NEWS RELEASES APRIL '06
Six summer camps are planned for children through UW-Marinette Continuing Education College for Kids.
Science Camp will be held from June 19 - 22 from 9 am to 2 pm to give students the opportunity to explore the natural world in a four-day workshop. For ages 10 - 14, the cost is $99. The camp will be held in the main building.
Volleyball Camp will be held from July 6 to 8, meeting from 6 to 9 pm on Thursday and Friday and from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday in the field house. The camp is for high school age students and will be coached by David Herron, a NCCAA Division II women's volleyball coach. The cost is $89.
Basketball Camp will be led by UW-Marinette coaches George Hayes and Scott Haulotte on July 17 - 20 from 8 - 10 am for ages 8 and 10 and from 10 am - 12 pm for ages 11 - 14. Buccaneer team members will assist with the camp. The cost is $49. The camp will be held in the field house.
Art Camp will run from July 24 - 27. Ages 7 - 9 will meet from 9 to 11:30 am and ages 10 - 14 will meet from 1 to 3:30 pm to create a new work each day using a variety of media. The cost for the camp is $45.The class will be held in T-149 of the fine arts building.
The Gifted and Talented Camp will be held from July 31 to August 3 from 9 am to 2 pm. At this printing, there are openings for ages 7 - 9 only. The cost of the academy which gives students the opportunity to experience a variety of subjects in a college atmosphere combining learning and fun is $99. The camp will be held in the main building.
The Music Conservatory will be held from August 14 to 17 for students age 14 and older. Master classes will be given in piano, guitar, voice and music composition. The conservatory will be held in T-117 of the fine arts building. The cost is $99.
Private voice lessons are also available through the Continuing Education office, taught by Sarah Meredith, professor of music at UW-Green Bay. Call for times and cost.
Artists Receive Awards at UW-Marinette
April 28, 2006
UW-Marinette art professor James LaMalfa has announced the winners of the spring student art competition juried by Maria Wagner, UW- Marinette alumna and owner of Art Junction in Porterfield. A new category this year included students from the Digital Design Class.
This years spring student art exhibit is special in that it represents the first efforts to come out of our new Digital Design class, taught by professional graphic artist, Angela Osterlund. Her class introduced art students to the preparation of professional level graphic arts and included digital movie making, a class we would like to eventually run as a separate offering this summer, says LaMalfa.
Students from ART 216 Digital Design were Su-Yeon Kim, first place for her digital advertisement The Sky is Falling; Brad Rabbie, second place for Lazy Dans; and Robert Gates, third place for Mary in the Clouds. Erin Young received Honorable mention for Serene.
the ART 125 Oil Painting class were Glenn Trybom, first place for
Zombies; Kristie Kamin, second place for Self
Portrait; and Melanie Alfonso, third place for In a
Farm. Su-Yeon Cho received honorable mention for Untitled.
Awards for best two-dimentional design project from ART 111 were given to Glenn Trybom, first place for a woodcut block/collage Bee Bee Face; Jon Tesch, second place for his lettering project Redemption; and Brad Rabbie, third place for his linoleum print Sid. Honorable Mention was given to Talisha Marks for her lettering project Quote.
Honorable mention was awarded to Diane Dulak for her oil painting on glass entitled Parrots. The course in Painting on Glass was taught by Olga Orlovska-Soaltys for UW-Marinette Continuing Education.
Other students who have works on display in the gallery include Carrie Anderson, Kim Bruesch, Jenna Cornell, Alyce Erickson, Elizabeth Furlong, Amber Hendricks, Randy Hoheneder, Joshua LaLonde, Saeng-Jae Lee, Ryan Lemire, Sherry Lucas, Kristen Mutchler, Tabitha Romasko, Vanessa Smith, Brad Sweaty, Todd Thayer, Lenore Towne, Germaine Vincent, and Victoria Weber.
the awards was made possible by the campus Art Club. The spring
student art show will be on display in the Fine Art Gallery through
The summer art exhibit will feature the work of four photographers, James and Lawrence LaMalfa, Newton Yost and Rick Gephard through August 31.
Nine days after the Marines entered Baghdad, so did Kristina Sophia and Cameron Powers. They carried no weapons. Powers played popular Arabic songs on an instrument called an oud as Sophia sang.
