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New faculty/academic staff appointments for 2003-04
    • Kimberly S. Adams (2003); Residence Hall Director — Housing and Residence Life. B.S., Southwest Texas State U.; J.D., Oklahoma City U.
    • M. Reza Asdjodi (2002); Lecturer — Chemistry. B.S., National U. of Iran; M.S., U. of Alabama; Ph.D., Clemson U.
    • Kimberly A. Barrett (2003); Associate Vice Chancellor — Student Development and Diversity. B.A., Pfeiffer Col.; M.S., Murray State U.; Ph.D., Southern Illinois U.
    • Erica J. Benson (2003); Assistant Professor — English. B.A., U. of South Florida; M.A., U. of South Carolina.
    • Catherine M. Berry (2003); Clinical Instructor — Family Health Nursing. B.S.N., Alverno Col.; M.S.N., U. of Texas at Austin.
    • April Bleske-Rechek (2003); Assistant Professor — Psychology. B.A., UW-Madison; Ph.D., U. of Texas at Austin.
    • Jacqueline K. Bonneville (2003); Coordinator of New Student Programs — Advising, Academic Testing and New Student Orientation. B.B.A., U. of Minnesota-Duluth; M.S., UW-Whitewater.
    • Nancy E. Bowers (2003); Associate Lecturer — Geology. B.S., U. of Washington, Seattle; M.S., U. of Wyoming; Ph.D., U. of California, San Diego.
Nathalie N. Brandes (2003); Associate Lecturer — Geology. B.S., M.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
Glenn F. Caruso (2003); Assistant Football Coach — Kinesiology and Athletics. B.A., Ithaca Col.
Scott Christopherson-Schorn (2003); Assistant Director for Operations — University Centers and Programs. B.S., UW-Superior; M.A., Bowling Green State U.
Elizabeth T. Cook (2003); Assistant Professor — Kinesiology and Athletics. B.M., M.S., Ph.D., U. of Utah.
Analisa E. DeGrave (2003); Assistant Professor — Foreign Languages. B.A., Gustavus Adolphus Col.; M.A., Ph.D., UW-Madison.
Dawna Drum (2003); Information Processing Consultant — Computing and Networking Services. B.B.A., UW-Eau Claire; M.B.A., Edgewood Col.
Monty Kozbial Ernst (2003); McNair Research Coordinator — Academic and Career Services. B.A., UW-Parkside; M.A., Marquette U.; Ph.D., U. Of Toledo.
Manuel Fernandez (2003); Lecturer — Foreign Languages. B.A., Florida International U.; M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State U.
Christa N. Garvey (2003) ; Assistant Professor — Music and Theatre Arts. B.M., Indiana U.; M.M., U. of Colorado-Boulder.
Pamela L. Guthman (2003); Outreach Specialist — Continuing Education. B.S.N., UW-Eau Claire.
Andrew S. Gutshall (2003); Production and Technical Operations Coordinator — University Centers and Programs. B.S., Illinois State U.; M.F.A., U. of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Margaret J. Haag (2003); Associate Lecturer — Chemistry. B.A., Hamline U.; B.S., Lake Superior State U.
Joel R. Helms (2003); Counselor — Admissions. B.A., UW-Oshkosh.
Justin D. Hentges (2003); Associate Advisor — Admissions. B.A., UW-Eau Claire.
Thomas S. E. Hilton (2003); Professor — Management Information Systems. B.A., Ph.D., Brigham Young U.
Jessica L. Holm (2003); Instructional Technologist — Teaching and Learning Technology Development Center. B.A., UW-Eau Claire.
Won Yong Jang (2003); Assistant Professor — Communication and Journalism. B.A., M.A. Sogang U., Seoul, Korea; M.A., Marquette U.; Ph.D., State U. of New York-Buffalo.
    • Marilyn Janzen (2003); Clinical Instructor — Family Health Nursing. B.S., Missouri Southern State Col.; M.S., U. of Oklahoma.
Tomomi Kakegawa (2003); Assistant Professor — Foreign Languages. B.A., International Christian U., Tokyo, Japan; M.A., The Pennsylvania State U.
Jack A. Kapfer (2003) ; Assistant Professor — Communication and Journalism. B.A., UW-Eau Claire; M.A., UW-Madison.
Alice B. Knutson (2003); Clinical Instructor — Adult Health Nursing. B.S.N., Loyola U.; M.S.N., UW-Eau Claire.
Ardyth L. Krause (2003); Assistant Professor — Social Work. B.A., M.S.W., Ph.D., U. of Illinois at Chicago.
Kristy J. Lauver (2003); Assistant Professor — Management and Marketing. B.A., Kansas State U.; M.L.H.R., The Ohio State U.; Ph.D., U. of Iowa.
Donna Lehmkuhl (2003); Eau Claire Jumpstart Site Manager — Center For Service-Learning. B.S., M.S., South Dakota State U.; Ed.D., U. of South Dakota.
Jonathan R. Loomis (2003); Lecturer — English. B.A., Ohio U.; M.F.A., U. of Virginia.
John W. W. Mann (2003); Visiting Assistant Professor — History. B.A., Bowdoin Col.; M.A., Ph.D.,Washington State U.
Colleen C. Marchwick (2003); Study Abroad Coordinator — International Education. B.A., Col. of St. Catherine; M.A., Ohio U.
Sean McAleer (2003); Assistant Professor — Philosophy and Religious Studies. B.A., Shimer Col.; Ph.D., Syracuse U.
Kelly L. Murray (2003); Associate Lecturer — Biology. B.S., UW-River Falls; M.S., Montana State U.
Karen M. O’Day (2003); Assistant Professor — Art & Design. B.A., Skidmore Col.; M.A., Ph.D., Emory U.
Phillip A. Ostrander (2003); Assistant Professor — Music and Theatre Arts. B.M., Eastman School of Music, U. of Rochester; M.M., M.M., New England Conservatory of Music.
Jonathan D. Paver (2003); Instructional Designer — Teaching and Learning Technology Development Center. B.A., Judson Col.; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Crispin H. Pierce (2003); Assistant Professor — Allied Health Professions. B.A., U. of California, Santa Cruz; M.S., California State U., Hayward; Ph.D., U. of California, San Francisco.
Ronald H. Planz II (2003); Assistant Football Coach/Event Management — Kinesiology and Athletics. B.A., Carthage Col.; M.E.P.D., UW-Eau Claire.
Steven Ratering (2003); Assistant Professor — Computer Science. B.A., Central Col.; M.S., Ph.D., U. of Minnesota.
Mark W. Sipple (2003); Asst. Weight Room Coordinator; Asst. Football Coach/Defensive Coordinator — Kinesiology and Athletics. B.S., UW-Eau Claire; M.S., U. of North Dakota.
Robyn L. Smith (2003); Assistant Researcher — Nursing Systems. B.S.N., UW-Eau Claire.
Bonnie J. Solem (2003); Clinical Instructor — Family Health Nursing. B.A., Col. of St. Scholastica; M.S., U. of Illinois.
Laurie A. St. Aubin-Whelihan (2003); Marketing Manager — Continuing Education. B.S., UW-Stout; B.A., UW-Eau Claire.
Elizabeth A. Tillotson (2003); Clinical Instructor — Family Health Nursing. B.S.N., Loyola U.; M.S.N., UW-Eau Claire.
Cara K. Tomlinson (2003); Assistant Professor — Art & Design. B.A., Bennington Col.; M.F.A., U. of Oregon.
Shelly M. Voegeli (2003); Student Services Coordinator — Upward Bound Program. B.S., UW-Stout. Go to top of page

