Provost's Digest - March 2010

Interim School of Education Director     
The Provost's Office is pleased to announce that Marcie Wycoff-Horn has agreed to act as Interim Director of the School of Education beginning August 15, 2010. Dr. Marcie Wycoff-Horn has served as the Interim Assistant Director for the School of Education at UW-L since July 1, 2009. She began her career at UW-L in 2002 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Education and Health Promotion. Since then, she has been in the role of the Undergraduate Program Director, and more recently also the Coordinator of Student Teachers in School Health Education. She received her M.S.Ed. and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Health Education.

Undergraduate Research Update
The Provost's Office welcomes Emily Jacobson as a full time member of our staff. She has provided support for the Provost’s Office on a limited basis over the past year, and she will now also be assisting with the Undergraduate Research endeavors on campus, including daily support of the grants program, event planning and coordination, and facilitating assessment. Emily previously worked in Public Affairs at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare in La Crosse where she assisted with a variety of communication and outreach materials. She has a BA in Communication Studies from Winona State University.

International Development Grant Fund Proposals Due April 1
International Development Fund grants applications are due to the provost's office on April 1, 2010. For more information about the grant program and for application guidelines please visit

Widening the Circle/Act 31 Teacher Education Symposium April 15-17th 2010
The La Crosse area Native American and Hmong communities have come together to develop the Widening the Circle/Act 31 Teacher Education Symposium on Indigenous issues. The symposium will be held on April 15-17, 2010 at the Lunda Center on the Western Wisconsin Technical College campus. The symposium is designed to follow traditional values in bringing people together to provide a culturally responsive model of multicultural and Indigenous education. It offers numerous opportunities for intensive professional development as well as optional graduate credit. Participants will learn about Native and Hmong cultures, contemporary and historical issues, sovereignty, Indigenous educational practices, and to become aware of biases and stereotypes. For more information, visit

AAC&U Call for Proposals for Meeting on Undergraduate Research: April 8, 2010
AAC&U's "Creativity, Inquiry, and Discovery: Undergraduate Research In and Across the Disciplines" conference is November 11-13, 2010 in Durham, North Carolina. The conference will showcase promising models of undergraduate research. Learn more about this conference and the call for proposals at