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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
UW-Eau Claire's Honors Week
To be Held April 24-29
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: April 13, 2000

EAU CLAIRE — The 28th annual Scholastic Honors Week will be held April 24-29 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to recognize the scholastic achievement of students.
"Honors Week is the time the university sets aside to honor its outstanding scholars," Bob Shaw, associate dean of students, said.
Thirty-one UW-Eau Claire honor societies will sponsor the week's activities.
Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held in Davies Center.
Honors Week will begin with a children's book drive sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi in celebration of "Reading Is Fun Week." The donated books will be distributed to Lincoln Elementary School. The book drive will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday in the Organizations Complex.
The Order of Omega-sponsored promotion "An Apple for Your Favorite Teacher" will begin Tuesday. Orders will be taken from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the West Lobby of Davies Center. The apples will be delivered Thursday and Friday.
Sigma Delta Pi will sponsor the Juegos Florales Poetry Reading Competition in Spanish from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Alumni Room.
The Sigma Pi Sigma initiation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Presidents Room. At 7 p.m., the Pi Sigma Alpha initiation and the Karl Andresen Award will be presented in the Alumni Room. Golden Key Honor Society will begin its initiation at 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre. Kappa Mu Epsilon will begin its initiation at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Hibbard Humanities Hall Penthouse. The Order of Omega initiation will begin at 9 p.m. in the Presidents Room.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Kappa Delta Pi and the Future Teachers Club will sponsor Professor of the Year voting in the East Lobby of Davies Center. Omicron Delta Epsilon and the economics faculty will sponsor a faculty debate which will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Davies Theatre.
The Beta Beta Beta initiation will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Presidents Room. Alpha Lambda Delta will begin its pledging ceremony at 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre, and Phi Eta Sigma will hold its pledging ceremony at 8 p.m. in Davies Theatre.
At 2 p.m. Thursday, Sigma Theta Tau will sponsor a faculty/student collaborative research presentation, "Enhancing Registered Nurse's Spiritual Care of Patients and Families," in Room 114 of the School of Nursing. At 7 p.m., the annual SOPHS telethon will be held with TV-10 in Towers TV lounge.
From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, the nursing research registration and workshops will take place in the Skylight Lounge. A nursing research reception will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the Presidents Room. UW-Eau Claire and Sigma Theta Tau will sponsor these events.
On Saturday, the Sigma Theta Tau initiation will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Davies Theatre. At 11:30 a.m. a reception for Sigma Theta Tau will be held in the Skylight Lounge. At noon, the Alpha Lambda Delta initiation will be held in Schofield Auditorium. The initiation for Phi Kappa Phi will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Davies Theatre. Beta Gamma Sigma will hold its initiation in the Alumni Room at 2 p.m. Also at 2 p.m., Beta Alpha Psi will hold its initiation in the Presidents Room.
Beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, a combined reception for all honors groups will be held in the Council Fire Room. The Alumni Association and UW-Eau Claire honors groups will sponsor the event.
At 2 p.m. Saturday, the Kappa Delta Pi initiation will be held in Schofield Auditorium, and the Phi Eta Sigma initiation will begin at 2 p.m. in Davies Theatre. Sigma Gamma Zeta II will hold its initiation at 3 p.m. in the Eagle Room, and at 3:30 p.m. Saturday the Omicron Delta Kappa initiation will begin in the Presidents Room.
The 2000 honors banquet, attended by more than 500 students, faculty and parents, will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Spruce/Tamarack Room. Seating for the banquet will begin at 5 p.m. and tickets are required. Tickets are $9.50 and are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727. The dinner reservation deadline is Tuesday, April 18.
On Sunday, the initiation ceremony for Mortar Board will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the Central Campus Mall. The inclement weather site for the initiation will be Davies Theatre. A Sunday brunch, sponsored by Mortar Board, will begin at noon in Dulany Inn.
Contact UW-Eau Claire's Dean of Students Office, (715) 836-2325, for more information.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: April 13, 2000