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

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