Notes: Dalke, Gurung, Haynie, Bauer-Dantoin, Meredith, Sweet

Karen Dalke, a lecturer in Social Change and Development, presented at the Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference earlier this month in Cincinnati. Her topic was “Mustang: Living in a Liminal State.” Earlier this year she presented the poster “Mustang: Images Are Everything” at the International Society of AnthroZoology in Toronto, an event exploring the scientific and scholarly study of human-animal interactions. If you’re interested in learning more about Dalke’s mustang work, the poster is online at

UW-Green Bay faculty were well-represented through presentations at the conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), held in mid-October in Edmonton, Alberta. Prof. Regan A. R. Gurung (Human Development and Psychology) presented “Optimizing our Teaching and Learning: Putting SOTL Best Practices to Use,” with Beth Schwartz of Randolph College. Prof. Aeron Haynie (Humanistic Studies), Gurung and colleague Nancy Chick of UW Colleges presented “Defining Ourselves: Signature Pedagogies in the Disciplines.” Prof. Angela Bauer-Dantoin (Human Biology) presented The Evolution of SOTL Within the Biological Sciences at the same conference.

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State, and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), have announced the selection of UW-Green Bay Music Prof. Sarah Meredith (Arts and Visual Design) as a candidate on the Fulbright Specialists Roster, 2008-2013. The roster is a list of approved candidates who are eligible to be matched with incoming program requests from overseas academic institutions for Fulbright Specialists. The CIES is an international academic exchange program founded in 1946 to facilitate leadership contributions by distinguished scholars and professionals to educational, political, economic, social and cultural issues around the world.

The tenure of UW-Green Bay Prof. Denise Sweet (Humanistic Studies, English and First Nations Studies) as Wisconsin Poet Laureate is winding down. One of the ways the transition will be observed is though an invitation to address the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets fall conference in Marshfield in November. She will read from her poetry during an appearance being billed as a chance for the group’s membership to say “thank you” for her four years of service.