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


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