Tag: Humanistic Studies

First-year students go Viking

First-year students Haley Falcon, Wynne Larson and Emily Poull really got into their first-year GPS seminar with historian Heidi Sherman of the Humanistic Studies faculty. The students chose to make a five-minute video on ‘Daily Life of Viking Women’ to cap their semester’s historical studies. Kind of interesting, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc7xfnV9F7o

TV-2: ‘Star Wars’ coincides with UWGB launch of new Sci-Fi track

The release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” comes as students at UW-Green Bay now have the opportunity to add a minor (area of emphasis) in Science Fiction and Fantasy.  The new area of study within Humanistic Studies got prominent play recently in a news report on WBAY-TV 2. The first class, just completed by […]

Philosophers’ Café: We have nothing to fear but…

The next UW-Green Bay Philosophers’ Café has an exceedingly timely topic: “The Perception of Risk.” Epidemiology expert Sue Mattison, UW-Green Bay’s dean of the College of Professional Studies, will be the discussion leader for the gathering from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 9) at St. Brendan’s Inn, 234 S. Washington St. in downtown Green […]

Saxton-Ruiz is next speaker in ‘Latino Americans’ history series

The campus/community series “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” continues Monday (Dec. 7) with the screening of another film segment and a talk by Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz of the Humanistic Studies faculty. The program begins at 6 p.m. at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St. Saxton-Ruiz will introduce the evening’s installment of the acclaimed […]

Voices of Veterans: Capturing the oral history and spirit of Northeast Wisconsin veterans

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UW-Green Bay students and veterans Ashley Wiles and Sean Gleason have important stories to share. In this case, they are not their own, but the personal, front-line accounts from veterans who served in the United States armed forces in times of conflict. These oral histories provide a personal narrative to future generations so that all […]

Faculty note: Kain contributes to national web exhibit on Imperial Russia

This past weekend the web exhibit Beneath the Covers: The Art of the Imperial Russian Book (http://www.beneaththecoverswebex.com/ )— to which historian and Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain of Humanistic Studies contributed — was officially opened at the annual meeting of the Association for Slavic Eastern European and Eurasian Studies. The exhibit is a project of Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens […]

Great Books tonight: Coury on My Name is Red


Humanistic Studies’ Great Books discussion series continues tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 10) with a presentation of the novel My Name is Red, a work written by the Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk. Prof. David Coury (Humanistic Studies and German) will lead the discussion, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown branch of the Brown County […]

UW-Green Bay wins second Latino grant: The Culture of Fusion

Associate Prof. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz of Humanistic Studies shares word of a sizeable grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council to help fund “The Culture of Fusion” project organized by UW-Green Bay. The $10,000 award will support activities during the first half of calendar year 2016, including: A concert and lecture on Latin Jazz with Chilean saxophonist […]

Innovative teaching methods lead to heartfelt relationships, practical learning

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UW-Green Bay class, HUS 483: Documenting Memory, involves students working on multiple projects in oral history and story collection. English, Education and Humanistic Studies majors worked with interns from UWGB’s Social Work program to document the lives of Unity Hospice patients.

Faculty note: Voelker talks teaching at North Carolina university


Historian David Voelker, associate professor of Humanistic Studies, spent time earlier this month on the campus of High Point University, a private, nationally recognized liberal arts institution in High Point, N.C., where he gave an invited talk and led a faculty development workshop on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Voelker, a co-director of the […]