Thursday, December 18, 2014

Curricular changes in College of Business

The following curricular changes were approved by the College of Business Curriculum Committee on Dec. 15, 2014. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Tim Vaughan, College of Business associate dean, at vaughats@uwec.edu or 715-836-4408.

Curricular changes in College of Business

The following items were approved by the College of Business Curriculum Committee on Nov. 17, 2014. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Tim Vaughan, College of Business associate dean, at vaughats@uwec.edu or 715-836-4408. You also may contact the appropriate department directly: Dr. Paula Lentz at ginderpj@uwec.edu or 715-836-3604; or Dr. Tony Keys at keysac@uwec.edu or 715-836-5910.

1. Changes to Advanced Business Communication certificate. Increase the number of credits required to earn the certificate to 12. Up to three credits of approved communication-intensive business courses may be applied to the certificate elective requirements.

2. ACCT 435 was approved as an elective in the Information Systems major (Business Analysis emphasis and Systems Development emphasis).

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Proposed graduate course offerings

The following courses have been proposed as new graduate course offerings in 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. 16, 2014.
 
New Course Proposals
DS 700 Foundations of Data Science, 3 crs.
DS 705 Statistical Methods, 3 crs.
DS 710 Programming for Data Science, 3 crs.
DS 715 Data Warehousing, 3 crs.
DS 730 Big Data: High Performance Computing, 3 crs.
DS 735 Communicating about Data, 3 crs.

Monday, December 15, 2014

UW-Eau Claire Police join 'Booze and Belts' campaign

To increase safety-belt use and help reduce drunken driving, UW-Eau Claire Police have mobilized for the statewide "Booze and Belts" campaign from Dec. 12-20.

"Deaths and injuries in traffic crashes are especially tragic for families this time of year, so our officers will be out in force during the 'Booze and Belts' mobilization looking for unbuckled and impaired motorists," said Sgt. Joel Field of the
UW-Eau Claire Police.

High-visibility law enforcement mobilizations, like "Booze and Belts," are helping save lives and reduce injuries.

In the past 10 years, fatalities from alcohol-related crashes dropped from 348 in 2003 to 185 in 2013, which is a 47 percent reduction. Injuries from alcohol-related crashes dropped from 6,445 in 2003 to 2,660 in 2013, which is a 59 percent reduction. In addition, seat belt use in Wisconsin is at an all-time high with nearly 85 percent of drivers and passengers buckling up, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

"We're making progress toward the goal of zero preventable traffic deaths in Wisconsin, but far too many people are still needlessly killed or injured in traffic crashes," Field said.

"We are striving for voluntary compliance with traffic laws, so we urge you to make the responsible decision to buckle up and drive sober. But if you make an irresponsible decision, we will stop you and we won’t give you a warning or a second chance."

The Center for Alcohol Studies and Education will support the "Booze and Belts" efforts with educational messages across campus reminding students that the holidays are a high-risk time for accidents involving an impaired driver.

CASE peer educators are working to spread the message to students that keeping yourself and friends safe is as easy as planning ahead, using a taxi or public transportation to get home, or calling a sober friend or family member for a ride.

At UW-Eau Claire, surveys indicate that most students make the right choice and avoid driving after drinking. In 2014, 15 percent of students reported driving after drinking in the past year.

For more information, contact Sgt. Joel Field at 715-836-2222 or fieldja@uwec.edu.

UW System travel policy updates

Important improvements will be implemented in the near future to ease the booking process, provide assistance and protections to travelers and ensure the best available rates and flight options for UW System-funded travel.

New improvements to Concur will be launched Jan. 5, 2015.  An overhaul of the user interface has made the application more intuitive and will make self-booking air, car and lodging easier, faster and more efficient. This will eliminate the need or perceived benefits of surfing commercial sites for better deals. Concur's mobile functionality has also been enhanced.

Use of Fox World Travel or Concur allows UW System travelers to receive the necessary level of protection and care, especially when travel disruptions or emergencies occur. Fox World Travel also has hired additional travel agents to serve UW System needs.

While improvements in the program and policy revisions will take effect Jan. 5, there is a transition period until July 1. After July 1, only travel booked through the travel program will be eligible for reimbursement. 

The policy will be live on the UW System travel portal website Dec. 22, and the new Fox World Travel/Concur website will be live Jan. 5.

More information is available on the updated UW System Travel Services document.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Flags to be flown at half-staff Dec. 7

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 Dec. 7, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. More information.

Upcoming ORSP programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host the following:

Grants Educational Series, 12:10-12:50 p.m., CETL, Old Library 1142:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Holidays from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation!

The UW-Eau Claire Foundation office will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1, and open regular business hours on Dec. 26, 29 30 and Jan. 2 from 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Donations to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation can be made online by clicking here. Online donations processed before midnight CST on Wednesday, Dec. 31, will be receipted as a 2014 gift. Please consult your tax adviser to determine the tax considerations of your donations.
Thank you to the alumni and friends who have played a special role in the success of UW-Eau Claire!

