As Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, UW-Stout emphasizes lifelong applied learning for its students and faculty alike.
To further its goal of promoting excellence in teaching and research, the university has awarded sabbaticals, named professorships and an endowed chair to nine professors and associate professors for the upcoming academic year and beyond.
Research sabbaticals enable recipients to engage in intensive study to become more effective teachers and scholars and to enhance their services to the university. The awards are based on merit of past academic contributions.
Four recipients have been named:
- Associate Professor Daniel Atyim, visual and performing arts department, full year
- Professor Daniel Ruefman, English, philosophy and communication studies department, full year
- Professor Keith Wojciechowski, math, statistics and computer science department, full year
- Associate Professor Kim Zagorski, social science department, spring semester
Atyim’s research currently revolves around 2D aspects of drawing and painting; specifically paper-making and sculpting techniques. “A primary resource, paper is often used as a support for making drawings. Various methods for making paper exist, and I'll focus on those that use pulp, directing my explorations towards pulp painting techniques,” he said.