Campus mourns passing of former faculty member, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, David Jowett

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David Jowett

Former UW-Green Bay faculty member and acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1987) David Jowett, passed away on April 15, 2018 at his home. He joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1970, teaching in the College of Environmental Science. Jowett was a faculty member in both Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS) and Business Administration.

He taught in the areas of ecosystem analysis, science, computing science and mathematics. His positions during his tenure at UW-Green Bay included acting director of graduate studies and assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs. He held governance roles as chairman of the University Committee and Speaker of the Faculty Senate. In these leadership roles he was noted for being an outspoken advocate of the faculty on the issue of salaries. He retired in May of 1999.

Jowett received the 1984 UWGB Founder’s Association Award for Excellence in Institutional Development. He was recognized for overseeing the establishment and growth of the UWGB Computer Center as well as creating the initial curriculum for the Computer Science major. He also contributed to computer planning on the UW System level.

He was also a member of the Founders Association Board of Directors from 1978 to 1986. He and his wife were generous donors of numerous scholarships through the years. Read the full obituary. Services will be Saturday, April 21, 2018, at St. Anne’s in De Pere. Cotter Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.

Deadline to submit Founders Awards applications is March 9, 2018

Don’t forget to submit your nominations for the 2018 Founders Awards. Deadline is March 9, 2018. The Awards & Recognition Committee encourages anyone from the UW-Green Bay community to nominate a faculty member/instructor/lecturer or staff member they would like to see honored at next year’s Fall Convocation. A list of awards can be found on the website.  The website also includes descriptions of award criteria and a list of previous award winners.

The nomination form can be completed electronically. Individuals and groups who have received the Founders Award for a given category within the last 15 years will not be eligible for that same category. Also, self-nominated individuals and groups will not receive consideration. If the individual(s) you nominate is (are) selected as a finalists(s), you will be contacted to provide further information such as background information on your nominee, letters of support addressing the nominee’s qualifications for the award, etc. All awards will be presented at the campus-wide convocation in August.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing your nomination(s), please feel free to contact Eric Morgan, Chair of the Awards & Recognition Committee, or any Committee member (Toni Damkoehler, Mike McIntire, Kathleen Burns, Rosa Serrano, Nathan Kraftcheck, Hannah Fameree, Ruth Pearson and Janet Ludke). Awards & Recognition Committee members are not eligible for nomination.

Academic Staff Assembly to be held Thursday, Dec. 14

The Fall Academic Staff Assembly is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, University Union. Academic Staff members are reminded that this is one of only two Assemblies held by the University each year that specifically focus on issues for Academic Staff at UW-Green Bay. Some issues being addressed at the Assembly include: the UW System Reorganization, to the Total Compensation Study, System and UW-Green Bay budget cuts. A full agenda of the Assembly with assorted related materials is available on the SOFAS website. Contact Eric Craver with questions at campus extension 2577.

University Staff names committee members

The membership for the 2017-18 University Staff Shared Governance Committees has been determined:

University Staff Committee: Julie Flenz (Human Resources Liaison), Holly Keener, Fred Kennerhed, Monika Pynaker, Jan Snyder (Chair), Teri Ternes (Secretary), Tracy Van Erem (Treasurer) and Amanda Wildenberg (Vice Chair).

Election Committee: Holly Keener (Chair), Ron Kottnitz and Anna Maier.

Personnel Committee: Brenda Beck, Jayne Kluge, Christine Olson (Human Resources Liaison), Kathy Reissmann, Helene Rosner (Chair) and TBD.

Professional Development Committee: Julie Flenz, Kim Mezger, Sarah Pratt, Teri Ternes (Chair) and Crystal Williams.