MAILED: July 24, 2000
Six University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty members have received support grants totaling $15,500 from the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity for five projects focusing on American Indian and Hmong culture.
Dr. Debra K. S. Barker, associate professor of English, received $3,000 of support for her project titled "Lives Made of Words: American Indian Autobiographies and Life Writings."
Dr. Lawrence Martin, director of American Indians Studies, and Dr. Michael Hilger, professor emeritus of English, received $4,000 of support for their project titled "Interviews with Wisconsin Indian Elders: Preserving Tribal Language and Oral History."
Dr. Gretchen Peters, assistant professor of music and theatre arts, received $2,100 of support for her project titled "Traditional Music of the Hmong in Eau Claire, Wisconsin."
Dr. Katherine Rhoades, assistant professor in the foundations of education department, received $4,500 of support for her project titled "Hmong in the U.S.: Cultural Transitions and Educational Frontiers."
Dr. Richard St. Germaine, professor of history and American Indian studies, received $1,900 of support for his project titled "Nin Kikinoamadimin: Wisconsin Indian Instruction and Curriculum Development."
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: July 24, 2000