NET workshops to be offered
The Network for Excellence in Teaching will sponsor two workshops next week. On Monday, Oct. 2, Barbara J. Millis, director of the Excellence in Teaching Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, will present "Conducting Effective Classroom Observations" from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Those interested in attending should RSVP by Sept. 25 to NET@uwec.edu or 836-3323. please indicate which session you are interested in attending.
On Thursday, Oct. 5, Chris Johnston, a UW-Eau Claire alumna and director of Rowan University's Center for the Advancement of Learning, will present "From Mindless Schooling to Mindful Learning" at 3 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. Johnston's presentation is co-sponsored by the College of Education and Human Sciences. Those interested in attending should RSVP by Sept. 28 to NET@uwec.edu or 836-3323. Additional information about both workshops is available on the NET Web site.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadline.
• The Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program deadline is Oct. 2.
Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present Faculty/Academic Staff Forums this semester. The programs will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesdays in the Presidents Room of Davies Center unless otherwise noted. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• Sept. 27, Tom Hilton, information systems, "Right and Wrong: Morality in the Computer Age."
• Oct. 11: James Oberly, history, "The Scholarship of Replication and Innovation: UWEC's Participation in the ICPSR Social Science Research Community."
A list of all Fall 2006 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Fulbright Program workshop to be offered
UW-Eau Claire's Center for International Education will offer "The Fulbright Program for Faculty and Professionals," a free workshop, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Potawatomi Room of Davies Center. Participants will learn about lecture and research options in 150 countries. They also will receive advice on countries in which to pursue fellowships, making contacts abroad, preparing the Fulbright application and hosting visiting foreign Fulbright scholars at UW-Eau Claire.
Twenty-five seats are available for the workshop. To reserve a seat, contact Connie Johnson at email@example.com or 715-836-4411 by Oct. 6.
Jim Phillips attended the American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition Sept. 10-14 in San Francisco, Calif. He attended sessions focused on various research topics, writing in the undergraduate chemistry curriculum, and the use of computational chemistry in chemical education. Phillips also presented a talk titled "Computational Chemistry as a Teaching Tool: Examples from Teaching and Research" and a poster presentation titled "Condensed Phase Effects on the Structural Properties of Nitrile Donor-Acceptor Complexes: A survey of Results from Experiment and Theory."
Joanne Juett will be the moderator for a panel discussion Sunday, Oct. 1, from 3-5 pm at Lake Street United Methodist Church sponsored by Fair Wisconsin about the upcoming marriage amendment vote. The panel discussion includes an ecumenical array of clergy from the Eau Claire area.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol, UW-Eau Claire graduate Jen Bode (now a graduate student at the University of Calgary), Richard Freund (University of Hartford), Maha Darawsha (University of Connecticut), Paul Bauman (WorleyParsons), Christeen Nahas (WorleyParsons), Phil Reeder (University of South Florida) and Carl Savage (Drew University) had their paper titled "Nazareth Excavations Project: A GPR Perspective" published in the proceedings of the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems. The paper was presented at the 19th Annual SAGEEP Meeting April 2-6 in Seattle, Wash.
Nursing (Marshfield site)
Robin Young Beeman, Marshfield site coordinator, and instructors Janice Berry, Linda Duffy, Lori Waltonen and Lisa Gowey-Fischer received St. Joseph's Hospital/Ministry Health Care 2006 Circle of Excellence Awards at a ceremony Sept. 19 for their support of Ministry Health Care's long-term objective to promote a values-based culture.
Condolences to Bill Harms, Student Services, whose father, William E. Harms, died Sept. 15 in Holdrege, Neb.
Condolences to the family of
Richard McGregor. McGregor, a UW-Eau Claire alumnus and professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, died Sept. 18 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.
Condolences to the family of
Wayne Puttmann. Puttmann, a UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of education, died Sept. 16 in Wausau. Full obituary.
Condolences to the family of Saxon St. Germaine. St. Germaine, a UW-Eau Claire professor emerita of English, died Sept. 17 in Hayward. Full obituary.
Condolences to Barb Thom, Records and Registration, whose father, Woodrow Lancor, died Sept. 18 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.