Dr. Mette L. Baran, assistant professor in Doctoral Leadership Department, presented the paper, “Defining High Needs Schools in Milwaukee” in November at the University Council for Educational Administration’s annual conference in Denver. She also presented a paper authored by Dr. Kristine Kiefer Hipp, professor in the Doctoral Leadership Department, titled “How Italian School Leaders Define High Needs Schools: Unique Conceptions.” Baran also participated in the international community-building pre-conference session to critically examine high need schools in multiple international contexts. Both Baran and Kiefer Hipp are members of the global think tank International School Leadership Development Network, conducting research on school leadership and the preparation and development of leaders of high-needs schools worldwide. Baran also served as a chair discussant at a session titled “Entrepreneurship, Competition, and Leadership in Schools and Universities.”
Christine Glynn, registrar, Julie Russell, student registration coordinator, and Chris Head, director of prior learning assessment, attended the annual Wisconsin Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (WACRAO) joint conference (with Upper Midwest Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers) Nov. 7-9 in La Crosse, Wis. Glynn was re-elected as treasurer through November 2013 for WACRAO. Russell presented two seminars: “Documenting Study Abroad Courses on Student Records” with representatives from Fox Valley Technical College and Marquette University, and “Communicating Policies Across Our Campuses” with a representative from the University if Wisconsin-Green Bay. Head presented a panel discussion, “Prior Learning Assessment/Portfolio Options” with representatives from UW-Green Bay and Fox Valley Technical College.
Casey O'Keefe, assistant professor and chair of the Early Childhood Bachelor Completion Program presented at the State Learning Disabilities Conference in Pewaukee, Wis., on Nov. 17. The presentation was on phonological awareness intervention for struggling readers. Additionally, O’Keefe is currently serving on the Milwaukee Public Schools Advisory Board for Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood.
Elizabeth E. Regimbal, assistant professor in the College of Business and Management, was selected to serve as a research reviewer for the 2013 North American Management Society Conference held in Chicago on March 1, 2013. The articles for review are “Using Personality to Identify High Technology Career Preference in Military Recruits” and “Happiness and Productivity in the Workplace.”
Kou Vang, University creative director, has an exhibit of her photographs, “Portraits of Hmong Women,” on display at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, Wis., through Feb. 7, 2013. The exhibit showcases photographic portraits of Hmong women in traditional and contemporary dress, along with their fascinating personal stories. Sponsored by The Wisconsin Arts Board, Ella Lyman Cabot Trust Fund, and Hmong American Women’s Association in Milwaukee, the exhibit is part of the museum’s larger exhibition, “Who Are the Hmong?” which runs through May 5, 2013. It explores the Hmong transition to the United States and attempts to foster an understanding of the Hmong community. Learn more here.