Friday, December 20, 2013

Proposed changes in College of Business

Following are proposed changes in the College of Business. If you have questions or concerns, contact the individuals noted below or Dr. Tim Vaughan, College of Business associate dean, at vaughats@uwec.edu or 715-836-4408, within 15 days of this notice, posted Dec. 20, 2013.

Monday, December 16, 2013

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. Louisa Rice at ricelc@uwec.edu or 715-836-5276 within 15 days of this notice, posted Dec. 16, 2013.

MAJOR:  MATHEMATICS, Liberal Arts  Liberal Arts Emphasis (Code 180-201)
FROM:  Page 147 of the 2013-14 Catalog
TO:  This emphasis requires the core courses and at least one of Math 317, 335 or 426.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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 deletion from the graduate curriculum. 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 Dec. 12, 2013.

New Course Proposals
ENGL 512 Topics in Rhetoric and Science, 3 crs
ENGL 513 Topics in Rhetoric and Technology, 3 crs
ENGL 514 Topics in Rhetoric and Culture, 3 crs
ENGL 515 Visual Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Culture, 3 crs
ENGL 597 Writing Center Theory & Practice, 3 crs
ENGL 681 Seminar in Film, Video, and Moving-Image Culture, 3-4 crs
HIST 527 Preparatory Study for Central European Travel Seminar, 1-4 crs
IDIS 540 Central European Travel Seminar, 3 crs
PSYC 549 Psychology of Stigma, Prejudice and Intergroup Relations, 3 crs

Revision of Existing Courses
ENGL 613 Writing for Children, 3 crs (change of Catalog title, Catalog description, repeatability, prerequisites, and course content timetable/outline)

Deletion from Curriculum
ENGL 581 Topics in Film, Video, and Moving-Image Culture, 4 crs
FREN 680 The French Novel, 3 crs
FREN 682 The Theatre in France, 3 crs
MUSI 606 Canon and Fugue, 2 crs
MUSI 608 Theory Pedagogy, 2 crs

Monday, December 9, 2013

W: drive to be unavailable Dec. 27-28

The W: drive will be unavailable Friday, Dec. 27, and Saturday, Dec. 28, when Learning and Technology Services will update folder permissions on the drive to minimize the risk of a CryptoLocker-type exploit.

Why is this happening?
Over time, permissions on the W: drive have become very inconsistent. Unfortunately, this makes the millions of files stored on the W: drive vulnerable to a CryptoLocker-type exploit. To limit the exposure of W: drive data to malware and other security risks, LTS will be resetting the W: drive permissions to a more consistent and secure state over a two-day period (Dec. 27-28). During these two days, the W: drive data will be unavailable.

What happens after the permissions have been reset?
Once the permission reset process is complete, LTS will work with you to customize the permissions of your folders so that they are ready for your classes and other collaboration needs. Please contact the LTS Help Desk at 836-5711 for any permission questions or requests. We will have extra staff on hand to assist with managing folder permissions.

About CryptoLocker
The CryptoLocker exploit (and others like it) encrypt any accessible files, essentially making the files unreadable. If a student, staff or faculty member's files were to become infected with CryptoLocker, the results could be devastating: Any network drives mapped at the time could become encrypted and completely inaccessible to the rest of campus. While we do make backups on a regular basis, this could still leave many directories unavailable for hours or even days as we restore over nine terabytes of backed-up data. This is why we are taking precautionary measures to minimize the risk of this happening on our campus.

Call for proposals: Faculty-led International Immersion Experiences program

Academic Affairs, the Office of the Provost and the Council on Internationalization and Global Engagement solicit proposals for the Faculty-led International Immersion Experiences (FLIIE) program. The deadline for proposals is Jan. 31, 2014.

Details about the program, a budget sheet (and sample), and the proposal format can be found on the Undergraduate Studies website.

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. Louisa Rice at ricelc@uwec.edu or 715-836-5276 within 15 days of this notice, posted Dec. 9, 2013.

MINOR: ART, Liberal Arts (Code 020-401)
From:
Page 68 of the Catalog Year 2003-04
Twenty-four semester credits, including Art 107, 240, 244; 264 or 357; ArtH 111 and 112. Six credits of electives in Art History or Studio Art.
To: Reinstate the code of the former minor and to revise its requirements as follows:
Twenty-four semester credits, including:
Six credits of 100-level Art courses: 107, 108, 110
Nine credits of any entry-level Art courses: 240, 241, 244, 247, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 264, 274, 275, 276, 278, 281, 312, 357, 358.
Nine credits of any intermediate and/or advanced Art courses: 332, 340, 341, 342, 344, 347, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 364, 365, 366, 373, 374, 375, 376, 378, 381, 382, 383, 402, 405, 441, 443, 458, 474, 476, 477, 478, 481.

NOTE: Art minors are encouraged to take Art History (ArtH) courses to meet the GE-IV requirement.

Dr. Aina Galejs, longtime supporter of Latvian international students, passes away

Dr. Aina Galejs
The UW-Eau Claire Foundation is sad to share the news of the passing of Dr. Aina Galejs, who since 1991 donated more than $500,000 to the Foundation to fund scholarships to students from Latvia to study at UW-Eau Claire. Dr. Galejs died Dec. 3 at her home in Minneapolis.

Dr. Galejs was born in Riga, Latvia,  in 1925. In her teens, she lost her father to Soviet Russian terror. As the Red Army returned in 1944, she fled Latvia with her mother. After the war, she studied at the University of Hamburg and earned her medical degree. In 1951, she came to the United States, becoming a Minnesota licensed physician in 1952 and specializing in pathology. She practiced pathology in the Twin Cities from 1956 to 1976 and continued to serve as a pathologist in a number of states until her retirement in 2002.

In the early 1990s, in connection with the newly established UW-Eau Claire study-abroad program at the University of Latvia, Galejs established an annual scholarship program for Latvian students for study at UW-Eau Claire. More than 50 students from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been recipients of the Dr. Aina Galejs Scholarship.

In 2006, Dr. Galejs received UW-Eau Claire's Honorary Alumnus Award, which is presented to nonalumni who have demonstrated great love of and service to UW-Eau Claire.

"The selfless generosity and the commitment of Dr. Galejs to supporting the international education of these young individuals is a compelling testimony to her humanity," wrote Dr. Karl Markgraf, director of the UW-Eau Claire Center for International Education, in a letter to the award nominating committee.

