After a 29-year career with the state and 19 years with UW-Green Bay, Liz Hessler will be retiring from her position in Behavioral Health Training Partnership (BHTP) at the start of the new year. BHTP invites you to join them as they celebrate Hessler’s career and wish her well in retirement. The reception will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 in Rose Hall 315 from Noon to 2 p.m. Cake and refreshments will be served.
Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes will kick-off their statewide budget listening tour at UW-Green Bay Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The session will take place in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free, but community members planning to attend should RSVP. Read the full story.
Prof. Micheal Draney (Natural and Applied Sciences) was featured in a City Pages article on whether or not putting a spider outside during the winter is humane. According to Prof. Draney, putting a spider outside in the cold is essentially “a death sentence.” Read more.
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences has partnered with the Door County Civility Project and the Door County Auditorium for four talks related to civility:
- Jan. 12, 2019: “Building Community and Common Ground Through The Arts,” Kelli Strickland, Executive and Artistic Director, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
- Jan. 19, 2019: “Living in the Digital Age: Dealing with Anger, Hostility and Violence Online,” Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology)
- Jan. 26, 2019: “Civility and the Public Sphere,” Associate Prof. Alison Staudinger (Democracy and Justice Studies)
- Mar. 2, 2019: “Developing Fairness, Respect, Empathy and Equality in Children,” Assistant Prof. Jason Cowell (Human Development)
It’s that time of year again where the UW System honors colleagues with awards recognizing outstanding service and achievement by nominating colleagues for the Regents’ Academic Staff Excellence Award. To nominate a colleague, please submit the nominee’s name along with a brief rationale via e-mail to Lynn Niemi at email@example.com by noon on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. All of the nominations will be reviewed by the ASC and the top recommendations will be forwarded on to Associate Provost, Clif Ganyard. Then, Provost Davis will review the recommendations and a formal submission will be made to UW System.
UW-Green Bay alumnus Neil Diboll, who studied prairie ecology, has been the president and owner of Prairie Nursery for the last 36 years. A major player in the native plant industry, Prairie Nursery employs 12 full-time people and around 20 seasonal employees to grow unusual native prairie and woodland plants. Read the full story.
Global Studies faculty members are proud to announce the renaming of its Global Citizenship Scholarship to the Karen Dalke Memorial Global Citizenship Scholarship. “Our beloved colleague and Global Studies faculty member Karen Dalke, who tragically passed away this summer, was a world citizen, enthusiastic international traveler, advocate for cross-cultural understanding and a passionate champion of students, especially first generation and non-traditional students. Senior lecturer Dalke (Public and Environmental Affairs) traveled to all continents and it was probably just a matter of time before she would visit Antarctica, too! Her spirit and commitment to global citizenship exemplify the goals and priorities of Global Citizenship Scholarship supporting short-term study abroad travel of UW-Green Bay students.” To contribute to the renamed scholarship, please select the Karen Dalke Memorial Global Citizenship Scholarship from the list of All Scholarships on this website.
Associate Prof. Ryan Currier (Natural and Applied Sciences) and Assistant Prof. Mark Norfleet (Natural and Applied Sciences) and recently graduated Masters student Zachary Ashauer have published a new article in the journal Precambrian Research. The interdisciplinary research blends geology with mathematics, and provides new insights into a type of granites that have been extensively studied for more than 100 years. The article is titled “Textural analyses of classical rapakivi granites: texture formation through coarsening, size-selective replacement, and stirring.” Read the article.
The Capitol Civic Centre Community Chorale will be presenting its first concert of the season, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus in the University Theater. Learn more from the Herald Times Reporter story.
The latest episode of “All the Rage” is read for your listening pleasure. Featuring Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) and Dean Chuck Rybak (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences), this sixth installment of the podcast’s “Losing Control” series discusses that when it comes to anger, is the catharsis truly effective or does it just feel good? They look into catharsis theory and talk about what role venting anger through options like rage rooms play in aggression. Special guest Prof. Brad J. Bushman (Communication, Psychology), the Margaret Hall and Robert Randal Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication at Ohio State University, joins them to explain his research about what happens when we vent our anger. Listen to the podcast.