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
As a special service to faculty and academic staff, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is sponsoring a series of workshops to describe the various programs available to them. Program deadlines also are noted.

    A Research Workshop to discuss the Faculty Sabbatical Leave will be held Sept. 8 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Badger Room of Davies Center.
Research Workshop to discuss the following programs: Faculty/Student Research Collaboration, Student Travel for the Presentation of Research Results and Small Research Grants will be held Sept. 11 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Badger Room of Davies Center.

Program Deadlines:
    The Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline for the first competition for submitting proposals is Sept. 1.
Faculty/Student Research Collaboration Grants deadline is Sept. 15.
Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program deadline is Oct. 1.
    The Guest Lecturers, Artists and Other Professionals Program and the Workshops and Special Projects Travel Program deadline is the first working day of the month. Go to top of page

Rodolfo Buiser and Steven Majstorovic (Political Science) recently were awarded honorary memberships in the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society. They were recognized by the organization as individuals who have made notable contributions to society and whose influence extends beyond the university or college. Buiser and Majstorovic were nominated for the honor by members of the UW-Eau Claire chapter of Mortar Board. Go to top of page

Jim Phillips attended the Gordon Research Conference on the Chemistry and Physics of Matrix-Isolated Species July 20-25 in Lewiston, Maine. He gave two presentations at the meeting, including an invited "short talk" titled "What is the Structure of CH3CN–BF3 in Solid Argon?" and a poster titled "Structure and Bonding in the Nitrile Complexes of Boron Trifluoride: Matrix Isolation IR Spectroscopy, Crystallography and Computations." Go to top of page

Computer Science
Paul Wagner was a member of a panel discussion titled "Experiences with Integrated Development Environments and Java Teaching: What Works and What Doesn’t” at the Eighth Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education in June in Thessaloniki, Greece. Wagner also presented two position papers that he and Tom Moore developed. Go to top of page

Max Garland had been awarded the 2003 Arts and Letters Poetry Prize by the literary journal Arts and Letters for his poems "The Pigs Hold Up the Dawn" and "Goldfinches." Garland will receive $1000 and publication of the winning poems in Arts and Letters, and will be honored at an award ceremony and poetry reading at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga., in October. Go to top of page

Joel Pace organized a panel titled "Race, Gender and Transatlantic Romanticism" and presented a paper titled "The Influence of Transnational Discourses of Race and Ethnicity on Romantic Gothic" for the joint conference of the transatlantic studies journal Symbiosis and the University of Edinburgh's Scottish Transatlantic Relations Project July 18-21 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Pace was a respondent to three papers on parenting and gender in Romantic literature for the Romanticism and Parenting Conference July 29-31 in New York City. He also organized two special sessions, chaired a panel and co-delivered a paper (on revising influence theory to account for transatlantic literary and cultural exchange in the nineteenth century) for the joint conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism and the British Association for Romantic Studies Aug. 1-5 at Fordham University in New York. Go to top of page

Karen Welch presented a paper titled “Preparing Students for College English” at the annual conference of the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English-Language Arts May 3 in Appleton. She also presented on a panel titled “Radical Transformations” at the annual Council of Writing Program Administrators national conference July 11 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Go to top of page

Music and Theatre Arts
David Knowlton will have his paintings displayed in an exhibit titled "Landscapes + Icons" Sept. 7 through Oct. 15 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. Sculptures by UW-Eau Claire alumnus Bob Gehrke also will be part of the exhibit. An opening reception will be held Sept. 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the gallery on the library's second floor mezzanine. Go to top of page

School of Education
Katherine Rhoades presented a case study at the annual American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Women in the Deanship Conference July 24-26 in Denver, Colo. Go to top of page

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University Bulletin • Vol. 51, No. 2 • Second Week • Fall Semester • Sept. 1, 2003

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