Vol. 51, No. 6Sixth Week • Fall Semester • Sept. 29, 2003

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Homecoming activities set for
Sept. 29-Oct. 5

UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association to bring back
spirit of the “Cam”

UW-Eau Claire to induct 10 into
Alumni Hall of Honor

Music faculty member comes home with the gold

UW-Eau Claire creates center for awareness of
sexual assault

Confused about imminent changes
to your health insurance?

UW-Eau Claire trumpet conference to end with concert


Blugold linebacker in critical condition
As of Monday morning, UW-Eau Claire Blugold Football player Justin Greenwood remains in critical condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Greenwood, a senior from Park Falls, suffered a head injury after making helmet-to-helmet contact with a UW-River Falls player in Saturday's game. The University Bulletin will carry new information as it becomes available.

Related articles from the Sept. 29 Leader-Telegram:
Blugold still unconscious after injury
Athlete's injury highly unusual, doctor says

Related article from the Sept. 29 Spectator:
Football player in critical condition

Recovery fund established for Justin Greenwood
A recovery fund has been established for UW-Eau Claire linebacker Justin Greenwood who remains in critical condition at St. Paul Regions Hospital following a head injury suffered in the Blugolds’ football game at UW-River Falls Saturday. Full story.

Homecoming activities set for Sept. 29-Oct. 5
Homecoming 2003 button logoHomecoming Week, one of UW-Eau Claire’s largest annual events, will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 5 — highlighted by numerous activities, a parade and football game.

With the theme
“Deal ‘Em a Royal Flush,” Homecoming is expected to draw thousands of alumni back to Eau Claire to join students, faculty, staff and the public in the celebration.

During the week students will select Homecoming royalty and participate in various activities including window painting, sand sculpture building and competing in games. Here are just a few of the many events that will take place this week:

  • Varsity Night Live!, Friday at 7 p.m. in Zorn Arena.
  • Homecoming Parade, Saturday at 10 a.m. on Water Street.
  • Blugold Fever Fest, Saturday at 11 a.m. to Homecoming Kick off in Carson Park.
  • Homecoming Football Game against Bethel College, Saturday at 1 p.m. in Carson Park.
  • "The Camaraderie Revisited" (on-campus post-game party), Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Council Fire Room (see story below).

Click here for a complete schedule of campus activities. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association to bring back spirit of the “Cam”
Come back for the CamaraderieIf you were a college student at UW-Eau Claire or even a faculty or staff member sometime between 1971 and 2001, where's the one place you could go to feast on cheese curds, listen to great jukebox tunes, read historic magazine articles hung on the walls, and eat endless baskets of popcorn in a crowded corner booth?”

Many of you would answer, without hesitation, "
The Camaraderie!”

The Eau Claire establishment at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Water Street was destroyed by fire on Jan. 7, 2001, but the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association will bring back the spirit of the “Cam” Oct. 4 during Homecoming 2003, said John Bachmeier, director of alumni relations.

Former Camaraderie owners Joe Giammona and Meriland “Pearly” Johnson, a 1962 UW-Eau Claire graduate, will ride in the 10 a.m. Homecoming parade. Later, a number of alumni who were Camaraderie bartenders, cooks and waitresses will be back to “work” during The Camaraderie Revisited, a 4 p.m. gathering in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Full story. Check out the Alumni Association Web site for details about events and reunions during Homecoming weekend. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire to induct 10 into Alumni Hall of Honor
Ten UW-Eau Claire alumni will be inducted into the university’s Alumni Hall of Honor during an on-campus luncheon at noon
Oct. 3.