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. 26, 2014.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Donor to match young alumni donations to UW-Eau Claire Foundation

Donations made to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation by alumni from the last decade will be matched dollar for dollar through Dec. 31.

All gifts made online by graduates will be matched by an anonymous donor through the Dollars for Blugold Scholars fund. See how donations touch the lives of current students in a Thank You video.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Student recruitment and retention forums Nov. 13 and 20

As a continuation of campus budget discussions and because the ability to enroll and graduate students is central to our mission and critical to our future, Chancellor James Schmidt has invited faculty and staff to two forums on student recruitment and retention:
Each forum will include the presentation of practical ideas for what individuals and departments can do to assist our marketing, admissions and retention efforts, as well as time for questions and discussion.

Proposed new or revised graduate course offerings

The following courses have been proposed as new or revised graduate course offerings in the graduate curriculum.  If you have questions or objections, contact Dr. Margaret Cassidy at cassidml@uwec.edu or 836-3152 within 30 days of this notice, posted Nov. 17, 2014.

New Course Proposals
FREN 630 Environmental and Linguistic Diversity, 3 crs
GEOL 661 Applied Geophysics, 4 crs
HIST 796 Public History Thesis Practicum, 1-3 crs
WMNS 508 Topics in LGBTQ Studies, 3 crs

Revision of Existing Courses
CHEM 653 Biochemistry Laboratory, 2 crs (change of course components, when typically offered, and topical outline/timetable)
CJ 507 Small Group Communication, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
CJ 510 Communication Analysis, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
CJ 550 Human Resource Development, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
CJ 551 Strategic Event Planning, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
CJ 555 , 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
CJ 557 Professional Communication, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
CJ 606 Persuasion, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
ECON 555 Economic Development of the Third World, 3 crs (change of title and description)
ENGL 525 History of the English Language, 3 crs (change of catalog title, description, repeatability, and topical outline/timetable)
HIST 583 Development of Modern Africa, 3 crs (change of title and description)
MATH 650 Foundations of Actuarial Science, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
MATH 660 Contingent Payment Analysis, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
MATH 670 Mathematical Models for Financial Economics, 4 crs (change of prerequisites)
PSYC 525 Theories of Counseling, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
PSYC 533 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
PSYC 540 Personality Psychology, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
PSYC 546 Positive Psychology, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
PSYC 557 Ethics in Psychology, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
PSYC 572 Individual Differences and Behavior Genetics, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
PSYC 573 Evolutionary Psychology, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
PSYC 574 Cognitive Neuroscience, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
PSYC 576 Psychology of Perception, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
PSYC 579 Cognitive Psychology, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
PSYC 580 Introduction to Behavior Modification, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
PSYC 590 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
THEA 690 Theatre Arts Seminar, 1-3 crs (change of repeatability)

Deletion of Existing Courses
CJ 710 Speechwriting, 2 crs
MUSI 627 Symphonic Literature, 3 crs
MUSI 633 Nineteenth-Century Harmonic Practice, 3 crs

Friday, November 14, 2014

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. 14, 2014.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fidelity consultant to be on campus Dec. 5

Fidelty consultant Paul Knigge will be available to share information with UW-Eau Claire staff members from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Oneida Room (320D) of Davies Center. Those interested are asked to bring relevant account statements or other documentation to help with specific questions. For more information or to make an individual appointment, call 800-642-7131 or visit getguidance.fidelity.com. More information.
 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Blugold women's basketball to honor faculty, staff during Nov. 18 game

The Blugold women's basketball team will honor UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff during its Nov. 18 game against St. Mary's University. During the game, which starts at 8 p.m. in Zorn Arena, faculty and staff will be recognized and have a chance to win prizes. Each player also is personally inviting a faculty or staff member, who will receive a T-shirt and be introduced on the court at halftime.
For more information, contact Clare Hohman, UW-Eau Claire athletics, at hohmancm@uwec.edu or 715-836-3062.

Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program to offer individual appointments Nov. 17

UW-Eau Claire staff members are invited to sign up for individual appointments to learn about the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program. WDC representative Ben Genz will be available to meet with staff members from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Potawatomi Room (320C) of Davies Center. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Genz at ben.genz@greatwest.com or 877-457-9327.

Monday, November 10, 2014

UW System offers guidance on holiday displays

The UW System Office of General Counsel offers the following guidance on holiday displays on campus:

Display of Christmas Trees and Religious Holiday Symbols on Campus
As the holiday season approaches, questions naturally arise concerning the permissibility of displaying Christmas trees and other holiday decorations on campus.  The concern is that certain types of holiday and religious displays may violate constitutional restrictions respecting the separation of church and state.

This guidance is intended to clarify what types of holiday displays are permissible on university property, including in employee offices and cubicles. If further clarification is needed, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the General Counsel or your campus legal offices.

