Vol. 52, No. 22Sixth Week • Spring Semester • Feb. 28, 2005

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March 7 reception will welcome Vicki Lord Larson

Chancellor Mash heads to Madison

Printed Class Schedule to be discontinued

Campus Campaign: Scholarships offer meaningful way to honor former faculty and staff

Program aims to help improve Vietnam economy

Social work gets interviewing equipment updgrades

Professor's craftsmanship commemorates Council Oak

 

Vicki Lord LarsonMarch 7 reception will welcome Vicki Lord Larson
All faculty and staff, emeriti and student leaders are invited to a welcome reception for UW-Eau Claire Interim Chancellor Vicki Lord Larson on Monday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Tamarack Room, Davies Center. Dr. Larson will speak at noon. Desserts and beverages will be provided, and those who attend are welcome to bring a lunch. Read more about Dr. Larson. Go to top of page

Chancellor Mash heads to Madison
Chancellor speaking at Feb. 24 receptionUW-Eau Claire faculty and staff, students, emeriti and community members filled the Council Fire Room in Davies Center to bid farewell to Chancellor Donald Mash Feb. 24, his last day on campus before leaving to begin his new position in Madison as executive senior vice president of the University of Wisconsin System. At right, the chancellor addresses those gathered for his farewell reception. Below, he exchanges goodbyes with (left) emeriti biology professors Mark Fay and Johng Lim and (right) Karen Rothbauer, program assistant in the Center for International Education. (Photos by Jason Tetzloff)

Chancellor Mash with Mark Fay, Johng Lim Chancellor Mash with Karen Rothbauer

Printed Class Schedule to be discontinued
Student taking notesBased upon a recommendation by the Student Senate, the chancellor's executive staff has approved elimination of the distribution of UW-Eau Claire's printed Class Schedule bulletins. "The Registrar's Office has lobbied for a complete conversion to the online schedule, not only to save the costs of printing a document that is frequently discarded immediately, but also because the online schedule is always up-to-date with course changes," said Sue Moore, UW-Eau Claire registrar. "The online class schedule is refreshed on a daily basis, whereas the print schedule was invariably out-of-date even before it was distributed."

The Fall 2005 Class Schedule is available on the Web and through the Blugold Insider (under "Administrative Resources"). Also access the schedule by going to the "Quick Links" pulldown at the top of the UW-Eau Claire homepage and choosing "Class Schedule." Note that the schedule is available in both Microsoft Word and PDF formats. Go to top of page

Campus Campaign: Scholarships offer meaningful way to honor former faculty and staff
Celebrating Our SuccessFloyd Krause, Gene Decker, Anna Thurston, Grace Walsh, Ruth Baker, Parker Clark, Sally Webb, John Morris, Berniece Wagner. These are just a handful of the many former longtime UW-Eau Claire professors after whom UW-Eau Claire Foundation scholarships have been named. Honoring former faculty and staff with scholarships in their names is one of the most meaningful ways alumni choose to give back to their alma mater. That option also is available to current UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff considering how to direct their gifts to Campus Campaign 2005. Full story. Go to top of page

Karl Markgraf and VNU's Dean Phi Manh Hong
Ed Young with VNU students
Above, Karl Markgraf, director of UW-Eau Claire's Center for International Education, shakes hands with Dean Phi Manh Hong of Vietnam National University-Hanoi during a farewell dinner for the group of UW-Eau Claire visitors. Immediately behind Markgraf is Ed Young, UW-Eau Claire professor of economics, and in the lower right corner is Rama Yelkur, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of management and marketing. Below, Ed Young and his wife, Jackie, were presented with flowers following Young's three-day series of lectures to VNU students. (Contributed photos)

Program aims to help improve Vietnam economy
Several UW-Eau Claire faculty members visited Vietnam in January as part of a program aimed at improving the economy of that country by adding to its knowledge of international economic models. This was the third year that Karl Markgraf, director of UW-Eau Claire's Center for International Education, led a delegation of faculty members to Hanoi over the winter break to deliver a series of lectures at Vietnam National University-Hanoi through the Education for Reconciliation and Economic Opportunity Program. Markgraf lectured on U.S. higher education in general, while Dr. Rose-Marie Avin and Dr. Edward Young, professors of economics, and Dr. Rama Yelkur, associate professor of management and marketing, talked on a variety of topics. The Education for Reconciliation and Economic Opportunity program is made possible by a grant that the Center for International Education wrote in conjunction with the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The grant of more than $80,000 was funded by the Arthur B. Schultz Foundation. Full story. Go to top of page

Social work gets interviewing equipment upgrades

Social work majors using videotaping/observation equipment
Senior Jason Theis uses upgraded videotaping and observation equipment in the social work department to observe an interview between fellow social work majors Joanna Koepsell and Sara Foster. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC)

UW-Eau Claire social work students are using state-of-the-art interviewing equipment to help them develop the professional communication skills needed for a career in social work. The social work department recently upgraded and expanded its laboratory videotaping and observation equipment, thanks to a $17,000 grant to the social work department from UW-Eau Claire's laboratory modernization funding. The equipment extends opportunities for teaching and learning for faculty, staff and students in the social work department "New cameras and VCRs have upgraded our capacity to observe and record individual and group sessions," said Gloria Fennell, department chair, who also teaches interviewing. "We can teach with a great deal more specificity with this equipment." Full story. Go to top of page

Remembering the Council Oak: Professor's craftsmanship commemorates historic campus tree

Professor Mike Christopherson, art & design, has crafted this bench using wood from the historic Council Oak tree (shown at left in a 1960 photo) that once stood on campus. The bench is located on the first floor of the McIntyre Library.

A piece of the Council Oak has returned to UW-Eau Claire. Using wood from the historic campus tree felled by a wind storm in 1987, Professor Mike Christopherson, art & design, crafted a bench that recently was installed in the McIntyre Library. On the seat of the bench is a laser-engraved image of the Council Oak tree based on a historic photograph from the University Archives. "I used this process so viewers would see exactly what the tree looked like before it was hit by lightning," said Christopherson. The new bench is located in the southwest corner of the library's first floor behind the government publications department. Visitors can sit on the bench and look out over Little Niagara Creek at the spot where the Council Oak tree once stood. See a library Web page for more background on the Council Oak. Go to top of page

 


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