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Nominations sought for faculty excellence awards
The Faculty Awards Committee solicits nomination letters and forms for Excellence in Scholarship and Excellence in Service Awards. Both awards help to establish and clarify the university's standard of excellence. The awards presume the strongest examples of personal contribution while also expanding the definition of achievement. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation will present $1,500 to each award recipient.
Preliminary nomination forms are due March 16. Completed letters and forms can be submitted to the Chancellor's Office by any member of the university community. Faculty who have retired before the award is presented are not eligible for nomination.
Completed nomination materials are due April 12. Forms outlining the materials needed to complete the entire nomination are available in the offices of the Chancellor, University Senate and Student Senate. Unless withdrawal is requested or an award is received, nominees' files will continue to be included in the committee's annual review for three years, if the nominee provides a current vita for each of those years.
Inquiries may be directed to Susie Johnson, Chancellor’s Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-2327, or to committee chair Mike Morrison, computer science, at email@example.com or 836-4425.
NET announces faculty learning communities
Faculty and instructional academic staff members are invited to join a faculty learning community, a cross-disciplinary group that participates in a yearlong program about enhancing teaching and learning.
Faculty and instructional academic staff members may apply to join the following learning communities:
• NET Scholars— Participants will focus on scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning. Each person researches a teaching/learning issue. The group meets monthly for support, sharing and discussion.
• New Faculty — The learning community for new faculty includes first- and second-year UW-Eau Claire faculty and instructional academic staff. The group shares teaching tips and participates in programs focused on various aspects of their profession, including teaching and learning, advising and scholarship.
• Technology Innovations in Education (TIE) Fellows — This learning community fosters the purposeful use of instructional technology for enhanced teaching and learning. The faculty and instructional academic staff who participate in this group have had their TIE proposals accepted and are completing a project on using instructional technology to enhance learning. The group meets to discuss their progress, share ideas and to determine best practices in using instructional technology.
More information is available online or by contacting Linda Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-2298, or Donna Raleigh at email@example.com or 836-5162. The application deadline is March 31.
UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity announces call for support grant proposals
Four categories of grant support are being made available by the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity for implementation during the 2007-08 fiscal year. The categories are as follows:
Category A — Research:
To support scholarly research on racial and ethnic topics with the intention
• Category B — Curriculum Development: To support the development and teaching of new courses pertaining to racial and ethnic topics.
• Category C — Campus Activities: A miscellaneous category designed to support campus activities, guest lectures, fine arts performances and/or other events regarding race, ethnicity and diversity.
• Faculty Diversity Research Awards — To provide release time and support for categories of individuals who are tenure-track faculty members for their scholarly research, thus enhancing their opportunities for achieving tenure.
Proposal guidelines and grant application forms are available online. For more information, contact Tom Tonnesen, IRE associate director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-229-4700. The postmark deadline for proposal submission is April 9.
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.
• March 14: Jill Pinkney Pastrana, foundations of education, "Negotiating the Global and the Local: Educational Reform
and Neoliberalism — Lessons from Chile."
• March 28: Eric Jamelske, economics, and Lori Bica, psychology, "A Statewide Evaluation of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in Wisconsin Schools." This presentation will be held in the Alumni Room of Davies Center.
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 deadline.
• The UW-Eau Claire Student Research Day abstract and application deadline is March 14.
Art & Design
Several UW-Eau Claire faculty members, students and alumni currently have their works displayed in ArtsWest 28, a major juried exhibit for regional artists, at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The exhibit, which opened March 4, runs through April 10 at the library. UW-Eau Claire alumna Cyndee Kaiser won the Best of Show award for her work titled “Morning Coffee”; and UW-Eau Claire student Daniel Kleinschmidt won third prize for his untitled work. Honorable Mention honors were awarded to Janet Carson (emerita) for her work titled “Construction Sight”; UW-Eau Claire alumnus Daniel Ingersoll for his work titled “Intersections”; and faculty member Jolee Mickesh for her work titled “Moonlit Wakanda Pines.” Other UW-Eau Claire participants in the show and their works are students Clayton Brice, “Waste Time, Waste Light"; and Drew Kaiser, "Smk Brk" and "Untitled"; alumni Sandra Cress, "Three Childhoods"; Kay Dawson, "Flight" and "Grooven'"; Bob Gehrke, "Two Rivers"; Gail Schellinger, "Buster Wants a Pony"; and Noriko Slowinski, "A View from my hotel Window”; faculty member Ned Gannon, "It is Easier to Conquer Than to Govern"; and emeriti faculty members Stephen Katrosits, "Putnam Heights, USA" and "Toby Goes Modern (Coonhound in Paradise)"; Tiit Raid, "Along Mill Road"; and Anders Shafer, "Ruben's Trip to Spain."
Bruce Taylor's poem “Wednesday: The Hole” appears in the book "75 Poems on Retirement," edited by Robin Chapman and Judith Strasser, University of Iowa Press, 2007.
Kate Mastruserio Reynolds and Kelly Conroy recently had their language teacher professional development philosophy article, “Only 'Real' Teachers Attend: Some Suggestions for Pre-Service Teacher Engagement in Professional Development,” published in the winter 2007 issue of the English Language Teacher Education and Development journal, which is published by the Centre for English Language Teacher Education at the University of Warwick, England.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol, David Nobes (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), Henrik Rother (Institute for Environmental Research, Australia) and Jan van der Kruck (ETH-Zurich) co-authored a paper titled "Radar 'Lensing' by a Small River: Can a Layer of Surface Water Improve the Signal?" which was published in Near Surface Geophysics, Vol. 4, pages 69-74.
Music and Theatre Arts
Kristine Fletcher presented a bassoon master class for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Iowa March 1 as part of the 100th anniversary of the School of Music there. She also performed a solo bassoon recital with the assistance of Beverly Soll (Activities and Programs) on piano and Richard Fletcher on clarinet.
Condolences to Carol Lamirande, University Recreation & Sport Facilities, whose mother, Bernice Lamirande, died March 7 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.
Condolences to Don Parker, athletics, whose father, Clifford Parker, died March 4 in Sumner, Iowa. Full obituary.