Research Scholar Award goes to Aaron Weinschenk

The Research Council, chaired by Amy Wolf, is pleased to announce Aaron Weinschenk, assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, as the recipient of a 2015-2016 Research Scholar Award. The selection was based on his proposal “A Citizen’s Guide to American Elections: The Success and Failure of Representation.” The project is a component of a book to be published in 2015 designed to provide a general overview of key elements of U.S. elections. It will be targeted for use in undergraduate political science courses as well as readership by a general audience. The Research Scholar Award, with funding by the Provost’s Office, provides for a 3-credit reassignment that will allow Prof. Weinschenk to complete the book manuscript as well as work on a journal article focused on public attitudes about income inequality in the United States.

Arendt, Alesch co-author book on community recovery from disasters

Lucy Arendt, associate professor and director of the Cofrin School of Business, is co-author of the newly released book Long-Term Community Recovery from Natural Disasters (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014). The book was researched and written with Daniel J. Alesch, professor emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs. The authors present what they have learned over two decades from more than two dozen community disasters in and outside the United States. Their central thesis is that decision makers must understand how communities develop or decay in the absence of an extreme natural hazard event in order to determine which parts of the community must be reestablished or made more functional to achieve long-term community viability. Arendt and Alesch argue that decision makers must understand communities as complex, open, and self-organizing social systems in order to identify the critical points for policy intervention at various levels of government. The intended audience for the peer-reviewed book includes organizational decision makers, government policy makers, and academic scholars.

Gurung contributes chapters to new book on ‘gamification’

Prof. Regan A. R. Gurung of Human Development co-authored three chapters for Gamification in Education and Business, a new book by Springer publishing. Written with collaborators across the nation, the book applies ideas from game theory and behavioral economics. Gurung contributed to articles titled A critical perspective on gaming in education; A parallel universe: Psychological principles in the language of game design; and Game-based assessment: The mash-up we’ve been waiting for.

Por favor… books for kids?

Student leaders in the campus chapter of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi are extending an invitation to support the Spanish Book Drive for students in Cuernavaca, Mexico, running through Wednesday (Dec. 10). Help support this international effort by “Giving a book… Giving a smile!” Phi Kappa Phi student and faculty members encourage you to donate an elementary level book in Spanish. Major book stores have wide selections, organized by reading age. Prof Lucy Arendt will take the books to rural school children in Mexico as part of the month-long Cuernavaca travel course departing Dec. 27. Drop box sites are located in: RH-305, TH-335, TH-331, LS-456, MAC-B310, WH-430, ES-105, CL-207, UU-150. Contact Phi Kappa Phi for further details. Gracias por todo su ayuda!

C-SPAN2 ‘Book TV in Green Bay’ segment to premiere this weekend

Remember a while back when we talked about C-SPAN2 sending a crew to Green Bay to talk to authors and historians including several from UW-Green Bay? Well, the air dates have arrived. The local package will be cablecast at 11 a.m. this Saturday (Oct. 18) and 9:30 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 19.) The segment, 90 minutes in length, will include the following:

• Interview with Jessie Garcia, author of My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting
• Interview with Mike Hoeft, author of The Bingo Queen of Oneida: How Two Moms Started Tribal Gaming in Wisconsin
• Interview with UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey Kaye, author of The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great
• Tour of Readers Loft Bookstore
• Interview with Prof. Derek Jeffreys, author of Spirituality in Dark Places: The Ethics of Solitary Confinement
• Interview concerning the work of political cartoonist Lyle Lahey archived in the Cofrin Library
• Tour of Green Bay with Michael Bie, author of It Happened in Wisconsin

Got Books?  Donate to the Phi Kappa Phi children’s book drive

Student members of the UW-Green Bay chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society request your assistance in their 2014 community service project. To contribute to the community in a way that benefits other students, Phi Kappa Phi is holding a book drive now through Thursday, May 8. They’re looking for new books appropriate for ages pre-K through 5th grade for distribution to Green Bay area schools. You can help by placing book donation in a collection box located in the following areas: CL 204, LS 456, MAC B-310, MAC C-310, TH 331, UU 150 or WH 460. Club officers Thea Ahrenholtz, Angela Kleinhans, Rachel Veldt and Lauren Vieaux thank you in advance for your generosity. Questions? Contact staff member Teri Ternes at or stop by the Phi Kappa Phi office, TH 335.

Mattison: WWHEL funds second leadership book discussion, this time on introverts

Sue Mattison, dean of the college of professional studies, reports that Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership has generously funded a second year of leadership book discussions for the UW-Green Bay campus. Mark your calendars for the group discussion, on Monday, April 14, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the University Union’s Heritage Room. The discussion for spring semester is looking at leadership in non-traditional forms — in general and as they apply to women — from the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. (Read a New York Times Book Review piece on the work.) Please contact Mattison at to receive a copy of the book and participate in the discussion.

‘Lean In’ book talk

The Union’s Heritage Room will be the location for a discussion of the Sheryl Sandberg book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead on Tuesday evening, March 11. Lisa Tetzloff, director of student life, will be the facilitator. All are welcome; students registering early will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Space is limited; you can register online at

Rosewall writes textbook, ‘Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences’

UW-Green Bay Prof. Ellen Rosewall is the author of the new textbook Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences in the 21st Century, released this month by Oxford University Press, USA. The 352-page volume is described as one of only a few, if any, comprehensive textbooks on arts management written for undergraduates. It includes case studies and critical-thinking exercises that address today’s environment for the visual and performing arts. Topics range from governance and human resources to program development, financial management, marketing, fundraising, educational outreach and more. Rosewall, a member of the Art and Design faculty, coordinates the University’s Arts Management program and is widely recognized as a consultant, arts management specialist and arts advocate. She is vice president of the international service organization the Association of Arts Administration Educators, and a past president of the Wisconsin Public Radio Association and Arts Wisconsin. See more in our news release.

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Book signing, reception — A book signing and reception to mark the launch of Prof. Ellen Rosewall’s Arts Management book is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the ARTgarage, 1400 Cedar St., Green Bay.