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.
• Sept. 19: April Bleske-Rechek, psychology, "Can (Young) Men and Women Be Just Friends? The Primacy of Human Mating in Cross-Sex Friendships."
• Sept. 26: Eva Santos-Phillips, Latin American Studies, "Latinas Documenting Life."
A list of all Fall 2007 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Announcements from Women in Higher Education
The Eau Claire Chapter of Women in Higher Education invites all UW-Eau Claire women employees to join their group. WHE seeks to improve opportunities for women in higher education and to meet for a variety of professional and social activities.
The WHE fall potluck is an opportunity for all campus women to renew old acquaintances and to meet new people. Our fall potluck will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 7:15 p.m. To celebrate the autumnal equinox, this fall's potluck will be combinedwith an L.E. Phillips Planetarium show titled "Stardate: Ancient Horizons." The potluck will be held in Phillips Hall Room 007. For more information about the potluck or to RSVP, see the fall potluck form.
Membership for 2007-08
WHE members are the group's greatest asset, and new members are always welcome. Annual membership dues are $5 for part-time staff members and $10 for full-time staff members. For more information about WHE or to join, see the membership form.
Katherine Schneider (emerita) gave a presentation titled "Advice for Parents" at the Michigan Parents of the Visually Impaired conference Sept. 9 in Detroit, Mich.
Erna Kelly presented a paper on Margaret Cavendish's pro-peace writings, "'The Theatre of Peace . . . on . . . [it] I will . . . insist,'" at the International Cavendish Society Conference June 29 in Sheffield, England.
Geography and Anthropology
UW-Eau Claire alumnus David Speer (now a graduate student at Missouri State University), UW-Eau Claire student Phil Larson, Doug Faulkner, Garry Running and Harry Jol presented a paper titled “Post-Glacial History of the Lower Chippewa River Valley, Western Wisconsin: A Progress Report” at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers April 17-21 in San Francisco, Calif. The abstract of the presentation was published on CD-ROM, page 601.
Physics and Astronomy
Scott Whitfield and UW-Eau Claire student Joe Kane co-authored and published a paper titled "Xe 5s angular distributions in the region of the second Cooper minimum" in the September 2007 issue of the Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, published by the Institute of Physics.
John Thurston (emeritus) writes articles and "pithograms" for the Altoona Star. His article about former UW-Eau Claire chancellor Leonard Haas was published in the Aug. 24 issue.
Tarique Niazi's essay "Inside Pakistan's Struggle for Democracy" appeared in the Sept. 11 issue of Foreign Policy in Focus.
Births and Adoptions
Congratulations to Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Student Development and Diversity, and her husband, Scott, on the birth of son McCabe Allen on Sept. 13. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.
Condolences to the family of Margaret Kistner. Kistner, who died Sept. 16 in Eau Claire, was a member of UW-Eau Claire's classified staff from 1971-98. Funeral arrangements are pending with Evergreen Funeral Home.
Condolences to Karl Andresen (emeritus), political science, whose wife, Helen Andresen, died Sept. 3. Full obituary and feature article about Helen Andresen.
Condolences to Lisa Schuetz, University Recreation and Sport Facilities, whose father, Arthur Schuetz, died Aug. 30 in Washington, Ind. Full obituary.
Condolences to Rose Dalhoe, Student Health Service, whose mother, Viola Donaldson, died Aug. 28 in Bloomer. Full obituary.