Music grad, business leader Zach Halmstad focus of Forbes feature
UW-Eau Claire grad Zach Halmstad was featured in Forbes as part of a series titled "Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape." In the story, titled "JAMF Software Helps Enterprise Manage Apple Devices And Revitalize Eau Claire, Wisconsin," Halmstad, who was a music major, talks about creating his technology business with friends while still a student at UW-Eau Claire. He also talks about JAMF's efforts to revitalize the Eau Claire community, and its commitment to the Confluence Project.
Business students raise money for CDC event
Students in an advanced sales course raised $64,489 in cash and in-kind donations for the 25th Annual L.E. Phillips Career Development Center Golf Outing. The golf outing, which will be held Aug. 1 at the Mill Run Golf Course in Eau Claire, supports the activities of the CDC, a nonprofit organization that provides meaningful vocational and employment opportunities to individuals who are disabled or disadvantaged. For details about the students' contributions, contact Jerry Kollross, a lecturer who taught the sales class. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer program to help English teachers integrate Common Core into classes
Two English faculty members received a $79,565 grant to help area secondary English and language arts teachers integrate Common Core outcomes into their curricula. Dr. Carey Applegate, assistant professor of English, and Dr. Carmen Manning, professor of English, received the grant from the Wisconsin Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II Improving Teacher Quality Program. The grant awarded to UW-Eau Claire was one of only 11 grants made for 2014-15. Area English and language arts teachers for grades six through 12 can participate for free in an intensive summer institute from June 16-27 at UW-Eau Claire. The institute will focus on teaching writing through the lens of Common Core state standards and current best practices in rhetoric and composition studies. Teachers will participate in interactive workshops to integrate Common Core outcomes into writing curricula and also explore methods of incorporating technology in the classroom. The summer institute benefits will be sustained through ongoing monthly meetings and two retreats during the academic year. As they work with university mentors who specialize in teacher inquiry and English education, teachers will create an implementation project that has a classroom-based research, unit planning or assessment focus. For details, contact Dr. Carey Applegate at email@example.com.
Summer classes begin at UW-Eau Claire
Three-week summer session classes at UW-Eau Claire began Monday, May 19. The classes will continue through Friday, June 6.