Kudos to Karl Brown, assistant professor of history, who was named this year’s Undergraduate Research Program Mentor of the Year for his exceptional work with our undergraduate student researchers. “(Dr. Brown) has not only been an exemplary mentor and generally outstanding professor, but also has always pushed me to be my best self, both personally and professionally,” said Elizabeth Farrey, who graduated in December with a B.A. in history. “His drive to help students, to connect with them, and to encourage them to succeed is one of the unique characteristics that makes him one of the best professors I have had.”
Kudos to Kate McKay, nonresident counselor in the Office of Admissions, who received the James A. Alexander Newcomer Award through the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling, which recognizes significant contributions of members with fewer than five years’ involvement with the organization.
Kudos to Eric Loepp, assistant professor of political science, who won the inaugural Cisco/Presidio Teaching the Technology Honorarium. The recognition is bestowed upon an instructor who displays an outstanding commitment to leveraging learning technologies to solve common teaching challenges related to creating rich learning experiences to increase student success.
Kudos to Sang Choi, professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, who will serve as a Special Emphasis Panelist for the CDC-National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Scientific Peer-Review for the topics of Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research and Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Training Project Grants. The meeting took place via teleconference May 12.
Kudos to Devontae Sisk, business education major, who was recently elected to serve as Wisconsin Collegiate DECA state president. Collegiate DECA is an association of marketing students.
Kudos to Nicole Weber, director of learning technology, who recently published an article featured in the RealizeIt Blog titled “The Shift to Remote Teaching: Lessons from the Field.” It focuses on lessons learned during the switch to remote teaching, and also provides a few quick tips for leaders, staff, and instructors as they prepare for fall.
Kudos to Jenna Cushing-Leubner, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, who appeared on the What in the World? Language Podcast about UW-Whitewater’s Heritage Language Education series, which supports heritage language teachers from all over the country in doing critical and transformative curriculum and instructional approaches with their multilingual students in K-12 and higher education.