MAILED: May 20, 1998|
EAU CLAIRE -- Faculty and staff from a number of departments will retire this spring and summer from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Each of the retiring faculty members will receive emeriti status.* Dr. Adam Bors, professor of foreign languages, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire since 1967. Bors taught beginning and intermediate German language and English as a foreign language courses during his tenure at the university. Along with being a member of the Modern Language Association, Wisconsin Association of Foreign Languages and The American Association of Teachers of German, Bors has served as a host parent for international students for three decades. He received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Ohio University.
* Dr. Victor Cvancara, professor of biology, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire since 1971. Cvancara taught anatomy, animal physiology, marine biology and introductory biology. For the 1981-82 academic year, he won the university's Excellence in Teaching Award. In 1995 and 1996 he was named Biology Professor of the Year. Cvancara was chair of the biology department from 1986-92 and served on several university committees. He was an exchange faculty member at Sophia University in Japan, for the UW in Scotland program and the Semester at Sea program at the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his bachelor's degree from Minot State College and his master's and doctorate from the University of South Dakota.
* Allen Curtis, assistant professor of English, will retire in June after teaching at UW-Eau Claire since 1966. Curtis taught linguistics, writing and literature courses during his tenure at the university. He has researched the fields of language acquisition and 17th century England before 1642. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Washington.
* Beverly Dick, associate professor of music, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire since 1967. Dick taught a variety of vocal courses including voice techniques, voice literature and opera appreciation. More than 85 students have performed recitals under Dick's direction. For her contributions to students and music, she was awarded membership into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi in 1997. She received her associate in the arts degree from Stephens College, her bachelor's degree from The Eastman School of Music and her master of arts degree from the University of Missouri.
* Dr. Dale Dick, professor of psychology, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire since 1966 and serving as a dean for several years. Along with teaching theories of learning, principles of learning and human development courses, Dick played an active role in many of the university's functions. He was on the University Senate since 1979 and was dean of the School of Graduate Studies from 1966-1982. He has represented the university as a consultant for the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association since 1972, and has membership in Amnesty International and the American Psychological Association. Dick received his bachelor's from Northwestern University and his master's and doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
* Dr. Karl Erickson, associate professor of allied health, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire since 1974. Erickson taught environmental health, radiological health, sanitation and disease control courses, and coordinated the undergraduate environmental and public health program. A member of the National and Wisconsin Environmental Health Association, Erickson was a member of the University Senate for five years. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Massachusetts, a second master's from Temple University and a doctorate from Purdue University.
* Dr. Robert Frost, director of the Center for International Education, will retire in June after 15 years at UW-Eau Claire. Frost, who established the Center in 1983, administers 24 overseas study programs and develops teaching and research opportunities for faculty and staff. More than 260 students study abroad and 200 foreign students attend the university each year. Frost earned a bachelor's degree and doctorate from the University of Denver.
* Dr. Michael Hilger, professor of English, will retire in June after teaching 30 years at UW-Eau Claire. During his tenure, Hilger taught literary criticism, English literature, film and drama courses. His areas of specialization include film theory, film and literary criticism and rhetoric and composition. He wrote two books and numerous articles on the history of Native American portrayal in film. Hilger received his bachelor's degree from the College of St. Thomas, his master's from Creighton University and doctorate from the University of Nebraska.
* Judy Kruckman, assistant professor of kinesiology and athletics, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire for 18 years and serving as commissioner of the Wisconsin Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for 12 years. Kruckman taught physical education courses including aquatics, fundamentals of movement and golf. She coached tennis and swimming. She was the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators - Administrator of the Year District Winner in 1991, and was inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics District 14 Hall of Fame in 1992. She received her bachelor's degree from UW-Eau Claire and her master's from UW-Madison.
* Dr. Richard Lorentz, professor of management and marketing, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire since 1971. Lorentz was a key player in setting up the College of Business Entrepreneur Program in 1994, and was named the first recipient of the Dennis L. Heyde Chair of Entrepreneurship in 1996. He is the adviser for the Organization of New Entrepreneurs. Lorentz received his bachelor's degree from UW-Eau Claire and his master's and doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado.
* Dr. Thomas Rouse, professor of biology, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire for 31 years. Rouse taught human anatomy and physiology, aging and parasitology courses. His research interest included studying physical activity and its effect on the aging process. Rouse was a member of several organizations in the area including the Western Wisconsin Health System Agency and Eau Claire County Health Advisory Forum. He also served as a volunteer worker in the university Cardiac Rehab program for 11 years. He received his bachelor's degree from UW-Milwaukee and his master's and doctorate from UW-Madison.
* Dr. Robert St. Louis, professor of chemistry, will retire at the end of this semester after teaching at UW-Eau Claire for 30 years. St. Louis taught general and physical chemistry courses and did research on infrared spectroscopy, educational computer applications and surfactant properties. In 1994, he was awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the American Chemical Society, and was inducted into the Indianhead Track Club's Hall of Fame in 1996. St. Louis received his bachelor's degree from the University of California-Los Angeles and his doctorate from the University of Minnesota.
* Dr. Sylvia Sipress, professor of political science, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire since 1964. Sipress taught and researched many areas of the political spectrum including Soviet, Russian and Western European politics. A supporter of developmental disabilities laws in Wisconsin, Sipress was president of the Chippewa Valley Association for Retarded Citizens from 1989-91 and has served on the Long Term Support Committee for Eau Claire County since 1989. She received her bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College and her master's and doctorate from UW-Madison.
* Terry Sullivan, director of Business Services, will retire in July after serving UW-Eau Claire for 26 years. Sullivan, who became the university's chief accountant in 1972, has seen the business process move from manual systems to a highly computerized and integrated system. He contributed to the design of the university's first computerized accounting system and has worked with almost every campus unit in designing business processes. Sullivan, who has served on various university committees, earned his bachelor's degree from UW-Eau Claire.
* Dr. Ronald Warloski, professor of history, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire since 1964. Warloski's teaching curriculum included modern Germany, 19th and 20th century Europe, Nazis and Germany and modern popular culture courses. Chair of the history department from 1991-1997, he also served on the University Senate and several university committees. Warloski received the Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher award in 1987, and was this years' recipient of the Kappa Delta Pi and Future Teachers' Club Professor of the Year award. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Nebraska and his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.
* Dr. Darwin Wassink, professor of economics, will retire in June after teaching at UW-Eau Claire for 22 years. Wassink taught international economics, microeconomics theory, economic development and health economics courses, and researched international trade policy and economic growth. In 1995, he won a Fulbright Lectureship at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and won Most Favored Professor Award while teaching abroad in Malaysia from 1991-1992. Wassink received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and his master's and doctorate from Stanford University.
* Dr. D. Douglas Waters, professor of English, will retire in June after teaching at UW-Eau Claire for 30 years. Waters taught Shakespeare and Milton, composition and upper division literature survey courses. He is the author of several articles dealing with Shakespeare's works. Waters received his bachelor's degree from David Lipscomb College and his master's and doctorate from Vanderbilt University.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 20, 1998