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Letter from Provost 2014

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

LaneEarnsThank you for taking the time to examine the third 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 Student Titan Employment Program (STEP) intern that profile exceptional teacher/scholars at UW Oshkosh. The print version is accompanied by podcasts that are made available on the websites of the Office of Grants and Faculty Development and Beyond Classroom Walls. The magazine also includes 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.Endeavors Cover 2014

I hope that you continue to 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 helps give the university community as a whole the opportunity to extend the recognition that our faculty and staff deserve.

Please enjoy your copy of Endeavors and take the time to learn more about our extraordinary faculty and staff through their profiles and professional achievements. 

In closing, I would like to thank Susan Surendonk of the Office of Grants and Faculty Development, the staff 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.