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RESCHEDULED: Last Lecture Series – Steve Meyer

Due to inclement weather, this lecture has been rescheduled for April 27

Given the opportunity, what would faculty say if they had one last lecture to give? This series features six of our distinguished professors doing just that. This month features Steve Meyer, Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences, “Forget the Three T’s: Focus on the Six C’s”.

Video: Phil Clampitt’s Last Lecture

Prof. Phil Clampitt, the fifth speaker in the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s “Last Lecture Series,” presented, “The Magical Connection between Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit.”

“I’ve been researching how to manage uncertainty for many years and I’ve been fascinated by innovation since I was a young boy,” said Clampitt, as to why he selected this particular topic. His lecture focused on the intersection of uncertainty management principles and innovation, and concluded with a discussion of personal life lessons for thoughtful human beings.

In a presentation that he said wouldn’t be appropriate for the classroom, Clampitt allowed the crowd of faculty, staff, students and quite a large representation of alumni (traveling as far as from Madsion) in the Christie Theatre, a glimpse at his personal side. He summarized his presentation with four recommendations:

  • Embrace doubt
  • Experiment and debate where to tweak
  • Move beyond fears
  • Express gratitude

Clampitt is the Blair Endowed Chair of Communications at UW-Green Bay and has been a member of the faculty since 1981. The popular faculty member has written and co-authored a number of books including his best-seller, “Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness, and Embracing Uncertainty: The Essence of Leadership.” He is a requested speaker across the United States —including a presentation at the U.S. Army War College — and internationally, at the University of Pisa, University of Aberdeen and the University of Ulster, among other locations.

The published author has works in journals such as the MIT Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Management Communication Quarterly and Journal of Business Communication.

The following is the list of Last Lecture participants and topics:

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Last Lecture Series – Phil Clampitt

Given the opportunity, what would faculty say if they had one last lecture to give? This series features six of our distinguished professors doing just that. This month’s features Phil Clampitt, Professor, Information and Computing Science, “The Magical Connection between Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit”.

Video: Gallagher-Lepak’s Last Lecture

E-learning isn’t simply learning with technology, says Susan Gallagher Lepak, a Professor of Nursing at UW-Green Bay.

It is a process of teaching and learning supported by e-technologies that provides a structure for learning directed at impacting knowledge construction by the learner. “Students generate knowledge and meaning through interacting with content,” she says… “access content, think about it, negotiate meaning, apply concepts, communicate about it, etc… It’s an active process!”

It’s obviously a topic Gallagher-Lepak is passionate about, and as a faculty member heavily involved in teaching online courses at UW-Green Bay, it is why she chose to share, “E-Learning: The Train has Left the Station,” a topic of her choosing if she had only one final lecture left to give. She is the third of six UW-Green Bay faculty members taking part in the Last Lecture Series, a program which celebrates UW-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary.

The following is the list of Last Lecture participants and topics:

  • Sept. 23 — Derek Jeffreys, Professor, Humanistic Studies
    “The Mystery of the Person: Teaching Philosophy and Religion in a Maximum-Security Prison”
  • Oct. 28 — Jeff Entwistle, Professor, Theatre and Dance
    “We All Need Theatre in Our Lives and in Our Future”
  • Nov. 18 — Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Professor, Nursing
    “E-Learning: The Train has Left the Station”
  • Feb. 17 — Lucy Arendt, Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies
    “Made to Serve: The Tragic Corruption of America’s Founding Values”
  • March 23 — Steve Meyer, Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
    “Forget the Three T’s: Focus on the Six C’s”
  • April 13 — Phil Clampitt, Professor, Information and Computing Science
    “The Magical Connection between Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit.”

Video: Entwistle’s Last Lecture

What else would you expect from a theater faculty member? Upon introduction, UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance Prof. Jeff Entwistle promptly traded his tie and buttoned up shirt for more comfortable attire that he and his students have come to identify as “either paint clothes or eventual paint clothes.” A chuckle from the audience was the first of many during Entwistle’s fun and impassioned reflection on “Why We All Need Theatre in Our Lives and in Our Future.” The topic was of Entwistle’s choosing when asked what he would say if he had only one last lecture to give. His was the second of six UW-Green Bay faculty members taking part in the Last Lecture Series, a program which celebrates UW-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary.

