OPID to offer conference development grants
The UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development offers grants of up to $1,000 for development and sponsorship of local, regional and system-wide workshops and conferences focused on the improvement of teaching.
OPID is particularly interested in proposals that focus on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and in activities that build upon existing campus initiatives focused on teaching and learning. In addition, OPID is eager to create opportunities for faculty and staff who have received previous Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Grant (UTLG) program grants to share those projects and results with colleagues.
Two copies of each proposal must be submitted to Catherine Artac, NET, by Nov. 4. NET will ensure that proposals are received in the OPID office by Nov. 11.
Guidelines and application forms are available on the NET and OPID Web sites. For more information, contact Catherine Artac at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-3323. Proposers also may request additional details and guidelines from Donna Silver, OPID assistant director, at email@example.com or (608) 262-4337.
Study Abroad Fair includes faculty/staff information on traveling abroad
UW-Eau Claire's Study Abroad Fair, sponsored by the Center for International Education, will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. The fair will showcase study abroad programs in nearly 30 countries. In addition to study abroad information for students, a faculty/staff opportunities booth will offer information about faculty and staff options for traveling abroad. Full story.
Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present Faculty/Academic Staff Forums this semester. The programs will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesdays in the Presidents Room of Davies Center, unless otherwise noted. Bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• Oct. 5: James Tubbs, political science, "Federal Power: Enumeration, Implication and the 'General' Clauses of Article 1, Section 8."
• Oct. 12: Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, public health professions, "Resident Relocation Best Practices."
A list of all Fall 2005 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Art & Design
Jane Herrick had her work accepted into three national juried art exhibits this summer. Her sculptural fiber piece, titled “Everything Inside is Made of Stone,” was shown June 3-26 at the North Tahoe Arts Gallery in Tahoe City, Calif. Another fiber piece, “Security?” was exhibited at the Northern National Art Competition July 26-Sept. 9 in Rhinelander. A third fiber piece, “Symbiosis,” was exhibited in a show at Gallery 510 Arts Guild in Decatur, Ill. Herrick also was part of a collaborative environmental art workshop and art installation titled “Rocks, Paper, Sticks,” which will be on display through Oct. 30 at the Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point.
Michael Carney and UW-Eau Claire student Benjamin Schmiege presented a poster titled "Synthesis, Structures and Ethylene Polymerization Reactivity of Late Transition Metal Complexes Incorporating Tridentate Imine-Based Ligands" at the 230th National American Chemical Society Meeting Aug. 28-Sept. 1 in Washington, D.C. Other co-authors included Jason Halfen and Brooke Small (Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.) The poster described collaborative research between UW-Eau Claire and Chevron Phillips. The company has financially supported the research for the past year and a half by providing undergraduate research stipends during the summer and academic year. The work has resulted in three patent applications submitted to the U.S. Patent Office by Chevron Phillips in July.
Susan Harrison presented "The Advising Year for the Faculty Freshmen Advisor in an Academic Department" as part of a panel titled "Faculty Advising: Tips from Some of UW's Best Faculty Advisors" during the Seventh Annual UW System Preconference held before the Ninth Annual Wisconsin Academic Advising Association conference Sept. 22 at UW-Sheboygan.
Dick Boyum (emeritus) gave a presentation about performance anxiety to members of the UW-Eau Claire chapter of the National Band Association Sept. 29 at UW-Eau Claire.
Katherine Schneider (emerita) had her article titled "A New ABCs: When You're Not Going Back to School, Work or Life as You've Known It" published in the Sept. 25 issue of Impressions Magazine, a publication circulated with the Leader-Telegram.
John Hildebrand had his essay titled "The Appraisal" published in the anthology "Black Earth and Ivory Tower: Working the Middle Ground," published by University of South Carolina Press. In addition, his essay "Dogs Playing Poker" was published in the May issue of Minnesota Monthly.
Bruce Taylor had his poem "The Poem That Could Have Been Called" published in the September/October issue of Poems Niederngasse.
Juan Carlos Chaves had his article titled "Dislocación Socio-Cultural: Un Recorrido por el Cinema Novo Brasileño" published in the summer 2005 issue of Con-Textos: Journal of Literary Semiotic, published by the University of Medellin, Colombia.
Kent Syverson led an interpretive hike at the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age National Scientific Reserve Sept. 24. The five-mile hike, east of New Auburn, was sponsored by the Ice Age Park & Trail Foundation’s Chippewa Moraine chapter.
Foundations of Education
Rob Reid gave a full-day workshop on using music with children for the Mohawk Valley Library System Sept. 16 in Albany, N.Y. He also conducted a preconference program on making literature come alive for elementary school children for the Pennsylvania Library Association's annual conference Sept. 24 in Hershey, Pa. Reid also presented a session based on his book "Something Funny Happened at the Library" the following day.
Marc Goulet, Susie Sandrin (UW System Women and Science Program) and Heidi Fencl (UW-Green Bay) recently received a $199,891 National Science Foundation grant titled "Opportunities for Wisconsin Women in Science, Technology and Engineering." The grant will run from January 2006 through December 2007.
Births and Adoptions
Congratulations to Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, public health professions, and her husband, John Artisensi, on the adoption of their daughter, Alexis Polina Artisensi, May 11, 2005. Alexis was born Aug. 5, 2003, in Novosibirsk, Russia.
Condolences to the family of Joyce Conrow. Conrow, a retired member of the UW-Eau Claire classified staff, died Sept. 29 in Eau Claire. She was an administrative executive secretary at UW-Eau Claire from 1962-81.
Condolences to Jeannie Harms, Advising and New Student Initiatives, whose father, the Rev. Dr. John L. Shell, died Sept. 24 in Greeley, Colo. Funeral services were held Sept. 27 at the United Presbyterian Church in Greeley.
Condolences to the family of G. John Stoelting. Stoelting, professor emeritus of foundations of education, died Sept. 22 in Madison. He was a member of the UW-Eau Claire faculty from 1964-80. Full obituary.