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Reading seminar grants available through UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity

UW System faculty and students offered discount for performance by German orchestra

Faculty/staff nominations sought for RA position

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Reading seminar grants available through Institute on Race and Ethnicity
IRE logoThe UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity will offer grants to support campus reading seminars on racial/ethnic topics. Seminar participants may include faculty members, academic and classified staff members, students and community members. The maximum grant request is $400, which must be used for book purchases.

Proposals should be sent to the Institute on Race and Ethnicity, UW-Milwaukee, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201, and postmarked by Nov. 7. More information is available online or by contacting Thomas Tonnesen, IRE associate director, at tonnesen@uwm.edu or 414-229-4700. Go to top of page

UW System faculty and students offered discount for performance by German orchestra
Overture Center for the Arts logoUW System students, faculty and staff are being offered a special discount for a performance by Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. Oct. 3.

The UW-Madison German department is encouraging faculty and students of the German language and culture throughout the UW System to take advantage of the offer. Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester are popular in Europe and have enjoyed great success on both U.S. coasts at large venues. The group captures the cosmopolitan feel of German cabaret in the 1920s and 1930s with precision, urgency and irony. Raabe, a baritone with an impressive vocal range, sparkles with a slick and witty delivery, and his 12-piece ensemble provides just the right backdrop.

Tickets range from $25 to $49. UW System students, faculty and staff will receive $10 off all seating areas. Tickets are available through the Overture Center ticket office online or by calling 608-258-4141. Go to top of page

Faculty/staff nominations sought for RA position
UW-Eau Claire Housing and Residence Life encourages faculty and staff to identify students who are highly motivated and who exhibit strong leadership skills and a genuine interest in helping others as possible candidates for resident assistant positions for the spring 2008 semester. Applications for interested students are available in the Housing and Residence Life Office, 112 Towers Hall, or at the front desk of any residence hall. Any faculty or staff member can nominate a student for an RA position by submitting the student's name to Deb Newman, Housing and Residence Life, by Oct. 13. For more information, contact Newman at newmandl@uwec.edu or 836-3674. Go to top of page

 Communication and Journalism
Judy Sims completed 20 contact hours in the professional development program “Intercultural Management Consulting” and eight contact hours in the professional development program “China: A Critical-Culture Briefing” at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication July 9-12 at Reed College in Portland, Ore. Attendance at this sabbatical related workshop was partially financed by funds from the College of Arts and Sciences as well as a Workshops and Special Projects Travel Grant and a University Research and Creative Activities Grant from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Sims also was awarded a $1,500 grant in June from the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity to help fund her sabbatical project, “International Awareness Through Intercultural Radio Interviews.” Go to top of page

Political Science
Randall Beger and UW-Eau Claire student Jeffery Kleinedler gave a presentation titled "Employer Willingness to Hire Ex-Offenders: Rural Perspectives" at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Sept. 6 in Chicago, Ill.

Justin Patchin and UW-Eau Claire student Thomas Denney presented a paper titled “Self-Esteem and Cyberbullying: The Emotional Consequences of Electronic Aggression” at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Sept. 5 in Chicago, Ill. Patchin also will present "Cyberbullying and Our Kids:  Preventing and Responding to Hurtful Behaviors on the Internet and Cell Phones" at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Eau Claire Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. He will present information from his new book, "Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying," which he co-authored with Sameer Hinduja, and will discuss the use of MySpace and other online social networks. More information about the library presentation is available online. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 56, No. 6 • Sixth Week • Fall Semester • Sept. 22, 2008

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, 715-836-4741
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