University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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32nd Annual Honors Week
Begins April 19 at UW-Eau Claire

 MAILED:  April 15, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is celebrating its 32nd annual Scholastic Honors Week Monday, April 19, through Sunday, April 25.

“This week is set aside by the university to recognize students of high scholastic achievement,” said Bob Shaw, associate dean of students and coordinator of honors week.

During the 1972-1973 school year, Dr. Ormsby L. Harry, who was the Phi Kappa Phi Secretary, presented the suggestion that recognition should be given to individuals for their academic achievements as they earn them, instead of waiting until graduation. A steering committee was formed to plan the first ever Honors Week, which was held in April 1973.

This year also marks Shaw’s last year as associate dean of student development and Honors Week coordinator. Shaw will retire at the end of May after 34 years of service.

Thirty-four UW-Eau Claire honor societies will sponsor and participate in this year’s activities. Events for the week are as follows:

Monday, April 19

Tuesday, April 20

Wednesday, April 21

Thursday, April 22

Friday, April 23

Saturday, April 24

Sunday, April 25

Events will take place in Davies Center unless otherwise noted. All events are free and open to the public with the exception of the honors banquet.

For more information, call UW-Eau Claire’s Student Development and Diversity Office at (715) 836-2325.

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Updated: April 15, 2004