Christmas Trees
The display of Christmas trees on campus is generally permissible. Courts have recognized that Christmas trees have become simply a secular symbol associated with the winter holiday season.  All holiday displays must also be consistent with applicable fire and safety codes. For more information about what those codes require, contact your institution's safety or risk management office.  A list of safety and risk management contacts are available at: http://www.uwsa.edu/oslp/mastrlst.htm.

Nativity Scenes and Menorahs
The display of nativity scenes and menorahs has generally been upheld by courts against legal challenges if they appear as part of a larger display devoted to the celebration of pluralism and freedom, or are used to promote tolerance and respect for diverse customs. However, any holiday display with an overtly religious symbol (such as a nativity scene or a menorah) should include at least one other religious symbol from a different religious tradition. The legal validity of these displays is premised on the notion that they do not represent an endorsement of any particular religion or religion in general.

The university is not required, however, to display any particular symbol of a religious nature requested by students, staff or the public. For example, a public school's holiday display which included a menorah, crescent and star, Christmas trees and other holiday symbols was permissible, even though it did not include a nativity scene as requested by parents and religious leaders.

Messages Accompanying Displays
Any message that might accompany a holiday display should be secular. Courts have upheld messages that celebrate pluralism and liberty, and do not promote the observance of any religion.

Religious Symbols and Décor in Employee Offices and Cubicles
Displays of religious décor and symbols inside employees' offices and cubicles are generally permissible. In fact, prohibiting the display of religious decorations and symbols may be deemed an infringement on an employee's constitutional rights of free exercise of religion and free speech.  Under certain circumstances, however, restrictions on religious displays may be appropriate such as in the office of a high-ranking university official where the display may be interpreted as an endorsement by the university of a particular religion or religions.

Public Forums on Campus
If the campus has a public forum designated for free speech purposes available throughout the year, the university cannot restrict its use during the holiday season to prevent the display of holiday symbols or messages. Such actions have been deemed impermissible content-based restrictions on speech. However, university policies that reasonably limit use of public areas in time, place and manner still apply, including quiet hours during study and exam periods.

TIAA-CREF to offer investment counseling Nov. 12-13

TIAA-CREF graphicTIAA-CREF consultant Jim Soholt will be available to discuss financial matters with UW-Eau Claire employees Nov. 12 and 13 on campus. Register online or call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Inclement weather policy

With the impending arrival of winter weather, it's time to review UW-Eau Claire's practices in the event severe weather strikes.

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.

Inclement weather policy details:
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.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Curricular changes in College of Business

The following curricular changes were approved by the College of Business Curriculum Committee on Oct. 20, 2014. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Tim Vaughan, College of Business associate dean, at vaughats@uwec.edu or 715-836-4408. You also may contact the appropriate department directly: Dr. Raj Aroskar at aroskar@uwec.edu or 715-836-2315; or Dr. Kristy Lauver at lauverkj@uwec.edu or 715-836-4427.

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. 9, 2014.

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. 9, 2014.

Monday, October 27, 2014

T. Rowe Price to host webinar Nov. 3 and 6

UW System employees are invited to participate in a free, one-hour webinar titled "Another Way to Save: Roth Contributions" at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 3 — and 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6. T. Rowe Price is one of the investment companies in the UW System tax-sheltered annuity 403(b) program. Those interested in participating are asked to register online. For more information, call T. Rowe Price at 1-800-922-9945.

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 Oct. 27, 2014.

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. 27, 2014.

Host friends sought for international students

The Center for International Education at UW-Eau Claire invites Chippewa Valley community members to become host friends for international students. Host friends provide a three- to four-day home stay for international students before they move into their residence halls.

Host friends are accepted on a rolling basis and are given the choice as to whether or not they can accommodate new international students when they arrive. New international students arrive for both fall and spring semesters. Host friends currently are needed for the spring 2015 semester; home stay dates are Jan. 17-21.

To apply, please follow this link: https://uweauclaire.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_afw1gD08G4xRJNX

For more information, visit the Host Friend Program Web page or contact Sarah Vowels, community outreach/host friend coordinator, at vowelssj@uwec.edu or 715-836-4181.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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 Oct. 23, 2014.

Upcoming ORSP programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host the following presentations:

Faculty/Staff Forums, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), Old Library 1142:
Grants Educational Series, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Distance Education Classroom, OL 1132:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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. 22, 2014.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Condolences

Condolences to Dr. Marjorie Bottoms, professor emerita of nursing systems, whose husband, William Bottoms, passed away Oct. 13 in Chippewa Falls. Full obituary.

Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup now available for students, advisers

Learning and Technology Services and the Admissions Office have collaborated in creating the Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup system to be used by current and prospective students as well as academic advisers who wish to look up transfer equivalencies.

The new Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup complements the already-existing UW-Eau Claire Transfer Credit Wizard. Below are descriptions of both systems:
 
Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup
Use the reverse lookup to enter a UW-Eau Claire course and see which courses at other institutions transfer here as that equivalency. For example, enter UW-Eau Claire’s course ECON 103 to determine which courses at other institutions have an equivalent for that course. UW-La Crosse’s equivalent course is ECON 190. The Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup provides transfer equivalencies for in-state, out-of-state and international schools.

