Monday, October 27, 2014

T. Rowe Price to host webinar Nov. 3 and 6

UW System employees are invited to participate in a free, one-hour webinar titled "Another Way to Save: Roth Contributions" at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 3 — and 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6. T. Rowe Price is one of the investment companies in the UW System tax-sheltered annuity 403(b) program. Those interested in participating are asked to register online. For more information, call T. Rowe Price at 1-800-922-9945.

Proposed Changes in College of Education and Human Sciences

Following are proposed changes in the College of Education and Human Sciences.  If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Cathy Thorsen, chair of the college curriculum committee at thorseca@uwec.edu or 715-836-2575 within 30 days of this notice, posted Oct. 27, 2014.

Proposed changes in College of Arts and Sciences

Following are proposed changes in the College of Arts and Sciences. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Louisa Rice at ricelc@uwec.edu or 715-836-5276 within 15 days of this notice, posted Oct. 27, 2014.

Host friends sought for international students

The Center for International Education at UW-Eau Claire invites Chippewa Valley community members to become host friends for international students. Host friends provide a three- to four-day home stay for international students before they move into their residence halls.

Host friends are accepted on a rolling basis and are given the choice as to whether or not they can accommodate new international students when they arrive. New international students arrive for both fall and spring semesters. Host friends currently are needed for the spring 2015 semester; home stay dates are Jan. 17-21.

To apply, please follow this link: https://uweauclaire.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_afw1gD08G4xRJNX

For more information, visit the Host Friend Program Web page or contact Sarah Vowels, community outreach/host friend coordinator, at vowelssj@uwec.edu or 715-836-4181.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Proposed Changes in College of Education and Human Sciences

Following are proposed changes in the College of Education and Human Sciences.  If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Cathy Thorsen, chair of the college curriculum committee at thorseca@uwec.edu or 715-836-2575 within 30 days of this notice, posted Oct. 23, 2014.

Upcoming ORSP programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host the following presentations:

Faculty/Staff Forums, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), Old Library 1142:
Grants Educational Series, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Distance Education Classroom, OL 1132:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Proposed changes in College of Arts and Sciences

Following are proposed changes in the College of Arts and Sciences. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Louisa Rice at ricelc@uwec.edu or 715-836-5276 within 15 days of this notice, posted Oct. 22, 2014.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Condolences

Condolences to Dr. Marjorie Bottoms, professor emerita of nursing systems, whose husband, William Bottoms, passed away Oct. 13 in Chippewa Falls. Full obituary.

Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup now available for students, advisers

Learning and Technology Services and the Admissions Office have collaborated in creating the Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup system to be used by current and prospective students as well as academic advisers who wish to look up transfer equivalencies.

The new Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup complements the already-existing UW-Eau Claire Transfer Credit Wizard. Below are descriptions of both systems:
 
Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup
Use the reverse lookup to enter a UW-Eau Claire course and see which courses at other institutions transfer here as that equivalency. For example, enter UW-Eau Claire’s course ECON 103 to determine which courses at other institutions have an equivalent for that course. UW-La Crosse’s equivalent course is ECON 190. The Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup provides transfer equivalencies for in-state, out-of-state and international schools.

The reverse lookup can be helpful for currently enrolled UW-Eau Claire students who want to take a course at home during Summer Session or Winterim that will count toward UW-Eau Claire degree requirements.
 
Access the new Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup as follows:
Transfer Credit Wizard
Use the Transfer Credit Wizard to enter courses from another institution and see how they should transfer to UW-Eau Claire. The Transfer Credit Wizard provides transfer equivalencies for in-state, out-of-state and international schools.

The Transfer Credit Wizard can be helpful for prospective students to determine how courses at another institution should transfer to UW-Eau Claire.
 
Access the new Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup as follows:
Feedback and suggestions on the Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup are welcome. For information on scheduling a departmental tutorial, contact Katie Strope in the Admissions Office at hoeschkl@uwec.edu or 715-836-4194. For technical questions, contact Joey Bohl in the Admissions Office at gibbonje@uwec.edu or 715-836-2311.

'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' to be offered to faculty, staff

FranklinCovey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" training, based on Dr. Stephen Covey's best-selling book of the same title, will be made available to all interested UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff.

According to the FranklinCovey website, training participants learn to take initiative, balance priorities, improve interpersonal communication, increase creative collaboration and apply principles for achieving a balanced life.

The training will be led by the following facilitators affiliated with UW-Eau Claire:
  • Dr. Beth Hellwig, vice chancellor for student affairs
  • Dr. Joseph Abhold, dean of students
  • Dr. David Jones, professor of English and women's studies
  • Shelley Mather, chair, Classified Council, and university services program associate in nursing
  • Laura Manydeeds, learning and development/employee wellness coordinator, Human Resources
  • Jake Wrasse, Student Senate vice president
Those who might be interested in the "7 Habits" training are asked to complete a brief survey to help organizers gauge campus interest.
 
The Covey training will be offered through the UW-Eau Claire Chancellor's Office and Human Resources. For more information, contact Laura Manydeeds at 715-836-2514 or manydeel@uwec.edu.

Upcoming ORSP programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host the following presentations:

Faculty/Staff Forums, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), Old Library 1142:
Grants Educational Series, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Distance Education Classroom, OL 1132:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Francis "Frank" LaRock. LaRock, a UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management staff member from 1989-2009, passed away Aug. 5 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Proposed changes in College of Arts and Sciences

Following are proposed changes in the College of Arts and Sciences. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Louisa Rice at ricelc@uwec.edu or 715-836-5276 within 15 days of this notice, posted Oct. 15, 2014.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Stanley Ediger. Ediger, UW-Eau Claire senior lecturer emeritus of mathematics, passed away May 2 in Las Cruces, N.M. Among his survivors is his wife, Dr. Josephine Ingle, UW-Eau Claire professor emerita of mathematics. Full obituary.