Summer orientation advisers sought
Faculty and instructional academic staff members are invited to apply to become 2005 summer orientation advisers. The positions are 37½ percent summer positions.
Training sessions will be held June 8-10, 2005. Fifteen one-day sessions will be held during the first three weeks of the eight-week summer session, June 13-July 1, 2005. In addition, advisers will be involved in one-day orientation programs for new students in August 2005 and January 2006.
Individuals selected for these positions must be current members of the faculty or teaching academic staff who have a commitment to advising, a “track-record” of good advising, and a real interest in working with first-year students. Preference will be given to people who have assigned advisees within their departments and will continue to have advisees during the next year.
Applications are due Monday, Nov. 29. To obtain an application, contact Sarah Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-5053. For more information, contact Jacqueline Bonneville at email@example.com or 836-3487.
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.
• Nov. 3: Obika Gray, political science, "Demeaned but Empowered: The Social Power of the Urban Poor in Jamaica."
• Nov. 10: Matt Evans, physics and astronomy, "The Effect of Online Assignments in an Introductory Physics Course."
A list of all Fall 2004 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Thomas King and co-authors Patricia Ourand, Baltimore, Md., and Sherry Jo Engebretson, a UW-Eau Claire communication sciences and disorders graduate student and research assistant, gave a presentation on clinical assessment in assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication at the 22nd annual "Closing the Gap" international conference Oct. 22 in Minneapolis. Their presentation included information from their new textbook, "AC Concepts and Methods: Introductory Applications in Augmentative and Alternative Communication," Allyn & Bacon, Boston, to be released in 2006.
Dick Boyum, emeritus, gave a presentation titled "Men and Health" for the nursing course "Human Responses in Health and Illness" Oct. 25 at the UW-Eau Claire College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Patrick Day presented a paper titled “Ritual Expiation for Deceit in Ousmane Sembene’s novel and film 'Xala' (The Curse)” at the International Conference on Truth and Mendacity Oct. 22-24 in Atlanta. Day also was the moderator for the session “Despair and Deceit in Francophone Film and Literature” at the same conference.
Analisa DeGrave and UW-Eau Claire student Anna Baker presented a paper titled “Latin American Ecology: Cultural Practices, Hope and Destruction” at the North Central Council of Latin Americanists Conference Oct. 23 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Support for the project was provided by the UW-Eau Claire Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.
Roma Hoff, emerita, gave a presentation titled "España en Colores 1949-1957" at the annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in Acapulco, Mexico in August. The Instructional Resource Center in the UW-Eau Claire department of foreign languages was dedicated to Hoff during the fall meeting of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Oct. 1. In addition, the dining hall of the recently-completed Concordia College Spanish Village, El Lago del Bosque, in Bemidji, Minn., was named for Roma and Don Hoff in July.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol recently co-authored a Geological Society of America field guide titled "Coastal Evolution, Dynamic Shoreline Processes and Beach Management Controversies of the Columbia River Littoral Cell, Southwest Washington and Northern Oregon." Other co-authors were Sandy Vanderburgh, Guy Gelfenbaum, George Kaminsky, Curt Peterson and Jim Phipps.
Beth Kilday presented two technology workshops at the Northwestern Wisconsin Education Association meeting Oct. 8 at Memorial High School in Eau Claire and at the School Science and Mathematics Association Annual Conference Oct. 21-23 in Atlanta. The workshops, aimed at in-service and pre-service middle school mathematics and science teachers, focused on teaching teachers math and science activities involving TI-83+, CBL2 and Vernier Sensors.
Patricia Quinn gave an invited presentation titled "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Assessment: Assessment of Programs Serving Multicultural Students" at the UW System Best Practices in Closing the Achievement Gap conference Oct. 18 and 19 in Oconomowoc.
Music and Theatre Arts
Alexandre Dossin was the featured soloist for the opening concert of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Oct. 23 in Eau Claire. Dossin also will perform Nov. 3 with the Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet at UW-Eau Claire and Nov. 14 at the West Bend Museum of Art in West Bend.
Condolences to Tim Vaughan, management and marketing, whose father, Emmett Vaughan, died Oct. 24 in Iowa City, Iowa.