The reverse lookup can be helpful for currently enrolled UW-Eau Claire students who want to take a course at home during Summer Session or Winterim that will count toward UW-Eau Claire degree requirements.
 
Access the new Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup as follows:
Transfer Credit Wizard
Use the Transfer Credit Wizard to enter courses from another institution and see how they should transfer to UW-Eau Claire. The Transfer Credit Wizard provides transfer equivalencies for in-state, out-of-state and international schools.

The Transfer Credit Wizard can be helpful for prospective students to determine how courses at another institution should transfer to UW-Eau Claire.
 
Access the new Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup as follows:
Feedback and suggestions on the Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup are welcome. For information on scheduling a departmental tutorial, contact Katie Strope in the Admissions Office at hoeschkl@uwec.edu or 715-836-4194. For technical questions, contact Joey Bohl in the Admissions Office at gibbonje@uwec.edu or 715-836-2311.

'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' to be offered to faculty, staff

FranklinCovey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" training, based on Dr. Stephen Covey's best-selling book of the same title, will be made available to all interested UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff.

According to the FranklinCovey website, training participants learn to take initiative, balance priorities, improve interpersonal communication, increase creative collaboration and apply principles for achieving a balanced life.

The training will be led by the following facilitators affiliated with UW-Eau Claire:
  • Dr. Beth Hellwig, vice chancellor for student affairs
  • Dr. Joseph Abhold, dean of students
  • Dr. David Jones, professor of English and women's studies
  • Shelley Mather, chair, Classified Council, and university services program associate in nursing
  • Laura Manydeeds, learning and development/employee wellness coordinator, Human Resources
  • Jake Wrasse, Student Senate vice president
Those who might be interested in the "7 Habits" training are asked to complete a brief survey to help organizers gauge campus interest.
 
The Covey training will be offered through the UW-Eau Claire Chancellor's Office and Human Resources. For more information, contact Laura Manydeeds at 715-836-2514 or manydeel@uwec.edu.

Upcoming ORSP programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host the following presentations:

Faculty/Staff Forums, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), Old Library 1142:
Grants Educational Series, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Distance Education Classroom, OL 1132:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Francis "Frank" LaRock. LaRock, a UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management staff member from 1989-2009, passed away Aug. 5 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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. 15, 2014.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Stanley Ediger. Ediger, UW-Eau Claire senior lecturer emeritus of mathematics, passed away May 2 in Las Cruces, N.M. Among his survivors is his wife, Dr. Josephine Ingle, UW-Eau Claire professor emerita of mathematics. Full obituary.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Curricular changes in College of Business

The following curricular changes were approved by the College of Business Curriculum Committee on Sept. 15, 2014. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Tim Vaughan, College of Business associate dean, at vaughats@uwec.edu or 715-836-4408. You also may contact the appropriate department directly: information systems — Dr. Tony Keys at keysac@uwec.edu or 715-836-5910; management and marketing — Dr. Kristy Lauver at lauverkj@uwec.edu or 715-836-4427.

Senior receives Classified Staff Student Scholarship

Kendal Krouse, a UW-Eau Claire senior from Cadott, received the 2014-15 Classified Staff Student Scholarship.

Krouse, who is majoring in kinesiology with a minor in business administration, was nominated for the $700 scholarship by Nancy Amdahl, who works in Graduate Studies/Academic Affairs. Each year any classified staff member may nominate an eligible student for the award, and the recipient is randomly selected from the pool of nominees.

More information about the Classified Staff Student Scholarship is available online. For information about donating to the scholarship fund, contact Robin Leary, UW-Eau Claire Foundation, at 715-836-5630 or learyrj@uwec.edu

Photo caption: From left: Jessica Barnier, Classified Staff Funding Committee member; Kendal Krouse, scholarship recipient; and Nancy Amdahl, Graduate Studies/Academic Affairs.

Open forum on WiSys opportunities set for Oct. 16

Several representatives from the WiSys Technology Foundation, which provides research, patent and licensing support to the 11 comprehensive UW System campuses, will visit UW-Eau Claire Oct. 16. As part of the visit, Arjun Sanga, WiSys executive director, will present an open forum titled "WiSys Opportunities" from 10:15-11 a.m. in Room 3314 of Centennial Hall, with time after the presentation for individual conversations. Those who are interested in learning about WiSys-supported funding opportunities and support services are invited to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Mike Carney at carneymj@uwec.edu or 715-836-4353.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Upcoming ORSP programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host the following presentations:

Condolences

Condolences to the family of James Gullerud. Gullerud, associate professor emeritus of foreign languages, passed away Oct. 7. Full obituary.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chancellor to lead budget forums Oct. 15, 17

Chancellor James Schmidt will lead open forums for faculty and staff to discuss UW-Eau Claire's budget challenges during the following dates and times:
  • Wednesday, Oct. 15, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Woodland Theater, Davies Center
  • Friday, Oct. 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Woodland Theater, Davies Center
The forums will be live streamed for faculty and staff who cannot attend in person. For more information, contact the Chancellor's Office at 715-836-2327.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Flags to be flown at half-staff Oct. 11

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. 11, 2014. More information.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Approved changes in College of Business

In April 2014 the College of Business Curriculum Committee approved adding ACCT 435/635 to the list of electives for the accounting major. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Raz Aroskar, chair of the department of accounting and finance, at aroskar@uwec.edu or 715-836-2315; or Dr. Tim Vaughan, College of Business associate dean, at vaughats@uwec.edu or 715-836-4408.

