A number of current and past UW-Green Bay employees were honored at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 2016 Emeritus and Service Awards Presentation, Thursday, Feb. 11 in the University Union. The program was emceed by Secretary of Faculty and Staff Steve Meyer with Provost Greg Davis and Chancellor Gary Miller presenting the plaques recognizing distinguished service to the institution to the emeritus honorees.
Faculty and Staff Emeritus Honorees in the College of Professional Studies
Service Anniversary Celebrants in the College of Professional Studies
Steven Kimball – 10 Years of Service
James Loebl – 10 Years of Service
Pao Lor – 10 Years of Service
Lucy Arendt – 25 Years of Service
The Provost’s Office and Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning are proud to announce the 2016-2017 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars recipients at UW-Green Bay: Associate Prof. Gail Trimberger (Social Work) and Assistant Prof. Christin DePouw of Education. The Teaching Fellows and Scholars program is the UW System’s signature professional development program. Dating back to the early 1980s, the program has more recently emphasized the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The program offers UW faculty and teaching academic staff — both early- and mid-career — a unique opportunity to collaborate with other exceptional teachers from across the UW System from various disciplines. Participants say the experience reenergized their work and even transformed their approach to teaching and learning. “Please join us in congratulating Professor Trimberger and Professor DePouw!”
Casa Alba, a resource for the local Hispanic community, has been the center for several projects through UW-Green Bay’s Education program. For the past semester, Aurora Cortes’ class has been putting their skills to use by working with parents and their children to improve communication between both English and Spanish. One student, Emily Hauser, created a “Visiting Library” at Casa Alba through an honors project with Dr. Linda Tabers-Kwak. After this semester, the library will be moving to a new location within the community. In addition, an alumni of the Education program has donated $1,000 in memory of her mother. She would like the money to be used to purchase books for Casa Alba as the resource becomes an even more important asset to the Green Bay Hispanic Community.
Most students in the Education Program are prepared to student-teach at some point in their academic career. However, an opportunity through Aurora Cortes’ new class has given them the opportunity to teach both parents and children at the same time and place. The course “Working and Communicating with Hispanic Parents of Young Children” gives students a glimpse into the power of a parent, by doing activities centered on language and communication that help both the parent and their child communicate in English and Spanish.
This class is being held at Casa Alba, a community center for local Hispanics, and is bridging the gap between the university students and the community in a huge way. Brooke Koltz, a student in the Early Childhood Education program, sums up the experience best: “And so my experience at Casa Alba had begun with very high expectations and hopes for and from me…it would be a long journey, but I already knew it would be a rewarding one.”
The group of faculty, students, young children, and parents pose in front of Casa Alba.
UW-Green Bay graduate and associate professor of education was recognized by the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education as Environmental Education Administrator of the Year at the November 8th awards banquet in Madison. Ashmann has excelled in several leadership roles which encourage educating the community on the environment, like working with Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, serving as chairperson for the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (2009-2014), and also for his extensive research of environmental education. Congratulations!
Scott Ashmann receives the Administrator of the Year Award at the November 8th banquet in Madison.
Sue Mattison, Dean of the College of Professional Studies, has announced the recipients of the Summer 2015 Fellowship Awards. The awards were given out for the first time to the following recipients for their research:
- Christin DePouw, assistant professor of Education, “Role of Critical Race Consciousness in Strengthening Students’ of Color Academic and Cultural Identities.”’
- Pao Lor, associate professor of Education, and Ray Hutchison, professor of Urban and Regional Studies, “Academic Profile of Hmong-American Students’ Matriculation, Retention, and Graduation at UW-Green Bay.
- Mary Gichobi, assistant professor, and Scott Ashmann, associate professor, both of Education, “What Influence Does Regularly Using Einstein Project Materials Have on State Standardized Fourth and Eighth Grade Science Test Scores?”
Congratulations to all recipients!
Over 1,400 local fifth-graders took part in the 11th annual Phuture Phoenix Day on October 14th. Participants were given the opportunity to tour campus, check out a college class, and much more with student and faculty volunteers. This program was designed to encourage students from low-income families to pursue a college degree after graduating from high school. One of the benefits of this program is that it allows students to see where they can be in the future by working hard in the classes they are in now and by taking the necessary steps to be a college student.
This year, the College of Professional Studies hosted interactive boards which were created by UW-Green Bay student Courtney Maye. Fifth-graders were asked to complete the phrase “I want to go to college so that I can…” Students eagerly filled out the space with their dreams for the future, where answers ranged anywhere from being a doctor to a professional soccer player. This visualization activity helped students to make the connection that they can achieve their goals by pursuing higher education.
Education Alum, Kerstin Westcott, is one of the 2014 Golden Apple Award honorees! Westcott is now a partner teacher for Professor Karen Bircher’s EDUC 290 classes at Washington Middle School. Westcott has asked Professor Bircher to be her presenter at the 21st annual Golden Apple Awards event. What an honor for both Kerstin and Professor Bircher!
The 21st annual Golden Apple Awards event on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. For ticket information, call Marilyn Heim at 920.593.3419.
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Sue Mattison, Dean of the College of Professional Studies, offered her heartfelt thanks for our own Phuture Phoenix program in a letter published Friday (Nov. 15) in the Green Bay Press-Gazette. In it, Mattison praises the efforts of UW-Green Bay students and faculty members, community volunteers and others who help make October’s annual Phuture Phoenix tour days a success. “For 11 years, the Phuture Phoenix program has been the gateway to higher education in every form — not just at UW-GB,” Mattison writes. “Increased percentages of students from Brown County who participated in the Phuture Phoenix program now attend post-secondary institutions.” Good stuff, here:
Article appeared in the LOG on 11.18.13
The Founders Association award honoring Ashmann for excellence in institutional development noted his commitment to his department, the University, the community and his profession. He earned compliments for his leadership contributions to his unit, the Professional Program in Education, including integral curricular changes that have enhanced UW-Green Bay’s well-regarded teacher preparation program. To advance the importance of his research and expertise in the area of science education, he has promoted initiatives including the Einstein Project, continuing education for K-12 science teachers, and the environmentally driven kindergarten to be located at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.
An associate professor of Education, Ashmann joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 2003. He earned a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in curriculum, teaching and educational policy with an emphasis in science education. His bachelor’s degree is from UW-Green Bay, where he majored in Chemistry and Education with a minor in Science and Environmental Change.
Original post by Christopher Sampson, University Communications