Faculty/staff nominations sought for RA positions
|UW-Eau Claire resident assistants. (Photo by Rick Mickelson, LTS)
UW-Eau Claire Housing and Residence Life encourages faculty and staff to identify students who are highly motivated and who exhibit strong leadership skills and a genuine interest in helping others as possible candidates for resident assistant positions for the 2007-08 academic year. Applications for interested students are available in the Housing and Residence Life Office, 112 Towers Hall, or at the front desk of any residence hall. Any faculty or staff member can nominate a student for an RA position by submitting the student's name to Deb Newman, associate director of Housing and Residence Life, by Feb. 5. Newman can be reached at 715-836-3674 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadlines.
• The UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity abstract and application deadline is Feb. 5.
• The deadline for Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Grants, University Research and Creative Activity and the Kell Container Corporation Scholarship for Faculty/Student Collaborative Research is Feb. 15.
Art & Design
Anders Shafer (emeritus) recently had his work titled "Paper In Particular" accepted into a national competition for works of art on paper. The show will be held during January and February 2007 at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo.
Michael Carney recently had a review article titled "Chromium Compounds without CO or Isocyanides" published in Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III, edited by Robert H. Crabtree and D. Michael P. Mingos, Elsevier, Oxford, 2006, Vol. 5, pages 291-390. The manuscript reviewed the synthesis, characterization and reactivity of organometallic chromium compounds that appeared in the chemical literature between 1993 and 2004.
College of Education and Human Sciences
Katherine Rhoades recently was elected to her second term on the Executive Committee of the Associated Council of State Representatives, a leadership and legislative committee of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Foreign Languages/Curriculum and Instruction
Kate Mastruserio Reynolds (Foreign Languages) and Deborah Pattee (Curriculum and Instruction) had their article titled "Discovery Boxes, Windows and Mirrors" published in the international TESOL journal Essential Teacher, Vol. 3, issue 4, December 2006.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol and Curt Peterson (Portland State University) presented a paper titled "Imaging Earthquake Scarps and Tsunami Deposits in the Pacific Northwest, USA" during the 19th annual Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems April 2-6, 2006, in Seattle, Wash. The paper was published in the conference proceedings on CD-ROM.
McIntyre Library/Learning and Technology Services
In keeping with a tradition of more than 10 years, McIntyre Library and Learning and Technology Services staff members held an annual holiday fundraiser to benefit the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association. Individual contributions from library and LTS staff members totaled $700, which will enable the HMAA to purchase more than 1500 pounds of rice. In a letter of thanks, HMAA interim executive director Yong Kay Moua wrote, "Your donation helps us to assist families with unanticipated food emergencies over the holiday season ... With the help of donations from supporters such as you, we will continue to see improvements in the lives of Hmong refugee families in the Eau Claire area."
Justin Patchin and Sameer Hinduja (Florida Atlantic University) presented a seminar titled "Is There a Safe Place in Cyberspace? Bullies and the Internet" Jan. 13 at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Healthcare in Racine. The seminar was hosted by the YMCA Ophelia Project of southeastern Wisconsin and the Girl Scouts of Racine County.
Student Health Service
Sarah Harvieux has been named co-chair of the Tobacco-Free Partnership of Eau Claire County for 2007-09. She joins current co-chair and UW-Eau Claire alumna Emily Smith Nguyen, whose term expires in December. Harvieux is a health educator for UW-Eau Claire's Student Health Service and coordinator of the Student Wellness Advocacy Team on campus.She also is a student in the associate degree nursing program at Chippewa Valley Technical College and has been a member of the Partnership since 2000. The Tobacco-Free Partnership is a community coalition that works with community members county wide to improve health through tobacco-free living.
Condolences to Marie Roll, associate professor emerita of music, whose husband, William Roll, died Jan. 27 in Eau Claire. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn funeral home and the funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at Christ Church Cathedral, Eau Claire.
Condolences to Terri Knudtson, Sodexho — UW-Eau Claire, whose father, Joseph Brantner, died Dec. 8, 2006, in Lakeland, Fla. Full obituary.
Condolences to the family of Valena Burke. Burke, an associate dean of students emerita at UW-Eau Claire, died Jan. 14 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.