Art & Design
Paula Gorski, Jane Herrick, Jian Luo, Tiit Raid (emeritus), Cara Tomlinson and Christina Yocca are among the artists whose works are featured in "Visiting Abstractions," a group exhibit on display through Sept. 6 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire.
Darwin Wittrock presented "Studies on the Host-Parasite Relationships of Trematodes and Their Second Intermediate Hosts" June 8 during the 58th Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists, hosted by Winona State University.
Peg Lauber (emerita) recently had her chapbook of poems, "New Orleans Suite," published by Marsh River Editions.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Charlene Burns had her article titled "A Jungian Perspective on Religious Violence and Personal Responsibility" published in the spring 2006 issue of CrossCurrents, Vol. 56 , No. 1, pages 16-24.
Obika Gray was a panelist during a conference June 8-10 at the University of the West Indies that focused on the contributions of Richard Hart to Jamaican and Caribbean politics. Hart
was a founding member of the People's National Party and one of the pioneers of Marxism in Jamaica. More information.
Public Health Professions
Dale Taylor (emeritus) performed in the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" April 27-30 at The State Regional Arts Center in Eau Claire.
Melissa Bonstead-Bruns had her article titled “Assessing the Use of Service-Learning Projects for Meeting the Goals of the First-Year Experience Course” published in the March 2006 issue of Teaching Forum. The article was the result of research funded by a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning grant from the Network for Excellence in Teaching and the Center for Service-Learning.
Condolences to Jeff Johnson, Facilities Planning and Management, and Susie Johnson, Chancellor's Office. Jeff's mother and Susie's mother-in-law, Merna Jean Johnson, died May 27 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.
Condolences to the family of Madeleine Lieffring. Lieffring, an associate professor emerita of social work at UW-Eau Claire, died April 26 in Arizona. She was a member of the social work faculty from 1967-87. Full obituary.
Condolences to the family of Rudolph Polenz. Polenz, who worked in UW-Eau Claire's Facilities Planning and Management department from 1964-97, died June 3 in Altoona. Full obituary.