Call for Proposals: 2009-10 differential tuition
Differential tuition is a student-approved fee that provides UW-Eau Claire with approximately $1.5 million in annual funding to support enhanced student experiences at the baccalaureate level. Proposals are considered this year for funding the following year. Changes for 2009-10 include expansions in the funding ranges for innovative programs and first year experience categories in anticipation of proposals related to the Centennial Plan.
All departments/units within Academic Affairs are eligible to apply for differential tuition funding. Funds are awarded annually on a competitive proposal basis. Department chairs and directors must submit proposals by Oct. 6.
Complete proposal instructions and application forms are available online.
Human Resources News available online
The fall 2008 issue of Human Resources News now is online. The issue includes information about the following:
Comments or questions may be referred to the Office of Human Resources at 836-5935.
- Criminal background check reminder.
- Dual Choice information.
- Sabbatical and cash payment options for classified staff.
- Unclassified leave reports.
Administrative committee vacancies announced
The following administrative committees currently have vacancies. Please notify Susie Johnson in the Chancellor's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 4 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.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following deadlines:
• 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.
UW-Eau Claire student Lee Behling, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, is first author on the article "NMR, Mass Spectrometry and Chemical Evidence Reveal a Different Chemical Structure for Methanobactin That Contains Oxazolone Rings," published in the Aug. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Warren Gallagher is principal senior author on the article, and co-authors include Scott Hartsel and David Lewis, along with others from Iowa State University and the University of Minnesota.
Karen Loeb had her short story “Find Excitement and Learn to Fly” published earlier this year in the Twin Cities literary magazine Phantasmagoria, Vol. 7:2. She also participated in a fiction reading Aug. 19 at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul.
Kent Syverson co-authored an article titled "Ice-Walled-Lake Plains: Implications for the Origin of Hummocky Glacial Topography in Middle North America" with L. Clayton (Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey), J.W. Attig (Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey), N.R. Ham (St. Norbert College), M.D. Johnson (University of Göteborg, Sweden) and C.E. Jennings (Minnesota Geological Survey). The paper was published in Geomorphology, Vol. 97.1-2, 2008, pages 237-248.
Ronald Mickel (emeritus) has been appointed to the board of directors of the Eau Claire Historic Preservation Foundation.
Learning and Technology Services
Thomas Paine and UW-Eau Claire graduate Tyler Griggs had their article titled "Directing Traffic: Managing Internet Bandwidth Fairly" published in Educause Quarterly, No. 3, 2008.
Music and Theatre Arts
Dale Taylor (emeritus) presented an invited lecture titled "Examining a Brain Influence Model for Music Therapy in Neurology" at the International Music Therapy in Neurology Network Symposium July 21 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of El Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also presented "Biomedical Determinants in Psychiatric Music Therapy Applications" at the 12th World Congress of Music Therapy July 23 at the School of Law, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Tarique Niazi gave a lead presentation titled “Environmental Conflicts and Federalism” at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems July 30-Aug. 3 in Boston, Mass. The presentation examined the mitigative potential of federalism to resolve disagreements between national and sub-national governments over appropriation, allocation and distribution of critical resources such as energy and water. The College of Arts and Sciences, department of sociology and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs supported the presentation.
Condolences to Linda Carpenter, communication sciences and disorders, whose father, Mike Brissman, died Aug. 30 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.
Condolences to Charles Nelson, Custodial Services, whose father, Robert Nelson, died Aug. 19 in Lake Forest, Calif.
Condolences to Larry Solberg, College of Education and Human Sciences, whose father, Clifford Solberg, died Aug. 20 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.
Condolences to the family of Marjorie Spring. Spring, a former UW-Eau Claire education faculty member, died Aug. 1 in Stevens Point.