for 687 graduates set for Saturday
commencement exercises for 687 UW-Eau Claire students will be held
Saturday, Dec. 21, in Zorn Arena.
Candidates from the College of Business
and College of Professional Studies will receive degrees during
a 9:30 a.m. ceremony. Candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences
and candidates for master's degrees will receive degrees during
a 2 p.m. ceremony.
remote site broadcast of the ceremony may be viewed in the Davies
Theatre of Davies Center. This option is available to accommodate
additional guests. Doors to the Davies Theatre will open at 8:15
a.m. for the morning ceremony and at 12:45 p.m. for the afternoon
ceremony. No tickets for the remote site viewing are required.
total of 647 students are candidates for bachelor's degrees,
and 40 students are candidates for master's degrees. Of the
candidates for bachelor's degrees, 247 are from the College
of Arts and Sciences, 214 are from the College of Professional Studies
and 175 are from the College of Business. Candidates from the College
of Professional Studies include 124 from the School of Education,
61 from the School of Human Sciences and Services and 40 from the
School of Nursing.
Donald Mash will preside over the ceremonies and confer degrees.
Steven Tallant, associate vice chancellor and director of graduate
programs, will present the candidates, and the deans of the colleges
will present the diplomas.
Crothers, assistant professor of psychology and recipient of the
2002 Excellence in Teaching Award, will deliver the "Charge
to the Class" at both ceremonies.
Marie Strawn, Apple Valley, Minn., a candidate for a bachelor of
science degree, will deliver the "Reflections" during
the morning ceremony. Her speech is titled "Have a Little
Faith." Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., a candidate for a bachelor
of arts degree, will deliver the "Reflections," titled
"A Charlie Brown Graduation," during the afternoon ceremony.
faculty and academic staff members to be recognized are Laurie Gapko,
associate professor unranked emeritus, University Centers and Programs;
Walter Schaffer, laboratory manager emeritus, biology; and Sally
Webb, professor emerita, communication and journalism.
1972 graduate, Michael O'Meara, now chairman of People's
National Bank, Eau Claire, will receive the Alumni Distinguished
Achievement Award. Andrea Gapko, director of the UW-Eau Claire Academic
Skills Center, also will receive the Alumni Distinguished Achievement
Award. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1971 and a master's
degree in 1975.
1991 graduate, Thomas Bennerotte, an attorney with the Minnesota
firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ceresi, and 1994 graduate Timothy
Masterlark, a senior scientist with the USGS/EROS Data Center in
Brandon, S.D., will each receive the Outstanding Recent Alumnus
Dernbach, a 1975 graduate and professor of law at the Widener University
Law School, and Tswv Fong Lor, a 1995 graduate and environmental
health specialist with the city of St. Paul, will each receive the
Schneider, senior psychologist with UW-Eau Claire Counseling Services,
and Sally Webb, professor of communication and journalism, will
receive the Honorary Alumnus Award.
reception for graduates and guests will follow each ceremony in
the Spruce-Tamarack Room of Davies Center.
Jim Doyle to hold hearing at UW-Eau Claire
Governor-elect Jim Doyle will hold a listening session
to hear input on ways to solve the state budget deficit from 10
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in the Council
Fire Room of Davies Center.
deficit for the 2003-05 biennium is projected at $2.6 billion. Doyle
is seeking ideas on reducing state spending as well as possible
impacts of budget reductions.
hearings are a chance to discuss the upcoming budget out in the
open, and for citizens, local leaders and interest groups to present
their suggestions of services they could do without and cuts they
would make in state government," Doyle said in a recent news
release. "We are not asking for ideas on how we can spend
more money, but how we can cut current state spending."
Claire faculty, staff, students and the general public are welcome
to attend. People who would like to testify at the hearing need
to register at the table near the Council Fire Room entrance. Doyle
is expected to listen to testimony from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Area lawmakers
will continue to take testimony until 12:30 p.m.
who cannot make it to the hearing session are encouraged to let
Doyle know about their ideas by filling out a suggestion form on
his Web site at www.doyletransition.com.
Adult opportunity programs, Community Registration
Night set for January
UW-Eau Claire is offering two informational sessions
and a Community Registration Night in January for adult students
who are planning to attend the university during spring semester.
Adult Passport Program is for returning adult students
who plan to take their first college math or English composition
classes in the spring. Participants will take the UW System placement
test, which will help ensure that students get into the appropriate
class. The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday,
Back-to-School Program is designed for community
members who are interested in taking a class or have already enrolled
for the spring semester but want more information about what's
available to them on campus. The program, co-sponsored by the nontraditional
student honor society, Sigma Gamma Zeta II, will also give returning
adult students a chance to meet other nontraditional-age students.
sessions will be offered Tuesday, Jan. 14, from
9 to 11 a.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. An optional campus tour or an
introductory computer workshop will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon
following the first session.
Registration Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 16, in Schofield Hall for community members
interested in taking classes as special students during the spring
list of open classes will be available, and university staff will
be on hand to help community members select and enroll in classes.
A $100 deposit is required at registration. Returning the necessary
forms and paying the required deposit by Jan. 14 can expedite registration.
For a registration packet, call 836-2425.
programs are free, but participants must register in advance for
the Adult Passport Program and the Back-to-School Program.
register or obtain more information about opportunities for adult
students, call the Adult Opportunity office at 836-3259.
In Brief Calendar
of Events Faculty/Staff News
Liz Wolf Green, Editor
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
· Diane Walkoff,
Editorial Assistant ·
December 16, 2002