NET workshop to address motivating students
Anastasia Morrone from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) will present two linked workshops on theories of learning and motivation this Thursday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. The morning session will include an overview of theories of motivation and the implications of these theories for teaching and learning, followed by faculty discussion of how theories of motivation can be applied to enhance teaching and learning. The afternoon session will build on the morning session by exploring theories of learning and how they can be applied to create classroom contexts that promote motivation for learning. Those planning to attend should RSVP by Monday, Aug. 21, to NET@uwec.edu or by calling 836-3323. Please indicate if you will be attending the morning, afternoon, or both sessions. More information.
Writing in the disciplines is focus of August events
All members of the university community are invited to participate in two August events that focus on writing in the disciplines. On Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 9-11 a.m., a roundtable of the following UW-Eau Claire faculty members will discuss their reasons and strategies for including writing in their major or GE courses: April Bleske-Rechek (psychology), Tom Hilton (information systems), Kate Lang (history), Paul Kaldjian (geography and anthropology), Roger Tlusty (foundations of education) and CeCelia Zorn (nursing/nursing systems). On Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 9-11 a.m., Karen Welch, director of composition, will conduct a writing workshop on designing effective writing tasks to help students meet course learning goals. Both events will be held in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. For more information or to reserve workshop materials, contact Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer luncheon set for Aug. 31
All members of the UW-Eau Claire community are invited to a prayer luncheon Thursday, Aug. 31, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Dulany Inn of Davies Center. During the luncheon, sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Christian Network, Terry Balding (emeritus), biology, will present "Reflections of a Christian Teacher and a Green Worm." Box lunches will be available at the door for $7. Those interested in attending should register online by noon Aug. 28.
Academic Affairs/administrative committee vacancies announced
The following committees currently have vacancies. Please contact Jan Morse at email@example.com by Sept. 6 if you are interested in serving on any of the committees.
Academic Affairs Committees
• Art Accessions Committee — one faculty member needed.
• Campus Media Advisory Committee — one faculty member needed.
• Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues for Persons with Disabilities — one faculty member and one academic staff member needed.
• International Education Advisory Board — one faculty member, one instructional academic staff member and one administrative/professional academic staff member needed.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is sponsoring a series of workshops this semester. Deadlines for submitting proposals also are noted.
• A brief presentation/discussion on submission of federal grant applications using Grants.gov will be held Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center.
• A research workshop to discuss the Faculty Sabbatical Leave will be held Sept. 6 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.
• The Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline for the first competition is Sept. 1.
• The Faculty/Student Research Collaboration Grants deadline is Sept. 15.
• The Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program deadline is Oct. 2.
Academic Skills Center
Patti See had her article "Patti and Karen's High School Reunion" published as a feature article in the Aug. 3 issue of Volume One.
Laurie St. Aubin-Whelihan received a master of arts degree in educational administration with an emphasis in adult education from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, on Aug. 5.
Bob Nowlan had his article “The Politics of Love in Three Recent U.S. and U.K. Films of Young Gay Romance: A Symptomatic Reading of Beautiful Thing, Get Real and Edge of Seventeen” published in the 50th anniversary volume of the Journal of Homosexuality, Vol. 50, No. 4, fall 2006, pages 141-184.
Condolences to Robert Elliott (emeritus), physics and astronomy, whose wife, Ann Elliott, died Aug. 8 in Lake Leelanau, Mich. Ann was a librarian at UW-Eau Claire for many years. She retired in 1995. Full obituary.
Condolences to Jeannie Harms, Advising and New Student Initiatives, and Bill Harms, Student Services. Jeannie’s mother and Bill’s mother-in-law, Janie Clark Shell, died July 26 in Greeley, Colo.
Condolences to Jack Kapfer, communication and journalism, whose mother,
Elizabeth Pepper Kapfer, died Aug. 7 in Janesville.
Condolences to Lisa Matz, Children's Center, whose father, Dennis Garland, died Aug. 15 in Wausau.