“Above & Beyond” Foundation Report 2014 - 2015

 

Lauren Wentz (Biology) is the co-leader of the working group on Citizen Science and Population Monitoring that will be developing a national database for loon population monitoring; the working group is meeting at the North American Loon Symposium in October, and is coordinated by most closely affiliated with the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College in Ashland, WI.

Lauren Wentz (Biology) developed a new botany natural dyes laboratory exercise for her students.

Linda Tollefsrud (Psychology) published a column titled “Alternative Pathways: Building Community” in the 2013-14 Term 1 (Aug/Sep) version of the Rice Lake High School newsletter, The Informer. 

Linda Tollefsrud (Psychology & UW Colleges Institutional Review Board Coordinator) attended a day-long workshop – Focus on Informed Consent – sponsored by the Office on Human Research Protection in Madison, WI on July 8, 2014.

Linda Tollefsrud (Psychology & UW Colleges Institutional Review Board Coordinator) attended a Technology Boot Camp in Wausau, June 10-11, 2014.

Linda Tollefsrud (Psychology & UW Colleges Institutional Review Board Coordinator) has her first student enrolled in the Flexible Option version of Introduction to Psychology as of ___.

Linda Tollefsrud (Psychology & UW Colleges Institutional Review Board Coordinator) is undertaking a major revision of Developmental Psychology:  the Lifespan for UW Colleges Online.

Linda Tollefsrud (Psychology & UW Colleges Institutional Review Board Coordinator) attended Tools for Hot Topics (Monika Audette, Barron County Restorative Justice Programs) and Cultural Responsiveness in the Classroom (Rose VanVreede, Barron County Restorative Justice Programs) on campus, Friday September 12th.

Mary Hankins (English) coordinated Summer English Camp for students from our two Sister Cities, Miharu, Japan and Zamberk, Czech Republic,  July 26 – Aug 10, 2014.

Mary Hankins (English) was appointed UW – Barron County’s  International Programs Coordinator ( together with Co-Coordinator Lee Friederich.)   Facilitated the arrival and housing needs of 6 new Chinese International Students.  Launched a Community Connections program which links Rice Lake community members with UWBC International students for friendship and mentorships.

Mary Hankins (English) was the Access to Success Advisor, (through the UW Colleges’ PART grant) attended meetings and trainings in Hobsons RETAIN software.  Edited and drafted university communications to be sent through the newly launched Hobsons’ Retain System.

Mary Hankins (English) performed in two Red Barn plays: the musical Footloose and Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys.”

Mary Hankins (English) evaluated new student writing samples as part of the English Department’s Multiple Measures Writing Placement.  Also, along with fellow UWBC English Department members met and strategized with Joanne Giordanno, (Developmental Reading and Writing Coordinator- UW-Marathon) regarding the 2014 Fall Developmental Reading, Writing and Support courses.

Jessica Mongeon (Art) was interviewed about her artwork by the Fresh Paint Magazine website.

Catherine Currier (Library) was on a team of international reviewers for the “Library System Restructuring” at Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut and Byblos in Lebanon (and New York State).  The review took place 18 July through 24 July on site in Beirut and Byblos.