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Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present its final Faculty/Academic Staff Forum for the spring semester. The program will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• April 4: James Boulter, chemistry, "Chemistry of Diverse Ices in the Atmospheres of Earth and Other Planets."
Jim Phillips recently received a $55,000 grant from the American Chemical Society's Petroleum Research Fund for his proposal titled "Condensed Phase Effects on the Structural Properties of Friedel-Crafts Intermediates: RF–BF3."
Dick Boyum (emeritus) presented a workshop on stress management and wellness for the Wisconsin Jail Association March 22 in Green Bay.
Bruce Taylor gave a poetry reading March 22 at the Pumphouse Arts Center in La Crosse as part of the center's Visiting Artist Series.
Facilities Planning and Management
The Facilities Planning and Management department hosted the state regional heating plant conference March 27. UW-Eau Claire was selected as the conference site because of the many upgrades made on campus over the past few years. In particular, the state engineering award-winning PLC (programmable logic controller) project at UW-Eau Claire has generated a great deal of outside interest. More than 30 representatives from 11 state agencies attended the conference.
Beth Kozbial Ernst and UW-Eau Claire student Megan Allen gave a presentation titled "Linking ESL Students to Communities Through Service Learning" at the 41st Annual International TESOL Conference March 22 in Seattle, Wash.
Jessica Miller presented a paper on early French cinema titled "Chanson Populaire in René Clair's 'Sous les toits de Paris'" at the 2007 Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference March 8-11 in Chicago, Ill.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol, UW-Eau Claire alumna Jenifer Bode (currently a graduate student at the University of Calgary), Phil Reeder (University of South Florida), Richard Freund (University of Hartford), Paul Bauman (WorleyParsons Komex) and Christeen Nahas (WorleyParsons Komex) co-authored a paper titled "GPR Investigation of the Nuestra Senora de la Blanca Church Site, Burgos, Spain: Preliminary Results." The paper was presented at the 11th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar June 19-22, 2006, at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and published in the conference proceedings on CD-ROM.
Robert Fraser (emeritus) will receive the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library's 2007 Distinguished Service Award at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Library April 11. Fraser is being recognized for his generosity of time and spirit, inspiration to others and extraordinary contributions to library-related issues. He served on the library's board of trustees from 1985-91 and 1999-2007, serving as vice president from 1988-90 and president from 1990-91. Fraser also was instrumental in the successful establishment of the library’s endowment fund and was a founding member of the Friends of the Library, serving as that organization’s vice president, president and past president.
Justin Patchin and UW-Eau Claire student Rebecca Mathias gave a presentation titled “Personal Information of Adolescents on the Internet: A Quantitative Content Analysis of MySpace” at the annual meetings of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences March 14 in Seattle, Wash.
Condolences to Todd Hostager, management and marketing, whose father, Roger Hostager, died March 22 in Houlton. Full obituary.
Condolences to Kim Johnson, Custodial Services, whose stepfather,
Lenard Herrick, died March 25 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.