Monday, December 20, 2010

Dec. 27 is UW-Eau Claire common furlough day

The UW-Eau Claire campus will be closed Monday, Dec. 27, the third of four common furlough days for all UW-Eau Claire employees during the 2010-11 fiscal year. Full-time, 12-month employees must take a total of 16 furlough days during the two-year period beginning July 1, 2009, and ending June 30, 2011. Employees who work less than full time will prorate their furlough days accordingly. The furlough days were mandated for all state and UW System employees by Gov. Jim Doyle in response to a projected state budget shortfall. The fourth common furlough day for 2010-11 will be Friday, March 25, 2011. Find more information about implementation of the furlough mandate on the UW-Eau Claire Human Resources, UW System and UW-Eau Claire chancellor's websites.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Save the date: Chancellor's 'State of the University' forum

All UW-Eau Claire employees are invited to an interactive "State of the University" forum with Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich and his executive team at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2011, in Schofield Auditorium. For more information, contact Tanya Kenney, University Senate, at kenneytk@uwec.edu or 715-836-3419.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

New student payroll system to be implemented

During the spring 2011 semester all UW System campuses will implement a new human resources system that will be released in three phases. The first release will allow human resources to submit student time sheets electronically. With this new system, two supervisors per department will be authorized to electronically sign student time sheets. Supervisors are asked to submit new eligibility forms for spring semester to Human Resources, limiting the number of supervisors to two. Human Resources also asks that supervisors review the student eligibility documentation that will continue into spring semester and submit changes on the Student Payroll Supervisor spreadsheet by e-mail to persnl52@uwec.edu. For more information, contact Patty Johnson, Human Resources, at 715-836-4068 or johnsopq@uwec.edu.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Classified Staff Professional Development Day set for January

Alan BlakeAll UW-Eau Claire employees are invited to the Classified Staff Professional Development Day, set for Jan. 13, 2011. The event, titled "Navigating Change: Your Greatest Career Skill," will feature keynote speaker Alan Blake. Blake, a former professional Frisbee player and current senior management team member for an independent trust company, speaks throughout the United States on a variety of topics. The event will run from 8:30 a.m.-noon in the Spruce-Tamarack Room of Davies Center. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to LTS84@uwec.edu by Jan. 11.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Winterim parking, city bus information online

parking meterInformation about on-campus parking and city buses during Winterim, Jan. 3-21, 2011, is available on the Parking and Transportation Services website. For more information, contact Kimberly O'Kelly, Parking and Transportation Services, at weigelkb@uwec.edu or 715-836-2726.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Call for student nominations: Provost's Honors Symposium

excellence medallionThe inaugural Provost's Honors Symposium for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, to be held from 1-5:30 p.m. May 6, 2011, in Schneider Hall, will give selected students from across the university a venue in which to present their significant research, scholarship and creative projects to the university community.

Departments and faculty members are invited to complete the nomination form to recommend top-notch projects by student researchers and scholars, and/or creative activity. The nomination deadline is Feb. 18, 2011.

The University Honors Council, in consultation with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and with nominating faculty and departments, will serve as the selection committee. Final selections will be made by March 4. Please note: The names of all nominees and their abstracts will be published in the symposium program and posted to the symposium website (now in development). More information is available online or by contacting Dr. Jeff Vahlbusch at vahlbujb@uwec.edu or 715-836-4490.

Call for student nominations: 2011 women's studies awards

women's studies logoSince 1982 UW-Eau Claire's women's studies program has recognized exemplary student projects and research nominated by faculty mentors. Emphasizing the contributions and roles of women, these works demonstrate the importance of creative
student-faculty collaboration. In addition to originality, timeliness and contributions to the field, award criteria include emphasis on women and the potential impact of the project. Papers and projects in fulfillment of class requirements during the sessions of spring, summer or fall 2010 are eligible for nomination. Students do not need to be enrolled during the fall 2010 or spring 2011 semesters to be eligible. Information about entry categories and awards is available online. You also may e-mail Theresa Kemp at tkemp@uwec.edu or Judy Gray at grayjm@uwec.edu, or call 715-836-5717 for more information. The entry deadline is Feb. 4, 2011, but early entries are encouraged.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Continuing Education offerings

Connecting campus and community. Continuing Education serves a wide variety of nontraditional students. Following are links to news releases about upcoming Continuing Education programs.
Additional information can be found on the Continuing Education website or by calling 715-836-3636.

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. Gary Don at dongw@uwec.edu or 836-4216 within 15 days of this notice, posted Dec. 6, 2010.

Proposed changes in College of Education and Human Sciences

The following curricular changes were approved by the College of Education and Human Sciences Academic Curriculum Committee on Dec. 3, 2010, and are to be effective with the 2011-12 University Catalog. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Marie Stadler at stadlema@uwec.edu or 715-836-4186 within 15 days of this notice, posted Dec. 6, 2010.

Friday, December 3, 2010

CSD series continues

The UW-Eau Claire communication sciences and disorders department once again is hosting a series of professional seminars throughout the academic year. The seminars include discussions of research by UW-Eau Claire faculty and regional researchers/experts in the field of communication sciences and disorders. All presentations will be held from 1-3 p.m. in Room 226 of the Human Sciences and Services building. The December presentation is as follows:
  • Dr. Lisa LaSalle of the UW-Eau Claire CSD faculty, an expert in fluency disorders, will discuss disfluency in people with high function autism and Asperger's syndrome. She also will present recent research as a part of her Vicki Lord Larson Fellowship. 
A complete presentation schedule is available online. Support for the series has been provided by the UW-Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program. For more information, contact Jerry Hoepner, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, at hoepnejk@uwec.edu or 715-836-3980.

