Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
As a special service to faculty and academic staff, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is sponsoring a series of workshops this semester. Deadlines for submitting proposals also are noted.
• A research workshop to discuss the Faculty Sabbatical Leave will be held Sept. 7 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.
• Faculty/Student Research Collaboration Grants deadline is Sept. 15.
• The Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program deadline is Oct. 3.
Faculty and staff members present session on Commanding English Program
Patricia Stoffers (Academic Skills Center/English), Charles Vue (Office of Multicultural Affairs), Kelly Wonder (Continuing Education/English) and UW-Eau Claire student Julie Yang (program participant and student representative) presented an invited session titled "The Commanding English Program and Generation 1.5" at the Wisconsin Association for College Admission Counseling Conference: Creating Common Ground May 23 in Green Bay. They described the components and progress of UW-Eau Claire's Commanding English Program,
a transitional academic program designed to assist bilingual multicultural students in developing academic English and learning strategies and to help them integrate into the university community. Representatives from many other university departments, including Admissions, Career Services, Student Support Services, First Year Experiences, developmental education, psychology, geography and anthropology, and library media, also participate in the program.
Accounting and Finance
Bill Ogden recently had his article titled "Restructuring Seller Financing After a Small Business Buyout" published in the Journal of Restructuring Finance, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2005, pages 1–7. Former UW-Eau Claire faculty member Srinivasan Sundaram, now at Miller College of Business, Ball State University, Indiana, co-authored the article.
Adult Health Nursing
Sue Peck and Pat Garber (emerita) will coordinate the Healing Touch Program Oct. 22 and 23 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. The continuing education program for registered nurses, physicians, body therapists, counselors, psychotherapists and other health professionals, will be led by Nola Schmitt (Family Health Nursing). For more information, contact Sue Peck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dick Boyum (emeritus) gave a presentation titled "A Values Approach to Positive Behavioral Change" at the Eau Claire YMCA Great Escape Camp for Women Aug. 11 at Long Lake.
Katherine Schneider (emerita) recently was appointed to the Wisconsin Governor's Council on Blindness.
Erna Kelly presented an invited paper titled “'To Spin a Garment of Memory': Margaret Cavendish’s Text/tiles” at the Sixth Biennial International Cavendish Conference July 7 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Joel Pace's 4,000-word essay, "Dreams and Nightmares in Supernatural Literature" was published in "Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia," edited by S.T. Joshi, Greenwood, 2006. Pace also presented a paper titled "Landscape and Authority in Transatlantic Romantic Poetry" at the Symbiosis Conference June 30-July 3 at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Pace also organized and chaired two panels at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference Aug. 13-17 in Montreal, Canada.
Geography and Anthropology
Tim Bawden, UW-Eau Claire student Bryan Frenz and 2005 graduate Devon Disrude had their article titled "Locating Football's Fan Base" published in the Sept. 1 issue of Geospatial Solutions.
Betsy Richmond participated in a panel discussion titled "LibQUAL: Total Service Quality Surveys" at the Wisconsin Academic Association of Libraries Conference in April in Madison. Other panel members were Michelle Washington, UW-Milwaukee; Galadriel Chilton, UW-La Crosse; and Mary Folster, UW-Madison.
Justin Patchin co-authored an article titled "Reactions of Victimized Youth: Strain as an Explanation of School Delinquency" with Lisa Hutchinson Wallace, Eastern Kentucky University; and Jeff D. May, University of Alaska Fairbanks, that was published in Western Criminology Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, pages 104-116.
Melissa Bonstead-Bruns presented two pedagogical workshops at the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association Aug. 12-16 in Philadelphia. The first workshop, titled "Facilitating Teamwork in Sociology Courses," was led by Bonstead-Bruns with colleagues Anne Eisenberg and Lisa Meyer of the State University of New York-Geneseo. The second workshop, led by Bonstead-Bruns, was titled "Civic Engagement in the Classroom." The presentations were supported by the department of sociology, College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Collaborative Initiative mini-grant funded by NET and the Center for Service-Learning.
Tarique Niazi has published an article, “China, India and the Future of South Asia” in Japan Focus, an e-journal housed at Cornell University. The 3,700-word article speaks to the changing environmental security relationship in South Asia, which is fueling the alignment and realignment between regional and global powers, especially China, India, Japan and the United States. The article argues that South Asia has become a hotly contested region, especially between two Asian giants — India and China — and their allies, a contest that is fraught with global implications. The article was reproduced in 20 Asian countries including China, India and Japan.
Yanick St. Jean presided at the refereed roundtable session titled "Religion, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration" at the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association Aug. 12-16 in Philadelphia. The session was organized by the ASA section on the sociology of religion.