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Jen Bird and Joe Kmiech(12/10/2012)


Office of Multicultural Affairs

University of Wisconsin-Superior

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Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

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Office of Multicultural Affairs

Jen Bird and Joe Kmiech(12/10/2012)

 The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning want you to meet:

                 Joe Kmiech, III

Joe Kmiech III

 

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Department or Office: Technology Services

Where did you attend college, grad school, and/or doctoral school: B.A. in Management with a minor in Computer Information Systems and a M.A. in Management with a focus on Organizational Development both earned from The College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN.

Programs/services that you coordinate/provide (only list the names)?:  Responsible for all aspects of technology support on campus to include classrooms, applications, networking, online learning, e-mail, etc…  Lead a highly skilled team of technology professionals to support the campus mission.

In one sentence what is your advice for students to be successful?:  Never give up on your dreams, anything in the world that is worth doing or earning is going to take lots of hard work, and the feeling you get when you accomplish it can't be replaced.

What is your favorite book?:  There are two, Easy Company Soldier by Don Malarkey and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

One fun fact about you:  I love to take long road trips with my wife and two kids (now teenagers looking at college).  Over the years we have been to
many places across the U.S. and Canada and can't stress enough how much people miss by not taking the slow road.

 

 

                 Jen Bird

Jen Bird

 

Hometown: Comfrey, MN

Department or Office: First Year Experience

Where did you attend college, grad school, doctoral school: I am a homegrown! I attended UW-Superior for undergraduate and graduate school.

Programs/services that you coordinate/provide: SOAR, WoW, Peer Mentoring, and assist with Transfer and Parent/Family orientation programming.

In one sentence what is your advice for students to be successful: You only get out of college what you put into it.  Make the most of it by being engaged in and outside of the classroom, asking questions, challenging your assumptions, and stepping outside your comfort zone.

What is your favorite book: I don't know if I have found one favorite book.  I like Stephen King books and enjoyed The Da Vinci Code because they kept me on my toes.

One fun fact about you: I love to sing. I have my own karaoke machine with 16,000 songs!

 

 

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) are excited to collaborate on a new initiative called Faculty/Staff Spotlight! Modeled after the new Student Spotlight hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this feature will spotlight photos and information about our great faculty and staff.  Won't you please consider being part of this Spotlight opportunity?

To participate, all you need to do is fill out the following information and return to cetl@uwsuper.edu:

Faculty/Instructional Staff Questions:

Name:
Hometown:
Department or Office:
Where did you attend college, grad school, and/or doctoral school:
List what classes you teach:
In one sentence what is your advice for students to be successful:
What is your favorite book:
One fun fact about you:


Non-Instructional Staff Questions:

Name:
Hometown:
Department or Office:
Where did you attend college, grad school, doctoral school:
Programs/services that you coordinate/provide (only list the names):
In one sentence what is your advice for students to be successful:
What is your favorite book:
One fun fact about you:


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