Vol. 6, No. 9Ninth Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 13, 2008

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Provost/vice chancellor search committee elected

Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs named EOC director

Nurse/scholar from New Zealand to speak today

Explore Your Possibilities Week events begin

Insurance vendors to be at Oct. 14 benefits fair

'Data Do It!' campaign urges computer data backup

GE review group continues town meetings

New Foster exhibit features lithographs, woodcuts

Event to highlight UW-Eau Claire's areas of study

Theme basket benefit drawing is Oct. 17

Eight to be added to Blugold Hall of Fame

Input sought for Blugold Dining contract review

 

Provost/vice chancellor search committee elected
UW-Eau Claire excellence sealThe following individuals have been elected to the search and screen committee for UW-Eau Claire's provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs:

Faculty

  • College of Arts and Sciences: Gary Running, professor, geography and anthropology
  • College of Business: Robert Sutton, associate dean
    College of Education and Human Sciences: Larry Solberg, associate dean
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences: Cheryl Brandt, associate professor, nursing
  • From any area: John Pollitz, director, McIntyre Library, and Michael Wick, College of Arts and Sciences (professor and chair, computer science)

Academic staff

  • Instructional staff: Justin Gardner, instructional specialist, College of Business
  • Academic Affairs: Sue Moore, Registrar, Records and Registration, and Linda Spaeth, student services coordinator, Educational Support Services
  • From any area: Heather Pearson, associate director, Admissions

Chancellor's appointees

  • Gail Scukanec, dean, College of Education and Human Sciences
  • Susan Turell, interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of undergraduate studies

Students

  • Michael Umhoefer
  • Aaron Wingad.

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Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs named EOC director

Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs
Holsinger-Fuchs

Dr. Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs has been named director of the Educational Opportunity Center at UW-Eau Claire.

Holsinger-Fuchs comes to UW-Eau Claire with 25 years of experience in higher education. She most recently worked as the associate vice chancellor of Student Services and Enrollment Management at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

The Educational Opportunity Center program is a federally funded TRiO program that provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. Full story. Go to top of page

Nurse/scholar from New Zealand to speak today
Dr. Merian Litchfield, a visiting nurse/scholar from New Zealand, will give several presentations this week at UW-Eau Claire. She will give a public presentation titled "The Future of Primary Health Care in New Zealand" from 4-5 p.m. today in Room 104 of the Nursing Building.

Litchfield, author of the 2004 book "Achieving Health in a Rural Community: A Case Study of Nurse-Community Partnership," is self-employed as a researcher, educator and consultant in New Zealand and is an honorary senior lecturer in the Aukland University School of Nursing. She has been an invited international visiting scholar in South Korea, Australia, Iceland and the United States.

Litchfield also will make several presentations to graduate faculty and students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Full story. Go to top of page

Explore Your Possibilities Week events begin
EYP Week imageUW-Eau Claire Career Services will offer a variety of activities Oct. 13-17 during Explore Your Possibilities Week. Many of the week's presentations will focus on government job opportunities, national service and community involvement.

Sessions presented by employers, faculty, staff and invited alumni will cover topics meant to help students prepare for success in many areas of their lives, including choosing a career path. A full schedule of events for EYP Week 2008 can be found online, and students are encouraged to register at the same Web site prior to the event. University faculty and staff members also are welcome to attend any sessions that interest them. Full story. Go to top of page

Insurance vendors to be at Oct. 14 benefits fair
stethoscopeRepresentatives from companies offering insurance and other services to UW-Eau Claire employees will be available at a benefits fair on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center.

Each year employees enrolled in one of the state group health insurance plans have the opportunity to change from one health insurance carrier to another or to add eligible family members who are not currently covered. This year, the Dual Choice enrollment period is Oct. 6-24. The effective date of any change is Jan. 1, 2009.

For additional information on Dual Choice enrollment and other insurance open enrollments, see the Human Resources online newsletter. Go to top of page

'Data, Do It!' campaign urges computer data backup
Data Do It! imageUW-Eau Claire's Learning and Technology Services is in the midst of its "Data, Do It!" campaign to raise awareness about the need for university employees and students to back up their data.

The idea of an educational campaign was prompted by the loss of data by a number of Macintosh users last summer, said Carol Accola, LTS assistant director. "We realized that not everyone has an awareness of how risky it can be to rely on a single copy of data, and what alternatives are available," she said.

Data stored on the campus network is copied to tape nightly by LTS staff and can be restored on demand in the event of equipment failure or accidental erasure, Accola said. Files stored on desktop hard drives, however, are especially vulnerable to loss, and LTS is unable to provide the level of data protection for desktop drives that is offered for network storage, she said.

