Fox Facts 2008
University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
“Fox Facts,” August 2008
2007-2008 UW Colleges Awards and Accomplishments
Perry, Jim (CEO/Dean and Biological Sciences, UWFox), Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement
UW System “Posters in the Rotunda, 2008
Gonya, Terri (Biological Sciences, UWFox): John Wood (student)
Kroening, Dubear (Biological Sciences, UWFox): Kevin Kearns (student)
Rudd, Martin (Chemistry and Dean’s Office, UWFox): Sarah Seidl, Scott Kersten, and Bryan Carlson (students)
Moua, Pa Lee (Student Affairs, UWFox) was presented with the UW System’s 13th Annual Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award.
UW Colleges Research Grant
Emmert, Scott (English, UWFox) was awarded a UW Colleges Summer Research Grant for 2008.
Arthur M. Kaplan Faculty and Academic Staff Enhancement Program Recipients
Beaver, John (Physics, UWFox)
Dirlam-Schatz, Kimberly (Chemistry, UWFox)
Dewitt, Dee (English and Mathematics, UWFox)
Gillard, Bill (English)
Peter, Greg (Sociology, UWFox)
Rudd, Martin (Chemistry and Dean’s Office, UWFox)
Waller, George (Political Science, UWFox)
Weglarz, Teresa (Biological Sciences, UWFox)
Duebler, Patrick (Building & Grounds, UWFox) received the UWFox “Larry D. White Classified Staff Award.”
Kroening, Dubear (Biological Sciences, UWFox) received the UWFox “Teacher of the Year Award.”
Skatrud, Mary (Mathematics, UWFox) received the UWFox “Marilee White Instructional Academic Staff Award.”
Professional Activities and Accomplishments of Note at UWFox
Allen, Malcolm (English, UWFox) published “Bleak House and The Emancipated,” The Gissing Journal 43.4 (October 2007): 17-27; “Chesney Wold and ‘A Daughter of the Lodge:’ The Death of the Feudal Spirit,” in “Spellbound:” George Gissing, 2 volumes, edited by Christine Huguet, Iutgevers, Netherlands: Equilibris, 2008: 2: 133-45; “The Third International George Gissing Conference (March 27-28, 2008, Lille, France): A Personal Response,” The Gissing Journal 44.3 (July 2008); “Honoré de Balzac: Eugénie Grandet and Old Goriot [articles by D. Gosselin Nakeeb revised and updated]; “The Wild Ass’s Skin and Cousin Bette,” [original articles] in Magill’s Survey of World Literature, Revised Edition, Pasadena: Salem, 2009 (forthcoming). Conducted book reviews, including: Rev. of The Life of Kingsley Amis, by Zachary Leader, in Magill’s Literary Annual, 2008, Pasadena: Salem, 2008; Rev. of The Diana Chronicles, by Tina Brown, in Magill’s Literary Annual, 2008, Pasadena: Salem, 2008. Presented, “Love and the Literary Life: Gissing and Balzac,” Third International George Gissing Conference, March 27-28, 2008, Lille, France; also chaired a plenary session. Presented, “Class in Nicholas Nickleby.” Presentation made to the Dickens Fellowship, Madison, WI Chapter, February 24, 2008.
Brunette, Tammy (Student Affairs, UWFox) attended the 2008 “Engaging Students in the First Year (ESFY) Conference,” March 8, 2008 at UW-Marathon County, Wausau, WI and co- presented, “Super Savvy Success: ‘How UWFox Engages Students at UWFox.’” Attended the UW System Spring 2008 workshop, “Sexual Violence Prevention Initiatives,” April 17, at UW-Madison.
Bultman, Bill (Computer Science, UWFox) published a paper titled, “Grafting Technology onto Disciplinary Courses,” that was presented at the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium in La Crosse on April 11, 2008.
Douglas, Jamie (Geography and Geology, UWFox) was awarded her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UW-Madison.
DuFour, Ted (Student Affairs, UWFox) has been promoted to Senior Student Affairs Coordinator.
Emmert, Scott (English, UWFox) published an article, “The Matriarchal Mentor: Edna Ferber’s Emma McChesney as both ‘New’ and ‘Woman,’” in MidAmerica: The Yearbook of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature 33 (2006): 66-77; and a book chapter, “Naturalism and the Short Story Form: Kate Chopin’s ‘The Story of an Hour,’” in Scribbling Women and the Short Story Form: Approaches by American and British Women Writers, edited by Ellen Burton Harrington, New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2008: 74-85. He also attended the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature in East Lansing, MI, in May 2008. His paper, “Our True Hope: Temperance, Literature, and Moral Character in a 19th-Century Wisconsin Periodical” was accepted for presentation at the conference.
Frey, Gena (Student Affairs, UWFox) has been appointed ESFY Coordinator.
Gilmore, Kathy (Student Affairs, UWFox) has been promoted to University Services Program Assistant.
Hieser, Rex (Psychology, UWFox) was named UW Colleges Professional Development Coordinator. He will continue as a faculty member at UWFox with a reduced teaching load and will spend some time at the UW Colleges office in Madison.
