Looking for coffee, food and other refreshments next week? The Corner Store will have Starbucks® coffee brewing next week and can take care of all of your snack, candy, beverage, bottled water, soda, breakfast and lunch needs! The Corner Store will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., December 26-28. You can also get coffee at the Cofrin Library 2nd floor coffee kiosk. For more information on the hours of operation for the University Union and University Dining Services over Winter Break, check out www.uwgb.edu/union/about/building-hours.
After a long and commendable career at UW-Green Bay, Professor Christine Style (Art and Visual Design) is retiring. Her colleagues had this to say about her time at UW-Green Bay:
As a teacher with more than 30 years experience, Professor Style commands a breadth of knowledge in printmaking, drawing & foundations. She has always exhibited an ability to foster students’ development through difficult & involved technical processes. Professor Style has made significant efforts to make a path for her students from the classroom to the community including but not limited to numerous public printing events, print conferences, exhibitions and field trips. Most notably, she has taken students to study printmaking at the Santa Reparata International School for the Arts in Florence Italy for more than 25 years.
She has additionally been steadfast in her ability to maintain a meaningful artistic exhibition record that enlivens the print world, regionally, nationally and internationally. Professor Style’s layered works draw from history, world cultures, personal narratives and mythology to unfold rich compositions for the viewer. Viewers travel and process the layers as they experience her expertly crafted print works.
As an experienced, involved and aware citizen of UW-Green Bay, Professor Style has made significant contributions to the Art discipline serving several terms as chair as well as actively participated as a valuable member of scholarship committees, mentoring untenured faculty, lending expertise to the Lawton Gallery and numerous search committees. At the university level she has contributed her expertise and knowledge to countless university-wide committees. Her understanding of the precarious position of the Arts & her willingness to advocate for the study of Art and the needs of Art & Design make her a voice that will be missed on campus.
Students in composition classes at the Marinette Campus worked at the end of this semester to create WordPress Writing Portfolios with revised versions of the essays they had written for class. Some of them shared those portfolios with authentic audiences outside of the university and used the final exam time to reflect on the revision process and the experience of sharing their writing with “real readers.” Some students had previously created WordPress Writing Portfolios for earlier composition classes and were adding to those through this project. Professor Jennifer Flatt (English, Spanish) is their faculty member.
Congratulations to Danielle Clarizio, director of International Student Programs at the Marinette Campus. The Wisconsin Association of International Educators selected Clarizio to receive the 2019 Hong Rost Memorial Award for Innovation in International Education Student Service. She will be officially presented with the award, Friday, April 12 in Madison. The award is presented for innovation in international education and for enhancing the student experience in an outstanding way.
Despite the hectic pace of semester’s end, members of the campus community have taken time to show appreciation to colleagues and especially their student workers. The Admissions team is among them, with a party that included holiday sweaters, a white elephant gift exchange, a festive sock contest and a tree decoration competition. Thanks for sharing the fun!
Thanks to the generosity of emeriti faculty Paul and Thea Sager, UW-Green Bay science undergraduates have an opportunity to compete for a $1,100 scholarship recognizing outstanding scientific research from a classroom or extracurricular academic project. Eligible students must 1) be enrolled as an undergraduate at UW-Green Bay (including branch campuses) seeking a degree in the natural sciences, engineering, or technology; 2) have a minimum 2.75 grade point average; and 3) present a poster at the April 26th symposium. Abstracts for the presentation must be submitted by March 1, 2019. Nominees should have been part of a classroom research exercise, an independent study project, an internship, or related activity. Submissions will be presented and judged at the 18th Annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity at UW-Green Bay on Friday, April 26, 2019. Although students from other UW institutions will be participating in symposium, only UW-Green Bay undergraduate students (from any of the four campuses) will be eligible for the Sager Award. Please contact Dr. Robert Howe (email@example.com) or Cofrin Center for Biodiversity staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about the award and application process.
It’s time to start submitting nominations for the 2019 Founders Awards! The Awards & Recognition Committee wants to encourage departments, units, offices and other working communities to consider which of their colleagues they would like to see honored at next year’s Fall Convocation. The nomination form for the 2019 Founders Awards is available electronically. The Awards & Recognition Committee encourages anyone from the UW-Green Bay community (faculty, staff, students and community members) to submit a nomination(s) prior to the March 8, 2019 deadline. The website includes descriptions of award criteria and a list of previous awards. If you have any questions or need assistance completing your nomination(s), please feel free to contact Mike McIntire, Chair of the Awards & Recognition Committee, or any Committee member: Toni Damkoehler, Laura Riddle, Sawa Senzaki, Rosa Serrano, Nathan Kraftcheck, Anna Merry, Ruth Pearson, and Monika Pynaker. Awards & Recognition Committee members are not eligible for nomination.
Associate Prof. Marcelo Cruz (Public and Environmental Administration) co-authored a publication with Francisco Cebrian from the University of Castilla La Mancha in the European Journal of Geography ERIA. “Transformation of intermediate size cities in the U.S. and Spain: the cases of Green Bay (USA) and Albacete (Spain)” co-authored with Dr. Francisco Cebrián Abellán, in Ería Revista Cuatrimestral de Geografia, Vol 2018, no. 2 2018.
“Amazing faculty. Excited to complete the journey. Happy to share this special time with peers, family and friends. Weight off my shoulder. Ready for what is coming next. Overwhelming feeling of joy.” Those are just some of the sentiments expressed by graduates as they prepared to cross the stage to receive their diplomas at the 2018 UW-Green Bay Winter Commencement.
Professor Rebecca Meacham (Humanities, English) has a chance to tell Wisconsin Public Radio listeners about the newly announced UW-Green Bay BFA degree. Why this degree and why now? And why will this have appeal at Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses? It’s a great listen. See the press release.
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