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Faculty, Staff Celebrate Achievements
By Molly Exner
UW-RF News Bureau
FEB. 25, 3005--The respected works of UW-River Falls' faculty and staff
were on display from Feb. 14 to 25 in the Harriet Barry Gallery in the
Chalmer Davee Library, to help celebrate their research, scholarship and
During the past year, nearly 100 UW-RF faculty and staff participated
in scholarly activities outside of their regular teaching and academic
duties. Approximately 40 projects were selected for the display.
The display included papers, journal articles, books, playbills, visual
art works and material pertinent to successful grant requests produced
by UW-RF faculty and staff.
All work was published, presented, displayed or funded during the 2004
calendar year and represents the achievements produced by faculty and
staff outside the classroom seeking to enrich the campus and the community.
The Chalmer Davee Library, the UW-RF office of the provost and the UW-RF
office of grants and research sponsored the third annual event.
Some highlights included art Professor Lynn Jermal's information on a
collaborative mural project, "The Life of the Middle-Schooler"
that was created by eight UW-RF art students and 40 middle-schoolers from
Hudson. John Heppen, a professor in the geography department, exhibited
his book reviews of geography texts published in several journals including
"Progress in Human Geography" and "Regional Studies."
College of Business and Economic Dean Barbara Nemecek provided information
on an upcoming entrepreneurship conference funded by an Excel Energy grant;
Professor Claire Kilian's journal articles and conference papers explored
business cases involving Ashley Automotive, the Bijani twins, and Zelte
USA. Professor Darryl Miller's ongoing historical look at stereotypes
of the elderly in television commercials was published in the International
Journal of Aging and Human Development.
Political Science Professor Suzy Roger's short fiction titled "Princess"
was published in "Women Behaving Badly," and Rachel Perry Evju,
of the Office of University Advancement, shared her choreography project
for "Letting Go," an award-winning dance number performed by
Helmer Dance Studios of Hudson and Beldenville.
Tim Buttles and Bonnie Walters, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental
Sciences professors who are married, co-authored an academic poster on
"A Deeper Understanding of Molecular Genetics."
Grants activities authored and administered by various faculty in the
College of Education and Professional Studies included the Western Wisconsin
Partnership and Upward Bound, funded by the U.S. Department of Education;
Better Teachers through PK-16 Partnerships and Developing Productive K-16
Partnerships funded by the UW System, as well as gathering and assessing
resiliency data for youth with disabilities funded by UW-RF Faculty Research
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:20 Central Daylight Time