Nominees sought for McNair Program; Information sessions to be held March 1 and 5
The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, named in memory of the African-American astronaut who died in the 1986 Challenger explosion, is recruiting applicants/nominations for its ninth cohort of scholars. The program provides numerous benefits to selected UW-Eau Claire juniors and seniors who demonstrate academic talent and plan to enter graduate school to pursue a doctorate.
The program is a federally funded TRIO program that serves students who are low-income and first-generation college students or a member of a group that is underrepresented by race/ethnicity among recipients of research doctorates. Eligible students submit an application and are nominated by a faculty or academic staff member.
Interested students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions scheduled for Thursday, March 1, and Monday, March 5, at 3 p.m. in the Birchwood Room of Davies Center. More information is available online or by contacting Patricia Quinn, McNair project director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-4912.
Call for nominations for academic staff vacancies on university committees
The University Academic Staff Nominating Committee is seeking nominees for vacancies on the following university committees to be filled in the 2007 spring election.
Committees with Vacancies:
• University Academic Staff Nominating Committee — one vacancy.
• Academic Staff Complaint, Grievance and Review Committee — three vacancies.
• Academic Staff Professional Development Committee — two vacancies.
• University Senate — two vacancies.
• University Senate Academic Staff Personnel Committee — two vacancies.
• University Senate Compensation Committee — one vacancy.
• Administrative Review Committee — one vacancy.
Nominees also are sought by the committee for the Administrative and Professional Academic Staff Awards Committee. Those names will be forwarded to the chancellor for appointment.
If you are interested, or know of someone who might be interested, in serving on any of the committees, contact Jeanne Skoug, Career Services, chair of the nominating committee at email@example.com or 836-5358. Membership criteria and functions of the various committees may be found in Chapter 3 of the Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook and on the University Senate Web site.
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. 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.
• March 7: D’Arcy Becker, Ingrid Ulstad and Jim Rundall,
accounting and finance, "The Ethic of Care and Student Cheating: The Influence
of Situational Variables."
A list of all Spring 2006 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following 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.
Theresa Kemp will lead a lecture series titled "Shakespeare's Women: Bawdy, Wicked, Winsome and Wise" March 1, 15 and 29, and April 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in downtown Eau Claire. Although they are given relatively few lines, the women in Shakespeare’s plays loom surprisingly large on stage and in our imaginations. Each session will consist of an entertaining lecture followed by open discussion. To register, call 839-5004.
Family Health Nursing
Susan Moch and UW-Eau Claire nursing student Jessica Branson presented a poster titled “ Undergraduate Students and Securing Evidence” at the 9th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research Feb. 8-10 in Hollywood, Calif. The poster received second place in the conference’s poster competition. Branson also had her article “Research Assistant Job Brings Me Closer to Nurses in Practice ” accepted for publication in The Student Voice, Vol. 3, No. 4. Moch, Lee-Ellen Kirkhorn, Cheryl Riley-Doucet (Oakland University, Detroit, Mich.)
and UW-Eau Claire nursing graduate Sarah Gieshen presented “Factoring Students in the Evidence-Based Practice Equation” at the 17th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice in July 2006 in Montreal, Canada. Gieschen also had her article titled “Research Council — Report of Montreal Meeting” published in the September 2006 issue of Nursing Navigator: Promoting Collaboration through Caring, Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol, Walter Loope (U.S. Geological Survey), Ron Goble (University of Nebraska Lincoln) and Timothy Fisher (University of Toledo) co-authored a presentation titled "Geomorphic, Sedimentological and Mineralogical Signatures of Early Holocene Outbursts of Glacial Lake Agassiz in Eastern Upper Michigan." The presentation was given at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America North-Central section April 20-21, 2006, in Akron, Ohio. The presentation abstract was published in the proceedings of the meeting, Vol. 38, No. 4, page 58.
Public Health Professions
Dale Taylor (emeritus) was elected secretary of the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care at the board’s meeting Feb. 16 in Madison. Taylor also represented the board at the Feb. 14 Eau Claire Town Meeting with Gov. Doyle to discuss the newly proposed state budget.
Condolences to Bob Erffmeyer, management and marketing, whose mother, Elizabeth Erffmeyer, died Feb. 20 in Galesburg, Ill.