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An invitation to faculty and academic staff from the Honors Council

OPID to offer conference development grants

News from system Institute on Race and Ethnicity

Faculty/Academic Staff Forums

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs

Art & Design

Geography and Anthropology

Geology

Human Development Center

Learning and Technology Services/University Centers and Programs

Music and Theatre Arts

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Political Science

Social Work

An invitation to faculty and academic staff from the Honors Council
UW-Eau Claire sealThe University Honors Council invites faculty and academic staff to propose colloquia for the Honors Program for the 2008 spring semester. The deadline for submission of a preliminary proposal is March 5. Proposals should be submitted on the honors colloquium proposal form.

The council will then undertake an initial screening of the proposals. Colloquia can be one-, two-, three- or four-credit courses. They should be interdisciplinary offerings designed for students in the Honors Program which focus on significant issues while stressing analysis, critical reading, problem solving and discussion.

Colloquia may be at either the 100- or 300-levels, are limited to no more than 20 students, should seek to challenge a group of intelligent and highly motivated students, and should not significantly duplicate course work available in departments. Since colloquia are general education courses, they should be designed to enhance the students’ liberal education.

More information is available online or by contacting Paul Hoff, Honors Program director, at hoffpj@uwec.edu or 836-3621. Go to top of page

OPID to offer conference development grants
UW System logoThe UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development offers grants of up to $1,000 for development and sponsorship of local, regional and system-wide workshops and conferences focused on the improvement of teaching.

OPID is particularly interested in proposals that focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning, and in activities that build upon existing campus initiatives focused on teaching and learning. OPID also is eager to create opportunities for faculty and staff who have received previous OPID grants to share those projects and their results with colleagues.

Two copies of each proposal must be submitted to Linda Carpenter, NET coordinator and UW-Eau Claire's administrative representative to OPID, in the NET office (OL 2100) by March 1 . NET will ensure that proposals are received in the OPID office by March 9.

Guidelines and application forms are available on the NET or OPID Web sites. For more information, contact Linda Carpenter at carpenlj@uwec.edu or 836-2298. Proposers also may request additional details and guidelines from Donna Silver, OPID assistant director, at dsilver@uwsa.edu or 608-262-4337. 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 February E-Bulletin containing the latest news and information from the institute. Read the February E-Bulletin.

The issue includes the IRE's call for proposals for the upcoming 2007-08 fiscal year, as well as information on its upcoming conference, "Immigration: Many Faces; Many Facets," scheduled for April 26-27 in Milwaukee. 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. 21: Justin Patchin, political science, "Online Social Networking among Adolescents: A Review of MySpace."
        Feb. 28: Mitra Sadeghpour and Barbara Wimunc-Pearson,
music and theatre arts, “Try Me, Good King: Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII”: A Performance Guide and Staged Art Song Recital.

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 Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline is March 1.
        The
Summer Extramural Grant Development Program deadline is March 1.
        The
UW-Eau Claire Student Research Day abstract and application deadline is March 14.
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Art & Design
Anders Shafer (emeritus) placed first in the Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition at Beloit College. The show runs through April 1 at the Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol, Christeen Nahas (WorleyParsonsKomex), Paul Bauman (WorleyParsonsKomex), Phil Reeder (University of South Florida) and Richard Freund (University of Hartford) co-authored a paper titled "Geophysical Investigations at Coastal Archaeological Sites in Israel." The paper was presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems April 2-6, 2006, in Seattle, Wash., and was published in the associated conference proceedings, pages 1397-1406. Go to top of page

Geology
J. Brian Mahoney, Robert Hooper, Lori Snyder, James Haggart  (Geological Survey of Canada), Glenn Woodsworth (Geological Survey of Canada), Richard Friedman (University of British Columbia) and James Mortensen (University of British Columbia) presented “New
Geological Mapping and Implications for Mineralization Potential in Southern and Western Whitesail Lake Map Area (NTS 93E)” at the 2007 Cordilleran Roundup Jan. 29 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The Roundup is an annual professional symposium that focuses on the geology and mineral potential of British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska. Go to top of page

Human Development Center
UW-Eau Claire master's degree graduate Jennifer Stroh, Bill Frankenberger (Psychology/Human Development Center) and La Vonne Cornell-Swanson (Social Work/Human Development Center) had their article titled "The Use of Stimulant Medication and Behavioral Interventions for the Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Survey of Parents' Knowledge, Attitudes and Experiences" accepted for publication in the Journal of Child and Family Studies. Go to top of page

Learning and Technology Services/University Centers and Programs
The team of Craig Ernst, Jamison Schmidt (Learning and Technology Services) and Scott Flaschenriem (University Centers and Programs) raised a combined donation of more than $750, with more still coming in, for this year's Special Olympics Polar Plunge, held Feb. 11 at Eau Claire's Half Moon Beach. It was Ernst’s third year jumping, Flaschenriem's second and the first year for Schmidt. “We’d like to thank all of those from the university community who supported us this year," Ernst said. "Your donations help an excellent cause. There are a couple of groups from UW-Eau Claire that jump each year, and our hope is to grow those numbers over the years to come.” Anyone interested in knowing what it’s like to jump, joining the team or being added to a donation reminder list for next year may contact Ernst, Flaschenriem or Schmidt. See related Leader-Telegram article. Go to top of page

Music and Theatre Arts
Cheryl Starr served as one of three adjudicators at the State Festival of the Association of Community Theatres Feb. 10 in Verona. Go to top of page

Philosophy and Religious Studies
Charlene Burns had a chapter titled "Our Gods are Monsters: Representations of the Evolution of Religion in Popular Culture" published in the book "Monsters and the Monstrous — Myths: Metaphors and Enduring Evil," edited by Sorcha Ni Fhlainn, Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2007, ISBN 1-904710-42-5. Go to top of page

Political Science
Ali Abootalebi has been invited by the Italian Center for Military and Strategic Studies to participate and lecture at an international conference of more than 90 scholars debating the status of the globe in 2030. The conference will be held Feb. 21-23 in Rome, Italy. Abootalebi's lecture will be titled "Between Islam and Republicanism: The Political Economy of Iran in the Regional Context." Go to top of page    

Social Work
Leonard Gibbs (emeritus) gave a lecture titled "Making better judgments and decisions: Interdisciplinary evidence-based practice" to an audience of 434 students from the Interdisciplinary Health Care Program of the Midwestern University School of Osteopathic Medicine Feb. 8 in Glendale, Ariz. Students were from the following health care training programs: osteopathic medicine, podiatry, nurse anesthesia, occupational therapy, cardiac perfusion and the physician assistant program. Gibbs was invited to be a guest presenter for the new evidence-based practice course that is being offered for the first time this year. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 54, No. 22 • Fifth Week • Spring Semester • Feb. 19, 2007

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
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Updated: October 29, 2007

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