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Summer 2009 orientation advisers sought

2009 freshman orientation dates announced

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Summer 2009 orientation advisers sought
Faculty and teaching academic staff members are invited to apply to become 2009 summer orientation advisers. The positions are 37½ percent summer positions.

Training sessions will be held June 1-5, 2009. Fifteen one-day sessions will be held during the first three weeks of the eight-week summer session, June 8-26, 2009. In addition, advisers will be involved in one-day orientation programs for new students Aug. 24, 2009, and Jan. 21, 2010. Advisers new to orientation will be required to attend one training session in April.

Individuals selected for these positions must be current members of the faculty or teaching academic staff who have a commitment to advising, a "track-record" of good advising, and a real interest in working with first-year students. Those chosen also must have currently assigned advisees within their departments. Advisers must be available for all of the dates listed above and may not teach during the three-week or the first four-week summer session.

Additional information, including application forms, is available online. Applications are due Monday, Nov. 24. Go to top of page

2009 freshman orientation dates announced
Freshman orientation dates for 2009 are as follows: Jan. 22; June 8-12, 15-19 and 22-26; and Aug. 24. For more information, contact Jacqueline Bonneville at bonnevjk@uwec.edu or 836-3487. Go to top of page

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. 29: Wanrudee Buranakorn, art & design, "From Text to Image: Art Inspired by Words."
        Nov. 5: Yongzhong Deng, International School of Jinan University, and Hongbing Peng, College of Foreign Studies, Jinan University, “China Craze Series.” More information.

A list of all Fall 2008 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online. Go to top of page

Curriculum and Instruction
Sue McIntyre, Margarete Cook (Wisconsin Literacy) and Carol Gabler, a health literacy consultant, presented "Connecting Community: Health Literacy" at the Wisconsin TESOL Annual Conference, "A Cross-World Puzzle: Exploring the Interconnectedness of Language, Culture and Community," Oct. 3 in Eau Claire. Go to top of page

Economics
Three faculty members and ten students from the economics department attended the Wisconsin Economics Association Annual Conference Oct. 17-18 in Stevens Point. Eric Jamelske presented “A Two Year Analysis of the Impact of a University First-Year Experience Program.” His students presented the following: Amber Jamelske and William Hendricks presented “An Ongoing Evaluation of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in Eau Claire Elementary Schools”; and Isaac Borofka-Webb, Corey Hilber, Jared Koerten, Bryan Reinhold, Matthew Rick and Anne Werner presented “Local Food Purchasing: Results from Surveying Colleges, Schools and Households.” Tom Kemp presented “A Positive Economics? Assessing Economic Facts.” Sanjukta Chaudhuri presented “Intra Household Resource Allocation and Child Labor: A Survey of Developing Countries.” Her student, Amanda Funk, presented “Economic Growth and Women’s Status.” Christopher Thompson, under the direction of Yan Li, presented “A Reappraisal of Trade Deficit and Income Inequality in the United States: 1985-2007.” Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol co-authored a paper titled “Pool Patterning in a Northern Peatland Using Near Surface Geophysics: the Role of Glacial Deposition” with Xavier Comas (Florida Atlantic University) Lee Slater (Rutgers University, Newark) and Andrew Reeve (University of Maine), which was presented at the American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting May 27-30 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. An abstract of the paper was published in EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Joint Meeting Supplement, Vol. 89, No. 23, abstract NS24A-04. Go to top of page

News Bureau
Nancy Wesenberg, a public relations officer for the UW-Eau Claire chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society, attended the 2008 PKP national meeting, “Partnering for Success,” Oct. 10-12 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. Go to top of page

Political Science
Peter Myers led a colloquium titled "Frederick Douglass: The Original Audacity of Hope" Oct. 17 at the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University in Ohio. Myers' presentation can be heard online through the Peace Like a River blog under the heading Sights & Sounds. Go to top of page

Psychology
April Bleske-Rechek presented "Evolutionary Theory as a Guide for Teaching and Research in Psychology" at the Seventh Annual Kulynych/Cline Teaching Festival Oct. 21 at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to Tammy Normand, University Recreation and Sport Facilities, whose husband, Nathan, died Oct. 14 in Chippewa Falls. Full obituary. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 56, No. 11 • Eleventh Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 27, 2008

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