August 2016

Three CAHSS faculty recognized by Founders Awards

Posted on August 25, 2016
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay recognized its top faculty and staff members with 2016 Founders Awards for Excellence. Honorees are selected by a campus wide committee from nominations submitted by faculty, staff and others.  The award recipients from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) are:
Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching — Ryan Martin
Professor and Chair of the UW-Green Bay Psychology Program Ryan Martin has a history of rave student reviews. His peers say he goes above and beyond to create a rich educational experience in his classroom. He supervises numerous individualized learning experiences ranging from research and teaching assistantships, to internships, independent studies and honors projects. He paves the way in reaching students, peers and media via social platforms, and he has grown as a national resource in anger management — one of his many research focuses.
Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship — John Mariano
Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance John Mariano provides hundreds of students with high-impact experiences. His moving, and thought-provoking live performances are acclaimed near and far. He has extensive New York and regional credits due to his expertise in blending the work of students and professional artists into seamless, high caliber productions. He has engaged in the vital activity of new play development, directing and performing in staged readings of plays by professional playwrights and mentoring student playwrights. His work has been commended by the Kennedy Center/ American College Theatre Festival, bringing National recognition to UW-Green Bay Performing Arts. The Kennedy Center National Selection Team held his production of Almost, Maine as a finalist for an invited performance at the Kennedy Center, the highest level of recognition in University Theatre.
University Award for Excellence in Community Outreach — Lora Warner
Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs Lora Warner serves as a valuable liaison between UW-Green Bay and its community. She not only engages herself, but teaches our students to be engaged and active citizens in the Green Bay community.  She is involved with the United Way, House of Hope, Steps to Make a Difference and Sustainable Green Bay among other events and organizations. Her applied research is laudable — in particular her work with the Brown County Life Study has provided valuable insight into the community and shapes public dialogue on issues like environmental quality, education, health care and more. A peer describes Warner as one who strives to teach students “habits of the mind and habits of the heart.”

6:30 Concert Series announced for 2016-2017

Posted on August 10, 2016
The 6:30 Concert Series is an innovative performance series designed to connect the campus and local communities with music in a deeper way. Performances feature insightful presentations by performers, composers, and special guests. The series offers new perspectives on diverse musical styles, often exploring the music from multiple angles. The primary focus of the 2016/2017 series is the adventurous musicianship of the UW-Green Bay Music Department faculty. All performances begin early (6:30 PM), last between 60 and 90 minutes, and are free and open to the public.
The first event is our “series within the series”, Beethoven Refractions will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Pianist Michael Rector explores the meaning of Beethoven through the music of other great composers—from quotation and allusion to compositional craft and biographical inspiration. The series will be held in the University Theater, featuring the music department’s beautifully restored 1925 Steinway concert piano. 

Associate Professor Denise Bartell named UW-Green Bay’s Director of Student Engagement

Posted on August 9, 2016
Associate Professor Denise Bartell (Human Development and Psychology) will be joining UW-Green Bay’s academic affairs administrative team as the Director of Student Success and Engagement.

While this is a new position in the Provost’s office, its creation recognizes and seeks to institutionalize work that Bartell has been conducting for several years. Her duties include the oversight and development of the Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program, the development of academic access opportunities for underrepresented students, the coordination of GPS and related programs with Student Affairs offices such as the American Intercultural Center and the Pride Center, the coordination of GPS and related programs with Enrollment Services offices such as Admissions and Advising, developing greater opportunities for student engagement in high impact experiences, working to institutionalize GPS and related programs, and oversight of several first-year seminars.
Because of her diligence to student success and the work she has put into it, she was recognized in 2015 with the Founders Award for Excellence in Institutional Development — one of the University’s highest honors. Bartell’s appointment is effective August 22, 2016.  She will report to Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Clifton Ganyard. In addition, she will continue to teach first-year seminars and in the GPS and peer mentors programs.
Bartell teaches courses on family and personal relationships, including her popular first-year seminar, Love & Lust in America.  Her research focuses on young adult development, in particular the factors that promote college success and the impact of romantic relationships on young adult development. Bartell joined UW-Green Bay in 2002 after earning her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas.