Vol. 55, No. 24Seventh Week • Spring Semester • March 3, 2008

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Women's basketball team heads to NCAA tourney

Islamic historian is March 4 Forum speaker

Senate recommends eliminating music therapy

Symposium discusses public-private partnerships

Jazz in the Valley to precede 41st Jazz Festival

Event to explore area's role in 'I-Q' corridor

Angela 'Bay' Buchanan to speak March 5

CIE hosts International Women's Day event

La Crosse efforts to curb binge drinking to be focus of March 7 presentation

Scenes from Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon

 

Women's basketball team heads to NCAA tourney
UW-Eau Claire Blugolds athletics logoAfter receiving an at-large bid to the 2008 NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament on Sunday, March 2, the UW-Eau Claire women’s basketball team will travel to Simpson College (Iowa) on Friday, March 7, for the first and second rounds of the tournament, NCAA officials announced today.

The Blugolds received the at-large bid despite a loss to UW-Stevens Point in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship game March 1. Read a March 1 news release for game highlights.

The Blugolds will take on Carleton College (Minn.) on Friday night in the first round of the tournament. The winner of that game will then face the winner of the Simpson College vs. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) game, which also takes place on Friday night. The second-round game will take place Saturday night. When game times are available they will be posted on the athletics Web site. Read March 2 and March 3 news releases announcing the team's at-large bid. Go to top of page

Islamic historian is March 4 Forum speaker

Juan Cole
Juan Cole
Juan Cole, one of the world's foremost Islamic historians, will speak on "The Iraq Crisis and the Future of America" Tuesday, March 4, at UW-Eau Claire. The Forum program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium.

Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He has written extensively about Egypt, Iran, Iraq and South Asia, and he has a regular column at Salon.com. His Web site is a highly regarded source of insight, information and analysis. Cole studies and writes about contemporary Islamic movements, and he is a leading expert on Iraq and the role of the United States and the Iraqi resistance in the war.

Dr. Kate Lang, chair of the UW-Eau Claire department of history, will host a pre-Forum hors d'oeuvres reception from 6-7 p.m. with Cole in The Dulany of Davies Center. Tickets for the reception are $5 in advance or at the door. Full story. Go to top of page

Senate recommends eliminating music therapy
UW-Eau Claire's University Senate voted Feb. 26 to eliminate the music therapy program. The recommendation will now go to Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich for his consideration.
If music therapy is eliminated, students currently enrolled in the program will be allowed to continue in the music therapy program to earn their degree.

In fall 2007, Provost Steve Tallant recommended to the University Senate's Academic Policies Committee that the music therapy program be eliminated because of insufficient resources and concerns that the entire program was dependent on one faculty member. A decision was delayed at that time to give the music and theatre arts department an opportunity to review the issue and make a recommendation regarding reallocating department resources to better support the program.

In late 2007, the music and theatre arts department recommended that vacant positions in the department not be allocated to the music therapy program. As a result, the APC voted earlier this year to recommend to the full University Senate that the program be eliminated. Go to top of page

Symposium discusses public-private partnerships
symposium invite imageArea business, government and nonprofit leaders met Feb. 28 with UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich to discuss possible public-private ventures for the Chippewa Valley, such as a civic center or performing arts center. Steven Semingson, a UW-Eau Claire graduate who is now president of Civic Partners Inc. in Huntington Beach, Calif., led a discussion about private businesses partnering with public agencies. The symposium was held at the Royal Credit Union Corporate Center in downtown Eau Claire. Read a Leader-Telegram article about the event. Go to top of page

Jazz in the Valley to precede 41st Jazz Festival
Jazz Festival bannerTo kick off UW-Eau Claire's 41st annual Jazz Festival, various jazz-themed events will take place throughout the Chippewa Valley during March. This is the first year for Jazz in the Valley, a communitywide jazz celebration that will provide opportunities for community members to experience jazz through various mediums and will culminate with the university's nationally recognized Jazz Festival March 27-30.

Jazz in the Valley will include "Jazz at 5" at the State Theatre each Tuesday in March, and jazz combo performances at various venues throughout Eau Claire, including Festival Foods, Oakwood Mall, Borders and local coffee houses. Also planned are a presentation at L.E. Phillips Public Library, a Jazz Ensemble I performance at South Middle School, and The Artwalk, an event in downtown Eau Claire featuring local adult and youth artists' work with a special focus on jazz. Full story. Go to top of page

Event to explore area's role in 'I-Q Corridor'

David Ward
David J. Ward

The Annual Community Breakfast will run from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Spruce-Tamarack Room of Davies Center at the UW-Eau Claire. This year's theme is "The I-Q Corridor: Economic Opportunity for the Chippewa Valley."

