Faculty note: Professors Ortiz and Coury contribute to volume of essays

Professors Cristina Ortiz (Spanish and Humanities) and David Coury (German and Humanities) are contributors to a new volume of essays: “Resistiendo al Imperio: nuevas aproximaciones al antiamericanismo desde el siglo XX hasta la actualidad” (Resisting the Empire: New Approaches to Anti-Americanism from the 20th Century to the Present), published in Spain by Silex and edited by faculty members from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Ortiz’s contribution is entitled “Partial Portraits: Visions of the United States from the Perspective of Basque Nationalism,” while Coury’s contribution is “A New Cultural Clash? Populism and American Cosmopolitanism.” The book is the product of a two-year research collaboration of scholars based in Madrid and jointly funded by the UAM and Banco Santander.

UW-Green Bay student Alexander Alberts selected as a Study Abroad Ambassador for the German government

UW-Green Bay student Alexander Alberts (Accounting, Business Administration and German), has been selected as one of the German Academic Exchange Service Young Ambassadors for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Green Bay-area native (Ashwaubenon) is currently attending a workshop in New York to prepare, working on public speaking and methods to motivate students to study abroad in Germany.

Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students and master’s students from North America who recently studied abroad in Germany and promote study in Germany at their home universities. They help to inspire their fellow students by giving them useful tips on how to enjoy and make use of their own stay in Germany. Alberts is in his fifth and final year at UW-Green Bay and has career aspirations to work at an international company and spend some time working and living abroad in Germany. His specific interests include international sales, business systems and international accounting, and he hopes to spend time teaching English abroad in Germany.

Faculty note: Prof. Coury paper presentation

UW-Green Bay Prof. David Coury (Humanities, German and Global Studies) presented the paper “Do not disturb my circles! Literary and Cinematic Encounters with Refugees” at the 16th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) at the University of Zaragoza, Spain. This year’s theme for the biannual conference was “Aftershocks: Globalism and the Future of Democracy.”

Scholarship recipients from Humanities announced

UW-Green Bay Humanities announces its 2019 scholarship recipients, recognized at a Scholarship Awards Ceremony with Humanities faculty, Friday, May 10, 2019:

Alex Alberts (German and Accounting), received the Thomas E. Daniels Memorial Scholarship, available to students majoring in either English or Modern Languages.

Preston Fischer (English and History), was presented with a certificate of honorable mention.

Emily Gerlikovski (English and Communication), received the Lise Lotte Gammeltoft Scholarship, available to declared majors in the Humanities and associated disciplines.

Faith Klick (English and Theater), received the Coryl Crandall Memorial Scholarship, available to declared majors or minors in Humanities and its related disciplinary majors.

Eliot Klutz (Philosophy and English), received the Lise Lotte Gammeltoft Scholarship, available to declared majors in the Humanities and associated disciplines.

Coleton LaBarre (German, History, and the Humanities-Ancient/Medieval emphasis), received the Eugene Cruz-Uribe Annual Memorial Scholarship for Historical Studies, available to declared majors in History.

Emily Rotzenberg (History), received the Arnold Lelis Memorial Scholarship, available to students majoring in Humanities or History.

Rachel Scray (History and Humanities-Digital and Public), received the Harold and Edna Memorial Scholarship, available to declared majors or minors in Humanities and its related disciplinary majors.

“The Humanities faculty extend their sincere congratulations to these hard-working and most deserving students!”

Next Great Decisions lecture set for Wednesday (April 3)

The next Great Decisions lecture will be this Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room located in the UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Prof. David Coury (Humanities, German and Global Studies) will speak on the rise of populism in Europe. Mass migration, and the problems associated with it, have directly contributed to the rise of populist parties in Europe. Opposition to immigration was the prime driver of support for Brexit, it brought a far-right party to the German Bundestag for the first time since the 1950s, and propelled Marine Le Pen to win a third of the vote in the French presidential election. This discussion will look at the causes and consequences of this new populism in Europe. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by St. Norbert College.

UW-Green Bay German Club students have a busy December

It has been a busy past few weeks for the UW-Green Bay German Club. On Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 three German majors, Alexander Alberts, Carolann Faulhaber and Griffin Dinse, were invited to an all-day workshop for graduate students at UW-Madison, sponsored by the Department of German, Nordic and Slavic Studies. The following day they traveled to Milwaukee to meet with the UW-Milwaukee German Club and tour the city’s new Weihnachtsmarkt. This past weekend, the German Club collaborated with the German Club from Bay Port High School to decorate a room for Hazelwood House’s ethnic Christmas celebration, where two German students dressed as the seasonal figures Krampus and St. Nikolaus. An aside: the program manager at Hazelwood House is Brooke Uhl ’12 (History), and one of the German teachers at Bay Port High School is Heidi Hussli, ’97 (German).

Faculty note: Prof. David Coury presents paper at German Studies Association Conference

Prof. David Coury (Humanities, German, and Global Studies) presented a paper entitled “AfD, Pegida and Cultural Nationalism” as part of a three-day workshop on transdisciplinary approaches to right-wing populism at the German Studies Association Conference in Pittsburgh. Coury is also part of an international research group based at the University of Toronto, which is studying populism and Islamophobia in Eastern Germany. The group will present its work this January at a symposium at the Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City.

Tips for incoming freshmen from a fellow student

Madeline Jensen, a UW-Green Bay junior studying Political Science, Democracy and Justice Studies, German and Education, knows something about starting college. In her article, she lists things that every freshman should know upon starting their higher education path. Read more at Pearson Students.