Claire faculty/staff committed to efforts of Eau Claire Human Rights
Several UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff currently are involved in a
newly formed Eau Claire Human Rights Coalition. For the past six years,
Cynthia Gray-Mash, foundations of education, has been involved in the
founding organizations, Racial Justice Task Force and the Racial Justice
Interim Advisory Committee. The coalition brings together people in
the greater Eau Claire community who have worked toward human rights
issues for at least two decades.
In a 1994 agreement between UW-Eau Claire Chancellor
Emeritus Larry Schnack and Eau Claire City Council President Mark Lewis,
a University-Community Committee on Racial Diversity was appointed to
look at diversity and racism in Eau Claire. That began UW-Eau Claire's
involvement, which has continued to the present.
The following people affiliated with UW-Eau
Claire are members of the ECHRC: Kimberly
Barrett, Office of Student Development
and Diversity; Jesse Dixon,
Office of Multicultural Affairs; Reiko
Clark, Affirmative Action; La
Vonne Cornell-Swanson, social work; Nathan
Franklin, graduate student; Beth
Franklin, UW-Eau Claire alumna; Cynthia
Gray-Mash, foundations of education; Marge
Hebbring, Gear Up Program; and Charles
Vue, Office of Multicultural Affairs.
and a complete list of ECHRC members
can be viewed online.
staff workshops and programs
of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program
• The Academic
Staff Professional Development Program
deadline is June. 1.
dean of student development and director of multicultural affairs candidates
Faculty and staff are invited to meet the candidates
for the positions of associate dean
of student development and director
of multicultural affairs in the Office
of Student Development and Diversity. Follow online
links for interview schedules.
For more information, contact the following committee
Lyons, firstname.lastname@example.org, chair of associate dean search.
Hebbring, email@example.com, chair of director of multicultural
for general education program goals
More than two decades have passed since the current general education
program was established at UW-Eau Claire. The University General Education
Committee would like your help in ensuring that the goals of the general
education program match the current needs of the university.
Please consider the following questions:
kind of skills, abilities, habits of mind and ways of problem solving
do we expect the GE program to develop?
How should the GE program relate to the majors?
How can the GE program broaden perspectives and create a common knowledge
How should GE goals be related to baccalaureate goals? Should we have
goals for both the baccalaureate and GE?
Listed below are links to institutions that recently
participated in a similar goal setting exercise. The information the
sites provide may aid in your thinking about goals for UW-Eau Claire’s
of Colleges and Universities; American
Association of Higher Education; Colby-Sawyer
College; New York
University; Portland State University;
and Wagner College.
The deadline for submission of goals to the University
General Education Committee is Oct. 15.
Please e-mail submissions to Robert
Knight, chair of the University General Education Committee, at
firstname.lastname@example.org, and copy them to Karen
Tallant at email@example.com.
Dale B. Taylor's book "Biomedical
Foundations of Music as Therapy" has been designated as the Featured
Classic in the May
2004 issue of MMB Music Inc.'s online Therapy Newsletter.
Stephen Drucker, UW-Eau Claire student
Emily Gilles; Jaebum Choo, Hanyang
University, South Korea; Daniel Autrey, Fayetteville State University/Texas
A&M University; and Mohamed Rishard and Jaan Laane, Texas A&M
University, recently had their paper titled "Ultraviolet Cavity
Ringdown Spectra of 2-Cyclohexen-1-one and Its Potential Energy Function
and Structure for the Electronic Ground State” accepted for publication
in the Canadian Journal of Chemistry.
Gilles is listed as the first author on the paper.
Foundations of Education
and Diane Huiras, Jill Labarbera
and Ann Salt, graduate
students in the library media program, gave a presentation and demonstration
titled “Content-Specific Web Site Evaluation” at the spring
conference of the Wisconsin Educational Media Association April 18-20
in Madison. The presentation, which also included work by four additional
students, was the result of a project completed in the fall semester
LMED 608 in which students identified content-specific Web site evaluation
criteria and designed ITLS standards-based evaluation forms for teachers
in language arts, math, social studies and science.
