For the past year, the Project Coastal Course Alignment Committee has been at work on two major tasks: 1) alignment of courses across all campuses, and 2) development of an Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) degree proposal for all campuses. An AAS proposal has been developed and is currently under review by Clif Ganyard, Project Coastal Director, and curriculum chairs on the branch campuses, and will ultimately move through a governance process.
Department chairs and associate deans have been reviewing and sorting courses in the following ways:
- Courses that align in the Transfer Wizard but need course number or title adjustments, courses that have lectures/discussions/labs combined and may need to be split, or courses that do not match on the number of credits.
- Courses that currently transfer to UW-Green Bay as electives and require decisions about how to offer the courses in the future.
- Courses that are complicated (don’t align well) and need to be individually addressed.
Course decisions have been mostly completed and recommendations for course alignment are moving through the approval process. Questions about course alignment should be directed to UW-Green Bay department chairs and deans or curriculum chairs on the branch campuses.
UW-Green Bay students, staff and faculty are encouraged to get involved in UWGB Make a Difference Day on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Please register for the various volunteering opportunities, which include both on-campus and off-campus locations, by noon on Friday, Oc. 19. Check-in is on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at the Winter Garden in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, and transportation will be provided to off-campus locations. Participants will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last. Learn more.
Two more open forum presentations are scheduled for the Signature and Cultural Events Coordinator position in the Office of Student Life. Each candidate will address the impacts of signature events to students’ experiences and success. This new position will be responsible for Commencement and will coordinate culturally focused programs such as Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month and other key cultural programs. Resumes will be available at each session. Remaining presentations:
- Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 – Nicole Micolichek, Indiana University South Bend, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., University Union, Alumni Room 103
- Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 – Megan DuFrane-Groose, UW-Stout, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., University Union, Alumni Room 103
Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology and Human Development) was featured on a BBC series with Oliver Burkeman titled “Why Are We So Angry?” What in our biological and social evolution has made us so angry? Check it out.
Weather-pending Shorewood Golf Course will remain open until Nov. 4 and is offering several deals:
- Receive twilight rates for the remainder of the season: $10 to walk and $15 to ride for nine holes. If you want to keep playing, it’s just $5 more to walk and $10 to ride for a second round of nine holes.
- In honor of Halloween, all food orders will come with a free full-size candy bar. Coffee and popcorn will also be provided at no charge to all visitors to Shorwood’s Clubhouse.
- From now until the close of the season, all items are 50% off or buy one, get one free. If $100 in merchandise is purchased, a round of golf in the 2019 season will be included.
The Southeast Asian Student Union is now accepting orders for their Fall 2018 Egg roll Fundraiser. This year, proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards attending the conference “Facing Race: A National Conference” held in Detroit, Michigan. Questions about the fundraiser can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Egg rolls can be ordered with this order form, and orders are being taken until Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.
Payments can be made at the Southeast Asian Student Union booth at the Garden Cafe on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Egg rolls will be available for fresh pick-up on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the University Union near the Chartwells kitchen, and frozen pick-up will be available on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 125 in the University Union.
The All the Rage podcast from Phoenix Studios has released a trailer on their special series on losing control. Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology and Human Development) and Dean Chuck Rybak (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) provide a sneak peak at what listeners can expect over the next few months. Focused on losing control, this series includes interviews with social psychologists, neuropsychologists and other experts on what happens when people get extremely angry. The first episode comes out on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Listen to the trailer.
The newest episode of the Serious Fun podcast is here. Another great year of Brown County Library Comic-Con episodes comes to a grand finale with a special Phoenix Studios crossover event. Associate Prof. Bryan Carr (Communication and Information Science) joins forces with Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology and Human Development) and Dean Chuck Rybak (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) to talk about supervillains, psychology, mental health and political philosophy. Is Killmonger justified? Does Lex Luthor have a complex? Can we read Two-Face as a metaphor for depression? And what of Thanos? Listen to the podcast.
UW-Green Bay Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Prof. Regan A. R. Gurung (Psychology and Human Development) has recently published a research article in the journal Teaching of Psychology. The article reviews all the research on introductory psychology and lays out 11 key questions for future research in the area. View the article.