Thursday, December 29, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Benjamin Thompson. Thompson, a UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of elementary education who served on the university faculty from 1970-88, passed away Dec. 21. Full obituary.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to the family and friends of Nan Dougherty. Dougherty, a UW-Eau Claire professor emerita of English who served on the university faculty from 1967-88, passed away Dec. 22. Full obituary.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to Dr. David Franks (emeritus), special education, whose wife, Catherine, passed away Dec. 21 in Altoona. Full obituary.

Monday, December 19, 2011

WWHEL to sponsor campus event Jan. 11

WWHEL logoThe Eau Claire chapter of Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership is sponsoring a half-day event Jan. 11, 2012, to help revitalize and show appreciation for women employees before the hustle of the spring semester. The event will be held from noon-4:30 p.m. in the Hilltop Center Lounge and in McPhee 210C. The cost is $15 for admission and lunch; or $20 for admission, lunch and chair massage. Checks should be made mayable to UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Memo: #1569 WWHEL, and sent to Vicki Funne Reed, Hilltop Center, by Jan. 6. Space is limited to 60 participants. More information is available online or by contacting Faith Pawelski at 715-836-3624 or pawelsfa@uwec.edu, or Vicki Funne Reed at 715-836-4931 or reedvf@uwec.edu.

Friday, December 16, 2011

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. Sean McAleer at mcalees@uwec.edu or 715-836-2975 within 15 days of this notice, posted Dec. 16, 2011.

Certificate in International Affairs
From: Page 176 of the 2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog
To: Add POLS 324, Politics of Asia, to the list of courses from which the remaining six credits are to be selected.

Major: Psychology, Liberal Arts (Code 440-201) and Minor: Psychology, Liberal Arts (Code 440-401)
From: Pages 176-177 of the 2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog
To: Add PSYC 374, Cognitive Neuroscience, to the Biological domain options in the major and minor. Also for the major, specify that two domains must include upper-level course work.

Lincoln Financial adviser on campus Jan. 25, 26

Lincoln graphicJim Egan, a UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of economics and registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors in Eau Claire, will lead information sessions about the 403b tax-deferred savings programs available to UW-Eau Claire staff members. The sessions will be held Jan. 25 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Jan. 26 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Birchwood Room of Davies Center. The Lincoln National Corp. is an authorized vendor to the UW System Tax-Deferred Savings (403b) Program. Walk-ins are welcome anytime before or after the information sessions. More information is available online or by contacting Egan at 715-834-7775 or james.egan@LFG.com.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to Dr. Donald Ballegeer (emeritus), physics and astronomy, and his wife, Nancy, whose daughter, Christine Boeger, passed away Dec. 11 in Baraboo. Full obituary.

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. Sean McAleer at mcalees@uwec.edu or 715-836-2975 within 15 days of this notice, posted Dec. 13, 2011.

Comprehensive Major: Biology, Liberal Arts Ecology and Environmental Biology Emphasis
From: Page 92 of the 2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog
To: The only change is to Physical Sciences: Select from Geog 200, 270, 304, 335, 338, 350, 361, 363; Geol 115, 308, 315, 336; Phys 211 or 231; Chem 304, 325 (only 12 credits maximum will be applied toward the major).

Monday, December 12, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Barbara Brandt. Brandt, a retired McIntyre Library staff member, passed away Dec. 9 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Proposed changes in College of Business

Following are proposed changes approved by the College of Business Curriculum Committee. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Bob Sutton at suttonr@uwec.edu or 715-836-4187 within 15 days of this notice, posted Dec. 9, 2011.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dean of Arts and Sciences Search and Screen Committee announced

The following individuals are serving on the Dean of Arts and Sciences Search and Screen Committee:

D2L outage planned for Jan. 11-12

D2L graphicA D2L outage is planned from 10 p.m. Jan. 11 through 10 a.m. Jan. 12, 2012, for a software upgrade. D2L will be completely unavailable during the outage. For more information, contact Roxanne Muldoon, Learning and Technology Services, at muldoorr@uwec.edu or 715-836-2700.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Flags to be flown at half-staff Dec. 7

flag at half-staffAs directed by Gov. Scott Walker, the flag of the United States and the flag of the state of Wisconsin will be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state of Wisconsin beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset Dec. 7, 2011, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. More information.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Inclement weather policy

car driving in blizzardWith winter weather upon us, it's time to review UW-Eau Claire's practices in the event severe weather strikes. (Note: The following is a summary of the university's official inclement weather policy.)

In general, when inclement weather threatens operations at UW-Eau Claire, the university will remain open to the extent possible. If necessary, the chancellor may close the university to the public or cancel classes, but state employees will be expected to report to work.

In response to local weather conditions, the chancellor may release employees. In such instances, no employee will be required to remain at work.

Employees covered by a labor agreement should check their respective bargaining agreements for specifics about excusing employees from work and related issues.

Employees not covered by a labor agreement may use vacation, compensatory time, personal holidays or leave without pay to cover time lost if they are ordered to leave work or if they request or are allowed to be excused from work when they believe that weather conditions or emergency situations make it unsafe to get to or remain at work.

Local media will be notified if the chancellor decides to cancel classes. However, announcements by local media are advisory only. For official information concerning university operations, check the UW-Eau Claire website, call the Chancellor's Office at 715-836-2327 after 7 a.m. or call your supervisor.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Nominations sought for RA positions

UW-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 2012-13 academic year. Applications for interested students will be available on the Housing and Residence Life website from Dec. 12-Jan. 30, 2012. 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 28, 2011

McIntyre Library Staff Association heads up annual HMAA fundraiser

The UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library Staff Association is again accepting donations for its annual fundraiser that will benefit the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association. The association has held the fundraiser for more than a decade, raising thousands of dollars for the HMAA. The HMAA is a social service agency that serves the local Hmong community by operating a food pantry and assisting in housing, employment and translating services. The agency also works with other area services to assist the local Hmong community. Checks, made payable to McIntyre Library Staff Association, should be submitted by Dec. 16 to Dan Hillis in Room 5012 of McIntyre Library. More information.

