Pieter deHart is new associate vice chancellor for Graduate Studies

Pieter deHart has agreed to be the new associate vice chancellor for Graduate Studies. His first day will be Jan. 6, 2020. deHart has a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and he is currently the dean of the School of Environmental Citizenship and professor of biology at Unity College in Maine. He has impressive research credentials and will work with Roger Wareham and the Office of Grants and Research to continue to grow UW-Green Bay’s portfolio in this area.

 

UW-Green Bay graduate student receives honors achievement of LGBTQ+ advocates and their allies

UW-Green Bay graduate student Isaac Kabacinski (Social Work) is one of 13 honorees of the 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People, an annual honor given to LGBTQ+ people or their allies who have helped to create a safer and more inclusive climate for LGBTQ+ people. The award celebrates the memory and legacy of Dr. Paula B. Poorman, a highly regarded faculty member at UW-Whitewater dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people. Recipients will be honored on Nov. 7, 2019. The ceremony will be hosted by UW System President Ray Cross, and will be done in conjunction with the 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award ceremony. More information about the award can be found here.

UW System Associate VP works with UW-Green Bay graduate student

Carleen Vande Zande, UW System associate vice president of Academic Programs and Educational Innovation and board member of Agnesian Health System, recently had the chance to work with a member of UW-Green Bay’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program. Graduate student Kristy Krause asked Vande Zande to be on her MSN project committee along with Kristy’s MSN practicum preceptor, Barabara Knutsen (chief operating officer and AHE/CLW vice president Performance Excellence at Agnesian Health System in Fond du Lac) and MSN Chair, Janet Reilly. Kristy was guided to design, implement, complete and co-publish her master’s capstone project, “Implementing Relationship-Based Care as a Professional Practice Model: Promoting Nurses’ Understanding and Confidence to Apply in Practice in Creative Nursing,” 25(4) in December 2019.

UW-Green Bay professor leads study of bay’s bottom dwellers | Green Bay Press-Gazette Online

UW-Green Bay Assistant Scientist Christoper Houghton and various graduate and undergraduate students are currently working on a Sea Grant-funded project on the benthos of lower Green Bay. Photos of their hard word can be found via UWGB professor leads study of bay’s bottom dwellers | Green Bay Press-Gazette Online.

Reminders: Interviews scheduled for associate vice chancellor for Graduate Studies

The final candidates in the search for an associate vice chancellor for Graduate Studies will be on campus next week. Candidates will discuss their “Vision of Creating Vibrant and Sustainable Graduate Programs at UW-Green Bay” during the open forums. The remaining schedule is as follows:

Thursday, October 17 – Pieter DeHart
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Room (UU 232)

Friday, October 18 – Vimala Pillari
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103)

Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies on-Campus interviews scheduled

The final candidates in the search for an Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies will be on campus next week. Each candidate will discuss their “Vision of Creating Vibrant and Sustainable Graduate Programs at UW-Green Bay” in an open forum. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 14 – Beth Meyerand
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Room (UU 232)

Thursday, October 17 – Pieter DeHart
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Room (UU 232)

Friday, October 18 – Vimala Pillari
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103)

UW-Green Bay graduate student applies studies from afar

Master’s candidate in Applied Leadership, Second Lt. Andrea Ackerman, pictured above, is currently serving a one-year deployment at Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, and finishing the last requirements of her program from afar. Her line of inquiry in the master’s program has focused on the use of community gardens in assisting veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. She has put her leadership skills to use by creating an on-base community garden she dubbed, “Fenty Farms,” while overcoming the obstacles of no soil, few seeds and blistering hot conditions. Ackerman plans on participating in December commencement upon her return. as well as implementing community gardens in our area next summer.

UW-Green Bay scientist and students work on Sea Grant-funded project on the benthos of lower Green Bay

Thomas Devine using PONAR grab sampler
UWGB research technician Thomas Devine using a PONAR grab sampler.

UW-Green Bay Assistant Scientist Christoper Houghton and various graduate and undergraduate students are currently working on a Sea Grant-funded project on the benthos of lower Green Bay. This work updates historical studies beginning in the 1930s, but had dropped off in the 1990s. This new work will shed important light on the food web in lower Green Bay and carry implications for “area of concern” listing in the area. The photo above features UW-Green Bay graduate student Cadie Olson, Assistant Scientist Christopher Houghton, and UW-Green Bay graduate student Brandon Falish.

Photos provided by Cadie Olson.