Following is the update:

Sixty semester credits, including the BUSCORE (31 credits), plus:
Accounting Core Courses: Acct 301, Acct 314, Acct 404, Acct 302, Acct 321, Acct 460, Acct 313, Acct 401
  
Accounting Electives: Minimum of six credits from:         
Acct 305, Acct 417, Acct 430, Acct 405, Acct 420, Acct 444, Acct 410, Acct 423, Acct 449, Acct 415, Acct 425, Acct 435, Acct 450, Acct 495


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Authors Celebration set for Oct. 6

UW-Eau Claire will recognize the hard work 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. Oct. 6 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. More information.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Dr. Edna Hood. Hood, UW-Eau Claire professor emerita of English, passed away Sept. 8 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Friday, September 26, 2014

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 Sept. 26, 2014.

MAJOR: PHYSICS, Liberal Arts  Applied Physics Emphasis (Code 230-203)
FROM: Page 179 of the 2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog
TO: Delete "and Engl 305 or 308."

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Benefit enrollment and change period is Oct. 6-31; Benefits Fair set for Oct. 7

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. 6-31. Detailed benefit information about the annual benefit enrollment period will be provided at http://www.uwsa.edu/abe as it becomes available. 

The UW-Eau Claire Benefits Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Dakota Ballroom of Davies Center. Vendors will be available to share information and answer questions.

Benefits-related emails from "UWEC Human Resources" and "UW HR Administration" also will be arriving soon. For more information, call Human Resources at 715-836-2513 or visit the Human Resources website.

Upcoming ORSP events

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host the following presentations in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in Old Library 1142:

Faculty/Staff Forums

Monday, September 22, 2014

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 of Education and Human Sciences Curriculum Committee, at thorseca@uwec.edu or 715-836-2575 within 30 days of this notice, posted Sept. 22, 2014.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Campuswide emergency notification test set for Sept. 25

UW-Eau Claire will conduct a campuswide test of its emergency notification system between 9 and 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25.

The test will include the following notification methods:
  • a text message to cell phones that have been registered in the new cell phone notification system 
  • a pop-up message on all university-owned computers, including those in offices, labs and classrooms
  • an e-mail to all students, faculty and staff
  • an announcement on the UW-Eau Claire home page.
The test will help university officials determine how an alert will impact the campus and communication infrastructure. Following the test, faculty, staff and students will be asked to complete a brief Web survey to provide feedback regarding the emergency notification system.

UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students who have not yet subscribed to the emergency cell phone notification system are encouraged to do so before the campuswide test. See the Emergency Information Web page for information about how to subscribe.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Upcoming ORSP events

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host the following presentations in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in Old Library 1142:

Faculty/Staff Forums

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Condolences

Condolences to Jane Linstedt, University Centers, whose husband, James Linstedt, passed away Sept. 16 in Chippewa Falls. Full obituary.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Investment counseling to be offered Sept. 23-24

TIAA-CREF graphicTIAA-CREF consultant Jim Soholt will be available to discuss financial matters with UW-Eau Claire employees Sept. 23 and 24 in the Oneida Room (320D) of Davies Center. Register online or call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.

Monday, September 15, 2014

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 page of the UW System website.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Flags to be flown at half-staff Sept. 11

As directed by Gov. Scott Walker, the flag of the United States and of the state of Wisconsin will be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset Sept. 11 — Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. This will be done to honor and remember the individuals who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. More information.

Monday, September 8, 2014

McIntyre Library offers voter registration through Oct. 8

Individuals who must register to vote before the November election may register at McIntyre Library through Oct. 8. Voter registration is available at the library's reference desk from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. More information is available on the McIntyre Library voter registration page.

Monday, August 25, 2014

McIntyre Library tours to be offered Sept. 8-Oct. 2

McIntyre Library staff members will conduct 30-minute library tours Sept. 8-Oct. 2, briefly describing services, assistance and collections. Tour times are varied (see schedule below) and are designed to meet the needs of a variety of students. While the tours are student-focused, others also are welcome. Tours will begin in the 24-hour study area just outside the library entrance during the following days and times:
  • 5 p.m. Mondays
  • 3 p.m. Tuesdays
  • 10 a.m. Wednesdays
  • Noon Thursdays
For more information about the tours, call the library's Reference Desk at 715-836-3858 or email library.reference@uwec.edu. To schedule a library instruction session, contact your library liaison.

