Vol. 54, No. 25 • Eighth Week • Spring Semester • March 12, 2007
The two remaining finalists in the search for UW-Eau Claire's new provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs each will spend two days interviewing on campus this week. (Two additional finalists, Dr. Steven Tallant and Dr. Michael Miller, interviewed during the week of March 5.) Each finalist will present a public forum titled "The Future of Public Higher Education," to which all UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff are invited. Each finalist also will hold office hours open to all univeristy faculty and staff.
Dr. Kathleen Rountree, associate provost for undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will be interviewed today and Tuesday, March 13. Her public forum will be today from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in Phillips Hall Room 007. Her open office hours will be from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in Schofield Hall Room 206A.
Dr. Laura Niesen de Abruna, vice president for academic affairs, dean of the college and professor of English at Heidelberg College in Ohio, will be interviewed Wednesday and Thursday, March 14-15. Her public forum will be March 14 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in Phillips Hall Room 007. Her open office hours will be from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in Schofield Hall Room 206A.
Find more provost search details, including cover letters, vitae and complete interview schedules for all finalists, on the provost search Web site.
UW-Eau Claire head volleyball coach Lisa Herb has announced her retirement from coaching after 22 seasons at Eau Claire and 28 seasons overall as a head coach, Director of Athletics Scott Kilgallon announced March 8.
Herb compiled a 626-208 record (.751 winning percentage) in her 22 years at UW-Eau Claire and coached 1,086 career matches in 28 years, finishing with a 789-297 career mark (.726). She started the 2006 season as the third winningest coach in Division III.
Kilgallon expressed his appreciation for Herb's long service with Blugold athletics. "I want to thank Lisa for her dedication to the program and the many student-athletes whom she mentored during these past 22 years."
Herb will continue in her position as an associate professor in UW-Eau Claire's department of kinesiology, where she is serving as the interim department chair. Full story.
Regents approve liberal arts collaborative
The associate degree would be offered collaboratively between Chippewa Valley Technical College and four UW System institutions. Two-thirds of the coursework would be available at Chippewa Valley Technical College locations, and students would be able to choose remaining required courses at UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls or the UW Colleges Online.UW-Eau Claire is Sunshine Week webcast host
UW-Eau Claire will take part today in "Sunshine Week 2007: Closed Doors; Open Democracies?," a national dialogue on public access to government information and accountability that will be webcast to sites around the country from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
McIntyre Library will serve as a host site for the webcast, which will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 2033 of the library. The event is free and open to the public. Ira Flatow of National Public Radio's "Science Friday" will be the program's moderator. Full story.
"Campus and Community: Serving Our Constituences and Planning for the Future" was the theme of Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich's presentation to members of the region's business community March 7 during the Annual Community Breakfast at UW-Eau Claire. The event was hosted by UW-Eau Claire's College of Business, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation and the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce. Read the text of Levin-Stankevich's presentation.
CJ students receive state honor for 'Update News'
According to assistant professor of communication and journalism Jack Kapfer, the entire class contributed with news packages, writing, anchoring and the technical jobs involved in putting the newscast on the air.
The newscast's producer, Christina Harris, Mequon, accepted the award for the class at the 2007 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Student Seminar held Feb. 24 in Madison. Also in attendance were Kapfer and students Heidi Bohl, Chippewa Falls; Henry Seroogy, De Pere; Jason Rykiss, Lake Elmo, Minn.; and Kate Wiersema, Sun Prairie. Full story.
Essay competition winners go on to system contest
Seniors Matthew Brewer, Mark Olson and Brian Reisinger each will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation to be used for UW-Eau Claire educational expenses during the 2007-08 academic year. They also become UW-Eau Claire's nominees for the UW System essay competition. Their essays will be entered into a pool of essays from UW comprehensive and doctoral institutions to be judged at the system level. Two winners will be chosen later this spring to receive $2,000 scholarships. Full story.
Scholarships encourage service-learning
Band to perform sendoff concert before Ireland tour
The Ireland Concert band is composed of students from both the Wind Symphony, conducted by Heidel, and the Symphony Band, conducted by Ostrander, as well as other students with musical backgrounds who expressed an interest in performing and taking part in the tour to Ireland. Sixty-six students in all will perform.
The band will spend five days in Ireland, visiting Dublin, Limerick, Cork, and Galway. In Dublin, on March 16, they will perform in the Saint Patrick's Music Festival, which is typically attended by as many as 500,000 people, and on March 20 they will perform at St. Nicholas Church, Galway. Full story.
The Book Nook, a student-run book exchange, has been created in UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center. The new venue for the exchange of novels and adult nonfiction is located on the western wall of the Blugold Room, in a "nook" near the side entrance to The Cabin.
The UW-Eau Claire Progressive Student Association, in cooperation with two AmeriCorps*VISTA members working out of the Center for Service-Learning, have been working since December to establish the Book Nook.
"We are excited to see how the students and the university community take advantage of a free book exchange," said Dana Thompson, a junior English literature major and PSA president. Full story.
The 19th Annual Senior Americans' Day program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center. The theme this year is "Live Now … Age Later."
The program features keynote speaker Jane Kirkpatrick, an award-winning author, presenter and mental health professional noted for her blend of humor and story. Her keynote address is titled "Hardiness and Hope" and focuses on commitment, control, challenge and coping.
The event also will offer nearly 50 workshops on topics ranging from computers to healthcare, crafts to spirituality, financial and estate planning, books, dance and art. This year's entertainment features Charlie and Jayne Plumer, husband and wife entertainers with a musical comedy act that takes a close look at the various stages of a relationship, love and marriage. Full story.
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