Since 2002, they have made four trips through the Arab-world countries of Iraq, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank, Lebanon and Egypt making friends through their gift of music. Their experience of the Arab world is dominated by impressions of generosity and warmth.
In their effort to share those impressions, they have driven 40,000 miles through more than half of the American tates to deliver more than 160 presentations of Singing in Baghdad and Beyond which document their travels and experiences.
about this musical duo is on the web at www.musicalmissions.com.
Singing in Baghdad and Beyond will be presented at UW-Marinette Friday, May 19 at 7:30 pm in T-133 of the Fine Arts Building. Admission is $5 at the door. This event is sponsored by UW-Marinette Continuing Education.
The UW-Marinette Department of Music will present three concerts in early May under the direction of associate professor of music, David Giebler.
18-year old pianist Marie Yates, who has studied with Giebler for the past two years, will perform a recital May 6 at 7 pm in T-133 of the fine arts building on campus. Last year she performed in the Manitowoc Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Concert contest as well as with the Bay Shore Orchestra where she played the first movement of the Beethoven Piano Concerto #1 in C major op. 15.
Her recital program will feature a complete performance of Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata, op 27 #2, Mendelsshohn's Rondo Capriccioso, Chopin's Etude in C# minor op.25 #7, Debussy's Refletions on the Water, and Schubert's Impromptu in E-flat major. Admission to the recital is free.
Members of Quintet Marinette will perform a concert on May 7 at 7:30 pm in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on campus with music by Handel, Mozart and Brahms. The Quintet is comprised of Barb Akins, violon; Wendy Ganter, violin and viola; Mary Ellen Kozak-Krawczyk, cello; and David Giebler, piano. Selections will include Handel's Trio sonata in G minor, Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat major and Brahms' Piano Trio in B major, op. 8. Admission is $5 and $2 at the door.
The West Shore
Chorale and the Bay Shore Orchestra, will perform the Mozart Vespers
("Vesperae solennes de confessore") and "Eine Kleine
Nachtmusik" in a Mother's Day concert May 14 at 7:30 pm at
Holy Spirit Church in Menominee.
The soloists for the Vespers include soprano Lisa Giebler, alto Cyndee Giebler, tenor Shane Johnson and baritone Yoshikatsu Ando.
Composed in 1780, the Vespers were originally performed in the Salzburg Cathedral in Austria when Mozart was 24 years old. Vespers are a collection of psalms and the Magnificat sung in the early evening as part of the traditional Christian "daily office" or service. Mozart's settings for the Vespers overflow with his creative genius from the stately opening Dixit Dominus to the driving fugue of the Laudate Pueri. "His penultimate Laudate Dominum (Psalm 117) is incomparably beautiful in its lyrical sonority," says Giebler.
Nachtmusik (A little night music, or, less literally, A little serenade),
is one of Mozart's most popular compositions. It was written in
1787 in Vienna, while he was working on Don Giovanni. Admission
to the concert is $5 and $2 at the door.
As part of the
Great Books Dinner and Discussion series offered through UW-Marinette
Continuing Education, a Great Books Excursion will celebrate Charles
Dickens and Christmas in the city.
Travel by Westlund coach on Saturday, December 16, 2006, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, arriving in time for tea after checking in at the newly renovated Wyndham Milwaukee Center Hotel. In the afternoon, take a short walk to the Performing Arts Center for a performance of The Nutcracker by the nationally acclaimed Milwaukee Ballet Company.
the lights, go for a carriage ride, ice skate at an outdoor rink
or simply take time to relax before dinner at the Pabst Mansion,
where every holiday season various florists decorate all the lovely
rooms of the mansion in true Victorian style. Bartolottas
Restaurant complements this with a four-course Dickensonian feast,
complete with wine, carolers who are members of the Florentine Opera
Company, and a reading of the last chapter of A Christmas Carol.
At noon on Sunday, travelers will take pleasure in attending
the popular Milwaukee Repertorys interpretation of A Christmas
Carol. The production in the stately confines of the Pabst Theater
includes chamber music and Christmas carols, says Great Books
Excursion organizer Doris LaCourt.
Total cost of the trip is $325.00, which includes transportation, hotel based on double occupancy, lunch, tickets to the ballet and theater, and the Dickens dinner at the Pabst Mansion.
