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Fox Facts 2007

University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley

“Fox Facts” - July, 2007

Professional Activities and Accomplishments (v. 3)

 

Institutional Awards (Internal)

 

Chancellor’s Awards

Arthur M. Kaplan Faculty and Academic Staff Enhancement Program Recipients

  • Henke, Diana (Business)
  • Potratz, Wendy (Computer Science)
  • Runge, Kristin (Communication Arts)

 

Barrington-Muslolf Faculty Research Award

  • Rudd, Martin (Chemistry)

 

Student Affairs Awards

  • Seegers, Wendy - awarded the “Nora McGuire Student Services Award” for Outstanding Academic Staff Member of the Year.

 

Sabbaticals

  • Jim Brey (Geography and Geology

 

Campus Awards (Alphabetical by Last Name)

 

  • DeWitt, Dee Ann (English and Mathematics) was named the winner of the “Merilee White Instructional Academic Staff Award.”
  • Gonya, Terri (Biological Sciences) was named “UWFox Teacher of the Year;” received the “Appleton Rotary Cutting Edge Award for Teaching Excellence;”
  • Kain-Breese, April (Library Services) received the “Appleton Rotary Cutting Edge Award for Teaching Excellence.”
  • Kluessendorf, Joanne (Weis Earth Science Museum) received the American Geological Institute’s “Outstanding Contributions to the Public Understanding of the Geosciences” award for 2006.
  • Kroening, Dubear (Biological Sciences) received the “Appleton Rotary Cutting Edge Award for Teaching Excellence.”
  • Peter, Greg (Sociology) received the “Appleton Rotary Cutting Edge Award for Teaching Excellence;” was named the “2006 Campus Student Organization Advisor of the Year.”
  • Rabideau, Susan received the “Appleton Rotary Cutting Edge Award for Teaching Excellence.”
  • Tennessen, Gail (Administrative Services) received the annual “Larry D. White Classified Staff Award.”
  • Waller, George (Political Science) received the “Appleton Rotary Cutting Edge Award for Teaching Excellence.”
  • Waller, Judith Baker (Art) received the “Appleton Rotary Cutting Edge Award for Teaching Excellence.”

 

Professional Activities and Accomplishments of Note

Promotions

  • Berger, Jean (History) to Associate Professor (with tenure) of History.
  • Chamness, Chris (Library Services) to Senior Academic Librarian.
  • Emmert, Scott (English) to Associate Professor (with tenure) of English.
  • Kuepper, Jeff (Student Affairs) to Senior Student Services Coordinator.
  • Massey, Pam (Physical Education) to Associate Professor (with tenure) of Physical Education.
  • Moua, Pa Lee (Student Affairs) to Senior Student Services Advisor.
  • Rabideau, Susan (Communication Arts) to Associate Professor (with tenure) of Communication Arts.
  • Rabe, Carla (Student Affairs) named Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
  • Rudd, Martin (Chemistry) named Associate Campus Dean.
  • Williamson, Angela (English) to Lecturer in English. 

 

Grants

 

  • Brey, Jim (Geology and Geography) was awarded a grant by the American Meteorological Society to attend and participate in the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA (October 2006); was awarded a grant from the American Meteorological Society to participate in the AMS Winter Training for Teachers and AMS Minority Project Workshop; was awarded a professional development grant from the UW-Fox Valley Foundation to attend the Association of Colleges and Universities Academic Renewal Conference, “General Education and Assessment, Engaging Critical Questions, Fostering Critical Learning,” in Miami, FL (February 2007).
  • Kuepper, Jeff (Student Affairs) was awarded a grant from the University Of Wisconsin Institute Of Race and Ethnicity for an Ethnic Reading Seminar held at UWFox.
  • Rabideau, Susan (Communication Arts) was awarded a grant from the UW-Fox Valley Foundation for the funding of tools; was awarded a reserve fund grant from the UWFox Student Association for the funding of tools.
  • Rudd, Martin (Chemistry) was awarded a NASA/NSF Mini Grant to attend a three day conference in Washington, D.C. (February 2007) called, “Joint NASA/NSF Research Education Opportunities for Higher Education Principal Investigators, Faculty and Partners.”
  • Zetzman, Frank (Art) was awarded a Fulbright-Hays grant to study art, language and culture in Morocco.