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to education and health in Latvia, Galejs was awarded its highest civilian honor, the Order of the Three Stars, by the Latvian government in 2002. She also was recognized for her selfless service with the extraordinary national award "The Pride of Latvia," and the University of Latvia named her an Honorary Member for her generous support of its students.

A full obituary for Dr. Galejs, including funeral service information, can be viewed online.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Flags to be flown at half-staff through sunset Dec. 9

By order of the president of the United States, the United States flag at all state and government offices shall be flown at half-staff through sunset Dec. 9 as a mark of respect for the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela. More information.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Richard "Dick" Kirkwood. Kirkwood, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of English, passed away Dec. 2 in Eau Claire. More information.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Ecumenical Religious Center to hold faculty/staff open house

In appreciation of their work with students, UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are invited to a pre-holiday open house at the Ecumenical Religious Center (the white building adjacent to campus, immediately west of Hibbard Hall) from 2-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. The event, hosted by the Newman Catholic Parish and University Lutheran Church, also is sponsored by the Newman Student Association and the Lutheran Student Association. Guests will enjoy light refreshments and food and music of the season, and will have the opportunity to meet the staffs of Newman and ULC.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Inclement weather policy

With winter weather upon us, it's time to review UW-Eau Claire's practices in the event severe weather strikes.In accordance with Ch. 36, Wisconsin Statutes, and delegated authority from the Board of Regents and UW System president, a chancellor has the authority to cancel classes, close an institution to the public, or completely close an institution to the public and employees.
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.

Employees who accrue vacation, compensatory time or personal holidays may use the accrued leave if they are unable to make it to work, or if they are excused from work because emergency weather conditions make it unsafe remain at work. Per the Fair Labor Standards Act, employees also may make up lost time within the same week of the weather emergency.

If a severe weather situation occurs, local media will be made aware of any cancellations/closings, but their announcements are advisory only.

Should a decision be made to cancel classes, close the university to the public or completely close the university, official information will be transmitted via UW-Eau Claire's emergency notification system, which includes announcements on the university homepage, Facebook page and Twitter feed, among other notifications.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nominations invited for UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award

The Affirmative Action Office is accepting nominations for UW-Eau Claire's 2014 recipient of the UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. A potential honoree may be a UW-Eau Claire faculty or staff member, student or active community member. More information about selection critieria is available on the UW System Women's Studies Consortium website. Nominations for UW-Eau Claire nominees must be recieved by the Affirmative Action Office no later than February 21, 2014.  For more information, visit the Commission on the Status of Women website or contact Caitlin Lee at leemai@uwec.edu or 715-836-2387.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Mary Lou Albrecht. Albrecht, a UW-Eau Claire staff member from 1964 until her retirement from Duplicating Services in 1993, passed away Nov. 17 in Altoona. Full obituary.

Open forums set for College of Arts and Sciences dean candidates

Open forums have been scheduled for candidates for the position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UW-Eau Claire. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the forums, during which the candidates will respond to the following prompt and then answer questions:

"The Chinese character denoting 'crisis' is a combination of the characters for 'danger' and 'opportunity.' Please discuss the challenges facing a College of Arts and Sciences today, and explain how you might lead our college to maintain and enhance its excellence while creating new opportunities for students, faculty and programs."

Candidate materials can be viewed on the dean position Web page, where a link to a feedback form also will be posted following each candidate's open forum. Each forum will be recorded and links to the recordings posted on the page above.

Following are the candidates and their open forum dates, times and locations:
  • Dr. J. Andy Karafa — open forum: Dec. 9, 9-9:50 a.m., Woodland Theater, Davies Center. 
  • Dr. David D. Leaman — open forum: Dec. 11, 9-9:50 a.m., Woodland Theater, Davies Center.
  • Dr. Thomas A. Nelson  — open forum: Dec. 16, 9-9:50 a.m., Woodland Theater, Davies Center.

Gail Scukanec to step down as dean, assume graduate studies oversight role

Gail Scukanec
Dr. Gail Scukanec, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences at UW-Eau Claire, will step down from that position on July 15, 2014, and beginning July 16, 2014, she will serve in a part-time position focused on a study of the university's various graduate programs. Scukanec has served as dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences since 2007.
 
"Dr. Scukanec's tenure as dean has been marked by many accomplishments, the most visible of which is Centennial Hall," said Patricia A. Kleine, UW-Eau Claire provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. "She has promoted the importance of scholarly activity to effective teaching and championed the need for diverse perspectives in the professional preparation of the college's students."

In her new position, Scukanec will oversee all aspects of graduate education, including determining the feasibility of new graduate programs, searching for additional resources for graduate students and assessing current graduate policies.

Prior to coming to UW-Eau Claire, Dr. Scukanec served as interim dean and associate dean of the College of Graduate Studies at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
 
A national search will be conducted for Scukanec's replacement as dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences, Kleine said.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Open forums set for vice chancellor/chief business officer candidates

Open forums have been scheduled for candidates for the position of vice chancellor for administration and finance and chief business officer at UW-Eau Claire. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the forums, during which the candidates have been asked to explain a complex budget situation they have confronted in the past in a clear, concise manner that is easily understood by the campus community audience.

Candidate materials can be viewed on the vice chancellor position Web page, where a link to a feedback form also will be posted following each candidate's open forum. Each forum also will be recorded and links to the recordings posted on the page above.

Following are the candidates and their open forum dates, times and locations:
  • Susan Niehoff — open forum: Nov. 12, 8:30-9:20 a.m., Woodland Theater, Davies Center.
  • Werner Golling — open forum: Nov. 14, 8:30-9:20 a.m., Schofield Auditorium.
  • Mark Reeves — open forum: Nov. 19, 8:30-9:20 a.m., Schofield Auditorium.
  • Marty Hanifin  — open forum: Nov. 26, 8:30-9:20 a.m., Schofield Auditorium.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Associate vice chancellor searches announced

Patricia A. Kleine, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, announces searches for two associate vice chancellor positions within Academic Affairs. Both searches aim at July 1, 2014, start dates.

The search for a permanent Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Curriculum, Internationalization and Immersive Experiences (formerly the Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies) will be an internal search open to all UW-Eau Claire tenured faculty members.

The search for a permanent Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Enrollment (formerly the Executive Director of Enrollment Services) will be a national search.

The search and screen process will proceed as defined in the Faculty and Academic Staff Rules and Procedures. Campus community members are encouraged to review the rules and procedures for the process regarding membership selection for search and screen committees. See position descriptions for the Associate Vice Chancellor for  Undergraduate Curriculum, Internationalization and Immersive Experiences and Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Enrollment.

