Professor Gaurav Bansal (Business) was re-elected on the executive board of Midwest Association for Information Systems for another two-year term. This year’s association’s meeting was organized to be held at Drake University, but was made virtual due to COVID-19. The election was conducted online with members from all over the U.S. midwestern region. Prof. Bansal has also served as the association’s President in the past.
The Midwest United States Association for Information Systems (MWAIS) is a Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) serving Midwest U.S. members of AIS. The Chapter’s goal is to promote the exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge among scholars and professionals in the Midwest US engaged in the development, management and use of information and communications systems and technology. MWAIS is the proud recipient of the AIS Outstanding Chapter Award in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Syllabus Journal, co-edited by Caroline Boswell and Katia Levintova with editorial assistance by Patrick Sicula (UWGB class of 2020), has just published its latest issue. You are invited to review the Table of Contents and then visit the website to review articles and items of interest. This special issue contains timely discussion on the state of the syllabus, especially its meaning and tone, all the more pressing, given unprecedented challenges currently confronting higher education. In the words of guest editors, “Positioning the syllabus as a key artifact in the modern academy, one that encapsulates many elements of intellectual, scholarly, social, cultural, political, and institutional contexts in which it is enmeshed, we offer in this special issue of Syllabus a set of provocations on the syllabus and its many roles. Including perspectives from full-time and part-time faculty, graduate students, and librarians, the issue offers a multifaceted take on how the syllabus is presently used and might be reimagined.
UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Miranda Schornack (Education), was recently published in the international journal, Current Issues in Language Planning. Schornack co-authored the manuscript with University of Minnesota doctoral candidate Ashley Karlsson. The article is titled “(In)visibilization of English learners in Minnesota’s state-approved alternative programs” and reveals the disproportionate enrollment of multilingual students in alternative schools compared to traditional high schools. The researchers/authors juxtapose enrollment data with interview data that reveal school administrator beliefs regarding low enrollment of multilingual learners in alternative programs.
Several weeks ago, UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) published a peer-reviewed article in the Justice System Journal with the undergraduate students in his research lab. He recently learned that a second article related to the lab was accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Political Science Education. The article is entitled “Creating and Implementing an Undergraduate Research Lab in Political Science” and will appear in the journal’s “Political Science Instruction” section. The goal of the article is to guide other faculty through the process of creating a research lab. It focuses on creating research labs at small to mid-sized institutions with limited resources.
UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Alan Chu (Chair of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology) was named Reviewer of the Year from a top kinesiology journal:, “Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science (MPEES).” He would have received this recognition at the SHAPE America Convention in Salt Lake City if the conference had not been cancelled. A video was made to celebrate this accomplishment along with others. You can see him at the 6:22 mark.
Karen Lacey, senior lecturer emerita in Human Biology and former director of the Dietetic Programs was recently recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). Lacey has been an active member of the Academy for more than 50 years.
The Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND) recognizes Academy members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to the dietetics profession and by optimizing the nation’s health through food and nutrition. Fellows are why the public trusts and chooses Academy members as food, nutrition, and health experts. They provide outreach in their communities, within their work settings, and have a greater commitment to continuing professional development, leadership, writing, speaking, policy and advocacy or research.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Caroline Boswell is featured in a publication on “History Today” about how people have historically responded in times of crisis. “People questioned the motives of elites who benefited from the crises,” Boswell said. She’s the author of Disaffection and Everyday Life in Interregnum England (Boydell Press, 2017).
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) and 14 undergraduate students from his research lab recently had a paper accepted for publication. The paper is called “Have State Supreme Court Elections Nationalized?” and will appear in Justice System Journal, a peer-reviewed journal in political science. The paper was written as part of Weinschenk’s Political Science Research Lab, which he created and ran for the first time this past fall.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science), recently had a paper on the psychological underpinnings of political orientations accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Intelligence. The article is co-authored with an international team of researchers from New York University, Brescia University College at Western University (Canada), the University of Bremen (Germany), and Bielefeld University (Germany). The paper is an interdisciplinary collaboration—two of the co-authors are political scientists, two are psychologists, and one is a sociologist.
Lecturer Matthew Geimer (Business Administration) and May 2020 graduate Alexis Bauer (Democracy and Justice Studies) coauthored the article “End of Life Decision-Making for Individuals with Disabilities.” The article was published in the Elder Law & Special Needs Journal of Wisconsin, Vol. No. 30, Issue No. 1, for the State Bar of Wisconsin. Their work addresses the legal and ethical considerations for end of life decision-making for individuals with a disability in Wisconsin.
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