The Alumni Hall of Honor recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of alumni from the university’s three colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business and Professional Studies. This year's honorees are:

  • Dr. James M. Anderson ’63, professor of pathology, macromolecular science and biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland.
  • Faye Deich ’79, assistant administrator and chief nursing officer at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.
  • William Febry ’74, sales and marketing manager, Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls.
  • Stephen Koepp ’78, deputy managing editor at TIME Magazine, New York.
  • Chih-Ping Liu ’74, founder and president of Pepgen Corp., Alameda, Calif.
  • Nancy McKinley ’74, chief executive officer and editor in chief of Thinking Publications, Eau Claire.
  • Janice Ozzello Wilcox ’74, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Marquette Financial Cos., Minneapolis.
  • Kimberly Hill Phelps '80, co-principal of Flynn Elementary School, Eau Claire .
  • Peter Scobie ’71, chairman and chief executive officer, R.W. Scobie Inc., Eau Claire.
  • Dr. Elmer Winters ’51, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of foundations of education and library science, Eau Claire.

Full Story. Go to top of page

Music faculty member comes home with the gold

Alexandre Dossin and Martha Argerich
Alexandre Dossin poses with Martha Argerich after their performance with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra Sept. 4.

If pianist Alexandre Dossin were an athlete, he would be an Olympian. That’s the caliber of the competitors at the international piano competition he won earlier this month in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dossin, a member of the music faculty at UW-Eau Claire, was awarded both the First Prize of $10,000 and the Special Prize of $2,000 for best performance of a composition by an Argentine composer at the Martha Argerich International Piano Competition the first weekend in September.

“This is a major event, and it is certainly an honor to perform there as one of the selected performers,” said David Baker, chairman of the department of music and theatre arts. “To win it all, is very big news.”

Dossin said it was a personal challenge to play for and with the renowned Martha Argerich, one of the most important pianists of all times. “She is a living legend, a true genius, not just for these days, but for all time.” Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire creates center for awareness of sexual assault
UW-Eau Claire has stepped up its efforts to provide education and services relating to sexual assault issues.

The university has created the Center for Awareness of Sexual Assault, which will coordinate efforts aimed at prevention and provide services to students who are sexual assault survivors.

“UW-Eau Claire — like all college campuses — has to be concerned about sexual assault issues,” said Susan Turell, Women’s Studies coordinator and associate professor of psychology. “National data indicate that college students are at a higher risk of being raped or sexually coerced, most often by someone they know. As a campus and as a community, we’ve decided to do something about it.”
Full story. Go to top of page

Confused about imminent changes to your health insurance?
You're not alone.

The Office of Human Resources has scheduled the following presentations to bring you up to speed regarding the major changes in the health insurance program.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 7, noon, Schofield Auditorium
  • Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10 p.m., Hibbard 101
  • Friday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m., Schofield Auditorium
  • Thursday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m., Schofield Auditorium
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21, noon, Schofield Auditorium

The Dual Enrollment period is set for Oct. 6-24. A benefits fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Ojibwa and Ho-Chunk Rooms of Davies Center.

Additional information will be included in upcoming issues of the University Bulletin. Information also is available on the Employee Trust Fund Web site. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire trumpet conference to end with exciting concert
Student playing trumpetThe UW-Eau Claire Trumpet Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble I will present a concert featuring guest artists and trumpet greats Bob Platt and Charley Davis on Saturday, Oct. 4, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The concert, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Platt and the Trumpet Ensemble, followed by Davis and Jazz I at 8 p.m., is being held in conjunction with UW-Eau Claire’s first annual Trumpet Conference. In addition to Platt and Davis, the conference will feature William Adam, one of the world’s foremost trumpet pedagogues, and UW-Eau Claire’s own Bob Baca. Clinics and master classes on jazz performance, orchestral performance and trumpet pedagogy issues will begin Friday, Oct. 3, and continue through Saturday, culminating with the conference concert Saturday evening.

“It is rare to be able to hear three forces like this,” said Nicole Lalond, assistant conference coordinator, referring to Platt, Davis and Jazz I. “There will be music for classical and jazz fans alike,” she said, noting that she hopes all music lovers will attend the concert but believes area music students would particularly benefit from the chance to hear such accomplished performers. Full story and ticket information.
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