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. Louisa Rice at ricelc@uwec.edu or 715-836-5276 within 15 days of this notice, posted Nov. 18, 2013.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Faculty, staff invited to participate in holiday gift program

For the past 20 years Women in Higher Education and Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership have sponsored a holiday gift program, which assists UW-Eau Claire's low-income, nontraditional-age and traditional-age students with families.
WHE/WWHEL recently sent a mailing to nontraditional-age students inviting them to place their names on a gift "wish" list. Students who respond are asked to provide the ages of their children and their choice of gifts (a toy, article of clothing, up to $20 per person.) Information from each gift receiver is anonymously matched to a gift giver. Gifts are distributed during finals week.

If you would like to participate in the holiday gift-giving project, contact Patti See at seepk@uwec.edu or 715-836-4826 by Nov. 26. If you would like to make a monetary donation, checks (payable to Women in Higher Education) may be sent/brought to Patti See, Academic Skills Center, Old Library 2112. More information.

Proposed Changes in College of Education and Human Sciences

Following are proposed changes in the College of Education and Human Sciences.  If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Cathy Thorsen, chair of the college curriculum committee, at thorseca@uwec.edu or 715-836-2575 within 15 days of this notice, posted Nov. 15, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Dr. Phillip Chute. Chute, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, passed away Nov. 11 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Monday, November 11, 2013

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. Louisa Rice at ricelc@uwec.edu or 715-836-5276 within 15 days of this notice, posted Nov. 11, 2013.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Phyllis Hambleton. Hambleton, who served as a program assistant in the Educational Opportunity Centers, McIntyre Library and Academic Skills Center between 1984 until her retirement in 2002, passed away Nov. 2 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Proposed Changes in College of Education and Human Sciences

Following are proposed changes in the College of Education and Human Sciences.  If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Cathy Thorsen, chair of the college curriculum committee, at thorseca@uwec.edu or 715-836-2575 within 30 days of this notice, posted Nov. 6, 2013.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

T. Rowe Price to offer live webinars Nov. 11-14

T. Rowe Price will offer two live webinars for UW System employees Nov. 11-14.

"Basics of Money Management," a 40-minute webinar on the basics of smart money management, will be held during the following dates and times:
  • Nov. 11, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Nov. 12, 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
"Today's Investment Climate," a 30-minute presentation focused on the economy, the stock market and how they relate, will be held during the following dates and times:
  • Nov. 13, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Nov. 14, 2 and 6 p.m.
Participants may watch the webinars on their own computers and listen to the audio portion via telephone. Registration instructions and more information are available online.

Investment counseling to be offered Nov. 12-14

A TIAA-CREF consultant will be available to discuss financial matters with UW-Eau Claire employees during the following dates and times:
  • Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Potawatomi Room (320C), Davies Center
  • Nov. 13, 9 -11 a.m., Centennial Room (320), Davies Center
  • Nov. 13, noon-3 p.m., Mohican Room (310), Davies Center
  • Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oneida Room (320D), Davies Center 
Call 866-843-5640 to schedule an appointment. 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. Louisa Rice at ricelc@uwec.edu or 715-836-5276 within 15 days of this notice, posted Nov. 4, 2013.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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 and are to be effective in fall 2014. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Cathy Thorsen, chair of the college curriculum committee, at thorseca@uwec.edu or 715-836-2575 within 30 days of this notice, posted Oct. 22, 2013.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Oct. 23 meeting to focus on skills for suicide prevention

UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are invited to attend a Student Affairs meeting from 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 23 in the Dakota Ballrroom of Davies Center.

Students are experiencing increased levels of stress and mental health concerns, which places them at elevated risk for suicide
— the second leading cause of death among college students.
Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp, associate professor of psychology, and Dr. Nicole Matros, a psychologist in Counseling Services, will present "Skills for Suicide Prevention."

Attendees will learn which characteristics to look for in students or others who may be at elevated risk for suicide, how to approach at-risk individuals and where to direct them for help.

For more information, contact Dr. Beth Hellwig, vice chancellor for student affairs, at hellwiba@uwec.edu or 715-836-5992.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Shirley Petersen Wright-Litchfield. Wright-Litchfield, who taught sociology for 21 years at UW-Eau Claire before retiring in 1986, passed away Oct. 7 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to Dr. Mary Hoffman, communication and journalism, whose father, Arnold Hoffman (a UW-Eau Claire alumnus), passed away Oct. 9 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Friday, October 11, 2013

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. Louisa Rice at ricelc@uwec.edu or 715-836-5276 within 15 days of this notice, posted Oct. 11, 2013.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Flags to be flown at half-staff Oct. 12

As a mark of respect for the firefighters of Wisconsin who have given their lives in the line of duty, Gov.  Scott Walker has ordered that the flags of the United States and the state Wisconsin be flown at half-staff on Firefighters Memorial Day, Oct. 12, 2013. More information.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Safety awareness: Campus resources for students, faculty and staff

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UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff are reminded of the following resources for increasing safety awareness and helping the campus community to be better prepared for emergencies:
  • Emergency notification system. If you haven’t already done so, you may register your cellphone number for emergency text messages by visiting the Emergency information website. A test of the emergency notification system will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. Other emergency alert capabilities, including mass email and computer pop-up messages, also will also be tested at this time.
  • Emergency Procedures Guide. Please see the Emergency Procedures Guide, which provides concise information about how to respond to various emergencies. Printed copies of the guide have been distributed throughout classrooms, offices and residence halls.
  • Presentation: "Threats/Violence Prevention and Surviving Active-Shooter Incidents." UW-Eau Claire Police Chief David Sprick and Police Sgt. Chris Kirchman will speak from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Ho-Chunk Room of Davies Center. All are welcome; registration is not required. Refreshments will be provided. If you are unable to attend, learn about options for consideration in the event of an active-shooter incident by viewing brief videos on the UW-Eau Claire Police website. Also available is a poster providing tips on how to respond during an active-shooter incident.
Send email to Dr. Beth Hellwig, vice chancellor for student affairs and chair of the Chancellor's Emergency Response Team, with any safety-preparedness questions or concerns.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Authors Celebration set for Sept. 23

UW-Eau Claire will recognize the hard work and self-discipline it takes for university faculty and staff to bring scholarly work to the level of publication or performance with an Authors Celebration from 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Ojibwe Ballroom of Davies Center. The event 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. The event is sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, McIntyre Library, Academic Affairs, Learning and Technology Services and Foster Gallery. More information.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Dr. J. Kenneth Davidson Sr. Davidson, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of sociology, passed away Sept. 1 in Austin, Texas. Full obituary.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Flags to be flown at half-staff through Sept. 20

