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Series on Non-Violence at the Mauthe Center

   Posted by: Jill White

More and more of our students, staff, and members of the community are becoming engaged in political activities such as collecting signatures for the recall of the governor and senators, the Occupy movement, and other protests.  At the same time, we have seen the willingness on the part of the police across the nation to engage in the use of violence against protesters.

When we showed Little Town of Bethlehem, we had an audience member talk about how she didn’t think she could stop herself from using violence if she saw someone (including security forces) attack someone she cared about.  I think that is quite natural (or at least the norm in our culture); it is unnatural in America to respond to violence with NON-violence.  We must learn how to do this.  And we must have a reason for doing it; we must understand why it is important not to hit back.

So . . . in order to provide our community – our students and fellow teachers and parents and loved ones – with all the knowledge and tools available in order to be prepared in the case that they are protesting and someone decides to use violence against them, I thought it was important to have a knowledgeable and experienced teacher come and teach us.  We are fortunate to have someone in our community who is able and willing to come and share with us both the reasons for engaging in non-violent action, and also the methodology.

It will be great to have very practical, nitty-gritty – “this is what to do when someone swings a baton at your head” kind of training, which will come after some discussion of the history and meaning or ideology of non-violence.  I hope some of you will join us:

‎*Non-Violent Workshops*
Do you have a desire to change power relations and social structures and an attitude of respect for all humanity or all life?

Come learn techniques to effectively advocate for bringing about social change and meet others who are also passionate about it.

Thursday February 9th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday February 11th from 12:00 to 4:00 (Vegan/Organic Lunch is included!)
at the Mauthe Center (blue building across from the Kress Center)

To RSVP or questions contact: Abby Ledvina at
Hope to see you there!

Women in Religion – February 16th at 7pm, Women from various faith backgrounds gather to discuss the impact they have on their respective religion.

February 23rd at 7pm – Movie Screening of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”.  This film tells the story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.


Any Present, Past or Future TAs . . .

   Posted by: Jill White

might be interested in coming this Friday to a workshop I’m leading on course design. Past and present TAs know how obsessed I am about backward design, and those who will work with me in the future might as well learn now!

“Throw Out the Bathwater but Save the Baby: How good course design leads to better understanding of fewer topics”  is the title, and we will meet in the 1965 Room of the University Union from 2:15-3:45 pm.  That’s Dec. 2.

My Anthro 320 students will be excited to see that we have a speaker coming to campus with amazing timing (again!).

Professor Matthew J. Liebmann, will speak broadly about anthropological views of religion, and specifically about the role of charismatic leadership in the history of Native American religion, with a case study drawing on his archaeological research on Pueblo Indian cultural revitalization in 17th Century New Mexico. You can view Matt’s bio by clicking here:

You can hear Dr. Liebman at the  Mauthe Center on Tuesday, December 6 at 7 p.m.


Sue Sprecher to Speak on Campus

   Posted by: Jill White

Scientific Perspectives on Relationship Compatibility, Compatible Matches, and Compatibility Matching

Monday, October 4th
2:00 PM in the 1965 Room


Find Out Where to Volunteer

   Posted by: Jill White

Sue Premo will be on campus this month to represent the Volunteer Center and help eager students sign up with agencies who desperately need their help.  This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for service-learning opportunities. 




University Union, ALUMNI A & B


Sue Premo, Community Relations Director,
UW-Green Bay Alumni will cover:


· Reasons to volunteer

· Connecting with volunteer opportunities

· The Volunteer Guide

· Opportunities to sign-up

· Short-term volunteer activities

· Information on the searchable database



Volunteer Opportunity

   Posted by: Jill White

Camp Lloyd

Many (if not most) of you know about this effort of Dr. Illene Noppe’s to provide opportunities for children to come together with others who are grieving and to learn strategies for coping with that grief while they bond with college students and one another (and just have some fun!).  It is a chance for you to earn internship credit – which looks great on your resume – as well as to provide a genuinely needed service. 

