Faculty, academic staff invited to ORSP reception April 27
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is hosting a reception honoring faculty and academic staff who received or applied for grants during the past year as well as the members of the committees that assist the office in promoting scholarly activities. The reception will be held April 27 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. Chancellor Levin-Stankevich will be among those extending their appreciation at the reception. Student Research Day awards will be presented at the faculty/academic staff reception.
Draft minutes of April 14 faculty/academic staff meeting available for review
The draft minutes of the April 14 meeting of the UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff now are available for review. As per the constitution of the faculty and academic staff, the minutes will be presented to the University Senate for approval at the April 28 meeting.
Women's Studies 25th Anniversary Celebration set for May 6
Members of the UW-Eau Claire community are invited to attend the women’s studies program's 25th Anniversary Celebration May 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. The celebration will include a capstone colloquium by Women's Studies students. In addition, a student-created exhibit in McIntyre Library will be unveiled, and those who created the Women's Studies program at UW-Eau Claire will be honored. For more information, contact Katherine Rhoades at email@example.com or 715-836-5718.
United Way seeks 'Taste of Eau Claire' volunteers
Volunteers are sought for the United Way's annual Taste of Eau Claire event to be held June 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Phoenix Park in downtown Eau Claire. More information about volunteering at the event is available online or by contacting Ann Polenz, Taste of Eau Claire volunteer coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-852-2073.
ORSP workshop announced
of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshop:
• A Faculty Development Workshop to discuss the Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program will be held May 6 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.
Campus community invited to presentations by University Recreation and Sport Facilities director candidates
Three candidates for the position of director of University Recreation and Sport Facilities at UW-Eau Claire will give presentations about leading the unit based on the following mission statement: "The mission of University Recreation and Sport Facilities at UW-Eau Claire is to provide opportunities that bridge academic learning with self-discovery through activities that enhance student leadership development, wellness and fun." The candidates were selected after an internal search at UW-Eau Claire. The remaining candidates and presentation dates and times are as follows:
• Lisa Schuetz, April 27, 1 to 1:45 p.m., Badger Room, Davies Center.
• Troy Terhark, April 28, 1 to 1:45 p.m., Arrowhead Room, Davies Center.
Susan Turell will receive a Community Leadership Award from the Diverse and Resilient organization April 28 in Milwaukee. She is one of 14 leaders to be honored for their efforts on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Wisconsin. Turell's award relates to her work in the area of intimate partner violence among the LGBT population in the state. More information.
Thomas Kemp had his book "Progress and Reform, The Economic Thought of John R. Commons" published by VDM Verlag in March 2009. The book re-examines the economic thought of John R. Commons (1862-1945), a leading progressive era American economist based primarily at the UW-Madison.
Bruce Taylor (emeritus) has had his poem, "The Artist," based on the original Korean of Han Yongwun, published in "The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry," edited by Ilya Kaminsky and Susan Harris, Words Without Borders, March 2009.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Sean McAleer presented a paper titled “A Mengzian Response to the Alleged Incompleteness of Virtue Ethics” at the American Philosophical Association meetings April 9 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Several UW-Eau Claire faculty members gave presentations at the Midwest Sociological Society's 2009 Annual Meeting April 2-5 in Des Moines, Iowa. Jeff Erger and UW-Eau Claire student Caryn Ling presented “Effects of Identity Processes on College Student Self Esteem, Self Efficacy and Satisfaction with College”; Jianjun Ji and UW-Eau Claire graduate Noah Manning presented "Rural Chinese Elderly: Demographic Characteristics and Their Impact on Socioeconomic Status"; and Kathleen Nybroten presented "Examining Family Resources for College Entry and Success."
Condolences to the family of Doug Georgianni. Georgianni, the UW-Eau Claire women's golf coach from 1997-2000, died April 19 in Phoenix, Ariz. More information.
Condolences to the family of Harriet Hicks. Hicks, a former food service staff member at UW-Eau Claire, died April 18. Full obituary.
Condolences to the family of Beatrice King. King, wife of the late G. Willard King, director of university relations at UW-Eau Claire from 1965-77, died April 20. Full obituary.
Condolences to Debi Levin-Stankevich and Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich. Debi's father, Paul Levine, died April 24 in New Jersey.