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CLAS faculty earn promotions

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.

Academic Excellence Symposium is April 10


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.

Common Theme for 2013-2014 is “Global Citizenship in an Evolving World”

“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.

Professor Phillip G. Clampitt named The John P. Blair Endowed Chair in Communication

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 named recipient of 2013 UW System Board of Regents Diversity Award

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 selected as graduating class speaker

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.

Aldrete named Professor of the Year

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 Wolf, Howe awarded $150,000 grant for eco-restoration

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.

Call for Common Theme Pre-proposals

Pre-proposals for the 2013-14 academic year common theme are due October 29, 2012.  Pre-proposals should be one page or less and include the title of the theme, a short description of the theme and why it would be an appropriate theme for UW-Green Bay, and a few ideas regarding the types of activities/speakers/books that you would suggest as part of the theme for the year.  Submit to Dean Scott Furlong.

The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy co-edited by Professor Emertius Michael Kraft released

Oxford University Press has just released The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy by Professor Emeritus Michael E. Kraft, Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs.  Current and former UW-Green Bay faculty members contributed material, with Dean Scott Furlong collaborating with former PEA colleague Sara Rinfret on one chapter, and former Professor Denise Scheberle contributing another.