Faculty/Staff Awards & Recognition
Communication lecturer Spencer Stuart and his students were awarded two Webby awards for GameZombieTV. GameZombieTV covers the electronic gaming industry. A Webby award is the highest honor awarded for work produced on the Internet.
A first place in the state Entrepreneurial contest was garnered by a group of students led by Spencer Stuart consisting of UWW multimedia and marketing majors. This was the first time in years that a school other than UW-Madison was awarded the top prize!
Ann Knabe (Communication) received a Paragon Award for Public Relations.
Christian Ellenwood (Music) was awarded the University Research Award.
The Royal Purple received a “Best in the Midwest” award from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.
Music Department student Abigail Pulvermacher was recognized as one of the top Music Education students in the nation and she alone was selected to receive the Music Education national scholarship.
Music Department senior Anthony Kading received the Richard G. Gaarder Award in 2009. This highly competitive award is given annually by the Wisconsin Music Educators Association to the most promising senior in Music Education statewide, including students at all UW campuses and Wisconsin private colleges. In the 21 years the award has been offered, UWW students have received the award 12 times.
Deborah Wilk (Art and Design) completed a year-long fellowship at the Center for 21st-century Studies at UW-Milwaukee.
Charlie Olson (Art and Design) Work included in the book: 500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works, Lark Books, Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott
Michael Flanagan, Denis Dale, Max White, Sue Messer (Art and Design)– Exchange exhibition with la Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca (UABJO)
The group traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico and transported work created by UWW Art and Design students to install and exhibit on the UABJO campus and as well as conduct demonstrations.
Robert Mertens (Art/Arts and Communication) presented an original paper at the 2010 College Art Association national conference.
Mark McPhail (Arts and Communication) presented a keynote address at the 24th Annual Hope Conference in Ashton, Virginia, sponsored by the National Communication Association.
Robert Gehrenbeck (Music) Choirs toured with UWW Chamber Singers to Germany and Czech Republic, May 2010.
Eric Appleton (Theatre/Dance): Ten-Minute Play Fish was published by Heuer Publishing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Ten-Minute Play Sasquatch and the Man was announced as a finalist for the 2009 Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
SA Welch and Anne Mancl (Communication) were honored by the Chancellor’s Committee on Disability Issues. They were nominated for this award by students with whom they have worked.
Hayes, Glenn (Music) Elected as President, North Central Division of the College Band Directors National Association.
Ken Kohberger (Young Auditorium): The auditorium successfully initiated its new relationship with the English Department. Over 1600 students enrolled in English 101, 102 and 105 attended a theatrical production increasing the auditorium’s student attendance by over 50%.
Shannon Dozoryst/Ken Kohberger (Young Auditorium): The auditorium was awarded a Kennedy Center Partnership; the Janesville school district is the team partner.
Department of Art and Design student Ben Fiess exhibited in numerous national level exhibitions including the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts National Juried Student Exhibition, among nearly 1000 entries, Ben was one of 40 artists whose work was selected for the exhibition.
Public Relations major, Brittany Svano, was awarded the Bell Scholarship awarded by the Business Marketing Association of Milwaukee, the highest-level scholarship awarded by this organization.
UWWTV’s student broadcasting crew, working in conjunction with Charter Communications, Penn Atlantic corporation and the NCAA, broadcast the national Semi Final football game hosted at Perkins Stadium along with earlier playoff games to Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois via the Charter Channel 20 network and to the world via Penn Atlantic’s video stream and the NCAA video stream. UWWTV also telecast the NCAA regional baseball tournament from Miller Stadium (the first time UWWTV has been able to do live baseball broadcasts).