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 9: Joel Pace, English, "Transatlantic Romanticism: Placing 19th Century Literature in English in a Transnational Context."
• March 16: La Vonne Cornell-Swanson, social work, “The Use of Stimulant Medication for Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Survey of School Social Workers’ Knowledge, Opinions, Attitudes and Experiences.”
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.
• The Student Research Day abstract and application deadline is March 7-11.
Activities and Programs
Beverly Soll’s book “I Dream a World — The Operas of William Grant Still” will be available through the University of Arkansas Press in April. Information about the book is available online.
Art & Design
Emeriti faculty members Stephen Katrosits and Anders Shafer received honorable mention awards for their works in the ArtsWest 26 Exhibit, a major juried exhibit for regional artists, at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The exhibit will be on display in the gallery and throughout the library through April 12.
UW-Eau Claire student Cathy Pohl, Marcia Miller-Rodeberg (Chemistry) and Sasha Showsh gave a presentation titled “Isolation of Novel Azo Dye-Degrading Bacteria” at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Feb. 17-20 in Washington, D.C.
Andrew Phillips and Paul Wagner recently participated in grant proposal review sessions for the National Science Foundation. Phillips was a reviewer for the Federal Cyber Service: Scholarships for Service program in February; and Wagner was a reviewer for the Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement program, Adaptation and Implementation track, in January. Both programs are part of the NSF’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources, Division of Undergraduate Education. Phillips also presented a poster relating to an NSF computer security grant received by Phillips and Wagner at the NSF Engineering and Computing Education Grantee meeting in February.
Dick Boyum (emeritus) presented lectures on behavioral change for wellness classes in the UW-Eau Claire kinesiology department Feb. 28. He also presented “Values-Determined Behavior” to Davies Center staff members March 1 in Davies Center. In addition, Boyum gave a presentation about performance anxiety to the UW-Eau Claire student chapter of the National Band Association March 3 at UW-Eau Claire.
Karen Loeb recently had her short story "Border Skirmishes" published in the online magazine VerbSap.
Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, in conjunction with the Chippewa Falls School District, received a $14,950 U.S. Federal Title III Immigrant Children and Youth Grant for a project titled “Project Engage.” The grant funds will be used to work with the school district’s English language learners.
Al Wiberg and Reb Gregg, an attorney who specializes in legal liability issues for outdoor education/recreation, gave a presentation on challenge course management at the 15th Annual International Challenge Course Symposium and Conference Jan. 27-30 in Indianapolis.