Thursday, March 7, 2013

Faculty/Staff Q&A with interim chancellor set for March 11

UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are invited to attend a Q&A session with Interim Chancellor Gilles Bousquet from noon-1 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the Woodland Theater in Davies Center. Bousquet will provide updates on topics of interest to the campus community and answer UW-Eau Claire-related questions from faculty and staff.

Specifically, Bousquet will welcome discussion around the Student Health Service and the recent request from the Student Senate that the university initiate a request-for-proposals process to determine what opportunities surrounding student health care might be considered.

The Student Senate made the request because of concern about the increasing costs to operate SHS. Before moving forward with the RFP process, Bousquet would like to provide opportunities for all members of the campus community to ask questions and share their thoughts regarding the health care services currently provided and the RFP request.

Bousquet also will provide a brief budget update during the Q&A.

Members of the chancellor's leadership team will join him at the Q&A so together they can share information and answer questions on a variety of topics. Bousquet hosts monthly Q&A sessions to encourage open communication across campus and to further support an exchange of ideas and opinions among faculty, staff and administrators.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Watch for possible March 5 weather announcements

car driving in blizzardDue to a significant amount of snow expected tonight and Tuesday, March 5, UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff should watch the university home page and Facebook and Twitter accounts early March 5 for any announcements regarding the delay or cancellation of classes. The campus community also is encouraged to review UW-Eau Claire's inclement weather policy.

March 16 electrical outage announced

A short electrical outage associated with construction of the new Education Building will occur Saturday, March 16. The outage, which will begin at 7 a.m., will affect Schofield, Hibbard and Brewer halls as well as Zorn Arena. Power will be restored to Schofield Hall after the first 30 minutes; Hibbard, Brewer and Zorn will be without electrical power for about four hours. The involved buildings have emergency generators that provide electrical power for emergency safety equipment.