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Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following faculty workshop:
        A Faculty Development Workshop to discuss the Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program will be held May 5 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Badger Room of Davies Center. Go to top of page

 

Computer Science
The computer science department hosted the 38th Annual Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium April 8 and 9 at the Plaza Hotel in Eau Claire. The symposium was attended by more than 250 university computer science faculty members and students from eight states. Attendees presented 81 papers and two panel sessions on a variety of topics related to technical areas and instruction in computer science. The symposium also included a programming contest involving 28 student teams and a robot contest with eight student teams. The featured speaker, Michael Quinn, of Oregon State University, presented "Imaginary Worlds, Real Problems: Using Science Fiction to Teach Computer Ethics." Members of the Program Committee were Andrew Phillips, Steve Ratering and Paul Wagner. Go to top of page

 

English
John Hildebrand's "A Northern Front: New and Selected Essays" has been published by Borealis Books. The essays, many of which were originally published in such magazines as Harper's, Audubon, Sport Illustrated, Outside and Missouri Review, cover such topics as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Hmong immigration, the family farm and wildlife ecology.

 

Carmen Manning, Helen Dale and UW-Eau Claire students Scott Brown, Bridget Prokop, Eric Rasmussen and Carrie Schultz gave a presentation titled "DEEP: Developing Engaging English Projects" at the 2005 Annual Convention of the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Language Arts April 22 in Madison. Go to top of page

 

Foreign Languages
Patrick Day gave a presentation titled "Ugly Americans and Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: 'The Simpsons' as a Mirror of French-American Relations" at the Third Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association April 21-24 at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Day also chaired a panel on cultural theory at the same meeting.

Johannes Strohschänk presented a paper titled "What Do the Terms 'Liberal' and 'Grammar' Have in Common? For the Rehabilitation of a Dirty Word, or, the Need for a Love Affair with Language" at the 2005 Annual Convention of the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Language Arts April 22 in Madison.

José Valero had his book review of Noël Valis' "The Culture of Cursilería: Bad Taste, Kitsch and Class in Modern Spain" published in the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2005, pages 268-270. Go to top of page

Foundations of Education
Cynthia Gray-Mash’s article "Lifelong Endeavor or Transcript Audit?: The Liberal Arts in Professional Education" recently was published by the Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning in its quarterly newsletter, On Teaching and Learning, Vol. 19, No. 3, Spring 2005. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol and co-authors Timothy Fisher (University of Toledo), Derald Smith (University of Calgary) and Walter Loope (U.S. Geological Survey) presented a paper titled "Ground Penetrating Radar of Large Lake Basins or Looking Inside Coastal Deposits: A Tribute to Donald R. Currey" in a special session honoring Donald R. Currey (1934-2004) at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers April 5-9 in Denver, Colo. Go to top of page

Health Services
Members of UW-Eau Claire's Student Wellness Advocacy Team recently received several awards at the Bacchus and Gamma Peer Education Network's Area 4 Conference. Bacchus and Gamma is the largest national peer education organization, and Area 4 includes peer education programs from Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and North and South Dakota. Health educator Sarah Harvieux received the Outstanding Advisor Award; senior special education major and SWATeam member Jessica Evers received the Outstanding Student Award; and "Condom Sundae" won for Outstanding Program. Full story. Go to top of page

McIntyre Library
Jill Markgraf and Betsy Richmond gave a poster presentation titled "Keeping Men in College: Preliminary Data on Library Use by Male Students" at the 2005 Conference of the Wisconsin Academic Association of Libraries April 21 in Madison. Go to top of page

Music and Theatre Arts
Cellist Paul Kosower and Roger Frisch, associate concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra, performed the Brahms Double Concerto with the Mississippi Valley Orchestra of St. Paul April 17 at Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul, Minn. Go to top of page

Philosophy and Religious Studies
Geoffrey Gorham gave a presentation titled "Descartes on Persistence and Identity" at the Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference April 2 in Pullman, Wash. Gorham also had his article "Cartesian Causation: Continuous, Instantaneous, Overdetermined" published in the November 2004 issue of the Journal of the History of Philosophy. Go to top of page

Psychology
Kevin Klatt, UW-Eau Claire graduates Mikhail Koffarnus, Katie Solberg and Cassie Welch along with David McAdam and Anthony Decesare of the Bancroft Center, Philadelphia, had their paper titled "The Effects of Establishing Operations on Preferences for Tangible Items" accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. The paper is currently in press. Go to top of page

Student Support Services
Bruce Ouderkirk, Earl Shoemaker and UW-Eau Claire student Claire Gregorich gave a presentation titled “Establishing a Student Organization Within Your TRIO Program” at the annual conference of the Wisconsin Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel April 21 in Minocqua. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to the family of Richard Lee. Lee, a retired UW-Eau Claire maintenance employee, died April 25 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences to the family of Ethel Seitz. Seitz, a UW-Eau Claire associate professor emerita of geography, died April 1 in Lakeland, Fla. She was the wife of Kerlin Seitz, professor emeritus of geography, who died in 1985. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 52, No. 30 • Fifteenth Week • Spring Semester • May 2, 2005

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