Tag: Public and Environmental Affairs

Levintova publishes, with former student, article on SoTL


Katia Levintova, associate professor of Political Science with Public and Environmental Affairs, is the co-author of a newly published article in The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Its title is “Sustainability: Teaching an 
Interdisciplinary Threshold Concept through Traditional Lecture and Active Learning.” The article is the result of collaborative, undergraduate research involving Levintova and then-student Daniel W. Mueller, in a project that was part of the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program. Mueller is now pursuing a Ph.D. in political science at Washington State University. It his first publication overall, and Levintova’s first co-authored article with an undergraduate student.

Brief: Stoll presents at Midwest Economics Association annual meeting

Professor John Stoll of Public and Environmental Affairs attended the Midwest Economics Association annual meeting in Minneapolis, recently where he served as a moderator for a session entitled, “Environmental Economics.” He also served as commentator in an another session, “Income Inequality and Air Pollution: A County-Level Analysis,” and reported on a third topic, “Impact of Communication upon the Selection of Environmental Targets, Policy Implementation, and Political Acceptability,” a continuing collaboration with Matthew Winden of UW-Whitewater and Arrington Stoll of UW-Milwaukee.

Mayor Schmitt, others join for Common Theme ‘Phoenix Talk’ on Thursday

A panel discussion regarding connections between UW-Green Bay and its community is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall (Mac) 210. Speakers include Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt and his chief of Staff Andy Rosendahl, Karen Faulkner of Golden House, students Sarah Wanek and Lydia Schwertfeger and Professors Regan Gurung, Katia Levintova and Alison Staudinger. The event is sponsored by the Student Government Association and UWGB’s campus Common Theme committee. Free and open to the public.

Strategic Philanthropy students seek grant apps

UW-Green Bay’s Strategic Philanthropy students are seeking applicants for $10,000 they received from the Learning by Giving Foundation to distribute in the form of grants to better the Brown County community. Public and Environmental Affairs Prof. Lora Warner teaches the course. This year’s class request for grant proposals gives priority to projects that would improve the quality of life for at-risk young people (ages 12-25) with an innovative approach to the prevention or relief of any of the following: substance abuse, homelessness, or mental health problems. Details and the Request For Proposal are available. Proposals are due by 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. The class will announce the grant recipient(s) at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7 in the Christie Theatre.

UW-Green Bay philanthropy students seek grant applicants

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Strategic Philanthropy students are seeking proposers for $10,000 they received from the Learning by Giving Foundation to distribute in the form of grants in the Brown County community. Public and Environmental Affairs Professor Lora Warner teaches the Strategic Philanthropy course.

This year’s class is issuing a request for grant proposals that improve the quality of life for at-risk young persons (ages 12-25) with an innovative approach to the prevention or relief of any of the following: substance abuse, homelessness, or mental health problems.

Details and the Request For Proposal are available at http://blog.uwgb.edu/pea/. Proposals are due by 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.

The class will announce the grant recipient(s) at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7. The Recipient Event will be held in the Christie Theatre located in the UW-Green Bay University Union.

In 2014, the Cerebral Palsy’s (CP) Center Children’s Therapy Services for At-Risk Children and the Howe Community Resource Center Home Visitation Services for Ages 3 to 5 each received a $5,000 grant.

Visit the 2015 Strategic Philanthropy blog: https://uwgbphilanthropy.wordpress.com to keep up with the 2015 granting process.

The Strategic Philanthropy class is in its third year at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The national Learning by Giving Foundation founded by Doris Buffet currently funds the course. The course focuses on teaching philanthropy by allowing the students to award $10,000 in grants to the Brown County community each year. Public and Environmental Affairs Professor Lora Warner has been the instructor for the course since its development in 2013.

Media Contact: Professor Lora Warner warnerl@uwgb.edu, (920) 217-2553

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Aldo Leopold documentary is iPat film this Tuesday

The iPat environmental film series is back with “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” at 7 p.m. Tuesday (March 3) in the Christie Theatre. The film explores Leopold’s thinking, renewing his idea of a land ethic for a population facing 21st century ecological challenges. After the showing, Tom Bolt, past chair of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, will lead discussion. The iPat Film Series (impact = population * affluence * technology) is sponsored by PEAC, The Center for Public Affairs, and the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs. All showings are free and open to the public — and free popcorn will be available. Questions? Contact Ashley Heath (heatha@uwgb.edu) or Rachel Russell (russellr@uwgb.edu).

