Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present Faculty/Academic Staff Forums this semester. The programs will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesdays in the Presidents Room of Davies Center, unless otherwise noted. Bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• Feb. 16: Helaine Minkus, geography and anthropology, "The Contribution of the Host Family Program to international education."
• Feb. 23: Colin Shaw, geology, "Earthquakes, Flowing Rocks and Mountains: How Continents Deform."
A list of all Spring 2005 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadline for faculty and academic staff.
• 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.
Academic Skills Center/Student Support Services
Patti See presented "Teachers on the Big Screen: Observation and Analysis in the First-Year Experience Class" at the Annual Conference on the First Year Experience and Students in Transition Feb. 4-8 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Art & Design
Anders Shafer (emeritus) had two of his works accepted into "Border To Border," a national competition of drawing, at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. The works will be on display Feb. 28-March 30.
Communication and Journalism
Judy Sims received a second place award in the Broadcast Education Association International Division's Open Paper Competition for her manuscript titled "Globalization and the Privatization of Radio in Greece: Influences, Issues and Consequences." Sims will present the paper at the 50th Annual BEA Convention April 23 in Las Vegas.
Max Garland had his poems "Day So Bright" and "An Exercise in Waking Up on Davenport Street" published in the Winter 2004 issue of the Gettysburg Review. In addition, Garland recently received a Wisconsin Arts Board fellowship for 2005.
Mary Iribarren recently had her book "Fonética y Fonología Española" published by Editorial Síntesis, Colección de Letras Universitarias, Madrid, 2005.
Matt Waters had his article "Cyrus and the Achaemenids" published in the journal Iran XLII, 2004, pages 91-102. The journal is published by the British Institute of Persian Studies, London.
Foundations of Education
Rob Reid had his interview with children's author and folklore scholar Eric Kimmel published in the February 2005 issue of LibrarySparks magazine. Reid also recently had his article titled "Boyz 2 Readerz" published in the Children's Literature Network's e-magazine. The article discusses the widening gap between boys and girls in reading ability and how teachers, librarians and parents can improve the connection between boys and books.
Selika Ducksworth-Lawton will be a panel member for a town hall meeting about America's involvement in Iraq Feb. 26 at UW-Barron County. Additional information can be found in the Feb. 9 Chetek Alert article "UW-BC site for town hall meeting on Iraqi future."
Ali Abootalebi gave a presentation titled "U.S. Challenges in Iraq and in the Muslim World" Feb. 8 as part of the Great Decisions series at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Kevin Klatt recently finished serving on Gov. Doyle's task force on autism in Wisconsin. The task force met over a six month period to discuss autism services and make recommendations for improving services in the state.