Prof. Harvey J. Kaye (Democracy and Justice Studies), author of The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, talked with Bill Moyer about how FDR’s speech was a rallying cry to build the kind of progressive society that Roosevelt hoped for but did not live to see at war’s end. His most recent book is FDR on Democracy: The Greatest Speeches and Writings of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
In his conversation with Bill Moyers, Kaye says the president was able to mobilize Americans who created “the strongest and most prosperous country in human history.” How did they do it? By working toward the Four Freedoms and making America “freer, more equal and more democratic.”
He believes Americans have not forgotten the Four Freedoms as goals, but have “forgotten what it takes to realize them, that we must defend, sustain and secure democracy by enhancing it. That’s what Roosevelt knew. That’s what Jefferson knew. And no one seems to remember that today. That’s what we have to remind people of.”
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.
A note to instructors from CATL: “CATL usually hosts an Instructor Appreciation Event at the end of the semester to recognize you for all your great work. This semester we have had to create the social distancing version. In this special Thank You Thursday version of our Teach Tuesday publication the CATL team provides a video salute to all of you. Watch our Top 10 List of what students have most appreciated about their instructors this semester and read a semester-end appreciation letter from Interim Director Kris Vespia. From the entire CATL team, THANK YOU!”
After the sharp increase of COVID-19 cases in Green Bay linked to food plants, and given the number of Spanish-speakers employed in those plants, some UW-Green Bay Spanish students and faculty from the Spanish Translation Certificate program have joined forces with other bilingual members of the community to serve as “over-the-phone interpreters” and assist Brown County Health & Human Services and the Public Health Division in their efforts to trace potential contacts in our community.
We are in this together/Todos estamos juntos en esto.
The Singular Adventures of Rabbit and Kitty Boy by UW-Green Bay Prof. Kristy Deetz (Art) and her husband, Edward S. Louis, recently came out via Elm Grove Publishing and is available through all major book sellers.
Said to be “an inspired collection of intriguing paintings by Kristy Deetz, accompanied by charming and satirical stories by Edward S. Louis. Join the shape-shifting Rabbit, along with his best friend and astute sidekick Kitty Boy (both close friends of The Artist) as they venture into a land of visual and linguistic imagination, enthusiastically posting as art critics! Clever conversations between the two characters spark interpretation of the images, connecting with ideas from art history and theory, along with subtly dark humor—and plenty of puns!”
It’s been a busy year for Deetz: At the February College Art Association Conference, Feb. 12-15, 2020, Hilton Chicago, Deetz participated in the following events. (CAA, as the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners, she chaired and presented in the panel session, An Overview of Contemporary Painting and Materiality. She spent a year organizing and preparing for the session that included Jason Mitcham, one of our former artists-in-residence from the University of Florida. She is currently seeking publication options for the presentation. Here’s more:
Many contemporary painters have made materials the principal actor in their works, taking center stage with regard to meaning, form and content. What does this new materiality propose? Studying the materials in a painting uncovers process, metaphorical associations of physical substances, and evolving meaning or power to signify, as well as the materials’ aesthetic qualities. Materiality draws upon such diverse fields as material culture, anthropology, technology, and the history of science. A study of painting materials opens new dialogues and layers of interpretation that cross socio-economic and cultural boundaries, uncovering questions about our global economy. Materiality encourages reciprocal influence of studio disciplines opening new investigations of what is painted on and painted with along with possibilities of the immaterial, ephemeral, durational, or conceptual in painting. Might this current focus on materials in contemporary painting be fueled by technological breakthroughs in the world of material sciences? Is it a response to our virtual, digital world and ‘screen’ culture? Or an increasing awareness of global climate change and the environment? This session includes an overview of the topic with individual panelists presenting their unique approaches and perspectives to materials within the current milieu.
For the session Art Happens: Amazing Women, she interviewed internationally acclaimed Chicago artist, Phyllis Bramson. Through four sequential conversations, this session features successful women artists, who have maintained highly productive creative practices from 20 to 50 years. Interviews: Reni Gower and Virginia Derryberry; TeaYoun Kim-Kassor and Edra Soto; Patricia Briggs and Miriam Schaer; Kristy Deetz and Phyllis Bramson.
This year she also served as Chair of the CAA jury for the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award.
Meanwhile, her artwork has been featured in two recent traveling exhibitions: FLASHPOINT: Material / Intent / Fused. (Weavings, digital prints, and encaustic paintings.) Venues so far have been Piedmont Arts Museum, Martinsville, VA; Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA; and next, University of Southern California, Chico. Compulsory Measures: (Three large acrylic paintings on cotton cloth.) Venues: Esther Prangley Rice Gallery, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, The Art Museum, SUNY Potsdam; International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, TX; The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA.
Students with the COMM Voice recently wrote a piece on and interviewed UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Debra Pearson (Chemistry) and how she travels across the world to educate women in the sciences. Read more here. Story by UW-Green Bay students Lorrigan Puls,Grace Merkt and Travis Boulanger.
Each semester, faculty at UW-Green Bay encourage student attendance at campus events and programs as a way to earn extra credit. With events cancelled through the remainder of spring semester, Career Services has an online library of 30 recorded events and programs on a variety of career related topics and professional skills, including both panels and speakers. These recorded programs are housed in Handshake. Unfortunately there is no way to track individual student viewing of the recordings, but students could submit an overview or summary of content addressed in the recorded programs. View instructions on how to access the Resource Library in Handshake to view the recorded programs. Enrolled students have accounts in Handshake to access the recorded programs. If faculty would like to preview the programs in advance, please email Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to access Handshake. A single, generic account in Handshake exists for all faculty to use.
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