Test scoring hours, grade submission deadlines

LTS Help Desk (OL1106)
Dec. 13-16: 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dec. 17: 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m.
Dec. 18 and 19: Closed.
Dec. 20 and 21: 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Registrar's Office (Schofield 128)
Dec. 13-17: 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dec. 18 and 19: Closed.
Dec. 20 and 21: 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The deadline for submitting grades online for the fall 2010 semester is 4 p.m. Dec. 21. For more information, contact Barb Thom, Registrar's Office, at thombd@uwec.edu or 715-836-3837.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Campus snow removal parking regulations now in effect

From Nov. 23 through March 15, 2011, parking is prohibited in specified metered areas from 1-7 a.m. seven days a week. See the Parking and Transportation website for details.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Nominations sought for RA positions

residence hallUW-Eau Claire Housing and Residence Life encourages faculty and staff to identify students who are highly motivated and who exhibit strong leadership skills and a genuine interest in helping others as possible candidates for resident assistant positions for the 2011 spring semester. Applications for interested students will be available on the Housing and Residence Life website from Dec. 6-Feb. 7, 2011. Any faculty or staff member can nominate a student for an RA position by submitting the student's name to Deb Newman, associate director of Housing and Residence Life, at 715-836-3674 or newmandl@uwec.edu.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Proposed changes in College of Education and Human Sciences

The following curricular changes were approved by the College of Education and Human Sciences Academic Curriculum Committee on Nov. 19, 2010, and are to be effective with the 2011-12 University Catalog and the 2011-13 Graduate Catalog. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Marie Stadler at stadlema@uwec.edu or 836-4186 within 30 days of this notice, posted Nov. 22, 2010.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Proposed changes in the College of Business

Following are proposed changes in the College of Business. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Bob Sutton at suttonr@uwec.edu or 836-4187 within 15 days of this notice, posted Nov. 21, 2010.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Applications invited for 2011-13 CETL director

All tenured faculty are encouraged to review the position announcement for a two-year position as the director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) beginning July 1, 2011. CETL provides professional development to foster a better curriculum and better student learning at UW-Eau Claire. The application deadline for this position is Dec. 3.

Nov. 26 is UW-Eau Claire common furlough day

The UW-Eau Claire campus will be closed Friday, Nov. 26, the second of four common furlough days for all UW-Eau Claire employees during the 2010-11 fiscal year. Full-time, 12-month employees must take a total of 16 furlough days during the two-year period beginning July 1, 2009, and ending June 30, 2011. Employees who work less than full time will prorate their furlough days accordingly. The furlough days were mandated for all state and UW System employees by Gov. Jim Doyle in response to a projected state budget shortfall. Additional upcoming common furlough days for
2010-11 are Monday, Dec. 27, and Friday, March 25, 2011. Find more information about implementation of the furlough mandate on the UW-Eau Claire Human Resources, UW System and UW-Eau Claire chancellor's websites.

WDC Program information sessions set for Dec. 7

WDC graphicUW-Eau Claire staff members are invited to attend information sessions about the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program Dec. 7 in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center. Group presentations will be held at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Individual sessions can be scheduled between 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. or between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sessions will provide an overview of the WDC program and its benefits, including information about before-tax investing, distribution and investment options, and enrollment information. For more information or to schedule an individual appointment, call
877-457-9327 or visit the WDC website.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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. Gary Don at dongw@uwec.edu or 836-4216 within 15 days of this notice, posted Nov. 17, 2010.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Faculty, staff invited to participate in WHE gift project

giftFor the past 18 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 103 children, representing 47 families. In addition, $665 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 spaethlj@uwec.edu or 715-836-3019 by Nov. 19. 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.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Proposed changes in College of Education and Human Sciences

The following curricular changes were approved by the College of Education and Human Sciences Academic Curriculum Committee on Nov. 5, 2010, and are to be effective with the 2011-12 University Catalog. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Marie Stadler at stadlema@uwec.edu or 836-4186 within 15 days of this notice, posted Nov. 11, 2010.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Assessment director finalists to interview on campus

Finalists for the position of director of assessment at UW-Eau Claire will interview on campus during the next two weeks. Each finalist will hold an open forum during the campus visit. All UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the forums, which will be held from 2:15-3 p.m. in Davies Center. The dates and locations of the finalists' open forums are as follows:
  • Nov. 5  Julie Burdick, director of academic planning and assessment, University of Cincinnati; Alumni Room.
  • Nov. 8  Metta Alsobrook, assessment coordinator, Office of Student Success and Assessment, University of Texas at Dallas; Alumni Room.
  • Nov. 11  Barbara Wheeling, coordinator for institutional assessment; associate professor and chair, business academic programs; and director of AACSB accreditation and assessment, Montana State University, Billlings; Presidents Room.
  • Nov. 15  Kay Schneider, senior research analyst, University of Denver; Alumni Room.
More information about the position and finalists as well as links to feedback forms are available online.

Get the shot, not the flu!

nurse and studentStudent Health Service will host an additional seasonal flu shot clinic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center. The cost of the vaccine is $15 for students and $20 for faculty and staff. For more information, contact Katie Wilson at 715-836-2001 or wilsonk@uwec.edu.

Free hearing evaluations offered

hearing test graphicFree hearing evaluations are offered to UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff, students and their immediate family members Mondays and Wednesdays this semester from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Center for Communication Disorders. Call Corinne at 715-836-4186 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Faculty fellowship application deadlines approach

Three fellowships will be available soon for UW-Eau Claire faculty members. Positions are being offered in Academic Affairs, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Following are the fellowships and their application deadlines:
  • Academic Affairs Faculty Research Fellow: Nov. 8
  • CETL Fellow: Nov. 15
  • ORSP Faculty Fellow: Dec. 3
More information.

Communication sciences and disorders series under way

The UW-Eau Claire communication sciences and disorders department once again is hosting a series of professional seminars throughout the academic year. The seminars include discussions of research by UW-Eau Claire faculty and regional researchers/experts in the field of communication sciences and disorders. All presentations will be held from 1-3 p.m. in Room 226 of the Human Sciences and Services building. The November presentation is as follows:
  • Nov. 12: Departmental pre-convention poster session — Undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty from the communication sciences and disorders department will present their American Speech Language and Hearing Association presentations for this year’s national convention. The seminar will include faculty presentations and faculty-student collaborations.
A complete presentation schedule is available online. Support for the series has been provided by the UW-Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program. For more information, contact Jerry Hoepner, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, at hoepnejk@uwec.edu or 715-836-3980.

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. Gary Don at dongw@uwec.edu or 836-4216 within 15 days of this notice, posted Nov. 5, 2010.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Institute on Race and Ethnicity announces grant opportunity

IRE logoThe UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity announces the availability of grant funds for campus reading seminars. Campus reading seminar 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. A faculty or academic staff member must submit the proposal. The interdisciplinary composition and diversity of the participants foster intracampus and cross-disciplinary exchanges, stimulate curricular and pedagogical innovations, and encourage campus-community interactions.

Information about the program and proposal format is available online. The application deadline is Nov. 15; electronic submissions are welcome. For more information, contact Franc James, Institute on Race and Ethnicity, at
414-227-3250 or fjames@uwm.edu.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Faculty/Academic Staff Forums

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present its final Faculty/Academic Staff Forum for the fall semester. The program will be held from 12:10-12:50 p.m. in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Old Library 1142. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. The presentation is as follows:
A complete schedule of the fall 2010 forums is available online.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Faculty, staff invited to join Experts Directory

All faculty and staff are invited to become members of UW-Eau Claire's online Experts Directory, which is a listing of university faculty and staff experts who can comment to the news media on a variety of topics and issues and who may be available to speak to service and professional groups.

