Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer bike rental program available to students, faculty, staff

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University Recreation and Sport Facilities has announced a summer session bicycle rental program for UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff. Through Aug. 2, UW-Eau Claire's Environmental Adventure Center will rent bicycles in the Water Street parking lot at the corner of First Avenue and Water Street from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The $5 rental fee includes a bike, lock and helmet. Bikes may be returned to the corner of First Avenue and Water Street by 2 p.m. or to the Environmental Adventure Center in Hilltop Center on upper campus by 6 p.m.

"This program offers the opportunity for students, faculty and staff to both get some exercise and explore the community during the week, whether it's an employee on a lunch break or a student with time before or after class," said Vicki Funne Reed, director of University Recreation and Sport Facilities. "Area restaurants, the Downtown Farmers Market, Carson Park and the Chippewa River Trail are a just few of the many possible destinations easily reachable by bike."

Students, faculty and staff also may bring their own bikes to the rental site for free safety inspections. Bicycle safety information from the "Share & Be Aware" program of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation also will be available.

More information is available by calling the Environmental Adventure Center at 715-836-3616.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Proposed graduate course changes in College of Arts and Sciences

The following courses have been proposed as new or revised graduate course offerings or for deletion from the College of Arts and Sciences graduate curriculum. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Margaret Cassidy at or 715-836-3152 within 30 days of this notice, posted June 4, 2012.

New Course Proposals
AIS 543, Contemporary American Indian Communities, 3 crs.
HIST/WMNS 513, Gender, Sex, and Science in European History, 3 crs.
HIST 601, Public History in England, 3 crs.

Revision of Existing Courses
MATH 524, Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory, 3 crs. (change of credit hours, course components and timetable/outline.)
MATH 651, Teaching Mathematics with Technology for EA-A Certification, 3 crs. (change of title, prerequisites, when offered and credit restrictions.)

Deletion from Curriculum
MATH 653, Integrated Mathematics and Science Using Technology for Grades 5-9 Teachers, 2 crs.