UW-Green Bay seeks applicants for "Teacher-in-Residence" program
GREEN BAY - Wanted: One of Northeastern Wisconsin's best K-12 teachers.
What: To serve as Teacher in Residence, a visiting faculty member in the Professional Program in Education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
When: Appointment begins in August 1999 and runs through May 2001
Conditions: Employed by UW-Green Bay for two academic years; salary commensurate with experience/qualifications; professional development leave may be arranged with teacher's school district
Responsibilities: Take part in team teaching an introductory course for prospective teachers; teach other undergraduate and/or graduate courses consistent with expertise and programming needs
Serve as a link with UW-Green Bay, area schools and the community
Work with the UW-Green Bay Education faculty to bring practice and theory together
Primary qualifications: "Exemplary teaching skills" and the willingness to share expertise and front-line experience with University professors, student teachers and others
That is the essence of a position announcement now being advertised by the Institute for Learning Partnership at UW-Green Bay. The posting has the effect of continuing and expanding the Teacher in Residence program, described as one of the most visible and valuable initiatives of the Institute's first year.
"These are people who can talk about their day-to-day experiences in the schools," says UW-Green Bay Prof. Francine Tompkins, director of the Institute for Learning Partnership. "I see this as one of the most representative things we can do with the notion of partnership."
Application is open to K-12 teachers in the CESA 7 and CESA 8 service areas of Northeastern Wisconsin, which include 63 school districts in Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan and Waupaca counties.
Applicants will be asked to submit evidence of teaching effectiveness, leadership, collaboration and experience with school partnerships as well as information about their research interests. A master's degree is preferred; expertise in standards-based curriculum and instruction is required. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Sandra Stokes, chairperson of the Search and Screen Committee at 920-465-2406. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 2.
Teachers have come to campus to give guest lectures in the past, and UW-Green Bay professors have visited in the schools, but not until now have practitioners from the schools taught full time at the University. Both Stokes and Tompkins say they're already seen the benefit of having local practitioners join their ranks.
Mary Huberty, a grade three teacher in the Howard-Suamico School District at Forest Glen School, came aboard this fall after agreeing to fill the new position on a one-year basis through May 1999. Another addition to the Institute faculty was Reba Hill Barkley, a Green Bay and Appleton elementary school principal.
"It's a nice bridge between those who are working as teachers in the community, and those who are working with tomorrow's teachers here at the University," Stokes says. "With Mary, for example, we've seen that students are looking to her to validate some of the concepts.
"For instance, we talk about techniques for team teaching and working with other teachers. Some of our students seem to regard this as theory, as something they might not encounter. The Teacher in Residence is right here to confirm that they will. She reinforces what we're saying."
The Institute for Learning Partnership is a collaboration among the University, area school districts, business and community leaders, and parents. Goals include improvement of teaching and learning at all levels, from K-12 through undergraduate, graduate and continuing education for practicing teachers.
(98-205 / 30 Dec. 1998 / CS)
Students make Who's Who
GREEN BAY- Forty students from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay are included in the 1999 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Students are listed in the publication based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.
Honorees have been selected from more than 1,900 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.
(98-206 / 29 Dec. 1998 / CS)
Alumni Association grows tenfold with new graduates, membership change
GREEN BAY -- The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Alumni Association now totals more than 16,500 members following commencement ceremonies Saturday (Dec. 19) and a change in the organization's bylaws.
All UW-Green Bay alumni - in every county of Wisconsin, every state in the United States and 44 foreign countries - will receive a membership packet including a membership card and listing of benefits in late January. The Class of 1998 is the first at UW-Green Bay to automatically receive membership in the Association.
The Alumni Association switched from a dues-paying membership to one that declares all graduates members, following a vote of the Alumni Association Board at the annual meeting in September. The move is retroactive to include all previous graduates and results in a better-than-tenfold increase in the organization's membership.
"We switched from a dues-paying membership because we wanted to move to an all-inclusive Association seeking the participation of all alumni," said UW-Green Bay Alumni Relations Coordinator Brent Roubal. "The Association is seen primarily as a friend-raiser rather than a fund-raiser."
According to Roubal, approximately 30 percent of alumni associations are non-dues paying, including five out of thirteen UW System universities.
"Overall it appears that there may be a trend to switch to non-dues paying associations," said Roubal. "If associations are able to recover the lost revenue of membership dues through other means, it allows them to serve the greater alumni body rather than a select few. Some associations have developed an alternative, sustainable revenue source to replace the membership revenue while others are simply charging alumni on a per event basis. UW-Green Bay has chosen a combination of the two."
The first graduating class in 1970 included 52 graduates; currently UW-Green Bay graduates between 800 and 850 students each year.
(98-201 / 21 Dec. 1998 / SB)
Five UW-Green Bay actors, scenic designer win
GREEN BAY - Five student actors from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay have won invitations to compete in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship regional competition and a student scenic designer has received an Award of Merit from the American College Theater Festival (ACTF).
Emily Branden, Green Bay; Emily Evanoff, Plymouth; Micheal J. Herman, Wisconsin Rapids; Erin M. Knoche, South Milwaukee; and Nola Schwingle, Oak Creek, will take part in individual acting competition at the regional ACTF conference January 6 through 9 in Indianapolis. Two winners at regional level will be selected to compete for major scholarships and awards in April in Washington, D.C.
Scenic Designer Anne K. Welch, Northfield, Minn., received an ACTF Award of Merit for her design for the play, The Rimers of Eldritch. Welch graduated from UW-Green Bay on December 19 with distinction in her theater major. The award is a particular honor, says Theater Department Chair Laura Riddle, because technical theater awards are few, and frequently go to professionals, not students.
Just being invited to perform in the Irene Ryan competition at regional level is an honor for actors, adds Riddle. The nomination for Herman, a junior theater major, was his third this year. Branden, a senior theater major, received two nominations. Evanoff, who is a sophomore pre-medicine major, Knoche, a junior English major, and Schwingle, a junior majoring in theater and English education, each received one.
