MAILED: July 20, 2001
EAU CLAIRE A faculty member
with extensive experience in service-learning and working with community
agencies has been appointed to direct the service-learning program at the
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire during the coming year.
Dr. Donald Mowry, associate professor and director of
internship and field education in the department of social work, will serve as
interim director of service-learning. Service-learning promotes student learning
and development through participation in thoughtfully organized service
experiences and is an undergraduate degree requirement at UW-Eau Claire. Mowry
will replace Dr. Robert Burns, who is leaving July 31 for another position.
Mowry will assume the duties Aug. 1.
Mowry joined the faculty in 1988. In addition to his
doctoral work in social work from UW-Madison, Mowry earned a certificate in
development of community services from Metropolitan State College in Denver,
Colo. His work with community agencies includes service as a board member of the
Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, president of Advocates for
Multicultural Education, and service as a mentor for an immigrant Hmong family.
Dons work with our Network for Excellence in
Teaching has given him considerable visibility on campus just as his work with
community agencies has given him visibility in our region, Provost Ronald
Satz said. I am confident he will do an outstanding job in leading the Center
for Service-Learning during the 2001-02 academic year.
Satz will launch a search for the permanent position
later in the academic year.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: July 20, 2001