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University Senate open discussion set for Oct. 31

Final brown bag lunch seminar on care giving to be held Nov. 7

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Activities and Programs/Music and Theatre Arts

Communication Sciences and Disorders

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University Senate open discussion set for Oct. 31
The University Senate will sponsor an open discussion on the goals of the baccalaureate Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. The purpose of the forum is to review the comments that were submitted in response to the draft baccalaureate goals, find out if a deeper agreement can be reached in terms of university goals, and discuss what might happen next. This is an opportunity to share views about the future, not a decision-making event. The discussion will be moderated by the Ad Hoc Committee to Facilitate Discussion of University Learning Goals (members: Mickey Kolis, chair; Marc Goulet, Kate Lang, Carmen Manning, Steve Tallant and Ray French.) The draft document is available online. For more information, contact Wanda Schulner, University Senate secretary, at schulnw@uwec.edu or 836-3419. Go to top of page

Final brown bag lunch seminar on care giving to be held Nov. 7
hands holding elderly handCaring for family members can create additional stress in the home and workplace. The Work/Life Initiative and Classified Staff for Professional Development Committees and the Chippewa Valley Family Caregiving Alliance will present their final fall semester brown bag lunch seminar Tuesday, Nov. 7. The seminar, titled "Taking Care of Yourself/Care Giving Resources," will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. For more information, contact Vicki Reed at reedvf@uwec.edu or 836-4931 or Barb Bowers at bowersba@uwec.edu or 836-3871. Go to top of page

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.

        Nov. 1: Kate Reynolds and Dale Gable, foreign languages, "English as a Second Language: Academic or Fluff?"
        Nov. 8: Kris Retherford, communication sciences and disorders, "Comprehension of Kinship Terms for Blended Families."

A list of all Fall 2006 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online. Go to top of page

Activities and Programs/Music and Theatre Arts
Beverly Soll (Activities and Programs) will be the soloist for Mendelssohn’s "Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor," Op. 25, at a concert of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. The concert also will include the overture to Rossini’s "The Italian Girl in Algiers" and Mozart’s "Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major," K. 543. The professional orchestra, under the direction of Ivar Lunde Jr., emeritus, (Music and Theatre Arts) is in its ninth season and includes many UW-Eau Claire faculty members. More information. Go to top of page

Communication Sciences and Disorders
Thomas King (emeritus) presented an all-day update titled “Assistive Technology in Special Education” for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty at UW-Superior on Sept. 30. He also presented “Human Factors in Engineering and Design: The Science of Ergonomics” at the public science “Pizza Lab” Oct. 10 in Solon Springs. Go to top of page

Economics
Eric Jamelske was part of panel discussing technology and innovative classroom techniques in teaching economics at the Wisconsin Economics Association meeting Oct. 20-21 in Stevens Point. In particular, Jamelske spoke on the use of economic games that allowed students to participate in activities that simulate economic actions. UW-Eau Claire student Beth Lutz gave a presentation titled "An Evaluation of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Pilot Program in Wisconsin Schools," which was based on her collaborative work with Jamelske and Lori Bica (Psychology). The work was funded by a variety of UW-Eau Claire sources, including the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the College of Arts and Sciences, Academic Affairs and the Foundation. At the same conference, Fred Kolb gave a presentation on the influence of the works of John Kenneth Galbraith on students studying economics. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Anne Cummings gave a presentation titled "Pedagogical and Administrative Uses of Technology in Spanish Classrooms: What Teachers Believe and Do" at the  American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Annual Conference June 28-July 1 in Salamanca, Spain.

UW-Eau Claire student Katie Ulman received the Future Foreign Language Teacher Award for 2006 from the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers. She will be recognized for her achievements during an awards banquet at the WAFLT conference Nov. 3 in Appleton. Go to top of page

Foundations of Education
Cynthia Gray and Elizabeth Heublein (Center for Alternative and Responsible Education, Lafayette, Colo.) recently had their work titled "The Dance of Conversation: Strategies for Encouraging Children's Language Development" published. The publication accompanies a video of the same title, which was co-produced with Landlocked Productions. The completion of the video and publication completes a two-part video series project funded by the Louis and Harold Price Foundation. Go to top of page

Geology
Kent Syverson gave a presentation titled "New Studies on the Geology of the Blue Hills Felsenmeer" Oct. 27 at UW-Barron County. The presentation was part of the Science and Math Lecture Series and the open house/40th anniversary celebration for the campus. Go to top of page

Learning and Technology Services
Lillian Hillis and Brian Hogan gave a presentation titled "Getting on Board Ruby on Rails" at the HighEdWebDev 2006 conference Oct. 22-25, in Rochester, N.Y. Their presentation won the Best of Track Award for the Technical: Propeller Hats Required track. HighEdWebDev is a national conference held specifically for higher education Web professionals. Go to top of page

Music and Theatre Arts
Donald Patterson presented a lecture/recital titled “In Honor of Mozart’s 250th Year: Exploring the Piano Variations — the Improvisational Formulas, Humor and Social Aspect” at the 95th Annual State Convention of the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association Oct. 20 at Viterbo University in La Crosse. Go to top of page

Network for Excellence in Teaching
Donna Raleigh has been elected chair of the Executive Committee for the Learning and Technology Development Council, a division of UW System's Office of Learning and Informational Technology. The LTDC's mission is "to encourage System-wide collaboration and individual campus efforts which promote professional development in the effective use of learning technologies and explore new teaching and learning applications of existing and emerging technologies." Go to top of page

Physics and Astronomy
Scott Whitfield and co-authors R. Wehlitz (Synchrotron Radiation Center, UW-Madison), H.R. Varma (Indian Institute of Technology, India), T. Banerjee (Indian Institute of Technology, India) and P.C. Deshmukh (Georgia State University) had their article titled “Resonance-induced deviations of â from 2.0 for rare gas s-subshell photoionization” accepted for publication in the Nov. 14, 2006, issue of the Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. The article currently is available online. Go to top of page 

Social Work
Leonard Gibbs (emeritus) and Eileen Gambrill (University of California, Berkeley) presented a workshop titled "Practical Applications of Evidence-Based Practice" Aug. 14-16 at the  department of  social work at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 54 , No. 11 • Eleventh Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 30, 2006

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