Snapshots: UW-Green Bay faculty, staff kick off 2013 with mid-year convocation

UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members gathered to prepare for a new semester Wednesday, Jan. 23, during the mid-year convocation event held at the University Union.

Smaller in scale than its August counterpart, the January convocation nonetheless fulfills the dual roles of celebrating achievements past and anticipating the semester yet to come.

Emceed by Prof. Cliff Abbott (in trademark red bowtie), the event kicked off with a celebration of service anniversaries for UW-Green Bay faculty and staff. From the 10-year honor celebrated by many to the 40-year benchmark achieved by just one (CPS Dean’s Assistant Mary Baranek), each honoree was recognized in front of the group. Faculty and staff emeriti were similarly honored, and received plaques acknowledging the milestone.

Convocation also included a significant honor for UW-Green Bay Prof. Phillip Clampitt, who was installed as the prestigious John P. Blair Endowed Chair in Communication. To read more about Clampitt’s honor and distinguished history at UW-Green Bay, click on full coverage here. The event also featured Chancellor Tom Harden’s mid-year remarks, summarized here.

After the program, attendees were treated to a luncheon in the Union’s Cloud Commons. Spring semester classes start Monday, Jan. 28.

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