UW-Green Bay’s Director of Student Success and Engagement, Prof. Vince Lowery, will deliver the Virtual Keynote, “How HIP Is Your Education? High Impact Practices and the World You’re Preparing For” to kick off the CAHSS Virtual Conference. Join the Zoom Meeting May 4, 2020 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. More at www.cahsseffect.org.
During the weeks of May 4 and May 11, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS, pronounced “cause”) will host a Virtual Conference to showcase the student work from across the semester. Whether it’s original research, musical performances, compositions or poems, or a host of other projects, students from CAHSS have been working hard all semester long and organizers want to provide a space to share that work with the public.
On May 4, 2020, www.cahsseffect.org will be replaced by CAHSS Virtual for the last two weeks of the semester. This virtual space will provide a venue for student presentations, music, research posters, written works, and other sorts of presentations and performances along with opportunities for synchronous presentations via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. To learn more, follow uwgbcahss on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Prof. and CAHSS Dean Chuck Ryback recommends listening to Epistolary Rap during this crazy time. Prof. Ryback writes, “If you’re not familiar with ‘epistolary’ as a word or form, it means that something is written in the form of a letter. So that’s what we’re talking about here: two rap songs whose lyrics come to you in the form of a letter written from one person to another, and sometimes you’ll even get the response. GET TO IT ALREADY! I hear you. The two songs you should be listening to are ‘One Love’ by Nas and ‘Stan’ by Eminem. These are standouts of the form not just in rap, but in any genre.” Read more of Prof. Ryback’s recommendation via CAHSS and Effect.
Associate Prof. Jessica Van Slooten (English, Women and Gender Studies) makes her monthly romance novel recommendations: “Romance fiction’s promise of a happy, emotionally satisfying ending has always been one of its selling points for readers. I don’t know about you, but I need that reassurance now more than ever. And while romance fiction contains multitudes—including romantic suspense and high angst/drama—I’m craving sweeter, lighter emotionally satisfying novels at the moment. This month I share with you the best novel I’ve read in 2020, Kate Clayborn’s Love Lettering, a contemporary, male-female romance that delivers a sweet and sexy story in a creative and gorgeous package.”
Prof. David Coury recommends “Chernobyl” in this CAHSS and Effect regular, “What You Should Be Watching.”
In this episode of Canonball, Ryan Martin and Chuck Rybak talk with Sam Watson about Michelangelo’s sculpture of David. Canonball is a podcast out of Phoenix Studios at UW-Green Bay that covers the great works from a variety of disciplines. From movies to film to literature to video games, hosts Chuck Rybak and Ryan Martin discusses all things canonical. Watch here.
In this CAHSS and Effect feature, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Associate Prof. Adam Gaines shares a Spotify playlist, along with reasons why he chose some of the songs.
In this second installment of a new CAHSS and Effect regular, Jessica Van Slooten recommends romance novels. “One critique of the romance genre is that the happy endings hide everything that comes after—the often less than-happy reality of loving and building a life together. For folks who want to know what happens after the happily ever after, I have several suggestions for you. In Romancelandia, we love to categorize books by trope—common, recurring plots, character type, or other literary devices. This month’s novels fit the tropes of second chance love and/or marriage in crisis. These novels feature characters who previously had their happily ever after or happily for now, and have parted ways (second chance romance) and/or are fighting to stay together (marriage in crisis). Two recent novels deliver insightful commentary on the gender dynamics at play in heterosexual marriages.” See it, here.
In this CAHSS & Effect regular, UW-Green Bay Dean Chuck Rybak makes music recommendations. “What should you be listening to? Taylor Swift, obviously. In this installment, put your ears to two sources: her recent Tiny Desk Concert (available on YouTube) and as well as her album Lover.”