Vol. 53, No. 20Third Week • Spring Semester • Feb. 6, 2006

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Reilly recommends Brian Levin-Stankevich as next UW-Eau Claire chancellor

Campus participates in academic integrity survey

DOA announces state travel regulation changes

University Centers and Programs names director

Relocated, renovated IMC announces open house

What's new on the Web: University Communications Web site goes live

Campus Campaign: Classified Staff Grant Fund illustrates impact of faculty/staff support

Fellowship gives student big-market experience

Linda Duffy receives volunteer service award

 

Reilly recommends Brian Levin-Stankevich
as next UW-Eau Claire chancellor

Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich

Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich

UW System President Kevin Reilly has recommended to the system's Board of Regents that Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich (LEV'-in stan-KEV'-ich) be named the next UW-Eau Claire chancellor. The recommendation will go before the regents during their Feb. 10 meeting in Madison. (See UW System news release and related Eau Claire Leader-Telegram article.) Pending the regents' approval of his appointment, Levin-Stankevich's start date at UW-Eau Claire will be June 1. Levin-Stankevich has been the interim president of Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash., since June 2005. He previously served at Eastern Washington University as provost and vice president for academic affairs from 2002-05 and as vice president for student affairs from 1995-2002. Levin-Stankevich was one of four finalists for the chancellor position who were interviewed Jan. 30 in Madison by Reilly and a special regents committee. See UW-Eau Claire's chancellor search Web site for background information on the finalists and the search process. Go to top of page

Campus participates in academic integrity survey

Jodi Thesing-Ritter

Jodi Thesing-Ritter

UW-Eau Claire is participating in a national survey on academic integrity being conducted through the Center for Academic Integrity at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University. Jodi Thesing-Ritter, associate dean of student development in the office of Student Development and Diversity, is leading the research team conducting the survey at UW-Eau Claire. The team includes Dr. Karen Welch, assistant professor of English; Dr. Susan Harrison, acting associate dean of student development; and student researchers Daniel Hardy, Eau Claire, Stephanie Birdd, Hillsboro, and Michelle Clark, Humbird.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for our campus to assess integrity in comparison to other campuses across the country," said Thesing-Ritter. "We are hopeful that the information gained from the study will assist us in promoting the highest standards of integrity for our students."

Information about the survey was distributed via e-mail on Feb. 1 to all UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and instructional academic staff. The last day to complete the survey is Feb. 15. (View the student survey and faculty survey online.) Full story. Go to top of page

DOA announces state travel regulation changes
The Wisconsin Department of Administration has announced several significant changes to the state travel regulations implemented in October at UW-Eau Claire. Some of those changes include the state's cancellation of its contract with Adelman Travel and its intended contract with Orbitz; the prohibition of the use of Orbitz, the on-line reservation service, by employees for state travel reservations or comparative pricing; and new out-of-state maximums for lodging. See complete list of changes.

Aside from the recent changes specified by the DOA, the policies outlined in an Oct. 5, 2005, memo to UW-Eau Claire employees from Andrew Soll, vice chancellor for business and student services, remain in effect. See the Oct. 2005 memo. Go to top of page

University Centers and Programs names director

Charles F. Farrell

Charles F. Farrell

Charles F. Farrell has been appointed director of University Centers and Programs at UW-Eau Claire. Farrell will begin his director duties March 1. He replaces E. Mitchell Kilcrease, who resigned from the position in July 2005.

Farrell currently serves as associate director of campus and conference centers at the Illinois Institute of Technology, a position he has held since 2002. Prior to 2002, he held various leadership positions in student services at the University of Chicago.

As director of University Centers and Programs, Farrell will be responsible for managing and operating Davies Center, the University Arena and Schofield Auditorium. Farrell also will assume partial responsibility for managing and operating Hilltop Center and Crest Wellness Center. Full story. Go to top of page

Relocated, renovated IMC announces open house
IMC in McIntyre LibraryUW-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library will host an open house for the university community and area educators to celebrate the completion of the move and renovation of its Instructional Media Center. The open house is slated for 3:30-6 p.m. Feb. 8 in the newly remodeled IMC, located in the lower level of McIntyre Library. The free event is open to the public. At 5 p.m., UW-Eau Claire lecturer, author and performer Rob Reid will discuss using humor in the library. His discussion will be based on his book, "Something Funny Happened at the Library." The IMC houses the library's collections of K-12 juvenile books, K-12 textbooks, videos, multimedia (puppets, educational games, teaching aids), audiotapes, pictures (posters, maps, art reproductions), teacher magazines and teacher professional materials. Almost 25 percent of McIntyre's library's checkouts are from the IMC collections. Full story. Go to top of page

