TIAA-CREF counseling sessions to be held
A representative from TIAA-CREF will be at UW-Eau Claire April 12 and 13 for individual counseling sessions with faculty and staff. TIAA-CREF is a tax-sheltered annuity (or supplemental retirement option) available to employees as part of their benefits package. The TIAA-CREF representative will be available to assist faculty and staff in starting a tax sheltered annuity, finding the right allocation mix, reviewing current contributions, learning about retirement income flexibility and more. Faculty and staff will receive TIAA-CREF's invitation and reservation information in campus mail. For more information, contact Amy TeBeest in Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
D2L survey available online
The UW System is conducting a survey about Learn@UW/Desire2Learn (D2L). Those conducting the survey are interested in receiving feedback from D2L users about how the product is working and meeting users’ needs. The survey, which should take about 10 minutes to complete, will be available online April 4-15.
The UW System is looking for specific feedback on the functionality of the software. Survey results will help to focus UW System communications with D2L Inc. and will help to develop future training sessions and services. For more information, contact David Wirth at email@example.com.
Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present its final Faculty/Academic Staff Forum for spring semester. The program will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center. Bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• Mehdi Sheikholeslami, accounting and finance, “Islamic Accounting.”
Lloyd Turtinen along with co-authors Lindsay Bremer, David Prall, Jenifer Schwartzhoff (recent UW-Eau Claire biochemistry/molecular biology graduates) and Scott Hartsel (Chemistry) had their article titled "Distinct Cytokine Release Profiles from Human Endothelial and THP-1 Macrophage-Like Cells Exposed to Different Amphotericin B Formulations" published in Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, Vol. 27, pages 85-93, 2005.
Bruce Taylor recently
had his poems “Mine,” “Strophe” and “Forgetting” published in Porcupine, a magazine of literary arts.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol and co-authors Marc Deshusses (University of California, Riverside) and Peter Gostomski (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) presented their paper titled "Initial Experiments on the Application of Ground Penetrating Radar to Troubleshoot Biofilters for Air Pollution Control" at the Tenth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar June 21-24, 2004, at Delft University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands. The paper also was published in the conference proceedings.
Music and Theatre Arts
Gary Don has been accepted as an Institute Scholar for the 2005 CASTL Institute: Developing Scholars of Teaching and Learning, to be held June 9-11 at Columbia College in Chicago. The CASTL (Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Institute is designed for college teachers who are eager to open their classroom doors in order to exchange, test, enrich and document their pedagogical practices with other committed educators. Don has been supported in his work in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through participation in the 2004-05 NET Teaching Scholars program and the 2003-04 TIE Fellows and SoTL Associates programs.
Condolences to the family of Bert Johnson. Johnson, a retired equipment manager in the UW-Eau Claire athletic department, died March 19 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.