Art & Design
Scott Robertson will have his paintings displayed in an exhibit titled “Horizon Line ” April 24-June 1 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. An opening reception will be held April 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the library.
Center for International Education
Several staff members gave presentations, moderated or chaired sessions at the 2005 Wisconsin NAFSA Conference April 4 and 5 at UW-Madison. Phil Huelsbeck presented a workshop titled "A Bit of the Basics and a lot of Work" with Tara Harvey, UW-Madison. Huelsbeck also moderated a session titled "International Student and Scholar Professionals" with Travis Ulrich, UW-Madison. Susan Lochner moderated and co-presented a session titled "Curriculum Integration on a Shoestring" with Cheryl Lochner-Wright and Colleen Marchwick. Helaine Minkus (Geography and Anthropology) chaired and co-presented a session titled "Friendship Family Program Organization and Benefits" with Huelsbeck and Constance Fang, UW-Stevens Point.
Bruce Taylor's original video poem about Eau Claire's The Joynt was featured on Wisconsin Public Television April 14 as part of WPT's month-long series of poems about places in Wisconsin. More information about the series is available online.
Foreign Languages/Honors Program
Paul Hoff has been recertified as an oral proficiency tester of Spanish by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. In this capacity Hoff regularly conducts academic and commercial oral proficiency interviews for Language Testing International, the ACTFL testing office.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol presented a paper titled "Where Jesus Played and Bathed? Preliminary Results from Geophysical Surveys at the Cactus Coffee House, Mary’s Well Plaza, Nazareth, Israel" at the 5th Recent Work in Archaeological Geophysics meeting, Environmental and Industrial Geophysics Group, Dec. 15-16, 2004, in London. Co-authors included Paul Bauman (Komex International), Maha Darawsha (University of Hartford), Richard Freund (University of Hartford), Philip Reeder (University of South Florida) and Carl Savage (Drew University).
J. Brian Mahoney co-authored an invited talk titled "Orogenic Belts, Delamination and Non-Steady-State Emplacement of Large-Volume Continental Margin Batholiths; Examples from Peru, California and New Zealand" with David Kimbrough (San Diego State University) which was presented March 31 at the Australia National University. Mahoney was in Australia for two weeks conducting U-Pb analyses on the Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe at ANU.
Lark Keating-Hadlock, Carol Lonning, Laura Roach and Katherine Schneider (emerita, Counseling Services) participated in the Fourth Annual Literacy Volunteers-Chippewa Valley Scrabble Bee April 7 at the Holiday Inn-Campus Area in Eau Claire. Representing McIntyre Library, the team placed sixth out of 35 teams and received special recognition for collecting the most pledges. Schneider, who used her own Braille Scrabble board, was assisted by Mary Finseth.
Betsy Richmond recently was appointed to the Library Services and Technology Act Advisory Committee by Elizabeth Burmaster, Wisconsin's state superintendent of public instruction. The committee advises the state superintendent and the Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning on the development of the long-range plan for the LSTA program, annual grant priorities and categories, and applications and recommendations for grant awards.
Music and Theatre Arts
Alexandre Dossin has embarked on a concert tour of solo piano recitals that will include stops in seven U.S. cities, a two-week tour of Japan, a CD recording in Toronto and performances in Brazil. The tour, titled "Franz Liszt and Italy," includes only pieces composed by Liszt, all of which are related to Italy in some way. Dossin will return to the Chippewa Valley to perform "Franz Liszt and Italy" in a free concert for area residents at 7:30 p.m. May 1 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Dossin's second solo CD, "A Touch of Brazil," recently was released through Blue Griffin Recording. Full story.
Kristine Fletcher and students Kelli Hanson, Claire Tiller and Amy Van Maldegiam, members of the the Cane Mutiny Bassoon Ensemble, performed two concerts for music students April 8 at River Falls High School. The ensemble also performed for elementary through high school music students April 14 at New Auburn Junior and Senior High Schools.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Charlene Burns has been awarded a Coolidge Fellowship to participate in the 23rd annual CrossCurrents Research Colloquium in summer 2005 in New York City. Her project involves the intersection of religion and science on the question of biological altruism. The colloquium is an interdisciplinary program held in conjunction with Columbia University, Union and Jewish Theological Seminaries.
Public Health Professions
Doug Olson, Bernie Dana (Evangel University) and UW-Eau Claire student Stefanie Ojibway had their paper titled "Mapping the Road to Quality Results" published in the April issue of Provider.
Jeff Erger presented papers titled "Does the Development of an Identity as 'Cardiac Survivor' Increase Adherence to Medically Prescribed Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs?" and "I Better Get Out of Bill's Chair: Formal and Informal Rule Enforcement at a Coffee Shop" at the Midwest Sociology Society annual meeting April 1 in Minneapolis. The first paper was co-authored by UW-Eau Claire alumna Meghan McDonald. The second was co-authored by UW-Eau Claire student Nicholas Harberg.
Condolences to Lorraine Smith, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, whose father, John Riedel, originally from Chippewa Falls, died April 12 in Tomah.
Condolences to the family of Donald Nelson. Nelson, a retired custodial services staff member, died April 12 in Strum.