Sophomore geology major headed for
Winona LaDuke to speak at Forum
Law Professor to speak about destructiveness
of cluster bombs
13th Annual Mathematics Retreat
to replace Monday’s math classes
Interest in Faculty College
UW-Eau Claire Web redesign nears
Registration for Summer Session continues
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Sophomore geology major headed
|As a member of the research team, Josh
Kinsman will be taking core samples of the ocean floor and setting
sediment traps along the ice shelf.
|The research team will be on board the
Gould, an ice-strengthened vessel.
April 12 is circled in red for UW-Eau Claire
sophomore Josh Kinsman. That’s the day Kinsman, a geology major
from La Valle, leaves for a once-in-a-lifetime voyage and a chance to
participate in a marine geology research project to find out why the
Antarctic Peninsula is warming faster than other parts of the world.
Kinsman will join a National Science Foundation-funded
research cruise to the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, the site of the famed
Ernest Shackleton voyage, one of the most incredible tales of human
survival against all odds. Kinsman is one of seven students and seven
faculty members from the United States and Canada chosen for the expedition,
which is headed by Eugene Domack, professor of geology at Hamilton
College in New York.
Domack, who taught at UW-Eau Claire for one year before joining Hamilton
College, has 25 years of Antarctic research experience, the last 15
in the Peninsula region. He is interested in understanding the natural
record of environmental variability locked in glacial marine sediments
in fjords and inner coastal basins on both sides of the Peninsula. He
is currently investigating the paleorecord of Antarctica’s disintegrating
ice shelves. Full
Winona LaDuke to speak at
UW-Eau Claire Forum
LaDuke, an activist for social and environmental issues, will close
the 62nd season of The Forum on Wednesday, April
Her presentation titled “Environmental Justice from a Native Perspective”
will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena. LaDuke’s lecture will be
followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception.
LaDuke is founding director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project,
a reservation-based land acquisition, environmental advocacy and cultural
organization; program director of Honor the Earth; a former board member
of Greenpeace USA; and co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network.
She is Anishinabe from the Makwa Dodaem (Bear Clan) of the Mississippi
Band of the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota.
In 1994 LaDuke was named by Time magazine as one of
America’s 50 most promising leaders under 40 years of age. She
was Ralph Nader’s vice presidential running mate on the Green
Party ticket in the 1996 and 2000 presidential elections. LaDuke is
the author of the "All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land
and Life," a nonfiction work on Native environmentalism. Full
story and ticket information.
to speak at UW-Eau Claire about destructiveness of cluster bombs
UW-Eau Claire’s Geography
Club and the Center for International
Education is sponsoring Virgil Wiebe, assistant professor of law
at the University of St. Thomas and international legal consultant for
the Mennonite Central Committee, to speak about the effects of cluster
bombs in Iraq at 7 p.m. Monday, April 5,
in Phillips Science Hall, Room 007. The presentation, “Cluster
Bombs in Iraq: WMD in Slow Motion,” is free and open to the public.
13th Annual Mathematics Retreat to replace Monday’s
Michael Sullivan's publication,
"Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data," is used
in a UW-Eau Claire introductory statistics course.
department will sponsor the 13th annual UW-Eau Claire Mathematics
Retreat on April 5.
Special faculty, student and guest speaker presentations will replace
all mathematics classes that day.
Mathematics faculty and students will make presentations about special
topics in mathematics between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Hibbard Hall. Presentations
will be made at levels appropriate for undergraduate mathematics students,
high school faculty and some well-prepared high school students.
This year’s distinguished mathematical speaker is Michael Sullivan,
professor of mathematics at Joliet Junior College. He will present “What
is Normal Anyhow?” at 2 p.m. and “Using Simulation to Enhance
Student Understanding of Statistical Concepts” at 7 p.m. Both
presentation will be in Room 102 of Hibbard Hall. Full
Interest in Faculty College
Sponsored by the UW System Office of Professional
and Instructional Development, Faculty College provides as annual opportunity
for UW System faculty and academic staff to unite in concentrated study
and discussion aimed at improving teaching and learning. Some 100 participants
attend three days of intensive, interdisciplinary seminars on topics
related to teaching and learning. Each participant registers for two
of the four seminars offered this year, including:
Teaching Through Scholarly Inquiry into Student Learning — Bill
your Student to Learn More? New Ideas for Designing Significant Learning
into Your Courses — Dee Fink
What is it Good For? — Sherry Lee Linkon
and Learning 101: What Every College Teacher Should Know — Greg
Each campus will send a six-person delegation to Faculty
College June 1-4 in Richland Center.
If you are interested in attending this event or would like more information,
contact Linda Carpenter by April
Web redesign nears completion
The work group chartered to redesign the upper level pages of
the UW-Eau Claire Web site is nearing completion of the project.
Design, navigation and technical considerations have been finalized,
while content development is continuing. The redesign has been presented
to a number of groups on campus that represent faculty, staff and administration,
and their suggestions have been taken into consideration as the redesign
It is anticipated a prototype of the redesign will be completed in the
coming weeks and the campus will be provided with the opportunity to
review the prototype before the new Web redesign “goes live.”
Members of the Web redesign work group include Lillian Hillis and Brian
Hogan, Computing and Networking Services; Mindy Merryfield and Mari
Jo Janke, Publications; Michelle Karstensen, Records and Registration;
Judy Berthiaume, News Bureau; and Mike Rindo, University Communications.
Registration for Summer Session continues
There’s still time to register for Summer
Session 2004. Students and community members are invited to explore
the wealth of educational opportunities offered at UW-Eau Claire this
“We always try to offer something for
everyone during summer session, and this year is no exception,”
said Jan Morse, Academic Affairs. “There are more than 220 undergraduate
and graduate courses to choose from this summer, including 25 Web-based
courses we’re offering to help meet the needs of people who
find it difficult to come to campus.”
UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are
encouraged to remind students of the many benefits of Summer Session
(things like, up to three credits in as little as three weeks, smaller
classes, a chance to catch up or move ahead with their degree). More
information is available on the Summer
Session Web site.
Last year, Eau Claire Transit, in conjunction
with UW-Eau Claire, provided 278,524 free bus rides to UW-Eau Claire
students (and a few staff) carrying a valid Blugold ID card.