Watch for more educational materials from LTS during the fall semester about the importance of backing up data to avert a catastrophe. Go to top of page

GE review group continues town meetings
UW-Eau Claire's General Education Review Workgroup continues a series of town meetings seeking feedback from faculty and staff on the group's draft for discussion,"The General Education Program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Creating Informed and Effective Minds." 

Upcoming town meeting dates, times and locations include:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 15: noon-1 p.m., Hibbard Hall Room 101
  • Monday, Nov. 3: 3:30-4:40 p.m., Hibbard Hall Room 100
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11: 1-2 p.m., Hibbard Hall Room 100

The workgroup also welcomes feedback on its online discussion board. Go to top of page

work from 'Shark's Ink. Revisited' exhibit
Hung Liu's "Official Portraits: Proletarian” is among the works in the “Shark’s Ink. Revisited” exhibit on display in UW-Eau Claire’s Foster Gallery through Oct. 30. (Photo courtesy of Bud Shark, Shark’s Ink., Lyons, Colo.)

New Foster exhibit features lithographs, woodcuts
"Shark's Ink. Revisited" has opened in the Foster Gallery in UW-Eau Claire's Haas Fine Arts Center and will continue through Oct. 30.

The exhibit features the works of 18 nationally renowned artists exhibiting primarily color lithographs and woodcuts. Featured artists include Red Grooms, John Buck, Hollis Sigler, Don Ed Hardy and Enrique Chagoya. They worked with Bud Shark of Shark's Ink. in Lyons, Colo., to produce the works. Full story. Go to top of page

 

Event to highlight UW-Eau Claire's areas of study
UW-Eau Claire's 10th annual Majors Fair is scheduled for 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.

The Majors Fair offers a relaxed atmosphere where students can speak to department faculty, staff and students representing UW-Eau Claire's majors, minors and pre-professional programs. Students learn about academic areas of study and career-related options. All students are invited and encouraged to attend.

The fair also welcomes high school juniors and seniors participating in campus visits, as well as students who are interested in transferring to UW-Eau Claire from two-year UW campuses and technical colleges in western Wisconsin. Full story.

It's All About ME, ME, ME" basket
The "It's All About ME, ME, ME" basket, provided by the Student Affairs/Dean of Students office, is one of 12 theme baskets to be raffled off Oct. 17 as part of a benefit for the United Way of Greater Eau Claire. (Photo by Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Student Affairs/Dean of Students office)

Theme basket benefit drawing is Oct. 17

A drawing for 12 theme baskets created by UW-Eau Claire employees will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the east lobby of Davies Center. Funds from ticket sales for the drawing will benefit the United Way of Greater Eau Claire and its member agencies. Raffle tickets, which are $1 each or 6 for $5, can be purchased from the campus departments and offices sponsoring baskets, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17 in the east lobby of Davies Center.

The following are the basket sponsors and themes (see a complete listing of contents for some of the baskets):

  • Activities and Programs: "That's Entertainment"
  • Advising and New Student Initiatives: "Road Trip"
  • Athletics: Blugold theme
  • Business Services: "Wisconsin Favorites"
  • Career Services: "Patriotic Theme"
  • Children's Center: "Family Fun"
  • Student Affairs/Dean of Students office: "It's All About ME, ME, ME"
  • McIntyre Library: "It's a Mystery"
  • Multicultural Affairs office: "Chocolate Lover's Basket"
  • University Communications: "Local Foods"
  • University Recreation and Sport Facilities: theme still undetermined
  • UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association and Foundation: "Bountiful Blugold Basket" Go to top of page

Eight to be added to Blugold Hall of Fame
UW-Eau Claire Blugolds athletics logoSeven former Blugold athletes who earned All-American first- or second-team honors are among the eight individuals to be inducted into the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Hall of Fame Saturday, Oct. 18.

The 2008 honorees include football players Mitch Patri, John White, Tom Saskowski and Mike Molnar, basketball players Mike Prasher, Mike Johnson and Erika (Schmidt) Merkel, and volleyball player Marnie (Blau) Harrington.

The inductees will be recognized at halftime of the Oct. 18 Blugold football game against UW-River Falls and at an evening banquet in the Tamarack Room, Davies Center. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the banquet, which will also include presentation of the Blugold Super Six Salute award winners from 2007-08, are $20 and can be obtained by contacting the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association at 715-836-3266 or larsojan@uwec.edu. Full story. Go to top of page

Input sought for Blugold Dining contract review
Four town meetings will gather comments and concerns for consideration during the review process for the new Blugold Dining contract that will begin June 1, 2009.

All members of the university community are welcome at the programs, which will take place in Davies Center on these dates:

  • Oct. 15, Alumni Room, 7-8 a.m.
  • Oct. 17, Presidents Room, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Oct. 20, Alumni Room, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 21, Presidents Room, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Full story. Go to top of page

 


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