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For the record

October 18, 2006

Notice to all faculty and staff regarding safety information

(As required by the Jeanne Clery Act, The Drug Free Schools and Community Act and Wisconsin Statutes 36.11[22])

The safety of all members of the campus community is a high priority at UW–Madison. The university and the state and federal governments want it to be known that a wide range of important safety-related information is available from Click on “Campus Safety Report” to download a document containing the following:

  • The Annual Security Report, as required by the Clery Act;
  • Information on sexual assault and sexual harassment, as required by Wisconsin Statute 36.11(22);
  • Information on alcohol and other drugs, as required by the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.

Specific information available in the document includes:

  • Alcohol and substance abuse information, prevention and education programs;
  • Crime prevention tips and safety programs;
  • Crime reporting policies and procedures;
  • Crime statistics from the last three years;
  • Laws and campus policies governing alcohol and controlled substances;
  • Nondiscrimination and harassment policy and reporting procedures;
  • Sexual assault prevention, response and victim-assistance services;
  • Sexual assault reporting procedures and annual statistics; and
  • Other safety and health protection resources.

Printed copies of the information can be downloaded as PDF files directly from the Web, or can be requested from the Offices of the Dean of Students at 263-5700, 75 Bascom Hall.

Creative arts awards

The Arts Institute is now accepting applications and nominations for the following awards:

Arts Faculty Research

Arts Institute Creative Arts Award in the areas of art, communication arts, creative writing, dance, environment, textile and design, music composition and performance, and theater and drama.

The Emily Mead Baldwin-Bascom Professorship in the Creative Arts has two awards available, in the areas of art, communication arts, dance, environment, textile and design, music composition and performance, and theater and drama.

Applicants, if eligible, may be considered for both the Creative Arts and Baldwin-Bascom Professorship with one application (12 copies) and one set of supporting materials.

Arts Faculty and Staff Outreach

  • Joyce J. and Gerald A. Bartell Award in the Arts
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Student Achievement in the Arts
  • David and Edith Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts
  • Lyman S.V. Judson and Ellen Mackechnie Judson Student Awards in the Creative Arts; one undergraduate award and one graduate student award

Information about these awards is at

Hard copies of the call may be obtained by contacting Ken Chraca at

The deadline for applications is Nov. 8. Questions should be sent to Susan C. Cook at

Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee call for proposals

The Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee is soliciting proposals for special projects taking place in the 2007-08 academic year.

Knapp grants are usually in the range of $500 to $5,000. According to the terms of the original bequest, the committee favors projects that cross departmental lines and have an impact on the educational and cultural life of the university community, particularly projects that benefit undergraduate students. Knapp funds are not often used for purposes that can and should be supported elsewhere, such as from regular grants or research funding, from fees charged for performances, or from the regular university budget. The committee is not inclined to support exhibitions or lectures because other campus committees have them as a central funding target. The committee encourages registered student organizations to apply, but departmental/program co-sponsorship is required.

A list of funding requests from last year’s call for proposals is available online at or by contacting the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty at 262-3956 or 133 Bascom Hall.

How to apply for funds:

  1. This fall, the Knapp Committee will consider applications for projects taking place during the next (2007-08) academic year. The deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 20. Submit six copies of the application to: Knapp Committee, 133 Bascom Hall. Funds are limited.
  2. The committee has already distributed awards for the current (2006-07) academic year. However, in circumstances that necessitate special opportunities, the committee will consider applications for projects occurring in the spring semester of the current academic year.
  3. The committee will notify all applicants of its decision by the end of the fall semester (mid-December).

In your application, be as brief and straightforward as possible. A complete application will include the following items:

  1. A cover letter from the department chair or person principally responsible for the project;
  2. A description of the project that answers the following questions:
    • What is the basic plan of the proposed project?
    • Why is this an important project and how will it reach members of the university community?
    • How will it enrich its intended audience, especially undergraduate students?
    • Who is involved?
    • Which university departments or programs will participate in the project?
    • Is this a new project or one that the Knapp Bequest or other university sources have supported in the past?
    • Will other funding sources be expected to share costs?
  3. The budget page and a statement indicating when funds will be needed. Identify all project expenses and list all sources of funding, pending and already awarded. Requests to fund the purchase of large equipment must be justified. If the project involves the purchase of food, be aware that the Knapp Committee will not generally fund this type of expense without compelling justification. Each proposal should address the question of how the project would be affected if the Knapp request and/or other requests were denied or reduced in amount. If attempts to obtain other support have already been made and denied, please include this information in a cover letter or elsewhere in the proposal;
  4. A brief vitae (not more than one page) of the director of the project;
  5. Two or three letters of support, including one from the department or program chair if different from the project director as identified above.

For questions, contact Kenneth Sytsma at 262-4490 or, or Joe Farrenkopf at 262-3956 or

Collaborative Health Sciences Program Request for Proposals

The School of Medicine and Public Health Medical Education and Research Committee (MERC) of the Wisconsin Partnership Program announces the availability of grants through the Collaborative Health Sciences Program (CHSP).

The CHSP was developed to support novel ideas and new approaches to research and education that will benefit the health of the people of Wisconsin. CHSP awards will be up to $300,000 to be spent during two or three years.

The CHSP requires collaboration. Collaborators may be within the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) or in other UW–Madison schools or colleges, UW System campuses, the Medical College of Wisconsin or state agencies. However, the principal investigator must be a SMPH associate professor or professor, or a senior or distinguished scientist. Interested parties outside of the SMPH are encouraged to contact eligible SMPH faculty or academic staff regarding collaboration.

The complete application is available at In addition, MERC will host an information session at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, in Room 1335 of the Health Sciences Learning Center.

Letters of Intent are due Nov. 10 and applications are due Jan. 3. For more information, visit, or e-mail

Lectures Committee solicitation for 2006–07 lectures

The Lectures Committee is soliciting applications for support of public lectures to be held during the 2006-07 academic year.

Potential applicants should read the document “Policies and Guidelines for Requesting Lectures Committee Support.” To be considered by the committee, applications must conform to specifications in this document and must be submitted on current (2006-07) forms. Access this document and the support request form at or call 262-3956 to request paper copies.

The committee reviews new applications once each month. Applications are due by the 15th day of the month. Refer to the schedule below to determine the time period for submitting a new request:

If the date of
your proposed lecture
occurs in:
Submit your application:
January 2007 any time prior to Nov. 15, 2006
February 2007 any time prior to Dec. 15, 2006
March 2007 any time prior to Jan. 16, 2007
April 2007 any time prior to Feb. 15, 2007
May 2007 any time prior to March 15, 2007
June 2007 any time prior to April 16, 2007

Applicants should submit requests as early as possible to ensure funding availability.

Contact Joe Farrenkopf at farrenkopf@bascom. or 262-3956 for more information.

Annual Undergraduate Symposium: An opportunity for students

The Ninth Annual Undergraduate Symposium is a one-day forum designed to showcase undergraduate students’ creativity, achievement, talent, research and service-learning across all disciplines through oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibitions and performance. To learn more, visit

This year’s Undergraduate Symposium will be held Thursday, April 12. It is open to all UW–Madison students enrolled during the 2006-07 academic year, including those who graduate in December.

Students may present work they did at any time during the academic year, including in fall courses. Applications will be due in February at For more information, please contact Laurie Mayberry at 262-5246 or