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University Planning Committee meeting date changed

NET announces Faculty College 2007

Walvoord presentation available on videotape

Nominations sought for Classified Staff Excellence in Performance Award

Faculty/Academic Staff Forums

Art & Design

Biology

Communication and Journalism/
Foundations of Education

Computer Science

Foreign Languages

Geography and Anthropology

Political Science

Editor's note: Submissions of news items, calendar items and notices for the University Bulletin should be sent via e-mail to Julie Poquette at poquetjm@uwec.edu or via campus mail to the News Bureau, Schofield 201. Submissions must be received by 10 a.m. Wednesday to ensure publication in the following week's issue. E-mail submissions are encouraged.

University Planning Committee meeting date changed
Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich has changed the date of the next University Planning Committee meeting from Wednesday, March 28, to Wednesday, April 4, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Heritage Room of The Dulany. Agenda:  Strategic Planning. Go to top of page

Walvoord presentation available on videotape
Barbara WalvoordOn March 9 Barbara Walvoord, chair of the Provost's Advisory Committee on Assessment at the University of Notre Dame, presented a workshop titled "Developing Assessment Plans for Programs and Departments" and provided individual departmental assessment plan consultations.

Walvoord's presentation was videotaped for those unable to attend in person. The video has been saved in two parts in NET’s folder on the W drive and should be viewable by all UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff. Viewers must be mapped to the W drive to watch the presentation. Instructions for mapping to network drives are available online. The online folder containing Walvoord's presentation video files and a PDF of handouts also can be accessed.

Walvoord will return to UW-Eau Claire March 30 to conduct additional departmental consultations. Two time slots currently are available for that visit. Contact Catherine Artac, NET, at artacca@uwec.edu or 836-3323 if you are interested in scheduling a departmental consultation. Go to top of page

NET announces Faculty College 2007
Faculty College 2007 logoFaculty College brings together approximately 100 faculty and instructional academic staff members from throughout the UW System for three days of intensive exploration of teaching, learning and curricular issues. This year the program will be held May 29-June 1 at UW-Richland in Richland Center.

Brochures about Faculty College are available at the Network for Excellence in Teaching office in Old Library 2100. To indicate your interest in participating, e-mail Linda Carpenter, the NET coordinator, at carpenlj@uwec.edu by Monday, April 2.

Names of nominees will be forwarded to Academic
Affairs and a campus contingent of four participants
will be named by the provost.
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Nominations sought for Classified Staff Excellence in Performance Award
UW-Eau Claire sealThe Classified Staff Awards Committee invites nominations for the Classified Staff Excellence in Performance Award to be given in fall 2007. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation will present $1,500 to the award recipient. Faculty, staff or students may nominate a permanent, full-time or part-time (50 percent or more) member of the classified staff for the award. Nominations should be forwarded by April 23 to the Classified Staff Awards Committee, Chancellor’s Office, Schofield 204. For additional information or nomination forms, call 836-2327. 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.

        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.
        April 4: James Boulter, chemistry, "Chemistry of Diverse Ices in the Atmospheres of Earth and Other Planets."

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

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." Go to top of page

Biology
Paula Kleintjes Neff, Stephen Fettig (Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico) and UW-Eau Claire alumnus Dustin VanOverbeke (now a graduate student in entomology at the University of California, Riverside) had their article "Variable Response of Butterflies and Vegetation to Elk Herbivory: An Exclosure Experiment in Ponderosa Pine and Aspen-Mixed Conifer Forests" published in the March 2007 issue of The Southwestern Naturalist, Vol. 52, pages 1-14.

Sasha Showsh and Amy Krist (University of Wyoming) had their article "Experimental Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria" published in The American Biology Teacher, Vol. 69, 218-221. Go to top of page

Communication and Journalism/Foundations of Education
Alice Ridge, emerita, (Communication and Journalism) and John Ridge, emeritus, (Foundations of Education) were speakers at the new Yellowstone National Park Heritage and Research Center Feb. 12 in Gardiner, Mont. Their presentation, titled "The Yellowstone Trail and Yellowstone National Park," was given to an Elderhostel group gathered to help organize and inventory some of the 5.3 million Yellowstone Park-related items at the center. The Ridges also gave a presentation about the Yellowstone Trail and possibilities for "geocaching" along the trail for Convention and Visitors Bureau and 4H leaders Feb. 9 in Hettinger, N.D. Go to top of page

Computer Science
Several computer science faculty members and other UW-Eau Claire staff members presented papers, panels and workshops at the 37th Technical Symposium of the Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education March 7-10 in Covington, Ky. Dan Stevenson presented a paper titled “Building an Autonomous Vehicle by Integrating Lego Mindstorms and a Web Cam." Michael Wick presented a paper titled “Bridging the Conceptual Gap: Assessing the Impact on Student Attitudes toward Programming." Wick also presented at and participated in a panel titled "Programming-Lite: A Dialog in Educating Computer Science Practitioners in a ‘Flat World.’” C. Michael Morrison and Joline Morrison presented a workshop titled “Using Microsoft.net in the IS/CS Curriculum.” Paul Wagner, Andrew Phillips, Jason Wudi (Learning and Technology Services), Tom Paine (Learning and Technology Services) and Daren Bauer (Learning and Technology Services) presented a two-part workshop titled “Computer Security Essentials." Phillips and Wagner also presented the results of a National Science Foundation grant for computer security at an NSF showcase session. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Patrick Day presented a paper on African fiction and cinema titled "Homeland Security: How the Community Protects the Individual from Violence in the Fiction and Films of Ousmane Sembène" at the 35th Annual French Literature Conference "Violence in French and Francophone Literature and Film" March 22-24 at the University of South Carolina. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol, D. Nobes, L. Bateman, C. Butland, M. Flintoft, F. Gaiger, J. Lea, S. Wilkinson, and M. Geer (all from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand) co-authored a presentation titled "From Kaikoura to Kaitorete: Non-Invasive Geophysical Mapping of Mauri Burial Sites."  The invited poster presentation was part of the Workshop on Criminal and Environmental Soil Forensics at the 18th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences April 2-7 in Perth, Western Australia. Go to top of page

Political Science
Ali Abootalebi discussed issues regarding the Middle East March 13 as part of the Great Decisions lecture/discussion series at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The free series features expert speakers on current foreign policy issues outlined by the Foreign Policy Association. Abootalebi's lecture is available as a podcast on the Great Decisions page of the library's Web site. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 54, No. 26 • Tenth Week • Spring Semester • March 26, 2007

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