UW-Green Bay Cofrin School of Business Prof. Gaurav Bansal (MIS and Statistics), had two papers accepted into two different journals, recently. He is listed as first author on both. One of them is with former UW-Green Bay colleagues Prof. Steve Muzatko (Accounting) and Prof. Soo Il Shin (MIS), both of the Cofrin School of Business, which was accepted in Information Technology & People. Their study shows how information security policy noncompliance differs between genders based on the ethical orientation (helping the greatest number of people—ethics of care vs. damaging the fewest—ethics of justice) and organizational policies of reward and punishment. The other paper is with Prof. Merrill Warkentin (Mississippi State University), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) named distinguished scientist. Their work was accepted in The DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems. This study is among the first to examine the combined role of age and gender (since males and females age differently) and how trust in a business is formed and lost during an insider data breach. Bansal would like to acknowledge the support provided by Frederick E. Baer Professorship in Business as he conducted his research.
UW-Green Bay Prof. Alison Gates (Art and Design), has been elected as the next president of the Board of Directors for Sculpture Valley. Sculpture Valley’s mission is “to cultivate, promote, place and preserve public art in outdoor spaces throughout the Fox Cities, through the support and partnership of community members, volunteers and businesses dedicated to enriching the life experience for all who reside here and visit.” Sculpture Valley oversees preservation of existing outdoor sculpture and monuments in the Fox Valley and oversees the selection and temporary placement of sculptures for the Acre of Art, an event now in its third year.
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Prof. Derek S. Jeffreys (Philosophy) gave ethics lectures to all members of the Green Bay Police Department during the Department’s annual in-service training. Presenting a lecture on the nature of human dignity, Prof. Jeffreys discussed with officers how they address challenges dealing with homelessness, sex offenders and people suffering from mental illness.
On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jenell Holstead (Psychology and Director of the Consortium of Applied Research) led 160 participants in a community conversation regarding wellness in Greater Green Bay. Results of the 2019 Community Health and Well-Being Survey were shared to key community stakeholders, including elected officials, non-profit organizations, school officials and local business leaders. The survey was conducted in partnership with Wello, a local non-profit organization, and St. Norbert College’s Strategic Research Institute.
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus CEO Rachele Bakic has been nominated for a 2019 Education Impact Award. According to the The Chamber of Manitowoc County, “The Manitowoc County Education Impact Award is given to recognize an exceptionally dedicated educator who impacts parents, students or the community beyond the scope of the classroom while integrating business and community resources to enhance student learning opportunities.”
A new Four Freedoms opera by composer Joseph C. Phillips, Jr. was inspired by FDR’s January 1941 Four Freedoms speech and UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey Kaye’s (Democracy and Justice Studies) book “The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great.” The opera will premier at the University of Maryland on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.
The play “Hypothetically Speaking,” a 10-minute rom-com by UW-Green Bay emeritus faculty member Brian Sutton (Humanities), will receive a staged reading by City Theatre of Miami, FL, as part of a Valentine’s Day-themed program on Friday, February 7. City Theatre bills itself as “the only theatre in the U.S. solely dedicated to the creation and production of ten-minute plays year-round,” and its Summer Shorts festival is perhaps the leading national festival for 10-minute plays. Sutton has submitted “Hypothetically Speaking” to the Summer Shorts festival, and he hopes that the Feb. 7 reading leads to a festival production. His musical comedy Searching for Romeo traveled a similar route, receiving a staged reading at the New York Musical Festival before landing a full production there.
And what about Sutton’s musical, “Searching for Romeo?” He says it continues to have a (faint) pulse. Last March a musical theatre workshop class at Marymount Manhattan college used it for a class project, giving it a third sort-of production in NYC. And on Jan. 9, 2020, JaymeAnn Olson performed a song from Searching for Romeo (“Come and Get Me, Here I Am”) at a Green Bay Southwest showcase choir concert. “Not exactly the Tony Awards,” says Sutton, “but what the heck…”
Prof. Harvey Kaye (Democracy and Justice Studies) will be busy in New York at the end of this week. On Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at 9 p.m. (Central Standrard Time), Prof. Kaye will be joining host John Fugelsang once again in-studio in New York City on his show “Tell Me Everything” on SiriusXM Progress (Channel 127) to talk politics past and present. Also, on Friday, Feb. 7, Prof. Kaye will go on stage in Brooklyn, N.Y. at The Bell House as part of the Michael Brooks Show Live for a night of comedy and politics. Information can be found here.
UW-Green Bay Prof. Katia Levintova (Democracy and Justice Studies, Political Science and Global Studies) and Associate Prof. Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier (Humanities, English) along with colleagues, Prof. Valerie Barske (UW-Steven’s Point, History) and Associate Professor Darci Thoune (UW-LaCrosse, English), published a chapter titled “SoTL and the Gendered Division of Labor on our Campuses” in the book “Academic Labor Beyond the College Classroom Working for Our Values,” edited by Holly Hassel and Kirsti Cole (Routledge, Dec. 2019). Their chapter discusses the gendered division of academic research and teaching labor and seeks to effect change in how SoTL (scholarship of teaching and learning) is viewed and rewarded in professional contexts. In doing so, we speak to “the value of particular types of service or research (scholarship of teaching and learning).” This collaboration is a product of UW’s Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program (WTFS), where four co-authors first met as part of a 2013-2014 cohort, which inspired them to continue their SoTL research and pedagogical collaboration for years to come.