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Invitation to participate in review of Advising and New Student Initiatives

Business Services announcements

Proposed changes in College of Arts and Sciences

Continuing Education offerings


'Pink Sheet' Notice of Meetings


Invitation to participate in review of Advising and New Student Initiatives
A review of the Advising and New Student Initiatives unit, which includes Academic Advising, Academic Testing, New Student Orientation and Non-Traditional Student Services, will be conducted Oct. 10 and 12 by a committee made up of the following members: Erik Hendrickson, physics and astronomy, chair; Jeff Lindauer, kinesiology; Patti See, Academic Skills Center; and John Reichert, student. Open sessions to gather feedback will be held Oct. 10 in the Potawatomi Room and Oct. 12 in the Alumni Room of Davies Center. If you would like to participate in a group session, contact Dorothy Nelson at or 836-5182. You also may contact any of the committee members to share comments or suggestions about Advising and New Student Initiatives. Go to top of page

Business Services announcements
Coach bus service
The vendor for coach bus service is Blackhawk Express, P.O. Box 204, Bloomer, WI 54724. The contact person for Blackhawk Express is Diane Joswiak, phone: 800-283-4234; fax: 715-568-4239; e-mail: More information is available online.

Vans for 12 or 15 passengers, including rentals
The safety of UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff is of utmost importance. Accordingly, the following policy regarding rental and/or use of 12- or 15-passenger vans has been in effect since July 1, 2002:
    A ban on all student drivers of 12- or 15-passenger vans with the exception of students over the age of 25 who meet all UW-System driving requirements and have completed required training for operating 12- or 15-passenger vans.
    A ban on all towing with 12- or 15-passenger vans, regardless of the driver.
    A ban on car top carriers on 12- or 15-passenger vans.
    Leasing of 12- or 15-passenger vans through state and university contracts is not allowed unless reviewed and approved by the institution’s risk management office. (Under no circumstances will students be allowed to lease or drive 12- or 15-passenger vans.)
    12- or 15-passenger vans can be used to transport cargo if the cargo and passengers are restricted in size, weight and number to the manufacturer’s suggested rated capacity of the vehicle.
    UW System faculty and staff will be allowed to continue driving 12- or 15-passenger vans as long as they are at least 25 years of age, meet UW-System driving requirements and have completed required training for operating 12- or 15-passenger vans.

Any exception to this policy must be documented in writing and approved by the chancellor of each UW-System institution, with the concurrence of the UW System Risk Management Office.

Travel regulation updates
Travel card or credit card slips are no longer acceptable forms of receipts unless they are itemized (with transaction details) for any form of travel expenses including meals, lodging or miscellaneous expenses.

The maximum amount allowed for telephone calls per day is $5 whether you are traveling within the United States or abroad.

When an employee is entitled to, and personally incurs the cost for two or more consecutive meals in a day s/he may exceed the allowed maximum on one or more of those meal claims as desired, as long as the total allowable maximums for the consecutive meals is not exceeded and the costs were actually incurred. Each day is considered separately for application of this policy. If meal maximums are not reached on one day, the savings do not accrue and cannot be applied to expenses claimed on another day, nor toward other travel maximums such as lodging. Meals already included in the cost of conference registrations, lodging, served on board airlines, etc., are not separately reimbursable and are not to be included in this calculation. A 15 percent gratuity is the maximum amount allowed for meals.

Car travel/rental
Enterprise Rent-A-Car again has been selected by the state Department of Administration as the mandatory rental company for vehicles rented in Wisconsin. The state of Wisconsin as well as the Big Ten's contracts with National Car Rental for rentals outside the state of Wisconsin also has been extended through July 2008.

All three contracts have very small rate increases. In fact, the rates for some vehicles under the Enterprise contract are lower. Wording in the National contract language has been revised to reflect a charge of $25 for renters under the age of 25.

Spouses and other family members are not allowed to travel in state owned vehicles. This includes vehicles rented through the Enterprise state contract. A spouse or family member may ride along on a business trip when a personal vehicle is used. More information is available online. Go to top of page

Proposed changes in College of Arts and Sciences
Following are proposed program changes in the College of Arts and Sciences. If you have questions or concerns, contact Joel Pace at or 836-3998 within 15 days of this notice in the University Bulletin.

Major: English, Liberal Arts, Scientific and Technical Writing (Code 540-208).
From: Page 103 of the 2007-08 University Catalogue
To: Include Engl 355 and 415 in the list of courses from which six credits are to be selected.

Minor: English, Liberal Arts, Emphasis A: Scientific and Technical Writing (Code 942-403).
From: Page 104 of the 2007-08 University Catalogue.
To: Include Engl 355 and 415 in the list of courses from which three credits are to be selected. Go to top of page

Continuing Education offerings
Connecting campus and community — Continuing Education serves a wide variety of nontraditional students. Following are links to news releases about upcoming programs offered by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

    • 'Doing Business with China' to be Presented by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.
    • Travel Learning Vacations Offered by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

Additional information can be found on the Continuing Education Web site or by calling 715-836-3636. Go to top of page

Following are new employment opportunities at UW-Eau Claire. A list of all currently available job openings and additional information about each position, including application procedures, may be found on the Academic Affairs employment opportunities Web site.

     • Biology: Assistant professor as botanist - 836-4166.
     • Foundations of Education: Assistant or associate professor for the library information science media technology program - 836-4758.
     • Philosophy and Religious Studies: Assistant  professor of philosophy - 836-2545. Go to top of page

'Pink Sheet' Notice of Meetings
The Notice of Meetings (pink sheet) is available online. Click here to find the link to the current week's meetings. Meetings for the following week will be posted Wednesday afternoon. If you frequently refer to the Notice of Meetings, consider saving the Notice of Meetings link in your Web browser's Favorites. Go to top of page

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University Bulletin • Vol. 55, No. 8 • Eighth Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 8, 2007

News Bureau
Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, 715-836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Assistant Editor. Updated: July 28, 2008.

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