UW-Green Bay Professor of Art and Design, Kristy Deetz, said she is eager to exhibit her artwork with that of other faculty.
The Neville Public Museum is showcasing the artwork of UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College faculty in an exhibit that opened Saturday, January 26, 2013.
“The Art and Design faculty appreciate the Neville Public Museum for creating this opportunity for us to exhibit our work. This will provide possibilities for new exchanges between faculty, students and communities of both UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert,” said Deetz.
Neville Public Museum marketing assistant, Jenny Seim, said “The Artist as Teacher Part 1: The Fine Arts” features artwork from faculty of UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College art departments. All artists have exhibition records both locally and beyond state borders. Some have been nationally recognized for their work. Participating artists can exhibit up to four pieces of their original artwork.
UW-Green Bay faculty members who are contributing artwork to the exhibit include Carol Emmons, Stephen Perkins, Toni Damkoehler, Kristy Deetz, Addie Sorbo, Christine Style, Alison Gates, Alison Stehlik, Jennifer Mokren, Mindy Wittock, Barbara Gossen, Sarah Detweiler and Minkyu Lee.
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The French program at UW-Green By offers the opportunity to teach French in the community at a local elementary school. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice your critical thinking skills. Future teaching candidates love this opportunity as well. Contact Professor E. Nicole Meyer for further information, email@example.com
Hear what students had to say about their teaching internships:
I love the internship and am having so much fun! Before coming into this, I didn’t think that 4th graders could handle too much knowledge. To my surprise, however, they’re learning so much and the challenge is trying to plan what we’re going to teach. From report: I am very glad that I had the opportunity to partake in this internship during my first year of college. It has shown me a lot about mt abilities as a teacher and my abilities in the language. It is exciting for me to think that I have the chance to do what I’m doing now during the internship as a career later on in life. If I had the opportunity to do it again, I would. I hope that there will be opportunities like this for me in the future.
This was a great opportunity to learn more about children and how to communicate with them. This experience helped enhance my confidence of speaking and being in front of a group of people and it strengthened my leadership abilities. I am glad I was given this opportunity to teach children.
David Voelker, assistant professor of History, has been teaching at UWGB since 2003. His record of awards, publications, and resources demonstrates a passion for teaching excellence as well as a strong body of publication-recognized work.
•”Designing a Question-Driven U.S. History Course,” co-authored with Anthony Armstrong, OAH Magazine of History 27 (July 2013): 19–24.
•“The End of the History Survey Course: The Rise and Fall of the Coverage Model,” co-authored with Joel M. Sipress, Journal of American History 97 (March 2011): 1050–1066.
•“From Learning History to Doing History: Beyond the Coverage Model,” co-authored with Joel Sipress, in Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind,pp. 19–35, edited by Regan Gurung, Nancy Chick, and Aeron Haynie (Stylus Publishing, 2008).
•“Assessing Student Understanding in Introductory Courses: A Sample Strategy,” History Teacher 41 (August 2008): 505–18
•Spring 2014 UWGB Research Scholar
•Teaching Scholar, UWGB, 2011-12
•Instructional Development Award, UWGB, 2008-09
Leadership positions held:
•Co-Director, Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program (UW System)
•Co-Director, Teaching Scholars Program (UWGB)
And, he keeps a blog about teaching in the humanities: http://www.thegraybox.net/
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.