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Nominees sought for Classified Staff Excellence in Performance Award

Faculty/Academic Staff Forums

Registration deadline nears for symposium on supporting, retaining diverse faculty

Center for International Education

Communication and Journalism

Computer Science, Learning and Technology Services

Student Health Service

Condolences

Nominees sought for Classified Staff Excellence in Performance Award
UW-Eau Claire sealThe Classified Staff Awards Committee invites nominations for the Excellence in Performance Award to be given in fall 2009. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation will present $1,500 to the recipient. Faculty, staff or students may nominate a permanent, full-time or part-time (50 percent or more) member of the classified staff for the award. Nominations should be forwarded by April 20 to the Classified Staff Awards Committee, Chancellor's Office, Schofield 204. Additional information and nomination forms are available online or by calling 836-2327. 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.

    • March 25: Rose-Marie Avin, economics, "Globalization, Restructuring and Women in Vietnam."
    • April 8: Bianca Pederson, geology, will present "Investigation of Groundwater Geochemistry and Seepage Rates Into Eutrophic Lake Altoona, Wisconsin."

A schedule of the Spring 2009 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online. Go to top of page

Registration deadline nears for symposium
on supporting, retaining diverse faculty
IRE graphicThe priority registration deadline is March 30 for the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity's two-day symposium titled "Supporting and Retaining Diverse Faculty: Research, Scholarship, Mentoring and Tenure" to be held April 16-17 at UW-Milwaukee. The symposium has a twofold purpose: 1) scholarly research presentations by UW System faculty members who are former or current recipients of the IRE’s Faculty Diversity Research Awards; and 2) Forums involving junior and tenured faculty, FDRA mentors and campus administrators regarding the tenure process, mentoring, publications, extramural funding, recruitment and retention, campus climate and the diversification of our faculties.

The IRE is working with Teresa O’Halloran of the Affirmative Action Office and English faculty member David Shih, the campus equity, diversity and inclusivity fellow, to help assemble a team of attendees from UW-Eau Claire. Those interested in attending the symposium should contact O'Halloran at ohallote@uwec.edu or 836-2387 or Shih at shihd@uwec.edu or 836-3502. More information about the symposium is available on the IRE Web site or by contacting Tom Tonnesen, IRE associate director, at tonnesen@uwm.edu or 414-229-4700.

Center for International Education 
Susan Lochner was selected to be a NAFSA: Association of International Educators Trainer Corps member. Trainer Corps is a group of NAFSA members selected to represent the association by delivering one or more of its Core Education Program workshops, which include foundations or professional practice workshops. Go to top of page

Communication and Journalism
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association on March 7 honored "Culture Talk," a radio program about the influence of culture on communication produced as part of a UW-Eau Claire student/faculty collaborative research project, with a second-place award in the ”Public Affairs/Talk Show (Radio)” category at the WBA Student Awards for Excellence ceremony in Madison. "Culture Talk" is produced by students Joe Tierney, Nessa Severson, Anne Moser and Pierce Koch ,with Dr. Judy Sims serving as faculty supervisor. The award-winning episode featured an interview with UW-Eau Claire international student Anna Bakhtiyarova. "Culture Talk" is funded with a grant from the UW-Eau Claire Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, a UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity grant and support from UW-Eau Claire’s department of communication and journalism. "Culture Talk" broadcasts will resume Sunday, March 29, from 6-7 p.m. and continue every Sunday evening through May 17. Go to top of page

Computer Science, Learning and Technology Services
Several computer science department faculty members and current and former Learning and Technology Services staff members presented papers, panels and workshops at the 37th Technical Symposium of the Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education, held March 4-7 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Dan Ernst (computer science) moderated a panel on "Preparing Students for Ubiquitous Parallelism”. Paul Wagner (computer science) presented a paper written by Michael Wick (computer science) titled "Using Programming to Help Students Understand the Value of Diversity." Wagner, Tom Paine (Learning and Technology Services), Jamison Schmidt (Learning and Technology Services) and Jason Wudi (formerly of Learning and Technology Services, now with Jamf Software) presented a two-part workshop sequence on "Computer Security Essentials." Go to top of page

Student Health Service
Joyce Smith is a member of the Tobacco-Free Partnership of Eau Claire County, a task force that persuaded all major local health care systems, including smaller clinic partners, to go tobacco free and improve the way they help patients to quit tobacco use. The task force is featured on the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention Web site. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to the family of Martha Worthington. Worthington, a UW-Eau Claire professor emerita of English and foreign languages, died March 21 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Full obituary.


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University Bulletin • Vol. 56, No. 26 • Ninth Week • Spring Semester • March 23, 2009

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
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Updated: March 23, 2009

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