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. Bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• Feb. 22: Teresa Sanislo, history, "Embodying Germanic Masculinity: Patriotism, Physical Culture and the Politics of Style in the German Gymnastics Movement 1810-1820."
• March 1: Tim Bawden, geography and anthropology, "The Geography of Fans of Professional Baseball and Football."
A list of all Spring 2006 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadline:
• The Academic Staff Professional Development Program and Summer Extramural Grant Development Program deadline is March 1.
Michele Olson received the Eau Claire YMCA's Steven J. Anderson Award Feb. 14 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the YMCA gymnastics program. Olson, a YMCA gymnastics coach, was instrumental to the success of the YMCA National Gymnastics Meet hosted by the Eau Claire YMCA in summer 2005.
Johannes Strohschänk and Eau Claire attorney William Thiel had their book titled "The Wisconsin Office of Commissioner of Emigration, 1852-1855, and its Impact on German Immigration to the State" published in 2005 by the Max Kade Institute in Madison as part of the institute's German Studies Series.
Foundations of Education
Rob Reid, a member of the 2006 Newbery Award Committee, will present "My Newbery Year: the Best Books of 2005" at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Eau Claire Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. Reid will highlight this year's winner and honor books, plus other favorite children's books published in 2005.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol and co-author Derald Smith (University of Calgary) presented a paper titled "Ground Penetrating Radar of Large Lake Basins or Looking Inside Coastal Deposits: A Tribute to Donald R. Currey" at a special session honoring the life of Donald R. Currey at the Association of American Geographers' 101st Annual Meeting April 5-9, 2005, in Denver, Colo.
Robert Gough and Jane Pederson gave invited presentations on Wisconsin history Feb. 10 at a symposium sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Teachers' Academy for the Study of American History at UW-Oshkosh. Gough's presentation was titled "Forest, Farm or Fun Spot? Constructing Alternatives for Northern Wisconsin, 1870-1940." Pederson's presentation was titled "Between Memory and Reality: Family and Community in Rural Wisconsin, 1870-1970." Thirty K-12 teachers are enrolled in the Teachers' Academy's one-year program, which is sponsored by a Teaching American History grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Management and Marketing
Rhetta Standifer and Allen Bluedon (University of Missouri-Columbia) had their article titled "Teaching the Temporal Imagination" accepted for publication in the June 2006 issue of Academy of Management Learning and Education.
Kevin Klatt recently received a $30,000 grant from the Organization for Autism Research for his project titled “A Comparison of Simultaneous Prompt and Constant Prompt Delay Procedures on Teaching Skills to Young Children with Autism.”
Births and Adoptions
Congratulations to Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Student Development and Diversity, and husband Scott Ritter on the birth of son Mason James Feb. 9. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long when he was born.