Author Archives: Sue Bodilly

SUNY Oswego announces UW-Green Bay’s Furlong as provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs

Congratulations to Scott Furlong, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences whose appointment as provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at SUNY Oswego was announced this morning (Friday, April 28) by SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley. His appointment will take effect in summer 2017. In his new role Furlong will be responsible for leadership of all instructional and academic programs across the college, including Oswego’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and School of Communication, Media and the Arts. UW-Green Bay Provost Gregory Davis spoke highly of Furlong, a friend and colleague of his for more than two decades. “I’ve always been most impressed with Scott’s unwavering commitment to shared governance, liberal education, and student success,” said Davis. “I have no doubt that he will be successful and well-respected in his new role as Provost at SUNY Oswego.” According to Davis, succession planning to fill Furlong’s role are in progress and will be announced in the near future.

Faculty note: Grubisha publications

Assistant Prof. Lisa Grubisha (Biology) recently co-authored two publications. “Increased phylogenetic resolution within the ecologically important Rhizopogon subgenus Amylopogon using 10 anonymous nuclear loci” was published in the journal Mycologia in March 2017. The paper “Development of Anonymous Nuclear Loci for Pterospora andromedea (Monotropoideae) Using Illumina and Ion Torrent Sequencing Data” was published online early in Conservation Genetic Resources in February 2017.

UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance presents ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’, May 3

GREEN BAY –University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance completes its season with a one-night performance of Celeste Respanti’s “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 in the Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

“I Never Saw Another Butterfly” is a book and play based on the extant artwork and poetry created by the children of the Terezín concentration camp and is told through the eyes and memories of Raja Englanderova, one of the children who survived Terezín. The title comes from a poem by Pavel Friedman, a young man who was incarcerated at Terezín and later killed at Auschwitz. The play celebrates the children’s ability to live and dream of a human life through their imaginations despite their oppression. “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” is an experience that is surprisingly uplifting, and as one reviewer put it – “The memory is a victory of its own.”

The play is directed by Prof. Laura Riddle with scene design by Prof. Jeff Entwistle and costume design by Prof. Kaoime Malloy. Student Matthew Beecher is stage manager. Student Kate Akerboom serves as dramaturg and Jeffery Chesebro is providing advanced technical assistance with projection design. Lighting and sound design as well as technical direction have been completed by Associate Prof. Michael Ingraham.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door for adults, $5 in advance and $7 at the door for seniors and non-UW-Green Bay students and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the University Ticketing and Information Center, online at ticketstaronline.com or by calling 920-465-2400. For more information, go to http://www.weidnercenter.com/events/butterfly/.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,030 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Resources for Southern Door Fab Lab could mean growing interest in engineering technology

UW-Green Bay College of Science and Technology Dean John Katers was at Southern Door this week for a big announcement and was interviewed for the story about nurturing the pipeline for high-demand careers. (See the second of the two stories posted on the WBAY webpage for the Katers interview.) Congratulations to Southern Door High School — one of 21 districts throughout the state to receive a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Council to improve its “Fab Lab” and expand interest in fields of engineering, machining and fabrication.

 

UW-Green Bay announces Roy and Charlotte Lukes Research Award

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Photo of Roy Lukes by Mike Brisson, taken October 2011 at Toft Point.

UW-Green Bay announces Roy and Charlotte Lukes Research Award

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Cofrin Center for Biodiversity has announced the establishment of the Roy and Charlotte Lukes Research Award, commemorating the important contributions to conservation and environmental education by Roy and Charlotte Lukes, two of Wisconsin’s most influential and beloved naturalists.

The award, created by a generous endowment from West Bend philanthropist Ron Horn, will support an annual scholarship for student research on natural history or nature conservation.

The Roy and Charlotte Lukes Research Award will be available to support conservation research in Door County, Wis. by a student enrolled or employed by UW-Green Bay. Preference will be given to student research at the Toft Point Natural Area and the surrounding Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands, designated in 2015 as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance. The initial award will be $1,000.

In addition to fostering original research on the natural history, ecology and biodiversity conservation of Toft Point and Door County, this annual award is intended to provide valuable hands-on research opportunities for students. Past recipients of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity’s Student Research Grants have demonstrated the effectiveness of faculty-guided student research in helping shape successful careers in a wide variety of professions. By combining science, conservation and education, the Roy and Charlotte Lukes Research Award will extend the legacy and unselfish values that these two important Door County leaders have championed for more than half a century.

Roy Lukes was a friend and colleague to many at UW-Green Bay. The educator and nature writer was known for his contributions well beyond the borders of Door County and the state of Wisconsin.

“Roy possessed an infectious combination of intellectual curiosity, passion and kindness,” said Prof. Robert Howe, Director of UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity. “For more than four decades, he and Charlotte contributed to UW-Green Bay’s academic program by mentoring and inspiring students and by helping build the knowledge base about northeastern Wisconsin’s natural history and ecology. This generous gift from Ron Horn will help continue this legacy forever, we hope. We are very lucky to be part of a regional community with support by people like Roy, Charlotte, Ron, and many others, including members of the Friends of Toft Point, which Roy and Charlotte helped form.”

The award is part of the ongoing Cofrin Student Research Grants Program which has funded faculty-guided research for more than 150 graduate and undergraduate researchers since 1989. Donations to the Roy and Charlotte Lukes Research Award or to the Cofrin Student Research Program are welcome and will be used to increase future student award amounts.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,030 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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