'Cultural Perspectives of the Deaf' to be
Kristin Scheibe, an American Sign Language and deaf culture instructor at UW-Eau Claire, will present “Cultural Perspectives of the Deaf” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at a brown bag luncheon in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center. All members of the campus community are welcome at this presentation sponsored by the Classified Staff Professional Development Committee.
The presentation will introduce the deaf community as a linguistic and cultural minority group. It will demonstrate the various roles of people who are deaf within the larger society as related to political activism, laws, access to information, educational philosophies and communication systems. In addition, it will focus on the historical influences in the lives of American deaf people and the lives of others.
Scheibe grew up as the only deaf child in a hearing family. She graduated from the Iowa School for the Deaf, attended the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and majored in photography, and earned her bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language studies from Metropolitan State University. Scheibe now is pursuing a master’s degree in UW-Eau Claire's master of education-professional development program.
of Research and Sponsored Programs will present its final Faculty/Academic Staff Forum for the spring
semester. The program will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Presidents
Room of Davies Center. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch
• April 8: Bianca Pederson, geology, will present "Investigation of Groundwater Geochemistry and Seepage Rates Into Eutrophic Lake Altoona, Wisconsin."
Art & Design
Scott Robertson had his ink drawing titled "Iron Mike" accepted into the Wisconsin Artists Biennial at the Rahr-West Museum in Manitowoc. The juror was Mark Pascale, associate curator of prints and drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition is scheduled for May 17-July 12. More information.
Erna Kelly’s article "Addressing and Dressing in the Humors: Margaret Cavendish's Melancholy and Mirth" has been accepted for publication in the June 2009 issue of In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism. This special issue of the journal will focus on early modern women.
Jessica Miller presented a paper titled "Teaching French Pronunciation in a College-Level Beginner French Course: Can Phonetics Help Learners?" at the
2009 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics March 21-24 in Denver, Colo.
Foreign Languages/Honors Program
Paul Hoff and Donna Clementi (Concordia Language Villages) gave a presentation titled "Building a Community of Learners" at the 2009 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages March 19-21 in Chicago, Ill.
Kent Syverson and David Mickelson (UW-Madison) had their article titled "Origin and Significance of Lateral Meltwater Channels Formed Along a Temperate Glacier Margin, Glacier Bay, Alaska" published in Boreas, Vol. 38, pages 132-145, 2009; doi 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2007.00004.x. Syverson also participated in a panel discussion about the Chippewa County frac sand mining controversy on Wisconsin Public Radio's "The West Side" March 17. The program can be heard online.
Janice Bogstad presented the paper “Colonial/Postcolonial Readings of Jules Verne’s 'Tribulations d’un Chinois en Chine'” at the 30th annual International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts March 18-21 in Orlando, Fla.
Condolences to Pat Karlen, institutional research, whose mother, Jean Zillmer, died March 24 in Watertown. Full obituary.