Monthly Archives: January 2014

Saxton-Ruiz invited to give lecture

Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, assistant professor of Humanistic Studies, gave an invited lecture Dec. 4 for the graduate studies program of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The title of his talk was “The Literature of Reconciliation: Alonso Cueto’s The Blue Hour.” He spoke on the same topic (the aftermath of political violence in Peru) at the final Great Books discussion of 2013 at the Brown County Central Library. See the full story here.

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Dornbush, Faculty Mentor

Adam Von Haden transferred into UW-Green Bay his sophomore year unsure of what he wanted to study. After taking a few classes with Prof. Matthew Dornbush, he knew he wanted to get a degree in Environmental Science. Von Haden and Dornbush studied plant diversity and reproduction in his undergraduate career.

Full article available in: Inside – May 2013

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Prof. Kaye on national radio to talk ‘America’s radical spirit’

Prof. Harvey J. Kaye of Democracy and Justice Studies was interviewed on the nationally syndicated Thom Hartmann Radio Show on Monday, Dec. 9. He spoke about his views regarding the “radicals-at-heart” makeup of this nation’s citizens. Additionally, Kaye appeared as a guest on progressive radio outlet AM 880 in Asheville, N.C., to address similar issues. Kaye is getting national attention in the wake of his essay featured at The Daily Beast. See more here.

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Weinschenk to be published in “American Politics and Policy”

The London School of Economics’ Public Policy Group, regarded as one of the most influential university-based think tanks in the world, has again invited Political Scientist Aaron Weinschenk, a new assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at UW-Green Bay, to write an article for their multi-disciplinary American Politics and Policy blog. In September, Weinschenk wrote an article on voter turnout in local elections for the London School. Weinschenk’s new article on the blog addresses the topic of civic duty. More information can be found here.

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University production of ‘Avenue Q’ gets festival bid

The UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance and UW-Green Bay Music’s production of Avenue Q, the Musical has been selected to perform Thursday, Jan. 9 at the American College Theatre Festival in Saginaw, Mich. It’s not the first time a UW-Green Bay play has made the the regional theatre ‘playoffs’ — in 2011, it was Almost, Maine, which earned numerous accolades and national recognition for its success, and there was a long string of ACTF qualifiers before that. See the full story here.

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Art from all angles: Virtual tour gives 360° view of program facilities

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Art program is taking the “360° experience” to a whole new visual level, with a 360° virtual tour of its facilities. The virtual tour allows both web and mobile users to see UW-Green Bay’s exceptional studios and exhibition spaces. Users can use their mouse or mobile device to “move” laterally or vertically, and from one space to another, an experience that feels much like being there in person. See the full story here.

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Game On! Video Game Career Started Here

Ben Kvalo, a 2010 UW-Green-Bay graduate, works in THE video game paradise. He works at 2K, which is part of the Take-Two Interactive corporation which was ranked as the world’s No. 1 video game publisher in 2012. Kvalo describes it as his dream job and states that Faculty Mentor Lucy Arendt, Professor Tim Meyer, and Jennifer Jones helped him step out of his comfort zone and follow his dreams.

Full article available in: Inside – May 2013

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UWGB Comm major is CW14 Star

March 2013: Congratulations to UW-Green Bay student Katie Phernetton, who recently was named the next CW 14 Star! Phernetton was chosen from a group of talented finalists (including several UW-Green Bay alumni) for the gig representing the CW 14 network on-air, online and in the community. She was set to appear live on CW 14 sister network WLUK, Fox 11 at 8:45 a.m. Thursday for an introduction as the new Star. Auditions for the role began in January, and Phernetton, a senior Communication major, officially takes over in her new role Monday (April 1). Way to go, Katie!

From UWGB Inside Newsroom: http://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/announcements/03/29/phernetton-cw-14-star/

Skills gained during Phernetton’s UWGB education are put to use in this role. The nature of the small university in a large city allows for opportunities like this one.

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Leading and learning: Labs provide rich experience for Biology students

UW-Green Bay students have a multitude of opportunities for applied learning experiences in the Biology labs. In a lab environment, students who are learning the taxonomy, morphology, biology and ecology of most of the animal phyla, collect, prepare and identify their own invertebrates and look at specimens supplied by Prof. Mike Draney. The Biology students also have sensational resources at their fingertips — in this case, the University’s Richter Museum of Natural History (www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/richter/). It is one of Wisconsin’s most significant collections of animal specimens for scientific research and education. Find more information here.

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Chancellor’s Security Walk spurs renewed emphasis on pedestrian safety

UW-Green Bay Police are renewing their emphasis on campus pedestrian safety, focusing on the area near Lab Sciences after an annual security evaluation raised some concerns. The location was mentioned as an issue during the Oct. 24 Chancellor’s Security Walk, a yearly event that allows participants to help Public Safety officers identify areas where inadequate lighting, overgrown shrubs or pedestrian/traffic safety might be a concern. As a result, officers intermittently will be using a borrowed radar trailer (and may eventually purchase their own, using a state grant), as well as stepping up enforcement and potentially increasing signage in the area. More information can be found here.

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