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For the Record

March 1, 2006

School of Business offers scholarships to UW–Madison employees

The School of Business is offering two merit scholarships to UW–Madison employees for the Evening MBA program for fall 2006. The scholarships will cover 50 percent of the total tuition over the three years of the program. The Evening MBA program is a part-time MBA program designed for working professionals. The deadline for submitting an application for the program and the scholarships is April 1. For more information on the Evening MBA program visit For more information on the scholarships, contact Linda Uitvlugt at

Cabinet 99 Award — Call for Nominations

The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) is calling for nominations for the 2006 Cabinet 99 Recognition Award. This award, which is open to all UW–Madison women faculty and academic staff, carries a $10,000 stipend. Jo Handelsman, dean Robin Douthitt, associate vice chancellor Bernice Durand and Molly Carnes are past recipients. This award was created by Cabinet 99, WAA’s women’s advocacy group, to honor the achievements of outstanding UW–Madison female faculty and academic staff. The 2006 Cabinet 99 Recognition Award will be presented in conjunction with the Cabinet 99 symposium on Nov. 3. The recipient will be named at the end of July. The criteria are:

  • Outstanding contribution to the university in one or more areas — teaching, outreach, service or research;
  • Commitment to promoting excellence and to increasing opportunities for women in the university and community; and
  • Reputation for leadership, tenacity, risktaking and courage.

The award selection committee will include faculty, academic staff and alumnae. Nomination packets for this award are due at the Wisconsin Alumni Association, 650 N. Lake St., by Friday, April 7. For more information, contact Niki Denison at 262-8171.

Recent Advances of Physical-Chemical Phenomena of Pharmaceutical Interest: A Symposium Honoring George Zografi

An important element of the drug development process is the preformulation and formulation of drugs into stable and functioning pharmaceutical dosage forms. Consistent with the career-long research interests of George Zografi, this symposium will be concerned with the physical chemistry underlying the stability and use of small organic molecules, proteins and phospholipids in pharmaceutical products, with the goal of ultimately attaining molecular-level understanding and predictability. In the morning, attention will be devoted to small molecules and those factors that govern important physical phenomena, such as aqueous solubility and crystallization under various conditions of processing, storage and use.

In the afternoon, attention will be given to local thermodynamic and kinetic factors that play a major role in the physical and chemical stability of small molecules, proteins and phospholipid bilayers and monolayers as they are exposed to various process conditions. The symposium is Saturday, June 10, 2006, in Alumni Hall, Health Sciences Learning Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. Advance registration is required, but the symposium is free; see the online registration Web site at, which will be active at the beginning of March.

Nominations of Candidates and applications for dean of students

Interim provost Virginia Sapiro has appointed the undersigned as a search and screen committee for the position of dean of students at UW–Madison. We invite you to nominate individuals or to apply for this position.

At UW–Madison, the dean of students serves as the chief student affairs officer, reporting to the chancellor through the provost and the vice chancellor for academic affairs. The dean serves as a member of senior leadership groups, including the Deans’ Council, and is the campus spokesperson on student affairs. As an advocate for student needs, the dean has a leadership role in fostering the creation and maintenance of a multicultural and diverse institution that honors and celebrates diversity and encourages the success of all students.

The university relies on the dean and the staff in the Offices of the Dean of Students (ODOS) to advance policies and programs aimed at positive student development, to oversee and work with all campus-wide student services and to provide urgent response and problem solving services to students and to other staff and faculty working with students. The dean also plays a crucial role in the integration of academic and student affairs on campus.

Requirements: The successful candidate should have at least seven years of progressively responsible administrative experience in student affairs or a related area, including some administrative experience in a large, complex university. A master’s degree is required; Ph.D. preferred.

Qualifications: Major qualifications include a demonstrated ability to respond to students’ needs effectively and compassionately and advocate for their interests in the context of the larger university mission and institutional goals; work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of cultural, personal and social orientations; and lead organizations through conflict resolution.

Successful candidates will demonstrate an understanding of current issues in student development and student service provision; excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to serve as a public spokesperson for the university; the ability to develop constructive collaborative working relationships across the university; and a deep commitment to shared governance with faculty, staff and students. Successful candidates will have the ability to face challenges with a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

For more information about the position and details on the application process, please view the full position vacancy listing found at and the Web page for prospective candidates for this position at

Applications and nominations must be received by March 17 to ensure consideration. Later applications and nominations may also be considered if the search is not officially closed. Candidates should send one hard copy and one digital copy of a current resume or curriculum vita and a cover letter that addresses how their strengths match the qualifications for the position, and what they see as challenges and opportunities of the position, as well as the names and addresses of five references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. The university is required to release the names of the finalists who will be interviewed by the chancellor and the provost.

Submit applications and nominations to:

Dean of Students Search and Screen Committee
c/o Colleen McCabe
University of Wisconsin–Madison
500 Lincoln Drive, Room 270
Madison, WI 53706
Fax: 265-7849

Members of the Search and Screen Committee: Stephanie Biese, Aaron Brower, Thomas Browne, Jo Ann Carr, Paul Evans, Katrina Flores (co-chair), Alberta Gloria, Bradley Hughes, Jennifer Knox, Kathleen Kuhnen, David Nelson (co-chair), Dylan Rath, Lynet Uttal, Mariamne Whatley.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.