Candidate forums for Director of Student Success & Engagement, Tuesday, Feb. 26 through Thursday, Feb. 28

On-campus interviews will be Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 through Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 for the candidates for the UW-Green Bay’s Director of Student Success and Engagement position. During an open presentation, each of the candidates will present on “Priorities and Strategies to Promote Student Success.”

The schedule is as follows:

Kelly Smith, Assistant Professor of Counseling at Springfield College, 10 a.m to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at UW-Green Bay’s Christie Theatre located in the University Union

Kelly Smith, Ph.D., has worked in student and academic affairs for more than a decade. She is the co-founder of the Midwest First-Year Conference, a not-for-profit that provides professional development and services to individuals and groups working with student transition, retention, and persistence issues, and an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Springfield College. As Director of First- and Second-Year Experience at Northern Illinois University, she oversaw all aspects of comprehensive and collaborative curricular and co-curricular programming to support the student academic, personal and social transition into college. Her background in higher education also includes work with students with learning disabilities, in Housing, Orientation, Advising, Student Conduct, and College Counseling Centers. Dr. Smith has edited a student transition textbook for eight years, and is a member of the editorial review board for the publication E-Source for College Transitions.

Amy Simons, Director of Student Success and Engagement at Fontbonne University in Saint Louis, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at UW-Green Bay’s Christie Theatre located in the University Union

Amy Simons is the Director of Student Success and Engagement at Fontbonne University in Saint Louis, Missouri. Amy has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Educational Psychology, with a dual concentration in School Counseling and Community Counseling, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Psychology. Prior to working in higher education, Amy worked in the field of market research, primarily focused on customer experience and satisfaction, as well as competitive intelligence research. She has used these experiences to inform her work on student success by using both data and the voice of the student to guide strategic decision-making.

Vince Lowery, Interim Co-Director of GPS, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 at UW-Green Bay’s Christie Theatre located in the University Union

Vince Lowery joined the UW-Green Bay faculty as an assistant professor of History and Humanities in the fall of 2009. His primary teaching obligations are African American History, US Immigration History, and Ethnic Studies. He first became involved in student success initiatives through the university’s Teaching Scholars program and then as a First Year Seminar Instructor. In the Fall of 2017, he joined the GPS program as a faculty mentor while also participating in the Equity Gap Fellows program. In the Spring of 2018 he served as interim co-director of the GPS program and now serves as its interim director.

The Open Forums will be live streamed here for all three candidates.

Dean candidates for Cofrin School of Business to interview next week

Two candidates will be on campus next week to interview for the position of Dean of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. Campus members are invited and encouraged to attend. Locations for interviews are now confirmed:

  • Musa M. Essayyad, Ph.D., of Lake Charles will be on campus Monday, May 9 with a presentation and open forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 103). See the curriculum vitae.
  • Douglas A. Hensler, Ph.D., of Corvallis, Oregon, will visit campus Thursday, May 12 with a presentation and open forum discussion from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Wood Hall Room 215. See the curriculum vitae.

Faculty note: Kaye goes live with Huffington Post online

Prof. Harvey J. Kaye of Democracy and Justice was a studio guest on the Huffington Post’s “Huff Post Live” national morning show last Friday, Oct. 30. Kaye sat down with host Nancy Redd to comment on remarks by Hillary Clinton’s campaign team suggesting that fellow candidate Bernie Sanders is weak on women’s issues. A “Sanders guy,” Kaye expressed disappointment at the in-fighting on the Democratic side. He also offered his thoughts on recent campaign developments, both Democratic and Republican, and the inadequacy of the so-called debates.

Public Safety’s Estrup interviewed for TV-2 story on mental health issues

UW-Green Bay Police Sgt. Cindy Estrup was interviewed recently by WBAY-TV 2 for a story on local training aimed at helping law enforcement officers better identify and assist the mentally ill. “I think this is the direction most law enforcement agencies need to go,” Estrup says. The story said at least three UWGB officers are now being trained in crisis intervention — “just to have some more tools as to know what to look for and when we do see it and are able to identify it, different ways to approach it.”

Cupit interview at national conference spotlights Camp Lloyd

Prof. Illene Cupit of Human Development taped an interview last month at the Association for Death Education Conference in San Antonio. Her interview, in which she talks about grief camps in general, and UW-Green Bay and the summer Camp Lloyd for children in particular, is newly posted on the nationally prominent Open to Hope grief website. See Cupit’s interview, posted to YouTube.

Faculty note: National blog links to Jeffreys’ C-SPAN book talk

Prof. Derek Jeffreys’ recent C-SPAN2 appearance caught the attention of the National Catholic Reporter, which linked to his talk in a blog post this week. As we told you here earlier, Jeffreys discussed his book, “Spirituality in Dark Places: The Ethics of Solitary Confinement,” while the cable channel was in Green Bay as part of its Cities Tour. The crew shot Jeffreys’ interview (condensed to 18 minutes) in the Chancellor’s Conference Room in the Cofrin Library. You can link to the video from the National Catholic Reporter site, or directly on the C-SPAN site.

C-SPAN2 ‘Book TV in Green Bay’ segment to premiere this weekend

Remember a while back when we talked about C-SPAN2 sending a crew to Green Bay to talk to authors and historians including several from UW-Green Bay? Well, the air dates have arrived. The local package will be cablecast at 11 a.m. this Saturday (Oct. 18) and 9:30 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 19.) The segment, 90 minutes in length, will include the following:

• Interview with Jessie Garcia, author of My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting
• Interview with Mike Hoeft, author of The Bingo Queen of Oneida: How Two Moms Started Tribal Gaming in Wisconsin
• Interview with UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey Kaye, author of The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great
• Tour of Readers Loft Bookstore
• Interview with Prof. Derek Jeffreys, author of Spirituality in Dark Places: The Ethics of Solitary Confinement
• Interview concerning the work of political cartoonist Lyle Lahey archived in the Cofrin Library
• Tour of Green Bay with Michael Bie, author of It Happened in Wisconsin

Kaye talks Four Freedoms with Hornacek on CW 14

UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey Kaye, Democracy and Justice Studies, was the guest this weekend on reporter Robert Hornacek’s public affairs program, “CW Focus.” Kaye is the author of the Simon & Schuster book The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great. The format gave Kaye time to expand on his inspirations for the book, including personal reflections on his Russian émigré grandfather, Old Testament lessons of his childhood, and the engineer-turned-WWII-tank-battalion-soldier who was his father. An interesting 20 minutes, see program.