ACTF is a national organization supporting theater at the University level, and nominations for the acting competition and technical theater awards are made by independent evaluators from other member institutions. The Irene Ryan competition is named for the actress who portrayed Granny on the long-running television series, "Beverly Hillbillies," and who left a generous legacy providing scholarships for young actors.
(98-200 / 15 Dec. 1998 / VCD)
Student wins state 'future language teacher' award
GREEN BAY - Khou Thor, Green Bay, is one of four foreign language students in Wisconsin to receive a 1998 "Future Foreign Language Teacher" award from the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers.
Thor is a senior French major at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The award was presented during the Association's recent annual meeting in Appleton, attended by 500 foreign language teachers and administrators.
(98-199 / 15 Dec. 1998 / VCD)
Regents approve sabbaticals for UW-Green Bay faculty
GREEN BAY - The UW System Board of Regents has approved sabbatical leaves for academic 1999-2000 for two members of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty.
Ray Hutchison, professor of Urban and Regional Studies, will edit a collection of historical manuscripts and research studies from the 1920s to the present on the Mexican population in Chicago. Jennifer Ham, associate professor of Humanistic Studies (German), will spend part of the year in Berlin, attending seminars and doing research. She also will develop two new UW-Green Bay courses: a literature/culture course on Berlin, and a three-week travel course to the new German capital.
Sabbatical leaves provide for reassignment from classroom duties to allow for research and other activities to help faculty members improve their teaching and scholarly work.
(98-198 / 15 Dec. 1998 / VCD)
Faculty members cited for 'teaching at its best'
GREEN BAY - Three University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty members have received fall semester "Teaching at Its Best" awards sponsored by the Faculty Development Council. Esther Gray, assistant professor of Education; Sylvia Kubsch, associate professor of Nursing; and Susan Kline-Heim, associate professor of Communication and the Arts (theatre) were singled out for strategies that get students actively involved.
Gray uses correspondence to facilitate "give and take." She has students write letters to her about the course; then she writes a letter in response which each student receives. Kubsch strives to make the on-line course she teaches for the five-campus UW System Nursing program completely interactive. Students participate as teams in several projects, which they then submit to the entire class for critique and elaboration-all on computer. Kline-Heim gets Aesthetic Awareness class students involved with projects such as writing, producing and performing 10-minute theatrical productions; researching and preparing a detailed itinerary for a theoretical trip to New York, and creating an autobiographical "apron."
Award winners receive an honorarium and make their strategies available to all faculty.
(98-197 / 15 Dec. 1998 / VCD)
Nursing instructor wins 'featured faculty' award
GREEN BAY - Harriet C. Wichowski, an associate professor of nursing, is the recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay fall semester "Featured Faculty" award.
Wichowski was singled out for meeting the challenge of teaching a wide variety of courses, for superior use of new teaching technologies, and for being exceptionally available and responsive to students.
Wichowski will make a presentation on "Teaching at a Distance" during the University's third annual faculty teaching and technology conference on Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the University Union.
At UW-Green Bay, Wichowski teaches both theoretical and practical nursing courses and a health-related general education course. For the five-campus UW System Collaborative Nursing Program, Wichowski teaches the Management and Leadership course by way of on-line audiographics to students located all over the state. She regularly makes community presentations on topics such as gerontological health issues, stress management, substance abuse, depression, and others.
In noting the generous office hours Wichowski devotes to students, the nomination cited her sympathy with students' "struggles to balance real life and student life concerns while maintaining standards of quality." The UW-Green Bay nursing program is for registered nurses completing bachelor's degrees.
Wichowski has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Barry University, Miami; a Master's Degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of Michigan; and a Ph.D. in Urban Social Institutions from UW-Milwaukee. She has been teaching at UW-Green Bay since 1983, and also has taught at Bellin College of Nursing.
The UW-Green Bay award is given by the Faculty Development Council as a way to showcase excellent teaching and to share recipients' ideas.
(98-196 / 7 Dec. 1998 / VCD)
UW System Regents approve design of new building
MADISON - The UW System Board of Regents voted today (Friday, Dec. 11) to authorize construction and approve the design of a $17 million academic facility to be constructed on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
"We're right on schedule," commented Chancellor Mark Perkins. "Today was a great day for UW-Green Bay."
The new facility will become the University's primary classroom building with 70,000 square feet of assignable square footage. The three-level design approved today by the Regents will be built into the hillside just east of the Cofrin Library; the location adjacent to the library and University Union will create a new central quad for the campus and a new arrival point for visitors. The glass-and-masonry building is designed to be a high-performance, energy-efficient facility lighted largely by daylight.
It will be the University's first new academic building since 1974, and address campuswide needs for more classroom and laboratory space, particularly with regard to the use of technology and distance education. With bidding next spring, planners say, construction could begin by fall with occupancy likely by the year 2001.
The state is being asked to fund $15 million of the construction cost. Along with the $2 million pledged for physical enhancement of the $17 million facility, the private donors -- whose names the University is not yet releasing -- will make available an additional $1 million to establish an operation and programming endowment.
One of the donors' intents is to help create an academic "front door" to the campus, through which students and the community will gain greater access to the University's extensive and rare collections including the Richter Natural History Collection and the UW-Green Bay Herbarium. The Richter features more than 60,000 cataloged specimens including one of the largest bird egg collections in North America; the Herbarium features more than 25,000 dried plant specimens including many rare or endangered species. The collections are used by UW-Green Bay faculty and students as well as other researchers, but current public display space is limited.
(98-195 / 11 Dec. 1998 / CS)
UW-Green Bay awards named professorship to Morgan
GREEN BAY - Michael D. Morgan, a professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, was confirmed today (Friday, Dec. 11) by the UW System Board of Regents as recipient of the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professorship in Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
The award will be made during commencement ceremonies at noon on December 19 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.