UW-Eau Claire to host American Mathematical Society meeting Sept. 20-21

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) Central Fall Sectional Meeting will be held Sept. 20-21 at UW-Eau Claire. The meeting is expected to bring 300-400 mathematicians from around the United States to campus.

The AMS, which helps further the interest of mathematical research and scholarship nationally and internationally, provides avenues by which to communicate and promote mathematical research, encourage math understanding and skills and support mathematical education at all levels.

For more information about the AMS meeting, contact Dr. Dandrielle Lewis, assistant professor of mathematics, at lewisdc@uwec.edu or 715-836-4821.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Eau Queer Film Festival set for Sept. 24-28

The Eau Queer Film Festival (EQFF) returns to UW-Eau Claire for its fifth year Sept. 24-28. The festival, which will be held in the Woodland Theater of Davies Center, offers audiences a wide cinematic range, from feature length comedies and dramas to documentaries and short films. All films and discussions are free and open to the public.

Founded by Ellen Mahaffy, associate professor of communication and journalism, and Pam Forman, associate professor of sociology, the festival stands out as one of a small group of university queer film festivals remaining in the U.S. The content of the EQFF is completely student driven. Students learn valuable skills in event planning and public relations — and use the power of cinema to build bridges between the UW-Eau Claire campus and local communities.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to consider listing the EQFF in their fall semester course syllabi.

For more information, contact Jerrika Christianson, EQFF director, at eqff@uwec.edu or 715-836-4762.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Parking changes beginning Aug. 18

As of Aug. 18, the parking stalls near the Haas Fine Arts and Phillips loading docks that previously were designated as "lights or flashers required" have been converted to "permit required" loading zone stalls. All stalls will now require loading zone permits; please watch for updated signage. For questions on obtaining a permit, contact the Parking Office at parking@uwec.edu.
  

Monday, August 18, 2014

UW-Eau Claire Blugold Breakfast, opening meeting set for Aug. 26

Chancellor James Schmidt has invited all UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff to attend the all-employee Blugold Breakfast and academic year opening meeting Aug. 26 in the Ojibwe Grand Ballroom of Davies Center.

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.

During his state-of-the-university address at the opening meeting, Schmidt will discuss faculty and staff shared goals for the year. He also will present the annual faculty and staff excellence awards.

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. 26).

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.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Open forums set for director of Advising and New Student Initiatives candidates

Open forums have been scheduled for candidates for the position of director of Advising and New Student Initiatives at UW-Eau Claire. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the forums. Candidate curricula vitae and links to feedback forms will be available on the director of Advising and New Student Initiatives position Web page.

Following are the candidates and their open forum dates, times and locations:
  • Julia Diggins: Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2-3 p.m., Centennial Hall 2304
  • Andrew Cseter: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2-3 p.m., Centennial Hall 2304
  • Dr. Russel Potter: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2-3 p.m., Centennial Hall 2304
  • Randa Hodges: Friday, Aug. 22, 2-3 p.m., Centennial Hall 2304
The candidates will respond to the following prompt and answer questions:

UW-Eau Claire is putting renewed emphasis on increasing our four-year graduation rate, which means we have to retain students. At the same time, we want students to engage in high-impact practices and be prepared for getting a job or going to graduate school. How can advisers help with these goals? How would you go about working with faculty and professional advisers to make sure students graduate in a timely manner while still taking advantage of high-impact practices and meaningful academic experiences?

Note: The open forums will be recorded and posted online following each session. A link to the recordings will be available on the director of Advising and New Student Initiatives position Web page.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Condolences

Condolences to Gretchen Hutterli, College of Business, whose father, Conrad Hutterli, passed away Aug. 11 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Condolences

Condolences to Dr. George Stecher, physics and astronomy, whose wife, Kay Stecher, passed away July 15 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Monday, July 14, 2014

On-campus writing retreat set for Aug. 4-8

The UW-Eau Claire Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) is offering an on-campus writing retreat from Aug. 4-8 for faculty, staff and administrators. The retreat will be held in the CWE in McIntyre Library 2003A from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9:30 a.m.-noon Friday.

The retreat will provide a quiet space on campus for participants to establish an individual workspace and write among other focused, productive faculty and staff. Participants should bring all materials needed for their projects (including laptops and data) and spread out at tables in the CWE. This is not an opportunity for research; in fact, the CWE recommends that participants turn off their phones, disconnect from WiFi and just focus on writing and revising. This is not a workshop, although opportunities for individual support will be available during the retreat.

During the first morning, the group will convene and individuals will describe specific goals for the day. Participants will write until lunch and then break to eat and socialize. At the end of the day, participants will reflect on their progress and report to the group. Resources on writing and individual afternoon consultations with CWE director Dr. Alan Benson (who will be writing as well), will be available. At the end of the week, individuals will report, reflect, celebrate their accomplishments and devise ways to sustain productivity beyond the retreat.

Register online by July 31. Registration is limited to 30 participants.

For more information, contact Dr. Alan Benson, CWE director, at bensonat@uwec.edu.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Finalists for university budget and resource planning director position to interview on campus

Finalists for the position of university budget and resource planning director at UW-Eau Claire have been invited to interview on campus. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the finalists' open forums.

