Funds available through Classified Staff Professional Development Committee
The Classified Staff Professional Development Committee can provide professional development funds throughout the 2009 fiscal year for permanent full time or part time classified staff members. The committee also can provide funds for a university division, department or unit that sponsors training and development programs for classified staff. The Classified Staff Professional Development Committee Web page contains application information and instructions as well as a list of committee members. The committee members may be contacted for additional information.
Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present Faculty/Academic Staff Forums this semester. The programs will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesdays in the Presidents Room of Davies Center unless otherwise noted. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• • Oct. 8: Lance Dalleck, kinesiology, "Evidence-Based Practice: How the UW-Eau Claire Community Fitness Program Improves Health in the Chippewa Valley."
• • Oct. 15: Martha Fay, communication and journalism, "Transformational Leadership and Conflict Management." Note: This forum will be held in the Alumni Room, Davies Center.
A list of all Fall 2008 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
United Way basket raffle sales continue
Tickets for drawing on sale until Oct. 17
Ticket sales continue for UW-Eau Claire's 2008 theme basket raffle to benefit the United Way of Greater Eau Claire and its member agencies. Raffle tickets can be purchased from the campus departments and offices sponsoring baskets, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17 in the east lobby of Davies Center. The raffle drawing will be held Oct. 17.
The following are the basket sponsors and themes so far (see a list of contents for some of the baskets):
- Activities and Programs: "That's Entertainment"
- Advising and New Student Initiatives: "Road Trip"
- Athletics: Blugold theme
- Business Services: "Wisconsin Favorites"
- Career Services: "Patriotic Theme"
- Children's Center: "Family Fun"
- Student Affairs/Dean of Students office: "It's All About ME, ME, ME"
- McIntyre Library: "It's a Mystery"
- Multicultural Affairs office: "Chocolate Lover's Basket"
- University Communications: "Local Foods"
- University Recreation and Sport Facilities: theme still undetermined
- UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association and Foundation: "Bountiful Blugold Basket"
Volunteers are needed to sell raffle tickets Oct. 16 and 17 in Davies Center. Those interested are asked to contact Jodi Thesing-Ritter (firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-2325) or Jacqueline Bonneville (email@example.com or 836-3487).
Center for International Education
Susan Lochner chaired the first annual Creating Your Place in the World: Wisconsin Study Abroad Re-Entry Conference Sept. 27 in Madison. She also presented a session on graduate school programs at the conference.
Jim Phillips and his current and former research students Audrey Eigner, John Wrass, Elizabeth Smith and Chris Knutson recently had their research paper titled "Structural Properties of CH3CN–SO2 in the Gas Phase and Condensed-Phase Media via Density Functional Theory and Infrared Spectroscopy" accepted for publication in the Journal of Molecular Structure. Eigner, Smith and Knutson currently are pursuing doctorates in chemistry at the University of Minnesota, the University of California, Berkeley, and Oregon State University, respectively.
Foundations of Education
Rob Reid has had two new books published. "More Family Storytimes" was published by ALA Editions, the publishing branch of the American Library Association. The book, Reid's seventh resource book published by ALA, is the companion book to Reid’s "Family Storytime," published in 1999. The new book features ways to explore literacy with intergenerational audiences. The second book, "Shake and Shout: 16 Noisy, Lively Story Programs," published by Upstart Books, focuses on combining music with literacy activities. Reid shared ideas from both books during a presentation titled “Making Literature Come Alive for Children” at the Illinois Library Association meeting Sept. 26 in Chicago.
Geography and Anthropology
UW-Eau Claire geography alumni Patrick Dryer and Jake McDonald, both now in graduate school, and Harry Jol presented their research titled “Ground Penetrating Radar Imaging Subaqueous Deposits Within Half Moon Lake, Wisconsin” at the 104th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers April 15-19 in Boston, Mass. The abstract was published on page 186 of the conference's Program and Abstracts on CD-ROM.
Condolences to Adam Cahow (emeritus), geography and anthropology, and his family. Adam's granddaughter, Erin Scholtes, died Sept. 24 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.