Classified Staff Scholarship applications due
Full-time classified staff members and retirees are invited to nominate full-time UW-Eau Claire students for the 2006 Classified Staff Scholarship. Each eligible employee can nominate one person per academic year for the $500 scholarship.
More information and application forms are available online. For additional information, contact Barbara Bowers at email@example.com or 836-3871. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. April 3.
Center for Alcohol Studies and Education Request for Proposals
The Center for Alcohol Studies and Education (CASE) is pleased to announce that funding for student-faculty collaborative research and special creative projects is available through its Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools grant. Three research grants in the amount of $5,000 are available for summer 2006. Grants may include $2,300 for student stipend(s), $2,200 for faculty mentors and $500 for supplies.
For more information, contact Nina Albanese-Kotar, CASE director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For application forms, contact Jenny Schwartz, CASE program assistant, at email@example.com or 836-5110. The application deadline is April 13. Award announcements will be made by May 1.
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.
• March 29: Thomas Kemp, economics, "Of Transactions and Transaction Costs: Uncertainty, Policy and the Process of Law in the Thought of Commons and Williamson."
• April 12: Julie Anderson, biology, "From Genes to Ecosystems: A Molecular View of Microbial Diversity in Different Plant Communities."
A list of all Spring 2006 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Communication and Journalism
Kelly Jo Wright, assistant director of forensics at UW-Eau Claire, received the 2006 Larry Schnoor District IV Distinguished Service Award at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament Qualifying Tournament March 11-12 at UW-Stout. Each year the district, comprised of schools from Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska, honors a coach with the award. Wright was nominated by the UW-Eau Claire forensics team as well as one other undisclosed team.
Several faculty and staff members presented papers, panels and workshops at the 37th Technical Symposium of the Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) March 1-5 in Houston, Texas. Dan Stevenson and Michael Wick presented a paper titled “On Using Scheme to Teach Prolog.” Wick and Paul Wagner presented a paper titled “Using Market Basket Analysis to Integrate and Motivate Topics in Discrete Structures." Wick also presented at and participated in a panel titled “Digital Gaming as a Vehicle for Learning.” Wagner, Andrew Phillips, Jason Wudi (Learning and Technology Services), Tom Paine (Learning and Technology Services) and Daren Bauer (Learning and Technology Services) presented a two-part workshop sequence on “Computer Security Essentials." Phillips and Wick also attended a program evaluator workshop for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology/Computing Accreditation Commission accreditation.
Foreign Languages/Honors Program
Paul Hoff gave a presentation titled "The Changing Face of Spain" at the 2006 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages March 9-11 in Chicago.
Janice Bogstad presented a paper titled "Human/Techno-Interfaces in the Fictions of Iain (M.) Banks:
Looking Backward, Forward, Eastward and Windward" at the 2006 Pacific Rim Conference on Literature & Rhetoric Feb. 23-25 at the University of Alaska-Anchorage.
Music and Theatre Arts
Jerry Young will perform Plau's "Concerto for Tuba and Strings" with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra at 2 p.m. April 2 at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Ivar Lunde (emeritus) is the orchestra's music director and conductor. Ticket information is available online.
Leonard Gibbs (emeritus) and A. Shlonsky recently co-authored a chapter titled "Will the Real Evidence-Based Practice Please Stand Up? Teaching the Process of Evidence-Based Practice to the Helping Professions," which was published in the book "Foundations of Evidence-Based Social Work Practice" by A.R. Roberts and K.R. Yeager, Oxford University Press, 2006. In addition, Gibbs, E. Gambrill and S. Baus presented "Teaching the Process of Evidence-Based Practice: Materials and Methods" for the Faculty Development Institute at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting Feb. 16 in Chicago. Shlonsky, Gibbs, Gambrill and Baus also presented "From Question to Answer: Posing Well-Built Questions and Optimizing Search Strategies as Components of Evidence-Based Practice" at the 2006 Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference Jan. 14 in San Antonio, Texas. Gibbs also encouraged Catherine Tangen to develop the recently-published nomogram for estimating risk of prostate cancer.
Condolences to the family of Reuben Belongia. Belongia, an assistant professor emeritus of mathematics at UW-Eau Claire, died March 16 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.
Condolences to Sue Moore, Records and Registration, whose father, H. Keith Robertson, died March 7 in Quincy, Ill.