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December 2002
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Nursing professors receive national honors

Two faculty members from UW-Eau Claire's department of nursing systems recently received national honors. In recognition of her exceptional achievements in nursing education, professor CeCelia Zorn has been named the 2002 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Wisconsin Professor of the Year (read the full story). Mary Zwygart-Stauffacher, professor and department chair, received one of the nursing profession's highest honors when she was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing (read the full story).

CeCelia Zorn   Mary Zwygart-Stauffacher
CeCelia Zorn (left) and Mary Zwygart-Stauffacher

Feingold to speak on human rights
U.S. Sen. Russell Feingold will speak at a Human Rights Day forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec.12, in Schofield Auditorium. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Feingold works to make human rights concerns a higher priority in U.S. foreign policy. The Humans Rights Day forum, hosted by the UW-Eau Claire Chapter of Amnesty International, is an annual event to honor the adoption of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the founding of Amnesty International. Feingold will speak on “The Importance of Human Rights Since September 11th.” The forum, to be followed by a short reception, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact UW-Eau Claire Amnesty International president Trever Hagen at hagentt@uwec.edu or organization adviser Rita Webb at (715) 836-3259.

Grant to help increase environmental and public health online courses
A grant from the Centers for Disease Control is helping UW-Eau Claire to increase its online courses available to students seeking a master's degree in environmental and public health. Of a $246,668 grant awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services for building environmental health services in the state, UW-Eau Claire, as one of Wisconsin's four contractual providers, is receiving $90,176 over three years to enhance its environmental and public health program. Read the full story.

Holiday Concerts to feature original composition by alumnus
The UW-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation will present the 28th annual Holiday Concerts at 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Zorn Arena. Read the full story. The concerts will feature the debut performance of “Blizzard Christmas Suite,” which UW-Eau Claire alumnus Mark McKenzie derived from the score he has composed for the movie “Blizzard,” to be released in November 2003. In addition to his gift of “Blizzard Christmas Suite,” McKenzie and his wife, Susan, a 1978 UW-Eau Claire music therapy graduate, have given a financial gift to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation to establish the Baker, Cunningham and Lunde Music Composition Fund. Read the full story.

Mark McKenzie
Mark McKenzie

The McKenzies’ gifts are contributions to UW-Eau Claire’s Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence campaign. For more information on Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence, contact Kimera Way, UW-Eau Claire director of development, by calling (715) 836-5180 or sending e-mail to wayykk@uwec.edu, or visit the campaign Web site.

Winterim session scheduled for January
Winterim has been a part of the academic calendar at UW-Eau Claire since 1996, when only 13 courses were offered. The 2003 Winterim session will offer nearly 60 classroom courses and two Web-based courses during a three-week session that runs Jan. 2-17. Most classes meet every day for three hours, and all classes will meet Saturday, Jan. 4. Currently enrolled students and special students — including those not currently enrolled at UW-Eau Claire — can register for Winterim courses until Dec. 27. For more information, call the Registration and Scheduling office at (715) 836-2425 or visit the Winterim Web site.

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Marten Transport hosts Mondovi alumni event
Forty UW-Eau Claire alumni from the Mondovi area attended an Alumni Association event Nov. 18 at Marten Transport, Mondovi. The group enjoyed a pizza buffet and a university update from Chancellor Donald Mash. UW-Eau Claire alumnus Randy Marten '74 (below right), Marten Transport's president and CEO, led a tour of the company his father founded in 1946.

Alumni tour Marten Transport


Alumni tour Marten Transport Randy Marten

See additional photos of alumni events in the new Alumni Photo Album. Read more about how the Alumni Assocation can help you plan an alumni event in your area, at your workplace, or back on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

Attention former University Recreation participants
Did you participate in University Recreation programming while attending UW-Eau Claire? (This might have included activities such as intramurals; working out at the Crest Fitness Center; using the Bowling and Billiards Center; sport clubs; Great Escape programs; or aerobics, yoga, Tai Chi or Chinese-18 postures classes.) If so, take a look at the University Recreation Web site and find out how you can get a NEW Rec Champion T-shirt. Also, watch for your team photo to be displayed.