Named professorships are created through endowments and serve to support the scholarly work of outstanding faculty. Recipients receive an annual stipend for a specified period and carry the honorary title throughout their careers.
Morgan was cited as a leader in Natural and Applied Sciences and in the University, an excellent teacher, a long-time contributor to regional outreach activities, and an active scholar with research goals for the future. He was singled out for his commitment to interdisciplinarity and collaborative work.
Morgan is co-author of 11 editions of four college-level textbooks and of two student study guides. The first edition of Introduction to Environmental Sciences, published in 1973, was one of the first texts in the field. He has contributed to 20 refereed scientific papers, half of them on environmental education and half on ecological research topics such as ecology of particular plant species or interactions between plants and climate. His research increasingly has focused on rare plant species. For several years, Morgan served on a team assembled by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a recovery plan for dwarf lake iris, a federally listed threatened species.
Since 1983, Morgan has been director of the UW-Green Bay Herbarium, an ongoing botanical collection for northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
Morgan is active in developing partnerships with regional middle and high school science teachers. In the early 1980s, he helped to found the first regional High School Academic Competition in the Sciences, an activity he continues to support. Since 1985, he has been a member of the Northeast Wisconsin Science Advisory Board, which sponsors regular forums for teachers. For more than 10 years, Morgan co-led an annual all-day Science Teachers' Day field trip.
On campus, Morgan has focused on student advising and new student admissions, and on developing courses and curriculum. He received the 1986 University Founders Association Award for excellence in teaching.
Morgan conducted research in New Zealand in 1991-92, and continues to collaborate with colleagues at the University of Canterbury. His future goals include continuing study of rare plant species in Northeast Wisconsin and New Zealand. Few long-term rare plant population studies have been completed, Morgan notes, and results of his studies could be valuable if global warming continues. Morgan also plans to compare the ecology of rare plant species with their more common relatives.
Morgan joined UW-Green Bay in 1968. A native of Indiana, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in botany from Butler University in 1963, and Master's and Ph.D. degrees in botany from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1965 and 1968.
The Herbert Fisk Johnson Professorship was established in 1985 by Samuel C. Johnson and his wife, Imogene Johnson of Racine. It is named in honor of his father, who was the grandson of Samuel Curtis Johnson, founder of the Johnson Wax Company. Previous recipients were Professors Michael E. Kraft, Hallett J. Harris, and the late Nancy J. Sell.
(98-194 / 11 Dec. 1998 / VCD)
Shariff receives named professorship at UW-Green Bay
GREEN BAY - Ismail Shariff, an economist and a professor of Urban and Regional Studies, was confirmed today (Friday, Dec. 11) by the UW System Board of Regents as recipient of the Philip J. and Elizabeth B. Hendrickson Professorship for Business at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
The presentation will be made during commencement ceremonies at noon on December 19 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.
Named professorships are created through endowments and serve to support the scholarly work of outstanding faculty. Recipients receive an annual stipend for a specified period and carry the honorary title throughout their careers.
Shariff was acknowledged for international, national, regional, and campus activities in his area of expertise, which is international trade and development.
Shariff is a registered consultant to the World Bank, to Agriculture Research Associates, and to CHECCHI & Co. Consulting, Inc. His assignments include research and making recommendations to governments of developing countries toward solving their economic problems. He recently wrote a report for Sudan. Examples of other international involvement include consulting with the U. S. Department of Agriculture for the 1996 Triennial Conference on International Competitiveness, and twice developing conference proceedings for The World Economic Development Congress, held prior to IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington. He also consults with the African Development Bank. In the mid-1970s, Shariff spent three years serving the United Nations as an economic adviser to the government of Nigeria.
Shariff is the author of many papers published in professional journals, and of book chapters, books, monographs, and research reports. He regularly makes presentations at national and international scholarly meetings.
Shariff has served terms totaling nearly 13 years as chair of the Economics program at UW-Green Bay. He was instrumental in 1979 in establishing the Center for Economic Education at UW-Green Bay and served as its director for 10 years. The Wisconsin Education Council honored Shariff as an "enterprising economics professor" in 1984.
In the community, Shariff has been active with the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, the League of Women Voters, the Mayor's Office, and the Clean Water Council. For 15 years, he organized a cooperatives conference for area high school students and teachers, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives. He has written a regular column on economic issues for the Green Bay Press-Gazette for several years. Shariff won the 1997 University Founders Association award for excellence in community outreach.
Shariff's classroom strategy is exemplified in two courses he developed-Business Cycles and International Trade - in which students learn from research into actual businesses. He is establishing a student organization, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) whose goal is to provide students opportunities for projects with businesses and community organizations.
Shariff joined UW-Green Bay in 1967. A native of India, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from the University of Mysore. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1965.
The Hendrickson Professorship was established in 1987 by Philip J. and Elizabeth B. Hendrickson of Green Bay. Hendrickson is the former president and CEO of Krueger International (now KI) and both are long-standing members of the University's Founders Association. The Professorship previously was held by Chancellor Emeritus David L. Outcalt.
(98-193 / 11 Dec. 1998 / VCD)
Ten receive Chancellor's Medallion
GREEN BAY -- Ten graduating seniors at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay have been selected to receive the 1998 Chancellor's Medallion in recognition of sustained campus and community service and leadership during their university careers. The awards will be presented in a program that starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, in the Christie Theatre of the University Union.
Students receiving the Chancellor's Medallion are Brad Brezinski, Maribel; Reka Csati, Eger, Hungary; Mary Destiche, N7472 County Line Road, Luxemburg; Joele Kay Farnham, 1250 Cherry St., Green Bay; Sarah Rae Mintner, N9546 County J, Elkhart Lake; Eric Sorenson, 2972 Poels Road, Green Bay; Susan Streblow, 1809 N. Douglas St., Appleton; Cari Lee Suttner, W2292 Schneider Road, Hilbert; Leigh Ann Wagner, 705 Fremont Street, Algoma; and Jennifer Zander, 7251 Marshall Road, Columbus.
