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.
Faculty excellence award
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.
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 email@example.com
or 836-2327, or to committee chair Vicki Snider, special education,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
stating which commission interests you and why. New members will be
appointed in May.
McNair Program nominations,
applications due April 18
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 email@example.com
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:
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-Rechek, 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-2789.
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
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.
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
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.
Chemistry/Learning and Technology Services
Bob Eierman's article "A
Candle in the Wind" was chosen as the cover article for the
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.
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.
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
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.
Music and Theatre Arts
(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.
News Bureau/Multicultural Affairs/Counseling
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).
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.