Friday, November 6, 2009

Faculty and staff invited to participate in WHE gift project

wrapped giftFor the past 17 years Women in Higher Education has sponsored the Holiday Gift Program, which assists UW-Eau Claire's low-income, nontraditional-age and traditional-age students with families. Last year's project reached 133 children, representing 63 families. In addition, more than $3,900 in cash was collected for grocery gift certificates.

WHE recently sent a mailing to nontraditional-age students inviting them to place their names on a gift "wish" list. The project also is open to traditional-age students who are parents, so WHE welcomes assistance in obtaining names of such students. Students who respond are asked to provide the ages of their children and their choice of gifts (a toy, article of clothing, up to $20 per person.)

If you would like to participate in the WHE gift giving project, or if you know of any students needing assistance this holiday season, contact Linda Spaeth at or 836-3019; or Kim Wellnitz at or 836-3487 by Nov. 13. If you would like to make a donation, checks (payable to Women in Higher Education) may be sent/brought to Linda Spaeth, Academic Skills Center, Old Library 2112.

Summer 2010 orientation advisers sought

Faculty and teaching academic staff members are invited to apply to become 2010 summer orientation advisers. The positions are 37½ percent summer positions.

Training sessions will be held June 7–11, 2010. Fifteen one-day sessions will be held during the first three weeks of the eight-week summer session, June 14–July 2, 2010. In addition, advisers will be involved in one-day orientation programs for new students Aug. 23, 2010, and Jan. 20, 2011. Advisers new to orientation will be required to attend one training session in April.

Individuals selected for these positions must be current members of the faculty or teaching academic staff who have a commitment to advising, a "track record" of good advising and a real interest in working with first-year students. Those chosen also must have currently assigned advisees within their departments. Advisers must be available for all of the dates listed above and may not teach during the three-week or the first four-week summer session.

Additional information, including application forms, is available online. Applications are due Nov. 23.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Reminder: Nov. 9 deadline for IRE campus reading seminar grant proposals

IRE logoThe deadline for submitting UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity campus reading seminar grant proposals for the 2009-10 academic year is Nov. 9. Grants support reading groups and scholarly exchanges on subjects dealing with race, ethnicity, diversity, equity and inclusivity by making funds available for the purchase of books that focus on such themes. Participants in campus reading seminars may include faculty members, academic and classified staff, students and community members. More information.