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Internships and other opportunities for EPP students

Internships, special topics courses, and/or applied research projects are available for every student. Internships are especially encouraged. These are generally short-term positions with local governments or agencies (usually non-paid) where students carry out projects related to their academic interests and skills. In addition to obtaining valuable experience, students enhance their opportunities for future employment and graduate school.

http://www.uwgb.edu/pea/program/environmental/

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French Program Speaker

October 2013: “An evening devoted to celebrating the life and works of Nobel-winning author and absurdist philosopher Albert Camus, in French, is set for Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Green Bay. Visiting international scholar Luisa Etxenike will present “En hommage à Camus” at 6:30 p.m. at Kavarna Coffeehouse, 143 N. Broadway St. The event is organized by the French program and Humanistic studies academic units. Etxenike is a novelist and faculty member from the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain, who this fall is teaching courses in literature and Spanish at UW-Green Bay through the International Visiting Scholars Program. Her scholarship also focuses on French literature — in 2007 she was presented the Chevalier d’ Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by a ministry of the French Government. Prof. E. Nicole Meyer of UW-Green Bay’s French program says the presentation on Oct. 15 will be made in French, with questions and answers in both French and English. The program is free and open to the general public.”

According to UWGB Inside Newsroom: http://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/announcements/10/02/en-homage-a-camus/

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History Professor Voelker: Example of Teaching Excellence

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.

Teaching-based publications:
•”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

Awards:
•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/

Sources: http://www.uwgb.edu/history/faculty/voelker/

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