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Faculty and staff invited to 'Valuing Differences and Diversity' workshop

Call for nominations for 2009 Women's Studies awards

Student group again sponsors Seniors' Secret Santa fundraiser

Human Resources News available online

ORSP deadlines announced

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Faculty and staff invited to 'Valuing Differences & Diversity' workshop
Maltee McMahonThe Classified Staff Professional Development Committee invites faculty and staff to attend a True Colors® workshop titled "Valuing Differences & Diversity" Jan. 14, 2009, from 8:15 a.m. to noon in the Spruce Room of Davies Center.

The workshop will be led by Maltee McMahon, whose areas of expertise include motivation, facilitation and group dynamics. The presentation will be an interactive experience with the goal of helping to bridge communication gaps and build successful relationships. For more information, visit the Classified Staff Web site. Go to top of page

Call for nominations for 2009 Women's Studies awards
female symbolsSince 1982 UW-Eau Claire's women's studies program has recognized exemplary student projects and research nominated by faculty mentors. Emphasizing the contributions and roles of women, these works demonstrate the importance of creative student-faculty collaboration. In addition to originality, timeliness and contributions to the field, award criteria include emphasis on women and the potential impact of the project. Papers and projects in fulfillment of class requirements during the sessions of spring, summer and fall 2008 are eligible for nomination. Students do not need to be enrolled during the fall 2008 or spring 2009 semesters to be eligible.

Information about entry categories and awards is available online. You also may e-mail Katherine Rhoades at rhoadeka@uwec.edu or Judy Gray at grayjm@uwec.edu, or call 836-5717 for more information. The entry deadline is Feb. 6, but early entries are encouraged. Go to top of page

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Schofield Showdown Penny War
In support of Seniors' Secret Santa, Career Services-Charitable Outreach announces the third annual Schofield Showdown Penny War. The contest between offices in Schofield Hall will run through Dec.18. Current standings among participating offices are posted in the glass case on the first floor of Schofield Hall.

Student group again sponsors
Seniors' Secret Santa fundraiser

The UW-Eau Claire Career Services student organization, Career Services-Charitable Outreach, is again sponsoring Seniors' Secret Santa, a holiday fundraising project to provide grocery debit cards to area seniors in need. UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students are invited to donate to the project, and all funds raised will be matched by area grocery chain Mega Pick 'N Save. Mega Pick 'N Save stores will distribute grocery debit cards purchased with the funds raised to area seniors identified as having extremely limited financial means.

Donations to Seniors' Secret Santa will be accepted through Dec. 19. A donation form was sent via campus mail to all faculty and staff. Donations, along with the completed donation form, can be dropped off or sent via campus mail to Career Services, 230 Schofield Hall. Checks should be made payable to the UW Eau Claire Foundation, with "#467 Career Services Outreach" included on the memo line. For more information, contact Career Services at 836-5358. Go to top of page

Human Resources News available online
The December 2008 issue of Human Resources News now is online. The issue includes information about the following:

     • Legal holidays.
     • New addition to Human Resources.
     • W2 statements.
     • Unused vacation carryover information.
     • Tax Shelter Annuity (TSA) updates.
     • Early student timesheet deadlines.

Comments or questions may be referred to the Office of Human Resources at 836-5935. Go to top of page

ORSP deadlines announced
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadlines:

     • The deadline for Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Grants, University Research and Creative Activity and the Kell Container Corp. Scholarship for Faculty/Student Collaborative Research is Feb. 16, 2009. Go to top of page

Music and Theatre Arts
Dale Taylor (emeritus) presented a seminar entitled “Applying Biomedical Music Therapy in Professional Practice” at the 2008 American Music Therapy Association Conference on Nov. 23 in St. Louis, Mo.

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University Bulletin • Vol. 56, No. 18 • Eighteenth Week • Fall Semester • Dec. 15, 2008

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