All are invited to the Celebration of Life for UW-Green Bay Senior Lecturer Karen Dalke (Public and Environmental Affairs), whose life was taken unexpectedly in an accident in July 2018. Friends will meet at the Cofrin Library Commons (plaza level) on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. A short program will begin at 4 p.m. More about Karen, here.
Last week’s international student orientation week culminated with a trip on Friday, August 31, 2018 to the Door County peninsula. Students from all over the world along with faculty from UW-Green Bay’s Office of International Education loaded on the bus at 9 a.m., with a first stop at Renard’s Cheese. The students got a chance to try Wisconsin cheese curds along with chocolate cheese. The next stop was Cave Point County Park, Sturgeon Bay, where students explored some of the finest landscapes in Wisconsin and had fun taking pictures on the beautiful cliffs. After that, the trip took students to Sister Bay, where they enjoyed lunch (and swimming for some) at a park. At Wilson’s Restaurant & Ice Cream in Ephraim, students got to experience what a “small portion” in the United States truly is. The final stop was Fish Creek, and students enjoyed walking around and shopping in the small boutiques.
Text and photos by student Roosa Turunen
Associate Prof. Gaurav Bansal (Business Administration, Management Information Systems) has been invited to speak at two major events this fall. On Friday, Sept. 21, he will speak about ethics and misrepresentation of data at the 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers Wisconsin Section Annual Meeting in Appleton. On Wednesday, Nov. 7 Bansal will conduct a workshop on engineering ethics in Pewaukee at the Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormweather and Coastal Management (WAFSCM) Conference.
The Richard Mauthe Center will kick off the 2018-19 year of programming with its Backyard Bash on Wednesday Sept. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eat, play games, listen to live music and learn more about what the Center is up this year. The celebration will be featuring local Madison band, Hypheria, whose rock riffs and jazz harmonies combine under strong funk grooves for a tastefully mystic experience. This event is free and open to the public. Bring friends and family! The event will take place outside on the Mauthe Center lawn. In the event of rain, the events moves inside to the Mauthe Center auditorium.
UW-Green Bay Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Prof. Regan A. R. Gurung (Psychology & Human Development) has been invited to be part of The Learning Agency’s campaign to elevate the science of learning. Gurung and two other experts are to be paired with educators to document the science of learning in action. For more details on the campaign, refer to The Learning Agency.
In the wake of the “deplatforming” of Alex Jones by several social media platforms, Andrew Austin (Democracy and Justice Studies) explores censorship in his essay “Defending the Digital Commons: A Left-Libertarian Critique of Speech and Censorship in the Virtual Public Square” for Project Censored. Read the article. Speaking on this topic, Austin recently appeared on the syndicated Project Censored Show, carried by (among other stations) KPFA radio in Berkeley, home of the Free Speech Movement.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the first-ever Freshman Convocation. It will be held at the Weidner Center on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. This will be the official welcome to the University for our class of 2022. The one-hour welcome will feature words of encouragement and thoughts on success from Chancellor Miller, Provost Davis, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmidt and others. The inaugural Freshman Convocation was designed by a core group of faculty, students and staff. Please enter the Weidner Center through the rear doors as there is construction in the front. Also, please arrive by 8:50 a.m. so that staff and faculty can enter together in support of our students. There will be reserved seating for faculty and staff, and the new students will sit in the front.
Beginning Sept. 1, the Common Grounds Coffeehouse will become a “We Proudly Serve” Starbucks location. It will serve most drinks, and some branded snacks, but will not carry Starbucks bakery items. Cash, credit, dining or pass points only (no Starbucks gift cards).
As part of the technology updates to the MAC Hall classrooms this summer, new digital document cameras were ordered to replace the existing analog equipment. Unfortunately, the new units are on factory back order and will not be delivered in time for the start of classes. If you teach in one of the classrooms and need a document camera please contact the IT Help Desk at ext. 2309 or online.
Assistant Prof. Mandeep Singh Bakshi (Inorganic Chemistry) published an article in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. His article focuses on synthesis, characterization and applications of rice protein nanoparticles in food and pharmaceutical formulations.