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.
• March 2: Nola Schmitt, family health nursing, "Bridges and Benefits: Integrating Family Nursing and Holistic Nursing."
• March 9: Joel Pace, English, "Transatlantic Romanticism: Placing 19th Century Literature in English in a Transnational Context."
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 deadlines for faculty and academic staff.
• Academic Staff Professional Development Program and Summer Extramural Grant Development Program deadline is March 1.
• The Student Research Day abstract and application deadline is March 7-11.
Academic Skills Center/Women's Studies
Patti See presented "'Not Your Mother's Feminism': A Glimpse at the Third Wave" at the American Association of University Women-Chippewa Falls branch meeting Feb. 21 in Chippewa Falls.
Activities and Programs
Beverly Soll presented a paper titled "Spiritualism and Religion in the Operas of William Grant Still" at the joint national meetings of the National Association for African American Studies, the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, the National Association of Native American Studies and the International Association of Asian Studies Feb. 17 in Houston, Texas. The interdisciplinary conference was titled "Cultural Memory: Ethnicity and Multiculturalism in the Modern World." Soll's book "I Dream a World," a comprehensive study of Still's operas, will be available in March through the University of Arkansas Press.
Erica Benson will lead a discussion series exploring the past, present and future of the English language at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The series will be held Mondays March 7 through April 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Chippewa Room of the library. Discussions will be based on the books "A History of English In Its Own Words" by Craig Carver, "Language Myths" edited by Laurie Bauer and Peter Trudgill, and "How We Talk: American Regional English Today" by Allan Metcalf.
Foundations of Education
Cynthia Gray-Mash's documentary "Termespheres: Total Worlds" has been selected for a second showing as part of the "Best of da Vinci" film and video festival July 15-16, 2005, in Corvallis, Ore. Gray-Mash was assisted in the documentary by UW-Eau Claire graduate Jeff Shurtleff, currently employed by Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol co-authored a paper titled "Radar 'Lensing' By a Small River" with David Nobes and Henrik Rother (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) that was presented at the Tenth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar June 21-24 in Delft, The Netherlands.
Susan Turell has been nominated by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault to receive a 2005 NSVRC Award for Outstanding
Advocacy & Community Work in Ending Sexual Violence from the
National Sexual Violence Resource Center. The award will be presented to Turell in April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Condolences to Richard Fletcher, music and theatre arts, whose mother, Eleanor Fletcher, died Feb. 15 in Arkansas.
Condolences to David Lawrence, Custodial Services, whose father, Lyman Lawrence, died Feb. 7 in Eau Claire.
Condolences to Dale Schalinske, University Centers and Programs, whose mother, Margie Schalinske, died Feb. 22 in Eau Claire.