Vol. 52, No. 10Tenth Week • Fall Semester • Nov. 1, 2004

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Provost Satz returns to full-time position

Students' election Web site goes live

Two Young Israelis to speak at UW-Eau Claire about refusing military service in Israel

Milwaukee Repertory Theater to perform 'Cyrano' at UW-Eau Claire Nov. 4

United Way/SECC update

UW-Eau Claire's International Folk Fair to be held Nov. 7

UW-Eau Claire to host listening sessions relating to diversity issues

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Provost Satz returns to full-time position
Chancellor Don Mash announced Thursday in an e-mail to all UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff that Ron Satz would return to his full-time position as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs today (Monday, Nov. 1). In early September, Satz began a gradual return to work, and during October he worked full time without the official responsibilities of provost and vice chancellor.

Ron Satz
Ron Satz

Satz, who was diagnosed with a serious medical condition in November 2003, said his treatments have been successful, and he is glad to return to UW-Eau Claire on a full-time basis. "I would like to express my appreciation to Steve Tallant and to the entire Academic Affairs staff for their leadership in my absence," he added.

Chancellor Mash also extended special appreciation to Steve Tallant, who served as interim provost and vice chancellor during Satz's absence. "Dr. Tallant's leadership has enabled our university to continue to progress," Mash said, noting that Tallant would also return to his position as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs on Monday. In this role, Tallant provides leadership for freshman experience programs and for honors, service-learning, international education, enrollment management, and records and registration, as well as programming for nontraditional students, retention issues and faculty personnel matters.

Steve Tallant Andy Phillips
Steve Tallant Andy Phillips

Andy Phillips, who was named interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies in May, will remain in that position and continue to provide leadership in many areas including information technology, continuing education, community and economic development outreach activities, new academic program development and assistance with faculty personnel matters.

Chancellor Mash will discuss the transition with the University Senate Executive Committee Nov. 2. Go to top of page

Students' election Web site goes live
election 2004You have likely made up your mind about George Bush and John Kerry, but do you know who you're going to vote for when it comes to the other races on Tuesday's ballot?

The students in the CJ 321 "Public Affairs Reporting" class recently published an elections preview Web site called VoteSmart. It features detailed print and audio stories on every candidate in every national, statewide, congressional and legislative race on the ballot in Eau Claire.

"Unlike many other election Web sites, this is a balanced one that's written expressly for UW-Eau Claire students by UW-Eau Claire students," said Mike Dorsher, assistant professor of communication and journalism. "The site even includes print and audio profiles on the student reporters, so you can get an idea of the people behind the stories."

The students will cover their candidates on election night and update the VoteSmart site with results and reactions from every race by 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3. Go to top of page

Two Young Israelis to speak at UW-Eau Claire about refusing military service in Israel

Five Israelis who were draft resisters.
Noam Bahat (second from left) and Shimri Zamaret (fourth from left) were among five draft resisters who spent nearly two years in confinement.

Two young Israeli refuseniks, Noam Bahat and Shimri Zamaret, will speak about their decision to refuse service in the Israel Defense Forces at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in Schofield Auditorium.

Bahat and Zamaret are among a group of five students released this past September from an Israeli prison, where they spent nearly two years for refusing, after high school, to enlist in what Bahat refers to in his court testimony as an "army of oppression." The two are members of Shministim, a group of more than 300 high school seniors who have announced they "refuse to be soldiers for occupation." Their collective statements, the "High School Seniors' Letters" can be viewed online.

Sponsors of the local event include the National Peace Foundation, the UW-Eau Claire Center for International Education and the UW-Eau Claire Geography Club.

Bahat and Zamaret also will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the First Congregational Church of Christ in Eau Claire. Full story. Go to top of page

Milwaukee Repertory Theater to perform 'Cyrano' at UW-Eau Claire Nov. 4
Scene from CyranoThe Milwaukee Repertory Theater will present "Cyrano," a poignant story about the nature of love, at UW-Eau Claire Thursday, Nov. 4. The Artists Series performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena.

A celebration of theatrical creativity and storytelling, "Cyrano" — presented by We Energies and directed by James Edmondson — reinvents the classic French story of Cyrano de Bergerac using only three actors and loads of imagination and panache. Cyrano de Bergerac has captivated audiences with his wit, poetry, chivalry and large nose since he first appeared on stage more than a hundred years ago. Considered the greatest work of Edmond Rostand (1868-1918), the epic tale was adapted into a sweeping 90-minute one-act play by Belgian theater artist Jo Roets. Full story and ticket information. Go to top of page

United Way/SECC update
It's not too late to "be a SUPERHERO"
As of Oct. 25, university employees contributed a total of $21,070 in cash and pledges to the United Way campaign. The total received for the SECC is $4,784 in cash and pledges.

There still is time to send in your pledge card with a donation. If you wish to make a contribution but have lost your pledge card, e-mail or call Barb Bowers at 836-3871 to request another card. Go to top of page

UW-Eau Claire's International Folk Fair Nov. 7

Folk Fair participant
Folk Fair participant having her name written in Japanese.
Indian students

Davies Center will once again be transformed into a miniature world with many nationalities and groups proudly displaying their cultures at UW-Eau Claire's International Folk Fair, to be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7.

Folk Fair, which is coordinated by the Center for International Education at UW-Eau Claire, is the largest international festival of its kind in the area. Serving as a cultural exchange between exhibiters and visitors to the fair, it includes educational activities for children, live music, colorful cultural exhibits, dancing, art and craft displays, history, language, culture and a variety of ethnic food.

Fair participants will be given "passports" to be stamped as they "travel" from country to country. For every seven countries visited, guests will receive a ticket for a prize drawing to be held at 4:15 p.m. in Davies Theatre. Prizes are donated by businesses in the Eau Claire community. Full story. Go to top of page


UW-Eau Claire to host listening sessions relating to diversity issues
The UW-Eau Claire Diversity Planning Committee will sponsor listening sessions, providing opportunities for campus and community members to discuss diversity issues.

The sessions are slated for 5 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Presidents Room of Davies Center on lower campus and 7:30 a.m. Nov. 10 in the Eagle Room of Davies Center.

The goal of the sessions is to learn more about how UW-Eau Claire can support diversity on campus and in the Eau Claire community, and to learn how the community might partner with the campus in welcoming diverse students to the Eau Claire area. Full story. Go to top of page

Did you know?
UW-Eau Claire students who hope to be physical education teachers one day are leading phy ed classes for 40 area elementary-age children who are home schooled or attend charter schools. Go to top of page

 


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