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Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the final Faculty/Academic Staff Forum for spring semester. The program will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Badger Room of Davies Center. Bring a brown bag lunch or tray.

    April 7: Sean Bulger, kinesiology and athletics, "Developmentally Appropriate Sport Education." Go to top of page

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshops for faculty and academic staff.

Workshops:
    A Student Research Day Poster Workshop focusing on traditional poster layout and design will be held April 1 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room of Davies Center and repeated April 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Wisconsin Room of Davies Center.
   
A Student Research Day Poster Workshop focusing on poster creation using computers for layout and design, and printing using large format printers will be held April 13 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Phillips 275. You also may contact Rick Mickelson, Teaching and Learning Technology Development Center, at mickelra@uwec.edu or 836-6005, for information and assistance with poster preparation using a large format printer. Go to top of page

Activities and Programs
Juelie Sires wrote and edited several brochures that received awards at the 84th Annual Conference of the Association of College Unions International. The awards recognized publications designed by UW-Eau Claire graduates Paula Lucas and Derek Wallen. Full story. Go to top of page

Chemistry
Stephen Drucker presented a seminar titled "Molecular Excited States Probed by Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy" March 10 in the department of physics at UW-La Crosse. Go to top of page

Computer Science
Several faculty members attended the SIGCSE 35th Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education March 3-7 in Norfolk, Va. Andrew Phillips presented a talk titled “Highlighting Programming Language Issues Using Mixed Language Programming in Maple and C.” Phillips and Paul Wagner presented an NSF Showcase titled ”CLICS: A Computational Laboratory for Information and Computer Security.” Wagner also presented a paper titled “Designing and Implementing a Cyberwar Laboratory Exercise for a Computer Security Course” and co-presented a panel/special session on “Transitioning to an Objects-Early Three-Course Introductory Sequence: Issues and Experiences." Daniel Stevenson presented a paper co-authored by himself, Michael Wick and Phillips titled “Seven Design Rules for Teaching Students Sounds Encapsulation and Abstraction of Object Properties and Member Data.” Wick presented a workshop titled “Teaching Design Patterns in CS1/CS2.” Steven Ratering and Thomas Moore also attended the conference. Go to top of page

Music and Theatre Arts
Cellists Paul Kosower and Paula Kosower performed a concert with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang Feb. 29 at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc. The program included the Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata, the Prokofiev Cello Sonata and the Vivaldi Double Concerto for two cellos.

Donald Patterson served as adjudicator and event coordinator for the Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs Junior Piano Festival Feb. 29. On March 6 he was the liaison for the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association district auditions, which were sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Music Teachers Association. Both events were held at UW-Eau Claire. Go to top of page

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Stephanie Zighelboim will serve as coordinator for the 2004 “Opening Doors,” the Multicultural Affairs Office’s pre-college camp at UW-Eau Claire. “Opening Doors” or “Abriendo Puertas” gives economically disadvantaged and Latino youth the opportunity to experience life at UW-Eau Claire for a week during the summer. Full story. Go to top of page

Philosophy and Religious Studies
Charlene Burns and Jonathan Paradise conducted a forum on the controversial movie "The Passion of the Christ" March 14 at Christ Church Cathedral in Eau Claire. The forum was sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire. Burns, Paradise and Doug Pearson (College of Arts and Sciences) also discussed the movie March 16 on the Wisconsin Public Radio show "The West Side." Go to top of page

Social Work
Ardyth Krause presented a paper titled "The Triple-D Challenge: A Conceptual Framework for Incorporating Disability into HBSE Curriculum" at the annual meeting of the Council on Social Work Education Feb. 27-March 1 in Anaheim, Calif. Go to top of page

Births and Adoptions
Tyler Steven Thommesen Congratulations to Sara Thommesen, Records and Registration, and her husband, Scott, whose son, Tyler Steven, was born Nov. 24, 2003. Tyler, who joins big sister Trynne, 3, weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 21 inches long when he was born. Go to top of page



Condolences
Condolences to the family of Wray D. Deacon. Deacon, who was retired from UW-Eau Claire's facilities planning and management department, died March 12 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences to the family of Signe Ortiz. Ortiz, an associate professor emerita of art at UW-Eau Claire, died March 19 in Walnut Creek, Calif. Full obituary. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 51, No. 25 • Tenth Week • Spring Semester • March 29, 2004

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Updated: March 29, 2004

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