If members of the media have interviewed you, e-mail Julie Poquette at firstname.lastname@example.org, so she may share the news with University Bulletin readers. Following are examples of UW-Eau Claire people and programs that recently appeared in the media.
NOTE: Some newspapers, including the Leader-Telegram, require free registration.
Dick Boyum (emeritus), Counseling Services, will appear on the WEAU-TV morning show Jan. 31 to discuss seasonal affective disorder. He also was quoted in the Jan. 20 Agri-View article "Tidbits, Truths for Happier Life." In addition, Boyum was interviewed on WEAU-TV Jan. 11 for a segment titled "People and their pets — the human-animal bond." He also was interviewed on WEAU-TV Dec. 29, 2004, about New Year's resolutions. The story aired several times during New Year's weekend.
UW-Eau Claire's graduation rate was mentioned in the Jan. 21 Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune article "Web site compares graduation rates."
Crispin Pierce, public health professions, was quoted in the Jan. 19 Science News for Kids article "Wave of Destruction." He also was interviewed on WEAU-TV Dec. 29, 2004, and WQOW-TV Dec. 30, 2004, for stories about waterborne diseases related to the tsunami disaster.
Bob Erffmeyer, management and marketing/MBA Program, was quoted in the Jan. 19 Leader-Telegram article "An after-work class — Luther Midelfort teams with organizations to create 'corporate university.'"
Harry Jol, geography and anthropology, was interviewed on WEAU-TV Jan. 17 for a story about the lack of snow this winter in the Midwest. He also was interviewed on WEAU-TV Dec. 29, 2004, about the tsunami disaster. In addition, Jol was featured in the Dec. 12, 2004, Leader-Telegram article "International treasures — UW-Eau Claire professor unearths priceless artifacts."
Geoffrey Peterson, political science, was quoted in the Jan. 16 Stevens Point Journal article "Cities keep tabs on public's desires."
The Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in Eau Claire, including the one at UW-Eau Claire, were featured in a Jan. 16 WQOW-TV story.
Donna Weber, Human Resources, was interviewed on WQOW-TV Jan. 14 for a story titled "Working Wonder: Becoming a Superstar on the Job."
Chancellor Mash was quoted in the Jan. 13 Leader-Telegram article "Doyle pledges to help families with UW tuition."
Kathy Sahlhoff and Steve Zantow, Financial Aid, were interviewed on WQOW-TV Jan. 13 for a story about financial aid for college students.
John Hildebrand, English, was interviewed on WEAU-TV Jan. 12 for a story about Hmong hunters. He also was quoted in the Dec. 27, 2004, Duluth (Minn.) New Tribune article "Election, hunter slayings among top Wisconsin stories of 2004."
Kevin Jones, Small Business Development Center, was quoted in the cover article, "Risky business? — Local entrepreneurs offer advice for hopeful new start-ups," of the January 2005 issue of Chippewa Valley B2B magazine.
UW-Eau Claire student Amber Miller, who participated in study-abroad trip to Vietnam, was quoted in an article titled "Vietnam's lessons of war & hope — U.S. students visit the country to gain new insight about the culture then and now" in the Jan. 11 issue of the Hampton Roads, Va., publication The Daily Press.
William Frankenberger, psychology/Human Development Center, was quoted in the Jan. 2 Leader-Telegram article "Hard-core study habits." The article discussed results of Frankenberger's study about the use of prescription stimulants intended for individuals with attention-deficit disorders.
Sean Bulger, kinesiology, was quoted in the Jan. 2 Leader-Telegram article "Resolved: keep resolutions."
Jill Markgraf, McIntyre Library, was quoted in two Leader-Telegram articles about McIntyre Library's annual fund raiser for the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association. The first article was published Dec. 23, 2004. The second article, titled "Sticking with it — Library workers buy rice for pantry," was published Jan. 1, 2005.
Rita Webb, Advising and New Student Initiatives, was featured in the Dec. 29, 2004 WQOW-TV story "Surviving Sri Lanka." Debbie Gough, Advising and New Student Initiatives, also was interviewed for the story.
Kathy Sahlhoff, Financial Aid, was quoted in the Dec. 29, 2004, Leader-Telegram article "Fewer students will qualify for grants."
Katherine Schneider (emerita), Counseling Services, had her response to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Question of the Week published in the Dec. 26, 2004, issue of the newspaper. Schneider's response to "What is the best gift that money can't buy?" can be read online.
UW-Eau Claire alumna Laurie Farnan was featured in the Dec. 24 Capital Times article "Music therapy's good vibes." UW-Eau Claire's music therapy major also was mentioned in the article.
Bob Leidholdt, Facilities Planning and Management, was quoted in the Dec. 22, 2004, Leader-Telegram article "City man saved by fast-acting group of strangers," about how Leidholdt helped save a man's life through the use of CPR.
UW-Eau Claire alumni Patrick Rebman and Suzie Slota were quoted in the Dec. 19 St. Paul Pioneer Press article "Museum inspired by child's question," about the new Children's Museum of Eau Claire. Rebman and Slota were instrumental in the museum's creation.
UW-Eau Claire's winter commencement ceremonies were the subject of the Dec. 18 WQOW-TV story "UW-Eau Claire holds commencement ceremonies."
Manish Joshi, a December 2004 UW-Eau Claire graduate, was featured in the Dec. 17, 2004, Leader-Telegram article "UW-EC diploma special to former Nepal resident — Graduating senior grew up in poor village."
Cynthia Gray-Mash, foundations of education; and Charles Vue, Multicultural Affairs; were interviewed by several local radio and television stations following the Dec. 16, 2004, Eau Claire Human Rights Coalition public forum, "The November Hunting Tragedy and its Impact in Wisconsin." Vue and John Hildebrand, English, were among the panel members for the forum.
coordinated a public forum through the Dec. 16 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. Charles Vue (Multicultural Affairs) and John Hildebrand (English) were among the panel members.
UW-Eau Claire student Adam Griggel was featured in the Dec. 14, 2004, Leader-Telegram article "Walk of life — Student doesn't let handicap run away with his optimism." He also was featured in the Dec. 13, 2004, WQOW-TV story "Beating the odds: student uses illness to inspire others." Griggel contracted bacterial meningitis in November 2002 and lost his right leg to the infection.
University Bulletin • Vol. 52, No. 17 • First Week • Spring Semester • Jan. 24, 2005