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Two University Faculty Members
Awarded Honor Society Memberships

 MAILED:  Aug. 26, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — Two University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty members were recently awarded honorary memberships in the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society.

Dr. Rodolfo Buiser, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Steven Majstorovic, assistant professor of political science, were recognized by Mortar Board as individuals who have made notable contributions to society and whose influence extends beyond the university or college. They were nominated for this honor by members of the UW-Eau Claire chapter of Mortar Board.

Both men participated in the local chapter’s Last Lecture Series, which invites prominent professors to give a lecture as if it were their last.

Buiser, who has been teaching at UW-Eau Claire for eight years and spoke about the potential benefits and associated ethical, legal and social issues of genetic engineering and the Human Genome Project, said he was honored to have been given the opportunity to take part in the Last Lecture Series.

“I don’t often get the chance to talk about these exciting topics to a more general audience,” Buiser said.
Majstorovic, who joined UW-Eau Claire in 1999, gave a presentation titled “Becoming an American: Reflections of Identity and Citizenship.”

Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Since it’s founding in 1918, the organization has grown from the four founding chapters to 211 chapters and more than 226,000 members initiated across the nation. Members of each Mortar Board chapter spend their senior year working together to give back to their communities, the nation and the world through areas of scholarship, leadership and service.

For more information about Mortar Board, visit www.mortarboard.org.

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Updated: August 26, 2003