PEA Outstanding Student Award: Alex Moeller and Ashley Skalecki
PEA Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award: Tiffany Bowring, Michael Hengles and Heba Mohammad
PEA Outstanding Teaching Assistant Finalists: Melissa Childs and Portia Georgia
Congratulations from all of us in PEA!
On behalf of everyone in Public and Environmental Affairs — happy holidays to all our colleagues, students, alumni and friends. Have a wonderful holiday season and a restful winter break!
This time of year, we are especially proud of all our December graduates. Best of luck for the next chapter of your lives!
Our next semi-annual Open House where we share strategies for success in the program and beyond has been scheduled! During our Spring 2013 Open House gathering, you will get information about program requirements, double-majoring, internships, certificates, teaching and research opportunities, tips for applying to graduate school, including Law Schools, information about getting involved on campus, and much more. We just approved some changes to our curriculum — be the first to know about these changes! You will meet most of the faculty members in the PEA Department and will have a chance to ask us any questions you might have. This event is for all students, but it is particularly helpful for those of you who just signed up for one of our majors or minors. There will be lots of informal conversations and friendly advice. And some light refreshments will be served.
Please join us on Monday, February 4, 4-5:30PM in the Phoenix A room of the University Union (across the hall from the Corner Store).
The UW-Green Bay Civics Club and Center for Public Affairs will host the seventh annual Steps to Make A Difference Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 on the Cofrin Arboretum Trail at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.
Registration for the four-mile walk, which is held in conjunction with national Make a Difference Day, begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. The registration fee is $20, which one can donate or have sponsored by family and friends. Registration forms can be found online at www.uwgb.edu/steps.
Using the findings of the Brown County LIFE Study, which was spearheaded by UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Lora Warner, student organizers have chosen four organizations to receive the proceeds of this year’s walk. Checks must be made out to one of these four organizations (UW-Green Bay does not benefit from the walk):
• Baird Creek Preservation Foundation (http://bairdcreek.org/)
• Ecumenical Partnership for Housing, Inc. (http://www.ephgb.org/)
• Hand-N-Hand of NEW, Inc. (http://www.hnhnew.org/)
• Neville Public Museum Foundation (http://nevillepublicmuseum.org/visitor-info/neville-public-museum-foundation)
The annual Make a Difference Walk aids organizations that serve the Green Bay community while also providing an opportunity for students to learn how to organize, advertise and lead an event, as well as connect together with campus and community members to help others. In previous years, the event raised more than $40,000 for nonprofit organizations throughout the Green Bay community, receiving national attention in USA Weekend as a semifinalist for a Make a Difference Award.
For further information, contact student walk leaders Teresa Wroblewski (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kayla Viste (email@example.com) or faculty sponsor Lora Warner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dear students in all of our programs,
Public and Environmental Affairs Department invites teaching assistants to submit application materials for PEA Outstanding Teaching Assistant Scholarship and Award. Any student who assisted any faculty member teaching in the PEA department is eligible for $200 scholarship. The award recognizes excellence in the classroom instruction that so many Teaching Assistants bring. Your major does not matter.
Those of you who have already TA’ed for Global Politics, American Government, Intro to PA, Intro to Public Policy, Political Behavior, First Year Seminar or any other course taught by the PEA faculty members, please consider applying by Dec. 15.
For more details, please contact Katia Levintova (email@example.com)
PEA faculty would like to encourage all eligible students to apply for the PEA Outstanding Student Scholarship to be awarded in May 2012.
To be eligible for the award and scholarship, individuals must be full-time undergraduate students at UW-Green Bay, and must have at least junior standing, with a UWGB grade-point average of 3.25 or better at the time of application, and a similar grade point average in the major/minor. Only students who are public administration or environmental policy and planning majors or minors with one or more remaining semesters at UW-Green Bay are eligible for this award.
The Outstanding Student Award plaque will be given to one student each spring during the PEA Celebrating Students event held in May of every year. The recipient will also receive a $500 tuition reduction for the spring semester. In case of a tie, both recipients will receive a plaque and share in the award.
The deadline is November 15. For more details, please contact Katia Levintova, PEA Advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are excited to announce the launch of the iPat Film Series (Impact = population * affluence * technology). This new environmental documentary series kicks off this coming Monday evening with its first feature showing: “The 11th Hour”. Each film showing will be followed by a short informational session with a local expert and time for Q&A from the audience.
The series is free and open to the public. Please join us!
If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Heath in the Center for Public Affairs, 465-2608 or email@example.com.
Fall 2012 Lineup:
- The 11th Hour, Monday, Sept. 17th, 7:00 pm Christie Theatre
- Sun Come Up, Monday, October 1st, 7:00 pm, Christie Theatre
- Last Call at the Oasis, Monday, November 19th, 7:00 pm, Christie Theatre
Coming Spring 2013:
- If a Tree Falls
- No Impact Man
Download the promotional flyer (PDF)
To what extent have recent trends in population growth, consumption, and technological innovation modified the natural world? Given these changes, is it likely that future generations will be able to meet their own needs? If not, what steps can we take as individuals and as a community to address these shortcomings? And what role should government/public policy play in shaping the human-nature relationship?
This film series explore these questions in depth. These films evaluate the condition of the natural world, identify the key drivers of environmental harm, and consider the merits of proposed solutions. At the conclusion of each film a panel of experts and community activists will offer their insights and draw our attention to relevant local issues. Audience members will be invited to chime in as well and pose questions to the panel.
Sponsored by PEAC, The Center for Public Affairs, and the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Dear PEA Alumni, as this year’s donations campaign gets under way, please consider contributing to the PEA Endowed Scholarship. Faculty members established this scholarship in 2009 and all of us contribute to it. This fund provides annual scholarships for our outstanding students, who make us all very proud and represent our department and university so well. The guidelines for awarding scholarship are described below and, if you scroll down, you can read about recent recipients of this award, all clearly outstanding students who go on to even more impressive achievements. You can select PEA Endowed Scholarship from the list of endowed scholarships at UWGB. Thank you so much in advance! Together we can preserve tradition of academic and public service excellence that our department is so proud of.
Congratulations to our colleague, professor emeritus Mike Kraft, on receiving American Political Science Association’s Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize for best scholarly book in environmental politics published in the last three years. For more details on the book’s impact and the award, please click here.
This November professor Laurel Phoenix will receive the Icko Iben Award during the annnual meeting of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) in Jacksonville, Florida. AWRA established the Icko Iben Award in 1971 to recognize persons who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of communications among the various disciplines of global water resources. This year the award will be given to professor Phoenix in recognition of her work as an Associate Editor of Water Resource IMPACT publication. Congratulations from all of us!