Friday, October 12, 2012

McIntyre Library offers voter registration through Oct. 17

Individuals who must register to vote before the November election may register at McIntyre Library until Oct. 17. After Oct. 17, Wisconsin state law requires that voters register at their appropriate municipal clerk's office. Individuals who will vote in the city of Eau Claire, the town of Washington or the town of Union can register at McIntyre Library during the following times:
  • Friday, Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 14, 12:30 p.m.-midnight
  • Monday, Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m.-midnight
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 8:30 a.m.-midnight
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (last day to register on campus!)
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Flags to be flown at half-staff Oct. 14

As directed by Gov. Scott Walker, flags will be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state of Wisconsin on Oct. 14. This will be done as a mark of respect for 2nd Lt. James A. Des Jardins of the U.S. who lost his life while serving his country during World War II. More information.

Register YOUR info before Oct. 18 emergency notification system test

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UW-Eau Claire will conduct a campuswide test of its emergency notification system between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18.

The test will include the following notification methods:
  • Text message to cell phones that have been registered in e2Campus, UW-Eau Claire’s emergency notification system.
  • Pop-up message on all university-owned computers, including those in offices, labs and classrooms.
  • Email to all students, faculty and staff.
  • Announcement on the UW-Eau Claire home page.
The test will help university officials determine how an alert will impact the campus and communication infrastructure. Following the test, faculty, staff and students will be asked to complete a brief Web survey to provide feedback regarding the emergency notification system.

UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students who would like to register cell phone numbers or non-university email addresses in the emergency notification system are encouraged to do so before the campuswide test. Follow the 'learn more" link on the Emergency Information Web page for information about how to do so.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Proposed changes in College of Arts and Sciences

Following are proposed changes in the College of Arts and Sciences. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Jan Stirm at or 715-836-2426 within 15 days of this notice, posted Oct. 10, 2012.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Condolences to the family of Terry Thorud. Thorud, an electronics technician in UW-Eau Claire's Media Development Center (now Learning and Technology Services) from 1968-99, passed away Oct. 2 in Hinckley, Minn. Full obituary.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Faculty/staff Q&A with chancellor set for Oct. 17

UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are invited to attend a Q&A session with Interim Chancellor Gilles Bousquet from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Menominee Room of Davies Center. The new UW System personnel system will be the featured discussion topic. Questions on additional campus topics also will be welcome.
"The Q&A sessions are designed to continue to create open channels of communication and further support an unfettered exchange of ideas and opinions to build trust and mutual understanding as we move forward to write together the future of this great institution," Bousquet said.

Authors Celebration set for Oct. 11

UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff who have brought scholarly work to the level of publication or performance will be recognized during an Authors Celebration from 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Ojibwe Ballroom of Davies Center. The event, hosted by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, celebrates the publishing accomplishments of all university staff by highlighting representative successes. Faculty and staff are invited to join their colleagues for conversation and celebration. View list of presenters.

Flags flown at half-staff Oct. 7, 8 and 13

In accordance with Public Law 107-51, President Obama ordered the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff on all federal office buildings Oct. 7 in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Gov. Walker also directed that federal and state flags to be flown at
half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state of Wisconsin in accordance with the president's order.

Flags at Wisconsin National Guard armories, air bases and other facilities across the state will fly at half-staff Oct. 8 as a mark of respect for Pfc. Arthur W. Hopfensperger of the United States Army who lost his life while serving his country during the Korean War. The Guard will render these honors in accordance with an executive order issued by Gov. Scott Walker.

Gov. Walker has issued an executive order to lower the flags at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state of Wisconsin Oct. 13 as a mark of respect for the firefighters of the state of Wisconsin who have given their lives in the line of duty. More information.