Call for applications for spring 2008 OPID Conference Development Grants for discipline based events
The UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development is pleased to announce a special focus for this spring's Conference Development Grants. This round will exclusively support the development and sponsorship of regional and system wide workshops and conferences for faculty and staff in a specific discipline or set of related disciplines. The goal of the workshops should be to focus on pedagogical strategies related to the development and/or assessment of student learning outcomes in the discipline. Awards may range up to $2,000.
Proposals must be signed by Linda Carpenter, coordinator of UW-Eau Claire's Network for Excellence in Teaching and OPID administrative representative. Proposals are due in the NET office by Nov. 9. NET staff will submit proposals to OPID by the UW System deadline of Nov. 16.
Proposers may request additional details and guidelines from Carpenter at email@example.com or 836-2298; or from Donna Silver, assistant director of OPID, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-262-4337. The grant guidelines and application also are available on the NET and OPID Web sites.
Summer 2008 orientation advisers sought
Faculty and teaching academic staff members are invited to apply to become 2008 summer orientation advisers. The positions are 37½ percent summer positions.
Training sessions will be held June 2-6, 2008. Fifteen one-day sessions will be held during the first three weeks of the eight-week summer session, June 9-27, 2008. In addition, advisers will be involved in one-day orientation programs for new students Aug. 18, 2008, and Jan. 22, 2009. Advisers new to orientation will be required to attend two or three training sessions in April and May.
Individuals selected for these positions must be current members of the faculty or teaching academic staff who have a commitment to advising, a "track-record" of good advising, and a real interest in working with first-year students. Those chosen also must have currently assigned advisees within their departments. Advisers must be available for all of the dates listed above and may not teach during the three-week or the first four-week summer session.
Additional information, including application forms, is available online. Applications are due Monday, Nov. 26.
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.
• Oct. 31: Jessica Kraker, mathematics, "Using Statistics to Shorten the Process of Chemical Discovery."
• Nov. 7: Jean Pratt, information systems, “Are Nonprofits Exploiting the Potential of Internet Fund Raising?”
A list of all Fall 2007 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Educational Support Services/Women's Studies
Patti See's essay "Careful or You'll End Up in My Novel" appeared in the print and online version of Mom Writer's Literary Magazine, Vol. 3, issue 10, fall 2007.
Irene Lazda presented a paper titled "Alltag into Alltagsgeschichte at the Haus der Geschichte in Lutherstadt Wittenberg and the DDR Museum Berlin" at the annual conference of the German Studies Association Oct. 4-7 in San Diego, Calif. The paper was part of a panel titled "Re-Mediation, German Pasts, Texts and Intertexts."
Jeff Vahlbusch has been elected to the executive committee of the Midwest Modern Language Association. His term begins in November.
Housing and Residence Life/Center for International Education
Amanda Krier (Housing and Residence Life) and Jodi Simek (Center for International Education) presented "Living and Learning in a Global Community" at the Global Education 2007: Best Practices in International Education conference Oct. 14-16 in Green Lake. The presentation highlighted UW-Eau Claire's new global learning community in Katherine Thomas Hall as a model of cooperation between campus offices. Simek and Bryan Stempka (Center for International Education) presented "Food, Festivals and Fun: Can We Live with the Risks?" at the same conference.
Music and Theatre Arts
Cellist Paul Kosower and pianist Namji Kim presented the opening concert for the Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen concert series Sept. 9 in Madison. They performed works by Schubert, Chopin and Mendelssohn during the concert, which was broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio.
Justin Patchin co-authored an article with Sameer Hinduja (Florida Atlantic University) titled "Offline Consequences of Online Victimization: School Violence and Delinquency," which was published in the Journal of School Violence, Vol. 6, No. 3, pages 89-112.
Tarique Niazi had his article titled "The Turnaround in Sino-Indian Relations" published in the peer-reviewed journal Japan Focus. The article analyzes the U.S.'s nuclear energy pact with India and its impact on the region and its diplomacy. The article argues that the pact seems to have brought China and India closer, as Beijing is moving fast to mend its fences with New Delhi to neutralize past antagonism. More importantly, the article concludes, the U.S.-India nuclear pact has spurred China and Russia to draw India into a triangular strategic entente to build a cooperative relationship in Asia.
Condolences to Norma Briggs (emerita), nursing, whose mother, Katherine Briggs, died Oct. 21 in Ashland, Ohio.