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August 2008 - New Semester Welcome Edition

Welcome to the 2008-2009 academic year. The start of this year brings a period of change to UW-L. Kathleen Enz Finken begins her first academic year as provost; the new academic building planning is proceeding rapidly; the old sports complex is gone and a new track is under construction; and the searches for two deans are proceeding on schedule. It is an exciting time that brings many challenges and opportunities!

As we begin this exciting new academic year, there are several events that you may find beneficial. The first is the Chancellor's All-University Address and Picnic. The university address will provide important information, while the picnic will allow all of us to reconnect with colleagues and friends. This year's Conference on Teaching and Learning also provides an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues. The conference is titled "Achievement, Equity and Retention: Key Pedagogical Changes that Can Make a Real Difference in ANY College Classroom,” and features Dr. Craig E. Nelson, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Indiana University.

Useful Information For the New Academic Year

Promotion, Tenure and Career Progression

Congratulations to the faculty and instructional academic staff that were progressed to new titles and/or received tenure in the past year.

First Name

Last Name

Department

Progression to

Ahmed

Ali

Educational Studies

Tenured

Suzanne

Anglehart

Microbiology

Senior Lecturer

Jeffrey

Bryan

Chemistry

Tenured

Victoria

Calmes

Modern Languages

Promotion & Tenured

Joel

Chilsen

Marketing

Senior Lecturer

Kathleen

Dailey

ESL Institute

Lecturer

Scott

Doberstein

Exercise & Sports Science

Senior Lecturer

Deborah

Dougherty

Health Professions

Clinical Associate Professor

Tammy

Fisher

Music

Tenured

Cordial

Gillette

Exercise & Sports Science

Senior Lecturer

Kerrie

Hoar

Biology

Senior Lecturer

Michael

Hoffman

Microbiology

Professor

David

Howard

Biology

Professor

John

Jax

Library

Tenured

Elizabeth

Knowles

Economics

Senior Lecturer

Thomas 

Kuffel

Management

Professor

Darlene

Lake

Modern Languages

Associate Professor

Timothy

McAndrews

Sociology & Archaeology

Professor

Robin

McCannon

Health Professions

Clinical Associate Professor

Jennifer

Miskowski

Biology

Professor

Dianne

Morrison

Finance

Senior Lecturer

James

Peirce

Mathematics

Associate Professor

Lori

Peterson

Exercise & Sports Science

Senior Lecturer

Karyn

Quinn

Music

Senior Lecturer

Keely

Rees

Health Education & Health Promotion

Tenured

David

Reineke

Mathematics

Professor

Diane

Sewell

Microbiology

Clinical Associate Professor

Karen

Skemp‐Arlt

Exercise & Sport Science

Tenured

Joseph

van Oss

Communication Studies

Lecturer

Kenneth

Winter

Accountancy

Professor

Marcie

Wycoff‐Horn

Health Education & Health Promotion

Tenured

Mao

Zheng

Computer Science

Tenured

For information and calendar deadlines for instructional academic staff career progression and faculty tenure and promotion, see the following links:

Grant Opportunities

A flier listing UW-La Crosse and UW System grant and professional development opportunities is being distributed via campus mail. The flyer can also be accessed at:

Other grant opportunity resources can be found at:

UW System Advising Workshop

The Wisconsin Academic Advising Association (WACADA) Annual Conference is Friday September 19, 2008 in the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus. For more information and to register, visit http://wacada.org/uwrfconference.html.

The UW System Pre-Conference is on Thursday, September 18, 2008 in the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus. The pre-conference, including afternoon sessions and lunch is free! Registration deadline is September 5. You may attend the one-day pre-conference only, or you may also register to attend the WACADA 2008 Conference (see above link for details). Pre-conference sessions are designed for UW System attendees and will include one workshop and six breakout sessions (see program).


This newsletter is provided in the spirit of on-going communication. It is for informational purposes only and does not represent official policy statements or administrative positions.