Mary Gichobi started on August 25, 2014, as an Assistant Professor, Education. Mary comes to UW-Green Bay from Ames, Iowa and the Iowa State University School of Education, where she worked as a lecturer and completed her PhD with an emphasis in mathematics education. She has been active with the National Association for Mathematics Teacher Educators. Her dissertation involved elementary pre-service teachers and their capacity to work with children in selecting and posing mathematical tasks. She earned a master’s from Iowa State and a bachelor’s for Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. Welcome Mary!
Rebecca Nesvet started on August 25, 2014, as an Assistant Professor, Humanistic Studies. Rebecca earned her PhD in English from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She holds a MFA in dramatic writing from New York University and a master’s in English from the University of Wales, and a bachelor’s in English and Theatre from Bowdoin College. She taught courses in English composition, horror and fiction at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include Romanticism and the Victorian era including Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, working-class fiction, travel and exploration. She earned major awards for her playwriting and scholarship. Welcome Rebecca!
Megan Olson Hunt started on August 25, 2014, as an Assistant Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences. Olson Hunt obtained her PhD in biostatistics in April 2014 from the University of Pittsburgh. While at Pitt, she worked as a research and teaching assistant, earning various awards, co-authoring several publications and presenting her research at the International Biometric Society’s annual meeting. Her theoretical statistical research focuses largely on issues with missing data, and she’s worked with a variety of collaborators on applied projects spanning neuroscience, epidemiology and environmental science, among others. Prior to her PhD, she obtained two Bachelor’s degrees from Winona State University – a BST in mathematics and secondary mathematics education, and a BA in psychology with a statistics minor. As an undergraduate, Olson Hunt participated in a summer math research program that took her to Rutgers and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. She also taught high school math for two years in New Zealand before returning to the States for graduate school. Olson Hunt keeps busy with her three dogs and three chickens, gardening, photography, cooking, rock climbing, conservation efforts, volunteering for animal rescues and snowboarding. Welcome Megan!
Michael Rector started on August 25, 2014, as an Assistant Professor, Music. He holds a doctorate in music from Manhattan School of Music, a master’s from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s from Oberlin College. An accomplished pianist, he competes frequently in international competitions, and was a prize winner of the Jacob Flier Competition in New York. He and his wife, pianist Sylvia Hong, perform as Duo Affannato and have toured extensively in the United States, Korea and, earlier this year, Eastern Europe. His dissertation investigated Chopin’s harmonic practice and musical influences. Welcome Michael!
Attention Employees covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System:
WRS Benefit Presentations, Webinars, Group Appointments, Benefit Fairs Set for September – December 2014
Representatives from ETF frequently give presentations at a variety of locations throughout Wisconsin. These staff appearances offer members an opportunity to learn about the Wisconsin Retirement System and related benefits. We encourage all members to attend an ETF presentation. Statewide benefit presentations, group appointments, webinars and benefit fairs offer you an opportunity to ask questions of knowledgeable ETF staff. For more information on benefit presentations, groups appointments, webinars and benefit/health fairs, read Employer Bulletin Vol. 31, No. 12.
- Wednesday, October 8, 2014
- 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Phoenix Rooms
- UWGB Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair Flyer
The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee in collaboration with Vets4Vets, Public Safety, and Kappa Sigma Fraternity present:
What: 9/11 Memorial “Walk the Stairs” Event
When: Thursday, September 11, 2014, any time between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Where: 2nd floor Atrium Cofrin Library
Participants will walk the stairs of the library floors 2 through 8 to honor and pay tribute to the victims, families, and service member effected by the tragic events of 9/11/2001.
- Each step taken represents 48 seconds the building stood burning
- For each step taken, 20 people lost their lives in the twin towers
- For each step taken 16 U.S. Soldiers were killed in Operation Enduring Freedom
Join us to pay tribute and show your support! United we stand.
A fruit and yogurt bar will be held on the second floor of the Cofrin Library for the first 75 participants. Sponsored by the Wellness Committee and Vets4Vets, stop by to share memories and socialize with our veteran students.
U.W. Green Bay Greek Life and the American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive in the Phoenix Rooms from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
It’s that time of the year to FALL in love with Yoga at Outdoor Yoga in Phoenix Park!
- Friday, September 5
- 2 to 3 p.m.
- Phoenix Park
- (Rain site: Phoenix B in the Union)
Take a break from the day, and melt the stress away!
Experience invigorating your body, mind and soul with Yoga amongst the UW-Green Bay wilderness with KEC instructor, Liz, as she leads you through a calm practice amongst nature.
Mats and blocks will be provided, but please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.
As always, all levels of experience are welcome!
Start your fall semester off STRONG by learning a simple approach to strength training your whole body as one!
Feel empowered, reduce stress levels, increase mental clarity and bring even more quality to the life you’re living with just one simple session.
Join the super friendly Kress Events Center fitness staff to acquire the skills on how to effectively strength train with a full body workout designed by our Certified Personal Trainers!
- Strength Training 101
- Thursday, September 4
- 5 to 6:30 p.m.
- Meet at the Kress Events Center front desk
- Open to students, faculty/staff and Kress community members
- No special equipment, clothing or training necessary – just the desire to learn!
- Handouts will be provided on the material covered
- All levels of experience welcome
Wendy Guerra started on July 7, 2014, as an Archives Assistant. Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay she worked at UW-Stout in their Archives and Area Research Center. She earned her BA from UW-Eau Claire in Public History and will be pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science next year. Her hometown is Birchwood, Wisconsin, and her family consists of her mom, dad, brother and two sisters. Wendy’s favorite pastime is to enjoy a good book with a great cup of coffee.