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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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Donald Mowry Appointed
To Service-Learning Post
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.
         “Don’s 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.

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Updated: July 20, 2001