Brad Brezinski will receive his bachelor's degree in urban and regional studies. As chairperson and a four-year member of the Art Agency, he arranged for the Kohler Arts Center to sponsor visits by national and international artists to the UW-Green Bay campus. He was coordinator for two years and rallied support for the discontinued Empty Bowls for Hungry Mouths program, which now consistently raises $1,000 per year to benefit a local organization that works with the homeless. He helped renew the Day Without Art - a national AIDS awareness program, on campus. He served as chairperson of the 10% Society, a support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students. Brezinski has also been active in student government and SUFAC. His community involvement included serving as a judge and coach for the high school Odyssey of the Mind programs and the annual Artstreet festival.
Reka Csati, a native of Hungary, will graduate with a degree in international business and marketing. She worked extensively at promoting world understanding through her leadership of the Rotaract and International Clubs on campus and in the community. She received the Paul Harris Award from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and a one-year Rotary Foundation scholarship to represent the United States in Australia. On campus, she was instrumental in developing the Rotaract Chapter on the UW-Green Bay campus and was active in outreach to St. Norbert College, helping form the organization with members from both campuses. She was highly involved with Residence Hall and Apartment Association (RHAA) to help international students better understand housing policies and reduce homesickness. Csati maintained her active involvement in these clubs and organizations while at the same time working at the University Union and serving as a student tutor.
Mary Destiche will graduate with high honors as an accounting major. She was a four-year member of the University's NCAA Division I cross-country team, serving as team captain. She served as treasurer of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, enhancing the college experience for student athletes by working closely with the athletic administration on issues that affect student athletes. She was named to the Dean's List for eight semesters, received an All-American Scholar Collegiate Award and was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. She held accounting internships and paid positions at a number of local businesses, and she volunteered to work with low income and elderly citizens from the community, preparing their tax forms free of charge. As vice president of the Accounting Students Association, she was able to organize events to bring business professionals on campus and give accounting students opportunities to network.
Joele Kay Farnham will graduate with a double major in social change and development and political science. She most recently has begun volunteering at the Family Violence Center and instructs fifth graders at Baird Elementary School in the German language. Her participation in on-campus events is extensive. She was one of the co-founders of the 10% Society; was a member of the College Democrats, serving as both chair and treasurer; worked in the office of Student Life and on the University Union Board and was a member of the International Club. She is currently an intern in the German Department and has had the opportunity to travel to Germany four times in the past two years. Off campus, she worked on local and state political campaigns and was promoted as a staff member on Sen. Herb Kohl's successful campaign.
Sarah Rae Mintner will receive her bachelor's degree in social change and development. She is currently involved in an internship in the Victim/Witness Assistance Program of the Brown County District Attorney's office. Previously, she completed internships in the State Capitol office of representative Rebecca Young and on the 1996 congressional campaign for Jay Johnson. Her resume includes volunteer work with St. Vincent Hospital day care, the Family Violence Center, and as a tutor with local high school students. In addition, she studied in the Netherlands during the 1997 fall semester. She is the president of the newly formed Law Society on campus.
Eric Sorenson will receive a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in secondary education. He was recognized for his extensive work as a volunteer in the community. He has volunteered at local elementary and high schools as a reading partner, classroom observer and a tutor of the learning disabled. He is active in his parish, is a Sunday school teacher and has volunteered extensively with the Howard VFW. On campus, he is a member of the Student Wisconsin Education Association and the Writer's Union. He served as a peer educator, making incoming freshmen feel more welcome, and was selected as a student interviewer in the process of hiring new professors. He is graduating class speaker and will receive the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association's Outstanding Student Award.
Susan Strehblow will receive her bachelor's degree in business administration with a marketing emphasis. She recently completed an extensive independent study project involving the city of Two Rivers and commercial fishing, in particular the economic impact of smelt fishing on the Two Rivers, Lake Michigan and Wisconsin. She also developed a marketing plan for the industry. She is currently the chair of Voter Services for Appleton's League of Women Voters and organized a televised debate between congressional candidates Jay Johnson and Mark Green this fall. On campus, she was a member of the student organizations, Women in Communication, Rotaract and the American Marketing Association. She is also a licensed real estate broker and was a parent volunteer at St. Matthew's School of Appleton.
Cari Lee Suttner will graduate with a bachelor's degree in Spanish. She is currently a Spanish interpreter with the N.E.W Medical Clinic, working with the ailing and unemployed, and teaches English to Hispanic adults at Howe Elementary. She also served as a tutor in Green Bay area middle and high schools. She became fluent in Spanish while studying in Mexico for six months as part of the UW-Green Bay exchange program. She was employed by the University Union for over three years.
Leigh Ann Wagner will graduate with a bachelor's degree in communication processes. She received the Pride in Excellence and Editor's Choice awards for her work on the Fourth Estate as a junior, and was the lead copy editor as a senior. She is the founder of SPARE - Student Promoting Animal Rights and Emancipation - which has become an active student organization with substantial membership. She served an internship with Voyageur magazine on campus, and as a sophomore, took part in a publications management class that was responsible for its own award-winning magazine - La Baye Verte. She also assisted the disadvantaged through her volunteer work with Paul's Pantry in Green Bay. She currently works as a editorial staff member for the Green Bay News-Chronicle.
Jennifer Zander pursued studies in pre-medicine and will graduate with a bachelor's degree in human biology. She served an ambitious internship with Girl Scouts USA, working 80 hours per week as a summer-camp health supervisor the past two summers. She received the Mauthe Scholarship in 1996 and 1997 for her above average performance on college assessment tests, and she received the University Leadership Award in 1996. She is a four-year member of Circle K, involving college students in campus and community service, serving as secretary of the organization for a year. She was also a four-year member of the BioScience Connection, and was involved in campus organizations including Athletes in Action, Students Against Drunk Driving, the Phoenix Pep Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble, the Health and Wellness Club and Phi Eta Sigma.
