CIE seeks host families/friends
NET teaching and learning discussions
set for April and May
Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
Academic Skills Center/Women's
Music and Theatre Arts
CIE seeks host families/friends
Center for International
Education is seeking host families/friends for international students
arriving for the fall 2008 semester. Host friends are asked to meet
their students on arrival, provide a weekend home stay and stay in touch
with their students once per month. Home stay dates are Aug. 22-25.
The Host Family/Friend Program encourages intercultural communication
and understanding, as well as support for newly arriving students. Contact
Kathryn Hurd, community outreach coordinator, at 836-4411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
NET teaching and learning
discussions set for April and May
Faculty and instructional academic staff are
invited to join the following peer-led discussions on teaching and learning,
sponsored by the Network
for Excellence in Teaching:
10, Cheryl Brandt, nursing, "Creating
and Using Rubrics," Nursing 260, 1 to 3 p.m.
11, Gary Don, music and theatre arts,
"Incorporating Active Learning in the Classroom," Nursing
260, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
24, Linda Carpenter, communication sciences
and disorders/NET, "Creating Effective Peer-Evaluation Forms,"
OL 1122, 1 to 3 p.m.
25, Kristin Schaupp, foreign languages,
"Facilitating Effective Class Discussions," OL 1122, 12:30
to 2:30 p.m.
28, Donna Raleigh, Gene Leisz and Cindy
Albert, NET/LTS, "Course Design from the Ground Up," Brewer
255, 10 a.m. to noon.
30, Fred Kolb, economics, and Nancy Hanson-Rasmussen,
management and marketing, "Teaching Online," Brewer 255, noon
to 2 p.m.
1, April Bleske-Reckek, psychology, "Teaching
Research Concepts," Brewer 255, 1 to 3 p.m.
2, Erik Hendrickson, physics and astronomy,
"Engaging Students in Large Classes," Brewer 255, 12:30 to
For more information, contact Cindy Albert at
email@example.com or 836-2789.
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
April 9: Stephen Hill, political science,
"Discerning the Effects of the Growth of Paramilitary Policing
in U.S. Domestic and Foreign Policy."
April 16: Mohamed Elgindi, mathematics,
"An Overview of My Current Research Interests."
A schedule of the Spring
2008 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Skills Center/Women's Studies
Patti See presented "'Reel' Teachers:
Depiction of 'The Professor' in Contemporary Film" at the 38th
Popular Culture Association Annual Conference March 19-22 in San Francisco,
Several computer science faculty members attended the 39th Technical
Symposium of the Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education
(SIGCSE) March 12-15 in Portland, Ore. Paul
Wagner presented a paper titled “A Query Simulation System
to Illustrate Database Query Execution.” Daniel
Ernst and Daniel Stevenson
also attended the symposium and related workshops.
Dale Taylor (emeritus) delivered the
keynote address at the opening of the 2008 Conference of the Southwest
Region of the American Music Therapy Association March 27 in El Paso,
Texas. He also presented a seminar titled “Applying Biomedical
Music Therapy in Professional Practice” at the conference.
Ali Abootalebi gave a lecture titled
“Culture and Society in the Muslim World” March 17 at the
Fond du Lac Public Library.
Condolences to the family of Beatrice Lebegue. Lebegue, a retired UW-Eau Claire secretary, died April 2 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.