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 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

An electronic version of the EIA document also will be available beginning the afternoon of March 24 for viewing or downloading at 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.