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Alumni receptions
Alumni living or visiting in the following areas are invited to attend one of these upcoming alumni receptions. Meet with fellow alumni, enjoy complimentary hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, and hear a UW-Eau Claire campus update. Also sign up for a drawing for great Blugold door prizes. If you'd like to attend, send e-mail to alumni@uwec.edu or call (715) 836-3266.

  • Appleton alumni reception (including UW-Eau Claire update from Chancellor Donald Mash): Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, 5-7 p.m. at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel Club House, 333 West College Ave., Appleton.
  • Pensacola, Fla., alumni reception (including UW-Eau Claire update from Provost Ronald Satz): Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Trader Jon's Restaurant, 511 S. Palafox St., Pensacola.
  • Ellis Island, N.Y., alumni reception: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. (Reception ticket price of $19 includes a performance by UW-Eau Claire's award-winning Singing Statesmen, a UW-Eau Claire update from Chancellor Donald Mash, lunch, a self-guided tour of the museum, and roundtrip ferry service to Ellis Island.)
  • San Francisco alumni reception (including UW-Eau Claire update from Chancellor Donald Mash): Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, 5-7 p.m. at The City Club, 155 Sansome St. (10th Fl.), San Francisco.

Tribute to Champions
Players from 14 conference championship Blugold teams will be honored during UW-Eau Claire's Tribute to Champions on Saturday, Jan. 25, at UW-Eau Claire. The following championship teams will be recognized as they celebrate their 30th, 25th, 20th, 15th and 10th anniversaries: women's swimming, 1983, 1988 and 1993; men's swimming, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988 and 1993; men's tennis, 1978; men's golf, 1988 and 1992; women's volleyball, 1987; men's basketball, 1973; and women's basketball, 1993. (View the championship team photos online.) The day's events will include the women's and men's alumni basketball games at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively, in Zorn Arena; a 3 p.m. "Tailgate Party" for alumni and friends in the Spruce-Tamarack Room, Davies Center; and the UW-Eau Claire men's and women's basketball "doubleheader" against UW-Stout (men's game at 5 p.m., women's game at 7 p.m.). To make reservations for the afternoon Tailgate Party, contact the Alumni Association by calling (715) 836-3266 or send e-mail to alumni@uwec.edu.

Art trip to New York
Alumni and friends are invited to join the UW-Eau Claire art department's annual spring trip to New York March 14-23, 2003. The trip is an opportunity for students, faculty, alumni and friends to explore art, music, theater, food and the sights of Manhattan and the Burroughs. The cost of the trip — $500 with student ID (quads), $550 for all others (quads) or $750 for doubles — includes round-trip motor coach transportation and seven nights in a mid-town hotel within blocks of Central Park. Call the art department at (715) 836-3277 for details.

TV-10 alumni formal
A TV-10 formal for alumni once involved with the UW-Eau Claire campus television station will take place on Saturday, May 3, 2003. A 6:30 p.m. dinner will be followed by a dance from 8-12 p.m. Tickets are $20 and will go on sale beginning Feb. 1. For more information, call station manager Sarah Clark at (715) 855-4272 or send e-mail to clarksa@uwec.edu.

For more information . . .
Contact the Alumni Association for more information about any of the events above or about planning an alumni event in your area.

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The following is a sampling of events this month at UW-Eau Claire. For a complete listing and links to ticket information, see the university's online Calendar of Events.

Foster Gallery Exhibit
"Write If You Find Work," Senior BFA Exhibitions
Dec. 5-15 (Opening reception: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2-4 p.m.)
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday,
1-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts Center

University Theatre
Dec. 5-7 and 10-14, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 8, 1:30 p.m.
Kjer Theatre

Ye Olde Madrigale Dinner
Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Council Fire Room, Davies Center

Holiday Concerts
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 and 5 p.m.
Zorn Arena

Planetarium Program
"Mr. Genius Tours the Solar System"
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.
L.E. Phillips Planetarium, Phillips Hall

Artists Series
Chance: A Chamber Fusion Concert
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Schofield Auditorium

Saturday, Dec. 21
College of Business and College of Professional Studies, 9:30 a.m.
College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate Studies, 2 p.m.
Zorn Arena

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