Two faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are Founders Association Award winners. Professor Ilene Cupit, Human Development, won the Founders Association Award for Excellence in Community Outreach. Associate Professor Amy Wolf, Natural and Applied Sciences, won the Founders Association Award for Excellence in Scholarship.
Professor Cupit was honored for being “a dedicated educator whose research interests, passion for learning and caring nature have built bridges to the community.” In particular, the award singled out her tireless efforts in establishing and developing Camp Lloyd, the week-long summer camp at UW-Green Bay for children who have suffered the death of a family member. Cupit has taught courses in Psychology and Women’s Studies and specializes in cognitive development, infancy and early childhood, and death, dying and grieving.
Professor Wolf studies plant-animal interactions, native bee populations, and forest dynamics in Northern Wisconsin. Her work has earned grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Smithsonian, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, among others. The awards citation said Wolf stands out “for obtaining numerous grants, for the quality and quantity of her collaborative research, and for involving both undergraduate and graduate students in nearly all of her projects.”
UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs (CFPA) and Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) received their second $150,000 Career Ready Internship Initiativegrant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. This grant will benefit students by offering them opportunities to gain invaluable, real-world experience through paid internships in their fields of study. UW-Green Bay will use the grant to create new paid internships and turn previously unpaid internships into paid internships, for juniors and seniors who don’t receive enough financial aid to cover college costs. Interested businesses and organizations in Northeastern Wisconsin should contact Ashley Heath, (920) 465-2608, or John Arendt, (920) 465-2953, for more information.
Historian and classicist Gregory S. Aldrete, professor of Humanistic Studies, has been chosen one of two Joukowsky National Lecturers for the 2014-15 academic year by the Archaeological Institute of America. The AIA will send Aldrete around the country to deliver at least 14 public lectures in cities including Los Angeles, Orlando, Cincinnati, San Diego, Cleveland, Portland, Indianapolis, Tampa Bay, Ithaca, Iowa City, and Minneapolis. His topics will include “Hammers, Axes, Bulls, and Blood: Practical Aspects of Roman Animal Sacrifice,” “Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome: The Eternal City Goes Under,” and “Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor: The Linothorax Project.” Aldrete calls the selection a major honor — the award criteria specifies that lecturers must be “distinguished archaeologists.”
Associate Professsor Bryan Vescio, Humanistic Studies (English), has published a new book titled “Reconstruction in Literary Studies: An Informalist Approach.” In it, Vescio explores a revitalized future for the Humanities, examining the academic study of literature as an institution with a distinctive and positive social function. He argues that literary study within the university creates an environment that allows scholars and students to develop and discuss their individuality, maintaining the productive diversity that is critical to a democratic culture.