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To learn, research and innovate: Faculty members awarded 2014-15 sabbaticals

A dozen UW-Green Bay faculty members will use 2014-15 sabbaticals to conduct research, enrich themselves academically and eventually return to the classroom with additional knowledge and insight.

Associate and full professors from nine departments across campus will take semester-long or full-year sabbaticals to pursue a variety of projects and initiatives, said Julia Wallace, UW-Green Bay Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

“Sabbaticals allow our faculty the needed time to engage in research and/or academic projects to ensure they are current in an ever changing academic world,” Wallace said. “Providing this opportunity is professionally important for faculty, and ensures that the instructional materials and academic programs we offer our students are most relevant to their future degree.”

The faculty members who have been granted semester-long or full-year sabbaticals for 2014-15 are as follows:

Ashmann-1Scott Ashmann, Associate Professor of Education: Ashmann’s sabbatical will focus on environmental education, including conducting a literature review, refining an iPad application currently under development and collecting data at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature-based 4-year-old kindergarten program. Ashmann also may take a trip to Turkey during his sabbatical.

Coury-1David Coury, Professor of Humanistic Studies: The focus of Coury’s yearlong sabbatical is strengthening and enriching UW-Green Bay’s Center for Middle East Studies & Partnerships, for which he serves as co-director. He will be researching and developing a new course, a new joint minor/certificate in Middle East Studies and a new book proposal.

Gaines-1aAdam Gaines, Associate Professor of Music: Gaines will spend is fall 2014 sabbatical living and working as a musician and performer in Slovakia. The focus of his time there will be a performance and recording with the Slovak Philharmonic and a teaching position at the Jan Albrecht Music and Art Academy. This will allow Gaines to address elements of UW-Green Bay’s select mission and further the University’s goals of international education.

Jeffreys-1Derek Jeffreys, Professor of Humanistic Studies: Jeffreys will use his yearlong sabbatical to write a book on the ethics of incarcerating mentally ill individuals. Drawing on philosophical, historical and sociological sources, the book will explore debates about the nature of mental illness. Jeffreys has written extensively about incarceration and related issues, including his most recent book “Spirituality in Dark Places: The Ethics of Solitary Confinement.”

Levintova-1Katia Levintova, Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs: During spring semester 2015, Levintova will work as an editor and contributor on an edited volume analyzing gender issues in teaching and learning political science. Her sabbatical supports the UW-Green Bay Select Mission values of diversity and engaged citizenship, and also contributes to intercultural knowledge and competence, interdisciplinary activities and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Mokren-1Jennifer Mokren, Associate Professor of Art and Design: Mokren’s yearlong sabbatical will be used to create a new body of interdisciplinary collaborative work to solicit galleries for a solo exhibition, as well as creating teaching materials for photographing finished work, and alternative gem and found object settings. Her sabbatical fulfills UW-Green Bay’s Select Mission and the UW System Shared Learning Goal of creative thinking.

Ortiz-1Cristina Ortiz, Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies: Ortiz will be on sabbatical during spring semester 2015, developing two distinct courses — a travel course and a semester-long regular course. She also will complete a chapter for the book “Peninsularidades.” The goal of the sabbatical projects is to analyze the role that religion historically has played and plays today in Spain and Latin America. The two proposed courses will be interdisciplinary in nature.

Riddle-1Laura Riddle, Professor of Theatre and Dance: During a spring semester 2015 sabbatical, Riddle will learn how to use voice analysis software and develop a plan to incorporate it into the Theatre and Dance curriculum. UW-Green Bay has purchased the new technology, which is able to analyze the human voice for tone, breath, rhythm and melody. The software provides a graphic representation of the voice and an objective measure of improvement. It will be used in the Voice for the Actor sequence required of Performance majors.

Rosewall-1Ellen Rosewall, Professor of Arts Management: Rosewall will use her spring 2015 sabbatical to continue her work on developing and improving undergraduate arts management curriculum. Her forthcoming book, “Arts Management,” is the first arts management undergraduate textbook. She will continue to be involved on an international level in developing arts management academic standards, and her books reflect the latest in research and practice.

Sallmann-1Jolanda Sallmann, Associate Professor of Social Work: Sallmann’s yearlong sabbatical will allow her to undertake three interrelated activities. She will conduct a classroom study examining the impact a graduate diversity course has on students’ levels of cultural competency, along with a community study using local service providers to inform the development of regionally responsive, culturally competent curricular materials. Sallmann also will mentor graduate students on diversity research projects. The trio of activities promotes teaching and learning of human cultures and intercultural knowledge and competence, among providing other benefits.

Zorn-1Michael Zorn, Associate Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences: During fall semester 2014, Zorn will spend the bulk of his sabbatical time collaborating with a company called WET Labs on research and development of in situ chemical sensors. He also will conduct other activities to further enhance his teaching and scholarship abilities, contributing to a variety of UW-Green Bay and UW System collaborative, technological and teaching goals.

More on Chancellor’s, University Leadership award-winning students


We brought you the news yesterday of this semester’s Chancellor’s Leadership Medallion and University Leadership Award winners, 11 graduating seniors whose involvement and academics will be honored during a Friday, Dec. 13 commencement eve ceremony. Today, we’ve got a news release that tells you more about the winners, by any account an impressive lot. The two recipients of Chancellor’s Leadership Medallions – Stephanie Sielaff, Niagara, of Education, and Lauren Sinner, Verona, of Art and Arts Management – have lengthy records of campus and community contributions. Check it out.

