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Nominees sought for McNair Program; Information sessions to be held March 5 and 6

Fall 2008 class schedule available online

Faculty/Academic Staff Forums

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs

English

English/Women's Studies

Geography and Anthropology

Condolences

Nominees sought for McNair Program; Information sessions to be held March 5 and 6
The late Ronald E. McNairThe 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 goldenp@uwec.edu or 836-4912. Go to top of page

Fall 2008 class schedule available online
The fall 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. 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.

        March 5: Rhetta Standifer, management and marketing, "Interorganizational Conflict and Organizational Power Relationships Within Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce."
        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. 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 UW-Eau Claire Student Research Day abstract and application deadline is March 12. Go to top of page

English
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 release.

Joel Pace's 30,000-word article "Towards 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. Go to top of page

English/Women's Studies
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 information. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
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 release. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to Rose Dalhoe, Student Health Service, and her husband, Gary. Gary's mother, Fern Dalhoe, died Feb. 24 in Bloomer. Full obituary. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 55, No. 24 • Seventh Week • Spring Semester • March 3, 2008

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