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Blugold FYI archive: September 2017

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Sept. 5 Blugold FYI

Important Announcements

Campus construction update [From Facilities Management]
Check out the latest UW-Eau Claire construction update to learn what’s been completed in the last month on the Garfield Avenue redevelopment project and the work that’s expected during September.

Seeking faculty/staff leader for Guatemala immersion [From Intercultural Immersion Programs]
Intercultural Immersion Programs seeks a second faculty/staff leader for the Winterim noncredit immersion to Guatemala focusing on social and environmental justice issues, with 14 students. Dates are set for Jan. 2-16, 2018. All faculty/staff with at least a 0.5 appointment are eligible, all expenses covered plus $1,500 stipend. See program details. Contact Shanti Freitas (freitasb@uwec.edu or 715-836-6037) for more information.

Office seeks plant donations [From Office of Health Promotion]
The Office of Health Promotion is seeking donations of indoor plants or plant cuttings. If you have a plant that needs a good home, please contact Katie Wilson at wilsonk@uwec.edu.

Supporting the children of Charlottesville [From Dean of Students Office]
Charlottesville, Virginia, was the recent site of unfortunate deaths and injuries during protests. To show solidarity with the community, the Dean of Students Office is working with an organization in Charlottesville to send notes of support to young people who live there. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to stop by the Dean of Students Office (Schofield 240) during regular business hours through Friday, Sept. 15, to write a brief note to the children of Charlottesville. Blank note cards will be available.

Nominate a student for Blugold of the Month! [From Dean of Students Office]
Nominate a student for Blugold of the Month! Students with outstanding academic, leadership, community involvement or service achievements will be considered. Students who receive the Blugold of the Month honor are featured on social media and receive a $100 gift card to the University Bookstore as well as a free meal for themselves and three friends at The Dulany Inn in Davies Center. Nominate a student at uwec.ly/blugoldofthemonth.

Reuse, recycle, RECLAIM! [From Surplus Store]
Head to the Surplus Store Sept. 6 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for the biweekly department reclaim event for faculty and staff. Come by to reclaim university furniture and office supplies free of charge. The Surplus Store will deliver items within three days. Items to be available this week will be posted soon on the Surplus Store website, or call 715-836-5555 for more information.

Awards and Achievements

Dr. J. Brian Mahoney, professor of geology, presented a paper titled "Development of a Rapid, High Precision Sample Introduction System for Determination of Rare Earth Elements" in a theme session focused on "Pushing the Limits: Innovation in Isotopic and Elemental Methods" at the 2017 Goldschmidt Conference Aug. 17 in Paris, France.

Professional Development

You’re invited: The 7 Habits Move ‘Chill2’ [From Student Affairs]
Join colleagues from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 22 for free popcorn and chill as you enjoy compelling videos from “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” in the Woodland Theater in Davies Center. UW-Eau Claire 7 Habits facilitators and workshop alumni will hold an “intro-refresher” before and after the screening to answer questions and lead activities.

CETL announces fall development opportunities [From Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning]
CETL announces its fall professional development opportunities open to faculty and staff. Check out CETL's homepage for a listing of all opportunities, including book groups and sessions that focus on different teaching, learning and inclusivity topics.

ORSP announcements [From Office of Research and Sponsored Programs]

Blugold Excellence in Supervision series [From Administrative Support + Knowledge Center - Human Resources]
Learn about employee hiring, performance management and employee engagement. Attend each monthly two-hour session to obtain the Blugold Excellence in Supervision certificate. September sessions: “What Planet Are They From?” 1 p.m. Sept. 13 and 9 a.m. Sept. 27. Questions? Contact Karen Callaway at callawkl@uwec.edu or 715-836-4202.

Sept. 12 Blugold FYI

Important Announcements

Campuswide emergency notification system test Sept. 21 [From Emergency Response Team]
UW-Eau Claire will conduct a campuswide test of e2Campus, the university’s emergency notification system, between 9 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. Learn more and sign up for e2Campus.

Food for More Challenge begins Sept. 17 [From Student Affairs]
The Campus Harvest food pantry’s For More Challenge begins this week and seeks faculty/staff help. Financial donations received between Sept. 17 and Oct. 28 will be matched dollar for pound by Feed My People Food Bank (up to a total of $5,000). Financial donations, large or small, will make a significant difference in the lives of UW-Eau Claire students facing food insecurity. For more information on how to donate, visit the Campus Harvest donation webpage.

