UWGB alumna named program director at Historical Society | Herald Times Reporter

UW-Green Bay alumna Emily Shedal (History and Humanistic Studies) has been named program coordinator at Manitowoc County Historical Society. “As the Historical Society’s program coordinator, Shedal will build upon the youth and public education programs at the museum and work to create a variety of hands-on, hands-in programs for guests.” More via Emily Shedal named program coordinator at Historical Society | Herald Times Reporter.

Reminder: WI Legal Issues Panel Discussion set for Friday, Feb. 22

The Legal Issues in WI panel, an important and timely discussion of the current shortage of public defenders in Wisconsin, related law school curriculum and admissions, will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room (Room 103) located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Panelists include UW-Green Bay alumni who are now practicing lawyers and/or work with the WI Office of Public Defender — Jessica Fehrenbach, Aaron Damrau, Jake Evans, and Wes Kottke — as well as Matthew Lindsay, associate professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more on Facebook.

Legal Issues in WI panel to discuss shortage of public defenders, Friday, Feb. 22

The Legal Issues in WI panel, an important and timely discussion of the current shortage of public defenders in Wisconsin, related law school curriculum and admissions, will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room (Room 103) located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Panelists include UW-Green Bay alumni who are now practicing lawyers and/or work with the WI Office of Public Defender — Jessica Fehrenbach, Aaron Damrau, Jake Evans, and Wes Kottke — as well as Matthew Lindsay, associate professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more on Facebook.

Emeritus faculty member Brian Sutton’s ‘Searching for Romeo’ to be performed in Idaho

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.

 

 

Prof. Rybak named interim Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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Interim Dean Charles Rybak

Provost Greg Davis announced the appointment today (June 19, 2017) of Charles A. Rybak as interim Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

He will provide leadership in the areas of visual and performing arts, humanities, communication, computer and information sciences and social sciences. The Dean is responsible for budget, personnel, curriculum, strategic planning and constituent relations in promoting UW-Green Bay and the College. He will provide academic and administrative leadership and oversight of interdisciplinary and disciplinary programs in the College as well as the University’s general education program.

Rybak is well known and respected both on campus and in the community. He has demonstrated a commitment to undergraduate education, to interdisciplinary teaching and learning, scholarship, as well as shared governance that has significantly advanced the University’s mission. He has been a member of the UW-Green Bay Humanistic Studies and English faculty since he joined the University in 2010 as an assistant professor. He advanced to the rank of associate professor in 2013, and was promoted to full professor in 2017. From 2003-2010, Rybak was a member of the UW-Colleges’ English department as well as UW-Colleges Online. Additionally, he has several years experience as a high school English teacher.

“Chuck’s background and experiences will be called upon frequently as he leads the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences during this transformative time,” said Provost Davis. “Please join me in congratulating interim Dean Chuck Rybak on this next venture.”

 

Kevin Kain invited to join panel of international experts at Yale

Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain (Humanistic Studies and History) served on a panel of 10 international experts invited to Yale University to discuss “Rethinking Religion in Early Modern Russia” April 7-8. The program was sponsored by the Yale Macmillian Center (European Studies Council) and funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation. The full-length version of Kain’s paper, “New Jerusalem and the Politics of Byzantine Renewal in Russia,” will be published in Rethinking Religion in Early Modern Russia, Paul Bushkovitch ed. (forthcoming, 2018).