The UW-Eau Claire computer science department hosted a site for the north central-North America region of the Association for Computing Machinery’s annual collegiate programming contest Nov. 5. Across the entire region (consisting of seven states and two Canadian provinces), approximately 190 teams of three students each competed at 16 sites to solve programming problems. The UW-Eau Claire site roster included three teams from UW-Eau Claire and two teams each from UW-Stout and UW-River Falls. The highest placing team at this site was one from UW-Stout, which placed 45th in the region. The highest UW-Eau Claire team placed 52nd. Paul Wagner was the site administrator and head judge for the UW-Eau Claire site.
Martina Lindseth, Jeff Vahlbusch and Paul Hoff presented a workshop titled "Let's Give Them Something to Talk About: An Overview of the OPI and Perspectives on the Development of Oral Proficiency" at the annual conference of the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers Nov. 3-5 in Appleton.
Betsy Cook and Rose Battalio (Special Education) collaborated on a presentation titled "Going Beyond Sports and Board Games: Using Recreation and Leisure to Reinforce IEP Goals" for the Wisconsin Association for Children with Behavioral Disorders Annual Conference Nov. 4 in Middleton. The presentation focused on the significance of active recreation and leisure and its relationship to transition planning for students with behavioral disorders.
Ali Abootalebi had his article titled "Iran's June 2005 Presidential Election and the Question of Governance" published in the Iran Analysis Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 4, July-September 2005.
Condolences to Tom Dock, dean of the College of Business, whose father, Virgil C. Dock, died Oct. 22, 2005, in Duluth, Minn. Services were held Oct. 29 in Duluth.