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February 2003
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UW-Eau Claire leads state in study abroad participation
More UW-Eau Claire students participated in international study programs than students at any other master's level institution in Wisconsin for the 2000-01 academic year, according to a recently released report by the Institute of International Education. Read the full story.

UW-Eau Claire receives $275,000 GeoGraphix software grant
Thanks to a one-year grant worth almost $275,000, UW-Eau Claire students in the department of geography and anthropology and the geology department will continue to benefit from training and equipment that few universities can offer. Harry Jol, associate professor of geography, and Colin Shaw, assistant professor of geology, were notifed that UW-Eau Claire has been awarded the grant for GeoGraphix software from the Landmark Graphics Corp. The software is used with the ground penetrating radar equipment that recently brought Jol and UW-Eau Claire international attention when he and and UW-Eau Claire student used it to assist with a major archaeological find in Israel. Read the full story.

Family of alumni supports College of Business Cyberlab
Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence campaignUW-Eau Claire alumni Peter Scobie and Robert Giles, two cousins at the helm of their Eau Claire family business, have pledged $25,000 to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation in support of the College of Business Cyberlab. Peter's father, Robert Scobie, who attended UW-Eau Claire (then Eau Claire State Teachers College) in the 1930s, also has pledged annual contributions to the project. Read the full story. The gifts will be matched dollar for dollar by a UW System grant that supports technology for business schools. The pledges and matching funds are recognized as gifts to Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence, UW-Eau Claire's comprehensive fund-raising campaign to secure $35 million in support of the university's people and programs.

Summer Session 2003 registration to begin
Registration for Summer Session 2003 opened Feb. 3 for enrolled UW-Eau Claire students, and others can explore summer educational opportunities when open registration begins Feb. 18. The university will offer more than 220 undergraduate and graduates courses this summer, including 21 Web-based courses. (See descriptions, times and dates for all Summer Session classes.) Read the full story.

Lopez departs for UCLA, Anderson named interim admissions director
Robert Lopez and Kristina AndersonRobert Lopez, UW-Eau Claire's former executive director of enrollment services and director of admissions, left Jan. 25 to take a lead position with the UCLA football program. Kristina Anderson,who had been associate director of admissions since fall 2001, was named interim director of admissions. Read the full story.



Tribute to Champions draws good crowd
It was a big day back on campus for UW-Eau Claire's Tribute to Champions events Jan. 25. More than 40 former men's and women's basketball players participated in the morning alumni basketball games, and 94 alumni and friends attended the afternoon Tailgate Party in Davies Center. Alumni from former conference championship teams were later honored during halftime at the Blugold men's and women's varsity basketball games. See photos from the day's events in the Alumni Photo Album.

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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.

  • 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.

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.

Arizona golf outing, receptions
The following events are scheduled in March for UW-Eau Claire alumni and friends in Arizona. For more information about any of the events, contact the Alumni Association by calling (715) 836-3266 or send e-mail to alumni@uwec.edu.

  • Tucson reception: Join fellow alumni and friends for hors d'oeuvres and camaraderie, visit with Chancellor Donald Mash and hear the latest news from UW-Eau Claire on Thursday, March 20, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Marriott University Park, 880 E. Second St., Tucson, Ariz.
  • Phoenix area golf outing: Plan to attend the Alumni Associaton's golf outing and/or picnic on Saturday, March 22, at West Brook Village Vista Golf Course, Peoria, Ariz. You will join hosts Ken and Gloria Anderson, as well as Chancellor Donald Mash and many UW-Eau Claire alumni and friends. Arrange tee times and payment (approximate golf outing cost: $52) by calling Ken Anderson at (623) 566-5851. The picnic will be from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Vistas Restaurant (picnic cost: $10 adults, $5 children). Picnic reservations must be made by calling Anderson at the number above or the alumni office at (715) 836-3266.
  • Phoenix reception: A luncheon reception for UW-Eau Claire alumni and friends in the Phoenix area will be held Sunday, March 23. Watch for more details in the next issue of e-View and in the online alumni calendar of events.

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 $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.

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.

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.

Foster Gallery Exhibit
"Illustration: Personal Responses in a Public World,"
original pieces by 16 renowned illustrators working in various genres
Through Feb. 13: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday,
1-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts Center

Chancellor's Roundtable
Open discussion of current campus issues
Monday, Feb. 10, 4 p.m.
Presidents Room, Davies Center

Planetarium Program
"Northern Lights "
Tuesdays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25, 7 p.m.
L.E. Phillips Planetarium, Phillips Hall

UAC Festivals: Late Night Comedy Club
Mission IMPROVable! and Mike Birbiglia
Friday, Feb. 14, 9 p.m.
Council Fire Room, Davies Center

Artists Series
National Theatre of the Deaf: "Oh, Figaro!"
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Zorn Arena

Student Leadership Recognition Awards
Thursday, Feb. 20, 5 p.m.
Council Fire Room, Davies Center

The Forum
Judy Richardson: "Eyes on the Prize"
Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Zorn Arena

Foster Gallery Exhibit
"Wisconsin: Landscape," an exhibition of landscape inspired
by 19 Wisconsin artists in a variety of media
Feb. 20-March 13 (Opening reception: Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:30-9 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

UAC Concert
Jars of Clay and Caedmon's Call
Saturday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Zorn Arena

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