President Obama has issued a proclamation as a mark of respect for the victims of the tragic events Sept. 16 in Washington, D.C. In it, he has ordered that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the federal government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its territories and possessions through sunset Sept. 20. More information.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lincoln Financial adviser on campus Sept. 16, 17

James Egan, a UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of economics and registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors in Eau Claire, will provide information about the 403b tax-deferred savings programs available to UW-Eau Claire staff members. The sessions will be held Sept. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Potawatomi Room (320C) of Davies Center. The Lincoln National Corp. is an authorized vendor to the UW System Tax-Deferred Savings (403b) Program. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Egan at 715-834-7775 or james.egan@LFG.com.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Flags to be flown at half-staff Sept. 11, Patriot Day

The U.S. flag will be flown at half-staff at all U.S. buildings, grounds and military installations beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset Sept. 11, Patriot Day. This will be done to honor and remember the individuals who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. In addition, the people of the United States are asked to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day in remembrance of the victims. More information.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Liberal Education Forum Series to begin Sept. 10

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Title III Strengthening Institutions Program invite faculty and staff to a series of brown bag forums relating to important aspects of liberal education reform at UW-Eau Claire. The forums will be held from 12:30-1:15 p.m. in Davies Center. Following are the forum details, including dates and locations:

Sept. 10: "IL - Integrative Learning for the Liberal Education Core," Centennial Room (320).
  • Introduction to IL learning outcome.
  • Pedagogical practices to consider.
  • Consultant project application process.
  • Blugold Bundle application process.
Sept. 17: "R1 - Multicultural Learning for the Liberal Education Core," Menominee Room (320F).
  • Introduction to MC learning outcome.
  • Pedagogical practices to consider.
  • Consultant project application process.
Sept. 24: "R2 - Global Learning for the Liberal Education Core," Ho-Chunk Room (320E).
  • Introduction to global learning outcome.
  • Pedagogical practices to consider.
  • Consultant project application process.
Oct. 1: "Learning Communities at UW-Eau Claire," Ho-Chunk Room (320E).
  • Learning communities concepts and practices at UW-Eau Claire.
  • Residential learning communities.
  • Non-residential learning communities.
  • Application process.
For more information, contact Laurel Kieffer, Title II grant activity director, at kieffel@uwec.edu.

Condolences

Condolences to Laurie St. Aubin-Whelihan, Continuing Education, whose mother, Esther St. Aubin, passed away Sept. 4 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Investment counseling to be offered Sept. 10-13

A TIAA-CREF consultant will be available to discuss financial matters with UW-Eau Claire employees during the following dates and times:
  • Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oneida Room (320D), Davies Center.
  • Sept. 11,  9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oneida Room (320D), Davies Center.
  • Sept. 12,  9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oneida Room (320D), Davies Center.
  • Sept. 13,  9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oneida Room (320D), Davies Center.
Call 866-843-5640 to schedule an appointment. More information.

Friday, August 23, 2013

ORSP funding opportunities workshop set for Aug. 26

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs invites UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff to attend a workshop titled "Funding Opportunities for Your Teaching, Research, and Scholarship" from 9-10 a.m. Aug. 26 in CETL (OL 1142). The workshop will be led by Heather Johnson Schmitz, ORSP grants coordinator; and Jeremy Miner, ORSP director of grants and contracts.

Condolences

Condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Duane R. Paull. Paull, professor emeritus of mathematics at UW-Eau Claire, passed away Aug. 19 in Oshkosh. Full obituary.

Friday, August 16, 2013

UW-Eau Claire Blugold Breakfast, opening meeting set for Aug. 20

During his state-of-the-university speech Aug. 20, Chancellor James Schmidt will discuss how UW-Eau Claire's mission and commitment to excellence will continue to guide its work to provide students with a transformative education. He will reflect on the importance of interdependence among university employees, departments and programs across campus; students; and the community at the local, regional and state levels and beyond to the university's immediate and long-term future.

The speech will be part of the university's all-employee Blugold Breakfast and academic year opening meeting in the Ojibwe Grand Ballroom of Davies Center. Schmidt also will present the annual faculty and staff excellence awards.

Breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 a.m., and the opening meeting will begin at 8:15 a.m. Employees are welcome to come and go during the meeting as their schedules require.

A live Web video stream of the event will be accessible during the meeting (video stream link will be "live" during the opening meeting Aug. 20).

University offices will remain open during the breakfast and opening meeting. Departments should make arrangements for student employees or designated staff or faculty members to provide office coverage while the meeting is in session.

An agenda for the opening meeting and a schedule of other campus activities for the opening days of the academic year can be viewed online.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Open forums set for Aug. 14-16 for director of Recreation and Sport Facilities candidates

Candidates for the position of director of Recreation and Sport Facilities at UW-Eau Claire will be available to meet members of the university community Aug. 14-16. Following are the candidates (with resumes linked to their names) as well as the dates and times of their open forums:
  • Aug. 14: Matt Seibring, 1-1:30 p.m., Council Oak Room, Davies Center.
  • Aug. 16: Troy Terhark, 11-11:30 a.m., Hilltop Lounge, Hilltop Center.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to Carl Searing, a retired Facilities Management staff member, whose wife, Elizabeth Searing, a retired program assistant in political science, passed away Aug. 3 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Counseling Services psychologist candidate presentation set for Aug. 13

Dr. Heather Trangsrud, a candidate for the UW-Eau Claire Counseling Services psychologist position, will present "Major Stress Factors for College Students in the World as it is Today and Ways to Manage this Stress" at 9 a.m. Aug. 13 in the Ho-Chunk Room of Davies Center. The presentation is open to the campus community.

Friday, August 2, 2013

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 deletion from the graduate curriculum.  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. 2, 2013.

New Course Proposals
HIST 525 History and Memory in Europe, 3 crs.
HIST 545 Civil Rights and American Memory, 3 crs.

