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Assistant vice chancellor candidate forums set

Student Research Day to be held May 1 and 2

Faculty, academic staff invited to ORSP reception today

Diversity posters available for display

Mileage reimbursement rate increases

Draft minutes of faculty and academic staff meetings available online

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs

Academic Skills Center

Foreign Languages

Geography and Anthropology

History

Political Science

Condolences

Assistant vice chancellor candidate forums set
UW-Eau Claire sealThe search and screen committee for UW-Eau Claire's assistant vice chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs announces the remaining open forums with finalists for the position. The candidates' open forum topic is “The Future of Undergraduate Collaborative Student-Faculty Research.” All interested faculty and staff are invited to the forums and to complete and submit the online Search Feedback Survey:

  • 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.

Candidates' vitae can be viewed online. Go to top of page

Student Research Day to be held May 1 and 2
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is sponsoring the 14th annual Student Research Day May 1 and 2. Student research posters will be on display from noon to 5 p.m. today, May 1, and from 8 a.m. to noon May 2 in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. The event will highlight student research accomplishments and the important role faculty and academic staff play as mentors in the scholarly activity process. Members of the university community are encouraged to view the exhibit and meet undergraduate and graduate student researchers. Students will be with their posters during today's session. Full story. Go to top of page

Faculty, academic staff invited to ORSP reception today
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is hosting a reception honoring faculty and academic staff who received or applied for grants during the past year as well as the members of the committees that assist the office in promoting scholarly activities. The reception will be held today, May 1, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. Interim Chancellor Larson and members of the chancellor’s staff will be among those extending their appreciation at the reception. Student Research Day awards will be presented at the reception. Go to top of page

Diversity poster of Megan AlgiersDiversity posters available for display
Posters from the ongoing campus diversity campaign are available to UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff members who would like copies to display on campus and in the community. For copies of one or more posters, contact Kimberly Barrett at barretka@uwec.edu or 836-5992. If you know someone to feature in future posters, contact Liz Wolf Green at greenew@uwec.edu or 836-3525. Go to top of page

Mileage reimbursement rate increases
For anyone traveling on university business and being reimbursed through state accounts, the current reimbursement rate of $.385 per mile for business use of a personal vehicle is increased to $.425 per mile for travel occurring on or after May 1. This is the rate an employee receives for use of his or her personal vehicle when a nonavailability slip has been issued or if the trip does not require a nonavailability slip to receive the higher mileage rate. The reimbursement rate for use of a personal vehicle when a fleet vehicle is available remains at the current rate of $.28 per mile. The new rate will be reflected on the online travel expense reimbursement form, accessible from the Accounts Payable Web site. Go to top of page

Draft minutes of faculty and academic staff meetings available online
The draft minutes from the April 24 faculty and academic staff meetings are available online. If you have additions or corrections, contact Wanda Schulner at schulnw@uwec.edu or 836-3419. Go to top of page

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshop:
        • A Faculty Development Workshop to discuss the Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program will be held May 10 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. Go to top of page

Academic Skills Center
Patti See’s essay “Prom, 1986” was published in the April 27 issue of Volume One magazine. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Patrick Day's article "A Comparative Study of Crime and Punishment in Ousmane Sembène’s 'Le Docker Noir' and Albert Camus’s 'L’Etranger'" was published in the spring 2006 issue of Africa Today, IU Press, Vol. 52.3, pages 83-98. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol co-authored a paper titled "The Wave-Dominated William River Delta, Lake Athabasca, Canada: Its Morphology, Radar Stratigraphy and History" with Derald Smith (University of Calgary), Norm Smith (University of Nebraska Lincoln), Ray Kostachuk (University of Guelph) and Cheryl Pearce (University of Western Ontario). The paper appeared in the book "River Deltas — Concepts, Models and Examples," which was edited by L. Giosan and J. Bhattacharya and published as the Society for Sedimentary Geology Special Publication No. 83, pages 295-318. Go to top of page

History
Jane Pederson gave an invited presentation titled “Hamlin Garland’s Rural Midwest” at the West Salem Historical Society April 11 in West Salem. Go to top of page

Political Science
Justin Patchin and Sameer Hinduja (Florida Atlantic University) co-authored an article titled "Bullies Move Beyond the Schoolyard: A Preliminary Look at Cyberbullying" in Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Vol. 4, No. 2, pages 148-169. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to the family of Ebba Schildt. Schildt, the wife of the late Carl Schildt, a UW-Eau Claire professor of biology from 1956 until his death in 1975, died April 23 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences to the family of Madeleine Lieffring, who died April 26 in Mesa, Ariz. Leiffring was a UW-Eau Claire associate professor emerita of social work who retired from the university in 1987. Full death notice. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 53, No. 31 • Fifteenth Week • Spring Semester • May 1, 2006

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