Vol. 51, No. 30Fifteenth Week • Spring Semester • May 3, 2004

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UW-Eau Claire history graduate student receives prestigious fellowship

Larry Martin receives O.W.L. Award

Show your true colors at UW Day

UW-Eau Claire geography students make their mark at geography meeting

White House senior director to discuss role of science and technology in Homeland Security

Eight members of classified staff retire

Service recognition and retirement reception set

School of
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UW-Eau Claire history graduate student receives prestigious fellowship
Christine KadonskyChristine Kadonsky, a UW-Eau Claire history graduate student, is a recipient of a James Madison Foundation Fellowship, provided by the U.S. Congress. The fellowship will provide Kadonsky with up to $24,000 for graduate classes and an opportunity to study the U.S. Constitution at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

“I am very excited about this opportunity,” Kadonsky, who earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies education from UW-Eau Claire in 2001, said of the fellowship.

Kadonsky, who is working toward her master’s degree in history at UW-Eau Claire, is in her third year of teaching ninth-grade U.S. history at Wausau West High School. Full story. Go to top of page

Larry Martin receives O.W.L. Award
Larry MartinA member of the American Indian studies program faculty is the 2004 recipient of the O.W.L. award, which recognizes an outstanding UW-Eau Claire faculty member who best exemplifies the art and science of teaching adult returning students.

Lawrence Martin, professor of English and director of the American Indian studies program at UW-Eau Claire, received the O.W.L. Award for helping “older, wiser learners” reach their academic potential at the Student Development and Diversity Awards Celebration April 21.

Student nominators mentioned Martin’s warmth, his ability to encourage older students, and his willingness to go out of his way to make non-traditional students feel accepted and to ease their transition into college. Full story.
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Show your true colors at UW Day May 7
I am UW spirit button.Join alumni, faculty, staff and university friends as UW-Eau Claire joins the statewide celebration of UW Spirit Day on Friday, May 7. The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association invites you to enjoy coffee, doughnuts and muffins from 10-10:30 a.m. on the Campus Mall (Rain site: Tamarack Room, Davies Center).

Put on your UW-Eau Claire colors and "I am UW" button, and celebrate the impact of the UW System on Wisconsin workplaces and communities.

Get your button from the Alumni Office by calling 836-3266. In need of something blue and gold? Check out the online Alumni Store. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire geography students make their mark at geography meeting
Fifteen UW-Eau Claire students presented professional research posters and papers at the 100th anniversary annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers held March 14-19 in Philadelphia.

According to associate professor of geography Garry Running, UW-Eau Claire typically has the largest group of presenters at the conference, and this year was no exception.

“Our undergrad’s presentations were surrounded by posters and papers presented by research faculty and graduate students from all over the place,” Running said. “That was the caliber of the competition, and they did us proud.”

Running noted that Erin Heidtke, Eau Claire, and Jennifer Freeland, Alma, were approached by graduate schools about their work. Travis Franz, Colby, and Eric Lynde, Oregon, were approached by James O. Wheeler, professor emeritus from the University of Georgia-Athens and one of the more well-known names in geography in the United States. Wheeler wanted to include the maps from their presentation, “The Hinterlands of Major League Baseball,” in the next edition of his textbook, “Urban Geography.” Full story. Go to top of page

White House senior director to discuss role of science and technology in Homeland Security
William Jeffrey, a senior director in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, will present a seminar May 7 at UW-Eau Claire.

The seminar, titled “Homeland Security: The Role for Science and Technology,” will begin at 3 p.m. in Room 007 of Phillips Science Hall. Full story.
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Eight members of classified staff retire from
UW-Eau Claire
The following classified staff members at UW-Eau Claire will retire during this academic year:

    • Geraldine Dudansky, Human Resources
    • Linda Haag, School of Education
    • Bonnie Hays, Custodial Services
    • Ronald Robl, Custodial Services
    • Robert Scott, Custodial Services
    • Dianne Shane, Music and Theatre Arts
    • Judy Stitt, History
    • Vicki Vogler, Office of Financial Aid

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Service recognition and retirement reception set
The university community is invited to attend a reception honoring retiring faculty and staff and those who have been with the university for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years. The event will run from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday,
May 13, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. A ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. Go to top of page

Faculty, academic staff receive additional personal day
Earlier this month, the UW System Board of Regents amended Regent Policy 96-2, granting 12-month faculty and academic staff one additional personal holiday annually. Individuals who earn paid vacation are eligible to receive the additional personal holiday. The personal holiday is prorated based on the employee’s percent of appointment.

Since this action is effective immediately, the additional holiday is available to faculty and academic staff as a fiscal year 2003-04 benefit; therefore, this year's holiday needs to be used before July 1, 2004. Full story.
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School of Hard Rocks

Geology students at Big Falls. Geology student examining  stone wall near Big Falls.

UW-Eau Claire students in Kent Syverson's Environmental Geology course got some out-of-the-classroom experience last week during a field trip to Big Falls. The class was looking at rocks in order to interpret more than 1.8 billion years of history in western Wisconsin. (Photos by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC) Go to top of page

 



















 

 


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