The News Bureau hopes to offer a more extensive list of topics and a wider representation of UW-Eau Claire's faculty/staff expertise. By signing on as experts, faculty and staff will help make the Experts Directory a more comprehensive and valuable resource for the news media and members of the area community.

Those interested in participating are asked to fill out the online Experts Directory form. For more information, contact Ann Hoffman, News Bureau, at hoffmaa@uwec.edu or 715-836-2029.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Proposed changes in College of Education and Human Sciences

The following curricular changes were approved by the College of Education and Human Sciences Academic Curriculum Committee on Oct. 15, 2010, and are to be effective with the 2010-11 University Catalogue. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Marie Stadler at stadlema@uwec.edu or 836-4186 within 15 days of this notice, posted Oct. 19, 2010.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Academic Affairs seeks faculty research fellow

Academic Affairs announces the creation of a faculty research fellow position to support liberal education curriculum reform at UW-Eau Claire. The faculty research fellow will work with Academic Affairs beginning Jan. 2, 2011, to conduct research to support the development, implementation and evaluation of liberal education curriculum reform. Results of this research will help inform decisions regarding implementation of integrated teaching/learning models. The position description provides more complete information. Those interested in the position are asked to contact Dr. Susan Turell at turellsc@uwec.edu or 715-836-4353. The application deadline is Nov. 8.

New Children's Center plans to be presented

Plans for the proposed new UW-Eau Claire Children’s Center will be presented to students, faculty and staff at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Wisconsin Room of Davies Center. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

Following the plans presentation will be a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. regarding the proposed new facility's draft environmental impact assessment. See related notice.

For more information contact Jodi Thesing-Ritter, UW-Eau Claire associate dean of students and chair of the Children’s Center Steering Committee, at 715-836-2325 or thesinjm@uwec.edu.

Meeting to discuss proposed new Children's Center project environmental impact

A public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Wisconsin Room, Davies Center, regarding the draft environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the proposed new Children's Center project on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Parking will be available free of charge in the nonmetered portions of the Phillips lot directly south of Davies Center.

A description of the project and findings of the EIA will be presented, and all persons will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to identify both orally and in writing any support, issues or concerns they believe should be addressed during the EIA process for this proposed project.

The project manager is the state Department of Administration’s Division of State Facilities. Ayres Associates was retained by the DSF to prepare an EIA on behalf of the UW System.

Beginning Oct. 12, 2010, the draft EIA document will be available for download from the project website, http://www.ayresprojectinfo.com/UWEC-NewChildrensCenter-EIA.

Comments and inquiries raised during the draft EIA comment period will be used to develop the final EIA. Those who are interested in this project or who have any information relevant to it are welcome to offer comments, suggestions or other input. Those interested may attend the public meeting to present oral comments or submit written comments no later than Oct, 26, 2010, to:

Dennis L. Johnson, PE
Supervisor–Environmental Services
Ayres Associates
3433 Oakwood Hills Parkway
Eau Claire, WI 54701
johnsond@ayresassociates.com

Comment forms also can be obtained via the project website. Read the official meeting notice.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Proposed changes in College of Business

Following are proposed changes in the College of Business. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Bob Sutton at suttonr@uwec.edu or 836-4187, within 15 days of this notice, posted Oct. 14, 2010.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

'Block Party' prize winners announced

'Block Party' graphicAcademic Sklls Center staff members wish to thank everyone who participated in the "Block Party" Oct. 7 in the Old Library. The event was sponsored by the Academic Skills Center, Counseling Services and Services for Students with Disabilities.

Winners of the door prize drawings were Deanna Brion, Amy Hobbs, Eric Houle, Richard Insteness, Maisee Lee, Laura Lipinski, Kristen Lorentz, Houa Moua, Faith Pawelski, Kayla Piper, Richard Stangl, McKenzie Toellner and Becky Vang.

Eric Houle won a UW-Eau Claire T-shirt for the best guess on how many students are employed by the Academic Skills Center this semester. (The answer was 118.) Tor Lee won a UW-Eau Claire T-shirt for the best guess on how many students were served by the Academic Skills Center during 2009-10 academic year. (The answer was 1739.)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Drop-in sessions for Blugold Commitment proposals set for Oct. 8, 11

Faculty and staff are invited to attend drop-in sessions for assistance on the Blugold Commitment differential tuition proposal process. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 8 and from 3-5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Old Library 1142. Those with technical questions (using the new online proposal form), proposal questions (what makes a successful proposal) or budget questions are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 715-836-2033.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

UW System updates guidance on political activities

With political campaigns gearing up for the November elections, UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are encouraged to review the recently updated UW System guidelines on political campaign activities at system institutions. The guidelines are available on the government relations pages of the UW System website.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

SHOW research team to visit Eau Claire

SHOW graphicA research team from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health involved with the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin will be working in Eau Claire in October. SHOW is an ongoing statewide public health research project designed to measure the health of Wisconsin residents. Researchers from SHOW will visit 1,000 households around the state each year to recruit adults; 28 households in Eau Claire will be invited to participate. For more information, visit the SHOW website or contact Mary Farrell Stieve, SHOW community releations coordinator and media contact, at mfarrell@show.wisc.edu or 608-821-1249.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Investment counseling to be offered

TIAA-CREF graphicTIAA-CREF consultants will be available to discuss financial matters with UW-Eau Claire employees from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Maple Room of Davies Center and from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7 in the Birchwood Room of Davies Center. Call 800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment. More information.

UWA opening meeting slated for Oct. 4

The University Women's Association, an organization for women faculty, staff and spouses, will hold its opening meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. At 7:30 p.m. Dr. Namji Kim of the music faculty will perform on piano, and Dr. Charlene Wu will demonstrate tai chi. More information about UWA and the opening meeting is available online.

'Authors Celebration' set for Oct. 6

booksUW-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 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. Works by approximately 50 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, McIntyre Library and Academic Affairs.

