UW-Green Bay alumna shares her story of faith and hard-work | The Compass

UW-Green Bay alumna Robyn Hallet (Urban & Regional Studies, Spanish) ’98 has gone on to do great things in the community. She is the current executive director of Literacy Green Bay, spending her time helping others get accustomed to the area and learning the English language. Her time at UW-Green Bay strengthened her faith and gave her opportunities to help others and get involved with the community; one of these opportunities was an internship with the Brown County Planning Commission.

Now, Hallet is working with Literacy Green Bay, and she is a member of the Homeowner Selection Committee for Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity. She spends much of her time in Downtown Green Bay, either working or worshipping, and she hopes to do more for the local Latino community. Read more about Hallet’s story via Faith influences all parts of her life | The Compass.

Prof. Cristina Ortiz to be honored as a recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award

Cristina Ortiz
Cristina Ortiz

Prof. Cristina Ortiz (Spanish and Humanities) will be honored as one of 13 recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award on Nov. 7, 2019. The award ceremony takes place in Madison and will be done in conjunction with the Dr. P.B. Poorman Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People ceremony. The award is an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System, as well as communities across the state. More information can be found at the UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards.

 

Faculty note: Professors Ortiz and Coury contribute to volume of essays

Professors Cristina Ortiz (Spanish and Humanities) and David Coury (German and Humanities) are contributors to a new volume of essays: “Resistiendo al Imperio: nuevas aproximaciones al antiamericanismo desde el siglo XX hasta la actualidad” (Resisting the Empire: New Approaches to Anti-Americanism from the 20th Century to the Present), published in Spain by Silex and edited by faculty members from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Ortiz’s contribution is entitled “Partial Portraits: Visions of the United States from the Perspective of Basque Nationalism,” while Coury’s contribution is “A New Cultural Clash? Populism and American Cosmopolitanism.” The book is the product of a two-year research collaboration of scholars based in Madrid and jointly funded by the UAM and Banco Santander.

Reminder: Friday, Oct. 11 is next Global Studies conversation

Global Studies hosts “Invention of Nature – Alexander von Humboldt’s New World: A Book Discussion,” Friday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in MAC 201/Gathering Room on the Green Bay Campus. This book relates to a semester-long celebration of the legacy of Alexander von Humboldt, whose 250th birthday anniversary the world observes in 2019. The conversation will be led by Prof. Cristina Ortiz (Global Studies, Humanities and Spanish). These discussions allow the campus to have important and timely conversations about topical events and processes around the world. The book is available at The Phoenix Bookstore.

 

Friday, Oct. 11 is next Global Studies conversation

Global Studies hosts “Invention of Nature – Alexander von Humboldt’s New World: A Book Discussion,” Friday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in MAC 201/Gathering Room, Green Bay Campus. The book is available at The Phoenix Bookstore. This book relates to a semester-long celebration of the legacy of Alexander von Humboldt, whose 250th birthday anniversary the world observes in 2019. The conversation will be led by Prof. Cristina Ortiz (Global Studies, Humanities and Spanish). These discussions allow the campus to have important and timely conversations about topical events and processes around the world. The book is available at The Phoenix Bookstore.

 

Two UW-Green Bay alumni nominated for Ambassador of the Year by Chamber

KashaHuntkowskiTwo UW-Green BaDanTerrieny alumni, Dan Terrien (Business Administration) ’99 and Kasha Huntowski (Spanish) ’11 are nominated for Ambassador of the Year with the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. Terrien and Huntwoski act as members’ liaison to the Chamber of Commerce, answering questions about the Chamber of Commerce and helping to promote member businesses through Chamber functions.

 

First Global Studies Roundtable Discussion is Friday, Sept. 13

The UW-Green Bay Global Studies program is holding  a very important campus discussion about the legacy of Alexander von Humboldt, whose anniversary of his 250th birthday is celebrated by the world in 2019. The first fall 2019 conversation, “Alexander von Humboldt: An Intellectual Giant for All Ages,” will be led by Professors Marcelo Cruz (Global Studies, PEA, Geography) and Cristina Ortiz (Global Studies, Humanities and Spanish). The event is Friday, Sept. 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Phoenix C, University Union, Green Bay Campus. Free and open to the public.

Come and discover why Alexander von Humboldt is still important and why Green Bay has a street named after him! Following the presentation, the audience will get a chance to ask our experts questions. These discussions allow us, as a campus, to have important and timely conversations about topical events and processes around the world.  

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Reminder: Philosopher’s Cafe is this Wednesday (March 13)

The next Philosopher’s Cafe will be taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Brendan’s Inn in Green Bay. The discussion will be featuring the topic “Language as a means for identity construction.” The moderator will be UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Lorena Sainz-Maza Lecanda (Humanities, Spanish). Participants in this Philosopher’s Cafe will be invited to reflect on their own use of language and its impact on their sense of identity and belonging to a community. Learn more.

Next Philosopher’s Cafe to take place on Wednesday, Mar. 13

The next Philosopher’s Cafe will be taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Brendan’s Inn in Green Bay. The discussion will be featuring the topic “Language as a means for identity construction.” The moderator will be UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Lorena Sainz-Maza Lecanda (Humanities, Spanish). Participants in this Philosopher’s Cafe will be invited to reflect on their own use of language and its impact on their sense of identity and belonging to a community. Learn more.

Two educators with campus ties receive Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education awards

The Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE) presented awards to 59 outstanding educators from across Wisconsin in April, in Madison. The awards are an effort by WACTE to celebrate great teaching. Two of the award winners are strong UW-Green Bay supporters.

2018-02-12 Cynthia SanchezUW-Green Bay alumna Cynthia Sanchez (Spanish and Psychology), currently a bilingual teacher at Anne Sullivan Elementary School in Green Bay, was awarded the WACTE Early Career Educator Award. This award is presented to an outstanding educator within the first three years of her/his professional career. The award recipient is selected based on any combination of the following:  positive impact individual has on schools or communities; innovation in designing learning experiences, and advocacy for students.

 

2018-02-12 Kathy VanPay
Kathy VanPay, principal of Heritage Elementary School in De Pere and mentor for UW-Green Bay pre-service teachers for over a decade, was awarded the WACTE Pre-Service Educator Award. This award is presented to an outstanding educator who has demonstrated a sustained pattern of mentoring pre-service educators for at least five years.The award recipient is selected based on attributes such as:  the ability to model professional responsibility, evidentiary assessment, effective classroom management, the ability to mentor pre-service teacher candidates in developing their capacity to be a leader; and the ability to nurture candidates as they face a wide range of issues.