Nominees sought for McNair
Program; Information sessions to be held March 5 and 6
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate
Achievement Program, named
in memory of the African-American astronaut who died in the 1986 Challenger
explosion, is recruiting applicants/nominations
for its 10th cohort of scholars. The program provides numerous benefits
to selected UW-Eau Claire juniors and seniors who demonstrate academic
talent and plan to enter graduate school to pursue a doctorate.
Interested students, faculty
and staff members are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions
scheduled for Wednesday, March 5,
and Thursday, March 6,
at 2 p.m. in the Birchwood Room of Davies Center. More
information is available online or by contacting Pam Golden, McNair
Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Fall 2008 class schedule
2008 class schedule is available online. It can be accessed through
the UW-Eau Claire home page
by going to "Quick Links" and choosing "class schedule."
Note that the schedule is available in both Microsoft Word and PDF formats.
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
March 5: Rhetta Standifer, management
and marketing, "Interorganizational
Conflict and Organizational Power Relationships Within Business-to-Business
March 12: Ethan Wickman, music and
theatre arts, "Writing Pieces from Pieces: A Postmodern Composer's
Experience." Note: This presentation will be held in the
Tamarack Room, Davies Center.
A schedule of the Spring
2008 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
staff workshops and programs
of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program
Claire Student Research Day abstract and application deadline
is March 12.
Karen Loeb's poem “The Meaning
of Sidewalks” was a runner up in the annual statewide poetry contest
sponsored by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.
It will be published in the Wisconsin People and Ideas magazine in summer
2008. Loeb will participate in a reading with the other winners April
17 at Avol's Bookstore in Madison. See Wisconsin Academy of Sciences,
Arts & Letters news
Joel Pace's 30,000-word
a Taxonomy of Transatlantic Romanticism(s)" was published in
Vol. 5 of Literature
Compass, Oxford, Blackwell Publishing, 2008. The research and writing
of the article was funded by an Office
of Research and Sponsored Programs sabbatical.
David Jones will lead a lecture and
discussion series titled "Rock & Roll and the Rest of Us: Popular
Music and Social Change After Bing, Benny & Basie” that will
take a close, historic look at when and why rock and roll, blues, modern
jazz, bebop and hip hop music have been embraced as part of our social
and individual identities. The free programs will be presented March
6, 12, 26 and April 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Eau Claire Room of
the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. More
Harry Jol was co-author with Phil
Reeder (University of South Florida) on a paper titled “The Aqueduct
System and Latrine Site at Qumran, Israel.” The paper was presented
at the 9th Annual Batchelder Conference for Biblical Archaeology Nov.
8-10, 2007, at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Jol also has co-edited
a new book, "Stratigraphic Analyses Using GPR," which offers
a state-of-the-art overview of GPR applications in the field of shallow
subsurface stratigraphic analysis. The book was published by the Geological
Society of America. See UW-Eau Claire news
Condolences to Rose Dalhoe, Student Health Service,
and her husband, Gary. Gary's mother, Fern Dalhoe, died Feb. 24 in Bloomer.