The UW-Green Bay National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) cohort invites you to attend any of the following webinars. Each will be held the last Wednesday of every month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. CST and will be hosted in IS 1034 (Distance Ed Room), UW-Green Bay (Green Bay campus):
-August 29, 2018 Kaleidoscope: Improving Campus Culture using a Program with a Diversity Lens. Presenters: Crystal Jushka, M.Ed., Adrienne German, MS, University of Wisconsin
-September 26, 2018 The Intersection of Strengths and Social Identity: Using the Clifton Strengths to Engage Conversation about Difference. Presenter: Daniel Almeida, Ph.D., California Polytechnic State University
-October 31, 2018 Introduction to Social Justice Models of Disability. Presenter: Julie Alexander, MA, Purdue University
Associate Prof. Doreen Higgins (Social Work) has returned from a five-month stay as an invited visiting researcher in the Department of Social Work at the University of Gothenburg (GU) in Gothenburg, Sweden. While there, Higgins conducted a qualitative study of the Swedish social welfare state and interviewed public sector social workers across the country. She was joined by Associate Prof. Andrew Austin (Democracy and Justice Studies) who met with leading criminal justice and corrections officials in Sweden and Norway. Building on Higgins’ sabbatical study, she and Austin further explored the development of a travel course with Social Work and DJS to Sweden and Norway and met with GU International Centre leadership on opportunities for student and faculty exchange between UW-Green Bay and GU. Higgins will present her research findings and experiences in Sweden for students, faculty and interested others at UW-Green Bay during the fall semester. In the photo: Skansen Kronen Fortress, Haga District, Gothenburg, Sweden taken atop the Institution for Socialt Arbete (Social Work Department)
– Photo submitted by Doreen Higgins
Former Green Bay men’s basketball guard Cordero Barkley ’09 and ’16 (Business Administration and Management) is taking over program director duties for the Purple Aces AAU team. Barkley just completed his seventh season with the Purple Aces. The Press-Gazette’s Scott Venci has the story. Barkley will be one of three graduates to receive an Outstanding Recent Alumni Award this year. He currently serves as assistant vice president, trust relationship manager with Associated (Bank) Private Client & Institutional Services. He is also a member of the UW-Green Bay Council of Trustees, the UW-Green Bay Alumni Advisory Board, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Educational Foundation and the Green Bay Police Foundation.
One of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet members, Linda McMahon, head of U.S. Small Business Administration, met with local small business owners in Green Bay on Monday to talk about tax cuts and workforce development challenges. Action 2 news has the story which references the Turbocharge partnership.
The first annual Children’s Business Fair on Wednesday, August 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. has a new location — at Gather on Broadway — 139 N. Broadway, Green Bay. Stop by on your way to or from the Wednesday evening Farmers Market on Broadway. The Children’s Business Fair is a summer project with local teacher Denise McFarlin and elementary school students who have worked on their own businesses. The Fair will display their products, available for purchase! See more on the Children’s Business Fair. The Children’s Business Fair is one of the offerings of McFarlin’s startup not-for-profit Solid Foundation Learning. The first annual Fair is sponsored by UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at UW-Green Bay. UW-Green Bay lecturer of entrepreneurship Ryan Kauth and Cofrin School of Business alumnus Marcus Dumke have been advising McFarlin on the project.
The Phoenix Club is excited to announce a partnership with Lox, Stock’n Bagel Café to offer bagels and cream cheese fresh daily! Stop by the Club Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. until supplies last each day. This service begins Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Each bagel is $1.50. Selection: plain, everything, Asiago herb, pizza, sun-dried tomato, blueberry, french toast and chocolate chip. Cream cheese is $.50. Selection: plain, strawberry, jalapeno cheddar, chocolate chip, vegetable and chive, onion and garlic.
With the scheduled power outages on August 13 (6:30 to 7 a.m.) and the evening of August 15, Information Technology Division has some advice for computer users. Before each scheduled outage, please make sure you save your data and shut down your computer. This extra precaution will help you get a fresh start after the outage is complete. We will be sending a “global” shut down command to campus computers prior to each outage to make sure devices are off. Any questions? Please contact the IT Help Desk at ext. 2309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s great news for UW-Green Bay graduates — the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that UW-Green Bay Class of 2017 had the lowest average loan debt of Wisconsin public schools.
UW-Marinette CEO Cindy Bailey and Chancellor Miller
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller, members of the campus leadership team and CEOs from Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses are meeting with business and regional leaders. The “Meet and Greets” begin this week with visits to Marinette and Sheboygan, Wednesday and Thursday, August 8-9, respectively. The visits conclude at Manitowoc on Monday, August 20. The get-to-know-you sessions included topics such as seizing opportunities, maximizing potential and growth areas and a vision for a four-campus university in the 21st century.
Join in on the wellness webinar, “Reducing Inflammation for a Healthier You,” Wednesday, August 15, 2018, from Noon to 12:30 p.m. in CL 735. See more.