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NET accepting applications for Diversity Fellows Faculty Learning Community
The Diversity Fellows program is a yearlong professional development experience coordinated by the Network for Excellence in Teaching, which is focused on promoting diversity in the classroom and in curricula. The program provides participants with opportunities to study the concept of diversity, design a teaching-learning project to increase students' awareness of and tolerance for diversity and share results and experiences with others on campus and across higher education. The application deadline is May 1.
More information about the Diversity Fellows Faculty Learning Community is available online or by contacting Linda Carpenter, NET coordinator, at email@example.com or 836-2298.
McNair Program application deadline extended to April 27
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.
The application deadline has been extended to April 27. More information is available online or by contacting Patricia Quinn, McNair project director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-4912.
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.
2007 Distinguished Master's Thesis presentation set for April 25
UW-Eau Claire alumna Laura Hurd will be presented with the 2007 UW-Eau Claire Distinguished Master's Thesis Award April 25 for her graduate studies thesis, "A Comparison of Language Production, Language Comprehension and Cognitive Functioning in Identical Twins with Williams Syndrome." Hurd will give a presentation on her thesis at 2 p.m. in the Potawatomi Room of Davies Center. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.
WOW event to be held May 2
A Women on Wednesdays wine and cheese event titled "Where is UW-Eau Claire Along the Road to Campus Leadership?" will be held May 2 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the McIntyre Library second floor breezeway.
The event will begin with a wine and cheese social at 4:30 p.m. and will feature a presentation by Mary Dee Wenniger and Mary Helen Conroy, editors of "Gender Equity or Bust!" at 5:50 p.m. More information.
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.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshop.
• A Faculty Development Workshop to discuss the Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program will be held May 2 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.
Carmen Manning presented "Authentic Intellectual Achievement & Small Schools in Chicago: A Baseline Report" at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting April 13 in Chicago, Ill.
Kate Mastruserio Reynolds presented three sessions at the 41st Annual Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Convention March 20-24 in Seattle, Wash. The first was titled "Empowering Paraprofessionals in the Second Language Classroom" and was presented with Sarah Fisher Burton (Eau Claire Area School District), Dale Gable, Florina Ackley (Wausau Public Schools), Jackie Mauer (Hamilton Public Schools) and UW-Eau Claire student Allison Briski. The second was a TESOL board-sponsored session titled "Issues and Strategies for Advocacy in TESOL" and was presented with John Segota (International TESOL Inc.), Donald Weasonforth (Collin Country Community College District, Texas) and Ineza Kuceba (Renton Technical College, Washington). The third, titled "Creating User-Friendly Rubrics for the Language Classroom, " was presented with collaborator Kelly Conroy.
Foundations of Education
Jill Pinkney Pastrana presented a paper titled "Subtle Tortures of the Neoliberal Age: Globalization and Education in Chile" at the American Educational Research Association meeting April 9-13 in Chicago, Ill. AERA is the largest education research professional meeting in the United States. Pinkney Pastrana also was the keynote speaker for "Widening the Circle," the fourth annual conference on ACT 31/ACT 314 March 29-31 at UW-La Crosse. Her presentation was titled "Pedagogy, Power and Policy: Towards a Critical Teacher Activism."
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol, Stephen Moysey (Clemson University) and Rosemary Knight (Stanford University) co-authored a paper titled "Texture-Based Classification of Ground-Penetrating Radar Images," which was published in Geophysics, Vol. 71, No. 6, pages K111-118.
Management and Marketing
Kenneth De Meuse and Todd Hostager had their article "The Effects of a Diversity Learning Experience on Positive and Negative Diversity Perceptions" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Business and Psychology.
Stephen Hill, Randall Beger and recent UW-Eau Claire political science graduate John Maxim Zanetti presented a paper titled ''The Rise of Paramilitary Policing in U.S. Domestic and Foreign Policy'' at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference April 14 in Chicago, Ill. Research for this paper was funded by an Office of Research and Sponsored Programs faculty/student research collaboration grant.
Len Gibbs (emeritus) and S. McCracken (University of Chicago) presented three daylong workshops titled "Evidence-Based Practice: A Process for Practical Implementation" March 20-22 in DeKalb, Chicago and Bloomington/Normal, Ill., for the Child and Adolescent Services department of the Illinois Division of Mental Health.