College of Arts and Sciences
dean candidate open sessions
The following candidates for the College
of Arts and Sciences dean position at UW-Eau Claire will give presentations
on the future of the liberal arts and sciences in challenging times
from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Schofield
Auditorium. Question and answer sessions
will follow each presentation. Additional
information about the candidates can be found online.
• Tuesday, May 4: John
Skvoretz, Carolina distinguished professor
of sociology and interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the
University of South Carolina.
• Tuesday, May 11: Devinder
Malhotra, professor of economics and associate
dean in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences at the University of
• Thursday, May 13: John
Mateja, professor of nuclear physics,
director of the McNair Scholars Program and director of the Undergraduate
Research and Scholarly Activities Office at Murray State University.
staff workshops and programs
of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshop.
• A faculty
development workshop to discuss the Faculty
Sabbatical Leave Program will be held
from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Badger
Room of Davies Center.
Debra K.S. Barker presented a paper
titled "A Doubter in the City of Belief: Resistance Poetry in Louise
Erdrich's Original Fire" at the Native American Literature Annual
Symposium April 15 in Prior Lake, Minn. Barker also introduced Oneida
poet Roberta Hill as the keynote speaker April 16.
Joseph Rohrer and colleagues from
the University of California, Davis, recently had their paper titled
“Microsatellite Analysis of Relationships Among North American
Plums” published in Plant Systematics
and Evolution. The paper is based on research Rohrer conducted
while on sabbatical leave at UC Davis in spring 2002.
Timothy Steele gave an oral presentation
and presented two posters at the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology
and Audiology Association Annual Convention April 22-24 in Green Bay.
The topics presented related to recent research conducted at UW-Eau
Claire on the effects of counseling-based aural rehabilitation before
hearing aid use. Steele also co-presented a poster with UW-Eau Claire
senior Kerry Witherell about educational
speech-language pathologist's perspectives on auditory processing disorder.
Two faculty members and eight students from the computer science department
attended and presented papers at the 37th Midwest Instruction and Computing
Symposium April 16-17 in Morris, Minn. Steve
Ratering presented "Using an Environment Chain Model to
Investigate Inheritance in C#", co-authored by Michael
Wick. Paul Wagner presented
"Developing Open Source Software as a Significant Part of Faculty-Student
Collaborative Research Projects," co-authored with UW-Eau Claire
graduate Justin Sabelko. Wagner also
led a symposium titled "Challenges in Software Engineering: Developing
Software in New and Complex Domains" with student Scott
Lemke. Lemke also presented "Design and Implementation of
a Celestial Object Simulation Using Numerical Methods in a Clustered
Environment." Student Travis Frisinger
presented "An Analysis of Object Oriented Methodologies in a Parallel
Computing Environment." Student Robert
Nack presented "A Framework for the Distribution of Data
Using Web Services and XML." Students Ben
Dotte and Dan Julson presented
"Using Design Patterns to Improve the Run-Time Efficiency of Real-Time
Fractal Generation." Student Chris Andringa
presented "A Case Study in Refactoring," co-authored by Ratering.
UW-Eau Claire graduate Marcia Vaughn presented "Using Web Services
to Support a Shared Knowledge Repository for Market Basket Analysis
and Suggestive Sell Strategies," co-authored with Wagner and Wick.
Student Justin Ehlert presented "An
Analysis of Verilog Software Design Techniques on Hardware Implementation,"
co-authored by Andrew Phillips. In
addition, a student programming team made up of Ehlert, Julson and Lemke
earned first place out of 25 teams from a five-state area in the MICS
Paul Wagner attended
the 2004 Symposium on Operating Systems and Network Security April 23
at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn. Wagner was a member
of a panel that discussed the current status of security curriculum
in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. He also was a member of the
Symposium Program Committee.
Eva Santos-Phillips presented an invited
paper titled "Not Preaching to the Choir: Latin American Studies
in Northwestern Wisconsin" at the Infusing Latin American Studies
in the Post Secondary Curriculum Workshop April 17 at UW-Milwaukee.
Honors Program/Foreign Languages
Paul J. Hoff has
been elected to a two-year term as the Wisconsin faculty representative
on the governing board of the Upper Midwest Honors Council.
Physics and Astronomy
will be one of several experts available to answer questions during
the "Let There Be (Less) Light: A Public Meeting on Light Pollution"
presentation May 5 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau
Claire. The meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library's
Eau Claire Room. More
information about the presentation is available online.
Records and Registration
and Pamela Scheible
presented an invited session titled "Slim Down with Room Scheduling
Software" at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Association
of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers April 19-22 in Las
article titled "Social Worker Incognito: Empowerment Behind the
Wire" is included in the newly released social work text "Confronting
Oppression, Restoring Justice: From Policy Analysis to Social Action,"
by Katherine van Wormer.
Condolences to Charles (Mike) and Joline Morrison,
management information systems, whose son, Kyle E. Morrison, died April
30 in New Jersey. Full