Webinar on student engagement to be offered Nov. 13
UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are invited to participate in a Webinar hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Office of Student Development and Diversity Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room of Davies Center.
The Webinar will feature two topics:
• "Student Engagement Strategies: What's Working and Why," presented by George Kuh, founder of the National Survey of Student Engagement.
• "Student Coaching — a Promising New Practice for Student Success," presented by Kai Drekmeier, president and co-founder, InsideTrack.
Those interested in attending the Webinar should contact Amy Hobbs at email@example.com or 836-5992. More information.
NET teaching and learning discussions set for November
Faculty and academic staff are invited to join the following peer-led discussions on teaching and learning, sponsored by the Network for Excellence in Teaching:
• Nov. 12, Donna Raleigh, Gene Leisz and Catherine Artac, LTS: "D2L Tips, Using Clickers in Small and Large Classes." OL 2150, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
• Nov. 14, Donna Raleigh, Gene Leisz and Catherine Artac, LTS: "Inserting Movie Clips and Audio Files into PowerPoint, D2L Tips." Phillips 106, 3-4:15 p.m.
• Nov. 16, Donna Raleigh, Gene Leisz and Catherine Artac, LTS: "D2L Tips, Using Podcasts and Audio Files." OL 2150, noon-2:15 p.m.
• Nov. 20, Sue McIntyre and Mickey Kolis, curriculum and instruction: "Active Learning Strategies and Techniques Used to Review for Exams." Brewer 255, 2-3:15 p.m.
For more information, contact Cindy Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-2789.
Workshops on Tax-Sheltered Annuity Program to be held 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.
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.
• Nov. 7: Jean Pratt, information systems, “Are Nonprofits Exploiting the Potential of Internet Fund Raising?”
• Nov. 14: Joe Morin, special education, “Why is Learning Math so Difficult for Some Elementary Students? Could it be the Language?”
A list of all Fall 2007 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Jessica Miller presented a paper on Swiss French phonology titled "Prosodic Style Shifting as Audience Design: Real-Time Monitoring of Pitch Range and Contour Types in Swiss French" at the 2007 Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology conference Oct. 26-28 at The Ohio State University. She will present the paper at UW-Eau Claire at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 in Hibbard Penthouse for the Friends of Linguistic Studies Colloquium Series.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Robert Muhlnickel presented "Messianic Consequentialism as a Theory of the Morality of War: A Work in Progress" at the Practical Peace Building and Environmental Justice conference Nov. 3 at the State University of New York College at Cortland. More information.
William Frankenberger received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Wisconsin School Psychology Association fall convention Oct. 25 in Madison. The award recognized Frankenberger's career, local and statewide contributions to the welfare of children and the field of school psychology.
Kevin Klatt gave an invited address titled “Prompting Procedures for Young Children with Autism” at the 2007 Applied Autism Research and Intervention Conference Oct. 26-27 in Washington D.C.
Condolences to the family of Walter May. May, who was a member of the music faculty from
1955-66, died Oct. 13 in
Sioux Falls, S.D. Full obituary.
Condolences to Susan Pettis, Human Resources, whose father,
died Oct. 29 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.