Tag: Human Development

Gurung featured at APS Convention: ‘student learning is the pearl in an oyster’

Human Development Prof. Regan Gurung was a featured speaker at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention and his presentation was featured in a follow-up newsletter. “Regan A.R. Gurung proposes that we think of students’ learning using the metaphor of a pearl in an oyster. During the Opening Plenary of the Teaching Institute — cohosted at the convention by APS and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) — Gurung said that just as a pearl is created by an irritating foreign body being enveloped in layers of nacre by the oyster, so too do new ideas become engaging thoughts in the minds of students. It is the role of the educator to start this process: ‘Let us be the irritant that makes students think and react, lifelong learning is the pearl that develops. In order to cultivate valuable learning, educators must consider how we define learning, the factors that influence learning in the classroom, and strategies to facilitate learning.’”
 

Cupit interview at national conference spotlights Camp Lloyd

Prof. Illene Cupit of Human Development taped an interview last month at the Association for Death Education Conference in San Antonio. Her interview, in which she talks about grief camps in general, and UW-Green Bay and the summer Camp Lloyd for children in particular, is newly posted on the nationally prominent Open to Hope grief website. See Cupit’s interview, posted to YouTube.
 

Faculty note: Muraco at Philosophers Café

The final Philosophers’ Café of the academic year features a presentation by Joel Muraco, assistant professor of Human Development, May 6 at St. Brendan’s Inn, downtown. Muraco will talk about the emerging idea of “emerging adulthood,” a new stage between adolescence and adulthood, and whether current social realities warrant a further grace period for young people and a reexamining of perceptions of human growth and maturity.
 

Photos: UW-Green Bay at Posters in the Rotunda 2015

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Seven standout student researchers from UW-Green Bay were selected to join fellow students from across the state in exhibiting at the 12th Annual “Posters in the Rotunda” spotlight event at the State Capitol in Madison on April 22.

Undergraduates from each of the System’s 26 campuses set up poster displays to share the findings of their diverse research subjects which, in many cases, are the culmination of multiple academic years of study and collaboration with faculty mentors and community partners throughout Wisconsin.

The UW-Green Bay delegation was led by Chancellor Gary L. Miller, Provost Stephen Fritz and faculty members Jennifer Lanter and Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz. Students presenting were:

  • Lauren Anderson of Green Bay and Noel Craig of Shawano, Efforts Directed Toward the Synthesis of Obolactone, faculty adviser Julie Wondergem, Natural and Applied Sciences;
  • Katharine Bright of Green Bay and Kayla Hucke of Hartland, Impact of Phonology and Number on Children’s Novel Plural Production, faculty advise 
Jennifer Lanter, Human Development.
  • Lindsay Hansen of Kiel, Monitoring the Importance of River Mouth and Shoreline Habitats for Migratory Birds at Kingfisher Farm and Nearby Natural Areas in Manitowoc County, faculty adviser Robert Howe;
  • Christa Kananen of Sobieski, Drawdown of the Potentiometric Surface in the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer in Marinette County, faculty adviser John Luczaj, Natural and Applied Sciences;
  • Julia Rose Shariff, of Green Bay, The Lost Connection: Benefits of Being a Bilingual Professional in the U.S. Healthcare System
, with faculty adviser Christina Ortiz, Humanistic Studies.

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Photos by Cassie Alfheim, Office of Grants and Research

Wisconsin Public Radio sings praises of Philosophers’ Café

Tune in to WPR Friday morning (6:45 or 8:45 a.m.) and you’ll hear reference to the monthly Philosophers’ Café program organized by faculty members at UW-Green Bay. We’re told that last month’s Philosophers’ Café – a discussion of higher education’s relationship to social inequality – attracted the attention of WPR’s Wisconsin Life producers. The show, which first aired on Wednesday, consists of an overview of the Philosophers’ Café series, an interview with Denise Bartell of Human Development, who presented at the Café, and Christopher Martin of Humanistic Studies, who organizes it. Wisconsin Life does a thorough job capturing the community connection, depth of topics, and comradery that the Café series has fed for the last five years. For a link to the story and WPR segment.
If you’d like to learn more about the Café.

Five Phoenix student-athletes earn winter all-academic honors


Five UW-Green Bay student-athletes have been recognized as members of the 2015 Winter Academic All-Horizon League Teams. The teams, which represent success in competition as well as in the classroom, were voted on by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and athletics communications directors. Earning academic all-league honors for the Phoenix were women’s basketball’s Megan Lukan, Communication and Business Administration; and swimming and diving’s Claire Friederick, Human Biology; Tanner Nordlund, Business Administration; James Wise (undeclared) and Ryan Korslin, Human Development.

