Vol. 51, No. 7Seventh Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 6, 2003

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Adopt-a-Block neighborhood clean up a success

Artists Series event to feature Japanese storytelling magic

UW-Eau Claire professor to participate in education summit in Washington, D. C.

Bus service to offer late-night weekend service

Recovery fund established for
Justin Greenwood

Career conference
to be held Oct. 9

Alexandre Dossin
to perform at harps campaign fund-raiser

University Theatre season to open with ‘The Skin of Our Teeth

ENPH students take part in Kids Day America event

A place to call
their own


UW-Eau Claire Homecoming photo album

Mike Carney walking in Homecoming Parade. Jackie Thomas and Joe Rand, Homecoming royalty

A Blugold forever. Mike Carney, chemistry, is a 1983 graduate and Alumni Association Board member.

Joe Rand of The Singing Statesmen and Jackie Thomas of the Women's Concert Chorale were crowned this year's Homecoming King and Queen.

Senior Jen Ehlinger at Homecoming game. Three students sporting blue and gold at Homecoming game.
Senior Jen Ehlinger cheers on the Blugolds. UW-Eau Claire students show their true colors during the Homecoming football game Saturday afternoon.
Two UW-Eau Claire alumnae at alumni event in Council Fire Room.
Two UW-Eau Claire alumnae enjoy the "Spirit of The Cam" (cheesecurds and all) during the alumni reunion event in the Council Fire Room.
Economic alumni reunion.
The economics department alumni reunion was just one of many celebrated this weekend at UW-Eau Claire.
UW-Eau Claire Homecoming photos by Rick Mickelson. Go to top of page

Adopt-a-Block neighborhood clean up a success

"As a Water Street business owner, I'd like to 'high five' the organizations who cleaned up after homecoming weekend. It was so cool to drive down the street on Sunday and see it totally clean. The fish and water fowl also are grateful ... you kept bushels of garbage that would have blown into the river out of the river. You are the best!"

Sara Baer,
Avalon European Floral

Fifteen teams of UW-Eau Claire students helped clean up the Historic Randall Park and Third Ward neighborhoods Sunday, Oct. 5, as part of the Homecoming festivities last weekend.

The student teams competed to pick up the most garbage in their designated areas. The winners were: first place, Oak Ridge Hall; second place, Governors Hall; and third place, Sigma, Sigma, Sigma. Go to top of page

Artists Series event to feature Japanese storytelling magic
Kuniko YamamotoAn evening of Japanese storytelling — combining pantomime, original music, masks, origami, stylized movements and a touch of magic — will be presented Thursday, Oct. 9, at UW-Eau Claire.

Kuniko Yamamoto will bring folktales from her home country to life at her Artists Series performance, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium.

Yamamoto weaves myths and tradition into a unique form of family-friendly entertainment. The stories include “The Little Funny Woman,” “The Stonecutter” and short stories from the oldest Japanese book of Kojiki, which portray the culture and moral perspective of Japan. Social ideas are illustrated through commentary and description of Japanese traditions, inviting comparison to American tales, arts and cultural elements. Full story and ticket information. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire professor to participate in education summit in Washington, D. C.
Dr. Roger TlustyRoger Tlusty, professor and chair of the foundations of education department, has been chosen to represent the UW System as a member of a Wisconsin delegation attending a one-day U.S. Department of Education summit on high school reform Oct. 8 in Washington, D.C.

Tlusty, a native of Stetsonville, will join seven others from Wisconsin, including State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster and Jessica Clark, education policy advisor from Gov. Doyle’s office, as they meet with Congressional representatives, think tank staff and other educators and government officials from across the nation to discuss the challenges facing America’s high schools and address the solutions and “next steps” needed to tackle those challenges. Full story. Go to top of page

Bus service to offer late-night weekend service

Students getting on and off city bus.
UW-Eau Claire photo by Rick Mickelson

Eau Claire Transit will expand its bus services into the evening and early morning hours during the weekends this winter and spring, providing UW-Eau Claire students and community members with additional options for safe travel to and from late-night events and activities around Eau Claire.

“The campus community and local business owners have requested that we provide late-night bus service on Fridays and Saturdays, giving students and community members more opportunities to enjoy late-night entertainment, and to provide safe transportation during those weekend hours,” said Sarah Harvieux, a health educator for UW-Eau Claire’s Health Services.

