New episode of Canonball Podcast

In the latest episode of Canonball, UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Chuck Rybak (English and Humanistic Studies) and Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology), talk with Prof. David Coury (Humanistic Studies and Global Studies) about Inception. Listen here. Canonball is a podcast out of Phoenix Studios at UW-Green Bay that covers the great works from a variety of disciplines. From movies to film to literature to video games, hosts Chuck Rybak and Ryan Martin discuss all things canonical.

Reminder: You are invited to Philosopher’s Cafe, Feb. 12, 7 to 9 p.m.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites you to the Philosopher’s Café Series. The series begins on Feb. 12, 2020 from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Brendan’s Inn (Downtown Green Bay) with a discussion on Racial Ethics. A student of philosophy, critical race theory and black theology, Domonique Turnipseed, recently moved from the deep south to the most segregated city in America to pursue his Ph.D. at Marquette University. Join us as he leads a conversation about the philosophy of race and ethnicity. Philosopher’s Cafés are public forums held at local coffee shops and pubs in which community members engage in open, friendly and respectful dialogue in a relaxed and informal setting. It’s free and open to the public.

Canonball Episode 8: Prequel to Inception

In this Canonball mini-episode, UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. and Dean of CAHSS Chuck Rybak (English and Humanities) and Associate Dean for CAHSS Ryan Martin talk about their most recent episode on Dr. Seuss and discuss some modern great works they have been enjoying. Plus, Martin quizzes Rybak with trivia on great works from the 80s. Canonball is a podcast out of UW-Green Bay’s Phoenix Studios, which covers the great works from a variety of disciplines. From movies to film to literature to video games, hosts Chuck Rybak and Ryan Martin discuss all things canonical.

Faculty note: Emeritus faculty member Brian Sutton to receive staged reading

The play “Hypothetically Speaking,” a 10-minute rom-com by UW-Green Bay emeritus faculty member Brian Sutton (Humanities), will receive a staged reading by City Theatre of Miami, FL, as part of a Valentine’s Day-themed program on Friday, February 7. City Theatre bills itself as “the only theatre in the U.S. solely dedicated to the creation and production of ten-minute plays year-round,” and its Summer Shorts festival is perhaps the leading national festival for 10-minute plays. Sutton has submitted “Hypothetically Speaking” to the Summer Shorts festival, and he hopes that the Feb. 7 reading leads to a festival production. His musical comedy Searching for Romeo traveled a similar route, receiving a staged reading at the New York Musical Festival before landing a full production there.

And what about Sutton’s musical, “Searching for Romeo?” He says it continues to have a (faint) pulse. Last March a musical theatre workshop class at Marymount Manhattan college used it for a class project, giving it a third sort-of production in NYC. And on Jan. 9, 2020, JaymeAnn Olson performed a song from Searching for Romeo (“Come and Get Me, Here I Am”) at a Green Bay Southwest showcase choir concert. “Not exactly the Tony Awards,” says Sutton, “but what the heck…”

Faculty note: Two UW-Green Bay faculty member publish chapter on Gender and SoTL with other UW co-authors

UW-Green Bay Prof. Katia Levintova (Democracy and Justice Studies, Political Science and Global Studies) and Associate Prof. Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier (Humanities, English) along with colleagues, Prof. Valerie Barske (UW-Steven’s Point, History) and Associate Professor Darci Thoune (UW-LaCrosse, English), published a chapter titled “SoTL and the Gendered Division of Labor on our Campuses” in the book “Academic Labor Beyond the College Classroom Working for Our Values,” edited by Holly Hassel and Kirsti Cole (Routledge, Dec. 2019). Their chapter discusses the gendered division of academic research and teaching labor and seeks to effect change in how SoTL (scholarship of teaching and learning) is viewed and rewarded in professional contexts. In doing so, we speak to “the value of particular types of service or research (scholarship of teaching and learning).” This collaboration is a product of UW’s Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program (WTFS), where four co-authors first met as part of a 2013-2014 cohort, which inspired them to continue their SoTL research and pedagogical collaboration for years to come.

You are invited to Philosopher’s Cafe, Feb. 12, 7 to 9 p.m.

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites you to the Philosopher’s Café Series. The series begins on Feb. 12, 2020 from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Brendan’s Inn (Downtown Green Bay) with a discussion on Racial Ethics. A student of philosophy, critical race theory and black theology, Domonique Turnipseed, recently moved from the deep south to the most segregated city in America to pursue his Ph.D. at Marquette University. Join us as he leads a conversation about the philosophy of race and ethnicity. Philosopher’s Cafés are public forums held at local coffee shops and pubs in which community members engage in open, friendly and respectful dialogue in a relaxed and informal setting. It’s free and open to the public.

Faculty note: Associate Profs. Ann Mattis and Jessica Van Slooten publish article

Associate Professors Ann Mattis (Humanities, BFA, English) and Jessica Van Slooten (Humanities, Women and Gender Studies, English) recently published an article titled, “Assessing Student Learning in GSW: Curricular and Faculty Development in the Two-Year College.” They co-authored the article along with UW-Stevens Point at Wausau Prof. Holly Hassel (English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies) and Dean of Arts & Sciences at Bay College Amy Reddinger. The article, which showcases the intersections between the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), assessment and program development appears in the edited collection “Theory and Praxis: Women’s and Gender Studies at Community Colleges,” published by Gival Press in Dec. 2019.

Faculty note: Prof. Gregory Aldrete publishes video lecture analyzing Roman movies

Have you ever wondered how accurate your favorite movie set in ancient Rome really is? Frankenthal Prof. of History and Humanities Gregory Aldrete recently published a video lecture course titled “A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome,” made with the Teaching Company/The Great Courses in which he analyzes famous movies set in the ancient world. In his analysis, Aldrete explains how historically accurate the movies are, and he reveals the challenges that the film makers faced in re-creating the colorful cultures, heroic battles, majestic cities, exotic costumes and memorable characters of the ancient world. From film classics such as “Ben-Hur,” “Spartacus” and “Life of Brian” to more contemporary depictions such as “Gladiator” and HBO’s “Rome,” this course offers viewers a deeper understanding of both Roman history and modern cinema. The series features 12 separate lectures on various ancient Roman film adaptations.

Prof. Gaurav Bansal to introduce Green Bay Film Society screening

The Green Bay Film Society kicks off its 2020 season with a screening of the 2016 Indian film “Hotel Salvation” at the Neville Public Museum on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at 7 p.m. Prof. Gaurav Bansal (UW-Green Bay, Business) will introduce the film. The film follows Rajiv, an overworked businessman, who agrees to honor the final wish of his father, Daya, by accompanying him to the holy city of Varanasi. There, they check in to the Hotel Salvation, where residents are given just two weeks to live out their final days or return home. Daya revels in the simple pleasures of this timeless place, but Rajiv is burdened by the obligations he left behind. Eventually, both learn to appreciate each other and the world around them.

The event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Department, the Brown County Library and the Neville Public Museum.

Fall 2019 issue of Levintova’s and Boswell’s ‘The Syllabus Journal’ has been published

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay associate professors Caroline Boswell (Humanities and European History) and Katia Levintova (Political Science and Global Studies) are happy to announce that the Fall 2019 issue (8:2) of The Syllabus Journal, housed at UW-Green Bay, has just been published. It is available here. Co-editors Boswell and Levintova invite campus colleagues to visit web site and review articles and items of interest. The newest issue has entries that will be of interest to colleagues teaching political science, communication, film studies, English composition, research-intensive and graduate courses for international students. There are full length articles, syllabi submissions and toolbox suggestions. The Journal is always looking for reviewers, as well.