Proposals for integrative learning courses, seminars, Blugold Bundles accepted through Jan. 10

As UW-Eau Claire continues general education reform efforts, faculty and instructional academic staff are invited to submit proposals for 2012-13 integrative learning projects. Applications are being accepted through Jan. 10 for 2012-13 Blugold Bundles, First Year Experience courses and First Year Seminar/Transfer Seminar courses. A workgroup of faculty and staff representing all colleges and key programs have developed the integrative learning applications and supportive materials. Visit the Undergraduate Studies website for applications, a schedule of informational sessions, mentoring supports and deadlines.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Campus snow removal parking regulations now in effect

From Nov. 23 through March 15, 2012, parking is prohibited in specified metered areas from 1-7 a.m. seven days per week. See the Parking and Transportation website for details.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to Mary Hable, McIntyre Library, whose father-in-law, Tom Hable, passed away Nov. 17 in Minneapolis, Minn. Full obituary.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

ORSP announcements

The Office of Research and Sponsored Program's final Grants Educational Series presentation for the fall semester will be held from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Old Library 1142. Dr. Dave Lonzarich, ORSP faculty fellow, will present "Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research." The next presentation will be held Jan. 11, 2012.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

UW System offers guidance on political activities

UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are encouraged to review the UW System guidelines on political campaign activities at system institutions. The guidelines are available on the government relations pages of the UW System website.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Center for Service-Learning receives Jeans Day for Charity donation

CSL logoUW-Eau Claire's Center for Service-Learning received more than $700 as the September recipient of the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram's Jeans Day for Charity donation. The purpose of Jeans Day for Charity is to bring area businesses, schools and organizations together to raise funds for local charities. Businesses are invited to participate by allowing their employees to wear blue jeans on the last Friday of each month, with each employee paying $1 for the opportunity to do so. The money is collected and donated to a different charity each month. Although the donation will be used to champion projects throughout the year, the CSL already has used a portion of the donation to collect, repair and distribute on a no-cost basis more than 20 bicycles that were abandoned on campus. Through UW-Eau Claire's Wheel Fix It program, Eau Claire community organizations Positive Avenues, The Community Table and InnTowne Hotel received refurbished bicycles.

Proposed changes in College of Education and Human Sciences

The following curricular changes were approved by the College of Education and Human Sciences Curriculum Committee on Oct. 21, 2011, and are to be effective with the 2011-12 academic year. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Marie Stadler at stadlema@uwec.edu or 715-836-4861 with 15 days of this notice, posted Nov. 13, 2011.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Donna Johnsted. Johnsted, a former Registrar's Office staff member, passed away Nov. 8 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Vote for Blugold Beginnings in Pepsi Refresh Project competition

Blugold Beginnings graphicUW-Eau Claire's Blugold Beginnings program recently entered the Pepsi Refresh Project competition and now is in the running to win a $50,000 cash prize. The 10 projects that receive the greatest number of votes through Nov. 30 will receive $50,000 to fund their proposals. The Blugold Beginnings proposal was created to fund next spring's Fifth-Grade Campus Tour Day event April 26-27, 2012, which will host 1,600 fifth-graders on campus to learn about college. Campus support and participation with voting could greatly assist Blugold Beginnings in its quest to fund the spring event. Visit the Blugold Beginnings Pepsi Refresh Project Web page to vote for the project. For more information, contact Lissa Martinez, Blugold Beginnings program coordinator, at
715-836-3651 or martinlj@uwec.edu.

Continuing Education offerings

CE graphicConnecting 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, November 4, 2011

Chancellor to host campus budget information sessions

Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich will host several sessions to share what information is known about the state and campus expectations regarding the reductions to UW-Eau Claire state funding allocations. Members of the campus community are invited to attend any of these sessions. Each session will begin with a presentation, put together by Academic Affairs and Budget/Finance, of changes to UW-Eau Claire's financial situation, followed by a description of the present and expected course of affairs and a question-and-answer period.

The sessions will be held as follows:
  • Thursday, Nov. 3, 3:30–4:30 p.m., McPhee Center 162
  • Friday, Nov. 4, noon–1 p.m., Hibbard Hall 100 (The presentation portion of this session was broadcast live via web streaming. View archived video webcast and PowerPoint presentation.)
  • Friday, Nov. 4, 3:30–4:30 p.m., Schneider Hall 100
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8, 4-5 p.m., Tamarack Room, Davies Center

Position open for ORSP faculty fellow

ORSP graphic The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs seeks a faculty fellow for the 2012-13 academic year. The fellowship allows faculty to experience new perspectives on the research enterprise, and to contribute to enhancement of research programming at UW-Eau Claire through special projects developed in conjunction with ORSP staff. The primary focus of the fellow will be to work on special projects and assist with various aspects of ORSP programming. More information is available on the faculty fellows Web page. The application deadline is Dec. 5.

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. Sean McAleer at mcalees@uwec.edu or 715-836-2975 within 15 days of this notice, posted Nov. 4, 2011.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Proposed graduate curricular changes in College of Arts and Sciences

Following are proposed graduate curricular changes in the College of Arts and Sciences. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Margaret Cassidy at cassidml@uwec.edu or 715-836-3152 within 30 days of this notice, posted Nov. 2, 2011.

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. Sean McAleer at mcalees@uwec.edu or 715-836-2975 within 15 days of this notice, posted Nov. 2, 2011.