Publications, Participations, Presentations, Appointments and Activities

 

Allen, Malcolm (English):

  • participated in a roundtable on “The Leftist Tilt and the Isolated Conservative,” at the May 2007 Colloquium at UW-Marshfield/Wood County;
  • published, “Edmund Widdowson and the Rev. John Todd’s Student’s Manual,”  The Gissing Journal 43.2 (April 2007): 30-36;
  • published, “ ‘Effete Idyllicism:’ ” Gissing’s Critique of Oliver Twist and Ryecrof,” The Gissing Journal 43.3 (July 2007);
  • published, Rev. of Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880-1920, by Lise [sic] Shapiro Sanders in The Gissing Journal 43.3 (July 2007);
  • “Ben-Hur.” In MasterplotsII: Christian Literature.  4 vols.  Pasadena: Salem, (2007);   
  • “The Dawning of Deliverance.” In MasterplotsII: Christian Literature.  4 vols.  Pasadena: Salem, (2007);
  • Rev. of Six Months in the Hijaz: Journeys to Makkah and Madinah 1877-1878 by John Keane, intro. William Facey in Studies in Travel Writing, (2007);
  • presented, “Everything That’s Wrong with Oliver Twist,” to the Madison Chapter of the Dickens Fellowship;
  •  accepted an invitation to join the editorial panel of the electronic journal, <www.telawrencestudies.org>. 

Brey, Jim (Geology and Geography):

  • co-led and presented, “Best Practices of Online Instruction Leading to Deeper Learning,” at the National Council for Geographic Education at Lake Tahoe, NV, October, 2006;
  • made an invited presentation, “The AMS Education Programs Approach to Promoting Public Scientific Literacy and Diversity in the GeoScience Workforce,” at the Environmental Education and Literacy Session of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Educational Partnership Forum: Science Stewardship and Sustainability, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, November, 2006;
  • presented, “Opportunities for Teachers: American Meteorological Society Education Programs,” at the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Annual Meeting, Green Bay, WI, March, 2007;
  • presented, “The AMS Education Program’s Approach to Promoting Diversity in the Geoscience Workforce,” at a special paper session titled, “Education: Dealing with Diversity in the Class and Workforce;” as well as organizing and chairing the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April, 2007;
  • presented, “A Humanities Approach to GIS, Community and a Better Citizenry,” at the ESRI Education Users Conference and ESRI Annual International User Conference, San Diego, CA, June, 2007;
  • invited participant at the National Forum on Geospatial Technology Education, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, January 2007, Monterey, CA;
  • served as faculty member of the workshop, “Effective Online Learning” and  “Upper Air: What you should know,” at the AMS/NSF Online Weather Studies Geosciences Diversity Project Workshop, at the National Weather Service Training Center, Kansas City, MO,  May 2007;
  • served as faculty member of the workshop, “Offering Online Ocean Studies: Things to Consider,” “Effective Online Learning in the Ocean Sciences” at the AMS/NOAA/NSF Online Ocean Studies Implementation Workshop, at the NOAA Pacific Marine and Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA,  June 2007;
  • presented a poster representing the Packerland Local Chapter of the AMS, at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Jan. 2007;
  • attended and participated in the “Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting, titled “The Real Test: Liberal Education and Democracy’s Big Questions.”

Bultman, Bill (Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Astronomy):

  • serving as departmental chair from 2007-2010.

DeWitt, Dee Ann (English and Mathematics):

·         presented,LEC 100 As A Requirement for Registration: The Fox Experience,” at the ESFY Conference held at UWFox.

Dirlam-Schatz, Kimberly (Chemistry):

  • in May 2007, participated in the “Women in Science” program, held in Wisconsin Dells, WI, and made a presentation titled, “A Multi-Disciplinary Wellness Fair: By Students, For Students.”

Emmert, Scott (English):

  • published the book review, Words for the Hour: A New Anthology of American Civil War Poetry. Eds. Faith Barrett and Cristanne Miller. (Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2006). H-CivWar Listserv (January 2007): http://www.h-net.org/~civwar/;
  • published the book review, Without Apology: Girls, Women, and the Desire to Fight. Leah Hager Cohen. (New York: Random House, 2005); Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature 24.1 (Fall 2006/Winter 2007): 154-55;
  • presented the scholarly paper, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Sports, Religion, and Midwestern Deviance in Darren DeFrain’s The Salt Palace.” Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Conference. East Lansing , MI, May 2007;
  • presented the scholarly paper, “Shooting the Curl Alone: Western Identity from Mark Twain to the Lawyer Who Surfs,” and served as panel organizer and chair, Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association National Conference, Boston, MA. April 2007;
  • made the presentation, “Henrik Ibsen’s Life and Work: An Introduction,” to the Sons of Norway, Fjell Syn Lodge, Moundsview, MN, June 2007.

Gillard, Bill (English):

  • published, "David Treuer and the State of Native American Literature,” The Literary Review.  Summer, 2007;
  • published, “Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko,” entry in Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice in Literature,  Anaxos, 2007;
  • published, “Gully Foyle: The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester,” entry in Students’ Companion to American Literary Characters, eds. M. J. Brucoli and R. Layman,  Manly, 2007;
  • published, “Victor: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie,” entry in Students’ Companion to American Literary Characters, eds. M. J. Brucoli and R. Layman, Manly, 2007;
  • published, “Simon Ortiz,” entry in The Encyclopedia of Native American Literature, Facts on File, 2006;
  • published, “Joseph Bruchac’s Raven Tells Stories,” entry in The Encyclopedia of Native American Literature,  Facts on File, 2006;
  • published, “The Comet She Hoped Was a God,” A Poem,  Star Line, Spring 2007;
  • published, “Rhinoceros in the Kitchen,” A Poem,  Poetry Bay  Fall, 2006.

