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UW-Eau Claire Students, Faculty
Honored In WebFair Competition
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MAILED: May 24, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — Several students and faculty members from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire were recognized recently for their Web page entries in the 1999 Wisconsin WebFair competition.
The WebFair showcased 55 Web sites developed by Wisconsin students of all ages from kindergarten to the graduate level. Of the 12 entries submitted by UW-Eau Claire students and faculty-supervised classes, four won distinguished awards from the WebFair for exceptional work and innovation.
Judging criteria for the awards included content, the amount of Web research completed, organization, mechanics and creativity.
Jeremiah Johnson, a senior management information systems major from Rosemount, Minn., received the distinguished award for his Web site titled "Heroes of African American History," which profiles more than 40 notable African American personalities. The site features biographical and historical data on such figures as Booker T. Washington, Arthur Ashe and Thurgood Marshall.
Dr. Harry Jol, associate professor of geography, and students from one of his upper level field studies courses received the distinguished award for the Web site they created titled "Western Nevada Field Studies." The site outlines the research and work completed during a geographic expedition to Nevada last fall.
Jeremy Walloch, a freshman computer science major from Rudolph, received the distinguished award for his Web site titled "The Chemistry Research Center," which he helped create during his senior year at Lincoln Senior High School. The site features a number of online tutorials, a periodic table of the elements and fun items for chemistry students.
Dr. Rodd Frietag, assistant professor of political science, and students from his minority politics class received the distinguished award for their Web site titled "Minority Politics in Chicago." The site provides information on the culture and political issues in Chicago throughout the city's history.
Wisconsin WebFair 1999 was organized by the UW System administration in cooperation with individual UW institutions, the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Cooperative Educational Service Agencies, TEACH Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Educational Media Association. Corporate sponsors include Cisco Systems, TDS Net, Fiserv and Online Arts.
These and other Web sites entered in WebFair 1999 can be found at


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Updated: May 24, 1999