Broadcasting through both television and the Internet, WisconsinEye offers gavel-to-gavel unedited coverage of state proceedings.
With fully digital broadcast production technology, WisconsinEye states as their mission:
"(WisconsinEye tells the stories of our public life) — the public policy discussions, the civic forums, the community events, the art we produce, the discoveries we make, the jobs we create...all that we contribute toward the common good in our communities and our state — with an independent, nonpartisan perspective and without bias."
WisconsinEye has studio facilities near Capitol Square that are equipped for live production, including viewer call-in programs.
Promising to be a technological gathering place, WisconsinEye is "where all can watch, listen, learn, and participate in our democratic society and our future."
How Will WisconsinEye Affect Legislative Proceedings?
You may recall that RefWorks is a citation tool which allows you to capture citations for journal articles and books as you research, to file and manage those citations as references in a personal database, and then allows you to pull those references back out and into a bibliography — in any of a number of citation styles.
"New" is the RefWorks attachment feature which allows the capturing of PDF files into a personal database! That means if the full text of an article is offered in the PDF format, you can cut and paste those files into your database. That’s right! The PDF full text follows you wherever you have access to the Web!
The Wisconsin Historical Society has created the Turning Points in Wisconsin History website, giving free access to original documents and background essays on key historical events. Content was primarily decided by Wisconsin educators and students, with the historical society carefully making sure the end result is a balanced view of our common heritage.
Through these web pages one can access rare books, manuscripts, museum objects, photographs, maps, and other historical records. Topics include Early Native Peoples, Early Explorers, Traders & Settlers, Territory to Statehood, Immigration & Settlement, Civil War Era, Mining, Lumber & Agriculture, Progressive Era, 20th Century Wars and Conflicts, and much more.
Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in Higher Education
Third Floor: LB2324 .C49 2006
Reviewed by April M. Schmidt, UWP English Instructor
Led by the Karrmann Library’s Regina Pauly, a recent book club on campus examined Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in Higher Education by Arthur W. Chickering, Jon C. Dalton, and Liesa Stamm. In Chapter Ten, "Leadership for Recovering Spirit," Stamm states that although advocating a specific religion is not acceptable in institutions of higher education, many instructors and administrators feel a disconnect between their work and their values. According to Stamm, the large-scale return of authenticity and spirituality to higher education depends on the backing of leaders at all levels. One of the major obstacles to authenticity and spirituality is that, like many organizations in American culture, higher education has adopted a culture based on business practices, including intense competition for students and management based on corporate principles, but the goals of higher education conflict with the goals of business.
Stamm argues that "Unlike that of business, which focuses its considerable energies on creating and producing new products to sell or on increasing production and sales, our most basic goal as educators is not about selling knowledge or about eliminating our competitors. Our ultimate aim is to use knowledge as a source of inspiration for ourselves and others and to improve the world in which we live" (p. 247). Further, higher education depends on faculty oversight, not on the hierarchies typically found in corporations. After highlighting the problems arising from this cultural dichotomy, the chapter develops a clear vision for the type of leadership that is required to realign higher education with its true mission.
The book is strongly recommended to anyone concerned about this current dilemma in higher education.
Kay Young, Editor