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Spring 2006 'Breakfast with a Professor' program planned

News from system Institute on Race and Ethnicity

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Academic Skills Center/Women's Studies

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Spring 2006 'Breakfast with a Professor' program planned
The University Honors Program is planning the spring 2006 schedule for its "Breakfast with a Professor" program. The breakfasts, usually held Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m., involve a faculty member leading a discussion over breakfast with Honors Program students. If you are interested in presenting a topic for the program, contact Paul Hoff at hoffpj@uwec.edu or call the Honors Program office at 836-3621 by Dec. 1. Go to top of page

News from system Institute on Race and Ethnicity
race/ethnicity graphicThe UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity, which serves as a catalyst for scholarly research and curricular innovation in racial/ethnic studies, has published its November E-Bulletin containing the latest news and information from the institute. Read the November E-Bulletin.

The institute also has issued a call for proposals for presentations at its statewide conference, "Enriching Racial/Ethnic Studies: Health, Education, and Cultural Knowledge,” to be held April 6-7, 2006, at UW-Milwaukee. The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, Dec. 2. See proposal submission details and a conference registration form. Go to top of page

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadline:

Program Deadline:
        The Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline for the second competition is Dec. 1. Go to top of page

 

Academic Skills Center/Women's Studies
Patti See presented “Everyday Feminism: Catching the Next Wave” at the United Council’s 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference "Many Women/Many Voices: Laying the Foundation for Our Movement" Nov. 19 at UW-Eau Claire. See also was a guest Nov. 22 on the WHWC 88.3 radio program "The West Side" with Mary Jo Wagner. The show featured the nondirected organ donor program of Fairview-University Medical Center in Minneapolis, through which See donated one of her kidneys last summer. Go to top of page

English
John Hildebrand read from his latest book, "A Northern Front: New and Selected Essays," (Borealis Books) Nov. 15 at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif. On Oct. 15 he read at the Madison Book Festival as one of the writers included in "Barnstorm: Contemporary Wisconsin Fiction" (University of Wisconsin Press).

Carmen Manning gave a presentation titled "Engaging Writing: A Case Study of Writing Assignments in One High School" at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention Nov. 20 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Irene Lazda, Johannes Strohschänk and Jefford Vahlbusch took part in the recent Midwest Modern Language Association convention Nov. 10-13 in Milwaukee. Vahlbusch organized and chaired three sessions — one on German poetry and two on teaching German-language film, literature and local history. Strohschänk chaired a session and presented a paper titled "Memory Lost: From Heimat as Utopia to Heimat as Illusion." Lazda presented papers titled "Bringing 'Zonenkinder' into the Classroom: Teaching the GDR" and "Fifteen Years after Reunification: the Story of Six Women in Lutherstadt Wittenberg." Go to top of page

Foundations of Education
College of Education and Human Science students Megan Klaber, Jenna Birkrem and Laura Dietsche joined Cynthia Gray-Mash Nov. 18 to give a presentation titled "Lights, Action, Research: Learning About Diversity through Media Production" at the "Diversity Here and Now: Holistic and Sustainable Approaches to Multicultural Learning" conference sponsored by the Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning in Bloomington, Minn. Go to top of page

Kinesiology
Jeff Lindauer and UW Eau Claire students Stephanie Barnes and Jesse Kellum presented a session titled "Preparing Physical Educators and Educating Children: Everyone Benefits!" at the Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention Oct. 27 in Janesville. The presentation focused on an innovative program in kinesiology at UW-Eau Claire that allows physical education students an opportunity to teach physical education to home-schooled children in the Chippewa Valley. In addition, Lindauer was elected 2006 president-elect of WAHPERD. WAHPERD is an affiliate of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and members include students, professionals and retired educators engaged in health education, physical education, recreation education, dance or athletics. Go to top of page

Philosophy and Religious Studies
Charlene Burns presented her paper, "God's Violence/Violence in God's Name in Wink, Jung, and Luther," at the American Academy of Religion conference in Philadelphia Nov. 19. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to Rick Mickelson, Learning and Technology Services, whose father, Richard H. Mickelson, died Nov. 19 in Duluth, Minn. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 53, No. 15 • Fifteenth Week • Fall Semester • Nov. 28, 2005

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant.
Updated: November 28, 2005

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