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Randolph Studier. Studier, a retired Continuing Education staff member, passed away Oct. 26 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences

Condolences to Dr. Richard Buck (emeritus), foundations and library science, whose wife, Linda Buck, passed away Oct. 30 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Mary Kemp. Kemp, a former staff member in the American Ethnic Coordinating Office (now Office of Multicultural Affairs) and the foundations of education (now education studies) department, passed away Oct. 26 in La Mesa, Calif. Full obituary.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Power outage planned for 5 a.m. Nov. 3

The power to Schofield Hall, Davies Center, Zorn Arena, Brewer Hall, Campus School and Hibbard Hall will be turned off for approximately one hour beginning at 5 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. This outage is necessary to connect the new Davies Student Center to the main campus power distribution system. Power is expected to be restored by 6 a.m. that morning. For more information, contact Mike Traynor, Facilities Management, at 715-836-2211 or traynom@uwec.edu.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Harry J. "Jim" Webb. Webb, a retired staff member from UW-Eau Claire's Small Business Development Center, passed away Oct. 28 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences

Condolences to Penny Odell, Purchasing, whose mother-in-law, LaDonna Odell, passed away Oct. 26 in Eleva. Full obituary.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Get the shot, not the flu!

Get the Shot graphicStudent Health Service will host flu shot clinics from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Hilltop Conference Room and from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Haas Fine Arts Center. The cost of the vaccine is $15 for students and $20 for faculty and staff. Cash or checks will be accepted. Flu shots also are available by appointment by calling Student Health Service at 715-836-5360. More information is available on the Student Health Service website or by calling 715-836-4311.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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. Sean McAleer at mcalees@uwec.edu or 715-836-2975 within 15 days of this notice, posted Oct. 25, 2011.

Monday, October 24, 2011

St. Bede's open house set for Oct. 27

Parents of children who attend the UW-Eau Claire Children’s Center as well as all UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff are invited to attend an open house at St. Bede Monastery from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Fireside Room at St. Bede's. Both buildings at the St. Bede's facility will be open for touring, and UW-Eau Claire staff members involved with the Children’s Center relocation project will be on hand to answer questions. The facility is located at 1190 Priory Road, Eau Claire. The former monastery will be the relocation site of the Children's Center once its current site, Campus School, is razed to make way for the university's new Education Building. See related news release.

Summer 2012 orientation advisers sought

Orientation imagesFaculty and teaching academic staff members are invited to apply to become 2012 summer orientation advisers. The positions are 37½ percent summer positions.

Training sessions will be held June 4-8, 2012. Fifteen one-day sessions will be held during the first three weeks of the eight-week summer session, June 11-29. In addition, advisers will be involved in one-day orientation programs for new students Aug. 20, 2012, and Jan. 18, 2013. Advisers new to orientation will be required to attend two training sessions 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. Preference will be given to those who do not teach during the three-week or first four-week summer session.

Additional information and application forms are available online or by contacting Julia Diggins at 715-836-5053 or digginja@uwec.edu. Applications are due Nov. 21.

Condolences

Condolences to Jack Lahner, Mail Services, whose father, Derald Lahner, passed away Oct. 20 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Dr. Lloyd Ohl. Ohl, a UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of biology, passed away Oct. 16 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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. Sean McAleer at mcalees@uwec.edu or 715-836-2975 within 15 days of this notice, posted Oct. 18, 2011.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to the family of George Johnson. Johnson, a retired University Recreation & Sport Facilities staff member, passed away Oct. 13 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Saving Race set for Oct. 22

UW-Eau Claire will hold the sixth annual running of The Saving Race Oct. 22 to coincide with UW-Eau Claire's Parents' Weekend. The 5K run and 1-mile family run/walk, organized by the Center for Alcohol Studies and Education, will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 22 in the Haas Fine Arts Center area. In honor of friends who take care of one another, this year's theme is "Be an Everyday Hero." Race participants are encouraged to come dressed as a superhero. The Saving Race is held in memory of Michael Noll and other UW-Eau Claire students who have died in alcohol-related tragedies. More information.

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.

Condolences

Condolences to Tim Candell, a retired Facilities Management staff member, whose wife, Beth, passed away Oct. 12 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fidelity consultant on campus Oct. 17

Fidelity graphicA Fidelity Investments consultant will be available to share information with UW-Eau Claire staff members about workplace savings plan benefits from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Maple Room of Davies Center. Those interested in meeting privately with the consultant are asked to call 800-642-7131 or make a reservation online. More information.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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. Sean McAleer at mcalees@uwec.edu or 715-836-2975 within 15 days of this notice, posted Oct. 12, 2011.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to Barbara Kernan, women's studies, whose father, Edward Kernan, passed away Sept. 29 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Faculty/Staff Appreciation passes available for Blugold athletics events

Blugold athletics logoAs a thank you to the many faculty and staff who have directly or indirectly supported UW-Eau Claire's 560 student-athletes and athletics program, the UW-Eau Claire Student Affairs division announces the availability of complimentary Faculty/Staff Appreciation passes, good for two-person admissions to four Blugold athletics home competitions during the 2011-12 academic year. The passes provide general admission seating for regular season games only. (Per NCAA/WIAC policies, complimentary admission is not allowed for post-season play.)

The passes are good for sporting events for which admission fees are charged: football, women's volleyball, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's basketball, gymnastics, mens and women's swimming and diving, and wrestling. Faculty/Staff Appreciation passes are available at the Service Center in the east lobby of Davies Center. Just show your faculty/staff Blugold Card to receive your pass, and then check the Blugold athletics schedules online to decide which events to attend. Go Blugolds!

Flags to be flown at half-staff Oct. 8

flag at half-staffAs directed by Gov. Scott Walker, the flag of the United States and the flag of the state of Wisconsin will be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state of Wisconsin beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset Oct. 8, 2011. This will be done as a mark of respect for firefighters of this state who have given their lives in the line of duty (more information) and in honor of Army Sergeant Jakob J. Roelli who lost his life while serving his country during Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan (more information).

Monday, October 3, 2011

Benefit enrollment and change period begins Oct. 3

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 benefit enrollment and change period runs from Oct. 3-28. Please note the following:
  • Employees are encouraged to attend the Health Fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 11 in Zorn Arena.
  • Group Health Cooperative will not be available in 2012, so employees currently covered by GHC will need to change carriers.
  • Individual/family life insurance coverage can be increased during enrollment and change period.
For more information, view Human Resource News or call Human Resources at 715-836-2513.