(98-190 / 3 Dec. 1998 / SB)
Leadership Awards recognize outstanding performance over past year
GREEN BAY- Seven graduating seniors at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay have been selected to receive the University Leadership Award in recognition of outstanding service to the campus and community over the past academic year.
The awards will be presented in a program that starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, in the Christie Theatre of the University Union.
Recipients, with permanent home addresses listed, are:
Shirley Due, 3108 Knights Lane, Green Bay; Barbara Knight, 1065 Lime Kiln Road, Green Bay; Shane Laabs, 312 Linda St., Wrightstown; Steven Osero, 809 Melrose St., Amery; Emily Rhoden, 129 E. Mitchell Ave., Appleton; James Wetterau, 2247 E. Allouez Ave., Green Bay; and Melissa Zentner, 216 W. 21st St., Monroe.
(98-189 / 8 Dec. 1998 / CS)
Commencement ceremonies set for 335 at
GREEN BAY - Commencement ceremonies for 335 graduating seniors at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be at noon Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.
Graduating class members represent all regions of Wisconsin, several other states, and six foreign countries. Most of the graduates are receiving bachelor's degrees; six are receiving Master's Degrees in Environmental Science and Policy.
Commencement speaker is Kristine M. Michell, a Title I Reading Specialist for grades one through four for the Howard-Suamico School District and a long-time leader in both the Wisconsin State Reading Association and the International Reading Association. Michell is a 1973 graduate of UW-Green Bay.
Michell has been an officer of the Wisconsin State Reading Association, including a term as president, and has chaired committees, conferences, and the annual state convention. She has been a state delegate to the International Reading Association convention for eight years. For the International Reading Association, Michell has led efforts to establish a lasting partnership between Wisconsin's organization and the Romanian Reading Association. Her activities with the international organization include the presidency of its Middle School Reading Special Interest Group. This year, Michell is a reviewer for Standards for Literacy Professionals and Paraprofessionals being established by the International Reading Association.
Eric B. Sorensen, Green Bay, has the double honor of being the graduating class speaker and of receiving the Alumni Association's Outstanding Student Award. The class speaker is chosen by faculty nomination. A Bayport High School graduate, Sorensen majored in English, minored in Secondary Education, and plans to teach language arts at the high school level. Sorensen is graduating with magna cum laude honors and has been invited to join Phi Kappa Phi national honorary society. He was on the dean's list every semester.
The nomination for class speaker and the alumni award both cite Sorensen's record of extracurricular and community activities, in addition to outstanding academic performance. Sorensen has been a peer tutor at UW-Green Bay and was active in the student chapter of Wisconsin Education Association. Also, he has helped teach classes at Bayport High School, served as a "reading buddy" at Howard Elementary School, and volunteered as an after-school tutor at West High School. A faculty member describes Sorensen as "an outstanding and caring student."
Chancellor Mark L. Perkins will preside at the ceremonies. An Alumni Association-sponsored reception follows in the new foyer of the Weidner Center.
(98-187 / 7 Dec. 1998 / VCD)
Honorary society inducts new members
GREEN BAY - Forty-five students and December graduates joined the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay chapter of Phi Kappa Phi at the group's annual banquet on Monday, Dec. 7, in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. Robert Empie, director of product supplies at Procter and Gamble, was guest speaker for the event.
Phi Kappa Phi is a 101-year-old national honorary society that recognizes superior scholarship and good character across all academic disciplines. The UW-Green Bay chapter was chartered in 1997.
Phi Kappa Phi membership also is open to those who already are members of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, and to UW-Green Bay alumni of five or more years standing, and faculty and staff who meet eligibility criteria. Marc Vroman, Green Bay, is president of the UW-Green Bay chapter.
New UW-Green Bay chapter inductees are:
Green Bay-Beth Ann Block, Tina Marie Dahle, Scott Greenberger, Ryan W. Hibbard, Barbara J. Knight, Holly Ruth Oshefsky, Donna Marie Rasmussen, Margy Ann Renner, Eric Bruce Sorensen, Sandra Kay Stoddard, and Carol Jean Wellens.
Hilbert-Julie Ellen Koehler and Angela M. Ruhland; Marinette-Jason Raymond Jacobson and Amanda Suzanne Rhines; Sturgeon Bay-Chad Kenneth Feld and Cory Alan Hunsader.
Belgium-Jenny Marie Stehlick; Beloit-Erin Marie Gabrielson; Big Bend-Lisa Marie Rausch; Brillion-Matthew J. Mayer; Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania-Eunice Manka Urio; De Pere-Teresa Lynn Brusky; Dorchester-Cathy Koncel; Greenville-Michael Allen Powers; Jackson-Amy Wagenknecht.
LaSalle, Ill.-Joseph Burgoni III; Lomira-Jessica Lynn Bauer; Madison-Thomas John Ross; Manitowoc-Jennifer Lynn Ladwig; Maribel-Deborah A. Klein; Menominee Falls-Amy Christine Wehse; Milwaukee-Farah Stewart; Oconto Falls-Amy Lynn Pritzlaff; Port Washington-Amy Lynn Boll; Pulaski-Melissa Ann Braun.
Racine-Cassandra Lynn Hlavka; Seoul, South Korea-Dong-Hyun Shin; Shawano-Kelly Marie Williams; Southgate, Mich.-Matthew William Diroff; Spooner-Andrea Renee Busch; Wausau-Sarah E. Aucutt; Wauwautosa-Heather Marie Starzynski; Whitelaw-Christy Marie Maresh; Winnipeg, Canada-Vincent Patrick Schamber.
