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

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 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.