Authors Celebration set for Oct. 5

UW-Eau Claire excellence sealUW-Eau Claire faculty and staff who have brought scholarly work to the level of publication or performance will be recognized during an Authors Celebration from 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. The event, hosted by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 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.

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. Sean McAleer at mcalees@uwec.edu or 715-836-2975 within 15 days of this notice, posted Oct. 3, 2011.

Condolences

Condolences to Edsel Grams (emeritus), accounting and finance, whose wife, Maren, passed away Sept. 22 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Proposed changes in College of Education and Human Sciences

The following curricular changes were approved by the College of Education and Human Sciences Curriculum Committee on Sept. 16, 2011, and are to be effective with the 2011-12 academic year. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Marie Stadler at stadlema@uwec.edu or 715-836-4861 with 15 days of this notice, posted Oct. 3, 2011.

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Addition of the following new courses:
  • CSD 201 American Sign Language IV – Continuation of American Sign Language III with more complex grammar, dialogue, and narrative including advanced receptive and expressive skills. Aspects of semantics, literature, and culture.
  • CSD 210 Cultural Perspectives of the Deaf – Introduction to American Deaf Culture. The Deaf community as a linguistic/cultural minority. Historical influences of and effects on Deaf in political activism, laws, information access, educational philosophies, communication systems and others.
  • DSC 435 Research Seminar in Communication Science Disorders – An advanced-level research seminar to explore the scientific method as it applies to clinical, educational, and social science research. Topics include evidence-based practice, literature searches, developing scientific questions and hypotheses, and evaluating research.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Lois Winkler. Winkler, a retired UW-Eau Claire cook, passed away Sept. 24 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Dr. George Floro. Floro, a UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of sociology, passed away Sept. 19 in Odessa, Texas. Full obituary.

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Gordon Miller. Miller, a retired University Recreation & Sport Facilities staff member, passed away Sept. 21 in Blaine, Minn. Full obituary.

Flags to be flown at half-staff Oct. 1

U.S. flag at half-staffAs directed by Gov. Scott Walker, the flag of the United States and the flag of the state of Wisconsin will be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state of Wisconsin beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset Oct. 1, 2011. This will be done as a mark of respect for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Garrick L. Eppinger Jr. of the U.S. Army Reserve, who lost his life while serving his country during Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. More information.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Putnam Drive to close morning of Sept. 27

Putnam Drive on the UW-Eau Claire campus will be closed from 6-9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, between the Nursing Building parking lot entrance and the wooden bridge and stairway leading to and from upper campus. The closure is a safety precaution during removal of a cooling tower from the roof of the Nursing Building. Students, faculty and staff are asked to use the Nursing Building's front entrance during the closure.

Friday, September 23, 2011

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.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to Deb Walter, Student Health Service, whose father, Allman Burrows, passed away Sept. 19 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Faculty lecture and book signing set for Sept. 27

McIntyre Library faculty member Dr. Janice Bogstad along with Philip Kaveny and Richard West will discuss and sign copies of the book "Picturing Tolkien: Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy" from 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Old Library 1142. Bogstad and Kaveny edited the book, and West was one of the contributing authors. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. In addition, the University Bookstore will sell the book at a $7 discount specifically for the event. More information.

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. Sean McAleer at mcalees@uwec.edu or 715-836-2975 within 15 days of this notice, posted Sept. 19, 2011.

Core Requirements of the Comprehensive Major: Materials Science, Liberal Arts
Emphases in Physics of Materials (Code 250-001), Chemistry of Materials (Code 250-002), Geomaterials (Code 250-003), Liberal Arts (Code 250-004), Nanoscience (Code 250-005), Applied Materials (Code 250-006), and Biomaterials (Code 250-007)
From: Page 71 of the 2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog
To: Add MSCI 481 as a required 1 credit Core course for all emphases; change credit value for MSCI 480 to 1 credit.

UWA fall gathering set for Sept. 26

The University Women's Association invites all UW-Eau Claire women faculty and staff (or partners of faculty/staff) to a "Sandwich UWA into your Day" event from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Hibbard Penthouse. The event will feature UWA information, a light meal and dancing by UW-Eau Claire alumna Ganna Kotenko and her young students. More information about the event is available online.

Brown bag presentation to address work with student veterans

Faculty and staff are invited to a brown bag presentation titled "Best Practices for Working with Student Veterans" from
12:10-12:50 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Old Library 1142. Faculty members Dr. Kim Pierson, physics and astronomy, and Dr. Jeremy Hein, sociology, will discuss the unique challenges student veterans may face while transitioning from the military to the classroom. For more information, contact Miranda Cross-Schindler, military education benefits coordinator, at crossmk@uwec.edu or
715-836-5212. More information.

Flags to be flown at half-staff Sept. 19

As directed by Gov. Scott Walker, the flag of the United States and the flag of the state of Wisconsin will be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state of Wisconsin beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. This will be done as a mark of respect for U.S. Army Sgt. Chester G. Stoda of Black River Falls, who lost his life while serving his country supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. More information.

Condolences

Condolences to Steve Terwilliger (emeritus), art & design, whose mother, Marguerite Terwilliger, passed away Sept. 9 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences

Condolences to Phyllis Goff, a retired Academic Affairs staff member, whose husband, John Goff, passed away Sept. 15 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Call for nominations: 2012 Distinguished Master's Thesis Award

Graduate faculty members are invited to submit nominations of exceptional quality theses for the UW-Eau Claire's annual Distinguished Master's Thesis Competition. A nominee must have been awarded a master's degree between Oct. 1, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2011. One thesis will be selected. The following nomination materials should be emailed to the Graduate Studies office at graduate@uwec.edu by noon Oct. 13:
  • Electronic version of the thesis (as one continuous PDF document).
  • Electronic letter of nomination addressed to Graduate Dean Michael Wick by the faculty nominator.
  • Electronic copy of the abstract, not to exceed 300 words, which describes the research and its significance (PDF only). The abstract must contain the title of the thesis, name of the author, but no mention of UW-Eau Claire.
More information is available on the Graduate Studies website or by calling 715-836-2721.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mark your calendars: Investment counseling to be offered

TIAA-CREF consultants will be available to discuss financial matters with UW-Eau Claire employees from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29 in the Maple Room of Davies Center. Call 800-877-6602, ext. 45-3102, to schedule an appointment. More information.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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. Sean McAleer at mcalees@uwec.edu or 715-836-2975 within 15 days of this notice, posted Sept. 14, 2011.