University Centers director candidates to present at open forums [From Student Affairs]
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to hear finalist presentations and participate in Q&A sessions at the following open forums with the candidates for director of University Centers. The forums will be held on the following dates from noon-1 p.m. in Woodland Theater on the third floor of Davies Center: Kristin Schumacher, Sept. 18; Matt Morrin, Sept. 26; and Cara Rubis, Sept. 27. (Learn more about the director of University Centers position under “Administrative positions” on the UW-Eau Claire job openings webpage.

Fire drills set for week of Sept. 18 [From ASK Center-Risk Management and Safety]
Fire drills will be held in most campus buildings Sept. 18 and 20. (All buildings besides residence halls will be included in next week’s schedule, as residence halls have a separate fire drill schedule.) Review the campus fire drills information and schedule, and contact Diane Hunter at 715-836-3999 or Tim Boehnen at 715-836-4414 with questions.

Teach abroad in China — Summer 2018 [From Center for International Education]
The Center for International Education seeks two faculty or staff members to teach a three-credit course at Changshu Institute of Technology from early June to early July 2018. CIT is located about 62 miles (100 kilometers) from Shanghai and 124 miles (200 kilometers) from Nanjing. View application and compensation details. Questions? Contact the CIE at inted@uwec.edu or 715-836-4411. Applications are due Sept. 25.

Seeking faculty/staff leader for Guatemala immersion [From Intercultural Immersion Programs]
Intercultural Immersion Programs seeks a second faculty/staff leader for the Winterim noncredit immersion to Guatemala focusing on social and environmental justice issues, with 14 students. Dates are set for Jan. 2-16, 2018. All faculty/staff with at least a 0.5 appointment are eligible, all expenses covered plus $1,500 stipend. See program details. Contact Shanti Freitas (freitasb@uwec.edu or 715-836-6037) for more information.

Academic Skills Center seeks student tutors [From Academic Skills Center]
Last year the Academic Skills Center offered more than 1,000 tutoring sessions during peak months — and as many as 1,900 in some months! The ASC is looking to employ nearly 100 students this semester as tutors. If you have students who could make great tutors, please share this tutoring application and encourage them to apply by Sept. 19.

Supporting the children of Charlottesville [From Dean of Students Office]
Charlottesville, Virginia, was the recent site of unfortunate deaths and injuries during protests. To show solidarity with the community, the Dean of Students Office is working with an organization in Charlottesville to send notes of support to young people who live there. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to stop by the Dean of Students Office (Schofield 240) during regular business hours through Friday, Sept. 15, to write a brief note to the children of Charlottesville. Blank note cards will be available.

Public surplus sale this week [From Surplus Store]
Join us for our next surplus sale from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Central Stores warehouse on upper campus. For more information, visit the Surplus Store website. Questions? Email surplusstore@uwec.edu or call 715-836-5555.

Awards and Achievements

Dr. Stephen Drucker, professor of chemistry, presented an invited talk titled “Characterization of Excited Electronic States by Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy” at the 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting Aug. 22 in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Stephen Drucker, UW-Eau Claire student Michael McDonnell, Khadija Jawad, Sean Fritz and Dr. Timothy Zwier (collaborators from Purdue University) presented a poster titled “Spectroscopic and Computational Investigation of Pyran-4-one in Its S1(n,π*) Excited State” at the 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting Aug. 23 in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Doug Dunham, Materials Science and Engineering Center director, gave a presentation titled "3D Printing for Materials Design in Introductory Engineering" at the Eighth North American Materials Education Symposium Aug. 24 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dr. aBa Mbirika, associate professor of mathematics, presented two invited talks at the American Mathematical Society Fall Central Section Meeting Sept. 8-10 at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Abstracts for the two talks can be viewed online.

Patti See, distinguished student services coordinator, Academic Skills Center/senior lecturer, women’s studies, had her essay, titled "His Shirt was Always Tucked In: Art of the Obit," published in 1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction, summer 2017: 19-26. In addition, her essay "Two Jakes" appeared in Midwest Review, 5, 2017: 68-71.

Dr. Jessica Sertling Miller (languages) presented a talk titled "From IPA to IPA: bridging L2 pronunciation research and teaching" at the Pronunciation in Second Language Learning & Teaching Ninth Annual Conference Sept. 1 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Sertling Miller also presented a teaching share titled "Connecting the Dots to L2 Proficiency with an Assessment Template" Sept. 2 at the same conference.

