The UW System has announced the 2015 recipients of the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People. Honored at UW-Green Bay is Stacie Christian, campus coordinator for Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center. Recipients will be formally recognized on Oct. 9 in Madison at an awards ceremony and luncheon. For the complete list of honorees.
Already distributed campuswide but repeated here for the record: There will be a retirement reception from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 26) in the University Union’s Phoenix Room A for Pamela Harvey-Jacobs, the longtime director of admissions.
Stop in at the Office of Business and Finance yet this afternoon (Thursday) and you’ll find two things: 1) Kelly Franz, the retiring vice chancellor, is taking the afternoon off, presumably to rest up for a final, grueling day of work Friday; and 2) those display boards inviting your humorous and/or heartfelt comments relating to historic photos of Kelly down through the years are out and available in the conference room if you haven’t yet signed them. Stop in any time today or Friday. (P.S. — One of Kelly’s office mates observes that Vice Chancellor Franz, at his farewell gathering Tuesday at Shorewood, was presented with a framed, official state commendation on three decades of service as issued by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker… and the governor’s sharp drop in at least one key presidential poll in the days since is probably just coincidence. Yes, coincidence.)
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.
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.
The program “Intro to Shared Governance” is open to all Academic Staff at 2 p.m. Friday (April 24) in the Christie Theatre. Then stick around for the Academic Staff Spring Assembly at 3 p.m. To register.
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.”
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” 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.
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.