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Nursing and Health Studies Master’s Degree accreditation review, Feb. 26-28

The UW-Green Bay Nursing and Health Studies master’s degree program, MSN Leadership and Management, is hosting a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation review site visit, which is scheduled for February 26-28, 2020. The public is invited to provide written comments about the program.

Written and signed third party comments will be accepted by CCNE until February 5, 2020. Please direct all comments to CCNE at the below address:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street NW Suite 750
Washington DC 20001
– or –

Third-party comments should be written in English and will be received by CCNE until 21 days before the scheduled on–site evaluation. Any and all comments submitted to CCNE in a language other than English will not be processed. Please note that CCNE shares third-party comments with the evaluation team prior to the on-site evaluation, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program, the Accreditation Review Committee or the Board. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments, if any, that relate to the accreditation standards.

Presentation, Nov. 13, ‘Something Real About Fake News: How Mindfulness and Mindlessness Drive The Echo-Chamber!’

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Wood Hall 324, the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business will be hosting a research presentation entitled, “Something Real About Fake News: How Mindfulness and Mindlessness Drive The Echo-Chamber!” This presentation will be presented by UW-Green Bay Prof. Gaurav Bansal (MIS and Statistics) and was authored by Prof. Bansal and Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science).

A message from the authors:
The online generation and dissemination of false information through online social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have garnered immense public attention following the 2016 Brexit referendum and also the 2016 and 2018 US elections, among others. The significance gained by this phenomenon is nontrivial, as evident from the fact that the Oxford Dictionaries selected “post-truth” as the 2016 international word of the year. Recent research shows that fake news spreads significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than true news and has significant harmful effects. There is little research examining how the fake news spreads and the challenges it poses at multiple levels including individuals, organizations, and societies. Such understanding is important to develop awareness programs to limit the spread and lessen the degree of the negative consequences posed by the spread of fake news. Online social networking sites are experimenting with crowd-powered programs to reduce the spread of fake news and misinformation, but such measures are not very effective and also very costly. All signs indicate that it will get worse as AI gets more sophisticated in the production and targeting of fake news. In this research, we examine the role of several theories such as mindfulness, polarization and echo-chamber effect, and social influence to understand what makes people share fake news; even when they are alerted that it is not 100% accurate. Data were collected from 500 MTurk users using eight different political scenarios, from all over the US and analyzed using both PLS and covariance-based SEM techniques. We also develop a novel scale to measure social media mindfulness. The study offers several insightful findings such as how social media engagement could enhance the influence of the friend sharing the “fake news,” pushing the respondent into the “echo-chamber” where mindfulness ceases to help. We will discuss the theoretical, managerial as well as the social implications.

Acknowledgment: The authors would like to thank Frederick E. Baer Professorship in Business for financial support in conducting this research.

UW-Green Bay alumni helped kick off Startup Wisconsin Week

startup green bay week photo

UW-Green Bay alumni Craig Dickman ’82 (Business Administration) (far left) helped kick off Startup Wisconsin Week. The Urban Hub, powered by the Greater Green Bay Chamber, in collaboration with Headway, kicked off Startup Wisconsin Week on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, with the kickoff of Startup Green Bay at the Urban Hub at 340 N. Broadway, 2nd floor, Green Bay. Startup Green Bay is a local observance of the statewide initiative focused on supporting high-growth entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the community. Green Bay is one of nine communities offering 100 unique programming events statewide from Monday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 17. This marks the third year for Green Bay’s involvement in the week-long observance.


Recycle holiday lights for Habitat for Humanity Restore

In addition to building a float for the annual Green Bay Holiday Parade, UW-Green Bay’s Parade Committee and the student organization Habitat for Humanity, will be helping to recycle holiday lights for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Collection boxes will be available this week through mid-January throughout the Green Bay Campus. Committee members hope that the other campuses will join in on the community service event and collect lights for their regional Restore.

Habitat for Humanity Restore accepts any working or nonworking holiday lights. Please don’t throw unused lights in the trash stream. This program runs year-round, but the holiday season is the most sought after time of the year for donations. If you have any holiday lights that you are willing to donate, please consider doing so!

These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library 2nd floor plaza level
  • Cofrin Library 1st floor alcove level
  • Laboratory Sciences Lounge Area
  • Outside the GAC Lab
  • Rosewood Cafe
  • Student Life Office
  • Union Ticketing and Information Desk



Science is the theme for the 2019 State Capitol Holiday Tree

Gov. Tony Evers has announced the theme for the 2019 State Capitol Holiday Tree. Each year, contributions are accepted from around the state to hang on the holiday tree that is displayed in the Rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol. In a letter to teachers across the state, Gov. Evers announced the theme for this year is “Celebrate Science.”

“I first began my career as a science teacher in Baraboo, so I know how important science is to the future of our state,” said Gov. Evers. “From computer science to dairy science, to clean water and natural resources, to sustainability and renewable energies, this year we want students to make holiday ornaments that celebrate what science means to them, their families, and their communities.”

“Celebrate Science” themed ornaments should be sent by Fri., Nov. 22, 2019 to:

Claire Franz
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Division of Facilities Development & Management
17 West Main Street, Suite 119
Madison, WI 53703

The letter sent to Wisconsin educators with additional information and instructions regarding the 2019 State Capitol Holiday Tree can be found here.


47th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Opening Reception

The 47th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will have an opening reception Thursday, Nov. 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Lawton Gallery. This exhibition will feature artwork submitted by UW-Green Bay enrolled students, juried by Professor Emeritus Carol Emmons. For the 47th year, the Lawton Gallery is showcasing the talented art and design students of UW-Green Bay and give away over $1,000 in awards. There will be an awards ceremony at 5:00pm. All Lawton Gallery events are free and open to the public. If you have a disability and would like to discuss accommodations, please contact Curator of Art Emma Hitzman at or visit website.

UW-Green Bay student, Maria Arunkumar, is a finalist in global pitch competition

Photo Credit: Seng Nu Raw

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay student Maria Arunkumar (Business Administration) earned a spot in the Top 8 Finalists in the Idea Generators track at the 2019 Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Global Pitch Competition in Tampa, Florida with her idea for a better wedding planning experience, the Build-a-Wedding app. Preliminary rounds took place on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, and the finals took place on Saturday, Nov. 2. This was the first year that UW-Green Bay earned 1 of 40 automatic berths into the competition.

Arunkumar is the co-president of the UW-Green Bay chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization. She placed third in the Fall 2018 UW-Green Bay Student Business Idea Pitch Contest and first in the Light Up the Lakeshore Business Idea Competition in Two Rivers in August 2018. Her success in these competitions led to local press coverage and a television interview.

Photo Credit: Dan Brosman

Photo Credit: Dan Brosman

Phoenix Bookstore T-Shirt Design Contest

The Phoenix Bookstore is having a T-Shirt Design Contest open to all faculty, staff and students. The theme of the design is: What makes UW-Green Bay unique? Any UW-Green Bay identity marks used cannot be modified in any way and designs can use up to two different colors. Designs can be submitted to Submissions are due by Nov. 22, 2019 and voting will be held during the week of Dec. 2.