Dr. José Valero, professor of languages, had his review of Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos' "Report on the Agrarian Law (1795) and Other Writings" — edited by Gabriel Paquette and Álvaro Caso Bello, translated by Yesenia Pumarada Cruz. London/New York: Anthem Press, 2016 — published in Dieciocho, 40.2, fall 2017, pages 336-441. The review can be accessed online.

Dr. Sarah Vitale, assistant professor of geology, recently had the following papers published: Vitale, S.A. and Robbins, G.A., 2017, “Measuring water quality from individual fractures in open wellbores using hydraulic isolation and the dissolved oxygen alteration method,” Hydrogeology Journal. doi: 10.1007/s10040-017-1657-2;  Vitale, S.A. and G.A. Robbins, 2017, “Measuring Flow Rate in Crystalline Bedrock Wells Using the Dissolved Oxygen Alteration Method,” Groundwater. 55, No. 4:588-592; Vitale, S. Stryker, S.F. DiMarco, H.F. Seidel, and Z. Wang. (2017) “Circulation Analysis in the Northwest Indian Ocean from ARGO Float and Surface Drifter Observations, and SODA Numerical Model Output,” Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 78, 57-70; and Vitale, S.A., G.A. Robbins, and L.A. McNaboe, 2017, “Impacts of road salting on water quality in fractured crystalline bedrock,” Journal of Environmental Quality. 46, No. 2:288-294.

Professional Development

Music and Memory: The Effects of Personalized Music on the Caregivers of Adults with Dementia Living in the Chippewa Valley [From ORSP]
This research presentation by Dr. Lisa Quinn-Lee, associate professor of social work, will be from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Sept. 13 in CETL (OL1142). It is part of the Faculty/Academic Staff Forum fall 2017 series presented by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

You’re invited: The 7 Habits Movie 'Chill2' [From Student Affairs]
Join colleagues from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 22 for free popcorn and "chill" as you enjoy compelling videos from "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" in the Woodland Theater of Davies Center. UW-Eau Claire 7 Habits facilitators and workshop alumni will hold an "intro-refresher" before and after the screening to answer questions and lead activities.

CETL announces fall development opportunities [From Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning]
CETL announces its fall professional development opportunities open to faculty and staff. Check out CETL's homepage for a listing of all opportunities, including book groups and sessions that focus on different teaching, learning and inclusivity topics.

ORSP announcements [From Office of Research and Sponsored Programs]

Blugold Excellence in Supervision series [From Administrative Support + Knowledge Center - Human Resources]
Learn about employee hiring, performance management and employee engagement. Attend each monthly two-hour session to obtain the Blugold Excellence in Supervision certificate. September sessions: “What Planet Are They From?” 1 p.m. Sept. 13 and 9 a.m. Sept. 27. Questions? Contact Karen Callaway at callawkl@uwec.edu or 715-836-4202. 

Sept. 19 Blugold FYI

Important Announcements

Campuswide emergency notification system test Sept. 21 [From Emergency Response Team]
UW-Eau Claire will conduct a campuswide test of e2Campus, the university’s emergency notification system, between 9 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. Learn more and sign up for e2Campus.

Fire drills continue this week [From ASK Center-Risk Management and Safety]
Fire drills will continue Wednesday, Sept. 20. (All buildings besides residence halls will be included, as residence halls have a separate fire drill schedule.) Review the campus fire drills information and schedule, and contact Diane Hunter at 715-836-3999 or Tim Boehnen at 715-836-4414 with questions.

Academic Affairs seeks nominations for Board of Regents awards [From Academic Affairs]
Academic Affairs seeks nominations for two awards from the UW System Board of Regents: the 2018 Teaching Individual Excellence Award and the Teaching Excellence Program Award. The individual and department/program selected will be the campus nominees for the Board of Regents' awards in 2018 and will be recognized during the 2018 Blugold Breakfast. The nomination deadline for both awards is Friday, Sept. 29. For more information on how to submit nominations, visit the CETL home page.

University Centers director open forums continue [From Student Affairs]
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to hear finalist presentations and participate in Q&A sessions at open forums with the candidates for director of University Centers. The remaining forums will be held on the following dates from noon-1 p.m. in Woodland Theater on the third floor of Davies Center: Matt Morrin, Monday, Sept. 26; and Cara Rubis, Tuesday, Sept. 27. Learn more.

