Vol. 6, No. 9 • Ninth Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 13, 2008
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.
Nurse/scholar from New Zealand to speak today
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.
Explore Your Possibilities Week events begin
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.
Insurance vendors to be at Oct. 14 benefits fair
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.
'Data, Do It!' campaign urges computer data backup
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.
GE review group continues town meetings
Upcoming town meeting dates, times and locations include:
The workgroup also welcomes feedback on its online discussion board.
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.
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.
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):
Eight to be added to Blugold Hall of Fame
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Full story.
Input sought for Blugold Dining contract review
All members of the university community are welcome at the programs, which will take place in Davies Center on these dates: