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Nominations sought for Classified Staff Excellence in Performance Award
The 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.
Student Research Day set for April 23 and 24
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is sponsoring the 15th annual Student Research Day April 23 and 24. Student research posters will be on display from noon to 5 p.m. April 23, and from 8 a.m. to noon April 24 in Zorn Arena. Students will be with their posters from noon to 4 p.m. April 23. The event will highlight student research accomplishments and the important role faculty and academic staff play as mentors in the scholarly activity process.
The diverse nature of research being conducted on campus may be viewed through the wide variety of poster exhibits included in this year's Student Research Day - 252 projects in all. Members of the university community are encouraged to view the exhibit and meet undergraduate and graduate student researchers. More information.
Faculty, academic staff invited to ORSP reception April 23
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is hosting a reception honoring faculty and academic staff who received or applied for grants during the past year as well as the members of the committees that assist the office in promoting scholarly activities. The reception will be held April 23 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. Chancellor Levin-Stankevich will be among those extending their appreciation at the reception. Student Research Day awards will be presented at the faculty/academic staff reception.
News from system Institute on Race and Ethnicity
The 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 April E-Bulletin containing the latest news and information from the institute. View the April E-Bulletin.
The issue includes details about the IRE's upcoming conference, "Immigration: Many Faces; Many Facets," to be held April 26-27 in Milwaukee.
Art & Design
Barbara Shafer will have paintings on display at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire from April 22 through May 30. An opening reception for her show, "At Dancers' Studio," will be held April 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the gallery on the second floor mezzanine. At 8 p.m., there will be a performance by the Dancers' Studio Ensemble in the Eau Claire Room on the library's lower level.
Educational Support Services/Women's Studies
Patti See presented "Boy to Man: Maleness in Contemporary American Film" at the 37th Annual Popular Culture Association Conference April 4-7 in Boston, Mass.
Manuel Fernández presented "Trauma, identidad y nación en música cubana del exilio" at the VI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica in March in Cancún, Mexico. In addition, Fernández's article "Esencialismo estratégico en Novela negra con argentinos de Luisa Valenzuela" appeared in Encuentros de viejos y nuevos mundos, the journal of the Selected Proceedings of the V Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica held in Lima, Perú, in March 2006.
Tomomi Kakegawa presented a paper titled "The development of sentence-final modal expressions in JFL e-mail correspondence" at the Pragmatics and Language Learning Conference March 27 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Dominique Thévenin's book review of Yann Queffélec's "Les Affamés" was published in The French Review, Vol. 80, No. 5, April 2007.
Foundations of Education
Mark Clark and UW-Eau Claire student Nicole Jaeger presented a paper titled "Incubator Initiative for Cross Cultural Collaborative Research" at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education annual conference Feb. 26 in New York City. They also received feedback on a faculty/student project developing a bibliography on Japanese and U.S. teacher education at the conference.
Janice Bogstad presented a paper titled "A Border Crossing Reading of Geoff Ryman's 'Air' at the annual International Conference of the Fantastic in the Arts March 14-19 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She also served on a panel with five authors on the award-winning
new biography of author James Tiptree Jr./Alice Sheldon at the same conference. Bogstad and UW-Eau Claire student Philip Kaveny also presented a lecture-media performance titled "Bradbury's 'Fahrenheit 451' and Red Scare Science Fiction films of the 1950s and 1960s" for the Eau Claire Big Read March 28 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire.
Condolences to John Schillak (emeritus), information systems, and his wife, Anita. The Schillaks' daughter, Shelley Schillak, died April 3 in Santa Fe, N.M.