Claire again ranks in top tier of Midwest universities
the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report magazine
ranks UW-Eau Claire in its top tier of universities in the 12-state
"These rankings are increasingly
competitive, so we're proud to continuously be ranked in the
top tier of Midwest schools," Chancellor Donald Mash said. "Only
those schools — public and private — considered by the
magazine to be among the top 25 percent of schools in the region are
included in the top tier. That the magazine includes UW-Eau Claire
among its top universities year after year is a strong testament to
the exceptional quality of our university, its faculty, staff and
the magazine's 2003 edition of its annual "America's
Best Colleges" guidebook, UW-Eau Claire is ranked No. 4 among
the regional public universities in the Midwest, a region that includes
schools in 12 states stretching from the Dakotas to the West, Missouri
to the South and Ohio to the East.
its 2003 rankings, U.S. News & World Report places UW-Eau Claire
27th among all regional universities in the top tier of what is called
the "Best Universities-Master's" category. Schools
included in "Best Universities-Master's" category
provide a full range of undergraduate- and master's-level programs,
and typically draw students mostly from in the state and surrounding
a degree from a university with a strong national reputation helps
current and future students secure quality jobs and/or entry to outstanding
graduate programs, and it enhances the value of the degrees held by
our alumni," Mash said, noting that the top-tier placement in
U.S. News & World Report rankings is just one of many indicators
of UW-Eau Claire's strong reputation for excellence. The success
of our graduates, and the national awards, honors and grants regularly
presented to UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students are examples
of other measures of the university's reputation for excellence,
U.S. News & World Report magazine's rankings are based on
analyzing thousands of points of data collected on more than 1,400
accredited four-year colleges. In the regional rankings, 572 universities-master's
were ranked within four geographic areas (North, South, Midwest and
West). U.S. News & World Report compares things such as academic
reputation, faculty-student ratio, freshman class rank, class sizes,
graduation and freshman retention rates, student selectivity and alumni
in past years, UW-Eau Claire did well in the academic reputation category,
a ranking determined by a survey of presidents, provosts and deans
of admissions at colleges and universities throughout the Midwest.
UW-Eau Claire's small class sizes, commitment to hiring full-time
faculty and freshman retention rates also were among the university's
strengths as identified in the rankings.
not included in its official rankings, U.S. News & World Report
this year also makes note of several academic programs that it believes
contribute greatly to student success. Mash said he was pleased that
the academic programs singled out by the magazine are the same programs
that UW-Eau Claire has long identified as being important to its students.
the academic programs noted by the magazine are internships, senior
capstone and first-year experiences, undergraduate research, study
abroad and service learning.
programs they identify as important to student success mirror UW-Eau
Claire's Marks of Excellence – or those things that we
regularly point to when describing what sets us apart from other universities,"
Mash said. "For example, we have outstanding study abroad programs
and our undergraduate students regularly have research opportunities
often available only at large graduate institutions."
top five public regional universities in the Midwest as ranked by
U.S. News & World Report are Truman State of Missouri, Northern
Iowa University, UW-La Crosse, UW-Eau Claire and Eastern Illinois
2003 U.S. News & World Report college rankings will be included
in its college guidebook, "America's Best Colleges,"
which goes on sale Sept. 16. Many of the rankings also will be included
in the Sept. 23 issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine, which
will be on newsstands Sept. 16. The rankings also can be found on U.S. News' Web site
Red Priest to open Artists Series
Red Priest, a British early-music ensemble, will open the
Artists Series season at UW-Eau Claire Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:30
p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. Known for its carnival spirit and daring
performance style, Red Priest will perform Vivaldi's "The
Four Seasons" as it has never been heard before. The ensemble's
new arrangement employs a dazzling array of effects to depict the
sounds and scenes of the Italian countryside.
Tickets may be purchased at the Service Center and at the door. For
more information, call (715) 836-3727.
Austrian business leader to speak on
Heinz K. Seitinger, an adviser to the chief executive officer
of the Austrian Business Agency in Vienna, will discuss international
business opportunities in Eastern Europe during an International Roundtable
presentation Sept. 19 at UW-Eau Claire.
The presentation, titled "Emerging
Markets of Eastern Europe and Their Future," will run from 5:30-6:30
p.m. in Room 100 of Schneider Hall. The free event is open to the
to his present position with the Austrian Business Agency, Seitinger
served as the Austrian trade commissioner in the United States-Midwest
office in Chicago. He has held similar positions in New Orleans, Atlanta
and Washington, D.C., as well as in Pakistan, Sudan, Singapore, Zaire
holds both a doctor of law degree and a doctor of political science
degree from Karl-Franzens University in Graz, Austria, as well as
a master of art degree in economics from the University of Toronto.
became familiar with UW-Eau Claire when he represented Austria at
UW-Eau Claire's Viennese Ball from 1982-88.
roundtable presentation is sponsored by the Center for International
Education and the College of Business.
more information, contact Gretchen Hutterli at (715) 836-5930 or email@example.com.
In Brief Calendar
of Events Faculty/Staff News
Liz Wolf Green, Editor
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
· Diane Walkoff,
Editorial Assistant ·
September 16, 2002