Vol. 54, No. 28Twelfth Week • Spring Semester • April 9, 2007

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Research/sponsored programs position finalists to hold open forums this week

Web site provides strategic planning updates

Memorial service to honor Jason Buchmeier, Jason Schluter

Honors go to alumni with continued university ties

Speaker to focus on recovered Oneida writings

Alumnus to address economics and health care

Science and religion series continues April 12

'Betrayal' to open Thursday in Riverside Theatre

Second annual Progressive Film Festival begins Friday

Dinner to benefit Latin American studies program

 

Research/sponsored programs position
finalists to hold open forums this week

Finalists for the position of UW-Eau Claire assistant vice chancellor for research and sponsored programs will interview on campus this week and next. Each candidate will hold an open forum during his or her campus visit. The title of each forum will be "The Role and Future of Faculty/Student Collaborative Scholarly and Creative Activity at a Comprehensive University." Candidates will speak for 30-40 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer session. All forums will be held in Room 007 of Phillips Science Hall.

Open forum dates and times for candidates interviewing this week are as follows:

  • Monday, April 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m: John Falconer, University of Nebraska-Kearney
  • Wednesday, April 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m: Karen Havholm, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

See the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Web site for finalists' application letters and curriculum vitae. Their complete interview schedules also will be available on the site before their campus visits. Go to top of page

Web site provides strategic planning updates
Strategic Planning linkThrough early May, Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich continues a series of conversations with UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students about the future of the university as the initial stage of a new strategic planning process. A schedule of these sessions, as well as compilations of input from those who have participated in sessions so far, are available on the strategic planning Web site. The site will be updated as the strategic planning process continues. Go to top of page

Jason Buchmeier Jason Schluter
Jason Buchmeier
Jason Schluter

Memorial service
to honor
Jason Buchmeier, Jason Schluter

A memorial service will be held Friday, April 20, for Jason Buchmeier and Jason Schluter, two UW-Eau Claire students who died as the result of a March 16 traffic accident in Georgia while they were traveling to Florida for spring break. Buchmeier, 21, was a junior geography major from Mauston; Schluter, 23, was a senior kinesiology major from Lyndon Station.

The 5 p.m. service will be held at the Ecumenical Religious Center adjacent to campus. Go to top of page

Honors go to alumni with continued university ties

design by Kristine Norberg
Overall Best in Show design in ACUI competition, designed by UW-Eau Claire alumna Kristine Norberg while a student.

Kristine Norberg's work is best in show in ACUI competition: In addition to receiving two first-place awards, the work of a UW-Eau Claire student graphic designer who is now an alumna and University Centers employee was voted overall Best in Show in the 2007 associationwide promotion and marketing competition of the Association of College Unions International. Winning entries were exhibited and the awards presented at ACUI's 87th annual conference March 25-28 in Atlanta.

The awards recognize publications that Kristine Norberg designed, while a student, for the 2006-07 seasons of The Forum and Artists Series. Norberg designed the publications to promote season and single ticket sales; provide detailed information about each individual event; and create a visual identity that conveys the individual events being part of a diverse series. She received the first-place awards for her 24-page season booklet, and for a promotional campaign that included a season booklet, season poster, magazine ad, and two event posters. Full story. Go to top of page

Jeremy Gragert
Jeremy Gragert

Jeremy Gragert receives Governor's Service Award: A UW-Eau Claire alumnus received one of the 2007 Governor's Service Awards, an honor that recognizes organizations and individuals that help solve social problems and meet their community's needs.

Jeremy Gragert, Eau Claire, received the Exemplary Community Service Participant Award in Madison on Feb. 22. Gragert graduated from UW-Eau Claire in fall 2005 with a degree in history and is a Wisconsin Campus Compact K-16 AmeriCorps*VISTA member. The UW-Eau Claire Center for Service-Learning serves as his host site.

