Vol. 51, No. 10Tenth Week • Fall Semester • Nov. 3, 2003

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Geography Club coordinates school kits for Iraq

New Foster Gallery exhibit opens Nov. 6

Center for Collaborative Leadership in Education to serve area school districts

Alumnus selected for Institute of Medicine

Michio Kaku to give Forum Lecture Nov. 6

UW-Eau Claire administrators to attend workshop for American Democracy Project

Events planned for Nontraditional Student Awareness Week

Justin Greenwood update

 

Geography Club coordinates school kits for Iraq
Beginning the week of Nov. 3, the Geography Club will collect basic school supplies for children around the world. The kits will be sent primarily to Iraq, but also could be sent to children in such places as Angola, Afghanistan, Albania, North Korea, the West Bank and poorly funded schools in North America. Club members will collect kits through Dec. 13, the last day of fall semester classes.
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New Foster Gallery exhibit to feature drawings, paintings, fiber sculptures

Robert Stackhouse's On the Deep John McQueen's My World Turned on its Ear

Robert Stackhouse, On the Deep, watercolor, charcoal, on paper mounted on canvas

John McQueen, My World Turned on its Ear, sticks and string

An exhibit titled “Crossing Dimensions: Differing Views of Power and Solitude” will open Nov. 6 in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The exhibit runs through Nov. 26 and features the work of two renowned artists: the drawings and paintings of Robert Stackhouse and the fiber sculptures of John McQueen. An
opening reception will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Foster Gallery. McQueen will be on hand at the opening reception and will give a short talk at 8 p.m.

According to exhibit curator Jane Herrick, this show brings together two differing views on power and solitude. Strength and feelings of being overpowered are often sensed by viewers of Stackhouse’s work, said Herrick, while the strength of McQueen’s sculpture is more subtle. Soft and fragile materials evolve into solid and resilient forms in McQueen’s work.

McQueen will present a
slide lecture about his work at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Foster Gallery. He also will collaborate with six UW-Eau Claire art majors on an installation piece in the commons area of the Haas Fine Arts Center, tentatively beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday and continuing through Saturday. Full story. Go to top of page

Center for Collaborative Leadership in Education to serve area school districts

Mark Clark
Mark Clark, Dean of the College of Professional Studies
Katherine Rhoades

Katherine Rhoades, associate dean of the School of Education
(UW-Eau Claire photos by Rick Mickelson.)

The School of Education has received administrative approval for a new center on campus – the Center for Collaborative Leadership in Education.

The Center is part of an ongoing initiative by the School of Education and UW-Eau Claire to serve area school districts – their students and programs, said Mark Clark, dean of the College of Professional Studies.

“The CCLE was created to collaborate with area school districts,” Clark said. “It is a true PK-16 collaboration that will help us all better serve area students.”

The Center will provide faculty, students and teachers in the field of education with opportunities to better understand issues and legislative actions, and to exchange ideas and reflect on developing exemplary practices in the schools of the future, said Katherine Rhoades, associate dean of the School of Education.

To that end, the Center will identify and secure resources that will be used to promote collaboration among undergraduate and graduate students in education, university faculty and staff and professional teachers and administrators in the region, Rhoades said. Creating an annual Collaborative Leadership Symposium will be among the first steps.

“Extramural funding is critical for the success of School of Education programs,” Rhoades said. “Now more than ever we need a mechanism for seeking funding and writing grants.” F
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UW-Eau Claire alumnus selected for Institute of Medicine

Dr. James Anderson
As a member of IOM, Dr. James Anderson will devote a significant amount of time serving on committees involved in a range of studies on health policy issues. (UW-Eau Claire photo by Rick Mickelson.)

An Eau Claire native and UW-Eau Claire graduate is among the 65 newly elected members of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Dr. James Anderson, a professor of pathology, macromolecular science and biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, was elected into the prestigious Institute of Medicine this fall.

"This is a rare and highly impressive distinction," Chancellor Donald Mash said, noting that Anderson is likely the first UW-Eau Claire graduate to serve as a member of the Institute.

"Dr. Anderson is widely respected in his field and will certainly make a significant contribution to the mission of the IOM," Mash said.

A 1963 UW-Eau Claire chemistry graduate, Dr. Anderson earned his Ph.D. from Oregon State University and his doctor of medicine degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Anderson continues to be involved with UW-Eau Claire, serving as a member of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Board of Directors. With family in Eau Claire, he visits the Chippewa Valley regularly. Go to top of page

Michio Kaku to give Forum Lecture Nov. 6
Michio KakuTheoretical physicist Michio Kaku will take his forum audience on a tour through the scientific world of tomorrow in his presentation Thursday, Nov. 6, at UW-Eau Claire.

“The World in 2020: Computers, Robots, DNA, Energy and Environment” is the title of his address, to begin at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena. The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception.

Kaku’s appearance was rescheduled from Nov. 3; tickets bearing that date will be honored at the door on Nov. 6.

Michio Kaku explains the most fascinating and complex ideas in science today, in ways that are elegant and easy to understand, much like the late Carl Sagan. He is an internationally recognized authority in theoretical physics and the environment. His most popular and best-selling books include “Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and the Tenth Dimension” (1994) and “Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century” (1997). The Philadelphia Inquirer described “Visions” as “a roller coaster of an intellectual ride through the extraordinary world of black holes, wormholes, parallel universes, higher dimensions and time travel.” Full story.
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UW-Eau Claire administrators to attend workshop for American Democracy Project
In conjunction with the American Democracy Project, the new three-year national initiative aimed at increasing student participation in civic life, a team of four UW-Eau Claire administrators will attend a free workshop Nov. 7 at UW-Madison.

Steven Tallant, associate vice chancellor; Jason Tetzloff, first year experience coordinator; Jim Knutson-Kolodzne, interim assistant to the provost; and Don Mowry, director of the Center for Service-Learning, will participate in “Service Learning and the First Year Experience.”

The workshop is aimed at providing models and ideas for effectively integrating service-learning and community-based research into first year experience programs and then connecting those programs to the broader concept of a fully engaged campus. The workshop also will provide a chance for the team from UW-Eau Claire to connect with those engaged in similar activities at other campuses. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire plans events for Nontraditional Student Awareness Week
Two female nontraditional education students. UW-Eau Claire photo by Rick Mickelson.UW-Eau Claire continues its efforts to make nontraditional students feel welcome and comfortable on campus and to promote their success as the university celebrates National Nontraditional Student Awareness Week, Nov. 2-8.

Car seat safety information, a social gathering and a car care presentation are planned for this week. Check the calendar for dates and times.

All sessions are open to all nontraditional students and faculty and staff who have an interest in nontraditional students. Refreshments will be served at each event.

The week’s events are sponsored by the Nontraditional Student Advisory Committee, Student Senate, and the Adult Opportunity Office. Go to top of page

Justin Greenwood update
The following information about hospitalized football player Justin Greenwood was included in the November Blugold Football newsletter.

Coach Todd Hoffner visited Justin on Monday. He touched and talked to Justin who attempted to open his eyes and turned his head toward Coach Hoffner with a smirk on his face. He is still continuing to make progress and undergoes occupational, speech and physical therapy Monday through Saturday. He has not moved his left leg as of yet.

For more details about Greenwood's progress or to leave him or his family a note of encouragement, check out the Caring Bridge report. Go to top of page

 


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