What's new on the Web
University Communications site goes live
University Communications home page imageUW-Eau Claire University Communications, which includes the News Bureau and the Publications Office, now has a presence as a unit on the university Web site with the launch of the new University Communications Web site. "Through this new site, members of the university community will readily see what services our unit offers and how the offices within University Communications work together to promote UW-Eau Claire's story of excellence," said Mike Rindo, executive director of University Communications. The site allows faculty, staff and students to easily access information based on the types of services they seek. Services are grouped under the main links "Media Relations," "Editorial Services," "Design Services" and "Community Relations." The site also includes a media newsroom to provide easy access to information frequently sought by members of the news media, and prominent links to the university's Experts Directory, Graphic Standards Guide and Editorial Style Guidelines. Go to top of page

Campus Campaign: Classified Staff Grant Fund illustrates impact of faculty/staff support

Keeping the Promise

Mary Kemp
Mary Kemp, fall 2005 Classified Staff Grant recipient

The Classified Staff Grant Fund is one example of how financial support by UW-Eau Claire employees through the 2005-06 Campus Campaign can have an impact on campus. More information about the Classified Staff Grant Fund is available online. Those interested in supporting any existing UW-Eau Claire Foundation fund or creating a new fund should contact Heidi Fisher at 836-3819 or fisherhl@uwec.edu.

Mark your calendar: Plan now to attend the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon Friday, Feb. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Council Fire Room, Davies Center. Watch for your invitation in campus mail this week.

Mary Kemp has loved writing since she first learned to hold a pencil. In the fall of 2005, Kemp, an administrative assistant in UW-Eau Claire's foundations of education department, was the first recipient of the Classified Staff Grant. The grant from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation allowed Kemp to take a writing class at UW-Eau Claire as part of her work toward a bachelor's degree in English. Kemp says she is honored.

"It says to me that the university values education for everyone. It's a tangible statement of support for our classified staff and a wonderful way to show appreciation for the jobs we do," Kemp said.

The UW-Eau Claire Foundation's Classified Staff Grant Fund was established by Linda Haag and Susie Warden, past and current members of the classified staff, respectively. They established the fund to support classified staff members who are working and attending UW-Eau Claire. Haag and Warden understand the challenges of balancing work and pursuing an education, as both received their degrees while working full time at UW-Eau Claire. Full story. Go to top of page

Fellowship gives student big-market experience

Chris Berg, Adam Stapel, Henry Lippold
UW-Eau Claire journalism student Adam Stapel (center) is pictured with alumnus Chris Berg and Professor Emeritus Henry Lippold. Berg was the first recipient of the Henry Lippold Fellowship, created through a gift from Berg to honor Lippold, who taught at UW-Eau Claire from 1972-2001. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, LTS)

UW-Eau Claire journalism student Adam Stapel got a taste of reporting for a major news outlet, KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul, thanks to Chris Berg, KSTP-TV news director and UW-Eau Claire alumnus.

Stapel spent three weeks shadowing KSTP-TV reporters during Winterim, the university's three-week January break. The opportunity was made possible by Berg's $500 gift to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, enhanced by $500 from the Foundation's Henry Lippold Fund, to establish the Henry Lippold Fellowship. The fellowship, a first for broadcast journalism at UW-Eau Claire, is a tribute to Henry Lippold, professor emeritus of journalism, who taught at UW-Eau Claire from 1972-2001. Full story. Go to top of page

Linda Duffy receives volunteer service award

Linda Duffy
Linda Duffy

The board of directors of the Occupational Development Center in Marshfield recently recognized UW-Eau Claire faculty member Linda Duffy, a clinical instructor in nursing systems at the College of Nursing's Marshfield site, with their Melsen Volunteer Award. The award recognizes individuals whose volunteer service has made a significant impact on the people served at the ODC. The ODC's worksite program provides meaningful employment opportunities for people with physical, development, emotional or social disabilities. The center offers short-term job skills training for those able to move into jobs within the community, as well as long-term employment for with more severe disabilities.

Four years ago, Duffy and her students began offering hand massage and seated upper back massage to ODC clients, who are often engaged in work that involves repetitive movement. Due to increased demand by ODC clients and staff, Duffy and the students have continued to increase their offerings. Full story. Go to top of page

 


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