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Nominees sought for Classified Staff Excellence in Performance Award
UW-Eau Claire sealThe Classified Staff Awards Committee is inviting nominations for the Excellence in Performance Award to be given in fall 2006. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation will present $1,500 to the recipient. Faculty, staff or students may nominate a permanent, full-time or part-time (50 percent or more) member of the classified staff for the award. Nominations should be forwarded by May 2 to the Classified Staff Awards Committee, Chancellor’s Office, Schofield 204. For additional information or nomination forms, call 836-2327. Go to top of page

McNair Program nominations, applications
due April 14

The McNair Program office currently is accepting applications and faculty/academic staff nominations for the McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Faculty mentors and student applicants should submit nominations and applications to the McNair Program Office, Old Library 2134, by April 14. For additional information, contact Patricia Quinn at quinnpa@uwec.edu or 836-4912. Go to top of page

Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the final Faculty/Academic Staff Forum for this semester. The program will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. Bring a brown bag lunch or tray.

        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. Go to top of page

Art & Design
Tiit Raid (emeritus) will have a solo exhibition on display at Thomas Barry Fine Arts, 110 North 5th Street, No. 401, Minneapolis, from April 8 to May 13. The opening reception will be held April 8 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibition consists of 18 new paintings based on reflections on the Fall Creek Pond, Fall Creek, where Raid lives. Go to top of page

Business Communication
Jack Hoggatt had his article titled "Keyboarding and Computer Applications for the 21st Century" published in the March/April issue of The Balance Sheet. Go to top of page

John Hildebrand's review of "Flood Stage and Rising," Jane Varley's book on the Red River flood of 1997, was published in the winter 2005-06 issue of Minnesota History, the quarterly publication of the Minnesota Historical Society. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Tomomi Kakegawa presented a paper titled "U.S.-Japan E-Mail Exchange: Impact on Japanese Language Learners' Understanding of Japanese Culture and Motivation" at the Eighth Annual DigitalStream Conference March 23-25 at California State University-Monterey Bay.

Kate Mastruserio Reynolds received the 2006 Wisconsin PK-12 Leadership Council’s Promising Practice Award in recognition of UW-Eau Claire’s TESOL/TEFL Program design and outcomes. She also co-authored a chapter titled “Teaching English as a Second Language with Technology: Making Appropriate Pedagogical Choices” with I. Schaller and D.O. Gable for the book “Handbook of Research on Literacy in Technology at the K-12 Level,” edited by L. Tan and R. Subramaniam, Idea Group Inc., 2006. Reynolds also gave the following presentations at the 40th Annual Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference March 15-18 in Tampa, Fla.: Colloquium with Gergana Vitanova — “Perspectives on Teaching English Internationally”; Colloquium with Judith O’Loughlin — "Sharing ESL Methods with Mainstream Teachers, Part III”; and presentation with UW-Eau Claire student Kaaren Correll — “Analyzing, Designing, and Implementing Rubrics, Part II.” Go to top of page

Foreign Languages/History 
Matt Waters received the 2006 Greenfield Prize from the American Oriental Society for his article "Cyrus and the Achæmenids," which was published in the journal Iran XLII, 2004, pages 91-102. The prize is awarded every two years for the best published article in any area of semitic (ancient Near Eastern) studies published during the most recent two-year period by a scholar under 40. Waters also had his article "A Neo-Elamite Royal Family" published in Iranica Antiqua XLI, 2006, pages 59-69. Go to top of page

Foundations of Education
Rob Reid's latest book on literature-based programming ideas for teachers and librarians, titled "Storytime Slam: 15 Lesson Plans for Preschool and Primary Story Programs," was published by Upstart Books in March. Reid also presented a humor program titled "Something Funny Happened at the Library" at the Public Library Association 11th National Conference March 25 in Boston. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol co-authored a presentation titled "Lake Minong and the Holocene History of the Tahquamenon River, Northern Michigan, USA" with W. Loope, R. Goble, T. Fisher, H. Loope and G. Whitney, which was presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Oct. 16-19, 2005, in Salt Lake City, Utah. An abstract of the presentation was published in the conference Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7, page 234. Go to top of page 

Lisa Theo and UW-Eau Claire students Lynn Hilgendorf and Amy Ledin gave a presentation titled "School Consolidations and Community Decline, Lessons for Wisconsin" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers March 7-11 in Chicago. Theo also was part of a panel titled "Standing on the Threshold: Experiences of Women and Men at the Start of an Academic Career in Geography" at the same meeting. Go to top of page

Management and Marketing
Rama Yelkur was elected treasurer of the Marketing Management Association at the organization's annual business meeting March 16 in Chicago. Go to top of page

Pamela Forman and UW-Eau Claire student Paul Nikstad will present the results of their study, “Honey, Our Waitress is a He: Gender Relations in Serving” at the Midwest Sociological Society meetings March 30 in Omaha, Neb. Their study also was featured in the March 12 Leader-Telegram article "He serves, she serves — A UW-Eau Claire senior studied how employees of a local restaurant performed their jobs and found little difference in how … Gender/Study found power issue.” Go to top of page

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University Bulletin • Vol. 53, No. 27 • Eleventh Week • Spring Semester • April 3, 2006

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