Want more information? Go to the Camp Lloyd website: are due by October 31, 2008

Here are some great things to do this week.  Unfortunately, the talk on Native American Identity was cancelled, and I am too slow to post about the talk on Hmong Lao in Thailand.  However, there are still some interesting and – more importantly – valuable things you can do to learn and help the community. 

Social Work students have been working to organize events in honor of Anne Kok and to bring awareness to homeless issues.  Since we have been talking about shantytowns, these seem particularly relevant for students in my Cross-Cultural class. 

UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity holding Shanty Town fundraiserA “Shanty Town” fundraiser sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity chapter will dramatize the plight of the homeless. The Shanty Town event is set for Friday evening, April 25, through Saturday morning, April 26, at Bay Evangelical Covenant Church, 2280 Nicolet Drive. For details, or info on how to take part, visit

Panel Discussion on Homelessness

“The public is invited to a panel discussion on homelessness in Green Bay to take place at The Salvation Army, 626 Union Ct., at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6.  Panelists include a longtime community advocate/activist, a school social worker from Green Bay Area Public Schools, and a client of the social service community.  The panel will be moderated by Kathy McMurray, president of the Brown County Homeless and Housing Coalition.  Marc Seidl at has more info.”

Word goes out on ‘Jam for Justice’ to benefit Freedom HouseStudents attending UW-Green Bay, in cooperation with the Ecumenical Center, are planning a Jam for Justice concert to benefit the Freedom House family homeless shelter located near campus. The event will be held Friday, May 2 and begin with a free simple supper at 5 p.m. and speakers from Freedom House. Organizers say the evening will continue with live music performed by UW-Green Bay students and faculty and performers including Finding Faith Band, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Good News, Joey Cox, Dave Sponholz, Zack Davoodi, Mike Casey and more. For info or contribute, call Jan Scoville, director of the Ecumenical Center, at 465-5133 or email


Admission to the Jam for Justice is an item you no longer want that could be used by homeless families getting a “hand up” from Freedom House. A list of items Freedom House needs can be found at


Another Great Psychology Speaker

   Posted by: Jill White

The Psychology & Human Development Club welcomes


Dr. Tracy Luchetta

A psychologist at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute, one of the state’s two inpatient psychiatric facilities. 

She will be presenting:

Forensic Psychology is Not Criminal Profiling: An Introduction 

This presentation will include a definition of the specialty and a broad overview of the range of professional activities in which forensic psychologists are commonly engaged.  It will correct some of the prevalent misconceptions about the specialty and provide examples illustrating the application of psychological science to issues relating to the law and the legal system. It will also offer some direction regarding education and training in preparation for forensic psychology practice.

Thursday April 24, 2008  6:00pm

The 1965 Room (next to Common Grounds Coffee House) 

Have specific questions for Dr. Luchetta?  Email Robyn Gabel (President) at so we can have the questions prepared and ready to answer.  If possible, RSVP to Robyn by April 22.  Thank you!


Dr. Eric Landrum to Speak

   Posted by: Jill White

Don’t miss this VISITING SPEAKER from Boise State, Idaho.  He is a Professor of Psychology and noted researcher on careers and undergraduate success in psychology.  Even if you do not plan to pursue a career in psychology, or if you aren’t sure yet you want to go to graduate school, these are great opportunities to learn more about how the world of academia works.  You are sure to pick up more tips that will help you succeed for the rest of your time here at UWGB, too. 

April16th 6pm Rose Hall 250: The Psychology Major: Career Options and Strategies for Success

April 17th 11am 1965 Room University Union: Writing in Psychology: Learning to Tell the Scientific Story


Campus R.A.W. Presentation coming up

   Posted by: Jill White

Come to my workshop on ethnic slurs:

Thursday, March 27 – 2-3:30 Christie Theatre

“Derogatory Terms: Past, Present, and Future”

The point of derogatory terms has always been to make it easier to hurt other people. Have times changed? What is a derogatory term for your race/religion/background? Does it offend you or do you see it as just a word? How has pop culture influenced the way America views derogatory terms and issues? Hear what scholars and your peers have to say about it.

In fact, if you’d like to help me get ready for it, you can contribute by commenting here about the particular ethnic slurs you have heard as a resident of Wisconsin.