The finalists and the dates of their open forums are as follows:
  • Michael Baer: July 8, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Council Oak Room (260), Davies Center.
  • Kristen Hendrickson: July 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Ho-Chunk Room (320E), Davies Center.
More information about the position and finalists as well as links to feedback forms are available online.

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Dr. Rodney Johnson. Johnson, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of education and former dean of university's School of Education, passed away June 8 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Call for 'Meals with Honors' presenters

UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff are invited to present a topic and lead a discussion for the University Honors Program's "Meals with Honors" series during the 2014-15 academic year. "Meals with Honors" provide 15-20 interested Honors Program students with an opportunity to learn from faculty and academic staff on a wide range of topics through presentation and discussion over a meal.

Breakfasts are typically held Tuesday or Wednesday mornings from 7-7:50 a.m., and include coffee, juices and baked goods. Lunches and dinners usually feature pizza or sandwiches, with lunch held from noon-12:50 p.m. Dinners can begin anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.

If you are interested in presenting, please email the information requested in the form below to Pam Golden at goldenp@uwec.edu. If you are unsure of specific times or dates, please indicate your preferences for presenting: time of year; at breakfast, lunch or dinner; and which day(s) are best for you.

For more information, contact Dr. Jeff Vahlbusch, Honors Program director, at vahlbujb@uwec.edu or 715-836-4490.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Temporary parking changes in Phillips lot

From June 23-July 31, 2014, a portion of student S-permit parking in UW-Eau Claire's Phillips lot also will be open to faculty and staff with F permits. The temporary conversion involves 34 stalls in the southeast corner of the lot; new signage reflecting the change is in place. Hours of enforcement will remain unchanged. For more information, contact Becky Shannon, parking coordinator, at shannora@uwec.edu or 715-836-2726.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Chancellor seeks nominations for two university commissions

Chancellor Schmidt is seeking nominations for service on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and the Chancellor's Diversity Advisory Commission (CDAC). If you are interested in serving on either of these commissions, please email a short statement of interest to Teresa O'Halloran at ohallote@uwec.edu.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Cleo Powers. Powers, UW-Eau Claire associate professor emerita of library services, passed away May 22 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Flags to be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day, May 26

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has directed that the flag of the United States and the flag of the state of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state May 26 in honor of Memorial Day. More information.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

'Grant Writing: Secrets of Success' set for May 29

Miner
Jeremy Miner, ORSP director of grants and contracts, will present "Grant Writing: Secrets of Success" from 9 a.m.-noon May 29 in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in Old Library 1142.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Flags to be flown at half-staff May 19

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has directed that the flag of the United States and the flag of the state of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state May 19 as a mark of respect for Sgt. Heidi Lynn Ruh of the U.S. Army, who lost her life May 9 while serving her country in Kosovo. More information.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Flags to be flown at half-staff May 13

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has directed that the flag of the United States and the flag of the state of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state May 13 as a mark of respect for former Wisconsin Gov. Patrick Lucey, who passed away May 10. More information.

Proposed new or revised graduate course offerings

The following courses have been proposed as new or revised graduate course offerings in 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 May 12, 2014.

New Course Proposals
BIOL 515 Reproductive Physiology, 3 crs
CJ 700 Communicating to Lead in Health Organizations, 3 crs
CJ 707 Group/Team Communication-Healthcare Contexts, 3 crs
CJ 714 Communication and Health Policy, 3 crs
CJ 752 Leading Organizational Change, 3 crs
CJ 774 Health Campaigns and Population Health, 3 crs

Revision of Existing Courses
AIS 644 Theory and Methodologies in American Indian Studies, 3 crs (change of enrollment restriction)
BIOL 506 Infectious Disease Ecology, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
BIOL 561 Biology of Microorganisms, 5 crs (change of prerequisites)
BIOL 580 Endocrinology, 4 crs (change of prerequisites)
CHEM 653 Biochemistry Laboratory I, 3 crs (change of Catalog title)
CJ 614 Mass Media Law, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
ENGL 609 Grant Proposal Writing, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
ENGL 655 Seminar in Scientific and Technical Communication, 3 crs (change of Catalog title, Catalog description, prerequisites, and enrollment restriction)
GEOG 536 Geospatial Field Methods, 3 crs (change of enrollment restriction)
MATH 524 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory, 4 crs (change of Catalog description)
MATH 535 Introduction to Point-Set Topology, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
MATH 551 Numerical Analysis I, 3 crs (change of prerequisites)
MATH 651 Teaching Mathematics with Technology, 3 crs (change of credit restriction)
PSYC 575 Physiological Psychology, 3 crs (change of title, Catalog description, when typically offered, prerequisites, and course content timetable/outline)
WMNS 535 Transnational/Global Feminisms, 3 crs (change of Catalog description)

Flags to be flown at half-staff May 15

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has directed that the flag of the United States and the flag of the state of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the state May 15 as a mark of respect for peace officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. More information.

