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University Bulletin
Faculty/Staff News
Vol. 50, No. 5
Fifth Week
Fall Semester
Sept. 16, 2002

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.

William 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.

Bruce Taylor had his short story titled "Story is ..." published in the September 2002 issue of Carve Magazine. (Read story online

Foreign Languages
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 article online

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 Lake.

Rodney 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.

Condolences to Al Koeller, social work, whose wife, Lynda Koeller, died Sept. 7 in Chippewa Falls.

Condolences 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.

Jane 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 Academic Affairs' Web site.

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 Europe.
     Among 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.
     UW-Eau 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 dies
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.
     Born Nov. 3, 1914, in Kalona, Iowa, Gingerich earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa.
     Before 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.
     After 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.
     Memorials may be sent to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation for the Dr. Vernon J. Gingerich French Scholarship.
     A memorial gathering will be held Nov. 3 in Eau Claire. For details about the gathering, contact Josette Migawa, foreign languages, at 836-6049 or

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