A minimum nonrefundable deposit of $100.00 is due by May 31, 2006.
Registration is possible by phone at 715-735-4343, by email at Jane Jones or on the web. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
Fu for You at UW-Marinette
April 24, 2006
Kung Fu for You will be offered through UW-Marinette Continuing Education on 6 Wednesdays, May 10 - June 14 from 7 - 8:30 pm in T-133 of the Fine Arts Building on campus.
This course is a basic beginners introduction to Kung Fu. The students will have an opportunity to learn practical self defense through a non-sparring approach. They will also discover principles for health and wellness that can be applied throughout life and gain internal focus, clarity and confidence.
must be at least 18 years old and willing to sign a liability waiver
and agreement to not mis-use instruction. The instructor is John
Lindt who holds a Master of Kung Fu degree, a Master of Arts degree
and a Master of Divinity Degree.
The cost of the course is $59. Register by phone at 735-4343, by email at Jane Jones or on the Continuing Education website. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
The rapid industrial expansion of the late 19th century changed the character of the United States from the Jeffersonian ideal of a nation of farmers and shopkeepers to a manufacturing behemoth on a global scale. It also transformed the nature of labor to be dominated by a large number of industrial workers who experienced appalling conditions in the mills, who were exploited economically, and who were politically under-represented. From these conditions rose a radical and dynamic labor movement that, when viewed through the lens of 100 years of hindsight, still appears radical in its rhetoric, but mostly reasonable in its workplace demands.
In conjunction with the world-wide recognition of workers on May 1, Keith West, Assistant professor of geography and geology at UW-Marinette, will present a community forum on "Radical Labor and Reasonable Conditions: Early 20th Century Unionism" on Monday, May 1 at 7:30 pm in M-117.
The forum is
sponsored by the UW-Marinette Foundation and is free and open to
Lights and Student Art Reception
April 21, 2006
A reception for students, faculty and staff whose works are published in the 2006 edition of Northern Lights Arts Journal or which is on display at UW-Marinette will be held Friday, April 28 at 12 noon in the lobby of the fine arts building on campus. The reception is open to the public as well as the campus community.
Refreshments will be served and copies of Northern Lights will be available. This years Northern Lights editorial committee includes Katherine Holman chair, Jenna Cornell, Gabriella Derusha, Jennifer Flatt, Maureen Frawley, James LaMalfa and Jane Oitzinger.
Students, faculty and staff whose works are published in this years edition include Darwin Adams, Michael Ceccarelli, Jenna Cornell, Gabriella Derusha, Sheryl Drees, Edward Gerber, Amber Hendricks, Randy Hoheneder, Nick Jenquin, Stephen Jensen, Ainura Khissimova, Kelly Kunya, Justin LaCrosse, James LaMalfa, Amanda Leverich, Dan Majewski, Talisha Marks, Carl Donald Mercier, Ami Micoley, Dan Mosincat, Melissa Monroe, Richard B. Peterson, Brad Rabbie, Rachel Rivard, Lacey Schnurer, Joseph Stankevitz, Jonathan Tesch, Todd Thayer, Paul Toepke, Lenore Towne and Glenn Trybom.
The public is
invited to the Ninth Annual Undergraduate Research and Performance
Conference (URPC) April 27 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at UW-Marinette.
Sponsored by the campus Student Affairs Committee, the conference
will provide a forum for student accomplishments during the 2005-06
The research and performances to be presented were developed in a number of classes including Anthropology, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communications and Theatre Arts, Economics, English, History, Music, Philosophy, Geography, and Womens Studies during the academic year.
We are very excited about this years conference, said Assistant Professor of Geography/Geology and Student Affairs Committee Chair Keith West. Students have responded with an impressive array of presentations ranging from an award-winning digital movie to the results of gas chromatography experiments to musical performances. The URPC provides an excellent vehicle to showcase the diverse talents and interests within our student body.
A special keynote address at 8:30 am by UW-Marinette alumna Lori Pansch will open the conference. Pansch is a UW-Green Bay masters degree candidate in Environmental Science and Policy who earned her Associate in Arts and Science degree from UW-Marinette in 2001 and her B.S. degree in Natural Science at St. Norbert College in 2004.
