Faculty and staff invited to join McIntyre Library fundraiser
The McIntyre Library annual holiday fundraising project is under way. As in years past, library faculty and staff are raising funds to purchase rice for the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association. The HMAA is a social service agency that serves the local Hmong community in a number of ways.
For more than a decade, the McIntyre Library Staff Association has held a fundraiser through which library staff have made voluntary contributions totaling thousands of dollars. In recent years Learning and Technology staff joined the library in this endeavor, and last year their combined contributions of $700 purchased 1,500 pounds of rice for the HMAA food pantry. Many families rely on this service for their basic sustenance.
Because people outside the library have expressed an interest in contributing, this year the library is welcoming others on campus to participate. If you choose to participate, please make checks payable to McIntyre Library Staff Association and submit them to Dan Hillis, Staff Association treasurer, 5012 McIntyre Library, by Friday, Dec. 7. Names of donors will be included on a card accompanying the donation and given to the HMAA. Donors who wish to remain anonymous should indicate their preference. For more information, contact Jill Markgraf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-5357.
Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present its final Faculty/Academic Staff Forum for the fall semester. The program will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center.
• Nov. 28: Jerry Young, music and theatre arts, "The Sabbatical Semester and New Frontiers: The Jazz Baby."
A list of all Fall 2007 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
ORSP program deadline announced
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadline.
• The Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline for the second competition is Dec. 3.
Fred King recently had a paper titled "Numerical Evaluation of Truncated Kramers-Kronig Transforms" published in the Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Vol. 24, pages 1589-1595, 2007.
Bruce Taylor had his short fiction piece "Exercise" published in the book "You Have Time for This: Contemporary American Short-Short Stories," edited
by Mark Budman and Tom Hazuka, Portland State University press.
Jeff Vahlbusch helped to organize and chair three sessions on German poetry at the Midwest Modern Language Association's annual convention Nov. 8-11 in Cleveland, Ohio. In one of those sessions he also delivered a formal response to a reading by poet Bernhardt Blumenthal of Blumenthal's own German poems.
Foreign Languages/Honors Program
Paul Hoff is a consultant for ¡Aventura!, a new Spanish textbook series developed by EMC Publishing.
Geography and Anthropology
The following research posters by UW-Eau Claire students, alumni, Harry Jol and colleagues from other institutions were displayed at the 9th Annual Batchelder Conference for Biblical Archaeology Nov. 8-10 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha: "GPR Investigation of Archaeological Sites: Preliminary Results from Tel Yavne and Appollonia, Israel" by UW-Eau Claire student Eric Pascal, Harry Jol, Richard Freund (University of Hartford), Philip Reeder (University of South Florida) and Paul Bauman (WorleyParsons Komex); "GPR Imaging of the Subsurface in 3D: Examples from a Coastal Site (U.S.A.) and an Archaeological Site (Israel) by UW-Eau Claire alumna Holly Johnson (now at NOAA), Jol, UW-Eau Claire alumna Jenifer Bode (now a graduate student at the University of Calgary), Curt Peterson (Portland State University) and Moshe Fischer (Tel-Aviv University); "GPR and ERT Investigation of a Coastal Archeological Site: Yavne Yam, Israel" by Bode, Jol, Bauman, Christeen Nahas (WorleyParsons Komex), Moshe Fischer (Tel-Aviv University), Reeder and Freund; and "GPR Investigation of the Nuestra Senora de la Blanca Church Site, Burgos, Spain: Preliminary Results" by Bode, Jol, Reeder, Freund, Bauman and Nahas.
Ali Abootalebi gave a presentation titled “Contemporary U.S.-Iranian Relations” Nov. 15 at UW-Stevens Point. The lecture was sponsored by the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.
Condolences to Toni Moody, English, whose husband, Ronald Moody, a retired UW-Eau Claire plumber, died Nov. 13 in Colfax. Full obituary.
Condolences to the family of Kathy Tank. Tank, who held positions in several UW-Eau Claire offices, died Nov. 14 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.