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Center for Alcohol Studies and Education Request for Proposals announced

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Center for Alcohol Studies and Education Request for Proposals announced
CASE logoThe Center for Alcohol Studies and Education (CASE) is pleased to announce that funding for student-faculty collaborative research and special creative projects is available through its Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools grant. CASE will fund four or five projects that explore the physiological, social or other aspects of alcohol use at UW-Eau Claire, to be completed by April 2007. Project awards will include a $2100 student stipend and up to $500 for supplies.

As a condition of the grant, recipients will be expected to do the following:

  • Provide a mid-semester project update to CASE by March 30, 2007.
  • Present project results at UW-Eau Claire's Student Research Day April 23-24, 2007.
  • Submit a final project summary to CASE.

The deadline for submitting proposals is Nov. 22. Award announcements will be made by Dec. 1. For more information, contact Peggy O’Halloran, CASE director, at ohallop@uwec.edu or 836-5111. For application forms, contact Jenny Schwartz, CASE program assistant, at schwartj@uwec.edu or 836-5110. 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 for the second competition is Dec. 1. Go to top of page

Admissions/Records and Registration
Joey Bohl (Admissions), Sue Moore (Records and Registration) and a colleague from Marquette University presented a session titled "Retreating from the Mundane and Advancing Toward the Sublime" at the joint Wisconsin Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers/Upper Midwest Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers meeting Nov. 1-3 in Bloomington, Minn. The session dealt with holding professional development retreats for staff members of Registrars' and Admissions offices. Moore also participated in a panel presentation titled "Survival 101 — Tips for New Registrars." Go to top of page

Chemistry
Michael Carney had his article titled “Polymerization Catalyst Development: Collaborative Research with Chevron Phillips Chemical Company” published in the September issue of the Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 1, pages 22-26, 2006. The paper describes the history of the research collaboration, how research at UW-Eau Claire is funded and how intellectual property issues are handled. Specific accomplishments of the collaboration also are outlined, as are plans for continued funding. Go to top of page

Communication and Journalism
Mike Dorsher and David Eubanks (University of Maryland) presented a session titled "Clickers (Student Response Systems)" at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Nov. 11 in Washington, D.C. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Paul Hoff (Foreign Languages/University Honors Program), Martina Lindseth and Jeff Vahlbusch facilitated the University Methods Instructors' Roundtable at the 2006 Fall Conference of the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers Nov. 2-4 in Appleton. Their presentation was titled "The Oral Proficiency Interview, Teacher Certification and Perspectives on the Development of Oral Proficiency." Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol and Douglas Faulkner were co-authors with former UW-Eau Claire undergraduates (now graduates) Ashley Wong, Jenifer Bode, Courtney Daniels, Linda Hurd, Susan Johnson, Rod Kouba, Theresa Lenon, Matthew Nier, Michael Schwartz, Jordan Spina and Craig Sternberg of a paper titled "Investigation of Coastal Erosion Along Hapuna Beach, Hawaii" which was presented at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers March 7-11 in Chicago. The presentation abstract was published on CD-ROM, pages 583-584. Faulkner and Jol also were co-authors with UW-Eau Claire undergraduates Casey Farrell, Jacob Henderson, Sarah Knabel, Michael Molnar, Mark Nelson, Derek Pirkl, James Strong and Britta Suppes of paper titled "Evidence of an Extreme Paleoflood in Honokoa Gulch, Hawaii," which was presented at the same meeting. The presentation abstract was published on CD-ROM, page 170. Go to top of page

Geology
Kent Syverson co-led a professional field trip Sept. 29 in Farmington, Maine, with geologists Tom Weddle and Craig Neil of the Maine Geological Survey. The trip was part of the New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference. A publication associated with the field trip, titled " Surficial Geology of the Upper Sandy River Valley, West-Central Maine," co-authored by Weddle, Neil and Syverson, was published in the "Guidebook to Field Trips around Rangeley, Maine," New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, 98th Annual Meeting, 2006, pages 13-24. Go to top of page

History/McIntyre Library
Jim Oberly (History) and Betsy Richmond (McIntyre Library) participated in the presidential session titled "Historical Statistics of the United States — An Appraisal" at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association Nov. 4 in Minneapolis. Others on the panel were from Rice University, Cambridge University Press, Colgate University and University of California, Riverside. Go to top of page

McIntyre Library
Janice Bogstad had signed reviews of "The Undergraduate’s Companion to Arab Writers and Their Websites," D. Straley, Libraries Unlimited, 2004; and of "Guide to Out of Print Materials," N. Tafuri et al., Scrarecrow Press, 2004, published in "Collection Building," Emerald Press, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2006, pages 150-151. Bogstad also had a signed review of "High and Mighty Queens," C. Levin et al., editors, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003, published in MFF (Medieval Feminist Forum), Vol. 41, summer 2006, pages 18-20. Go to top of page

Records and Registration
Carrie Butler Becker's poem "Autobiography of Red, in Reverse" was published in Ellipsis magazine, a publication of Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition, Butler Becker's essay "Farm Girl" has been accepted for publication in an anthology titled "The Farmer's Daughter." Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to Carole Halberg, Foundation/Chancellor's Office, whose mother, Alma Swan, died Nov. 18 in Altoona. Full obituary.

Condolences to the family of Donald Vogler. Vogler, a retired supervisor in Central Stores at UW-Eau Claire, died Nov. 11 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences to the family of James Wenner. Wenner, who served as the dean of the College of Business at UW-Eau Claire from 1971-1992, died Nov. 12 in Dallas, Texas. He retired from UW-Eau Claire in 1996 with emeritus status. More information. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 54 , No. 14 • Fourteenth Week • Fall Semester • Nov. 20, 2006

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