Stipends available for online course creation, redesign [From LTS/CETL]
Thinking of creating or redesigning an online course? Stipends are available through CETL and are allocated based on priority criteria. Courses offered during this or next academic year are eligible. CETL/LTS staff are available to help, regardless of funding status. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 29. View more information and online application link.

LTS Continuous Improvement Services offers process mapping [From LTS]
Workloads increasing? Not enough staff? Looking for ways to provide better service? LTS’s Continuous Improvement Services can help. Best of all there is no charge!  This LTS team has helped dozens of areas become more efficient while reducing workloads and providing better service through process mapping. Interested? Learn more online or by contacting Brad Patton at pattonbw@uwec.edu or 715-836-3821.

Teach abroad in China — Summer 2018 [From Center for International Education]
The Center for International Education seeks two faculty or staff members to teach a three-credit course at Changshu Institute of Technology from early June to early July 2018. CIT is located about 62 miles (100 kilometers) from Shanghai and 124 miles (200 kilometers) from Nanjing. View application and compensation details. Questions? Contact the CIE at inted@uwec.edu or 715-836-4411. Applications are due Monday, Sept. 25.

Reuse, recycle, RECLAIM! [From Surplus Store]
Head to the Surplus Store Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for the biweekly department reclaim event for faculty and staff. Come by to reclaim university furniture and office supplies free of charge. The Surplus Store will deliver items within three days. Items to be available this week will be posted soon on the Surplus Store website, or call 715-836-5555 for more information.

Awards and Achievements

Dr. Alfredo Aranda Silva, associate lecturer of Spanish, has had the following essay published: "El ensayo: desde la invención a la crítica en Enrique Vila-Matas," Artes del ensayo, núm. 1, La porosidad genérica del ensayo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, RACO, July, 2017. Learn more about the publication

Brett Beach, lecturer in English, will lead a literature series titled "Doppelgangers, Haunted Houses, and Inheritances: The Immortal Lives of Gothic and Sensation Novels" from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 in the Eau Claire Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. Registration is recommended. Learn more about the series.

 Dr. Caitlin Curtis, associate lecturer of geography and anthropology, will have her work published in the following peer-reviewed publication: Curtis, C. Forthcoming (Oct. 4, 2017). "Contextual Sustainability in Heritage Practice: Urbanization, Neighbourliness, and Community Dialogue in Akçalar, Turkey," in Albert, M. (ed.), "Going Beyond - Perceptions of Sustainability in Heritage Studies No. 2," Heritage Studies 4. New York: Springer. 

Dr. Kaishan Kong, assistant professor of Chinese, co-authored, with Dr. Fang Wang (Colby College), a paper titled "Five-Dimension Reflective Pedagogy Model for Teacher Education: A Case in Culture Teaching," which was published in the 14th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy proceedings.

Dr. Ying Ma, assistant professor of materials science, recently had the following paper published: Y. Ma, and S. H. Garofalini, "Reactive Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Conversion and Reconversion Reactions in FeF2 Nanoparticles," Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121, 15002, 2017. A second paper, W. Guo, Wei Guo, Z. Wawrzyniakowski, M. Cerda, A. Bhargav, M. Pluth, Y. Ma, and Y. Fu, "Bis(aryl) Tetrasulfides as Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries," has been accepted for publication in Chemistry - A European Journal.

Dr. Joel Pace, professor of English, delivered a paper titled "Romanticism and the Harlem Renaissance" and chaired the panel “Transatlantic Nature” at 11th Biennial Symbiosis Conference on Transatlantic Studies, hosted by Daemen College and the University of Buffalo, July 7-10. He also was a panelist on the "Romanticism After Black Lives Matter” roundtable and presented a paper titled "Countee Cullen, John Keats, and the Black Atlantic" at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, hosted by Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, Aug. 10-13.

Dr. Charlotte Sortedahl, associate professor of nursing, has been selected chair for the Commission for Case Manager Certification. This nationally accredited commission certifies and supports workforce development for more than 42,000 case managers and more than 2,600 disability management specialists nationwide.

