Administrative committee vacancies announced
The following administrative committees currently have vacancies. Please notify Linda Baumeister, Office of Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 28 if you are interested in serving on either of the committees.
Volunteers are needed for the following administrative committees:
- Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues for Persons with Disabilities — one faculty member needed.
- International Education Advisory Board — two faculty members needed.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is sponsoring a series of workshops this semester. Deadlines for submitting proposals also are noted.
• A session providing information on grant-writing tips and strategies will be held Aug. 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.
• The Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline for the first competition is Sept. 2.
• The Faculty/Student Research Collaboration and Diversity Mentoring Program Grants deadline is Sept. 15.
• The Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program deadline is Sept. 15.
Investment counseling to be offered
TIAA-CREF consultants will be available to discuss financial matters with UW-Eau Claire employees Sept. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Birchwood Room of Davies Center and Oct. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Cedar Room of Davies Center. You may schedule an appointment online or by calling Dianne at 800-877-6602. More information.
Accounting and Finance
Ingrid Ulstad received the 2008 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching during the 2008 MERLOT International Conference Aug. 7-10 in Minneapolis, Minn. Ulstad, a member of MERLOT since 2003, was recognized for her work as a peer reviewer for the MERLOT business editorial board. At the conference, Ulstad also participated in a panel discussion entitled “Peer Reviewing for MERLOT — How You Can Get Involved." More information.
In June, Jefford Vahlbusch gave an invited lecture titled "Hermann Hesse in Amerika: Gedanken zur Legende" ("Hermann Hesse in America: Thoughts on the Legend") at the 2008 Silser Hesse-Tage, an annual conference on the writer Hermann Hesse held at the Hotel Waldhaus in Sils Maria, Switzerland. The theme of this year's conference was "Hesses Weltweite Wirkungö ("Hesse's Worldwide Influence").
Music and Theatre Arts
Dale B. Taylor (emeritus) was elected Vice Chair of the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care at the board's Aug. 1, 2008, meeting in Madison.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Sean McAleer was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to attend a six-week NEH summer seminar titled “Traditions Into Dialogue: Confucianism and Contemporary Virtue Ethics.” The seminar was held at Wesleyan University and co-directed by Stephen Angle, a specialist in Confucian philosophy, and Michael Slote, a leader in the current revival of philosophical interest in virtue ethics. McAleer was one of 15 seminar participants, all American philosophers with backgrounds in virtue ethics or related areas. The expectation is that participants will develop a new dimension to their teaching and research interests that is related to their already-existing work in Western virtue ethics. As a result, those attending the seminar will be invited (and offered financial support) to give a paper at a conference on “Confucianism and Virtue Ethics” that will bring Chinese and American scholars together in Beijing during the summer of 2010.
Condolences to the family of Lylah Olson. Olson, a former food service employee at UW-Eau Claire, died Aug. 19 in Strum. Full obituary.