Six UW-Green Bay students are working to make after-school programming better, getting real-world experience in area schools as undergraduate interns. Under the supervision of Assistant Prof. Jenell Holstead, Psychology, the students are working in various Title I Green Bay School District schools, studying issues ranging from homework reluctance to what motivates kids. Eventually, they’ll use their research to create after-school resources for staff members to use. The full story can be found here.
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Psychology interns get hands-on with after school research
Student’s column on embracing differences published in Green Bay Press-Gazette
UW-Green Bay student Aisha Umar urges dialogue, awareness and embracing cultural differences in a column that ran in the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The piece, which ran with the headline “Bridge misunderstanding to create a peaceful society,” was the latest in the paper’s series of “Today’s Take” columns, which are written by newspaper staffers and community members and featured daily on page A3. Umar’s column talks about her personal experience as a Muslim student on campus and emphasizes the importance of interfaith dialogues and mutual respect. “The question I always ask is, ‘Can we all get along and love one another?’” Umar writes. “The answer I hope to hear is, ‘Yes, we can all get along, and yes, we can all truly love one another.’ So, dear readers, I extend a challenge to you and request that you walk to someone who is different from you and try to understand them.” The full post can be read here.
Weinschenk quoted in ‘Washington Post’
In early September, Assistant Prof. Aaron Weinschenk, Public and Environmental Affairs, wrote a blog post for the London School of Economics’ American Politics and Policy blog, which was based on his research on voter turnout in local elections. Portions of Weinschenk’s commentary were featured in a Nov. 15 article in The Washington Post. You can read the full story here.
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Hutchison and Meredith Livingston invited to Florence for Del Bianco honors
Profs. Ray Hutchison (Urban and Regional Studies) and Sarah Meredith (Music) recently returned from Florence, where they had been invited to participate in activities celebrating the award of the international Columbus Prize to Dr. Paolo Del Bianco, founder and director of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation. At the awards ceremony, the UW-Green Bay representatives were joined by counterparts from universities and cultural institutions in Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine, among others, in applauding the honor. In 2006 UW-Green Bay awarded Del Bianco an honorary doctorate for his humanitarian work in the field of education, and this year the University received a special gift (to be unveiled in 2014) to commemorate the longstanding relationship between the University and the foundation. That relationship has facilitated international conferences — The Tourist City (part of the 2008 Florence Expo) and Everyday Life in the Segmented City, led by Hutchison. UW-Green Bay faculty including Hutchison, Meredith Livingston, Catherine Henze and Derek Jeffreys of Humanistic Studies have all organized student travel groups to Florence. The Del Bianco Foundation has also provided support for 14 UW-Green Bay music students to participate in master classes and concerts and for another 23 choir members (highlighted by a performance at the historic Basilica della Santissima Annunziata) to perform under Meredith Livingston’s direction. Hutchison and Meredith Livingston report that an original art work by Amanda Tarras Hatton (a 2003 Art graduate) is now on display at the Palazzo Coppini, headquarters of the Del Bianco Foundation in Florence.
Weinschenk published in “State and Local Government Review”
Political scientist Aaron Weinschenk, a first-year assistant professor in Public and Environmental Affairs, recently had a peer-reviewed journal article accepted for publication in State and Local Government Review, which is one of the premier journals on state and local politics and policymaking. His article examines the causes and consequences of campaign spending in mayoral elections across the United States. The article will appear in the journal’s Volume 45, 2013 edition.
Rosewall writes textbook, ‘Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences’
UW-Green Bay Prof. Ellen Rosewall is the author of the new textbook Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences in the 21st Century, released this month by Oxford University Press, USA. The 352-page volume is described as one of only a few, if any, comprehensive textbooks on arts management written for undergraduates. It includes case studies and critical-thinking exercises that address today’s environment for the visual and performing arts. Topics range from governance and human resources to program development, financial management, marketing, fundraising, educational outreach and more. Rosewall, a member of the Art and Design faculty, coordinates the University’s Arts Management program and is widely recognized as a consultant, arts management specialist and arts advocate. She is vice president of the international service organization the Association of Arts Administration Educators, and a past president of the Wisconsin Public Radio Association and Arts Wisconsin. More on this story can be found here.
UWGB Launches Development Project
Special Assistant to the Chancellor Dan Spielmann on Friday, November 1, was featured in an NBC 26 news story about Brown County’s plans to create a research and business park near the UW-Green Bay campus. The creation of such a facility would be beneficial for University and community alike, Spielmann said, offering educational, internship, research and job opportunities for students and grads while providing ample benefits for area businesses. Plans for such a park have been discussed for some time and recently have been revitalized, officials said. More information on this story can be found here.
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Panel awards $1.9m in funding for engineering technology program
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents committee approved nearly $1.9 million in new grant funding to establish a collaborative engineering technology degree program for UW System schools. This program establishes three new and collaborative engineering technology degrees to be offered by University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The program offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Environmental Engineering Technology. With funding in place, and pending Higher Learning Commission accreditation, program classes will begin as early as Fall 2014. Background information about the program is available here. More information about this story can be found here.
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