Revision of Existing Courses
MUSI 545 Voice Pedagogy, 3 crs. (change of when offered)
WMNS 696 Capstone: Social Justice Practicum, 3 crs. (change of course components)

Deletion from Curriculum
MUSI 515 Piano Pedagogy, 2 crs.
MUSI 675 Piano Literature, 3 crs.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Electrical outage planned for Aug. 3

An electrical outage is planned from 6-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. The following buildings will be without electricity during that time: Schofield Hall, Hibbard Hall, Davies Student Center, Zorn Arena, Brewer Hall and Centennial Hall. Emergency generators will run in all of the buildings except Centennial Hall during the outage for loads that are connected to emergency power. Air conditioning will not be in operation during the outage.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Open forums for dean of students finalists

The search committee for the position of UW-Eau Claire dean of students has scheduled open forums for each candidate. At each session, the candidate will make a 15-20 minute presentation followed by time for questions and interaction with the candidate by faculty, staff and students.
The finalists and the dates, times and locations of their open forums are as follows:
  • Thursday, Aug. 1: Joe Abhold, 1-2 p.m., Ho-Chunk Room, Davies Center.
  • Friday, Aug. 2: Phil Covington,1-2 p.m., Ho-Chunk Room, Davies Center.
  • Monday, Aug. 5: Mark Rameker, 1-2 p.m., Ho-Chunk Room, Davies Center.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 6: Gayle Spencer, 1-2 p.m., Menomonie Room, Davies Center.

A survey for faculty/staff/student feedback will be distributed at each forum.

The finalists' résumés are posted on the UW-Eau Claire employment website.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to Maria Bergevin, Services for Students with Disabilities, and her family on the death of her husband, Dr. Chuck Tomkovick, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of marketing, who passed away July 25. Visitation, a memorial Mass and a reception on campus will be held July 29. View Dr. Tomkovick's full obituary for details as well as a Leader-Telegram story about his time at UW-Eau Claire.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to Jan Larson, communication and journalism, whose parents, Bonifacio "BR" and Viola "Vi" Mireles, passed away July 8 in an automobile accident. Full obituary.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Q&A sessions set for director of Human Resources finalists

Interviews have been scheduled July 22-26 for director of Human Resources finalists at UW-Eau Claire. Question-and-answer sessions with each finalist have been scheduled for (1) faculty, academic staff and student leaders; (2) Classified Staff Council and classified staff; and (3) deans, directors and department chairs. The Q&A sessions will be held in the Council Oak Room (260) of Davies Center.

Following are the finalists and their Q&A session dates and times (finalists' names are linked to their curriculum vitae):

E. Jeanne Durr — July 22
  • Deans, directors and department chairs: 9-9:30 a.m.
  • Faculty, academic staff and student leaders: 9:45-10:15 a.m.
  • Classified Staff Council and classified staff: 10:15 -10:45 a.m.
Jennifer Held —  July 24
  • Faculty, academic staff and student leaders: 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Classified Staff Council and classified staff: 10:45-11:15 a.m.
  • Deans, directors and department chairs: 1:30-2 p.m.
David J. Miller — July 25
  • Deans, directors and department chairs: 9-9:30 a.m.
  • Faculty, academic staff and student leaders: 9:45-10:15 a.m.
  • Classified Staff Council and classified staff: 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Kim Pomeroy — July 26
  • Classified Staff Council and classified staff: 9:30-10 a.m.
  • Faculty, academic staff and student leaders: 10:15-10:45 a.m.
  • Deans, directors and department chairs: 1-1:30 p.m.
A feedback survey for faculty, staff and students will be available at the conclusion of the interviews.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Charles Campbell. Campbell, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of art, passed away June 17. A member of the art faculty from 1968-90, he served as department chair for 15 years. More information.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Flags to be flown at half-staff June 29

Effective at sunrise June 29, Gov. Walker has directed that federal and state flags be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state of Wisconson until sunset that day. This will be done as a mark of respect for Lance Cpl. Merlin Raye Allen of the U.S. Marine Corps who lost his life while serving his country during the Vietnam War. More information.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to Dr. Leonard Gambrell, whose son, Brian Gambrell, passed away June 1 in Oklahoma.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Flags to be flown at half-staff May 27, Memorial Day

From sunrise-noon Monday, May 27, Gov. Walker has directed that federal and state flags shall be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state as a mark of respect for and in honor of the brave men and women of the armed forces who, throughout our nation's history, have given their lives in defense of the United States of America. More information.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Investment counseling to be offered June 25-28

A TIAA-CREF consultant will be available to discuss financial matters with UW-Eau Claire employees during the following dates and times:
  • June 25-28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., McIntyre Library, Room 3015.
Register online or call 866-843-5640 to schedule an appointment. More information.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Upcoming ORSP program

Monday, May 13, 2013

Farewell reception for Interim Chancellor Bousquet

Bousquet
UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students are invited to a farewell reception for Interim Chancellor Gilles Bousquet from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the Dakota Ballroom of Davies Center. A program will begin at 3:30 p.m., and refreshments will be served. Dr. Bousquet has served as UW-Eau Claire's interim chancellor since July 2012 and will be returning to Madison at the end of June.

Flags to be flown at half-staff May 15

The president of the United States and the governor of Wisconsin have proclaimed May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 12-18 as Police Week. As a mark of respect for peace officers who have given their lives in the line of duty, the flag of the United States and the flag of the state of Wisconsin shall be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset May 15. Furthermore, the governor of Wisconsin has authorized any jurisdiction of the state to fly the flag of the United States and the flag of the state of Wisconsin at half-staff on any day during Police Week for the purpose of honoring, in a public ceremony, peace officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. More information.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Long-term care insurance available to UW System employees

United of Omaha Life Insurance Co. is now offering two plans: CASH-First and Assured Solutions Gold policies to eligible state and UW System employees, annuitants and their family members. These voluntary purchase long-term care insurance policies are offered at a group-discounted premium. More information.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Reception to honor retiring employees, those reaching career milestones



UW-Eau Claire's Service Recognition and Retirement Reception will be held from 3-5 p.m. May 9 in the Ojibwe Ballroom 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. See reception program for faculty and staff to be honored.

Guaranteed faculty/staff parking information

Application information for
2013-14 guaranteed faculty/staff (G) parking permits has been distributed by email to all employees. The G permit application form can be accessed through the Parking and Transportation Services website. Employees who currently have G permits must submit new applications. Notification of approval or denial will be sent to each applicant's UW-Eau Claire email address. Questions about the G permit application process should be addressed to Gparking@uwec.edu. The priority application deadline is Friday, May 10.

