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OPID to offer conference development grants
The UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development offers grants of up to $1,000 for development and sponsorship of local, regional and system-wide workshops and conferences focused on the improvement of teaching.

OPID is particularly interested in proposals that focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning, and in activities that build upon existing campus initiatives focused on teaching and learning. The grants also support workshops, seminars or conferences on teaching-related subjects, including meetings of faculty or staff in a particular discipline to discuss teaching issues raised by that discipline. Proposers may invite guest speakers to give presentations as part of their program. Funds typically support travel, materials and some expenses incidental to the funded event; they are not intended to support conference travel for individual faculty members attending non-OPID-funded events.

Two copies of each proposal must be submitted to Linda Carpenter, NET coordinator and UW-Eau Claire's administrative representative to OPID, in the NET office (Schofield 30) by Tuesday, March 8. NET will ensure that proposals are received in the OPID office by March 11.

Guidelines and application forms are available on the NET or OPID Web sites. For more information, contact Linda Carpenter at carpenlj@uwec.edu or 836-2298. Proposers also may request additional details and guidelines from Donna Silver, OPID assistant director, at dsilver@uwsa.edu or (608) 262-4337. Go to top of page

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. 23: Colin Shaw, geology, "Earthquakes, Flowing Rocks and Mountains: How Continents Deform."
       
March 2: Nola Schmitt, family health nursing, "Bridges and Benefits: Integrating Family Nursing and Holistic Nursing."

A list of all Spring 2005 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online. Go to top of page

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadline for faculty and academic staff.
Program Deadline:
    Academic Staff Professional Development Program and Summer Extramural Grant Development Program deadline is March 1. Go to top of page

Counseling Services
Dick Boyum (emeritus) gave a presentation titled "Values-Determined Behavior" for the Wisconsin School Counselor Association conference Feb. 24 in Stevens Point. Go to top of page

Music and Theatre Arts
Richard Fletcher, Kristine Fletcher and Christa Garvey presented a lecture titled "Shall We Dance? The Influence of Dance on Woodwind Chamber Music" and a concert titled "Gotta Dance: Dance Music for Reed Trio" at the 2005 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities Jan. 15 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The three faculty members form the Trio d'Anches, with Garvey on oboe, Richard Fletcher on clarinet and Kristine Fletcher on bassoon. The group Clearly Three, with Richard Fletcher, Kristine Fletcher and Barbara Wimunc-Pearson on piano, announce the availability of their new CD, "Clearly Three: Trios from the Twentieth Century" on Tonheim Records. Clearly Three performed an international music program for the First Friday series Dec. 4 in Eau Claire. The group also has been invited to perform at the 2005 ClarinetFest conference of the International Clarinet Association July 20-24 in Tokyo, Japan. The Fletchers will be joint soloists for the U.S. premier of the Russian "Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon" with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra March 5 at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Go to top of page

Sociology
Tarique Niazi had his essay “Gwadar: China’s Naval Outpost on the Indian Ocean” published in a special issue of China Brief, Vol. 5, No. 4, Feb. 15, 2005. The essay also was published on the Web site of the International Relations and Security Network of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. The article discusses strategic implications of a deep sea port project that China is helping to build at the Arabian Sea along the Makran Coast in Pakistan’s western province of Baluchistan. China Brief is a publication of the Washington, D.C.-based Jamestown Foundation. Go to top of page

Teaching and Learning Technology
Development Center

Rick Mickelson recently was selected as the first winner of the VisionAge Olympus Evolt Contest. Mickelson, selected from contest entrants able to correctly answer questions about the January 2005 issue of VisionAge, won a new Olympus EVOLT E-300 camera and accessories. A brief bio of Mickelson and his photo from the UW-Eau Claire Homecoming 2004 football game currently appear on the VisionAge Web site. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to David Gordon (emeritus), communication and journalism, whose father, Theodore H. Gordon, died Feb. 11 in Pennsylvania.

Condolences to David Johnson, University Centers and Programs, whose father, Merrill K. Johnson, died Feb. 15 in Eau Claire.

Condolences to Dennis Knutson (emeritus), accounting and finance, whose mother, Lorraine H. Knutson, died Feb. 11 in Eau Claire. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 52, No. 21 • Fifth Week • Spring Semester • Feb. 21, 2005

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant.
Updated: February 18, 2005

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