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Opening announced for acting associate dean of student development

Net workshop set for May 22

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs

Announcements from Women in Higher Education

College of Education and Human Sciences

Communication and Journalism

Foreign Languages

Geography and Anthropology

Music and Theatre Arts

Student Support Services

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Opening announced for acting associate dean
of student development

UW-Eau Claire's Office of Student Development and Diversity is seeking a UW-Eau Claire faculty or academic staff member to serve as acting associate dean of student development during the fall semester of 2007. The associate dean will be on leave. Primary responsibilities include serving as the administrative liaison with Student Senate, administering policies dealing with student misconduct, coordinating assessment within Student Development and Diversity, and working as part of the administrative team with the other associate dean and the associate vice chancellor in providing leadership and direction to the area. A detailed position description is available online. This is an excellent opportunity to gain administrative experience. It will be a three-month appointment (semester for faculty) beginning Sept. 1, 2007.

Interested individuals are invited to submit a letter of interest outlining the transferable skills and experience they have related to the position and a vita/resume. The deadline for applications and nominations is May 25. Materials should be sent, preferably by e-mail, to Amy Hobbs (hobbsaj@uwec.edu), program assistant in the Student Development and Diversity Office. Go to top of page

NET workshop set for May 22
FSSE logoOn Tuesday, May 22, Thomas Nelson Laird will lead a workshop titled "Improving Teaching & Learning Utilizing Measures of Student Engagement" from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Presidents Room, Davies Center.

Laird is an assistant professor of higher education at Indiana University Bloomington, where he also directs the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement. His work focuses on how to effectively promote learning and development through student experiences with diversity in the college and university setting.

To register for this event please contact the Network for Excellence in Teaching at NET@uwec.edu or call 836-3323. More information. Go to top of page

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadline.

Program Deadline:
        The Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline is June 1. Go to top of page

Announcements from Women in Higher Education
WHE logoThe Eau Claire Chapter of Women in Higher Education invites all women on campus — LTE, classified staff, academic staff and faculty — to an end-of-the-year potluck and social. The purpose of WHE is to improve opportunities for women in higher education and to meet periodically over the academic year for a variety of professional and social activities. The end-of-the-year potluck will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the home of Patti See. More information about the potluck and the activities of WHE. Go to top of page

College of Education and Human Sciences
Rodney Johnson (dean emeritus) was presented a Distinguished Alumni Award for Community/Regional Service at the UW-Whitewater annual Founders Day celebration April 21 This award is presented to a graduate of UW-Whitewater who has demonstrated outstanding and significant civic and service contributions for their community. Go to top of page

Communication and Journalism
David Gordon (emeritus) attended the second national Media Ethics Summit in early March at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The meeting brought together some 40 professional and academic leaders in media ethics for a series of roundtable discussions. The sessions focused on how media ethics issues have evolved in the past 20 years, what the next 20 years may bring in this area, and what might be done to effect beneficial changes in ethics education, policy and practice.The sessions marked the 20th anniversary of the first Media Ethics Summit conference in March 1987, which Gordon helped host as chair of the mass communication department at Emerson College in Boston. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Kate Mastruserio Reynolds and Dale Omtvedt Gable engaged in a marathon conferencing day April 26. They co-presented "Finding Solutions to Placement Burdens with the Compass ESL Placement Test" at the 4th Annual ACT Conference in Chicago, Ill. Later that day, they co-presented "Colloquium on Initiative in Teacher Education for Immigrant Children: Training mainstream teachers to work with English Language Learners (ELLs)" in Milwaukee at the "Immigration: Many Faces; Many Facets" Conference at the UW System Race and Ethnicity Institute. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol and co-authors Douglas Faulkner, Arlen Albrecht (UW-Extension - Taylor County) and alumni Craig Sternberg and Neil Trombly presented a talk titled "Bottom and sub-bottom GPR imaging within shallow Wisconsin lakes: benefits and problems." The paper was presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Oct. 22-25 in Philadelphia, Pa., with the abstract published in Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 38, No. 7, page 14.

Garry Running, Karen Havholm and UW-Eau Claire students Jacqueline Chambers and Anne Gauer presented a poster titled "Post-glacial Stratigraphy, Eolian Activity, and Paleoenvironment: A View from the Atkinson Site, Glacial Lake Hind Basin, Southwestern Manitoba, Canada" at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers April 17-20 in San Francisco, Calif. Go to top of page

Music & Theatre Arts
Kristine Fletcher, Richard Fletcher and Christa Garvey (the Sonora Reed Trio) were invited guest performers and clinicians at the Delta State University Woodwind Day 2007 April 27 and 28. They performed a concert at the Bologna Performing Arts Center for the community on Friday evening and conducted a master class, workshop and recital for high school and university music students on Saturday. Go to top of page

Student Support Services
Cynthia Welch was a guest on "The West Side," WHWC, 88.3 with host, Mary Jo Wagner, on April 23. The topic of the show was the Chippewa Valley Technical College's suspension of the Office Assistant and Administrative Assistant programs. The broadcast can be heard on the WPR web site.

Welch is the president of the Chippewa Valley Chapter, International Association of Administrative Professionals.
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University Bulletin • Vol. 54, No. 33 • Seventeenth Week • Spring Semester • May 14, 2007

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant.
Updated: October 29, 2007

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