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LeCalsey to continue as chair

Already broadcast campuswide but repeated here for the record: Chancellor Gary L. Miller has announced that Lou LeCalsey has agreed to continue in his role as Chair of the UWGB Council of Trustees. LeCalsey has been the one and only leader of the community advocacy and support group since the council’s founding in 1998. “At this time of great opportunity for the university, it is my desire to shape our interaction with the Trustees in order to organize their great influence in support of our strategy,” Miller wrote in a memo to the campus community.  “Having Lou continue in his role will lend continuity and extraordinary experience to this process.”

January Convocation? No, but in February…

We’ve been getting inquires lately about whether or not the mid-year convocation — something of a custom on campus for the last half dozen years or so — will return for January 2016.  The answer is “no,” in a way. The event is being revamped and reorganized and rescheduled for mid-February. You can expect to see something on the new program  — still a celebration of new emeriti appointments and length of service honorees — in the coming days.

Henderson to replace Ward as UW System’s top academic VP

UW System President Ray Cross has announced the appointment of James P. Henderson as the next Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. Henderson currently serves as provost for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He was previously with Cal State Los Angeles and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He’ll start March 15, replacing a longtime favorite of ours, interim VP David Ward, formerly of Green Bay and Oshkosh. Henderson earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Mathematics at UW-Madison and holds master’s and undergraduate degree in math from the University of Texas-Austin. For more, see the UW System news release at https://www.wisconsin.edu/news/archive/james-p-henderson-to-lead-uw-system-academic-and-student-affairs/

Video: Kaye’s remarks at FDR Library for 75th anniversary

UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey Kaye of Democracy and Justice Studies was a featured speaker for a Wednesday (Jan. 6) event at the FDR Presidential Library in New York marking the 75th anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” address. A recording of that discussion (including a rare, vintage excerpt of the original FDR speech) is online at http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?func=VOFF&id=fdr&date=2016-01-06&seq=1

Public Safety hosts training on dealing with ‘disruption’

Already broadcast campuswide but repeated here for the record: UW-Green Bay will host a workshop titled “Dealing With Disruption: Safety and Intervention,” scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 14) in Phoenix Room C of the University Union.  Employees are invited to sign up for the presentation by Counseling and Health, Public Safety and the Dean of Students offices. The event is organized by the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee and University Staff Professional Development Committee. To register, click here.

Publicizing the ‘Community Partnership Award in Business’

Recognizing and encouraging campus-community collaboration is the aim of a newly created awards program open to students, faculty and staff at UW-Green Bay.

Beginning this year, the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Award in Business will annually present a $5,000 scholarship to a selected undergraduate or graduate student and a $5,000 cash award to a faculty or staff member whose efforts are viewed as best exemplifying the University’s commitment to regional growth and development. Tim Weyenberg, longtime CEO and current executive board chairman of the Foth Companies, is funding the program’s launch. Weyenberg serves as the Cofrin School’s first-ever Executive in Residence. The presentation of the first award to a faculty or staff member will most likely take place at the annual Business Week reception, scheduled this year for the last week in March.

A committee with both campus and community representation will review nominations and applications to choose the recipient. The student scholarship award will be earmarked for an outstanding student with a demonstrated record of achievement or potential in business leadership. Specific criteria and details of the application process will be finalized later in 2016, with the first award to be made during the 2016-17 academic year.

Weyenberg notes that although he and Chancellor Gary L. Miller see the awards program having a natural home in the Cofrin School of Business, the selection committees will also invite nominations and applications from individuals outside the Business and Accounting programs and Master’s in Management track. For more, see the news release at http://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/news/01/04/uw-green-bay-creates-community-partnership-award-in-business/

Trombley interview: Higher ed, online learning, older adults

Christina Trombley, interim dean for the division of Outreach and Adult Access, was recently interviewed for an article in the online magazine Evolution. Headlined “Transforming the Student Experience for All,” the article quotes Trombley as to the impact of older adult learners on colleges and universities. “Adult students have much higher expectations for the services they receive, not only in the classroom but in all of the services received, such as advising and other student services. They are used to making larger purchases and to measuring costs against what they gain,” Trombley says. The short Q&A addresses a number of trends and issues, at  http://evolllution.com/attracting-students/customer_service/transforming-the-student-experience-for-all/

Nice win for Darner’s team

Green Bay men’s basketball is on a roll, having won nine of their last 11. Coach Linc Darner’s team pulled out a come-from-behind, 76-68 win over a decent Wright State team Monday night at the Resch Center. The Phoenix (9-5 and 2-0 in the Horizon) will now spend most of January on the road, starting this Thursday and Saturday at Cleveland State and Youngstown State. http://www.greenbayphoenix.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=22500&ATCLID=210616189

UW-Green Bay creates ‘Community Partnership Award in Business’

Recognizing and encouraging campus-community collaboration is the aim of a newly created awards program open to students, faculty and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Beginning in 2016, the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Award in Business will annually present a $5,000 scholarship to a selected undergraduate or graduate student and a $5,000 cash award to a faculty or staff member whose efforts are viewed as best exemplifying the University’s commitment to regional growth and development.

Made possible through private donations, the program will be coordinated by the Cofrin School of Business.

Tim Weyenberg, longtime CEO and current executive board chairman of the Foth Companies, is funding the program’s launch. Weyenberg serves as the Cofrin School’s first-ever Executive in Residence.

“This is another way to further connect the Cofrin School of Business to the regional business community, and to highlight the collaboration already taking place,” he says. “Those partnerships can take place in a variety of ways. The plan here is to honor that work and, additionally, incentivize even more partnerships in the future.”

The presentation of the first Chancellor’s Community Partnership Award in Business to a UW-Green Bay faculty or staff member will most likely take place at the annual campus-community Business Week reception, scheduled this year for the last week in March. A committee with both campus and community representation will review nominations and applications to choose the recipient.

The student scholarship award will be earmarked for an outstanding student with a demonstrated record of achievement or potential in business leadership. Specific criteria and details of the application process will be finalized later in 2016, with the first award to be made during the 2016-17 academic year.

Weyenberg notes that although he and UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller see the awards program having a natural home in the Cofrin School of Business, the selection committees will also invite nominations and applications from individuals outside the Business and Accounting programs and Master’s in Management track.

Miller says creation of the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Award in Business is in keeping with UW-Green Bay’s commitment to the powers of Place, Innovation and Transformation.

“This University is poised to pursue even more value-adding partnerships involving business, government and the nonprofit sector,” Miller says. “We need to anticipate the changing economy and support entrepreneurism and commerce.

“We also need to build more opportunities for students and faculty, and take a direct role in developing the talent for that innovation economy. The new Community Partnership Award highlights that work and also encourages and rewards those at UW-Green Bay who lead those efforts.”

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