Comprehensive Major: Computer Science, Liberal Arts Computer Engineering (Code 170-040) and Geographic Information Systems/Remote Sensing (Code 170-020)
From: Page 108 of the 2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog
To: Suspend programs until further notice

Minor: Spanish for Health Professions, Liberal Arts (Code 320-408)
From: Page 123 of the 2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog
To: A minimum of 24 semester credits beyond Span 102, or 16 credits beyond Span 232 or 202, including Span 301, 302, 306, 320, 420, and Span/LAS 312. Span/LAS 352 is highly recommended.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fire drills scheduled for week of Sept. 19

In accordance with a state directive, UW-Eau Claire must hold a fire evacuation drill in each of its buildings. Residence halls conduct fire drills regularly. Fire drills will be conducted in all other campus buildings during the week of Sept. 19. Please note the following fire drill schedule:

Monday, Sept. 19
8:45 a.m. — Crest Wellness Center
9:45 a.m. — Hibbard Hall
10:45 a.m. — Haas Fine Arts Center
12:10 p.m. — Human Sciences and Services Building
12:45 p.m. — Phillips Hall
2:15 p.m. — Hilltop Center
3:15 p.m. — Schofield Hall

Wednesday, Sept. 21
8:45 a.m. — McPhee and Ade Olson Addition
9:45 a.m. — Campus School, Brewer Hall, Zorn Arena, Kjer Theatre and Children’s Center
10:55 a.m. — Nursing Building
11:45 a.m. — Schneider Hall
1:45 p.m. — McIntyre Library Old Library
2:30 p.m. — Davies Center

For more information, contact Randy Saheim at saheimrd@uwec.edu or 836-3999, or John Baltes at jbaltes@uwec.edu or 836-4414. More information.

Friday, September 9, 2011

UW-Eau Claire staff invited to United Way Mini IMPACT Tour

The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley will lead a Mini IMPACT Tour, a walking tour of three local nonprofit organizations in downtown Eau Claire, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Participants will learn about the community needs and services provided by the following nonprofits: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club and Beacon House. The tour will begin at Big Brothers Big Sisters (across from the Budget Theatre) on Barstow Street and end at The Firehouse on Gibson Street for a social hour. For more information or to register, email April Dodge at april.dodge@macys.com.

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.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

WDC presentations, individual meetings set for Sept. 19

UW-Eau Claire staff members are invited to attend presentations and individual meetings about the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program Sept. 19 in the Maple Room of Davies Center. Group presentations will be held at 9 a.m. and noon. Individual sessions can be scheduled between 10 and 11:30 a.m. or 1 and 4 p.m. (or other times as needed). Sessions will provide an overview of the WDC program and its benefits, including information about before-tax investing, distribution options and enrollment information. For more information or to schedule an individual appointment, call 877-457-9327 or visit the WDC website. View presentation/meeting schedule and WDC information sheet.

Flags to be flown at half-staff Sept. 11

As directed by Gov. Scott Walker, the flag of the United States and the flag of the state of Wisconsin will be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state of Wisconsin beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. This will be done as a mark of respect to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the members of the armed forces defending our freedom overseas. More information.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

CETL i>clicker update

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at UW-Eau Claire offers the following information about i>clickers:
  • The University Bookstore is selling i>clicker2 and will no longer sell i>clicker 1.
  • Students can pick up a form from the bookstore to receive $10 for returning their old clickers.
  • The campus will not support the new functions of the i>clicker2 this year. The idea is for students who already have a clicker to not purchase a new one this year.
  • Both the i>clicker 1 and 2 can be used for multiple choice questions (A-E).
  • When downloading the new software from www.iclicker.com, versions 6 or 5 can be used this year.
For assistance in setting up software, visit the CETL website or contact CETL at cetl@uwec.edu or 715-836-2385.

McIntyre Library no longer housing VHS tapes

The use of VHS is no longer supported by Learning and Technology Services at UW-Eau Claire. Thus, VHS tapes have been removed from McIntyre Library's shelves and catalog. VHS tapes with recent usage will be held in the library's Collection Development (Library 3040) area until Oct. 1 to assist with transitional issues. More information.

Condolences

Condolences to Ricardo Gonzales, Facilities Planning, whose son, Ricardo "Ricky" Gonzales, passed away Sept. 2. Full obituary.

Condolences

Condolences to MJ Brukardt, Strategic Planning, whose father-in-law, George Brukardt, passed away Sept. 2 in Menasha. Full obituary.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

T. Rowe Price to host webinar Sept. 13

UW System employees are invited to participate in a free, one-hour webinar titled "Getting To and Through Retirement: How Investing in a T. Rowe Price Retirement Fund Can Help" at noon and 6 p.m. (Central time) Sept. 13. T. Rowe Price is one of the investment companies in the UW System tax-sheltered annuity 403(b) program. Wyatt Lee, associate portfolio manager for T. Rowe Price, will lead the webinar, which will include a question-and-answer session. Those interested in participating are asked to register online.

Condolences

Condolences to Jim Folstad, Mail Services, whose mother, Lucille Folstad, passed away Aug. 30 in Altoona. Full obituary.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Luanne Coy. Coy, widow of the late Dr. Richard Coy, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of history, passed away Aug. 30 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ameriprise representative on campus Sept. 21

Andrew Court, a 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 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 21 in the Birchwood 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.