Open forums for Children's Nature Academy director finalists set for May 13-15

Finalists for the position of UW-Eau Claire Children's Nature Academy director will be interviewed from May 13-15. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the finalists' open forums, which will be held from 3-4 p.m. in the chapel of The Priory. The finalists and the dates of their open forums are as follows:
  • Courtenay O'Neil: Monday, May 13.
  • Lisa Coen: Tuesday, May 14.
  • Erin Soper: Wednesday, May 15.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Open forums for finalists for director of Center for Alcohol Studies and Education and Off-Campus Student Life

Finalists for the position of director of the Center for Alcohol Studies and Education and Off-Campus Student Life will be interviewed on campus from May 14-16.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the finalists' open forums, where they will address the following topic: "If you had to build an off-campus student program from scratch, what would be the key elements that you would need for the development of such a program?"

The finalists and the dates of their open forums are as follows (all forums will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Menominee Room, Room 320F, Davies Center):
  • Peggy O'Halloran: Tuesday, May 14.
  • Kristin Carroll: Wednesday, May 15.
  • Amanda Filtz: Thursday, May 16.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Dr. Ananta Dasgupta. Dasgupta, a UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of psychology, passed away April 20 in Eau Claire. Read obituary.

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Dr. Timothy Bawden. Bawden, a member of the UW-Eau Claire geography and anthropology faculty from 2001-07, passed away April 24 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to Pat Montanye, Financial Aid, whose mother, Catherine C. Susee, passed away April 28 in Madison. Full obituary.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to Karen Porter, Parking and Transportation, whose father, Charles E. Dorn, passed away April 10 in Chippewa Falls. Full obituary.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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 April 18, 2013. This will be done as a mark of respect for Officer Donald E. Bishop of the Town of Brookfield Police Department. More information.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

As directed by President Obama, the flag of the United States will be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the United States through sunset April 20. This will be done as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15 in Boston, Mass. More information.

Friday, April 12, 2013

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 April 5, 2013, and are to be effective in fall 2013. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Marie Stadler, chair of the college curriculum committee, at stadlema@uwec.edu or 715-836-4861 within 30 days of this notice, posted April 12, 2013.

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Phillis Rozelle Ginder. Ginder, a retired UW-Eau Claire food service staff member, passed away April 3 in Bloomer. Full obituary.

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Dr. Alice Clawson. Clawson, an associate professor of physical education at UW-Eau Claire from 1958-66, passed away March 22. Full obituary.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Veteran 'safe space' training for faculty, staff set for April 23

UW-Eau Claire is already recognized as a military-friendly institution. Please consider attending a veteran "safe space" training session April 23 from noon-12:50 p.m. in CETL (OL 1142), to show further support. This training session will:
  • Provide an overview of what it means to be an "ally" for veteran students.
  • Educate the campus community on issues, trends and concerns with veteran students.
  • Provide additional resources (websites, theories, contacts, etc.) that might be of use to an ally.
Each participant will receive a "veteran safe space" placard to display in their office and have their name added to our website.

There is no need to RSVP. For more information, contact Miranda Cross-Schindler, military education benefits coordinator, at crossmk@uwec.edu or 715-836-5212; or Bonnie Isaacson, nontraditional student adviser, at isaacsbj@uwec.edu or 715-836-3259.

Women’s and LGBTQ Resource Center coordinator candidate meetings, open forums

The Search and Screen Committee for the Women’s and LGBTQ Resource Center coordinator position invites students, faculty and staff to meet the candidates. Each candidate will have an hourlong session to meet with students and an open forum at which the candidate will share his or her thoughts on violence prevention programming.

The candidates and their student meeting and open forum dates, times and locations are as follows:

April 8: Blair Gershenson
  • Meeting with students (all students welcome): 1:30-2:30 p.m., Chancellors Room (Room 311), Davies Center
  • Open forum: 3-4 p.m., Menominee Room (Room 320F), Davies Center
 April 15: Christopher Jorgenson
  • Meet with students (all students welcome) 1:30-2:30 p.m., Ho Chunk Room (Room 320E), Davies Center
  • Open Forum: 3-4 p.m., Centennial Room (Room 320), Davies Center
 April 17: Ashley Olson
  • Meet with students (all students welcome) 1:30-2:30 p.m., Ho Chunk Room (Room 320E), Davies Center
  • Open Forum: 3-4 p.m., Centennial Room (Room 320), Davies Center

Friday, April 5, 2013

Invitation for nominations: 2013 Excellence Awards

The university administration and Excellence Award committees invite nominations for the following Excellence Awards to be given in the fall of 2013. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation will present $1,500 to the recipients of each of the four awards. Criteria information, instructions and nomination forms are provided in .pdf format and can be found by clicking on the names of the awards below.

The nomination deadline for all awards is April 12.

Faculty Excellence in Scholarship
Faculty Excellence in Service

Faculty Awards Committee: Dr. Erica Benson, Wanrudee Buranakorn, Dr. Mary La Rue, Dr. Lisa Quinn-Lee, Dr. Angela Stombaugh and Bryan Vogh.

Administrative and/or Professional Academic Staff Excellence in Performance Award

Academic Staff Award Committee: Heather Schmitz, Ivy Bohnlein, Jenny Gabler, Katie Ritland Clouse and Patti See.

Classified Staff Excellence in Performance Award

Classified Staff Award Committee: Joanne Erickson, Chris Hessel, Amy Mitchell, Wanda Schulner and Steve Slind.

Nomination(s) should be forwarded to the appropriate awards committee via the Chancellor's Office, 204 Schofield Hall, by April 12. Nominations received after this date will not be considered. Nomination materials become confidential and are not returnable. Additional information about the awards is available from members of the awards committees.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Investment counseling to be offered April 16-19

TIAA-CREF graphicA TIAA-CREF consultant will be available to discuss financial matters with UW-Eau Claire employees during the following dates and times:
  • April 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mohican Room (310), Davies Center.
  • April 17,  9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oneida Room (320D), Davies Center.
  • April 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Potawatomi Room (320C), Davies Center.
  • April 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oneida Room (320D), Davies Center. 
Register online or call 866-843-5640 to schedule an appointment. More information.

ORSP announcements

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will sponsor a variety of programs this semester, including the following:

Grants Educational Series, select Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Old Library 1142 (CETL).

Next presentation:
  • April 4: Jeremy Miner, ORSP director of grants and contracts, "Logic Models."

Friday, March 29, 2013

Corey Hilber Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship in memory of UW-Eau Claire alumnus Corey Hilber has been established to sponsor tuition costs for children in Talas, a city in Kyrgyzstan where Corey was a Peace Corps volunteer. Corey died in December 2012. Learn more about Corey's legacy and the scholarship: http://ow.ly/jyhpU.

