Nominees sought for McNair
Program; Information sessions to be held March 4 and 5
The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate
Achievement Program, named
in memory of the African-American astronaut who died in the 1986 Challenger
explosion, is recruiting applicants/nominations
for its 11th cohort of scholars. The program provides numerous benefits
to selected UW-Eau Claire juniors and seniors who demonstrate academic
talent and plan to enter graduate school to pursue a doctorate.
Interested students, faculty
and staff members are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions
scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, at 3 p.m. in the Birchwood Room of Davies Center. For more information, contact Pam Golden, McNair
Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Bone marrow registration drive set for March 3
A bone marrow registration drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Oneida and Ho-Chunk rooms of the Davies Center as part of second annual Eberth Alarcón Peace and Justice Lecture Series. The process takes only minutes, and those interested in donating may come any time during those hours.
The Eberth Alarcón Peace and Justice Memorial Lecture Series was created as a tribute to the life of Dr. Eberth Alarcón, associate professor of mathematics at UW-Eau Claire, who died Sept. 26, 2006, after a battle against acute leukemia. Alarcón was known for his energy and passion for teaching and social justice.
See a recent news release and the Staff and Faculty for Peace and Justice Web site for more information.
Institute on Race and Ethnicity newsletter
The March 2009 E-Bulletin of the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity is available online. The issue includes deadlines for support grant proposals and for priority registration for the upcoming IRE symposium "Supporting and Retaining Diverse Faculty: Research, Scholarship, Mentoring
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
• March 4: Rita Sperstad, nursing, "Facilitating Students’ Cultural Competence Through Contextual Learning."
• March 11: Matt Germonprez, information systems, "Understanding Tailorable Technology."
A schedule of the Spring
2009 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
ORSP program deadlines
of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program
• The Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline is March 2.
• The Summer Extramural Grant Development Program deadline is March 2.
• The UW-Eau Claire Student Research Day abstract and application deadline is March 11.
Art & Design
Stephen Katrosits (emeritus) earned second place honors for his work titled "Made in France" in
ArtsWest 30, a major juried exhibit for regional artists on display through April 10 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. UW-Eau Claire alumnus Scott Stulen was this year's juror for ArtsWest. An opening reception will be held March 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library's gallery. More information.
Nadine St. Louis (emerita) will read from her new book of poetry, "Zebra," at 7 p.m. March 12 in the Eau Claire Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. More information.
Condolences to the family of Arnold Bakken. Bakken, a UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of biology, died Feb. 21 in Blacksburg, Va. Full obituary.