The pilot project would expand bus service to 3 a.m. on the weekends
beginning Jan. 30, 2004, and ending March 20, 2004. City buses currently provide services until 11 p.m. on Fridays and 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Full story. Go to top of page

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

The Blugold football team’s Unity Council, comprised of senior players, has set up a support fund to help Greenwood and his family offset their medical expenses. “The Justin Greenwood Recovery Fund” has been established at Royal Credit Union in Eau Claire. Contributions, which are not tax deductible, can be made to the “The Justin Greenwood Recovery Fund” at any RCU location or mailed to Royal Credit Union, P.O. Box 970, Eau Claire, 54702. Full story.

UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students signed a large card Oct. 3 to wish Greenwood well. Local radio stations broadcast live during the signing and invited community members to join the effort. The card was presented to the Blugold football team during halftime of Saturday's Homecoming game and will be passed on to Greenwood's family. Full story. Go to top of page

Career conference to be held Oct. 9
Representatives of more than 85 organizations will be on hand this week during UW-Eau Claire’s annual Career Information Conference.

The 46th annual Career Conference will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 9 in Zorn Arena. Chippewa Valley, state and regional employers will have representatives in Eau Claire to talk to the estimated 1,500 students who visit the conference each year.

For some students, the conference provides the opportunity to talk with representatives of companies or organizations about internship opportunities and careers they are considering. For others, especially those close to graduation, it can be a chance to generate a preliminary interview that has the potential to lead to a job offer. Full story. Go to top of page

International award winning pianist Alexandre Dossin to perform at harps campaign fund-raiser
Alexandre Dossin, recent winner of the first prize gold medal in the Martha Argerich International Piano competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will present “MUSIC AT SUNSET,” a Friends of Music piano recital at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the home of Roger Bethard in Chippewa Falls.

Tickets still are available for this evening of music and hors d’oeuvres hosted by the UW-Eau Claire department of music and theatre arts, the steering committee of the Friends of Music and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. A social hour will begin at 6:15 p.m. Full story.
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University Theatre season to open with ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’
The UW-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will begin the 2003-04 University Theatre season with Thornton Wilder’s play, “The Skin of our Teeth.” The show will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Kjer Theatre. Additional performances are slated for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-11 and 15-18 and 1:30 p.m. Oct.19. A special school performance will take place at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 14.

The Skin of Our Teeth logo (designed by Ansel Brooks) Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1943, “The Skin of our Teeth” follows the Antrobus family’s struggle through 5,000 years of life, including the ice age, a flood and a war. As the family moves through time, their optimism can be seen as a moving testament to the human spirit. The Antrobus’ are a wacky and unpredictable family and are always determined to learn from their past and look optimistically to the future. Full story and ticket information. Go to top of page

ENPH students take part in Kids Day America event

Kaia Johnson with child at Kids Day America event.
Kaia Johnson, an environmental and public health graduate student, helps a child with a hands-on activity at Kids Day America.

Helping to keep kids safe and healthy is what students in the environmental and public health program at UW-Eau Claire were hoping to do during Kids Day America Sept. 20. The free national program was designed to enhance children’s knowledge of health, safety and the environment. This year's event was held at Anderson Family Chiropractic in Altoona.

More than 200 elementary-age children had the opportunity to receive free vision, spinal and dental screening; have their portraits taken for child ID cards; and participate in a variety of fun activities. They were greeted by UW-Eau Claire ENPH students Kaia Johnson, Julie Freidhoff, Kelsey Hustedt, Elisa Skadahl and Sara Pavek. The children sorted out which chemicals in the home are toxic, and used hands-on activities to learn which materials can be composted and whether milk, tap water or soda pop is most acidic.

Supervised by new environmental and public health faculty member Crispin Pierce, this outreach event provided a wonderful way to bring children, parents and UW-Eau Claire students together for a healthy cause.

Proceeds from Kids Day America were used to benefit United Way of Greater Eau Claire and the Altoona D.A.R.E. program. More information about this program and children’s wellness is available online. Go to top of page

A place to call their own
Oasis Room caters to non-traditional students

Sophomore Marty Kottman entering Oasis Room

Marty Kottman, who became a college student at age 35, enjoys the convenience and quiet of the Oasis Room. (UW-Eau Claire photo by Rick Mickelson)

When Marty Kottman, a sophomore elementary education major, needs a place to study, relax or warm up lunch, he heads for the Oasis Room in Brewer Hall, Room 1B (below the Children's Center). At age 36, Kottman is just one of many non-traditional students who frequent the new lounge designed to meet the needs of older students and students with children.

The Oasis Room, open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, is a nice place to escape the hubbub of campus life, Kottman said.
The room has a microwave and refrigerator, comfortable furniture, table and chairs, and a children's play area. For more information, contact the Adult Opportunity Office at 836-3259. Go to top of page


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