Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshop and program deadline for faculty and academic staff.
• A workshop on Research and Scholarly Activity to discuss the following programs: Summer Extramural Grant Development, Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates, University Research and Creative Program, and Kell Container Corp. Scholarship for Faculty/Student Collaborative Research will be held Jan. 31, 2005, from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Badger Room of Davies Center.
• Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Grants, University Research and Creative Activity, and Kell Container Corp. Scholarship for Faculty/Student Collaborative Research deadline is Feb. 15, 2005.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Dick Boyum (emeritus) presented a workshop titled "Self as Instrument — I Bet I Can Improve Your Mental Health in One Hour" to Eau Claire County Employees Dec. 8 at the Eau Claire County Courthouse. Boyum also gave a guest presentation on holiday stress for the Chippewa Valley Autism Society Dec. 9 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
Dominique Thévenin had her book review of Yann Queffélec's "Boris après l'amour" published in The French Review, Vol. 78, No. 2, December 2004.
John Tinker (emeritus) received a special recognition award for his outstanding service on the Eau Claire County Groundwater Advisory Committee Dec. 7 at the Eau Claire County Board meeting. Tinker, a long-time member of the committee, has worked on numerous groundwater and wellhead protection studies.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Charlene Burns presented a paper titled "Cognitive Dissonance and the Induced Compliance Paradigm: Ethical Concerns in Teaching Religious Studies" for the academic teaching and study of religion section of the American Academy of Religion meeting Nov. 20 in San Antonio, Texas. Burns also presented "A Theological Interpretation of Altruism in Nature" Nov. 22 for the religion and science section of the same meeting.
Teaching and Learning Technology Development Center
Rick Mickelson's photograph titled "Day Starter" received the first place award for October 2004 in the personal vision division of the monthly University Photographers Association of America monthly photo contest. The photograph shows Mickelson's dock on Lake Altoona — the view he sees each morning.
Births and Adoptions
Congratulations to Lark Keating-Hadlock, McIntyre Library, whose first grandchild, Maya Mextli Palacios-Hadlock, was born to Lark's daughter, Chanda, Nov. 27 in Minneapolis. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 21 inches long when she was born.