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Financial system shutdown to begin Feb. 8

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Financial system shutdown to begin Feb. 8
UW-Eau Claire's shared financial system, PeopleSoft (SFS), will be shut down beginning Friday, Feb. 8, for software upgrades and the addition of new system capabilities. The estimated down time will be 10 business days, and it is hoped the system will be back in operation by Feb. 22, said Jacqueline Kriesel, Business Services.

During the outage, Business Services will be unable to process any payments to vendors or reimbursements to employees. Also, purchase orders cannot be issued during the outage. The Business Office will continue to accept deposits during the outage period and WISDM will be available for viewing DeptIDs.

Account managers should make every effort to process critical transactions prior to the outage. Additional information will be provided as the outage schedule is finalized. Go to top of page

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshop and program deadlines.

Workshop:
        A workshop on the Course, Curriculum, Laboratory and Instruction (CCLI) funding program for interdisciplinary programs will be held Feb. 6 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.

Program Deadlines:
        The UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity abstract and application deadline is Feb. 5.         The deadline for Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Grants, University Research and Creative Activity and the Kell Container Corp. Scholarship for Faculty/Student Collaborative Research is Feb. 15. Go to top of page

Art & Design
Anders Shafer (emeritus) has his paintings featured in a one-person exhibition at Viterbo University in La Crosse through Feb. 19. One of his works also was selected for "Paper in Particular," a national juried competition at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. The show runs through Feb. 29. Go to top of page

English/College of Arts and Sciences/psychology
David Jones and his band, Davey J and the Jones Tones, will celebrate the release of a new CD on Saturday, Feb. 9. The celebration will begin at 9 p.m. at the James Sheeley House Saloon, 236 West River Street, Chippewa Falls. The CD, "Bridgewater Blues," was recorded live in Chippewa Falls in 2007 and includes traditional and original blues recordings. Members of the Jones Tones are: Jones; John Lebrun; Bernard "Duffy" Duyfhuizen, College of Arts and Sciences/English; and Catya, psychology. See the Jones Tones Web site for photos and more information. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol, UW-Eau Claire graduate Jake McDonald, Phil Reeder (University of South Florida) and Paul Bauman (WorleyParsons Komex) presented a paper titled “Har Karkom, Israel — A Proposed Site for Mt. Sinai: Recent Geophysical and Mapping Research” at the Ninth Annual Batchelder Conference for Biblical Archaeology Nov. 8-10, 2007, at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Go to top of page

Learning and Technology Services
"Noting the Score" by Rick Mickelson Rick Mickelson was awarded second place in the news and features category of the University Photographer’s Association of America monthly image contest for his photograph “Noting the Score,” at right. The photo shows Jessica Riley, music and theatre arts, making score notations during a rehearsal of "Dido and Aeneas" in November 2007. The January contest recognizes images produced during November and December 2007. Go to top of page

Political Science
Justin Patchin co-authored an article with Sameer Hinduja (Florida Atlantic University) titled “Personal Information of Adolescents on the Internet: A Quantitative Content Analysis of MySpace,” which was published in the Journal of Adolescence, Vol. 31, No. 1, pages 125-146. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to the family of Virginia Kjelstad. Kjelstad, who worked in several administrative office positions at UW-Eau Claire before her retirement, died Jan. 30 in Menomonie. Full obituary. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 55, No. 20 • Third Week • Spring Semester • Feb. 4, 2008

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
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