Author Archives: Sue Bodilly

Joanie Dovekas, Residence Life, honored with professional enrichment award

Joanie Dovekas, assistant director of Residence Life was honored Nov. 8, 2017 at the annual  Upper Midwest Region – Association of College and University Housing Officers (UMR-ACUHO) conference in Omaha, Nebraska. Dovekas was presented with the Robert E. Mosier Professional Enrichment Award. This award is considered to be one of the Association’s highest honors, and is only given to housing professionals whose body of work has been dedicated to the development and advancement of others. As a winner of the Mosier Award, she has also been inducted into the ACUHO-I (Association of College and University Housing Officers – International) Foundation of Excellence. The UW-Green Bay Office of Residence Life is “proud of Joanie’s dedication to her staff and students and feel that this honor was much deserved.”

Season 7 winner of ‘The Voice’ is coming to the Weidner Center

Craig Wayne Boyd, the season seven winner of The Voice television show, will be performing at the Weidner Center on Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at, by phone at 1-800-895-0071, or in-person at all Ticket Star locations, including the Resch Center and the University Ticketing and Information Center (UTIC) located in the University Union. Boyd has a sound rooted in the southern tradition of country music and topped with a rebellious flair. He will perform songs like “Top Shelf,” recently released under the Copperline Music Group label, as well as fan favorites like his recently released single “Stuck in my Head,” “My Baby’s Got a Smile,” “Boots On” and “I’m Still Here.” The Sam Morrison Band will open the night.

Reminder: Global Studies third conversation is Nov. 16

Global Studies is hosting its third conversation about  important political events unfolding this fall. Discussion about Centennial of the Russian Revolution will take place tomorrow, Nov. 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Phoenix Room C, University Union. Discussion will be led by Russian studies colleagues Heidi Sherman, Kevin Kain and Katia Levintova. Russia continues to dominate US media coverage, so this discussion is timely in our understanding of contemporary issues in this important international player. Russian Revolution remembrance is a complicated and multilayered phenomenon, that manifests itself in culture, politics, foreign policy and even education in Russia. As you know, these discussions allow us, as a campus, to have important and timely conversations about topical events and processes around the world. 

Research Council accepting proposals for Summer Research Scholars

The UW-Green Bay Research Council is now accepting proposals for the Summer Research Scholar Program. Faculty having applied for the Research Scholar Program in the past will want to note that this program has undergone significant change in recent years. The Summer Research Scholar Program is designed to provide stipend support during the summer for the purpose of developing or continuing a significant research project. All Summer Research Scholar Proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2017. Find out more, here. Please contact Research Council Chairperson Brian Welsch at with questions.

Academic Staff Assembly date change

The date has been changed for the Fall Academic Staff Assembly. Previously scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 7, the new date of the Assembly is Thursday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, University Union. Agenda items: staff title compensation study, the UW System reorganization, the state budget, UW-Green Bay budget cuts, etc. Refreshments provided courtesy of the Provost’s Office.

UW-Green Bay leads wild rice planting effort in Bay restoration effort

The Green Bay Press-Gazette featured a story about area conservation professionals and volunteers taking to the water this week to seed wild rice across 19 acres of the bay of Green Bay. The seeding is part of a week-long restoration project that will distribute nearly 2,000 pounds of wild rice across 38 acres of lower Green Bay and the bay’s west shore. “We’re out here late in the fall to be able to get the seed out and into the sediment so that it’s ready to go for germination next spring,” said Amy Carrozzino-Lyon, Green Bay Restoration Project Coordinator at UW-Green Bay.

Watch for UW-Green Bay in the Green Bay Holiday Parade

Could it be a “four-peat?” The UW-Green Bay Parade Committee is gearing up for the Green Bay Holiday Parade this Saturday. The UWGB Parade Committee has taken home a special judges award for three consecutive years. Beyond relishing in the win, the committee takes great pride in celebrating UW-Green Bay with the community. This year, thanks to your generous donations, the committee has collected hundreds of new or gently used hats, mittens, coats, blankets, scarves and jackets for those in need. Student-athletes, dance team members, spirit squad members and the student organization UWGB Hip Hop team are all participating. The overall theme for this year is “Holiday Memories.” UW-Green Bay’s theme is “Phlashes in Time.” NBC 26 is airing the parade, live and commercial free. UW-Green Bay parade sponsors are The Phoenix Bookstore, the UW Credit Union, Liberty Mutual and the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association.


Faculty note: Jennie Young publication

UW-Green Bay Assistant Professor Jennie Young (Director of English Composition and Writing Center) recently published an article in the journal Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. The article, which appears in the fall 2017 issue, is titled “Scapegoats and Aliens: Institutionalized Shame in Divorce Court and Mandatory Parenting Classes.”

Faculty note: Kevin Kain publishes article, ‘New Jerusalem…’

UW-Green Bay Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain (Humanities, History) has an article, “New Jerusalem” in Seventeenth Century Russia: The Image of a New Orthodox Holy Land” published in the French journal Cahiers du Monde Russe 58/3 (2017). An interdisciplinary journal, the Cahiers du Monde Russe covers the political, social, economic and cultural (especially literary) history of the Russian Empire from its origins to 1917, then from the USSR and finally from the various states that emerged from it.