Professional Development

Do Parks Promote Physical Activity? A Case Control Study of Park Use in Atlanta, Georgia [From ORSP]
This research presentation by Dr. Karen Mumford, associate professor, Watershed Institute, will be from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in CETL (OL1142). It is part of the Faculty/Academic Staff Forum fall 2017 series presented by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

CETL to host series on successful teaching practices [From CETL]
Faculty and staff are invited to the first session of CETL's Successful Teaching Practices series. Dr. Jean Pratt, professor of information systems and interim associate dean, College of Business, will present "How UWEC Faculty Flip Their Teaching" from 11-11:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in CETL (OL 1142). Questions? Contact Kelly Austin at austinke@uwec.edu or visit the series webpage

Students encouraged to explore Researchers & Innovators Club [From ORSP]
The first Researchers & Innovators Club meeting of the semester will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Chancellors Room of Davies Center. Students are encouraged to join club members for pizza and to learn about opportunities for research on campus.  

You’re invited: The 7 Habits Movie 'Chill2' [From Student Affairs]
Join colleagues from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, for free popcorn and "chill" as you enjoy compelling videos from "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" in the Woodland Theater of Davies Center. UW-Eau Claire 7 Habits facilitators and workshop alumni will hold an "intro-refresher" before and after the screening to answer questions and lead activities.

Faculty, staff invited to networking workshop [From College of Business]
Would you like to get better at introducing yourself to other business professionals in the community? Dr. Marcy Leasum Orwig, assistant professor of business communication, will lead the workshop, "Excelling at Basic Networking," from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 in the Centennial Room (320) of Davies Center. The cost is $20 per person. Learn more and register.

CETL’s fall development opportunities [From Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning]
Check out CETL's homepage for a listing of all opportunities for faculty and staff, including book groups and sessions that focus on different teaching, learning and inclusivity topics.

Blugold Excellence in Supervision series [From Administrative Support + Knowledge Center - Human Resources]
Learn about employee hiring, performance management and employee engagement. Attend each monthly two-hour session to obtain the Blugold Excellence in Supervision certificate. September session: “What Planet Are They From?”— 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. Questions? Contact Karen Callaway at callawkl@uwec.edu or 715-836-4202. 

ORSP announcements [From Office of Research and Sponsored Programs]

Sept. 26 Blugold FYI

Important Announcements

University Centers director: Final open forums this week [From Student Affairs]
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to hear finalist presentations and participate in Q&A sessions at open forums with the candidates for director of University Centers. The remaining forums will be held on the following dates from noon-1 p.m. in the Woodland Theater on the third floor of Davies Center: Matt Morrin, Tuesday, Sept. 26 (today); and Cara Rubis, Wednesday, Sept. 27. Learn more.

Academic Affairs seeks nominations for Board of Regents awards [From Academic Affairs]
Academic Affairs seeks nominations for two awards from the UW System Board of Regents: the 2018 Teaching Individual Excellence Award and the Teaching Excellence Program Award. The individual and department/program selected will be the campus nominees for the Board of Regents' awards in 2018 and will be recognized during the 2018 Blugold Breakfast. The nomination deadline for both awards is Friday, Sept. 29. For more information on how to submit nominations, visit the CETL home page.

Academic staff promotion workshop set for Sept. 29 [From University Senate]
A workshop focusing on the details and timelines for academic staff promotion procedures will be from 9-10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in CETL (OL 1142). Academic staff and their supervisors are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Katie Wilson at wilsonk@uwec.edu or 715-836-5112.

Employee annual benefits enrollment to be Oct. 2-27 [From Administrative Support + Knowledge Center]
The annual benefits enrollment (ABE) period allows eligible university employees to enroll in or make changes to select benefit plans for the upcoming year. Prepare by reviewing the ABE website, and plan to attend UW-Eau Claire's Benefits Fair from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Ojibwe Ballroom of Davies Center.

Encourage students to check out National Student Exchange [From Dean of Students Office]
Now is the time for students to consider participating in the National Student Exchange! UW-Eau Claire students are encouraged to explore the more than 175 participating schools in the NSE consortium. While at their host school, students earn credits toward their degree and continue to pay their tuition to UW-Eau Claire. Students interested in learning more about NSE are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming NSE information meetings. For more information, email nse@uwec.edu, call 715-836-2003 or visit uwec.ly/nse15.

Stipends available for online course creation, redesign [From LTS/CETL]
Thinking of creating or redesigning an online course? Stipends are available through CETL and are allocated based on priority criteria. Courses offered during this or next academic year are eligible. CETL/LTS staff are available to help, regardless of funding status. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 29. View more information and online application link.

