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.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Curricular changes in College of Business

The following curricular changes were approved by the College of Business Curriculum Committee on Sept. 15, 2014. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Tim Vaughan, College of Business associate dean, at vaughats@uwec.edu or 715-836-4408. You also may contact the appropriate department directly: information systems — Dr. Tony Keys at keysac@uwec.edu or 715-836-5910; management and marketing — Dr. Kristy Lauver at lauverkj@uwec.edu or 715-836-4427.

Senior receives Classified Staff Student Scholarship

Kendal Krouse, a UW-Eau Claire senior from Cadott, received the 2014-15 Classified Staff Student Scholarship.

Krouse, who is majoring in kinesiology with a minor in business administration, was nominated for the $700 scholarship by Nancy Amdahl, who works in Graduate Studies/Academic Affairs. Each year any classified staff member may nominate an eligible student for the award, and the recipient is randomly selected from the pool of nominees.

More information about the Classified Staff Student Scholarship is available online. For information about donating to the scholarship fund, contact Robin Leary, UW-Eau Claire Foundation, at 715-836-5630 or learyrj@uwec.edu

Photo caption: From left: Jessica Barnier, Classified Staff Funding Committee member; Kendal Krouse, scholarship recipient; and Nancy Amdahl, Graduate Studies/Academic Affairs.

Open forum on WiSys opportunities set for Oct. 16

Several representatives from the WiSys Technology Foundation, which provides research, patent and licensing support to the 11 comprehensive UW System campuses, will visit UW-Eau Claire Oct. 16. As part of the visit, Arjun Sanga, WiSys executive director, will present an open forum titled "WiSys Opportunities" from 10:15-11 a.m. in Room 3314 of Centennial Hall, with time after the presentation for individual conversations. Those who are interested in learning about WiSys-supported funding opportunities and support services are invited to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Mike Carney at carneymj@uwec.edu or 715-836-4353.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Upcoming ORSP programs

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

Condolences

Condolences to the family of James Gullerud. Gullerud, associate professor emeritus of foreign languages, passed away Oct. 7. Full obituary.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chancellor to lead budget forums Oct. 15, 17

Chancellor James Schmidt will lead open forums for faculty and staff to discuss UW-Eau Claire's budget challenges during the following dates and times:
  • Wednesday, Oct. 15, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Woodland Theater, Davies Center
  • Friday, Oct. 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Woodland Theater, Davies Center
The forums will be live streamed for faculty and staff who cannot attend in person. For more information, contact the Chancellor's Office at 715-836-2327.