Gonya, Terri (Biological Sciences):

  • made a presentation at ACUBE (Association of College and University Biology Educators) in Decatur, IL, entitled, “Teaching the Process of Scientific Inquiry,” which discussed the results of biology research in to the use of case studies to increase our student’s awareness of the process of scientific investigation;

presented,LEC 100 As A Requirement for Registration: The Fox Experience,” at the ESFY Conference held at UWFox;

  • participated in the “Posters in the Rotunda,” held at the state Capitol in Madison.  Five of her students prepared two display posters that presented research they had conducted as service learning projects in biology classes over the last year. “Fecal Coliforms in the Lower Fox River Tributaries,” presented by students Arjun Dhilon and John Wood. “Environmental Status of Six Tributaries of the Lower Fox River Watershed,” was presented by Esmeralda Leon, Amy Munes, & Katie Streufert;
  • participated in the “Women in Science” program, held in Wisconsin Dells, WI, and made a presentation titled, “A Multi-Disciplinary Wellness Fair: By Students, For Students.”

Kluessendorf, Joanne (Weis Earth Science Museum):

  • published in spring 2007, with D.G. Mikulic, the paper, “Legacy of the locust—Dudley and Its famous trilobite Calymene blumenbachii,” New York State Museum Bulletin 507: 141-170, with D.G. Mikulic, 2007;
  • published, with D.G. Mikulic, in 2006, “The Insects of the Late Carboniferous (Pennsylvanian) Mazon Creek Biota of Illinois,” MAPS Digest, v. 28: 42-47; co-editor with D.G. Mikulic, E. Landing, “Fabulous Fossils, 300 Years of Worldwide Research on Trilobites, NY State Museum Bulletin 507.
  • published, with D.G. Mikulic, The Gravicalymene celebra, Trilobite Association from the Silurian (Wenlock) of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio Geological Society of America-North Central Section meeting, Abstracts with Program, Akron, OH, in 2006;
  • published, with D.G. Mikulic, “Athens Marble and the Commercial Production of Midwestern Silurian Building Stones,” for the Geological Society of America-North Central Section meeting, Abstracts with Program, Akron, OH; invited to present the paper, 2006.

Kuepper, Jeff (Student Affairs):

  • was named “Volunteer of the Year” by the Fox Cities’ group, “Toward Community: Unity in Diversity;” 
  • was elected to the Board of Directors of The Fox Cities Rotary Multicultural Center;
  • was elected to the Board of Directors of “Toward Community;”
  • served as co-chair of the “Foods of All Nations Celebration” Planning Committee;
  • was co-chair of the “Fox Cities Martin Luther King Celebration” Planning Committee;
  • served on the “Strengthening Families Impact Area Allocation Committee” of the United Way of the Fox Cities;
  • served on the “Fox Cities Book Festival” Planning Committee;
  • served as a member of the “Fox Cities Community Read” selection and planning committee;
  • served on the “NEW World Cinema” Planning Committee;
  • served on the “IndUS Celebration” Planning Committee;
  • served as a member of the “Fox Cities Black History Month Celebration” Planning Committee;
  • is a founding member of “Aware Fox Cities.”

Ladwig, Tammy (Education):

  • was awarded her Ph.D. in Urban Education with an emphasis in Exceptional Education and Students at Risk form UW-Milwaukee;
  • was named a member of the Steering Committee for the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry's "Christa McAuliffe Academy for Math, Science, and Technology Literacy."

Massey, Pam (Physical Education):

  • participated in the “Women in Science” program, held in Wisconsin Dells, WI, and made a presentation titled, “A Multi-Disciplinary Wellness Fair: By Students, For Students.”

Patterson, Thomas (Music):

  • conducted various concerts and clinics in WI and IL;
  • performed in concerts and programs with the Madison Brass/Impact of Brass, including:
    • the Brass Before Christmas,” Stoughton Opera House, WI;
    • “Civil War Concert,” Aurora University, IL;
    • “Mardi Gras Concert,” Oshkosh Opera House, WI;
    • “Heritage Festival,” Green Bay, WI;
    • “Americana Concert,” Rockford, IL .