'It's Your Choice' period begins Oct. 4

Each year employees enrolled in one of the state group health insurance plans have the opportunity to change from one health insurance carrier to another or to add eligible family members who are not currently covered. This year, the "It's Your Choice" enrollment period is Oct. 4-29. The effective date of any change is Jan. 1, 2011. Detailed benefit information currently is available online and through the My UW System portal. A benefits fair will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 6 in Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Additional information about "It's Your Choice" and the benefits fair is available through Human Resources News. Human Resources also will be sending an "It's Your Choice" newsletter to eligible employees during the first week in October.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Open meetings with candidates for assistant dean of students

Faculty, staff and students are invited to meet the two candidates for UW-Eau Claire assistant dean of students during open meetings Thursday, Sept. 23, and Friday, Sept. 24, in the Eagle Room of Davies Center:
  • An open meeting for Jacqueline Bonneville, currently the coordinator for new student orientation at UW-Eau Claire, will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 23. 
  • An open meeting for Melanie Wilson, currently the director of student services at Mohave Community College in Arizona, will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 24.
During each open meeting, the candidate will give a short talk on how she inspires students to take ownership of their educational experiences. A period for questions and comments will follow.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Faculty, staff invited to ORSP open house

ORSP logoThe Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host an open house from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in Schofield 17. Faculty and staff are invited to enjoy refreshments while meeting ORSP staff members and learning about their services. More information is available online.

'Meet a Fulbright Ambassador' set for Sept. 23

Interested in learning about Fulbright opportunities? The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host Dr. Brian Sajko, a Fulbright ambassador, Sept. 23. ORSP will offer several events to enable faculty and students to learn about the many Fulbright opportunities that exist. A tentative schedule is as follows:
  • Noon-1:30 p.m.  Lunch and presentation, CETL, Old Library 1142. 
  • 2:30-2:55 p.m. — Visit with Dr. Sajko at ORSP open house, Schofield 17.
  • 4-5 p.m.  Student session, Badger Room, Davies Center.
If you are not available to attend the above sessions and are interested in additional opportunities, e-mail Dr. Mary Canales, ORSP faculty fellow, at canalemk@uwec.edu. More information about 'Meet a Fulbright Ambassador' is available online.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Design plans for new student center to be shared Sept. 15

UW-Eau Claire excellence sealThe UW-Eau Claire community is invited to join the steering committee, the project manager from the Department of State Facilities and a major planner from Bray Architects for a presentation and Q&A session about design plans for the new university student center. Sessions will be held at noon and 4 p.m. Sept. 15 in Schofield Auditorium. Plans for the new university student center interior design, floor plans, exterior views, sustainability features and proposed timeline will be shared. View invitation.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Blugold Commitment differential tuition proposal forms now online

Blugold Commitment differential tuition proposal forms now are online. Proposal workshops and drop-in sessions also are planned. Learn how to use the online forms, hear tips for preparing a successful proposal and work with Academic Affairs staff to refine your proposal idea.

Workshops will be held during the following days and times:
• Sept. 14, 4-5 p.m., Presidents Room, Davies Center.
• Sept. 15, 2-3 p.m., Arrowhead Room, Davies Center.
• Sept. 16, 8-9 a.m. Arrowhead Room, Davies Center.

Informal drop-in sessions will be held during the following days and times:
• Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., CETL (Old Library 1142).
• Sept. 22, 2-5 p.m., CETL.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Continuing Education offerings

Connecting campus and community. Continuing Education serves a wide variety of nontraditional students. Following is a link to a news release about upcoming Continuing Education programs.
Additional information can be found on the Continuing Education website or by calling 715-836-3636.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Long-term care insurance presentation set for Sept. 8

JHFN logoUW-Eau Claire employees are invited to an on-campus presentation titled "Help Ensure Your Financial Independence with State Sponsored Long-Term Care." The presentation, led by Simon Liegel, a registered representative of John Hancock Financial Network, will be held at 10 a.m. and repeated at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center. The following questions will be addressed:
  • What is long-term care?
  • What are the chances of needing long-term care?
  • What are the costs associated with long-term care?
  • What are my benefits as a state of Wisconsin employee?
  • What are the funding sources to pay for long-term care?
  • Is long-term care insurance right for me?
For more information or to set up an individual appointment, contact Simon Liegel at sliegel@jhnetwork.com or 608-662-0830, ext. 26.

Ameriprise representative on campus Sept. 27

Andrew Court, a senior financial adviser for Ameriprise, will be available to share information with UW-Eau Claire staff members about 403(b) accounts and other financial topics relevant to today's market from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Maple Room of Davies Center. Those interested in meeting privately with Court are asked to contact him at 715-834-7280 or andrew.j.court@ampf.com. Walk-ins also are welcome. More information.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

UW-Eau Claire Christian Network to hold annual prayer luncheon

The UW-Eau Claire Christian Network, a recognized university organization for faculty, staff and students, invites the university community to its annual prayer luncheon from 11:45 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, in The Dulany in Davies Center. Dr. Jeff Hardin, professor and chair in the department of zoology at UW-Madison, will be the featured speaker. A complimentary sandwich buffet will be provided. To ensure an accurate count for the buffet, please RSVP to Susan Harrison at harrison@uwec.edu by 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Upcoming ORSP/CETL events

UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are invited to attend the following presentations:
  • Staff members from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present "Funding Opportunities for Your Teaching, Research, Scholarship" from 9-10 a.m. Aug. 27  in the Potawatomi Room of Davies Center.
  • Jeremy Miner, director of grants and contracts for ORSP, and Dr. Bob Eierman, interim director of CETL, will present "Grant Proposals: Planning a Fundable Design" from 3-4 p.m. Aug. 30 in Old Library 1142 (CETL). You've identified a sponsor that holds great potential for funding your project. Now it's time to make your grant proposal distinctively different from the competition. Planning a fundable design includes not only describing what you want to do but also how you will define and measure success.
More information is available online.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Continuing Education offerings

Connecting campus and community. Continuing Education serves a wide variety of nontraditional students. Following are links to news releases about upcoming Continuing Education programs.
Additional information can be found on the Continuing Education website or by calling 715-836-3636.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Save the date: Admissions open house is Aug. 25

Admissions staff members invite the campus community to view their new presentation space during an open house from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Schofield 111. A running PowerPoint presentation highlighting key facts, statistics and information about Admissions work will be featured and refreshments will be offered. The open house also will serve as a big "thank you" to all who helped make the new room possible — the staff members who built the room, the artists who made it come alive and those who provided the resources.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Continuing Education offerings

Connecting campus and community. Continuing Education serves a wide variety of nontraditional students. Following is a link to a news release about an upcoming Continuing Education program.
Additional information can be found on the Continuing Education website or by calling 715-836-3636.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Aug. 20 is UW-Eau Claire common furlough day

