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STUDENT RESEARCH JOURNAL DEBUTS


By Malisa Hyland
UW-RF University Communications

OCT. 7, 2005--Students at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls now have a way to publish original works in a new research journal created by the Society for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (SURSCA).

Endeavor is an online academic journal for student creative writing, art work, scholarly analysis and research articles. Published twice a year, it is a venue for students to share and view original work of scholarly merit.

"It is a way for students to develop new knowledge and present it to the world," said William Campbell, director of grants and research at UW-River Falls and associate editor for Endeavor. "Publishing your work is the final stage of a research project."

To gain acceptance into the publication, students must submit their work online at the Web site. After submission deadlines, work is reviewed by faculty and edited to fit the requirements of Endeavor. Editorial policies and a style guide are posted on the Web site.

 "The work must be high quality and worthwhile," Campbell said.

The debut issue featured two research articles by students, including "The Hosoya Index, Lucas Numbers and QSPR," by Tina Westerberg of Prescott, Kevin Dawson of Kaukauna and Chemistry Professor Kevin McLaughlin and "Using Geographic Information Systems to Determine Potential Bald Eagle Nesting Sites in Washington County, Minnesota," by Zachary Nelson of River Falls. Geography Professor Charles Rader was Nelson's advisor.

"We can definitely publish more than two articles per issue, and we hope to do so," said Campbell.

Endeavor's editorial staff will be issuing a call for submissions for its next issue, which will be published later this year. All interested students can their work.

"I believe that Endeavor serves a very important role on this campus where students can work to create a well written, high quality manuscripts, submit that manuscript for critical review, and see their final work published and held up to the campus as a significant achievement," said David Rusterholz, chemistry professor and associate editor of Endeavor.

In addition to Endeavor, the UW-RF SURSCA also holds an annual UW-RF Research, Scholarly and Creative Day and participates in a RSCA day sponsored by the UW System. SURSCA is also hosting a "Gala Evening of RSCA" on Nov. 10, which will include displays of scholarship and creative activities by UW-RF students.

For more information about Endeavor, visit www.uwrf.edu/endeavor or contact William Campbell at wm.e.campbell@uwrf.edu or 715-425-3195.

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