Faculty note: Kevin Kain publication

Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain, (Humanties and History) announced the appearance of his article, “Conceptualizing New Jerusalem. The Resurrection of the Resurrection ‘New Jerusalem’ Monastery in the Reign of Tsar Fedor Alekseevich (1676-1682)” Canadian-American Slavic Studies 54 nos. 1-3 (2020): 134-169. The volume  is devoted to “Rethinking Religion in Early Modern Russia” and comprises work of ten international scholars invited to Yale University to discuss the same theme in  April 2017. The program was sponsored by Yale Macmillian Center (European Studies Council) and funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation.

The Diverse Face of Suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

On Thursday, October 22, Continuing Education is collaborating with UW Oshkosh and the Center for Suicide Awareness to take virtual their second annual Northeast Suicide Prevention Summit. The summit offers a full day of presentations, relevant to anyone affected by suicide. This year’s theme is “The Language of Suicide.” The latest blog from Continuing Education reflects on the diverse face of suicide.

Reconnecting Your People to a Sense of Purpose

Reconnecting your people to their sense of purpose

On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, chaplain and resiliency post-traumatic growth trainer Greg Young will lead Reconnecting Your People to Their Sense of Purpose. In order to foster resiliency, it is necessary to help your staff see the “why” in what they do. Available virtually from 8:30-10:30 a.m. This program is brought to you by Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

Financial Strategies for a Successful Retirement

‘Financial Strategies for a Successful Retirement’ coming up in October

If you are over 55, signup for three virtual Tuesdays in October 13, 20 & 27 to attend Financial Strategies for a Successful Retirement and learn how you can ensure a comfortable retirement. Classes have been coordinated and organized by Continuing Education and are available with a family registration.

Common CAHSS kicks off with Prof. Staudinger, Thursday, Sept. 24

Common CAHSS programming begins this week featuring Associate Prof. Alison Staudinger (Democracy and Justice Studies) presenting, “Making Good Choices: Thinking about Ethics beyond Sustainability.” The Free Online Streaming Event is Sept. 24 from 6 to 6:55 p.m.

“I want to convince you, to convince myself, that we have to bother because it’s in ‘staying with the trouble,’ as Donna Haraway calls it, that we have a possibility of acting together, of making mistakes together, of realizing the claim that ‘another world is possible,’ even when crises seem overwhelming. This might take changing our approach to ethical decision-making and how we respond to those who make other choices. Drawing on Haraway, Shotwell, and also Simone De Beauvoir’s classic The Ethics of Ambiguity, I’ll offer in this talk some ideas for thinking about the possibilities for ethics, or perhaps justice, beyond sustainability. Maybe together, sitting at home, we can figure out what to do.

This event will be held on Microsoft teams.

Faculty note: Writing Foundations student publishes paper on Game Studies

April Bub, a student in lecturer Paul Belanger’s summer Writing Foundations 105 (Research and Rhetoric) class, has published an article titled “Our Artificial Happiness” in Hypothesis’ PopMeC blog, which is a place to “share research on the representations of the U.S. in popular media and culture.” Bub’s article addresses the intersections of gaming, addiction, and human emotion. She has also been asked to be a regular contributor to this publication.

Our Artificial Happiness

 

Video: Student Convocation Fall 2020

UW-Green Bay community formally welcomed the Class of 2024 to UW-Green Bay during First-Year Student Convocation in late August.

On the program:

-Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Campus Climate, Gail Sims-Aubert
-Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Kate Burns
-Keynote Speaker, Executive Director of the YWCA, Renita Robinson
-Chancellor Michael Alexander