Dr. David J. Ward, head of a Madison economic development consulting and research firm, will examine the key role the Chippewa Valley could have in the I-Q Corridor, an area of innovation, entrepreneurship and technology stretching from the Twin Cities to Chicago. He also will discuss how the region may be positioned to capitalize on the growth of biofuels, such as cellulosic ethanol.

The breakfast is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire College of Business, Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce and UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Full story. Go to top of page

Angela 'Bay' Buchanan to speak March 5

Angela 'Bay' Buchanan
Angela "Bay" Buchanan

The Conservative Union, a UW-Eau Claire student organization, will present "The Failures of Feminism" with Angela "Bay" Buchanan at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Room 100 of Schneider Hall.

Buchanan, a regular political analyst on CNN and former Treasurer of the United States, is president of The American Cause, an educational foundation dedicated to advancing traditional conservative issues. She also chairs Team America, a political action committee devoted to border security and immigration reform. Her presentation is free and open to the public. Full story. Go to top of page

CIE hosts International Women's Day event
UW-Eau Claire's Center for International Education will celebrate International Women's Day with a panel discussion and reception on Thursday, March 6, and a library display throughout March.

During the panel discussion at noon in Davies Theatre, five international students will discuss how International Women's Day is celebrated in their countries and share their thoughts about the celebration. Panel participants are Ravshan Yakubov and Janona Ahtamova from Uzbekistan, Daniela Palimariu from Romania, Biljana Alampioska from Macedonia and Jiezhi Zhou from China. A reception in the Skylight Lounge will follow the panel discussion.

The McIntyre Library display will feature cultural artifacts relating to women from around the world. It will be on display through March in the Grand Corridor of the library. Go to top of page

La Crosse efforts to curb binge drinking
to be focus of March 7 presentation

The Bridge Campus Community Coalition on Alcohol Issues in Eau Claire and the Center for Alcohol Studies and Education at UW-Eau Claire will present "United We Stand" at 3 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the Hibbard Hall Penthouse at UW-Eau Claire.

Drew Gavrilos
Drew Gavrilos

The event is an opportunity for the Eau Claire community to learn from La Crosse, Wis., about an aggressive public information campaign that community waged against binge drinking. Drew Gavrilos of the La Crosse Police Department will describe how La Crosse utilized new legislation, non-traditional enforcement techniques, alcohol education and an aggressive public information campaign to raise awareness and gain community support. Full story. Go to top of page

Scenes from Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Nearly 400 faculty, staff and emeriti attended the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's seventh annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon Feb. 29. The event marked the end of the Foundation's monthlong "Leap at the Chance" Campus Campaign effort. Missed this year's event? Mark your calendar and plan to attend the eighth annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Feb. 27, 2009. Also, read a letter of appreciation from 2007-08 Campus Campaign chairs Donna and James Weber.

Photos by Bill Hoepner, LTS

Donna and Jim Weber greeting colleagues at luncheon 2008 Campus Campaign chairs Donna Weber, human resources, and James Weber, facilities planning and management, greeted faculty and staff as they arrived at the luncheon and thanked them for their support of this year's campaign. At left, James Weber greets Scott Whitfield, physics and astronomy. Read the Webers' letter of appreciation to those who have made contributions and pledges to the 2008 Campus Campaign.
employees at luncheon employees with chancellor at luncheon
Above left, from left: Wanda Schulner of Academic Affairs, Sandra Schulner of College of Education and Human Sciences, and Nancy Revak of Learning and Technology Services were some of the nearly 400 faculty, staff and emeriti who enjoyed the luncheon. Right photo, from left: Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich visited with Ben Sebranek and P.J. Kennedy, both of Counseling Services.
Kim Way with Amy and Bill Benson Karen Arnsdorf and Suzanne Olson register for door prizes
Above left, from left: Kimera Way of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation talked with Amy Benson and William Benson, professor emeritus of art & design. Above right: Karen Arnsdorf (in purple), Learning and Technology Services, and Suzanne Olson, College of Education and Human Sciences, registered for door prizes. Go to top of page

 


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