Mike Eserkaln and Kimberly Vlies at UntitledTown 2018

Vlies’ illustration debuted at UntitledTown

UW-Green Bay’s own Kimberly Vlies (Web/Graphic Designer, Marketing and University Communication) was published for the first time in an illustrated novel that debuted at UntitledTown Book and Author Festival on Saturday (April 21, 2018).

The novel titled, “Continuing Adventures of Byron and Bing: Sunset Gold” was written by local author Mike Eserkaln. Eserkaln is also known for his improvisational comedy troupe, Comedy City, and local establishment, The Green Room Lounge. The book is available on amazon.

Vlies’s chapter 22 drawing, which depicts a girl and her pet crocodile sleeping, is one of nearly four dozen pictures published in this illustration project that includes both local and international contributors.

Kimberly earned a B.F.A. in Graphic Communications at the UW-Oshkosh and entered into a graphic design career, which she says she has been enjoying ever since. She has worked at UW-Green Bay since October 2007.

Kimberly Vlies's illustration for chapter 22 of The Continuing Adventures of Byron & Bing
Kimberly Vlies’s illustration
Continuing Adventures of Byron & Bing
Byron & Bing cover
Continuing Adventures of
Byron and Bing: Sunset Gold
Mike Eserkaln and Kimberly Vlies at UntitledTown 2018
Mike Eserkaln and Kimberly Vlies
at UntitledTown 2018

Prof. Meir Russ publishes paper

Prof. Meir Russ of the Cofrin School of Business published online the paper, The Trifurcation of the Labor Markets in the Networked, Knowledge-Driven, Global Economy” – in the Journal of the Knowledge Economy. This conceptual, interdisciplinary paper negates the notion that we have, at present, one labor market for human capital, and will conjecture that we currently have (or are about to have) three autonomous markets for labor that are driven by different market dynamics and mechanisms. This trifurcation of the labor markets is mostly the combined result of phase transition resulting from three major impetuses identified in the paper. The three markets are identified as follows: routine labor, skilled labor, and talent. Each one of the markets is then be discussed, including future trends, issues, and remedies. This trifurcation of the labor markets is mostly the combined result of phase transition resulting from three major impetuses identified in the paper.

Faculty note: Eric Morgan publication

Eric J. Morgan, associate professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, recently published an article, “Imagined Histories: Biography, Fiction, and the Challenges of Historical Imagination,” in the Fall 2016 issue of the Teaching History: A Journal of Methods.  The article explores teaching 20th century U.S. history through the use of biography, both real and imagined. In the course, students crafted imagined biographies based on primary source research which, in the words of one student, “forced us to focus in immense detail on a certain period and gave us free rein to place our created character in the time period. It allowed us, instead of retelling someone’s life, to research in more detail about the period.”

Faculty Note: Prof. Hutchison published

Volume 15 in the Research in Urban Sociology series (under the series editorship of UWGB Prof. Ray Hutchison, Public and Environmental Affairs) has been published by Emerald Press in the UK. The volume, titled Urban Places in a Time of Crisis, was edited by Joao Teixeira Lopes (University of Porto) and Hutchison. It includes a dozen chapters by contributors from France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey, along with an introductory chapter titled “Urban Space and Public Places,” by Hutchison and Lopes.

Faculty note: Prof. Olson Hunt publishes collaborative article on physical therapy

Asst. Prof. Megan J. Olson Hunt (NAS, Statistics) recently had a paper, The effect of direction specific thoracic spine manipulation on the cervical spine, co-authored with national and international colleagues, accepted for publication in the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. Mixed models were used to analyze repeated measures data in order to compare two therapies aimed at reducing neck pain and disability via manipulation of the thoracic spine.

Faculty note: Coury publication

David Coury (Humanistic Studies/German) published an article on the German-Iranian writer Navid Kermani, entitled “Kafka and the Quran: Patriotism, Culture and Post-National Identity” in a monograph devoted to Kermani’s works published in Germany. The article deals with Kermani’s literary and cultural influences from both Germany and Iran and how they have come to inform his idea of a transnational identity.