sought for interim director of new
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
At the most recent University Senate meeting, Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich
announced the creation of the new Center for Excellence in Teaching
and Learning (replacing the Network for Excellence in Teaching) as one
of the first major action steps toward implementing the Transforming
our Future Centennial Plan.
Academic Affairs seeks interested faculty members
who wish to serve as the interim director for CETL beginning this May
21 through the 2008-09 academic year and continuing until the conclusion
of a national search for the permanent director. This position
will be a full-time fiscal year position open to anyone at the university
with faculty rank. The interim director also will be encouraged
to apply for the permanent position if interested.
Those who are interested, have questions or wish to
nominate someone for the position should e-mail Wanda Schulner at firstname.lastname@example.org. All
nominations must be received on or before Sunday, May 18.
Upgrade — Memorial Day holiday weekend outage
D2L will be unavailable during Memorial Day weekend due to an upgrade
to Desire2Learn version 8.3. The planned outage period is 8 p.m. Thursday,
May 22, through 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 27.
If you are teaching during that time, consider the
following recommendations to prepare for the outage:
course grade books to .csv files before Thursday, May 22.
due dates for online quizzes, assignments and discussions during the
upgrade outage period.
Use alternate strategies such as e-mail, wikis, listserves or Web sites
during the outage. More information on these strategies.
students complete assignments and discussions offline and post to D2L
once it comes back up.
Contact NET staff members at NET@uwec.edu
to brainstorm other alternatives.
D2L Upgrade Training
Once D2L is upgraded, faculty will notice changes to many of the tools.
NET is offering D2L training sessions for instructors during final exam
week in OL 1100:
May 12, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m.
May 13, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
May 14, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
May 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
May 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
NET staff members encourage instructors who are teaching
summer courses, especially during the three-week summer session, to
attend one of the above sessions. Additional D2L training sessions also
will be offered throughout the summer. More
staff spring election results
The spring 2008 faculty/academic staff committee election
results are available online.
ORSP program deadlines
of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program
Staff Professional Development Program
deadline is June
Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Incentive
deadline is June
Business and Student Services
was recognized for outstanding service to the student body when the
Student Senate awarded him the Ron Satz Award for Student Advocacy at
its spring banquet May 1. In presenting the award, student body president
Ray French noted Soll’s dedication and hard work on behalf of
students at both the campus and UW System levels.
and former research students Laura
Hoffelt (now a medical student at Michigan
State University College of Human Medicine) and Mitchell
Springer (now a graduate student in human
genetics at the University of Pittsburgh) had their article titled "Phosphorescence
Excitation Spectrum of the T1(n,p*)
Transition of 4H-pyran-4-one" published in the Journal
of Chemical Physics, Vol. 128, page 104312,
research students Logan Ausman
(now a chemistry graduate student at Northwestern University) and Elizabeth
Brown (now a medical student at the Medical
College of Milwaukee), Mohamed Rishard (Texas A&M University), Jaebum
Choo (Hanyang University, Korea) and Jaan Laane (Texas A&M University)
had their article titled "Ultraviolet Cavity Ringdown Spectra and
Ring-Inversion Potential Energy Function for 2-Cyclohexen-1-one and
its 2,6,6-d3 Isotopomer"
published in the Journal of Physical
Chemistry A, Vol. 112, page 38, 2008,
In addition, Drucker, former research student Nathan
Pillsbury (now a chemistry graduate student
at Purdue University), Timothy Zwier (Purdue University) and Richard
Judge (UW-Parkside) had their article titled "Jet-Cooled Phosphorescence
Excitation Spectrum of the T1(n,p*)
Transition of 2-Cyclopenten-1-one" published in the Journal
of Physical Chemistry A, Vol. 111, page
8357, 2007, abstract.
The paper is based on research Drucker and Pillsbury conducted while
Drucker was at Purdue during a sabbatical leave from UW-Eau Claire.
Tomomi Kakegawa presented
a paper titled "Informal Application of Contrastive Learner Corpus
Analysis to the Teaching of Japanese Sentence Final Particles"
at the 15th Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum May 3-4 in Princeton,
Geography and Anthropology
presented two papers at the Business GIS Summit in April 27-30 in Chicago,
Ill. The first paper, “Location and Content: The Primary Problems
of GIS for Insurance,” was in the small business track’s
closing session. The second paper, “Small Footprint, High End
Grocery Store Location Analysis Strategies," was in the geoextended
business systems session.
Harry Jol co-edited
a book titled "Stratigraphic Analyses Using GPR" with Greg
Baker (University of Tennessee). The book was published by the Geological
Society of America as Special Publication 432.
Services for Students with
(emerita) was recognized as one of seven honorees of distinction at
the seventh annual Children's Legacy Luncheon April 30 in Eau Claire.
Hicks has been a member of the board of directors of United Cerebral
Palsy of West Central Wisconsin for the past 26 years and is the current
board president.The luncheon was hosted by the Eau Claire Community
Foundation and supported by Luther Midelfort, Marshfield Clinic and
Sacred Heart Hospital.
Student Support Services
recently was elected to the executive board of the Wisconsin Association
of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel. He will serve a one-year
term as a member-at-large.
Condolences to the family of Joanna Barsness.
Barsness, a faculty member in the UW-Eau Claire library science department
from 1952-57, died May 5 in Bethlehem, Pa. Full