Vol. 52, No. 21Fifth Week • Spring Semester • Feb. 21, 2005

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Farewell reception to honor Chancellor Mash

Feb. 24 to be chancellor's last day on campus

Barbara Stevens to retire; interim affirmative action position announced

Students, adviser, organizations receive Leadership Recognition Awards

Campus Campaign: Faculty, staff give reasons for pledging support

McIntyre Library launches

CIE offers new South Korea summer study-abroad program

MOSAIC to present 'Vagina Monologues

Hundreds attend appreciation luncheon


Farewell reception to honor Chancellor Mash

Chancellor MashUW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and student leaders are invited to a farewell reception for Chancellor Donald Mash this Thursday, Feb. 24, from 9-11 a.m. in the Council Fire Room, Davies Center. Join the chancellor for coffee and his traditional biscotti, and wish him well as he departs for his new position in Madison as executive senior vice president of the University of Wisconsin System. Chancellor Mash will speak during the event at 10 a.m. (Note: In lieu of any gifts or remembrances, Chancellor Mash has asked that well-wishers consider making a contribution to one of his funds with the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. More information will be available at a later date.) Go to top of page

Feb. 24 to be chancellor's last day on campus
Chancellor Donald Mash will leave campus Thursday, Feb. 24, following the morning farewell reception in his honor. Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson will begin her duties on Monday, March 7. During the interval between Chancellor Mash's departure and Dr. Larson's arrival, Provost and Vice Chancellor Ronald Satz will be the administrator in charge at the university, as is typical when the chancellor is away from campus. Go to top of page

Barbara Stevens to retire; interim affirmative action position announced
Barbara Stevens, UW-Eau Claire assistant to the chancellor for affirmative action, has announced she will retire as of July 15, 2005.

Chancellor Donald Mash has delegated the selection of an interim replacement to Provost and Vice Chancellor Ronald Satz. Provost Satz invites applications and/or nominations to fill the position on an interim basis for the next fiscal year. Applications including a letter of interest and vita and/or nominations should be submitted to Provost Satz by Friday, March 18. The interim position will be a 1.0 FTE position. Members of the faculty, instructional academic staff and administrative and professional academic staff may apply. If the appointee is faculty or instructional academic staff, the person will teach one class per semester while serving in the interim position. An administrative or professional academic staff appointee would retain a 25 percent position in that person's home unit. A minimum of a master's degree is required.

This will be an internal interim appointment; the department or unit from which the interim appointee is selected will receive replacement dollars and FTE. Questions should be directed to Provost Satz. Go to top of page

Students, adviser, organizations receive Leadership Recognition Awards
Five students, two student organizations and an organization adviser received awards Feb. 17 during the 17th annual Student Leadership Recognition Awards Ceremony in UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center:

  • Receiving $100 Student Organization Awards were Circle K International, an organization whose mission is to provide volunteer service to the campus and local communities and beyond, and Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society.
  • John Lee, Circle K International adviser and interim classroom services manager in the Teaching and Learning Technology Development Center, received the $100 Student Organization Adviser Award.
  • Students Amanda Hill (senior, biology and French), Lindsey Nelson (senior, criminal justice), Kyle Buchmann (senior, management) and Lori Scardino (junior, chemistry) received $250 Student Leadership Awards.
  • Sophomore Nicole Kalmon (biology and Spanish) received the $250 Andre and Joanne Gibault Blugold Spirit Award. Go to top of page

Campus Campaign: Faculty and staff have varied reasons for pledging support
Celebrating Our SuccessUW-Eau Claire employees and alumni Karen Kremer, communications and journalism, and Earl Shoemaker, Student Support Services, each have their own reasons for supporting the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's Campus Campaign. Read why they choose to give and how they have decided to designate their gifts in support of UW-Eau Claire's people and programs. Go to top of page

McIntyre library launches e-newsletter
The McIntyre Library announces the first issue of its e-newsletter for faculty and staff, The McIntyre Advantage. The newsletter will be updated monthly and available on the library's Web site at www.uwec.edu/library/enews/. (Bookmark this URL for quick access to future editions of the newsletter.) Check out the inaugural issue for information about the newly updated IMC Web site, Universal Borrowing among UW System campuses, an online survey of teaching faculty seeking feedback on the library instruction program, new titles in the library's collection and more. Go to top of page

CIE offers new South Korea summer study-abroad program at Ajou University
scene from Ajou University campusThe first group of UW-Eau Claire students will attend the Ajou University International Summer School in Suwon, South Korea, this summer. The six-week international summer program focuses on Korean/Asian studies and international business. All courses are taught in English. Students also can choose from social sciences or humanities courses, as well as beginning or intermediate Korean language classes. The curriculum includes a Korean culture workshop including visits to historic sites such as a traditional folk village and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) between North and South Korea. The workshop includes Korean arts such as calligraphy, pottery, music and tae kwon do. UW-Eau Claire has hosted students from Ajou University, which is among Korea's top 10 universities, for several years, Markgraf said. "We're seeking to balance that exchange with this program for our students." Full story. Read more information about the Ajou University program and UW-Eau Claire's other 25 study-abroad programs. Go to top of page

MOSAIC to present 'Vagina Monologues'
VDay logoMaking Our School an Intercultural Community, a UW-Eau Claire Housing and Residence Life diversity task force, will present three benefit performances of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" in conjunction with V-Day UW-Eau Claire 2005. The student production will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 3 and 4 and at 2 p.m. March 5 in Schofield Auditorium. Each year MOSAIC holds events to celebrate V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. MOSAIC will donate the proceeds of its production to the Bolton Refuge House and the Women of Iraq. Full story and ticket information. Go to top of page

Hundreds attend appreciation luncheon
An estimated 390 faculty and staff members attended the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's fourth annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon Feb. 18 in the Davies Center's Tamarack Room. See photos from the event, taken by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC, below:

Joline Morrison, Connie Olson

Above, Dr. Joline Morrison, associate professor, MIS, shows off her door prize while fellow winner Connie Olson, Publications, selects her prize. At right, Gail Nelson, program assistant, accounting and finance, and Linda Glenna, program assistant, economics, helped themselves at the dessert table.

Gail Nelson, Linda Glenna
Richard Kraus, Chancellor Mash Sam Slota
Richard Kraus, Custodial Services, chats with Chancellor Donald Mash. Sam Slota, University Police, enjoys the luncheon with colleagues.


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