Adult Health Nursing
Joan Stehle Werner received fellow status in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress in October 2004. She became a board certified expert in traumatic stress through the same organization in 2003. Stehle Werner and Ruth Tanyi, who received a master's degree in nursing from UW-Eau Claire in 2002, presented a poster titled "Comparison of Spiritual Well-Being Scores Between Women on Dialysis and Other Clinical Populations" at the 2004 Mayo Spiritual Care Research Conference Nov. 4 in Rochester, Minn. In addition, Stehle Werner and current nursing graduate students E. Marie Allison and Patricia Schulz presented a poster titled "Spirituality, Quality of Life and Health in People with Chronic Mental Illness" at the same conference.
Several biology faculty members have co-presented papers with students at professional meetings over the past few months. Dan Janik and students Nick Cartwright and Jeral Dennis presented a poster titled "Body Weight and Nonphotic Circadian Clock Resetting in Hamsters" at the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms biennial meeting July 23-26 in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. In addition, Janik and students Mike Orysen and Cartwright presented a paper titled "Beta-Adrenergic Mediation of Circadian Phase Shifts Induced by Light-to-Dark Transitions" at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Oct. 23-27 in San Diego, Calif.
Paula Kleintjes and student Jodi Swanson (McNair Scholar) presented a poster titled "Dine and Dash: Lytta sayi (Coleoptera: Meloidae) deflower stands of Lupinus perennis, the larval host plant of the Federally endangered Karner blue butterfly Lycaeides melissa samuelis (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) at the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Nov. 13-16 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kleintjes and student Dustin VanOverbeke (CUR Summer Fellowship undergraduate) presented a poster titled "Is Potentilla fruticosa a nectar plant for butterflies?" at the same meeting.
Tali Lee, student Kally Worm and Peter Reich, Dept. of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, presented a poster titled "Variation in plant photosynthetic and biomass responses to species richness, CO2, and N: role of unique functional attributes" at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in August in Portland, Ore. Evan Weiher, Lee, graduate student Deb Freund and undergraduate student Jesse Anderson presented a poster titled "The effects of chlorothalonil fungicide on mycorrhizal inoculum potential and plant biomass distribution" at the same meeting.
Sasha Showsh and students Cathy Pohl and Deanna Freidel presented a poster titled "Analysis of Enterococcus faecalis isolate containing phromone-responsive plasmids encoding vancomycin resistance and bacteriocin production" at the North Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology meeting Nov. 12-13 in Madison.
College of Education and Human Sciences
Katherine Rhoades has been appointed a member of the Professional Development Steering Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education for a three-year term.
Jack Bushnell's third book, "Farm Crossing," recently was published by Chippewa Valley Museum Press. The book, intended for young-adult readers, reflects the historical focus of the museum's new NEH-funded exhibit, "Farm Life." The writing of the book was partially supported by UW-Eau Claire's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Bushnell's essay, "A Baseball Boy Turns 50," was published in the fall 2004 issue of the literary journal Elysian Fields Quarterly.
Foreign Languages/University Honors Program
Paul Hoff and Nuria Hoff (Foreign Languages) recently authored the following books, published by EMC/Paradigm Publishing: "Navegando 1: Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises," "Navegando 2: Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises" and "Navegando 3: Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises."
Geography and Anthropology
Tim Bawden gave an invited presentation titled "Competing Visions of Nature, Land Use and Settlement: Northern Wisconsin 's Lost Reserve" Nov. 30 for the UW-Madison forest ecology and management department. The presentation focused on the attempts of Wisconsin's first forester, Edward M. Griffith, to create a 1.5 million acre state forest reserve in the headwaters of northern Wisconsin in the early part of the 20th century. His efforts were opposed by many local people in the region who did not want to see the cutover forest land revert to public ownership. The local opposition won, and the state halted its endeavor.
Management Information Systems
Thomas Hilton and Dale A. Johnson (Management Information Systems/College of Business) received a Distinguished Writing Award for their paper titled "ABET Accreditation of MIS Programs in AACSB Schools" at the Information Systems Education Conference 2004 Nov. 4-7 in Newport, R.I.
Music and Theatre Arts
Alexandre Dossin presented a lecture-recital titled "Reflections on Piano Performance and Teaching" for the Chippewa Valley Music Teachers Association Nov. 19 at Schmitt Music in Eau Claire.
Paul Kosower presented a lecture-demonstration of the Bedient Tracker Pipe Organ for the Chippewa Valley chapter of the American Guild of Organists Nov. 20 at First Presbyterian Church in Chippewa Falls.
Public Health Professions
Dale B. Taylor, emeritus, gave a presentation titled "Workshop in Application of Biomedical Music Therapy" at the American Music Therapy Association 2004 Conference Nov. 20 in Austin, Texas. Taylor also served on the AMTA Assembly of Delegates and the International Relations Committee at the same meeting.
Tarique Niazi's article "Rural Poverty and the Green Revolution: Lessons from Pakistan " has been adopted as required reading by the faculty at Durham University, United Kingdom. The article will be used in a graduate course titled "Grassroots-Informed Economic Development Initiatives," coordinated by Durham University professors Jonathan Rigg and Mike Parnwell and taught at Hue University of Economics in Vietnam. The article was published in the London-based Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2004, pages 242-260.
Donald Nielsen has had entries on the "Annales School" of history, "Religion in French Social Theory" and the concept of "Social Facts" published in the "Encyclopedia of Social Theory," two volumes, edited by George Ritzer, SAGE Publications, 2005, pages 12-16; 639-641; and 740-744.
Condolences to Andrew Gutshall, University Centers and Programs, whose father, James Gutshall, died Nov. 15 in Naperville, Ill.
Condolences to Kathy Tank, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, whose brother, Dan Ludewig, died last week in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Condolences to the family of Frank Wrigglesworth. Wrigglesworth, a member of the Blugold Hall of Fame and a former UW-Eau Claire men's golf, baseball and football coach, died Nov. 29 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.