Snapshot: Rosewall book signing and reception

Current students, alumni, friends and community members turned out earlier this week when the ARTgarage on Cedar Street hosted a book signing with Prof. Ellen Rosewall. The Art and Design faculty member is the author of Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences in the 21st Century, newly released by Oxford University Press, USA. Check out the snapshot.

Rosewall has warm reception at book signing  

Prof. Ellen Rosewall, students and alumni
It was great to see the warm reception for Prof. Ellen Rosewall by her current students and alumni at a book signing and reception Tuesday evening (Nov. 12) at the ARTgarage. Rosewall and her Arts Management students first participated in a meeting at NWTC where community and arts leaders discussed the future of the arts in Green Bay. Rosewall says, “I was hoping it would be a learning experience for them, and instead received several comments from community attendees about how much our students added to the discussion!”

In the photo, bottom row, left to right: Morgen Clarey, Hannah Hacker, Megan Leonard and Lauren Sinner. Top row, left to right: Ashley DePrey-Peeters, Nicole (Eickert) VanStraten (2003 grad), Carrie Dorski (2011 grad), Ellen Rosewall, Terri Perkins, Holly Anderson, Joey Hart, Caleb Cheslock, Alicia DeBlaey (2012 grad).

Rosewall is the author of the new textbook Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences in the 21st Century, released this month by Oxford University Press, USA. Read more in our news release.

Rosewall writes textbook, ‘Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences’

UW-Green Bay Prof. Ellen Rosewall is the author of the new textbook Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences in the 21st Century, released this month by Oxford University Press, USA. The 352-page volume is described as one of only a few, if any, comprehensive textbooks on arts management written for undergraduates. It includes case studies and critical-thinking exercises that address today’s environment for the visual and performing arts. Topics range from governance and human resources to program development, financial management, marketing, fundraising, educational outreach and more. Rosewall, a member of the Art and Design faculty, coordinates the University’s Arts Management program and is widely recognized as a consultant, arts management specialist and arts advocate. She is vice president of the international service organization the Association of Arts Administration Educators, and a past president of the Wisconsin Public Radio Association and Arts Wisconsin. See more in our news release.

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Book signing, reception — A book signing and reception to mark the launch of Prof. Ellen Rosewall’s Arts Management book is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the ARTgarage, 1400 Cedar St., Green Bay.

Rosewall is author of ‘Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences’

Prof. Ellen Rosewall

Prof. Ellen Rosewall

UW-Green Bay Prof. Ellen Rosewall is the author of the new textbook Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences in the 21st Century, released this month by Oxford University Press, USA.

Rosewall says the book is one of only a few, if any, comprehensive textbooks on arts management written for undergraduates. Designed as a guide to the theory and practice of managing arts and cultural organizations, the 352-page volume includes information of interest to students and arts practitioners alike.

“It’s written in a way that, we hope, arts managers in the field will also find useful,” Rosewall says.

Arts Management includes case studies and critical-thinking exercises that address today’s environment for the visual and performing arts. Topics range from governance and human resources to program development, financial management, marketing, fundraising, educational outreach and more.

Rosewall, a member of the Art and Design faculty at UW-Green Bay, coordinates the University’s Arts Management program. She joined the program in 2001, when it consisted of a minor with six students. Now, there are nearly 100 students in the program, including 40 majors. Rosewall was promoted to full professor in 2012.

Arts Management, new book by Ellen RosewallWidely recognized as a consultant, arts management specialist and arts advocate, Rosewall is currently vice president of the international service organization the Association of Arts Administration Educators, and a past president of the Wisconsin Public Radio Association and Arts Wisconsin.

She has served on several local boards of directors, including the Northeastern Wisconsin Arts Council, Film Green Bay and the ARTgarage. She served as the first director of marketing and development for the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, and also managed the capital campaign to build the Green Bay Botanical Garden. She began her career as a musician, taught music at MacPhail Center for the Arts in Minneapolis and had an active career as a freelance singer, actor and pianist in the Twin Cities before entering arts management full time in 1989.

A book signing and reception is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the ARTgarage, 1400 Cedar St., Green Bay. Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences in the 21st Century is available for purchase on Amazon or directly from Oxford University Press.

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Students earn Mueller scholarships in arts management

We have recently carried short news items on student scholarship recipients in UW-Green Bay’s Art and Design program. We complete that process by congratulating students in the Arts Management field who are receiving Mueller Scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. Recipients are Holly Anderson, Morgen Clarey, Kristina Coopman, Ashley DePrey-Peeters, Katherine Meulemans and Terri Perkins.

Faculty note: Rosewall presentation

Ellen Rosewall, professor of Art and Design (Arts Management), presided over a panel titled “Teaching Community Engagement in the Arts” for the recent conference of the Association of Arts Administration Educators in New Orleans. Rosewall was also elected to a second term on the AAAE Board of Directors, and serves as vice president of this organization which serves academic arts management programs in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Tragedy for 2009 UW-Green Bay Art/Arts Management grad

Word has been received that Mary Jo Walker, who graduated in 2009 with an Art major and Arts Management minor, has suffered a terrible loss with this week’s murder of her 19-year-old son at their suburban Atlanta home. The crime drew widespread attention in the Atlanta area because it happened in a quiet residential area where the victim and friend were confronted in their front yard in an apparent robbery attempt, and police have little to go on. Mary Jo Walker appears in the TV report linked here. Those who know Walker can email Prof. Ellen Rosewall (rosewale@uwgb.edu) for contact info.