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'Cultural Perspectives of the Deaf' to be luncheon focus

McNair Program nominations,
due April 17

College of Nursing and Health Sciences committee sponsors photo contest

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'Cultural Perspectives of the Deaf' to be
luncheon focus

Classified Staff logoKristin 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. Go to top of page

McNair Program nominations, applications
due April 17

The McNair Program office currently is accepting applications and faculty/academic staff nominations for the McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Faculty mentors and student applicants should submit nominations and applications to the McNair Program Office, Old Library 2134, by April 17. For additional information, contact Pam Golden at goldenp@uwec.edu or 836-4912. Go to top of page

College of Nursing and Health Sciences committee sponsors photo contest
image of photosThe College of Nursing and Health Sciences International Education and Global Learning Committee is sponsoring a photo contest. Students, faculty and staff of the college have submitted photos reflective of:

    • Everyday life (transportation, food, people in action, resting, working, enjoying everyday life or celebrating special occasions, pets).
    • Landscapes/scenery/architecture (city life as well as village and rural, handiwork).
    • Acts of caring.

The goal of the contest is to foster equity and diversity and to obtain quality artwork for the college. The top 10 photos will be on display and voted on during the week of April 13 in the Learning Resource Center (Room 152) of the college. The UW-Eau Claire community is invited to view and vote on the photos. The winning photo will be credited to its photographer, enlarged and framed, and become a permanent part of the college art collection. For more information, contact Sue Peck, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, at pecksd@uwec.edu or 715-836-5375. Go to top of page

Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office 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 or tray.

 • April 8: Bianca Pederson, geology, will present "Investigation of Groundwater Geochemistry and Seepage Rates Into Eutrophic Lake Altoona, Wisconsin." More information. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Julie Adler and Joyce Johnson presented "Service-Learning Projects to Complement an Intensive English Program Curriculum" at the International TESOL conference March 26-28 in Denver, Colo. The presentation described the Service-Learning projects that were completed by a cohort of 30 international students during the fall 2008 semester. More than 5,000 people from around the world attended the conference. Adler also presented "Content-based ESL in an Intensive English Program: Collaborating with Mainstream Instructors" at the same conference. The paper described the integrated skills curriculum that was developed using materials from and in collaboration with the following UW-Eau Claire faculty members and their classes: Judy Sims (Communication and Journalism), “Intercultural Communication”; David Jewett and April Bleske-Rechek (Psychology), “Introduction to Psychology”; Helaine Minkus, emerita (Geography and Anthropology), “Cultural Anthropology”; and Jeff DeGrave (Geography and Anthropology), “Human Geography.” Go to top of page

Foreign Languages/English
Beth Kozbial Ernst (Foreign Languages) and Kelly Wonder (English) presented "Discussions in ESL Program Administration" and "What is an A?" at the 43rd Annual International TESOL Convention March 26-28 in Denver, Colo. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages/Honors Program
Paul Hoff is a contributing writer to the Annotated Teacher’s Edition of three new Spanish textbooks: "Aventura 1," "Aventura 2" and "Aventura 3" published by EMC Publishing, St. Paul, Minn., 2009. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Sean Hartnett delivered the keynote luncheon address at the annual convention of the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority March 23 in Waukesha. Hartnett’s presentation featured his ongoing research on the geography of the marathon and was titled "The Marathon World Record Performances and Personalities of Kenyan Paul Tergat and Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie." Hartnett also received the 2009 Earth Green Award from the Sierra Club’s Chippewa Valley group at their annual Gaylord Nelson dinner April 1. The award acknowledged Hartnett's "outstanding dedication to environmental activism on behalf of the Lower Chippewa River." Go to top of page

Music and Theatre Arts
Dale Taylor (emeritus) presented "The Biomedical Theory of Music Therapy: A Student Primer" March 5 at the Passages Conference, a Great Lakes region student conference held at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. The conference was held in conjunction with the 2009 Great Lakes region conference of the American Music Therapy Association. Go to top of page

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University Bulletin • Vol. 56, No. 28 • Eleventh Week • Spring Semester • April 6, 2009

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