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Workshops on Tax-Sheltered Annuity Program set for Nov. 6

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Workshops on Tax-Sheltered Annuity Program set for Nov. 6
UW-Eau Claire employees are invited to attend a workshop titled "Cutting Taxes Today and Investing for the Long Term" led by Terry Lauber, a member of the UW System TSA Program staff. Workshops will be held at noon and 2 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center.

Lauber will discuss the basics and benefits of investing and how a TSA simultaneously reduces tax bills and helps prepare for retirement. The sessions are aimed at new investors and those not yet enrolled in the TSA Program, but all employees are welcome. More information. Go to top of page

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. Go to top of page

Art & Design
Karen O'Day presented a paper about her research titled "Animals with Us: Examples from an Indigenous American Art Tradition" at the World Art session of the Southeastern College Art Conference Oct. 18 in Charleston, W.Va. Go to top of page

English
Jon Loomis had his mystery novel, "High Season," published by St. Martin's Minotaur, in September 2007. The novel was reviewed Oct. 21 by the The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post Bookworld. Loomis also is the author of two books of poetry: "Vanitas Motel," 1998, Oberlin College Press; and "The Pleasure Principle," Oberlin College Press, 2001. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Juan Carlos Chaves received a grant from the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at UW-Madison to attend the MERCOSUR Program to be held in Argentina, Brazil and Chile May 9-21, 2008. Chaves' goal is to internationalize the Spanish for Business curriculum at UW-Eau Claire by incorporating business issues and global integration of Argentina, Brazil and Chile. The following co-sponsoring institutions are part of the CIBER consortium: Florida International University, Brigham Young University, Texas A&M University, University of Connecticut, University of Delaware, University of Florida, University of Memphis, University of South Carolina and UW-Madison. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol co-authored a paper titled "Big Lake Records in a Little Lake's Sediment: An Example from Silver Lake, Michigan, U.S.A." with Timothy Fisher (University of Toledo), Walter Loope (United States Geological Survey) and Bill Pierce (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources). The paper was published in the journal Paleolimnology, Vol. 37, pages 365-382 (DOI 10.1007/s10933-0053-2). Go to top of page

Philosophy and Religious Studies
Charlene Burns recently had a book chapter titled "Self-Sacrificial Love: Evolutionary Deception or Theological Reality?" published in "Faith, Science and the Future," pages 105-120, edited by Charles Henderson, CrossCurrents Press, 2007. Go to top of page

Social Work
David Chollar presented a paper titled "The Battlefield for Human Rights: Social Workers in the Trenches" at the 2006 proceedings of the New York State Social Work Education Association Conference Nov. 17, 2006, in White Plains, N.Y. Chollar's peer-reviewed article "The Pedagogy of AIDS: Preparing Future Social Workers for the Trenches" was published in the 39th Annual Conference Proceedings of the New York State Social Work Education Association, Vol. 10, fall 2007, Rochester, N.Y. Go to top of page

Student Support Services/History
Earl Shoemaker gave a presentation titled "Graduate School Exploration for First-Generation College Students" at the National Academic Advising Association conference Oct. 21 in Baltimore, Md. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to Steve Tallant, Academic Affairs, whose mother, Jean Tallant, died Sept. 27 in Tennessee. Go to top of page


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