UW-Green Bay Emeritus Prof. Michael Kraft (Environmental Science & Policy) has written the article “National View: Ignoring climate change exceeds price of dealing with it” for the Duluth News Tribune. “The idea of a Green New Deal has risen fast on the nation’s political agenda,” Emeritus Prof. Michael Kraft writes.
For those of you who missed “Searching for Romeo” during its two runs on the UW-Green Bay campus, you will now have another chance to see it. You just have to go to Idaho to do it, according to creator and emeritus faculty member Brian Sutton. The musical is slated to be performed by Vision Charter School in Caldwell, Idaho this upcoming spring. “Searching for Romeo” had its world premiere in the Jean Weidner Theatre in July 2012, and the upcoming production in Caldwell will end in late April 2019. As Sutton notes, very few plays are still being produced nearly seven years after their premiere. As the Bee Gees (and Sutton) so eloquently put it, “Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive.” Sutton messaged from his new winter residence in Austin, Tex.
UW-Green Bay learned of the passing of award-winning faculty member Joseph Moran (Natural and Applied Sciences). Services are Monday. According to the obituary, Moran, 74, died peacefully Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Angel’s Touch Assisted Living in Ledgeview.
He began teaching at UW-Green Bay in 1969 as an instructor of meteorology in the College of Environmental Sciences and retired as a professor of Natural and Applied Sciences in 2001 with emeritus status. In 1993 he received the Founders Award for Teaching Excellence. Also in 1993 the UW System Regents Teaching Award, cited Moran for his “profound ability to communicate subject matter effectively and inspire in students an enthusiasm for learning.”
“His humor and occasionally exaggerated Boston accent kept his students engaged, whether he was teaching meteorology, earth science or environmental science,” the obituary reads. In 1991, Moran was named the Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Professor of Natural Science and in 1994 received the Boston College Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence and was included in the American Men and Women of Science.
Moran consistently received high rankings in student and peer evaluations. In a statement of his teaching philosophy, Moran explained “I learned to respect students as people, to recognize their strengths, to deal honestly with their short-comings, to encourage them to tackle things that they didn’t think they could do, to be ever vigilant for the late-bloomer and to encourage them to keep their university experience in its proper perspective.”
Photos courtesy of the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center
Victoria Goff, Associate Professor Emerita, Communication and History, is a new columnist for InSinc Quarterly, a publication of Sisters in Crime, a national organization of 3,600 mystery writers, editors, and publishers. The organization was founded in 1986 by best-selling mystery writer Sarah Paretsky and others to combat discrimination against women in the mystery field. Goff’s first column, which covers grammar, came out Sept. 1. She is also working on a mystery novel.
The recently published anthology, The New World History: A Field Guide for Teachers and Researchers (University of California Press, 2016), includes two essays by Craig Lockard (SCD/History Emeritus): “The Rise of World History Scholarship” and “Southeast Asia in World History.” The anthology was edited by Ross Dunn, Laura Mitchell and Kerry Ward.
A number of current and past UW-Green Bay employees were honored at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 2016 Emeritus and Service Awards Presentation, Thursday, Feb. 11 in the University Union. The program was emceed by Secretary of Faculty and Staff Steve Meyer with Provost Greg Davis and Chancellor Gary Miller presenting the plaques recognizing distinguished service to the institution to the emeritus honorees.
Faculty and Staff Emeritus Honorees
E. Nicole Meyer
Service Anniversary Celebrants
10 Years of Service
Kristin Aoki, Lynn Brandt, Mathew Dornbush, Janet Gomez, Steven Kimball, James Loebl, Pao Lor, John Luczaj, Ryan Martin, Michael McIntire, Nathan Rusch, Erin VanDaalwyk, Paul Wikgren, Amanda Wildenberg, Jeffrey Willems, Amy Wolf, Julie Wondergem
20 Years of Service
Gregory Aldrete, Joanie Dovekas, Deborah Furlong, Nora Kanzenbach, John Katers, Paul Pinkston, Patricia Terry, Barbara Tomashek-Ditter, Mark Wenzel, Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges
25 Years of Service
Lucy Arendt, Joseph Biese, Susan Bodilly, Therese Greve, Jennifer Ham, Tian-You Hu, Dennis Lorenz, Christopher Luedtke, Michael Schmitt
30 Years of Service
Lisa Fink, Cheryl Grosso, Donald McDowell, Christopher Sampson
35 Years of Service
40 Years of Service
Patrea (Poppy) Grant
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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication
The confusion seems to come into play because UWGB did not have a mid-year convocation this year. However, faculty and staff will still be recognized for years of service and emeritus status, from 4 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11 in Phoenix AB. All of campus is invited and encouraged to attend the recognition ceremony. Following the ceremony, there will be a brief reception in Phoenix C, only for recipients and members of their families.
The campus community is asked to help celebrate those receiving Emeritus and Service Awards from 4 to 4:45 Thursday, Feb. 11 in Phoenix A/B. Secretary of the Faculty and Staff (corrected) Steve Meyer will emcee the event hosted by Chancellor Gary L. Miller. See the list of award recipients.
We’ve been getting inquires lately about whether or not the mid-year convocation — something of a custom on campus for the last half dozen years or so — will return for January 2016. The answer is “no,” in a way. The event is being revamped and reorganized and rescheduled for mid-February. You can expect to see something on the new program — still a celebration of new emeriti appointments and length of service honorees — in the coming days.
Political scientist Michael E. Kraft, UW-Green Bay professor emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs, continues to contribute periodic essays distributed nationally by the McClatchy news services. His latest, on President Obama’s energy policies, has appeared over the past two weeks in more than 40 newspapers including such heavyweights as the Philadelphia Inquirer.