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2013 Endeavors Letter from Provost

This is the welcome letter from Lane R. Earns that appears in the inaugural issue of Endeavors, the new faculty scholarship magazine at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

A Letter from Lane R. Earns, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh


Welcome to the second issue of Endeavors, a magazine dedicated to recognizing the professional accomplishments of the faculty and instructional academic staff at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The magazine has grown out of efforts led by the Provost’s Office and the Office of Grants and Faculty Development to showcase the exceptional work being conducted by faculty and staff across our campus.

The recognition of our faculty and staff occurs in two parts each year: the first takes place in the fall with the University Scholarship Recognition Luncheon. This event, which included presentations by four faculty members, was once again well attended by members of the university community.

The second part of our recognition occurs each spring term, with the annual publication of Endeavors. It features stories by Grace Lim and her journalism students that profile exceptional teacher/scholars at UW Oshkosh. The print version will be accompanied by podcasts that will be made available on the Office of Grants and Faculty Development and Beyond Classroom Walls websites. The magazine will also include information about faculty and instructional academic staff publications, artwork, exhibitions and performances, professional presentations, fellowships, grants and awards, and professional appointments/elections in disciplinary organizations.

I hope that you enjoy the magazine and that it helps focus positive attention on the wide range of high quality professional activities undertaken on a regular basis by our faculty and staff. Sometimes the magnitude of these endeavors can get lost in the day-to-day bustle of life at the university, but, hopefully, seeing the impressive accomplishments of our colleagues together in one place will help give the university community as a whole the opportunity to extend the recognition that our faculty and staff deserve.Endeavors 2013 mag cover

Please take time to look through Endeavors and learn more about our extraordinary faculty and staff through their profiles and professional achievements. In closing, I would like to thank Linda Freed (retired) and Susan Surendonk of the Office of Grants and Faculty Development, Shawn McAfee of the University’s Learning Technologies, and Grace Lim for their considerable efforts in making the magazine the quality product that it has become. 

Thank you, and congratulations to all of the faculty and staff members who are deservedly featured in these pages.