Faculty, staff invited to 'Back Our Blugolds'! [From Chancellor's Office]
A meaningful part of many students' Blugold experience is showcasing their talents during our athletics and performing arts events. For students, it makes a huge difference to see faculty and staff in the stands or in the audience.  With that in mind, once again faculty and staff can participate in "Back Our Blugolds,” which allows each UW-Eau Claire employee and a guest to attend all home regular season athletics events for free, by presenting a Blugold card at the door. Employees also may attend most music concerts, theater performances and dance recitals at a special employee rate. Please consider participating in "Back Our Blugolds" to demonstrate university community appreciation and support for our students' efforts. Go Blugolds!

Study Abroad Fair set for Oct. 4 [From Center for International Education]
The annual Study Abroad Fair will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Ojibwe Ballroom of Davies Center. The fair will open to faculty and staff at 10:30 a.m. to allow them to meet with visiting partners.

Public surplus sale this week [From Surplus Store]
Join us for our next surplus sale from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Central Stores warehouse on upper campus. For more information, visit the Surplus Store website. Questions? Email surplusstore@uwec.edu or call 715-836-5555.    

Smile! Professional portraits offered on Thursdays [From LTS Photo]
The Learning and Technology Services photo department offers free, walk-in professional portrait sessions for faculty and staff from 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays throughout the semester. The photo studio is on the garden level of Schofield Hall. Enter door S59 and the studio is at the end of the hallway. Questions? Call 715-836-6005.

Awards and Achievements

Faith Pawelski, senior student services coordinator in the Academic Skills Center, is the recipient of the first Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership Institutional Representative of the Year Award. Pawelski was selected for her dedication to the mission of WWHEL as evidenced by the professional development offered to the women of UW-Eau Claire. She will be recognized at the annual WWHEL conference reception Oct. 19 at the Milwaukee Area Technical College downtown campus.

Cindy Schmidt, certified medical assistant in Student Health Service, recently received an Employee Appreciation Award. Schmidt was nominated for her calm disposition, dependability and ability to guide students with their health care needs.

Patti See, distinguished student services coordinator, Academic Skills Center/senior lecturer, women's studies, had her essay titled "Secret Spaces" featured on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Wisconsin Life" Aug. 4.

Dr. Linda Young, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, recently had an article, "Nursing Care of Adult Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients and Families in the Intensive Care Unit: An Evidence-based Review," published in Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America-Hematologic Issues in Critical Care, edited by Patricia O'Malley, September 2017, Vol. 29, No. 3, pages 341-352. Co-authors were Brianne Mansfield, a UW-Eau Claire DNP graduate, and Jared Mandoza, a UW-Eau Claire BSN graduate.

Professional Development

Human Biofield Energy and Health [From ORSP]
This research presentation by Dr. Der-Fa Lu, associate professor of nursing, will be from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in CETL (OL1142). It is part of the Faculty/Academic Staff Forum fall 2017 series presented by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Faculty, staff invited to networking workshop [From College of Business]
Would you like to get better at introducing yourself to other business professionals in the community? Dr. Marcy Leasum Orwig, assistant professor of business communication, will lead the workshop, "Excelling at Basic Networking," from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 in the Centennial Room (320) of Davies Center. The cost is $20 per person. Learn more and register.

CETL series on successful teaching practices continues [From CETL]
Faculty and staff are invited to the second session in the series titled "How UWEC Faculty Flip Their Teaching." Join Dr. Abby Hemmerich, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, from 11-11:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in CETL (OL 1142) to experience the student perspective in a flipped classroom, and leave with some ideas for implementation.  Questions? Email CETL@uwec.edu or visit the series webpage

CETL’s fall development opportunities [From Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning]
Check out CETL's homepage for a listing of all opportunities for faculty and staff, including book groups and sessions that focus on different teaching, learning and inclusivity topics.

Blugold Excellence in Supervision series [From Administrative Support + Knowledge Center - Human Resources]
Learn about employee hiring, performance management and employee engagement. Attend each monthly two-hour session to obtain the Blugold Excellence in Supervision certificate. September session: “What Planet Are They From?”— 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. Questions? Contact Karen Callaway at callawkl@uwec.edu or 715-836-4202. 

ORSP announcements [From Office of Research and Sponsored Programs]