among a small group of institutions invited to send students to the “Inside the Times” symposium, which will be hosted by The New York Times at their headquarters in New York City on Feb. 20. Full story. Go to top of page

 


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