UW-Green Bay faculty promotions recognized at CommonCAHSS reception

Prior to the evening keynote at the CommonCAHSS reception, Dec. 10, 2019, faculty members were recognized by Provost Michael Alexander, Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven and the college deans for recent promotions:

Moving from Associate to Full Professor:
Scott Ashmann, Education
Gaurav Bansal, Business Administration
Woo Jeon, Natural and Applied Sciences
Katia Levintova, Democracy and Justice Studies
David Voelker, Humanities

Moving from Assistant to Associate Professor:
Thomas Campbell, Theatre
Vallari Chandna, Business Administration
Alise Coen, Political Science
Joan Groessl, Social Work
Lisa Grubisha, Natural and Applied Sciences
Amulya Gurtu, Business Administration
Melvin Johnson, Natural and Applied Sciences
Megan Olson Hunt, Natural and Applied Sciences
Michael Rector, Music
Kimberley Reilly, Democracy and Justice Studies

Congratulations!

Reminder: Please recycle old holiday lights

Do you have holiday lights that no longer work, and you want to get rid of them, but you are not sure how? Habitat for Humanity Restore is ready to help you out! Please don’t throw non-working holiday lights in the trash! Join the Parade Committee and Habitat for Humanity in recycling for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Collection boxes will be available through mid-January throughout the Green Bay Campus. Restore accepts any working or nonworking holiday lights. This program runs year-round, but the holiday season is the most sought after time of the year for donations.

These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library plaza (second floor)
  • Cofrin Library alcove (first floor)
  • Lounge Area, Laboratory Sciences
  • Outside the GAC Lab, Instructional Services
  • Rosewood Cafe, Rose Hall
  • Office of Student Life, University Union
  • Union Ticketing and Information Desk, University Union
  • Hendrickson Community Center, Residence Life

Winter 2020 Grants in Aid of Research proposals due Jan. 27

The UW-Green Bay Research Council is currently accepting proposals for Winter 2020 Grants in Aid of Research. Faculty having applied for GIAR funding in the past will want to note that revisions have been made to the GIAR call. The Research Council invites members of the UW-Green Bay faculty to submit proposals for Grants in Aid of Research. The funds must be used in support of faculty research. All GIAR proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on January 27, 2020. For more information, please visit https://www.uwgb.edu/research-council/. Please contact Research Council Chairperson Jason Cowell at cowellj@uwgb.edu with questions.

Summer Research Scholar Program proposals are due Jan. 27

The UW-Green Bay Research Council is currently accepting proposals for the 2020 Summer Research Scholar Program. Faculty having applied for the Summer Research Scholar Program in the past will want to note that this program has undergone significant changes in recent years. The Summer Research Scholar Program is designed to provide stipend support during the summer for the purpose of developing or continuing a significant research project (beyond the unit expectations for scholarship). All Summer Research Scholar Program proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2020. For more information, please visit https://www.uwgb.edu/research-council/. Contact Research Council Chairperson Jason Cowell at cowellj@uwgb.edu with questions.

UW-Green Bay campus community mourns the loss of Prof. Emeritus Robert Pum

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay mourns the loss of Prof. Emeritus Robert “Pummer” Pum, who passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at the age of 83. He retired in 1998 from teaching Art at UW-Green Bay but remained close to campus through Phoenix athletics, the University golf league, building bird houses for Shorewood Golf Course, and more.

Here is an excerpt from his obituary:

“While he was finishing his doctorate, he accepted a professorship and was one of the founding members of the UWGB art department in 1969, serving as art department chairman for two terms. He led university courses including drawing, two-dimensional design, art metals/jewelry, aesthetic foundations, arts in society, art education methods and independent art studies. He devoted much of his teaching to assisting the state’s next generation of art teachers, supervising the student-teaching assignments of UWGB students in the northeast Wisconsin public and private schools. Pum has exhibited his work nationally, regionally and locally in more than 150 juried art exhibits in 22 states. Known for his jewelry, drawing and mixed-media art, he was the recipient of numerous art awards, merit awards and purchase awards.”

Pum is survived by his wife, Jan (a long-tenured member of Green Bay Athletics, mainly as the University’s women’s tennis coach), and children. Friends may call on the family Friday, Dec. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Proko Wall Funeral Home on 1630 East Mason St. in Green Bay, WI, 54302. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church on 501 Howe St. in Green Bay, WI, 54301, with the funeral service at 11 a.m. His full obituary is available.

Phoenix Friday online sale at The Phoenix Bookstore

The Phoenix Bookstore (all campuses) is hosting a Phoenix Friday online sale on Dec. 13, 2019. The sale includes 20% off one item, 25% off 2 items, and 30% off three or more items in clothing and accessories and gifts/collectibles. To take advantage of this sale, the promo code LUCKY must be entered in the online cart. The discount will display after inserting this code. The offer is valid until 11:59 P.M. on Friday, Dec. 13.

Disclaimer: Offer applies to clothing and accessories, collectible and gift items only. Excludes Hydro Flask, textbooks, supplies, graduation regalia, electronics, computer hardware, clearance and gift cards. Other exclusions may apply.

Campus mourns loss of Kenneth Burda

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay mourns the loss of long-time maintenance worker Kenneth Burda, who passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at the age of 87 surrounded by family. Burda retired from UW-Green Bay in 1994. Services are Friday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m., with visitation from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the Cotter Funeral Home at 536 County Road R in Denmark, WI 54208. His full obituary is now available.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk publishes peer-reviewed article

Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) recently had a peer-reviewed article accepted for publication in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research. The paper is entitled “Does Education Instill Civic Duty? Evidence from Monozygotic Twins in the United States and Sweden.” It is co-authored with Associate Prof. Chris Dawes (New York University) and Prof. Sven Oskarsson (Uppsala University, Sweden). Weinschenk is the lead author on the paper.