Vol. 51, No. 15Fifteenth Week • Fall Semester • Dec. 8, 2003

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UW-Eau Claire Foundation, YMCA to receive $10 million in estate gifts

Learn more about the Campus Physical Development Master Plan

UW-Eau Claire researchers work to find lost native village visited by
Lewis and Clark

UW-Eau Claire undergraduate contributed to new Geological Society publication

UW-Eau Claire hosting nursing students from Sweden

UW-Eau Claire Theatre presents Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’

UW-Eau Claire groups plan activities to observe Human Rights Week

Do your part to reduce utility expenses

Last Call!

 

UW-Eau Claire Foundation, YMCA to receive $10 million in estate gifts
Two Chippewa Valley organizations will receive an estimated
$10 million in estate gifts from the son of a longtime UW-Eau Claire faculty member who retired more than a half century ago.

The UW-Eau Claire Foundation and the Eau Claire YMCA recently were notified they will receive at least $4 million each as beneficiaries of a trust from the estate of Lt. Col. George L. Simpson Jr. He was the son of Col. George L. Simpson Sr., one of UW-Eau Claire’s first faculty members, and Marie (Stannard) Simpson, a member of the university’s first graduating class in 1917.

The UW-Eau Claire Foundation also will receive $2 million as an outright gift from the estate, bringing the total gift to the university to at least $6 million, said Foundation President Carole Halberg. Full story.

Learn more about the 2005-17 Campus Physical Development Master Plan
Do you have questions about UW-Eau Claire's future facility development over the next several years? Do you want to know how the university went about developing the master plan proposal? Are you curious about how the plan will impact enrollment or parking? If so, check out the new Planning for the Future Web page. You'll find answers to 10 commonly asked questions as well as links to several informative documents. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire researchers work to find lost native village visited by Lewis and Clark

Geography students collecting data.

Students collecting data near Slusher Lake, which according to maps drawn by Lewis and Clark was historically the Clatsop River with an outlet to the ocean. The maps also indicated a small Clatsop Tribe encampment in the area.

Research team at Slusher Lake.
Research team at Slusher Lake.

A team of students and faculty from UW-Eau Claire are celebrating the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial by trying to find a lost Native American encampment the explorers visited during their three-year expedition 200 years ago.

This fall 11 UW-Eau Claire students spent a week on the West Coast studying the Washington and Oregon coastlines and searching for the Clatsop Indian village that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark visited during the winter of 1805. The students are part of a capstone geography class taught by Harry Jol, associate professor of geography and anthropology.

“I’ve had an interest in the Lewis and Clark expedition since I was a child when my parents took me to some historical Lewis and Clark sites while on a family vacation,” said student researcher Jeremy Treague, a senior geology and computer science major from Danbury. “I never imagined I would be trying to discover one of these historic sites and help reconstruct the environment that these early explorers saw along the West Coast.” Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire undergraduate contributed to new Geological Society publication
A UW-Eau Claire alumna is delighted that she appears as a contributor in a new book, “Ground Penetrating Radar in Sediments,” now available from the Geological Society Publishing House.

The special publication includes the work of several UW-Eau Claire faculty members — Karen Havholm, Garry Running and Harry Jol — who Nicole Bergstrom collaborated with on student/faculty research during her years at UW-Eau Claire. Just before she graduated with a bachelor of science in geology, Bergstrom, who is from Green Bay, was given the opportunity to travel to London with her professors to help present the research published in this book at a conference held at the Geological Society headquarters. She described the trip as “amazing” and the “best experience” of her undergraduate career. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire hosting nursing students from Sweden

Karin Olsson, Christoffer Hansson and Jaana Matikainen, nursing students from Sweden, and faculty coordinators CeCelia Zorn and Susan Peck..
Karin Olsson, Christoffer Hansson and Jaana Matikainen are visiting the School of Nursing to participate in classes as well as various clinical experiences. Also pictured (back row) are faculty coordinators of the visit CeCelia Zorn and Susan Peck.

Three undergraduate student nurses from the University College of Borås, Sweden, are visiting the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing for five weeks. Karin Olsson, Jaana Matikainen and Christoffer Hansson are here to observe and learn about differences in nursing practice and health care in the United States and Sweden and to trade ideas and experiences with nurses and nursing students here, with a special focus on leadership and management.

The three students will be auditing a part of the “Management and Leadership in Nursing” course taught by Karen Witt, associate professor emerita, as well as experiencing clinical settings and touring health facilities in the Chippewa Valley.

Each of the students also will leave the campus for several days. Jaana, who has a special interest in geriatrics and palliative care, will tour some health care facilities in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. Christoffer will go to the Marshfield Clinic and hospital in Marshfield and explore his special interest in cardiac and end-of-life care. Karin, who is interested in Native American culture, will spend several days at the Ho-Chunk Health Care Center in Black River Falls.

CeCelia Zorn hopes this will be the first of many student exchanges between UW-Eau Claire and the University College of Borås. There is a tentative plan for several UW-Eau Claire student nurses to visit Sweden in May 2004. Go to top of page

"The Seagull" logoUW-Eau Claire Theatre presents Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’
The UW-Eau Claire department of music and theatre arts is in its second week of presenting Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” directed by Terry Allen, professor of music and theatre arts. The play can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-13 at the Kjer Theatre. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire groups plan activities to observe Human Rights Week
UW-Eau Claire will observe Human Rights Week 2003, including International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, with a number of activities sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire chapter of Amnesty International and the Student Life and Diversity Commission. Full story. Go to top of page

Do your part to reduce utility expenses
To help reduce UW-Eau Claire’s costly electrical bills, the Physical Plant Planning Committee of the University Senate, Facilities Planning and Management and the Teaching and Learning Technology Development Center ask you to:

      
Turn your computer monitors off at night. Do not turn off your CPU — "log off" instead.
      
For weekends, short vacations and extended absences, turn off your monitor and "shut down" your CPU.

Be aware that when you turn your computer on after an extended absence, it will be slow, as it is processing updates from the system. Go to top of page

Last Call!
The Dec. 15 issue of the University Bulletin will be the final one for fall semester. Notices for that issue must arrive in the News Bureau, Schofield 201, by Monday, Dec. 8. The first issue for the 2004 spring semester will be dated Jan. 26, 2004. Go to top of page

 


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