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April 26, 2013

Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity

CERCAMore than 525 students and 155 faculty will share their collaborative projects via performances, oral presentations, and exhibits/posters at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity (CERCA), May 1–2, 8 am–6 pm, in the UW-Eau Claire Davies Center.

CERCA will include the 21st Annual Student Research Day (May 1-2) as well as the Provost's Honors Symposium (May 1) and other events highlighting student scholarly work.

Many projects to be presented at CERCA were funded by the Blugold Commitment, which is student-supported differential tuition invested in programs that add value to the Blugold degree, such as collaborative undergraduate research and experiential learning.

For more information, contact Dr. Karen Havholm, assistant vice chancellor for research and sponsored programs and director of the Center of Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration, at havholkg@uwec.edu or 715-836-3405.


Provost's Reception

The Provost’s Reception will be held May 1 at 5:15 pm in the Davies Center Dakota Ballroom. All participants at the Provost’s Honor Symposium are invited to attend the event.

Provost’s Honor Symposium,
Wednesday, May 1

The Provost's Honor Symposium features 42 presentations selected by the University Honors Council from faculty nominations. View full schedule at www.uwec.edu/honors/Symposium/2013.html.

Seven business students nominated by three business faculty members will participate in this year’s symposium. See highlighted names below.

1-2 pm, Davies Center Centennial Room

“China Dual Degree Programs in Accounting: Bridging a Cultural Gap”
Student presenters: Amy Bainbridge, Malory Peterson, Kun Wang
Faculty nominators: Dr. D’Arcy Becker and Ms. Ingrid Ulstad

“The Impact of Mandating the Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards on the Accounting Profession and Higher Education: A Case Study”
Student presenters: Matthew Chybowski, Joshua Mondor, Tyrrell Wirkus
Faculty nominator: Dr. William Miller

2-3 pm, Davies Center Centennial Room

“Comparing Children’s Self Reported Fruit and Vegetable Behavioral Intent to Observed Fruit and Vegetable Consumption for Snack and Dinner in an Afterschool Program”
Student presenters: Stephen Fisher, Tiffany Christner, Casey Gabrhel, Lydia Harrer, Lainee Hoffman, Laurelyn Wieseman, and Mitchell Fischer
Faculty nominator: Dr. Eric Jamelske


CERCA Reception

An hors d’oeuvre reception will be held May 2 at 4 pm in the Davies Center Dakota Ballroom. Chancellor Bousquet and former UW-Eau Claire student researcher and current Eau Claire City Council member Catherine Emmanuelle will speak at the event.

21st Annual Student Research Day,
May 1–2, 2013

Six College of Business students and six business faculty members will present their findings at the 21st Annual Research Day, May 1–2, 2013. Posters will be on display in the Ojibwe Ballroom, Mohican Room, and 3rd Floor Corridor of the UW-Eau Claire Davies Center.

Poster sessions will be open May 1, from 8 am to 6 pm, with student presenters at odd numbered posters from 9–11 am and even numbered posters 12 noon–2 pm. Poster sessions will be open May 2 from 8 am to 6 pm, with student presenters at even numbered posters from 9–11 am, odd numbered posters from 12 noon-2 pm and all posters from 3–4 pm.

The names of College of Business students and faculty are highlighted in bold. Poster numbers are in parenthesis. » View Student Research Day Abstract book at www.uwec.edu/ORSP/students/upload/2013-CERCA-Abstract-Book.pdf

Accounting and Finance

“Perceptions that Drive Cloud-Based Application Adoption Decisions by Students and Faculty” (129)
Student researchers: Abigail Habeck and Adam Revak
Faculty mentor: Dr. Dawna M. Drum

Information Systems

“Are Information Systems Graduates Prepared for a Complex Society?” (235)
Student researcher: Tyrrell Frank Wirkus
Faculty mentors: Dr. Jean A. Pratt and Dr. Anthony C. Keys

CERCA

Management and Marketing

“Work Life Balance and Implications for Business Process Outsourcing in India” (130)
Student reserarcher: Ellen Jo Pratt
Faculty mentors: Dr. Rama Yelkur and Dr. Rebecca Wyland

“Work Life Balance and Implications for Business Process Outsourcing in India” (131)
Student researchers: Samuel Edward Roedger
Faculty mentors: Dr. Rama Yelkur and Dr. Julia R. Pennington

CERCA

“A Model of School, Work and Family Facilitation in a Chinese Context” (110)
Student researcher: Siqi Wang
Faculty mentor: Dr. Rebecca Wyland
External collaborator: Xiaoyan Su, International Business School, Jinan University, China

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