Vol. 52, No. 19Third Week • Spring Semester • Feb. 7, 2005

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Chancellor Mash appointed to UW System position

Vicki Lord Larson recommended for interim chancellor post

Reilly presents measures to improve UW System efficiency

NYSP receives top U.S. program award

Accelerated nursing program to begin in 2006

Jamelske named new budget officer

Campus Campaign 2005: Supporting scholarships

Diversity reading discussions to focus on 'Uprooting Racism' book

UW-Eau Claire changes 'directory information' definition under FERPA

 

 

 

Chancellor Mash appointed to UW System position

Chancellor Donald Mash
Chancellor Donald Mash

UW System President Kevin Reilly has appointed UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Donald Mash to serve as UW System executive senior vice president, the UW System announced Feb. 4. Mash will begin his new position March 1. See UW System news release.

"I am most grateful for the terrific support I have received from the UW-Eau Claire campus community during my time here," Mash said in an e-mail message to the campus community. "I am continually inspired by and proud of the outstanding work that is being done here, and I have tremendous respect and admiration for those of you who are doing it day in and day out."

Mash's UW System position is made possible by Reilly’s restructuring of UW System administration and the cost savings from eliminating two positions: senior vice president for administration, which will become vacant March 1, and vice president for University Relations, which was eliminated as of Feb. 1. The combined position is one of several efficiency and effectiveness initiatives President Reilly included in his report to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee on Feb. 1. (See related University Bulletin story.) Go to top of page

Vicki Lord Larson recommended for interim chancellor post

Vicki Lord Larson
Vicki Lord Larson

UW System President Kevin Reilly will recommend to the Board of Regents during its February meeting that Dr. Vicki Lord Larson, a former longtime professor and administrator at UW-Eau Claire and retired provost from UW-Oshkosh, be the interim chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire starting in early March. Pending the approval of the Regents, Reilly will appoint Larson, 60, to the interim position to provide leadership to the campus while a search is conducted to replace Chancellor Donald J. Mash. "Vicki Lord Larson is a strong, capable and experienced leader," Reilly said. "And her roots and her heart are in Eau Claire. I am confident she will do all that is best for the campus and the community." A search and screen committee for a permanent successor will be named in the coming weeks. Full story and related links. Go to top of page

UW System logo Reilly presents measures to improve UW System efficiency
The UW System is taking a number of steps to further improve efficiency and effectiveness systemwide, saving an estimated $15 million annually through more than 250 cost-saving measures, President Kevin P. Reilly reported Feb. 1 to the state’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee. The report was issued in response to a recommendation from the Legislative Audit Bureau, which completed a review of the UW System’s administrative costs in September. The report focuses on more than 250 current and proposed operating efficiencies and includes Reilly’s own initiatives to save an estimated $2.1 million annually by streamlining UW System administrative services in Madison. Read the full UW System news release, the system report to the LAB and the LAB audit. Go to top of page

NYSP receives top U.S. program award

Lisa Schuetz and Tom Patt
UW-Eau Claire's Lisa M. Schuetz, NYSP activity director, and Tom Patt, director of University Recreation, with the Silvio O. Conte Award of Excellence.

The award-winning National Youth Sports Program at UW-Eau Claire is once again the top NYSP program in the country. The National Youth Sports Corporation recently selected UW-Eau Claire for the Silvio O. Conte Award of Excellence for 2004. It is the third time UW-Eau Claire has received the prestigious award, an unmatched achievement among the 205 programs in the nation. UW-Eau Claire also received the honor in 1991 and 1998. NYSP was created in 1969 as a free summer camp aimed at economically deprived families. Boys and girls ages 10 to 16 receive academic and sports skill instruction, said Lisa M. Schuetz, activity director for UW-Eau Claire’s program. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funds the program, and the USDA summer food service program provides food. The program helps young people acquire good health practices and become better citizens. It also provides them with opportunities to learn various sports skills, participate in sports competition and improve physical fitness. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire nursing student
UW-Eau Claire nursing student Kelly Blaskey works with SimMan in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. To help address a national and regional nursing shortage, an accelerated baccalaureate nursing degree program will be offered at UW-Eau Claire beginning in 2006.

