Children's Center extends thanks for treats
The children of the UW-Eau Claire Children's Center extend a special thank you to everyone in Schofield Hall, Schneider Hall and Davies Center who helped make the Halloween trick-or-treating event so successful and memorable.
'Learn at Lunch' presentation on pandemic influenza set for Nov. 14
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a presentation titled "Pandemic Influenza - Family Preparedness" by Jon Lee, emergency services director of the Chippewa Valley chapter of the American Red Cross. The presentation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, from noon to 12:50 p.m. in the Potawatomi Room of Davies Center.
An influenza pandemic is a global outbreak of disease that occurs when a new flu virus, to which people have little or no immunity, appears in the human population. It causes a serious illness that spreads from person to person worldwide. The goal of Lee's presentation is to help individuals learn how to recognize symptoms, prevent disease transmission, provide care to sick family members and collect and store supplies at home before an outbreak occurs. More information.
Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present Faculty/Academic Staff Forums this semester. The programs will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesdays in the Presidents Room of Davies Center unless otherwise noted. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• Nov. 14: Joe Morin, special education, “Why is Learning Math so Difficult for Some Elementary Students? Could it be the Language?”
• Nov. 28: Jerry Young, music and theatre arts, "The Sabbatical Semester and New Frontiers: The Jazz Baby."
A list of all Fall 2007 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Academic Skills Center/Women's Studies/English
Patti See (Academic Skills Center/Women's Studies) gave a poetry reading with Bruce Taylor (English) at the Common Cup Coffee House Nov. 3 in Morris, Minn.
Communication and Journalism
Judy Sims co-authored the chapter "Metaphoric Illumination and Symbolic Ambiguity: Applying the Team Metaphor for Perceptual Reorientation" in the book "Facilitating Group Communication in Context: Innovations and Applications with Natural Groups," which will receive the 2007 Distinguished Book Award from the applied communication division of the National Communication Association at the NCA convention Nov. 16 in Chicago.
Nadine St. Louis (emerita) read from her poetry as part of the Local Authors' Invitational of the Eighth Annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival Oct.19. Her poems "Picturing Tilda," "Tilda in Her Garden" and "Grandmother to Grandmother" appear in issue No. 93 of the journal Free Verse.
Marie-France Strohschänk and Dominique Thévenin presented a workshop titled "The Teaching of French History and Civilization" at the annual conference of the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers Nov. 1-3 in Appleton.
Foreign Languages/Honors Program
Paul Hoff was the keynote speaker at the 2007 Conference of the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers Nov. 1-3 in Appleton. He gave the address "Maximizing the Language Learning Journey" and also served as a panelist for the focus session that presented the new "LinguaFolio Wisconsin."
Geography and Anthropology
UW-Eau Claire geography alumnus Holly Johnson (now employed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and Harry Jol presented a paper titled "Imaging Tsunami Deposits in Oregon (U.S.A.) Using Ground Penetrating Radar" at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers April 17-21 in San Francisco, Calif. The abstract of the presentation was published on page 316 of the conference CD-ROM.
Ronald Mickel (emeritus) presented “Creating a Sense of Community Among Students in an Honors Program or Honors College” at the 42nd annual conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Denver, Colo.
Learning and Technology Services/Admissions
Bob Fuller (emeritus), Media Development Center (now the media production unit in Learning and Technology Services), and Nora Fuller, a retired Admissions program assistant, recently completed the research, design, writing and production of a significant 40th reunion exhibit for UW-Stout, the Fullers' alma mater. The exhibit, which was created for the Oct. 12-13 reunion, blends text with more than 250 images from Stoutonia student newspapers and Tower yearbooks from the 1960s. It will be on display in the Dunn County Historical Society's Russell Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie for the next three years. The Fullers also developed and published a 40th Reunion blog.
Music and Theatre Arts
Ethan Wickman recently received a commission from Brigham Young University's Barlow Endowment for Music Composition to compose a new work for the Avalon String Quartet. The commissions are offered to a select number of applicants who demonstrate outstanding achievement or promise, usually in collaboration with one or more performers or performing groups of their choice. More information.