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For the Record

January 26, 2005


Free ESL classes offered
The English as a Second Language Program is offering free English communication classes to adult nonstudent members of the university community: visiting scholars, spouses and their families; and Madison residents who are non-native speakers of English who are interested in improving their English. Current students enrolled at UW–Madison are not eligible for these classes. These free classes will be taught by teachers-in-training enrolled in English 335 (ESL Techniques and Materials) under the supervision of the English 335 instructor. Classes will be on campus and will begin the week of Feb. 7 and continue through April. If interested, fill out a form in the ESL office, 5134 Helen C. White Hall, or e-mail Apply by Monday, Jan. 31.

Funding available for teaching tools
The Division of Information Technology is offering awards of $750 plus consultation for any instructors who would like to use two teaching tools created by its Engage program.

QuizImage helps instructors quickly and easily create interactive images. ConceptTutor lets instructors write short learning activities that help their students better understand critical concepts. The tools will be available beginning Feb. 1. More information about these tools and the Engage program can be found at Faculty and instructional staff interested in using with these tools should contact the Engage program at or call 262-5667.

Awards and Fellowships

Teaching Academy seeks nominations
The UW Teaching Academy is seeking nominations to select scholar-teachers as fellows in the Teaching Academy at UW–Madison. Nominees may be any member of the faculty or academic staff involved in teaching and should be concerned about teaching and enriching the learning environment on campus. The academy particularly welcomes individuals who have demonstrated excellence through classroom innovation, program development, grant funding, publications, presentations or committee work related to teaching or learning.

Fellows in the Teaching Academy will participate in a spirited forum for discussion, debate and enhancement of teaching. Individuals are encouraged to nominate themselves as well as their colleagues. The deadline for submitting nominations is Feb. 25. For more information and nomination materials, visit the Teaching Academy Web site at

Call for fellow nominations
The Wisconsin Academy is accepting nominations for fellows through Feb. 15. Nomination guidelines and materials are available at the Web site,

Fellows are selected for their qualities of judgment, perceptiveness and breadth of knowledge of how literature, art and science contribute to the cultural life and welfare of our state. Their careers are marked by a high order of discovery; technological accomplishments; creative productivity in literature, poetry or the fine or practical arts; historical analysis; legal or judicial interpretation; or philosophical thinking. They must also have had significant involvement with the state of Wisconsin, whether by working here, living here or having their achievements affect the intellectual and/or cultural life of our state. The fellows program represents the highest level of recognition conferred by the Wisconsin Academy. Fellows serve as advisers and contributors to academy projects. Up to five Fellows are selected each year.

Fellows will be announced by the end of March, with a reception to be held in Madison this summer. For more information, contact Gail Kohl, director of development, at 263-1692, ext. 14, or e-mail

Nominations sought for Letters and Science Academic Staff Awards
Five College of Letters and Science Academic Staff Excellence Awards will recognize the contributions of the L&S academic staff members in three categories. They are: Early Career Award, Mid-Career Achievement Award and the Judith S. Craig Distinguished Service Award. There will be two additional awards to be made in the Early Career or Mid-Career categories. Nominations will be accepted from any member of the university community and are due to the Dean’s Office on Friday, Feb. 4.

For more information, visit or e-mail Lisa Jansen at or Gloria Mari Beffa at

Grants Foreign Language and Area Studies
Global Studies will again offer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships, provided by the Title VI program of the U.S. Department of Education. The awards are intended to improve language and international studies education in the United States.

Fellowships pay the cost of tuition and a living stipend. Students from outside the College of Letters and Science are especially encouraged to apply. Global Studies provides FLAS fellowships for the study of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. Graduate students in the professional schools may also use their fellowship for the study of French or Spanish, provided their studies specialize on international or global issues. Deadline for applications is Feb. 7.

Application materials may be downloaded at or picked up in 301 Ingraham Hall.

Scott Kloeck-Jenson grants
Global Studies seeks applicants for the Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Internship Grants and Predissertation Travel Grants. Offered in memory of UW–Madison doctoral candidate Scott Kloeck-Jenson, the internship grants provide approximately $2,500 to allow students to spend at least 10 weeks during the summer working on social justice issues outside of the United States. Predissertation Travel grants provide $1,000 of support for students exploring prospective dissertation research topics. Graduate students in all departments are eligible for these awards. The deadline for applications is Feb. 18.

For more information visit, call Global Studies at 265-2631 or email