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,
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

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

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.