During her senior year at St. Norbert College, Pansch received a Student Faculty Development Endowment fund grant to study the freshwater diatom Aulacoseira. Her masters thesis research was conducted in eastern Canada on the health of estaurine systems. She plans to continue her research on the ecosystems of lakes and rivers while earning a Ph.D. and teaching at the college level.
Concurrent sessions at the URPC will be held in the Main and Theatre Building at 8:55, 9:50, 10:50 and 11:45 am. Students presenting include Darwin Adams, Lara Brendemihl, Kasipoom Chutphotong, Jenna Cornell, Miranda Erickson, Sheryl Drees, Pauline Frelet, Kim Hurkmans, Jordan Cross, Joshua Dake, Nick Jenquin, Stephen Jensen, Ainura Khissimova, Su-Yeon Kim, Matthew Koldos, Meagan Kowalski, Chrissy Kozlowski, Vicki Krajewski, Sara Krajewski, Justin LaCrosse, Joshua LaLonde, Angela Larsen, Jake Larsh, Saeng-Jae Lee, Ryan Lemire, Amanda Leverich, Megan Linsmeier, Laura Massa, Melissa Monroe, Dan Mosincat, Amber Palenica, Steven Petit, Brad Rabbie, Rachel Rivard, Tim Splingaire, Katelyn Stafford, Angel Strojny, Lenore Towne, Glenn Trybom, Dennis Waloway, Stephanie Wheeler, Todd Wydeven, and Dorothy Young.
The conference is free and open to the public. No pre-conference registration is necessary.
A Great Books Dinner and Discussion series is being offered through UW-Marinette Continuing Education. The books to be discussed include The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
The first discussion, which will focus on The Da Vinci Code will be held Thursday, May 25 at 5:30 at The Landing restaurant in Menominee, Michigan. A themed dinner will correspond to the setting and mood of the book.
The discussion will be led by Dr. Jane Oitzinger, professor of English and Philosophy at UW-Marinette. The Da Vinci Code, first published in 2003, recently released in paperback, and soon to star Tom Hanks in a movie title of the same name, involves a plot of mystery and suspense with religious intrigue.
The interpretations of hidden messages inside some of Da Vincis famous works figure prominently in the solution of this detective thriller. Many scholars have criticized The Da Vinci Code, but it has undoubtedly helped to spur widespread popular interest in theories concerning the Holy Grail and the role of Mary Magdalene in the history of Christianity, says program co-chair Doris LaCourt.
Corwin says that historic background, art, music, cinema and theater
will be examined in relation to each book.
Due to limited space, reservations for The Da Vinci Code discussion must be made by May 12. Cost for each dinner and discussion is $40.00. Registration is possible by phone at 715-735-4343, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the web at http:www.marinette.uwc.edu. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
Monday and Tuesday,
April 24 and 25 will two very busy evenings at the Herbert L. Williams
Theatre on the UW Marinette campus on Monday and Tuesday. While
auditions for the Continuing Education childrens production
of Cinderella are being conducted in the theatre from 6 to
8 pm, simultaneous auditions for The Fantasticks, Nunsense,
and six new short plays for the Bards on the Bay Festival will be
held in T-153 in the fine arts building at 4:00 and 6:00 pm.
The Fantasticks will be directed by Dr. Doug Larche, and Nunsense by Herbert Williams as part of the TOB 40th Anniversary Season. Mr. Williams, the namesake of the Theatre, will reprise his role of The Old Actor in The Fantasticks, and will bring back four TOB favorites for four of the five roles in Nunsense. Roles to be cast for The Fantasticks include two innocent young lovers, their uptight and unique single parents, and The Mute. Only Sister Leo, the naive and youngest ingénue-nun, remains to be cast for Nunsense.
There will be
twenty various and sundry roles available for the Readers Theatre
presentation of the Bards on the Bay Playwrights Festival on May
4. All six playwrights, including Jan Ross Deetjen, Joshua
LaLonde, Jenna Cornell, Richard Petersen, William Shepard and Doug
Larche, will be present to cast their plays as well.
All auditioners should bring a one-minute monologue (memorized or read), and all will be asked to do easy readings and group acting and movement exercises.
for The Fantasticks and Nunsense should also come
prepared to learn simple dance steps, and to sing one verse and
one chorus of any song from any musical theatre piece. Songs
may be a capella, or players may bring taped accompaniment if desired.