The UW-Eau Claire campus will be closed Friday, Aug. 20, the first of four common furlough days for all UW-Eau Claire employees during the 2010-11 fiscal year. Full-time, 12-month employees must take a total of 16 furlough days during the two-year period beginning July 1, 2009, and ending June 30, 2011. Employees who work less than full time will prorate their furlough days accordingly. The furlough days were mandated for all state and UW System employees by Gov. Jim Doyle in response to a projected state budget shortfall. Additional upcoming common furlough days for
2010-11 are Friday, Nov. 26; Monday, Dec. 27; and Friday, March 25, 2011. Find more information about implementation of the furlough mandate on the UW-Eau Claire Human Resources, UW System and UW-Eau Claire chancellor's websites.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Campus sidewalk repairs planned

Sections of sidewalk on upper and lower campus will be replaced between Aug. 11 and Aug. 23, weather permitting. On lower campus, the project will include repairs near Hibbard Hall, Schofield Hall, Zorn Arena, Campus School and Phillips Hall. Sidewalks near several upper-campus residence halls also will be repaired. Once new concrete has been placed, the affected areas will be blocked off with caution tape and barricades for five to seven days to allow for adequate cure time. Foot traffic will be permitted after 24 hours of cure time. Anyone with questions should contact Chris Hessel, Facilities Planning and Management, at 715-836-2518 or hesselc@uwec.edu.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wisconsin Retirement System presentations to be offered

ETF logoThe Department of Employee Trust Funds will offer free public presentations in September, October and November about Wisconsin Retirement System benefits. The presentations will provide an opportunity for WRS members, their spouses and other individuals to learn more about ETF-administered benefit programs. Those considering or planning retirement in the near future are encouraged to attend.

The presentation dates, times and locations are listed in the Aug. 6 issue of the ETF Employer Bulletin. The presentations also will be available to view online through the ETF website.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

2010-11 parking permit information

parked carsPayroll deduction form online
The payroll deduction form for 2010-11 UW-Eau Claire parking permits now is online. Those interested in payroll deduction are asked to complete the form and submit it electronically or through campus mail to the Parking and Transportation office. An economy "E" permit, which is valid in the recreation activity lot on MacArthur Avenue, has been added this year. The Route 9 city bus, which operates every 25 minutes, will provide transportation between the lot and campus. Permits will be available for pickup beginning Aug. 16 in the Parking and Transportation office (Schneider 106). For more information, call Parking and Transportation at 715-836-2002 or Human Resources at 715-836-3871. The deadline for submitting payroll deduction forms is Sept. 10.

New car pool parking permit for employees
Beginning in fall 2010, a new car pool permit will be available to UW-Eau Claire employees. Those interested in purchasing a car pool permit are asked to complete the car pool permit application and submit it electronically or through campus mail to the Parking and Transportation office. Payroll deduction is not an option for the car pool permit this year. For more information, including changes to campus parking, visit the Parking and Transportation website.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Continuing Education offerings

Connecting campus and community. Continuing Education serves a wide variety of nontraditional students. Following are links to news releases about upcoming Continuing Education programs.
Additional information can be found on the Continuing Education website or by calling 715-836-3636.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Draft of ORSP report on publications, scholarly achievements available for review

ORSP logoAn updated draft of the 2008-2009 Report on Publications and Other Scholarly Achievements, which is published by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, is now posted under the announcements section of the ORSP website. The publication includes listings of published works, extramural grants, faculty-student collaborations, directed studies and creative events that occurred between May 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2009. Faculty and staff are asked to review the report for accuracy. Additions or corrections should be sent to Melissa Castillo, ORSP graduate assistant, at castilmd@uwec.edu by Aug. 3.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Continuing Education offerings

Connecting campus and community. Continuing Education serves a wide variety of nontraditional students. Following is a link to a news release about upcoming Continuing Education programs.
Additional information can be found on the Continuing Education website or by calling 715-836-3636.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Counseling Services seeks interim director

Counseling Services at UW-Eau Claire seeks an interim director for a one-year term begining in September.
The position description details the responsibilities of the interim director. A master's degree and significant clinical counseling experience is required, and administrative or management experience is an asset. Those interested in applying are asked to submit a letter of interest, a resume or curriculum vitae and a list of three references to Jodi
Thesing-Ritter, associate dean of students, by e-mail at thesinjm@uwec.edu by July 20.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Continuing Education offerings

Connecting campus and community. Continuing Education serves a wide variety of nontraditional students. Following are links to news releases about upcoming Continuing Education programs.
Additional information can be found on the Continuing Education website or by calling 715-836-3636.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Investment counseling to be offered

TIAA-CREF logoTIAA-CREF consultants will be available to discuss financial matters with UW-Eau Claire employees June 29 and 30 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Maple Room of Davies Center. Call 800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment. More information.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Continuing Education offerings

Connecting campus and community. Continuing Education serves a wide variety of nontraditional students. Following is a link to a news release about an upcoming Continuing Education program.

Additional information can be found on the Continuing Education website or by calling 715-836-3636.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer parking regulations announced

parking meterParking and Transportation Services announces the following summer parking regulations, in effect from May 24-Aug. 27.

Permits required:
• Hibbard lot: "F" and "GF" permits required as posted.
• Phillips* and Nursing lots: "F," "S" and "GF" permits required as posted.
• Murray lot: "F" permits required.
• McPhee lot: "F" and "S" permits required as posted.
• All meters will be enforced Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-9.p.m.

* Portions of the Phillips lot may be closed due to a steam line project.

Free parking:
• Haas Fine Arts and Water Street lots.
• Putnam, Bridgman, Chancellors, Oakridge, Governors and Towers "F" and "R."

More information is available on the Parking and Transportation Services website.

Associate vice chancellor finalists to interview on campus

Finalists for the position of associate vice chancellor for undergraduate studies at UW-Eau Claire will interview on campus during the weeks of May 17 and May 24. Each finalist will hold an open forum during his or her campus visit. All UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the forums.

All forums will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Davies Theatre, Davies Center. The dates of the four finalists' open forums are as follows. (Each candidate's name is linked to his or her curriculum vitae):

May 18: W. Raymond Smith, former associate vice provost, executive director of Instructional Support Services and University Division director, Indiana University.
May 20: Sonia S. Cowen, director, Daniels Leadership Center and the Yates Leadership Challenge Courses, and LTG Beckel Endowed Chair at the New Mexico Military Institute.
May 24: Jeanne M. Clerc, professor of health sciences and former associate provost for extended studies and distance learning/professor of educational leadership, Western Illinois University.
May 27: Susan C. Turell, interim associate vice chancellor and dean of undergraduate studies, UW-Eau Claire.

UW-Eau Claire employees and students are invited to complete the online Associate Vice Chancellor Candidate Feedback Form after attending each finalist's open forum.

