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.

Check out THE HUMAN(ITIES) OF GREEN BAY blog/website

Humanities faculty and students in Spanish 465 Language & Society class, supervised by Assistant Prof. Lorena Sainz-Maza Lecanda, developed THE HUMAN(ITIES) OF GREEN BAY blog/website, which seeks to give voice to the lives and stories of the members of the Green Bay community in an effort to ultimately create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants’ ethno-cultural and linguistic diversity. See it here. The first series of stories captures oral histories about the lives and experiences of members of the Hispanic community in Green Bay.

Schreiber Foods highlights recent graduate, Dryer

We are unable to link to the story, but Schreiber Foods recently highlighted Amber Dryer ’17 in its internal newsletter. An intern at Schreiber since 2015, she was noted for for her recent Chancellor’s Award. The Computer Science, Information Science and Spanish major was recently named IS customer support analyst for the company.

Garbe continues to inspire: scholarships will be awarded in his name

A local man was so inspired by Riley Garbe’s story from Phuture Phoenix to UW-Green Bay Commencement speaker, that he and his organization have created a scholarship in Garbe’s honor. WBAY followed Garbe, as he heard the news that $20,000 in scholarships would be awarded in his name from the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation.

Alumna Lindsey Guenther Cadoo shares temp to career story

The Sheboygan News featured UW-Green Bay alumna Lindsey Cadoo’s story, recently. Cadoo graduated from UW-Green Bay in 2012 with a degree in Spanish, and didn’t realize that a temp position at American Orthodontics (AO) in 2010, would move her into management and a full-fledged career. “At the time I was just looking for a job and I had heard great things about American Orthodontics — they have a great reputation in the community,” Cadoo said. “So I started on third shift in an assembly area, and while I was working as a temp, I went back to school to UW-Green Bay to finish my degree. At that point, it was a Spanish degree — not anything to do with Manufacturing whatsoever.” Cadoo graduated and after about a year, several new management opportunities arose at the company, including a second shift supervisor position for which Cadoo was hired.