(98-191 / 3 Dec. 1998 / VCD)
Employees mark work anniversaries
GREEN BAY- A reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to recognize service-award recipients. Employees celebrating work anniversaries of 25 years or longer are:
30 years Thomas Barry, director, human resources Mabel DeBaker, purchasing agent, purchasing office Roger Hodek, assistant to the associate provost for information services Kumar Kangayappan, professor, urban and regional studies (economics) Gary Mach, supervisor, telecommunications engineering Michael Morgan, professor, natural and applied sciences (biology) Ganga V.M. Nair, professor, natural and applied sciences (plant-forest pathology) Mary Naumann, supervisor, inter-library loan, Cofrin Library Judith Nelson, librarian, technical services Jack Norman, professor, natural and applied sciences (chemistry) Nikitas Petrakopoulos, professor, natural and applied sciences (mathematics) Barbara Schmeling, financial specialist, accounts receivable E. Michael Thron, professor, humanistic studies (English) Roger VanderPerren, assistant to the supervisor, media services Nancy Weidner, library services assistant, technical services
25 years Jerry Dell, professor, communication and the arts (photography, art) Virginia Dell, editor, university communication Linda Erwin, managing director, Weidner Center Audrey Hanson, program assistant, Education Paul Hensen, assistant to the vice chancellor for educational support programs Sally Mancoske, registrar Twila Marquardt, program assistant, office of outreach and extension
(98-188 / 8 Dec. 1998 / CS)
UW-Green Bay announces names of December graduates
GREEN BAY -- Commencement ceremonies on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus on Saturday, Dec. 19, will honor 335 graduates eligible to receive their degrees. The ceremony begins at noon in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
Chancellor Mark Perkins will preside and give the charge to the class. He will be assisted in conferring degrees by Howard Cohen, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
Those graduating with honors are indicated as follows: *cum laude, **magna cum laude, and ***summa cum laude.
Master of Environmental Science and Policy
Leopoldo Esteban Soto Arriagada, Talca, Chili; Paul D. Baumgart, 4998 County Road JJ, Green Bay; Dennis Peter Rohr, N1313 Maple Road, Seymour; Donald James Draxler, 725 Hazel Street, Oshkosh; Victoria A. Harris, 2617 Sunrise River Court, De Pere; and Naresh Rimal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Brown -- Mark Roulette and Tracy Widi*, Green Bay. Columbia -- Andrew Wheeler, Portage. Door -- Heather Taylor, Sturgeon Bay. Fond Du Lac -- Andrew Dilling*, Brownsville. Kewaunee -- Mary Destiche**, Michael Rank*, and Sara Seidl**, Luxemburg. Manitowoc -- Scott LaFond, Two Rivers. Marinette -- Rebecca Caylor-Roberts, Wausaukee. Oconto -- Christina Lardinois, Little Suamico. Outagamie -- Michael Kesting, Appleton; and Kari Voelz, Seymour. Ozaukee -- Jonathan Schlicht, Cedarburg. Shawano -- Roxanne Romuald**, Shawano. Other states -- Keri Kienitz*, Michigan.
Brown -- Mark Lange, Pamela Schaal, Carrie Schewe, and Rachel Schuh, Green Bay. Manitowoc -- Beth Anderson, Brillion. Oconto -- Nancy Dake**, Abrams; and Kara Delzer, Oconto Falls. Outagamie -- Todd Schumacher, Kaukauna.
Brown -- Jessica Hutjens* and Jesse Landwehr, De Pere; and Jason Clark, Sara Danz, and Sandra Stoddard**, Green Bay. Door -- Jaime Corbisier, Sturgeon Bay. Fond Du Lac -- Caryn Goron, North Fond Du Lac. Oconto -- James Kugel, Lena. Winnebago -- Angela Swenson, Menasha.
Brown -- Michael Brazeau, Mark Conway, Keith Dahlke, Kari Dederich, Stephanie Janz, and Patricia Kosarzycki, De Pere; Mary Benton, Joseph Gerarden, Kristi Kittell, Teri Kujawa, Debra Lusk, Nicole Mehalopoulos, Jennifer Milquette, Junghak Oh, Deborah Peterson, Scott Schipper, and Ann Tegen, Green Bay; Michelle Menting, Greenleaf; Terri Hodkiewicz, Pulaski; and Shane Laabs, Wrightstown. Calumet -- Jay VanRyzin, Forest Junction; and Julie Koehler*, Hilbert. Dodge -- Brian Sabel, Brownsville. Door -- Travis Jauquet, Brussels; and Russell Price, Sturgeon Bay. Kewaunee -- Dawn Dellis, Casco; and Brian Vogeltanz, Denmark. Manitowoc -- Matthew Rautmann, Kiel; Chloe Reindl, Joedy Thompson, and Greg Wilker, Manitowoc; and William Krizek Jr., Valders. Marathon -- Amanda Sundell, Wausau. Marinette -- Robert Burns, Marinette. Milwaukee -- Jason Barczak, Greenfield. Oconto -- Christina Lardinois, Little Suamico; Melissa Anderson*, Pulaski; and Mark Bablitch** and Jill Blaser, Sobieski. Oneida -- Amy Strong, Rhinelander. Outagamie -- Jesse Garrow, Shawn Schoultz, Susan Streblow, Heidi Struensee, and Stacie VanRooy, Appleton; Heather Born, Clintonville; Bryan Gerl*, Little Chute; and Vickie Schampers*, Seymour. Polk -- Steven Osero, Amery. Shawano -- Daniel Stoltenow, Bonduel. Sheboygan -- Paul Nolte, Plymouth; and Michael O'Keefe, Sheboygan. Washington -- Todd Hassenfelt, Germantown. Other states -- Alexander Lucht, Minnesota. Other countries -- Wayne Walker, St. John's, Antigua; and Reka Csati, Hungary.
Other states -- Jaime Mueller**, Minnesota.
Communication and the Arts
Brown -- Robert Bourin and Nancy Halloran, Green Bay. Calumet -- Jennifer Stumpf, Menasha. Marathon -- Stacey Feldmann, Mosinee. Winnebago -- Brent Johnson*, Menasha.
