Andrea Mitchell to speak April
EOC counselor receives state TRIO
Honors Week begins April 19
UW System news
Many events planned for Native American
Health care administrators and students
UW-Eau Claire awards
UW-Eau Claire grad serving in
Peace Corps in Africa
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Andrea Mitchell to speak
April 22 in Zorn Arena
Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News, will be
the featured speaker at the Ann Devroy Memorial Forum April 22 at UW-Eau
Claire. Mitchell’s presentation, titled “The 2004 Presidential
Campaign: New Challenges for Broadcast News,” will begin at 7:30
p.m. in Zorn Arena.
Since being named chief foreign affairs correspondent in 1994, Mitchell
has reported on foreign policy issues in the United States and abroad
for all NBC News broadcasts, including “Nightly News with Tom
Brokaw,” “Today” and CNBC and MSNBC.
“We’re fortunate to bring to campus a highly respected reporter
with many years of experience covering national and international politics,”
said Karen Kremer, chair of the communication and journalism department
and coordinator of the Devroy Forum. “Andrea Mitchell will provide
us with incredible insight into the complex issues at the center of
the 2004 presidential election.” Full
EOC counselor receives state
TRIO Achiever Award
Isaacson, a program counselor in the Educational Opportunity Center
at UW-Eau Claire, received the State TRIO Achievers Award during an
April 5 awards ceremony in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The awards are given to distinguished alumni of TRIO
programs. The four federally funded TRIO programs at UW-Eau Claire are
Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Center
and the Ronald E. McNair Program.
Shortly after accepting a full-time position in the
EOC in 1995, Isaacson enrolled part-time at UW-Eau Claire as an EOC
client. She graduated five years later (cum laude) with an undergraduate
degree in psychology and went on to earn a master's degree in guidance
and counseling from UW-Stout.
From coordinating teams for the American Cancer Society's
Relay for Life to publishing articles and presenting to parent groups
on childhood resiliency, Isaacson has made significant civic, community
and professional contributions.
"Bonnie has demonstrated that with perseverance
and a dream, a non-traditional student can work full time, raise a family
on a working farm, be an excellent student and give back to her community,"
said Twink Hanson, who nominated Isaacson for the award. "She is
without a doubt an exemplary role model for ordinary people who are
low-income, first-generation college students."
32nd annual Honors Week
begins April 19
UW-Eau Claire is celebrating its 32nd annual
Scholastic Honors Week April 19-25.
“This week is set aside by the university to recognize students
of high scholastic achievement,” said Bob Shaw, associate dean
of students and coordinator of Honors Week.
This year also marks Shaw’s last year as associate dean of student
development and Honors Week coordinator. Shaw will retire at the end
of May after 34 years of service. Full
UW System opposes 'Taxpayers' Bill of Rights'
The UW System Board of Regents recently
expressed its concern about a proposed state
constitutional amendment to control state spending, but reaffirmed the
board’s willingness to remain engaged in efforts addressing the
state’s revenue and tax challenges.
regents indicated concern that proposed tax reform measures, such as
the "Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights” or TABOR, would preclude
long-term investments in education and other programs vital to Wisconsin’s
future economic security, including the UW System. Full
story. Also read more about TABOR
and Colorado's higher education experience with it.
UW-Stevens Point names
Linda Bunnell, former senior vice president for the College Board
and Chancellor Emerita of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs,
has been appointed as the 13th chancellor of UW-Stevens Point. Full
Many events planned for Native
American Awareness Week
UW-Eau Claire will host a number of events in
honor of Native American Awareness Week, April
19-24. An understanding of various Native
American cultures and multiculturalism will be promoted through a variety
of speeches, presentations and performances. All events are sponsored
by the Native American Student Association, the department of American
Indian studies and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Full
Health care administrators and students
receive UW-Eau Claire awards
Robert Kane, chair of the long-term care program at the University of
Minnesota and member of UW-Eau Claire's Center for Health and Aging
Services Excellence board of advisers, recently received the Distinguished
Service Award from UW-Eau Claire’s health care administration
program. In addition, the Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to
Karen Robinson, and Carissa Behnke, a senior health care administration
major from Reedsville, received the Distinguished Student Award. Full
UW-Eau Claire grad serving
in Peace Corps in Africa
Hazen, a 2002 UW-Eau Claire special education and elementary education
graduate, is leaving her mark on a small part of Africa. Hazen is a
volunteer with the Peace Corps stationed in the village of Opuwo, located
in the northern part of Namibia, just along the border with Angola.
An interest in other cultures and helping the less fortunate led Hazen
to the Peace Corps.
“I enjoy my job and learning about a place that’s very different
from the United States,” Hazen said. “I encounter daily
challenges at work and home but overcoming them is rewarding.”
Hazen is a Peace Corps parents and communities for education volunteer
whose task is promoting improvement at Opuwo’s Kameru Senior Primary
School, a middle school with about 450 kids. She said improvement typically
comes through professional development, increased access to resources,
and the strengthening of relationships between primary schools, parents
and the community. For Hazen, that means wearing many different hats.
The walk from the northeast corner of the Water
Street parking lot to the front door of Schofield Hall is approximately
100 fewer steps than the walk from the middle of the Hibbard lot to