Perry, Joy (Biological Sciences):

  • was elected to a four-year term on the Board of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE), an international organization devoted to "improving the undergraduate biology laboratory experience by promoting the development and dissemination of interesting, innovative, and reliable laboratory exercises."
  • presented in June 2007, "For Puppies or Children? Using Case Studies in the Biology Classroom," a workshop to introduce participants to the methods and benefits of using case studies, as well as resources to support case study teaching, as part of a co-presentation at a major workshop at the 29th Annual ABLE Conference at the University of Kentucky.

Peter, Gregory (Sociology):

  • presented a research paper titled, “The political economy of gastro-anomie in Wisconsin High Schools,” at the Wisconsin Sociological Association meetings in October 2006 at UW-River Falls; 
  • serves as current president of the WSA, and organizes the program and the meeting logistics; 
  • was elected to be a Community Garden Partnership Steering Committee member in Fall 2006, and is preparing a final research report on the Food, Nutrition, and Garbology study for the Appleton Area School District, summer 2007;
  • presented, “The Sociology of Food and Nutrition,” to the UW-Marathon Affluenza panel, Fall 2006;
  • presented to the Appleton Area School board, “Sociology research on Appleton Food, Nutrition, and Garbology study,” Fall 2006;
  • presented, “Sociology of Food and Nutrition,” to the Fox Valley Sierra Club, November, 2006;
  • presented, “Bringing the Community Together with Community Gardens,”

for Teaching Garden Project at Jefferson Elementary School in Appleton, April 2006;

  • presented, “Energy and Impact on Food System,” at the Energy Impacts on the Fox Valley Panel, Menasha Public Library, June, 2006.

Pietrzak, Michelle (Physical Education):

  • in May 2007, participated in the “Women in Science” program, held in Wisconsin Dells, WI, and made a presentation titled, “A Multi-Disciplinary Wellness Fair: By Students, For Students.”

Rabideau, Susan (Communication Arts)

  • selected as a representative for the Cultural Exchange arm of Rotary International and was one of four individuals selected for a Midwest team exchange with India;
  • was selected as one of seven area “Movers and Shakers 2006,” by Fox Cities Magazine;
  • selected by Empire for inclusion in Who’s Who of Women in Education;
  • selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2006-2007;
  • in April 2006 produced, choreographed and directed Stephen Sondheim’s “revusical” Assassins;
  • in November 2006, produced and directed the play by Ken Ludwig, Lend Me a Tenor;  as director and producer also mentored a student designer in her first set design;
  • was the mistress of ceremonies for the “Food of All Nations,” sponsored by the Fox Cities Multicultural Center, in September 2006.

Rabe, Carla (Student Affairs):

  • graduated as a member of the 2006-2007 Leadership Fox Cities class;
  • participated in the Dale Carnegie Training topic, "How to Replace Workplace Negativity with Enthusiasm," April 2007.

Runge, Kristin (Communication Arts):

  • presented, “A Humanities Approach to GIS, Community and a Better Citizenry,” at the ESRI Education Users Conference and ESRI Annual International User Conference, San Diego, CA, June, 2007;

in March 2007, presentedLEC 100 As A Requirement for Registration: The Fox Experience,” at the ESFY Conference held at UWFox.

Rudd, Martin (Chemistry):

  • published an article in the Journal of Chemical Crystallography (2007, Vol. 35 p 375) entitled, "Synthesis and Characterization of Platinum - Selenium Derivatives: X-ray Structure of Pt(PEt3)2(SePh)2;"
  • was awarded a NASA/NSF Mini Grant to attend a three day conference in Washington, D.C., called "Joint NASA/NSF Research and Education Opportunities Conference for Higher Education Principal Investigators, Faculty, and Partners;"
  • served as Chair of the Northeast Wisconsin Local Section of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest professional scientific organization.

Seegers, Wendy (Student Affairs):

  • named to a three-year appointment as Regional Director of IL and WI for “The Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues,” an organization of the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, September 2007;
  • presented a program entitled, “Outside the Norm: Prevention Issues Facing Two-Year Colleges,” at the U.S. Dept. of Education’s National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education, October 2006 in Washington, D.C.

Taheri, Abbas (Business and Economics):

  • chaired a session in teaching pedagogy at the 71st Annual Conference of the Midwest Economic Association at Minneapolis, MN in March 2007;
  • attended the American Economic Association Meetings in conjunction with the Allied Social Science Conference in Chicago, IL in January 2007;
  • is serving as departmental chair from 2007-2010.

Williamson, Angela (English):

  • presented a paper titled, "The Body and Its Care:  A Multiethnic, Literature and Science Based Learning Community Experience for Undergraduate Health Science Majors," at the 2006 UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity conference, "Enriching Racial/Ethnic Studies:  Health, Education, and Cultural Knowledge;" 
  • wrote an article for the Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature titled, "Diane Glancy's Fuller Man" (Jennifer McClinton-Temple, Ed., Facts on File, Inc.) that appeared in spring 2007.