Test scoring hours, grade submission deadline reminders

LTS Help Desk (OL 1106)
  • May 17-20: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • May 21: 7:30 a.m.-7:15 p.m.
  • May 22 and 23: Closed.
  • May 24 and 25: 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Registrar's Office (Schofield 128)
  • May 17- 21: 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • May 22 and 23: Closed.
  • May 24 and 25: 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The deadline for submitting grades online for the spring 2010 semester is 4 p.m. May 25. For more information, contact Barb Thom, Registrar's Office, at thombd@uwec.edu or 715-836-3837.

Undergraduate catalogs for 2010-11 available online

The 2010-11 undergraduate catalog now is available online as a searchable PDF. Printed catalogs will be available in June. If, after reviewing the PDF version of the catalog, you or your fellow staff members believe that the PDF version will meet your needs and a hard copy catalog is not needed this year, e-mail Barbara Arnold at arnoldb@uwec.edu before June 4. Those she hears from will not be included in the hard copy catalog distribution in the future.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Continuing Education offerings

Connecting campus and community. Continuing Education serves a wide variety of nontraditional students. Following are links to news releases about upcoming Continuing Education programs.
Additional information can be found on the Continuing Education website or by calling 715-836-3636.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Proposed graduate curricular change in College of Arts and Sciences

The following course has been proposed as a new graduate course offering.

New course proposal: Engl 727, Studies in Scientific and Technical Communication, 3 crs.

If you have questions or objections, contact Margaret Cassidy at cassidml@uwec.edu or 715-836-3152 within 30 days of this notice, posted May 18, 2010.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Dean of students search: Finalist open forums viewable on video

UW-Eau Claire employees and students can view videos of the recent dean of students finalist open forum presentations by following these links (to view, enter full UW-Eau Claire e-mail address in username field and UW-Eau Claire password):
UW-Eau Claire employees and students are invited to complete the online Dean of Students Candidate Feedback Form after attending or viewing video of each finalist's open forum. The finalist feedback form submission deadline is 10 p.m. Monday, May 17.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

College of Business dean candidates to interview on campus

Finalists for the position of dean of the College of Business at UW-Eau Claire will interview on campus during the next two weeks. Each finalist will hold an open forum during his or her campus visit. All UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the forums.

All forums will be held from noon-1 p.m. The dates and locations of the three finalists' open forums are as follows:

• May 12, Davies Theatre, Davies Center: Robert Sutton, associate dean, UW-Eau Claire College of Business.
• May 17, Schneider Hall Room 100: Diane Hoadley, dean, Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences, Eastern Illinois University.
• May 19, Schneider Hall Room 100: Anagappa Gunasekaran, chairperson, department of decision and information sciences, and director, Business Innovation Research Center, Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
 
UW-Eau Claire employees and students are invited to complete the online College of Business Dean Candidate Feedback Form after attending each finalist's open forum. More information.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Faculty, staff invited to participate in 'Dismantling Racism' workshop

Dismantling Racism logoUW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are invited to a two-day workshop titled "Dismantling Racism: The Beginning" from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 26 and 27 in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. Dismantling Racism is a process of antiracist organizational assessment and change. Participants undergo a frank and honest evaluation of individual and organizational assumptions and views about race, power and privilege and then commit to an ongoing process of antiracist organizational change. The workshop will help establish the fourth cohort of participants who will become part of a universitywide, multiyear Dismantling Racism process begun in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2008. Many members of the first three cohorts report that they have found the experience to be profoundly rewarding and enlightening.

Those interested in participating are asked to e-mail Kathy LaValley at lavallkg@uwec.edu by May 17. More information about the program as well as a news release about last year's initiative are available online.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Reception to honor retiring employees, those reaching career milestones

UW-Eau Claire's Service Recognition and Retirement Reception will be held May 12 from 3-5 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Retiring employees and those approaching the anniversary of their 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th and 40th years of service will be honored. The event is open to all faculty and staff. More information.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Proposed changes in College of Business

Following are proposed changes in the College of Business. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Bob Sutton at suttonr@uwec.edu or 836-4187, within 15 days of this notice, posted May 5, 2010.

Change the accounting minor to require ACCT 314 rather than providing the choice of ACCT 312 (Managerial Accounting) or ACCT 314 (Cost Accounting).

It was moved and seconded by the College of Business Curriculum Committee to approve the following ACCT 312/314 requirement change for BSAD, MGMT, and MKTG majors, including all emphases:

From: ACCT 312 or 314 (312 recommended)
To: ACCT 312

Monday, May 3, 2010

Dean of students finalists to hold open forums during campus visits

Finalists for the position of dean of students at UW-Eau Claire will interview on campus during the weeks of May 3 and May 10. Each finalist will hold an open forum during his or her campus visit. All UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the forums.
All forums will be held from 11 a.m.-noon in Davies Theatre, Davies Center. Open forum dates for the four finalists are as follows (each candidate's name is linked to his or her curriculum vitae):
  • May 3: Brian A. Carlisle, dean of students and associate vice president, San Francisco Art Institute.
  • May 6: Orinthia T. Montague, associate vice provost/dean of students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. 
  • May 10: Jodi M. Thesing-Ritter, associate dean of students at UW-Eau Claire.
  • May 13: Eric M. Norman, associate dean of students and director of Student Advocacy & Accountability at Louisiana State University.
UW-Eau Claire employees and students are invited to complete the online Dean of Students Candidate Feedback Form after attending each finalist's open forum. More information.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Summer utility outages, projects announced

hard hatIn 2010, as in past years, Facilities Planning and Management will take advantage of the summer period of low facilities use to perform essential maintenance, repair and construction that would be more disruptive at other times of the year. Some of the more disruptive or localized construction projects have already been announced or otherwise arranged. View project schedule for summer 2010. For more information, contact Terry Classen at classetl@uwec.edu or 715-836-5278.

Guaranteed faculty/staff parking information

GF parking signApplication information for 2010-11 Guaranteed Faculty/Staff (GF) parking permits has been distributed by e-mail to all UW-Eau Claire employees. Those who currently have GF permits must submit new applications.

A UW-Eau Claire parking map and GF permit application are available online. The application should be filled out, saved and sent as an e-mail attachment to GFparking@uwec.edu by May 7. Notification of approval or denial will be e-mailed to each applicant in July.

For more information about the application process, contact Dorothy Nelson, Budget and Finance, at nelsondo@uwec.edu or 836-5182.

'Breakfast — or Lunch — with Honors' planned for fall

Honors Program logoFaculty and academic staff members are invited to present a topic and lead a discussion for the fall 2010 "Breakfast with Honors" or "Lunch with Honors" series.

