Associate Prof. Jessica Lyn Van Slooten (HUS, English, Women’s and Gender’s Studies, Composition, and Writing and Applied Arts) recently published a co-authored article, “Better Living through Policy: Feminist Shared Governance and Equitable Evaluation,” in Academic Labor Beyond the College Classroom: Working for Our Values, a collection of articles on institutional and professional service and administrative work published by Routledge in December 2019.
Here is the abstract for Slooten and her co-authors’ work: “The authors advocate for the value of transparent, well-researched, and faculty-driven policy work to enhance the effectiveness of shared governance. Drawing from work in their institutional governance body, the authors provide a road map for collaborative and engaged service work in the interest of transforming faculty and teaching evaluations processes. The authors draw from feminist theory work and the lens of ‘feminist praxis’ in order to demonstrate how attention to asymmetrical power and material contexts of governance work can enhance the overall functioning and institution-building capacity of faculty service efforts.”
UW-Green Bay Prof. Rebecca Meacham (English, Humanities and Women’s and Gender Studies) was nominated by the literary journal Gigantic Sequins for the Pushcart Prize for her short nonfiction piece “Feather Rousing.” Meacham was selected as one of five pieces by the journal to be nominated for this award. The piece was written in residence at Write On, Door County in Juddville, Wis. for the Midsummer Music Festival.
The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is one of the most honored literary project in America. Since 1976, hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in its annual collections.
Meacham is the chair of English, director of the BFA in Writing and Applied Arts, director of The Teaching Press and advisor of Sheepshead Review.
Associate Prof. Jessica Van Slooten (English, Writing and Applied Arts and Women’s and Gender Studies) writes a valuable guide for CAHSS and Effect on how to make the most of the current holiday season through viewing Hallmark holiday movies.
Join CAHSS on Dec. 4, 2019 from 2:55 to 5:30 p.m. in Student Life for a live viewing of the Hallmark Holiday Movie, “Christmas in Homestead” (see the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wj6jKxNcmk). We’ll watch the movie live on cable and break in at the commercials with ongoing commentary from Associate Prof. Jessica Van Slooten (English and Women and Gender Studies). Hallmark Holiday Movie Bingo, Hot Cocoa and cookies will be provided as well. Learn more about the event here.
Due to the popularity of the Lawton Gallery’s first exhibition of the year, “Museum of Natural Inspiration: Artists Explore the Richter Collection,” a selection of the artwork will now be hosted at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor from Nov. 5, 2019 to Feb. 29, 2020. An opening reception will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and it includes refreshments.
The Lawton exhibition was originally organized to raise awareness of the Richter Museum of Natural History, which is located on the first floor of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall.
Janae Due (English) ’16 was appointed assistant director of the Anderson Freeman Resource Center at Middlebury College in Vermont. The center is focused on serving the needs of students from traditionally underrepresented groups. Due was the equity and social justice coordinator at the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity at Iowa State University. Due holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and women’s and gender studies from UW-Green Bay. She earned a master’s degree in student affairs from Iowa State University. See more via New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Seven African Americans : The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.
“Women’s Rights and the Post-Civil War World,” a public talk and workshop, will take place Sept. 20 and 21 at Penn State University Park. Marking the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women’s suffrage in the United States, this event shifts our focus to a broad range of women’s rights activism that emerged in post-Civil War society. Often eclipsed by the suffrage movement, these postbellum rights movements demanded social, political, and legal equality for women.” Assistant Prof. Kimberly Reilly (Democracy and Justice Studies, History and Women’s and Gender Studies) will be one of the visiting scholars. These scholars “will present works in progress that collectively seek to spur new thinking about how we might narrate the complex expansion in women’s claims upon dignity and equality following the Civil War.” More via ‘Women’s Rights and the Post-Civil War World’ public talk, workshop Sept. 20-21 | Penn State University.
On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 the Lakeshore Artists Guild will present Poetry Slam: After Hours, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kathie’s Stage Door Pub in Manitowoc in conjunction with Art Slam. Now in its second year, Art Slam is an annual weekend celebration of the arts in Manitowoc, including hands-on art activities for families, community members, and artists in all genres. Featured poets include UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jessica Lyn Van Slooten (English, Gender Studies). More via Poetry Slam returns to Kathie’s Stage Door Pub during Art Slam Weekend | Seehafer News.
UW-Green Bay Prof. and mezzosoprano Sarah Meredith (Music, Women and Gender Studies), spent three weeks in May 2019, traveling to Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Poland as part of her sabbatical project. She was invited to teach and present masterclasses on American vocal repertoire and English diction for singers at the following music academies: Akademia Jana Albrechta, Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia; Prague Musik Konservatoire, Prague, Czech Republic; and Akademia Muzyczna, Feliksa Nowowiejskiego and Bydgoszcz, Poland (UW-Green Bay has a newly established collaborative agreement with this music institution).
At the Academia in Bydgoszcz, Poland, there was also a public showing of “Women Who Dare,” a lecture recital presented by Prof. Meredith that was recorded by Wisconsin Public Television in 2016 at the Weidner Center. Meredith also set up plans for the upcoming UW-Green Bay Alumni Choir Tour she is planning for June 12-27, 2020 to Central Europe. She also made a connection with the Technical School of Engineering, Bydgoszcz, Poland, which is interested in future collaboration with UW-Green Bay’s Richard J. Resch School of Engineering.
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