Prof. Harvey J. Kaye of Democracy and Justice Studies will be interviewed on the nationally syndicated Thom Hartmann Radio Show today (Monday, Jan. 6) regarding Franklin Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech. Kaye will appear during the 4 p.m. (CST) segment. Today is the 73rd anniversary of FDR’s 1941 State of the Union Address in which he offered his vision of “Freedom of Speech… Freedom of Worship… Freedom from Want… Freedom from Fear…” If interested, you’re invited to listen live at http://www.thomhartmann.com/radio/listen-live.
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. (Sorry we missed the first candidate with today’s publication, but the entire candidate list is as follows)
• Alegra Fowler, 2-3 p.m. Monday (Dec. 9)
• Nicole Yang, 9-10 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 10)
• Audrey Cowling, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 11)
• Andi Cloud, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 12)
The Green Bay Press-Gazette is continuing its coverage of the search for UW-Green Bay’s next Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, and had a story in Thursday’s (Oct. 3) paper about interim AD Dan McIver. As reporter Scott Venci notes, McIver is a UW-Green Bay alumnus with 17 years of administrative experience at the University. He discussed fundraising and other topics during his public interview session Wednesday, emphasizing his passion for UW-Green Bay and its athletics program. “I think a key in that is that you have to have a passion for what you are asking for,” he said. “I obviously have a passion for Green Bay Athletics and this institution. If I can sell my passion to people, then I think we will have a lot of success in getting them to be backers of the athletic department.” The final interview for AD takes place today, with Mary Ellen Gillespie, Associate Athletics Director for External Relations at Bowling Green State University giving her public presentation at 1:15 p.m. in the Special Events Room at the Kress Events Center. Read Thursday’s story.
Mary Ellen Gillespie, associate athletic director for external relations at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, told a campus forum Thursday that she has researched UW-Green Bay Intercollegiate Athletics and is optimistic about its future. She said there is no doubt in her mind the school can reach another level when it comes to raising money. “There are good people (here). As long as you have good people who are passionate about the story they are telling, and as long as you can help people feel good about the investment they are making … they are going to continue to invest,” she said. Read Friday’s story.
Pulso, a major financial newspaper in Chile, featured an interview with UW-Green Bay Prof. John Katers during his recent visit to the South American nation. Headlined “”La basura no es un problema, sino un recurso,” the Q&A story highlights the observations made by Katers and others at UW-Green Bay that green business is good business. Test your Spanish-language comprehension – click here.
Academic Technology Services is pleased to announce that two finalists for the Learning Technology Coordinator position will be on campus for their interviews during the week of Aug. 5. Jennifer Hendryx is an instructional designer and D2L site administrator for UW Colleges Online. Heather Pokorsky is an instructional technologist with the Adult Degree program here at UW-Green Bay. The finalists will deliver a presentation in an open forum setting and all are welcome to attend. Hendryx will present at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5. Pokorsky will present at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9. Both sessions will be held in MAC Hall room 104.
Early voting is under way in Wisconsin, and experts — including our own Michael Kraft — say it could make a big difference when the ballots are counted Nov. 6. Kraft spoke Wednesday (Oct. 24) with Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Maria Amante, noting that upwards of 20 to 30 percent of the electorate could cast ballots early this year. Election Day traditionally has been the only day to vote, Kraft said, but this year, it’s simply the last day to vote. Kraft’s comments were part of a story on Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch visiting Green Bay Wednesday, encouraging voters to cast a ballot early for Mitt Romney. Full story.