The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) and the UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program are proud to announce the names of faculty members selected to be 2013-14 Teaching Scholars. Those from CLAS are:
• David Helpap, Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science)
• Jenell Holstead, Human Development (Psychology)
• Katia Levintova, Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science)
• Christopher Martin, Humanistic Studies (Philosophy)
• Deirdre Radosevich, Human Development (Psychology, Women’s/ Gender Studies)
• Alison Staudinger, Democracy and Justice Studies (Political Science)
• Elizabeth Wheat, Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science)
Each scholar will investigate a teaching issue and present his or her findings to the campus. The program invites participation by early- and mid-career faculty members and gives them opportunities to enhance teaching and learning through research, collaboration, and reflection.
UW-Green Bay, under the leadership of co-principal investigators Professor Bob Howe and Associate Professor Amy Wolf, will receive more than $126,000 through a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant. The grant will bolster research and preservation efforts at Point au Sable Nature Preserve. This award is part of $8.4 million in funding for 29 projects announced during the 2013 Sustain Our Great Lakes Grant Awards.
Twelve faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences earned promotions. New full professors are David Coury, Humanistic Studies; Michael Draney, Natural and Applied Sciences; Kevin Fermanich, Natural and Applied Sciences; Jennifer Ham, Humanistic Studies; Derek Jeffreys, Humanistic Studies; John Katers, Natural and Applied Sciences; and Sarah Meredith-Livingston, Music. New associate professors, with tenure, are Adolfo Garcia, Information and Computing Science; Christopher Martin, Humanistic Studies; Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, Music; Charles Rybak, Humanistic Studies; and David Severtson, Music.
The 12th Annual Academic Excellence Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sixty-four students will exhibit 48 projects including five vocal performances. Plan to attend.
“Global Citizenship in an Evolving World” is the common theme selected for the 2013-2014 academic year. As stated in the proposal, globalization has triggered a wide range of social, cultural, political, environmental, and economic changes throughout the world. Virtually all fields of study and industries are now impacted by global issues. The purpose of the theme is to involve students, faculty, staff, and our community in a focused dialogue about international issues and our roles as engaged citizens in the world community. The theme will enable concentrated exploration of our moral and ethical responsibilities to the world community. The theme was proposed by Kristy Aoki, Office of International Education, faculty in Global Studies, and the International Education Committee.
Prof. Phillip G. Clampitt of Information and Computing Science was formally honored at convocation on Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, with the presentation of The John. P. Blair Endowed Chair in Communication. Clampitt succeeds retiring colleague Professor Timothy Meyer as the holder of the University’s first fully endowed chair.
Professor Angela Bauer, Human Biology and Special Assistant to the Provost, has been named recipient of a 2013 UW System Board of Regents Diversity Award in the Individual Category. Professor Bauer, who is being recognized for her commitment to enhancing the educational experiences for under-represented students of color, implemented a TOSS Program (Targeted Opportunities for Success in the Sciences) in the Introduction to Human Biology course that has helped closed the achievement gap.
Lauren Caruso, a double major in Human Biology and Spanish, has been selected as the graduating class speaker for the mid-year graduation on December 15, 2012. Caruso, who is also minoring in Chemistry, plans to pursue a career in pharmacy. She captained the UW-Green Bay women’s swimming and dividng team earning All-Horizon League academic honors.
UW-Green Bay Professor Greg Aldrete has been named 2012 Wisconsin Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Aldrete, UW-Green Bay’s Frankenthal Professor of History and Humanistic Studies, is an award winning teacher, scholar, and author whose areas of research interest include social and economic history of the Roman Empire, rhetoric and oratory, military history, and urban problems in the ancient world.
Professors Amy Wolf and Robert Howe, in collaboration with the Green Bay office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Cofrin Center for Biodiversity staff, have been awarded a $150,000 grant to implement ecological restoration efforts at UW-Green Bay’s Pt. au Sable Nature Preserve. The $150,000 grant comes from Sustain Our Great Lakes, a public–private partnership involving ArcelorMittal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.