Phoenix GPS students learn, help others learn about success at college


News from director Denise Bartell and the Phoenix GPS Program: The students from the Hopscotching the World of Nonprofits team have just completed their service learning project working with the NEW Scholars program of Scholarships Inc. A college readiness program for under-represented students, the NEW Scholars work on reading, writing, and character while earning credits toward financial scholarships. The UWGB students worked with them for two afternoons, getting to know the middle schoolers and joining in with their book club, writing, and team building activities. On a Saturday morning in April, the UWGB students, who are under-represented college students themselves, met with middle schoolers’ parents and shared what college was like for them and how they got there. Finally, the NEW Scholars visited campus for a tour led by the GPS students, complete with a stop to see the friendly staff at the AIC and an actual dorm room (a highlight)! The visit concluded with a large circle where middle school students asked questions and UWGB students shared their own words of wisdom about what college was like, ranging from “sleep is important!” to “there are lots of people at UWGB to help you” and “try to get into the GPS program because it’s made such a difference for me!” The GPS program is an intensive yearlong learning experience for first-year students that culminates in a service learning project completed by each team.

Students promote scholarship to honor professor’s late mother


Here’s another good story from the Phoenix GPS Program. A student team has chosen as its service project the idea of raising money for a student scholarship at UW-Green Bay. Their goal is to endow a fund creating a $1,000 annual award for the Rosemary C. Bartell Memorial Scholarship at UW-Green Bay. They would designate the award for single parents at UWGB in memory of the mother of Denise Bartell, Director of the Phoenix GPS Program and associate professor of Human Development. Rosemary, who passed away in January 2015, was a single parent to Denise and her brother Richard for most of their lives. To learn more about the project.

Additional awards recognize student workers in unique categories


In addition to the award presented to Cassie Alfheim, Monday’s award ceremony on campus recognized five more student workers for outstanding achievement. They are:

Kimberly Schwarzenbart – Most Unique Contribution in a Student Employment Position: A senior Business Administration major from Reedsburg, Schwarzenbart worked as a marketing assistant for the University Union. A talented artist, she used her creative abilities to market specific programming in the University Union and elsewhere on campus.
Bradley Drephal – Outstanding Demonstration of Reliability in a Student Employment Position: A senior History major from Appleton, Drephal worked as a building manager for the University Union. He was especially motivated by customer satisfaction and ensuring great customer experience.
Sara Tupper – Outstanding Demonstration of Professionalism in a Student Employment Position: A senior Business Administration major from Stoughton, Tupper used her employment opportunity in the Dean of Students and Student Life area to gain professional experience and preparation for a post-graduate career.
Maximus Nimmo – Outstanding Demonstration of Initiative in a Student Employment Position: The senior Business Administration major from Janesville, served as a lead intramural supervisor at the Kress Events Center. His demonstrated leadership allowed him to make lifetime connections.
Olyvia Kuchta – Outstanding Demonstration of Quality of Work in a Student Employment Position: The senior Psychology major from Green Bay served as the office assistant for the Human Development/Information and Computing Science units. She credits the experience to strengthening her interpersonal and leadership skills while opening doors to establish relationships with faculty and staff.

Students honored: Alfheim is Student Employee of the Year

top-student-employeeGreen Bay native and Pulaski High School graduate Cassie Alfheim (with Chancellor Gary Miller, above) was named both UW-Green Bay’s Student Employee of the Year and the State Award Winner as well, at a ceremony April 13 in a ceremony on campus. Alfheim is the student assistant with the office of Grants and Research. (For a full writeup on Alfheim, click here.) Students were nominated by faculty and staff and were judged by an impartial panel on the basis of reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution. More than 1,000 students are employed each year at UW-Green Bay earning wages that help them pay tuition and fees, while building their professional portfolios and supplying the University with an additional workforce. Also receiving awards:

Kimberly Schwarzenbart – Most Unique Contribution in a Student Employment Position
: A senior Business Administration major from Reedsburg, Schwarzenbart worked as a marketing assistant for the University Union. An incredible artist, she used her exceptional abilities to market specific programming in the University Union and elsewhere on campus.

Bradley Drephal – Outstanding Demonstration of Reliability in a Student Employment Position
: A senior History major from Appleton, Drephal worked as a building manager for the University Union. He was especially motivated by customer satisfaction and ensuring great customer experience.

Sara Tupper – Outstanding Demonstration of Professionalism in a Student Employment Position
: A senior Business Administration major from Stoughton, Tupper used her employment opportunity to gain professional experience and preparation for a post-graduate career.

Maximus Nimmo – Outstanding Demonstration of Initiative in a Student Employment Position: The senior Business Administration major from Janesville, served as a lead intramural supervisor at the Kress Events Center. His demonstrated leadership allowed him to make lifetime connections.

Olyvia Kuchta – Outstanding Demonstration of Quality of Work in a Student Employment Position
: The senior Psychology major from Green Bay served as the office assistant for the Human Development/Information and Computing Science units. She credits the experience to strengthening her interpersonal and leadership skills while opening doors to establish relationships with faculty and staff.

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Photos by Eric Miller, Marketing and University Communication