Kudos to Andrew Hurie, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, for presenting at the American Educational Studies Association conference Nov. 2-6, 2022, in Pittsburgh. Hurie presented a paper with Juan Carrillo from Arizona State University called "Teacher Activism in 'Terrible Cities': Chronicles of Agency and Resistance in Phoenix and Milwaukee.” Read more »
Kudos to Jenna Cushing-Leubner, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, for presenting at the American Educational Studies Association conference Nov. 2-6, 2022, in Pittsburgh. Cushing-Leubner organized the symposium "Envisioning HMoob Futurity in and for Education and Educational Studies" and presented "Leej niam xib fwb: Hmong mother-teachers' roles in heritage language reclamation” with Vicky Xiong-Lor.
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Kudos to Jodi Gissel, assistant professor of accounting, and the Epsilon Rho chapter on their outstanding efforts during the 2021-2022 academic year. The chapter has been recognized internationally as a Distinguished Chapter, which is a significant accomplishment. Under the leadership of Gissel, the Epsilon Rho chapter has far exceeded the baseline requirements of Beta Alpha Psi and has excelled in the areas of academics, professionalism and leadership.
Kudos to Timothy Holian, German lecturer in the Department of Languages and Literatures, for being the guest speaker at the October meeting of German Interest Group-Wisconsin. Holian delivered the lecture “The German influence in post-prohibition breweries in Wisconsin." The event was held on Oct. 3 in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Kudos to the student organization Excelerators, which had two students place in the top 10 for the United States in the Microsoft Excel Collegiate Challenge, an Esport that is sponsored by the Financial Modeling World Cup. Jack Oman, supply chain management major, and Joshua Majors, finance and business analytics double major, represented UW-Whitewater in this international event in which students have to solve case studies with Microsoft Excel. Read more »
Kudos to Jenna Cushing-Leubner, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, for being awarded $199,918 as an AmeriCorps 2022 National Service and Civic Engagement grantee. This award supports collaborative research with community partner organization MN Zej Zog (National Hmong Educators Coalition) for the continued development and research of Hmong heritage language and ethnic studies programs in Wisconsin, Minnesota and California. Read more »
Kudos to Franklin Goza, dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, for presenting his paper “Rapid Ethnography: Social Science Methods for Architectural Practices” at the 2022 Annual Conference of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, in October in Louisville, Kentucky. Goza also presented “Architectural programming as a major arena for activism and advocacy” at the Forty-Ninth Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), in Oklahoma.