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CIE seeks host families/friends

NET teaching and learning discussions set for April and May

Faculty/Academic Staff Forums

Academic Skills Center/Women's Studies

Computer Science

Music and Theatre Arts

Political Science

Condolences

CIE seeks host families/friends
globe puzzleThe 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 hostfriend@uwec.edu for more information. Go to top of page

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:

     • April 10, Cheryl Brandt, nursing, "Creating and Using Rubrics," Nursing 260, 1 to 3 p.m.
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April 11, Gary Don, music and theatre arts, "Incorporating Active Learning in the Classroom," Nursing 260, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
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April 24, Linda Carpenter, communication sciences and disorders/NET, "Creating Effective Peer-Evaluation Forms," OL 1122, 1 to 3 p.m.
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April 25, Kristin Schaupp, foreign languages, "Facilitating Effective Class Discussions," OL 1122, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
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April 28, Donna Raleigh, Gene Leisz and Cindy Albert, NET/LTS, "Course Design from the Ground Up," Brewer 255, 10 a.m. to noon.
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April 30, Fred Kolb, economics, and Nancy Hanson-Rasmussen, management and marketing, "Teaching Online," Brewer 255, noon to 2 p.m.
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May 1, April Bleske-Reckek, psychology, "Teaching Research Concepts," Brewer 255, 1 to 3 p.m.
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May 2, Erik Hendrickson, physics and astronomy, "Engaging Students in Large Classes," Brewer 255, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Cindy Albert at albertca@uwec.edu or 836-2789. 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 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. Go to top of page

Academic 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, Calif. Go to top of page

Computer Science
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. Go to top of page

Music and Theatre Arts
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. Go to top of page

Political Science
Ali Abootalebi gave a lecture titled “Culture and Society in the Muslim World” March 17 at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to the family of Beatrice Lebegue. Lebegue, a retired UW-Eau Claire secretary, died April 2 in Eau Claire. Full obituary. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 55, No. 28 • Twelfth Week • Spring Semester • April 7, 2008

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Editorial Assistant.
Updated: April 22, 2008

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