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UW-Shariff: Family follows scholarly advice

UW-Shariff:  Family follows scholarly advice

If teaching at the same institution for 44 years isn’t enough to validate Prof. Ismail Shariff’s commitment to a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay education, consider that he also convinced his son, brother-in-law, and four grandchildren to attend UWGB before retiring in 2011.

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History students get hands-on history lesson: Life as a Viking

History students get hands-on history lesson: Life as a Viking

Students in Associate Professor Heidi Sherman’s History Capstone Seminar were given the chance to travel back in time when they visited a Viking-age replica farmhouse, called a longhouse, Sept. 12 and 13. The experience gave them the chance to smell the bread baking in a clay oven, hear the clang as a hammer smashes against […]

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Flax now, goats later? Harvest provides history and fiber lesson for UWGB students

Flax now, goats later? Harvest provides history and fiber lesson for UWGB students

UW-Green Bay History and Fiber Arts students had some fun harvesting this year’s flax from the University Union plaza in September. Faculty members Alison Gates, Art and Design, and Heidi Sherman, History, spearhead the interdisciplinary project, which has begun to attract academic notice nationally (and internationally) and yielded invitations to present at workshops in Europe […]

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Slideshow: Baird Creek lessons include ecology, involvement

Slideshow: Baird Creek lessons include ecology, involvement

First-year students are being given the opportunity to “get their hands dirty and learn about ecology and conservation at the same time,” thanks to a $5,990 grant from the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation. The grant, issued to Associate Prof. Mathew Dornbush of the Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit at UW-Green Bay, will support Dornbush’s first-year seminar course titled, “Let’s Go Native: Conservation Biology in Practice.”

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Faculty and staff standouts honored with 2014 Founders Awards

Faculty and staff standouts honored with 2014 Founders Awards

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has recognized its top faculty and staff members with 2014 Founders Association Awards for Excellence. The award winners were honored at the annual UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff Convocation Wednesday morning, Aug. 27.

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Helping hand: Nursing, Women’s Studies students serve Roma in Slovakia

Helping hand: Nursing, Women’s Studies students serve Roma in Slovakia

UW-Green Bay Nursing students got the practicum experience of a lifetime this summer, working hands-on with the marginalized Roma people of Slovakia. Traveling with Associate Prof. Janet Reilly, Nursing, and Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston, Music and Women’s and Gender Studies, the students spent their days caring for and educating the occupants of five Roma settlements […]

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#uwgbtour: Record Campus Preview Day welcomes 250

#uwgbtour: Record Campus Preview Day welcomes 250

UW-Green Bay welcomed a record Campus Preview Day crowd Friday, Aug. 8, when 250 people — prospective students plus their guests — got a taste of what the University has to offer. The total set a record for summer preview days, which offer admitted students, family members and others the chance to tour campus and […]

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Togetherness, fun in learning at heart of Grandparents’ University

Togetherness, fun in learning at heart of Grandparents’ University

Grandparents’ University at UW-Green Bay continued a proud tradition of multigenerational fun in learning July 10-11, when nearly 200 grandparents and grandkids took part in the eighth annual camp. “We have 198 people who have registered for Grandparent University,” said Camps Director Mona Christensen. “It’s a two-day program where grandparents and grandkids sign up for a class that they take together.”

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Still ‘Searching’: Sutton’s musical makes New York pro festival stage

Still ‘Searching’: Sutton’s musical makes New York pro festival stage

When UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Brian Sutton got the idea for his original musical, “Searching for Romeo,” he knew his chances of making it big — Broadway or major off-Broadway — weren’t great. He was confident in his idea, the re-telling of Shakespeare’s classic from the perspective of the “losers,” Rosaline and Paris. And yet […]

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Ganyard earns UW System Regents Teaching Excellence Award

Ganyard earns UW System Regents Teaching Excellence Award

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Associate Prof. Clifton Ganyard is the recipient of a 2014 UW System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award, which will be presented Friday, June 6 at the Board of Regents meeting in Milwaukee. Ganyard, Humanistic Studies (History), is one of two UW System teachers to receive the 2014 accolade. The award […]

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