Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshop and program deadline for faculty and academic staff.
• A workshop on Research and Scholarly Activity to discuss the following programs: Summer Extramural Grant Development, Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates, University Research and Creative Program, and Kell Container Corp. Scholarship for Faculty/Student Collaborative Research will be held Jan. 31 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Badger Room of Davies Center.
• Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Grants, University Research and Creative Activity, and Kell Container Corp. Scholarship for Faculty/Student Collaborative Research deadline is Feb. 15.
Guidelines for writing proposals for each of the above programs are available on the ORSP Web site or by calling 836-3405. If you cannot attend a workshop, please contact Betty Feia at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment with Chris Lind or Don Zeutschel to discuss the programs. ORSP staff members also are willing to schedule departmental or school workshops on any or all of its programs upon request.
Academic Skills Center/Women's Studies
Patti See's short story was published in the Summer/Autumn 2004 issue of the Absinthe Literary Review.
College of Education and Human Sciences
Katherine Rhoades co-authored an article with colleagues A. Statham and M.K. Schleiter of UW-Parkside titled "Women, Poverty and Public Policy: A Community-Based Model for Collaborative Outreach Scholarship" that was published in the Fall 2003/Winter 2004 issue of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.
Communication and Journalism
David Gordon (emeritus) had his article titled "The Ethical Face of Confidentiality" published in the current issue of Media Ethics. The article discusses ethics issues inherent in the use (or overuse) of confidential sources and proposes guidelines for journalists to consider before promising confidentiality to sources.
Several faculty members, students and alumni attended and presented posters at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Nov. 18-20, 2004, in Philadelphia. The following posters were presented: "Preparation and Practice with Developmental Apraxia of Speech: A Survey" — Linda Carpenter with Mandy Stanek and Kelly Christenson (graduate students) and Jessica Lahti (undergraduate alumna); "Role-Play Assessment Tool for Non-Native Speakers" — Carpenter with Jenique Musil and Julia Murphy-Antczak (graduate students); "Interdisciplinary Team Education in Graduate Professional Education: A Pilot Study" — Carpenter with La Vonne Cornell-Swanson (Social Work); "Effects of Phonological Facilitation on Children's Fluency" — Lisa LaSalle with Sarah Bender (graduate student); "Applying Knowledge of Grammatical Structures: A Survey of Students" — Kristine Retherford with Sara Halada and Jason Bennett (undergraduate students); "Language Sample Analysis: A Comparison of Two Procedures" — Retherford with Sara Halada (undergraduate student); "Effects of Vocal Disinhibition While Weight Lifting on the Voice" — Larry Solberg with Abby Childs (graduate alumna); and "Relative Effectiveness of Three Treatments on Unilateral Facial Weakness" — Solberg with Sally (Wurpts) Loeffler (graduate alumna).
Computing and Networking Services
Carol Accola recently was awarded a Ryland Fellowship for 2005 through the EDUCAUSE grant program. The program was established to expand opportunities for information technology professionals to attend EDUCAUSE educational events. Fellowships recognize a combination of past achievement, personal and institutional commitment, potential benefit and financial need.
Dick Boyum (emeritus) presented "Dealing with Different and Difficult Personality Types" to a certified fire officer class Dec. 15, 2004, at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire. He also presented "The Emotional Lives of Farmers" as the featured banquet speaker for the Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmers' Conference Jan. 8 in Eau Claire. The conference was sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Foundations of Education
Cynthia Gray-Mash coordinated a public forum through the Eau Claire Human Rights Coalition titled "The November Hunting Tragedy and its Impact in Wisconsin" Dec. 16, 2004, at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. Charles Vue (Multicultural Affairs) and John Hildebrand (English) were among the panel members for the forum.
Geography and Anthropology
Tim Bawden and recent UW-Eau Claire graduates Jon Kramer, Travis Franz and Eric Lynde had their article titled "Mapping a Rivalry: Sox Versus Yankees" published in the January 2005 issue of Geospatial Solutions, one of the leading commercial magazines in the GIS field. The article was a summary of several research projects by Bawden and students involving data obtained from ESPN in 2002. A larger summary of Bawden's research was presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in March 2004 in Philadelphia. Student participation in the meeting was made possible through undergraduate travel funding from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
J. Kenneth Davidson (emeritus) recently was named a National Council on Family Relations fellow. Colleagues nominated Davidson for the honor, which recognizes his enduring contributions to the field of family studies through a career of teaching, scholarship, outreach, professional service and leadership. Full story.
Condolences to the family of James H. Dean. Dean, a registrar at UW-Eau Claire until his retirement in 1981, died Dec. 17, 2004, in Minneapolis.
Condolences to Paula Stuettgen, Activities and Programs, whose father, Norbert Stuettgen, died Dec. 3, 2004, in Menomonee Falls.