Vol. 52, No. 29Fourteenth Week • Spring Semester • April 25, 2005

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Susan Harrison receives national advising award

Campus greets spring with symphony concert

Alumna, environmental science leader to speak on campus

Online program helps 82-year-old pursue MBA

Family support for adolescents is next 'Let's Do Lunch' topic

Share your outstanding 2005 graduate stories

Dossin tour to include May 1 recital in Gantner Hall

Lecture, celebration to mark National Teachers Day

Exhibit gives glimpses of native cultures

UW System announces newsletter from Institute on Race and Ethnicity

 

Susan Harrison receives national advising award
Susan HarrisonDr. Susan Harrison, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of computer science, is one of 10 faculty advisers from throughout the country to receive the National Academic Advising Association's 2005 Outstanding Advising Award. The award recognizes qualities associated with exceptional academic advising of students. As the adviser to all new freshmen computer science majors, Harrison regularly has 50 to 100 advisees seeking her advice and support. She contacts new freshmen as soon as they complete orientation, ensuring that their fall schedules are correct and providing them with a faculty connection before classes start. She follows up with regular e-mails and arranges face-to-face meetings at least twice a semester. Harrison will be honored and presented with the Outstanding Advising Award in October in Las Vegas during the annual NACADA National Conference. Full story.
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Campus greets spring with symphony concert
Nobuyoshi Yasuda congratulates Michael Cunningham

Paula Smith plays new harp
The UW-Eau Claire Symphony Orchestra performed its spring concert Sunday, April 24, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. In the top photo, symphony director Nobuyoshi Yasuda congratulates composer Michael Cunningham, music and theatre arts, following the orchestra's performance of Cunningham's work, "Silhouettes for Orchestra." Above, Paula Smith, music and theatre arts, performs on the new Lyon & Healy Concert Grand Harp. The instrument's purchase was made possible by a campaign organized and conducted by Friends of Music, a UW-Eau Claire Foundation affiliate organization. (Photos by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC) Go to top of page

Dr. Pam MatsonAlumna, environmental science leader to speak on campus
A UW-Eau Claire alumna who is an interna-tional leader in the area of environmental science will talk about environmental issues during a visit to campus April 28. Dr. Pam Matson, a 1975 UW-Eau Claire biology and English graduate and the current dean of the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, will give a public lecture titled "Reconciling the Needs of People and the Planet in the 21st Century." The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 28 in room 007 of Phillips Science Hall. In addition to the evening lecture, Matson will lead a technical seminar for biology students during the afternoon. Full story. Matson's visit to campus is part of the Biology Research Seminar Series, sponsored by Marshfield Clinic through a gift to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Go to top of page

Online program helps 82-year-old pursue MBA
James RochLifelong learning is more than a cliché for Chippewa Falls resident James Roch. At age 82, Roch is pursuing a master's degree in business administration through the University of Wisconsin Internet Business Consortium MBA program, offered jointly by the business schools at UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Parkside. Confined to a wheelchair and suffering from severe hearing loss, Roch takes his classes via his home computer and the Internet. He doesn't need to come to campus or sit in a classroom. "In this case online education is reaching someone who probably couldn't do this on campus," said Robert Erffmeyer, UW-Eau Claire professor of management and marketing and director of the MBA program. Full story. Go to top of page

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Family support for adolescents
is next 'Let's Do Lunch' topic
"Adolescent Health: Building Assets, Reducing Risk" will be the topic of the next session of "Let's Do Lunch" at noon on Wednesday, April 27, at Sweetwaters Restaurant in Eau Claire. Karen Maddox, associate professor and interim chair of UW-Eau Claire's department of family health nursing, will be the featured speaker. "Let's Do Lunch," the monthly noon-hour speaker series sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association, offers community members a chance to participate in interactive discussions with members of UW-Eau Claire's faculty and staff. More information. Go to top of page

Share your outstanding 2005 graduate stories
college graduate silhouettesAs commencement approaches, the UW-Eau Claire News Bureau is often contacted by local reporters looking for UW-Eau Claire graduates to feature. If you know of a student with an interesting story to tell — be it because of research they've done, their background, an exciting graduate school or career opportunity, or anything else that makes them stand out — please let us know. Send an e-mail to Judy Berthiaume at berthija@uwec.edu with the student's name and contact information, as well as a paragraph explaining why you think the media and/or general public might be interested this particular student's story. Media requests often begin in early May, so please share your student information with the News Bureau as soon as possible. Go to top of page

Dossin tour to include May 1 recital in Gantner Hall
Alexandre DossinDr. Alexandre Dossin, UW-Eau Claire assistant professor of music, is on a concert tour of solo piano recitals that will include stops in seven U.S. cities, including New York and Chicago, as well as a two-week tour of Japan in May, a CD recording in Toronto and a performance in Brazil in August. The tour includes only pieces composed by Franz Liszt, all of which are related to Italy in some way. Dossin will perform "Franz Liszt and Italy" in a free concert for area residents at 7:30 p.m. May 1 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Full story. Go to top of page

Lecture, celebration to mark National Teachers Day
UW-Eau Claire's Center for Collaborative Leadership in Education will recognize National Teachers Day by hosting the second annual Education Celebration and Martin Mogensen Education Lecture May 3 in Davies Center.

  • Gerdur Oskarsdottir
    Gerdur G. Oskarsdottir
    The Martin Mogensen Education Lecture, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Dulany Inn, will feature Dr. Gerdur G. Oskarsdottir, the superintendent of schools at the Reykjavik School District in Iceland. Oskarsdottir will discuss a program she designed with her principals in Iceland that takes them to schools in North America, Europe and Asia to gather international concepts of curriculum and learning. The Martin Mogensen Education Lecture honors Martin Mogensen, a 1952 UW-Eau Claire alumnus who in 1969, at the age of 46, was killed by a troubled junior high school student.
  • Carl Olson
    Carl Olson
    The Education Celebration, from 7-9 p.m. in the Tamarack Room, will bring together experienced professionals from the Chippewa Valley and UW-Eau Claire students who are entering careers in education and human development.The event will include music performed by area teachers and UW-Eau Claire students, recognition of area professionals and UW-Eau Claire students, a presentation about motivating and energizing students by area resident and author Carl Olson, and a social hour.

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Exhibit gives glimpses of native cultures
students with Andy Anton in front of Native American exhibit

UW-Eau Claire sophomore Joey Schoblaska, left, and junior Tunde Olatunji learn about the Hopi style of pottery making from Andy Anton, Multicultural Affairs/GEAR UP. Anton is holding a small pot included in the Native American exhibit he designed in the McIntyre Library entrance area. The exhibit, on display through April 30, explores three topics: "The Great Dakotah War," "The Hopi: A People of Peace," and "The American Indian Tipi: Its History and Place in the Chippewa Valley." Full story. The exhibit is part of UW-Eau Claire's celebration of Native American Awareness Month. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, TLTDC) Go to top of page

UW System announces newsletter from Institute
on Race and Ethnicity
race/ethnicity graphicThe UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity, which serves as a catalyst for scholarly research and curricular innovation in racial/ethnic studies, has begun issuing an e-newsletter to publicize the availability of the institute's services to all UW System campuses. Read the April 2005 issue of the institute's E-Bulletin, and visit the institute's Web site at http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/IRE/. Go to top of page

 


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