Brown -- Barron Brokiewicz, Stephen Coe, Kristine Harring, and Bradley Murphy*, Green Bay. Dodge -- Leanne Egelseer, Hustisford. Door -- John Weitermann, Sturgeon Bay. Kenosha -- Heather Daun, Kenosha. Kewaunee -- Leigh Ann Wagner*, Algoma. Manitowoc -- Kristin Kroening, Two Rivers. Milwaukee -- Rae Sebranek*, Milwaukee; and Kimberly Marx, West Allis. Winnebago -- Elizabeth Vanderhyden*, Menasha; and Sheila Krambs, Neenah.
Brown -- Sean Bardouche and Jared Wunderlich, Green Bay. Kewaunee -- Beth Kudick** (distinction in the major), Denmark.
Marathon -- Jennifer Kent, Rothschild. Outagamie -- Shawn Schoultz, Appleton.
Brown -- Linda Vogel* (distinction in the major), Denmark; Jodi Benzschawel and Lisa Ninefeldt, De Pere; Patsy DeGroot, Emilee Emmes, Barbara Berken-Knight**, and Peggy Thayse, Green Bay; and Beth Sprister*, New Franken. Columbia -- Laura Clarke*, Lodi. Door -- Noreen Buczek, Forestville. Fond Du Lac -- Lori Nyman*, Fond Du Lac; Heidi Lieske, Ripon; and Carla Quade, Waupun. Kenosha -- Jaclyn Eckhart, Bristol. Marinette -- Amy McMahon and Rachel Telfer, Marinette; Jennifer Kobishop**, Peshtigo; and Kelly Woller**, Pound. Marquette -- Raedean Vaness*, Oxford. Milwaukee -- Margaret Schuler, Greendale; and Katherine Windau, Milwaukee. Oconto -- Daniel Slempkes*, Lena. Ozaukee -- Jenny Stehlik**, Belgium. Price -- Mark Mann*, Ogema.
Brown -- Stephanie Almeida, Jodi Hufendick*, Nicolle Rosenberg (distinction in the major), Eric Sorensen**, and Mary Wood, Green Bay. Langlade -- Brian Borkovec*, Antigo. Manitowoc -- Tammy Erdmann**, Manitowoc. Oconto -- Michelle Truckey, Oconto Falls. Outagamie -- Adam Lenhardt, Little Chute. Waukesha -- Tracy Kubiayk, Menomonee Falls.
Environmental Policy and Planning
Brown -- Susan Curtis (distinction in the major), Heather TePaske, James Wetterau*, and Brian Wiercinski, Green Bay. Ozaukee -- John Szudrowitz, Cedarburg. Other states -- Tara Brusek, Illinois.
Brown -- Jessica Hutjens* and Jesse Landwehr, De Pere; and Jason Clark, Sara Danz, Nancy Halloran, Daniel Leiterman, and Sandra Stoddard**, Green Bay. Dane -- Michael Bastian, Deerfield. Door -- Jaime Corbisier, Sturgeon Bay. Fond Du Lac -- Caryn Goron, North Fond Du Lac. Sheboygan -- Candice Kasprzak, Sheboygan Falls. Waupaca -- Lisa Brewer, Waupaca. Waushara -- Rick Henriksen, Berlin. Winnebago -- Angela Swenson, Menasha.
Brown -- Theresa Ellis, Green Bay. Dane -- David Bormett, Madison. Waukesha -- Jeanne Osgood*, Waukesha.
Sheboygan -- Candice Kasprzak, Sheboygan Falls. Waushara -- Rick Henriksen, Berlin.
Brown -- Robert Lightner and Robert Shutan*, Green Bay. Green -- Melissa Zentner, Monroe.
Brown -- Sara Thetreau and Matthew Vandenhouten, Green Bay; and Joan Brylski**, Suamico. Manitowoc -- Amy Habermann, Kiel. Outagamie -- Jaclynn Welch, Appleton. Ozaukee -- Michelle Olson**, Port Washington. Sheboygan -- Andrew Arentsen, Waldo.
Brown -- Paul Koehler, De Pere; and Cindy Andersen**, Dillon Beardsley, and Donna Rasmussen**, Green Bay. Columbia -- Jennifer Zander*, Columbus. Jefferson -- Elizabeth Rawlins, Ixonia. Outagamie -- Jennifer Coenen, Appleton. Shawano -- Jamie Matz, Wittenberg. Sheboygan -- Mark Krebsbach, Plymouth. Washburn -- Kristine Cardwell, Shell Lake. Wood -- Amy Cywinski, Wisconsin Rapids.
Brown -- Amber Michaels and Rebecca Whitney, De Pere; and Kristina Gillaume, Darrel Renier, Randall Resch, Christina Rognstad, Michele Traurig, Nicole Twork, and Jenny Ward, Green Bay. Door -- Stacy Neuville, Sturgeon Bay. Fond Du Lac -- Heather Chapman, Rosendale. Kewaunee -- Jennifer Treml, Luxemburg. Manitowoc -- April Doney, Manitowoc; and Cora Corbeil, Two Rivers. Marinette -- Heather Kovnesky, Coleman; and Jill Felch, Holly Mayhugh, and Laurie Steiner-Romasko, Marinette. Oconto -- Leda Jahnke, Lena; Michelle Kesler, Oconto; and Amy Pritzlaff**, Oconto Falls. Oneida -- Trish Peterson and Antonia Stittsworth, Eagle River. Outagamie -- Christine Luedtke, Appleton; and Melissa Wojcik, Green Bay. Racine -- Carrie Schmidt, Racine. Sheboygan -- Heather Grapentine and Tricia Mueller*, Sheboygan. Waukesha -- Amy Wehse*, Menomonee Falls. Waupaca -- Aubrey Baehman, New London.
Brown -- Gwendolyn Falk**, Heather Pagel, and Shelley Schabow, Green Bay.
Brown -- Michael Loser (Computer Technology)**, Green Bay.
Brown -- Daniel Sopata, Green Bay. Eau Claire -- Vicki Boos, Fall Creek.
Brown -- Sara Bistram, Brian Delveaux, and Paul Wanish, Green Bay.
