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ORSP to select 2008-09 Faculty Fellow

Faculty excellence award nominations sought

Faculty, staff, students invited to join Chancellor's Diversity Advisory Commission and Commission on the Status of Women

McNair Program nominations, applications due April 18

NET teaching and learning discussions set for April and May

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ORSP to select 2008-09 Faculty Fellow
UW-Eau Claire's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs seeks a Faculty Fellow for 2008-09. The Fellow's primary focus will be to work on special projects and assist with various aspects of ORSP programming. View the position description for additional details. The application deadline is May 1 Go to top of page

Faculty excellence award nominations sought
UW-Eau Claire sealThe Faculty Awards Committee solicits nomination letters and forms for Excellence in Scholarship and Excellence in Service Awards. Both awards help to establish and clarify the university's standard of excellence. The awards presume the strongest examples of personal contribution while also expanding the definition of achievement. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation will present $1,500 to each award recipient.

Preliminary nomination forms are due April 21. Completed letters and forms can be submitted to the Chancellor's Office by any member of the university community. Faculty who have retired before the award is presented are not eligible for nomination.

Completed nomination materials are due May 6. Forms outlining the materials needed to complete the entire nomination are available in the offices of the Chancellor, University Senate and Student Senate. Unless withdrawal is requested or an award is received, nominees' files will continue to be included in the committee's annual review for three years, if the nominee provides a current vita for each of those years.

Inquiries may be directed to Susie Johnson, Chancellor’s Office, at johnsosu@uwec.edu or 836-2327, or to committee chair Vicki Snider, special education, at vsnider@uwec.edu or 836-2112. Go to top of page

Faculty, staff, students invited to join Chancellor's Diversity Advisory Commission and Commission on the Status of Women
Chancellor Levin-Stankevich is seeking new members for the Chancellor’s Diversity Advisory Commission and the Commission on the Status of Women. Both commissions are made up of faculty, academic staff, classified staff and students, and new members from all those groups are needed.

If you are interested, please submit a short e-mail to Teresa O’Halloran at ohallote@uwec.edu, stating which commission interests you and why. New members will be appointed in May. Go to top of page

McNair Program nominations, applications due April 18
The McNair Program office currently is accepting applications and faculty/academic staff nominations for the McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Faculty mentors and student applicants should submit nominations and applications to the McNair Program Office, Old Library 2134, by April 18. For additional information, contact Pam Golden at goldenp@uwec.edu or 836-4912. 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 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-Rechek, 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 its final Faculty/Academic Staff Forum for the spring semester. The program will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or tray.

        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

Art & Design
Jane Herrick will have her artwork displayed in an exhibit titled "Holding In/Keeping Out" from April 20 through May 27 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. An opening reception will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 20 in the library's gallery on the second floor mezzanine.

Karen O'Day presented a paper titled "The Story of One Man's Regalia at Sitio Conte" at the pre-Columbian and colonial Latin American art session of the Midwest Art History Society Annual Conference April 3 in Chicago, Ill.

Anders Shafer (emeritus) had a painting accepted into Painting As Presence, a national painting competition at the New Haven Art Center in Connecticut, which runs from May through July. He also had a work accepted into the Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition at Beloit College, which will run from May 14 through July. Go to top of page

Chemistry/Learning and Technology Services
Bob Eierman's article "A Candle in the Wind" was chosen as the cover article for the April issue of the Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 85, No. 4, page 528A. The "jumping flame" photo was taken by Rick Mickelson (Learning and Technology Services). A sequential version of the photo was chosen to be the cover image for the issue. Go to top of page

English
Bruce Taylor (emeritus) conducted a workshop titled “The Muse in the Machine: Creative Computing for Teachers and Writers” at the fourth annual Power of the Pen Writers Conference April 5 in Neenah. Go to top of page

English/Continuing Education/Foreign Languages/Curriculum and Instruction
Kelly Wonder (English, Continuing Education, Foreign Languages, Curriculum and Instruction), Jean Peterson (Continuing Education) and Traci Thomas-Card (English) presented a workshop titled "A Beginners Guide to ESL Program Administration" at the international Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages conference April 2-5 in New York City. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Julie Adler presented a poster session titled “Service Learning Opportunities for Low-Proficiency English Language Learners” at the National TESOL Conference April 3 in New York City. The presentation outlined two projects designed for intermediate level students in the UW-Eau Claire English Language Academy.

Jessica Miller presented a paper on Swiss French intonation titled Tonal Alignment Distinctions Between Standard French and Vaudois Swiss French" at the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL 38) April 4-6 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Go to top of page

Music and Theatre Arts
Dale Taylor (emeritus) presented a five-hour music therapy continuing education seminar titled “Applying Biomedical Music Therapy in Professional Practice” at the American Music Therapy Association New England Region 2008 Conference April 3 in Lenox, Mass. He also reported to the AMTA International Relations Committee as the Great Lakes region representative at the regional business meeting April 5 in Chicago, Ill. Go to top of page

News Bureau/Multicultural Affairs/Counseling Services/Psychology/Women's Studies
Four UW-Eau Claire staff members gave presentations at the joint UW System Women’s Studies Conference “Women and the Environment: Literary, Scientific and Cultural Perspectives” and the LGBTQ Conference “LGBTQ Environments: Academia and Beyond” April 4-5 at UW-Green Bay. Nancy Wesenberg (News Bureau), Christine Webster (Office of Multicultural Affairs) and Roberta Goodman (Counseling Services) presented “Women Helping Women with Depression: Bad News, Good News, Latest News”; and Susan Turell (psychology/women’s studies) presented “Community Readiness for LGBT Intimate Partner Violence Support Services” with Molly Hermann (Humble Pie Consulting). Go to top of page

Philosophy and Religious Studies
Sean McAleer's book chapter "The Virtues of Humor: What The Office Can Teach Us About Aristotle’s Ethics” has been published in "The Office and Philosophy: Scenes from the Unexamined Life," edited by J. Jeremy Wisnewski, Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 55, No. 29 • Thirteenth Week • Spring Semester • April 14, 2008

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