Vol. 52, No. 7Seventh Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 4, 2004

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Homecoming 2004 photo album

UW-Eau Claire inducts eight into Alumni Hall of Honor

Adopt-a-Block neighborhood clean up a success

Theresa Wells honored for work as mentor to students

Grant writer to serve UW-Eau Claire,
Eau Claire Schools

International roundtable on international policy and presidential election

Salute to Big Band era set for Friday and Saturday

Ballet Gran Folklorico de Mexico to perform Oct. 12


Homecoming 2004 photo album

Alumni Association Board Members Phil Tschudy, Karen Coonen and Sam Stagliano spread the Blugold spirit.

Jenna Hamersky of Bridgman Hall and Brian Martin of The Singing Statesmen were crowned this year's Homecoming King and Queen.

Many Blugold fans turned out for the traditional alumni pre-game Homecoming festival in Carson Park, where there was food and beverages and music by the
UW-Eau Claire Marching Band.
Jodi Thesing-Ritter, associate dean of student development, and her daughters, get in the Blugold spirit during the pre-game festivities.

The following community members participated in the dedication of the new artificial turf and scoreboard at Carson Park, l-r: Phil Fieber, director of Eau Claire Parks and Recreation; John Drawbert, orthopedic surgeon in the OakLeaf Medical Network; Chad Wade, president of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate; Carole Halberg, president of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation; Joanne Weisheipl, chairperson of RCU Services Corp.'s board of directors; and Ray Thielbar, Coca-Cola.

Junior running back Joe Gast goes up and over for his fourth touchdown of the game in a 37-15 Homecoming triumph over UW-River Falls . Gast rushed for 135 yards on 30 carries as the 21st-ranked Blugolds scored 30 unanswered points in the third and fourth quarters to put the game away.

UW-Eau Claire students showed their true colors during the Homecoming football game Saturday afternoon.
Don Christian, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, shows off the team-autographed Blugold jersey he won in a raffle. Karl Andresen (brown sweater), professor emeritus of political science, reunited with former soccer club members, including exchange students from Norway, during the Alumni Association "Return to the North Woods" party.

A crowd rocked out to music by The Jim Pullman Band at the free post-game Blugold Fever Festival. Live Band Karaoke also took place during the alcohol-free event that was held in the Haas Fine Arts Center parking lot.

UW-Eau Claire Homecoming photos by Rick Mickelson. Go to top of page






UW-Eau Claire inducts eight into Alumni Hall of Honor
Eight UW-Eau Claire alumni were inducted into the university's Alumni Hall of Honor during an on-campus luncheon Friday, Oct. 1. The Alumni Hall of Honor recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of alumni from the university's four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and Nursing and Health Sciences.

Carole Fairbanks Davidm Elsen Brian Johnson Lois (Slaby) Krause
Fairbanks Elsen Johnson Kraus
James Dimock Bradley Sherman Kaying Xiong-Vue Nancy Fugate Woods
Dimock Sherman Xiong-Vue Fugate Woods

The 2004 College of Arts and Sciences honoree is Carole Fairbanks '71, UW-Eau Claire professor emerita of English.

College of Business honorees are David Elsen '87, product manager for information technology, Schneider National Inc., Green Bay; Brian Johnson '80, executive vice president, Michels Corp., Brownsville; and Lois (Slaby) Krause '76, partner, Wipfli LLP, Eau Claire.

College of Education and Human Sciences honorees are James Dimock '75, assistant superintendent for curriculum and staff development for the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District; Bradley Sherman '75, retired director, UW Health-Research Park Clinic, Madison, and former director of the UW Hospital Sports Medicine Center; and Kaying Xiong-Vue '96, principal, Locust Lane School, Eau Claire.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences honoree is Nancy Fugate Woods '68, dean of the School of Nursing and professor of family and child nursing at the University of Washington, Seattle. Full story. Go to top of page

Adopt-a-Block neighborhood clean up a success

Many UW-Eau Claire students did their part to clean up the neighborhood following last week's festivities. Photo by Ryan Prechel, a senior computer science major.

Twelve teams of UW-Eau Claire students helped clean up the Historic Randall Park neighborhood Sunday, Oct. 3, as part of the Homecoming festivities last week.

The student teams competed to pick up the most garbage in their designated areas. The winners were: first place, Governors residence hall; second place (tie), Bridgman and Towers residence halls; and third place (tie), Beta Upsilon Sigma business fraternity and Sutherland residence hall.

Other groups involved in the clean up included The Singing Statesmen, Student Senate, Putnam and Oak Ridge residence halls, Sigma Sigma Sigma social sorority, the Organization of New Entrepreneurs and Women's Concert Chorale. Go to top of page

Theresa Wells honored for work as mentor to students
Theresa WellsTheresa Wells, senior lecturer of management and marketing at UW-Eau Claire, is the recipient of the National American Production and Inventory Control Society Student Chapter Mentor Award.

The award honors an operational management professional who has positively affected the lives of students and shown a commitment to the APICS vision, said Robert Sutton, chair of the management and marketing department at UW-Eau Claire. It will be presented to Wells next week at the APICS International Conference and Exposition in San Diego.

"Through this award APICS recognizes the unequaled dedication necessary to be a successful and influential role model," Sutton said. "It gives Terry the recognition she so deserves for the many hours and all of the work she has put into advising her students and the student APICS chapter." Full story. Go to top of page

Grant writer to serve UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire Schools
Laura ShortLaura Short has been hired for a new grant writer position that is jointly funded by the Eau Claire Area School District and the College of Education and Human Sciences at UW-Eau Claire.

Short assumed the position Sept. 13. She will provide leadership for initiating, developing, securing and administering public and private external grants and be a resource to university and school district personnel seeking grants. Full story. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire to host international roundtable on international policy and presidential election
An International Roundtable discussion titled "The Bush Policy of Preemption, Iraq and the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election" is slated for 4 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.

The event, sponsored by the Center for International Education, will be moderated by Steven Majstorovic, associate professor of political science. Full story. Go to top of page

Salute to Big Band era set for Friday and Saturday
trumpet and musical notesThe UW-Eau Claire department of music and theatre arts will present "A Salute to the Big Band Era: 60th Anniversary Tributes, 1944-2004 and 1945-2005" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Zorn Arena.

This year's event is dedicated to veterans of World War II, and they are especially invited to attend, along with all Big Band lovers, alumni and friends of UW-Eau Claire.

This special afternoon or evening of music and dancing will feature a centennial tribute to Glenn Miller (1904-1944), who left behind a highly successful civilian career to volunteer for the armed services in 1942. He organized the Glenn Miller Air Force Band in 1943, and that band gave more than 800 performances for troops in England. The world lost this innovative and influential musician on Dec.15, 1944, when a transport plane carrying Miller to Paris disappeared somewhere over the English Channel.

Both performances will include a pre-concert social hour, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. for the Friday evening performance and from noon to 12:45 p.m. for the Saturday matinee. Full story and ticket information. Go to top of page

Ballet Gran Folklorico de Mexico to perform at
UW-Eau Claire

Ballet Gran Folklorico de MexicoBallet Gran Folklorico de Mexico will present an evening of Mexican dance, music and culture as part of the Artists Series at UW-Eau Claire Tuesday, Oct. 12.

The swirling and rhythmic display of Mexico's ancient and modern traditions of folklore and dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena.

Described by The New York Times as "one of the most beautifully costumed folk-dance companies to appear in New York in recent memory," the 35-member company from Mexico City draws its audience into the history of Mexico from ancient cultures through the 20th century. Full story and ticket information. Go to top of page


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