Tag: History

UW-Green Bay Prof. Heidi Sherman named Viking Apprentice for 2019

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Heidi Sherman (History), who is the curator of UW-Green Bay’s Viking House, will be off to Scandinavia next year as the 2019 Viking Connection apprenticeship recipient. Viking Connection is an outreach program run by the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Minnesota. The program is committed to preserving and presenting […]

UW-Green Bay chosen as host institution for inaugural Wisconsin Civics Games

UW-Green Bay has been chosen as a host institution for the inaugural Wisconsin Civics Games. Student knowledge of civics and how American government works is woefully in decline, according to UW-Green Bay History Chair Heidi Sherman, and beginning in 2017, all Wisconsin high school students are now mandated by law to pass the same civics […]

UW-Green Bay students and faculty contribute to latest Voyageur issue

The Summer/Fall 2018 issue of Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin’s Historical Review is now available. The magazine is published by the Brown County Historical Society in close collaboration with UW-Green Bay. Associate Prof. David Voelker (Humanities and History) is the editor-in-chief and served as the current issue’s editor. Professor Toni Damkoehler (Design Arts) was the art director […]

University Archives helps uncover how Door County’s Brussels got its name

Ever wondered how Brussels in Southern Door County got its name? It has a lot to do with crop shortages in Belgium, which sparked the emigration of Belgians to a new land called Wisconsin. A file unearthed in UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Library described a report by Ministère de la Région Wallonne, stating that even though […]

Madison Magazine features J P Leary’s new book

UW-Green Bay Associate Professor J P Leary (History) wants his readers to understand the connection between past and the future in his book “The Story of Act 31: How Native History Came to Wisconsin Classrooms.” Leary served in Wisconsin’s education department for 15 years as a consultant, which provided him with authority on how schools […]

Donors receive recognition for Viking House addition to UW-Green Bay

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On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, friends of the University gathered to thank the generous donors who helped bring the Viking House to UW-Green Bay. Among them, Owen and Elspeth Christianson, who built and donated the Viking House, rebuilding it on the UW-Green Bay campus in fall of 2017; and Tom Olson, who provided funding to […]

J.P. Leary featured as guest on WPR

UW-Green Bay Associate Professor J.P. Leary (First Nations Studies) was featured on an WPR episode titled “How teaching native history and culture in Wisconsin’s schools became law.” The episode looks into the era before and after Act 31, the law that brought Native American history to schools in Wisconsin.