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Retirement investment consultations offered
man with large financial symbolsA representative from Fidelity Investments will be on campus Jan. 30 to meet with faculty and staff on an individual basis regarding supplemental retirement. Fidelity Investments is a mutual fund company with the UW System Tax Sheltered Annuity Program. The representative will be available to provide information on supplemental retirement investment options, to assist with starting a tax sheltered annuity, to review current contributions and more. To make an appointment to meet with the Fidelity representative, call the Fidelity appointment desk at (800) 642-7131. The consultations will take place in the Office of Human Resources, Schofield 220. Go to top of page

Communication and Journalism
Judy Sims co-authored a book chapter titled "Metaphoric Illumination and Symbolic Ambiguity: Applying the Team Metaphor for Perceptual Reorientation," which was published in the book "Facilitating Group Tasks and Team Communication," Hampton Press, Vol. 2, pages 155-176. Sims also was one of 25 faculty members selected to participate in the International Radio and Television Society Foundation Seminar "Diversity in Media" Nov. 14-15, 2005, in New York City. Support to attend the seminar was provided by the UW-Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program.Go to top of page

Communication Sciences and Disorders
Thomas King (emeritus) recently completed and submitted two invited sidebar essays for inclusion in a new textbook by Romich and Hill to be published in 2006 by the Augmentive and Alternative Communication Institute in Wooster, Ohio. The book will be a handbook on augmentative and alternative communication evidence-based practice which will be useful in teaching AAC as well as in guiding clinical practice. King's essays focus on human factors considerations in AAC use, engineering and design, and the use of Morse-type codes and other switch codes in AAC and assistive technology practice. Go to top of page

Facilities Planning and Management
Robert Leidholdt received the Adult Good Samaritan Award at the Red Cross Real Heroes Awards Dinner Jan. 19 in Eau Claire. The award recognized Leidholdt’s actions in helping a heart attack victim in December 2004. An article about the incident appeared in the Jan. 24, 2005, University Bulletin. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Carter Smith's article on the contemporary Spanish novelist Juan José Millás was included in the recently published "Dictionary of Literary Biography," Vol. 322: Twentieth-Century Spanish Fiction Writers, New York, Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2005, pages 215-220.

Jeff Vahlbusch had his article on Margarethe Schurz, who started the first U.S. kindergarten in Watertown, Wis., published in the multidisciplinary encyclopedia “Germany and the Americas — Culture, Politics and History,” edited by Thomas Adam, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, Calif., 2005, Vol. 3, pages 951-953. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages/Latin American Studies
Analisa DeGrave presented "Palmares: Colonial Representations of a Black Utopia" at the “New Worlds Reflected: Representations of Utopia, the New World and Other Worlds” conference Dec. 9, 2005, at Birbeck College, University of London. She was awarded a travel grant from the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies to attend. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol co-authored a paper with Timothy Fisher and A.M. Boudrea titled "Saginaw Lobe Tunnel Channels (Laurentide Ice Sheet) and Their Significance in South-Central Michigan, USA," which appeared in the journal  Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 24, pages 2375-2391. Go to top of page

Philosophy and Religious Studies
Charlene Burns presented a paper titled "Implications of Jungian & Winnicottian Psychologies for Biological Evolutionary Theories of Religion" at the Fourth International Conference on the Arts and Humanities Jan. 15 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Go to top of page

Births and Adoptions
Congratulations to Kurt Wiegel, chemistry, and his wife, Jacqueline, on the birth of son Joshua Thomas Dec. 16, 2005. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Thomas joins sisters Emma and Eliza. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to the family of Lorraine Begalke. Begalke, a retired member of the UW-Eau Claire custodial staff, died Jan. 2 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences to the family of Gerald Ehrmeyer. Ehrmeyer, an assistant professor of psychology at UW-Eau Claire from 1971-78 and a program manager and coordinator in Career Services from 1978-1996, died Dec. 15, 2005, in Middleton, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Condolences to the family of Naomi Loomis. Loomis, a retired UW-Eau Claire secretary, died Dec. 29, 2005, in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences to Charles Vue, Multicultural Affairs, whose mother, Ma Xiong Vue, died Jan. 4 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences to the family of Milford Ulness. Ulness, a custodian at UW-Eau Claire from 1998-2002, died Dec. 11, 2005, in Strum. Full obituary. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 53, No. 18 • First Week • Spring Semester • Jan. 23, 2006

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
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