For additional information, call 715-735-4300.
Fifteen students were initiated into the Alpha Epsilon Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at the spring banquet Saturday, April 15 at the Landing restaurant in Menominee. Dr. Daniel Kallgren, assistant professor of history and Phi Theta Kappa advisor, welcomed the group. UW-Marinette Campus Dean Paula Langteau was the guest speaker.
Phi Theta Kappa, which stands for wisdom, aspiration, and purity is a national honor fraternity for women and men who have obtained a grade point average of at least 3.5 with a minimum of 12 credits. Membership in the PTK fraternity is the highest honor that a student can receive at a two-year campus or junior college.
Alpha Epsilon Theta Chapter, which is funded by the Student Senate and has been in existence at UW-Marinette since 1979, offers to its members recognition for academic achievement, opportunity for the development of leadership, involvement in college and community services, and stimulation for continuing academic excellence.
PTK also sponsors the Pollard Memorial Scholarship for UW-Marinette students and the annual Undergraduate Research and Performance Conference.
Phi Theta Kappa officers are Su-Yeon Kim of Korea, President, Dan Mosincat of Peshtigo, Vice President, Kim Hurkmans of Menominee, secretary, and Diana Castillo of Menominee, Treasurer.
into Phi Theta Kappa were: Hope Hensel of Crivitz; Amber Palenica
of Lena; Joshua LaLonde, Isaac Linstad, Angel Strojny, Heather Ewaldt
and Angela Larsen of Marinette; Kimberly Hurkmans and Jenna Cornell
of Menominee; Kendra Thomson of Oconto Falls; Kristy Green, Bill
Blomberg and Heather Ondik of Peshtigo; and Anthony LaMalfa and
Richard Swiatnicki of Porterfield.
UW-Marinette associate professor of art James LaMalfa will present a community forum on " The da Vinci Code: Fact, Fiction or Fraud? The Real Leonardo da Vinci Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 in M-117 of the Main Building on campus.
will present a slide lecture based on the extensive research he
has done on da Vinci, along with his observations of the 15th century
artist's work in the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. and
the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. LaMalfa will also read passages
from his own work-in-progress, a novel on da Vinci. It is titled,
Io Sono Franceso Melzi ( I am Francesco Melzi)
subtitled, The Diary of Francesco Melzi.
Melzi was da Vincis personal secretary and student who kept all of the da Vinci's notebooks intact during his (Melzis) lifetime. He also published da Vincis Trattato della pictora, or in English, Treatise on Painting," a book of instructions for artists.
Sponsored by the UW-Marinette Foundation, this community forum is free and open to the public. ###
Auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" will be held April 24 and 25 at the UW-Marinette Theatre. Amanda Rhines will be directing this Continuing Education Children's Theatre production. Auditions will be by appointment starting at 6 pm both days with additional times at 7 and 8 pm. Sign-up sheets are at the reception desk in the Main Building on campus. Those trying out for a major role will sing 16 bars of a song (any song) unaccompanied. All auditioners should come dressed for movement and plan to stay for an hour.
Those who are cast will be asked to pay a class fee of $45 for the "Cinderella" theatre production class.
dates are June 8 - 11 (not June 1 - 4 as previously announced).
Curtain times are 7 pm Thursday and Friday, and 2 pm and 7 pm Saturday
and Sunday for a total of 6 performances.
To sign up for an audition time slot, call 715-735-4343.