The following is the list of Last Lecture participants and topics:

  • Sept. 23 — Derek Jeffreys, Professor, Humanistic Studies
    “The Mystery of the Person: Teaching Philosophy and Religion in a Maximum-Security Prison”
  • Oct. 28 — Jeff Entwistle, Professor, Theatre and Dance
    “We All Need Theatre in Our Lives and in Our Future”
  • Nov. 18 — Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Associate Professor, Nursing
    “E-Learning: The Train has Left the Station”
  • Feb. 17 — Lucy Arendt, Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies
    “Made to Serve: The Tragic Corruption of America’s Founding Values”
  • March 23 — Steve Meyer, Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
    “Forget the Three T’s: Focus on the Six C’s”
  • April 13 — Phil Clampitt, Professor, Information and Computing Science
    “The Magical Connection between Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit.”
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Last Lecture Series – Jeff Entwistle

Given the opportunity, what would faculty say if they had one last lecture to give? This series features six of our distinguished professors doing just that. This month features Jeff Entwistle, Professor, Theatre and Dance, “We All Need Theatre in Our Lives and in Our Future”.

Inspiration for Entwistle’s talk will come from three major ideas — the emotional connection of theatre, the fact that in the theatre an audience can observe even the worst of human behavior without fear for their safety, and the probability of a serious decrease in human interaction as society moves ever deeper into the digital age. For more, see the press release promoting this event.

Video: Jeffreys’ Last Lecture

Humanistic Studies Prof. Derek Jeffreys delivered the first of a series of “Last Lectures” by UW-Green Bay faculty members as part of the University’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Jeffreys, who was asked to present a lecture topic as if it was his last chose, “The Mystery of the Person: Teaching Philosophy and Religion in a Maximum-Security Prison,” to a large audience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members in the University Union’s Christie Theatre, Sept. 23.

A video recording of his presentation, surrounding the insights he gained teaching and working with inmates at the Green Bay Correctional Institution, is now available. Jeffreys imparted the dangers of dehumanization, the distinction between the “inner” and “outer” of a person, and the possibility of real change for some individuals.

UW-Green Bay’s “Last Lecture Series” takes place during the 2015-16 academic year in celebration of the University’s 50th anniversary. Each month, a UW-Green Bay faculty member will present on a topic of his or her choice. The monthly lectures will take place Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the University Union’s Christie Theatre, on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. The lectures are free and open to the public.

The following is the list of Last Lecture participants and topics:

  • Sept. 23 — Derek Jeffreys, Professor, Humanistic Studies
    “The Mystery of the Person: Teaching Philosophy and Religion in a Maximum-Security Prison”
  • Oct. 28 — Jeff Entwistle, Professor, Theatre and Dance
    “We All Need Theatre in Our Lives and in Our Future”
  • Nov. 18 — Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Associate Professor, Nursing
    “E-Learning: The Train has Left the Station”
  • Feb. 17 — Lucy Arendt, Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies
    “Made to Serve: The Tragic Corruption of America’s Founding Values”
  • March 23 — Steve Meyer, Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
    “Forget the Three T’s: Focus on the Six C’s”
  • April 13 — Phil Clampitt, Professor, Information and Computing Science
    “The Magical Connection between Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit.”
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Last Lecture Series – Derek Jeffreys

Given the opportunity, what would faculty say if they had one last lecture to give? This series features six of our distinguished professors doing just that. This month’s feature is Derek Jeffreys, Professor, Humanistic Studies, “The Mystery of the Person: Teaching Philosophy and Religion in a Maximum-Security Prison”

Jeffreys is the author of books on religion, ethics and torture. To gain further understanding, he visited and spent time in prisons and now volunteers teaching philosophy and religion with the Green Bay Correctional Institution and the Brown County Jail. “… I find teaching prison inmates deeply rewarding,” Jeffreys says. “Inmates have few educational opportunities, and are hungry for knowledge. They are eager to engage in philosophical and religious discussions.” For more, see Jeffreys’ full comments.

See video of Jeffreys’ Last Lecture talk