Glenn Geiser-Getz has accepted a position with another institution and has withdrawn his candidacy for the dean of the UW-Green Bay’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Candidate Chuck Rybak’s interview date has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 26. The Open Forum will take place from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. in the Christie Theatre. Please consider attending.
Come hear UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. J P Leary read from his new book, The Story of ACT 31: How Native History Came to Wisconsin Classrooms and celebrate the launch of the new First Nations Doctorate of Education Program. The event is Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Education Center for First Nations Education, Wood Hall 410. Please RSVP to Kayu Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Last May, Diana Delbecchi ’10 (of Green Bay, Human Development and Psychology) returned to Ritsona, Greece. She picked up where she left off, as a volunteer for ‘I AM YOU… With strangers, who have become life-long friends, she says the on-going crisis in Syria, continues to take an emotional toll on it’s people. ‘This poor 17-year-old boy is hoping after two years of being away from his mom and dad, to just be reunited with them,'” Delbecchi explained. She says the number of Syrians fleeing the country in search for a better life is growing, ‘This year, between the start of the year to now, it’s going to be reported that almost 8,000 immigrants or refugees have arrived on the shores.'” Fox 11 has more.
“UntitledTown 2018 is showing no signs of writer’s block. The Green Bay’s book and author festival’s phenomenal first year included appearances by Margaret Atwood and Sherman Alexie. But if last year’s event was shock and awe, this year’s event is about depth, detail and diversity, UntitledTown board President Alex Galt said.” The Green Bay Press-Gazette has the story.
“A four day festival for readers and writers in Green Bay is back for it’s second year! UntitledTown Book and Author Festival runs April 19-22 with 120 authors and presenters and about 160 events. Headliners this year include RL Stine, author of the award winning “Goosebumps” series, and author and cultural critic Roxane Gay.” Fox 11’s Good Day Wisconsin has the story.
“In the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, FL, legislation at the federal level and in many states including Wisconsin has channeled funding toward enhanced security measures at schools. It sounds logical and feels right to add more security in order to keep students safe. But what if that is all wrong? What if the fixtures and language of security actually undermine the safety of schools and students? UW-Green Bay Prof. Jennifer Young (Writing Center) offers some thought-provoking conclusions in her book, which she discussed with Josh. Listen to the complete interview below.” WHBY had the story.
Night Golf Networking, hosted by the UW-Green Bay Public Relations Student Society of America, is canceled due to course conditions. Blizzard Evelyn this past weekend left the course in a condition that would not allow for it to be ready for use by April 27, 2018. All who purchased tickets will receive a refund. If there are any questions, please contact our UWGB PRSSA President, Danielle Weber, at email@example.com or at 715-307-0422.
UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Maruf Hossain’s (Electrical Engineering Technology) project, “Mechanically Integrated Wind Power Generation Systems,” has been selected for funding under the 2018-19 Applied Research-WiSys Technology Advancement Grant (AR-WiTAG) program. A total of $49,236 has been allocated for use in his project, which will focus to improve the efficiency of wind energy conversion systems. Hossain already applied for patent for this project and will collaborate with a local industry partner for further development. This award will also provide the research opportunities for the Engineering students in wind power generation technology.
Purchasing is conducting PCard refresher training for existing cardholders and supervisors at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018. The hour session will be held in IS Videoconference Room (IS1034). “We will identify common errors and policy compliance regarding required audit documentation as well as answer your concerns and questions.” Your attendance is appreciated.
Green Bay, Wis. — For the second consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement was awarded a grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) for its GenCyber program. Last year, the Division received a $100,000 grant for a student camp that hosted 100 students for free, from the region. This year, NSA is providing $64,000 in funds for a GenCyber camp, free to teachers, July 23-27, 2018.
The GenCyber program is designed to be part of the solution to the nation’s shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to direct their talents in this area is critical to national and economic security as the nation and world become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of daily living.
The free GenCyber teacher camp targets teachers who are passionate about providing students with the tools they need to be safe and responsible online. A team of cybersecurity experts will guide them through hands-on activities using current technologies, introduce the concept of digital citizenship and give current online safety information to share in 9-12 classrooms. Participants will learn cybersercurity curriculum that they can take back to their classrooms to help students understand correct and safe online behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce of the Nation.
Teachers will walk away from camp with a comprehensive set of teaching materials mapped to appropriate standards, including lesson plans, a Raspberry-Pi starter ki, project ideas for their classrooms and a network of like-minded teachers in their area to share ideas in the future. The camp curriculum will cover the following:
- Secure Coding Elements, Defensive Programming Fundamentals (Software Security)
- Programming using Raspberry Pi Linux Commands (basics, file permissions, networking)
- Programming with Python
- Cryptography and its applications (Information & Usable Security)
- Networking Security Basics
- Mobile Security
- Cyber Intelligence: Privacy and Machine Learning (Human Security & Surveillance)
- Database Security (including data-privacy and ethics)
- System Security (including OS level security topics)
- Cybersecurity Educational Software- Apps-Tools (Freeware)
- Capture the Flag Models and Cyber-School Competition Programs
GenCyber camps are open to all participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. Teachers will be provided a $500 stipend for their participation. They will receive $250 of that after their completion of the camp week. The other $250 is contingent upon completion of implementing at least one camp lesson plan (or provided curricular module related to the GenCyber first-principles topic) or implement an instance of the Capture the Flag model in their classrooms/school during the Fall 2018 semester. Leading the effort will be the Division of Continuing Education’s Executive Director Joy Ruzek and Director of Camps and Conferences Jason Mathwig, along with Assistant Prof. Ankur Chattopadhyay (Information and Computing Science). To apply for camp, visit the GenCyber Teacher Camp website: www.uwgb.edu/camps/technology/gencyber.
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