New website design to launch at start of fall semester

Mockup of what a portion of the newly redesigned UW-Eau Claire home page will look like as of late August, as viewed on a desktop computer and a smartphone.
A redesign of the UW-Eau Claire website is underway, with goals to (1) more effectively provide relevant information to the university's key audiences and (2) through the use of responsive design, make the university's Web pages more accessible on newer digital devices, like tablets and smartphones. The redesign is being conducted in conjunction with the recent launch of UW-Eau Claire's new brand, The Power of AND.

The Web redesign project is led by a team of staff from Learning and Technology Services and Integrated Marketing and Communications, in collaboration with units and departments across campus as their areas of the website are redesigned. CommonSpot will continue to be the software used to support UW-Eau Claire's website.

A noticeable change for faculty and staff will be the revised focus of the university's home page.

"Our home page will take on a recruitment focus, its primary purpose being to get our prospective students to the information they need to learn more about us and apply to attend," said MJ Brukardt, director of marketing, communication and strategic planning. "Meanwhile, other key audiences, including faculty and staff, current students, alumni and donors, and business and community, will have customized home pages of their own -- easily accessible from the home page -- that will contain information of specific relevance to them."

The university's top-level Web pages and several pilot department websites will launch in the new branded format in late August. Following that, LTS and IMC will continue working with departments across campus to convert their websites to the new design. The goal is to have all department and unit websites converted to the new design within 18 months.

In addition to the website redesign, LTS is leading Web improvement projects over the summer related to the relocation of faculty and staff "people" pages and updating Web forms.

Additional details about the university website redesign process and other Web improvement projects is available on the LTS website.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Investment counseling to be offered June 3-4

A TIAA-CREF consultant will be available to discuss financial matters with UW-Eau Claire employees during the following dates and times:
  • June 3, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., McIntyre Library Study Room 3013
  • June 4, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., McIntyre Library Study Room 3013
Schedule an appointment online or by calling 1-800-732-8353. More information.

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Charlotte B. Hubert. Hubert, UW-Eau Claire associate professor emerita of music, passed away May 3 in Eau Claire.

She was a member of the UW-Eau Claire faculty from 1952 to 1983, teaching courses in music education, string techniques, class piano and eurhythmics, and directing the University Bellringers. She also taught at the former Campus Elementary School.

Funeral services are pending. Friends and family may offer condolences and find funeral details when available online.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spring and summer utility outages announced

This spring's planned steam outage will occur from 6 p.m. May 17 through 4 p.m. May 27. As a result, hot water will not be available on campus, except in the following locations: Ade Olson addition, all hall directors' apartments, Brewer Hall, Chancellors Hall, Crest Wellness Center, Haas Fine Arts Center (isolated areas), Hibbard Hall, Human Sciences and Services Building, McIntyre Library, Murray Hall, Nursing Building, Phillips Hall, Thomas Hall and Zorn Arena.

This summer's planned electrical outage will begin at 7 a.m. May 18 and will last for approximately eight hours. The following buildings will be affected: McIntyre Library, Old Library, Putnam Hall and Thomas Hall. McIntyre Library has generator power for emergency use. Thomas Hall has minimal emergency generator power and Putnam Hall has none. Because the central chiller that serves the lower campus chilled water distribution system is in the library, all buildings on lower campus (except Haas Fine Arts Center and Human Sciences and Services) will be without air conditioning during this outage as well.

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, May 5, 2014

Reception to honor retiring employees, those reaching career milestones set for May 7

UW-Eau Claire's Service Recognition and Retirement Reception will be held from 3-5 p.m. May 7 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 list of faculty and staff to be honored.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Classified staff election results available online

From April 16-23 elections were held for classified staff committees as outlined in the classified staff bylaws. Election results are now available online.

Finalists for athletics director position to interview on campus

Finalists for the position of director of intercollegiate athletics at UW-Eau Claire have been invited to interview on campus.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the finalists' open forums.

The finalists and the dates of their open forums are as follows:
  • Rick Goeb: 10:45-11:45 a.m. Monday, May 5, in the Ho-Chunk Room, Davies Center.
  • Charles Gross: 10:45-11:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, in the Menominee Room, Davies Center 320F
  • Dan Schumacher: 2:45-3:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in the Menominee Room, Davies Center 320F
  • Robin Baker: 10:45-11:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, in the Menominee Room, Davies Center 320F
More information about the position and finalists and links to feedback forms are available online.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Faculty/academic staff spring meeting minutes available online

The draft minutes of the April 22, 2014, UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff spring meeting now are available for review. As per the Faculty and Academic Staff Rules and Procedures, the minutes will be presented to the University Senate for approval at the May 6, 2014, meeting. For more information, contact Tanya Kenney, University Senate, at 715-836-3419 or kenneytk@uwec.edu.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Condolences

Condolences to the family of Tina Emerson. Emerson, a clinical instructor in UW-Eau Claire's College of Nursing and Health Sciences, passed away April 20 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.