Foundation Grants

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

June 13, 1997

UW-River Falls Foundation Awards $41,740 In Grants

The UW-River Falls Foundation has made $41,740 in funding available to 22 faculty members who submitted grant requests in 1997.

An additional $5,000 is also made available annually to the University by the Foundation to fund grants for improving classroom instruction.

The grants are used to supplement classroom, research or administrative needs that cannot be funded because of insufficient state tax dollar allocations.

1997 grant recipients by name, department, description of the request, and the amount of award are:

LeAnne Olson Huntrods, College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences; fax machine for the Agriculture Science Hall; $700.

Martha R. Crawmer, mathematics/computer systems; graphing calculator overhead projector units; $1,624.

David Heberlein, art; film dryer to be used by photography and printmaking students; $819.

Michael Padgett, art; to update software programs not found on computers in the University labs; $890.

Kathryn Ernie and Pamela Katzman, mathematics/ computer systems; QuikTime movies for the computer; $900.

Bernice Ficek-Swenson, art; hydraulic jack lift table; $900.

Davida J. Alperin, political science; to bring speakers from different racial, ethnic, and social communities to enhance students' understanding of those groups, and to purchase video materials; $1,306.

Christina D. Baum, Davee Library; two personal computers, one video imager, and one personal computer display unit for the vision impaired; $7,722.

Brian R. Smith, plant and earth science; straw spreader; $2,550.

Terry Ferriss, plant & earth science; personal computer, updating software in eight Priva Maximizers; $5,714.

Samuel F. Huffman, plant & earth science; Power Mac 6360 upgrade; $814.

Barbara Rebhuhn, psychology; assessment materials; $2,700.

Stanley Schraufnagle, agricultural economics; partial funding to replace laptop computer; $1,000.

Terry Brown, English; Teaching Literature in Context: A grant to purchase maps; $1,300.

Kim Mogen, biology; three mobile plant stands; $1,535.

Lou Greub, plant & earth science; partial funding to attend the American Society of Agronomy annual meeting as national chair of Div. C-3, Crop Ecology, Production and Management; $980.

Lisa K. Reavill, Academic Success Center; faculty member to attend the National Academic Advising Association's summer institute in Madison, and to purchase a comprehensive advisor training program, "Academic Advising for Student Success and Retention;" $3,157.

Faye Perkins, health & human performance; to purchase interactive computer software for Health Education 360, Methods and Materials in Health Education; $1,000.

Katrina Larson, College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences; promotional video and a new header for display; $2,635.

Karen Klyczek, biology; two computer software packages that facilitate collaborative learning and problem solving; $1,885.

John Shepherd, physics; digital camera; $849.

Larry Baumann, animal & food science; Pentium 200 Mhz computer (total cost of $2,750; $2,000 available from another source); $750.

The faculty grants program is made available through the unrestricted gifts given by alumni and other friends of the University.

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