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Faculty note: JP Leary shares expertise at NCORE Conference

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JP Leary with author and educator Victor Lewis.

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. JP Leary (First Nations Studies) presented in three sessions and had a book signing at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity Ethnicity (NCORE) in New Orleans May 29 through June 2, 2018. This conference is the leading conference on race and ethnicity in higher education, and this year attracted nearly 4,000 attendees. His new book, “The Story of Act 31: How Native History Came to Wisconsin Classrooms” was well received. He is pictured signing books with author and educator Victor Lewis. His expertise was shared on a panel for a session titled, “Indigenizing College Access: Perspectives on the Work,” on May 30 and in presenting a session titled, “The Story of Act 31: How Native History Came to Wisconsin Classrooms” on May 31. In the later, he discussed his recently published book, the research process that went into it, and some of the interesting things he found along the way. He also presented a shortened version of his book talk at the Native Delegation to NCORE (NDNCORE) caucus meeting, May 30.

Reminder: Veggie sale and distribution list

If you would like to receive emails about purchasing vegetables available for sale from UW-Green Bay campus gardens and hoop house on a weekly basis, please send an email to Amy Ibuaka, ibuakaa@uwgb.edu. You will be put on the distribution list for weekly announcements. Most weeks throughout the summer vegetables can be picked-up on Wednesdays, from 11a.m to 1 p.m. on the Student Services Plaza.

Charles Rybak named UW-Green Bay Dean

Rybak to lead the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as demand for liberal arts degrees and problem solvers continues to rise

GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Provost Greg Davis officially announced the appointment on May 10, 2018 of Prof. Charles (Chuck) A. Rybak as Dean of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Rybak, the interim dean since the summer of 2017, begins his duties immediately.

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UW-Green Bay Dean Chuck Rybak

Rybak was selected as part of a national search and according to Davis, has proven himself a strong and capable leader dedicated to making a difference on the UW-Green Bay campus and beyond.

“Chuck is a strong champion for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, both on this campus and across the region,” Davis said.  “He is a forward thinker and is committed to working together with faculty, staff and the community to grow liberal arts programming and demonstrate the increasing value of a liberal arts education to employers.”

Rybak will be overseeing the largest College on the UW-Green Bay campus, one that graduated nearly 300 students with majors or minors in May 2018. According to Rybak, several recent national studies highlight the growing need for, and employers’ desire to hire, more liberal-arts trained graduates.

“To be successful, students need the ability to think critically, communicate ideas, integrate knowledge and understand the global, connected world we live in,” Rybak shared. “UW-Green Bay graduates receive those skills and go on to excel in almost every industry sector. In addition to such skills, it is also vital to recognize that the work of the arts, humanities and social sciences strengthens both our culture and our understanding of ourselves as human beings.”

Professionally, Rybak has an impressive record of teaching, scholarship and service including:

  • Built a proprietary College Credit in High School program with Pulaski High School
  • Helped administer transfer agreements from NWTC into the Democracy and Justice program
  • Created an Advisory Board for the College
  • Supported the funding to bring famous and inspirational author R.L. Stine to UntitledTown and the Weidner Center
  • Initiated a pilot program to rework how teaching is evaluated in the College
  • Helped bring the Green Bay-area academic competition back to the UW-Green Bay campus
  • Expanded the University’s relationship with the Fine Arts Institute at East High School
  • Published his fifth book: “UW Struggle: When a State Attacks Its University”
  • Published his first graphic poem, called “John Doe vs. the Half-Heroes of Tomorrow” in Bramble magazine.
  • Is managing the integration of new faculty as part of UW-Green Bay’s restructuring with UW-Marinette, UW-Manitowoc and UW-Sheboygan

Rybak has been a member of the UW-Green Bay Humanistic Studies and English faculty since he joined the University in 2010 as an assistant professor. He advanced to the rank of associate professor in 2013 and was promoted to full professor in 2017. From 2003-2010, Rybak was a member of the UW-Colleges’ English department as well as UW-Colleges Online. Additionally, he has several years of experience as a high school English teacher. He was appointed as interim dean at UW-Green Bay in June 2017.

He received his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Cincinnati, a Master’s degree in English from Iowa State University and Bachelor’s degrees in English and History from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

About the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences takes pride in its engagement with students creating unique communities of learners that engage critically and creatively around issues, problems and solutions. Central to our mission is the promotion of a liberal arts education that is problem-focused and prepares our students for success, career development, and civic engagement. The College offers more than 30 majors and access to award-winning faculty.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,158 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Veggie sale updates? Get on the distribution list

If you would like to receive emails about purchasing vegetables available for sale from UW-Green Bay campus gardens and hoop house on a weekly basis, please send an email to Amy Ibuaka, ibuakaa@uwgb.edu. You will be put on the distribution list for weekly announcements. Most weeks throughout the summer vegetables can be picked-up on Wednesdays, from 11a.m to 1 p.m. on the Student Services Plaza.

 

UW-Green Bay alumna creates a gardening class to help cancer survivors

HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center registered dietitian Stephanie Lazzari ’10 (Human Biology) created a gardening class, “Harvesting Hope,” to teach cancer survivors about the value of a plant-based diet and how it can reduce the risk of disease. The goal is to get patients to include more fresh produce in their diets, and vegetables harvested from the garden will be donated to food banks in the Green Bay, Wis., area. WFRV-TV’s Kris Schuller has the touching story.

Have a business start-up idea? The SBDC passes along first steps

Thinking about starting a business? Do you want to understand if you are ready? This interactive online class will allow you to assess your entrepreneurial readiness and explore your business idea, as well as help identify your own strengths and weaknesses as a business owner. Discover what information you need to be successful and where to find it. This interactive online course includes downloadable worksheets, hands on exercises, local entrepreneur stories, and other resources to determine your next steps.

You will learn how to answer these questions:
·      Do you have the right personality, skills and life situation to start and manage a business?
·      Do you have a realistic business idea?
·      Is your business idea well thought out
·      Are you financially ready to start a business?
·      What are your next steps?

Ready for the second step for a business startup? Get assistance with writing a business plan by attending the Entrepreneurial Training Program with the SBDC.

Expect a 30-minute timeout (to comply with IT security policy)

To comply with UW System IT security policy 1030 Authentication and 1030.A Authentication procedure, all computers and web-based applications will have an inactivity timeout set to 30 minutes. After 30 minutes of not using your computer or the web-based application, you will need to log back in using your password. Remember, if you leave your computer for any length of time you should lock your computer rather than wait for the timeout. This change will start taking effect on Monday, June 4, 2018.

Rupert and Mimi are proud parents once again

It’s a girl! And a boy! And another boy! Well, one female and two males. Resident Peregrine parents Rupert and Mimi, were once again successful in hatching three fuzzy falcons near the rooftop of UW-Green Bay’s makeshift cliff, the Cofrin Library. They were banded Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in the plaza level of the Cofrin Library. See video and photos.