Applications are being accepted for a Campus Compact VISTA position

Applications are now being accepted for a Campus Compact VISTA position being hosted at UW-Green Bay. The position will work with the Civic Engagement Center and Office of Student Success on programming to support students to be more civically engaged and to help create a more equitable campus for all. The application deadline is July 1, with an anticipated start date of August 19, 2019. For more information about this position, and to learn how to apply, visit here.

Sign your budding wizard up for one-day Harry Potter Wizarding Academy in Sheboygan

Harry Potter fans entering grades 3-8, it’s time for you to get your Hogwarts letter!  Join UW-Green Bay Continuing Education in Sheboygan on August 23 for a one day fun, interactive adventure! All the usual shenanigans—Harry Potter trivia, Quidditch, Nature Walk, making your own wand and much more will be covered! UW-Green Bay Prof. Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier (English) and Lecturer William Sharkey (Geology) will lead this one-day Harry Potter experience.
Friday, August 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus
$70 – Includes t-shirt, lunch, quill, and wand) Register Here.

Webster Avenue reconstruction project on track to be done in November

Good news: The newly, widened four-lane road will have a grass boulevard in the middle (of Webster Ave.), with bike lanes and a multi-use path on the east side. “It is going to serve a beautiful gateway into the city and connect the downtown out to Bay Beach, the Wildlife Sanctuary, UW-Green Bay and points beyond,” said Green Bay’s Public Works Director, Steve Grenier.

via Webster Avenue reconstruction project on track to be done in November, WBAY

State grant helps Bay Beach toward goal of having swimming by 2020

A state grant of $100,000, hand-delivered to Green Bay by Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday, moved the city a giant butterfly stroke closer to its plans to build a swimming beach at Bay Beach Amusement Park. (Bay Beach is minutes from the Green Bay campus).

“The enhanced access opportunities will foster the community’s relationship with our coastal resources for all generations, but especially our youth,” Evers told a group in a press conference behind the Bay Beach Pavilion. “A hundred years ago, Bay Beach was popular and saw hundreds of visitors every summer. Pollution ended all that. It’s not been a swimming beach since.

“This grant of $100,000 supports Green Bay’s efforts to restore the beach,” he said.

via State grant helps Bay Beach toward goal of having swimming by 2020, Green Bay Press-Gazette

Prof. Gurung shares ‘Our Relationship With Stuff’ | Wisconsin Public Radio

“Humans have a tricky relationship with stuff: shirts, books, cars, so on. We all have stuff; we want more stuff; we get jealous of other peoples’ stuff. We talk to a psychologist about where this drive comes from, and take a broad look at what impacts our complex relationship with material goods.” WPR talks to former Phoenix faculty member Regan Gurung.

via Our Relationship With Stuff | Wisconsin Public Radio.

Bay Beach to Get Accessible Shoreline Walk, Thanks to State Grant | Fox Valley 365

Governor Tony Evers today announced a $100,000 grant that will improve the shoreline at Bay Beach Amusement Park by constructing a new, ADA-accessible shoreline walk, according to a press release. Bay Beach is just minutes from the Green Bay campus.

The grant is one of several state grants to coastal communities. Administered by the Department of Administration’s Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, this and previously announced coastal grants will be used by local, state and tribal governments, regional planning commissions, universities, and nonprofit organizations to assist with projects throughout Wisconsin.

via Bay Beach to Get Accessible Shoreline Walk, Thanks to State Grant | Fox Valley 365.

Faculty note: Professors Boswell and Levintova encourage journal submissions

“Syllabus Journal” (co-edited by Caroline Boswell/CATL and Humanities and Katia Levintova/DJS) has just published its latest (8:1) issue. In the first 2019 issue, campus readers will find new insights and ideas for courses in communication, service-learning, women and gender studies, and teacher
education. Editors hope that UW-Green Bay colleagues will consider being authors
and reviewers for the peer-reviewed Journal, especially for syllabi and toolbox types of submissions. This year, UW-Green Bay student Patrick Sicula (Political Science, DJS, and Business Administration) also serves as an excellent editorial assistant and copy editor.

 

University Staff no longer recycling toner cartridges, but the Mailroom will help

The University Staff is no longer collecting toner cartridges or tanks on the UW-Green Bay campus. Going forward the Mailroom will take all cartridges and toner tanks provided they are in clean packaging.  Below are the options for recycling:

  • MARCO cartridges:  Print a postage paid/free shipping label here: https://www.marconet.com/support/vendor-recycling-program
  • All other cartridges and toner tanks: The Mailroom will pick them up in original packaging or plastic bag for recycling on the normal mail run. You may also dropped them off in person at Laboratory Sciences, Room 110A
  • New cartridges that you no longer use can still be sent to Surplus.

Please email usc@uwgb.edu if you have any questions.

Could Wisconsin be the ‘Silicon Valley of Water’? UW campuses trying to make it happen | madison.com

Could Wisconsin establish itself as the “Silicon Valley of Water”? That’s what the University of Wisconsin System is trying to do with the launch of a Freshwater Collaborative that will bring together its 13 campuses into a first-of-its-kind research hub focused on water topics.

via Could Wisconsin be the ‘Silicon Valley of Water’? UW campuses trying to make it happen | Higher education | madison.com.