Academic Affairs/administrative committee vacancies announced
The following committees currently have vacancies. Please contact Linda Baumeister, Office of Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 5 if you are interested in serving on any of the committees.
Volunteers are needed for the following Academic Affairs committees:
• Academic Affairs Advisory Committee for Service-Learning — one non-teaching academic staff member needed.
• Art Accessions Committee — one faculty member needed.
Volunteers are needed for the following administrative committees:
• Advisory Committee on Nontraditional Students — one faculty member needed.
• University Health Issues Committee — three academic staff or faculty members needed.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is sponsoring a series of workshops this semester. Deadlines for submitting proposals also are noted.
• A session providing information on the Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program will be held Aug. 22 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center.
• A session providing information on grant-writing tips and strategies will be held Aug. 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. in McIntyre Library 5022.
• The Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline for the first competition is Sept. 4.
• The Faculty/Student Research Collaboration and Diversity Mentoring Program Grants deadline is Sept. 17.
• The Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program deadline is Sept. 17.
UW-Eau Claire biology students and faculty presented seven posters and three oral presentations at the Ecological Society of America/
Society for Ecological Restoration joint meeting Aug. 5-10 in San Jose, Calif. The students and their mentors who attended and presented were Michael Fell, Kristin Haider, Kristopher Hennig and Dylan Thomas (Evan Weiher, mentor); and Katelin Holm, Jess Kinnally and Matt Troia (Todd Wellnitz, mentor). Biology faculty members David Lonzarich and Evan Weiher also gave oral presentations. A complete list of presentations and their authors is available on the biology department Web site.
David Lewis recently received a grant from WiSys for his project titled "Rational Molecular Design of New Warfarin Derivatives Based on Genetics and Metabolism."
Jim Phillips recently received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for his project titled "Continued Studies of Condensed-Phase
Effects on the Structural Properties of Nitrile Donor-Acceptor
Tarique Niazi had his op-ed piece titled "How dictatorship in Pakistan helped al-Qaida surge" published in the July 30 Wisconsin State Journal.
Condolences to Rita Kisting Sparks (emerita), nursing systems, and Bill Sparks (emeritus), mathematics, whose son, Steven Sparks, died Aug. 2 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.
Condolences to Astrid Nilsen, College of Arts and Sciences, whose father, Haakon Nilsen, died Aug. 4 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.
Condolences to Judy Sims, communication and journalism, whose father, James Sims, died Aug. 2 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.
Condolences to CeCelia Zorn, nursing systems, and her husband, Wayne Zorn. Wayne's father, Orval Zorn, died Aug. 4 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.