A new and unique way to connect with artists and fulfill ones artistic nature is being offered through UW-Marinette Continuing Education. A Sketchcrawl, based on the concept from sketchcrawl.com (drawing marathons from around the world) will be led by local artist Ardyce Wells on Saturday, May 20 from 8 am to 1 pm
Participants will begin at 8 am at Dewhills Coffee shop on Main Street in Marinette. 9 am will find them at Red Arrow Beach. By 10 they will be a Henes Park in Menominee and at 11 am they will be sketching scenes in downtown Menominee. At noon, they will turn their attention to the marina. At 1 pm, they will meet at the Serving Spoon for lunch or coffee and sharing sketches
Sketchcrawl participants should bring a sketch pad, pencils, watercolors, a stool and a backpack
For more information
about sketchcrawl, contact Ardyce Wells at 735-0492 or Jane Jones
With a cast of 79, the UW-Marinette Continuing Education Childrens Theatre will present Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg musical The Wizard of Oz, based on the book by L. Frank Baum and directed by Jason Larche
Performance dates are April 20 - 23 and 27 - 30 with curtain times at 7 pm Thursday and Friday and 2 pm Saturday and Sunday in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on the UW-Marinette campus
The cast includes Colleen Johnston as Dorothy, the girl who travels to Oz by cyclone and meets three good friends, the Scarecrow (Sara Bertagnoli), Tin Woodsman (Ricky Berlin), and Cowardly Lion (Tristan Schuh). The Wicked Witch of the West will be portrayed by Jessica Ganter, and Glinda the Good Witch, by Molly McFarlane. The Wizard will be played by Glenn Thompson. Aunt Em and Uncle Henry will be portrayed by McFarlane and Josh Dake
Other roles will be taken by Olivia Alloy, Stephanie Anderson, Maggie Baker, Sami Balzola, Henry Benson, Daisy Campbell, Fritz Campbell, Jake Campbell, Kirk Campbell, Mitch Campbell, Danae Chaltry, Courtney Comar, Brian Conway, Chelsie Conway, Stephanie Corry, Brianna Davis, Micah DeCleene, Rianna DeCleene, Jorddan Dura, Martina Dura, Burkley Fogarty, Hannah Ganter, Dayton Godfrey, Taylor Grant, Brandon Gustafson, Rowyn Hagen, Jonathan Haines, Zoey Hallfrisch, Rebecca Harries, Victoria Harries, Kristen Heesemann, Alicia Hnatuk, Alyssa Jenquin, Christian Sutton Jensen, Katelyn Junak, Andrew Kallgren, Sarah Kallgren, Jayne Karasti, Dylan Kielcheski, Brittany Kloida, Hannah Klumb, Emily Marzofka, Mikel Marzofka, Mitchell McFarlane, Allison Odea, Adam Olson, Katrina Perti, Tiffany Peterson, Ryan Philipps, Kayla Pirus, Elizabeth Poisson, Beth Rocque, Steve Schmitt Jr., Lillian Scott, Cassie Smith, Kathy Smith, Kevin Smith, Rachel Smith, Dan Tellez, Nick Tellez, Alexis Teske, Becky Wagner, Jessica Wagner, Brittany Walker, Ali Wallgren, Erin Wallgren, Ian Wallgren, Jacia Warns, Melissa Wright, Laura Yates and Lizzy Zimmerman
Musical direction is by Jay Jensen. Barb Bertagnoli is the assistant director. Lisa Giebler is the technical director, Philip Smith, the assistant technical director, and Joshua LaLonde, the stage manager. Vicki Gebhard is the costume and wig designer and Laura Campbell is the assistant stage manager
$8 and $10 at the box office. Box office hours are 4 - 6 Monday
- Friday and one hour before curtain on weekends. Call 735-4313
for reservations beginning April 17.
Jason Lauzer's Ground Pilot School, originally scheduled to begin April 6, has been rescheduled for Thursdays, May 4 - June 29. The class will meet from 6:15-8:15pm in L-102 of the Library Building. Ground Pilot School is the first step in training for a private pilots license. Students will learn the fundamentals of flight, flight operations. aviation weather and navigation. Lauzer is a certified flight instructor for CAVU Aviation in Green Bay who has taught ground pilot school courses at UW-Marinette for several years. The cost of the course is $165 for manual and instruction.
for children at UW-Marinette May 6
April 4, 2006
A Continuing Education College for Kids workshop in Herpetology will be offered at UW-Marinette by Dr. Wendel Johnson, professor of biological sciences, Saturday, May 6 from 8:30 to 11:30 am.
This workshop will familiarize students, ages 8 and older, with the identification, natural history, and ecology of local reptiles and amphibians. Both live and preserved specimens will be examined to better observe and understand their characteristics and adaptations. Frog and toad calls will be used to identify local species. Students will learn about the care and handling of these colorful and secretive creatures as well as what they can do to protect and observe frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, lizards and snakes, says Johnson
The fee for
this workshop is $15. Early registration is suggested since class
size is limited. Register by phone at 715-735-4343 or email to Jane Jones or on the Continuing Education website. Visa and
Mastercard are accepted.
