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.
ORSP deadlines announced
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following deadlines:
• The Faculty/Student Research Collaboration and Diversity Mentoring Program Grants deadline is Sept. 15.
• The Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program deadline is Sept. 15.
Hockey Profs seek players for 2008 season
The UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff ice hockey team, the Hockey Profs, is recruiting players for this year's season, which will include the second annual showdown between the Hockey Profs and UW-Eau Claire student-athletes. Any faculty or staff member with minimal hockey experience is more than welcome on the team; skill level is highly variable among players. This is a co-ed team with a mix of campus personnel.
The team will practice weekly starting this week until the game against the students on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Hobbs Ice Arena. This is a charity event with proceeds to go to the Future of Ice campaign. See 2007 University Bulletin and Spectator coverage of last year's event.
Those interested in playing or seeking more details can contact Geoffrey Pignotta at email@example.com or 836-4982.
Gloria Hochstein will lead a four-session literature discussion titled “The Battle of the Sexes in Late 20th Century Science Fiction” beginning Sept. 22 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The discussions will be held at 7 p.m. in the Chippewa Room on the library’s lower level. Discussions also will be held Oct. 6 and 27, and Nov. 10. The series will explore recent literature in science fiction that challenges us to think about gender and its impact on our changing society. The UW-Eau Claire English department and the Elizabeth G. Morris Scholarship Fund are co-sponsoring the event along with the library. More information about the series is available online.
Music and Theatre Arts
Daniel Newman and his brothers will
perform a benefit concert for flood relief in Wisconsin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1314 E. Lexington Blvd., Eau Claire. For more information, contact Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tarique Niazi has had his peer-reviewed article titled “Globalization, Resource Conflicts and Social Violence in Asia” published in the International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 45, No. 1, pages 185-208. Niazi was invited by IJCS editors to contribute to the journal's special issue on global dynamics. The article offers an empirical critique of James O’Connor’s theory of the second contradiction of capitalism to explain resurgent violence in Asia. Niazi will present this work Oct. 1 at the university’s authors celebration arranged by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.