Rob Reid was
a keynote speaker at the Québec Library Association's 72nd Annual
Conference May 6-8 at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec,
Canada. The presentation was based on Reid's book "Something Funny
Happened at the Library," ALA Editions, 2003. Reid recently was
elected to the 2006 Newbery Award Committee, a 15-member committee that
will read and vote on children's books published in 2005. The Newbery
Award is one of the two most prestigious awards given for children's
literature published in the United States.
The following faculty members and students gave presentations at the
2004 Annual Rocky Mountain and Cordilleran Joint Meeting May 3-5 in
Boise, Idaho. Colin Shaw
and his research students, Ryan Dayton,
Christopher Fell, Kari Niss and
Kali Pace-Graczyk presented "BASMAP
(Basement Age and Structure Map): Prototype GIS Database of Crustal
Geology in the Southern Rocky Mountain Region." Student Scott
Formolo also co-authored the paper.
and his research students, Jim Watkins
and Breck Johnson
presented "Yellowstone Plumehead Meets Farallon Slab: A Plausible
Mechanism During North American Continental Tectonics for 80 MY."
Student Jesse Bernhardt
also co-authored the paper.
Kent Syverson presented
"Origin of Pre-Wisconsinan Glacial Units in Northern Wisconsin
Based on Lithologic Characteristics" at the Annual Institute on
Lake Superior Geology May 4-9 in Duluth, Minn. The following Geology
faculty members also attended the meeting: Nancy
Bowers, Karen Havholm, Phillip Ihinger, Colin Shaw and
Kent Syverson. In addition, the following
Geography and Anthropology
faculty members attended the meeting: Harry
Jol, Garry Running and Adam
Cahow, emeritus. Students enrolled in
GEOG 360 (Geomorphology) and GEOG 491 (Quaternary) also attended.
J. Brian Mahoney and
their research student, Laura
Strumness, will present "Contaminant
Pathways and Metal Sequestration Patterns in the Lower Coeur d'Alene
River Valley, Idaho: Mechanics of Trace Metal Mobility" at the
American Geological Union and Canadian Geological Union 2004 Joint Assembly
May 17-21 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. In addition, Hooper,
Mahoney and their research students, Kelly
Plathe and Strumness, will present "Arsenic
Metal Speciation in Mine Contaminated Lacustrine Sediment Using TEM/HR-ICPMS
and Calibrated Sequential Extraction" at the same meeting.
presented a workshop titled "Exploring Statistical Topics at PBS
Teacher Source" at the 36th Annual Conference of the Wisconsin
Mathematics Council May 6-7 in Green Lake.
Music and Theatre Arts
was one of three guest conductors for the South Dakota All-State Jazz
Band May 6-8 at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. Sixty-three
students from 23 high schools participated.
and colleagues Allen Levine, UW-Eau Claire graduate James
Cleary, Catherine Kotz and Charles Billington
from the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical
Center had their paper titled “Our Journey with Neuropeptide Y:
Effects on Ingestive Behaviors and Energy Expenditure” in the
March 2004 issue of the journal Peptides,
Vol. 25, pages 505-510. Jewett, UW-Eau
Claire students Lisa Nackers
and Daniel Hehli,
and UW-Eau Claire graduate Mikhail
Koffarnus presented research at the 2004
Experimental Biology meeting of the American Society for Pharmacology
and Experimental Therapeutics April 17-21 in Washington, D.C. Other
co-authors on the project included UW-Eau Claire students Timothy
Lefever, Constance Cameron and Lacey
Eveland, and research collaborators from
the University of Minnesota/Minneapolis VA Medical Center.
Tarique Niazi had his article titled
“Rural Poverty and the Green Revolution” published in the
Journal of Peasant Studies, London,
U.K., Vol. 31, No. 2, pages 242-260. The article discusses the political
economy of the agrarian change driven by the Green Revolution and documents
the social impact of the revolution on tenurial security, rural household
income and employment generation.
Births and Adoptions
Congratulations to Alexandre Dossin, music and theatre arts, and his wife, Maria, on the birth of son Victor Alexander on May 15. Victor joins big sister Sophia.