For the Record
WAA to offer football package to bowl game
Though an official football bowl invitation won’t be made until after regular season play is completed, the Wisconsin Alumni Association is already planning the official UW athletic tour package that will be available as soon as a bowl bid is announced. Badger travelers can get the most current information about upcoming bowl tour possibilities by visiting www.uwalumni.com/bowltours or by calling the bowl hotline at 1-866-373-5073. Fans also can sign up for priority e-mail or fax alert as soon as details become available. WAA will be open for walk-in bowl tour sales at 650 N. Lake St. beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22.
WAA tour packages will feature round-trip charter air service, accommodations at the official UW tour hotels, round-trip transfers, special bowl game souvenirs, a UW Band concert/pep rally, the pre-game Badger Huddle and more. Football ticket inquiries should be directed to the UW Athletic Ticket Office. Donors to Wisconsin Athletics will receive priority for bowl tickets. Contact the Badger Fund or Athletic Ticket Office for more information.
For more information about WAA’s athletic travel, visit www.uwalumni.com/athletics.
Continuing Studies offers trip to Spain
The Division of Continuing Studies is offering an educational travel program to Spain Jan. 4-14. The tour is led by two natives of Spain: Antonion Noguera, who teaches Spanish classes in continuing studies, and Araceli Alonson, who teaches anthropology and women’s studies at UW–Madison. The program, “The Spanish route of Picasso,” focuses on the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. The tour is scheduled to include a visit to Malaga, where the artist was born; Barcelona, where he completed the Academy of Fine Arts; and Madrid, where Picasso did further study. Participants will visit the extensive collections of Picasso paintings in these three cities as well as the places that strongly influenced the artist’s personality. The program costs $2,973 and is open to everyone. The price includes transportation in a luxury motor coach, daily breakfasts, some lunches and dinners, tours, and instruction in basic Spanish for travelers. For more information, call Noguera at 262-5929, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or view the itinerary at www.dcs.wisc.edu/lsa/travel/Spanish.htm.
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)
The safety of all members of our campus community is a high priority at UW–Madison. The university and the state and federal governments want you to know the following important information is available from the Offices of the Dean of Students’ Web site at www.wisc.edu/students/facstaff_resource.htm. Click the information for Campus Safety.
The icon links directly to 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); and
- 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.
Online short courses offered
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,
Joyce S. Steward memorial tribute
A memorial service will be held for Professor Emerita Joyce S. Steward at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, in 7191 Helen C. White Hall. Steward was a faculty member in the Department of English from 1966 until her retirement in 1982. She was creator and director of the Writing Lab from 1969-1982. Steward also held other positions as an English teacher at West High School and LaFollette High School. Steward passed away on Oct. 3 in Ellensburg, Wash.
Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowships available
Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowships, sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the Morgridge Center for Public Service, support innovative projects involving undergraduate students, faculty/instructional academic staff and community organizations. Students receive three academic credits and up to $3,000 ($5,000 for group projects) depending on project length. The supervising faculty/instructional staff member and the participating community organization each receive $1,000 ($500 for summer only projects) to support the project. Applications are available now for proposals for work that would be done during the 2005-06 academic year. Projects may begin as early as the summer of 2005.
Project areas include, but are not limited to, community development; health-related issues; the arts; economic development; education; environmental issues; criminal justice and poverty/hunger issues. They can take place anywhere in the world. Students with at least sophomore standing may submit a project proposal. They must maintain undergraduate status throughout the project.
Community organizations eligible to serve as partners in these projects include private nonprofit organizations, government agencies, the K-12 school system and relevant business and trade organizations.
Applications and brochures are available at the Associate Vice Chancellor’s Office, 117 Bascom Hall, and at the Morgridge Center, Room 154 in the Red Gym. More specific information, the application and instructions are also available online at http://www.morgridge.wisc.edu/wif.html. The deadline for 2005-06 proposals is Feb. 18.
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 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.
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 email@example.com.
Sea Grant call for proposals for 2006-08
The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program is inviting proposals for the next two-year grant period that begins March 1, 2006. The process involves two steps:
- Prospective principal investigators must submit a preproposal by Dec. 13, the guidelines for which can be viewed at http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/funding/FundingInfo/grantopps.asp
- Potential principal investigators whose preproposals are accepted will be invited to submit a full proposal, which will be due May 2. Notification of awards will be made in mid-November.
All Sea Grant project funds are awarded via a highly competitive process involving peer reviews and the recommendations of external advisory panels. Presently, the four highest-priority program areas are aquatic invasive species, aquaculture, biotechnology and digital Great Lakes/geospatial technologies. The program is especially interested in receiving proposals from female, minority and new faculty.
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