Friday, September 25, 2009

Recent IRE announcements

IRE graphicJoint women's studies and LGBTQ conference As part of the UW System's Inclusive Excellence initiative, the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity again is cooperating with the Women's Studies Consortium and the Inclusivity Initiative to co-sponsor the 34th Annual Wisconsin Women's Studies and Fifth Annual LGBTQ Conference April 16-17, 2010, at UW-Whitewater. The IRE is sponsoring a specific conference subtheme of "Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality." More information, including a proposal submission form, is available online. The deadline for submitting proposals is Oct. 23.

President's Summit on Excellence in Teaching and Learning The IRE is collaborating with a number of programs within the UW System Office of Academic Affairs to present the UW System's "2010 President's Summit on Excellence in Teaching and Learning." The event will be held April 29-May 1, 2010, at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club. Information about the conference is available online.

ORSP workshop set for Oct. 6

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will sponsor a workshop titled "Funding Searches 101" Oct. 6 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in McIntyre Library 1033. Faculty and staff are invited to attend the workshop to learn how to find funding opportunities for research or creative activities. Many options are available, including UW-Eau Claire internal programs; funding databases with federal, state and private funders; and automated funding searches. Travel funding also will be covered. For more information, e-mail Melissa Castillo at

Reminder: Proposals for undergraduate domestic intercultural immersion projects due Oct. 15

UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals for undergraduate domestic intercultural immersion projects. Jodi-Thesing Ritter, Student Affairs, in collaboration with Susan Turell, Academic Affairs, received differential tuition funding for 2009-10 to support implementation of domestic intercultural immersion experiences for UW-Eau Claire undergraduates. Projects also will be supported by a generous contribution from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Projects may focus on issues, themes and locations with historical significance, or current events and issues in the United States or on its borders. Funding can support staff and faculty for student recruitment; development of the learning experience/curriculum and outcomes; travel costs for faculty, staff and students; and student worker stipends.

The first deadline for projects was July 15, and three projects were funded this past summer. Project funding will range from $31,000 to $41,000. The total number of projects funded depends on the number of applicants and proposal quality. Proposal guidelines and additional information are available online. Proposals, due Oct. 15, should be sent by e-mail to Jan Sloan at

Authors Celebration set for Oct. 1

UW-Eau Claire will recognize the hard work and self-discipline it takes for university faculty and staff to bring scholarly work to the level of publication or performance with an Authors Celebration from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. The work of approximately 30 UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff authors will be featured, but the event celebrates the publishing accomplishments of all university staff by highlighting representative successes. Faculty and staff are invited to join their colleagues for conversation and celebration. The event is sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. For more information, contact ORSP at or 715-836-3405.

Living Well program to be offered through Counseling Services

Do you have a chronic health condition such as diabetes, arthritis or fibromyalgia? Learn how to deal with the fatigue, pain, frustration and other symptoms caused by a chronic health condition by enrolling in Living Well, a program provided by UW-Eau Claire's Counseling Services and the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County. The class will meet from 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 10, in Counseling Services (OL 2122). The free class is open to all UW-Eau Claire employees through the Employee Assistance Program. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 836-5521. All information is kept confidential.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Meeting to discuss new student center environmental impact

A draft environmental impact statement (EIS) regarding the new UW-Eau Claire student center project will be presented at a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Alumni Room of Davies Center at UW-Eau Claire. The purpose of the draft EIS is to identify potential impacts of the project on the physical, biological, social and economic environments. The draft EIS is available to the public and to appropriate federal, state and local agencies for a 45-day review period beginning Aug. 31 and concluding Oct. 14. The draft EIS and comment submission form can be downloaded online at Center Replacement-EIS/. Read the official meeting notice.