Vol. 56, No. 16 • Sixteenth Week • Fall Semester • Dec. 1, 2008
Dr. David Shih, associate professor of English, will serve as UW-Eau Claire's first Campus Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Fellow.
Shih — who will report to the chancellor — will work closely with students, vice chancellors, academic departments and other units including Admissions, Affirmative Action, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
As EDI Fellow, Shih will focus on equity, diversity and inclusivity issues, including:
Shih's appointment is a partial reassignment of duties. He will continue to teach in the English department. Full story.
Vice chancellor finalist to visit campus Dec. 1-2
Greg Garber, assistant professor of finance and accounting at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., will speak at two one-hour forums open to faculty, staff and students at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and at 10 a.m. Dec. 2. Both forums, which will be identical in format, will be held in Davies Theatre.
Finalists who previously made campus visits are David Dadds, administrator of the department of family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Nathaniel Jones III, chief financial and administrative officer of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College; and George Hollins, university business manager at The University of Iowa.
Links to all of the finalists' curriculum vitae and a link to a finalist feedback form are available online.
Former 'economic hit man' to share
The Forum will present his address, "Geopolitics, the Future and You: A Call to Action," at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena.
Perkins has lived four lives: as an economic hit man; as the CEO of an alternative energy company; as an expert on shamanism and indigenous cultures; and as a writer, who, through his 2004 book about his experience as an economic hit man, revealed the corruption turning the American republic into a widely despised global empire.
As an economic hit man, Perkins worked to convince Third World countries to accept large loans. Once these countries were crippled with these debts, the U.S. government and international aid agencies allied with it were able to control the countries. In his Forum presentation, Perkins will discuss the epiphany that initiated his personal change and the reasons he is optimistic that we can create societies our children will be proud to inherit. Full story.
Four UW-Eau Claire nursing students and their professor, Dr. Cheryl Lapp, seek participants for a research study of military nurses.
The study, "War and Its Aftermath: A Study of Nurses Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan," will focus on the process of re-entry into civilian life for nurses who have recently served in combat or near-combat situations in active war zones.
Lapp said the study was inspired by the historical contributions of nurses in times of war. She and her students viewed the documentary "Vietnam Nurses," narrated by actress Dana Delaney, who won two Emmy Awards for her portrayal of nurse Colleen McMurphy in the television drama "China Beach," which aired from 1988-91. Now that a whole new generation of nurses has served in Afghanistan and Iraq, Lapp and her students hope to find out if there have been advances since Vietnam, when nurses, like soldiers, returned home from war with little preparation for what they would encounter and had no debriefing process.
NOTA spring issue receives national recognition
Juniors Kaleb Durocher, Wisconsin Rapids, and Lee Wegener, Hartland, and sophomore Ben Larson, Hudson, NOTA's art directors and designers, said the award-winning issue was a product of intense labor, creativity and collaboration. They also said the entire staff was honored to be recognized alongside top schools at the national level in the competition.
"This award coincides with NOTA's shift toward a top-tier, professional catalog of creative work on campus," Durocher said. Full story.
The work of two UW-Eau Claire graphic designers was recognized with six awards at the Association of College Unions International regional conference Nov. 7-9.
Receiving honors were student graphic designer Sarah Hicks and 2007 UW-Eau Claire graduate Maria Nocenti, both of Green Bay. Both artists created the work while employed in the University Centers information design services area.
Hicks received two first-place awards, one for her logo for Intermezzos Café and another for her poster for The Forum presentation by John Perkins.
Nocenti received a first-place award for her logo for Fresh Start Farmers Mart, a mini farmers market on campus, and a second-place award for her series of promotions for the Fresh Start Farmers Mart. She also received first place for her poster for the International Film Society presentation of "Casshern" and second place for her design promoting the Campus-Community Connection, an event that introduces students to city resources, community service agencies and retailers. Full story.