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Nominees sought for Classified Staff Excellence in Performance Award

Student Development and Diversity Recognition Awards nominations due
April 3

Faculty/Academic Staff Forums

Continuing Education

English

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Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Nominees sought for Classified Staff Excellence in Performance Award
UW-Eau Claire sealThe Classified Staff Awards Committee is inviting nominations for the Excellence in Performance Award to be given in fall 2008. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation will present $1,500 to the recipient. Faculty, staff or students may nominate a permanent, full-time or part-time (50 percent or more) member of the classified staff for the award. Nominations should be forwarded by April 21 to the Classified Staff Awards Committee, Chancellor's Office, Schofield 204. For additional information or nomination forms, call 836-2327. Go to top of page

Student Development and Diversity
Recognition Awards nominations due April 3

The Office of Student Development and Diversity invites UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff to nominate colleagues who exhibit exceptional commitment to student development and learning for  Student Development and Diversity Recognition Awards, to be presented April 16. This is the fourth year of the awards program.

These awards recognize people who have shown exemplary efforts in facilitating the intellectual and personal development of students and in promoting diversity on campus. Awards will be given in the following areas: Student Development and Diversity Unclassified Staff Excellence, Student Development and Diversity Classified Staff Excellence, Student Organization, University Excellence, Student Assistant, Diversity Teacher/Scholar and Diversity Advocate.

To nominate someone for any of the awards, complete the nomination form and attach your recommendation, which should speak to how the nominee exhibits the criteria listed for that particular award. Submissions should not exceed three pages. One individual may make nominations for multiple awards. See award criteria and nomination form. For additional information, contact Amy Hobbs at hobbsaj@uwec.edu or 836-5992. 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.

        April 2: Matthew Waters, foreign languages/history, "The First World Empire: Genesis of a Superpower."
        April 9: Stephen Hill, political science, "Discerning the Effects of the Growth of Paramilitary Policing in U.S. Domestic and Foreign Policy."

A schedule of the Spring 2008 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online. Go to top of page

Continuing Education
William Jones recently received a master's degree in education from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. Jones, the recipient of an honors scholarship, also holds a seminary master's degree from Trinity Theological Seminary in Indiana. He completed a peer review to receive his ordination this past fall. Go to top of page

English
Erica Benson presented a paper titled “Language Attitudes, Dialect Geography and Language Change in Wisconsin” at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference March 19-22 in San Francisco, Calif.

Bruce Taylor (emeritus) had his poem “La Chagallitte” published in Ekphrasis: A Poetry Journal, Vol. 4, No. 5, spring/summer 2008. His fiction piece “Exercise” was published in "Best Flash Fiction of the 21st Century," edited by Tom Hazuka and Mark Budman, Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, Shanghai, 2008. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Anne Cummings Hlas had her article titled "Spanish Teachers' Beliefs and Practices on Computers in the Classroom" published in Hispania, Vol. 91, No. 1, pages 73-92, March 2008. Go to top of page

Philosophy and Religious Studies
Sean McAleer had his paper titled "Pettit's Non-iteration Constraint" published in Utilitas, Cambridge University Press, Vol. 20, 2008, pages 59-64. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to the family of William Lowry. Lowry, a retired member of the UW-Eau Claire custodial staff, died March 25 in Eau Claire. Full obituary. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 55, No. 27 • Eleventh Week • Spring Semester • March 31, 2008

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