Sarah Meredith Livingston, professor of Music, is currently in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, as an invited juror at the 50th anniversary edition of the International Czech Slovak Voice Competition taking place November 11-22. More than 75 singers entered the event, which is among the longest running voice competition sin the world. Well-known Czech/Slovak singers such as Gabrielle Benachkova, soprano, and Peter Dvorsky, tenor, are also members of the 11-member jury. Meredith Livingston is the only American judge; she brought the first American singers, UWGB students, to the competition in 1997.
UW-Green Bay’s Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships will be joining St Norbert College’s Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice and Public Understanding for a round-table discussion on the Syrian refugee crisis last night (Nov. 12). The event, “We Can’t Look Away: A Conversation about the World Refugee Crisis,” took place on the SNC campus. Featured panelists were Ozum Yesiltas, visiting assistant professor of political science (SNC); Robert Pyne, senior director for community engagement (SNC); David Coury, professor of Humanistic Studies and Global Studies (UWGB); and Katia Levinova, associate professor of Political Science and Global Studies (UWGB).
Chancellor Gary L. Miller announces that J. Lance Cavanaugh, vice president for development for the University of Arizona Foundation, will join UW-Green Bay on Jan. 1 as vice chancellor for university advancement and president of the UW-Green Bay Foundation, Inc. A native Midwesterner, Cavanaugh has more than three decades of leadership experience in fundraising and institutional advancement at major public universities including the University of Arizona, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Iowa State, Wright State, Minnesota-Duluth, and the University of Nevada. “He was the one candidate,” Miller noted, “with significant experience in working with a foundation, donor stewardship, alumni relations, major gifts, planned giving, coordinating with athletics, the arts and other program-based fundraisers … all of the varied functions he will be responsible for here.” We’ll have more links for Cavanaugh in our illustrated Log Extra, coming shortly, or check the news release.
Prof. Susan Gallagher-Lepak of Nursing is the third speaker in UW-Green Bay’s “Last Lecture Series” line-up. Gallagher-Lepak will present “E-learning: The Train has Left the Station,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 18) in the Christie Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. “Higher education has changed dramatically since UW-Green Bay began in 1965,” Gallagher-Lepak says, and “E-Learning is ubiquitous and a desired format for many learners…” For more see the news story.
Already distributed campuswide, but repeated here for the record, is an email sent this morning to faculty, staff and students from UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller:
The recent events at the University of Missouri and elsewhere in the American Academy remind me of the importance of our commitment to diversity and tolerance, and our obligation to provide a welcoming and supportive campus for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. I hope you will join me in reaffirming these values. I encourage you to engage each other and our students in discussions about the important issues of our time and to advance ideas and concerns that will help us improve our programs and our campus environment. The free exchange of ideas and perspectives are founding principles of UWGB that will serve us well in this time. Thank you and Go Phoenix!
The Office of Admissions shares announcement of two new staff hires who will play essential roles in the University’s recruitment of prospective students. Bridget Derge has been named Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment. Marisa Leza is the new bilingual (Spanish/English) local high school recruiter. Derge worked previously for UWGB as an enrollment services manager with GBOSS, the student services center, and prior to that as admissions director for a for-profit trade school. Leza, an SNC grad, worked formerly as Hispanic outreach coordinator for Notre Dame Academy.
3 Sheeps Brewery in Sheboygan will soon be adding to its flock. The company announced Thursday its plans to expand operations, leasing the old Coca-Cola plant in Sheboygan. That’s gratifying news to staffers at the Small Business Development Center at UWGB, who have provided previous counseling service. The Sheboyan newspaper wrote about the beery good success story.
Humanistic Studies’ Great Books discussion series continues tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 10) with a presentation of the novel My Name is Red, a work written by the Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk. Prof. David Coury (Humanistic Studies and German) will lead the discussion, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown branch of the Brown County Public library. All events are free and open to the public.
People usually privilege the visual as a source of veracity (“seeing is believing”), but this month’s edition of the Philosophers’ Café discussion series invites Prof. Carol Emmons of UW-Green Bay’s Art and Design program to explore the question, “Does art tell the truth?” We have learned about the ancient past largely through evidence from visual culture, ranging from prehistoric cave paintings to burial goods to illustrated manuscripts. Do they convey the same message to everyone? How do we know they’re “accurate”? The discussion commences Wednesday (Nov. 11) at 7 p.m. at the Titletown Tap Room (across the parking lot from the brewery).
Profs. Soo Il Shin and Gaurav Bansal of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, along with two professors from California State University at Monterey Bay, have been invited to co-chair a conference mini-track on Social Network Analytics in Big Data Environment for the 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems to be held in San Diego in August 2016.