UW-Green Bay First Nations Education doctoral student Bawaajigekwe Andrea DeBungie has been named the state’s Special Services Teacher of the Year. The special education teacher at Lake Superior Elementary School has been teaching for 11 years. “I accept them as they are and how they come into the classroom and foster that,” she said of her students. Read the story from APG Media.
The UREC Outdoors Equipment Rental Center is now open and ready to see to your outdoor needs! Whether it’s a tent, kayak, or just a backpack, the rental center has you covered. Operating out of the Kress Events Center, the rental center is ready to lend out most anything you need from their 100+ piece inventory of outdoor equipment. Rentals are available for students, university affiliates (faculty/staff/alumni) and community members. Stop by KEC 126 or check out the website for more information!
The West Shore Chorale will present its spring concert, Ev’ry Voice in Concert Ring, on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. The concert will be a multicultural celebration of songs from many different countries and will feature ethnic percussion instruments. Freewill offerings will be accepted. For more information, contact the director at 715-504-3303.
Assistant Prof. Micheal Rector (Music) and Associate Lecturer Sylvia Hong (Music) were recently profiled by The Korea Times. The two pianists have toured the U.S., Korea and Europe extensively, and arrived in Korea for their concert at the Far East Art Hall. “Playing music with someone you love and respect is a joy. Not that we agree on everything all the time; that close connection forces me to be a better musician and a better person,” Rector said. Check out the full story.
Members of the UW-Green Bay Audubon Student Conservation Chapter (which has the honor of being the first Audubon campus chapter in the nation) were featured by the Audubon website for their participation in a Washington DC fly-in event that geared towards raising awareness of the threats facing seabirds. “I think I could easily speak for everyone by saying it was such a wonderful learning experience,” said UW-Green Bay graduation student Tara Hohman (Environmental Science and Policy). Read the full story from Audubon.
WFRV covered the annual Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale that was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Hosted by Natural and Applied Sciences, the funds from the sale go towards helping the students in the program. More than 9,000 heirloom plants, vegetables, herbs and flowers were on sale at the successful event.
“Into the Fray: A Journey Through Ambient Space,” the latest exhibit at the Lawton Gallery, will be on display until Thursday, May 16, 2019. The exhibition of paintings and drawings by current artist-in-residence Lydia Dildilian explores human perception of time and space through landscape. The Lawton Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The UW-Green Bay Viking House was awarded the 2018 History Preservation Award by the Brown County Historical Society & Hazelwood Historic House. The Viking House replica was moved to the UW-Green Bay campus in Fall 2017 and has been used for educational hands-on learning for students and the public. Check out the news on Facebook.
Future UW-Green Bay student Arabella Adams, a senior at Luxemburg-Casco High School, was presented with a $10,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2019 Initiative Scholarship. The Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship recognizes “Students who have demonstrated a high level of motivation, have shown strong promise for achieving success in college and beyond, and have overcome significant personal obstacles or adversity.” Adams plans to study mechanical engineering.
Associate Prof. Eric J. Morgan (Democracy and Justice Studies, History) has been appointed as the new editor-in-chief of Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin’s Historical Review. Published by the Brown County Historical Society in cooperation with the UW-Green Bay, Voyageur is a non-profit magazine dedicated to exploring the history of a 26-county area of greater northeast Wisconsin and has published two issues per year since its beginning in 1984. Before his appointment as editor-in-chief, Morgan served as the magazine’s review editor, associate editor and member of the editorial board. Morgan replaces Associate Prof. David Voelker (Humanities, History), who served as editor-in-chief for nearly five years, editing nine issues, from Summer/Fall 2015 through Summer/Fall 2019. Voelker’s final issue as editor is a special 35th-anniversary issue of the magazine, focusing on African Americans in northeast Wisconsin, which will be published in June.