First and Second Week Calendar
The first and second week calendar for second semester is available at http://www.uwlax.edu/Provost/pvchome/first_and_second.htm. If you would like to add an event, contact Karyn Cecele at email@example.com.
Dean Search and Screen Updates
Moving the dean positions in the College of Liberal Studies and the College of Science and Health out of interim status remains critical to our ongoing efforts to stabilize campus leadership. Therefore, despite the current budget challenges, we will continue to move forward with the searches. With the December 1 deadline for receipt of applications having come and gone, the committees are reading files, narrowing the pools and beginning phone interviews. Reference checks will be conducted over the next several weeks and both committees plan to have finalists identified at the start of Spring semester, with interviews to begin in early February.
Offices on the Move
In preparation for the new academic building, Wilder Hall will be vacated and many people and offices on campus will begin to relocate to new spaces either temporarily or permanently. Below is a list of the planned moves scheduled to take place over the semester break:
- Campus Climate is moving from 227 Graff Main Hall (GMH) to 147 Graff Main Hall.
- The provost, provost's staff (Karyn Cecele, Bill Cerbin and Bob Hoar), and Institutional Research (Teri Thill) will be moving from 145 Graff Main Hall to 227 GMH.
- Graduate Studies and Research and Sponsored Programs (VJ Agarwal, Amery Bodelson, Chandra Hawkins, Mike Kennedy, and graduate/undergraduate assistants) will remain in 145 Graff Main Hall.
- The Learning Center will relocate from Whitney Center to 256 and 257 Murphy Library.
- The Research Center for Cultural Diversity and Community Renewal (CDCR) will relocate from 270 Murphy Library to 335 Morris Hall.
- Student Support Services will relocate from Wilder Hall to 270 Murphy Library.
- The Reserve Officer Training Corps program (ROTC) will relocate from Wilder Hall to the lower level of Whitney Center.
- Residence Life will relocate from 213 Wilder Hall to 103 Whitney Center.
- Career Services and Academic Advising will move from Wilder Hall to the
lower level of Cartwright Center (the former bowling alley space).
- Counseling and Testing will move from Wilder Hall to 170 and 180 Morris
Hall. Note: This relocation will not occur the week following final exams at the end of the spring semester.
Recent Grant Awards
Faculty Development Grants Awarded Fall 2008
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- Improving Student Learning Outcomes Through the Use of Well-defined Learning Objectives—Elizabeth Knowles & Laurie Strangman, Economics
- Relational Turning Point Events and Their Outcomes in College Teacher-Student Relationships from Teachers' Perspectives—Tony Docan-Morgan, Communication Studies
- Teaching Innovations
- Revitalization of GenWeb Site to Fit Current Curricular Needs—Anne Galbraith, Nick Downey, Todd Weaver, Biology and Scott Cooper, Chemistry
- Voice Embedded Response: New Frontiers in Response Theory—Darci Thoune, English
- Professional Development
- APSA Conference on Teaching & Learning-Teaching Research Methods Track—Jocelyn D. Shadforth, Political Science
- Continuing Study of Korean Traditional Percussion Music Performance Repertoire—Soojin Kim Ritterling, Music
Faculty Research Grants Awarded Fall 2008
- A Case Study Examining the Impact of Therapeutic Recreation Programs for OEF/OIF Wounded Warriors on the Transitional Unit at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center—Patricia Ardovino, Recreational Management and Therapeutic Recreation
- A Novel Protein Regulates Division of Mitochondrial DNA in Trypanosoma brucei—Nicholas Downey, Biology
- Robert Herrick and Early Modern Sensation—Natalie Eschenbaum, English
- Detecting Single Photons of Light Using Semiconductor Quantum Dots—Eric Gansen, Physics
- International Food Aid, Identity, and Culture Change in a Rural Andean Community—Christine Hippert, Sociology and Archaeology
- Examining the Effects of Antiandrogenic Toxicants on Early Development, Sex Differentiation, and Reproductive Capacity of Zebrafish, King—Delores Heiden, Educational Studies
- Solid Phase Synthesis of Model Helical Peptide Antibiotics—Adrienne Loh, Chemistry
- Prehistoric Parotani Settlement Project 2009: The Spread of the Complex Society of Tiwanaku into Chochabamba, Bolivia—Timothy McAndrews, Sociology and Archaeology
- A Mathematical Model for the West Nile Virus: Incorporating Community Composition—James Peirce, Mathematics
- Using Molecular Data to Test Morphological Hypotheses of Relationships among the Land Snail Family Polygyridae—Kathryn Perez, Biology
- Assessing the Effects of Methylmercury Contamination on Populations of Walleye—Mark Sandheinrich, Biology
- Assessment of Autotrophic and Fungal Heterotrophic Nitrification in Freshwater Sediments—Eric Strauss, Biology
- Can Low-Dose Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Via the Skin Induce Antibodies Reactive with a Future Seasonal Influenza Strain and a Bird Flu Strain—Bernadette Taylor-Winfrey, Microbiology
- Botanical Form: Abstraction and Collaboration—Jennifer Terpstra, Art
- Search for Novel Antibacterial Agents from Black Walnut and Hickory Nut Hulls—Michael Winfrey, Microbiology
Online Course Development Grants Awarded Fall 2008
Faculty received funding to develop online versions of the following courses in the coming year:
- POL 211 Introduction to Public Administration—Jo Arney, Political Science and Public Administration
- ECO 120 Global Macroeconomics—Kathryn Birkeland, Economics
- NUT 200 Human Nutrition—Kate Fireovid, Biology
- EDS 402/502, Field Experience I for Early Childhood--Middle Childhood or Middle Childhood--Early Adolescence—Cherryl Frye, Educational Studies
- ENG 307 Writing for Management, Public Relations, and the Professions—Heather Jett, English
- POL 234 Comparative Political Systems—Cecilia Manrique, Politcal Science and Public Administration
- PSY 100 General Psychology—Betsy Morgan, Psychology
- ERS 100 Introduction to Minority Cultures in the United States—Sarah Shillinger, Ethnic and Racial Studies
- MGT 398 Total Quality Management—Andrew Stapleton, Management
- PSY 304 Abnormal Psychology—Casey Tobin, Psychology
- BIO 390 Latin and Greek Roots in Scientific Terminology—Tom Volk and Kerrie Hoar, Biology
- Leadership Studies (program development planning grant)—Scott Dickmeyer, Communication Studies
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