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Fox Facts Fall 2003

University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Fox Facts

[The information, below, has been provided by the individuals cited.]

Fonkem Achankeng (Associate Lecturer of French) had an article, “The Democratic Struggle in Cameroon: Some Setbacks in the Nonviolent Approach,” scheduled to be published in October 2003 in the Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict. The Journal is edited by Kent D. Shifferd and published by the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

John Beaver (Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy) presented information about Mars at a special program held at Mosquito Hill Nature Center (New London, WI) on September 5. John, in cooperation with Teresa Sasker, also had a photographic exhibit on display in the Bohrod Gallery, November 10-November 28.

Jim Brey (Professor of Geography and Geology) was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement of and Support of Education (CASE) as the Wisconsin “Professor of the Year.” His award was presented to him personally at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on November 13.

Martin Brick (Associate Lecturer of English) had an article, “Le Chevalier au Tart: Considerations of the Pictorial Reputation of Guinevere in Chretien and Beyond,” published in the September 2003 issue of Exit 9: The Rutgers University Journal of Comparative Literature. His short story, “The Calculus of Ice,” was accepted by the journal, The Styles, and is expected to be published in an upcoming issue.

Jim Eagon (Assistant Dean for Business Services) was featured prominently on the cover and inside the 2003-2004 United Way Fox Cities Fund Raising Campaign kick-off booklet, that appeared in the August 12 edition of “Marketplace Magazine.” The story about him on page 8 within the booklet relates Jim’s commitment and philosophy about community leadership and volunteerism, and features several other Fox Cities residents as “True Superheroes.”

Scott Emmert (Assistant Professor of English), published three entries in, A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press, 2003), on the short stories, “”Khat” and “Phantom Gold,” and on the autobiography, Newspaper Days.

Jill Gordee (Student Affairs Advisor / Engineering Student Advisor) appeared on the WGBA TV26 morning show on October 6, promoting the Wisconsin Education Fair at UWFox.

Dave Hager (Director of University Relations) served as the on-air interviewer (for two colleagues and a student) and campus host for the October 26 WGBA TV26 morning show segment promoting the Wisconsin Education Fair taking place at UWFox. He appeared on the November 6 WFRV TV5 morning show, with Karen Klamczynski, promoting seasonal shows in the Barlow Planetarium. He was also a departmental presenter at the UW Colleges Convocation – University Relations meeting held at UWFdL on August 28.

Karen Klamczynski (Director of the Barlow Planetarium) was interviewed by WOSH radio (Oshkosh) on August 27. On September 10, she was interviewed by Jay Van Stiphout for his WHBY radio show, about the Harvest Moon and Mars. Karen also appeared on the WGBA TV26 morning show, on November 6, promoting seasonal shows in the Barlow Planetarium.

Joanne Kluessendorf (Director of the Weis Earth Science Museum) was elected to the Wisconsin Geological Mapping Advisory Committee, which consists of approximately 20 members from various federal and state agencies, academia, environmental groups, and the private sector. This committee helps to identify local, regional, and state-wide geological mapping needs and priorities. These mapping needs assist informed public-policy decision making, economic development and environmental protection. She also was a return-guest (August 7) on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Larry Meiller Show,” a call-in program that allowed her to answer questions from listeners about geology, ranging from the age of the Earth to the origin of Wisconsin caves.

Steve Leahy (Senior Lecturer of History) has been selected for inclusion in the 58th edition of Who’s Who in America.

Laurel Mills (Senior Lecturer of English) had her poem, “Geography of Love,” included in the anthology, Are You Experienced? Baby Boom Poets at Midlife, edited by Pamela Gemin (University of Iowa Press, 2003). Along with other contributors to the anthology, Laurel presented a reading at “A Room of One’s Own Bookstore,’ in Madison (WI), and the “Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop” in Milwaukee (WI). Laurel taught two creative writing courses at the School of Arts (SOA, Rhinelander, WI) during this past summer. The courses were, “Unearthing Poems,” and “Developing Characters in Fiction.” The SOA is operated by the UW-Madison / Extension School of the Arts and attracts over 300 adult students from all over Wisconsin. The SOA celebrated its 40th anniversary during July 28-August 1, 2003. The adults attending the program “immerse” themselves in artistic programs, with courses being taught by professionals in the fields of writing, dance, painting, photography, storytelling, and acting.

Cathy Paynter (Director of Continuing Education) was quoted extensively in the August 12 edition of “Marketplace Magazine,” story about “The Corporate Classroom.”

Jim Perry (Dean / Campus Executive Office, Professor of Biological Sciences) was interviewed and quoted in “Marketplace Magazine’s” August 12 edition (p. 29), in a “Continuing Education Roundtable” discussion, along with academic leaders from UWGB, UWO, NEWI TC, Moraine Park TC, Lakeland College, St. Norbert College, and Lawrence University. On September 17, he was interviewed on Jay Van Stiphout's WHBY afternoon radio show.

Max Schultz (Graphic Artist – University Relations / Director of the Bohrod Gallery) attended the conference, “Strengthening Wisconsin’s Communities Through the Arts,” in Appleton on August 20.

Abbas Taheri (Professor of Business and Economics) presented a professional paper entitled, “Energy Price, Environmental Policy, and Technological Bias,” at the invited sessions of the Western Economic Association International Meetings in Denver (CO), on July 11. This paper was part of a joint research project with UW-Madison colleague, Professor Rodney Stevenson. It was funded by a grant from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the UW Colleges.

His biography has been accepted and will be published in the “21st Century Edition of Who’s Who in America.”

George Waller (Assistant Professor of Political Science) spoke to approximately 75 members of the Neenah Noon Rotary on October 9. He also appeared on the WGBA TV26 morning show, October 6, promoting the Wisconsin Education Fair being held at UWFox.