Congratulations are in order for Andrew Kersten, professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, who has been named UW-Green Bay’s Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies. Kersten will succeed Tim Sewall and begin his new duties July 1. Kersten has a long and distinguished career with the University, where he has taught since 1997. For more on Kersten and his new role, see our full news release at: http://blog.uwgb.edu/inside/index.php/log-news/headlines/01/06/kersten-provost-academic-affairs-director-of-graduate-studies/
Congratulations, Prof. Kersten!
Prof. J. Vincent Lowery
(Humanistic Studies and History) recently published an essay titled “Preparing the Next Generation for Massive Resistance: The Historical Pageantry of the Children of the Confederacy, 1866-1965” in Children and Youth During the Civil War Era
(New York University Press, 2012), a collection of essays edited by James Marten, Marquette University professor and chair of the history department. Lowery’s essay examines the ways that southern white youths who participated in the C of C were inculcated with memories of the Civil War by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to “protect” the children from the “corrupting” influences of Communism, integrationism, and youth culture and, perhaps more significantly, to prepare them to continue to defend a peculiar “southern way of life” according to the standard set by their Confederate ancestors once their own time came to take the battlefield. For more information on the volume visit http://nyupress.org/books/book-details.aspx?bookId=5393
Congratulations, Prof. Lowery!
Craig Lockard, professor emeritus of history and Social Change and Development, was recently interviewed about his book, Southeast Asia in World History (Oxford University Press, 2009), for podcasting on the New Books Network. The site’s editor writes, “As Craig Lockard so convincingly demonstrates, this region was shaped by, and in turn gave much to, the rest of the world.” For the post and podcast, visit
From UWGB’s Log e-news:
WPR’s Labor Day series features Kersten
Wisconsin Public Radio on Friday (Sept. 2) aired a Labor Day series story on the fallout from Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious move to curb collective bargaining in Wisconsin — a move some see as reenergizing labor unions statewide. Prof. Andrew Kersten (Democracy and Justice Studies) offered a historical perspective on progressivism and the labor movement in Wisconsin, saying the initial intent of labor laws and collective bargaining was to avoid mass protests of the type seen in Madison earlier this year.
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Kersten is also scheduled to speak at a panel presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 7) at the UW-Marathon college campus in Wausau, at a forum observing the 100th anniversary of workers compensation in Wisconsin, which was a first-in-the-nation milestone. (Wausau Insurance wrote the first policy, in September 1911.) For more on the event, “Lessons Learned from a Century of Workers’ Compensation,” click http://crcwausau.com/crcwausau-presents/2011-09/
Perhaps you noticed the flax plot in front of Theatre Hall over the summer? The plot was sponsored by a Research Council grant to Professor Heidi Sherman, and it represents a collaboration between Sherman and Professor Alison Gates (Art and Women & Gender Studies). Assisted by students Alicia Engstrom and Travis Willer, Sherman and Gates planted and harvested the flax over the summer. They recently began processing the flax, and ultimately they plan to weave the fibers into cloth. This year-long project is part of Prof. Sherman’s research on flax and linen in medieval Russia. For more details, see this blog post, and contact Professor Sherman or Gates if you’d like to get involved!
Professor Andrew Kersten has published a new book, The Battle for Wisconsin: Scott Walker and the Attack on the Progressive Tradition. The title is available as a 99-cent e-book from several sources. Click here for more information.
Professor Andrew Kersten’s recent book, CLARENCE DARROW: American Iconoclast (Hill & Wang), made the “Editor’s Choice” list of the New York Times on July 15. Congratulations Prof. Kersten!
To read the article, click here.
Great article, Professor Kersten!
From the UWGB LOG news: Award-winning UW-Green Bay Prof. Andrew Kersten has a national cable television shot Saturday (June 4) as part of C-SPAN2’s Book TV programming. The network will be broadcasting live from the 2011 Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest. The network will carry seven different author talks/panel discussions during the day. Kersten will cap the lineup with his segment, at about 4 p.m. CDT, on his new book, Clarence Darrow: An American Iconoclast, a full-length biography that document the famous lawyer’s influence beyond politics and the courtroom.
Click here to learn more about the event.
Andy Kersten, Professor of Social Change and Development (History) has received this year’s Instructional Development Council’s student nominated teaching award. Students nominated 28 UWGB faculty and each year the award is given to one experienced teacher, in this case Andy, and one teacher beginning his or her teaching career.
Congratulations, Professor Kersten!