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Classified Staff Day set for January

Harrison to give Women on Wednesdays presentation

Student group announces Seniors' Secret Santa

ORSP program deadline announced

Biology

English/Women's Studies

Foreign Languages

Geography and Anthropology

Condolences

Classified Staff Day set for January
UW-Eau Claire sealUW-Eau Claire classified staff members, including limited term employees, are invited to attend Classified Staff Day Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008.

The event will include an introduction by Provost and Vice Chancellor Steve Tallant, a variety of workshops, lunch and prizes. More information about the event is available online.

Those interested in attending should send the registration form and $27 fee to Barb Bowers, Human Resources, Schofield 220, by Dec. 19. Classified staff members may apply to the Classified Staff Professional Development Fund to cover the cost of the fee. For more information, contact any member of the Classified Staff Professional Development Committee. Go to top of page

Harrison to give Women on Wednesdays presentation
Susan HarrisonSusan Harrison, associate professor of mathematics, will review the key ideas and suggestions from the 2007 Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership Annual Conference during a Women on Wednesdays brown bag presentation Dec. 5. The presentation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Badger Room of Davies Center.

The theme of the 2007 WWHEL conference was "Miles to Go Before We Sleep: The Status of Women in the Academy." Harrison also will preview a book for the spring 2008 WWHEL reading/discussion groups. The event is sponsored by Women on Wednesdays and Women in Higher Education. Go to top of page

Student group announces Seniors' Secret Santa

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Schofield Showdown Penny War
In conjunction with Seniors' Secret Santa, Career Services-Charitable Outreach announces the second annual Schofield Showdown Penny War. The contest between offices in Schofield Hall will run Dec. 5-14. Those interested in participating should contact Career Services, Schofield 230, 836-5358.

The UW-Eau Claire Career Services student organization, Career Services Charitable Outreach, is again sponsoring Seniors' Secret Santa, a holiday fundraising project to provide grocery debit cards to area seniors in need. UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students are invited to donate to the project, and all funds raised will be matched by area grocery chain Mega Pick 'N Save. Mega Pick 'N Save stores will distribute grocery debit cards purchased with the funds raised to area seniors identified as having extremely limited financial means.

Donations to Seniors' Secret Santa will be accepted through Dec. 20. A donation form will be sent Dec. 3 via campus mail to all faculty and staff. Donations, along with the completed donation form, can be dropped off or sent via campus mail to Career Services, 230 Schofield Hall. Checks should be made payable to the UW Eau Claire Foundation, with "#467 Career Services Outreach" included on the memo line. For more information, contact Career Services at 836-5358. Go to top of page

Career Services invites campus community to open house
Career Services logoCareer Services will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop at Schofield 230 to view hundreds of career-related books and electronic resources. Career Services staff members will be available to answer questions about careers, graduate school, internships and the job search. Free ice cream sundaes also will be offered, and door prizes will be available to students who complete an entry form. For more information, contact Jesica Witte at wittejm@uwec.edu or 715-836-4730. Go to top of page

ORSP program deadline announced
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadline.

Program deadlines:
        The Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline for the second competition is Dec. 3. Go to top of page

Biology
Lloyd Turtinen and recent UW-Eau Claire biochemistry/molecular biology graduates Amy Croswell (now a research technologist at the Medical College of Wisconsin) and Alison Obr (now a graduate student in cancer biology at Baylor University) had their article titled "Microarray Analysis of Amphotericin B Treated THP-1 Monocytic Cells Identifies Unique Gene Expression Profiles Among Lipid and Non-Lipid Formulations" accepted for publication in the June 2008 issue of the Journal of Chemotherapy. Go to top of page

English/Women's Studies
Audrey Fessler delivered a paper titled "'The Boy Was a Girl': Reconstructing Gender and Class to Deconstruct Difference in Sarah Grand's 'The Heavenly Twins'" at the Victorians Institute Conference Nov. 9-10 at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Anne Hlas had a book review of “Project-Based Second and Foreign Language Education: Past, Present and Future,” edited by Gulbahar H. Beckett and Paul Chamness Miller, published in the Modern Language Journal, Vol. 91, No. 4, pages 695-696, winter 2007. Hlas presented a session titled “Communication Matters: Successfully Supervising Student Teachers” with Susan Hildebrandt (Longwood University) at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages conference Nov. 16-18 in San Antonio, Texas. She also presented the session “The Assessment of Culture: Issues, Frameworks and Techniques” with UW-Eau Claire student Emily Adler at the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers conference Nov. 1-3 in Appleton. In addition, Hlas presented a session titled “What the Internet Continues to do for you and Your Students” with UW-Eau Claire alumni Pamela Larson and Trisha Koch at the WAFLT conference.

Martina Lindseth has been named a master oral proficiency tester by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The designation is based on experience, consistency and accuracy in conducting and rating oral proficiency interviews in German for Language Testing International. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol and co-authors Xavier Comas (Florida Atlantic University), Lee Slater (Rutgers University, Newark), Timothy Fisher (University of Toledo) and Andrew Reeve (University of Maine) presented a paper titled "Ground Penetrating Radar: A Noninvasive, High Resolution Method for the Development of Facies Models in Eskers" at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Oct. 28-31 in Denver, Colo. The paper was published in the conference Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, page 117. Jol, Slater, Comas and Reeve also co-authored a conference report titled "Surveying Hydrology, Ecology and Climate Effects of Northern Peatlands — Peatlands Geophysics Workshop." The report was published in EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Vol. 88, No. 42, page 428. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to the family of Henry Grote. Grote, who was the hazardous substance specialist for the UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout and UW-River Falls campuses until his retirement in February 2006, died Nov. 24 in Menomonie. Full obituary.

Condolences to the family of Josette Migawa. Migawa, senior lecturer emerita of foreign languages at UW-Eau Claire, died Dec. 1 in Eau Claire. Full obituary. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 55, No. 16 • Sixteenth Week • Fall Semester • Dec. 3, 2007

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