One of Gragert's focuses has been working with local government, communities and non-profit organizations on transportation justice issues to provide transportation that is affordable, accessible and safe for people of any income, age or ability. Full story. Go to top of page

Speaker to focus on recovered Oneida writings
Dr. Herb Lewis, a UW-Madison emeritus professor of anthropology, will present "Oneida Lives: The Rediscovery of Forgotten Voices" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Room 102 of UW-Eau Claire's Hibbard Humanities Hall.

American Indian Awareness Month logo
Logo design by UW-Eau Claire student
Daniel Prescott

The event is part of UW-Eau Claire's celebration of American Indian Awareness Month. Lewis uncovered works written by members of the Oneida Nation in both English and the Oneida language when he discovered a carton in the department of anthropology's storage containing 167 notebooks filled with descriptions of Oneida life from the 1880s to 1940. The accounts were written by more than a dozen Wisconsin Oneida Indians as part of the Federal Writers Project, funded by the Works Progress Administration of the New Deal. Find more information on Herb's presentation as well as other upcoming American Indian Awareness Month events in the online news release. Go to top of page

Alumnus to address economics and health care

Scott Leitz
Scott Leitz

UW-Eau Claire alumnus Scott Leitz, now state health economist for Minnesota and director of the health economics program at the Minnesota Department of Health, will present a guest lecture at UW-Eau Claire at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in Room 100 of Hibbard Hall. Leitz will speak on "Economics and Health Care: Three Applications from State Health Policy."

Leitz earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from UW-Eau Claire in 1988 and a master's degree in public affairs from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota in 1993. His presentation, sponsored by the Student Economics Association and the department of economics, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Duane Oyen, professor of economics, at 715-836-3507 or oyend@uwec.edu. Go to top of page

Science and religion series continues April 12

Dr. Gregory Peterson
Dr. Gregory Peterson

The next in the series of presentations by the Chippewa Valley Dialogue on Science and Religion will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at UW-Eau Claire. Dr. Gregory Peterson will present "Minds, Brains and Souls: Religions and Neuroscience in Conversation" in Room 100 of Hibbard Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Peterson is associate professor of philosophy and religion at South Dakota State University. He is also the chair of the Religion, Science and Technology Section of the American Academy of Religion, has authored numerous articles on issues in science and religion and wrote the book "Minding God: Theology and Cognitive Sciences." Full story. Go to top of page

'Betrayal' to open Thursday in Riverside Theatre
'Betrayal' posterUW-Eau Claire's production of "Betrayal" opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in Riverside Theatre of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Additional performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 14 and April 18-21, with a matinee at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

"Betrayal," written by Nobel laureate Harold Pinter and directed by professor of theatre arts Terry Allen, begins in the present and moves back in time revealing an extra-marital affair and the petty deceptions that accumulate to destroy three lives. Full story. Go to top of page

Progressive Film Festival begins Friday
The second annual Eau Claire Progressive Film Festival will run Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April 22, at UW-Eau Claire. This year's festival will feature 37 sessions and 41 films at the largest and longest-lasting, independent, non-profit, progressive film festival currently running in any small city throughout the world.

Eighteen UW-Eau Claire undergraduate and graduate students work with festival executive director Bob Nowlan, associate professor of English, to organize and conduct the festival, including the 2007 festival director John Nicksic, a senior communications and journalism major and film studies minor from Camp Douglas. Most of the students are enrolled in a special directed studies course: English 395, "Progressive Film Festival." Full story and festival schedule. Go to top of page

Dinner to benefit Latin American studies program
'Venga y coma,' or 'Come and eat'UW-Eau Claire's Latin American studies program will host a $100-per-plate fundraiser dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Native Bay Restaurant in Chippewa Falls. A cash bar and Latin American hors d'oeuvres start at 5:30 p.m. The dinner will feature food from various Latin American countries. Chef Nathan Berg from Native Bay will create the menu with the input of LAS committee members.

The fundraiser will benefit students in the LAS program by helping the UW-Eau Claire Foundation endow the Latin American Studies Scholarship Fund. Full story. Go to top of page

 


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