Less than one week out from the official start of the fall 2014 semester, UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and community friends gathered in the University Union’s Phoenix Room on Aug. 27 for the annual kickoff convocation. Relaxed smiles, laughter and school spirit were on prominent display. As always, a high point was announcement of the Founders Association Awards for Excellence, acknowledging the contributions of outstanding colleagues for service to the University and its students. (Among them, above, was financial specialist Cheryl Pieper, recipient of the award for classified support staff, crossing the stage to accept her plaque and greetings from Chancellor Gary Miller, selection committee chair Lidia Nonn and Founders President Anita Resch.) Also popular: Introduction of new faculty and staff, who stood while brief introductions were read from the stage by University officers, officials and deans.
Congratulations are in order for the newest recipients of prestigious named professorships, four five-year appointments that began July 1. The professorships recognize and give support for a full professor who has demonstrated a productive commitment to scholarship and/or outreach and whose work exemplifies the spirit and mission of UW-Green Bay. The distinguished recipients are as follows, listed with links to the individual news releases announcing the honors:
• Prof. Kevin Fermanich, Natural and Applied Sciences — Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Professorship of Natural Sciences – read more
• Prof. John F. Katers, Natural and Applied Sciences — Frederick E. Baer Professorship in Business – read more
• Prof. Cristina Ortiz, Humanistic Studies — Patricia Wood Baer Professorship in Education – read more
• Prof. Meir Russ, Cofrin School of Business — Philip J. and Elizabeth Hendrickson Professorship for Business – read more
UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members gathered to prepare for a new semester Wednesday, Jan. 23, during the mid-year convocation event held at the University Union.
Smaller in scale than its August counterpart, the January convocation nonetheless fulfills the dual roles of celebrating achievements past and anticipating the semester yet to come.
Emceed by Prof. Cliff Abbott (in trademark red bowtie), the event kicked off with a celebration of service anniversaries for UW-Green Bay faculty and staff. From the 10-year honor celebrated by many to the 40-year benchmark achieved by just one (CPS Dean’s Assistant Mary Baranek), each honoree was recognized in front of the group. Faculty and staff emeriti were similarly honored, and received plaques acknowledging the milestone.
Convocation also included a significant honor for UW-Green Bay Prof. Phillip Clampitt, who was installed as the prestigious John P. Blair Endowed Chair in Communication. To read more about Clampitt’s honor and distinguished history at UW-Green Bay, click on full coverage here. The event also featured Chancellor Tom Harden’s mid-year remarks, summarized here.
After the program, attendees were treated to a luncheon in the Union’s Cloud Commons. Spring semester classes start Monday, Jan. 28.
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Among the many highlights of Tuesday’s Faculty/Staff Convocation were the presentation of prestigious named professorships to three distinguished UW-Green Bay faculty members. What’s the story behind the story? Who are the honorees, what are their credentials, and what’s a named professorship? A trio of press releases, with photos, explains it all.
• Historian Gregory Aldrete of Humanistic Studies received the Frankenthal Professorship
• Mathematician Gregory Davis of Natural and Applied Sciences was awarded the Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Professorship of Natural Sciences
• Biologist Robert Howe of Natural and Applied Sciences was presented the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professorship in Environmental Studies
The Fall 2012 Employee Convocation kicks off the academic year at 10 a.m. today (Aug. 28) in the University Union’s Phoenix Room. The program is as follows:
• Welcome, by Emcee Cliff Abbott
• Introduction of new faculty and staff
• Introduction of named professorship recipients
• Founders Association Awards of Excellence
• Remarks by Chancellor Thomas K. Harden
• Lunch in Leona Cloud Commons
A chance to applaud Davis, Aldrete, Howe
UW-Green Bay has eight named professorships. Among the highlights of this morning’s Faculty/Staff Convocation will be the presentation of medallions emblematic of three of those professorships to the newest recipients of five-year terms:
• Prof. Greg Davis of Natural and Applied Sciences will receive the Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Professorship of Natural Sciences
• Receiving the Frankenthal Family Professorship will be Prof. Greg Aldrete of Humanistic Studies
• Prof. Bob Howe of Natural and Applied Sciences will be presented the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professorship in Environmental Studies