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For the Record

October 5, 2004


Creative Arts Awards Call for Applications
The Arts Institute is accepting applications and nominations due Nov. 1 for the following awards:

  • Faculty Research
  • Arts Institute Creative Arts Award
  • The Emily Mead Baldwin-Bascom Professorship in the Creative Arts
  • Faculty and Staff Outreach
  • Joyce J. and Gerald A. Bartell Award in the Arts
  • Graduate Student Achievement
  • David and Edith Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts
  • Undergraduate Student Achievement
  • Lyman S.V. Judson and Ellen Mackechnie Judson Student Award in the Creative Arts

Information about these awards, including eligibility, stipends and application procedures may be found at Obtain hard copies of the call for proposals by e-mailing Ken Chraca at Questions should be sent to Tino Balio at

WAA Seeks Award Nominations
The Wisconsin Alumni Association seeks nominations for awards that honor professional achievement, civic leadership and service to UW–Madison. The Distinguished Alumni Awards, WAA’s highest honor, are given to graduates whose achievements and service demonstrate the ideals of the university.

The Distinguished Young Alumni Award celebrates the achievements of an outstanding alumnus or alumna younger than 40. Special consideration will be given to those who demonstrate unusual initiative by starting a new service project, business or other original endeavor. Honorees will receive their awards in Madison on Friday, May 6, 2005.

Find nomination forms at The deadline is Friday, Oct. 15.

Call for Woman of Color Nominations
Each UW System chancellor has been asked to identify an outstanding woman of color for the 10th annual Woman of Color award. Bernice Durand, associate vice chancellor for diversity and climate, will chair an ad hoc committee to review nominations and recommend an outstanding woman of color to Chancellor John Wiley. You may nominate a woman of color faculty member, staff member, student or someone from the community whose work on campus has had a positive effect on women of color, and who meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Created positive changes at UW–Madison for women of color.
  • Advocated for women, particularly women of color.
  • Rallied diverse forces to advance the agenda of women, particularly women of color.
  • Worked in the areas of women’s studies scholarship and activism to improve the status of and climate for women, particularly women of color.
  • Demonstrated an understanding of the interplay of family, community and culture in the lives of women of color.

Send nominations to Bernice Durand at by Friday, Oct. 29. Nominations should include nominee’s name, title (Dr., Ms., Rev.), role (faculty, staff, student, community member), address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address. Include a one-page summary of the nominee’s contributions to diversity and women’s studies scholarship and activism.

UW System will honor the awardees April 15-16, 2005, at the Pyle Center. Information:


Academic Staff Professional Development Grants
All UW–Madison academic staff with at least a 50 percent appointment can compete for 2004-2005 Academic Staff Professional Development Grants Part II for conferences, training or other professional development projects that occur between Jan. 1, 2005, and June 30, 2005. Proposals should focus on training and/or retraining to improve the academic staff members’ effectiveness in their current roles. A lower priority will be given to proposals designed to enhance the staff member’s ability to compete for other positions.

The program’s objectives are individual professional development, improved program quality, improved institutional effectiveness and/or design for diversity. The funds can be used to send an individual to training or to bring a trainer to campus for work with a group of academic staff.

This program is sponsored and administered by UW–Madison, and half of the funding for individual projects comes from the staff member’s department.

Applications must be submitted to department chairs or directors by Oct. 15. Academic staff with split appointments have to secure the endorsement of each employing unit. Applications that have been approved by department chairs/directors will be forwarded to the dean’s/director’s office and then to the Office of Human Resources.

Application instructions are at Contact Pam Bauman, Office of Human Resources, pbauman@bascom. or 263-2511, for more information.

Applications due to:

Department Chair/Director: Oct. 15

Dean/Director: Oct. 22

Office of Human Resources: Oct. 29
(166 Bascom Hall)

Call for Feminist Scholars’ Fellowship
The Women’s Studies Research Center announces its 2005-2006 competition for the Feminist Scholars’ Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to provide UW–Madison faculty a full-time research appointment for one semester (Fall 2005 or Spring 2006). The Research Center will finance a lecturer replacement if necessary in the scholar’s home department.

Eligibility: Tenured faculty engaged in feminist research.

Requirements: The fellow must remain in residence at UW–Madison for the semester and make a presentation near the end of the resident semester and participate in the activities of the Women’s Studies Program and Research Center.

Application guidelines: Applications should include a five-page, double-spaced proposal, a curriculum vita and a letter from his/her department chair indicating the department is willing to release the colleague from teaching responsibilities for the semester. Applicants should indicate the semester for which they are requesting the fellowship. Applicants should also indicate how they intend to participate in the Women’s Studies Program and Research Center activities. Submit applications to the Women’s Studies Research Center, 108 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706. The application deadline is Dec. 15. The award will be announced Jan. 15, 2005.

Criteria for selection: The significance, originality and innovation of the proposal; the potential contribution of the proposed research to feminist scholarship; and the applicant’s scholarly record.

For additional information call 263-2053 or e-mail