Tag: first-year seminars

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.”

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 […]

FOCUS, Seminars gain recognition, $38,000 grant for ‘Transition Center’

Recognition of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s success with a pair of freshmen-retention initiatives —the First-Year Seminar program and FOCUS — has yielded additional funding to further those efforts.

Video: First-year seminar students create board game for elderly

A group of UW-Green Bay freshmen is getting accolades for a class project. The students created a board game as part of a First-Year Seminar course called “The Meaning of Play.” They also took their creation to an area nursing home where they learned valuable lessons from some residents. Prof. Illene Noppe (Human Development) said […]

Students create board game for elderly

A group of UW-Green Bay freshmen is getting accolades for a class project. The students created a board game as part of a First-Year Seminar course. They also took their creation to an area nursing home where they learned valuable lessons from some residents. Robert Hornacek has more on the game, the project and students.