Vol. 55, No. 27Eleventh Week • Spring Semester • March 31, 2008

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Woman of Color Award goes to
Rama Yelkur

Iraqi/American activist to present 'Eyewitness: Iraq'

Local Foods Week events to begin Tuesday

Thursday is NanoDay in the Chippewa Valley

Professor publishes book on Frederick Douglass

Students receive Schillings Foundation awards

New Web pages feature student honors

 

Woman of Color Award goes to Rama Yelkur

Rama Yelkur
Dr. Rama Yelkur

Dr. Rama Yelkur, professor of marketing and coordinator of international business programs in the College of Business at UW-Eau Claire, will receive an Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award from the UW System during a luncheon April 5 in Green Bay.
"It is an honor to be selected for this award," Yelkur said. "I feel fortunate to have been able to make a positive contribution to the UW-Eau Claire campus and community."

The UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards were initiated in 1994 to acknowledge the ties and shared concerns among administrators, faculty, staff and students within women's studies and ethnic studies, and to uphold a continuing commitment to Plan 2008: Education Quality through Racial and Ethnic Diversity. Full story. Go to top of page

Iraqi/American activist to present 'Eyewitness: Iraq'

Sami Rasouli
Sami Rasouli

The Eberth Alarcón Peace and Justice Memorial Lecture at UW-Eau Claire will present "Eyewitness: Iraq" with Sami Rasouli, founder of the Muslim Peacemakers Team, at 7 p.m. tonight in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. The lecture is free and all are invited.

This inaugural lecture presentation will include a slide show and a question and answer session. Iraqi artwork also will be for sale to support the peace keeping efforts of non-governmental organizations and the artists in Iraq.

This lecture is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Staff and Faculty for Peace and Justice, the Progressive Student Association, Veterans for Peace, and the Red Cedar Peace Initiative. Full story. Go to top of page

Local Foods Week events to begin Tuesday

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UW-Eau Claire will host its first "Local Foods Week" April 1-5, offering a series of events designed to help educate the campus and greater Eau Claire communities about local foods.

"The importance of increasing local food production and consumption is a topic that is generating a great deal of discussion in Wisconsin," said Dr. Eric Jamelske, assistant professor of economics and one of the event organizers. "These events will help educate people about the quantity and quality of local foods."

Highlights of the week will include a lunch buffet featuring local food products; a presentation on sustainable agriculture by Ken Meter of the Crossroads Resource Center, Minneapolis; a presentation on a local collaborative research project characterizing the local foods landscape in western Wisconsin; local foods information tables in Davies Center; and local food tasting on the Central Campus Mall. Full story and events schedule. Go to top of page

Thursday is NanoDay in the Chippewa Valley

NanoDay logo
Image background used with permission from Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

"NanoDay in the Chippewa Valley," a day to share information about nanotechnology with area residents, will be held Thursday, April 3, at various locations.

UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout and Chippewa Valley Technical College will jointly coordinate a series of events throughout the day.

"We're trying to help people throughout the Chippewa Valley better understand nanotechnology and the amount of resources and expertise available in the region," said Dr. Doug Dunham, director of the Materials Science Center at UW-Eau Claire. Full story and events schedule. Go to top of page

Professor publishes book on Frederick Douglass

Dr. Peter Myers
Dr. Peter Myers

Dr. Peter Myers, UW-Eau Claire professor of political science, recently published his second book, "Frederick Douglass, Race and the Rebirth of American Liberalism" through the University Press of Kansas.

Critics in the field have praised the book. Michael Zuckert, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, called it "a beautiful, thoughtful, deeply felt volume that not only gives us the greatness of Douglass as he was in his time, but his continuing relevance in ours." Full story. Go to top of page

Students receive Schillings Foundation awards

Audrey Mohr
Emily Paul
Audrey Rose Mohr (top photo) studied during fall 2007 in Lancaster, England, and Emily Paul (lower photo) is spending this semester in Limerick, Ireland, both with help from scholarships from the Corinne J. Schillings Foundation. (Contributed photos)

Two UW-Eau Claire students received $1,000 Corinne J. Schillings Foundation scholarships to study abroad during the 2007-08 academic year.

The Corinne J. Schillings Foundation, which first granted awards for the 2005-06 academic year, provides scholarships to Girl Scouts who have received their Silver or Gold Awards. The Girl Scout Gold Award is considered the equivalent of the Boy Scout Eagle Award and requires a service project of 60 hours.

Audrey Rose Mohr, a junior public relations major from New Ulm, Minn., used the scholarship to study in Lancaster, England, in fall 2007. This semester, sophomore Emily Paul, a communication sciences and disorders major from Milwaukee, is using the scholarship to study in Limerick, Ireland. Full story. Go to top of page

New Web site features student honors
A new University Communications Web site now features UW-Eau Claire student honors and awards in a central location. Included on the site are links to the most recent Dean's List and Academic Distinction List, lists of graduates by commencement date, and news releases announcing scholarships and other student honors. University units, departments and offices are invited to include a link to the site, www.uwec.edu/ucomm/honors, on their Web sites. Go to top of page

 


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