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April 2003
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Blugold women's 2002-03 basketball teamBlugold women finish third in NCAA Division III
The Blugold women's basketball team defeated the University of Rochester 82-77 in double overtime March 22 to take third place in the NCAA Division III national tournament in Terre Haute, Ind. The win came after the Blugolds' 52-49 overtime loss the previous night to Eastern Connecticut State. (See photos from the women's earlier playoff action.) Following the team's third-place finish head coach Tonja Englund was selected as the 2003 Russell Athletic/WBCA NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year, and three players received postseason recognition from D3Hoops.com, the "definitive Internet resource for Division III basketball." Read related news releases.

Chancellor delivers wartime message to campus
During this time of U.S. war with Iraq, the UW-Eau Claire campus will continue to be a place of learning, reflection, tolerance and discussion, Chancellor Donald Mash said recently in an e-mail message to the campus community. He also expressed the campus community's hope for the safe return of the military men and women serving in the conflict, including nearly 50 UW-Eau Claire students. Visit the News Bureau Web site for links to the chancellor's complete message and other UW-Eau Claire news related to the war with Iraq.

Class openings remain for UW-Eau Claire Summer Session
There are still openings in some of the more than 220 undergraduate and graduate courses, including 21 Web-based courses, offered during UW-Eau Claire’s 2003 Summer Session. Individuals (including those not currently enrolled at the university) can register up until the first day of class for each session. The three-week session runs May 19-June 6 and the eight-week session runs June 9-Aug. 1. Two four-week sessions also are offered during the eight-week session. See the online summer 2003 class schedule for information about course offerings. For more information, call the Registration and Scheduling office at (715) 836-2425.

Sparks builds national reputation in math education
Billie Sparks "Whatever you do, don't be a nothing." Those words of inspiration from a mysterious stranger back in 1962 have stayed with Billie Sparks, who's been on the UW-Eau Claire math faculty for 34 years, and inspired him to do his best. That has earned him — and the UW-Eau Claire mathematics department — a nationwide reputation in mathematics education. Read the full story.

Gift supports UW-Eau Claire business internship initiative
Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence campaignJust 2½ years ago, Anna Schrader was a UW-Eau Claire business student and an intern at Silicon Logic Engineering in Eau Claire. Today she's the firm's director of corporate communications. Thanks to a recent $25,000 gift from Charter Bank Eau Claire to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, increasing numbers of UW-Eau Claire business students now are likely to repeat Schrader's progression from student intern to full-time employee for a Chippewa Valley firm. Charter Bank's gift will fund a new initiative to develop internship opportunities for College of Business students with businesses in the Chippewa Valley. Read the full story. The gift is recognized as a contribution to UW-Eau Claire's ongoing fund-raising campaign, Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence.

New appointee to supervise critical student services
Kimberly Barrett has been named associate vice chancellor for student development and diversity at UW-Eau Claire. Barrett, who will begin her duties July 1, is currently vice provost for student affairs at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Canada. At UW-Eau Claire, Barrett will serve as the dean of students and also will supervise the Academic Skills Center, Advising and Academic Testing, American Ethnic Coordinating staff, Career Services, Counseling Center, Health Services, Services for Students with Disabilities and student services extramural grant programs. Read the full story.

White House staffer to speak on role of science in homeland security
Dr. William Jeffrey, a senior director in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, will present a seminar April 25 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The seminar, titled “Homeland Security: The Role for Science and Technology,” will begin at 3 p.m. in Room 007 of Phillips Science Hall. Jeffrey, a physicist, has worked extensively on science and technology issues during the formation of the new Department of Homeland Security.The presentation, which is is free and open to the public, will be part of UW-Eau Claire’s chemistry department spring seminar program. For more information, contact Dr. Michael Carney, assistant professor of chemistry, at (715) 836–3500 or carneymj@uwec.edu.



