February 2018

Posted February 1, 2018

Professor Rosewall publishes new book

Professor Ellen Rosewall, Arts Management, has served as co-editor of a new book Arts and Cultural Management: Critical and Primary Sources.  The collection of 80 essays offers key writings on the field of arts management that draw upon scholarly and professional literature worldwide and ranges across commercial, not-for-profit and public sectors of the arts.

Posted February 7, 2018

Aldrete publishes a new 24-lecture video course

Professor Greg Aldrete (Humanities and History) recently published a new 24-lecture video course, The Rise of Rome, made with The Great Courses/The Teaching Company. They are available as CD’s, DVD’s or can be streamed online. The Rise of Rome is focused on the Roman Republic and Aldrete is writing the sequel which will focus on the Roman Empire. He will travel this summer to studios in Virginia to record. The lectures tell the story of Rome’s astonishing rise, from the monarchy of the eighth century B.C.E. to the collapse of the republic and ending just before its rebirth into an empire.

Gurung creates online tool to assist psychology research

With backing from the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science, Professor Regan A. R. Gurung (Psychology) has created an online resource designed to connect educational psychologists with the literature and tools necessary to conduct research on a larger scale. The Hub for Introductory Psychology and Pedagogical Research (HIPPR) provides the following:

  • Literature Central: A central clearinghouse for research on teaching Introduction to Psychology and pedagogy in general, providing research summaries from multiple disciplines to aid future research.
  • Collaborator Finder: Instructors can find collaborators, faculty who have similar pedagogical questions, or instructors willing to volunteer their classes/students for testing of pedagogical interventions.
  • Scales-n-More: A collection of questionnaires and surveys commonly used in pedagogical inquiry that are ready for use.
Future innovations will include a Data Repository (datasets for secondary analyses) and a Virtual File-Drawer (brief reports of unpublished studies that may prove helpful in the design of additional work).

Lowery named co-director of GPS program

Associate Profess J. Vincent Lowery (Humanities and History) has been named co-director of the Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) Program. Lowery will support the continued growth of GPS, as it expands to serve 275 students for 2018-19. He will be working with Denise Bartell, the current director of GPS. Lowery teaches an array of ethnic studies courses for the Humanities and History programs, and in recent years he has devoted more attention to supporting the campus’s first-year population in the classroom, teaching in both the First-Year Seminars and GPS Programs. In his role as co-director, Lowery will assist with student recruitment, program development, staff training and organizational management. This is an interim position, pending formal announcement of the position for the next academic year.

Piano Duo to Play for Winter Olympics concert in South Korea

Assistant Professor Michael Rector (Music) and associate lecturer Sylvia Hong will present a piano concert in PyeongChang, South  Korea, host site of the Winter Olympics.  Hong and Rector were in Korea last May as part of a concert tour. It was there that they were honored by the Mayor of Gangneung, Lee Seok-rai, with a request to return to play during the 2018 Winter Olympics celebration.  The duo will perform Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos with the Gangneung Philharmonic (conducted by Sekwon Ryu). 

Posted February 16, 2018

Four Days of Communication Fun

The second annual Communication Week was February 5-8, 2018. It was filled with events (networking, a capstone preview, a social media workshop, an alumni panel) to help Communication students prepare for their careers.  Especially popular was the 3x3x3 Speed Presenting COMMpetition. Each student group presented a three panel poster board, presented for three minutes and answered questions for three minutes while alumni and faculty judged each presentation. Jennifer Maki and Kaylie Noll won the COMMpetition with their Social Media Strategies project demonstration. Comm Week closed with a banquet on Thursday (February 8) in the Weidner Center Foyer. More than 100 guests, comprised of Communication students, faculty, alumni, parents and friends, celebrated the past, present and future of UW-Green Bay Communication.

Posted February 23, 2018

Alumna Kimberly Schwarzenbart Sweeps Student Addy Awards

Recent UW-Green Bay graduate Kimberly Schwarzenbart (Graphic Design) '17 took home four Addy Awards for graphic design.  Her awards include two Silver Student Addy Awards for "Don't Be Like Frank - A guide to color theory in Graphic Design and Marketing" designed in an Independent Study project supervised by Professor Jeff Benzow and a personal portfolio leave-behind teaser she created in Graphic Design Studio III taught by Professor Toni Damkoehler. 


Kimberly also earned the Gold Student Addy Award and Student Best in Show Addy for a visual brand entity design that included multiple piece branding for a Japanese restaurant.  She created this project in Design 431: Graphic Design Studio III taught by Professor Toni Damkoehler.