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Nominations sought for Excellence in Performance Award

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Nominations sought for Excellence in Performance Award
UW-Eau Claire sealThe Administrative and/or Professional Academic Staff Awards Committee invites nominations for the annual Excellence in Performance Award to be given in fall 2007. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation will present $1,500 to the recipient. Any administrative and/or professional member of the academic staff with a 50 percent or greater appointment may be nominated for the award. And, any member of the faculty, academic or classified staffs, administration or student body is welcome to nominate someone.

The Administrative and/or Professional Academic Staff Awards Committee will review all nominations and forward a recommendation to Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich. Nominees will be considered for three years.

For more information about the award, feel free to contact members of the Administrative and/or Professional Academic Staff Awards Committee: Marilyn Bergmann, College of Business, bergmama@uwec.edu, 836-3880; Elizabeth Wolf Green, News Bureau, greenew@uwec.edu, 836-3525; Jean Patt, College of Education and Human Sciences, pattj@uwec.edu, 836- 3128; Erik Rotvold, Advising/New Student Initiatives, rotvolep@uwec.edu, 836-3487; or John Stupak, physics and astronomy, stupakjl@uwec.edu, 836-3196.

Additional information about the award and the nomination form are available online. The nomination deadline is March 5. Go to top of page

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. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or tray.

        Feb. 14: Katherine Grote, geology, "Big Wells and Small Springs: Protecting Wisconsin's Groundwater."
        Feb. 21: Justin Patchin, political science, "Online Social Networking among Adolescents: A Review of MySpace."

A list of all Spring 2006 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online. Go to top of page

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

Program Deadlines:
        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. Go to top of page

Chemistry
Jim Phillips, research students Audrey Eigner, John Rohde and Chris Knutson and collaborator Chris Cramer (University of Minnesota) had back-to-back manuscripts published in the Feb. 15 issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry B. The titles and citations are as follows: "IR Spectrum of CH3CN-BF3 in Solid Neon: Matrix Effects on the Structure of a Lewis Acid-Base Complex"; A.A Eigner, J.A. Rohde, C.C. Knutson and J.A. Phillips, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2007, 111, 1402; and "The B-N Distance Potential of CH3CN-BF3 Revisited: Resolving the Experiment-Theory Structure Discrepancy and Modeling the Effects of Low-Dielectric Environments"; J.A. Phillips and C.J. Cramer, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2007, 111, 1408. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages/Honors Program
Paul Hoff gave an invited presentation on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview at the Concordia Language Villages CLVisa Workshop Feb. 2-3 in Minneapolis. The workshop was designed to compare and align the CLVisa language assessment with components of several other assessment documents, including the NCSSFL LinguaFolio, the European Language Portfolio, the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (speaking), and the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol co-authored a paper titled "GPR Investigation of Hapuna Beach, Hawaii: Coastal and Fluvial Deposits" with UW-Eau Claire alumna Jenifer Bode (now a graduate student at the University of Calgary). The paper was presented at the 11th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar June 19-22 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and published in the conference proceedings on CD-ROM. Go to top of page

Social Work
Carol Langer was the guest editor for the spring 2007 special issue on spirituality of the social work journal Arête. She also co-authored the article "A Qualitative Study of Immigration Policy and Practice Dilemmas for Social Work Students," which was published in the Journal of Social Work Education, Vol. 43, No. 1, pages 133-146, 2007. Other co-authors were R. Furman, T.W. Sanchez and N.J. Negi. Go to top of page

Births and Adoptions
Congratulations to Michelle Menting, Records and Registration, and her husband, Jeff, on the birth of daughter Elizabeth Willa Rose on Feb. 4. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long when she was born. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 54, No. 21 • Fourth Week • Spring Semester • Feb. 12, 2007

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