UW-Eau Claire alumni make their mark
A UW-Eau Claire alumna becomes president of a national organization that promotes equity for working women. Two other alumni, friends since boyhoood, land a slot at a prominent film festival with a short comedy film they co-wrote and co-directed. Find out who they are and read about other UW-Eau Claire alumni achievements on the alumni Web site's Success Stories pages. While you're there be sure to check out the links to other sources of information about your fellow alumni — Class Notes, Award Winners and Blugold Babies — and consider submitting your own class note.

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College of Business Bashes in De Pere, Milwaukee
Alumni and friends of the UW-Eau Claire College of Business are invited to attend the following College of Business Bashes:

  • Thursday, April 24, Sports Corner Bar & Grill, 500 Grant St., De Pere, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 1, McGillycuddy's, 1135 N. Water St., Milwaukee, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The events are cosponsored by the Alumni Association, the College of Business and Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. Come and enjoy complimentary food and beverages, visit with folks from the College of Business and the Alumni Association, and be eligible for great door prizes. For more information, contact Gretchen Hutterli, assistant dean in the College of Business, by phone at (715) 836-5930 or by e-mail at hutterga@uwec.edu. RSVP to the alumni office by e-mail at alumni@uwec.edu or by phone at (715) 836-3266.

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 $25 and will be on sale through April 12. For more information, call station manager Sarah Clark at (715) 855-4272 or send e-mail to clarksa@uwec.edu.

Special day for Golden Blugolds
UW-Eau Claire alumni who graduated in 1953 or earlier earn the honorary title of "Golden Blugold" and are invited to a special day on campus on Tuesday, May 6. Plan to come for a tour of the campus, to hear a message from Chancellor Donald Mash, to receive a special Golden Blugold pin and to attend the 11:30 a.m. luncheon in your honor. For more information, send the alumni office e-mail at
alumni@uwec.edu or call (715) 836-3266.

Nursing class of 1973 reunion
Members of the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing class of 1973 are encouraged to mark their calendars for a 30-year reunion luncheon at noon Saturday, May 17, at Olde Town in Menomonie. For more information, send the alumni office e-mail at
alumni@uwec.edu or call (715) 836-3266.

Alumni luncheon receptions
Alumni living or working in the following areas are invited to attend one of these upcoming alumni receptions. Meet with fellow alumni, enjoy a complimentary lunch buffet 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.

  • Rochester, Minn., alumni reception: Thursday, May 22, 2003, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Kahler Grand Hotel, 20 SW Second Ave., Rochester.
  • Wausau, Wis., alumni reception: Wednesday, May 28, 2003, noon-1:30 p.m. at Hereford & Hops Steakhouse and Brew Pub, 2305 Sherman St., Wausau.
  • Milwaukee, Wis., alumni reception: Friday, June 6, 2003, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Lakefront Brewery Palm Garden, 1872 N. Commerce St., Milwaukee.

Eiffel TowerAlumni Association Trip to Paris
Plan now to join the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association's trip to Paris August 15-23. The journey to the City of Light will depart from Minneapolis. The cost of the trip includes round-trip airfare, first-class hotel accommodations in Paris, daily buffet breakfast and more. Get the details online or call (800) 842-9023 for additional information.

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 upcoming events at UW-Eau Claire. For a complete listing and links to ticket information, see the university's online Calendar of Events.

University Theatre
"The Miracle Worker"
April 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m.
April 6 and 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Kjer Theatre

East European Symposium
Saturday, April 5
1-9 p.m.
Schofield Auditorium

Traditional Pow Wow
Saturday, April 5
1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
, feast at 5 p.m.
Zorn Arena

Foster Gallery Exhibit
Senior BFA Studio Art Exhibition
Through April 8: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday,
1-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts Center

Artists Series
The Amadeus Trio
Monday, April 7
7:30 p.m.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center

Viennese Ball
Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12
6:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Davies Center

46th Annual Juried Student Art Show
April 16-May 11: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday,
1-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts Center

Student Research Day
Monday, April 28
Noon-5 p.m.
Davies Center

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