Breakfasts are held from 7-7:50 a.m. Tuesdays or Wednesdays and include coffee, juices, milk, croissants, bagels, toast and pastries. Lunches, which feature house-made pizza, are held from noon-12:50 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. The audience typically is made up of 15-20 students from the Honors Program.

Those interested in presenting are asked to e-mail Dr. Jeff Vahlbush at vahlbujb@uwec.edu with a presentation title and time/day preferences by May 7.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Campus climate open house set for April 27

The campus community is invited to an open house from noon-1:30 p.m. April 27 with Dr. Sue Rankin, UW-Eau Claire's climate survey consultant, who will discuss the results of the fall 2009 campus climate survey. Survey results soon will be available online.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Investment counseling available

TIAA-CREF, Fidelity and T. Rowe Price consultants will be available to discuss financial matters with UW-Eau Claire employees during the next few weeks. Dates, times and locations are as follows:

TIAA-CREF
  • April 20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Birchwood Room, Davies Center.
  • April 21, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Potawatomi Room, Davies Center.
[To schedule an appointment with a TIAA-CREF consultant, call 800-732-8353.]

Fidelity
  • April 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wisconsin Room, Davies Center.
[To schedule an appointment with a Fidelity consultant, call 800-642-7131 or visit the Fidelity Web site.]

T. Rowe Price
  • April 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Badger Room, Davies Center.
[To schedule an appointment with a T. Rowe Price consultant, call 800-922-9945 or visit the T. Rowe Price Web site.]

Friday, April 9, 2010

Web, local presentations on Wisconsin Retirement System to be held

ETF logoThe Department of Employee Trust Funds will offer a live, interactive Web presentation on the Wisconsin Retirement System from 7-9 p.m. April 15. A link to the presentation can be found on the ETF Web site.

ETF also will lead a public presentation from 7-9 p.m. April 20 in the Chippewa Valley Technical College auditorium, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire. That presentation and others also will be recorded for future viewing on the ETF Web site.

WRS presentations are valuable opportunities for WRS members, their spouses and other individuals to learn more about ETF-administered WRS benefit programs. Participants considering or planning retirement in the near future are strongly encouraged to attend.

Proposed graduate curricular changes in College of Arts and Sciences

The following courses have been proposed as new or revised graduate course offerings. If you have questions or objections, contact Margaret Cassidy at cassidml@uwec.edu or 836-3152 within 30 days of this notice, posted April 9, 2010.

New course proposals
Engl 723 Story Writing Seminar, 3 crs.
Flg 565 Special Topics in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, 3 crs.
Phys 561 LabVIEW Basics, 2 crs.
Phys 562 LabVIEW Applications, 2 crs.
Phys 563 LabVIEW cRIO, 1 cr.

Revision of existing courses
Psyc 791 Seminar in School Psychology, 1-3 crs. (change of title, credit hours, scheduled periods of instruction, enrollment restriction, grading basis, Catalogue description, repeatability, when offered, and topical outline and timetable.)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Meeting to discuss proposed steam line project environmental impact

A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. April 8 in Room 202 of Schofield Hall regarding the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of a proposed steam and condensate line replacement/expansion project on the UW-Eau Claire campus. The Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Division of State Facilities has retained Cedar Corp. of Menomonie to complete data collection and the environmental analysis for the project.

Following a brief presentation by Cedar Corp. of the project and potential impacts, the meeting will be opened to accept public input. Individuals and groups who are unable to attend the meeting are invited to submit written comments by noon April 8 to:

Cedar Corporation
c/o Matt Taylor
604 Wilson Avenue
Menomonie, WI 54751
matt.taylor@cedarcorp.com

An electronic version of the EIA document also will be available beginning the afternoon of March 24 for viewing or downloading at http://www.uwec.edu/upload/UWECSteamlineEIA.pdf. Read the official meeting notice.

Faculty/Academic Staff Forums

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present its final Faculty/Academic Staff Forum for the spring semester from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. April 7 in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Old Library 1142. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

A complete schedule of the Spring 2010 Forums is available online.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 2 is UW-Eau Claire common furlough day

The UW-Eau Claire campus will be closed Friday, April 2, the last of four common furlough days for all UW-Eau Claire employees during the 2009-10 fiscal year. Full-time, 12-month employees must take a total of 16 furlough days during the two-year period beginning July 1, 2009, and ending June 30, 2011. Employees who work less than full time will prorate their furlough days accordingly. The furlough days were mandated for all state and UW System employees by Gov. Jim Doyle in response to a projected state budget shortfall. Employees had previous common furlough days Aug. 7, Nov. 27 and Dec. 28. Find more information about implementation of the furlough mandate on the UW-Eau Claire Human Resources, UW System and UW-Eau Claire chancellor's Web sites.

Free hearing evaluations offered

sound waves and earFree hearing evaluations are offered to UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff, students and their immediate families Mondays this semester during the following times: 9:45-10:45 a.m.; 2-3 p.m.; 3-4 p.m.; 4-5 p.m.; and 5-6 p.m. at the Center for Communication Disorders. Please call Corinne at 836-4186 to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Big changes coming for student registration and more

My Blugold CampS logoUW-Eau Claire is implementing new software to handle student registration, grading, admissions, financial aid and student financials. Starting with processing for fall 2010, all these activities will be using the new MyBlugold CampS software. The software is named based on where it can be found (within the MyBlugold system) and a shortened name of the Oracle Campus Solutions software being used.

The system has been implemented in stages, starting with the Admissions office and personal demographic information last fall. New fall 2010 applicants have used the system to check their admissions status, and all students and staff have used the MyBlugold CampS Personal Information screens to check and update demographic information such as addresses, phone numbers and emergency contact data.

Since planning and registration for fall 2010 is starting shortly, most students will begin to use MyBlugold CampS more heavily within the next few weeks. They will use this new software to search the fall class schedule, plan their classes within their “shopping cart” and then enroll in their classes based on their enrollment appointment. All these activities can be done within the MyBlugold CampS Student Center, which will show them any Holds or To Do List items they may have to complete (for example, paying their $100 registration deposit). Faculty and advisers will be able to assist their advisees by using the MyBlugold CampS Advisor Center to view data regarding their advisees.

Financial aid communications with students also will use the Student Center, starting in late March. Students will be able to see what, if any, information is still needed for their financial aid applications. And when aid is awarded this coming summer, they’ll be able to see that information in the Financials section of the Student Center. When it comes to paying tuition, fees, room and board, this information also will be available in the Financials area.

