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Finalists announced for assistant vice chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs

Students seek vegetarian participants for study

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Finalists announced for assistant vice chancellor
for Research and Sponsored Programs

The search and screen committee for UW-Eau Claire's assistant vice chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs has announced four finalists for the position. Following are the finalists and the times and locations of their campus presentations, to which all interested faculty and staff are invited:

  • Lucinda McCray-Beier, associate professor of history at Illinois State University in Normal. Campus presentation: 3 p.m. April 19, Phillips Hall 117.
  • Michael Schmidt, director of the Office of Special Programs at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Campus presentation: 3 p.m. April 24, Schofield Auditorium.
  • Kevin Quinn, branch chief, Behavioral Science and Integrative Neuroscience Research Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Md. Campus presentation: 3 p.m. May 2, Phillips Hall 119.
  • Robert Bitting, associate professor of counseling at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. Campus presentation: 3 p.m. May 10, Schofield Auditorium. Go to top of page

Students seek vegetarian participants for study
vegetablesThree UW-Eau Claire students are conducting a study on the health effects of being a vegetarian. Junior Erica Olson and seniors Zach Jeffrey and Lance Valiquette are looking for volunteers to participate in their study to test the heart rates and blood pressures of vegetarians versus non-vegetarians. The subjects must be vegetarians between the ages of 30 and 60 years old and be non-smokers. The study is supervised by Lance Dalleck, assistant professor of kinesiology.

Volunteers interested in participating in the study should contact Olson at olsone@uwec.edu, Valiquette at valiqulw@uwec.edu or Jeffrey at jeffreza@uwec.edu by April 24. For questions or concerns about the study, contact Dalleck at (715) 836-3774 or dalleclc@uwec.edu. Go to top of page

Center for International Education
Susan Lochner and UW-Eau Claire students Erin Polnaszek and Melissa Swan presented "Your Return Ticket: Benefits to Returned Students of Working in a Study Abroad Office" at the Wisconsin/Illinois NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference April 6-7 in Lake Geneva. Go to top of page

English
Jack Bushnell's essay "Notes of a Citizen Scientist" was published in the spring 2006 issue of Wisconsin People and Ideas magazine.

Gloria Hochstein recently was elected to be the Midwest regent for Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. Six regents are elected nationwide. Hochstein will serve on the board of directors for the organization for the next four years. Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies. The organization also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature. One of the largest members of the Association of College Honor Societies, Sigma Tau Delta has more than 600 active chapters, more than 900 faculty sponsors and inducts approximately 7,000 members annually. UW-Eau Claire’s Theta Zeta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta was one of three chapters nationwide to receive an Outstanding Chapter Award at the organization’s national conference March 27-April 1 in Portland, Ore. Hochstein, the chapter sponsor, received the Outstanding Regional Sponsor Award at the same conference. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Julie Adler and Beth Kozbial Ernst presented a workshop titled "Using Class Blogs to Promote Writing" at the National Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) conference March 15-19 in Tampa, Fla. The audience was made up of secondary and higher education TESOL teachers.

Manuel Fernández presented "Esencialismo estratégico en Novela negra con argentinos de Luisa Valenzuela" at the V Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica in March in Lima, Perú. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol co-authored a paper presented by UW-Eau Claire student Jenifer Bode and other fellow co-authors Paul Bauman (Komex International), Christine Nahas (Komex International), Moshe Fischer (University of Tel Aviv), Phil Reeder (University of South Florida) and Richard Freund (University of Hartford). The title of the paper was "GPR and ERT investigation of a coastal archeological site: Yavne Yam, Israel" and was presented at the Association of American Geographers 102nd annual meeting March 7-11 in Chicago. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to Wayne Puttmann, professor emeritus of education, whose wife, Harriet Puttmann, died April 6 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences to the family of Leonard D. Goranson, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of geography, who died April 10 in Havana, Ill. Goranson served on the UW-Eau Claire faculty from 1962 to 1983. Full obituary.

Condolences to the family of David Garton, who died April 12 in Eau Claire. David was a former UW-Eau Claire employee in Davies Center. Full obituary. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 53, No. 29 • Thirteenth Week • Spring Semester • April 17, 2006

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
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Updated: April 18, 2006

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