Vol. 51, No. 2Second Week • Fall Semester • Sept. 1, 2003

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Chancellor Mash welcomes faculty and staff back to campus

Speakers to raise awareness about sexual assault and alcohol use

UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing receives oxygen monitoring equipment

Music and theatre arts department offers preparatory arts music program

United Way campaign to kick off this week


UW-Eau Claire recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with excellence awards

Excellence award recipients:Robert Nowlan, Paula Stuettgen, Tamara Lindsey, Sue Ann Warden, Vicki Snider and Judy Sims
(clockwise) Robert Nowlan, English; Paula Stuettgen, University Centers and Programs; Tamara Lindsey, curriculum and instruction; Sue Ann Warden, Registrar's Office; Vicki Snider, special education; and Judy Sims, communication and journalism. (UW-Eau Claire photo by Rick Mickelson)

Six UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff members received excellence awards Aug. 26 during the opening meeting of the 2003-04 academic year.

Chancellor Donald Mash, UW-Eau Claire Foundation Chairman Larry Weber and Lee Markquart of Eau Claire presented the awards. Recipients received a university medallion and $1,500 from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation in recognition of their commitment to excellence.

    • Tamara Lindsey
, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, received the Excellence in Teaching Award*.
    • Vicki Snider, professor of special education, received the Excellence in Scholarship Award.
    • Judy Sims, professor of communication and journalism, is the recipient of the Excellence in Advising Award.
    • Robert Nowlan, associate professor of English, is the recipient of the Excellence in Service Award.
    • Paula Stuettgen, senior coordinator of student development and programs for University Centers and Programs, received the Administrative and/or Professional Academic Staff Excellence in Performance Award*.
    • Sue Ann Warden, I.S. program area liaison, senior/student records and data systems specialist in the Registrar’s Office, received the Classified Staff Excellence in Performance Award*.

* The Excellence in Teaching Award for faculty and the excellence awards for classified and academic staff are being supported by Markquart Chevrolet, Markquart Motors and Markquart Toyota of Eau Claire. The Markquart family made a commitment of more than $100,000 last year to build an endowment that will fund three of the excellence awards in perpetuity and to provide annual funding for these awards while the endowment builds. Full story. Go to top of page

Chancellor Mash welcomes faculty and staff back to campus
Chancellor Donald MashUW-Eau Claire continues to get better at meeting its primary goals of student learning and personal development and regional service despite the funding challenges it currently faces, Chancellor Donald Mash told about 600 faculty and academic staff members Aug. 26 and classified staff members Aug. 28 during the opening meetings of the 2003-04 academic year.

“In spite of budget reductions, tuition increases and the impact these things have on our students and the university, we’re getting better and better at preparing students and providing regional service,” Mash said during his “State of the University” address. “The university is managing its enrollment, we’re currently admitting the best freshman class in the university’s history in terms of academic credentials and again U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked us in the top tier for quality in its 2004 Best Colleges guidebook." Full story. Go to top of page

Speakers to raise awareness about sexual assault and alcohol use
Katie Koestner on Time magazine coverTwo nationally known speakers will try to increase awareness among incoming UW-Eau Claire freshmen about sexual assault and alcohol use during presentations Sept. 4 on campus.

The first-year students will participate in an interactive presentation, “He Said — She Said,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in Zorn Arena.

“We are very excited to have an initiative in place for all first-year students that focuses on these serious issues,” said Jodi Thesing-Ritter, assistant director of Housing and Residence Life. “The speakers’ presentations are powerful and I am sure will make a significant impact on our first-year students.”

The speakers, Katie Koestner and Brett Sokolow, have gained national attention for their male-inclusive approach to discussions about sexual assault and alcohol use.

The two speakers also will offer a
faculty and staff training session at 3 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center and a student leader training session at 5 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing receives oxygen monitoring equipment
The clinical skills laboratory for nurses at the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing received state-of-the-art oxygen monitoring equipment and additional educational resources valued at more than $5,000 from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

Pulse oximeters are routinely used in critical care units and increasingly in many other patient-care areas. Pulse oximeters offer a cost-effective way to measure a patient’s heart rate and the amount of oxygen in the blood non-invasively, that is, without needing to pierce the skin.

" The pulse oximeter is a very important assessment tool for nurses and it is very fortunate that our students will be able to use this equipment to understand oxygen monitoring in a school laboratory,” said Michaelene Mirr Jansen, the UW-Eau Claire professor of adult health nursing who applied for the grant. “The students also will be able to take this equipment on home visits or other clinical settings to accurately assess their client’s oxygen status. In this time of budget constraints, we are very appreciative of the generosity of Nellcor, AACN and AONE to provide expensive monitoring equipment.”
Full story. Go to top of page

Music and theatre arts department offers preparatory arts music program
UW-Eau Claire's Preparatory Arts Music Program offers lessons in piano, voice, brass instruments and woodwind instruments for children and adults in the Chippewa Valley. Suzuki Strings lessons for children ages 4 and older also are being offered.

The music and theatre arts department is sponsoring the programs in cooperation with Continuing Education/Extension. More information on Suzuki Strings or the other music programs can be found online. Go to top of page

United Way logoUnited Way campaign to kick off this week
The UW-Eau Claire United Way campaign committee invites faculty, staff and students to participate in this year's United Way campaign kickoff by contributing school supplies to be distributed to local school children.

Donations can be dropped off Sept. 5-12 in barrels located in the west lobby of Davies Center (across from the Blugold Card office), in the Haas Fine Arts Center lobby or on the main floor of Hilltop Center. Backpacks are needed most, but all new or like-new school supplies, hats and mittens are welcome.

Supplies will be distributed to the Eau Claire YMCA, ARC of Eau Claire, the Children's Service Society, the Salvation Army, the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest Wisconsin, the American Red Cross, Bolton Refuge House and the Family Resource Center. For more information, contact Barb Bowers in Human Resources at bowersba@uwec.edu or 836-3871. Go to top of page


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