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Congrats to Phoenix men on CIT victory

After watching its early 18-point lead eventually turn into a nine-point deficit late in the second half, Green Bay came back to beat ETSU 102-94 in the first round of the CIT on Wednesday night at Freedom Hall, claiming the Hugh Durham Classic trophy in the process. Senior Sandy Cohen III poured in a game-high 29 points to claim Hugh Durham Classic MVP. The Phoenix (18-16) was on fire in the first half, shooting 72 percent (23-32) from the field and 69 percent (9-13) from the 3-point line, tying its season high for most points in a half this season with 59. GB led 59-49 at the break, but ETSU stormed back in the second half catching a little fire of its own. ETSU took a 9-point lead at 90-81, but GB closed out the game on a 21-4 run before scoring its most points against a D1 opponent this season with 102. The next game is still TBD. More here.

Social Work senior class presents ‘ALICE’ results to United Way

Culminating a year-long research project, the Bachelor of Social Work senior class gave a presentation to the United Way on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in the Christie Theater. Annually, seniors in the Social Work Program take on a collaborative research project with a community partner. This year, the students worked with United Way to learn more about UW-Green Bay students who identify as ALICE, which stands for: asset limited, income constrained, employed. The social work students used a photovoice methodology, which means that research participants took photos to express what it means to them to have limited incomes while also balancing the expectations of being a college student. Brown County United Way intends to replicate the research project on a county-wide scale, and was eager to learn more about both findings and methodology. See more.

Social Work senior class presents year-long research to United Way

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Culminating a year-long research project, the Bachelor of Social Work senior class gave a presentation to the United Way on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in the Christie Theater.

Annually, seniors in the Social Work Program take on a collaborative research project with a community partner. This year, the students worked with United Way to learn more about UW-Green Bay students who identify as ALICE, which stands for: asset limited, income constrained, employed. The social work students used a photovoice methodology, which means that research participants took photos to express what it means to them to have limited incomes while also balancing the expectations of being a college student. Brown County United Way intends to replicate the research project on a county-wide scale, and was eager to learn more about both findings and methodology.

In addition to sharing the results with Brown County United Way staff at the March 14 presentation, students have plans to disseminate their findings at the WI Council on Social Work Education Conference in the Wisconsin Dells, and the UW-System Undergraduate Research Symposium at UW-Green Bay, both in April. The posters will also be on display at the Social Work Symposium, May 10 at the Weidner Center.

Video: Former Phoenix Alfonzo McKinnie shares his journey

NBA Twitter shared a four-minute video about UW-Green Bay alumnus and former Phoenix Alfonzo McKinnie ’15 who takes a look back at his basketball journey. Mckinnie earned a roster spot and the full confidence of his coach, Steve Kerr, as a member of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. See it here. He recorded his career first double-double (19 points, 10 rebounds, both career high) in 27 minutes off the bench on October 29, 2018 in his hometown against the Chicago Bulls. See one of his big moments of the season, here.

Take a break from spring break (March 19) for professional development

Sponsored jointly by the Academic Staff Professional Development Program Committee and the University Staff Professional Development Committee, the professional development workshop “Teamwork, Communication, Creativity” will be Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Phoenix Club, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Following the sessions, Comedy City will present “Improv On The Job” from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Comradery Happy Hour” will then take place at 4:30 p.m. University staff and academic staff employees at all UW-Green Bay campuses are invited and encouraged to attend. Register and learn more.

Two students will provide insights at next SAFE Ally Level 1 training

The Pride Center SAFE Ally Level 1 training will be led by two students from Pride Center who are often popular speakers in the classroom. Come hear their insights on how to be inclusive of LGBTQ+. This class is March 26, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon. The SAFE Ally Level 2 training is March 26, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. and will be lead by Stacie Christian. There are still a few seats left in each class. To RSVP, please email Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

Green Bay men’s basketball headed to CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT)

Green Bay men’s basketball will play in the 2019 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT), with a first-round game at East Tennessee State on Wednesday (Mar. 20, 2019) evening. The first round game, labeled the Hugh Durham Classic, will be played at 6 p.m. CT inside Freedom Hall. “With the core of our team returning for next season, we are both excited and appreciative to be playing in this year’s CIT,” said Linc Darner, head coach. “Our guys are really looking forward to continuing our season and the opportunity to build momentum heading into next year.” More about the tournament and the team, here.

‘Supervisory Leadership 101′ is next SBDC workshop

The next workshop offered for professional development offered through the SBDC is “Supervisory Leadership 101” scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9-10, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Advance Bus. & Mfg. Ctr., 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay. Cost of this workshop includes instruction, material, DISC assessment, morning refreshments, and lunch. For more information on registration, visit www.uwgb.edu/sbdc, e-mail sbdc@uwgb.edu, or call 920-496-2117.

Richard Presnell full obituary

Mentioned last week, Richard Presnell, a longtime UW-Green Bay faculty member who taught in Education program, died on March 9, 2019. A friend and colleague had this to say… “Dick possessed a bright mind, a kind heart and a lively spirit, and played an important role in environmental education at UW-Green Bay from 1971 until he retired in 1996.” “The world has lost an impassioned environmentalist…” reads his obituary. “An outdoor enthusiast, wood carver and waterfowl hunter, Dick’s appreciation of nature and vision of Earth’s human population in balance with its ecology, was embodied by his teaching at UW-Green Bay.” In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please donate to an environmental non-profit such as Aldo Leopold Foundation or Door County Land Trust in his memory. A celebration of his life will take place at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve located at 2024 Lakeview Drive, Suamico, WI, 54173, on Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. His full obituary is now available.

Big Mouth band still going strong nearly three decades later

The band, Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns, has had a few roster changes through nearly three decades of success, but a number of the musicians in one of Northeast Wisconsin’s most popular bands are UW-Green Bay alumni: Performers include Nathan Behling, ‘84, trumpet; Marc Jimos ’91, sax and vocals; Bill Dennee ’91, trombone and Paul Sowinski ’83, bass and vocals. The Door County Daily has the story.