Brown -- Brandon Jerue, Amanda Rhines*, and Timothy Sheldon, Green Bay. Oconto -- Dean Luethi, Oconto Falls. Outagamie -- Christopher Cozzuol, Appleton; and Amy Frassetto**, Greenville. Washington -- Paul Fredrich, Kewaskum. Other states -- Christy Fehrenbach, Michigan.
Brown -- Claudette Gunther, Kathryn Vandertie, and Kimberly Williams, Green Bay. Manitowoc -- Lori Rexses, Mishicot. Oconto -- Darrell Smith, Abrams. Oneida -- Julie Hanson, Lake Tomahawk; and Raymond Bushey, Tomahawk.
Brown -- Shirley Due, Tamara Kruger*, Suzanne Romuald*, and Elizabeth Scheelk, Green Bay; and Angela Van Dreese, New Franken. Calumet -- Emily Rhoden, Appleton. Other states -- Loralee Godlevske, Minnesota.
Brown -- Joele Farnham, Green Bay. Manitowoc -- Keith Kohlbeck***, Manitowoc. Ozaukee -- John Szudrowitz, Cedarburg.
Brown -- Rebecca Whitney, De Pere; Kristina Gillaume, Darrel Renier, Jenny Ward, and Teresa Zimmerman**, Green Bay; and Terri Hodkiewicz, Pulaski. Door -- Amy Baudhuin and Stacy Neuville, Sturgeon Bay. Kewaunee -- Jennifer Treml, Luxemburg. Manitowoc -- Tanya Brachmann, Manitowoc. Marinette -- Heather Kovnesky, Coleman; and Jill Felch, Mary Peters, and Laurie Steiner-Romasko, Marinette; and Heather Hoffmann, Peshtigo. Monroe -- Belinda Brennan, Wilton. Oconto -- Michelle Kesler, Oconto; and Amy Pritzlaff**, Oconto Falls. Oneida -- Trish Peterson and Antonia Stittsworth, Eagle River. Outagamie -- Christine Luedtke, Appleton; and Melissa Wojcik, Green Bay. Racine -- Carrie Schmidt, Racine. Sheboygan -- Tricia Mueller*, Sheboygan. Waukesha -- Amy Wehse*, Menomonee Falls. Other states -- Andrew Woods, New Hampshire.
Brown -- Susan Curtis (distinction in the major), Heather TePaske, and Janel Wall, Green Bay. Manitowoc -- Keith Kohlbeck***, Manitowoc. Oneida -- Kristin Sackett, Rhinelander. Waukesha -- Michael Rather, Waukesha. Other states -- Stephanie Anderson, Michigan.
Social Change and Development
Brown -- Amber Michaels, De Pere; and Joele Farnham, Green Bay. Green -- Melissa Zentner, Monroe. Kewaunee -- Carol Wautlet, Casco. Outagamie -- Xiong Thao, Appleton. Sheboygan -- Sarah Mintner*, Elkhart Lake. Trempealeau -- Timothy Barankiewicz, Trempealeau. Waukesha -- Monica Depka, New Berlin.
Brown -- Tia Owen, Green Bay.
Brown -- Shelley Schabow, Green Bay. Calumet -- Cari Suttner, Hilbert. Manitowoc -- Deanna Retzak, Manitowoc.
Oneida -- Jennifer Strosin (distinction in the major), Minocqua. Sauk -- Joshua Wirtz, Reedsburg. Other states -- Anne Welch** (distinction in the major), Minnesota.
Urban and Regional Studies
Brown -- Scott Greenberger*, Kellie Farrington-Harris, and Paul Thao, Green Bay. Outagamie -- Naletta Rucinski, Seymour.
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Marinette -- Jennifer Reiswitz, Marinette. Oconto -- Trina Blazek. Other countries -- Casiano Benicio and Jose Cali, Guinea-Bissau.
(98-180 / 7 Dec. 1998 / BBP)
Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band share Weidner program
GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band share a program at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, in the Weidner Center on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.
The programs for each group include an acknowledgment to the season, a showcase for a faculty soloist, and a tribute to an individual.
The Symphonic Band salutes the season with "Morning Alleluias for a Winter Solstice," a contemporary piece by Curnow. In depicting a winter morning in Japan, the composition features an array of percussion instruments and showcases the brass section in a finale. Faculty member Thomas Pfotenhauer is featured as soloist with the group in Tartini's "Concerto for Trumpet in D Major." The Band ends its part of the program with "Strike Up the Band," a tribute to American musical legend George Gershwin. The Symphonic Band also will perform Kabalevsky's "Overture to Colas Bruegnon." Faculty member Scott Wright directs.
The 40-member Wind Ensemble, directed by faculty member Kevin Collins, will note the holiday with a performance of Praetorius' Variations on the traditional carol, "Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming." Their program includes a contemporary work by Ronald Lo Presti, "Elegy for a Young American," written in memory of John F. Kennedy. Carl Maria von Weber's "Second Concerto for Clarinet" features Wright as the soloist.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. The number for tickets is 920-465-2217 or 1-800-328-TKTS.
(98-185 / 3 Dec. 1998 / VCD)
Moon rocks are here; viewing is open to the public
GREEN BAY - Lunar samples from NASA are on loan to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and will be available for public viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 and Monday, Dec. 7, in Room 224 of the Laboratory Science Building on campus. It is believed to be the first time since 1977 that samples are available for viewing in the Green Bay area.
Steve Dutch, professor of natural and applied science and earth science instructor, arranged for use of the samples in his classes. The specimens are thin slices of rock on microscope slides, and a collection of small rock specimens mounted in an acrylic disk.
"There seems to be an increased public interest in space exploration of late, because of the recent mission and renewed interest about Jupiter and Mars," said Dutch. "Many of our students weren't even born when the samples were collected, but I still think they are very interested."
Microscopes for viewing will be available. Dutch will give an informal lecture at both public showings.
(98-186 / 2 Dec. 1998 / SB)