From the capital
of Poland to the tiny town of Marstal, one of the most out-of-the
way places in Denmark, Rotary exchange students Lydia Bugaj and
Tony LaMalfa will share their experiences and perspectives at a
UW-Marinette Community Forum April 12 at 7:30 pm in M-117 of the
Main Building on campus.
Bugaj of Peshtigo and LaMalfa of Marinette will speak about the culture and educational systems of the two countries. Their presentations will also include views of Polish and Danish cities and architecture as well as artifacts from both countries.
Bugaj is a senior at Peshtigo High School and the daughter of Albert and Carmen Bugaj. She spent the 2004-05 academic year in Warsaw, Poland, and plans to attend Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia in the fall as a communications major
Marstal is located on the the small island of Aero in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Denmark where LaMalfa spent the 2003-04 academic year. LaMalfa is a sophomore now at UW-Marinette with plans to transfer to Northern Michigan University next fall to pursue a major in physical education. He is the son of James LaMalfa of Marinette and Betsy Stuck of Porterfield
Forum, which is sponsored by the UW-Marinette Foundation, is free
and open to the public.
The Chappee Rapids Audubon Society presented two awards at the annual banquet March 24 at Schusslers Supper Club in Peshtigo
Dr. Wendel Johnson, professor of biological sciences at UW-Marinette and long-time member of the Audubon Society received the 2006 Leroy Lintereur Environmental Achievement Award. Rick Gebhard, photographer for the Eagleherald received the organization/group award
has taught at UW-Marinette since 1969, earned his Bachelors
and masters degrees in Zoology from Michigan State University,
and his Ph.D. at Purdue University in Forestry & Natural Resources
with an emphasis in mammalian ecology.
He is currently the Environmental Affairs Officer for the Chappee Rapids Audubon Society, a position he has held since 1987. He was also president of the group from 1985 to 1986
In presenting the award, current president Trygve Rhude said, Wendel is the kind of person that looks at the big picture; he looks at the entire ecosystem. He looks at the smallest of creatures and how they fit into the scheme of things all the way to man and the impact his numbers have on our environment. Wendel is always willing to help out the Audubon cause or the environmental cause in general. I have never heard him say no when asked to help on a project. He has been involved in almost all the projects, which this group has undertaken over the years, as well as many other worthwhile environmental causes outside of this group.
Johnson is also the recipient of the Steenbock award from the Wisconsin Society of Ornithology for his study of the Human Use Patterns and Avian Mortality on Seagull Bar Natural Area.
In addition to his teaching, he has done research and published results on the prespawning characteristics of lampreys native to Lake Michigan, Marinette Co. Wild Lakes (American Water Resources Association), Small Mammals of Toft Point Scientific Area (WI Academy of Science, Arts and Letters), and The Vital Link Population Education (Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin)
Johnson has also been an active member of the Town of Peshtigo Recycling Committee, the Menominee River Remedial Action Plan Citizens Committee, the Upper Green Bay Basin Partnership Team Member (DNR), the UW-Marinette Native Awareness Series and College for Kids, the Town of Peshtigo Land Use and Planning Committee, and the Development of the Kowalski Walking Trail in the Town of Peshtigo
It is very fitting that Wendel is receiving the Leroy Lintereur Environmental Achievement Award, I think his father in law Leroy would approve, said Rhude
Gebhard received the Audubon Organization/Group award on behalf of the EagleHerald newspaper, where has been the EagleHerald staff photographer since 2000. I started taking landscape photos in the Upper Peninsula when I was a student at UW-Green Bay. In 1998 I graduated with a Communications degree under the tutelage of Jerry Dell who was a major influence in my decision to be a photographer. I was also inspired by Ansel Adams whose photography motivated Congress to start the U.S. National Park system, said Gebhard.
Gebhard won a 1st place feature photo award from Michigan AP in 2001, and a third place feature photo award from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA). Most recently, he earned a second place feature photo award from the WNA in 2005
the award, John Helfert, chairman of the education committee, said
the work of the Chappee Rapids Audubon Society has received much
appreciated coverage by the EagleHerald, particularly from the photographs
of Rick Gebhard. Rick has shown great concern for the community,
for nature and wildlife in his photographs. Any time the club has
had a clean-up project, Rick has been right there taking pictures,