Students and staff have been or will be notified of this new change through a “Big Changes” series of e-mails. Each e-mail gives information about an aspect of the system and includes a short tutorial or options to get more information. Copies of these communications, plus instructions on using features, can be found online at http://www.uwec.edu/help/camps.htm.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Swimming and diving team to offer lessons

UW-Eau Claire's swimming and diving team will hold swimming and diving lessons April 5-22 and April 26-May 13 for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Lessons will be in the McPhee Physical Education Center pool. Registration deadlines are April 1 for the first session and April 23 for the second session. See lesson times/descriptions and registration details.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Campus Campaign 2010: A thank you from the campaign chairs

To date 381 UW-Eau Claire current and retired employees have contributed more than $228,000 to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation through Campus Campaign 2010. Close to 325 members of the campus community attended the Foundation's annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon Feb. 25.


While the active phase of the campus campaign is over, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation accepts gifts, payroll deduction pledges and other commitments throughout the year, so members of the campus community are invited and encouraged to give anytime. Read a thank-you message from the Campus Campaign 2010 chairs.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Grant proposal workshop set for March 4

Jeremy MinerJeremy Miner, director of grants and contracts in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, will present a workshop titled "Preproposal Contacts: Who You Need to Talk to and What You Need to Know Before You Write Your Next Grant Proposal" from 12:10-12:50 p.m. March 4 in Old Library 1142 (CETL). For more information about the workshop, contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 715-836-3405 or orsp@uwec.edu.

IRE grants available

The UW System's Institute on Race and Ethnicity has announced that grants in the following categories are available for the 2010-11 fiscal year:
  • Category A (research): To support scholarly research on topics addressing race, ethnicity, diversity, inclusivity and/or equity with the intention of publication.
  • Category B (curriculum development): To support the development and teaching of new courses pertaining to race, ethnicity, diversity, inclusivity and/or equity.
  • Category C (campus activities): A miscellaneous category designed to support campus activities, guest lectures, fine arts performances, curricular infusion and instructional innovations, and/or events regarding race, ethnicity, diversity, inclusivity and/or equity.
  • Faculty diversity research awards: To provide release time and support for tenure-track faculty members for scholarly research and writing to enhance their opportunities for achieving tenure.
Proposals must be sent to the Institute on Race and Ethnicity, UW-Milwaukee, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201, and postmarked no later than April 9. More information is available online or by contacting Thomas Tonnesen, IRE interim director, at tonnesen@uwm.edu or 414-229-4700.

Dulany buffet to benefit Haiti

Haiti Tribune Buffet graphicBlugold Dining invites UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff, students and community members to its Haiti Tribute Buffet from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 3 in The Dulany of Davies Center. The buffet will feature Haitian cuisine prepared by Blugold Dining executive chef Timothy Grayson. Cost is $8.50 per person. For every lunch buffet purchased, $2 will be donated to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. Call 715-836-5261 for information or reservations. A menu is available online.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Foundation to host Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The UW-Eau Claire Foundation will host its annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon Thursday, Feb. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Council Fire Room-Willow Lounge, Davies Center.

University employees are invited to come when they can and stay as long as they are able. Door prize drawings will be held throughout the luncheon, and Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich will express his thanks to faculty and staff for their service to UW-Eau Claire.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Campus Campaign 2010: Foundation grants make cultural immersion experiences possible

Two new cultural immersion programs for UW-Eau Claire graduate nursing students have been made possible by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The Foundation also continues its support of a third cultural immersion experience, UW-Eau Claire's Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

During August 2009, six graduate nursing students and Dr. Cheryl Lapp, professor of nursing, spent six days at the reservation in Lac du Flambeau, where they had direct nursing experience at the Peter Christensen Health Center with the Lac Du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

As the result of another Foundation grant, six additional UW-Eau Claire graduate nursing students and nursing professor Dr. Lee-Ellen Kirkhorn will travel during spring break to the Steinbruck Center for Urban Studies, a guest hostel of the Luther Place Memorial Church in Washington, D.C. They will stay at the hostel and provide care at several agencies serving the homeless.

The Foundation also provided funding for the UW-Eau Claire Civil Rights Pilgrimage Winterim and upcoming spring break trips.

Cultural immersion experiences like these can be supported by donations to the Campus Campaign. Learn more about these immersion experiences and how to contribute to Campus Campaign 2010-11.

Continuing Education offerings

Connecting campus and community. Continuing Education serves a wide variety of nontraditional students. Following are links to news releases about upcoming Continuing Education programs.
Additional information can be found on the Continuing Education Web site or by calling 715-836-3636.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Black History Month buffet set for Feb. 23

Blugold Dining invites UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff, students and community members to its Black History Month buffet from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in The Dulany of Davies Center. Cost is $8.50 per person. Call 715-836-5261 for reservations. More information.

Proposed changes in College of Business

Following are proposed changes in the College of Business. If you have questions or concerns, contact Associate Dean Bob Sutton at suttonr@uwec.edu or 836-4187 within 15 days of this notice, posted Feb. 19, 2010.

'Tools for Teaching' workshop set for Feb. 26

Tools for Teaching graphicLearning and Technology Services and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at UW-Eau Claire will present a daylong conference titled "Tools for Teaching: Using Technology to Enhance Instruction" Feb. 26 at Davies Center. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend one or more of eight different sessions showcasing their colleagues who are using Web 2.0 tools and other technologies in their course work to enhance student engagement and learning. The sessions are:

• Enhancing the Online Learning Experience
• EndNoteWeb
• Web 2.0: Visuals & Audio
• Second Life
• iclickers
• TED Talks
• Blended Learning
• Digital Storytelling

For more information, contact Gene Leisz in LTS at leiszgj@uwec.edu or 715-836-6004.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Campus Campaign 2010: Staff members receive Classified Staff Grant Fund awards

Campus Campaign 2010 graphicThis week's Campus Campaign highlight is the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's Classified Staff Grant Fund.

Recently receiving $250 awards from the fund for advancing their education were Judith Gray, academic department associate for the UW-Eau Claire women's studies program, and Barbara Arnold, academic publications and curriculum coordinator in the UW-Eau Claire Registrar's Office.

The Classified Staff Grant Fund was established by Linda Haag and Susie Warden, who completed bachelor's degrees at UW-Eau Claire while working as full-time members of the university's classified staff. They created the Classified Staff Grant Fund after completing their degrees to make certain other classified staff members had a similar opportunity.

Campus Campaign gifts from UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff can be directed to the Classified Staff Grant Fund. Learn more about the fund and how to contribute to Campus Campaign 2010-11.