Following a stellar senior season and career with the Phoenix, Jessica Lindstrom has been extended an invitation to the Los Angeles Sparks’ WNBA Training camp at the end of April.
Lindstrom impressed at a combine earlier this year and after pairing that with her performances this season, the invitation comes as no surprise for the Superior, Wis., native.
Lindstrom is the only player in the program’s division I history to surpass 900 rebounds, capping off her career with 1,030. She also set the record for most double-doubles in a career with 41 and was the only player in the Horizon League to average a double-double this season.
Former UW-Green Bay faculty member and acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1987) David Jowett, passed away on April 15, 2018 at his home. He joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1970, teaching in the College of Environmental Science. Jowett was a faculty member in both Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS) and Business Administration.
He taught in the areas of ecosystem analysis, science, computing science and mathematics. His positions during his tenure at UW-Green Bay included acting director of graduate studies and assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs. He held governance roles as chairman of the University Committee and Speaker of the Faculty Senate. In these leadership roles he was noted for being an outspoken advocate of the faculty on the issue of salaries. He retired in May of 1999.
Jowett received the 1984 UWGB Founder’s Association Award for Excellence in Institutional Development. He was recognized for overseeing the establishment and growth of the UWGB Computer Center as well as creating the initial curriculum for the Computer Science major. He also contributed to computer planning on the UW System level.
He was also a member of the Founders Association Board of Directors from 1978 to 1986. He and his wife were generous donors of numerous scholarships through the years. Read the full obituary. Services will be Saturday, April 21, 2018, at St. Anne’s in De Pere. Cotter Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.
UW-Green Bay’s Comm Voice featured alumnus Wes Hodkiewicz ‘ 10 (Communication) who is now a staff writer for the Green Bay Packers website, Packers.com. Read the feature.
Prof. Derek S. Jeffreys (Humanities and Religion) will be presenting at the UntitledTown Book Festival, this week. He will talk about his new book on dignity and jails, presenting on “America’s Jails: The Search for Human Dignity in an Age of Mass Incarceration” on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. in the KI Center.
The Public and Environmental Affairs Council has announced that the Earth Day Picnic, Friday, April 20 will be moved to The Phoenix Club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is open to the public and offers a free locally sourced vegan meal. Find more, here.
A sophomore with an interest in animal biology, Mikayla Mork of Sheboygan is the focus of UW-Sheboygan’s student spotlight for the month of April. A 2016 graduate of Sheboygan North High School, she plans to transfer to UW-Green Bay to complete her degree.
Lee Pulaski wrote an engaging feature for the Shawano Leader on Benjamin Grignon, and his path to receive a Kohl Fellowship. Grignon said he plans to use the personal award to go back to school at UW-Green Bay and pursue his doctorate, an Ed.D. in First Nations education. Here’s an excerpt of the feature:
“Benjamin Grignon grew up in a traditional Menominee household. He knew the native tongue, and he practiced the traditional arts. Now, Grignon spends most of his days teaching what he knows to students at Menominee Indian High School as the traditional arts teacher. Besides teaching, Grignon also heads up the school’s gardening and language clubs, and he works with the community to run summer culture camps.” Read the full feature.
In Warren Gerds, critic-at-large, reviews and previews this week, is Silent Sky, a UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance play, explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Leavitt and her female peers were dedicated to social and scientific progress. The cast: Henrietta Leavitt is played by Guinevere Casper, junior, West Bend; Margaret Leavitt is played by Bianca Rayne, freshman, New Holstein; Peter Shaw is played by Matt Beecher, junior, Milwaukee; Annie Cannon is played by Emily Ahrens, senior, Roscoe, Ill.; and Williamina Fleming is played by Laker Thrasher, sophomore, Montello. Directing is John Mariano of the faculty. The play runs April 25-28 in University Theatre, Theatre Hall, on campus. Ticket, here.
April Moran ’97 (Elementary Education) has taught 4- and 5-year-olds at Cormier School & Early Leaning Center for more than 20 years. This year, she is one of seven recipients of a Golden Apple Award. See the story in the Green Bay Press-Gazette.