Call for nominations for UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards
In 1994 the UW-System Women’s Studies Consortium and the Office of Academic Diversity and Development began an annual practice of recognizing the contributions of women of color to women’s issues throughout the state. Each UW System campus selects a woman of color they wish to recognize; all nominees across the system are then honored at an awards ceremony/reception in March. A UW-Eau Claire honoree for 2007 is being sought.
Nominees may be women of color from any of the following groups:
• UW-Eau Claire faculty or staff
• UW-Eau Claire student
• Community member from the city/region
Nominees should demonstrate substantial accomplishments in one or more of the following areas:
• Advocacy for women, particularly women of color
• Activism on behalf of women, particularly women of color
• Scholarship in Women’s Studies
Nominations should be sent to Susan Turell at firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 1 with the following information:
• Name and contact information for nominee(s)
• Nominee's identity as faculty, staff, student or community member
• Nominee's demonstrated accomplishments relevant to the award
Nominees will be reviewed by an ad hoc committee comprised of Susan Turell, C. Kate Hale, Karen Pope and Stephanie Zighelboim. The committee will recommend an honoree to Interim Provost Steven Tallant. More information about the award is available online.
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.
• Oct. 18: Won Yong Jang, communication and journalism, "How do Alcohol Advertising and Drinking Rituals Influence Adolescents' Drinking?" This presentation will be held in Arrowhead Room of Davies Center.
• Oct. 25: Doug Olson, public health professions, and Mary Zwygart-Stauffacher, College of Nursing and
Health Sciences, Exploring the Critical Role of the Director of Nursing,
results of a two state study and sharing plans for a
national study with long-term care organizations.
A list of all Fall 2006 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Peg Lauber (emerita) will read from her book "New Orleans Suite" at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Wisconsin Rapids Public Library.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol and Douglas Faulkner were co-authors with lead authors Craig Sternberg and Neil Trombly (now UW-Eau Claire graduates) on a presentation titled "Geomorphic Analysis of Historical Sedimentation in Half Moon Lake, Eau Claire, WI." The paper was presented at the Association of American Geographers 102nd Annual Meeting March 7-11 in Chicago. The presentation abstract was published on CD-ROM.
Music and Theatre Arts
Cellist Paul Kosower and pianist Namji Kim presented a concert Sept. 8 at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls. They performed sonatas by Barber, Kodaly and Bridge.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Charlene Burns presented a talk titled "Does Faith Fit in a Scientific World?" Oct. 8 in Dodgeville. The talk was sponsored by Grassroots Citizens of Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to promoting political dialogue and participation on issues vital to citizens of the state.
Randall Beger presented a paper titled "Correctional Officers Perceptions of Offender Reentry Challenges in Rural Wisconsin" at the annual meetings of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Sept. 28 in Chicago.
Justin Patchin and co-authors Sameer Hinduja (Florida Atlantic University) and UW-Eau Claire student Rebecca Mathias presented a paper titled "A Preliminary Examination of Adolescent MySpace Profiles" at the annual meetings of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Sept. 29 in Chicago.