Faculty and staff receive promotions and/or tenure
Forty-five UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff received promotions and/or tenure this past summer. Full story.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshops for faculty and academic staff. Program deadlines also are noted.
• A Research Workshop to discuss the Faculty Sabbatical Leave will be held Sept. 10 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Alumni Room of Davies Center.
• A Professional Development and Travel Support workshop to discuss the following programs: Academic Staff Professional Development; Guest Lecturers, Artists and Other Professionals; Workshops and Special Projects; Travel Support for Scholarly Presentations; and Student Travel for the Presentation of Research Results will be held Oct. 8 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Badger Room of Davies Center.
• The Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline for the first competition for submitting proposals is Sept. 1.
• Faculty/Student Research Collaboration Grants deadline is Sept. 15.
• The Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program deadline is Oct. 1.
• The Guest Lecturers, Artists and Other Professionals Program and the Workshops and Special Projects Travel Program deadline is the first working day of the month.
Guidelines for writing proposals for each of the above programs are available on the ORSP Web site or by calling 836-3405. If you cannot attend a workshop, please contact Betty Feia at email@example.com to arrange an appointment with Chris Lind or Don Zeutschel to discuss the programs. ORSP staff members also are willing to schedule departmental or school workshops on any or all of its programs upon request.
Center for International Education
Susan Lochner gave a presentation on "Maximizing Study Abroad," a textbook series designed to help students better prepare for study abroad programs, Aug. 5 at the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition Summer Institute at the University of Minnesota. Lochner discussed UW-Eau Claire's use of the textbook in pre-departure orientation.
Richard Boyum, emeritus, led an in-service workshop for K-12 teachers titled "Self as Instrument — Being the Best You Can Be" Aug. 12 and 13 at the American International School in Aruba. Boyum also had his article titled "Frieda’s Pies Smack of Good Memories” published in August in the Dunn County News. The piece was published in the July 14 issue of The Country Today as "Aunt Frieda — the Best Pie Maker.
Foreign Languages/Honors Program
Paul Hoff recently was informed that the UW-Eau Claire chapter of Sigma
Delta Pi, the national Hispanic honor society, received a Premio de Honor y Mérito award for its activities during the 2003-04 academic year. Approximately
15 of more than 500 chapters nationwide received this award. Hoff is the faculty adviser to the UW-Eau Claire chapter.
Ali Abootalebi recently completed his sabbatical stay in Iran. During his time there, Abootalebi was interviewed for and appeared on 11 television news shows. He also lectured at Iran's National Studies Institute, conducted interviews and had two articles published on the subject of Iran, Islam and Democracy.
Bill Harms has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Youth Sports Corporation for a three-year term. The 10-member board has oversight over three national programs that are sponsored in part by the federal government and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The national programs are the National Youth Sports Program, the National Collegiate Athletic Association Youth Education Program, and the Police Athletic League Youth Enrichment Program. Members of the board include individuals from the NCAA, governmental agencies, educational institutions, professional sports and the private sector.