Assistant vice chancellor candidate forums set
The 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:
- Robert Bitting, associate professor of counseling at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. Campus presentation: 3 p.m. May 10, Phillips 117.
Candidates' vitae can be viewed online.
Final exam schedule available online
The final exam schedule for the spring 2006 semester is available online. An official individualized exam schedule also is available through the Blugold system. For more information, contact Marge Frankenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-3838.
Finals Week test scoring/grade reporting information
Final grades must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. Tests should be brought to the Help Desk (Old Library 1144) for scoring. See dates and times for grade submission and test scoring.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshop and program deadline:
• 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.
• The Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline is June 1.
Center for International Education
Susan Lochner, along with colleagues from the University of Minnesota and Carleton College, presented "Enhancing Students’ Language and Culture Learning in Study Abroad through Curricular Intervention" at the Title VI and Fulbright-Hays National Outreach Conference April 27-29 in Madison.
Katherine Schneider (emerita) will sign copies of her recently published memoir, "To the Left of Inspiration: Adventures in Living with Disabilities," at 1 p.m. May 13 at Borders in Eau Claire.
John Hildebrand's latest book, "A Northern Front: New and Selected Essays," received the 2006 Minnesota Book Award for Science & Nature Writing at an April 29 at the Women's Club of Minneapolis.
Kate Mastruserio Reynolds was selected by Wisconsin TESOL and International TESOL to represent Wisconsin ESL teachers and students on TESOL Advocacy Day, June 21, in Washington, D.C.
Geography and Anthropology
Tim Bawden organized and chaired a session titled "Historical Geographies of Northern Wisconsin" at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History April 1 in St. Paul, Minn. He also presented a paper titled "The University and the Cutover: Pushing the Wisconsin Idea Too Far, 1895-1923" at the same conference.
Harry Jol co-authored a paper titled “Ground Penetrating Radar Investigation of a Barrier Complex Along the Eastern Shore of Lake Michigan” with H. Loope, A. Lahners, D. Bobak, D. Krantz and T. Fisher (all from the University of Toledo) and B. Pierce (Michigan Department of Natural Resources), which was presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America May 19-20, 2005, in Minneapolis. An abstract of the paper also was published in the conference Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 5, page 15.
J. Brian Mahoney and co-authors D.L. Kimbrough and P.L. Abbott (San Diego State University), Marty Grove (UCLA), D.P. Smith (UC-Monterey Bay), Tom Moore (USGS) and George Gehrels (University of Arizona) had their paper titled "Contrasting Cratonal Provencance of Upper Cretaceous Valle Group Quartzite Clasts, Baja California" published in the book "Using Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, and Geochemistry to Unravel the Geologic History of the Southwestern Cordillera," edited by G.H. Girty and J.D. Cooper, SEPM Vol. 101, 2006, pages 97-110.
Jill Markgraf presented an e-poster session titled "From Learning Communities to Learning Objects: Participating in a Faculty Learning Community to Develop Distance Learning Library Instructional Modules" at the 12th Off-Campus Library Services Conference April 26-28 in Savannah, Ga.
Music and Theatre Arts
Donald Patterson served as adjudicator for the Chippewa Valley Music Teachers Association Summer Scholarship Awards April 6 and 20.
Leonard Gibbs, Stanley McCracken and Tina Rzepnicki presented "Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Health and Human Services" April 7-8 at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.
Condolences to the family of Mary Rowe. Rowe, an associate professor emeritus of elementary education, died May 2 in Baraboo. Full obituary.