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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. 19: Tarique Niazi, sociology, "Democracy and Terrorism: Causal Ambiguity and the Case of Baluchistan (Pakistan)."
       
Oct. 26: Vicki Snider, special education, "American Teaching Myths: Unexamined Beliefs."

A list of all Fall 2005 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online. Go to top of page

Academic Skills Center
Patti See’s essay “To Give Away: One Used Kidney” appeared in the Oct. 3 issue of Inside View, the newsletter of University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Go to top of page

Activities and Programs
Beverly Soll's book "I Dream a World — The Operas of William Grant Still" was reviewed in the Oct. 10 issue of New York Resident Magazine. The review, titled "Still Worth It — African-American Composer Still Subject of Long-Overdue and Extensive Biography" can be found online in the "Book Nook" section of the magazine. Go to top of page

College of Business/Business Communication
Jack Hoggatt received the Gold Book Award from South-Western Publishing Oct. 15 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The award recognized Hoggatt's book "Century 21 Computer Applications and Keyboarding," now in its eighth edition, which was co-authored by Jon A. Shank, Robert Morris College, and published by Thomson South-Western Publishing. The company presents the award to authors whose publications have sold one million copies. Go to top of page

History
Numerous UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students were among more than 200 participants at the Northern Great Plains History Conference held Sept. 28-Oct. 1 in Eau Claire. From the history department, Oscar Chamberlain presented “New Rights for a New Market System,” Selika-Ducksworth-Lawton presented “Managing the Civilians: The Deacons for Defense and Justice in Bogalusa and the FBI, 1964-1968,” Steven Gosch presented “AP World: Implications for Post-Secondary Teaching,” John Mann presented “’Playing Indian’: William H. ‘Lone Star’ Diertz and the Meaning of Indianness in the Early Twentieth Century,” Chad Ronnander presented “White Pine Diplomacy,” Teresa Sanislo presented “Rethinking Women’s Patriotism in Germany during the Napoleonic Wars” and Patricia Turner presented “Public History in the Classroom: A Teaching American History Project.” James Oberly’s new book, "A Nation of Statesmen: The Political Culture of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, 1815-1972," was the topic of a roundtable discussion. Oberly also commented on the papers presented at the session on “American Indian History 1880-1930,” Ducksworth-Lawton at the session “Threat Perceptions and Response” and Louise Edwards-Simpson at the session on “American Indian Women.” Mann, Kate Lang, Paulis Lazda, Thomas Miller, Jane Pederson, Richard R. St. Germaine and Reiko Shinno chaired sessions.

Faculty and staff from departments other than history also participated. Timothy Bawden (Geogaphy and Anthropology), Mark Clark (Foundations of Education), Roger Tlusty (Foundations of Education), Maureen Mack (Curriculum and Instruction), Earl Shoemaker (Student Support Services/Advising and New Student Initiatives/History) and Johannes Strohschank (Foreign Languages) presented papers. Rodd Freitag (Political Science) commented. Debra Barker (English) and John Hilderbrand (English) chaired sessions.

Graduate students Chad Anderson, Brooks Bauer, Susan Caya, Monette Bebow-Reinhard, Melisa Cushing Davis and Jonathan Krohn; special student Melissa Holmen; and undergraduates Elizabeth Fisher, Jessica Hobelsberger and Cassidy Robinson also presented papers.

Emeriti faculty Tim Hirsch (English), Jack Lauber (History) and Ronald Warloski (History) chaired sessions. Go to top of page

Management and Marketing
An article by Rama Yelkur and Maria DaCosta (Economics), titled "Pricing and Segmentation on the Internet: The Case of Hotels," which was published in 2001 in Management Decision, was named in the Top 200 Most Downloaded Articles by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. Go to top of page

Management Information Systems
Bruce Lo received the Best Research Paper award at the 2005 International Association for Computer Information Systems Conference Oct. 5-8 in Atlanta, Ga. The paper, co-authored by Panqun Gong of Southern Cross University and titled "Cultural Impact of the Design of E-Commerce Websites: Part I — Site Format and Layout," was chosen for the award from more than 100 entries. Go to top of page

Music and Theatre Arts
Alexandre Dossin performed during the Piano Gala Recital at the Great Romantics Festival Oct. 8 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Dossin was invited to perform by the festival director, Alan Walker.

Kathryn Proctor Duax attended the International Congress of Voice Teachers Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in August. In conjunction with the conference she also attended the National Association of Teachers of Singing annual meeting of the board, on which she serves as the vice president of discretionary funds and field activities. Go to top of page

Student Support Services/Advising and New Student Initiatives/History
Earl Shoemaker presented a paper titled "Lessons from World War II as Taught by Those Who Lived through the War" at the Northern Great Plains History Conference Sept. 30 in Eau Claire. Go to top of page

Births and Adoptions
Congratulations to Chuck Tomkovick, management and marketing, and his wife, Maria, on the birth of their son, Graham Louis, on Sept. 28. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 21 inches long. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 53, No. 9 • Ninth Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 17, 2005

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant.
Updated: October 14, 2005

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