Monday, August 29, 2011

WAGE Center announces name change

The name of the Women's and Gender Equity Center (known as the WAGE Center) at UW-Eau Claire has been changed to better reflect the inclusion of programming and services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. The center's name now is the Women's and LGBTQ Resource Center. The Women's and LGBTQ Resource Center advocates for the welfare of women as well as the LGBTQ community. The staff provides resources, information and programming in coordination with academic departments, advisory committees and other organizations that address challenges faced by women and the LGBTQ campus community. Full story.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Save the date: Admissions open house is Aug. 29

Admissions staff members invite the campus community to an open house from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in Schofield 111. Information about UW-Eau Claire's freshman and transfer class as well as tips for recruitment collaboration will be shared. Light refreshments also will be available. For more information, call the Admissions office at 715-836-5415.

Proposed graduate curricular changes in College of Arts and Sciences

The following courses have been proposed as new or revised graduate course offerings or for course deletion. If you have questions or objections, contact Dr. Margaret Cassidy at cassidml@uwec.edu or 715-836-3152 within 30 days of this notice, posted Aug. 22, 2011.  

New Course Proposals
ANTH 632, Anthropological Fieldwork Methods and Research Design, 3 crs.
ENGL 724, Poetry Writing Seminar, 3 crs.
HIST 517, Studies in the History of Race in the U.S., 3 crs.
HIST 519, Studies in Comparative, Transnational and Pacific World History, 3 crs.
HIST 520, Studies in the History of the Americas, 3 crs.
PSYC 574, Cognitive Neuroscience, 3 crs.
WMNS 535, Transnational/Global Feminisms, 3 crs.
WMNS 606, Queer Theories and Sexual Politics, 3 crs.

Revision of Existing Courses
FREN 555, Contemporary French Civilization, 3 crs. (change of repeatability, prerequisites, and when offered)

Course Deletions
CJ 515, Freedom of Expression, 3 crs.
HIST 512, The Crusades, 3 crs.
HIST 514, The Renaissance, 3 crs.
HIST 574, Imperial Russia, 1682-1894, 3 crs.
HIST 640, History of the United States, 1917-1945, 3 crs.
HIST 654, American Economic History, 3 crs.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ceremony honoring the life of Barbara Lozar

A ceremony honoring the life of Dr. Barbara Lozar, UW-Eau Claire professor of psychology, who passed away Aug. 11, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Music will begin at 3:30 p.m. for those who wish to gather beforehand, and the program will begin at 4 p.m. A full obituary will be posted, and condolences may be shared, on the Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral Home website. Also view Dr. Lozar's CaringBridge website and a Leader-Telegram story about her life.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Dr. Barbara Lozar. Lozar, a professor of psychology at UW-Eau Claire, died  Aug. 11, at Dove Healthcare South, Eau Claire. A celebration of Dr. Lozar's life at UW-Eau Claire is being planned. View Dr. Lozar's CaringBridge website and obituary.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Dr. Roger E. Mitchell. Mitchell, a UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology, passed away July 23 in Portland, Maine.  Full obituary.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

McPhee parking lot to close for resurfacing

The McPhee parking lot on UW-Eau Claire's upper campus will close Aug. 10 for resurfacing and is expected to reopen Sept. 1.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Condolences

Condolences to Judy Berthiaume, News Bureau, whose father, Louis Berthiaume, passed away Aug. 6 in Suring. Full obituary.

Friday, August 5, 2011

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.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

FEIS hearing for new education building set for Sept. 13

A public hearing to present the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed UW-Eau Claire Education Building project will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Potawatomi Room (Room 231) of Davies Center. Free parking will be available in the Hibbard lot or for a fee in the metered lot south of Zorn Arena. View FEIS public meeting legal notice. More information about the building project is available online.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Open interview sessions set for counselor/psychologist finalists

Members of the university community are invited to attend open interview sessions with the finalists for two counselor/psychologist positions in UW-Eau Claire's Counseling Services. All open sessions will be held in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center.
 
The finalists, whose application letters and curricula vitae are available on the UW-Eau Claire employment website, and open session dates/times are as follows:
  • Aug. 1 — Mary Belknap, 1:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 3 — Davin Maijala, 9 a.m.
  • Aug. 3 — Jennifer Wilson, 1 p.m.
  • Aug. 4 — Kristin Hoff, 9:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 4 — Jenny Gabler, 2:30 p.m.

Friday, July 22, 2011

D2L outage planned for Aug. 17-18

D2L logoA D2L outage is planned from 10 p.m. Aug. 17 through 10 a.m. Aug. 18 for a software upgrade. D2L will be completely unavailable during the outage. For more information, call the LTS Help Desk at 715-836-5711.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Children's Center to sponsor cookie, lemonade and craft sale July 27

lemonadeThe school-age students from the UW-Eau Claire Children's Center invite staff members, students and community members to their cookie, lemonade and craft sale from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 27 (postponed from July 20) on the Campus Mall. Proceeds from the sale will support the students' summer activities at the Children's Center. For more information, contact Savanah Milander at gordonsj@uwec.edu or 715-836-2178.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

No public surplus sale July 8

Due to the flooding in the basement of Campus School and the ongoing cleanup and restoration, there will not be a public surplus sale on Friday, July 8. For more information, contact Steve Slind at slindsd@uwec.edu or 715-836-4643.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

D2L outage planned for July 16

D2L graphicA D2L outage is planned for Saturday, July 16, from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. The outage is necessary to replace database hardware and to upgrade to SQL 2008. For more information, call the LTS Help Desk at 715-836-5711.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

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.

Monday, June 6, 2011

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 715-836-4216 within 15 days of this notice, posted June 6, 2011.

Major: French, Liberal Arts (Code 260-201)
From: Page 117 of the 2010-11 Undergraduate Catalog
To: A minimum of 36 semester credits beyond Fren 102, or 28 semester credits beyond 202, including Fren 315, 325, and either 335 or 340. Students may earn their remaining credits from any of the following, but must take a minimum of six credits at the 400 level: Fren 345, 354, 355, 361, 362, 401, 450, 463, 480, 482, or 491. Up to three credits may be applied to the major from Fren 395, 399, or 499 with adviser and department approval.

