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Faculty note: Lanter elected to national board on undergrad research

Jennifer Lanter, director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) and an associate professor in Human Development and Psychology, was recently elected to a three-year term as a councilor in the At-Large Division of the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR). Elected Councilors are the governing body of CUR, leaders in the […]

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Shelton: New labor law is ‘wrong for Wisconsin’

Assistant Prof. Jon Shelton of Democracy and Justice Studies, a specialist in U.S. labor and working-class history, has very strong opinions about the so-called right to work legislation being considered in Madison. In a guest op-ed piece in the Feb. 25 Green Bay Press-Gazette, Shelton argues that “fair share” opt-outs already guarantee Wisconsin workers aren’t […]

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Faculty note: Spider expert Draney talks birds

Prof. Michael Draney of Natural and Applied Sciences gave a talk titled “Bird-Arachnid Connections: Why birders should appreciate spiders and their kin” to about 75 members of the Stevens Point Audubon Society last Wednesday (Feb. 18). Closer to home, the talk will be given at the Algoma Bird City Celebration on April 11, and at […]

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Reinke named interim golf coach

Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie announced on Monday that Lee Reinke has been named the interim head men’s golf coach. Reinke currently serves as the general manager of UW-Green Bay’s Shorewood Golf Course as well as the assistant director of business and retail for the University Union. He replaces Tim DeSormeau, who recently accepted […]

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Boswell-Levintova journal issue gets mention in ‘Chronicle’

We shared news in this space earlier this month about Associate Profs. Caroline Boswell (Humanistic Studies) and Katia Levintova (Public and Environmental Affairs) being co-editors of the peer-reviewed pedagogical journal, Syllabus Journal. The latest issue of Syllabus, an open access journal that explores the syllabus as a piece of scholarship that should be annotated and […]

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In the news: Nesslein on right-to-work

Associate Prof. Tom Nesslein of Urban and Regional Studies was the guest economist joining politicians of both major parties in talking to TV-5 News about the contentious new “right-to-work” proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature. Nesslein says the politics are fairly straightforward, in that passage would likely further erode the power of labor unions. As for […]

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‘What’s Great about the Great Society’

Prof. Harvey Kaye of Democracy and Justice Studies is the author of a column at the national opinion website The Daily Beast. Kaye’s column is headlined “What’s Great about the Great Society.” Read the column.

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‘Race Relations in the American South’ features Miller, Mallett, Austin

Georgia Miller and Justin Mallett, natives of the state of Mississippi, will be among the featured speakers at 2 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26) in the Union’s Christie Theatre for a discussion of “Race Relations in the American South.” Also joining the panel is Associate Prof. Andrew Austin of Democracy and Justice Studies. The panel will […]

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Next ‘After Thoughts’ is Prof. Warner on March 3


Associate Prof. Lora Warner will speak about her research into the quality of life in Brown County during the University’s next After Thoughts event Tuesday, March 3. The Public Administration faculty member was principal investigator for the Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study, which looked at 10 key indicators in three different communities. The program […]

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Demo of Gallagher-Lepak, Herdman and Ashmann apps


The College of Professional Studies is inviting interested members of the campus community to a gathering this Thursday (Feb. 19), from 3 to 4 p.m. in MAC Hall 137. “Help us celebrate the launch of two innovative computer apps by faculty members — Dr. Susan Gallagher-Lepak and Dr. Heather Herdman (Nursing), who will demonstrate their […]

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