Tag: first-year seminar

Walk the labyrinth and reflect on its goodwill message

Weather permitting, the campus community is invited to walk what has become the annual fall labyrinth in the outdoor green space (campus quad) between the University Union and the Cofrin Library. Each year the project is a capstone activity for Prof. Regan Gurung’s freshman seminar: “Gods, Ghosts and Goblins.” Feel free to walk at your […]

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.”

Grant will support freshman seminar on Baird Creek restoration

A new freshman seminar will study the grassroots, citizen-driven restoration of the nearby Baird Creek Parkway thanks to a $5,990 grant to Associate Prof. Mathew Dornbush, principal investigator, and the UW-Green Bay Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit. The award is part of a larger grant made to the private Baird Creek Preservation Foundation by […]

Res hall haunting? Investigator, class take on search for dorm room spirits

Students in Prof. Regan A. R. Gurung’s freshman seminar class had a different kind of Halloween experience this Oct. 31, stepping into the world of a paranormal investigator as he checked out a reputedly haunted campus dorm room. Investigator Steven De Spain, who heads Great Lakes Association Spirit Searching, used a variety of sensors and […]

UW-Green Bay wins $161k grant for new approaches to first-year achievement

With a grant award of $161,504 for the “Phoenix GPS Program,” UW-Green Bay is one of more than two dozen institutions across Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa receiving support for new initiatives meant to keep students in college and on track academically, socially and financially. Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation is distributing a total of […]

Freshman seminar students make statement with fish art

A group of students from Karen Dalke’s freshman seminar class, Animals and Society, took their lead from another seminar course and recently created art with a message. The students including Keirsten Neihous and Jenessa Denfeld (above) displayed their work, “The Fish’s Perspective,” near the Garden Cafe in the Cofrin Library last week. Dalke says the […]

Labyrinth activity caps freshman seminar on the power of belief

As an award-winning professor at a university that embraces interdisciplinarity, Regan A.R. Gurung is accustomed to finding inspiration in unexpected places.

So perhaps it’s not a surprise that an album from the musician Sting — of whom Gurung is a big fan — led to what’s becoming a signature exercise in one of Gurung’s signature courses, the “Gods, Ghosts and Goblins” freshman seminar.

Seminar project invokes public-space artistry of Common Theme speaker

Profs. Ellen Rosewall, Jeni Mokren and Michelle McQuade Dewhirst helped First Year Seminar students prepare for an upcoming Common Theme event this week, using art to improve the public space in which they learn. Inspired by artist, designer and urban planner Candy Chang, who will speak on campus Thursday (Nov. 8), the students drew pictures […]

Press-Gazette highlights freshmen retention efforts, related grant

UW-Green Bay’s freshmen retention initiatives are making news after UW System announced a $38,000 grant to help bolster the already successful efforts. First-year Seminars and FOCUS were highlighted in a Saturday (July 16) Green Bay Press-Gazette story featuring Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Scott Furlong. As we told you last week, the money will be […]