Minor: French, Liberal Arts (Code 260-401)
From: Page 118 of the 2010-11 Undergraduate Catalog
To: A minimum of 24 semester credits beyond Fren 102, or 16 semester credits beyond 202, including 315, 325, and either 335 or 340. Students may earn their remaining credits from any of the following: Fren 345, 354, 355, 361, 362, 401, 450, 463, 480, 482, or 491. Up to three credits may be applied to the minor from Fren 395, 399, or 499 with adviser and department approval.

New opportunities available in Domestic Intercultural Immersion program

Undergraduate Studies has announced two new opportunities to work with the Domestic Intercultural Immersion program at UW-Eau Claire. A faculty or instructional academic staff member is sought to serve as the DII co-coordinator of project development; and a faculty, instructional academic staff or staff member is sought to serve as the DII co-coordinator of logistics. The positions, funded through the Blugold Commitment, require a three-year commitment beginning July 1. The application deadline is June 24. For more information, contact Dr. Robert Knight, dean of undergraduate studies, at knightrm@uwec.edu or 715-836-4353.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Proposed changes in College of Business

Following are proposed changes approved by the College of Business Curriculum Committee. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Bob Sutton at suttonr@uwec.edu or 715-836-4187 within 15 days of this notice, posted May 20, 2011.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Software upgrade deadlines for faculty/staff computers

Learning and Technology Services reminds faculty and staff that Aug. 1 is the deadline for upgrading faculty and staff office computers to Windows 7 and Office 2010.  For those whose computers already have Windows 7 installed, June 1 is the deadline for installation of Office 2010. Also note: A major update to Windows 7 will occur at 10 p.m. June 4. It will take about 20 minutes to complete the installation after rebooting your computer. Read the complete details on upcoming mandatory software upgrades.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Investment counseling to be offered

TIAA-CREF logoTIAA-CREF consultants will be available to discuss financial matters with UW-Eau Claire employees from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 24 and 25 in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center. Call 800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment. More information.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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 May 6, 2011, and are to be effective with the 2012-13 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 May 10, 2011.

Monday, May 9, 2011

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.

Campus interviews set for director of Counseling Services finalists

Finalists for the position of director of Counseling Services at UW-Eau Claire have been invited to interview on campus during the weeks of May 9 and 16. Each finalist will lead an open forum, and all UW-Eau Claire employees and students are invited to attend. The finalists and open forum dates/times are as follows, with the candidates' names linked to their curricula vitae:
  • May 11 —  Dr. Teresa Bear, 11 a.m.-noon, Presidents Room, Davies Center.
  • May 16 — Dr. Roberta Goodman, 10-11 a.m., Presidents Room, Davies Center.
  • May 18 — Lynn Wilson, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Alumni Room, Davies Center. 
More information is available online.

Reception to honor retiring employees, those reaching career milestones

excellence medallionUW-Eau Claire's Service Recognition and Retirement Reception will be held from 3-5 p.m. May 11 in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Retiring employees and those celebrating the anniversary of their "milestone" years of service will be honored. The event is open to all faculty and staff. More information.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Foundation reminder about donors, financial commitments

As fiscal year 2011 winds to a close, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation wants to remind all departments/colleges/units about working with donors and obtaining financial commitments that would be considered pledges. If there are any such discussions, all documents, signed pledges, commitments or any type of information regarding gifts through the Foundation must be received by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation before June 30, 2011.

According to generally accepted accounting principles, under which the Foundation operates, all gift pledges agreed to and documented must be received and accepted by the Foundation, as the fiscal agent, before June 30, 2011. If the pledge was committed verbally or in writing, that information must be provided to the Foundation before June 30 so that the Foundation can acknowledge and record the pledge in the fiscal year it was made.

If you are not sure about any of these situations, please contact Jerry Ives (ivesj@uwec.edu or 715-836-2987) or Kimera Way (waykk@uwec.edu or 715-836-5180) as soon as possible. We want to help you maintain great donor relationships and meet our fiduciary responsibility.

Guaranteed faculty/staff parking information

GF signApplication information for 2011-12 Guaranteed Faculty/Staff (GF) parking permits has been distributed by email to all UW-Eau Claire employees. The GF Permit Application Form can be accessed through the Parking and Transportation Services website. Those who currently have GF permits must submit new applications. Notification of approval or denial will be sent to each applicant's UW-Eau Claire email address in July. For more information about the GF permit application process, email GFParking@uwec.edu or call 715-836-5182. The priority application deadline is May 13.

Ameriprise representative on campus May 19

Ameriprise graphicAndrew 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 10:30 a.m.-noon May 19 in the Birchwood 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.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Nominations sought for classified staff excellence award

The Classified Staff Awards Committee invites nominations for the Excellence in Performance Award to be given in the fall of 2011. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation will present $1,500 to the recipient. The award is presented annually to a member of the classified staff who, in the opinion of colleagues, excels in performance and service to the university. Any member of the academic staff, administration, classified staff, faculty or student body may nominate a permanent full- or part-time member of the classified staff for the award. Persons who wish to make nominations should complete and return the nomination form along with required supporting documentation by May 13. More information.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Emergency notification system test set for May 2

UW-Eau Claire will conduct a campuswide test of its emergency notification system between 11 a.m. and noon Monday, May 2.

Before the test, UW-Eau Claire students and employees are encouraged to sign up online for emergency notifications via cell phone (text and/or text-to-speech) and e-mail messages to non-university e-mail accounts.

