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Presenters sought for First Fridays colloquia

Faculty/academic staff spring election results

Reminder to supervisors of classified staff members

Hours for test scoring services

ORSP workshop and program deadlines announced

Geology

Learning and Technology Services

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Psychology

Births and Adoptions

Condolences

Presenters sought for First Fridays colloquia
cup of coffeeSince 2002 the UW-Eau Claire Activities and Programs office and Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Eau Claire have hosted a program for the senior citizens of our community. First Fridays colloquia are held on the first Friday of each month, October through May (with the exception of January) at no cost to the participants. Programs are held at Christ Church Cathedral (corner of Lake and Farwell in downtown Eau Claire). A free continental breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. precedes the formal program which begins at 9 a.m.

Each session features a university or community presenter, and many faculty and academic staff members already have had an opportunity to present (and are invited to do so again).  Past programs have been lectures, slide presentations, demonstrations on a variety of topics and chamber music performances. There seems to be no limit to topics that appeal to this group of usually 75-100 individuals who are extremely attentive during the presentations and full of questions afterward.

For more information about the First Fridays program or to express interest in presenting, contact Jennifer Brockpahler at brockpjl@uwec.edu or 715-836-2787. Go to top of page

Faculty/academic staff spring election results
The spring 2009 faculty/academic staff committee election results are available online. Go to top of page

Reminder to supervisors of classified staff members
A formal performance review of classified staff members must be conducted at least every 12 months. According to ER 45.03(4), Wisconsin administrative code, Human Resources is required to keep written documentation in each employee's personnel file confirming that an annual review has occurred. The classified staff performance evaluation form can be found online under the heading Classified Staff HR/Misc Forms.

Completed forms for the July 2008 to June 2009 performance period should be returned to Human Resources by July 1. For more information, contact Sheila Whitley at whitles@uwec.edu or 715-836-2883. Go to top of page

Hours for test scoring services
Exam form and pencilLTS Help Desk (OL 1106):
    • May 11-14: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • May 15: 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • May 16 and 17: Closed.
    • May 18 and 19: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registrar's Office (Schofield 128):
    • May 11-15: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • May 16 and 17: Closed.
    • May 18 and 19: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Barb Thom, Registrar's Office, at thombd@uwec.edu or 715-836-3837. Go to top of page

ORSP program deadlines announced
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadlines:

Program deadlines:
    • The Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline is June 1.
    • The
Faculty/Student Research Collaboration Grants early bird deadline is July 15.
    • The
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend incentive deadline is Aug. 14. Go to top of page

Geology
Kent Syverson, colleagues and students gave several presentations at the North-Central Geological Society of America Meeting April 2-3 in Rockford, Ill. Syverson gave an oral presentation titled “Glacial History of Wisconsin — An Overview” to open the daylong theme session “Quaternary Research in Wisconsin.” The session was led by Syverson and Randall Schaetzl (Michigan State University). UW-Eau Claire students Audrey Mohr and Isaac Orr as well as Syverson and Harry Jol (geography and anthropology) gave poster presentations titled “GPR Survey of the Blue Hills Felsenmeer, Wisconsin: Profile of a Relict Talus Slope”; and “Sedimentology of the Blue Hills Felsenmeer State Natural Area, Wisconsin.” The latter poster was the winner of Great Lakes Section — SEPM Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award. David Ullman, Anders Carlson (UW-Madison), Syverson and Marc Caffee (Purdue University) also gave a poster presentation titled “Exploring the Deglaciation of Wisconsin Using In-situ Cosmogenic Radionuclides.”

Syverson, UW-Eau Claire graduate Andrew Thompson and Thomas Weddle (Maine Geological Survey) co-authored a presentation titled “Convergent Ice-Flow Indicators in the Penobscot River Valley, Bangor, Maine — Evidence for a Calving Embayment,” which was given at the Northeastern Geological Society of America meeting March 23 in Portland, Maine. Go to top of page

Learning and Technology Services
"Just Like Fingers" by Rick MickelsonRick Mickelson’s photograph “Just Like Fingers,” at right, took second place honors in the science category of the  University Photographers Association of America monthly image competition. The photograph shows UW-Eau Claire alumnus Steven Brack lecturing about  the succulent plants of South Africa to biology faculty and students March 5 at UW-Eau Claire. Go to top of page

Philosophy and Religious Studies
Sean McAleer had his article "The Ethics of Pitcher Retaliation in Baseball" published in the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, Vol. 36, 2009, pages 50-65. Go to top of page

Psychology
David Jewett; UW-Eau Claire alumni Thomas Hahn, Travis Smith, Britta Fiksdal and Jason Wiebelhaus; current students Andrew Dunbar, Catherine Filtz and Noah Novinska; and Allen Levine (dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota) had their paper “Effects of Sibutramine and Rimonabant in Rats Trained to Discriminate Between 22 and 2 Hours Food Deprivation” published in the April 2009 issue of Psychopharmacology. The project was partially supported by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and a Kell Container Corp. Scholarship. Jewett and undergraduate student collaborators Mitch Bunker and Lindsey Sime presented “Effects of Cholecystokinin and Oxytocin in an Animal Model of Hunger” at the annual Experimental Biology meeting April 18-22 in New Orleans, La. The three also participated in a Habitat for Humanity day sponsored by the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. In addition, Jewett and students Andrew Dunbar and Ashley Zellhoefer presented research assessing the effects of naltrexone on hunger at the Midbrains: Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference of the Midwest May 2 in St. Paul, Minn. Go to top of page

Births and Adoptions
Congratulations to Bill Hoepner, Learning and Technology Services, and his wife, Terri, on the birth of their daughter, Addison, on May 7. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to Beth Kozbial Ernst, foreign languages, and Monty Kozbial Ernst, English, whose son, Hugh, died May 8. Full obituary. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 56, No. 33 • Sixteenth Week • Spring Semester • May 11, 2009

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
Diane Walkoff, Assistant Editor.
Updated: May 11, 2009

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