Fall 2013

News Briefs

Elia Armacanqui-Tipacti’s (Foreign Languages) work as an active mentor, leader, professor and club adviser for minority ethnic groups, specifically Latin Americans, earned her a UW System Outstanding Women of Color Award in Education. Armacanqui-Tipacti also received the same award in 2006. She attended a ceremony at the University of Wisconsin- Madison to accept her award.

Amy Boelk (Sociology and Social Work) teamed with Marty Loy, dean of the College of Professional Studies, to write Losing a Parent to Suicide (Routledge).  The book focuses on cases of parent suicide and provides insight and strategies to cope with the resulting grief.

Tony Romano has been named the Development Director for the college.  He will advocate for and encourage philanthropy among COLS alumni and friends with the aim of promoting student success. Romano is a 2005 graduate of UW-Stevens Point and previously served as Development Director for the College of Professional Studies and then on the senior leadership team for the Athletic Department. 

Robert P. Wolensky, emeritus professor of sociology and social work, co-authored Anthracite Labor Wars: Tenancy, Italians, and Organized Crime in the Coalfield of Northeastern Pennsylvania 1897-1959 (Canal History and Technology Press). The book represents mineworkers’ history touching on the work culture, workplace relationships, participation in union movements and organized crime within the mines.

Dejan Kuzmanovic (English) received the UW System P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement. The award recognizes a UW System faculty, academic or classified staff member, or registered Univsersity of Wisconsin System student for his or her excellence in advocacy, research, training or service on behalf of the LGBTQ communities. Kuzmanovic focuses on 19th- 20th century British literature, psychoanalysis, and theories of gender and sexuality. 

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