Friday, December 19, 2014


Dr. John Thurston (emeritus) has had his book, titled "The Thurstonian Theory of Life: There, but for the Mindless Whims of Chance, Go I," published. The book was edited by Jennifer Geiss and is available on and at The Local Store, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire. View related Volume One article. (Photo by Emily Albrent, Volume One)

Monday, December 15, 2014


Dr. Dominique Thévenin (emerita) had her book review of "Le cas Eduard Einstein" by Laurent Seksik published in The French Review, Vol. 88, No. 2, December 2014.

Monday, December 8, 2014


Dr. Joel Pace was a featured speaker in the University of Colorado Boulder's 18th and 19th-Century Reading Group's Lecture Series. On Nov. 20 he presented "'Borne Back Ceaselessly into the Past': Mapping Memory in Wheatley, Wordsworth and the Black Atlantic," and on Nov. 21 he taught a graduate seminar that connected the previous evening's lecture to the poetry of Coleridge. Pace also has been elected to the board of Fitzgerald in St. Paul, a nonprofit organization dedicated to "interpreting Fitzgerald's history in St. Paul, Minn., and surrounding areas, and to educating the public about Fitzgerald and providing educational resources to foster understanding of his history and written works."


Dr. Bob Nowlan and alumnus Zach Finch '03 discussed their book, "Directory of World Cinema: Scotland," (Intellect Publishing Company/University of Chicago Press, December 2014) in an interview with Al Ross on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Spectrum West" that aired Dec. 4 and 5.

Learning and Technology Services

Photo by Shane Opatz
Shane Opatz had his photo, at left, depicting a snowy Eau Claire scene, featured in the Dec. 4 USA Today piece "Winter is coming: The 52 coldest cities in America." Eau Claire came in at No. 11.

Friday, December 5, 2014


Dr. Tarique Niazi was interviewed for the front-page feature story "Malala: Books vs. Bullets," on Nobel-laureate Malala Yousafzai in the November/December issue of Networking Magazine. Niazi described Yousafzai as "Daughter Theresa" of Pakistan, who turned her grief into a global movement for children without education.

Monday, December 1, 2014


Dr. Kaishan Kong, assistant professor of Chinese, was invited to speak on a panel titled "Strategies for Increasing Effectiveness with Students from Brazil, China and the Middle East" at the MinneTESOL/MELEd conference Nov. 15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She also presented "Chinese Language and Culture Learning in Study Abroad Context" at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo Nov. 22 in San Antonio, Texas.

Monday, November 24, 2014


Several UW-Eau Claire faculty members from the department of languages presented at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo Nov. 21-23 in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Anne Hlas (Spanish) presented "Student Teachers and Technology: Personal and Pedagogical Uses and Beliefs" with Kelly Conroy (Western Kentucky University). Dr. Martina Lindseth (German) and Dr. Josh Brown (German) presented "Keeping Students on Task: How to Facilitate Meaningful Cultural Exchange."

Music and Theatre Arts

Dr. Dale B. Taylor (emeritus) presented "Alive Outside: Reconnecting Music, Mind and Memory" at the Oakwood Village University Woods campus Nov. 11 in Madison. Taylor serves on the advisory board of the Wisconsin Music & Memory Initiative and provides a scientific explanation for the positive changes observed in otherwise low-functioning elderly residents while listening to personalized musical selections via iPods.


Bruce Taylor (emeritus) had his essay "On a Double Reverse Sonnet" and poem "Love's Bluff" published in "Local Ground(s): Midwest Poetics, Selected Prose, Verse Wisconsin 2009-2014," which was published in November 2014. Taylor's essay and poem can be viewed online.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Women's and LGBTQ Resource Center

Christopher Jorgenson recently received the NASPA: Region IV- East Innovative Program Award for his coordination of the 2014 Fire Ball at UW-Eau Claire. The award reflects the top student affairs program in Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin and parts of Canada.

The Fire Ball is a drag show and fundraiser that raises funds for the UW-Eau Claire LGBTQA Student Support Fund, which provides scholarships to LGBTQ students and allies who wish to pursue social justice experiences, education and activism when they would otherwise be financially unable to do so.

The 2015 Fire Ball is scheduled for Feb. 27 and 28 at UW-Eau Claire (location to be determined).