Jahns, Valerie (English, UWFox) has been promoted to Lecturer.
Kluessendorf, Joanne (Weis Earth Science Museum, UWFox) co-edited the book, "Fabulous Fossils: 300 Years of Worldwide Research on Trilobites," with D. Mikulic, E. Landing & J. Kluessendorf (eds.), 2007. New York State Museum; co-authored two invited abstracts at the Geological Society of America-North Central Section, April 24-25, 2008, Evansville, IN: “The Cement that Made Milwaukee Famous” (presentation) and “The Building Stone Industry of Grafton, Illinois, and its Impact on Nineteenth-Century St. Louis.”
Kroening, Dubear (Biological Sciences, UWFox) promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
Ladwig, Tammy (Education/Psychology, UWFox) served as a member the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s “Christa McAuliffe [Math and Science] Academy’s Advisory Board.” She was also a member of the Advisory Board for the federally-funded and UWFox staffed TRiO program. She had published. “High School Student Labeled At-Risk and Their Enrollment in Post-Secondary Education,” Silhouettes, 3 Article 005. From http://www.AtRiskEducation.Net. Her professional presentations include, “ Graduate Student Forum: “The Eventful Journey of Writing a Dissertation,” at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Education Research Conference in Milwaukee, WI, March 6, 2008; “Act! Program Poster Session,” at the National Association of Community Colleges Teacher Education Programs, in Denver, CO on February 29, 2008; “A collaborative model for teacher licensure,” At the National Center for Education Information/National Center for Alternative Certification Conference. New Orleans LA, February 5, 2008; “Alternative Teacher License Models,” an interactive session presented at the American Society of Science Teachers, St. Louis MO, January 14, 2008; “What is the act! Program,” presented at the annual Psychology meeting of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, Madison, WI April, 2007; “What makes you think you can teach science?”, an interactive session presented at the annual convention of the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers, Green Bay, WI. March 23, 2007. Served as moderator for a “Parents Roundtable Regarding Classroom Issues with Parents of Different Ethnic and Cultural Backgrounds for a Better Understanding Utilizing Parents Perspectives,” at the Student WEA Academy. November 3, 2007. Served as a review for Scientific Journals International, Editorial Review Board, Education category. Selected for inclusion in the Who’s Who in America, 2009 Edition.
Lovell, Paula (Communication and Theatre Arts, UWFox) has been promoted to Senior Lecturer.
McGuire, Juli (Dean’s Office, UWFox) received a B.B.A. in Marketing from the UW Oshkosh College of Business in Fall 2007.
Massey, Pam (Physical Education, UWFox) co- presented, “Team Building with a Fitness Twist” at the Wisconsin Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention in Green Bay, WI on Friday, October 26, 2007.
O’Grady, Tim (English, UWFox) was invited by the Menasha Public Library to introduce three showings of Film Noir, for which he wrote handouts and led post-screening discussions. The films shown were Double Indemnity (February 13), The Killers (February 20), and The Maltese Falcon (February 27). He delivered the paper, "Home and the Homeless: Family and Myth in Shepard and Miller,” at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, CA, on May 22, 2008.
Patt, Jean (Student Affairs, UWFox) has been named assistant director of Student Affairs.
Peche, Alan (Barlow Planetarium, UWFox) was appointed Director of the Barlow Planetarium.
Pietrzak, Michelle (Physical Education, UWFox) co- presented, “Team Building with a Fitness Twist” at the Wisconsin Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention in Green Bay, WI on Friday, October 26, 2007.
Putman, Dan (Philosophy, UWFox) wrote the first chapter, "The Philosophical Roots of the Concept of Courage" of the book, “The Psychology of Courage,” an anthology to be published by the American Psychological Association. The chapter is based on his book, “Psychological Courage,” published in 2004. His paper, "The Vagueness of 'Tradition' and the Pain and Suffering of Children," was published by the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (August, 2008). Submitted a paper, "Can a Secularist Appreciate Religious Music?," scheduled for publication by the journal Philosophy in 2008.
Rabe, Carla (Student Affairs, UWFox) attended the 2008 “Engaging Students in the First Year (ESFY) Conference,” March 8, 2008 at UW-Marathon County, Wausau, WI and co-presented, “Super Savvy Success: ‘How UWFox Engages Students at UWFox.’”
Romenesko, Lisa (Student Affairs, UWFox) was appointed Student Affairs Advisor.
Sackman, Marc (Music, UWFox) promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
Schwartz, Tracy (Building and Grounds, UWFox) was appointed Custodial Services Supervisor.
Taheri, Abbas (Business and Economics, UWFox) attended the 72nd Midwest Economic Association Conference in Chicago during March 14-16, 2008, and chaired a session titled, “Environmental Regulation.”
Weglarz, Teresa (Biological Sciences, UWFox) attended The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement Washington Symposium & SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) Capitol Hill Poster Session April 13-15, 2008 in Washington D.C. (Title of Poster: “Beyond Recycling: Advancing Toward Sustainability: A 360° Perspective.”)