Chronicle of Higher Education now available through McIntyre Library

The Chronicle of Higher Education is now available online for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students through McIntyre Library. The subscription includes website content updated throughout the day, text from the current print edition (posted every Monday morning), a searchable archive of content going back about 25 years, commentary and essays from the weekly Chronicle Review magazine, and special reports such as the annual Almanac.

To access the Chronicle from on or off campus, use links from McIntyre Library’s website (www.uwec.edu/library). Select  “Databases by Title” and navigate to the Chronicle of Higher Education, or use this direct link: http://xerxes.library.wisconsin.edu/uwec/?base=databases&action=proxy&database=UWI40192.

If you have questions about accessing the Chronicle, please contact the library reference desk at 715-836-3858 or library.reference@uwec.edu.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring and summer utility outages announced

This spring's planned steam outage will occur from 6 p.m. May 18 through 4 p.m. May 28. As a result, hot water will not be available on campus, except in the following locations that have electrical backup equipment: Ade Olson addition, all hall directors' apartments, Brewer Hall, Chancellors Hall, Crest Wellness Center, Davies Student Center (if a new electric water heater is installed by then as planned), Haas Fine Arts Center (in a few specific locations), Hibbard Hall, Human Sciences and Services Building, McIntyre Library, Old Library, Murray Hall, Nursing Building, Phillips Hall, Schofield Hall, Thomas Hall and Zorn Arena.

This summer's planned electrical outage will begin at 7 a.m. June 8 and will last for approximately eight hours. The following buildings will be affected: Davies Student Center, Schofield Hall, Zorn Arena, Brewer Hall, Hibbard Hall and the Education Building. The aforementioned buildings have emergency generator power for emergency use. These annually occurring utility outages allow for preventive maintenance and repairs that prevent unplanned emergency outages due to breakdowns. For more information, contact Terry Classen at classetl@uwec.edu or 715-836-5278.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring break parking request for March 19, 21

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education will host two exciting events in Davies Center during the week of spring break, March 18-22.
  • Senior Americans Day will be held from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19.
  • The Youth Transition Conference for youth with disabilities and their families will be held from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. March 21.
Campus community members are asked to consider parking in either the Water Street or Haas Fine Arts parking lots on those days to help keep parking spaces open near Davies Center.

More than 500 attendees are expected for each event. We are fortunate to bring so many community members to our campus, so we'd like to give them a warm welcome and a lasting impression of our campus as a friendly, accessible place.

For more information, please contact Continuing Education staff members Claire Couillard at 715-836-4648 or couillcd@uwec.edu; or Libby Thurston at 715-836-3365 or thurstel@uwec.edu.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Faculty/Staff Q&A with interim chancellor set for March 11

Bousquet
UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are invited to attend a Q&A session with Interim Chancellor Gilles Bousquet from noon-1 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the Woodland Theater in Davies Center. Bousquet will provide updates on topics of interest to the campus community and answer UW-Eau Claire-related questions from faculty and staff.

Specifically, Bousquet will welcome discussion around the Student Health Service and the recent request from the Student Senate that the university initiate a request-for-proposals process to determine what opportunities surrounding student health care might be considered.

The Student Senate made the request because of concern about the increasing costs to operate SHS. Before moving forward with the RFP process, Bousquet would like to provide opportunities for all members of the campus community to ask questions and share their thoughts regarding the health care services currently provided and the RFP request.

Bousquet also will provide a brief budget update during the Q&A.

Members of the chancellor's leadership team will join him at the Q&A so together they can share information and answer questions on a variety of topics. Bousquet hosts monthly Q&A sessions to encourage open communication across campus and to further support an exchange of ideas and opinions among faculty, staff and administrators.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Watch for possible March 5 weather announcements

car driving in blizzardDue to a significant amount of snow expected tonight and Tuesday, March 5, UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff should watch the university home page and Facebook and Twitter accounts early March 5 for any announcements regarding the delay or cancellation of classes. The campus community also is encouraged to review UW-Eau Claire's inclement weather policy.

March 16 electrical outage announced

A short electrical outage associated with construction of the new Education Building will occur Saturday, March 16. The outage, which will begin at 7 a.m., will affect Schofield, Hibbard and Brewer halls as well as Zorn Arena. Power will be restored to Schofield Hall after the first 30 minutes; Hibbard, Brewer and Zorn will be without electrical power for about four hours. The involved buildings have emergency generators that provide electrical power for emergency safety equipment.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to Dr. Rhetta Standifer, management and marketing, whose father, Chester Long, passed away Feb. 23 in Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

Condolences

Condolences to Linda Pophal, management and marketing, whose mother, Delores B. Richards, passed away Feb. 20 in Chippewa Falls. Full obituary.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Presentations on educational savings, tax-sheltered annuity accounts set for March 8

Saving for college? An introduction to educational savings accounts, educational inflation and several cost-saving strategies will be held from 9-10 a.m. March 8 in the Ho-Chunk Room (320E) of Davies Center.

Saving for retirement? Consider the UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program. A TSA Basics Workshop will be held from 11 a.m.-noon March 8, also in the Ho-Chunk Room of Davies Center.

The TSA workshop is especially intended for new investors and for those not yet in the TSA Program, however, those with established accounts will find it beneficial as well. The workshop will explain the basics of investing and how to make investment choices.

A Roth 403(b) option is now available. With Roth 403(b) accounts, contributions are included in taxable income in the year they are made, but the account balance and earnings are not taxed when distributed (subject to certain restrictions).

Rob Wolf, TSA Review Committee member and UW-La Crosse finance professor, will lead both presentations. For more information, contact Barbara Bowers at bowersba@uwec.edu or Rob Wolf at rwolf@uwlax.edu.

Friday, February 22, 2013

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. Jan Stirm at jstirm@uwec.edu or 715-836-2426 within 15 days of this notice, posted Feb. 22, 2013.
COMPREHENSIVE MAJOR: ART
Ceramics (Code 020-011), Drawing & Painting (Code 020-022), Graphic Design (Code 020-012), Illustration (Code 020-019), Photography (Code 020-018), Printmaking (Code 020-021), and Sculpture (Code 020-017)

Additional B.F.A. Requirements
FROM: Page 89 of the 2012-13 University Catalog
TO: Eliminate statement 1.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Audrey Wilson. Wilson, a retired UW-Eau Claire Printing Services staff member, passed away Feb. 14 in Altoona. Full obituary.

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Roger Johnson. Johnson, a UW-Eau Claire alumnus and retired University Recreation staff member, passed away Feb. 6 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Monday, February 11, 2013

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 Nov. 16, 2012, and are to be effective with the 2014-15 University Catalogue. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Marie Stadler at stadlema@uwec.edu or 715-836-4861 within 15 days of this notice, posted Feb. 11, 2013.

