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‘Beyond Diversity: Generations in the Workplace’ on May 27


The professional development programming committees of the Academic Staff and University Staff are coming together to sponsor a program from 10 a.m. to noon next Wednesday (May 27) in the Alumni Rooms of the University Union. Guest presenter Theresa Zimmerman will address the topic “Beyond Diversity: Generations in the Workplace.” Organizers say rapid workplace transformation, globalization and changing demographics will require fresh managerial perspectives blending multiple generations and cultures. This workshop promises to take participants “beyond the traditional concept of diversity.” Register here.

Cataldo-Pabich leaving for Heritage Hill

Stephanie Cataldo-Pabich, who served a number of years and in many roles for the Phuture Phoenix Program, most recently as its interim director, has announced her departure. Pabich is moving to a newly created events manager position with the Heritage Hill Foundation. She expresses her gratitude to the faculty, staff and students who fully invested in the successful program, now replicated at colleges across the country. Cataldo-Pabich’s last day is Friday, May 29, when she invites peers to stop up and say “see you later.” Pabich is a UW-Green Bay alumna, having graduated with a degree in History and Social Change and Development before pursuing a master’s degree in History from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Lacenski retirement sendoff


Our friends in the Phoenix Bookstore tell us that “the Textbook Queen, Sherry Lacenski, will be hanging up her crown after 25+ years of outstanding service to UW-Green Bay! Please help us celebrate May 1, 1–3 pm in the 1965 Room located on the second floor of the University Union. Cake and lemonade will be served. If you would like to contribute to a gift, please contact Sue Machuca or Amy Ibuaka at The Phoenix Bookstore.”

Christensen will take top spot with Birch Creek


Congratulations to Mona Christensen, newly appointed executive director of Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County. Birch Creek is a summer music academy for talented young musicians. As the longtime director of camps and conferences for UW-Green Bay Christensen contributed to the growth of the school’s widely respected summer youth camp program. She holds bachelor’s (1980, Music) and master’s (1996, Administrative Science) degrees from UW-Green Bay.

Intro to Shared Governance, next Friday


“Intro to Shared Governance” is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday (April 24) in the Union’s Christie Theatre. All members of the Academic Staff are welcome to attend this introduction (or refresher) about shared governance and how and why you should get involved. The session will be followed by the Academic Staff Spring Assembly at 3 p.m. To register.

Film Society, Perkins host documentary on Armenian genocide

The Green Bay Film Society is scheduled to show the powerful documentary about the Armenian Genocide, Aghet (2010), at 7 p.m. Wednesday (April 15) at the Neville Public Museum. The International Film Series film will be introduced by UW-Green Bay Curator of Art Stephen Perkins. During the discussion period he will be joined by Levon and Ani Saryan, who will provide an Armenian perspective. The screening of Aghet, by the German filmmaker Eric Friedler, takes place during the same month in 1915, 100 years ago, in which historians say the then-Turkish government initiated the genocide that would claim the lives of 1.5 million Armenians from 1915-1923. The documentary counters genocide-deniers by referencing German and U.S. diplomatic dispatches and eyewitness accounts, as well as footage that has never been seen before. The April 15 session is free and open to the public.

Phi Kappa Phi holds spring initiation ceremony

The UW-Green Bay chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society held its first spring initiation ceremony, celebrating staff and students who excel in their field. Established in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society.

Staff Initiates:
Mona L. Christensen, Director of Camps and Conferences, Outreach and Adult Access
Paula Lynn Marcec, Assistant to the Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor

Student Initiates (listed by hometown):
Wisconsin – Stephanie Marie Diedrich, Combined Locks; Victor Gonzalez-Salzwedel III, Edgerton; Shannon Deanna Buhler, Glenbeulah; Samantha Konshak, Green Bay; Ashley A. Lukes, Green Bay; Thomas A. Melling, Green Bay; Michael Joseph Pietraszek, Green Bay; Christma Mary Hochkammer, Manitowoc; Courtney Amanda Mueller-Krouse, Manitowoc; Lori Terese Schaden, Oconto Falls; Lori J. Anderson, Sheboygan; Jamie Lynn Stahl, Sturgeon Bay; Christin Elaine Strong, Sun Prairie.
Other states – KerryAnn Fraser, Lauderhill, Florida; Stacy Lynn Peterson, White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

WBAY-TV previews Tuesday’s forum on race relations, policing

A panel discussion on “Race Relations and the Local Police” is scheduled to take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (April 14) at the Union’s Phoenix Room. WBAY-TV offers a preview. They interviewed Justin Mallett of the American Intercultural Center, which is hosting the event, and Public Safety Director Tom Kujawa. A “shoot/don’t shoot” training simulator in the University Union’s 1965 Room will be available to students and others most of the day, giving participants an opportunity to gain a better appreciation of a law enforcement officer’s perspective on potential deadly force situations.
To see the TV-2 story
To see the University news release

UW-Green Bay holds first Phi Kappa Phi spring initiation ceremony

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society held its first spring initiation ceremony, celebrating staff and students who excel in their field.

Established in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Its mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.

The UW-Green Bay chapter, founded in 1997, earned the national society’s Chapter of Excellence Award in 2014. The national organization made the award to recognize faculty who devote time to the chapter’s operation and students who are actively involved and assist with planning chapter activities. More information about the UW-Green Bay chapter is available at www.uwgb.edu/phikappaphi/.

The spring 2015 Phi Kappa Phi inductees were honored during a March 27 initiation ceremony. They are as follows:

Staff Initiates:
Mona L. Christensen, Director of Camps and Conferences, Outreach and Adult Access
Paula Lynn Marcec, Assistant to the Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor

Student Initiates (listed by hometown):
Wisconsin –
Stephanie Marie Diedrich, Combined Locks; Victor Gonzalez-Salzwedel III, Edgerton; Shannon Deanna Buhler, Glenbeulah; Samantha Konshak, Green Bay; Ashley A. Lukes, Green Bay; Thomas A. Melling, Green Bay; Michael Joseph Pietraszek, Green Bay; Christma Mary Hochkammer, Manitowoc; Courtney Amanda Mueller-Krouse, Manitowoc; Lori Terese Schaden, Oconto Falls; Lori J. Anderson, Sheboygan; Jamie Lynn Stahl, Sturgeon Bay; Christin Elaine Strong, Sun Prairie.

Other States –
KerryAnn Fraser, Lauderhill, Florida; Stacy Lynn Peterson, White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

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