Accelerated nursing program to begin in 2006
UW-Eau Claire will offer a “fast track” baccalaureate nursing degree program for individuals who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in another field, thanks to a nearly $300,000 federal education grant. The congressionally directed grant, which was obtained with the help of U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), will be used for planning and start-up costs for an accelerated nursing program, which is expected to increase the number of nurses in the region. “Wisconsin and the nation are currently experiencing a shortage of registered nurses,” said Kind, a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. “With these grant funds, UW-Eau Claire can build upon its exceptional nursing program to meet the professional nursing needs of the region and expand the learning opportunities for students interested in the field.” The program will be offered at UW-Eau Claire and its nursing satellite site at Marshfield. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for the Chippewa Valley and the region and should help meet the nursing shortage in this area,” said Elaine Wendt, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Full story. Go to top of page

Jamelske named new budget officer

Stephanie Jamelske

Stephanie Jamelske has been named budget officer for Academic Affairs at UW-Eau Claire, Provost and Vice Chancellor Ronald Satz announced today. The appointment is effective Feb. 17. Jamelske — a financial specialist for UW-Eau Claire's Continuing Education office — will replace Robert Bolles, who left UW-Eau Claire in January. As budget officer for Academic Affairs, Jamelske will report directly to Satz. Before moving to Eau Claire, Jamelske was an associate budget analyst for the state of California's department of social services in Sacramento. "Stephanie's extensive budgeting experience in a complex government organization in California and her outstanding work in Continuing Education make her an excellent choice for this position," Satz said. "Her knowledge of UW-Eau Claire's programs and people will be extremely helpful as she moves into the budget officer position." Full story. Go to top of page

Campus Campaign 2005: Supporting scholarships
Celebrating Our SuccessScholarships make a lasting impact on the lives of many UW-Eau Claire students and are an option many faculty and staff members select when designating their Campus Campaign contributions. One scholarship that has received faculty and staff support is the Classified Staff Scholarship, created in 2000 through the collaborations of several classified staff members. Through the generosity of members of the UW-Eau Claire community, the endowment is growing and two scholarships have been awarded so far. Full story. Go to top of page

Diversity reading discussions to focus
on 'Uprooting Racism' book

Cover art: 'Uprooting Racism'Members of the UW-Eau Claire community are invited to attend one of two reading discussions of excerpts from "Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice." The book by Paul Kivel helps readers look at how they learn racism, what effects it has on their lives, its costs and benefits to white people, and what they can do about it. The reading discussion times, locations and facilitators are as follows:

  • Monday, Feb. 21, noon to 1 p.m., Eagle Room, Davies Center; facilitated by Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Associate Dean of Student Development.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 22, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Alumni Room, Davies Center; facilitated by Pamela Forman, assistant professor of sociology.

For more information contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 836-3367 or (888) 895-4903 and visit the campus diversity Web site. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire alters "directory information" definition under FERPA
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects students’ educational records but allows each institution some discretion in listing what it deems to be “directory information.” This is the information which may be shared without the necessity for a student’s specific “release” (unless a student has filed a restriction on this information). For several years, UW-Eau Claire’s listing of student directory information has included name, classification, telephone numbers, local and permanent addresses, and “username” as well as date of birth, marital status, majors and minors, degrees, awards received, dates of attendance, full-time or part-time status, most recent educational institution attended, participation in officially recognized activities or sports, and weight and height of members of athletic teams.

Recently the Registrar’s Office, in conjunction with Academic Affairs, has made a slight alteration to that listing. “Marital status” has been removed, and “College” has been added. This means that information regarding a student’s marital status is now protected by FERPA, and the information about a student’s college may be publicly shared.

View an online tutorial for additional information about FERPA. If you have questions or would like further information, contact Sue Moore, registrar, at sheltose@uwec.edu or 836-3887. Go to top of page

 


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