Faculty/Staff Q&A with chancellor set for Feb. 14

Bousquet
UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are invited to attend a Q&A session with Interim Chancellor Gilles Bousquet from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Menominee Room of Davies Center. Bousquet will provide updates on topics of interest to the campus community. Members of the chancellor's leadership team will join him at the Q&A so together they can share information and answer questions on a variety of topics. Bousquet hosts monthly Q&A sessions to encourage open communication across campus and to further support an exchange of ideas and opinions among faculty, staff and administrators.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Lincoln Financial representative on campus Feb. 6, 7

Dr. Jim Egan, a UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of economics and registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors in Eau Claire, will be available to meet with UW-Eau Claire staff members from noon-4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Oneida Room of Davies Center. The Lincoln National Corp. is an authorized vendor to the UW System Tax-Deferred Savings (403B) Program, which is available to UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff. More information is available by contacting Egan at 715-834-7775 or jimegan@charter.net.

Condolences

Condolences to Lark Keating-Hadlock, McIntyre Library, whose mother, Mary Beth Keating, passed away Jan. 30 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Dean of Arts and Sciences search and screen begins

The search for a new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences is officially under way. View the position announcement. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Patricia A. Kleine has named the following individuals to serve on the Dean of Arts and Sciences Search and Screen Committee:
  • Diane Hoadley, College of Business, committee chair.
  • Martin Goettl, geography and anthropology.
  • Staci Heidtke, Career Services.
  • Mary Hoffman, communication and journalism.
  • Theresa Kemp, English/women's studies.
  • Kate Lang, history.
  • Bryan Larson, student representative.
  • Geoff Peterson, political science.
  • Garry Running, geography and anthropology.
  • Sarah Tyrell, student representative.
  • Jeff Vahlbusch, foreign languages.
  • Sarah Forcier, Academic Affairs, committee support.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to Julie Westphal, sociology, and Ronald Westphal, University Centers, whose daughter, Jessica Nicole Westphal, passed away Jan. 25. Full obituary.

Panel to discuss campus inclusivity for LGBTQ populations

Forman
Jorgenson
Faculty and staff are invited to attend "Working Effectively with LGBTQ Populations," a panel discussion to be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in Room 100 of Hibbard Hall. Panelists will be Dr. Pam Forman, associate professor of sociology and co-director of the Eau Queer Film Festival; Chris Jorgenson, director of the Women's and LGBTQ Resource Center; Casey Metcalfe, a UW-Eau Claire teacher education undergraduate student; and Jarrell Montgomery, an on-campus senator of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate and director of the senate's Outreach and Inclusivity Commission. The panel discussion is a presentation of the College of Education and Human Sciences Inclusive Excellence Council's Professional Development Series. For more information, contact the College of Education and Human Sciences at 715-836-4565.

Campus Forum on Internationalization and Global Engagement

Madeleine Green
NOTE: Due to weather-related travel delays for the event speaker and facilitator, the Campus Forum on Internationalization and Global Engagement, initially scheduled for 3-6 p.m. Jan. 28, has been rescheduled for 3-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to a Campus Forum on Internationalization and Global Engagement, to be held Monday, Feb. 11, from 3-6 p.m. in the Dakota Room (Room 340) of Davies Center. The forum will be led by Madeleine Green, a senior fellow at the International Association of Universities and author of numerous articles on comprehensive internationalization. She will share how universities are engaging students, faculty and staff in global learning and will lead participants in developing a vision for UW-Eau Claire’s international efforts. All are invited to contribute ideas, questions and perspectives to help UW-Eau Claire move forward as a leader in global engagement.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Condolences

Condolences to Tonya Simpson, business communication/information systems, whose mother, Judy Mae Andersen, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 30, 2012, in McAllen, Texas. Full obituary.

Births and Adoptions

Congratulations to Ashley Brott, MBA office, and husband Chris Brott on the birth of son Bentley Nolan on Jan. 12. Bentley also is the first great-grandson of Jan Stewart, MBA office.

Congratulations to Dr. Marcy Leasum Orwig, business communication, and husband Darrek Orwig on the birth of daughter Olive Elizabeth Orwig on Dec. 16, 2012.

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 deletion from the graduate curriculum. 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 Jan. 25, 2013.

New Course Proposals
AIS 644 Theory and Methodologies in American Indian Studies, 3 crs
GEOG 536 Geospatial Field Methods, 3 crs
GEOG 537 Geographic Information Systems II, 3 crs
GEOG 635 Geographic Information Systems III, 3 crs
GEOG 655 Web Geographic Information Systems, 3 crs
HIST 546 American Environmental History, 3 crs
HIST 580 Museums in the United States, 3 crs

Revision of Existing Courses
BIOL 500 Genetics, 4 crs (change of prerequisites)
BIOL 506 Infectious Disease Ecology, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
BIOL 511 General Entomology, 4 crs (change of prerequisites)
BIOL 528 Conservation Biology, 3 crs (change of credit hours, categorization, enrollment restriction, catalog description, special course fees, prerequisites, course components, when offered, field trip requirement, pedagogical methods, resources, and timetable/outline)
BIOL 561 Biology of Microorganisms, 5 crs (change of prerequisites)
BIOL 580 Endocrinology, 4 crs (change of prerequisites)
ENGL 521 Topics in the Structure of English, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
ENGL 525 History of the English Language, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
ENGL 610 Creative Writing Workshop – Poetry 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
ENGL 611 Creative Writing Workshop – Fiction, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
ENGL 612 Seminar in Nonfiction Writing, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
ENGL 613 Writing for Children, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
ENGL 615 Seminar in Science and Nature Writing, 3 crs (change in prerequisites)
ENGL 621 Seminar in Linguistic Research, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
GEOG 535 Geographic Information Systems, 3 crs (change of title)
HIST 508 Ancient Historiography, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
HIST 588 Modern China, 3 crs (change of title and catalog description)
MATH 547 Mathematical Statistics, 4 crs (change of when offered)
MATH 551 Numerical Analysis I, 3 crs (change of when offered)
MATH 552 Numerical Analysis II, 3 crs (change of when offered)
MATH 554 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling, 4 crs (change of when offered)

Deletion from Curriculum
CHEM 655 Biochemistry Laboratory II, 2 crs
CJ 650 Human Resource Development Seminar, 3 crs
ENGL 580 Studies in Film, 3 crs