Partners in Giving Incentive Winners Announced

The 2016 Partners in Giving campaign incentive award winners have been selected. Emails were sent to the winning individuals on Monday, January 30th.

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s event. The School had an increase in participation numbers over 2015, in part due to the generous matching challenge by an anonymous donor. Congratulations to all the winners!

  • 2 women’s hockey tickets – Marissa Greuel, EOP
  • 2 men’s hockey tickets – Donna Meicher, MERIT
  • 2 tickets to a performance of “The Underpants” – Merri Lindgren, CCBC
  • 2 tickets to a performance of “The Underpants” – Christopher Wodicka, WCER
  • 2 tickets to a performance of “The Underpants” – Tom Tegart, C&I
  • 2 tickets to a performance of “The Underpants” – K.T. Horning, CCBC
  • 2 tickets to a performance of “The Underpants” – Rebecca Holmes, WCER
  • 2 tickets to a performance of “The Underpants” – Beth Graue, C&I
  • 2 tickets to a performance of “The Underpants” – Stephanie Budge, CP
  • 2 tickets to a performance of “The Underpants” – Megan Schliesman, CCBC
  • 2 tickets to a performance of “The Underpants” – Rena Kronblum, Dance
  • 2 tickets to a performance of “The Underpants” – Linn Posey-Maddox, EPS
  • 2 tickets to a performance of “The Underpants” – John Rudolph, C&I
  • 2 tickets to a performance of “The Underpants” – Aaron Stegner, Kines
  • Signed mini goalie stick – Kate Corby, Dance
  • Wisconsin Mittens – Paul Baker, WCER
  • Ice Age Trails atlas – Kari Temkin, Morgridge Center

MERIT Hires Instructional Designer

Please join MERIT in welcoming our newest staff member, Maria Widmer!  Maria joins MERIT’s Instructional Support team of Jim Jonas, Angie Schiappacasse, and Catherine Stephens as an Instructional Designer.  Maria’s focus will be working with faculty in the development of online courses. Maria comes to MERIT from Penn State University where she recently designed and taught a high-enrollment online course.

“I am driven by a mission to make technology-mediated higher education an engaging, accessible, and effective force for transformational learning.” Maria shared recently.

Ms. Widmer holds a Masters of Education degree in Learning, Design, and Technology; an Educational Technology Integration certificate;  e-Learning Design certificate; and Undergraduate Degree in French, all from Penn State University.

MERIT would like to thank the hiring committee: Jim Jonas (MERIT, chair), Margene Anderson (DoIT AT), Felipe Gacharná (MERIT), Andrea Mason (Kinesiology), and Angie Schiappacasse (MERIT) for all of their time and thoughtful review. 

We are excited to have Maria join our team!