Joel Pace presented a paper titled "Transatlantic
Gothic" and chaired a panel titled "The 19th Century
and the Transatlantic" at the Transatlantic Studies Conference
July 8-11 at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Pace also read
a paper titled "Theorizing Transatlantic Literary Influence:
The Case of Coleridge" at the Coleridge Summer Conference
July 18-24 in Somerset, England. Pace's poem, "En
Soledad," was published in "In Our Own Words,"
Vol. 4, an anthology of Generation X verse.
H. Phillips had his book titled "Writing Short
Stories: The Most Practical Guide" published by Syracuse
University Press. The three major parts of the book — Exploring
Sources, Studying Stories and Writing Stories — guide readers
through all the steps necessary to write effective short fiction.
The book is an outgrowth of Phillips's years of teaching
introductory creative writing courses.
Taylor had his short story titled "Story is ..."
published in the September 2002 issue of Carve Magazine. (Read
Eva L. Santos-Phillips has completed the requirements
for becoming an American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
tester of Spanish with limited certification. She now is authorized
to administer and rate the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview at
the novice and intermediate levels.
Foundations of Education
Rob Reid had his book titled "Something
Funny Happened at the Library: How to Create Humorous Programs
for Children and Young Adults" published by the American
Library Association this month. A humorist, storyteller and librarian,
Reid has entertained children for more than 20 years.
Kinesiology and Athletics
Sean Bulger had a paper titled "Behavioral
Course Design and Student Learning" published in the Sept.
3, 2002, issue of Effective Teaching. Co-authors were Andrew H.
Hawkins, West Virginia University; and Derek J. Mohr, Appalachian
State University. (Read
Music and Theatre Arts
Richard Mark Heidel and UW-Eau Claire student
Timothy Doleysh co-authored an article titled "Collegiate
Chapters: A New Direction" which has been accepted for publication
in the December issue of the Journal of the National Band Association.
Heidel served as a consultant for high school band programs in
New Mexico and Pennsylvania this summer. He also taught a seminar
for public school band directors through the Division of Continuing
Education at the Indianhead Arts and Education Center in Shell
Hudson attended and performed at the International Trombone
Festival May 22-27 at the University of North Texas in Denton,
Texas. The festival clinicians and soloists came from Germany,
Austria, Costa Rica, Brazil, Sweden, Norway, Mexico, England,
Ireland and the United States. Hudson also performed with the
International Brass Quintet at the International Music Camp, located
between North Dakota and the Canadian province of Manitoba, where
he was an instructor for middle and high school students.
Condolences to Terry Chmielewski, communication and journalism,
whose father, Theodore "Ted" Chmielewski, died Aug.
21 in Toledo, Ohio.
to Al Koeller, social work, whose wife, Lynda Koeller, died Sept.
7 in Chippewa Falls.
to Sally Webb, communication and journalism, whose father, Lowell
E. Webb, died Sept. 1 in Sikeston, Mo.
Additional new faculty and academic
staff appointments for 2002-03
Haim Hilman Abdullah (2002): Lecturer —Management
and Marketing. B.B.A., M.B.A., U. of Portsmouth, England.
E. Linton (2002): Jumpstart Site Manager — Center
for Service-Learning. B.S., U. of Nebraska-Omaha; M.S., UW-Stout.
Academic Affairs Program Deadline
The deadline for submitting Differential Tuition Funding
Proposals for the 2003-04 Academic Year to deans and
directors is Oct. 7. For more information, visit
Robert Baca elected to executive
board of the IAJE
Robert Baca, associate professor of music and theatre arts, has
been elected to the executive board of the International Association
for Jazz Education.
The IAJE membership selected Baca
as its United States representative for the executive board. Representatives
are selected from the United States, Australia/Asia, Canada and
its many projects, the IAJE produces the Jazz Education Journal,
the world's primary source for news and information in the
field of jazz education; offers teacher training institutes; provides
an artist outreach network; and hosts the North Sea Jazz Festival,
one of the world's largest and most respected jazz festivals.
Claire's student IAJE chapter is one of the largest in the
country, Baca said. Senior music major Matt McVeigh, Stevens Point,
will lead the student chapter during the 2002-03 academic year.
Professor emeritus Vernon Gingerich
Vernon J. Gingerich, 87, professor emeritus of foreign languages,
died July 16, 2002, in McAllen, Texas. Gingerich was a professor
of foreign languages at UW-Eau Claire from 1962-1980. He also
served as department chair.
Nov. 3, 1914, in Kalona, Iowa, Gingerich earned his bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa.
coming to UW-Eau Claire, Gingerich taught at Burlington Iowa Junior
College, was director of the department of languages at Michigan
College of Mining and Technology in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was
a border officer/French speaker for U.S. Customs and taught at
the Mankato State University in Minnesota.
retiring from UW-Eau Claire, Gingerich taught French and German
at the University of Texas-Pan American for nine years. He had
lived in McAllen, Texas, for the last five years.
may be sent to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation for the Dr. Vernon
J. Gingerich French Scholarship.
memorial gathering will be held Nov. 3 in Eau Claire. For details
about the gathering, contact Josette Migawa, foreign languages,
at 836-6049 or firstname.lastname@example.org.