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For the Record

October 19, 2004


Classified Staff Child Care Scholarships Available
The Office of Child Care and Family Resources has child care scholarships available for children of UW–Madison classified staff.

The Classified Staff Scholarship was initiated in 2003 to assist with the critical needs of classified staff in affording high-quality child care. Employees who demonstrate a high need for additional financial support for regulated child care (center or individual) should apply by Nov. 5. A subcommittee of the University Child Care Committee will review applications received for the scholarships. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded by Dec. 15 for use this academic year. For more information, or to receive an application, go to the campus child care Web site at or contact Lynn Edlefson, Office of Child Care and Family Resources, at 262-9715. Individuals interested in making a personal contribution can contact Connie L. Wilson at 263-5707 or

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 on the Arts Institute Web site at Obtain hard copies of the call for proposals by e-mailing Ken Chraca, Arts Institute administrator, at Questions should be sent to Tino Balio, Arts Institute interim executive director, at

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 D. Wiley. 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:

  • She has created positive changes at UW–Madison for women of color, for example, by developing innovative curricula, securing significant grants or mentoring women of color.
  • She has advocated for women, particularly women of color.
  • She has consistently demonstrated the ability to rally diverse forces to advance the agenda of women, particularly women of color.
  • Her work in the areas of women’s studies scholarship and activism has served to improve the status of and climate for women, particularly women of color.
  • She has 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., etc.), 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 with reference to one or more of the above criteria.

UW System will recognize and honor the awardees from all UW campuses and communities at the 29th Annual Conference of the UW System Women’s Studies Consortium on April 15-16, 2005, at the Pyle Center. More information about the conference and call for proposals can be found at

Online Short Courses
These six-week courses begin every month. Choose from the following categories: computer usage including digital photography and computer programming, languages, writing and publishing, entertainment, industry careers, grant writing and nonprofit management, business planning and entrepreneurial courses, sales and marketing, accounting, family and personal enrichment, art, history, psychology, literature, math, philosophy, science, law and legal careers, and courses for teaching professionals.

Course demonstration at Six-week courses start at $79. Information: 265-5221,


Grants Available for Returning Adult Students
Adults who are considering returning to UW–Madison in January have until Nov. 1 to apply for grants. Grants support up to five credits for undergraduates and nondegree students and up to three credits for graduate students. Recipients are selected based on financial need, clearly expressed educational goals and a significant interruption in formal education. For more information, contact the Adult and Student Services Center at 263-6960, e-mail or visit

Vilas Travel Grants for Current Dissertators/Final-Year MFA Students
The Graduate Student Collaborative has 2004-2005 Vilas Travel Fellowships for UW–Madison dissertators and final-year MFA students. Ten awards of $1,500 will be granted for international travel and nearly 200 awards of $600 will be granted for either domestic or international travel. Grants can help cover travel to conferences or for research purposes. Applications must be received before Friday, Oct. 29. Awards will be announced by Nov. 24.

The application has both online and paper components and consists of a one-page statement and summary of spending, academic transcripts and a letter of support from the student’s adviser. Visit the GSC Web site for more information and the application:

Travel must occur between Sept. 1, 2004, and Aug. 31, 2005. Priority will be given to those who have never received a Vilas Travel award. For more information, e-mail after visiting the Web site.

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 center will finance a lecturer replacement if necessary in the scholar’s home department to cover the applicant’s teaching responsibilities.

Eligibility: Tenured faculty engaged in feminist research.

Requirements: The fellow must remain in residence at UW–Madison for the semester. He or she will be expected to 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. Applications should be submitted 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.

Additional information: Please call the Women’s Studies Research Center at 263-2053 or e-mail

Scholarships available for studying in Scandinavia
The Brittingham Viking Organization is accepting applications for two scholarships to the Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark, and two for the International Summer School in Oslo, Norway, for summer 2005. Students will travel throughout Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, and live with Scandinavians who attended UW–Madison. Tuition, room and board at the relevant school, and a travel stipend are included in the scholarship. Applications are due on Nov. 1, 2004, and are available online at The scholarships are open to any current student who will be returning to Madison in fall 2005 to attend classes or for employment.