Boswell-Levintova journal issue gets mention in ‘Chronicle’

We shared news in this space earlier this month about Associate Profs. Caroline Boswell (Humanistic Studies) and Katia Levintova (Public and Environmental Affairs) being co-editors of the peer-reviewed pedagogical journal, Syllabus Journal. The latest issue of Syllabus, an open access journal that explores the syllabus as a piece of scholarship that should be annotated and shared with the educational community, was entirely dedicated to “Teaching with and about Video Games.” Boswell and Levintova were pleased to see that the issue was profiled with a favorable mention in the Chronicle of Higher Education. See the Chronicle piece.
 

Next ‘After Thoughts’ event to feature UW-Green Bay’s Warner on quality of life

Lora Warner

Lora Warner

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Lora Warner will speak about her research into the quality of life in Brown County during the University’s next After Thoughts event Tuesday, March 3.

Warner, director of UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs, teaches in UW-Green Bay’s Public Administration program and leads the Nonprofit Management emphasis, working with her students in area public and nonprofit organizations on internships and service learning projects. For almost 25 years through her consulting business, Planning & Evaluation Associates, Inc., Warner has served a wide array of public service organizations throughout Wisconsin.

Warner has led a number of community-wide studies related to quality of life, including serving as principal investigator for the Leading Indicators for Excellence, or LIFE Study, a large-scale, 1 ½-year effort that concluded in 2011. This wide-ranging study of the quality of life in Northeastern Wisconsin looked at 10 key indicators for quality of life in three different communities. Warner has continued to explore these issues with the Center for Public Affairs, which connects students and faculty with the community through research, internships, service projects and various courses. Students take on high-impact experiences while the community benefits from the expertise of student and faculty, resulting in more engaged citizens and better community strategies for enhancing quality of life. More information about the Center is available at www.uwgb.edu/cfpa.

The March 3 After Thoughts event will begin with a 5 p.m. reception, followed by Warner’s talk at 5:45 p.m. in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive. All attendees will be eligible to receive the evening’s door prize, two tickets to the March 31 Slovakia Dinner Lecture featuring Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston.

Now in its fourth full season, After Thoughts seeks to connect women in the community with UW-Green Bay. The gatherings showcase University faculty, staff and guests, and convene women — and often, “a few good men” — after their workdays for learning, enrichment and fun. The sessions are so named because they provide “After Thoughts” for participants to take with them when they leave.

Each After Thoughts event takes place from 5-7 p.m. in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The events begin with time to network, mingle and enjoy hors d’oeuvres before the featured guest speaker begins.

Seating for After Thoughts is limited, so advance registration is recommended. The cost of each program is $14. To reserve your spot, send a check (payable to “UW-Green Bay Foundation”) to: UW-Green Bay Foundation, CL 805, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311; or register online at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/afterthoughts. Walk-up registration also is an option. Call (920) 465-2074 for more information. You can find After Thoughts on Facebook at www.facebook.com/afterthoughts.uwgb. Visit www.uwgb.edu/afterthoughts for more information about the series.

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Boswell, Levintova coordinate special issue of teaching journal


More evidence that UW-Green Bay faculty members are leaders in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Associate Profs Caroline Boswell (Humanistic Studies) and Katia Levintova (Public and Environmental Affairs) are co-editors of the peer-reviewed pedagogical journal, Syllabus Journal. They are pleased to announce the publication of a new special issue on the topic of “Teaching with and about Video Games.” Guest edited by Jennifer deWinter of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Carly A. Kocurek of Illinois Institute of Technology, the “Teaching with and about Video Games” issue offers 15 articles from international authors in three categories.

Faculty note: Dalke

Sociologist Karen Dalke of the UW-Green Bay faculty made a presentation in January as part of an international conference in New Delhi, India. Dalke was a co-presenter, with Harry Wels of VU University Amsterdam, at the third Minding Animals Conference. Their topic was “So Zoopolis! Explorations in creating human-animal societies.”