The test will include the following notification methods:
  • email message to all student and employee university email addresses;
  • announcement on UW-Eau Claire Web pages;
  • announcements on UW-Eau Claire official Facebook page and Twitter feed;
  • text and email messages to cell phones and non-university email addresses that have been registered with the university's emergency notification system;
  • pop-up message on all university-owned computers (except for Macintosh computers), including those in offices, labs and classrooms;
  • message sent over the university's carillon; and
  • announcement on the university's emergency website, http://emergency.uwec.edu/.
Following the test, students, faculty and staff will be encouraged via email to complete a brief Web survey to provide feedback regarding the emergency notification system. (The survey will not be available until May 2.)

Questions regarding the test of the emergency notification system should be directed to Dr. Michael Wick, chair of the communication subcommittee of the Emergency Preparedness Committee, at wickmr@uwec.edu.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Nominations sought for faculty excellence awards

The Faculty Awards Committee invites nominations for the Excellence in Scholarship and Excellence in Service awards. Excellence is the standard that students and faculty strive to achieve at UW-Eau Claire. The Excellence in Scholarship and Excellence in Service awards are designed to recognize and reward those faculty members who have put forth exceptional effort to establish excellence in those areas. Award stipends of $1,500 from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation accompany the announcement of the awards at the fall breakfast meeting. More information as well as nomination forms for the service and scholarship awards are available online. Nomination materials are due May 2.

McNair program nomination deadline is May 2

Faculty members are reminded that the deadline for student nominations for the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is May 2. Questions about the program, eligibility and/or requests for additional nomination forms can be directed to Dr. Patricia Quinn, McNair program director, at 715-836-4912 or quinnpa@uwec.edu.

EIS meeting for new education building set for May 10

An Environmental Impact Statement public meeting for the new UW-Eau Claire education building will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 10 in the Eagle Room of Davies Center. View EIS public meeting legal notice. More information about the building project is available online.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Campus interviews set for associate vice chancellor for academic affairs finalists

Finalists for the position of associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at UW-Eau Claire have been invited to interview on campus. One finalist interviewed April 6; the others will visit campus April 22 and 28, respectively. Each finalist will lead an open forum, and all UW-Eau Claire employees and students are invited to attend. The finalists and open forum dates/times are as follows, with the candidates' names linked to their curricula vitae:
UW-Eau Claire employees and students are invited to complete the online feedback form after attending the open forums. More information is available online.

Campus interviews set for dean of nursing and health sciences finalists

Finalists for the position of dean of nursing and health sciences at UW-Eau Claire have been invited to interview on campus. One finalist interviewed March 30; the others will visit campus April 6 and 26, respectively. Each finalist will lead an open forum, and all UW-Eau Claire employees and students are invited to attend. The finalists and open forum dates/times are as follows, with the candidates' names linked to their curricula vitae:
UW-Eau Claire employees and students are invited to complete the online feedback form after attending the open forums. More information is available online.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Service-Learning Recognition Breakfast to be held April 20

The 13th annual Center for Service-Learning Recognition Breakfast will be held from 7-9 a.m. April 20 in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich will deliver the opening welcome, Dr. Donald Mowry, director of the Center for Service-Learning, will provide opening comments and Dr. Jean Pratt, associate professor of information systems, will present the keynote address. A number of individuals and organizations will be honored during the event. More information.

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 March 18 or April 15, 2011, and are to be effective with the 2011-12 academic year and will be published in the 2012-13 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 April 18, 2011.

Friday, April 8, 2011

College of Nursing and Health Sciences to host accreditation visits

The UW-Eau Claire College of Nursing and Health Sciences will host two accreditation visits on campus this month. The National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council will visit April 11 and 12 to review the environmental public health program. From April 18-20 the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education will review the college's baccalaureate, master's and doctor of nursing practice degree programs. For more information, contact Dr. Debra Jansen at 715-836-5183 or jansenda@uwec.edu.

CSD series concludes with April 15 presentation

The UW-Eau Claire communication sciences and disorders department will host its final professional seminar for the 2010-11 academic year on April 15. The following presentation will be held from 1-3 p.m. in Room 226 of the Human Sciences and Services building:
  • Dr. Vicki Samelson of the UW-Eau Claire communication sciences and disorders department, has expertise in child language and language processing in mathematics. Arithmetic word problems are especially difficult for children with low oral language skill. The discussion will illustrate how children with low oral language skill solve word problems and how to design interventions to improve their problem solving skills and their comprehension of mathematical language.
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.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Academic Skills Center earns CRLA re-certification

UW-Eau Claire's Academic Skills Center recently earned re-certification in the College Reading and Learning Association’s (CRLA) International Tutor Program Certification (ITPC). The lengthy application process was completed last summer, and the ASC is now certified through Nov. 30, 2015.
    
The purpose of the ITPC program is twofold. First, it provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors' successful work from an international organization, CRLA. Second, CRLA's tutor certification process sets an internationally accepted standard of skills and training for tutors.
 
ITPC has been endorsed by the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations, National Association for Developmental Education, and the Commission XVI of the American College Personnel Association. Other national organizations/programs that endorse CRLA's ITPC program for Tutor Training include the National College Learning Center Association, the Association for the Tutoring Profession and the National Center for Developmental Education.

Each certification level requires 10 hours of training and 25 hours of tutoring. For more information, please contact Patti See at seepk@uwec.edu or 715-836-4826.

April 7 presentation to address Supplemental Instruction program

UW-Eau Claire's Student Success Network will host a presentation April 7 for faculty, staff and administrators about the Supplemental Instruction program. The nationally acclaimed program for student success and retention seeks to reduce D, F and W rates in historically difficult courses.

Dr. Maureen Hurley, from the International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will give a 90-minute presentation at 9:30 a.m. that will be repeated at 2 p.m. Both presentations will take place in the Hibbard Penthouse, located on the top floor of Hibbard Humanities Hall.

Space is limited for the April 7 presentations. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Linda Spaeth by April 6 at spaethlj@uwec.edu. More information.

UW System tax-sheltered annuity guide available online

The UW System's TSA Question and Answer Guide is now available online through the system's employee benefits page. It provides useful information for employees looking to start a UW System 403(b) account as well as those currently participating in the program.