The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay welcomed its newest leader Friday, Aug. 1, when Gary L. Miller became the sixth chancellor in University history.
Most recently the chancellor of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Miller says UW-Green Bay presents a tremendous opportunity at a critical time.
“I think this is a real transformational time in American higher education,” Miller told WBAY, Channel 2 anchor Kathryn Bracho during a live newscast interview Aug. 18. “I really believe partnerships — both for education and economic development — in cities is the real cutting edge of public higher education. And so this is a great opportunity, because Green Bay wanted this University here. And there’s great commerce, great educational programs — and so we hope to blend those to help the human condition in Wisconsin, and educate a lot of people to be citizens.”
Miller’s first weeks have been marked by a flurry of activity as he meets with campus and community stakeholders and members of the news media. His get-to-know-the-campus efforts included sending a survey to all faculty and staff, as well as certain boards and key figures in the Green Bay community. Those results, Miller said, will help guide his priorities and vision moving forward.
“This is a fabulous University,” Miller said during an in-studio interview with Local 5 News. “It has an imperative, just like every other public university has now, to educate students for the 21st century global economy, and get them in a position to be nimble in their careers and be good citizens. And that’s what we want to do at Green Bay, so we’ll work really hard this fall to develop a vision.”
Miller also is getting used to Northeastern Wisconsin — and preparing for a climate that’s a bit different from what he experienced down south. “The weather’s perfect so far,” he quipped during one TV interview. “I don’t understand what the problem is.”
Miller will address faculty and staff for the first time during fall convocation Wednesday, Aug. 27. A summary of his local media appearances thus far is available on the UW-Green Bay Chancellor website.
Chancellor Gary L. Miller sat down Monday (Aug. 18) with WBAY, Channel 2’s Kathryn Bracho, discussing his background, vision and other issues as a new school year nears. The Noon Show interview is Miller’s latest TV appearance, following last week’s sit down with Local 5 News and the Aug. 10 featured guest appearance on CW 14 Focus. “I think this is a real transformational time in American higher education,” Miller told Bracho. “I really believe partnerships — both for education and economic development — in cities is the real cutting edge of public higher education. And so this is a great opportunity, because Green Bay wanted this university here. And there’s great commerce, great educational programs — and so we hope to blend those to help the human condition in Wisconsin and educate a lot of people to be citizens.” See the full interview.
Distinguished UW-Green Bay Professor of History and Humanistic Studies Gregory S. Aldrete did a radio interview about the Linothorax Project on the show “The World,” which is a co-production of the BBC, WGBH Boston, and Public Radio International. In it, he discusses his work to solve the mystery of the lightweight linen armor that helped Greek armies conquer the ancient world. The episode already aired on the radio, but you can listen to it at the online archives of the show. Aldrete’s segment is part of the July 10, 2014 episode, beginning around 34:30 minutes in. The online archives are at: http://www.pri.org/programs/3704/episodes. PRI also did a written piece; read piece.
On Monday, June 2, the University of Wisconsin System announced that Gary L. Miller will become UW-Green Bay’s sixth chancellor as of Aug. 1. In a brief interview, Miller answered some questions about the appointment and his future as the University’s next leader.
New UW System President Ray Cross had a busy day last Friday when he visited UW-Green Bay for a day of get-acquainted meetings with various campus and community constituencies. He was able to steal away for about a half an hour, mid-day, to head over to Instructional Services and the studios of Educational Television Productions of Northeast Wisconsin. There, he taped for uploading an interview that aired that evening on Wisconsin Public Television’s “Here and Now” show with Frederica Freyberg. Cross talked about his campus barnstorming/listening tour, and major issues facing the UW System. The six-minute segment is archived.
Proud progressive Harvey Kaye, UW-Green Bay professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, is scheduled to appear Friday morning on the FOX Business News show “Varney & Company.” The weekday show airs from 10 a.m. to noon CDT. Discussion will relate to Kaye’s new book, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great. Host Stuart Varney joined FBN as an anchor in 2007 after previous work with CNBC and CNN, where he hosted programs including “Your Money” and “Business Day.” Varney is a graduate of the London School of Economics.
Four candidates for the position of Director of Diversity for UW-Green Bay will visit campus and participate in interviews over the next two weeks. The first candidate has an open forum at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday (April 23) in the American Intercultural Center. For the complete list of candidates and the open forum schedule, see our previous post.
UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey Kaye will be Bill Moyers’ guest this weekend on the National Public Television program “Moyers and Company.” Taped earlier this week, the conversation airs at 6 p.m. CDT Sunday (April 13) on our local affiliate, WPNE-TV Channel 38. It will mark Kaye’s third appearance over the years on Moyers’ program, the most recent being a discussion of Thomas Paine and American democracy. Program producers are billing Kaye’s visit with the teaser, “Where’s FDR when we need him? And why are his “Four Freedoms” more important than ever?” They’ve posted a short clip from the interview, in advance.
More radio and TV appearances
Prof. Harvey Kaye of Democracy and Justice Studies has just passed the midway point of his whirlwind week of speeches, appearances and media interviews to mark the release of his book The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great. We’ve mentioned here previously that he will be a featured speaker at Saturday’s FDR Day event at Four Freedoms Park in New York City. We’ve noted he has been rescheduled to 2:15 p.m. CDT this Friday (April 11) on the MSNBC show “The Cycle.”
We now have some links to earlier remarks this week, including:
• Video of 1-hour interview with Thom Hartmann, https://t.co/tJGXyUqamx
• 10-minute interview with Hartmann, http://t.co/KPH3SNvCXR
• Audio of Kaye’s ‘Four Freedoms’ talk at the FDR library, http://t.co/IRU4l4X4UH
If you are interested, feel free to sit in on the multicultural adviser interviews taking place in the American Intercultural Center this week. Each of the candidates will make a presentation and respond to questions in the AIC, UU Room 150.
Prof. Harvey J. Kaye of Democracy and Justice Studies is making the media rounds in advance of publication later this spring of his new book on FDR. He will be interviewed during the 10 p.m. Central hour tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 7) on the syndicated Rick Smith Show: Where People Come to Talk. The UW-Green Bay professor and the blue-collar, Pennsylvania-based host will be talking about FDR, the Four Freedoms, and Roosevelt’s “Economic Bill of Rights.” You can listen live or check for an archive cut at http://ricksmithshow.com.
On Thursday (Jan. 9) Kaye will be a guest on The Allen Ruff Show, at noon CST over progressive radio WORT of Madison, to talk Thomas Paine past and present. Go to http://www.wortfm.org for the show.
Kaye appeared Monday on the nationally syndicated Thom Hartmann show to talk the 73rd anniversary of FDR’s “Four Freedoms” speech. There’s a clip from the 1941 speech, as well as the entire 10-minute, via-Skype interview. It’s a lively and informative segment, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxBDyFfB40E&feature=youtu.be.
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