Notes: Dalke, Kowalczyk

Karen Dalke, lecturer in Social Change and Development, has an article, “At the Threshold of Change: The Inmates and Wild Horses of Cañon City, Colorado,” published in the journal Reflections, Vol. 14, no. 1, Fall, 2008, in a special issue on animal-human relationships.

Men’s basketball head coach Tod Kowalczyk achieved a milestone with career victory No. 100, all at Green Bay, on Dec. 22 at Houston Baptist. Kowalczyk has an all-time career record of 100-92 since being chosen to head the Green Bay program in 2002. The Phoenix is 8-4 heading into tonight’s road game at Western Michigan.

Russ has concerns about Gaza fighting

Prof. Meir Russ, who grew up in Israel and still has family there, told the Green Bay Press-Gazette this week that the recent fighting in Gaza is “just the beginning.” Sporadic violence there has long been common, but the latest rocket and counter attacks have been more severe, Russ said. His daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren live in Israel, and so far, have not been directly impacted by the fighting. Go to article.

Heads up! Flying squirrels soar northward

Tom Erdman, curator of the Richter Museum of Natural History, shared a bit of his expertise on flying squirrels in a recent Appleton Post Crescent column by Robert Zimmer. It seems, said Erdman, that the Southern flying squirrel is replacing the Northern flying squirrel in the state. “In the past 10 years, the Southern has almost completely replaced the larger Northern. Northern flying squirrels are becoming rare,” Erdman said. Read more about these furry, nocturnal creatures — rarely seen but not really that rare.

Press-Gazette: Jobs outlook mostly ‘bleak’

A slumping economy has many recent grads still looking for work, while others look to continue their education, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. “… We have seen far fewer job postings in the latter part of this quarter. … There have been students prior to that and after that that have been offered positions … but also within that same time frame, we’ve been notified by recent grads who were on the job for four or five months, and they’ve lost their job,” Linda Peacock-Landrum, director of Career Services, told the paper. Read more.

Job seekers need patience

Job seekers should be patient, persistent and keep sending their resumes out there, UW-Green Bay’s Eric Craver told WFRV (CBS Channel 5) yesterday, and two current students agree. The shaky economy has December graduates competing for fewer available jobs with each other and laid-off workers who have more experience. Craver, who deals with many second-career adults, is Adult Degree program adviser. Here’s the link for the TV-5 story.

Clayton State news release: Dr. Thomas Harden Named Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the news release issued by Clayton State University.)

Morrow, Ga., Dec. 23, 2008 — Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas K. Harden has accepted the position of Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, starting no later than June 1, 2009.

“Clayton State University is a special place with special people. During my nine years as president, I have been fortunate to work with some of the best people in the University System of Georgia,” he says. “In fact, the privilege of working with the people of Clayton State has been one of my greatest blessings.”
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